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Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Maranatha Sanctuary Choir of Illinois USA Performing in Rome Italy


Worship Sunday. The first time we attended worship service in a long time.It has been a nice fellowship as we had a guest Choir The Maranatha Sanctuary from Illinois USA.We were so blessed with their repertoire which included 'We Will Remember'. In this world filled with negative issues, it is often difficult to find reasons to be thankful. 'We Will Remember' is both a challenge and a reminder. A challenge to confront or change the undesirable condition by voicing out your gratitude to our GOD. A reminder, that in spite of hardship or problem, there will always be blessings to thank HIM for like your health, the love of your family, the free air that we breathe,your job or even the strength to do your job, all the natural provisions from GOD and so on, and so forth.I thank GOD for this worship Sunday and for all the tomorrows yet to be blessed again.PRAISE GOD.

Monday, July 19, 2010

HARD ROCK CAFE' ROME ITALY


We celebrated our sixth year wedding anniversary yesterday at Hard Rock Cafe' at the Rome tourist belt area.Of course Italy is known for its delightful and fat-free cuisine but due to budget constraints we opted not for a fine dining.But the entire day was blessed with cheers and simple fatty dishes by Hard Rock but nevertheless served with kindness and sweetness by the young and handsome waiter.That is also good enough to make up for what might still be lacking to call it a memorable wedding anniversary.We were with my girlfriend Lala with whom I was teasing Alessandro our waiter just for fun.We finished our dinner with yet another greasy dessert hot fudge brownies.After that,we proceeded with some photoshoot outside the restaurant.As the American embassy is just a stone's throw away from Hard Rock, I also had my photo taken with it in the background.Well there's one more reason to Praise My GOD today.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

OBAMA GOVERNMENT USHERING IN SOCIALISM IN AMERICA?


I've always treasured the American dream especially when I was still living amid misery in the Philippines.I am one of the millions worldwide who harbor the same dream in the heart.The economic greatness of America is the primary attraction to many foreigners,and this economic greatness is owed mainly to the Christian culture that promotes freedom and the pursuit of happiness. By happiness, I mean,  satisfying one's  material (or otherwise) desires legally and correctly. That is maybe why majority of leading companies in the world( like McDonald's,cosmetics &drug companies, even  film and music industry),technological advances and top billionaires, have their origin in the US.Not only in the commercial sector is America succeeding,but the US is also the major provider (85% of the total missions worldwide) of charitable mission works and outreaches.It is the origin of the main and biggest Christian broadcasting networks in the history of mankind, through which people from many different nations- especially those who don't have the possibility of knowing the gospel of Christ like communist or muslim countries,are blessed.
And I'm sure there are so much more that the democracy in America affords not only the Americans themselves but also millions and millions of people in many parts of  the world.

These times see the US as a country gradually veering to socialism and over the years many religious leaders have been  sounding the alarm.In Obama's speech shortly after his inauguration to US presidency he categorically declared that US is no longer a Christian country,but a unification of citizens even from different cultures (hispanic,muslim,European etc.). thereby allowing the cultures/beliefs of migrating foreigners dictate the past and future of this country.I also learned of Obama's recent order banning the media from taking photos/videos of the oil spill caused by BP, within 65 m of distance otherwise they will be fined.I think USA has already changed so much in that they removed prayers from schools,they also prohibit 'Christmas' greetings and decorations during Christmas holidays (I hear now they're going to name the Christmas celebrations in honor of some pagan festivities that coincide on the same date),they have removed Thanksgiving (and calling it something else just like what they want to do with Christmas) they might be also actively opposing National Day of Prayer.They allow same-sex marriage even going as far as suing anybody who would dare offend the third sex, what with the hate campaign act that justifies homosexuals,  they legalized abortion and heavier taxes on private businesses.One of the initiatives to hinder the advance of socialism in the US is to sign up for a commitment  to pray. Prayer was the same power that brought down the Berlin Wall of Germany.And it will always be the same power that will change our life and history.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

