Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Caffeinated Thought

“We’re all looking for that special someone. If only love can be customized as easily as your favorite drink, we’ll easily find you match..”

- Starbucks Coffee

Thursday, May 24, 2007


(Anna Sandber)
Some people have a job in the church
Others invited them in a Ministry.
What's the difference?
If you are doing it because no one else will, it's a job,
If you are doing it to serve the Lord, it's a Ministry.
If you quit because somebody criticized you, it's a job ,
If you keep serving, it's a Ministry.
If you'll do it only as long as it does not interfere with your other activities, it's a job,
If you are committed for staying with it, even if it means letting go of other things, it's a Ministry.
If you quit because no one praised you or thanked you, it's a job ,
If you stay with it even though no body recognizes your efforts, it's a Ministry .
It's hard to get excited about job,
It's almost impossible not to be excited about a Ministry.
If your concern is success, it's a job,
If your concern is faithfulness, it's a Ministry.
An average church is filled with people doing jobs,
A great and growing church is filled with people involved in Ministry.
Where do you fit in? What about us?
If God calls you to a ministry, don't treat it like a job.
If you have a job, give it to someone else and find a Ministry
God doesn't make us feel stuck with a job,
But excited and faithful to the Lord in a Ministry.
*Nakuha ko na ito matagal na. I think this was given to us (choir) before pa. This got me thinking again. I am just amazed at how God continually remind me of things. In a lot of ways actually, in a lot of ways no on can imagine. God is really awesome.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Girls are like apples on trees




Girls are like
apples on trees. The best
ones are at the top of the tree.
The boys don't want to reach for
the good ones because they are afraid
of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they
just get the rotten apples from the ground
that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples
at the top think something is wrong with
them, when in reality, they're amazing.
They just have to wait for the right
boy to come along, the one
who's brave enough
to climb
all the way
to the top
of the tree.

borrowed from megan



Ten Reasons


1.  Soft drinks steal water from the body. They work very much like a diuretic which takes away more water than it provides to the body. Just to process the high levels of sugar in soft drinks steals a considerable amount of water from the body. To replace the water stolen by soft drinks, you need to drink 8-12 glasses of water for every one glass of soft drinks that you consume!

2. Soft Drinks never quench your thirst, certainly not your body's need for water. Constantly denying your body an adequate amount can lead to Chronic Cellular Dehydration, a condition that weakens your body at the cellular level. This, in turn, can lead to a weakened immune system and a plethora of diseases.

3. The elevated levels of phosphates in soft drinks leach vital minerals from your body. Soft Drinks are made with purified water that also leach vital minerals from your body. A severe lack of minerals can lead to Heart Disease (lack of magnesium), Osteoporosis (lack of calcium) and many other diseases. Most vitamins can not perform their function in the body without the presence of minerals.

4. Soft Drinks can remove rust from a car bumper or other metal surfaces. Imagine what it's doing to your digestive tract as well as the rest of your body.

5. The high amounts of sugar in Soft Drinks causes your pancreas to produce an abundance of insulin, which leads to a "sugar crash". Chronic elevation and depletion of sugar and insulin can lead to diabetes and other imbalance related diseases. This is particularly disruptive to growing children which can lead to life-long health problems.

6. Soft Drinks severely interfere with digestion. Caffeine and high amounts of sugar virtually shut down the digestive process. That means your body is essentially taking in NO nutrients from the food you may have just eaten, even that eaten hours earlier. Consumed with french-fries which can take WEEKS to digest, there is arguably nothing worse a person can put in their body.

7. Diet soft drinks contain Aspartame, which has been linked to depression, insomnia, neurological disease and a plethora of other illness. The FDA has received more than 10,000 consumer complaints about Aspartame, that's 80% of all complaints about food additives.

8. Soft Drinks are EXTREMELY acidic, so much so that they can eat through the liner of an aluminum can and leach aluminum from the can if it sits on the shelf too long. Alzheimer patients who have been autopsied ALL have high levels of aluminum in their brains. Heavy metals in the body can lead to many neurological and other diseases.

9. Soft Drinks are EXTREMELY acidic: The human body naturally exists at a pH of about 7.0. Soft Drinks have a pH of about 2.5, which means you are putting something into your body that is hundred of thousands of times more acidic that your body is! Diseases flourish in an acidic environment. Soft Drinks and other acidic food deposit acid waste in the body which accumulates over time in the joints and around the organs. For example, the Body pH of cancer or arthritis patients are always low. The sicker the person, the lower the Body pH.

10. Soft Drinks are the WORSE THING you can possibly put in your body. Don't even think of taking a sip of a Soft Drink when you are sick with a cold, flu or something worse. It will only make it that much harder for your body to fight the illness.

