It double the blessing

Posted: July 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

Noy and I had of our moments of just talking to each other after a stress day of work.

My husband really has his own way of making me laugh to the max. I started the conversion while hugging him and looking at his eyes and said to him “hon, sorry ha nai stress ka now compare nung single ka, I mean sa ngayon mas kailangan mo ng magtrabaho para sa nga expenses natin, ayan feeling ko tuloy feel mo na ang hirap ng buhay,” and to my surprise Noy responded, ”  ano ka ba hon, mas yumaman nga ako now eh,”  then I replied to him “really? how” then he said, ” before i earned 300 or 500 to some of my sidelines but now that we are married , tumaas ang income ko to a thousand na, kc nga thousands na rin ang expenses mo eh.”

Well that made me laugh to the max, I was thinking if that was an insult, compliment or what..but the good thing was  he made me laugh.

And I realise, the Lord will double your blessing and even triple your blessing  especially when you obey Him.

One of my fear before getting married was, “will my husband provided for my needs,will He really be there for me.?  I prayed about this things to God and actually even told this to my husband who was my boyfriend then that  that was one of my concerns.

And it dawned on me again that it was not my husband nor my ability will allow us to produce wealth, It is still through God and I believe that the channel of blessing will be course through to my husband.

As what Deut 8:18 says

18 But remember the Lord your God, for it is he, Your God, who gives you the ability to produce wealth, …

What I’ve learned from that short chat with my husband was God is a God who watches His children and really knows how and when to bless His children. Learning a simple life is the key in having Godly satisfaction especially in married life.


What has been entrusted to me now is something I will treasure forever.

I never thought I’ll be given a chance to work in a real multinational company wherein I will be involved directly in dealing with multicultural people.

But here I am now and I do hope I  will be able to  contribute a lot  to this organization at The V Global Philippines as the new  External Operations Head.

This is my third working day at the office and still studying and trying  to understand the flow of my work.

I’ve realised that  not even in my dreams I will be dealing with numbers hehehe!

Looking back I remember my mother asked me to take Accountancy in College so that I’ll have the same course with my “Ate” and “Kuya” but during the course of enrolment at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines instead going to the registration for Accounting course I chose to  enrolled myself  in Mass Communication major in Broadcasting.

But here I am figuring out the numbers on my table. It dawned on me that truly God gave real discernment to our parents. But then again, I am so grateful and privilege to be  given this kind of Job.

With so much blessing comes with great responsibility.  I know this entails a lot of hardworking, patience at humility both by heart and mind and knowing who puts me here is the One(God)who will help me succeed in this journey.

I am now ready to take the challenge … to Make A Difference!


Looking back, I’ve  realized that what I’ve been through in my journey as a Career Oriented person was worth the effort. He (God) caused it  to happened!

going to the green pasture

I’ve never seen a big picture until He showed it to me Yesterday and says, “this is why I allowed it to happened, now you understand?.”

Whew! If I knew it I would not complain anyway (lol) but where’s faith comes in? Where did my trust go?

Sigh…

I mirrored myself to what Joseph (the son of Jacob) had been through before he became the Prime Minister of Egypt. He needs to go through  a lot of  hardship, disappointments most especially when his brothers sold him to some foreigners, ‘til he was put in prison and until the appointed time for him to be known by Pharaoh and appointing him to be the Prime Minister of Egypt then!

Now I can relate to the ups and downs of Joseph  as I reflect on my journey.  The reason now became so evidently clear, why do I need to became a journalist, why do I need to go through a lot before becoming a journalist, why there’s so much pain and frustrations when I enter the marketing world, why there’s a lot of things handed to me well in fact I can only do so much.

Now it  made realized that it isn’t bad after all.. It’s a blessing. That equipped me to be  where I am right now. That enlarges my borders, that expand my territory, that enlarges my scope of work. That gave me opportunity to lead, opportunity to go on the next level!

If not for the the ups and downs in  my career life I wouldn’t be trained and this where God plants me, where God blooms me…a training ground to be where God wants me to be.

As I leave now my company where I’m currently employed  and as  I enter a new challenge in my career, I will continue to trust in God and yes! Nothing will ever happen to us without God’s permission. He sees everything.  He sees the big picture.

My take home for you and me, “When life isn’t  turning out as  planned don’t be upset, or don’t lose hope. At the end of every rope there’s always a hand to pick you up.  Just Trust God , the one who truly holds our future.”

