What is a promise ring ?

Most people think that a promise rings is same as an engagement ring. Although it is commonly used between two people who intend to marry after some time ( as pre-engagement ring)  it  can be given or used for any sign of commitment such as friendship ring, purity ring or abstinence ring. A promise ring can be given as a sign of a promise between two friends usually one is moving far away or even to a friend who you will not see for awhile. Purity ring is worn as a reminder to be chaste. This type of promise ring is a constant reminder to the wearer to remain pure until marriage. It is mostly given by parents to their daughter . Another use of a promise ring although this is not commonly done nowadays is a promise to be free from all form of addiction such as gambling, alcohol, pornography or video games. Commonly used by boys. A promise ring can symbolize any promise that is made between to individuals or even a promise made to oneself. A promise ring is simply a physical sign of a commitment.

Sad to know that casual sex and promiscuity is every where you look.

 You cannot surf the Internet,open up a magazine watch TV or listen to the radio with out sex and loose morals being glorified. Thank be to God there are Churches and Christian youth organization across the globe which advocates TRUE LOVE WAITS. Our church is one of these churches that campaigns against pre-marital sex. Every year, we are holding a TRUE LOVE WAITS Symposium to different campuses in the city. Although the world now can be called as "immoral" , there are still teenagers and young adults are choosing to keep their virginity until marriage. Young adults who were previously sexually active, deciding to abstain from sex until they are married. Thank God for the TRUE LOVE WAITS movement.

We lost a house during the typhoon, but we found a home .....

To be honest I always had trouble maintaining my kitchen accessories such as dishes,  spoons, forks, condiments small containers and other such stuff . Worst is ,  I always forgot where I put those things. I find it  irritating every time I  have rush cooking jobs at home.

That was 15 years ago when I was still a new   wife.  Back then I had no clue of finding a solution. Thanks to my mom who one  day came over to my house and went through my kitchen cabinet doors . She advised me to  to manage my cabinet accessories through cabinet organizers . When , I went   to the biggest home depot  store , I found  a lazy Susan kitchen cabinet organizer and  drawer which can be kept in one of the lower shelves. This can be  used for containing bottles and jars  but  it can be utilized  in storing  cups, cans and dishes too. 

Unfortunately, all of my kitchen organizers together with most of our appliances were damaged during the typhoon " Sendong " that  devastated our place.  Anyway, I am forever grateful with my mother-in-law for  making us comfortably live at the second floor of their house. She has a beautiful and well-maintained house. Her two kitchens are  lavishly equipped with  accessories and appliances just like  the ovis for kitchen cabinet organizer  I saw online.  We  lost a house during the typhoon, but we found a home in my in-laws ancestral house. God truly is so good!

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My Relaxing and Rejuvinating Spa Experience in Shangrila, Mactan

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An electric guitar set for your little ones

Chizue,  as we fondly call our little darling in the clan, is now learning to play the guitar. Amazing! At the age of  Four, he can    already strum some  chords and hit the right tune for his song.    I know he wanted  a real guitar after playing for a long time with his toy guitar and I guess now is the time to have his own.  Teaching a kid to play guitar  is a  challenge for any guitar teacher. Often times, a guitar teacher will have to work out some sort of a method to suits their young student. But  this is not a problem with his parents who are both musically inclined. His father is a bass guitar player for  30 years now and his mom is also a vocalist  of  a well known   band in the city. 

The  gift of music runs in  Chizue blood. So what's next baby boy ? A guitar amplifier ? Oh yeah,  their are electric guitar sets that are small in size and meant for a kid to learn. The electric guitars are definitely louder, but these days you can even plug earphones into them so the only one who hears it is the child ( Your neighbors will definitely thank you for this ). I  have just  Read Full Review for a cheaper  electric guitar set from a famous music online store.  I believed the  best thing to do for parents looking for  electric guitars and amps is to start off with something that isn't too expensive then buy a better one when the  child really has an interest in playing. This way you are less likely to end up with a dusty guitar on a shelf in the closet ( just like my daughter who love for playing her acoustic guitar ended up when  she turned affection from Taylor Swift to One Direction Boy Band  ...LOL! )

Enjoying Retrica Mobile Apps

Oh I love my mother's Samsung
Galaxy Note 3. Above is the first photo I took through my favorite " retrica app". How I wish I could have a phone like my mom's samsung.. maybe in my college days. What do you mom?


