Wednesday, May 30, 2012

LSS: JayeSSlee ♥♥♥

Image taken from www.facebook.com/jayessleemusic fanpage
Been addicted to Jayesslee's music this week. I could listen to them all day. I love their rendition of Payphone by Maroon 5, it's amazing and even better than the original, at least for me ;) 



But more than their sweet, angelic voice is their  life's story that truely touched my heart. Behind their tender, petite physique nests a brave heart and tough faith to God during the time their mom was diagnosed with breast cancer until the time God took her away. Their testimony is an inspiration to trust  in God, to always rejoice in whatever situation we are in and to live today like there's no tomorrow. 



Now Janice and Sonia are more than just a voice and a face. Knowing their story made me more appreciate their music. Jayesslee's amazing voices are as pure as their hearts. Jayesslee rocks! Inside and out!

Monday, May 28, 2012

MyDreams: Chocolates

Image taken from www.wallpapers-free.co.uk
I had a distinct dream about chocolates last night. Honestly, I am not a chocolate junkie though I consider myself having a sweet tooth, because I looove leche flan, cakes and everything about caramel. But in my dream, I was very excited together with my nanay for the bunch of round chocolates served in the table that even after I woke up I can still imagine this mouth-watering, rounded, smooth, delightful sweet treat.

Having occasional times where I sharply remember what I dreamt of, I immediately googled the meaning of dreams for chocolates. I got sugar rush on what I found out. :)

Definition Of:

Chocolate

Dream DictionaryDream Dictionary
To dream of chocolate, denotes you will provide abundantly for those who are dependent on you. To see chocolate candy, indicates agreeable companions and employments.

Who wouldn't love chocolates? ;)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Add Signature to your Blogger Posts

Today, I learned how to add signature in my blogger posts. Satisfied by the outcome I found myself documenting this experience :)

1. Create free signature online

There are lots of personalized signature maker websites online for free. I got mine at MyLiveSignature where you have option to make your own signature through their signature creation wizard, draw a signature from the screen or use a scanned image.
With their signature creation wizard, you can make your own signature in 5 easy steps:
Step 1: Enter your name
Step 2: Select the font
Step 3: Select the size
Step 4: Select the color
Step 5: Set the slope

Once the signature is ready, click "Want to use this signature?" link to allow you to generate HTML codes for your signature.


Select the signature format that you want to generate HTML code. Once you're done, copy the generated code.



2. Setup your signature in your blogger

Login in to your blogger account. Go to your dashboard, click "Template" then click "Edit HTML"


3. Proceed with HTML editing

4. Click "Expand Widget Template" checkbox. Ctrl + F to display Find bar, and find this particular HTML code:
  class="post-footer-line post-footer-line-1"


5. Just below the "post-footer-line post-footer-line-1" div tag, add the following HTML codes:
Don't forget to replace 'IMAGE URL' with the actual image source URL you've generated from the MyLiveSignature website. In my case, I've pasted the following HTML codes:

6. Feel free to preview the template first before saving it.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Funny Thing About Human Being

For the past few weeks, I've been treating myself with Paulo Coelho's short stories from his book "Like the Flowing River." I'm excited every night to see what's in store for me to read and dwell into. Here's another riveting account fused by Coelho's beautiful mind.


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A man asked my friend Jaime Cohen: "What is the human being's funniest characteristic?"
Cohen said: " Our contradictoriness. 
We are in such a hurry to grow up, and then we long for our lost childhood. 
We make ourselves ill earning money, and then spend all our money on getting well again. 
We think so much about the future that we neglect the present, and thus experience neither the present nor the future. 
We live as if we were never going to die, and die as if we had never lived. "

Monday, May 21, 2012

Archery 101

An aftermath of watching "The Hunger Games" and "Avengers" :) 

Impressed by Katniss Everdeen's signature pose in her latest blockbuster movie "The Hunger Games" - bow flexed with string upon her face and arrow aiming a goal. 


Followed by the shooting while jumping out of the building stunt of Hawkeye, in the latest craze "Avengers", we found ourselves at Gandiva Archery trying out how it felt to actually shoot using bow and arrow.

With our one hour session, we learned the basics of Archery in terms of proper stance, arrow nock, hook string, bowhand position, drawing and anchoring the bow, aiming a target and releasing the arrow using a recurve bow :) Thanks to our accommodating instructors Nick and Roy.





If you want to try it yourself, you can visit Gandiva Archery at the address below between 10am - 8pm. Make sure to call for reservations at 638-8771.
Gandiva Archery
Address:  7/F One Corporate Center Building
Julia Vargas St. cor Meralco Avenue
Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 5719000 loc 125, 638-8771
Fax: +63 2 5719999

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Nanay, You're Right!

Inspired by last week's RX93.9 The Morning Rush Top 10, I'm making my own version of their "Mom, You're Right!" topic. These are some of the things, situations me and my nanay argue with but at the end realize that she was right :)

1. When I was a kid, you hide chocolates sent by Tatay when he was still in Saudi to limit us from eating them because you want us to grow with healthy teeth. I thought you're being selfish so you could have all the chocolates. But Nanay, you're right! It saved me from wearing false teeth :D

2. When I was in 3rd year college, I'm so eager to work, so I took a part-time job as service crew because I wanted to prove something. You told me not to rush things out but focus and enjoy my studies, because when I graduate that's the right time to work. Nanay, you're sooo right! Now there's no sem-break, summer vacation, or even an excuse not to work.

