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Apr 29, '09 10:51 AM for everyone Mark 16:14 “Jesus appeared to the Eleven…he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe th those who had seen him after he had risen.” Don’t Be Stubborn – Just Believe! On one hand, you can understand the Eleven’s unbelief with the others’ testimony of seeing Jesus (whom they saw die right in front of them) alive. [Fact of life: When one is dead, he stays dead.] d, On the other hand, this is Jesus. And seeing the dead be raised to life is not new to them. They’re the Eleven, they saw Jesus raise Lazarus back to life! And besides, Jesus told them that He will rise again, didn’t’ he? So the lesson here is: Don’t doubt Jesus. What He says, it will happen. And don’t forget what you’ve witnessed, what God did for you in the past – the miracles, the answered prayers. Just as He saw you through back then, He will do the same today. o matter how impossible or how inconceivable the answer is, JUST BELIEVE! Don’t be stubborn. is, ü -- Devotional Thoughts / April 29, 2009 Tags: preaching, church, wise words 2 comments share

Apr 23, '09 12:31 PM for everyone They're life's own permanent markers, mar marking out the painful moments you've had. Some people spend lots of money just to have them taken away while some are proud of them (just like Tahlia, the burn survivor in ANTM's cycle 12). Scars For the more optimistic ones, it gives hope - that the wounds you thought were too painful to bear will, like all the others, be just that, a scar that will serve as a reminder of what happened. It, too, shall pass. Others, who cannot afford to spend money for skin graft procedures or what have you, just have to live with it and be reminded that "Hey, I've been through the pain but I was able to endure it." They may even look at it with some sort of fondness. Like I do with mine.

The scars are, of themselves, memorable enough - how you got them, what you were doing when you had them, and all that. But the people who showed concern for me when the wounds were st fresh, the ones who still treated me lovingly, the ones who comforted me and coaxed me out of crying hysterically (which I used to do because big wounds + blood really just freaked me out) made them all the more memorable. Five scars in my body come with their own stories. Some were inflicted to their me by disease, a few by my friends, and a couple others by my own clumsiness.

Scar #1: Chickenpox Scar

Scar #2: Face Scar (from playing Paunahan sa Takbuhan) Scar #3: Arm/Knee Scar (from the same game, different da day) Scar #4: Elbow Scar (which is now an obvious keloid - from R who pushed me at Subic's slide when I wasn't ready yet) Scar #4: Shin Scar (double bed incident) - not really a visible scar, but the "uka" on my shin is proof of it) I'll blog more about these 5 scars sometime. Right now, I'm just typing as ese fast as my thoughts can go.ü Some scars, like scar #5, can't be seen by the human eye. And oh, how long this blog will take if I enumerate all my unseen (emotional) scars, though I'm sure most people wil have longer lists than mine. will But the scars that really matter are the ones that were born by my one True Love. Christ bore the numerous scars for sin & death, all for us to be saved. And that's the scar that nothing, not even all the money in this world, can ever erase. Those scars are permanent, as in PERMANENT d, permanent, reminders of His great love for humanity. Oh how precious, how awesome is His sacrifice. Thank you Lord Jesus, the scars you bore just bought me a ticket to eternal life. Tags: ramblings 0 comments share

10 of My Best Childhood Memories

Apr 19, '09 6:08 AM for everyone

Meet Zarah/Shobe/Budong - isang masayahing bata. May pagka pagka-mahiyain (kuno) pero pag hindi nakatingin ang magulang, maloko rin. Nang Nang-aaway ng katulong, nangaaway ng kalaro. Pilyang bata talaga.

1. Holy Week retreats w/ churchmates. Mega bonding time w/ fellow Sunday schoolers. 2. Love-hate relationship w/ my playmates: shouting "TA*!!!" at the top of my voice to my frenemy An-an who lives just across our building. We'll have a showdown at who shouts the T word the loudest, taking our places at our respective "territories" (our building's balcony vs. theirs). After the said showdown, we'll be friends again, raiding her mom's makeup kit, playing taguan and habulan. Then someone will get hurt in the process and the showdown will start once again.

3. Storytime w/ my mom & dad. For no apparent reason, the story of The Swineherd (Hans Christian Andersen) and how my dad relayed the story to me just got stuck in my mind. I'll forever remember how we were in bed and he was telling me the story and I was just so engrossed with it. But when I think about it, I don't really like that story at all. I prefer the story of The Snow Queen. Hehehe.

4. Annual family vacation @ Baguio. OMG I just can't forget about my Coney Island moments! The ice cream, oh my! Too bad wla na sha ngayon. Huhuhu.

5. Sunday school & DVBS moments. My "kiddie barkada" really knew how to have fun. I miss my pals, the Barrozos/Cabuangs... Good thing the Tans and the Angliongtos are still here. ü

6. Badminton phase w/ my other kiddie barkada (my kapitbahays). We played at our building's penthouse (5th flr). Everytime the shuttlecock flies over the balcony and onto the ground flr, somene has to go down and get it. And being the amateur that we were (still is, hehehe), we never completed a round.

7. Having a mini sari-sari store a few doors from ours (we're in 301, they were in 305) This old Chinese couple used to sell Nissin's instant noodles, the one that comes in the blue (for beef flavor) and red (for chicken flavor) packaging. Yes, the original one. Not the "Nissin noodles" sold nowadays. Sobrang ibang-iba na talaga ang texture ng noodles noon sa ngayon (nyak feeling noodle expert hahaha). They also sold Coca-cola. The bottled ones. Bottled Coke tastes better than the ones in plastic bottles. Seriously.

was 8. Boracay family outing. Yeah, I've been to Bora... when I w too young to remember it. Haha. I remember stuff, but they are the memories that you have to delete from your memory bank. Medjo R R-rated kasi sha eh. Haha.

9. Family reunions every December. I loved family reunions, not just because of the food and the gifts (shempre kasama yon! hehe), but mostly e because it is the only time in the year that we see each other (relatives on my father's side). I loved seeing new additions to the family every year. Ang dami namin, in fact, that even now, I can't keep track of all my cousins's and pamangkins' names / ages. Medjo memory gap pa naman ako. My goodness. I hope I remember my inaanaks as well. Medjo dumadami narin sila ha. Hehehe.

10. Bible study/Piano lessons every Thursday. Though I dreaded my piano lessons back then (because I rarely practiced), I loved the Bible ck study that came afterwards. FYI, my piano teacher was the daughter of my one and only ninong (who's now with the Lord). She's really, really nice. Never shouted at me, never slapped my hand or anythin horrifying like anything the ones you usually hear of piano teachers. And she and my ninong (who hails from Montalban, Rizal) came EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT, RAIN OR SHINE, to minister to our family. Their persistent discipling produced a harvest, w/ our family now be being actively involved in the ministry as well. Praise God for Ate Abigail & Ninong Senyong. ü Tags: friends, ramblings, family 4 comments share

Apr 18, '09 11:02 AM for everyone Despite last night's (and this morning's) bout with discouragement, cell ght's group today turned out good. We had a shaky start but picked up well in the end.
Today at cellgroup We celebrated Lawrence's graduation with a Red Ribbon cake (mega promote haha!!). While eating, we placed him in the hot seat. He shared to us the struggles he had during his entire college journey (UST . Guitar.Music Education - UE Fine Arts) and how he was able to overcome them, of course through God's grace. Afterwards, we got around talking about our own strugg in life. Praise struggles

God because as always, His timing is perfect. Yesterday, for no other reason but boredom, I decided to browse in my podcast collection. I , totally forgot all about my Max Lucado podcasts. When I saw them, I was led by the Holy Spirit to watch this particular episode " "Facing Your Giants." At that time, I didn't think of it as a God God-ordained circumstance, but this morning as I was doing the church bulletin and at the same time preparing for cell group, I discovered that our reading for next week is about the very same topic as in the podcast. Coincidence?? Nah!! More like God-orchestrated. Praise God! And so we watched Ptr. Max's very short but anointed and beautifully worded preaching and we all got blessed and encouraged. God is BIGGER IGGER than any problems! Praise God!

♥ I encourage you to watch this video and be blessed. ♥
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Firebrands Youth Leaders Retreat April 5-6, 2009

Apr 7, '09 7:54 AM for everyone

experience: What a blessing to experience -> Filipino hospitality at its best > The core people of Valenzuela Full Gospel Family Center (Ptr. Jessie/Sis.Bheng, Ptr. Jeiho/Sis. Jean, Sis. Lina, Sis. Flor, etc.) exemplifies hospitality in its finest form. We didn't have to ask for anything because everything was already thought of and provided (by them) beforehand from the drinking water,to our breakfast (hot pandesal and butter), even our merienda (homemade palitao & refreshing iced tea - which is HEAVENLY after fasting a meal. hehehe). These people are just so very nice, it's always a treat just being with them. God, may you bless them more and more for their kindness and selflessness!

