Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I'm In!!!


I was in the midst of blog walking earlier when i saw this article from someone who was visiting my blog. She had this post about joining the contest Gem's "First Give Away". After reading, I get curious and went to Gem's blog. That was my first time dropping on her page and after i read some of articles of her. I found it interesting then I became a follower , i joined and made this entry "I'm In" . The picture below shows the give away which are the beauty products including the purse. I want it!!! Yay!



Click the Photo for more info's

Here's the mechanics to join:

1. You must be a follower of her blog.
2. Copy the image and post it together with the mechanics on your blog.Don't forget to link back!
3. Leave a comment on her article and say..."I'm in! "

So easy!..no entry, no chance of winning so why not give it a try?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Priceless Birthday Card

I was in a hurry to make something for "my half". I don't have much time to do it because his birthday is coming up and its gonna be tomorrow.What..!!I'm not prepared!!! So, i come up to an idea that i have to make something special and made by myself. As you know, i like to do art and creative stuff. And since i don't know how to bake a cake why not make it in a card?

After couple of hours, here's the result of my cake card. The outside part i created candle which represents an "i love you" letters in it and i wrote a word "make a wish " thing before he opens it.



The cake is located in the center of the letter and i put a ribbon in each side of it. I cut out some letters and words to make a "happy 22nd b-day my love" and at the bottom of it is my special message.

Here are the materials i used:
scissor
ribbon
art papers
cut out letters
glue

thread
ruler
decorative flowers
double sided tape
pen/pencil
card

Believe me, its very simple and easy. It is very cost effective and the person will appreciate it because it is made with an effort and love.And remember, uniqueness and art made it possible.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Phonetic Alphabet


This topic is related to my work back home. I was a ticket agent in an airline company where in I am in line of customer service. One thing related to my profession is to receive phone calls of the passengers or a personnel from travel agencies. Formally, in order for us to understand with each other, specifically in a phone conversation, we have this alphabet assigned words called as Phonetic Alphabet. Instead of spell out the letters, we have to spell it out through these word code.

A - Alpha
B - Bravo
C - Charlie
D - Delta
E - Echo
F - Foxtrot
G - Goat / Golf
H - Hotel
I - India
J - Juliet
K - Kilo
L - Lima
M - Mama
N - Nancy
O - Oscar
P - Papa
Q - Queen/ Quebec
R - Romeo
S - Sierra
T - Tango
U - Uniform
V - Victor
W - Whiskey
X - X ray
Y - Yankee
Z - Zebra

Monday, September 14, 2009

Twilight Saga

Do you remember the love story of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen? About the teenage girl who fell in love with the vampire? Yes guys, I'm talking to the movie "twilight". I know everyone knows about it and i guess people have watched the romantic-fantasy movie.

Last night, i was so anxious when i saw this trailer on MTV awards on television then i search it on web. Here it is guys , the truly much awaited movie of the year. The sequel of the the movie "twilight" entitled The Twilight Saga:New Moon. So, mark your calendar on 20th of November this year. I can't wait to watch it!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Nine,nine, Nine!!!


What a day!!!...I just noticed that the numbers have nine,nine and nine. September 9, 2009. Some people says it would be their lucky day. I watched news and lots of couples went to Vegas to get married.Aside from less hassles, they believe that today is the lucky day for them.

But in Japanese superstitious, number 9 is a bad luck for them. Since the word is spelled as "ku" which means sufferings. That is why some hotels and hospitals skipped rooms which have numbers 4 & 9.

Whatever it is, today is just ordinary day for me. Same routine which i did all day and no special occasion .It is just an extraordinary number and I respect each one's belief.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Internet Chat Abbreviations

Are you found of chatting online? Does your mind mixed up what are those abbreviations meant? Instant messaging has spawned a short-hand language to help communication more quicker. Here are some common and popular chat abbreviations I've encountered for the past 6 yrs of chatting online.


