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Monday, December 31, 2007

Time flies!

Geez! The year is almost over!

There have been lots of joy... lots of difficulties... moments of peace... moments of chaos... time when things seem to stand still... seasons when you look forward to changes... times when you just sit back and reminisce on the good old days!

In everything though, there is always something to be thankful for.

It doesn't really take long to be thankful. You don't even have to alot time for you to say your thanks. Oftentimes you just close your eyes a bit and maybe take some deep breath and utter your thanks. Sometimes you don't even have to think about it for it comes naturally. Still sometimes it doesn't come easy especially if you are in a difficult situation (you wonder if there is something in it to be thankful for but later on you realize there is!)

Ahhh time flies and it is great! Never mind if you grow older after all wisdom comes with age! :)
I wish I could say now that calmness comes with age... hehehe... Here I am on a year-end still working on a school assignment. I should have finished it ages ago but... but... but...

Anyway, School is another good thing that happened. It is difficult going back to school especially on an Open University where learning takes place virtually but that's another cool thing with the passing of time. Technologies are improving! I have not really been much into the tech stuff. Goodness I don't operate most electronic devices at home since I let the nieces and nephews who are more than willing to do so. I don't even get to explore the other features of my cellphone and computer. I get by just using the basic stuff. But now I have to also try out new technologies as part of my education. I wouldn't do it just on my own but since it is school's requirements I get to explore more things and I find so much truly amazing.

I've actually added a voice to my blog! For my first podcast (noticed the box in my side-bar? that's my podcast box!) I featured a duet -- "Hold on together" with a good online friend Erik. Actually I posted the duet first last year but the file where I saved it expired so it was gone. Now, I think the file will remain in my blog (hopefully it does) and so with new files to come!

There's more technologies to explore...
In the meantime I have to focus on my assignments! Arghh!!! :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


The kids in our home could open our presents to them! :)
We on the other hand don't have to wait to open Christ's gift
He wants us to open His gift everyday....
He wants us to open it with anticipation and Joy...
His gift of life!
Today we remember the day of His birth
He lives that we may get our gifts!
Thanks for all your blessings!

Monday, December 24, 2007

A Christmas wish

I found this nice Christmas video...

it reflects a Christmas wish for most...

Peace on Earth...
Can we give it to one another?
We sure can and I hope each one receives it too...
Someday soon I hope!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Almost Christmas!

It has been a long day!
I have been out almost the whole day with the intervals at home just catching on rest... I sometimes wonder why all the activities???

I could feel my eyes telling me to sleep...
but not before lighting the fourth candle of advent!
Here's the last candle!

They look great all lighted, right?
They also remind us that Christmas is really near!

My nieces and nephews are excited too. They say isang tulog na lang (one more sleep) and it is Christmas eve. They could already open their presents! :)

Ahh kids! indeed they will be getting their presents and we'll be sharing ours too! They are just simple things to be shared but they are not really the best gifts. I found some of the best gifts one can give for the season...


To a Friend Loyalty
To an Enemy Forgiveness
To your Boss Service
To your Child A good example
To your Father Honor
To your Mother Gratitude and Devotion
To your Spouse Love and Faithfulness
To Yourself Respect
To All Men Charity
To God Your Life!!
-- Author Unknown

So it is really almost Christmas! Isang tulog na lang!!!
I wonder what I'll be getting??? :))

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Band aid

I was on my way home this afternoon when I decided to pass by another road. I would pass this road from time to time ever since they started the road widening in our area. Our road has been closed to vehicles and it is like an obstacle course for pedestrians with some enterprising people asking money for their effort in putting some steps in the path.

Anyway, a woman was smiling at me while I was walking and I was thinking if I knew her, she approached me and said thanks so I wondered more and she pointed to her daughter with a band aid in her forehead. Now, I remembered them.

