Friday, December 16, 2011

Are you greedy? Check out the Bible and judge yourself

Are you GREEDY? If you want to know, read on...

I. Some Biblical references to greed.
    Ps. 10:3 - "the greedy man curses and spurns God"
    Prov. 11:6 - "the treacherous are caught by their own greed"
    Jere. 6:13; 8:10 - "everyone is greedy for gain"
    Lk. 12:15 - "be on guard against every form of greed; life is not in possessions"
    Eph. 4:9 - "Gentiles...practice every kind of impurity with greediness"
    I Thess. 2:5 - "we did not come with pretext for greed"
    I Tim. 3:8 - (deacons) "not fond of sordid gain" (cf. Titus 1:7)
    II Peter 2:3 - (false prophets) "in their greed they will exploit you with false words"
    II Peter 2:14 - (false prophets) "have hearts trained in greed"

II. Defining and describing greed.
    A. Greed is inordinate desire to acquire and possess
        1. lust and envy - James 4:2
        2. covetousness - Exod. 20:17; Rom. 7:7,8; I Cor. 5:11
        3. selfish immoderation of desires - "Me-ism"
        4. patterning of the "flesh"
    B. Greed is sin - contrary to character of God
        1. Listed in the Bible with the gravest of sins - Mark 7:22; Rom. 1:29; I Cor. 6:10; Eph. 5:3
        2. Roman Catholicism identified as one of seven "deadly sins"
    C. Greed involves the "personal aspiration" of the "lust of the eyes" (I Jn. 2:16)
    D. Greed is related to materialism
        1. living for possessions - Lk. 12:15
        2. get rich quick - I Tim. 6:9
        3. love of money - I Tim. 6:10
        4. Rockefeller - "How much is enough? More than I presently have."
    E. Greed is idolatry - Eph. 5:5; Col. 3:5

III. Practical expressions of greed.
    There may be greed if you:
    ...keep "wish lists" of desired objects to purchase.
    ...can't say "no" when offered money to do a job.
    ...are always seeking ways to make more money.
    ...feel resentment when someone acquires what you would like to have
    ...have fallen for several "get rich quick" schemes. ...joined a multi-level marketing?
...are disturbed after losing a relatively small amount of money.
...become perturbed when you purchase an item and find it cheaper elsewhere.
...feel good and find relief in going shopping.
...would rather have a high paying job than one which is interesting and rewarding
...despise paying taxes and have sympathy for those who find ways to avoid such.
...feel uneasy around people who are wealthier than you.
...make disparaging remarks about people who are rich.
...engage in the "one-up-man-ship" of topping another's accounts of acquisitions.
...go to an "all you can eat" buffet and feel obliged to eat as much as possible to get
your money's worth.
...give something wanting to be properly credited or reciprocated. through neighborhoods with exclusive homes yearning to live in such.
...ponder how much it is going to cost when a family member gets sick.
...feel imposed upon when one of your children asks for money to buy something.
...insist on controlling the family finances and the checkbook.
...argue with your mate about how much they are spending on personal items.
...brag about the "bargains" you got, how "thrifty" you are, or how little you paid for
...boast of how clever you were in getting the best of another in a business deal.

IV. Solution to greed.
A. Deriving the character of God by faith.
B. God's character involves contentment. God lacks nothing, wants nothing.
Lk. 3:14 - "be content with your wages"
Phil. 4:11 - "content in whatever circumstances I am"
I Tim. 6:6 - "godliness is means of gain, accompanied by contentment"
I Tim. 6:8 - "food and covering, with these we shall be content"
Heb. 13:5 - "content with what you have"
C. We are to be fulfilled and satisfied in the abundance of Christ's life -
John 10:10 - "life more abundantly"

I just smile while going through the list but I thank the Lord for giving me a humble heart and realizing that I fall short of his standard. I repent and pray that day by day He changes me for the glory of Him.