AIGHT - All Right
AKA - Also Known As
ATM - At The Moment
ASL - Age/Sex / Location
ASAP - As Soon As Possible

B4N - Bye For Now
BRB - Be Right Back
BTW - By The Way
CYA - See You
C2C - Care to Chat or Cam to Cam

GBU - God Bless You
G2G - Got to Go
FTW - For The Win
FYI - For Your Information
IC - I See
IC - Internet Connection

IDK - I Don't Know
IM - Instant Message
IMO - In My Opinion
JK - Just Kidding
L8R - Later

LDR - Long Distance Relationship
LMAO - Laugh(ing) My Ass Off
LOL - Laugh(ing) Out Loud
M/F? - Male or Female?
MSG - Message

NP - No Problem
OIC - Oh I see
OMG - Oh My God
OP - Out of Place
OP - Original Poster

PM - Private Message
ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing
TC - Take Care
THX - Thanks
TOM - Tomorrow
TY - Thank You

TTYL - Talk To You Later
TTYT - Talk To You Tomorrow
U2 - You Too
XOXO - Hugs and Kisses

WTF - What The F*ck
Y - Why
YW - You're Welcome
143 - I Love You
4ever - Forever

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Unique Wedding Entrance

Boom!!! Feels like I hear a sound of bomb when people talking about this video uploaded on YouTube last July 19 this year. The JK wedding entrance where the witnesses including the bride and groom was bouncing and dancing in the aisle with the song of forever by Chris Brown. The video is making a big noise and it really catch peoples attention that blast in many countries. Over 23 million viewers and received 94 thousand comments as of the month of August. Wow!!! It is truly a big hit.They're making a history.Good job and my thumbs are up how creative they are.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Send My Love To Heaven


Hi guys! i would like to share a very beautiful love story which i read few years ago. It was on the article of our school publication when i was in my college years called "The Forerunners". I still remember when i first read it, it was a long story,interesting and captivating to one's heart. So, relax and have fun reading! Here it is...

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What can I say about a girl I loved since I was ten... that I love the way she laughs at me when I commit mistakes, the way she fusses over silly things and even the way she cries over some sad silly late night show... She was my best friend and I have known her since we were small. She knew all my secrets, which reveals my feelings for her, that I love her not only because she's pretty and smart but also the way she laughs at everything and the way she sees life and love. I could still remember the first time we met; I was five years old then. It was one windy afternoon having no one to play with except for my best friend, Troy. He and his family just moved out to a neighboring state at transfer because his father got promoted. And so I climbed up our tree house, I saw a moving truck coming down the street. I watched it approaching and noticed a family station wagon following it. It stopped in front of the house and out came a family. I was about to glance away when came out the loveliest girl I've ever seen.

She was four years old that time but then even at an early age she was a beauty. She had long curly hair, which reached almost to her waist. She had fair complexion and eyes which could make a man lose his heart into them. I continued to watch her when suddenly she looked up and saw me watching them in the tree house window. I was about to duck when she smiled and waved her hand. I waved back and then watched in amazement as I saw her running towards the tree house. So I went to the edge of the ladder and said, "Would you like to come up?" she answered, "May I?" So I help her climb up and when she reached the top she then turned to me and said, "By the way, my name's Sam, what's yours?" I answered, "My name is Christopher but then you can call me Chris." She smiled and said, "Well I like your name. Hey your tree house's neat!" then I replied, "Thanks! Troy and I made this. This used to be our hide out. We used to goof around, play ball and go biking together. He was my best friend and I kind of miss him you know." She smiled and said "I'm here now, we could do things you do with Troy and I could be your new best friend too. I never had a boy for a friend before so it could be exciting to have one. I could learn how to play ball and I have my bicycle so we could go biking together. Now how does that sound to you?" I smiled and said, "Well that sounds good enough." Then she held her hand and said, "It's a deal then!"