I passed that road probably a week ago and I noticed a woman shouting at another woman who was carrying a small child. She was actually scolding her because the woman’s daughter fell from the stairs and she said that she was not taking care of the child properly. I noted that the child had a cut in her forehead and the woman was pressing a small towel in it to stop the blood. I told her to go to the doctor immediately and she said she did not know where. I told her that there is a doctor in our neighborhood and she should go there… that she should just follow me since it was my route. The other woman told her to come with me. So she followed me and other kids who were watching tagged along. When we got to the doctor’s home, the help said that he attended a party. I saw the concerned look on the woman’s face and I could see that the child was groggy. I was all the more concerned. I told her to go to the hospital which was just on the other side of the main road (highway) and she told me she had no money. I knew that she really had no money so I got some from my bag and gave to her and told the kids (boys) that tagged along to help them get to the hospital since it is difficult crossing our highway. I then walked home and I heard some of the kids shouting “Ate pahingi ng pamasahe” (Sister, give us money for fare) I told them there was no need since they just had to cross the road and they said that they were going somewhere else. They were not going with the woman but going somewhere else! I then reprimanded them and told them that the woman’s case was an emergency while theirs was just a fancy… so I told them go walk.

Then while heading home I was wondering if the woman would really go to the hospital, wondered if she’ll just fix the child but not go to the hospital, wondering if maybe I should have gone with them, wondered if the child will be okay. I just wondered and wondered… doubts… doubts… so there was another time I passed that road after that incident hoping to get some news but did not get any.

So today when the mother thanked me and I saw the child with band aid but actively playing, I was relieved! And when the mother told me that she had the child x-rayed but luckily there was no fracture and that they just stitched her, I was more glad…

ahhh that certainly put a band-aid in my doubting mind :)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Beth day!

I wanted so much to post yesterday but was too tired that I fell asleep again in the couch right after having dinner with the family so I'm only making my post today...

December 19 was my birthday and was also our office Christmas party. We had a long celebration! No work for the whole day and instead we had to go directly to a bar in Quezon City (that’s far from our office in Manila but definitely nearer my home) at 11:30 am for party till 6:00 pm. There were games and performances and dancing of course.

Since it was my birthday I went to church in the morning before preparing myself for the party. I had to make sure I go to church, after all it was no ordinary day but my day! The party went pretty well, there was a glass were you put your name so they could pick you up as participant for the game. I did not drop my name since I did not want to be called. I just wanted to watch the whole proceeding. But as it turned out, at a later time, they called some officers on the stage to hold Santa socks for a particular game. So there I was on stage with other officers when they said it was my birthday, and everybody greeted me and asked for a speech. Yikes! What can I say, I wanted my day to be low profile but there it was broadcasted for the whole company. Anyway, I thanked them of course and also jokingly said that I thank the company for footing my blowout, that everybody should enjoy my blowout…hehehe. What can I say? If I start talking sometimes I can't help my wackiness from getting in! :) And on hindsight it was great that they greeted me because the Big boss gave me ang pao (a red token envelop with cash... now, wasn't that cool???)

There were lots of games and for most it was a battle between the 26th floor personnel with those from the 25th floor. The management decided that instead of raffling off money as prizes for the attendees that there will be games wherein the prize will be shared by all the floor attendees. There were 5 games, I think and we were losing in most (the prizes were there going to be shared by the people from the 25th floor). We were running short of time so they decided to cut the games and one game was no longer played and its prize money added to the main game. I was part of the main game. I did not want to join but they say that if you were called and you refuse, you forfeit your share in the winning if the floor won. So I joined!

The game was 50 vs. 50 (patterned after 1 against 100). They ask a multiple choice question and you choose the letter (3 choices). At first they lashed the 3 choices and you have to fall in line or just be in your choice letter.

The first question was on the Beatles – which song was not sung by the Beatles (a) Get Back (b) PS. I love you (c) Let it be me. Almost all went to (a). I knew Get back was their song and vaguely remember that they also had the PS I love you. I was the only one that went first to (c) but I kept looking at the question on the big screen, in case I was missing something. Then some others followed me and it was time already.

So they flashed the answer on the screen. It was (c)! Most forgot the “me” in the in the phrase and thought it was Beatles song. They were more familiar with Let it be than Get back. The second choice (b) well most associated it with a song by a well known Filipino singer/actress. So after the first question, there were only 9 left, 5 from 26th and 4 from 25th. It was still pretty even (well almost). Take note also that those who got the right answer for the first question were oldies---hehehe... near the Beatles era.

Since there were now just few participants and to prevent copying of the answer, they told us to use the flashcards they provided. You will choose the answer and raise it when the time is up.