Blessings ♥

Monday, December 12, 2011


Today, I am the strongest in JESUS mighty NAME!!!!!!!!! No one can separate us from the love of GOD!!!! And there is HEALING IN HIS NAME!!!!

Blessings ♥

Day 12 - 30-Day Blog Challenge

Day 12 of my 30-Day Blog Challenge

If you could wish for anything that would come true, what would you wish for?

source Internet

Honestly, if I could wish for something that could come true in an instance, I'll wish for the end of starvation in all parts of the world especially Africa. That everyone will enjoy the blessing of good food, nutrition.

Totoo, yan ang nasa puso ko. The other day, my daughter would like to finish a bar fo Hediard chocolate in one sitting. I told her to just get enough and keep the rest on the fridge so she can still have some tomorrow. She doesn't like my suggestion because she said she is still hungry and really likes the chocolate so she has to finish them all now. In fairness naman sa bata, she is not into chocolates kahit her name is Hershey, she doesn't really crave or ask for a choc even when she has the chance. Candy oo pero tsokolate, di masydo. If she really likes to finish Hediard now, the chocolate must really taste better. :D

So going back I told her to save some for tomorrow but as usual she is waiting for my reason behind it. I said that too much of anything is not good as there are millions of people in the world who die of starvation. She is more than blessed to be able to eat whatever she likes so it's good to just enjoy what is available for today and share or save what is left for tomorrow because you wouldnt know what will happen in the future.

Yes, nangaral lang naman ako sa anak ko. LOL

I let her view the images of starving children in Africa and we both felt devastated. She agreed and kept the chocolate in the fridge. She checks on it everyday and she was able to finish them in 3 days - she gave some to us and to her nanny. She was satisfied. ;) 

Blessings ♥

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 11, The 30-Day Blog challenge

Day 11 of the 30-Day Blog challenge. Who can’t you live without?

I'm sure most of my friends and my family know... Who else but the Lord. ;) It's not an option to live without Him. Not an option, ever. ;)

The Notebook of Love
A relationship with God is the most important relationship you can have. Trust him and everything will always turn out fine.

Blessings ♥

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day 9 - 10, the 30-Day Blog challenge

Hello. It's Saturday and I'm signing in for the 30-Day Blog challenge.

I'm sooo late but I'll try to keep up.

source Internet

Day 9    Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 10  A dream for the future

My plan for the next 365 days, that is after December 30th 2011, is that I will do my best to save up more. I think I already forgot how to add some dough in my bank account, grrrr! 

And my dream in the near future is to have our own home here in Singapore. Few more years and I know by God's grace and provision, we will have it. Yes, the Lord will do it for us. Nothing is too difficult for him anyway so I will just ask Him to do it in behalf of me. 

Blessings ♥

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Day 8 - the start of the 30-Day Blog challenge

I am blog hopping today and luckily saw a post from Mars  which is for me quiet interesting - about 30 day blog challenge. Today is already the 8th of Dec but I still want to join. :) I guess I can make up for those missed days but let's see. I want to do this, I hope i can, God help me. :-)

And the list....

Day 1    A photo that makes you happy
Day 2    20 of my favorite things
Day 3    A photo taken over 10 years ago of you
Day 4    Something you are OCD about
Day 5    Your dream house
Day 6    A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 7    My worst habit
Day 8    What’s in my handbag/purse
Day 9    Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 10  A dream for the future
Day 11  Who can’t you live without?
Day 12  If you could wish for anything that would come true, what would you wish for?
Day 13  Have you ever had your heart broken? Have you ever broken a heart?
Day 14  What do you like most about yourself?
Day 15  What do you dislike most about yourself?
Day 16  What do people notice about you?
Day 17  What’s something you wish you could say to someone?
Day 18  Whom do you admire the most?
Day 19  What is your goal in life?
Day 20  What are the 10 most significant events in your life?
Day 21  If you died tomorrow, what’s one thing you’d regret not doing?
Day 22  What’s an inside joke you have with someone?
Day 23  Two months ago, where were you and what were you doing?
Day 24  Do you have saved text messages?  If so, who are they from and why do you still have them?
Day 25  Write 5 messages to 5 different people without using names.
Day 26  What’s something you’re really excited for?
Day 27  What do you feel guilty for doing?
Day 28  Tattoos.  If you have one, post it and its story.  If not, what do you want?
Day 29  Picture of your makeup collection
Day 30  When were the happiest days of your life?

