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Monday, March 26, 2012

Mega Millions Jackpot Increased to $363 Million

Mega Millions Jckpot increased to $363  which is the 3rd largest jackpot in mega million history.Draw date will be on March 27,2012 with cash option of $259.8 milliom.Drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 pm and played in 42 states, plus Washington, D.C. and the Virgin Islands. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bradford Health Services

Drug and alcohol addiction is one of the major health problem in the United States. Long-term marijuana and methamphetamine abuse can lead to addiction, brain damage, coma ,stroke or even death. While marijuana and crystal methamphetamine use is continuing to rise in each state, both the government and private sectors provided necessary treatment to the drug dependence.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Mother,You Turned 70 Today

Today,  is my mothers 70th birthday. She grew in Cavite. Tried her luck in the big city. Fell in love, got married and gave birth to 7 children. I remember how she struggled to make two ends meet .Poverty was not a  hindrance from sending all her children to college.

Here are the short descriptions of her in Tagalog for my mother to understand better what I wrote. 
1. Lumaki sa hirap pero hindi tumandang mahirap.
2. Hindi nakatapos ng elementarya- tamad daw kasi siyang mag aral at lakwatsera.
3. Matapang at matigas ang ulo (fyi: may nagmanang anak sa kanya)- hindi sya basagulera pero hindi pwede loloko loko sa kanya at makakatikim ng pagka Cavitenya nya.
4. Lumuwas ng syudad para makipagsapalaran
5. Namasukan sa isang restaurant at nainlove sa isang costumer na 1 beer lang palagi ang order-hindi raw kuripot si papa, wala lang talagang pera.
6. Hindi kagandahan pero nakapag asawa ng pogi -lakas ng appeal nI madir, long hair pa, di ba?
7. May 7 anak- uso na family planning noon pero ayaw nila makiuso.
8. Masarap magluto.
9. Negosyante- dahil sa hirap ng buhay at sa dami ng anak ay nagtinda ng mag ulam,meryenda at kakanin dati.
10. Mahilig sa bingo,sakla at tong its - yon ang naman nya sa nanay nya , buti na lang walang anak na nagmana sa kanya.

The Woman I Know

I know of a woman -
          a woman so strong yet so gentle,
          a triumphant warrior of life's immense battles,
          an affectionate mother to us - 7 in all.

I know of a queen -
         a queen so tough yet fragile,
         a conquering heroine of assets worthwhile,
         a mother whose nurturing touch never fails,

I know of a woman -
a mother so dear,
I'm glad I came to know her,
I thank God she's my mother,

GABRIELA is her precious name,
God's greatest gift to all seven,
More than gold or gem so rare.

 I would like to thank enzo's point for allowing me  to repost this poem dedicated to his mother.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Farewell - A Tribute to a Friend

Farewell (To You My Friend) Lyrics by Raymond Lauchengco 

This post is dedicated to the life and memory of Allan John Castillo, a batch mate, a high school friend,who is loved lots by his family and friends.He lived, he loved, he laughed ,he was a part of our lives.Let us remember him with his laughs and smiles.Saddened by his death, my tears can't help falling while listening to the song. Allan John,died of Stage 4 liver cancer in Kuwait on March 1 .The sad news was posted on our High School batch Facebook page.

We will continue to keep your memory alive as will the many who loved you. 

Rest In Peace Allan ,you will be dearly missed.  



One night a man had a dream. He dreamed He was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from His life. For each scene He noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One belonging to Him and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of His life flashed before Him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of His life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of His life.

This really bothered Him and He questioned the LORD about it. LORD you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.

The LORD replied, my precious, precious child, I Love you and I would never leave you! During your times of trial and suffering when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The World's Biggest Family

Ziona Chana ,a head of a a Christian sect called Chana Pawl  formed in June 1942 that allows members to take as many wives as he wants .He also is  the head of the world's biggest family with 39 wives,94 children, 14-daughters-in-law and 33 grandchildren.Mr Chana told the Sun: "Today I feel like God's special child. He's given me so many people to look after.I consider myself a lucky man to be the husband of 39 women and head of the world's largest family."The family is well organized with the oldest wife Zathiangi,69 years old, delegates the duties to her fellow wives and their daughters to do  the household chores such as cleaning, washing and preparing meals.

