Or any other contest where a Filipino or with a hint of a Filipino wasn’t proclaimed the winner.
Ugly words can be heard all over. Or is it just me who doesn’t like the sound of “Racism” when it could really be not. Or “The winner is not really beautiful or smart or talented” or “The judges and voters are unfair”.
Millions of Filipinos could be bitter, salty, sour or a combination of two or three.
I am not sure if there’s even a food that tastes good with all three flavors in it.
I am a Filipino with 1 liter of Chinese blood. And I would be one of the happiest if Jessica Sanchez won the American Idol title.
I am a human with 5 liters of red blood. And I would be one of the happiest if we are gracious enough to accept that someone is better than us by human standard.
I am not a TV fan thus I’m not a fanatic of American Idol or any show. If I can, I only watch the finals where a Filipino is a finalist. I love Filipinos — how they can be very resilient, kind, beautiful, talented – but even then, no race has a monopoly of these qualities.
I may be sad but I am happy as well with the result of American Idol Season 11. A Filipina is first runner up. Wow! Congratulations Jessica Sanchez! You are a great singer and how you have dealt with the defeat is a sure win!
And congratulations Phillip Phillips! How you dealt with victory sealed the title! I enjoyed your finale performance and I like the song “Home” especially the line, “Don’t pay no mind to the demons they fill you with fear…”
He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means, “Be opened!”)– Mark 7:34
turned my life upside down
trained me how to hold on right
throwing away what could loosen my grip
taking me to the place where my trust won’t be broken
there, up on the cross He loved me even before I loved Him.
Thankful for my son who made the Son on the cross
Taught me that loving involves a lot of bending
That bending is not deforming but purposeful
Thankful for the time with my family
Touching, talking, teaching, trying
Transforming whatever we have into love
Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare. – Psalm 75:1
Juice cartons now empty
Don’t throw it away Mommy
We will have a happy day
Crafting fun memories for the family!
Juice cartons now empty
Enjoyed the apple, orange and cranberry
Now let’s make something pretty
Painted carton houses maybe?
HERE’S HOW TO MAKE EMPTY JUICE CARTONS WREATH
1. First, drink all the juice inside otherwise it will be too heavy for the wreath!
2. Next, paint the empty cartons with any color that you want for the house. Hey, it’s best to experiment painting in cartons than in real houses!
3. Next next, cut the branches in your neighbor’s tree — form it in circle and attach the painted houses.
4. Next to next next, make 2 sets — 1 for your neighbor where you got the branches!
Now Do It Yourself and have fun! If I can breath then I can wreath — so can you!
Psssst, this empty juice cartons wreath will have more fun at Nester’s Wreath Party!
World peace begins at home — with empty juice cartons! Don’t you think so?
Play more than fair
Run towards home
Count not the strikes
Cheer with love
Let the wild pitch go
Hope for grand slam!
In the home field
Play your best in each inning
Follow the rules of the game
Heed the Umpire
Be the winning team!
Earlier this week I read 10 Signs the Economy Is on the Upswing.
And I’m sharing with you the 10 signs plus my side comments
- Sales of Boxers, Briefs Leveling Off – new undies!
- Desserts Are in Again – sweet too!
- Less Sorrowful Searching – smiley!
- The Venti Latte Makes a Comeback – ground taste!
- Box Rebound Reflects Rising Demand – just in the box!
- Fewer Urban Dwellers Are Hoofing It – hello cabbie!
- Duffers Returning to the Greens – golf time!
- Faces, Other Parts Getting a Lift – +13M gone under the knife!
- More Willing to Play Their Hand – gambling life!
- More Couples Are Calling It Quits – game over!
There are signs that made me glad, sad, and very sad.
I’m very sad for sign number 10.
What is it about money that loosens the bind of marriage and family?
- Because it can buy a spaceous house and leave each other alone?
- Because it can make you hold so much except each others’ hands?
- Because it can buy time thus no need to rush home to the family?
- Because it can make you dream big and leave the family behind?
- Because it can buy toys for the kiddos thus no need to bond?
- Because it can spill over thus keep it in someone else house?
- Because it can buy you a new face and nose and heart?
- Because it can treat the problem to a shopping spree?
- Because it can buy friends, love, and respect?
- Because it can make you forget how to kneel?
Money money money…
Prayer warriors please share your prayers for the family, marriage, and handling of finances. The world needs the Word.
You’re a CEO who is loosing control of your business and personal life — yourself, your marriage, your family. Would you heed the advice of the janitor?
Roger Kimbrough, the CEO did. He had a weekly green tea meeting with janitor Bob Tidwell who shared six simple but powerful principles.
You can read and ponder what truly matters to you through the lives of the CEO and the janitor in the book THE JANITOR by authors Todd Hopkins and Ray Hilbert.
And here’s to share with you briefly the six principles that turned around the life of the CEO.
1. RECHARGE VS DISCHARGE. If you keep pouring energy out and you don’t recharge ,then one day you’ll run empty. You’ll burn out. A burned-up brain won’t start up.
2. VIEW YOUR FAMILY AS BLESSINGS NOT RESPONSIBILITY. Tell your family you love them; remind them of how much they mean to you.
3. PRAY NOT POUT. Sometimes when your plate is full, God will give you great insight on what is important to focus on and what needs to be removed from your plate entirely.
4. PASS IT AROUND. Share your knowledge and wisdom to everyone before it is too late. Anyone can give a meaningless gift. That would be no great reflection on my character, would it?
5. DON’T SPEND; INVEST! Invest your time in things that have value. Is there some eternal significance in what I am doing? Does it have any eternally significant impact on someone else?
6. LEAVE A LEGACY. It doesn’t matter if you live 2 thousand years or twenty. What matters is how you fill the space between the dates on your gravestone. Let your wisdom live and multiply in each life that you touch.
There, THE JANITOR can help me pick up the pieces and I’ll surely enjoy an evening with him sipping hot green tea. How about you?
1. My Mother. She had me made a dress each recognition day of my elementary days. Each year for 6 years I had a new dress! Yipee!
2. My Father. He played scrabble and chess with me when I was a kiddo. He must be proud of me when I won just like I am now with my son!
3. My Siblings. They’re awesome in their own ways. More awesome than me!
4. My Hubby. I wonder how could he love me, hate me, love me, hate me, love me!
5. My Kiddos. My heart swells!
6. God. He is also the wonder of my life!
7. Joy. She’s my dear friend since college. She’s the 1st friend who really got close to my heart and her smile is the sweetest. And it’s her birthday today — Happy Birthday Joy!
Just 7 for now though I got a whole lot more like my pliers, paint brushes and colored pens. Really just 7 for now.
This entry is here to create wonder and share with you what is written on my heart. Can you please share some of yours?