Saturday, October 30, 2010


   I mentioned on my first blog "Seven Cups of Rice" that i love the number-- SEVEN (7)... and right now I have another great memory to add up with this awesome number! Wanna hear it? Keep on reading..

  For so long I have been praying, and thinking at the same time, what would be the best way to minister in my neighborhood? Just last Friday, God gave me the answers, in a way I never imagined...
  Living far away from church (our house is 2 towns away from our church) I miss the times that I spent longer hours doing church ministries… Especially, my ministries with the kids... Although, I still teach Sunday School every Sundays. It’s still not enough for me. So, I started asking God how to serve Him right where I’m exactly at—at home.

  I have this habit of keeping in touch with my friends although we don’t normally see each other. Last Monday, a close friend of mine, Ate Lea, and I talked over the phone (not actually talked, but through text messaging.) I opened up to her that I’ve been praying to reach out to my neighbors, I told her that I have this simple dream of gathering (a few number of) kids, and telling them stories about Jesus. I actually missed an opportunity 2 years ago, when I helped the kids prepare on a Christmas presentation, I could have started a small group right after, but I haven’t met up with them ever since...Kids just grow fast, some are teenagers already, meaning they have different interests now, some of them left our village already, and it’s sad to think, they never heard of Jesus. Ate Lea knows my heart for the kids, as she opened up some great news for me…

  “We can conduct a film-showing there!” Ate Lea has been working with CEF (Christ Evangelism Fellowship) they go to different places doing outreaches, trainings, open-air evangelism, primarily for the kids… “Well that’s a great idea!” I said.., “I’ll negotiate it over with the Homeowner’s president tomorrow.”
Friday came, to tell you what I’ve been sick throughout the week... I’ve been weak physically and, Satan attacked I’ve been weak spiritually also…I almost backed out! I actually sent a message to Ate Lea that I want to reschedule the outreach, but God didn’t allow it… We go on. And I’ thankful we did!

  I waited for them until 6:30PM, the President and I went house to house to invite more in the film-showing. Right when the CEF team came, we went outside the village to invite more people. We focused first and foremost to the kids, but I was surprised to know that some parents came also… The kids were just so filled with enthusiasm when we invited them to come over. They just want to come even though they don't know what "film-showing" is. My dream of having a "few number" of kids is not just what God wants for me.. He want more. A lot more...

  In one instance, when I was walking on the busy streets inviting, I came close to two kids (probably both 4-5 years old) and I got their attention, they instantly held my hand and said “We want to come with you.” But I said, “Oh, we have to ask for your parent’s permissions first.” The one insist,” No, I want to go with you.” The girl with the pink headdress insisted.

kids praying the "sinner's prayer"
  Seven o’clock (oh!here’s the number again.) in the evening when we started the show. Kids( and some parents) came all over the place.. I’m surprised to realize that the crowd was so receptive, they were all peacefully watching (if you know kids, you’ll agree that “behaving” is unusual for them especially when there are a lot of kids around.) all throughout they behave nicely, and they were all very responsive when Pastor Joel ( National Director of CEF) came forward and shared the Gospel to the kids.

we gave away magazines to the kids after the film-showing
When asked who wanted their sins forgiven,asked Christ to be their Lord, and wanted to go to that wonderful place called "Heaven"...all of the kids, around seventy of them... raised their hands and they all openly prayed the "sinner's prayer"...

I can't judge their hearts if they truly accepted Christ. But one thing sure, they heard of Jesus... of his loving mercy....and this is what I hope for... I hope that I'll be seeing those "seventy" in Heaven someday....

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I'm sick! T.G.H.D!

For some of you who don't know... The reason why I failed to blog yesterday was because I GOT SICK! Thanks to my sister who helped spread the virus...:P haha! and because of this T.G.H.D!!! I Thank God for Healthy Days! I thank God more for those days that I'm not sick...:P

I haven't been sick like this for ages! I've been coughing for three days already...the other day I got soaked wet in the rain after helping out with my niece's USA float... (it turned out great,so it's worth it.) It has gotten worse when I have to survive a day having just four hours of sleep,then I starved myself for the whole day yesterday... so the result? FEVER!!!

