Why I’m Not Afraid To Grow Old


Even to your old age and gray hairs
       I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
       I have made you and I will carry you;
       I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

                                                Isaiah 46:4

They will still bear fruit in old age,
       they will stay fresh and green,

                                              Psalm 93:14

Click the Link.Uso,Usap,Atbp.about fave cartoons


Most common ones:  Smurfs, Tom and Jerry, Voltes V, Tazmanian, Sailor Moon, Powerpuff girls, Cedie, Astroboy, Bugs Bunny, Scooby Doo, Mickey and Minnie Mouse – sabi nga ni @marleamikaela na Disney will not be complete without them

 @iammsbabykips likes Garfield and @mynameisDadanT likes Superfriends vs. Legion of Doom.

@coinist18 likes Mighty Mouse, kasi maliit man daw ay maraming gawin!

Sarah ang Munting Princesa naman para kay @zirieilip18 at maganda ang insight na lahat naman daw kais ng batang babae ay pinangarap na maging prinsesa at ang pagiging mabait daw ni Sarah ay inspiring.

@JoshuaDegillo from Canada naman likes Arthur, medyo foreign po ito sa atin, pero sabi niya kasi it’s educational and you learn new things everyday.

@arboinks naman said that she likes Judy Abbott because it was all about following your dreams, friendship young love. 

Kapag mga kapanahon ko katulad ng friends ko na sina Cara and Mara, Voltron, She-ra, Carebears, Jem and the Holograms, Thundercats at syempre, Flying House and Superbook! @djane13 likes them too, because of their adventures and dahil daw hindi violent ito at narerelate pa niya yung Bible stories sa school. Kaya nga si Rochelle Ann Claudio Guevarra naman ay pinapapanood pa sa kanyang anak ang Superbook, kahit sa youtube na lamang ito nahahanap. 

Click the Link.Uso,Usap,Atbp.discussion on “tipid tubig”


Marami ang nag-suggest na i-recycle ang tubig sa pamamagitan ng paggamit ng palanggana or tubs or pales or anything that can catch the water you are using to rinse plates, wash your clothes, tapos pwede itong gamitin na pang-flush ng toilet at kung ano-ano pa.

Yun daw pinaghugasan ng bigas ay pwedeng fertilizer kapag pinandidilig ng halaman. (Is this true?) Payo yan ni @lenujhrom.

Marami din ang nagsabi na check for leaks! May tagas ba ang mga tubo? Sabi naman yan ni Sheryl Escario, and also wash your clothes every week daw. (Schedule your labada in such a way na ma-maximize ang tubig na ginagamit. That’s what my husband and I would do. Hindi yung isang gamit lang, laba na, or konti palang ang madumi, laba na agad.)

Anne Tayao Espinas said na turn off the shower or the faucet when soaping at nag-too-toothbrush, and turn them on again kapag kailangan na mag-rinse. Sabi niya 20-40 gallons of water daw ang nasasayang sa bawat 4 minute shower natin. Kapag naman daw magflush tayo ng tissue or a small bit of trash, 5-7 gallons of water are wasted daw. (I do not know how accurate this is, pero parang it makes sense.)

Halos lahat ng yan ay sinabi din ni Roselle Ann Claudio Guevarra, recycle- including the water you used to wash rice! At sabi niya nga, check for leaks kasi EVERY DROP COUNTS. (I like that one liner. Madaling tandaan.)

Sheila Sical Dejarlo said na kapag naglaba ka daw ng maramihan eh hindi lamang tubig ang natitipid mo kung hindi pati electricity. Use cup for rinsing daw when brushing your teeth.

Maganda ang ginawa at suggestion ni @RodelBabilonia na gumawa ng sariling balon sa kanilang bakuran dahil bukod sa nakatipid na siya ay nakakatulong pa daw sa kanilang mga kapitbahay. (Dapat mag-researvh na talaga tayo ng sarili nating paraang ng pagipon at purify ng tubig ulan, hindi ba?)

TOP 11 of “Anong dekada ang pina-gusto mo?” topic.


For today’s Uso,Usap,Atbp. segment with Rica and Donita, the topic was FUN but admittedly, kinda “confusing.”

