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Friday, August 31, 2012

Painting - Top of Building

Friday, August 3, 2012

Alexander The Great's - Last Words

Alexander, after conquering many kingdoms, was returning home.  On the way, he fell ill and it took him to his death bed. With death staring him in his face, Alexander realized how his conquests, his great army, his sharp sword and all his wealth were of no consequence.  He now longed to reach home to see his mother’s face and bid her his last adieu.  But he had to accept the fact that his sinking health would not permit him to reach his distant homeland.  So, the mighty conqueror lay prostrate and pale, helplessly waiting to breathe his last.

 He called his generals and said, “I will depart from this world soon, I have three wishes, please carry them out without fail.” With tears flowing down their cheeks, the generals agreed to abide by their king’s last wishes.

 “My first desire is that” said Alexander, “my physicians alone must carry my coffin.”  After a pause, he continued, “Secondly, I desire that when my coffin is being carried to the grave, the path leading to the graveyard be strewn with gold, silver and precious stones which I have collected in my treasury.”

 The king felt exhausted after saying this.  He took a minute’s rest and continued.  “My third and last wish is that both my hands be kept dangling out of my coffin.”

 The people who had gathered there wondered at the king’s strange wishes.  But no one dared bring the questions to their lips.  Alexander’s favorite general kissed his hand and pressed them to his heart.  “O king, we assure you that your wishes will all be fulfilled.  But tell us why you make such strange wishes?”

 At this, Alexander took a deep breath and said: “I would like the world to know of the three lessons I have learnt. I want my physicians to carry my coffin because people should realize that no doctor can really cure any body.  They are powerless and cannot save a person from the clutches of death.  So let not people take life for granted.

 The second wish of strewing gold, silver and other riches on the way to the graveyard is to tell people that not even a fraction of gold will come with me; I spend all my life earning riches but cannot take anything with me. Let people realize that it is a sheer waste of time to chase wealth.

 And about my third wish of having my hands dangling out of the coffin, I wish people to know that I came empty handed into this world and empty handed I go out of this world.”

 With these words, the king closed his eyes.  Soon he let death conquer him and breathed his last…..


Remember, your good health is in your own hands, look after it.
Wealth is only meaningful if you can enjoy while you are still alive and kicking.
What you do for yourself dies with you but what you do for others, lives on.
It is called LEGACY.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Glass Of Milk

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry.

He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.

Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water!  She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk.  He drank it so slowly, and then asked, How much do I owe you?"

You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness."

He said ... "Then I thank you from my heart."

As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit.

Many year's later that same young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.

Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes.

Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room.

Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once.

He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to her case.

After a long struggle, the battle was won.

Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge, and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words ...

"Paid in full with one glass of milk"

(Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.

Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You, God, that Your love has spread broad through human hearts and hands.

There's a saying which goes something like this:

Bread cast on the water comes back to you. The good deed you do today may benefit you or someone you love at the least expected time. If you never see the deed again at least you will have made the world a better place - And, after all, isn't that what life is all about?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Common Traits Shared By Successful People

Successful people all share common traits... These traits are what make them successful in the first place.

Ten of the most common traits shared by successful people are:

1. They work hard. Successful people are willing to work as hard as necessary to succeed.

There is no such thing as easy money and they know that. They willingly put in however many hours it takes to succeed.

2. They have integrity. They are honest in all their dealings because they know that dishonest people might get the first sale but they will get the rest. Honesty does pay.

3. They keep on keeping on. Successful people outlast the competition. Because someone quit, there are a lot of success stories that will never be written.

4. They are friendly. Because people like them,successful people are able to lead others and get a task accomplished efficiently and effectively.

5. They keep learning all their lives.Successful people neverbelieve they know everything. They stretch and grow and learn from their mistakes....they ask a lot of questions. They are readers, as well as, thinkers.

6. They give more than is required. The old statement of under-promise and over-deliver became famous because it made a lot of people successful, including the richest man in the world - Bill Gates

7. They see problems as opportunities. Successful people find solutions to problems thatlook impossible. They dont  complain...they go to work. They see a problem as a spring board to success.

8. They think positive. Successful people always see the glass as "half full" and operate on that assumption.

9. They manage their time efficiently. Successful people dont get side tracked easily.  They dont waste their time on 
unproductive things or people. Check out the Time Management Course.

10. They are great communicators. Successful people can convey their thoughts and plans to others without confusion of disconnected thoughts.

Put these somewhere you see them everyday. 

Remember, the idea is to aim for them, not to beat yourself up if you don't have them all.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Philippine Rugby Team

Hahahahaha Nice nice... Go go go for the win!!!! Haha

Love Your Enemies

Motto Ng Lasinggero

Amen to that Bro!!! Haha


Are we not allowed to pray in the church regardless of our situation???

Hahaha... Ü

Couple Sleeping Positions

How do You sleep with your Partner?

Common Sense

Love Is In The Air

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Minimum Fear

True or False?

Just leave a comment if you have some violent reactions or something to share about your experiences. Ü

2012 Saad Festival in Leganes Iloilo Philippines

Saad, a Hiligaynon term for “vow”, depicts Leganesnons’ intense spirituality and religious faith. The festival is also a celebration of thanksgiving for the blessings received from God through the intercession of St. Vincent Ferrer, the town’s patron. The festival is primarily a praise and worship presentation that combines Leganes’ folktale with contemporary way of worship to choreographed steps.

