April 22, 2004

Prayers

MY LIFE


I am currently reading the book 'Purpose Driven Life'. I am a Christian but nowadays, i think i really need a revival - to have once again the passion to serve God like i had during college. I started talking about this to Homer and i hope he takes me seriously.


Everything we do here on earth are just fleeting compared to the eternal life that God promises to those who surrender their lives to Him. I pray that i will be used by God for His purpose and i pray that i think not for myself or what i want but for the purpose that God has in my life.


God is really faithful to his promises and i thank Him for continuing to use me even if i've strayed a couple of times.


MY FAMILY


I also pray that i will not be overcome by bitterness for those who have done me wrong and for those i've done wrong as well. I pray that i will totally let go of every hurt and not let anyone steal the happiness that i must enjoy being God's daughter. I pray that all my loved ones will come to the knowledge of God and that they serve God and we'll be a family who will put forth the purpose of God in our lives.


MY COUNTRY


I've just read the speech Gokongwei delivered to the Ateneo college graduation and what he said was true. This country needs upright businessmen who will give life to the economy of this country. It's what this country needs - jobs and more jobs for people.


Furthermore, this country needs a spiritual and moral renewal. I pray that an upright man will win to lead this country. A corrupt and immoral leadership will lead a body towards the wrong way. We need righteous leaders who will not take advantage of their positions for personal advancement and who will spend Filipinos' taxes on things that will improve our lives. I pray for leaders with the wisdom and the capability to direct the country and implement change where it is needed.


April 14, 2004

A Loss

I think they will bury my elementary/secondary schoolmate BooDee today. He passed away during the holy week when he unexpectedly drowned in the Paradiso pool in Aringay.


BooDee and I were actually teased when we were in grade school. He was this playboy and i'm one of those 'girlfriends'. He ended up marrying Rowena, my good friend, who's also a classmate back then. They were supposed to have their second child baptized this week but this unfortunate thing happened.


He was a jolly almost happy go lucky fellow. He comes out too strong for some people. Although we're not really close, i'll always remember BooDee to be a smart fellow who is a father to his kids. I pray that Rowena and his whole family will go through this with strength and wisdom to start anew with his memories to inspire them.

April 12, 2004

One Sweet Day

I'm so light headed today. For the past 24 hours there were a couple of big things that happened. First, last night i had a very major fight with homer, and we just ended up okay and laughing in the end. I'm really wondering now if i have a manic depressive disorder. This morning his sister sent me a message saying that she likes me. That will make my whole day happy.:-)

April 09, 2004

Villa Estrella Night

I had a blast last night. I went out with Homer and his cousins to Villa Estrella's famous Kuya's bar. We were actually having a wholesome "stag party" for Carlo, who's getting married on Saturday, April 10 with his longtime girlfriend DJ. We all enjoyed the night despite the 'peak season' pricing of the bar's drinks and were down to our last cents.


It was actually one rare chance of goin out here in La Union with a group. Homer and i usually just chill out by ourselves, due to lack of friends, haha, or the 'ilokanoness' of not wanting to spend so much and enriching Globe by inviting and texting and calling and organizing a gimmick here and there.


Jake (Homer's cousin) and Dodin (his sister) impressed the crowd with their marvelous singing and upstaged the performers that night, the Marmalade band. The band was great. It was composed of three friendly gals, one played sax, the other was on the keyboard and has a nice singing voice and there was Rina, if i remember correctly, who was the lead vocalist.

This is din.

This is jake.

It was my first time to hear Jake sing and oh my, was i impressed. He's young and yet he has this very cool mature voice that seems to calm your nerves when you hear it.


The crowd was very tame except for us who really enjoyed, laughed and jammed with the band. I downed two glasses of Black Russian and was egged on to dance (again years after the Junior High School prom) with my then date and now boyfriend, Homer. It was really awkward.:-)