Sunday, June 27, 2010

The whole race thing.

The race thing is...when you do something offensive (or anything close to that) to someone who's not part of your own, it can be voluntary or most times not intended.

I have to admit, I've been hearing a lot of people trashing other races, and now that we're in a country of mixed people, it kind of makes me think about if those people who make criticisms are aware that it's actually a form of harassment. It's impossible to ignore because we all have our won views/judgments of everyone. When someone does that, I actually feel bad because sometimes I form my own judgments of everyone.

I will never EVER in my life treat someone badly because they're of a different race. I guess my senses came to me just now.

Lukewarm acceptance is more bewildering than outright rejection.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My first legit job.

Tim Horton's Saves the Day, originally uploaded by VancityAllie.

So you see I got myself a job already. Thank God. I now work at a coffee shop called Tim Horton's! I started just this Monday and I gotta say, it's one heck of a job! Thought it was easy breezy but of course, we know for a fact that there's no easy job. I can tell you fo sure, once I get the hang of everything that I need to do, I will be awesome. Just not yet right now, cause I just started:) Now I got to practice more of my listening skills, since i am not yet used to people talking fast on a daily basis. Well, I'll get there. I just hope all of this is worth it.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

When you go to an interview downtown.

this is my kind of urbaN., originally uploaded by cjdlaron.

You must be 3 hours early. You must brace yourself for the slow pace of the vehicles. You must wear a mask when you ask people for directions. You must have a handkerchief with you in case your hands get sweaty. You must have faith in God and in yourself that you will get that job.

Oh, hey there. I went to an interview today! It was good, the sights are even better downtown mind you. I wish we get a place somewhere around here so transpo wouldn't be so much of a problem. Wish me luck for the interview. I need it.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

American Idol 2010- TOP 20 Best Performances

These are based on my opinion. To each his own.

  1. You’re Still The One- Lee Dewyze (Top 6)
  2. Rhiannon- Didi Benami (Top 16)
  3. People Get Ready- Crystal Bowersox (Top 7)
  4. This Woman’s Work- Michael Lynche (Top 16)
  5. The Boxer- Lee Dewyze (Top 7)
  6. When You Believe- Siobhan Magnus (Top 7)
  7. Think- Siobhan Magnus (Top 20)
  8. Can’t Help Falling In Love- Tim Urban (Top 9)
  9. Don’t- Casey James (Top 6)
  10. All Right Now- Paige Miles (Top 24)
  11. You’ve Got A Way- Aaron Kelly (Top 6)
  12. The Story- Lacey Brown (Top 16)
  13. Play With Fire- Didi Benami (Top 12)
  14. Big Girls Don’t Cry- Katie Stevens (Top 11)
  15. Hallelujah- Lee Dewyze (Top 3)
  16. All My Loving- Tim Urban (Top 9)
  17. Let It Be- Katie Stevens (Top 9)
  18. As Long As I Can See The Light- Crystal Bowersox (Top 20)
  19. Any Man of Mine- Siobhan Magnus (Top 6)
  20. Fireflies- Lee Dewyze (Top 16)

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Every breath we take (Repost)

This was written by an 83-year-old woman to her friend. *The last line says it all. *

Dear Bertha,

I'm reading more and dusting less. I'm sitting in the yard and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the garden. I'm spending more time with my family and friends and less time working. Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experiences to savor, not to endure. I'm trying to recognize these moments now and cherish them. I'm not "saving" anything; we use our good china and crystal for every special event such as losing a pound, getting the sink unstopped, or the first Amaryllis blossom. I wear my good blazer to the market. My theory is if I look prosperous, I can shell out $28.49 for one small bag of groceries. I'm not saving my good perfume for special parties, but wearing it for clerks in the hardware store and tellers at the bank."Someday" and "one of these days" are losing their grip on my vocabulary. If it's worth seeing or hearing or doing, I want to see and hear and do it now. I'm not sure what others would've done had they known they wouldn't be here for the tomorrow that we all take for granted. I think they would have called family members and a few close friends. They might have called a few former friends to apologize and mend fences for past squabbles. I like to think they would have gone out for a Chinese dinner or for whatever their favorite food was. I'm guessing; I'll never know.
It's those little things left undone that would make me angry if I knew my hours were limited. Angry because I hadn't written certain letters that I intended to write one of these days. Angry and sorry that I didn't tell my husband and parents often enough how much I truly love them. I'm trying very hard not to put off, hold back, or save anything that would add laughter and luster to our lives. And every morning when I open my eyes, tell myself that it is special.

Every day, every minute, every breath truly is a gift from God.

Postnote- I reflected on this and I'm like "wow". We're all caught up with our daily grind and most of us don't even take time to thank Him for every bit of what we have right now. I'm just putting this out there, I really am thankful of all the things He gave to us, I hope one day I'll give back.

Filipino Hospitality

So lately we’ve been meeting Filipinos around this area (and other farther places), and I’d just like to put this out there, nothing beats the welcome and the hospitality these people have been showing to us, I mean, it’s common to see people of your own race every now and then but the interesting thing is you get to talk to them and they share their experiences, and you hear their stories and it makes you want to work hard because you get inspiration from them. I just want to thank those people who we met and who extended their hands to us, helping us in their own little way. God bless you Filipinos.

This is why I love being a Filipino.