I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE

Sabi ni Rhea, IN LOVE AKO.

SASABIHIN KO SA INYO NGAYON... IN LOVE AKO!

Actually, matagal ko na itong pinipigilan.

Matagal ko nang inililihim sa inyo.


Pero ngayon, narealize ko,

...BAKIT KO KAILANGANG ITAGO KUNG SOBRANG LUPIT NUNG NARARAMDAMAN KO?

...KUNG NAGBIBIGAY ITO SA AKIN NG WALANG HANGGANG KASIYAHAN?

...KUNG ALAM KO NA DAHIL SA KANYA, PATULOY AKONG NABUBUHAY AT NAIINSPIRE SA LAHAT NG GINAGAWA KO?

...KUNG ALAM KO NA SA BAWA'T KILOS KO, SYA ANG INIISIP KO?

...KUNG BAKIT LALONG TUMATAG ANG AKING PANANAMPALATAYA?

...KUNG SA PAGMULAT NG AKING MGA MATA SA UMAGA HANGGANG SA AKING PAGTULOG NG GABI, SIYA ANG LAMAN NG AKING PUSO'T DIWA.

...KUNG SYA ANG DAHILAN NA NARITO AKO.

...KUNG MINAHAL NIYA AKO KAHIT DI AKO PERPEKTONG TAO.

...KUNG BAKIT HINDI MAPAPANTAYAN NG MGA SALITANG MAKIKITA NYO SA BLOG ENTRY NA ITO KUNG GAANO SYA KAGALING AT KALUPIT.

... KUNG BAKIT NARARAMDAMAN KO ANG LANGIT DITO SA LUPA.

...KUNG BAKIT ALAM KONG PAGKATAPOS NG BUHAY NA ITO, ALAM KONG MAKAKASAMA KO PA RIN SYA.

I admit.

I HAVE BEEN SELFISH.

But you know what?

I SHOULDN'T BE.

Because

HIS LOVE HAS ALWAYS BEEN UNCONDITIONAL.
HE HAS ALWAYS REMAINED FAITHFUL EVEN IF WE WEREN'T.
HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN STILL.
HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE TO PROTECT AND STRENGTHEN US EACH DAY.
HE HAS TURNED OUR MOURNING, SORROWS AND PAIN TO EVERLASTING JOY.

So kung tatanungin nyo ako ngayon:
BAKIT?
..bakit ako nagseserve?
..bakit ako kinikilig?
..bakit kahit ang dami kong problemang personal na mabigat, di ako sumusuko?
..bakit ako nagiging optimistic?
..bakit ako nagwoworship?
..bakit nag-eenjoy ako sa buhay?
..bakit kahit maraming di mapapalad na pangyayari sa buhay ko, nagagawa ko pang ngumiti?
..bakit nagmamahal ako?

ito lang ang sasabihin ko sa inyo.

KASI MAHAL AKO NG DIYOS.
at MAHAL RIN NYA KAYO.

Nakakakilig 'noh?





FAITH.

INTERESTING CONVERSATION

An Atheist Professor of Philosophy speaks to his Class on the Problem Science has with GOD, the ALMIGHTY.

He asks one of his New Christian Students to stand and . . .

                   
Professor : You are a Christian, aren't you, son ?
Student    : Yes, sir.
Professor : So you Believe in GOD ?
Student    : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is GOD Good ?
Student    : Sure.
Professor : Is GOD ALL - POWERFUL
Student    : Yes.
Professor : My Brother died of Cancer even though he Prayed to GOD to Heal him.

                   Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill.

                   But GOD didn't.

                   How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

 

( Student is silent )

 

Professor : You can't answer, can you ?

                   Let's start again, Young Fella.

                   Is GOD Good?
Student    : Yes.
Professor : Is Satan good ?
Student    : No.
Professor : Where does Satan come from ?
Student    : From . . . GOD . . .
Professor : That's right.

                   Tell me son, is there evil in this World?
Student    : Yes.
Professor : Evil is everywhere, isn't it ?

                   And GOD did make everything. Correct?
Student    : Yes.
Professor : So who created evil ?


(Student does not answer)


Professor : Is there Sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness?

                   All these terrible things exist in the World, don't they?
Student    : Yes, sir.
Professor : So, who Created them ?

 

( Student has no answer )

 

Professor : Science says you have 5 Senses you use to Identify and Observe the World around you.

                   Tell me, son . .. . Have you ever Seen GOD?
Student    : No, sir.
Professor : Tell us if you have ever Heard your GOD?
Student    : No , sir.
Professor : Have you ever Felt your GOD, Tasted your GOD, Smelt your GOD?

               Have you ever had any Sensory Perception of GOD for that matter?
Student    : No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.
Professor : Yet you still Believe in HIM?

