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SHELO- A person who knows how to be happy though may be sad. I am a woman, a mother, a daughter. I am loving and caring. I have shattered dreams but I have hope.I have a God who arranges everything for me. I may not have a desirable past, but no one can destroy me and I am still standing. All I want is to be accepted and loved for who I am cause that is Me and That is all I can be.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

PBB Double UP: Hearing for Dengue Custody and some Sidebits

Hey everyone! Back to my favorite Reality show on ABS-CBN : PBB Double UP. Have you watched the PBB Double Upload Weekly Tasks Videos already? Please support our Housemates A girls (Rica, Melai, Cathy and Carol) who are currently on House B now by watching their videos here. (Wag nyo na isipin ang mga walang hiyang house B guys na kasama nila ngayon)The more the viewers, the more chances of them in winning the weekly task. If you only knew how they (House B boys) squashed our House A girls by talking behind their (House A girls) backs. Is that humane for them to comment like: tao ba yung mga un?, May she-man pala tayo dito and pretending to be sleepy when one of the girls is talking.

Anyway moving on, I was bursting into loud laughs here while watching the "Hearing scene for the custody of Dengue : Melai vs. Jason" .. Over to death katatawanan. Ha ha.. If you love to watch, here are the links:

ISAY VS. JASON HEARING (1/7)
ISAY VS. JASON HEARING (2/7)
ISAY VS. JASON HEARING (3/7)
ISAY VS. JASON HEARING (4/7)
ISAY VS. JASON HEARING (5/7)
ISAY VS. JASON HEARING (6/7)
ISAY VS. JASON HEARING (7/7)

Again, Bravo to Rica!! She has played well her role as the lawyer defense of Melai and the prosecutor of Jason. House B boys shame on you for disgracing/bashing and tongue lashing the person of Rica. I am calling you all to support me on stopping this senseless chauvinism caused by these narrow-minded boys like: PATRICK, ROB, HERMES AND ROCKY. We cannot tolerate such ill-mannered biases mainly to Rica and not only to her but to the rest of the original House A girls. STOP TRANSPHOBIA SA BAHAY NI KUYA!

To close, continue voting for RICA, JASON AND CAROL.

TO VOTE VIA TEXT: (for Philippine Users)

Text BB (housemate name) to
2331 for Globe, TM, Sun Cellular and Bayan Wireless Landline
231 for Smart and Talk N Text
P2.50/text for Globe, TM, Bayan Wireless Landline, Smart and Talk N Text
P2.00/text for Sun Cellular

For SMS VOTING OUTSIDE THE PHILIPPINES, please find out how to vote HERE.

TO VOTE VIA ONLINE, PLEASE VOTE HERE.

Thank you and More Power to the Original House A housemates!!!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Couple's Corner: Misunderstandings on Marriage


Rodliz’s Nest

It's Couple's Corner day as it's Wednesday! I was not able to join last week due to my emergency pregnancy condition that prompted me just to lie down and rest without opening my laptop for couple of days. Sorry Guys, but I hope I can cope up with you all today. You just don't know how I missed this meme.

Last week you were talking about first year of marriage. Well for us, though we have experienced a lot of hardships when it comes to family issues of my husband's side, the Lord still arranged everything for us in a sovereign way. When we went home to the province the first Christmas when we were already married, I was already pregnant with Alikah- my daughter. We directly went home to my family and stayed there. After few days of stay, Zel decided to bring me and faced his family for the first time after the burning issues of disliking and unwanting our marriage.

The moment was somewhat strange. I felt as if it was my first time to see them , yet I have known them for a long time already. The atmosphere was quiet and nobody seemed to utter a single word. Then Zel finally broke the silence. He cried and asked for forgiveness and told them that we were having a baby, his first child. Then his mother cried and hugged him and hugged me. No words were spoken, but that time I knew was the beginning of forgiveness and acceptance. I thanked the Lord and realized that when a marriage is according to His heart's desire no stony heart can't turn into a soft mud.

So moving on, we'll talk about MISUNDERSTANDINGS...

In marriage, we have to remember that God has set terms and duration of marital covenant: 1. one man, one woman, becoming one flesh and 2. for life.. It’s our starting point. It has to be. God said it. When and if we desire to obey God more than we desire to fulfill our own desires, this one definition would radically affect what our marriages look like.