What a blessing to see: > -> Growing chain of influence. I'm so blessed to see the kids who have been under my class in Sunday School and in DVBS passionately in love with Jesus and are now discipling and leading other kids to Him as well. Truly, this is discipleship

at work. That's why during our team building activity, I said THANK YOU to Kuya Pat who has influenced me greatly in my spiritual growth. He was already leading the team ever since I progressed into the youth group of Binondo. And during all these years he was able to teach me a lot of things - leadership principles, events planning and organization, keyboard knowledge and techniques, etc. etc. Kaya naman, kuya Pat, thank you talaga. ü

What a blessing to know: -> That in my own quiet (daw!ü) way, I have also inspired the people I've been in contact with. But with all the affirmation I got (we all got our own dose of affirmation, causing this activity to last 3 hours ü), the one that really struck me was from Kuya Pat (again). He likened me to my mom. I know (because it's very obvious) that I'm more like my dad than my mom. But to have someone I look up to see in me the very qualities that I admire my mom for (steadfastness, being "low key", humility), it's such a blessing to know this.

Team Building activity Praise God for the things I've learned, things I've seen, and things I've experienced during this retreat. Lord, all these wouldn't have been possible if not for your grace that has been sustaining me all these years. I'm doing this FOR YOU Lord. May you continue to use me to influence others. I am a willing vessel Lord, use me. Amen. Tags: church, firebrands, youth ministry, carecell 0 comments share

My first Kiss - Ang Sarap!

Apr 1, '09 4:30 AM for everyone Maalat-alat sha. Maalat * * * * * ** ** * * * * *

And medjo crunchy.... Yummy talaga! * * * * * *** ****** ****** *********** ****** *** * * * *

Introducing KISS Fish Crackers

wahaha!!
Compliments of Kim. Thanks kimmie :) Tags: favorites 3 comments share

This is us 5 years ago

Mar 24, '09 10:50 AM for everyone

I found this picture of us hidden in my metal cash box. It was a very nice surprise, as I have already forgotten surprise, about this. According to the note at the back, it was taken on March 22, 2004.♥
Please take note of the fact that it was NOT my idea to pose like this. The photographer coerced me to put my arms around him ( (wahaha!! ü), and as ,

Lawrence seemed to like it (obviously by the big smile on his cute totoy face.. hehehe), I had no choice but to comply. (Palusot! Hahaha!!!) * Kimmie: "Para kayong si Boy at si Inday ah." Hahaha! Tags: out with lawrence, maarte 7 comments share

Feb 18, '09 9:44 AM for everyone I grew up in a Christian family. My earliest memory leads back to Sunday School, DVBS, and church outings. Found!

. Read the rest of the story here. Tags: church, ramblings 0 comments share

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Jan 26, '09 1:44 AM for everyone

Special Treatment

Jan 14, '09 11:08 AM for everyone

Beginning today, treat
everyone you meet as if they were going to be

dead by midnig midnight.
Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.

-Og Mandino
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UST SURVEY

Oct 28, '08 1:51 AM for everyone

1.) SAANG GATE KA DUMADAAN PAPASOK SA UST? P.NOVAL, DAPITAN, LACSON o ESPANA? --> DAPITA

2.)MADALAS KUMAIN? CARP, ASTURIAS, CHUMBAYAN, P. NOVAL o NOTA (none of the above) -->ASTURIAS

3.) ILANG FLOORS AND BLDG NIO? --> 4

4.) ANONG TAWAG SA BLDG NIO? --> ST. RAYMU D'S / AB BLDG (hahaha ü actually share kame ng commerce)

5.) INABOT KA NA BA NG BAHA SA UST? --> OO, PERO HI DI KO AEXPERIE CE LUMUSO G. BY THE TIME TAPOS A A G CLASS, AGSUBSIDE A A G BAHA, THA K GOD! 6.) KULAY PUTI BA ANG UNIFORM MO? --> WHITE & BLUE (parang high school)

7.) SUMALI KA NA BA SA UNIVERSITY-WIDE ORGANIZATIONS? --> OPE

8.) MAY KAKLASE/ NAGING KAKLASE KA BANG VARSITY PLAYER? --> WALA

9.) NAKASALUBONG MO NA BA SI ABABOU, FORTUNA, ALLERA, JERVY AT IBA PANG BASKETBALL PLAYER? --> OO AMA . SI A LUA ZO . . .

10.) SAAN MADAMENG GOOD-LOOKING PEOPLE? sa BEATO, ROQUE RUANO, ST. RAYMUND'S, ST. MARTIN DE PORRES o NOTA (none of the above) --> shempre sa ST. RAYMU D'S! hahaha ü

11.) KABISADO MO NA BA ANG UST HYMN? --> DI EH...

12.) LAGI KA BANG LATE O SINASAKTO MO NA BEFORE MAG 15mins DUMATING SA ROOM (e.g. 14 mins before malate)? --> SAKTO LA G.. I DO 'T WA A MISS OUT O THE DISCUSSIO . MASISIPAG A G AKI G MGA PROPESOR. (naks! hahaha) 13.) MAY KASAMA BA KAYONG IBANG COLLEGE SA BLDG NIO? RELATED NMAN BA ANG COURSES NIO? --> COMMERCE... related ba yun? U ECO SIGURO G AB SA ECO G COMMERCE? 14.) MAAYOS BA ANG AIRCON SA ROOM NIO? --> OO KAYA KASALI A SA U IFORM KO A G JACKET.

15.) SAN KA NMAN MADALAS TUMAMBAY? --> SA LIBRARY, SA PAV, SA LOVER'S LA E, AT SA BOTA ICAL GARDE (noong hindi pa sira yung upuan nila dun. hahaha!) 16.) NAKATAMBAY KA NA BA SA LOVER'S LANE NUNG HINDI PA YUN KINAKALBO? (AS IN NUNG MADAME PANG PUNO.) --> KALBO A BA SHA GAYO ?? MABISITA GA....

17.) MAY SCHOLARSHIP KA BA SA UST? --> WLA EH.

18.) DL (dean's lister) ka ba? --> HI DI. TSK.

19.) SA TINGIN MO, MALAKI BA ANG USTE O MALIIT LANG? --> MALAKI.

20.) PAG NAGAWA NA ANG UST SRI LANKA AT IBA PANG BRANCHES NA BINABALAK ITAYO NG UST BY 2011, MAY BALAK KA BANG LUMIPAT AT IWAN ANG MAIN CAMPUS SA

MANILA? --> (grad na ko pero...) SHEMPRE HI DE. UST MA ILA PARI AKO. WO 'T TRADE THE MEMORIES THAT GO WITH IT FOR A YTHI G. 21.) LAST: NANGHIHINAYANG KA BA SA TUITION FEE NA BINABAYAD MO SA TUWING E ENROLMENT? --> HI DI AMA . OK AMA YU G MGA AITURO EH. A D OK DI YU G E VIRO ME T. WORTH IT SHA ACTUALLY. (go USTE!!) ♥ Tags: school 0 comments share

10 Random Facts About Me i've been tagged by shannon. hehe...

Sep 29, '08 7:10 AM for everyone

* Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves. * Bloggers that are tagged need to write on their own blog about their ten things and post these rules. * At the end of your blog, you need to choose ten people to get tagged and list their names. * Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog. ○○○ 10 FACTS ABOUT ME 1. I'm allergic to crabs and shrimps and pain medication. 2. I was valedictorian in Kinder 2 (" ("move on, zarah, move on!" ü). 3. I was able to finish reading a book in 3 hours, complete with notes! (Holy Discontent by Bill Hybels) ontent 4. I don't like listening to the radio. 5. I like constructing lesson plans and developing teaching materials. 6. My throat was accidentally shot with an airgun when I was in elementary. 7. I go crazy over school supplies (paper, notebooks, clips, pens, post its - POST ITS are my personal favorite, after notebooks. ü) 8. My mood swings are so quick and intense that at one time, I even thought of myself as slightly having Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde syndrome (but praise God because He's helping me get over this; now, I have better control of my mood swings).

9. I am a frustrated dancer dancer. 10. Seeing my nails painted in fun and bold colors makes my otherwise drab-and-uniform uniform-wearing-days tolerable. I will tag: abby apol christine farica ira jez kat kevin kristel teng Tags: ramblings 6 comments share

FOR SALE: Pocketbooks ◘ For as low as PHP 50.00 ◘ UK Authors ◘ View attachment for list/prices. *PM me if interested.♥♥♥ Attachment: book list_uk collection.pdf Tags: mindurownbusiness 0 comments share

Jul 28, '08 5:46 AM for everyone

sana gumana ka na... i tried posting something knna dito. ayaw. tsk. hopefully this one's gonna work na. Tags: friends, ramblings, school 0 comments share

Jul 11, '08 10:15 AM for everyone

so blessed...