 I hate sick days...
  • Right now while typing...I'm fighting with my nose to stop it from running out on the keyboard...eww!:P 
  • In fact, I'm covered with blanket just to stop me from shivering in this cold night.:P grrr!!
  • Not to mention the crazy frog in my throat.. 

  One more thing I hate most when I'm sick is being obliged to drink medicines! I take 2 teaspoonful of Bromxin Syrup for cough every 6 hours, a lot of water and citrus fruits for colds (thanks to PJ for giving me some fruits today! You're good picking up the sweet ones..) I almost ate 2 kilos of dalandan already... and i need  to sleep early! I can't sleep early... I'm more of a night person, the earliest sleeping hour for me is 11pm and I can't sleep any time before that...

I Thank God for Healthy Days!! T.G.H.D!

Monday, October 25, 2010

and the Nobel Prize award goes to...

How do you want to be remembered in this world?  Come to think of it, how your legacy would be if you die today? What would people write on your obituary?

Alfred Nobel, a Swedish chemist who became rich by inventing and producing dynamites—a deadly explosive. He lived his life not thinking of how people see him… He’s life was changed in the year 1888 when his brother Ludvig died in France.
His hands are fixed in a French newspaper’s obituary. Expecting to see his brother’s name on it, instead of grief, he was compounded by dismay. It was not his brother’s obituary but his, (the newspaper’s editor confused the brothers.)The headline read, “The Merchant of Death is Dead – Alfred Nobel.” his obituary describes a man who has gotten rich by helping people kill one another.
Upset by the assessment of his life, Nobel set on to use his wealth to change his legacy. When he died eight years later, he left more than $9 million to fund awards for people whose work promotes charity/humanity. The awards became known as the Nobel Prize

I’m motivated to give more. Thanks for the book  “The Treasure Principle” by Randy Alcorn . It gives me a whole new perspective about giving. This is the principle we should all apply in our lives.

“You can’t take it with you—but you can send it on ahead.”

 “Alfred Nobel had a rare opportunity.--to look at the assessment of his life at its end and still have the chance to change it.”

We know as Christians that are true home isn’t here on earth, our true home is in the eternal Heaven with Jesus, so why spend our resources on things that will soon fade? Wake up! We know our eternal destination, what about us? Alfred Nobel proved to us that we can store up “treasures” we have now into something that’s life-long. It’s just because he gave…

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21 NIV

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hands-on cleanliness, hands-off dirt!

Face it.We like to touch... especially our faces and everything (and sometimes everyone) around us. Apparently office computer keyboards are not properly dusted; you pay with money that has passed through all sorts of hands ,you sometimes shake hands with people who may not have the decency to wash theirs regularly. And well; you carry a legion of germs to further spread around. It’s a vicious, rather disgusting cycle, really.

Berry Scented Sanitizer
That’s why hand sanitizers, (I use Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer with moisturizers Berry Scented...I love it cause of it's berry scent... I love strawberries! since I'm not a "perfume person" this works best for me.. I can smell good and be clean at the same time.) alcohol, and even wet wipes have become a purse must have. Its" hands-on cleanliness, hands-off dirt!"

 But what's the importance of sanitation? Why do we have to wash our hands regularly?According to studies, germs are spread out in various ways, one medium is our innocent hands. and because of those innocent hands you might hurt your family, your loved ones... how? when you help spread germs... Germs that their antibodies can't fight...

So why risk?  Prevention is better than cure isn't it? Apply this principle... "Hands-on cleanliness, hands-off dirt!"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Seriously? My First Blogger Award!