TINIKLING IN ROME ITALY 2010



We attended the celebration of Philippine Independence Day last June 12, at Manila Square here in Rome, and we enjoyed so much not only all the typical Filipino delicacies (mostly for free, just like in a town 'Fiesta'), but also the company of all the filipinos in that highly festive occasion where the TFC channel also held a show hosted by Pokwang and Randy Santiago.But we weren't able to watch anymore as we left before their arrival, late in the afternoon.We didn't want to expose our little daughter to too much sun. But it was the first time we attended the Philippine Independence Day here in Rome. It was also funny to see some foreigners, muslim-looking and also Italians appreciating our festivities and our food. There were many different booths set-up to promote varied services like Filipino real estate companies,Filipino Banking institutions, legal assistance, food stands etc. There was also the 'halo-halo' under the heat of the sun--:The most surprising thing for us that day is that our new Ambassador to Italy Mr. Romeo Manalo (2010) is such a humble person that no one would have had any idea he was an Ambassador, he seemed to be a 'down-to-earth' character and so we felt comfortable for a 'shot' with him.My daughter especially enjoyed all the native cultural performances like this one with Tinikling, there was also a dance number with 'banga' and the 'Igorot' dance.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

PYRAMID OF IYAZ PYRAMID AND CHARICE PEMPENGCO



I'm definitely sure that this new hit song by this petite young international performer Charice Pempengco and American (apparently originating from the Virgin Islands? ) singer Iyaz Pyramid will or has already hit the top of the charts. I really like the song because it is positive in nature, inspirational. I also like their (her and his) moving performance in this video. I also like how Charice Pempengco,at her tender age, has evolved into a very confident and brilliant performer.Way to go Charice and Iyaz!Compliments to their respective mothers also!GOD BLESS, us all.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

PENSIVE DAYS

These past few days I haven't been able to post anything due to lack of ideas.It's really a shame considering the host of information available everywhere,in the media, on the internet, in public places etc. And the other important thing I'm considering is shifting jobs. The teaching job which I have now is also very good in the sense that it's very flexible to my needs as a mother.For me it's also stimulating to be able to travel around Rome regularly, especially because admittedly Rome is infinitely a beautiful place to explore (85% percent of teaching is done in private or outside the school premises, like companies or private homes). So I really enjoy the sights from the bus. There were even times that I've been tempted to getoff and take photos,if only I have enough time . ..The other good consideration in this job is that I get to be in contact with many highly professional people or students. The job is really stimulating on one end,very light. And you have no boss that monitors behind your back or orders you anything. My main concern is that I lose so much time in travelling.I usually have to travel a total of 4 hours for a lesson of 2 hrs. As it is,time is gold. At the moment I'm considering some good options,but I'm still committed to this job because the students have already paid for the entire course duration 20 hours or, until mid-May. May GOD go before me always,in my careerpathing.

             A TEMPTATION TO GOSSIP?
Let me share the stories of my students, as they're really inspiring.

Engineer CT                          I call him Engineer although he finished what we can consider a vocational technical course, he landed a good job in building technical maintenance where he worked for a short six months, and then he tried selling fruits in the marketstand of his then-future mother-inlaw.Eventually he was employed in Rome airport which also consequently opened the door to his job now with the international company that manufactures heavy transportation vehicles like ships, trains and airplanes. Not only is he the second man in all the technical operations of his sector but he is now also being requested in the financial division which can pave a way for him to come in direct contact with government elites like the Italian Minister of Transportation and the like.But the beauty of it all is not in all the good breaks that GOD is raining on him,but it's in his heart. He confessed that he wrote a gratitude letter to his former technical school and professor for the knowledge that they imparted to him.And he is also planning to pay back by recruiting the students of that school to his company. As a person he is humble and of tender heart and always smiling and extrovert. He is a MAtt Damon look-alike. May GOD continually seal HIS Blessings in his career and his family in the Blood of our LORD JESUS.Amen.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

MEET MARCO TRAVAGLIO



I was trying to work on enhancing my blog for revenue purposes, contemplating on uploading more impersonal videos, when I stumbled on the video clip of the bravest and most admired Italian Journalist Marco Travaglio, here on his recent political theatre performance. He's not really a comedian nor an actor nor a performer, he's a journalist or opinionist with extraodinary guts and exquisite articulation skills which made him worthy of the "Freedom Of The Press" award given by the German Press.I say, with exteaordinary guts because he dares to reveal facts (supported by documents and evidences) that expose the corruption and evil of the more powerful, rich and influential government figures including the Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Marco Travaglio must be the only Journalist in Italy who is able to do a one-man act in a theatre normally dominated by performing artists, and go as far as capturing a substantial audience for a number of nights. He is also part of a political talkshow where he is able to continue with his mission, despite all the opposition and pressures from the government against him and the show. What's interesting to note about him is that he's soft-spoken and so simple in his ways. GOD BE with him always.