Jun 30, '08 8:30 AM for everyone

the past few days has been
tiring but fun.Ü i feel so blessed that when someone asked me, "kmusta?", i answered "mabuting mabuti Ü mabuting mabuti!" ♥i thank God for my family & friends. ♥ Tags: family, friends, ramblings 1 comment share

are you hurting?

Jun 30, '08 7:27 AM for everyone

ne Imagine yourself grasping a knife, its sharp edge digging into your palm causing you to bleed.
You're in so much pain. You know the only solution is to let go of the knife to start the healing process. . .

... the same's true emotionally. ... dont go on hurting yourself by dwelling on anger, bitrness & self pity. o FORGIVE; LET GO of your emotional baggage and LET GOD heal u. the healing process wont start unles you surrender it to God. ******* "Cast all your cares on Him because He cares for you." 1 Pet. 5:7

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boredom strikes again

Apr 2, '08 4:23 AM for everyone

Your Thinking is Concrete and Sequential

You are precise, orderly, and realistic. You tend to get to the point and get things done. Difficult, detailed work is easy for you. You take things step by step. Time limits aren't a problem for you either. You work well with deadlines. What does drive you crazy is any sort of task that isn't precisely laid out. You don't like anything to be ambiguous. You prefer to deal with the facts at hand.

You Are a Realist

You don't see the glass as half empty or half full. You see what's exactly in the glass. You never try to make a bad situation seem better than it is... But you also never sabotage any good things you have going on. You are brutally honest in your assessments of situations - and this always seems to help you cope.

You Will Be a Cool Parent

You seem to naturally know a lot about parenting, and you know what kids need. You can tell when it's time to let kids off the hook, and when it's time to lay down the law. While your parenting is modern and hip, it's not over the top. You know that there's nothing cool about a parent who acts like a teenager... or a drill sergeant!

You Are a Ring Finger

You are romantic, expressive, and hopeful. You see the best in everything. You are very artistic, and you see the world as your canvas. You are also drawn to the written word. Inventive and unique, you are often away in your own inner world. You get along well with: The Pinky Stay away from: The Index Finger

You Are 60% Left Brained, 40% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention t detail, and to reasoning. Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others. If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic. Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet. The right side of your brain is all about creati creativity and flexibility. Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way. If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art. Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

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moved to a new blog site

Jan 28, '07 10:25 AM for everyone

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Oct 23, '05 7:23 AM for everyone

Your Kissing Purity Score: 80% Pure

You've hardly ever been kissed

But the kisses you've given are very missed

Your Power Color Is Lime Green

At Your Highest: You are adventurous, witty, and a visionary. At Your Lowest: You feel misunderstood, like you don't fit in. In Love: You have a tough exterior, but can be very dedicated. How You're Attractive: Your self-awareness and confidence lights up a room. awareness Your Eternal Question: "What else do I need in my life?"

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exactly!

Oct 18, '05 1:02 AM for everyone

The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.

In love, you feel the most alive when things are straight straight-forward, and you're told that you're loved. You'd like to your lover to think you are loyal and faithful... that you'll never change. You would be forced to break up with someone who was ruthless, cold-blooded, and sarcastic. Your ideal relationship is open. Both of you can talk about everything... no secrets. Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment. You think of marriage as something that will confine you. You are afraid of marriage. In this moment, you think of love as something yo can get or you discard anytime. You're feeling self centered. Tags: quizzes 0 comments share

The outlet
boredom strikes again

Apr 2, '08 4:23 AM for everyone

Your Thinking is Concrete and Sequential

You are precise, orderly, and realistic. You tend to get to the point and get things done. Difficult, detailed work is easy for you. You take things step by step. Time limits aren't a problem for you either. You work well with deadlines. What does drive you crazy is any sort of task that isn't precisely laid out. You don't like anything to be ambiguous. You prefer to deal with the facts at hand.

You Are a Realist

You don't see the glass as half empty or half full. You see what's exactly in the glass. You never try to make a bad situation seem better than it is... But you also never sabotage any good things you have going on. You are brutally honest in your assessments of situations - and this always seems to help you cope.

You Will Be a Cool Parent

You seem to naturally know a lot about parenting, and you know what kids need. You can tell when it's time to let kids off the hook, and when it's time to lay down the law. While your parenting is modern and hip, it's not over the top. You know that there's nothing cool about a parent who acts like a teenager... or a drill sergeant!

You Are a Ring Finger

You are romantic, expressive, and hopeful. You see the best in everything. You are very artistic, and you see the world as your canvas. You are also drawn to the written word. Inventive and unique, you are often away in your own inner world. You get along well with: The Pinky Stay away from: The Index Finger

You Are 60% Left Brained, 40% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning. verbal Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others. If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic. Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet. The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility. Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way. If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art. Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

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moved to a new blog site

Jan 28, '07 10:25 AM for everyone

hi! wont be blogging here anymore. check out my blog by clicking this link. link 0 comments share

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Oct 23, '05 7:23 AM for everyone

Your Kissing Purity Score: 8 80% Pure

You've hardly ever been kissed But the kisses you've given are very missed

Your Power Color Is Lime Green

At Your Highest: You are adventurous, witty, and a visionary. At Your Lowe Lowest: You feel misunderstood, like you don't fit in. In Love: You have a tough exterior, but can be very dedicated. How You're Attractive: Your self awareness and confidence lights up a room. self-awareness Your Eternal Question: "What else do I need in my life?"

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exactly!

Oct 18, '05 1:02 AM for everyone

The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free. In love, you feel the most alive when things are straight forward, and you're told that e, straight-forward, you're loved.

You'd like to your lover to think you are loyal and faithful... that you'll never change. You would be forced to break up with someone who was ruthless, cold blooded, and cold-blooded, sarcastic. Your ideal relationship is open. Both of you can talk about everything... no secrets. Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment. You think of marriage as something that will confine you. You are afraid of marriage. In this moment, you think of love as something you can get or discard anytime. You're feeling self centered. Tags: quizzes 0 comments share

boredboredboredboredbored..

Oct 17, '05 8:20 AM for everyone

Gummy Bears

You may be smooshie and taste unnatural, but you're so darn cute.

Your Hair Should Be White

Classy, stylish, and eloquent. You've got a way about you that floors everyone you meet. Tags: quizzes

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~_~

Oct 17, '05 6:07 AM for everyone

You Should Get a JD (Juris Doctor)

You're logical, driven, and ruthless. You'd make a mighty fine lawyer. Tags: quizzes 0 comments share

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Oct 16, '05 8:54 AM for everyone

How You Are In Love

You fall in love quickly and easily. And very often. You tend to give more than take in relationships. You tend to get very attached when you're with someone. You want to see your love all the time. You love your partner unconditionally and don't try to make them change. You are fickle and tend to fall out of love easily. You bounce from romance to romance. Tags: quizzes 0 comments share

i love sushi!

Oct 12, '05 12:26 PM

for everyone

You Are Japanese Food

Strange yet delicious. Contrary to popular belief, you're not always eaten raw. Tags: quizzes 0 comments share

PHOTOGRAPHY FINALS

Sep 29, '05 9:55 AM for everyone

we've had our photoshoot this morning for our finals in my favorite subject -- photography. toshoot it was fun.. but we're not yet through... we still have to take shots of candid and figure photos... eds, my partner and my model for the finals, surprised me. she's got a huge potential of becoming
a fashion model! i'm serious!! (eds, apol! natatawa kayo no?!? im serious aba'y akalain mo ang galing magpose! eds, serious!) haha... ang taray ng mga pictures nia i wont be surprised if ever i get a high grade on this subject, coz God has nia.. nt blessed me with such a great model.. go eds!!! thanks for 1 fantastic sem of being my partner. view photos here

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Goodbye Colorpoint, no thanks to you!