**im not a fan of softdrinks, but I thought id just let you know of this. Ü


Blueberry Yin-Cake

Matagal tagal ko na din planong gumawa ng post para kay Yin, kasi nagtatampo siya dahil wala siya sa mga significant events ng buhay ko nung mga nakaraang lingo. Well, Yin hindi lang naman ang nangyari nun gang significant eh. :D

Last Sunday, I actually looked for her sa church, after service. When I saw Edren, I rushed into her and then after a second *snap* “wala nga pala si Honey, nasa Japan nga pala siya.” Nakakainis kasi  nasanay na ako siguro na siya ang pupuntahan or maguusap kami after service pag anjan siya. Namiss ko tuloy ang mga last dates namen L

The last dates were the most memorable one. A lot of firsts J

Last week, naalala ko siya and her last post about Blueberry Cheesecake kaya dumaan kaming Cravings ng kapatid ko and we bought one. This cake is for you Yin J Although di mo natikman, atleast you know tha in every bite ikaw ang naiisip ko. Haha!

I miss you so much Yin! *hugs*

Monday, May 21, 2007

The Jobfairies

Last Saturday, i was part of the jobfair @ Megamall. I am with Chet, the smiley girl, Aaron, the lobster guy, and Mike, the guy in the pink shirt. So many applicants, so few qualified. Exhausting yet rewarding. Why? This is what I like about being part of HR, I get to help people.. get their dream jobs.Ü

Joke Time

**natuwa ako nung nabasa ko ito.. i mean natawa pala.. yeah, mababaw ako :) Enjoy!



My Celebrity Look-alikes

Sunday, May 20, 2007


I received a lot of smiles today.

I like this day J

I am happy, not crappy.

Thank you Lord.

“.. ang blooming mo today Cathie. J

Friday, May 18, 2007


Money. Is it really everything? Can one live and not have money? Can anybody justify that money is NOT about everything?

Lately iv been experiencing financial crisis, like everyone does. It bothers me so much, like a child who craves so much for a tootsie roll.

We are a middle-class family. It is not something I am proud of and it is not something I am sorry for either. Sometimes I do wonder, how are we getting thru this? How are we getting thru all the expenses? How come we are not in jail for having so many debts that we cant until now pay?

14And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. – 2 Corinthians 9:14

Of course I know it is by God’s grace. Just imagine, life without God. All things are under HIM, all living and non-living things, governed and controlled by HIM.

This is just a random train of thoughts. I am just writing what’s on my mind. Just letting it all out. Just thinking out loud.

Sunday, May 06, 2007


As for what I did the last few months, here they are.

March 15-20

I went to Singapore with my CGmates and few good people from church. It was quite an extraordinary and exciting experience since this is my first time out of the country and im not even with my family. I enjoyed it, so much. I wish I can go back. I kinda loved Singapore, the moment I saw it.

March 24

Whole day Jobfair @ Gateway Mall. Met a new friend his name is Ralph. Harmless and funny creature, I mean guy (Ahihi) Then I went @ Monte’s place, we call it Montelandia. The house or should I say the mansion is so enormous, that I really looks like those big houses on telenovelas. We had dinner because its Edel’s and Monte’s goodbye party. They are leaving Convergys.

March 25

Brianna’s Birthday Bash She just turned a year older. She celebrated her birthday @ Nestle’s Creamery. Cool Place. Won a lot of kiddie games (yes, I joined) Nathan had a blast. Earlier this Sunday, finally saw Josh. Its CBC 48th Anniversary. Praise God for 48 years of God’s faithfulness.

March 27

A note on my planner says “im so missing you..”

March 28

Bij and I visited the funeral service of Ate Rhiz’s dad. It was such a i-don’t-know-how-to-call-it experience. It was happy and at the same time sad. At the funeral, while the fanily and friends were saying something about Pastor Bob (Ate Rhiz’s dad) I was actually thinking of my funeral. Who would attend? Who would cry? Among my friends, who would cry the most? What will be the music? I have asked myself all the absurd questions that runs my mind. Just plain curious. Met Jasper. My Chef Friend.

March 29

Its Chinky’s birthday!!! We had ice cream, balloons, party poppers, party hats, candies, games, spaghetti, chicken and lots of smiles. I was kidding, That was what we hope we had. She’s my college buddy, we were like Meredith and Cristina (if only we were doctors) I miss her. I'm seeing her soon.

March 30

Philippine Blog Awards. I went there with Fer upon Jomar’s invitation to be part of his staff or committee. Had a great time. Met a lot of great people. Learned a lot of great things. Such a great experience. I will never forget this.

April 1

April fool’s day. Nothing much happened.

April 9-13

DVBS. One long week of teaching, meeting with kids, talking and playing with them. One of the things I love. Teaching little kids. Only few of my friends know that I love teaching. Its one of my stress buster. Talking to little kids, especially toddlers (I really thank God for Nathan) I taught grades 3-4 with trixie, Ptr. Eric, Ate Wheng and Iggy. I had to change my shift from 9-6 to 12-9 just for this event. I had the evening schedule for two weeks. It was kind of hard and tiring but at the end of the day, everytime I think of the kids that I talked with earlier in the day, the stress, the tireness (if there is such a word) are all worth it.