English transcription of the video
Reporter: Hello crossing TV we are in the Theater of Celebration of Bologne to watch the show Memorandum 15 years of the history of Italy and reality limits, performed by the noted journalist Marco Travaglio

Voice of Lady Narrator: The show goes back to the vision of Italy from “Bribery Issue” til today. A story which is sadly true, subjected to trial, put into action but forgotten. Through a brilliant and detailed narration, Travaglio is able to hold the public for more than three hours, owing to the 'mix' of media commitment and bitter sarcasm.

MT: The first republic died by drowning in bribe, The second goes out with the blood of tragedy, but nobody remembers anything anymore.History is a teacher but nobody ever learns anything.

Reporter: In stamp paper, and now.. first, TV, and now theatre. How is the theatre experience and what have you learned from the art scenes?

MT: Well, with the art scenes as you have seen, there was little,in the sense that I am seated and narrate my stuff, so it was simply to carry out the narration of the events of these years on which I wrote so much , perhaps in a more relaxed way. On TV you have to say three sentences hoping that they won't jump on you nor speak louder than you. In newspapers, you always have the problem with space. With books, maybe, you have to constrain one to read while, instead, here, one sits on the chair and after three hours, maybe he knows more than he used to know before. You have the possibility to narrate in more relaxed terms without interruption, without anxieties, that which happened in these 15 years. It's a sort of the game of connecting the dots to make all the figures come out.If you see all the stuff together, see all the photograms together, a good film comes out and maybe it helps you to understand the link between the photogram A and photogram D. While, instead, if you see all spread out, you are not able to understand the overall design. . . ..
Show segment: In a confetti of banknotes- wet and stinking, the first republic symbolically goes out.

Reporter: You fill the theatre for a good while, now.Did you expect this success or, is it the funniest thing or the most important thing that you have learned from the stage?

MT: But, I, at first I couldn't believe when the Corvino brothers of the Promo Music proposed to do this,we can call-”show” of civil commitment I resisted for one month I said “No” and then at the end, after getting weary I said yes. I put down this text which now has changed much even because in the meantime, in the last two years everything happened. Then when.. ..when we have done the first open rehearsal here in the Roviera court, some 1000 people came, to boast. So, there I realized that, maybe it was me who undermined the problem, in the same way that there is such hunger for facts and news and connections, opportunities to understand, there are even people willing to pay for the ticket to come and have the balls hammered for more than three hours.And so, naturally, then you try not to be too hard and therefore, to insert ( or mix) serious and even dramatic stuff, with things that stir laughter even,if unfortunately they're all true.Because the people laugh when they hear the repetition of the things that Berlusconi said,but maybe many of those who laugh have voted for him and gave him a little gift . . …
Show segment: Del Penino after three negotiations has become Parliament arian and currently is the senator for the People Of Liberty provisory Party.

Reporter: Who would you like to meet and why?

MT: To meet-I would like so much, to meet some of the people who know what happened in the tragedy of '92 -'93, to finally have a word of truth because many people died bearing the 17 years of missing names and surnames.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

THE MEANING OF EASTER



I couldn't have expressed the meaning of Easter better, so I provide this link, hoping that everyone who reads the message would realize that it is the 'be all and end all' of our human existence. I personally testify that my life has turned out for the better since the Truth impacted my heart. As it is,a life can only be truly changed from inside,out.I have personally realized that to change your future, you must first change your heart.
To do so successfully, you must recognize and accept the LORD JESUS CHRIST as your own personal Lord and Saviour. This is the Best choice anyone can and must make in his life.A Meaningful and Happy Easter to all of us.
Postscript: I particularly adore the personal art designs of this website where I got this image on this post.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snow In Rome Center


Today is the first time Rome has experienced so much snow- in so many years,I overheard one lady at the bar mention that it last snowed here in Rome in 1987.It also hailed slightly sometime last year or two years ago but just once.In fact some people went as far as greeting each other Merry Christmas,and some barmen and grown-ups abandoned their workplaces and took time to play snowball 'exchange'.I felt very awed and grateful to my LORDGOD again,as just some time ago I was feeling a bit frustrated for not being able to take my child to the snow.Then he took the snow to us.I JUST PRAISE MY LORDGOD.
Today also is another blessed day as I met with Marta my former employer, (amid the white snow) and she gave me additional workload which translates to more income.GOD BLESS US ALL,TREMENDOUSLY.