So that's how it started. So we became best friends and it was kind of strange at first for she was a girl and there are things which I was little bit hesitant to indulge her like catching frogs, swimming in the lake and climbing trees, but then she tried and did everything just to please me. There was even a time when she fell off the bike trying to catch up with me in a race we had and I was the one who bandaged her scraped knee. I could still remember the time when she hit the window of our neighbor when we were playing baseball and it was I who talked to Mr. Chambers and promised to pay for the damage, which meant having to loose a week's allowance. I remembered the time when I fell off the tree when I tried to rescue a little kitten because Sam was near to tears when she saw the helpless kitten trapped in a branch. I even fought with the tough guy when they teased Sam and made her cry and I ended up having a black eye and a bruised cheek. I remember Sam crying as she placed an ice bag over the damaged eye and later gave it a get-well kiss. I did everything to please her and gave everything her little heart desires.

The lake was our favorite hang out. We had our Saturday swim routine. We would pack food and later eat them under the big oak tree. There was a special branch in which the two of us could sit together and tell each other's dreams. She dreams of being a Ballerina and she knows my dream of becoming a doctor. She never laughs at my dreams and pursuits even if they were quite impossible. It made me like her even more. As years went by, I noticed that my feelings towards her were slowly changing. Somehow, I thought it was just a simple crush case. But when I started thinking about her at night, dreaming of her and having the feeling of wanting to be with her all the time, I thought it was something different, something that made me feel strange, but then it was exhilarating feeling. It made me feel so alive. Whenever our hands touch, I could feel the tingling sensation in my spine. Once when we were at the lake having our Saturday swim routine and as I carried her towards the water edge, I had the feeling of not wanting to let go. I just wanted that moment to continue hoping it would never end. I then realized I was slowly falling in love with my best friend.

Many times I tried to deny the feeling for I was scared to imagine what would happen if ever I'd try to tell her how I feel about her. I was scared because she might think that I'm taking advantage of her and our friendship. I was afraid of losing her so I just kept my feeling hidden.

We reached the age of fifteen and I noticed that Sam grew lovelier each day. How my heart aches wherever I see boys glance her way. I want to punch their noses as I watch them talking to her giving compliments, flowers and chocolates. There were times when I watch her at a distance with mixed feelings of anger and hurt! Because it hurts so much to know that there were so many things I wanted to tell her but then I could not do so. There were so many presents which I long to give her but then I could not for she might see me only as a friend. I was also scared of letting her know how I feel about her as much as losing her.

Then one day, I just learned from a friend that she already had a boyfriend. At first, I tried to convince myself that it was just a rumor. Her boyfriend was Mark, a popular senior, who was the heartthrob of the campus. She, being the cheerleader was close to the basketball team to which Mark was the captain. When I saw them walking together at the parking lot that afternoon, I watched her with my heart slowly breaking into pieces. I saw her wave at me but I just pretended not to see her for I was scared that she might see in my eyes the pain I'm feeling inside because of seeing her with another guy. Those days that followed where the saddest days of my life. How my heart aches when I see her walk by me with him at her side. Every time we meet in hallways and I see him around her, there's a feeling inside me that makes me want to grab her away from him. How it hurts to see the girl I long possess was now owned by somebody else. That special smile I long for her to cast on me was now casted on him. As she passes by me she doesn't know that I whisper the words "God how I love you."

Then one faithful day they broke up. She came too me that evening crying on my shoulder. They had a big fight and it ended up with their break up. Mixed feelings were scaring me inside. I was happy because she was free and maybe I would have the chance of telling her my true feelings for her but then I was feeling so bad because she is crying her heart out just for him. At that time, I was not quite sure of what I wanted to do.

So we found ourselves doing what we did in old days with our Saturday swim routine, spending time in our tree house. We still enjoyed doing childish pranks for we still are both young at heart. So many chances I had for me to confess my feelings for her but still I couldn't bring myself to her for I was scared of losing her once more. I once lost her, now I could not bear of losing her again by telling her, "I love her". So I just kept my feelings even if it was bursting to be expressed from my aching heart.