However, human as we are we are still compelled to do the way as we are. We practically still thrive to follow our own opinion, judgment, philosophies and beliefs opposing most of the time our partners. These are the causes of the main problem in marriage: Misunderstanding.

Zel and Me have plenty of them. We normally fight over small matters as I don't usually subject myself to his perceptions and decisions. I tend to overpower him in matters of the home. For example, he wants to cut down the use of electricity and some unnecessary spending, I would always have my defense on that especially if my personal engagements and choices are jeopardize. There are some instances too that we clash when it comes to financial issues that would lead to heathen discussions that would move on to not speaking with each other and letting the sun set without having each one of us lowered our pride. When he would raise his voice on me, I would not allow myself not to fight back with chains of ill- mannered speaking and hitting words that would really piss him off. LOL. ("hindi talaga ako patatalo").. The result , he would become madder at me and would just walk out when he is still able to hold on his temper. Cause if not, he could really box me by the look of his face. (buti nalang umaalis..) He he..

I admit that I am still short of the deeper understanding of the covenant of love , the way the
the Lord has wanted us to see and understand. I have read a message before that said, our husbands or our wives are our daily cross. They are there to correct us, to transform us and be conformed to the image and likeness of Christ. Each one of us has a lot of flaws and if we do not know how to submit ourselves it would cause a battle inside the home as the battlefield. We should all go back to the vows and the covenant we made on the day we sealed our love in the eyes of the Lord and the Law. We should be here for each other through thick and thin.. that would mean, be one flesh, be one soul, be one spirit. “we should view our marriages like a house where once entered, the door is bricked up and any conflicts just have to be worked out”.

I said God’s terms and conditions must be our starting point. He is the ONLY one that allows for the exception (not US). Never let the sun go down without saying sorry and fixing things with your husband... Always subject your hearts , for the picture that God has reserved to reveal His glory–the picture of eternal covenant between a husband and wife.

Visit Rodliz Nest for more inspiring stories on Couple's Corner.

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US!!!! The Lord is good all the time....

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PBB Double UP: I support the House A Housemates!

Now, I am hooked up to the latest Pinoy Reality Show here on ABS-CBN- The Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Edition. Oh yeah, I watch it every night though it would mean resting up late. Even my daughter is a fan of it too.

Of Course we have our favorite housemates. There cannot be no one. We love the Original House A housemates. We love their team up and love their characters. Now that Big Brother is giving another twist : The Bagyong WALAY to them, we were so down. We shared the feelings of the House A girls being away from the House A "Cutie cute cute" Guys. More so we felt sad and in deep sorrow looking at Jason and Melissa being so down while separated by a wall in each other's separate house. Baby Dengue misses her daddy already. Hu hu hu...

NOW WE ARE APPEALING YOU TO SUPPORT WITH US THE FOLLOWING HOUSEMATES:







Please support them with us. Whenever they will be nominated on nomination nights, vote them in to be saved from eviction. I'll waste my Php 2.50/txt to any one of them. If you are outside the country and a TFC subscriber , you may also vote via online by registering online at Pinoy Big Brother Home.

This week three of my precious housemates are nominated on the eviction night this weekend. PLEASE HELP ME SAVE RICA, CAROL AND JASON.. PRETTY PLEASE..

TO VOTE VIA TEXT: (for Philippine Users)

Text BB (housemate name) to
2331 for Globe, TM, Sun Cellular and Bayan Wireless Landline
231 for Smart and Talk N Text
P2.50/text for Globe, TM, Bayan Wireless Landline, Smart and Talk N Text
P2.00/text for Sun Cellular

For SMS VOTING OUTSIDE THE PHILIPPINES, please find out how to vote HERE.

TO VOTE VIA ONLINE, PLEASE VOTE HERE.

Thank you, thank you. I wish one of them will be the ultimate Housemate and win the prize to success. Go House A Go!!!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesday eManna: The Food that We Eat Becomes Us

I have random posts every Tuesday, posting only what comes into mind. However, after the reflections on the happenings of our today's environment, I decided that I would post my reflections on the word of the Lord every Tuesday of the Week. To make this a double digest, I decided to make this a meme and would call it , "Tuesday eManna". To know what is Manna , know it here.


eManna for today:

Matt 26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread and blessed it, and He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said, Take , eat; this is My body.

John 6: 51 I am the living bread which came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he shall live forever; And the bread which I will give is My flesh, given for the life of the world.

