Oct 29, 2008

Children's Letters to GOD

I went to newly opened National Bookstore in Victory Mall, I was looking for a book for Ishi and Ethan. And then I saw this book that I've been longing to have(i tried to find one in some bookstore but i haven't found any) ever since i saw it in Academies Manila. I worked there as Admin Assistant for almost a year, it's a school for gifted children(their IQ is 150 and above). The library is very near my table and if I have spare time, I'm reading some books there. This is one of my favorite aside from "Diaper Baby" and others that I don't really recognized the title but I loved them! This book entitled "CHILDREN's LETTERS TO GOD". It's funny, yet amazing. As Eric Marshall and Stuart Hample who compiled this letters says "Some of the letters are disarmingly wise, others naive; some are knowing, some simple; some reverent, some not so reverent. Many are weighted with seriousness; others are lit with smiles. All of them are addressed to God with much hope and trust."

Here are some of my favorite letters in this book :
*spelling and grammar have not been corrected, for what they say they say better as they are. - Eric and Stuart

Puzzlements, dilemmas and other imponderables
"In sunday school they told us what you do. Who does it when you are o vacation?" - Jane

"How did you know you were God?" - Charlene

"Dear God, On halloween I am going to wear a Devil's costume, Is that all right with you?" - Marnie

"Dear God, Are you really invicible or is that just a trick?" - Lucy

"Dear God, Is it true my father won't get in heaven if he uses his Bowling Words in the house? " - Anita

"Dear God, Instead of Lettng people die and haveing to make new ones why don't you just keep the ones you got now?" - Jane

"Dear God, i wen to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that ok?" - Neil

"God, It's o.k. that you made different religions but don't you get mixed up some-times?" - Arnold

"Dear God, What does it mean you are a Jealous God. I thought you had eveything?" - Jane

"Dear God, Do you know about things before their invented?" - Charles

"Did you really mean Do Unto others as They do Unto you, because if You Did Then I'm Going To Fix My Brother." - Darla

"Dear God, I know all about where babies came from. I think from inside Mommies and Daddies put them there. Where are they before that? Do you have them in heaven? How do they get down here? Do you have to take care of them all first. Please answer all my questions. I always think of you." - Susan

"Dear God, I'm an american, What are you?" - Robert

Fervent wishes, suggestions, complaints
"Dear God, Thank you for the baby brother but what I prayed for was a puppy" - Joyce

"Dear God, How come you didn't invent any new animals lately? We still have Just all the Old ones." - Johny

"Dear God, It rained for are whole vacation and is my father mad! He said some things about you that people are not supposed to say, but I hope you will not hurt him anyway. " - Your friend, But I'm not telling you who I am.

"Dear God, i wish you could not make it so easy for people to come apart. I had 3 stitches and a shot." - Janet

"Dear God, how come you did all those miracles in he old days and don't do any now?" - Seymour

"Dear-God-if-we-c0me-back-as-somthing-please-don't-let-me-be-Jennifer-Horton-because-I-hate-her." - Denise

"Dear God, if you give me genie lamp like Alladin I will give you anything you want except my money or my chess set." - Raphael

"Dear God, maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each so much if they had thier own rooms. It works with my brother." - Larry

"Dear God, I want to be just like my Daddy when I get big but not with so much hair all over." -Sam

Aprovals, confidences and thanks
"You don't have o worry about me. I always lk both ways." - Dean

"Dear God, i think about you sometimes even when I'm not praying" - Elliot

"Dear God, I bet it is very hard for you to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it." - Nan

"Dear God, My brother told me about being born but it doesn't sound right." - Marsha

"God I like to live 900 years like the guy in the bible." - Chris

"Dear God, I don't ever feel alone since I found out about you." - Nora

"We read Thos. Edison made light. But in Sun. School They said you did it. So I bet he stoled your idea." - Donna

"If you lt the Dinasor not exstinc we would not have a country. You did the right thing." - Jonathan

"Dear God, here's a poem - I Love you because you give us what we need to live. But I wish you would tell me why you made it so we have to die." - Daniel

"God: the bad people laughed at Noah- you make an ark on dry land you fool. But he was smart he stuck with you. thats what I would do." - Eddie

"Dear God, I do not think anybody could be a greater God. Well I just want you to know but I am not just saying tha because you are God." - Charles

Adults known so much more than children, but if you happen to ready this book, mapapa-isip ka sa mga tanong ng mga batang ito.