Student    : Yes.
Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn't exist.

                   What do you say to that, son?
Student    : Nothing. I only have my Faith.
Professor : Yes, Faith. And that is the Problem Science has.
Student    : Professor, is there such a thing as Heat?
Professor : Yes.
Student    : And is there such a thing as Cold?
Professor : Yes.
Student    : No sir. There isn't.


( The Lecture Theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events )

 

Student    : Sir, you can have Lots of Heat, even More Heat, Superheat, Mega Heat,

                   White Heat, a Little Heat or No Heat... 

                   But we don't have anything called Cold..

                   We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is No Heat,

                   but we can't go any further after that.

                   There is no such thing as Cold.

                   Cold is only a Word we use to describe the Absence of Heat.

                   We cannot Measure Cold.

                   Heat is Energy.

                   Cold is Not the Opposite of Heat, sir, just the Absence of it.

 

( There is Pin - Drop Silence in the Lecture Theatre )

 

Student    : What about Darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as Darkness?
Professor : Yes. What is Night if there isn't Darkness?
Student    : You're wrong again, sir.

                   Darkness is the Absence of Something¡K

                   You can have Low Light,  Normal Light, Bright Light, Flashing Light . . .

                   But if you have No Light constantly, you have nothing and its called

                   Darkness, isn't it? In reality, Darkness isn't.

                   If it is, were you would be able to make Darkness Darker, wouldn't you?
Professor : So what is the point you are making, Young Man ?
Student    : Sir, my point is your Philosophical Premise is flawed.
Professor : Flawed ? Can you explain how?
Student    : Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality.

                   You argue there is Life and then there is Death,

                   a Good GOD and a Bad GOD.

                   You are viewing the Concept of GOD as something finite,

                   something we can measure.

                   Sir, Science can't even explain a Thought.

                   It uses Electricity and Magnetism, but has never seen,

                   much less fully understood either one.

                   To view Death as the Opposite of Life is to be ignorant of the fact that 

                   Death cannot exist as a Substantive Thing. 

                   Death is Not the Opposite of Life: just the Absence of it.

                   Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your Students that they evolved

                   from a Monkey?
Professor : If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process,

                  yes, of course, I do.
Student    : Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir?


( The Professor shakes his head with a Smile, beginning to realize where the Argument is going )


Student    : Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and

                   Cannot even prove that this Process is an On - Going Endeavor,

                   Are you not teaching your Opinion, sir?

                   Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher?


( The Class is in Uproar )


Student    : Is there anyone in the Class who has ever seen the Professor's Brain?


( The Class breaks out into Laughter )


Student    : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's Brain, Felt it, touched or Smelt it? . . .

                   No one appears to have done so.

                   So, according to the Established Rules of Empirical, Stable,

                    Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have No Brain, sir.

                   With all due respect, sir, how do we then Trust your Lectures, sir?


(The Room is Silent. The Professor stares at the Student, his face unfathomable.)


Professor : I guess you'll have to take them on Faith, son.
Student    : That is it sir . . .

                   The Link between Man & GOD is FAITH.

                   That is all that Keeps Things Moving & Alive.

NB:
I believe you have enjoyed the Conversation . . . and if so . . .

You'll probably want your Friends / Colleagues to enjoy the same . . . won't you?

Forward them to Increase their Knowledge . . . or FAITH.

It turned out later that the student is Albert Einstein.

From the STCQCAA: Job Opening for THE LOYOLA SCHOOLS OF THE ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY

From the STCQCAA

Job Opening for the  THE LOYOLA SCHOOLS OF THE ATENEO  DE  MANILA UNIVERSITY, 
 

The Office of the Vice President of the Loyola Schools Ateneo de Manila University

is looking for an ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT for their SPECIAL PROJECTS with the following basic qualifications: 

-- excellent communication skills in written and oral English/Pilipino

-- knowledge of applied computer softwares

-- leadership and administrative skills

-- self propelled and can work with minimum supervision

-- team player 

EXCELLENCE AND MAGIS (MORE)  are the two Ignatian values which we would like our applicants to possess, no different from the Theresian values which we have imbibed through our years of stay in STC. 

For those interested and feel the desire to be part of the Ateneo Community, please send your resume via email to lsumpaico@ateneo.edu 

Additional information: 

The opening is a contractual job involved in Environmental Change and other assignments  given by the Vice President of the Loyola Schools, Dr. Assunta “ Achoot” Caoile- Cuyegkeng,also a GS/HS Alumna. 

The Admin Asst will report directly to  Ditsy C. Sumpaico , GS 60/ HS 64/ Coll  68 Alumna 

This opening is for an APRIL 2009 employment.  Interviews will commence  on March 17, 2009. 

Thank you for your interest. 

