Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Reflections on the 40-Day Facebook Fast


The wisest Man said that man does not live on bread alone (Matthew 4:4a).  For him who stayed in the wilderness for 40 days without food, ultimately his body's need would be just that.  Of course, it is not wrong to have this need, but any need has the potential to be an impetus for us to sin.  What do I mean?  When we fall into the temptation of allowing other things apart from God to satisfy us, when we act independently of Him, then we fall into sin.  Jesus was hungry and the devil himself was suggesting the bait, would Jesus' need for bread be an excuse for him to take on the devil's offer?

"but on every word that comes from the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4b)
Many times we feed on stale bread- beauty, reason, entertainment, attention, deliciousness, or whatever it is for you (these are what I have identified as the temptations for me)- thinking that it could fill emptiness, console loneliness, and satisfy longings.  But interestingly, no matter how much we consume, we are left feeling more unsatisfied because although we think we need that stale bread, it will only remain as that- stale and dry- and can never compare to the grandeur of a feast.

Rather than surrendering to temptations, we are called to feed on the word of God- for His Word gives us the strength to stand up against these!  Oh, for His Word is not just any bread to fill us for a moment, but it is the bread of life!  And this Bread of Life will sustain us until we are called to feast forever with Him in Heaven.
"Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life,and I will raise them up at the last day”  (John 6:35-39).
Inspiration from Ptr. Rob
Scripture taken from the New International Version (NIV) from biblegateway.com.

After clicking on the refresh button for the tenth time in the last hour, I did not know what I was expecting the webpage to do.  "Come on, Facebook, do something new," I grumbled.  

Hence I put up cool photos, witty quotes, inspirational videos, and intently watched out for the red bubble to appear with numbers: 2... 3... 1... none... none... none...  then out came a disappointed sigh.  

Obviously, there was a heart issue going on: something that I was expecting for this particular social network to fulfill, but apparently, was not doing so.  I had to step away because I was sensing something was not right.  With a scroll and a click of the mouse, I answered a survey asking why I was deactivating: "This is temporary.  I will be back."  

I will be back to proclaim the revelation of Christ- that no matter how many friends we've accumulated in life- as precious as they are- can never take away the loneliness and fill in the hole in our hearts that is reserved for the Bread of Life.  I let Him satisfy me today.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

EOS Ice Green Review

Is the circle lens trend getting old yet?  Well, I certainly hope not because a bunch of them look so pretty on me.  Hehehe!  (Whatever to myself...)

Anyway, I've come to the conclusion that green looks fabulous on me.  I am not kidding as you'll see later.  And I am currently in love with EOS Ice Green.  So in love that I've decided that I must write a review on it although I've only owned it for 2 days.  And, if I change any opinions about these lenses, I'll be sure to update you, folks!  ^_^

Usage modality:  Yearly
Base curve:  8.8 mm
Diameter:  14.8 mm
Water content:  38%

4/5  In my opinion, the color shows up quite well with my brown eyes.  However, this will still depend on the lighting.

5/5  The design is unique and is not very unnatural because the limbal ring is not thick.  

4/5  These lenses will make the eyes larger quite significantly.  After all, they are 14.8 mm in diameter.  But because of the absence of a thick limbal ring, Ice Green won't give off an alien-look.  To know how I try to rate lens sizes objectively, click on Frosty the Snowman: 

4/5  Comfortable!  My other pair of EOS, which were the Adult Brown series, blurred my vision.  BUT EOS Ice is an entirely different story.  I really like it because it keeps my vision clear.  However, it became dry after only a few hours.  I will update this review when I feel that this has changed.  I've worn these lenses for one time only.

4/5  I really like these lenses, and because I feel that the too-large, dolly eye trend is dying down,  I am glad that these don't make me look too freakish.  They're decent too in terms of comfort.  By the way, Honeycolor is holding a free shipping promotion and a sale right now, so why not check them out and get yourself a pair at a discounted price!  ^____^ 

Drama shot!  ♥♥♥
Free cute piggy cases.  Asians know how to treat customers better than usual ^_^

Until next time, everyone!  And I promise a devo!  ^___^  Good night!