Sep 23, '05 10:13 AM for everyone

I’ve had my creative shot taken at Colorpoint this morning. The service was a big disappointment for me. Frank and I were the only customers there and I noticed that they didn’t care much about us. They didn’t work as hard as e they would if they had a full house. I seriously believe that even if we were the only people there, they should give us the attention we deserve! We’re paying them (lavishly) for that! ’re Now I can only speak for myself, since I was the only female customer there and they had to work twice as hard for female-customer female customers because of the hair & make make-up. In fairness, I don’t have any complaints about my make up artist (Angie) because he went all out to “pretty make-up “pretty-fy” me

(as Sir Orsal would say ). The amount P350 for hair and make up plus the “underground P100 fee” for my use make-up f of the artist’s costumes and accessories were all worth it. What really disappointed me was the know-it-all photographer who doesn’t know anything. Before I continue, I wish to inform you, my dear readers, that I was a Greek goddess in my creative shot. Having said that, let’s go back to the story. Here’s what happened: I entered Studio A. Photographer: Sige hija, maupo ka na diyan. Paano ba ang gusto mo? , Zarah: Kayo nalang po magsabi sakin kung pano magpopose. P: Hindi pwede yon. That’s why it’s called a creative shot. Idea mo dapat ang gagawin mo. Z: Eh wala nga po akong maisip eh. Kayo nalang po ang bahala, ok lang po. P: Eh kaya nga creative shot eh, dapat ikaw ang mag mag-iisip. Mamya kung anong ipagawa ko sa hindi mo sayo naman magustuhan. Mag-emote-emote ka nalang diyan. emote I was really getting pissed off because I could see that he was eager to be over with the shoot but he wasn’t willing to help me think of a “creative pose.” Good thing, Angie was there and he neutralized the tense atmosphere in the studio. He helped me think of how to pose and even put in some encouraging words for me. I know that he knew I was already irritated with the photographer. After the shoot, the photographer allowed me to see my shots as well as the shots of the other customers. While letting me see the creative shots of other people: Photographer: O tignan mo, ang gagaling nila magpose o. Sila lang ang nag-isip niyan. May dala pa silang isip props. I just looked at the pictures; I didn’t say anything because I knew I was being insulted. es; Photographer (while showing me a picture of a girl with a “flying kiss while kiss-tweetums” pose): O, ganyan ang creative ): shot. Hindi yung ngingiti lang sa camera. I was so pissed off; I hastily said thanks to him and left the studio. As a photographer, it’s good to let the models pose and emote, if they had any idea what to do But I didn’t have do. any idea, so naturally, I sought him for help. A photographer is like a director of a movie. Just as the director , directs the actors on how to act, the photographer directs the models on how to pose and what to do in front of the camera. And besides, where can you see a GREEK GODDESS pose as a TEE Y Y-BOPPER, PACUTE WOMA ? Right? Normally, goddesses in Greek mythology look serious and decent. If they do smile, they do it with poise. Not as a pa-cute, Star-struck finalist struck finalist-like poses. Needless to say, I won’t be going back to that studio anymore. If I do go back, it’s only to get my pictures. After that, it’s “Goodbye Colorpoint, no thanks to you!”

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pet peeves

Sep 14, '05 11:09 AM for everyone

1. WRO G USE OF E GLISH GRAMMAR - i'm not perfect. i admit my grammar's not perfect. but still, tolerable naman siguro pag may mali ako and i make sure to double check my ako.. entries... i've read LOTS of blog entries with very poor grammar.. oh my gosh!!!! you'll be shocked with these people's use of the english language. and to think they're already in high school.. some even in college.. and they're studying in a PRIVATE school!!!!!! what's happening with our english curriculum?? calling all ENGLISH TEACHERS.... 2. cabinet doors left open - sorry pops.. pero kse napakalaki na ng sign na nilagay ko eh... 3. used glasses left at the dinner tab lima lang kame sa bahay pero madalas wla ka nang table.. magamit na baso dahil gamit na lahat... oops.. MY FAULT!! DI KASE AKO AGHUHUGAS ng baso... hehe.. 4. noisy chinese neighbors -- ngayon palang, as i type this entry, nagsisigawan nanaman sila.... <"hwisingle anching tampo ho bo?!?!?!?"> calling Friction from HCHS.. single 5. kumakalampag na mga kaldero pag hinuhugasan -- nakakairita ang tunog!! 6. out of tune pagkumanta at MALI MALI A G LYRICS -- at AGMARU O G pa!!! 7. tawag ng tawag sa bahay every morning na akala ay kami ang MAY ILAD -- everyday yan!!! you can count on it!!!! 8. mga boy sa passenger seat ng truck na sut-sut ng sut-sut -- tinititigan ko talaga hanggang sa makalampas sila.. takot lang nila sa lokaret na estudyanteng naglalakad, akala nila demure.. to be continued.... isip pa ko.. good mood na ko eh.. Tags: ramblings 0 comments share

bisi-busy-han sa thesis

Sep 14, '05 9:41 AM for everyone

we're actually making progress in our thesis.. we've completed our codebook and coding sheets for each episode of My Juan and Only.. we have to present it to our prof on friday... unfortunately, we still dont have a theory.......

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just another icky feeling FAMILIARITY BREEDS CO TEMPT - a reality that has proven itself as i grow older.

Sep 10, '05 7:39 AM for everyone

i cant help but notice that "my friend" is starting to drift away.. ...maybe its because we've spent too much time together.. ...maybe im being boring... ...or irritating... ...maybe "my friend" has had enough of my selfishness...

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wlang "breading"

Sep 9, '05 10:47 AM for everyone
Mapalad ka RIZAL, andyan ka sa piso; mapalad ka RIZAL, ikaw aming hero; mapalad ka RIZAL, ikay may monumento; pero malas mo RIZAL, t_t_ mo SEME TO!

i received this text "quote" last night from someone.. i dont know who the sender is but he/she really got a sermon from me. i was so pissed!!! they didnt respect RIZAL! helo?!? sending green jokes is already bad as it is, but to include our NATIONAL HERO in a green joke?? where are their manners? didnt they study ethics in school? character education?? values??? whoever made up this "quote" really needs to go back to preschool and learn some manners. basic respect for our national heroes should be automatic in us.. do they think they're cool just because they're automatic sending green jokes?? well I DONT THINK SO!! they're PATHETIC! whoever is reading this blog right now, please be responsible in sending text messages. dont give the ff. excuses, "it's just a quote" / "i just forwarded it to you", because you can make a difference. DELETE IT right away. dont be a part of sending pathetic, disrespectful, and nonsense messages because it's a total waste of time. remember, the messages you send shows a part of who you are. here's the rest of our conversation: zarah: yuck! wlang breeding. pati national hero bnabastos. mahya nga kayo. . ???: ay kowt lang po un.. pnsa lang skin... cnu ang wlang breading? xncia na ha.. prang artista ah zarah: um.. excuse me i spelled it as BREEDI G not BREADI G. ano ka MA OK?! bwahaha. :) BREEDI ay bka d mu gets. hehe. bsta nxt tym respeto lang s mga bayani. obviously i'm so pissed...

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coolmovies_gradpic

Aug 30, '05 2:42 AM for everyone

finally got to watch the Secret Window starring Johnny Depp. i'm drawn to movies with split personality/MPD-ish twists (another ex. ish ex.-Hide & Seek starring Dakota Fanning and Robert de ota Niro).. cool.. and johnny depp's so cute!! (oops.. i'm starting to sound like a giggly, lovestruck adolescent.. sorry..) got my grad pic today.. ampangit ng pag pag-makeup nila.. tsk.. it's a good thing they accidentally printed my wallet size photos in black & white.

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so write

Aug 26, '05 9:59 AM for everyone

i attended the "SO WRITE" writing seminar this afternoon at school... daphne oseña was there as one of the speakers... i learned a lot from it, though i felt a little uncomfortable coz people kept teasing me because i was taking down notes during the seminar. i cant understand why people bug me for taking down notes.. it's a SEMINAR after all! what's the point of attending a seminar when you'll just forget about what you've learned after a when few hours?? right? maybe they just attended that seminar just so they can have something to add to their "list of seminars attended" in their resumes.

well, i dont care what they say. i feel restless if i dont write down what i've learned. it's already a habit -- a good habit, if i might add. there are times when i dont study for a quiz but still manage to pass (and get a high grade at that) just because i remembered what i've written during the discussion. writing, especially taking diown notes, works wonders.. try it! Tags: senior year 3 comments share

yeah.. that's me..

Aug 26, '05 9:41 AM for everyone

You May Be a Bit Histrionic ...

Dramatic and over the top, you crave attention. And you'll do anything it takes to get noticed. You love to be seductive, even when it's inappropriate. If you're ignored, you're easily hurt ... and act out even more! What'>http://www.blogthings.com/personalitydisorderquiz/">What Personality Disorder Are You? Tags: quizzes 0 comments share

Aug 25, '05 11:53 AM for everyone we ordered our college rings today..... 8 MONTHS TO PAY @ P150/wk.... Lord HELP ME!!!
ang gastos ng fourth year!!!!!! ang gastos ng fourth year!!!!!! Tags: senior year

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getting better..yipee!!!!!

Aug 25, '05 11:52 AM for everyone

eds and i went around ust this afternoon to shoot our 3rd plate in photography.. we had it developed this evening at photoconcept in quiapo. guess what???? it looked better than i photoconcept expected.. yey!!!! we're getting better.. we're improving!!!! haha.. THANK GOD!!

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nursing?!?!?

Aug 23, '05 10:25 AM for everyone

Your Career Type: Social
You are helpful, friendly, and trustworthy. Your talents lie in teaching, nursing, giving information, and solving social problems. You would make an excellent: Counselor - Dental Hygienist - Librarian Nurse - Parole Officer - Personal Trainer Physical Therapist - Social Worker - Teacher The worst career options for your are realistic careers, like truck driver or farmer. What's">http://www.blogthings.com/idealcareerquiz/">What's Your Ideal Career? What's">http://www.blog Tags: quizzes 0 comments share

introvert or extrovert?

