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Monday, March 31, 2008

A dinner with a filipina friend

I just got home meeting my Filipino friend with her husband in downtown detroit. They were coming here for interview for Immigration purposes and ask them if we could at least have a dinner together with my hubby too. It was fun talking to their little kid who is very bubbly. He talks and pronounce English words good. He even forgets to talk "tagalog" words. He really makes us enjoy the night. Anyway, It was a nice feeling to see and meet Filipino friends. It would heal my homesickness from my family and friends way home. Gaining more friends online is a big help too.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

The philippine hut

I bought this one when i was still in the philippines as my presents for my husband and in-laws. I hang it in the wall in our living room. So everytime i stay to watch t.v, it would remind me way back home. They like it for its unique handcraft style, its color and beauty. It really represents filipino culture where "Nipa" Hut were houses basically used of our filipino descendants. "Nipa" Hut composed of bamboo materials and palm leaves for the roof. Banana Trees is one of the livelihood to support their respective families. Another thing is the small boat" bangka" used by fisherman who make a living by fishing. Sad to say, "Nipa" Hut houses were hardly seen now in the philippines due to modern way of living. Its hard but its reality that one of this years we can no longer see any of this hut houses in our country. I hope not...

Saturday, March 29, 2008

My life in the Fire Fighting Training Camp

The life of a firefighter is not an easy job. Before you enter the service, you have to be aware for the possible circumstances and the duties your about to partake. You should know that a Firefighter is dedicated to the protection of life and property from fires and emergencies. Even the time your in training you''ll encounter alot of challenges and obligations that should be met. During my training that time, I find alot of individuals who quit because they can no longer able to make it. Its hard especially if your not used to do the routine and task that must be followed. Every time of the day has its own ringing tones. But before the bell rings you should wake up early to wait for a long line before its your turn to take a bath. And when you hear the rings be prepared for the morning exercise or else you'll be in trouble. And if you think its a simple exercise, no way it not... your like a soldier. Don't ever be lousy doing the exercises or else all your mates will get pissed off of you. Every time one of your mates get caught not performing the exercise correctly, everybody will suffer. After the morning exercises was done, we'll fall in line for our food. Hey, don't ever eat while all your mates were not in their sits yet. No matter how hungry you are, wait for them to get finished. a.k.a "One for all, All for one." After done eating, you'll go back to your respective bunks for 5 Min's counts to get dressed "Type A Uniform" for the preparation of your classroom instructions. After classroom instructions, prepare for afternoon exercises. Oh sucks hate to jog in a big circle... I almost want to quit. After jogging you ll be instructed to prepare for dinner. when done eating dinner, you'll going back to the barracks. You should always clean your own bunks or else you'll be given a big task and demerits. Its a everyday routine for the officers to conduct a thorough inspections for each of us & our respective bunks and lockers. Bunks should be tidy and clean, shiny and scrubbed floors, uniforms well organized, things in proper positions and no junk foods hidden inside the locker. You will be given 1 hour to study your lessons for unexpected exams. I still remember the time my mate beside my bunks pulled me when the officers entered the barracks. I was very tired that day and got asleep, never minding the exam for the next day. Life in the training camp is not easy. The first month we are in the camp we are not allowed to go out the camp or even call our love ones. We are taught how to march, be a guard, firefighting skills and ofcourse how to extinguished fires. No matter what gender you are, you will learn how to crawl, how to point the nozzle correctly in real fires, how to rappel, how to operate the firetruck and CPR. The duties of the firefighter is not only saving lives and properties in fires but also any kind of rescue operations that is unexpected. You'll be ready, have the initiative and resilient when inevitable circumstances happened. Training in the camp is the preparation of the real firefighting in reality outside. You will gain more confident, self commited as well as discipline individual. Your commited as public servant and responsible for any kinds of emergencies. The time you go out the training camp, you'll feel completely overwhelm as a person for succeding the impossible routine you've never done before. Your ready enough to face the duties and responsibilities as a firefighter and a public servant. Thats what i missed in this profession... I'm proud for all the firefighters around the world. May God always guide you through all your journey. I salute you all Firefighters...

