Live fully

I shall pass this way but once; any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show - let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."

While cleaning up, I saw this passage again after such a long time. I remember that when I was in college I used to carry a piece of paper with this quote or passage, it was actually from my father and it meant a lot to me. I used to tell myself to smell the roses and I did, I used to care and I was happy most when I was helping out others. I used to think that I will always be like that, I will treasure every moment with my family, cherish the job I had that allow me to help empower my "kababayan"....but it was not to be.

Our life right now is so fast-paced that even eating is considered to be so much time-consuming...hence, the fast food where you can just order food, eat and leave as soon as you're done without any worries about the dishes, somebody's going to do it for you. We work very hard to get to the goal we want for our family and your young children...only to realize that they are now over 20 and they don't know you. You missed the small moments when they were young that will forever be gone because you can never take back the time. So, let me ask you, who were you working so hard for?

Everything is a rush, rush, rush...you want to finish school and leave your house to work and be independent. You were working hard and playing hard that you never had the time to visit your parents or even call them just to say Hi. And now you're here....and they're gone. When was the last time you said Thank you or I love you or I'm sorry for that matter?

There are so many memories to be made...and few of them will make an indelible impression on our brains...because we didn't savor each moment, not when it was there. Only when it's too late...then you wish for it.

Whether you are a daughter or son, a mother or father, a sister or brother, a lover.....live fully. Appreciate what you have right now....kiss your son or daughter while they are young because time will come when they wont let you, go to their Little League where they can show off to you, hug them every time, any time...show them that they are truly loved - this will make them grow-up positive and with self-esteem. Let them be kids with muddy hands and feet, let them explore...they are kids just but once, let them be teen-agers, you know how it felt because you were once a teen-ager. Give them the chance to do the things they really want to do, grow up the way they want to and simply give them chance to soar in their own time and in the way they know how. If you have guided them pretty well, they can never go wrong.

Don't take your wife, husband or lover for granted. Enjoy the silly and stupid moments or ignore it especially if it does not make a huge splash on your relationship. Hug them, love them, kiss them like there is no tomorrow, like it's the last time you are going to because it might just be...you never know where life takes you.

Smell the roses or the daisies...appreciate life..live it to the fullest...help others when you can because you never know when that help has a ripple effect...you don't choose who to help, you just do.

Like I said, I held this passage dear to me....but I forgot what it meant and I let some things pass me by, I enjoyed my life but still there were things I wish I could have done better...I regret some things. And then my son came...I did not want to lose those few moments which I can never recover...and looking back at his pictures...I am glad, doubly glad, I was there for him. In time he will grow...and leave me for college and for work and for his new family but I have the memories I made with him to hold on to. I know that when the time comes I will be strong enough to let him go and soar wherever, whenever, however he wants to, God willing.

Dream Come True: KRIS ALLEN is the 2009 American Idol

After more than a hundred calls via my cellphone, I was able to contribute to Kris Allen's victory in the Season 8 American Idol. I kept myself updated with the voting process and that is why I was able to copy the instructions from Kris Allenation blog. And much to my surprise and of course delight, I found out that I could vote using my cellphone. And thus while Gizmo was down, I use my cell to call the toll-free number given for Kris Allen...(btw, these numbers are still stored in my phonebook). When it was getting hot, my 11 year old son took over for me and I went to my PC to try Gizmo again. My niece then decided to try and use her fone to also call the numbers for Kris....and she was able to put in 87 votes...she would shout every time she got a call thru. And so the next day, we were all crossing our very sore fingers that Kris Allen would win....and he did.

For the 2nd year in a row...I won, lol.

How to vote overseas, multiple methods in the US

Tips for Voting on American Idol:


If you are calling the number (1-866-IDOLS-XX):

* The phone lines tend to jam up directly after the show finishes and oftentimes you'll get a busy signal. Don't be discouraged, keep voting and your calls will likely get through as the voting period progresses.
* If you have a cell phone and a home phone, try calling for both. You don't have to talk with anyone to vote, so you can just continue to re-dial on either phone for the duration of the two hours.
* It's a toll free number, so you shouldn't have to worry about phone charges.


In addition to calling, you can Vote 3 different ways online (maybe all at once if you're so inclined.)