Aug 23, '05 10:15 AM for everyone

really??? interesting... yeah i know i'm an extrovert when i'm at church, or when i'm around people i know.. but at school??? nah... when i was still in high school maybe but now, i dont think so.. but it's really not that surprising.. take a look at my personality--it's a case of total opposites!!!! it's *confused*

You Are 70% Extrovert, 30% Introvert
You are quite outgoing You are a social connector - you know a ton of people While you aren't a wild extrovert, you are a great talker A fantastic storyteller, you keep everyone laughing Are'>http://www.blogthings.com/extrovertintrovertquiz/">Are You An Extrovert or An http://www.blogthings.com/extrovertintrovertquiz/">Are Introvert? Tags: quizzes 0 comments share

my thinking style.. daw...

Aug 23, '05 10:14 AM for everyone

Your Dominant Thinking Style:
Modifying Super logical and rational, you consider every fact available to you. You don't make rash decisions and are rarely moved by emotion. You prefer what's known and proven - to the new and untested. You tend to ground those around you and add stability.

Your Secondary Thinking Style: r
Experimenting You're all about looking at the facts, and you could always use more of them. You see life as your lab - and you're always trying out new things, people, and ideas.

The master of mix and match, you're always coming up with unique combinations. coming You are good at getting a group to reach consensus.

What's">http://www.blogthings.com/whatsyourthinkingstylequiz/">What's Your Thinking Style? Tags: quizzes 0 comments share

is this for real?!?

Aug 22, '05 10:25 AM for everyone

our prof in photography is starting to transform into the responsible professor that he should be... mabuti naman!!! i hope this "transformation" will continue until the semester ends...
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my incompetent photography professor

Aug 9, '05 11:47 AM for everyone

i was excited to learn that we'll be having a photography class this semester.. unfortunately, our professor is incompetent and lazy... we are not getting our money's worth. he was absent for weeks.. we only had 2 meetings with him during the prelim period.. then he had the e nerve to ask us for a makeup class which was a total waste of our time.. we were supposed to have this class from 9:30-11:30 am... when he arrived it was already past 10 am.. then he started 11:30 discussing the lesson at 10:45 am.. the most irritating part about this is that he asked us to submit contact prints for our prelim exam when we didnt even have a hands-on session with him on teaching us how to use our cameras... how are we supposed to know how to use the camera correctly!?!?!? maybe he doesnt realize that discussing the lesson is very different from the actual, practical lessons. needless to say, my session notes are useless. eds and i went around binondo this afternoon to shoot images for our prelim exam... we had it images developed and we were very disappointed when we saw our work.. half of the 36 36-shots roll of film we used were underexposed.. all our indoor shots cannot be seen.. i give

the "credit" to our "beloved professor!!!!!"

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Aug 7, '05 4:17 AM for everyone currently busy with thesis, prelims, reports, etc.. had to stay up late for the past two weeks to finish all these...last night i watched a ballet performance at ccp together with my frendz.. tomorrow eds and i have to go around binondo for a photo shoot for our prelims in photography......... 0 comments share
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sidetracked while doing my thesis

Jul 31, '05 1:42 PM for everyone

Your English Skills:

Grammar: 100% Punctuation: 100% Spelling: 80% Vocabulary: 20% Does'>http://www.blogthings.com/englishcutthemustardquiz/">Does Your English Cut the http://www.blogthings.com/englishcutthemustardquiz/">Does Mustard?

gosh!!! 20% on vocabulary!!!! HOW EMBARRASI G!!! and to think i read a lot! i need to read the dictionary more often...... (what the heck does Obsequious mean?!?)

Your Linguistic Profile:

65% General American English 25% Yankee 5% Dixie 5% Upper Midwestern 0% Midwestern What'>http://www.blogthings.com/amenglishdialecttest/">What Kind of American English Do You Speak? Tags: quizzes 0 comments share

senior year blues

Jul 31, '05 3:25 AM for everyone

i'm starting to feel the pressure (1/4 fun & excitement + 3/4 stress, misery & hardwork) of my senior year in college... i had my grad pic taken last week.. fees (yearbook, etc.) are starting to d roll one after the other... and now, the THESIS issue.. thank God i have my friends as my groupmates! we have to start our thesis from scratch since the one we were working on since 3rd year had to be disregarded (i'd rather not talk about it).. there goes a semester of research... oh well, at least we have a more interesting topic now... a content analysis on the ABS ABS-CBN sitcom My Juan and Only... to be continued.......... 0 comments share

i've realized that.......

Jul 22, '05 9:55 AM for everyone

at the start of this school year, i started getting worried because i'm about to graduate this coming he march and yet i dont have an idea as to what career i want to venture in.... but after this BOOK OF HOPE experience, it finally came to me.. while walking along the streets of ongpin just after along BOH distribution in Patriotic, i realized that nothing in this world will give me satisfaction unless i use my gifts for GOD.. when am i most happy?? whenever i'm busy in ministry.. i find certain fulfillment and satisfa satisfaction in God's service that working in a secular job can never give me. maybe that's why i can't imagine myself doing anything outside church.. i dont know.. maybe i'm called to serve God full time time(???) 0 comments share

July 20, 2005

Jul 21, '05 8:29 AM for everyone

8am: Went to Manila Patriotic to distribute BOH to the students (Preschool (Preschool-Highschool) 11am: Went home. I have a class at 3.. 12:30pm: Ate lunch 1:00pm: zzzzzzzzZZZZzzzzZZzzzzzz 4:30pm: Woke up.. I decided to go to UP Diliman to watch a film required in our Film Theory class.

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Book of Hope Distribution July 19, 2005 (Tuesday) 9:40 pm

Jul 21, '05 8:21 AM for everyone

Just came home from church. We had our Hopefest earlier this evening. It was fun! It was nice to see students from different schools gathered together to have fun with us and know Jesus. They were the ones who responded to our call for a gathering during Book of Hope Distribution

which started yesterday. As of now, we were able to visit 4 schools (MHCN, HCHS, Jin Nan Institute & Lorenzo Ruiz Academy). 26 students came. Tomorrow, Patrick, Sis. Lourdes & I, together with the team from America will go to Manila Patriotic. We were supposed to go there today but we ran a little late with our schedule so by the time we got there, it was already oday dismissal time for the morning classes (we only had permission to distribute BOH in the morning classes). Anyway, this experiece is really exciting! It's nice to go to different classrooms and see the students listen to you as you share your testimony of how the BOH has changed your life. For me, it was fun introducing the BOH to them because they are really interested in it, you can see it in their faces. Especially with the preschoolers and the elementary kids, it's such a rewarding ly experience just seeing them excited with the stories and activity pages inside the book. I thank God for giving me the opportunity to share His goodness and love with others!

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THE BIBLE JESUS READ

Jul 15, '05 11:59 AM for everyone

yey! i hav a new book!!! haha.. i LOVE it!!!!! i learned, just after reading a few pages, the aha.. importance of the Old Testament -- Jesus and His disciples (along with the other believers) had only this (OT) as their Bible. they still had to write the New Testament (duh!?).. so it is just as important (if not more) to read and STUDY it....

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BOOK OF HOPE DISTRIBUTION

Jul 14, '05 1:47 AM for everyone

we will be going to 6 schools (HOPE CHRISTIA HIGH SCHOOL, MA ILA PATRIOTIC ACADEMY, SU YAT SE HIGH SCHOOL, JI A I STITUTE, LORE ZO RUIZ ACADEMY, and METROPOLITA HOSPITAL COLLEGE OF URSI G) to distribute the Book of Hope, which is the Word of God, specifically the life of Jesus Christ, contextualized in a , magazine form for easy reading.

i cant wait!!!

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TRAPPED IN HITLER'S HELL

Jul 12, '05 5:43 AM for everyone

just finished reading this book. it's about Anita Dittman (a Holocaust survivor), and how she survived 12 years of persecution during Hitler's reign through her faith in reign Jesus Christ. this book is a great example that God is alive and He is always faithful.
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CITIZEN KANE

Jul 9, '05 10:37 AM for everyone

according to Dr. Orsal, CITIZEN KANE is... "the GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME" "the #1 MOVIE IN THE LIST OF MOVIES FROM 1920's UP TO THE PRESENT" for me, it was a good movie.. interesting... the ending will really make you thi think...

