My Life My Race

My Life My Race

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

2 SLEEPS AWAY

After 7 long months
I can see you again
I will see you again
See, I can keep a promise
God is helping me keep it

I wake up happy everyday because
I have something to look forward to
I thought we are too far from each other
But God is making things possible
And here you are just 2 sleeps away



*photo taken in Seoul Korea. Sept 30, 2012


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

MY TOP TEN (or more) HARD-TO-FORGET- KOREAN- DRAMAS

This is the list of Korean Dramas that made me smile, laugh and cry.
Series that inspired me not to give up.
Stories that told me it's okay to dream big. It might come true.
Believe it or not, these stories gave me tips about life :)
Sometimes, you learn a lot from fiction.

And God is so good to me. He always allow me to see the different shooting locations of some of these dramas whenever I am in Korea by giving me "extra time or chances" to visit those places :) God answers unspoken prayers even silly wishes :)

1. FULL HOUSE


2. BOYS OVER FLOWERS


3. LOVE RAIN (I love their OST!)



4. COFFEE PRINCE




5. MY LOVE FROM THE STARS (this one made me laugh so hard. also, this reminds me of Twilight- alien/funny version)




6. WEDDING



7. PLAYFUL KISS



8. MARRY ME MARY!



9. JUMONG




10. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL




------More---------
11. PERSONAL TASTE



12. ROOFTOP PRINCE


13. CITY HUNTER



14. PRETTY MAN


15. THE HEIRS


16. MY GIRLFRIEND IS A GUMIHO



17. MY FOXY LADY



18. MY GIRL


19. QUEEN SEON DOK


20. SWEET 18



If you will ask me when is the best time to watch a Korean Drama...watch it whenever you are feeling down and bored or missing someone. It is a good way of kicking that "bag of stress" on your side too.




Sunday, May 4, 2014

I SUPPORT IAKA (I will not eat my best friend)

I don't understand why there are people who eat dogs. Cats too.
I don't understand "food greediness" at all.
I am not being too righteous here. I go hungry too.
But being hungry don't mean I will eat anything and everything.
Yes, people are greedy when it comes to money and fame.
They are greedy when it comes to love and affection too.
But with food? Honestly, we are "too spoiled" by God when it comes to food.

We can eat all kinds of vegetables. We are allowed to eat grass too.
Not to mention the variety of fruits available for us.
I also read that there are kinds of flowers that can be eaten.
If we want meat, we can eat chicken and fish. The cows and the pigs can't escape too.
Their future lies on our plates.
I hated myself for eating pork sometimes.
My views about pigs changed after watching a documentary about a slaughter house.
And knowing that pigs are smart and there are few people who raise them as pets.
I vowed not to eat pork again. But I sometimes commit mistakes. And I am so sorry for that.

I love soups but not sharks fin soup.
I drink goat's milk but I won't eat its meat.
I adore horses but I will not eat one.
And I will never eat a lamb. Lamb reminds me of Jesus.
I know some people who eat goats, horses and lambs. It's fine.
I don't hate them.

I am not perfect. I am not nice all the time.
Especially to people who eat dogs. I don't make friends with them.
My brain is having a hard time grasping that idea.
WHY EAT A DOG?
Didn't they know that dogs are not created to be eaten?
Not everyone is smart I know.
But ignorance and foolishness should not be used as an excuse
A CAT SOUP?
That's the most insane thing to be written on a menu.


I love my country but there are many things I hate about it
which are done by some of my fellow Filipinos.
One of them is eating "dog meat"
Sad to say, it is very rampant in our country.
I am glad every time I see dogs being rescued.
I am also thankful to those different organizations who try their best
to rescue as many stray dogs and cats as possible.
It is very touching every time I read news about someone adopting
a rescued cat or dog.
There are bad people every where. But there will always be good people also.

Other than my country, I also love Korea. My second home.
But just like my motherland, it is not perfect.
Sadly, they have dog eaters too.
They rescue stray cats...not to make them as house pets
but as a "cat tonic".
I was very sad when I found that out. I got depressed.
Because I thought Korea is an ideal country.

My depression helped me find IAKA. (International Aid for Korean Animals)
I knew it. There will always be good people around.
I visited their website (koreaanimals.org)and learned about their mission.
They are the angels of every dogs and cats that are in danger in Korea.
Since then, I always give my support and encouragement to this group.
I happily helped them when they sent me a letter asking for help
to make a petition addressed to the President of Korea to stop eating dog meat
and making "cat tonics" and to educate their men about the proper care/humane treatment
that they should give to dogs and cats in their country.


Wow...a petition to the President of Korea.
It sounds both exciting and crazy.
I am just an ordinary girl. Why would a President read my letter?
Our own President doesn't even know me. Why would another country's President care about me?

But I sealed my envelope with my letter and post card from IAKA inside it
and sent it to the Blue House. Yes, to Korea's Blue House.
with no expectation at all.
But together with the envelope is my intention to help IAKA with their petition.
And a prayer for all those "captured dogs and cats" being sold in the meat market
in Korea to be safe. May they find a way to escape.


God blessed my heart. Look what I got! A reply to my petition!!!
Daebak!!! (Korean expression that means Awesome)





I never imagined I would get a letter of reply from their government.
I am very thankful.


Tonight, I pray (sorry if you think this is silly) that all dogs on earth would have a home and a loving owner. And all cats would have a soft and warm bed to sleep in.

To my reader, I encourage you to help stray dogs and cats too. Giving them food or water is one way of helping them.
and PLEASE DON'T EAT DOG MEAT! Instead, make that stray your best friend and you will be the happiest person on earth. I promise you :)