My Life My Race

My Life My Race

Monday, September 28, 2009

DON'T BUY THIS BOOK!



Now I completely understand the saying "Don't judge the book by its cover"

I was deceived! I thought this book - Michael Jackson Tapes- is another treasure to keep among my MJ collections. But it's not! It's another "Martin Bashir interview" only this time it's a book and by another writer.

My message to the author (Rabbi Shmuley Boteach): If you've got nothing nice to write, then don't write at all. If your writing can damage one's personality then better throw your papers into the trashcan. If you are a real friend, you would not write things that could be used against him and could influence others to think bad and misunderstood Michael. If you're a real friend to him, your role is to protect and preserve his good image and not to ruin.

I don't know why this book has been published...

But for those who really love Michael, don't buy this book. For those who already have one...don't let yourself be influenced...the book is nothing but a load of crap.

You can't call me unfair because I finished reading the book and if I am just a reader and not a fan of Michael, after reading the book I would have a completely different impression of Michael- that he was a woman hater, attention seeker, crazy, weird, big spender, fragile, weak, gay and a drug addict...but because I am not blind and I saw the truth...then this is "just- another- not- worthy- of- your- time -available- in- store- book"

What I can't wait to have is Moonwalk written by MJ himself.

So sad, there are people who would do bad things for money without thinking of the consequence.

And Damn, my friend spent quite a big sum of money just to buy me this book as he thought this is a good catch.

Book covers don't say it all....






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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Killer Typhoon

Everything is like a movie.

Strong wind - so strong you could hear the "whoosh" of it as if it's being blasted from a speaker.

Monster flood- so high it's eating up houses! It looks like Pacific ocean ate up 3 fourths of Manila.

People- swimming, shivering, crying, asking for help and praying. Sadly, some have died.

Dead animals - dogs, cats, carabaos, cows and goats...and the latest- an alligator is on the loose!

Fear - the strongest emotion of everyone

Who would think "Ondoy"- the typhoon- would serve as an equalizer of the rich and the poor.

Bank Certificates, status and work positions didn't matter in this tragic moment.

Cars, TVs, stereos, chairs, books are floating...

I never thought "water" could be this frightening.

I am praying for God's mercy.

At the same time, I am thankful to God because He kept me and my family safe and warm.
Our house is safe.
Our business store is safe.
Our service crews are safe.
My business partner is safe.
And we had a peaceful night.

My worries and sympathy goes to everyone who are still stranded by floods.

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STOP THE RAIN!

Lord, please make the rain stop.

No more rain please.

Manila needs help.
People are standing on the roof of their houses
Some are swimming against the flood which is waist deep already and getting higher every minute.

And there's no Noah available tonight to build an Ark...

Lord, you are our only hope.

Please hear our prayers tonight.




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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Favorite words of the day



I really feel like I'm living in Forks Washington.
Why?
It's been raining since...May.

But of course Mr. Sunlight and Ms. Sunshine are still mighty and they sit on their throne- to reign for a day or two every week before Mr. Rainfall takes charge.

And with every drop of rain these words come pouring into my mind...

Twilight
New Moon
Equinox
Midnight Sun
and

Volvo - When I think of Volvo, I would immediately think of Edward Cullen

In other words, I am having "Twilight Syndrome" attack again...

I blame the rain!


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Monday, September 21, 2009

My Korean Name

Hyun-Jae (휸재) - "wisdom, respect"

Got this from Facebook :)

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tears for Michael

Minutes passed since I watched Inside The Michael Jackson Mansion: Never Can Say Goodbye’ on QTV and I am still crying. I can't stop.

Everytime there's something on TV about Michael, my eyes would wet- as if I have an automatic faucet and my brain serves as the censor and my emotions are the cue as to when the water would start running down my cheeks...unintentionally as I don't want to cry anymore. He's already in Heaven. I should be happy.

But each program, each tribute, each interviews only strengthens my admiration to Michael and longing to see him on stage again...alive.

Truly, a gentle genius.

I believe that one of the reasons why he remains to be gentle, innocent and kind hearted is the fact that aside from his work, his home and his kids are his life. Rarely does he go out. He built a wall around himself and his kids. Other people did not appreciate it and finds it weird. But I did and still do. If I could do the same thing, I would. Who would want to bathe with the world's dust and dirt. But there will always be people who will never understand and will always question- acting like a judge.

Just like what our Pastor said "bad character corrupts good character so choose the people you hang out with"

Luckily, Michael found few friends who kept him good.

Okay...back to my crying.
I have to do something with my puffy eyes.
I looked like a panda with red blotches.

I can't wait to see Prince, Paris and Blanket all grown up. I am sure they would be like their father.

The world is in need of seriously good people today. An urgent call.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Prejudice is Ignorance

This was what Michael Jackson said when he was accused of several disgusting issues which were found to be untrue.