If you're living abroad, or if you can't make the call from a phone you can call for free ONLINE by following the directions below:

* You can use Skype (works for International and US)
* or Gizmo5 (works for International and US):
* or Dial Idol (works for only US residents):

Try testing the softwares with Google's Toll-Free number:
1800-466-4411

American Idol numbers are also toll-free so if you succeed in calling Google, you would also be able to call in to vote for Kris.

For this post, I would like to thank my reference for anything KRIS....the # 1 Kris Allen fansite

VOTE VOTE VOTE for KRIS ALLEN



When I first saw the results night on the final 2, all I could remember was that Kris Allen was in the final 2. When I saw the replay, it was just then that I realized that he was really the first one to be safe. Everything is being done to make sure that Kris Allen wins the game....I really hope he wins....regardless, we all know how good he is and I definitely will buy his album.

My son, a future priest?

My friends were talking about a mutual friend, about her being in God’s grace as she has 2 sons who are priests. I told them it was the dream of my aunt to have any of her 3 nephews to become priests, unfortunately, nobody did. She told me she still prays for one especially as she has more grandsons than daughters. And so my friends began convincing me to send my son to study in the seminary. They would like to sponsor my one and only son to become a priest. I guess any mom would be so lucky to have one. And so I told them that I would ask him if he is interested. I mean, I cannot decide for him….I can only pray it is what he wants, too.

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Applications Engineer (Dallas, Texas, United States)

If you have experience with 400Hz power power distribution in ships and commercial facilities we want to talk with you!

Position Summary –
This position is responsible for assisting both company sales representatives and its customers in selecting the appropriate company product to meet an application need. This technical service often extends to suggesting other non-competing manufacturer’s products to be used in conjunction with a company product when system level guidance is needed.

To apply to this job or to get more information on this or many other Great Jobs please visit SureJobs or send me your resume.

Nurses for USA (All US Cities, All US States, United States)

We are recruiting Nurses at all levels to work in Hospitals and Care facilities all over the
United States (US). Both local and International applicants are welcome.

Special interest will be given to nurses with certification in the following nursing specialties; Cardiovascular Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Critical Care Pediatric Nursing, Emergency Nursing, Gastroenterology Nursing, Gerontology Nursing, Hospice Palliative Care Nursing, Nephrology Nursing, Neuroscience Nursing, Occupational Health Nursing, Oncology Nursing, Orthopedic Nursing, Prenatal Nursing, Preoperative Nursing, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Rehabilitation Nursing.

To apply to this job or to get more information on this or many other Great Jobs please visit SureJobs or send me your resume.

Applications Engineer (Dallas, Texas, United States)

If you have experience with 400Hz power power distribution in ships and commercial facilities we want to talk with you!

Position Summary –
This position is responsible for assisting both company sales representatives and its customers in selecting the appropriate company product to meet an application need. This technical service often extends to suggesting other non-competing manufacturer’s products to be used in conjunction with a company product when system level guidance is needed.

To apply to this job or to get more information on this or many other Great Jobs please visit SureJobs or send me your resume.

Sr. Credit Counsel (Miami, Florida, United States)

We are a premier management consulting company focused on Accounting, Finance and Information Technology with a specialization in staffing and the deployment of hardware and software to the commercial and government sectors. We are seeking a Sr. Counsel Credit Director.

To apply to this job or to get more information on this or many other Great Jobs please visit http://www.sjcjobs.com/default.aspx?id=MRenee or send me your resume.

Content Management Developer (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)

Content Management Developers implement and extend cutting edge applications using the latest technologies and techniques. This position’s primary responsibilities are to gather requirements, design, and develop solutions for clients as a consultant. Excellent Web design and project management skills are required for this position, as well as the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

For this particular opportunity, both contract and full-time employment opportunities exist. Additionally, perspective candidates have the opportunity to work full time at a client in the greater Atlanta area (i.e., no travel!) Full-time employees receive benefits.

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Looking for jobs.....

With the recent global crisis, the fresh graduates now face the biggest problem ever. Big companies are closing or relieving employees, even government agencies are experiencing lay-offs clearly showing that those who have jobs right now are not in a safe or stable position. They can be greatly affected by sudden changes or loss in profit whether by a local company or a multinational one. Even OFWs or overseas contract workers are coming home with empty pockets except what they have saved over years of working in another country.

