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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Nail Arts (Re Post)

Ok, folks, let us have some girlalu (girl) talk this time. Most women are crazy on manicure and pedicure. Even in the times of earliest civilization, women used various forms of colors or dyes to decorate their nails. In the last couple of years, a new method of decorating the nails comes into being. Wonderful creativities are coming out in varieties of nail d├ęcor, which is known as Nail Arts. As we see, there are different nail arts available at any beauty supply store or any mall.

When I was in the Philippines, I am hiring somebody to have my nail done, although it was just a plain manicure and pedicure. Yet sometimes I had one manicurist who has a little talent in the art so she would put designs whenever she had to do my nails. I really loved it whenever she would use a glittering heart or star shapes for design. 

Now, I am in the USA and everything is expensive, especially if you still have that hangover of comparing the price from dollar to peso… ;) I cannot spend money every two weeks to pay a nail technician or artist to paint nail designs of my choice. More so, I do not have the nice finger shape, mine is short and crooked. Having all the nail arts and readymade nails with stunningly different designs I thought of pampering my own nails and let out a little artist in me. I just cannot have my fingernails longer because it would be hard for me to play the guitar, lol. 

Well, for these past two months, I already made three dots designs and gave a name to each one of them.
Blue Flower in Pink
Arrow Dots
Leafy Dots

So, how about you, what designs have you been making for your nails?
Have a happy Saturday;)

Monday, December 25, 2017

White Christmas

Still managed to pose as the snow starts to pile up. Perhaps I could still say one famous line from " Let It Go" Song, the cold never bothered me anyway, even I am having pain in my right knee due to osteoarthritis (rayuma).hahaha...One more thing, that was yesterday, the day before Christmas and we are having a Winter Storm. Must be a lot of people dreamt of a White Christmas. Our celebration of Christmas went pretty well.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Getting to Know You Activities

Here are some of my pre school's activities for the month of September with the theme "Getting to Know You".

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Pass the WORD: BEING HAPPY FOR OTHERS by Fr. Nick Lalog

 Why is it easier for us to cry with others, even with total strangers like the TV drama actors and actresses we follow daily than to rejoice with others’ joy? Why is it that when we see someone crying, we are softened by the scene, we are touched, even moved with pity especially if something bad happens to him? There’s nothing wrong with that and it is even good because we sympathize with others’ pain or suffering. But how come we feel irritated, even look with disdain, when a group of people is having fun at the next table at a restaurant? Why can’t we laugh or smile when other people are happy?
       Jesus is teaching us in today’s Gospel that we are all blessed and that we must share that joy of being blessed with others. There are times when we feel life is unfair, but the truth is that we are so focused with the blessings of others rather than on what we have. What we need is a new attitude towards God’s goodness in the great blessing we have in Christ Jesus, like St. Paul who boasts, “For to me life is Christ.” What else can we ask for when we have Jesus who would never leave us nor fail us unlike people or wealth or fame?
       God’s ways and thoughts are different because He is not concerned with wealth, power, or fame — the very things we humans are so preoccupied with. If someone has more, we want to have much more. This envy brings us apart, cheapens our very being, forgetting the most important must-have in life — God Himself. How ironic in this age of so many goods, we have become so envious of what others have, unlike before when there was only one TV set at home, one phone line, or even one set of clothes when we learned how to share and defer to others whatever we have. Notice how much joy and love we had 30 or 40 years ago despite the lesser things we used to have than today. We tend to forget our humanity when we get so focused on material things, that we are brothers and sisters equally blessed. 
---------- REFLECTION QUESTIONS ----------
What is your attitude when good things happen to other people? Do you share their joy or think negatively of them? Are you generous in complimenting others? Examine your attitude about the joys and blessings of others.

Lord Jesus Christ, wash away my selfishness, cleanse me of my envious ways, and enable me to see others as brothers and sisters in You. Amen.