The next question was on religion- from what book in the bible can you find the story of Samson and Delilah (a) 1Kings (b)Judges (c)Philippians. Geez of course I knew it! I was going to raise my card immediately but decided not too since others may copy and we were facing the people from the other floor. The guy beside me (a big boss from another department, whispered to me to confirm my answer so both of us had the same answer, I thought it was okay to tell since we belong to the same floor). So it was time again and they asked to raise our cards. The guys from the other floors answered (a) and (b) only, our floor's answers were 2 (a) and 2 (b) and 1 (c). So if the answer was (a) and (c) there will still be a battle between the 2 floors but if the answer was (b) then it was game over and all the prize money will be shared by the winning floor. Of course I knew we already won so I raised my hand even before they mentioned the winning letter (well sometimes I forget I am a lady and do what i feel and I definitely knew we won!) It was definitely (b) because Samson was one of the judges…

The 26th floor guys were jubilant of course the prize money was big! I was happy and I asked for the microphone because I wanted to say something.

I told everybody that I went to celebrate mass that morning and the reading actually told the story of Samson. I think it was pretty cool that we won that early because they played the remaining questions since suddenly there was time and guess what? They were hard I could not answer them. SO, I think it was definitely heaven’s nice gift for me on my special day and I even got to share it!!!

I know the story of Samson not only because I read the bible but because the story of the annunciation of the birth of Samson is usually the reading on my birthday. That will be the reading while the gospel will be the story of the annunciation of the birth of John the Baptist to Zechariahs and Elizabeth. That’s why I feel very special on my birthday (even if my parents got my name from a neighbor) I feel it cool that my name gets mentioned every time it is my birthday! I feel so special and blessed!

I also find extra joy this time because I have been in a lot of difficulties and trials lately that I feel the Lord is giving me comfort. What can I say? He is a great God after all and I’m truly blessed to be His child! :)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Lighting the third candle of Advent

December 16th is the beginning of the Simbang Gabi which is literally translated as evening mass but is actually celebrated at dawn (starting at 4:00 am or 4:30 am). It is actually a 9 days novena before Christmas. I have never really completed a Simbang Gabi. There were times in my younger years when I would wake up real early to be able to attend one but I’m really a hard sleeper and I don’t usually wake up that early so I have been satisfied going to my regular noon mass. Sometimes I would tell myself though that I would like to complete the novena. When that would happen, I still don’t know. They say that if you really desire something that you’d take all steps to make sure you accomplish it. So I should really wake up early to be able to attend a dawn mass BUT I guess deep in my heart, I know that it doesn’t matter what time you come to Church the more important thing is you prepare your heart every time you are in it. I guess another thing that prevents me from attending a Simbang Gabi is because of the distractions. So many people go there to be with friends and sometimes they don’t really pay attention to the service and that could be very distracting so somehow the regular daily mass is still more attractive. Most people there really pay attention to the service and it is best to be one with them in prayer.

It is pretty much the same thing with the whole holiday season, so many are caught in the material aspect of things that they forget the real reason for the celebration. Such aspect for me creates chaos and often makes me ask why go through the whole process. Just who started the whole thing...And somehow I got the answer from this article from my email box...


This morning I heard a story on the radio of a woman who was out Christmas shopping with her two children. After many hours of looking at row afterrow of toys and everything else imaginable. And after hours of hearing both her children asking for everything they saw on those many shelves, she finally made it to the elevator with her two kids.

She was feeling what so many of us feel during the holiday season timeof the year. Overwhelming pressure to go to every party, every housewarming, taste all the holiday food and treats, getting that perfect gift for every single person on our shopping list, making sure we don't forget anyone on our card list, and the pressure of making sure we respond to everyone who sent us a card.

Finally the elevator doors opened and there was already a crowd in the car. She pushed her way into the car and dragged her two kids in with her and all the bags of stuff. When the doors closed she couldn't take it anymore and stated, "Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be found, strung up and shot."

From the back of the car everyone heard a quiet calm voice respond, "Don't worry we already crucified him."