-Imelda/Emie Foster Batalla –

Make Water Your Best Friend

Posted: January 4, 2011 in Health

I’ve done this before and I will do it again and again!

This is how I start my new year. After the days of spoiling my stomach and my appetite  with  so much ‘sugar’ and ‘fatty’ foods , now is the time to start my post-holiday detox.

I don’t go for a crash diet and I really have no time to go to the gym but I have all the time to be with my  best friend… ‘WATER therapy ’

First I truly love sweet and it’s kinda killing me if this will be stopped immediately but I’ve realized that if I love and care about my health then I should take a break from all of these chocolates and sweets.

Start your morning with drinking a lukewarm water as this will flush out all the toxins we had yesterday and this will truly helps our body  eliminate wastes.

I will also vote for eating Banana. Most of particular is the nilagang saging (saba). Instead of eating  junk food I prefer eating this fruit.

Banana are high in soluble fiber and vitamins. Banana may lower your cholesterol and may reduce strokes.  I’ve seen people who lose weight by eating banana fruit.

I’m telling you, this fruit is a good replacement of your favorite junk food.  Plus banana has a cheapest price. So it’s affordable while water is FREE and health is WEALTH.

Loosing weight is not an overnight thing to do. This  would take some time so better start the day right and start it right now.

Make water your Best Friend Forever!


I had my quiet time with God this morning.

Reading His word until He encountered me and encouraged me with this phrase  “ But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded,” (2Chronicle 15:7) .

I stopped for a little while and try to taste those sweet words  promised by God Himself.  I know He was speaking to me because I’ve been asking Him something.  Something that I’ve been waiting and praying for so long.

But He asked me not to give up. God indeed knew the pain and distress I’m experiencing just like during the time of King Rehoboam until his son King Asa replaced him. God gave Israel rest from all the distress and gave them peace during King Asa’s reign.

It’s because the Israelites,  humbled themselves to God and seek God wholeheartedly and they found God.

Before the promise of God  in verse 7,  He told King Asa,  the tribe of  Judah and Benjamin in verse 2,  “The LORD is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you,”

I’ve realized that in every command of God indeed there’s a promise and this led me to another point– to love God with all of our heart, mind and soul.

Loving God is to seek Him, seek His word like the one written in Joshua 1:8 “Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

Let us not stop seeking God. In every moment of our lives we need God. The only word that keep me from not worrying is the word of God.


This was the question that led me to buy  Insurance. Death is inevitable whether you’re young or old. Neither rich nor poor we will definitely face the reality of death.

Are you ready for the unexpected? What will happen to your family who will be left behind when you’re  gone?

I love them and I want to settle them just in case my Lord will take me home to Heaven.

At least they, my love ones who will be left behind  will have something to look forward to in my absence.

I stopped thinking how to protect them,  I start  acting how to protect them   and it’s really time to act now!

Before my father died,  he was not able to buy a life insurance plan for himself however my father was able to invest his money  in funeral service which help us a lot when he passed away.

During this difficult time our minds as a family stop ‘functioning’ we’re all crying and staring to nowhere. All I remember at that time was that we prayed as a family and lift everything to God and we all say good bye to our father.

I picked up the phone and called  St. Peter service and I asked them to pick up the body of my father. They (St. Peter staff) manage to do everything from choosing the room, coffin and etc.

The next thing I remember was we all went to the St. Peter  Funeral Place in Quezon City.

Afraid investing your money?  There are lots of insurance company who could give you good packages. See for yourself.

www.manulife.com

www.sunlife.com


What so good about Friday and what is not so good  about Monday?

Yeah what so good about Friday?  Why is it people love to say these words ” Thank God It’s Friday!” What about you? Can you say something?

There are lot reasons why people feel cool and so happy when Friday comes. Here are some I  got from friends