I agree. Very much.
I know God did not create humans to judge one another for who he is and what he is doing nor make a pre-judgment.

But the human eyes and tongue are the most sinister and sinful among our body parts- the brain being its "mastermind"

What we see and think passes to our mouth and some people do not, if not often,
filter the words coming out of their "big mouth"

Just like earlier when Senator Noynoy Aquino announced his decision to run for Presidency, people started giving comments. good and bad. And I noticed a very particular action. When it comes to giving good comments, there are people who are very hesitant. And when they do speak, they are very reserve with their words. Is it envy? Do they allow envy to reside in their hearts and control them from showering the person with pleasant words? Then, of course there are also the critics- people who are not ashamed to voice out their opinion no matter how harsh it may sound, no matter how hurtful it will be to the person hearing it. Voicing out our opinion- the so called Freedom of speech - how important is it? Does it matter so much and needed to be expressed in such a way that there will be a person or people who will get hurt? Or is the primary intention is to hurt and discourage the person?

The Senator was criticized for his speech. A lot of people most especially those in the radio made a comment that it was not the speech they expected. It was not delivered powerfully and if it will be compared to his father, it will fall short.
Two men said he talked like a fifth grader and the speech was for a fifth grader. Maybe he talked to us like that because our brain works like a fifth grader. We can't even understand a simple word like "CHANGE".

Yes, the speech is simple BUT CLEAR. short but COMPLETE. Not powerful? Can we really tell if it is not? What if there are people in their homes touched by his words.

My reader might think I am pro-Noynoy and that I am biased.

Maybe I am. Maybe I am not.

But I think it is time for us to stop acting like a prejudice. It is just one speech.
What help can that attitude do?

One thing I learned in life, a person's character cannot be fully determined with the way he talks. A person may not be a good speaker, but he can be a good doer.
I once heard before that what comes out of our mouth are feelings bursting from our heart. But, what about liars? There are those who can speak well...but half of the words are lies. Even Satan is a good speaker - that's why he can deceive.

Bottom line, we can't really judge a person on one aspect. And it is very wrong to have a ready judgment on things, places and people when we lack knowledge about them.

Germans are said to be harsh
Japanese are said to be rude
Chinese are said to be cheaters.

Who can really tell? Unless you've been to their country and get to know a few people.

The worst thing on having a prejudiced thought and voicing it out is you end up being the liar at the end of the day.



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Baby leaf



Sometimes it's good to be sick...because I can stay home and notice small insignificant things which I am not noticing everyday.

Just like my plant. I water it every morning and although I can see that it is growing and there are new leaves, I never took the time to actually touch a leaf and stare at it for a few minutes and caress it like a baby.

I took this photo two weeks ago, until I forgot it and remembered it again this morning while I was watching my plant dancing with the wind in the rain.

Have you ever touched a new leaf or a "baby leaf"?

It is soft and smooth to touch. So...fragile
And its color is brighter than an old leaf.

Babies are really beautiful, be it human, animal or plant :)

The reason is they are pure. Not tainted with life's stains and bathe with hardships and struggles.

What difference will it make if a person remains pure even as he grows up?

It is best to be soft and weak and rely on God's strength
rather than be proud and strong and conquer the world with own abilities which are sure to fail.
Sometimes we think we know what to do...and then God will make us see that what we consider right is foolishness in His eyes.

Surely, the best life is that of a life of a baby.


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Dream Prize


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I think I dropped more than 30 stabs for this contest.
I'm still waiting for the announcement of winners.

Will I win? I hope! I hope!
Please...I promise to be a good girl.

I want candy!!!


2 "CANDY" to be exact ^^



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Sunday, September 6, 2009

I have a Twin!


I am not an only child after all! ^-^

I found my Disney Twin!
Where else? In Facebook as usual.

Guess who?

CINDERELLA!!!

So from now on I should start singing....

No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
The dream that you wish will come true

la la la la la la la

and this...(while cleaning)

Oh, Sing Sweet, Nightingale
Sing sweet Nightingale, high
Oh, Sing, sweet nightingale
Sing, sweet nightingale
Oh, Sing sweet, nightingale sing
Oh, sing sweet, nightingale
Oh, sing sweet oh
Oh sing

..........

Oooppss, MY GLASS SHOE! I LEFT IT!

^-^





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Thursday, September 3, 2009

God wants me to know...

Here is God's message I received through my facebook:

On this day of your life, we believe God wants you to know...
... that every little part of you is magical.


Yes, even the parts that hurt, even the ones that are feeling disease right now. It's alright to love what is in pain. More than alright, that's exactly where your love is needed the most. So why not touch that part that hurts and smile at it, at yourself through it, and whisper: ''I love you.''

WOW! Eversince, I haven't tried saying "I love you" to myself...always to others.

Well, tonight is a chance.

Thank you Lord for this message.



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