3. You always pressure us to eat our vegetables telling us it would make us healthy. Nanay you're right! I grew up to enjoy eating vegetables especially ampalaya not like other kids having hard time eating veggies.

4. Growing up I saw how selfless you are, telling us always that we need to be good to people and relatives whenever we have the opportunity to bless or help them. I never understood this before 'coz I thought that they're are getting the best of you leaving us nothing. But Nanay, you're right! Now, we, your kids, are reaping the good things you've sowed. We've established a good relationship with our relatives and neighbors because of the kindness you showed them.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

What Motivates You?

What drives you?
I'm consolidating great ideas I bump along the way that would somehow motivate us in our work place. I'll be needing your help on this one, please feel free to add more on the list.




1. "Do whatever you want" Day
Inspired from Atlassian's "Fedex" Day. This is a time(24 hours) given to their developers to work on whatever they want as long as it is related to their products. This activity fosters creativity and fun.

2. Late Mo, Earning Ko
I heard this during my RX morning routines. This is company perks where employees tardiness deductions will be collected and distributed as reward to employees who have no tardiness. Cool huh!

At the end of it

These past few days I've been distracted with so many "unnecessary" things in life which I thought would make me happy, only to become more frustrated and I wasn't happier at all. As I quiet my soul and de-clutter my mind, I was inspired to make a poem, seems like the "frustrated writer" in me wants to let loose =) felt so elementary and high school =D Anyways I'm still sharing it.

At the end of the day...
It's not our busyness at work that fulfill us
But the stillness of our hearts

At the end of the week...
It's not the loud party that refreshes us
But a quiet soul ready to be filled

At the end of the month...
It's not how many money we get from our paycheck
But how much are we willing to give

At the end of the year...
It's not how many places we've traveled into
But how many lives we've touched

It's not the new skills we've acquired
But the life lessons that we've learned - being grateful, forgiving, humble

It's not how many books we've read
But how well we understand God's message to us through the Bible

At the end of this life...
It's not how accomplished we are in life and career
But how we love, share, encourage people that came along our way

It's not how we many awards and recognition we had
But how God would evaluate us and will we hear from Him "Well done, my good and faithful servant!"

--Author: Girlie Mangalo


Picture taken from Bilar's Man-made forest during our Bohol trip in 2010.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bee-dazzle Me!

Our trip to Bohol Bee Farm inspired me to write this post about this amazing insect. Since I met them they kept bugging me with ideas and thoughts I wanted to write :) Here are some of the facts I learned during our guided tour:



  1. Honeybees are social and cooperative insects.  
  2. Honeybees are classified in 3 types - workers, queen and drones
  3. Female honeybees are the worker bees - they search for food; build honeycomb; feed the queen and the larvae and protect the hive.
  4. Queen bee can lay up to 2000 eggs/day and can live for 4 - 5 years
  5. Male honeybees also called "drones" makes no honey, doesn't sting. Their only task is to mate with the queen
  6. Honeybees are the best engineers they make hives in layers of perfect hexagonal shaped cells
  7. They are fighters, a female honeybee stings to defend herself even if it means dying
  8. They can fly 24 km/hour and their wings beat 200 times/second 
  9. During search for food, if a honeybee flew miles away, they can still return to their colony by using their exceptional sense of smell
  10. Any flower visited by a honeybee to get nectar is edible for human beings
  11. They use a pattern of dancing to communicate with one other. I find this very impressive because in spite of the fact that they can't talk they maintain an organized colony and cooperation with one another :)
I don't understand but everytime I saw a honeycomb in pictures and videos I always got goosebumps. Our Bohol Bee Farm trip is not an exception, seeing an actual beehive, honeybees buzzing around and the layer-layer cells of honeycomb is a remarkable experience for me. This bee experience bee-dazzles me :D


Bohol: Church Invasion

Bohol is blessed with these superior edifice aged by time and towered through the test of war and weather. It's amazing that people of Bohol was able to preserve such historical architectures. Here are some of the churches in Bohol that we we're able to visit :)

Baclayon Church
From the hometown of Cesar Montano, stands the 2nd oldest church in the Philippines - Baclayon Church aka The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion. Historians say that more than 200 locals are forced to construct the church from coral stones taken from the sea, cut into big square blocks then piled together using egg whites to cement the stones together to build the walls and foundation of the church. The church was finally completed in 1727 which means it is 284 years old now and counting whoa!

Our tour guide showed us some strange phenomena where a replica of the face of Father Pio can be seen in one of the pillars at the right side of this church.

Dauis Church
Dauis church is located in the town of Dauis from the island of Panglao.


Loboc ChurchThe 2nd oldest church in Bohol, also known as St. Peter's Church. We've pass this massive and ancient architecture on our way to Loboc river cruise. Although we we're not able to visit the interiors, we were able to witness how it stands historically along the road.