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LAZY

Jul 8, '05 2:36 AM for everyone

my class schedules this sem are all PM classes (except for saturdays which start at 11 am).. this particular sched makes me lazy.. i get up at noon, go to school at 2 pm.. i get home late.. lawrence jokingly called me lazy.. hehe.. i'm not offended.. it's true.. in some ways i am lazy...but true.. today, i really really really am lazy.. i have a class at 3 but i'm still here at home writing this journal entry...i wont go to class.. it's our thesis class...we're not doing anything.. the prof is just discussing the different types of approaches we can apply regarding our thesis.. but since we're just going to do only one approach, which is context analysis, other discussions are irrelevant to our topic. and i think that this friday sched was just made for consultations, so after she finishes t with the discussion, we'll stop meeting regularly and just concentrate on doing our thesis..... 0 comments share

DR. JEKYLL and MR. HYDE a.k.a. zarahlim

Jul 8, '05 2:15 AM for everyone

what is it with me these days? i cant seem to control my temper and my emotions. my family is freaking out with my attitude these past few days.. i'm also starting to get scared.. i seem to have a split personality.. maybe it's because of my mel-sang type of personality.. but still, it's irritating. .. one minute i'm nice and the next, i'm a monster, all in just a snap of a finger... CONFUSING, WEIRD.. yah, i know... HELP!!!

i made a wrong judgment regarding my ethics professor.. last monday, he was very nice... and .. his subject didnt bore me... i just hope it will continue to be that way until our last meeting.

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"teacher" zarah

Jun 28, '05 7:51 AM for everyone

just finished preparing the lesson for sunday school. i'm exhausted. but i feel accomplished because i was able to finish the lessons for the whole month of july. Thank you Lord for helping me! i didnt attend my classes yesterday.. i wasnt feeling well.. too bad i had to miss my photography class. i'm so looking forward to it.

i dont like my ethics class... i find the professor arrogant. i guess philo profs are all the guess same, they think they know everything... well, at least i'll know how to act when i start teaching...
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Jun 22, '05 11:15 PM for everyone Yesterday we had our Marriage and Family class. I didn’t like it, the professor was e contradicting his own words. His teaching was very confusing and if you’re not really grounded on God’s Word, you’ll be lost and swayed into believing these “lies.” Some things that really bothered me are the ff:
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY class' 1st meeting = DISASTER 1. He’s not married and yet, he’s teaching a MARRIAGE AND FAMILY class. How can you teach something that you don’t know? Kahit ano pang sabihin niya, wala parin siyang alam about marriage dahil hindi pa niya naexperience ito. He’s very bookish. All his knowledge about marriage he’s claiming to know all comes from a book. 2. He said “Marriage is a way to salvation.”

I don’t believe this because the only way to salvation is through Jesus Christ. (Acts 4:12 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to Acts men by which we must be saved.”)
3. “Pornography is NOT immoral... “ He also said that married couples are allowed to watch X Xrated films because some use these films as an enhancement to their sexual act.

Pornography is pornography. You cannot give an excuse to something that is wrong. Sin is sin.
4. “Live-in relationship is okay as long as you get married after or as long as you are committed in to each other and it is a binding relationship.”

radictory Very contradictory to what he said about sex outside marriage being immoral and sex is for married couples only.
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WHEN GOD WRITES YOUR LOVE STORY OUR

Jun 20, '05 11:36 AM for everyone

currently reading this book which johanssen gave to me for my birthday. so far, i learned that true love involves a choice and loving your future spouse does not begin after you get married. you must love him your entire life, meaning even if you havent met each other yet, you have to stay faithful, keep yourself pure (not just skin deep but pure in everything), and all that.

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surpise birthday celebration

Jun 20, '05 11:26 AM for everyone

last thursday, my friends at church had a surprise for me for my birthday. i was so touched. thanks guys!
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at reuben morgan's concert Jun 13, '05 2:36 AM for everyone

went to araneta last saturday for reuben morgan's concert. though lots of things happened that would have ruined my day (had a fight with brznf coz both of us were pressured we snapped at

each other, but we're ok by the time we got home), i still had a great time. it was an awesome experience worshipping God together with thousands of other believers. i had an amazing time together jumping, literally jumping, for joy during the praise songs..

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PRAISE HIM PRAISE HIM PRAISE HIM IN EVERYTHING

Jun 7, '05 5: AM 5:42 for everyone

praise God for His goodness! He really is the living God, the God who answers prayers!! this morning i prayed for God's favor to be with me as i enroll.. i asked for a smooth enrollment process, specifically for the lines to be tolerable.. i arrived at school at about quarter to 1, and i was surprised when i saw that there's no line! i was able to go straight to the seminary gym. i was done in 15 minutes!!! God is so good.
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LESSONS LEARNED THIS SUMMER

Jun 5, '05 9:10 AM A for everyone

summer's almost over.. i'm glad i still have 1 week left of my vacation. i'm not yet ready to return to my classes.. just thinking about it bores me.. oh well, atleast when school starts, i'll have an allowance. this summer, i learned lots of things.. God has really dealt with my fears/weaknesses.. though i'm still in the process of improving myself. 1st lesson - i realized that i should not put my life's "anchor" on my friends but on God alone when they went to alone. palawan, i really felt left out, up to the point that i didnt want to go to church anymore. But God spoke to me and reminded me that i dont go to church just because my friends are there; the purpose of my attending church is o because i want to worship God, and Him alone alone. 2nd lesson - i learned to trust God with my ability in playing the keyboards . i felt so overwhelmed when i learned keyboards. that the two drummers at church together with lawrence the guitarist (hi lawrence!!! =p special mention ka pa! (hi haha) will be going to palawan. i freaked out, as in i really cant sleep because i thought that i cant pla the keyboard ) play without the drums. but since i had no choice, i learned to depend on God, i found out that before, i relied on my own, but really surrendering yourself to God will produce great and wonderful results results. 3rd lesson - from my ojt/summer job exp experience, i learned that you will really meet people that will irritate you. Your day turning out to be a good day will depend on how you react to these "irritants." 4th lesson - in relation to lesson #3, i learned that putting God as my first priority everyday makes the day easier ryday easier. yes, there will still be irritants around you, but you'll be able to deal with them properly if you connect yourself with God.

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my last day @ pageshop

May 31, '05 8:47 AM for everyone

after 2 months, i'll finally be able to enjoy the remaining days of my supposed vacation. i learned a lot from this ojt/summer job, but as i said before, i dont see myself making advertising as my lifelong career. i see myself as a teacher than as an advertisin advertising practitioner.
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THE PRAYER OF JABEZ

May 26, '05 11:02 AM for everyone

i reread this book while i was at the office since i had nothing to do. It was such a blessing because it reminded me of what God really has in store for my life. It reminded me to ask more from God because that's what He wants me to do. Jesus promised in Matthew 7:7 that if we ask, Matthew then it will be given to us. Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil. 1 Chronicles 4:10

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NOT EVEN A HINT guarding your heart agains lust against

May 26, '05 10:49 A AM for everyone

"i will be careful to lead a blameless life -- when will you come to me? i will walk in my house with blameless heart. i will set before my eyes no vile thing. the deeds of faithless men i hate; they will not cling to me. men of perverse hear shall be far from me; i will have nothing to do with evil." psalm 101:2-4

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back to reality

May 14, '05 9:01 AM for everyone

this year's youth retreat was different from the previous year's camp. i spent most of the time crying, at especially during the 3rd day. i was really blessed by the changes i saw in our group. i could really feel God's love amongst us. i hope our passion for God would continue as we go back to the reality of this world. i pray that God would use me and remind me that i am consecrated unto Him, and i will live my life for His glory, for His purpose, for Him alone.

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i have a summer job!! yey!!!

Apr 29, '05 10:00 P PM for everyone

yesterday, eds & i were offered a 1 month contract for a summer job at pageshop. even if we still have one week left to complete our required hours, we're gonna get paid to work there!!! of course i'm going to accept the offer!! hahahaha... i'm not going to miss this opportunity to earn money and at the same time learn something.
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6 DAYS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 28, '05 10:36 AM for everyone

my ojt is almost at an end. I CA T WAIT!!!! will i miss working at pageshop?? um... i dont know, time will tell... but as of now, all i can think of is "i only have 6 more days to go!".. i cant help but count the hours until my time of "forced labor" is up.

50 HOURS TO GO!!!

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i miss my friends!!!!!!!

Apr 27, '05 7:21 AM for everyone

just got back from the CE convention in rizal, laguna.. it was ok.. though it was not as fun as i expected it to be. be.. lawrence, kim, and the others are still in palawan, and i miss them soooooo much!!!! last sunday, the church was unusually quiet, because they were not there (and also because no one thought of putting the house music on, which (and btw brznf does every sunday and since he's not around, no one did it.. i wish i knew how to operate the sound system y so i could have done it).. anyway, as i was saying, most of my closest friends in church were absent, and i have to ).. endure this misery for one more week.. uuggh!!!!! i hate this feeling!!! feeling left out of all the fun and the experiences they're having.. im sure when they get back, their main topic will be the palawan mission trip.. ( know (i i'm sounding bitter here.. i'm sorry, i just really really REALLY want to be with them RIGHT THIS MI UTE!!!!) be UTE!!!! they'll be going to bataraza tomorrow, to immerse themselves with the badjao muslim people.. i wish i can still communicate with them.. i dont think i can survive even 2 days without talking to kim/lawrence, especially wh when they're somewhere deep in the "jungle"............ but on the other hand, i'm still looking forward to the youth retreat, not only because we'll all be together again, but because i want to take this time for reflection( reflection(spiritually), and relaxation(physically,since i'll be finished with my OJT by this time!!! yipee!!!! ).i'm also excited because ptr. sur will be our speaker, and i know it will be really fun having him with us because he was also at the CE convention and i was really blessed with the message he shared during the 2 sessions that he was scheduled to speak message in.

