Monday, August 22, 2005


I read an interesting email a few months ago, and here it is..> MARS comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and> will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the> night sky>> Starting in August, Mars will look as large as the> full moon to the naked eye.>> This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in> an encounter that will culminate in the closest> approach between the two planets in recorded history.>> At the beginning of August it will rise in the east at> 10p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.>> By the end of August when Earth and Mars are closest,> Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest> point in the sky at 12:30a.m.>> The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars> comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be> (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night> sky.>> That's pretty convenient to see something that no> human being has seen in recorded history. So, mark> your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars> grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout> the month. And be sure to watch the sky on August> 27th. It will look like the Earth has two moons!>> The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.>> Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and> perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain> that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the Last> 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years> before it happens again.>> Share this with your children and grandchildren. NO> ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

nothing new...

haha I've missed my blog!!! As usual, my head was, and still is, buried under tons of books. Will there be no end to all these studying?! I've gotta have a break! Good thing the Lord was so good to me and He gave me at least yesterday to take a breather from everything. Well, back to usual today---time to hit the books again, which reminds me, I still have Bio. sci. and Chem. to study for! Argh! Better get going...

haha nothing new

boy, I've missed my blog!!! It feels like decades since I last wrote... well, as usual, it's because my face is completely buried in books! Walking around like a zombie, without sleep, not lacking eyebags, I'm definitely not one to be envied. Thankfully, the school took pity on this poor soul and declared yesterday no classes. Oh, well...early start again today 7am, ugh!

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Mother's day

well, it's the time of year again where we give special attention to those who served as mothers to us be it biologically or simply those who care for us just as a mother would... Last night, I suddenly had the urge to bake cookies for the "mothers" in my life. So off I went to bake oatmeal raisin cookies...the smell wafting from the oven was enough to guarantee my success, for this was the first time I did something like this. Well, to cut the long story short, my hard work was not in vain for the cookies came out beautifully and the mothers in my life appreciated it and they said it was yummy...they even thought that those were store-bought cookies! I was so happy that my hard work paid off, after all, what was a night of hard work in comparison to the year-long care and love that they have given me?! So to all the great women in our lives, a Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

a treat for tastebuds!

Sunday April 24, 2005

Went to a wedding reception at Makati Shangri-la on Sunday night. Of course, I'm a food buff, so I'm not here to talk about the program, but only the food... So the 7-course meal we had for dinner was Japanese food which started off with the appetizer in the form of Kani Salad, then there was the sumptuous Assorted Maki and Sushi Rolls, followed by the Sukiyaki Soup (a little too sweet for my taste, but yummy, nonetheless..), after that, we had Mixed Tempura (I wasn't aware you could do that to eggplants and carrots and still get away with it tasting so..uhm..they haven't invented a word for it yet) the time the main course came out, we were so full we couldn't eat a bite more, but who could pass up Tepan Grilled Chicken fillet with Terriyaki Sauce and Japanese Fried Rice?! So on I ate as if my life depended on it. The dessert was really a treat, both for the kids and adults. What with Green Tea Ice Cream resting on my tongue, I barely had time to talk as I consumed a bowlful! (talk about gustatory delight!) To top it off, the amazing flower setting in the middle of the tables took our breath away. Whoever did them should be commended! The light pink and peach-colored roses were especially wonderful.. What an evening!

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Here I Go Again...


He could hear the crowds screaming "crucify" "crucify"...
He could hear the hatred in their voices,
These were His chosen people.
He loved them,
And they were going to crucify Him.
He was beaten, bleeding and weakened...
His heart was broken,
But still He walked.

He could see the crowd as He came from the palace.
He knew each of the faces so well.
He had created them.
He knew every smile, laugh, and shed tear,
But now they were contorted with rage and anger...
His heart broke,But still He walked.

Was He scared?
You and I would have been
So His humanness would have mandated that He was.
He felt alone.
His disciples had left, denied, and even betrayed Him.
He searched the crowd for a loving face and He saw very few.
Then He turned His eyes to the only One that mattered
And He knew that He would never be alone.
He looked back at the crowd, at the people who were spitting
At Him, throwing rocks at Him and mocking Him and He knew
That because of Him, they would never be alone.
So for them, He walked.

The sounds of the hammer striking the spikes echoed through
The crowd. The sounds of His cries echoed even louder,
The cheers of the crowd, as His hands and feet
Were nailed to the cross, intensified with each blow.
Loudest of all was the still small voice inside His
Heart that whispered "I am with You, my Son",
And God's heart broke.
He had let His Son walk.

Jesus could have asked God to end His suffering,
But instead He asked God to forgive.
Not to forgive Him, but to forgive the ones who were persecuting Him.
As He hung on that cross, dying an unimaginable death,
He looked out and saw, not only the faces in the crowd,
But also, the face of every person yet to be,
And His heart filled with love.
As His body was dying, His heart was alive.
Alive with the limitless, unconditional love He feels for each of us.
That is why He walked.

When I forget how much My God loves me,
I remember His walk.
When I wonder if I can be forgiven,
I remember His walk.
When I need reminding of how to live like Christ,
I think of His walk.
And to show Him how much I love Him,
I wake up each morning,
turn my eyes to Him,
And I walk.

--Author Unknown

This poem really touched me so. Not just because it speaks of Christ's death and love for me, a sinner, but also because it reminds me to walk. To walk faithfully, perseveringly... though trials and problems come my way, still the Lord helps me say 'come what may'. hey, it rhymes! haha

Friday, April 08, 2005


Sooo...I finally found time to create my own blog this summer. Well, nothing much to do except hang around...soooo borrring! On the brighter side, I get to go swimming and stuff. Well, I'll keep it short for now...