  1. End of the 5 (notorious working days in the office)-Anonymous
  2. Friday is good because it’s a weekend. monday is not good because start for the whole week of working-spy Brix
  3. pahinga na kasi tom sat kaya good ang friday bad ang monday dhil umpisa ng work-mhona
  4. Pag friday na ang mind set ng mga tao eh rest day na.. petiks petiks kc wla ng work kinabukasan… while pag monday, umpisa nnmn ng delubyo  trabaho to the max naman- Janet Ong
  5. Kasi nga po pag friday pwede gumala after work..pwede gumimik kasi wala ba pasok kinabukasan. pag Monday nman tinatamad pumasok kasi bitin ang off..-Tin@ips
  6. Monday is a  bloody Monday its start of the week Fri  is weekend hehehe You know what i mean- Mary
  7. Friday is good because I can see my love  plus a date with him- anonymous
  8. Friday means you can wake up the next day provided you will not receive a call from the office to go to work ( may pinanggagalingan etong comment-anonymous
  9. friday, looking forward to rest day…. monday, looking forward to another work week – Femi
  10. Friday is gimmick day-anonymous
  11. Friday is the beginning of my lovely weekend and Monday is the end of happy days- LLawliet
  12. Friday is the beginning of my day with my children and Monday is the start of ending my quality time with them-Anonymous
  13. Friday is the beginning of my heavenly weekend and Monday is the purgatory for my anticiapted hell week…LLawliet
  14. friday – gimik day, puwde magpuyat, puntahan yung trip mong place or tao, kinabukasan day-off.  Monday – hirap gumising, palaging traffic, trabago ulit, budget ng allowance-hoshi http://hoshilandia.com
  15. Friday is a reminder that weekend is at hand. Monday is a reminder that you have to work your butt off –  Len
  16. Monday is that it’s less stressful because people are still in “vacation” mode so I’m not so busy on Mondays. Fridays is very stressful because we try to finish things before weekend.-Tes
  17. It’s a matter of changing my perspective …Monday is the beginning of  my day in the ofc to see how God will work in my life and He gave Friday to move and look forward of spending time with family- Anonymous

These are a few of the comments I got from friends and people I know of.  It seems everybody is on the same page on how we view working days with present condition in our offices.

Guys, what if your work is a precious one? With a high paying job and something that you’d really love to do.  Will you now say  “Thank God It’s Monday.”

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What so good about Friday and what is not so good about Monday?

Yeah what so good about Friday? Why is it people love to say this words TGIF or Thank God It’s Friday! What about you? Can you say something?

There are lot reasons why people feel cool and so happy when Friday comes. Here are some I got from friends

  1. End of the 5 (notorious working days in the office)-anonymous
  2. Friday is good because its a weekend. monday is not good because start for the whole week of working-spy brix
  3. pahinga na kasi tom sat kaya good ang friday bad ang monday dhil umpisa ng work-mhona
  4. Pag friday na ang mind set ng mga tao eh restday na.. petiks petiks kc wla ng work kinabukasan… while pag monday, umpisa nnmn ng delubyo  trabaho to the max naman- Janet Ong
  5. Kasi nga po pag friday pwede gumala after work..pwede gumimik kasi wala ba pasok kinabukasan. pag Monday nman tinatamad pumasok kasi bitin ang off..-Tin na nasa Japan
  6. Monday is a  bloody Monday its start of the week Fri  is weekend hehehe You know what i mean- (Mary)
  7. Friday is good because I can see my love plus a date with him- anonymous
  8. Friday means you can wake up the next day provide you will not receive a call from the office to go to wok ( may pinanggagalingan etong comment-anonymous)
  9. friday, looking forward to rest day…. monday, looking forward to another work week – Femi
  10. Friday is gimmick day-anonymous
  11. Friday is the beginning of my lovely weekend and Monday is the end of happy days- LLawliet
  12. Friday is the beginning of my day with my children and Monday is the start of ending my quality time with them-Anonymous
  13. Friday is the beginning of my heavenly weekend and Monday is the purgatory for my anticiapted hell week…
  14. friday – gimik day, puwde magpuyat, puntahan yung trip mong place or tao, kinabukasan day-off. Monday – hirap gumising, palaging traffic, trabago ulit, budget ng allowance-hoshi http://hoshilandia.com
  15. Friday is a reminder that weekend is at hand. Monday is a reminder that you have to work your butt off –  Len
  16. Monday is that it’s less stressful because people are still in “vacation” mode so I’m not so busy on Mondays. Fridays is very stressful because we try to finish things before weekend.-Tes
  17. It’s a matter of changing my perspective …Monday is the beginning of my day in the ofc to see how God will work in my life and He gave Friday to move and look forward of spending time with family- Anonymous

These are a few of the comments I got from friends and people I know of. It seems everybody is on the same page on how we view working days with present condition in our offices.

Guys, what if your work is a precious one? With a high paying job and something that you’d really love to do. Will you now say “Thank God It’s Monday.”