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OJT update

Apr 23, '05 2:26 AM for everyone

7 days to go!! but since i wont be able to go to the office for three days, i still have two weeks left.. i cant wait for this practicum to be over!!!

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9 DAYS TO GO!!

Apr 20, '05 11:00 AM for everyone

my ojt days will be over soon.. i cant wait!!! ................ i wont be able to go to palawan.. it's ok, i was expecting a miracle.. and i really thought it was God's will for me to go.. but i know that He has something better in store for

me.. anyway, i'll be going to the CE convention on apr 25 27 in laguna.. so my disappointment regarding the ing 25-27 palawan mission trip was somehow pacified.. and i still have something to look forward to this summer -- the youth retreat..

72 HOURS TO GO!!!!!
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i wanna go to palawan......

Apr 16, '05 10:26 AM M for everyone

"God will make a way, when there seems to be no way. He works in ways we cannot see, HE WILL MAKE A WAY FOR ME..." hopefully. i prayed really hard!!!!! and i'm still praying... let His will be done... ..."

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my personality: melancholic melancholic-sanguine

Apr 13, '05 12:02 A AM for everyone

my current obsession: studying the different types of personalities. i took the test from www.oneishy.com/personality/personality_test.php. www.oneishy.com/personality/personality_test.php here's the result:

Your personality is Melancholy Sanguine.

Overall: Melancholy:16 Phlegmatic:10 Sanguine:14 Choleric:0 Strengths: Melancholy:8

Phlegmatic:7 Sanguine:5 Choleric:0 Weakneses: Melancholy:8 Phlegmatic:3 Sanguine:9 Choleric:0 The Melancholy's Emotions: Deep and thoughtfully Analytical Serious and purposeful Genius prone Talented and creative Artistic or musical Philosophical and poetic appreciative of beauty Sensitive to others Self-sacrificing Conscientious Idealistic Remembers the negatives Moody and depressed Enjoys being hurt Has false humility Off in another world Low self-image Has selective hearing Self-centered Too introspective Guilt feelings Persecution complex Tends to hypochondria The Melancholy As a Friend: Makes friends cautiously Content to stay in background Avoids causing attention Faithful and devoted Will listen to complaints Can solve other's problems Deep concern for other people

Moved to tears with compassion Seeks ideal mate Lives through others Insecure socially Withdrawn and remote critical of others Holds back affections Dislikes those in opposition Suspicious of people Antagonistic and vengeful Unforgiving Full of contradictions Skeptical of compliments The Sanguine's Emotions: Appealing personality Talkative, Storyteller Life of the Party Good sense of humor Memory for color Physically holds on to listener Emotional and demonstrative Enthusiastic and expressive Cheerful and bubbling over Curious Good on stage Wide-eyed and innocent Lives in the present Changeable disposition Sincere at heart Always a child Compulsive talker Exaggerates and elaborates Dwells on trivia Can't remember names Scares others off Too happy for some Has restless energy Egotistical Blusters and complains Naive, gets taken in Has loud voice and laugh Controlled by circumstances Gets angry easily

Seems phony to some Never Grows Up The Sanguine As a Friend: Makes friends easily Loves People Thrives on compliments Seems exciting envied by others Doesn't hold grudges apologizes quickly Prevents dull moments Likes spontaneous activities Hates to be alone Needs to be center stage Wants to be popular Looks for credit dominates conversations Interrupts and doesn't listen answers for others Fickle and forgetful Makes excuses Repeats stories
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3 WEEKS TO GO...

Apr 8, '05 11:26 AM for everyone

i've finished 74.5 hours after 2 weeks of my practicum period. i'll be doing this until apr29. these past few days have been very hectic. i handled almost everything needed for sm cinema's movie guide. i had to call the film outfits for art materials (posters, press release photos, etc.), take note of the revisions in the media plan, and stuff like that. i'm really not in the mood to write this all down, i'm so tired!!!!!!!!!! ood anyway, i'm glad this is almost over.. but i have to tell you this: i'm starting to think about working for the agency even after my 200 hours are up (for a summer job atleast)... but i still have to think about it, i'm still having second thoughts..

125.5 hours to go!!!!!
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WORKING GIRL

Mar 28, '05 8:33 AM for everyone

i finished 9 hours of my supposed 200 hour workload of practicum. it's ok... not that i really enjoyed it.. i'm really not that interested in advertising... i'd rather work in tv production.. but i wanted to give this a shot before i totally close my doors on advertising opportunities. o i'm assigned to work with kuya paolo.. he's the head of the traffic and strategic planning department.. basically our job is to make sure every department is doing their job. we plan ahead so as to make the lives of the people from other departments more comfortable and organized. we plan what needs to be done first.. what can be done later.. something like that. for the first two hours, eds and i had nothing to do but wait for ate yeng to orient us. but when for they started to give us projects, we all got busy. ate cheche taught me how to do a media plan.. i mean an actual media plan which will be used for publications. i did the media plan for april 6 612. it was pretty easy but i still had to have a guide with me.. but still, i think i did a good job ut because kuya paolo told me that what i did was correct. he said i could do the media plan forever.. dream on! i dont want to be stuck doing that job. i mean, it's fine, but i still have to see what's in advertising that can persuade me to make it my life life-long career. 191 hours to go!!

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SORRY

Mar 21, '05 10:08 A AM for everyone

what does "being sorry" really mean??? say sorry only when you mean it. say sorry when you really intend to change for the better. stop saying sorry just to shut me up.

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im in a good mood!!

Mar 12, '05 8:45 AM A for everyone

You Are In a Fantastic Mood

You're confident, focused, and on top of your game. People are attracted to your energy right now. This is the time to go for it - you're likely to get what you want! ime What Mood Are You In? as opposed to last night's mood that i was in. things obviously worked out fine. 0 comments share

3CA4-CAt4pat advertising agency: 1st runner tising runner-up in the 2005 junior adquest 1st runner-up Best in Creatives Best in TVC Best in Print Ads 0 comments share

Mar 12, '05 8:40 AM for everyone

im so bored..............

Mar 11, '05 12:05 PM P for everyone

You Are Pretty Logical
(You got 50% of the questions right) You're a bit of a wizard when it comes to logic While you don't have perfect logic, you logic is pretty darn good Keep at it - you've got a lot of natural talent in this area! How Logical Are You?

You Are Depressed

No doubt about it, you're feeling very down. Maybe you've had a bad day, or maybe you need help. Either way, make sure to take good care of yourself right now. What Mood Are You In?

You Are A Romantic
You are more romantic than 80% of the population.

You life your life like a fairy tale... or at least you try to. Living for magical moments, you believe there's only one true love for you. Love is the most important thing in your life, and you don't take it for granted. Your perfect match loves to be in love as much as you do! Are You Romantic or Realistic? 0 comments share

Mar 11, '05 10:14 AM for everyone i returned the book i borrowed (anne frank's diary) from the high school lib today. it was a disaster! here's what happened:
~~bad day~~ ~~~~~~~~~*****************~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ i gave the book to the librarian. zarah: "Ok na po?" librarian: "OK na." [so i got out of the library and started to head towards the stairway. then some high school students called me and told me that the librarian was calling me. so i returned to the library.] librarian: "overdue ka. nirenew mo ba to?" zarah: (surprised) "huh? anong overdue?? eh march 12 nakastamp jan march 11 palang ngayon." librarian: "eh nakalagay sa computer march 2 ang due date nito. 7 days overdue ka. pinarenew mo ba to? kelan?" zarah: "ndi ko pinarenew yan. nung hiniram ko yan na yung nlagay nun babae." librarian: "kilala mo ba yun babae?" zarah: "hinde. kilala mo?" librarian: (sarcastic) "OPO, KATRABAHO KO PO." zarah: (pissed off) "so anong gagawin ko???" librarian: "magbayad ka ng P35. overdue ka eh." gbayad zarah: bat ako magbabayad eh ndi ko naman alam na mali pala yung stnamp na date nung kasama nio. malay ko ba na march 2 pala yung nakalagay jan sa computer eh hindi naman pinakita sakn un monitor." [starts to lecture] librarian: "ilang beses ka na nakahiram sa central lib? alam mo naman na hindi natin patakaran na magpahiram ng book for 2 weeks. 3rd yr. ka na dapat alam mo na yun. responsibilidad mong ayusin pag nakita mong mali." zarah: "first time kong humiram dito sa high school lib. malay ko ba kung iba pala un patakaran sa dito."