April 13

Attended my first HR Team Meeting @ Sykes. It was great J We had the Jss up that buko contest, which we didn’t win any place. But its ok, atleast we know that everyonr thinks our buko is the best.

April 14

How can I forget?! Today is Saturday. I woke up ate around 5am and went jogging with Ralph. Probably my earliest date ever. I had my haircut with Arjay and prep up for Ate Joanne’s wedding. The wedding was so beautiful. I love weddings. I love happy endings. Though I know that happy endings doesn’t end at weddings or they live happily ever after. Because sometimes it just, “once upon a time.” Anyhoo, going back sa wedding. Ate Joanne is one cousin sa father’s side. Last year it was Ate Gelen who was married and I was one of the secondary sponsors, now its Tinay’s time. Little did I know that, the reception, the one im always waiting for, is waiting for me too. Being a single (and beautiful) lady is always a plus, but not on weddings, if you know what I mean. In receptions, there is always a time when everybody is finished eating and there gaze are all on the bride, the groom and they emcee. The time when the bride would throw the bouquet and one “lucky” girl would catch it and would be identified as the next bride. Well in Ate Joanne’s wedding, unfortunately, I was that “lucky” girl. As I understood it, it does not necessarily mean that I would be the next to get married. It simply means that the bride wishes me happiness, in terms of my lovelife. Well, thanks for wishing that, It’s the last thing on my list.

April 17

Today I received a lot of GC’s. Blessing for me I met Freak earlier this day and he gave me chocolates. Im not suppose to write this, well, I just don’t want to forget. And Freak hates it when I document something about us, about what happened to us, im just pissing him off. Haha! Don’t worry Freak, I like you too.

April 19

Started watching big brother. Kinda getting addicted actually. So irritated with Wendy and Maricris, haha! And so love Mickey and oh, only Mickey pala!

April 24

Happy Birthday Hunnybunny! I remember the first time I mentioned Hunnybunny in my blog, “someone” actually thought that he was my boyfriend or something. Well, he is my boy friend, a guy friend, and we’re not romantically involved with each other. We just call each other Hunnybunny, long story, way way back. We ate @ Mongkok Dimsum sa Cyberzone with CG Tsinelas.

April 26 – 1:04AM

.. I think that this is not ok, that this is happening.. this… this.. emotional outburst.. this heavy heart feeling.. this i-cant-stop-but-cry moments.. its been 5 mos. Why can’t I stop thinking about it? Why can’t I move on? Why can’t I be happy? Why am I so pathetic? When will I get out of this?

April 28

We went to Fontana, to have some fun. This is actually my first time to taste summer. I haven’t gone to any beach or any swimming pool, (Ace water spa is an excemption) this summer. I actually got the taste or the feeling of sunlight on my skin, in chlorine contaminated water. Im with majority of the CBC family. Its suppose to be a DVBS Evaluation outing. But since most of the CBC Family all like to join this event, they made it a family outing already. It was great. I get to hang out with the kids or should I say teens. It was a i-don’t-know-what-you-call-it experience. When I was with them, I feel like I am one of then. And then at some point, I snap out of it and then things went back to where it was before. Went home very tired and very sun burned, but happy J

April 29

Today is Ate Hazel’s departure for US. She is to get married to Kuya Joel, in the span of 6mos ( I think) She is a very good frend. I love her. And I hate to actually see her leave. We had so many memories together. We had laughter and tears. She’s Frend and I am Frend. I would miss her hugs. I will miss her. I miss her now.

So much for late post. Thanks for labor day, I actually got time to sit down and think and compose whatever happened to me and whatever bothers me.


As what I always do, I always post late blogs. I haven’t been updating my blog for the past few months. A lot of things happened lately. Things that shouldn’t have happened. Things I worried about, that I shouldn’t have worried about. Things that just happen, they just happen. And when they happened, you cant do anything about it.

I'm suppose to update you on what have happened to me lately. Its no big deal really. Nothing much. Thank God still alive, still breathing. But silent and discreet, surprisingly not so Cathie. The Cathie that everyone knows, everyone loves, everybody’s fond of havin’ around. Even my planner has gone quiet. No rants, no silent smiles, no questions, no emotions, no nothing.

Is this good? Am I getting used to this? To not letting out what I actually feel? To claim that im really ok, but am not? To smile and pretend im not hurt, but really I am? To say im fine, but deep inside really I scream?

I do not wish to make this post a controversial one. I can actually name a few people who can understand what im saying. I am enjoying the silence, but I have no peace. It does not help, it only add hurt. But I am getting use to this. But I want it to stop. And I want it to stop now.


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