It was a week from our JS Prom, we were seated at the branch of an oak tree drying ourselves after our afternoon swim when she said, "I was wondering Chris if you would like to be my partner?" It just got out of my wits for it was like a dream I never thought would happen. It took me awhile to answer her, "I thought there are so many boys who would die for you to be their partner?" So she turned away and quietly said, "Well I just thought I would like to spend that night with my best friend." Then she continued in a whisper I could barely hear, "Don't you want to die just like them to be my partner Chris?" I was too stunned to speak for it came close for me to blurt my feelings for her. We… we're silent for a while until I finally whispered, "I would be happy to be your partner Sam. "The she smiled and suddenly kissed my cheek. I could hardly contain the joy I felt that time. I saw her turned red and bowed her head. Suddenly she stood up and run towards the water saying, "Last one to reach the water treats to sundae fudge!”I ran slowed up so that I would lose which meant having to have her with me for another three hours or more.

Our Prom night came. I bought a new tuxedo and poured almost the entire bottle of perfume. I went to fetch Sam. Sam's mother greeted me and I went to sit in the living room waiting for her to come down. I was talking to her father when I heard her say, "How do I look?" I look up and saw her lovelier than ever in a strapless white dress with her hair flowing around her face. I stood up and opened my mouth but found out I could not find my voice. Then I got her hand shakily fastened the corsage around her wrist and whispered, "To the loveliest girl in the whole world." She then asked, "Is that true?" I nodded and she smiled and I smiled back then I turned to open the door for her. When we arrived at the gymnasium we hardly recognized our classmates. Gone were the jeans and T-shirts. They were replaced with tuxedos and gowns. Then I held out her hand bowed and said, "Would you give me the honor of your first dance?" She laughed and curtseyed. Then I led her to the dance floor. It was like a dream coming true, a moment of enchantment. I was there dancing with the only girl I ever loved. She was smiling up to me, as we were slowly moving in a smooth gliding motion. I found myself lost as I stared down to her sparkling eyes. The curls of her long hair were like waves enhancing her beautiful face. There were so many things I wanted to tell her that moment. I wanted to tell that she was the most beautiful girl that night. I wanted to tell her that she would always be the beacon of light in my darkness, but what I wanted to tell her the most was that I love her. I drew up all my courage and bent to whisper it in her ear but suddenly the music stopped and the magic was gone. I came close to telling her, but still haven't done it.

We walked towards the table and found ourselves surrounded by friends. I asked her if she wanted a drink, she nodded and so I went to get one. It took me a long time to get one and when I returned to our table, she was gone. I asked her friend, Katie, where she was but she told me that she doesn't know. So I went to search for her. As I was searching for her, I reached the garden. There I saw two silhouette figures outlined by the moon's silvery light. They were so close to each other that I could never describe the feeling I had when I recognized the white dress that Sam was wearing that night. I just turned and left the gymnasium.

Since that night, I avoided her. Many times she tried talking to me but I never gave her the chance to do so. I was afraid to hear her say that she loves Mark and not me. I would rather have left in ignorance of her true feelings for me than to hear from those dreaded words and feel my hope crush and my heart break. I didn't return her calls. I would not see her if she comes into our house. In the hallways, as she approaches I would go to another direction. It also hurts to do those things but then I thought that was the best way to forget her. Those months were tormenting but still I kept my pride.

The day of our graduation came. I was planning to take up medicine at a neighboring state and was to move out the next day. As the program ended, she approached me and handed me a rose. As she stared at me, there was something in her eyes I couldn't describe. There was sadness in them and when she smiled it wasn't the same smile she had. I wanted to hug her at that moment, tell her that I love her but then she turned and walked away from me.