A blogger award! Seriously?? Whaaat!!?
I was surprised being awarded as "The Versatile Blogger". Thanks to Sarj for the friendship and for this "awe"-strucking gift! Thanks also for inspiring me through your blog posts.. Hm.. You just don't know how many times I visit your blog for more insights and well more ideas on how to improve blogs! Thank you, thank you soooo much!!!

Well, well... You! Yes You..Do you want to get this award as well? Its just as simple as this..

The Rules: Be sure to thank (thank me!:D i demand! haha just kidding..:P) and link (here's my link; back to the person who gave you the award.

* Share 7 things about yourself.

* Pass the award to other bloggers who you think deserves it.
* Be sure to let the bloggers know you chose them to receive the award
Here are the seven things about me:


So, here are the 7 things about me:
1.  I love Jesus! ♥♥♥
2.  I'm a singer who sings for an audience of One! I use my talents for God's glory!♥
3. I'm a preschool teacher at church for 5 years now.♥
4. I love kids!♥
5. I love piggy stuff toys!♥
6. I love the color green!♥ It makes me think of green fields and trees.♥ 
7. To tell you what, I was surprised to know their asking me 7 things about me..  I just love the number 7!♥
Now that I have this rockin' award, I would love to pass it to SimplyMe,   karkarEmily Joy,   Pink

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Two more fights to go... Are you ready? (You are in a fight! Part 2)

"Imagine you're inside the ring, while the crowd is looking at you, four muscular guys came in and their all going to fight you. One foe is enough to overpower you. What more if there are three more? What would you do? Who would you ask for help?" - From You are in a fight!

On the first round you've met, your first two opponents, TEMPTATION and SIN.

 Next, meet.. DOUBTS ...He's your third enemy.

From the time you trust Jesus Christ as the Savior of your life doubts had been bragging on you ever since. The devil works together with your old sinful nature and try to entice you to doubt your faith in Christ.Often times doubts come after we lose our fight against sin and temptation.He will tease you to lose your battle, to get rid of your faith...
 You can defeat doubts and you'll find that the greatest weapon is in the Bible. "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." God promises us that He will never leave us so why do we have to doubt Him?

Last but not the least foe is OPPOSITIONS, the name just sounds thrilling isn't it? They are the people whose discouraging your walk with God.But God is our faithful helper that's why we can say in confidence "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"

Every fight has rewards, it can be a trophy, medal,or cash price. As Christians here is God's message to us. A message from our Great Coach.

"Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution....". "...Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life."(Revelation 2:13)

What an amazing reward we have from Him!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

You are in a fight!

You are in a fight.

Have you  watched a wrestling fight on TV? Have you ever experienced watching Mixed Martial Arts fight live? Have you seen Manny "the Pacman" Pacquiao win through a knockout? If yes, I want you to imagine this scene; Imagine you're inside the ring, while the crowd is looking at you, four muscular guys came in and their all going to fight you. One foe is enough to overpower you. What more if there are three more? What would you do? Who would you ask for help?
  A fighter needs to train himself in order to win battles. the first thing a fighter needs to study  his enemy's schemes If you know who your enemy is,and if you have found out all you can about him, you have a better chance of victory over him. Know your enemy.

 As a Christian,we're all in a fight. Our old sinful self will most of the time rule over us if we're not aware. That's why we have to fight against our own sinful nature. How can we do that? 
  • Your first enemy is TEMPTATION, he will try to whisper something that may lead to your destruction.Do you know what I mean? "Go on do it, everyone does it." that little voice says inside of you "You'll enjoy it and you'll get a way with it. No one will ever know."  Your old nature wants you to tell a lie, lose your temper, steal something,  use drugs or alcohol. Every Christian faces this enemy. We are all tempted by our old nature to do wrong things.Temptation is not a sin, but when you give in to it, if you quit fighting against it,then there comes sin.
  • SIN is a tagged team with temptation. He is your second enemy.You can get rid of sin if you won over temptation at first round. You can win over temptation though, The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ our Saviour is able to help you when you are tempted (Hebrews 2:18) so that you will not give in to temptation and sin.
There you go.You already met two of your opponents. Two more to go.... Are you tired fighting? You will meet the other two later. They're as eager as the first two so get ready.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Daddy: The Best Chef in the World!

