Monday, April 27, 2009

25 Photos

A picture of you in your room. I was in high school with my favorite dog in the whole world.
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A picture with someone you don't like. I truly don't dislike anyone. However, I DON'T LIKE my cake-y matte-y white foundation. UGH.
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A picture of you very young. Yes my ears were already pierced at that age.
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A picture of you on your birthday. The standard Italliani's chant on my 29th.
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A picture of you in one of your favorite outfits. H&M dress + Old Navy jelly gladiators. My fave G9 camera.
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A picture of you in one of your favorite outfits. alice + olivia dress.
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A picture of you making a goofy face at the camera
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A pic u might have edited to look better. Gosh THE EYEBROWS that looked like it was drawn from a Sharpie. I miss my friends though.
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A picture of a favorite holiday. Our first new year's eve in Boracay. We have made it a tradition since then.
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A picture of you being truly yourself. Enjoying the evening breeze in Cebu.
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Your most recent picture. Victory Weekend, April 25th 2009.
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A picture of you being absolutely ridiculous. Karaoke with Ayen in Cagayan De Oro.
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A picture of you being absolutely ridiculous. Mount Vernon Gardens in Omaha.
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A picture of you showing off your new haircut. Rob was away for 3 months. Got a new haircut when he arrived. I was so happy this day.
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A picture of you showing off your new haircut. June 2008. Got a haircut from a talented girl named Cherie in Omaha. I'd go back to her again
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A picture of a time in your life that's over but you wish wasn't. I could freeze this moment forever.
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A picture of a time in your life that is over and you couldn't be more thankful that it is. I do NOT miss wedding planning!
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A picture of a time in your life that is over and you couldn't be more thankful that it is. I LOVED these invites though.
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A picture of a time in your life that is over and you couldn't be more thankful that it is. Made 100 custom made fans for the beach!
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A picture of you when you were genuinely happy. Visited Rob in Pagadian. Had this entire house to myself. I had a chef who cooked food!
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A picture of you when you were genuinely happy. I drew on this on the beach by the house. I was disconnected from the busy world.
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A picture of you when you were genuinely happy. We had unhurried walks on the beach, played, swam and watched sunsets.
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A picture of you that you had no idea was being taken. At a church Christmas party.
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A picture of you when you were a different person as compared to now. Gosh THE WHITE MAKEUP. I saw Rob for the 1st time that night.
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A picture of you with someone you love. I really, really, really do love him!
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A picture of you with someone you love. My face is smiling right now.
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A picture of you of how you'd like the world to see you. I am all these things: 33 + happy, peaceful, joyful, content & only because of GOD.
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A picture of you of how you'd like the world to see you. I know my strength comes from a Higher Place and I cannot survive without Him.
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A picture of a time when everything was changing. Just left Manila. Only a week in Nebraska. Incredible 8-month journey.
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A picture that makes your heart hurt. I wish they lived nearer. I miss them & and I don't like that no one is taking care of them.
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A picture that makes your heart smile. My husband every time he is with children. It still moves me every single time.
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A picture that describes how you'd like to spend every day. Sunsets. Water. Books, prayer & lounging every day.
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A picture of one of the best days/nights of your life. The 2nd best decision I ever made. The 1st is giving my life to Jesus.
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Now I am tagging you.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ignorant

The banner ads that appear on websites that I visit is targeted specifically for me. Do I have any control over this?

Not much.

In MySpace, for example, the banner ads that appear when I visit a site is based on what a female, 33 year-old, Filipino will be interested in.

Therefore, this is what appears every time I go to MySpace:

From Listening to His Voice


I have nothing against Filipino women who want to meet and date foreigners online. I just cannot believe that a highly successful website won't show me other banners on books, music, pop culture, ministry -- other things I am interested in. I think it is so ignorant to simply assume that through profiling, I am most probably interested in being a mail order bride.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dorothy Perkins

I am closely watching these 2 items from DorothyPerkins. I hope these become available here in Manila.

From Listening to His Voice

Stripe oversized shirt

From Listening to His Voice

Dark grey boyfriend jacket

Joshua and Diane


One of my favorite real-life couples in entertainment - Joshua Jackson (forever my Pacey from Dawson's Creek) and Diane Kruger (always chic!).

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

OMF Literature's Ultimate Sale

Just spreading the word about my favorite bookstore here in Manila. OMF Literature recently started R.O.B. Us! Raid Our Bookshop The Ultimate Sale.

It takes place from April 13 until the 25th. Bulk buying is encouraged! A great jump start for holiday shopping.

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I bought 2 books that I am excited to read in the next few days.

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You can also shop online at OMFLit.com.

For Cebu and Davao residents, just in case you didn't know, there are OMF branches in your cities.

Visit OMF now!

Friday, April 3, 2009

A Nation of Servants

There is a big chance I might ruffle a lot of feathers here. Please hear me out. I have been reading headlines everywhere about a Hong Kong writer named Chip Tsao calling the Philippines "nation of servants."

Instead of passing on judgment, I went to read the actual article that he wrote. The tone was indeed condescending.

When he summoned his helper, his tone appeared that he saw "Louisa" as someone who was beneath him. I admit that it is wrong of him to treat her that way. I think it was deplorable that he threatened to end her contract if she did not go out and tell her Filipino friends on who really owns Spratly Islands. And I think it is absolutely unacceptable at any time, to not see your brothers and sisters as equal.

My question is for all the Pinoys now is, are we mad on how he saw and treated a "helper" or is everyone more upset because of how he associated all of us with "helpers?"

Because if we are mad at the latter, then we are not any different from Chip Tsao. If this is the case, we are still so caught up with the social stratification that continues to kill the spirit of our nation. The rich become richer, the poor become poorer. And the poor continue to become slaves of the rich.

Being a helper is incredibly heroic and selfless. It takes an admirable amount of humility and strength of character to do what they do.

To be called a servant is a compliment.


PHILIPPIANS 2:5-7

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature[a] God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
being made in human likeness.