Day 8    What’s in my handbag/purse

Of course, I've already arranged it so it would look presentable. :D You see, I don't use a bag organizer, I have one coming - I ordered online but usually I don't use an organizer for my stuff. I instead have smaller bags so they won't clutter too much.

So inside my bag are - a brush, iPad 2 charger, pink card organizer, vanity pouch, wallet, brown envelop which has all paper stuff like receipts, letters, bank book, and then my iPad 2. I forgot to include my phone. :)

I am using a large long handle Longchamp le pliage and it's big enough for my stuff. 

What's inside yours?

Blessings ♥

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sa ngalan ng kapayatan

photo source: Internet

Kakatweet ko lang, sabi ko, "I'm afraid but in the name of ... I'll do this. #FACT" Ang gusto kong sabihin e, but in the name of kapayatan, gagawin ko to! Naubos ko na ang isang basong orange juice pero hindi lang ordinaryong orange juice ito. Meron itong magic na makakapag pasaya sa akin dahil papayat ako. Kagaya ng mga kaibigan na nag try nito, in less than 2 weeks, ampayat na nila.

Pero problema, iba ang effect ng mga slimming chenes sa akin. Na try ko na kasi ang slimming coffee dati and I must say effective talaga sya. I lost 8 kgs in 2 weeks without doing anything. Days after I took the coffee nawalan ako ng ganang kumain but aside from that mabilis din metabolism ko hanggang 1 day narealize ko na nga na payat na ako. Pero it was on wrong timing, it was nearing my daughter's birthday and 1 month before it my in laws are here. Lamon kami ng lamon at tsaka nag stop na din ako ng coffee nun kasi nga I already reached my desired weight. At first wala pang effect ang araw araw na lamon pero eventually, nakita ko na ang nightmare ko. Parang na doble pa ang taba ko sa tiyan. Unti unti, nahihirapan na ulit akong isuot mga pants ko na lumuwang na sana after the coffee thingy, para na naman akong buntis kapag naka dress, di ko na ma close ang short pants ko, hanggang sa balik na naman ako sa dati.

I tried to do physical exercises. Nag pilates ako, nag jogging, etc etc pero kung ano ang amount na nalo-loose ko na fats during the physical exercises e bumabawi naman ako sa akin. Sus, buffet rice kaya sa bahay!

So I decided to take the coffee again pero, STOP, iba na ang dating sa akin. Naalala ko kasi when I was taking it before, medyo may konting palpitation na pero I can handle that hindi katulad ng ibang friends ko, alarming ang palpitation nila. So medyo alangan na ako tapos feeling ko the coffee smells bad. Awful. Nahihilo na ako amoy pa lang. When I try to drink it, nasusuka na ako. Worst I feel depress by just smelling. I dont know why pero nadedepress ako. So I decided not to take it anymore. Hanggang ang pag inom ko ng normal na coffee na walang slimming effect, yung 3n1, aba'y apektado na. For some time gusto ko na lang lagi Starbucks! wow naging sushal na ako dahil sa slimming coffee na yun. LOL.

So going back nga sa present, I'm trying this new slimming tool. Wow, tool talaga. I had this for quiet some time now, asa bahay lang nakatambak, binigyan ako ng isang box ng kaibigan ng asawa ko, i-try ko daw pero ngayon ko lang na try talaga dahil nga natatakot akong maexperience yung sa coffee. The reason of my tweet today.

Few minutes after I drank a glass of orange juice with slimming effect, I feel something again. Nanginginig laman ko. LOL. So eto na naman, same effect but at least I will feel and look slimmer days from now.