librarian: "hinde. diba inorient kayo nung first year?" zarah: "hindi ko na maalala." [we're both talking in raised voices. high school students inside the library were already watching us. the librarian continues to lecture.] . zarah: "o cge na magbabayad na ko." zarah: "asan na yung babae? dapat sabhin mo sakanya na mali yun nilagay nia." librarian: "oo sasabhin ko talaga. dont wori, il let her call you." [i paid P35 just to shut her up. it was obvious that she wasnt gonna budge. meanwhile i was . really pissed off and the values taught to me when i was a child to respect the elders was far child--to elders-from my mind. i was so pissed off] zarah: (after paying the bill) "sabhan mo yung kasama mo ah." librarian: "oo papatawagin ko sha sa inyo. SHE OWES YOU AN APOLOGY." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ****************~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ i consulted my mom and dad and asked for their opinion. i'm guilty of being rude to the librarian, but i couldnt help it. she was rude too! i mean, ako na nga tong namali, ako na tong napagsabhan nia, ako pa un pinagbayad, eh samantalang ndi ko naman kasalanan. ask anyone, if they borrowed a book from the library, and the librarian stamped the due date at the back of the book, are you going to question her if it's correct? or are you going to accept it as is??? malamang ing tanggapin mo na yung stnamp nia no. do you get my point? im so pissed off! anyway, my parents took my side, they agreed that it wasnt my fault, i didnt do anything wrong, i shouldnt have paid the fee. they agreed that the librarian who made a mistake should be the one to pay the fee. ok, so it's just P35, but what i want here is justice! (hahaha ang lalim!!) napahiya kaya ako sa mga students dun sa highschool! tapos ako pa un pnagsabhan eh ndi naman ako may kasalanan. anyway... next topic. nastestress lang ako.. 0 comments share

Mar 10, '05 8:38 AM for everyone at the beginning of the semester most of my clasm8s, including myself, hated this subject. actually not because of the subject itself but also partly because of the professor. but towards the end of the sem, we had to evaluate some of our professors, including this particular prof. After including the christmas break, he didnt show up in class for 3 weeks. then when he returned, we were all amazed at the obvious transformation in his attitude. he became nice to us. as in super nice. he
POLITICAL DYNAMICS class

started discussing the lessons THOROUGHLY (because before, he didnt discuss anything at all), and we are now able to see him smile/laugh, unlike before when he wore a poker face all throughout our 3-hour class. this sudden transformation really made a lot of difference with regard to the atmosphere and our (my) studying habits. for me, i became motivated to study, because i can now understand the readings, because he already discussed it. (you know that i love to read, but reading the handouts he gave us really drains me. i have to repeat reading every sentence at least 5x just to be able to repeat understand it). i think his "poker face-terror teacher" facade at the beginning of the sem was just a front. terror 0 comments share

more about me through online quizzes

Mar 3, '05 9:20 AM for everyone

You Are 70% Left Brained, 30% Right Brained
The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning. Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others. If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic. Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet. The right side of your brain is all about creativity ng, and flexibility. Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way. If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art. Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports. ain Are You Right or Left Brained? Your Icecream Flavour is...Neopolitan! You aren't satisfied with just one flavor. They say variety is the spice of life and this shines through in your Ice cream of choice! Just don't eat all the chocolate and leave the strawberry and vanilla behind! What is your Icecream Flavour? Find out at Go Quiz

How to make a zarahlim
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Mar 2, '05 10:40 PM for everyone just came from an interview for my OJT. i was asked to report to the office today, and i didnt know if it was for an interview or an orientation. it's a good thing the lady who interviewed me was nice.. =) it helped that my friends were there with me, they were also asked to go to the office. btw, it's an ad agency which handles the ads for sm cinemas, food courts, watsons, etc. the lady told me they were below-the-line media, meaning it's a face to face medium, which handles line billboards, posters, etc. so i think it's great because i'm better in writing than in conceptualizing ideas for TVCs and all that. 0 comments share
OJT interview

Mar 1, '05 10:38 AM for everyone i want to be more knowledgeable in history.. i guess you already know that by now.. one of my wishes was already granted (to be able to read the diary of anne frank)..now, i want to get a copy for myself (coz i just borrowed it from the library) and also buy the ff. books.
wish list

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Feb 28, '05 6:34 AM for everyone at last after weeks of waiting for the ust high school lib to grant my request, i finally succeeded in getting a copy of anne frank's diary! very interesting to read. makes me feel childish compared to what she had to go through.
anne frank mania part 2

s i hate bossy people. there's this girl at school. she thinks she's so high and mighty because of her talents and accomplishments and because of that she bosses people around. i mean it's ok to be bossy if you're not overdoing it.. well i think every personality has its flaws. 0 comments share

Feb 24, '05 9:20 AM for everyone last tuesday RJ Jimenez from ust eng'g guested at the test episode of music jam featured by the thomasian cable television. he performed a song which he wrote and it was about tuesday, and how and why he hates it. reminds me of thursdays, which i hate because of my pol dy subjct. i started to hate thursdays only this sem because the schedule sucks. our class starts at 6pm whch the is okay if we had other classes before that...
i hate thursdays!

so today's thursday.. and guess what? another (mis)adventure happened.. sir tayao told us that he doesnt care what we wear during his class as long as we are w earing something. so most of us wearing wear civilian clothing on thursdays... then today, the swdb head spotted us and threatened to get our names so we almost had a case against us which would make it hard for us to graduate.. fortunately apol's dorm is nearby and she had an extra uniform for me to borrow.. so everything and was going smoothly when i was called to recite.. well i have to be honest, it's my fault coz i didnt read the last part of the assigned readings.. but still, it sucks. i just hope i'll still be a to pass able this subjct. dont want to take it up again.. oh, i also hate mondays... because of radio prod. well actually, not because of the subject but because of the prof. he's always wasting our time. it's a 3 hour class and we always find 3-hour ourselves doing nothing. well, so okay, he leaves us with a radio program to listen to then after ing that we had to come up with a 5 minute script of our own. but come on, a 5 minute script wont take 3HOURS to come up with! someone already informed the administration of this prof's incapability to teach, but i guess one student's voice is not enough because after 3 semesters of boredom, he's still here. 0 comments share

Feb 23, '05 10:03 AM for everyone i'm currently fascinated with the life of anne frank.. last time it was the romanovs... i dont know what pushes me to learn more about them.. maybe i just like history.. or maybe i just feel blessed being alive in this era... anne frank's story is touching.. maybe it's because we are both writers so i am able to sympathize with her. her diary is her main output of all her thoughts and emotions, the same with myself. i want to see her diaries for myself.. i wish i could go to amsterdam me someday.... yeah. i wish.... ;p
anne frank mania

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Feb 7, '05 5:14 AM for everyone accdg. to http://www.quizdiva.net: You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view.A master of nformation creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary. You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator 0 comments share
My Dominant Intelligence is Lingui Linguistic Intellige...

Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy I am 17% evil. ... Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy

Dec 14, '04 5:49 AM for everyone or

I am 17% evil.

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"The Little Prince" fave lines from "The Little Prince"

Nov 30, '04 6:54 AM for everyone

"I admire you, but what is there in that to interest you so much?" -- little prince "It is only with the heart that one can see lightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." -- fox to the little prince 0 comments share

Nov 24, '04 6:21 AM for everyone dead tired.... it's a miracle i lasted 12hours at school today... actually i thought of going home school before my 3pm class starts coz i felt really bad, my body ached all over.. but thank God for giving me the strength to endure this day...
dead tired.... it's a miracle i lasted 12hours at ... wana get a job na! i've sent my resume to at least 5 companies already... someone called me daw already... this morning, for a job interview... hay.. kaso pang full time yun work eh.. tsk tsk! hope i can get a decent part time job.. and i hope i could fit it all into my schedule. dont know what i'l do if i still have school orgs to think of. buti nalang di na ko sumali sa mga org sa school (kht na gsto k ko) coz i'm already having a hard time juggling my church ministries with my studies... but i'm glad na i'm able to keep myself busy.. life would be so boring without the challenges and en endless time management you have to make. right?? =p hi lawrence! =p (ksama ko cia from 930am 3pm today)... cute cute cute! ;p 930am-3pm dont forget my christmas gift na handmade and personalized ah. hehehehe... 0 comments share

Nov 8, '04 3:11 AM for everyone Currently reading about the life of the Romanovs. Borrowed the book at the lib this morning. I've always been fascinated by their story.. dont know why...
romanovs

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Aug 11, '04 6:59 AM for everyone new experience for me today... we had to present a variety show for our tv prod prelims... our grades were taken from our creative and technical jobs... for the creative side, we did the usual stuff seen on TV.. for the technical side, we took over the handling of the cameras, audios, lights, handling etc. i was assigned to the audio. i had to be alert because they took their cues from the music... i had a headache after the show.. the tension was really intense inside the director's booth... but still, it was fun because that's what i really want to do when it's time for me to get a job... at least se i already experienced the basic handling of the technical stuff... cool subject! =) 0 comments share
new experience for me today... we had to present a...

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