Friday, March 28, 2008

Favorite Star

Do you guys have your favorite stars? If so who are they? Anyway, i just watch Tyra's Show today. And Guess who is the featured artist? She is one of my favorite singer non other than Miss Alicia Keys. Holy Cow! She is so pretty and i loved the way she perform on the stage. Its really amazing guys! She is one of the prolific performers and song writer of this generation. She answered with honesty all tyra asked her. That was crazy and Enjoy it alot... Shes very down to earth women and Intellegent too. She's a versatile, she can do acting, play piano, a nice performer, a producer and philanthropist. She's not only good outside but she's also good inside.

Ohh How i wish she will have a concert tour here in Detroit... I'm one of her avid fans... Can't wait to see her in concert lol...

Thursday, March 27, 2008

My Pencil Drawing

Do you have a passion for something? Like collecting coins, pencil drawings or anything that make your day full and vibrant. Just recently, I had the enthusiasm of sketching a face using a pencil. I still reminisce the time i'm still a kid where i draw the face of jesus christ or a face from a black & white picture. My parents was really amazed of my abilities & to my drawings at that early age. But, when i become older i discontinued that habit. Until lately, I was able to draw my picture and jesus picture again. I never expected, I could do it agin for many years of not doing it. Is this part of my new life here in America? or a talent i should enhance? I think this was sort of my emotions expressed through sketching. One thing, I was confused why i can only draw everytime im alone.

Monday, March 24, 2008

How i manage to lose weight

I used to be a fat when i was still in high school years. My friends and classmates called me names and make bully on me. I become more emotionally and physically stress, unable to love myself and tend to binge on eating fatty and junk foods. Until one day, I feel inlove with a guy that made me more conscious of my health and body. I try any kind of weight loss programs from not eating breakfast, diet pills and not eating after 6. You name it all, i already tried it. But one of my friend advice me to try eating low carbs high in fruits and veggies. Ofcourse, you'll find time to exercise at least 4 times a week to melt those extra pounds. Whats important for losing weight is to stick to proper nutrition and exercise. Without this both together, you'll end up gaining more twice what you've lost. I committed time for 30 minutes of cardio and 30 mins for weight training. I cook for my meals and have my list of fruits and veggies everytime we go shopping. Before, I never eat poultries and porks but i realize its not a life time. Time comes youll crave it and tend to eat more. Its not advisable not include those nutrients found in proteins to help build and repairs muscles. Though sometimes, I crave for sweets. But still i manage to eat in moderate and eventually give myself a treat. Thankfully, im near to my weight goal and hoping to maintain it for permanent weight loss. Especially when i got here, i strived not to be tempted to eat unhealthy foods. Sometimes, we cant resist not to eat more especially in restaurants and buffet. We are not perfect though! Just be positive and get motivated of your goal and youll be fine. Try to visualize a sexy person or actress that you liked most. Dont forget to treat yourself everytime you lose pounds every week. It helps make your weight loss successful.


Everyone of us has its own unique struggles and challenges in life. Challenges is part of life, without it we wont grow as a human being. As what they say " a person without problems is insane". But sometimes when all this uncertainty in life would make us preoccupied leading us to give up. Some of us tend to choose the wrong options and gamble ourselves to more risky situations. If we never think the consequences of every bad actions we do, the more we suffer. As per say, In every action there is a reaction! So whatever things we intend to the people and to the community, we have to accept the consequences weither be positive or negative to us. I consider myself as among the number one person with challenges in life. I still remember from the time i was a kid till now, problems and difficulties were my tails already. I been in the times where i wanted to quit everything. The times where i failed and regretted my decisions. The times where i feel nobody would care, loved and understands me. The times i feel very hopeless and doesn't know what to do. Until one day, i found myself the moment to let go and lend myself to the Almighty God. To accept and let go all the heavy feelings i have been carrying for a long time. I know without letting go of my feelings, i'ved been in hell. But, thankfully i was able to regain control of my being to able to change and renew myself. I know challenges and hard times is along the way but I'm sure I'll able to handle it. Now, I realized whatever the Problems we will encounter if we just pray for guidance and be strong for it. No matter how worst the problems was, I know we could solved it.