Blessings ♥

Monday, November 28, 2011

Less than 30 days to go

Less than 30 days to go until our winter sonata. :) Yes, it was approved by the Almighty that we may celebrate Christmas in Seoul. Thank you, Father for providing and making it possible.

Our flight and hotel have been confirmed. My husband's colleague who is based in Seoul invited us to stay in her flat during our vacation where we hesitate to at first. Of course I don't know her personally and my husband never met her yet, so "parang nakakahiya lang" but she was also excited to meet us and maybe she is just being nice so to not spoil her excitement we decided to stay for 3 nights then we'll move to our hotel on the 24th-27th. We got to save a lot with these 3 nights of free accommodation. Thanks to her persistence.

I took the opportunity to buy our winter wear during the Winter Sale in Singapore expo. I was surprise to spend a lot for outfits we will only use for 6 days. I didn't expect that but do i have a choice? I don't want us to freeze to death when Seoul gets -0 deg celius temperature during Christmas season. It's freaking cold.

I will soon be working on our itenirary. I am so excited that I can't wait!

Merry Christmas. 

Blessings ♥

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Last Friday, I had my chance to donate blood for the second time. Good thing Marv was staying in his office late so I was not in a hurry to meet him. I had time to sit down and join RED CROSS for a humanitarian cause and just like the first time, I felt happy.

As an SOP, I had to fill in forms and redcross officers have to make sure my data are okay before sending me to the doctor for a blood test. Took a pic of the water bottle. Huge needle being injected as I'm ready to go.

 blood bag 1 - 2 - 3

this is the bag of blood. :) hot hot...

And as usual, I pray that my blood who has the saving blood of Christ be an instrument of miracle to whoever uses it. May it extend your life and make you healthy, in Jesus name.

Blessings ♥

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I pray the Lord will allow us to, please please please Lord. Thanks in advance. Your gift to us this Christmas, pretty please?

Kimchi, anyone?

Blessings ♥

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Not soon, Not yet

I thought I could see you this year, actually next month but the Lord said "no", not too soon, not yet. I am a little sad but His will be done. We will wait for the right time, He makes all things beautiful in His time anyway. Looking forward to that.

Proverbs 19:21 21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
   but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.


Blessings ♥

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

I say no to the Smurfs game

A few minutes ago I harvested around 40+ crops which my husband planted yesterday. I'm talking about the harvesting crops on the game Smurfs. If you are not familiar with the game, it is one of the most popular games in Ipad/Iphone/Ipod. You basically build a livable village for the blue creatures, the Smurfs. I became addicted to it for quite sometime now but decided to stop because my daughter most of the time likes interrupting and using my smurf-berries for her shopping. So I'm not touching it this past few days anymore.

night time + harvest time at the Smurfs village

As mentioned, I harvested crops that Marv planted. I checked the available coins it is only 2500+ and thought it is not enough to buy other points generating stuff. So i exited from the game but then again I realized that my husband is not really playing this but he obliged to plant because he knows his dear daughter will be playing this later when we get home.So it has to have some coins. Duh!

you can always see them on this. bonding time with ipad2
Hershey loves shopping when playing Smurfs. Look at what she likes buying - things that her collected coins can afford.

the benches and the fences
benches + fences
Yeah, benches and fences mostly. She used to like shopping bushes, flowers, grasses, etc but I delete them. The village is already crowded with just anything.

I officially have tried to keep myself away from the Smurfs. H can play that as long as she wants. Hmp!

Blessings ♥

Monday, October 03, 2011

Still hoping

We already have our personal documents ready but we're still waiting for the invitation letter from them. I checked the airline ticket this morning and the airfare is higher as our travel date is nearing. I only have allotted budget  for this trip and if it goes beyond it we are not joining them anymore. It will only be my husband who's traveling to one of our dream vacation destinations.

Still, I hope to see you soon!

