#NNforPH Friday, November 29, 2013
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brown and cream Thursday, November 28, 2013
We're on the way to accomplishing Item No. 4 in our Home Improvement Plan which is to convert an existing room into a cozy living room. The kids are fascinated with soft cushions and pillows in my sister-n-law's sofa. They love jumping and even taking a short nap there. So, my husband and I decided to re-organize and repaint the bedroom at the 2nd floor of our apartment.
This will be an exciting project for my and the kids in preparation for New Year's celebration. My niece and I will be the one to paint the walls. We'll buy a new sofa very very soon. L-shape sofa is my first choice for it's perfect for a small living room. Papa promised to give us extra budget so that we can also buy a DVD videoke player.
Meanwhile, let me show the themes I have in mind.
Which design do you like best?
photos are the not mine, credits to the original owners
I just joined one of the most exciting giveaways this year. It's the Great Two Tots Giveaway by Mommy Pages together with their sponsor Two Tots Home Accessories.
Two Tots is one of the participating vendors in the upcoming Mommy Mundo Bazaar on December 8, 2013, 10am to 6pm at the Rockwell Tent. If you'll join this giveaway, I encourage you to come to the event, drop by the Two Tots booth, take of photo of yourself and purchase anything from them. If you do this, you will bonus entries. Visit the contest page >>> http://mommypages.com.ph/twototspromo/ for full details. GOOD LUCK!
One lucky winner will win a Playroom Suite Showcase comprise of the following furniture pieces which is perfect for a child's playroom.
#IglesiaNiCristo Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The outreach project of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) called Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko (Aid to Humanity) launched its official website yesterday, November 18, 2013 at the Manila Hotel. The "Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko" project was launched in April 2013 to implement the INC's two-fold mission of edifying its flock and evangelizing the words of God worldwide.
The website is located at: www.kabayankokapatidko.org
Brother Bienvinido Santiago opened the ceremony by introducing the "Kabayan Ko, Kapatid ko" project. He said that the project is a worldwide campaign involving all members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo as led by the Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo to extend aid not only to our countrymen here in the Philippines but also on other parts of the world.
Bro. Joel San Pedro led the walkthrough for the guests, and members of the press on the website including the features, contents, and other relevant information for the site visitors as the browse the site. There is also a section on the Introduction of the Church of Christ, its doctrines, origin, mission, and schedule of worship services.
screen shot of the Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko official website
The website features the project's latest relief operation and medical mission in Ormoc City, one of the hard-hit areas of super typhoon Yolanda which struck the nation last November 8.
I am inviting you all to visit the "Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko" website. Thank you!
photo/text credits: https://www.facebook.com/KabayankoKapatidko
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given.
Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
In my 36 years of existence in this world, I've encountered enough number of people with differerent attitudes and values. I've learned that humility is a virtue as important as love and respect for others. It is one of the traits found in great leaders and persons with strong character.
Let us remain humble at all times. No matter how rich, educated, and famous we are; we should always keep our feet on the ground.
Hello, Iglesia Ni Cristo brethren! I am sharing this very important guidelines on responsible use of social media in these very challenging times. Remember: "We are Christians all the time, even when online."
Thank you so much!
Thank you so much!
#AidtoHumanity Wednesday, November 13, 2013
November 8, 2013, a dreadful day for the Filipinos especially those living in the southern regions. It was the day that the super-typhoon Yolanda (international codename:Haiyan) struck the Philippines. Days before its expected landfall, early warnings have been issued by concerned government agencies for it might develop into a super-typhoon. I closely monitored the storm signal on TV and on the Internet because I know that my loved ones in Sorsogon (Bicol Region) will be affected by the typhoon. I did not report for work on Friday, to closely keep in touch with them. Thank's God, they were spared by the wrath of Yolanda. The mango tree in our backyard was uprooted and our roof needs to be repaired as soon as possible.
I witnessed how fast the floodwater upsurged through the live TV coverage until the lines of communication was cut. It was only Sunday, that's two days after the most devastating typhoon occured, when I learned how widespread the damage is. According to the reports, Tacloban City and Basey, Samar are the worst hit areas. I was speechless, depressed, and I prayed for the survivors who lost their loved ones, properties, and means of livelihood. They really need our help.
Ironically, there are several reports that search and rescue, and relief operations is slow-moving. In fact, the media and the netizens are calling the attention of the government officials especially President Aquino to expedite the relief operations as many of the survivors are experiencing grief and hunger. Even the neighboring LGUs have no supplies anymore. They need food, clothing, temporary shelter, medicine. They need our compassion, they need our prayers.
They are many ways to help.
Iglesia Ni Cristo's Lingap sa Mamamayan (Aid to Humanity Program)
Contrary to the negative reports about Iglesia Cristo that allegedly refused to open its doors to the victims during the occurence of typhoon Yolanda, relief assistance, health care and other immediate services are continously given to the victims of disasters. Repacking of relief good are being conducted in New Era University (Quezon City), and in other center in Cebu. This is done through the supervision of Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, Inc.
Government and Private Organization
DSWD, Philippine Red Cross, ABS-CBN Foundation, GMA Foundation, Ayala Foundation, and Gawad Kalinga ar just some of the many channels for your donations. Visit this LINK for the complete list of open relief operation center, compiled by rappler.com.
Here in our office, we will be donating clothes, blankets and towels for our officemates' families in Ormoc and Capiz.
Let us not lose hope, we can recover from this tragic phenomenon through strong faith in God! Bangon, mga Kababayan ko!!!
Let us help in every little way we can. Use these hashtags for your Tweets and Facebook posts.
#IglesiaNiCristo Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Another Pinoy Pride! A Filipina student from Australia emerged as the 2013 Junior Champion in NSW Premier's Spelling Bee.
Abigail Carungay from Carlingford Public School is the new junior champion after defeating Anja Myer in the final round of the competition. Abigail was supported by her parents Jon and Rachel who were as nervous as their daughter through out the three-hour contest. Proud father Jon was full of praise for the other contestants, "They were all good spellers and some got caught on very hard words" (Source:702 ABC Sydney).
I personally know Bro. Jon and Sis. Rachel as we've worked together in some projects of Iglesia Ni Cristo. Both of them are IT professionals who migrated in Australia last year. I am very happy for their daughter Abby's achievement.
the Junior Champ carrying her big trophy (Source: Jon Carungay)
I asked Jon's permission about featuring her daughter here on my blog. I instantly got his approval and said, "It can be Abigail share in inspiring our young brethren to do good not just in their studies, but most of all in trusting and serving our Lord God."
I will share Abigail success story to my daughter Thea. While we are struggling to learn Math together (smiles), my husband and I will continuously support her to develop her strength which is in English subject and singing.
He was born on the 4th of November 2010, weighed only a little over 6lbs. He's now a chubby, active toddler weighing 33 lbs. (as of last pedia visit). His name is YOHAN AMIEL and he is my son.
We a simple yet meaningful celebration. Since I have exhausted all my leave credits after my gallbladder surgery last summer, I can't file a leave on the exact date of his natal day. Thus, we had the mini-celebration two days before in advance. Right after Ate Thea's choir rehearsal, we dressed up and went to the nearest mall to eat our lunch. We dined at KFC and then stroll in the mall aftewards.
having fun at the Quantum Arcade
Before going home, we bought a Ube-Cheese cake from Goldilocks.
Ate helped him in blowing the birthday candles :)
A wonderful birthday to you, my baby Yo!
Monday, November 04, 2013
Hey moms! Prepare your wallets because I am sure there will lots of cute and functional finds in the upcoming Mommy Mundo Bazaar.
See you there!!!