So I moved out the next day as I planned. Luckily, I was accepted at the university. I concentrated with my studies but still I think of her at night. I was always wondering if she thinks of me too. I tried hard not to think of her but still I could not stop myself from loving her. Each achievement I have was done for her. I thought that if I will be successful one day, I would be able to tell her that I love her and by that time, I'm worthy of having her.

It was a year after our graduation when I decided to return home and see her again. I thought a year is too much for me not to see her and during the past year I felt like a person lost in the desert and only the sight of her could quench the thirst I have inside. As I got off the plane, I went home directly, desperate to get to her house desperate to see her, to hug her. Then I would tell her that I missed her and that I have loved her for a long time. This time I am determined to let her know my true feelings for her and I could not contain anymore the love I have for her. I reached their house; I saw her elder sister and I approached her. I smiled at her but I noticed she didn't smile back. I was confused for she used to be a cheerful lady just like my dear Sam. I then asked, "Hi Jen! I guess you're surprised why I'm here. Well I just want to visit you and I was also hoping to see Sam. I kind of miss her you know. Mmm… by the way have you seen her?" All I saw was sadness in her eyes as she replied quietly "Come follow me."

I was confused with the way she's acting but still I followed her. As we were walking, I was trying to indulge her in a conversation but she just answered my question briefly. Then I realized that she was leading me to the direction of the lake. It was still the same as I left it, with the same oak tree, Sam and I used to climb up. I smiled upon remembering the kiss Sam gave me when I agreed to be her partner. It's been one of the happiest days in my life and I realized that I missed Sam more than I thought. Then Jen stopped walking and pointed to the tree. She then whispered, "There's Sam."

I looked at where she was pointing and saw a newly dug tomb with the name of the girl I ever loved. I could not believe at what I saw and desperately tried convincing myself that this is all just a nightmare and I would soon wake up. I stared at Jenny in disbelief with her eyes searching for explanations and she slowly started saying, "It has been a week since she died. She died of Leukemia, but even though she was sick, she never stopped thinking about you. It was even your name she uttered before she died. She asked us to bury her here for she always regards this place as a place of LOVE. She said that this is where she had spent the happiest days and that was when she was with you. By the way, she also asked me to give you this." She handed me a parcel and with that she left.

I slowly opened the parcel and saw that it contained the dried orchid from the corsage I gave her for our prom. Then at the bottom I saw a letter. It was dated last month. I opened it with shaking hands and started reading........

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I know… by this time you read this letter I'm gone. I just want to tell you that I feel very lucky and thankful to God that I had a friend like you. I would also like you to know that I had left something inside, something I kept from you all these years. I love you Chris, not in a friendly way but as one who would feel like spending the rest of my life with. I have always loved you even from the start. I guess it just bloomed each day that's why the happiest days of my life was… when you were by my side. You just don't know how I dreamed of you at night and wake up in the morning and dream no more for you were with me. When you were away, I can't stop crying because I was afraid to think that you are with another girl. I just can't bear to see you with another girl. I just want you all to myself. I may sound selfish but that's how I feel.

Each time, you held me close to you, was like a dream coming true, for to be close to you and feel your heart beating next to mine was like heaven. So many things I did so that you will learn to love me but I NEVER saw a hint. I did everything to please you because I love you so much that I even tried to fool myself that you're in love with me too. So many nights I've cried when I think of myself unloved by you. Well you might think that what I'm saying are lies but, I tell you, my heart speaks the truth for I cannot bear telling a lie to the one I love. I know you might be thinking of Mark; but I just did that to make you jealous, to make you see me as a young woman, capable of loving and not as the little girl you used to play with. Sometimes I imagined that you were jealous and fooled myself that it was a sign that you feel something for me too. When Mark and I broke up and I came crying, I just did that to know… how you would react and with that I'll know that you love me too. But I failed for you didn't give me any clue. When our prom night came, you just don't know how happy I was when you handed me the corsage and saying that I was the loveliest girl in the whole world. While we were dancing, I wanted so desperately to hear you say that you love me too but you NEVER did. When Mark came and pleaded me to give him a second chance, I was scared that you might see us talking. I didn't want you to get the wrong impression so I told him we would talk in the garden. There I explained to him that it's you whom I really love.