For the rest of the trip down the elevator it was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. Don't forget this year to keep the One who started this whole Christmas thing in your every thought, deed, purchase, and word. If we all did it, just think of how different this whole world would be.
-- Author Unknown

Whoever the author was is right, we focused on the things that are not really important, on the rituals that go with the season and we forget what the whole celebration is all about...

So once again the light tells me to focus on what's important.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Badjao carolers

It has been a few days since Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has issued a statement that they will round up all street carolers and bring them to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), however, I haven’t seen any of their men along Recto area. There are so many carolers along that route in the morning particularly before reaching Abad Santos St. taking advantage of the heavy traffic there this season so that they could carol to more public vehicles.

Actually there are only few kids singing Christmas carols while begging for money. These are the kids that used to climb a jeepney wipe the shoes of the passengers then ask for money. There are more Badjaos that beg now. It used to be that they would just ask for money but now they go in group – by twos sometimes more. A young girl (sometimes a teenager) would get inside inside the jeepney while a boy with his improvised drums made of cans or big tube pipes would sit at the jeepney’s opening and beat the drum to a rhythm while singing something you can’t really understand. You’re not sure if he is just making it up or if it is really a Badjao song. The girl inside would be dancing, her legs bent if she is tall and standing if she’s a small kid. Here’s a video I found of two young Badjaos one playing his crude drum the other dancing (unfortunately the boy is not singing):

They look like they are exploited right?
There’s so many of them along that route nowadays. You know it is not just ordinary poor people begging but a syndicate involved not just because of their numbers but by their operation. One time, one even handed out a leaflet when she got in the jeepney. I read the leaflet and it begs for money for a certain person so that he could go home to Basilan. The leaflet is similar to the leaflet being handed out by so-called volunteers of a religious group that solicits for their church charity. They follow also the same pattern of giving the leaflet to the commuters then performing then asking for money then getting the leaflet back before getting of the vehicle.

I seldom give to these people knowing they belong to a syndicate. However, sometimes I am fascinated by the performance or the performer and I would give something. One time, I saw a girl that danced really well. She was dirty and dark and messy but behind those I actually saw a pretty face and she was graceful. Today, while some kids were performing in our ride I got struck again by the drummer in another jeepney. There were other kids that were watching him while he played his drums. He drummed a different beat, there was a different force to it and I could feel the vibration in my chest. I wished he was the one performing in our jeepney and I would have given something. The jeepneys were not moving so I got to watch him, their group didn’t stay long though because they transferred to a jeepney that was farther.

I was in awe then wondered what would happen to these kids. I thought about their talents and I felt sad. Would they be doing the same thing all their lives? What happens when they are older?

And now with the MMDA’s move, will something good happen for these people?
I doubt… yet I wish deeply that something good does happen for them.
Yes, I pray that something good happens!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Second week of advent

I found this among the pictures in my computer. My 8 year old niece did it. From time to time she would ask to use my machine and one time I found this. Sometimes she would also put I love you notes with her drawings (she likes to draw flowers!) in my small cork message board. This things really touch my heart! My nieces and nephews at home are super hyper active kids that often times there's chaos at home but little things like this make me appreciate my home.

It is the second week of advent.

My post last week made me look forward to the season, so i thought i'd anticipate Christmas by virtually lighting each candle each week...

I also got this nice email which i think is appropriate for the season. It is the Christmas version of 1Corinthians 13... here goes...

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir's cantata, but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
Love sets aside decorating to kiss the husband.
Love is kind, though harried and tired.
Love doesn't envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.
Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way.
Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return but rejoices in giving to those who can't.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.
Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust.
But giving the gift of love will endure.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~author unknown~~

Now to rush downstairs and join the family for breakfast :)

Friday, December 07, 2007

Online interaction

I was reading the post of our guest faculty in one of my subjects and I was smiling. She was posting a reply to students’ posts in our discussion forum. The initial posts were very academic and formal (something that’s hard to digest :(( ) but a student was writing his frustrations on implementing what we were discussing in his school and made serious comments plus side thoughts that could actually be taken as funny (well at least to me) prompting me to put in my suggestions and a funny thought scenario also (I couldn’t help myself!) It is a formal class but sometimes my hands have a mind of their own and would post before I could really think things through. Notice my “sometimes?” As I said this is a very formal course and I find most posts very academic which doesn’t get through to my brain easily and requires further reading BUT sometimes a word or a phrase would lighten my mind and I find myself casually replying to the thought which eventually relaxes my mind for better absorption. And now the guest faculty’s reply made me appreciate the subject. The theories that have been constantly presented by others became practical matters and her “light” presentation after the feedbacks from the class made me feel that we are actually talking. Just like in a real face to face class where talks becomes spontaneous this had a touch of spontaneity in it!