Eating the bread of the Lord's table indicates that the Lord comes into us as our life supply and then actually becomes us. If we consider the matter of eating, we shall realize that the food we eat eventually becomes us. We may say not only that the food becomes us, but even that we become the food. Not only is there an organic union between us and the food we eat, digest, and assimilate; we are mingled with the food we assimilate into us.

How could anyone reasonably deny the fact that we are mingled with the food we eat, digest, and assimilate? In fact, assimilating food into our being goes beyond mingling. We do not have the words to describe this. However, we do know that we are mingled in a deep way with the food we eat. In a similar way, when we take in the Triune God as our food, we are truly mingled with Him. In order for the food we eat to become our life, it must be mingled with us. The principle is the same with taking in the Triune God as our food.

What we eat actually becomes part of us. Hence, this is not only a mingling; it is also a becoming. The food we digest and assimilate becomes part of our very being. For this reason, after we have thoroughly digested and assimilated our food, it is impossible for it to be located within us, because it has become a part of us. We use this matter of assimilating food to illustrate the deep significance of eating the bread of the Lord's table.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Mark, pp. 382-383. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA

You are free to share words of the Lord here. If you are joining don't forget to sign on the Mr. Mcklinky below with the link of your own post so I would be able to visit your posts and enjoy the Lord's words. You can also put the Mcklinky in your own post, just follow the instructions so you can get the code. Thanks for sharing along.






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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lord's Day Memory Verse: John 4:24


Every Lord's day of the week my post would be a memory verse. Sharing the word of the Lord strengthens us and refreshes our spirit..

"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truthfulness.."
John 4:24
According to typology, God should be worshiped in the place chosen by Him for His habitation and with the offerings; the place chosen by Him for His habitation typifies the human spirit and the offerings typifies Christ.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Mommy Moments: Yummy!

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Sidenote: Thank you for those who have prayed for my condition. I have mentioned in my previous post that I was having again a pre-term labor and was advised for bed rest and have medications to calm my uterus as I am yet on my 31st week. Not yet due for the baby to be born. Please continue praying for me for my safe journey till my big day. !!!
It's Mommy Moments time and I decided to join not letting slip this wonderful topic which is all about the food that our kids love or something about their likes and dislikes when it comes to eating. Talking about Yummy, we moms definitely want to give the best nutrition to our children as what they eat becomes them. I mean in the totality of the wellness of our children, the food that they eat play a big part.

My three children are all picky eaters I can certainly tell so. They are not the type of kids who will crave for the feast on the table whenever we have some celebrations. They only go for those they love most. No matter how we wanted them to have a balance diet, most of the times our head aches as they never want to eat those we wanted them to eat.

My boys I have seen that they love fried chicken. Not chicken with tomato sauce, not adobo, not tinola, only fried goes with them. They love most the Jolli fried chicken. They also love hotdog and tocino and french fries. You see, it's not really recommended to let kids eat processed foods most of the time.

Jollibee Fried Chicken-my boys' all time favorite

With my daughter, sometimes we get frustrated on what to give her. She doesn't have any favorite healthy food. When we go to the mall, she is not excited of the food she can see. She is only excited with the games on the arcade and the toys she can play. She does not love anything sweet: ice cream, cakes, pies, puddings, she doesn't want any of them. She just eats for the sake of tasting and maybe because I am terrible when I get angry. He he. If her yaya is not patient enough to let her eat 3x a day, she would not eat also as long as she drinks her milk. But of course I see to it that her yaya force her to eat no matter how long it takes to finish. However, I see that she likes candies. Oh Lollies that's all she loves, and hmmm chips!!! too bad!

Candies make her day

But hey, there's one thing in common to them. I remember, all of them loves Lechon. They get excited with the crispy lechon skin. That's why most of our celebrations we always have lechon on the table.


Join us at Mommy Moments and tell us about the yummy favorites of your kids.


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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Having Emergency Pregnancy Condition

Hello all! So sorry if I was silent for few days now and was not able to participate in my favorite memes around the blogosphere. I am having another emergency pregnancy condition. I am on my 31st week, not yet close to having a full-term baby but I have again experienced a premature labor and contractions.

I was advised to bed rest for 7 days and have medication to calm my uterus. The pre-term labor could have been caused by my daily travel from home to work and vice-versa and stressful working conditions as I am not yet having my maternity leave.

I am a bit okay now. Continue to pray with me for a safe journey till my big day! Thanks and please continue to visit here.


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Monday, November 16, 2009

Operation Smile for Sis Clarissa!