In this case, you wonder where the fresh graduates will apply jobs. With no jobs available locally, where do they go? They will then try to look for jobs abroad but then looking for a job and getting one are two different things. Jobs may be available but getting it would be a long process which would also need for you to invest money on. Then that’s where the Catch-22 starts, you need money to get the job which can give you the money you need. Unfortunately, the money you need to spend on looking for the job is an additional expense which can be hard on your pocket or a make a dent on your savings.

Still, jobs should be made available to them and thus I will be featuring several job openings here in my blog. Like I have always said, you can send me your resume or With the recent global crisis, the fresh graduates now face the biggest problem ever. Big companies are closing or relieving employees, even government agencies are experiencing lay-offs clearly showing that those who have jobs right now are not in a safe or stable position. They can be greatly affected by sudden changes or loss in profit whether by a local company or a multinational one. Even OFWs or overseas contract workers are coming home with empty pockets except what they have saved over years of working in another country.

In this case, you wonder where the fresh graduates will apply jobs. With no jobs available locally, where do they go? They will then try to look for jobs abroad but then looking for a job and getting one are two different things. Jobs may be available but getting it would be a long process which would also need for you to invest money on. Then that’s where the Catch-22 starts, you need money to get the job which can give you the money you need. Unfortunately, the money you need to spend on looking for the job is an additional expense which can be hard on your pocket or a make a dent on your savings.

Still, jobs should be made available to them and thus I will be featuring several job openings here in my blog. Like I have always said, you can send me your resume or CV for those jobs you are interested in or click on the link below every job ad I place here.

To everyone, good luck and hope this helps in any way.
for those jobs you are interested in or click on the link below every job ad I place here.

To everyone, good luck and hope this helps in any way.

Cabinet Members of President Gloria Macapagal - Arroyo

Cabinet Members of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Just in case your social science or Makabayan teacher asks you for the list of the cabinet members of the Philippines under the Arroyo administration.

Executive Secretary - Eduardo R. Ermita
Department of Foreign Affairs - Alberto G. Romulo
Department of Agriculture - Domingo F. Panganiban but was replaced by Arthur Yap (update 10/18)
Department of Budget and Management - Rolando G. Andaya
Department of Education - Jesli A. Lapus
Department of Energy - Raphael P.M. Lotilla was replaced by Angelo T. Reyes - (update 07/19)
Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Angelo T. Reyes was replaced by Lito Atienza (update 07/19)
Department of Finance - Margarito B. Teves
Department of Health - Francisco T. Duque III
Department of Interior and Local Government - Ronaldo V. Puno
Department of Justice - Raul M. Gonzalez
Department of Labor and Employment - Marianito D. Roque
Department of Land Reform - Nasser C. Pangandaman
Department of National Defense - Gilbert Teodoro Jr. - (update 08/07)
National Economic and Development Authority - Romulo L. Neri but was replaced by Ralph Recto (update 07/23/08)
Department of Public Works and Highways Hermogenes E. Ebdane Jr.
Department of Science and Technology - Estrella F. Alabastro
Department of Social Welfare and Development - Esperanza I. Cabral
Department of Tourism - Joseph H. Durano
Department of Trade and Industry - Peter B. Favila
Department of Transportation and Communication - Leandro R. Mendoza
Press Secretary - Ignacio Bunye was replaced by Jesus Dureza who was replaced by Serge Remonde

Am back...after a long vacation

I took a long vacation from blogging, there was just so much to do at home and my only interaction with the computer was checking the mails, there were times I could not even reply….my apologies to all those who sent emails, forwarded and otherwise.

In addition to all the housework, Christmas shopping and cooking, I also had to help out my son with the multitude of projects and homework and exams he had to endure….if only you could see him and his efforts. It was then that I realized how important some information is for children. I was very thankful that some blogs took the time to put necessary information that makes the children’s job easier. One such blog is mukamo Philippines where my son was able to get the list of the cabinet members under the arroyo government. Since then I promised myself that every now and then I will also put educational information that can help these kids with their projects.

For all my guests, I will appreciate it if you could leave me links to new and updated information that our children are often using, questions they are always asking so I can research and post the answers.

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