Oct 22, 2008

I'm Missing you....Papa

It's been 18 years since my Papa passed away, he died from "bangungot". I was 9 years old back then, no idea of what will be our life without him, no idea how hard to live without a father.
A Father who works hard for us so we could have a good education, so we could eat nutritious foods, buy our needs, buy our toys... a father that guides and protects us.....a father that teaches us in our lessons, a proud father whenever we have honors in school....a father that disciplines us.... and a father that could do everything for his family.
It's very hard to live without a father in the family. But then we survived naman, our Mama strived hard on her own. She work hard kaya lang di pa din sapat. Kelangan pa namin maghiwa-hiwalay magkakapatid para lang mabuhay. I lived with my Mom's parents in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, since when I was in 5th grade, my brothers are with my uncles and our bunso lived with my mom. Nagsama-sama lang kame lahat nung nasa college na ko and nag-aral dito sa Manila ulit. God is so good, kahit na nawalan kame ng AMA, kahit naghirap kame ng husto, kahit di namin naranasan ang mga luho, we grew strong naman. We surpassed every struggle that challenged us. But still, I can't stop thinking what if he's still here, what would our life be? Di b kame maghihirap sana? Mabibili na ba namin mga bagay na gusto namin? Makakapag-aral ba kame sa private school?
Kung ngayong may asawa na ko is he going to be happy with his apos? Or maybe di pa ko makakapg-asawa(he's very strict kasi)? Makakapag aral kaya kaming makakapatid sa college?

There are lots of imagination in my thoughts. I'm dreaming of my father, especially now that christmas na naman....his birthday is DECEMBER 16, he's 49 years old na sana. Namatay siya 31 years old palang siya. I only have few memories of him kasi naman bata pa ko noon. But those memories keeps on flashing in my mind and I can't stop my tears . I am dreaming of him playing billiards with my husband (yun lang ang lam kong sports nya na hilig din ng hubby ko), I am also dreaming of him playing with his apos now.
How I wish he was still alive, but I know God has reasons, I know it's all for our own good. It's just that.... I'M MISSING YOU PAPA!

Oct 20, 2008

Halloween Party Preparation

Yearly,we were attending Halloween party ever since our panganay was born. My husband and I love to see them wearing costume. Ishi's first Halloween party was at Alabang, dad's SSIP boss' town. Ishi was wearing Ballerina costume, Dad is Dracula and I am a witch, my tummy is not part of the costume, I was 7 months pregnant with Ethan that time hehehe.
Ishi's First Halloween "Trick or Treat"

Ishi's 2nd Halloween was at Pointwest (dad's new company after SSIP), that was Ethan's First Halloween naman. They were wearing SUPERMAN and WONDERWOMAN costumes.

Look at them, so cute!

This year, I'm expecting a Halloween party from Pointwest again, but still, wala pa ding anouncement. Pinaghirapan ko pa namang isipin kung anu ang magiging costume nila for this year. I was thinking (last September) of Ariel's costume for Ishi and Ariel's Prince costume for Ethan because Ishi loves Ariel that time. But one night, Lola Mama bought some Halloween headdresses, mickey headdress for Ethan, veil headdress and wand for Ishi. I find Mickey headdress so cutie and that gave me an idea of having Mickey and Minnie mouse costume for them.

Here's their costume for this year's Halloween Events........(thanks to Aling Lucy the Tailor)

Minnie Mouse Costume for ISHI

Mickey Mouse Costume for ETHAN

Oct 19, 2008

I Belong in Rome!

I got this link from Ms.Pheng's Blog, i'm just curious so i tried answering the questions, and look what I've got,I belong in Rome....=)

You Belong in Rome

You're a big city soul with a small town heart

Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome

Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand

And gorgeous Italian people - could life get any better?

My Birthday!

Our Wedding Anniversary