It's OPERATION SMILE FOR SIS CLARISSA! I joined this operation dear sis because you are the reason why your blogger friends smile a lot. You have the best heart! It always cheers me whenever I see your name over that little tagboard on my right sidebar with your sweet greetings and simple hi and hellos.

Now that it's your birthday , I want to wish you all the happiness in the world, fulfillment in life and that the gates of heaven be open and pour down it's rain of blessings on you and your family. Happy Birthday dear, though I have known you only in the blogosphere, I know you have the best intentions to everyone. Your kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.


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Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Photo Flashback No. 15

Friday Photo Flashback


JULY 3, 2007

CROWN RELOCATIONS - Manila: crews and staffs who are behind every successful relocation we have handled over the years.




Visit Alicia for more precious Photo Flashbacks.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

I♥PINK: Some of My Pink Stuffs

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It's Thursday and I decided to join in a just recently opened girly meme " I♥PINK" hosted by the Sweetmom of Charlotte Victoria. Yay!! I think this would be fun as I am a pink addict too. I think most of us girls are, who isn't?

For my first entry here in the meme, I am showing you again my pink stuffs and some of my pink wishes, and my pinky daughter and pink etc. =)

My pink cellphone.. a bit old now but still cute. he he

My ultimate wish- it's the Hello Kitty Nec Hello Kitty laptop with Swarovski crystals

The fatty pregnant me in pink.. Ha ha ( I think I'm on my 3rd month that time)

My daughter in Pink.. I've posted this photo here.

You see I love pink. I still have a lot of pink stuffs to show , but will show it next time though. A lover of Pink too? Why not join us at I♥PINK and show us all your girly girl side.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Couple's Corner: A seal in Thy Heart


Rodliz’s Nest


This is finally the day we have to tell about the day "We say I do" in Couple's Corner.

You can play the video at the bottom of the post ( It's actually a melody of the Song of Solomon) while reading my story.


Song of Solomon 8:6-7
Place me like a seal over your heart,
like a seal on your arm;
for love is as strong as death,
its jealousy unyielding as the grave.
It burns like blazing fire,
like a mighty flame.

Many waters cannot quench love;
rivers cannot wash it away.
If one were to give
all the wealth of his house for love,
it would be utterly scorned.

Marriage for me is setting a seal in each other's heart that both of you belong to each other. It is the utmost declaration of love before the Lord and before men. Though two hearts may have gone rough roads and highways, still they would be home in each other's arm for Love never falls away.

That day when he spoke of His ultimate love proposal for me, I realized that God has answered my earnest prayer. My happiness could not be contend that time already. However, as His family was against the tides, they dejected the idea of their son getting married to me.

But still the Lord has a way of arranging our lives together. I have the blessing from my own family and that was more important for me. My official marriage was never a fancy one. I have always dreamed of marching down the aisle with my white wedding dress and flowers all around. But in my real marriage day, I was the simplest bride wearing my simple Sunday dress, no marching down an aisle with beautiful blue flowers and no fancy ladies and children showering petals on the pathways. All was a mere simplicity. Nevertheless, the happiness was more than that of the ones who has been married in grandeur. I have been finally home and be at rest in my man's heart. He is the one who made my life complete and I am the satisfaction of his heart. Although the setting was so simple with only a few of my family and friends and his family never there , it was a bliss occasion for us.

My cousins and my best friend signed as witnesses on the contract. We thought it was not necessary to have so many as long as we have real and supportive ones. The officiating official was a lady Judge. There were no singing like in your marriage maybe , but I know the angels sang for us. I believe that our marriage was carefully and beautifully arranged by the Lord even before the foundation of the world. He led me to a dark situation to be ushered to the presence of my husband. I could have not met Zel if I was not placed into a downfall condition on the past. The Lord is really sovereign enough. It's always right to believe that behind the storms in our lives, the sun would always shine on the morrow.

We exchange our vows as prayers and praises and wore our wedding bands. The Officiating Official pronounced us as " MAN AND WIFE", the seal has been placed. Nothing and no one could break it except death. We kissed the sweetest kiss and I remembered I shed tears of gladness and contentment. Love is really the excellent way!

It was SEPTEMBER 13, 2004 when we sealed our love finally to the Lord and to all men, till death do us part.


Enjoy more marriage day stories at Rodliz Nest' Couple's Corner.

P.S. Photos of our wedding day are left at the province in my family home.

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