How to Stay Young

Grabbed from Facebook and I want to share it here as they are simple reminders that is worth remembering:

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay ‘them’ ūüėČ

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, healthy cooking, good music, whatever. Never let the brain idle. “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.”

4. Learn to enjoy and appreciate the simple things

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. Be alive while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever.

8. Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to a next country; to a foreign country but NOT where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity, AND ALWAYS REMEBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breahs away.

11. Begin and end the day with God, and continue living His life for others.


Mt. Apo Climb on November

A group of workers here in the hospital are planning a Mt. Apo climb during the November 1 and 2 holidays (All Saints and All Souls days). ¬†Why those days? Because we have no work. ¬†One of them is trying to convince me to go, but I am skeptic of me going because I know I am not fit. ¬†I don’t like to be a problem to the group. ¬†Although the terrain is gradual, there is more to terrain that is to be hurdled during the climb and one of that is the weather.

Some of them have started their endurance training so I might join one of these days. ¬†One of the couples who are planning to go does not have a tent yet. ¬†So I will tell her tomorrow that ¬†nemo tents¬†are on sale and shipping to any location around the world is free as long as they order more than $75. ¬†If you don’t have a tent, too, check out their catalog because they are doing a clearance sale right now.

Tension Ring for a Tension-filled Life

It is my first time to hear about therapeutic rings.  So I am not very familiar with it.  When someone mentioned it, I told the person that I only knew about the therapeutic bracelet because many of my friends and even my mother purchased it as many will attest that it had a therapeutic effect on them.  If I had just money during those times, probably I have also picked one for myself.

Anyway, last Sunday was a friends wedding and I thought they would seal their vows with a ring even just at the reception area. But there was none.  So I guess they are not going to wear a wedding ring but later they can use a titanium tension ring when things gets tough at work and in marriage life.  I am not married (it seems like that) yet I thought of purchasing that tension ring.   I am still looking for positive reviews though.

A Quick Visit at the Hilltop

I would say quick because we arrived at the campus 12 midnight of Friday so that only left me Saturday to go around and take some pictures. ¬†Good thing we decided to go down after an early lunch so I had a short time to walk around some places that I haven’t had a glimpse since I left the portals of MVC many years ago.

The walk I did that Sunday morning filled me with nostalgia.  I was taking my time as I walked from Brgy Uno to the Guesthouse area, to the ramps going to the Cafeteria, then off my way to the fastfoods to buy the ever-missed famous stick bread.  From there, I decided to go back to Brgy Uno via Jamandre Village.

The walk made me see many improvements Рlike new buildings/houses and landscapes.  The site of old houses and buildings did not escape my sight, too.  There were still a handful of them and somehow, they will be renovated or at least they gonna build more new buildings and have those faculty relocated.

Anyway, I enjoyed my walk that morning.  Good thing the battery did not ran out of me.  Here are a few of my photos taken that Saturday morning on my way to the FKA.


Mt. Kitanglad was dressed in fluffy white clouds




A view of the JP from inside the FKA that Saturday noon.

Donated Knee Braces

Last week, a Foundation here in our city was given a donation of knee braces. ¬†There were almost fifty of them and I was wondering where in the world they came from. ¬† ¬†It was just me who is wondering and I didn’t talk it out loud because I know that there are some people out there who needs knee support.

I am reminded of a friend who was operated on her knee in Germany and when she came home for vacation in December 2010, we met in Bangkok and traveled back to Manila together and then off to our separate ways.  She was wearing a knee brace that time and at the airport she was taken to the gate in a wheelchair.  That was good because it lessens the weight on the operated knee. It was still painful that time.    I told her now that there is a great buys on knee walkers and she just laugh me off saying that she does not need one anymore, because the one she got is still good and if time comes that she will not use it anymore, then she will give it away.  Maybe one day she will decide to get a knee walker.

Sabbath Morning at MSU – Main Campus

Pastor Jun Asoy accepted an invitation to be the Divine worship speaker at the same time Induct the new sets of church officers for SY 2012-2013 at the main campus of Mindanao State University in Marawi City.  It was a chance because last May when we passed by Marawi, a few of us planned to visit Marawi on a Saturday and then have a tour of the lake afterwards.  So the invitation was a means to make that plan come true.  Most of us who went along with him, even his family, were first timers.

Personally, it was my first time to be there and I am glad that at least before I entered my fortyhood, I have set foot on Marawi City soil. ¬†Because of issues on peace and safety, for some, they think that Marawi is a no man’s land for non-muslims. ¬†That is the reason why going up there is not as easy like going to Cagayan de Oro city anytime of the day. ¬†So the trip was kind of exciting for me. ¬†I think ¬†everyone of us were excited.

The program started a bit late but the Sabbath program was altogether very lovely.  We were told it is a special Sabbath because it is a welcome Sabbath for the new comers or the freshmen who joined the university this school year.  I think there were more than two hundred worshipers that filled the worship hall.


The congregation. Taken while I was sitting in front because I had the part to introduce the speaker. ^^


Pastor Jun, giving his sermon.

The lunch was a potluck because it was a special service.  Although every Sabbath must be a special one, that one yesterday was extra special.  We were on a hurry because the kids with us have an appointment at 2 pm in Iligan City. So before we proceeded home, we made a quick tour of the campus.


We stopped at this place for a picture taking. I wish I have seen all the mosque around but were don’t have all the time to do that. Next stop we made was near the hotel and golf course — abit elevated hill overlooking the valley where one can have a glimpse of Lake Lanao where at its shores the city of Marawi lies.


Me with Tata and the kids who loves posing for the camera. Far beyond us is the lake and the city.

Here’s a similar entry in my travel blog.