The smile on our class interaction also made me reflect on my other online interaction, be it email or messenger… a lot of times (especially on messengers) they are spontaneous! I might not be seeing or hearing the voice of the person on the other end but I certainly feel the presence and a lot of times it feels just like they are in front… not just in front to the monitor but very near you. And during these moments I feel a certain awe for the machines…
for the internet...
How it bridges people together…

I think further and know that if the internet was common earlier on that my father would have been one of the happiest people alive. To be able to get immediate feedback... not to wait for two weeks (maybe more) before getting a response to your mail (sometimes stale news already)... to immediately know what's going on with your family and loved ones...to be able to know immediately what's on the mind of the other person... to be feeling the others presence... so far yet so near!

Hmmm…maybe papa is just smiling from where he is now seeing how many Filipino overseas workers get to talk with their families. The thought is certainly something to smile about!

A taste of what's to come...

I was on my way to the office when I noticed bicycles along the construction of bicycle lanes in our highway. It is still a long long (long... long... long) way before the highway including the bicycle lanes are completed but seeing that bicycle passing there made me smile. It was a taste of what’s to come which is something really nice.

For a long while now I am having difficulty commuting (hehehe actually commuting is always difficult for me but more so nowadays) since they are widening our highway. They are adding 5 more lanes to our existing 4 lanes (the other side is already 8 lanes) plus they will put a wide sidewalk, drainage and a bicycle lane). The road going to my home has been closed for quite a while already and is going to be steep so that they are putting rift rafts (before fixing the road) but it is taking a while and some people just placed pedestrian steps and light at night (so you see where you’re going). You think they are just there to help? I forgot to mention that these are enterprising people that did it and they put a collection can so you have to drop something every time you pass… We have a term for those “Kotong!” This definitely irritates me and sometimes I would prefer to get down on a further street so I have a longer walk home. Walking shouldn’t bother me but that road is definitely not a good road also…

So everyday for the past couple of months I see construction on the highway. There is a mountain of dirt. On rainy days there are mud and on sunny days dust. It is definitely NOT the best site to see but the thought that after it is finished the highway will be great that you’ll have the opportunity to walk on the wide sidewalks on cool evening weathers is something to really look forward to… and seeing that bicycle on an unfinished stretch excited me. Someday (and hopefully soon) things will be great! Ahhh am certainly looking forward to that day! :)

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Beginning of Advent

Today is the beginning of advent...
It is the beginning of the Catholic Church calendar...
It is waiting for Christ's coming...

The catholic church marks Advent with the advent wreath which is composed of 4 candles. One candle is lighted every Sunday till all candles are lighted on the 4th Sunday. Today, our church also blessed the wreath and lighted the first candle...

The priest talked about some symbolism. The rounded wreath represents God who has no beginning and no end. The everlasting leaves (okay just plastic is used in our wreath) which is green represents hope and the candles represent (anticipation of) Christ's coming. Three of our church's candles are purple, the color of penitence and one is rose (i think it is lighted on the third Sunday). The priest did not tell why the other is rose colored though.

The advent wreath makes me remember an event in Grade 5. I just transferred to a Catholic School from a public school. It was advent and we would go to the chapel everyday. The candles in the advent wreath were to be lighted and our teacher decided that the oldest girl in the class, the youngest, and two other criteria (which I could not remember now) will be lighting them. For the youngest, all the class knew that another girl would be lighting it. I protested! I said I was the youngest and should light it! Well, I did not understand what Advent was but I knew I was the youngest (been always the youngest in all my class) and I wanted to light. I think the class did not like it much but had no choice. So I lighted my candle!