We started asking people’s opinions last week about their most favorite decade or era. Then yesterday, we were asked to generate answers about their most favorite style/fashion and to include the decade/time/era they’re coming from. So anyway, as a result, I have different answers for today’s TOP 11. Don’t worry though, because time is a common element in all so it isn’t exactly an incoherent list of your opinions. ✌

Like I said earlier, kapag hindi nabanggit sa TV, abangan dito kasi I will try to make it a habit to collect MY OWN TOPs for our topics para naman hindi masayang ang magagandang thoughts/ideas ng ating mga ka-family.  

So heto na, I hope you learn from these ‘cause I know I did! (Again, in the parentheses are my additional comments.)

  1. Christian Paul Amorado likes the 70’s kasi kahit baduy sa atin, in sa kanila! Checkered polo, skinny jeans, red chucks! (Oo nga naman, aminin, 70’s ang pinakamadali at pinakamadalas gayahin until now!)
  2. Anne Turla even quoted Audrey Hepburn, “…True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.”  Sabi niya, ballet flats, the LBD (Little Black Dress), big sunglasses and of course, the pearls. Thanks to the 50’s and 60’s wherein the era was not about achieving a particular body weight but understanding your current body form and creating a wardrobe that doesn’t only look good, but also feels good. (Long live the Little Black Dress! Get Nina Garcia books, they’re really helpful. Little Black Book of Style and I have Style Strategy- regalo ng asawa ko. Ang galing because she said that her mantra when it comes to shopping is: “SHOP SMART, STAY CHIC, AND MAKE IT LAST.” Para sa mga budgeted shoppers, super panalo itong libro na ito.)
  3. @jey_lin likes bob cut and the bangs! She also likes the one-shouldered gown of First Lady of the U.S., Michelle Obama. She wore it on ’08 daw.
  4. @racsalanga likes the 20’s when everyone was just stunning and beautiful (Tita Gloria Romero used to tell us na noon daw panahon nila ay hindi maaring lumabas ang mga tao na hindi naka-pustura. They made it a point to presentable and even glamorous all the time. Nina Garcia said it herself that, “A stylish woman must always look like she’s en route to the most marvelous event of her life.” Key to that is effort + attitude.)
  5. Edit Buenevaentura Valencia she likes her birth year, 1960, at dahil mababa pa ang dollar noon at mura pa ang galunggong!
  6. Albert Dumlao likes the 80’s kasi ang music ay new wave, Gary V. and Randy Santiago, Menudo at Africa! Sa fashion naman long black shirts and arglye socks. History naman: fall of Berlin wall, Edsa Rev at end of cold war. Busy daw ang decade! (I agree! You made me realize that!)
  7. @elvieblurbs ay 80’s din kasi pinapanood pa niya noon si Kiko Matsing at Pong Pagong sa Batibot! (Kailan lamang ay pinaguusapan namin ni Atom si Kuya Bodjie. We wondered about his age kasi parang hindi tumatanda ang hitsura niya. Ang naging conclusion namin ni Atom ay 150yrs. old na talaga siya, yun lang ang logical explanation. Haha.)
  8. @brentlouis2011 ay maka-21st century naman kasi doon daw nabuo ang BB at iphone at facebook at twitter!
  9. @arrowray315 likes the 90’s kung kelan mura pa ang bilihin at wala pa ang mga social networking sites at internet kaya independent pa ang studies. (Ngayon ay usong uso na ang plagiarism at napakahirap ma-detect nito dahil narin sa presence ng computers at internet kung saan napakadali ng copy-pasting procedures. Wala na ding respeto ang iba sa intellectual property- at minsan, wala namang nagbibigay oras para aralin o ituro kung paano nirerespeto ang mga ganitong bagay! Our negligence or lack of respect encourages the laziness of others and it also allows them to take advantage of the convenience of the highly digital environment that we’re in right now. Kamusta naman ang integrity at accountability ng mga tao ngayon, diba?)
  10. Rica Bautista Bruno likes the 80’s too kasi life was simpler back then daw. Ang mga bata daw noon ay nakapaglalaro na gamit lamang ay kahoy, lata, bato at goma. Climate/weather was more predictable din daw. (Binabasa ko lamang kahapon na ang mga bata daw ngayon ay hindi na natututo sa simpleng lecture. Dahil daw sa ating technology ngayon ay kailangan nila ma-entertain bago matuto. Malayo sa tunay na ibig sabihin ng lecture: lectura sa Latin na ang ibig sabihin ay READ. At karamihan ng bata ngayon, isolated, individualized, kulang ang social skills kasi their computers or gadgets are more than enough to keep them company. Hay!)
  11. Precious Joan Narcisso naman ay gusto ang 90’s dahil although nagstart na daw ang mga maka-bagong teknolohiya, ang focus daw nito ay ang kanyang use at hindi yung pagandahan lang ng gadget. Ang mga kanta daw ay may sense pa noon ang kanilang lyrics, hindi katulad ngayon na parang basta makasulat nalang. (Agree. Minsan feeling ko sa banyo lang nung composer ginawa at naisip niya ang concept habang naliligo siya. Pero not all. Marami pa din naman ang de kaledad, sana lang ‘wag silang parang mga Polar Bears na may danger of extinction dahil sa climate change.)