( School Paper Reflection on the movie : by Dalefaith Grace Fancubit )

It was exciting for my part and even for many of my classmates to see this movie. I’ve heard this story not only once since I grew up in a Christian family (my dad is a pastor and my mom works full time in the church too). I’ve heard this story with my Sunday school teachers, went to a Christian school and even witnessed some of my friends do a drama skit about it. But it’s different when you will see it as a movie especially that I knew the actor who portrayed the character of Noah in this movie.

But as we watched the movie, there are things that I noticed that are not based on the Bible. Events and facts were twisted and the truth hidden. It really burdened and disturbed me personally that the story I’ve known about God and Noah since childhood was not the story I’ve seen in this movie. Here are at least 12 reasons why the movie about “Noah” was a BIG LIE: (I searched the internet for these…)

  1. In the film, Noah was robbed of his birthright by Tubal-Cain. The serpent’s body (i.e., Satan), which was shed in Eden, was their “birthright reminder.” It also doubled with magical power that they would wrap around their arm. So weird!
  2. Noah’s family only consists of his wife, three sons, and one daughter-in-law, contrary to the Bible.
  3. It appears as if every species was crammed in the Ark instead of just the kinds of animals, thus mocking the Ark account the same way secularists do today.
  4. “Rocks” (that seem to be fallen angels) build the Ark with Noah!
  5. Methuselah (Noah’s grandfather) is a type of witch-doctor, whose mental health is questionable. – I never read this nor heard from our Sunday school lessons!
  6. Tubal-Cain defeats the Rocks who were protecting the finished Ark.
  7. A wounded Tubal-Cain axes his way inside the Ark in only about ten minutes and then hides inside. Tubal-Cain then convinces the middle son to lure Noah to the bottom of the Ark in order to murder him (because he was not allowed a wife in the Ark). Tubal-Cain stays alive by eating hibernating lizards. The middle son of Noah has a change of heart and helps kill Tubal-Cain instead.
  8. Noah becomes almost crazy as he believes the only purpose to his family’s existence was to help build the Ark for the “innocent” animals (this is a worship of creation).
  9. Noah repeatedly tells his family that they were the last generation and were never to procreate. So when his daughter-in-law becomes pregnant, he vows to murder his own grandchild. But he finally has a change of heart.
  10. Noah does not have a relationship with God but rather with circumstances and has deadly visions of the Flood.
  11. The Ark lands on a cliff next to a beach. – In the Bible, the Ark landed on a mountain, which is Mt. Ararat!
  12. After the Flood Noah becomes so distant from his family that he lives in a cave, getting drunk by the beach.
What more can I say? I would like to encourage every young people like me to READ the Bible for it is not only an ordinary book, but it contains the very Word of God, the TRUTH and it will always guide us to a righteous living according to God’s will.

Happy Social Media Day

Today ,June 28 is SOCIAL MEDIA DAY! People all over the world are commerating this day in various ways. The CDO Bloggers of which I am a humble member celebrate this day with a gathering and a meeting in one of the newly open establishment in the city.

Can you imagine life with out social media?

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Blogger mobile app

I have just loaded the blogger app from my cellphone. This would be a great way to blog while killing time (waiting at the doctors clinic, airport lounge or anytime I have nothing to do...). The app scored well among users... So it must be friendly. Here is a sample image I uploaded from my cellphone.
[image_0]  .............. ooppsss when I viewed the post.No image will come out. What's the problem ?  I  guess I need more time to learn more about the app. Anyone who have tried bloggeroid for android?

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Want to play chess with me ?

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Back to being a child at Shangrila Mactan's kids world

We were at shangrila Mactan Three hours earlier than our check-in time, so my lovely and beautiful host ( Ms. Early Jen ) tour us around the ground floor. My first drop was the kids playing area. Upon seeing there were just a few kids playing at the slides, I jumped off the fence immediately. Hey! I was not wearing the prescribed long-sleeved shirt and socks. But who cares if to be scratched ? I just
wanted to bring the child in me! 

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