Even now, sometimes I could be impulsive and not immediately think of the effect of my act on other people (the thinking comes later)... there's a stubborn streak in me. I wish I was calm all the time but I am not. I could be a mixture of different emotions but of course I've grown from the child in Grade 5. I may be impulsive but my concern for others has grown. I guess that goes with age and maybe something to be thankful for! :)

I mentioned in my earlier post on why I don't like the Christmas season much. I should like it and look forward to it. Maybe the advent wreath should always remind me of the JOY of Christ's coming so that it overshadows all materialism that also goes with the season...

Yes, I should focus on that and be excited as each light of the advent candle is lighted...
So one candle lighted and three more to go!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Pride et al

The past days have really been busy for me working on a presentation for our prayer community. It was going to be an echo presentation of a nationwide conference earlier this year. ECHO simply means that what was shown on the national level would also be presented to on a lower level (in this instance, on sector level) so that those who were not able to attend the conference will also get to share the same experience. It will not be the whole thing since the conference was for 3 days and our ECHO event was only for a day.

Anyway, our chapter was assigned the 7 capital sins wherein there would be a presentation of the sins on screen and shadow actors to perform the sins. We were shown what happened during the convention and our cluster head said that we have to prepare the presentation but we could also use the video that was used in the convention.

Our community is a poor community and I thought that a presentation in Tagalog with a setting applicable to our main audience would be more appropriate. I was confident we could make one since I knew my sister-in-law was good with Powerpoint and Photoshop Adobe. She also had a digicam so that we could easily take shots and make appropriate slide presentation. I felt that I could also make an appropriate script for the dialogue.

I have already informed the actors of their part and some were really excited. One who was not supposed to be on screen but a “shadow performer” wanted to be on screen. Good thing one backed out so that we had the right number of actors. Actually they really would not be acting but just projecting themselves since only still shots will be taken and a Powerpoint presentation made. I reported our progress to our cluster head when she told me that I have to call our overall coordinator and I did.

I think the coordinator was surprised to learn that we will make our own presentation. The presentation was already near and she has not seen what we have done so she was skeptical that it might be appropriate for the ECHO. They worked hard to develop the presentation in the first place.

It would have been easier if we just used their slide and abandon what we have been working on since it was not complete anyway. But I know that some of the actors would be disappointed not to have it pushed through knowing their excitement of the project so I told her that I’ll send her our script and a sample of what we were doing and if it is acceptable that we will push through with it otherwise we use their presentation.

I sent her the script and a sample of the shots for LUST, which was pretty nice I think. She said we were on the right track so we went ahead.

Another actor backed out at the last minute and I had to take her part which was PRIDE. Geez, there I was telling them how to project but was having difficult time projecting but we finally had suitable shots and we were able to complete the shots and record the voices. I once again presented the PPS file to the coordinator and I could sense her reluctance since she mentioned how hard they developed it and commented on GLUTTONY, she said the presentation is not acceptable and I have to change it. So I did and sent her an adjusted script and asked my brother to take shots that go with the adjusted script and he did. I got email later in the day that the adjusted script was still not acceptable and have to include the text she wanted. I felt bad at that time since the actor was already complaining. I couldn’t understand why she would not accept our presentation. It went with the guidelines she gave me. I felt it was her pride that was getting in the way…

It was only after I cooled down that I realized that it was also pride that caused my initial reaction. I felt what we did was good so I thought her out of line. When I cooled down, I told myself I have no right judging her reaction, so I read her revision again and thought that maybe it made more sense since she knew the whole event while I only knew a part of it.

So after all the hard work, the difficulties, the late night and the panic (yup, panic since at 11:00 pm before the event she called me and said the voice of lust was too soft and noisy that it would be unacceptable and I had to make another and send her before 12 midnight so she can include it. Geez, the voice of LUST! Me???? I went down to my brother and sis-in-law’s room and asked them to help me out. No way my sis-in-law would record so I did. After so many trials I made something and surprisingly the coordinator said it was good!) we had a presentation. And when it was shown yesterday in our conference, they liked it.

Well I knew it was good. Maybe pride was getting the better of me again? I guess not. I could be full of different emotions but I know that I could also be very objective. It was a good work. I could not really take the credit since my sis-in-law did the technical stuff plus the coordinator was able to convert it to video but I’m glad that we did it and that people liked it….

Ahhhh now to catch up with other things…