Tuesday, December 07, 2010

It keeps playing on my mind....

...started a foundation. To some extent, it has financially helped one student finished his college diploma. The last time I heard, that person is working. The foundation is not official because it is not registered yet. The primary aim of the foundation is to help in direly need students unable to finish their dream of finishing the degree they want. I am hoping to register it soon so that it will be functional in the years to come. This is one of my dreams so I might be able to maximize helping my own people while helping other people too. Let it come to life!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

I was just being nice......

I am aware that we are of different family background, culture...etc. This awareness tries to help me keep away from trouble. But see, when things happen, this awareness does not always come to mind easily especially when your level of irritation is high and when the feeling is hurt.

The other day my wife said "I was just trying to be nice...." when she did not like the way I reacted. I was trying to defend that I was not unappreciative of what was done. I just did not like what I saw. I were in the same situation a number of times- either a word I was not able to enunciate it well or a gesture I thought "good". All I thought was that I was being nice but in the end it was rather offensive to the other party. Tawey Ahhh. Hmmm....on the lighter side of it, when we learn to make things clearer by expressing what we both meant, we would start laughing at our mistakes. Things become sweeter when forgiveness comes. Learning to love and forgive for every misunderstanding in me it is like an education without graduation. This makes marriage life more interesting.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

What is instore for the future?

What is life after more than a year of being in a foreign land? My wife and I continue to pray what direction to take. When I did not have a job, I wanted to accept any kind of job just to have one. In December this year, it will be a year since I had this job. I began to ask if this is something related to what I might be doing in the future. When the door opens, after probably staying here for years, we would like to go overseas someday as missionaries. When will that be? I don't know. I wish I know what the next step is.

We often have in mind and in prayer what are the significant tasks we are doing right now that will be related to what He wants us to do in the future? Is there a logic to it? I do not know because sometimes the logic that seems to apply in the finite mind does not always apply in His perspective. My prayer is to obey Him in whatever He wants me to do because I know that He always wants me to have the best among the bests.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

What have been happening?

It has been a year since I arrived on this side of the world. Experiences here are mix of pleasant and unpleasant but I would say pleasant outnumbered the unpleasant ones. Few days after I arrived in this country, I celebrated my birthday and so this month is the second time I have celebrated my birthday on this land. My wife bought me a chocolate cake and some gifts that I needed. She wanted to bake a cake but she was working that day.

Anyway, it has been forever since I last wrote something on my blog. I have not been able to visit blog sites of friends too unless notified.

Blessings to all!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Life at work....

I was trying to encourage one of the clients to talk because I see in the client the potential of talking again. I keep saying, come on, I know you can talk and that you are intelligent. Then the client suddenly blurted, "Shot up!" :) :) :( :(......... Now I am confused if I should encourage that client to talk or gain the "prowess" of talking again:).

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Caring Somone.....

An eye witness account from New York

City , on a cold day in December,

some years ago: A little boy,

about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the

roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering

with cold.

A lady approached the young boy and said,

'My, but you're in such deep thought staring in that window!'

'I was asking God to give me a pair of

shoes,'was the boy's reply.

The lady took him by the hand, went into

the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks

for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water

and a towel. He quickly brought them to her..

She took the little fellow to the back

part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed

his little feet, and dried them with the towel.

By this time, the clerk had returned with

the socks.. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him

a pair of shoes..

She tied up the remaining pairs of socks

and gave them to him.. She patted him on the head and said, 'No

doubt, you will be more comfortable now.'

As she turned to go, the astonished kid

caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears

in his eyes, asked her.

'Are you God's wife?'