Lourdes “Ditsy” Casimiro-Sumpaico

PARA SA EHEADS FAN (Mula kay Pat)

I got this suggestion from the Circus mailing list. :) Below is the original message: 

From: erwin rafael 
To: eraserheads@ yahoogroups. com 
Sent: Monday, March 9, 2009 7:59:25 PM 
Subject: [eraserheads] Let's name part of the international space station as ERASERHEADS 

Eto trip trip lang. NASA has entered for public polling the naming of NODE 3 ng International Space Station. There are four options (Earthrise, Legacy, Serenity and Venture) but there is also a WRITE IN option. Ginamit ito nung komedyanteng si Stephen Colbert kaya mapapansin niyo Colbert yung number one write-in suggestion. Hahaha 

Now we Filipinos have this knack of winning online polls sa mga beauty contest and in campaigning for the New 7 Wonders. Ngayon, tingnan natin kung mamomobilize natin ang mga Eraserheads fans to have part of the space station named Eraserheads para international talaga ang dating at malagay ang Pilipinas sa mapa. 

Go to this site: 


Write ERASERHEADS sa write-in suggestion. 400,000 plus pa lang ang bumoboto. :) We can vote once a day up to March 20, 2009. 

Ano masasabi niyo? Game!!! 

Don't forget to vote every day until March 20! Tell the other Eheads fans to vote, too. :)

My only wish this year

Oh well, next week, I really wouldn't be around people I love that much, but I'd be doing things that God wills.

Sunday is rest day.

On the day of my birthday, I wouldn't be with anyone but the people at home. Or at least, I really hope not. I mean, yeah, it is great to spend it with my family but I also want my friends to be with me... it is, after all, my birthday, and I just want to feel the love... and part of my wishlist is to worship with YFC.

The following day will be my CLP orientation and I'm so excited because I've met some of the people from SFC-Sto. Domingo Chapter (WEST B!) thanks to Regz, my bitch who is currently in Cebu for the ICON. Haha! :D So yay.

Wednesday, I'll be in Taguig from 5-7, I think, for a GK appreciation talk. Can anyone come with me, at least, for support? Kahit 2 or 3 lang. Hee. Still nervous, but God will help me.

Thursday is quite... I really don't know.

Friday... I do not know times infinity.

Saturday, GK Build and play.

My wish this year? to be happy, to be with people i love, to celebrate life with people I love and to praise God. maybe a simple gathering and a few good wishes from others too. a reminder of the comfort i experience when i'm with people i love. a hug. peace and calmness. simple things, really. or the jonas brothers (joe, preferably) haha, kidding! and throw in a cheesy movie marathon too. :) bottomline: i want to celebrate simply. :)

Poi is, Carmel is.

I found this sheet of paper where Poi and I wrote a bunch of random stuff, attaching words to Poi is and Carmel is. It may mean nothing to you guys but to us, it's a bunch of inside jokes and stuff that we ourselves don't get. Haha. INTLLAW days pa ata ito eh!

Poi is German
Carmel is French

Poi is AdMU
Carmel is DLSU

Poi is high
Carmel is up

Poi is comedy
Carmel is drama

Poi is soup
Carmel is coffee

Poi is intergovernmental
Carmel is supranational

Poi is barok
Carmel is conyo

Poi is antithesis
Carmel is thesis

Poi is Atlantic
Carmel is Pacific

Poi is like
Carmel is love

Poi is a-political
Carmel is political

Poi is disintegrating
Carmel is integrating

Poi is supernova
Carmel is milky way

Poi is fire
Carmel is water

Poi is pink
Carmel is caramel

Poi is _____ (hulaan nyo kung sinong prof)
Carmel is ____ (hulaan nyo rin ito)

Poi is war-love
Carmel is war-freak

Poi is M14
Carmel is fireworks

Poi is ABnormal
Carmel is normal (weh)

Poi is yanig
Carmel is kilig

Poi is sunshine
Carmel is sunset

Poi is sun
Carmel is moon

Poi is :)>-
Carmel is :">

Poi is >:P
Carmel is :-B

Poi is it
Carmel is... a she!

Poi is volleyball
Carmel is football

Poi is cream of corn
Carmel is cream of mushroom

Poi is LRT
Carmel is FX

Poi is lost
Carmel is found

Poi is duh
Carmel is col

Poi is many
Carmel is one.

Poi is Schengen
Carmel is EEA

Poi is no
Carmel is yes

Poi is black --- grey!
Carmel is white.


...nagets nyo? ako rin hindi eh! 

I MISS YOU POI! 

STC GK VILLAGE BUILD!

Dear Theresians,
 
Show your LOVE to the Kapitbahayan of STC Gawad Kalinga Village by
volunteering in the construction of their houses.
 