Blessings ♥

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

iPad accessory for kids and grownups alike

Speck introduces iGuy - the freestanding foam case for iPad and iPad 2 with tons of personality! Every bit protective as he is a blast to use, iGuy is the perfect iPad accessory for kids and grownups alike. He's lightweight, easy to hold, and he can stand on his own two feet, even while holding up your iPad. [source: website]

I first saw this from a GT friend [K] and another GT friend [A]. Looks cool on their children's ipad and I think it really is the best way to protect the iPad when iPad becomes your kids toy. Thank you girls for sharing. I didn't find one in Singapore so decided to order it from Amazon and after 12 days, we received ours.
Bought two, the other one is for a friend, also Girltalker based in Singapore. We are meeting today so I can hand her the green guy. It's super cute!

The iPad 2 is safely in. Hershey loves it is green. She likes green. :)
She's playing Smurfs
Looks cute, H
She asked me why can't iGuy walk. Please Honey, that's too much to ask

Get one for your kids now! It's cute while it protects the gadget. :)

Blessings ♥

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

It happened again. Not cool.

My daughter has been attending an afternoon-2hr-class everyday in a preschool near our home for a couple of months now. I decided to enroll her on a daily class because I don't want her to get bored and not learn anything when she is just at home the whole day. Both my husband and I work so our daughter is left at home with the maid. We tell our maid to use flashcards, play music, and use books to work with my daughter while they are playing but it's not successful all the time. My daughter knows what she wants to do and unfortunately Manang Ji-ji is a follower of Hershey. She does what Hershey ask her to do,  literally. Sigh.

Last month her  refusal to attend her class started. It was a big issue on our part because we thought she enjoyed school so what could be the problem that all of a sudden she dislike it. My work was affected, I had to ask permission to work from home for a couple of days to personally send her to school or her Dad would go home during lunch break to do the same - just to let her feel that we support her and that school is important. We spoke to her teachers. To the school admin. They told us that H is attentive in school. She participates, she responds and she seems to enjoy everyday. We asked if there's a possible bully that could have threatened her but the they all disagree and said that their class is the most gentle group there is.

So what could have caused it? I don't know, really. Her teachers talked to her and that somewhat helped the situation. She obliged and seems to be back to normal. Fast forward last Monday we are facing the same problem again. We thought because her constipation is back [thanks to gummy fiber which helps resolves this soon] so I said fine, she can stay home on Monday. Come Tuesday, her Nanny has to take get a cab and secretly take her to school, and today, we can hear her wailing on the phone. She seriously doesn't want to go to school again. This is really a pain.

Tomorrow, Hubby and I decided that he goes home for lunch to bring the kid to school and I work from home on Monday so I can do the same. My gulay, this is not a good thing.

I'm still checking what is the cause of this, I've been searching online but there is no clear reason behind. I hope this is the last time she is doing this.

Fingers crossed.

Blessings ♥

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Monday, September 19, 2011

H and Mum on the sidewalk

I am joining Mommy and Me - Mondays

The goal is to take a picture of yourself and your child/ children once a week. Hmmmm... This is really quiet exciting. I am looking forward to our special picture together every week and the entries of moms who are also joining, how we'll have the best time with our child.

For my first post is a picture with my daughter having a 'funny' night together. Sorry it's a bit dark and grainy. This was taken around 8ish PM on the sidewalk of Changi Beach Park. We were waiting for the cab which we booked 15 minutes ago and we feel like waiting there forever. Since we are bored, I tried to entertain her by making faces or just do whatever she ask me to do. We even danced under the moon that time. Her Daddy took this pic for us.

I can still hear her laughter every time I see this picture. I love being with her.

Hosted by Krystyn


Blessings ♥

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

my 29th

Hello! This is my first entry at 29. :) So you know [so you know talaga!] I turned 29 years old in the most beautiful day of September, the 10th. =) I had a simple celebration at home with my family. My parents are here for vacation and it was nice to have spent it with them.