How To Get There:

Leganes is a town north of Iloilo City. It is accessible through the Western Nautical Highway or locally known as McArthur Highway. From the airport, you may take shuttle buses going to SM City Iloilo and from there you can ride a jeepney straight to Leganes. Travel time is around 20 to 30 minutes.

Saad, in Leganes, is celebrated usually on the 2nd week of April or after Holy Week.Ü

Have a good day ahead everyone.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Erap Jokes 3 "Fencing"

On his arrival in San Francisco. ERAP notices a long queue in th immigration area. He glances and sees a shorter queue that read... "OLYMPIC ATHLETES ONLY". "Aba, doon na ako pipila...hehe" He instructs his aides to look for sport props.

The first aide, carrying a hubcap, goes through. His excuse... DISCUS thrower.

ERAP: "Aba ayos yon ah!"

The second aide also goes through with a mop pole. His excuse... JAVELIN thrower. ERAP: "Aba...mahusay din." "Teka muna, presidente ako ng Pilipins. Dapat hindi basta basta lang ang sports ko!! Dapat cultured ng konti." He goes around and finds a bundle of barbed wire.
"Ayos ito...tamang tama." He goes directly to the immigration area.

Immigration Officer: "Sorry sir, this queue is only for athletes...What's your excuse?"

ERAP: Showing him the barbed wire with a wide grin..."FENCING!"

Erap Jokes 2 "Modern Invention"

Seated between a Japanese and German businessmen, ERAP listens to the two. The German, talking in his native language, had on a headgear. The Japanese asked the German "Kore wa des ka?...what is that?"

GERMAN: "Hiel...dezz iz nothing. It iz zee latest technology ien Germany... the headsvone! I am talking to mine headquarters in zee Berlin."

The Japanese, not to be outdone, also started talking in his native language. The German asked him, "Vhat is dhat?"

JAPANESE: "Ano ne..kore wa is latest Japanes technology in Japan! Have mic implant in tongue... and speaker in ear. I speak to office in Tokyo...neh."

ERAP, irked by the two other nationalities started to do a slow and looong FART. ....TRRRRRRR, TRRRR..PURURUUUUUUUT!" The two businessmen closing their noses say...."&^^%$#@! WHAT'S THAT SOUND???" ERAP says proudly, "Ah that, that's nothing. I WAS ONLY SENDING A FAX!!

Erap Jokes 1 "The More Intelligent Candidate"

This incident supposedly happened before the "ERAP PRESIDENCY". The most intelligent the "presidentiable"(Pinoy term for preisential candidates), Miriam Santiago, has challenged the least intelligent presidentiable to a televised debate.

To make things interesting, Miriam says that every time she asks Erap a question which he cannot answer, Erap has to pay Miriam five pesos. BUT if Erap asks Miriam a question which she cannot answer, Miriam has to give Erap five thousand pesos. Miriam asks the first question: "What's the distance from the earth to the moon? " Erap doesn't say a word, reaches for his wallet, pulls out a five-peso bill and hands it to Miriam.

Now, it's his turn. He asks Miriam: "What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?" Miriam looks at him with a puzzled look. She whips out her laptop computer and searches all her references. She taps into the phone with her modem and searches the Net.
Frustrated, she sends E-mails to all her aides, assistants, and friends. All to no avail.

After over an hour, she admits defeat and hands Erap five 1000-peso bills. Erap says nothing, but politely accepts the P5,000 and turns away to go home. Miriam is a poor sport and demands from Erap, "Well, so what IS the answer!?" Without a word, Erap pulls out his wallet and gives Miriam another five pesos....

Heart Touching Story

I was walking around in a Big Bazar store making shopping, when I saw a Cashier talking to a boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old..

The Cashier said, 'I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy this doll. Then the little boy turned to me and asked: ''Uncle, are you sure I don't have enough money?''

I counted his cash and replied: ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy the doll, my dear.'' The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand.

Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to. 'It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much . I wanted that to give it to her for her BIRTHDAY.

I have to give the doll to my Mommy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there.' His eyes were so sad while saying this. 'My Sister has gone to be with God.. Daddy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister...''

My heart nearly stopped. The little boy looked up at me and said: 'I told Daddy to tell Mommy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the mall.' Then he showed me a very nice photo of him where he was laughing. He then told me 'I want Mommy to take my picture with her so my sister won't forget me.' 'I love my Mommy and I wish she doesn't have to leave me, but Daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister.' Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly.

I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. 'Suppose we check again your cash, just in case you do have enough money for the doll?''

'OK' he said, 'I hope I do have enough.' I added some of my money to his with out him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money.

The little boy said: 'Thank you God for giving me enough money!'

Then he looked at me and added, 'I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that Mommy could give It to my sister. He heard me!'' 'I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my Mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose. My Mommy loves white roses.'

I finished my shopping in a totally different state from when I started. I couldn't get the little boy out of my mind. Then I remembered a local news paper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl. The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able to recover from the coma. Was this the family of the little boy?

Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the news paper that the young woman had passed away... I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was exposed for people to see and make last wishes before her burial. She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest. I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed for ever...

The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine. And in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him.

The value of a man or woman resides in what he or she gives, not in what they are capable of receiving.