TOP 10 suggestions4a rainy day fr tweeps/FB-eeps.


Karamihan ay nagsabi na gusto nila kumain (ng kape at pandesal, tuyo at champorado and SOPAS!!!) matulog, bonding time with family!

Heto naman ang TOP 10 (in no particular order. actually, by time yan, kung sino ang unang nag-tweet/message) para sa akin na sagot ng aking mga kaibigan mula sa Twitter and FB! Nilagay ko narin ang aking additional comments on the side.

1. @Sshhhaaa said gumawa ng mga anino gamit ang kandila and dugtungan ng kanta (naalala ko ang aking childhood!)

2. Jimilette Oliveros said ilabas ang gitara at kantahan (I am a frustrated guitar player! I want to learn kasi talagang napaka-handy, you don’t electricity to make music, at all!)

3. @Silencio7887 said na maglaro ng 1234-pass at ang matatalo ay lalagyan ng uling sa mukha at si @tinarogando tong its naman daw tapos uling din ang kabayaran (ingat lang ang mga nilalagay sa mukha, baka may masamang chemicals.)

4. Mau villacorta lim says magbalik tanaw para ma-evaluate ang sarili at magisip ng mga bagay na gustong maachieve in 5 yrs time…(I love times when I am allowed to reflect and yes, maganda din yung sa gitna ng katahimikan ay makapagisip about our future.)

5. Lady Ann tuazon canlas, noong bata pa daw sya at umuulan at brown out, kukwentuhan sila ng kanilang lola ng folk tales at pag nakakatakot na daw ang kwento, magsisisgawan sila  (Parang bagay ngayon ah, parang mga kwento ni Lola Basyang lang ah! Haha.)

6. Sheilaahing – mag-general cleaning! Magpaligo ng aso kasi libre ang tubig ulan. (How economical! Walang sayang sa mga taong katulad mo :) )

7. Cathy Alarcon said na dahil walang TV, internet, etc. Back to basics- family bonding; update, kwentuhan, reminisce, pray together. (Minsan talaga, technology divides instead of keeping the family together. Kaya magandang opportunity na kapag walang kuryente ay makapagusap-usap naman at hindi puro na lamang internet, computer o TV ang inaatupag.)

8. Fabme03- movie-marathon and indoor games (I am personally a fan of board games! Try: CRANIUM, Taboo, guesstures and celebrity. Nakakahasa pa ng isip!)

9. Jong2X: magtaguan (Why not jackstones also?)

10. Timmy Ang said magbasa. (Sobrang pavor ako sa pagbabasa.Lalo na kung okay yung mga binabasa mong libro. Remember, hindi lahat ng babasahin ay TAMA, kaya ugaliin na mag-check muna ng reviews ang credibility ng isang manunulat bago sumabak.)


 

 

16gb iPad for sale


Selling my iPad wifi, 16gb. Please email me through realricaworks@gmail.com if interested. Will only answer questions there, thanks.

I love my new app!!!

I love my new app!!!

Death March

Death March

I am a born-gain christian, same church as yours. I am actually in a relationship now where the man is not a christian. We’ve been together for over a year now. I’m planning to go back to catholicism to make things in the right place. Is it okay?


Is it okay? The One to ask is God, and not me. I think that just the fact that your asking me means that you have to really rethink about the role your faith plays in your life. Because until that’s clear to you as an individual, you can’t expect changing religions or faith or beliefs will do magic in your romantic life.

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