The wives and I: Mr Ziona Chana poses with his 39 wives at their home in Baktawang, Mizoram, India
The 39 wives takes turns to visit Mr. Chana's bedroom while the wives shares a big communal dormitories.He likes to have 8 of his wives waiting on him during the day,keeps the youngest women near his bedroom while the older ones are sleeping further away. Rinkmini, a 35 years old wife said,"We stay around him as he is the most important person in the house" and " the most handsome person in the village". He said that he even married ten women in one year.

You treat this place like a hotel: With 100 rooms the Ziona mansion is the biggest concrete structure in the hilly village of Baktawng
A 100-room, four storey house called Chhuanthar Run (“House of the New Generation”)  at the  hills of Baktwang village, Mizoram state of India.Chana Pawl now numbers at least 400 families, and thousands of followers.It has its own school, a playground, carpentry workshops, farms, and a big garden. 

Feeling peckish? The senior ladies of the Chana family show what it takes just to make a meal
The women  spend many hours preparing dinner, which usually requires plucking 30 whole chickens , peeling 132 lbs of potatoes and cooking 220 lbs of rice. 

Photos by: Richard Grange/Barcoft India
Source:Daily Mail Reporter

Happy Birthday

Birthday is special day  that comes every year whether we like it or not.Life begins at forty and "kalabaw lang ang tumatanda" are often associated with date of birth so some people  stopped celebrating or even stop counting at a certain age . Some people are very sensitive when asked about their age .There are also the emotional  ones thinking that they'll soon belong to a  "Senior Citizen" club and will soon be forgotten.

Birthdays are celebrated differently according to tradition ,culture and religion. Most birthdays are celebrated with a party , a cake decorated with a greeting and the person's age and candles to blow.For kids, a birthday  is not complete without the presents from the guests and relatives.Birthday wishes are great way to make the special day memorable for grown ups whether cards, email ,on facebook or personal greeting. Below are birthday wishes that you may want to hear.

"May your birthday be filled with smiles, sunshine, love, and laughter."
"Happy Birthday, my love. A hundred kisses from me to you."
"I hope that the coming year provides you with all the success and fulfillment your heart yearns."
"Happy Birthday Wishes to you. Never forget how much you are loved."
"Not just a year older, but a year better."
"Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, my dear friend. I will be thinking of you all day."
"Thinking what my life would be like if you had not been born today years ago, I realize the situation would not be pretty. Happy Birthday."
"Age is just a number. A very revealing number, but still merely a number."
"You are a very special person in my life. Don't forget that no matter what day of the year it is."
"I wish you nothing but the best on your special day."
"Happy birthday, and may this day be a special one to always remember."
" I am infinitely grateful that you are in my small life. Happiest of Birthdays from your dear friend."
"Happy Birthday Wishes to you. Never forget how much you are loved."
"Happy birthday, you are a dear friend and treasure you greatly."

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Writing the Alphabet

Sunday is a family day,while me and hubby were watching food network,it's my turn to watch ,hubby and youngest had their turns already so my youngest kept himself  busy writing .He was sitting on the carpet with pen and some paper then he called our attention.He said "look ,I write the letters" while showing his work.I know that he can write but this was the first time his daddy seen him doing it all by himself.

My son started schooling at age 3 yrs and 1 month and now that he is 3 years and 7 months, he really improved a lot.He already knew the alphabet ,colors,shape and numbers 1 -10 by heart before he started schooling .My only concern then was his writing and coloring .Now ,he knows how to write and his coloring skill is okay but not that good and the most important of all is he knows all the alphabet sounds and trying so hard to learn reading. I am really proud of him .