The activity will be on February 14 and 15, 2009 (Saturday & Sunday), 9:00-11:00 a.m.  
STC Village is located at Maria Clara cor. Don Pepe, Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Quezon City.
 
To join please call the STCQC Alumnae Office at 740-0115 or email us at stcqcaa@pldtdsl.net 
on or before February 10, 2009 (Tuesday).
 
 
STCQCAA

Dahil Birthday ngayon ni Piolo at Sporty Spice

Iisipin ko na rin ang gusto kong gawin sa birthday ko (Feb 23... mark your calendars!!)... coz I'm gonna be a man..LABO!! Joke lang! I'll be 21 this year!

- Worship at magmass.
- Work (syempre)
- Bond with friends.
- Enjoy!

Pero, wishlist?

Two words...

SURPRISE ME! :))

kahit ano talaga, swear!:))

Because it's almost the end of the year... I thank yee all!

First and foremost, to God who has guided me through this year.

To my professors, especially those whom I've had during my majors, who made a significant impact in my life and who've made my graduation possible.

To my thesismates, through the good times and the bad, we stuck together. Sorry for the bitch moments. Gazel! Pasalubong namin. Poi, yung Twilight at New Moon ko, pipick-up ko soon. Haha! Pahiram ko sayo asap yung Eclipse pag nabalik na. Haha! I miss you and congraaaaaaaaaats! You deserve it! Thank you for always being there and for keeping my secrets!

To AFM who gave me a preview of how the real world can be, tough yet exciting.  Many thanks to the Cultural Officers: Marie, Sabrina and Earl. To my OJT mates, Neobie and Carolle, I really miss you guys!

To the IS Friends: especially Regz, Ave, Pris, Issa, Neobie, Jason, Fidji, Krizza, Nicki, who have been there to suffer go through those rigorous times with me. Haha! Get together tayo soon! Namimiss ko na kayong lahat.

To the friends i usually chat with on YM - Niko, Jenn Ngo, Karly (thank you for giving me Joe Jonas! HAHA!), you make the YM world a better place. Hahaha! I do hope to see you guys again. It's been a while! Niko, thanks for the Time Mag! Jenn, sorry wala akong unli. Karly, iyo na si Kuno Becker. :P

To my Tapat/SC Friends, OTREASEC - Annie, Bea, Daph and Poi, Mommy Jenn,... I love you each to bits. Annie, di ko talaga mapagtagumpayan... and looking forward to more inside jokes. Haha! , Reagan and OTREAS08, OTREAS 0607 esp. Research Committee - Marica and Greggy and Chris (Reunion ulit!), The best ever appointed officers: Jhaphet, Biel, and the other elected and appointed officers of 0708, THANKS. :)

To my TFI Advocacy Team, thank you for your support. Val, thank you for stepping up and sorry if there were plans that did not push through. :(

To IOM, especially MHD: Sir Aying, Jason, Michelle, Janice, and Pau, thank you for the training. Those three months were really great. I really do hope to work with you again in the future. :)

To GK, especially CYD full time workers who have helped me through the transition and for the training. Regz! I really owe you a lot! Ang dami mo talagang good deeds this year. Haha!

To GKDLSP for the opportunity to serve, for the support and commitment.

To YFC DLSU: Ate Oche, Kuya Marco, Ate Melai, Kuya Rocky, Regz, Arven, Darwin, Drei, Olivia, Francis, Dan, Tino, Ate Ynah, Ate Tnay, Aj, Kat, Clar, Dave, Mira, Rodrigo, Paul, Geom, (may nakalimutan ba ako? Sana wala!) who have made DLSU a funner place!  MORE VIDEOS!!! HAHA! Kailan ang susunod na conference sa ym? I really miss hanging out with you guys. Salamat din sa commitment nyo sa GK DLSP. Alam ko meron sa inyong sasama sa Sulu...game? Haha!

To bestfriend Toni who is in New Zealand, you made the year even more exciting with the political debates. Ano kayang political issue yung idedebate natin next year? Haha! Seriously, I miss you!!! WYD 2011? Haha. I love you and extend my regards to your family. :)

To highschool friends, especially IV-1, I miss you. I hope we get together soon!

To my family, I love you. (and yes, even JC) 

To my older cousins
(esp. Puertollano side),  who have supported my job search and with whom I wish to bond more in the years to come. :)

Let me take this moment to be emo.

Dear Lolo and Lola. I love you both. I wish you could've stayed longer and healthier. I miss you so much. It's not the same without both of you. I know you're in God's loving arms. Watch over us.

Emo moment over.

To everyone else whom I might have forgotten to mention specifically, thank you for making a difference in my life.

To everyone, YOU GUYS MADE MY YEAR. I LOVE YOU ALL AND SEE YOU IN 2009!:)