I initially planned to have dinner somewhere but I will be paying for at least 12 people and just thinking of the total bill makes me cry - it won't be a happy birthday anymore. I wanted a steamboat buffet dinner but budget wise, it wont be ideal. I instead decided to buy our own steamboat/bbq grill where we can bring buffet at home. Spend a couple of hundreds for it and the food, at least I get to have my own grill - which we can use over and over and over again. =)

My mom and Manang Ji-ji helped me marinade and prepared the food. I bought teriyaki sauce for marinade but whatwe used mostly were soy sauce, pepper, vinegar and some sugar. I guess the taste turned out fine. We had fish, pork, beef, veggies, shrimp, tempura, etc. =) I enjoyed it, my guest for sure loved it because every time they take a bite their reaction was like, "wow, sarap!" "sarap ng fish tita!" and the likes. Ha Ha.

I had 2 cakes. :) Blueberry [Sheng and Bry] and Tiramisu [Desc family] cakes, gifts from my guests. Hehe. And of course Angry Birds cup cakes which my hubby chose, I think those were already his gift to me. Salamat na din. :)

Thank you Lord for the new year ahead of me. May you continue to guide and provide. :) Salamat po ulet.

Blessings ♥

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Monday, September 05, 2011

In my heart

I am browsing through Facebook today until I saw a line from one of my favorite songs. Then my head started singing and then my heart said I should blog about this so I will be reminded that today, this time, I worshiped the Lord.

I sang the song in my heart.... <3

Ikaw lang ang pag-asa ko
Tanging ikaw ang buhay ko, Jesus
Kahit ako'y may pangamba
Basta't ikaw ang kasama, panatag na.

Kahit kailan, di ka nagkulang
Biyaya mo sa akin laging laan
Pag-ibig mo, saken walang hanggan
Iniibig mo ako noon pa man.

 Kaya't ikay sasambahin
Paligid man at mag dilim, Jesus
Kahit may suliranin man, ang lagi kong aawitan
Ikaw Lamang


And I will praise you always - for everything that you have given us, Lord. We don't deserve all these blessings but we know that because you are good and your love is real, you let us enjoy what you think is best for us. Tama nga ang sabi ng kanta, KAHIT KAILAN DI KA NAGKULANG. I can only think of blessings upon blessings in our lives but I can't recall a day that you turn your back on us because there is none. You are always there. You even spoil us and we love it, Lord.

Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart. I praise you my God. I worship you for your goodness. You alone deserve all the highest praise! To you all glory belongs.

Title: Kahit Kailan, Di ka Nagkulang.You may search this in Youtube. 

Blessings ♥

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Our Wedding Anniversary

I've been wanting to blog again but I just cannot find the best topic to discuss here. Losing topics, losing subject, losing the urge in blogging. Well, I hope not and to make sure I am still in the loop in the blogosphere, I am writing a piece today.

2 weeks ago, hubby and I  celebrated our wedding anniversary. We planned to go out of the country, get the nearest and the cheapest travel deal, but my college best friend from New Zealand together with her family will be in Singapore for a few hours. Yes, just a few hours. They are bound to the PH but their connecting flight will be in the next 12 hours so we thought of just staying in the city and meet them for dinner. We stayed at Siloso Beach Resort in Sentosa. I chose this hotel because it is very near Sentosa beach. Aside from the fact that it's cheaper compare to other hotels around it, it also has a nice swimming pool, surrounded with trees. It feels like you are in a forest. :) And since we have some foreigners joining us, Sentosa is a hot spot so a best place for people just taking a peek of Singapore.


After settling down we went out to get some fresh air. My daughter loved it sooo much.

Marvin, Donna and Chloe went straight to our hotel after clearing immigration stuff.


US :)
My hubby agreed that it was one of the best anniversary celebrations we had. Short time but special. Donna is not only a friend, she actually was the reason why Marvin C became my boyfriend and eventually became my husband. So she and her family will always be special. :)

I pray that the Lord continue to be with us, bless our families always.

To my husband on our anniversary, " I will be true to the promise I have made. To you and to the One who gave you to me. " I love you.

Blessings ♥

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