Just awhile ago, I ate Adobong Bituka ng Manok and Atay ( chicken intestines and liver), and Tokwa't Baboy (Tofu and pork) for dinner. My daddy made it for us.

Every Sunday nights, seemed to be a reunion for the family since all of us stays at home. It's always a night to look forward to. We will think of what food we want to eat and daddy will make it for us.Daddy used to always cook for us when we're little. Maybe one reason why I love rice so much is because of him! He made us to love it! He's the best chef in the world!

Our favorite is his "Higadilyo". I don't know why they call it that way, its like Menudo but the difference is, it has pickles in it. It really taste good!!! Especially when stocked in the refrigerator for a couple of days.( Oopps! you might be thinking, we love left-overs? Yes,we do!)

Another is his "Isdang Kinilaw". Yes,its raw fish cooked in vinegar. When daddy makes it there's not even a hint of fishiness. That's one of  his "kitchen magic".

Others we love are his Adobong Tuyo (its not what you think it is. Its not salted fish,its meat but no sabaw, that's why its tuyo dry.) Litsong Paksiw,  Paksiw na Isda,  Bulanglang,  Crispy Pata, and a whole lot more! and ooohh.. His barbecues are the best!!!
Indeed, for me, and for us... Daddy is the best chef in the world!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Tummy is Full!

Once again, My tummy is full!
     Last week, I celebrated my birthday with my family. We went to Dampa sa Farmers and we ate fresh from the market food!(you buy fresh ingredients and the restaurants will cook it for you.) From meat, seafood, soups, appetizers,etc etc.. we've been offered a lot of varieties to choose from.
    For years already,we've spent a lot of special bonding times in Dampa so we've already trusted one restaurant that offers us good service and delicious dishes. Thanks to Babc Restaurant . Although it's not known all over the world, or even all over the city, I commend their humble service and hospitality. Truly they have shown how "maasikaso" (Caring),and hospitable Fiipinos are.
   So to start with, these are the dishes we sunk into. (I really don't know what dish you call them,
I'm just about to name them though)
- Buttered Shrimp with Buttered Lemon sauce
-Lityong Kawali
- Halaan (it's a kind of shelled creature but I don't know how it was cooked. All I know is that it has soup!)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Seven Cups of Rice

Ever wonder what came into my mind why I chose "Seven Cups of Rice" as the official title of my blog? Here are some facts about it...

First of, I love the number "7" (seven) there's something about it that I love... The number SEVEN is one of the most significant numbers in the Holy Bible, many times did God used this number to perform miracles, one example was when, Naman, a leper, was healed by dipping 7 times in the Jordan River (of course he was healed by faith) in the book of Revelation, it was used all throughout.there are seven churches, seven Spirits, seven stars, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven vials, seven dooms,and many more. SEVEN is used over 700 times in the Bible. Ever heard of the show Seventh Heaven? that's one of my favorite shows when I was seven! Not to mention I got a very special day just this year... it happened on the 7th day of July (July is the seventh month of the year!)I will just reveal it to you some other time...

Then, the word Cups happened to be in line with sports "FIFA World Cup". I'm kind of a sport-minded in this blog, you will get updates about sports. Varieties of it! FromSoccer, Basketball (NBA,PBA etc.) Volleyball,Billiards, Boxing,(latest updates about so known Manny "the Pacman" Pacquiao) and Mixed Marital Arts!(hot stuffs about URCC and UFC.)

Lastly, ooohh how I love RICE!!! I can seriously eat "Seven Cups of Rice"in one meal... Yeah! I'm one big monster eater! So right here, right here in this site you'll experience passion in eating either indoors, outdoors, just-in-the-lawn trips and many more!