What happened next was that I found you missing and later learned that you were searching for me, I just concluded that you saw us together. The next day, I tried to explain but then you never gave me a chance to do so. You continuously avoided me and never knew how much pain I've experienced that time. I felt the world crushing on me. In our Graduation day, when I approached you, I wanted to tell you… how much I loved you but I decided that I just couldn't do it. I could not bear to hear that all you feel for me is just brotherly hand of love. For I want you to love me as a woman and not as a girl or playmate. So I just turned away and left.

Now that saying I LOVE YOU might be too late, but still I want you to know that I will always love you and my heart has always been and will be yours alone.

P.S.: Think of me sometimes... and always remember that loving you was the best thing that ever happened in my life.

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I felt my tears falling as I folded the letter. I wanted to shout out to let her know that I love her, if not as much, but more than she did for me. I love her more than anything in this world. I knelt touching the soil of her grave and rain started to fall. I continued crying softly and whispered, "Oh God, send my love to heaven."

--- END ---


My eyes was filled with tears when I've done reading the whole story. Its sad! Not because they 're not end up with each other but because the unspoken feelings they keep inside was not express by each one of them. The story made me realized that don't be afraid to tell someone that you love and you care for them,show people how much they mean to you and how much you love them,if you have something to say, say it now before its gonna be too late.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Month of "ber"

Oops!..i know whats in your mind. I'm not talking about the alcoholic beverage "beer" but I'm referring to the four months that ends with "ber". September to December where the summer is about to end then fall season start and chilly weather remind lots of different occasions.

I'm getting excited now, these different events will be my first time to celebrate here in US. I've listed some major holiday where Americans celebrate.

Halloween is a holiday celebrated on October 31. People wear horror costumes, carving pumpkins and trick or treat around neighborhood. Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November. Most people celebrate by gathering at home with family and friends for a holiday feast. Lots of food and turkey is being serve in dinner.And here we go, Christmas day!!! It is an annual holiday celebrated on 25th of December that commemorates the birth of Jesus. A time of giving and sharing what we have.

We Filipinos used to celebrate the long occasions like Christmas holiday, "ber" month is the start when we count down the days til Christmas time. Radio stations begins to play Christmas songs and Christmas decors are all over the place.

And to make it exact, its 121 days to go...yay!!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

I'm a Neopyhte

Neophyte in Blogging

Its been awhile since i signed up in this site but i don't have enough motivation to do whats in this. So i will try to figure this out. I'm not sure how this work but i keep researching and willing to make my own blog since some of the member which i used to visit in the forum talks about blogging. This is my first blog, i don't know what to write about but i guess i could tell you a bit how's life going on. Everything and anything under the sun. Experiences, Stories, Pictures and videos, places, arts and crafts,travel and culture, People, etc. So, walk with me as i leave Footprints in your heart.


Neophyte in the Country

I just realized its been five months passed since i got here in the United States. Thus, the country still a stranger for me.Stranger in the fact that i am amazed how things work in here. Very nice and how pretty it is. Let me recap to you the things that i went through in the past months.

The picture above is the Multnomah Falls which is located in Oregon State.It is the second-tallest year-round waterfall in the nation. The water of the Falls drops 620 feet from its origin on Larch Mountain. Unusually cold weather can freeze the plummeting water into a majestic icesicle. I can feel how cold it is from there because i was wearing my coat but i can still feel the coldness even its was 75 degrees sunny day.
The largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America is the picture above. The Columbia River, it is the border between Washington and Oregon State. I can see the bikers all around while taking pictures. It makes me in love how beautiful the nature is.


Yes, I'm a beginner! I am still learning of new things and i would be willing to learn and understand how things works surrounds me. There's always a first time and i have to eat allot of rice to learn.






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