Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lenka's The Show

Out of boredom, my girlfriends Jade and Oreo found ourselves singing this song with me while waiting for a cab outside Mega mall at Ortigas. While singing, we enjoyed it so much that we didn't notice thirty minutes had passed.

Music indeed has power. People who are tired get refreshed because of songs. And when you sing, the singing must go on -- just like how shows must go on.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


The show must go on
The curtains on me don't fall
Steadfast, strong

Monday, July 26, 2010


i know what i know and i know that God is real, He's real

i know what i know and i know that God is real, He's real

i looked to my right and i see a tree
with leaves that pop out and then fall on me

i'm sure no one else could have made that tree

i know God is real ....

i know what i know and i know that God is real, He's real

i know what i know and i know that God is real, He's real

i looked to the ground and i see a worm
that crawls in the dirt with a gentle squirm

i'm sure no one else could have thought of worms

i know God is real ....

i know what i know and i know that God is real, He's real

i know what i know and i know that God is real, He's real

i looked to the sky and i see the moon
that hangs in the night like a big balloon

i'm sure no one else could have hung that moon

i know God is real ....

When i taught Preschool, I found this ACSI song attractive. What made me blog it here is that it was the song that I taught the children at AOS Erdkinder now when they were in Preschool.

Awesome ....

A teacher never grows old ..... students just catch up ....

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Watch the Official EAT PRAY LOVE Trailer in HD

I decided to post this clip for three reasons:

a. Julia wanted to be the perfect wife ...

b. Julia wanted to see what it means to be happy ....

c. Julia was in a quest ...

But on top of these all, I just happen to be a big fan .... I have seen most of her movies ...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

One More Time

The Katinas are great ....

This song has been a blessing ...

Thanks to the walls of Maki and Joie ...

Friday, July 23, 2010

... That you will understand .....

Oh be careful little eyes ....

This is one of the popular children's songs that we find in our churches today ...

After a week of thinking, my introspection has told me several things and this is one of them -- to understand the root cause of any problem, you simply have to go back to how things started...

The video below has a lot of things to say ...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thinking on their feet

It was Tuesday, July 20 this week. I asked my Erdkinder seniors to talk about trivial matters the impromptu way. The procedure was more of allowing these "children" to think on their feet. Here, a topic is given and the speaker speaks right there and then.

It was refreshing. Seeing these children do things that I did when i was younger is so much fun. And my! It was far better.

Above are Shanice, Abby, Monica and Nathan

Above are Nicole, Kim, Michiko, Julia and Shanice

Above are Kim, Michiko, Julia, Shanice and Abby

Above are Abby, Monica, Nathan and Sherwin

And the last pose for the day:
with Sherwin, Derik, Sean and Koby

The exercise that I asked them to do is to prepare them for the British Parliamentary Debate bouts that I introduced to them days ago. I am excited to see good speakers and debaters from this group. So far, they have proven themselves to be far better than me.

After all, the goal of every teacher is to make his student better than himself.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Who Am I

Thanks Papas Bong for allowing me to sing this after a long time ....

Thanks for posting the same video in my wall Maki ... (I know you are trying to say something again, and yes, I understand)

Thanks for those who are praying for me ...

Thanks for those for those who refuse to give up on such a stubborn woman like me ....

Even when I already told you to close your doors ...

Thank you Pastor Bong ...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010



Here I am again ...

I actually saw my colleague's Facebook postout saying: "Big girls don't cry." Then I made a comment and said, "Yeah .... they weep!" I was laughing real hard I almost cried.

A few minutes later, her friend made a comment to my comment. I'm sure you can imagine how it looks like. She said, " Yeah, and they whine." Nadene and I laughed again.

Then I went quiet. It made me think. I'm like an onion. I easily cry. And whatever touches my spirit makes me cry. Anyways, weeping is different. If too many people see me cry, not too many people hear me weep.

Jesus wept. I weep. Weeping is the deepest emotion that one can extend over a loss of something so special. Leaving caused me lately to weep. I am going to lose my spiritual father and friend, my spiritual family and my spiritual friends.

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Annoying Orange 3: TOE-MAY-TOE

This video has been made popular by the Erdkinder students last year ...

Although the annoying orange is indeed annoying, you'll find insights ....

Sunday, July 18, 2010


This picture was taken at the condominium back in Marikina months ago. My friends and I were trying to comfort someone who was seriously ill.

This was no ordinary picture because it was taken behind my back. I was contemplating on how difficult life is when you are an adult.

It made me remember Peter Pan who didn't want to grow up. Somehow I am like Peter Pan I realized. You see, there are "growing pains" when you become an adult.

I decided to post it here to breathe my soul and vent. When you turn your back, other people call it cowardice. However, I don't. I call it courage.

It's not easy to leave. It's not easy to lose something you love. Be it a thing, a home, a spouse, a friend, or a group of people, it can only be cowardice if you don't admit a certain mistake.

Turning your back can indeed make you appear a coward. But how can you call it cowardice when it's the most you can do to preserve the "health" of everybody? How can you call it cowardice when what you do is to sacrifice the "things" you love doing like singing, praying for people and ministering other's needs?

There are times when a person must leave -- even her home to give space of all of those people who are hurting just because of her.

Mistakes are mistakes and intentions are intentions. It dawned on me that perceptions indeed differ. Therefore, any well-meant intention can appear like a big mistake.

The kingdom agenda must go on. And those that hinder this must leave in favor of the greater picture.

As for me, I've always taught my successors that commitment is sticking to what is right. And I've failed in this area because I became a student to my own lessons. However, I maintain, that it is right to die to yourself and deny the right to be understood. Turning your back is denying yourself to explain what really happened -- not because you are a coward but because you want peace.

For a radical person like me, seeking peace is a big leap. Any histrionic person (as I was recently labelled by a good friend) seeks to be understood. But if I am indeed histrionic, I say I opt to understand first with the desire to be circumspect about things. Yes, maybe, I wasn't really looking that I am falling from a cliff. Sometimes, it needs a "yell" to remind me and say, "Jeni, you are falling!"

Is it still cowardice when you need to leave even if your heart and mind don't want to?

Is it?

Saturday, July 17, 2010



I got this note from my nanay, Te Ann ...
Without receiving any texts and from me and without a clue on whatever is going on in my life,
she comes unexpectedly ...

She happens to be my spiritual mother and everytime I slip, fall and trip over something, she "feels" it ....

Here is what she sent me ...

God is indeed real ...

He sends people even when you don't expect them....

I hope you will be blessed by reading


A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee...You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up, She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word.
In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, ' Tell me what you see.

'Carrots, eggs, and coffee,' she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked,

'What does it all mean, mother?'
Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: "boiling water."
Each reacted differently.

The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.

The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

'Which are you?' she asked her daughter.

'When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond?
Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

Think of this:
Which am I?
Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavour. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate yourself to another level?

How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?
May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.
When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.

Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.
You might want to send this message to those people who mean something to you...


to those who have touched your life in one way or another;
to those who make you smile when you really need it;
to those who make you see the brighter side of things when you are really down;
to those whose friendship you appreciate;
to those who are so meaningful in your life.

May we all be COFFEE!!