I conclude that it makes my eyes look buggy, but the color is so opaque and these lenses make me look so nice, I will remain a happy camper.


Real Life Sundays, ed 21

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am amazingly late.  But I am forgiven, yes?  Thank you!

I've been resting for a while from my blog but since it's a four-day weekend, here I am again.  (*^___^* Love that about being a teacher.)  I've been missing the blogging scene because the school I am working with is going to be accredited this school year and there's a lot of scrambling to get things done.  To borrow a running analogy, we (as in, co-workers and I) have been so eager for this "water stop," and then we will soon be running for the next vacay---- CHRISTMAS!  Between then and now, it'll be crazy busy again.  Anyway, until that business hits me like an inevitable storm, I'll enjoy the last 32 hours of this weekend the best I can.  SHOUT!

This was taken last week at a birthday party.  Loved the food! ♥♥♥
Ate like I've never eaten before.  :9  Mother, do not be ashamed of me.  Hehehe!
New iPhone case came this week within <1 week of shipping.  May it not blind you
with its awesomeness!
Meet the newest addition to our family- Kobe!☺ Kobe is a very sweet, good-natured
girl who is ready to defend her family.  Watch out! 
Doodling away at work... 
This is my little sister and I love her.♡  We dated last night because I'm single and
she's in an LDR.  Anyway, there doesn't have to be an occasion or a reason to date
a sister: it's simply, just because ^__^
Whipped cream tutu
Corny, I know!
Black and white is so drama.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Poem: "Your dreams"

Your dreams and plans are unfolding right before my eyes
The floodgates are widening
And my heart is pounding in my chest
Quite frightened as I remember that I can't even swim
But I'm living for You
I take the plunge.

Poem by ME! ^____^

Poem: "I am more careful now"

I am more careful now, dear boy
A little more careful than before
To do things with such intent
My words, my notions, my time spent

I deliberate long on words now, dear boy
Deliberating more than before
Back and forth to make sure
I wasn't too obvious nor too demure

I am not so free now, dear boy
Not as free when I didn't feel, like before
Maybe it's best you haven't a clue
Yet hoping that you'd respond to me, too

You've got me stuttering now, dear boy
Silly things, sweet nothings, stranger still than before
My heart may ache but none compared
To the headache I feel for you, dear boy

Poem by ME! ^____^

Poem: "Tap on my heart"

Tap on my heart
With a pen, a pencil
the warm drawl of your voice
the soft pads of your fingertips upon the glass of your cellphone

Tapping away to tell me how you are
To ask me how I am
To tell me again that you love me


Tap on my heart
The doors swing open
To envelope you in arms of embrace
To warm you with ruby kisses upon lips that are as red

Tapping away upon my cheek
My neck and chest
My other silly places


Because when you tap
You're leaving an impression
Upon my very soul
Poem by ME! ^___^

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Angelina Jolie Inspired Look

Which girl hasn't dreamed of looking like Ms. Jolie in one point of her life?  Maybe if she hasn't seen her.


Or in denial...  hehehe!

Anyway, I remember being such a fan in middle school and until now, I still have an admiration for Angelina's beauty and, I guess, acting prowess.

The three day weekend rolled around (which is today until Monday), thankfully! so why not make childhood dreams come true?

What you're about to see is an inspired look and not a total transformation, and with tips from Ms. Phan (hehehe!), I've decided to (of course) incorporate Ms. Jolie's

high arched eyebrows
slim nose
grey eyes
cat eyeliner


glorious, glorious lips

And with as much stuff on my face to bake a wedding cake with:



Ok, still looks like me.

how this can turn into...


is why I love make-up ^____^