The Best Brother I've Ever Had

I was thinking what nice gift to make for my brother, Jess's birthday. I want it to be unique and not been done to any close friends of mine since. Though photo-slides is nice but I did it many times before.

The COAST GUARD is now my sailboat's CAPTAIN!

My Sailboat

Usually, people describe their lives like a roller coaster; when the roller coaster is down their lives are hard, and when it's up their lives are good.  I tend to think of my life as a sailboat, as I love to sail.  Let me set the scene for you:  The ocean spreads as far as the eye can see, and I am standing on the deck of my Catalina 22 sail boat, complete with a full cabin, a spinnaker in the stow under the main deck, kitchen, and a V-birth in the bow.  There is a captain's wheel right before the tall mast.  The sail is down and the boat has been tied off to the dock.  There is a storm coming in.  Now for the symbolism; the Harbors are God, He is the shelter from every storm (bad thing, sin, evil, whatever you want to call it) in my life.  My boat is me.  The journey across the ocean is my journey through life.  There are many Harbors from the beginning of my journey to the end.  As I travel across the ocean, there are storms that come up and toss my boat around in the waves.  Sometimes, I try and tough out the storm on my own, and when I crash and my boat is about to sink, the Coast Guard (God) always comes to my rescue and tows me to safety.  Other times, I get lost.  I will have just left the Harbor, feeling good from rest and good food, and I will have ignored the Harbor Master's (God's) directions.  I get lost in the fog on the ocean, and when all hope seems lost, I will turn on my radio and beg for help.  Once again, even though I ignored them (Him) before, the Coast Guard will come to my rescue and save me from being lost forever. 


A Funny Bird Song

I've heard this song many times from my mother when I was a kid. I don't know why I remember it suddenly and can't help myself smiling while humming the song.

It is a Bisayan Song to the tune of  Manang Biday a popular Ilocano folk song which is all about courtship. But this Bisayan rendition is quite far from the original meaning of the song for it talks about a fable of it main characters, the Maya and other birds. And only the first verse borrowed the latter song's tune.

Maya, Maya Nganong Nalipay Ka?

 Maya! Maya! nganong nalipay ka?

"Nalipay ko kay ting-ani na..

Kinsa ba'y dili malipay?

Pula, Puti ang among humay!

"Doktor si Periko 

Abukay  sekretaryo

Tenyente Salampati 

Ay! Tikling estudyante

Maya walay kaulaw 

sa tanang kalanggaman

sampiton dili mutingog

sanglit kay bungol man.

bird's name:

maya - black-headed munia




tikling-barred rail


Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2011

“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.”

Eid ul-FitrEid al-FitrId-ul-Fitr, or Id al-Fitr (Arabic: ‎عيد الفطر ‘Īdu l-Fiṭr), often abbreviated to Eid, is a three-day Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity," while Fiṭr means "original nature," implying the restoration of one's best human composition. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the thirty days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The first day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month Shawwal.


Madayaw Dabaw!!!

Dabawenyo ka kung matubag nimo ni na wala ka nag cheat. hahahaha

Let's test your knowledge on some Davao trivia. Welcome to the Davao Quiz Show!

1. Quizmaster: Ang Ilustre ay isang kalye na matatagpuan sa Davao. Ito ay hango sa pangalan ng isang Tao, ang tanong, Ano ang unang pangalan ni Ilustre?

Contestant 1: Felcris, Felcris Ilustre!
2. Quizmaster: Ang gugulo nyo magsagot ha. ok let's go to Davao history, Sinong Datu ang nakalaban ni Don Jose Uyanguren nang sinalakay niya ang Davao nung 1849?

bzzz bzzzzz


Here's How to Bring Back the Old FB Chat, Wanna try?

I'm so glad I found the solution! 

Click me

With this extension you can disable the newly introduced Chat Sidebar and return to the old good normal Facebook Chat.
Enjoy :D

After installation press F5 into all Facebook tabs/windows, or restart Chrome.

To toggle between old-style chat and new-style chat, use the Options menu in the buddy list.

To get videochat, just open a normal chat tab and then click the video icon in the title bar of the conversation. (Let me know if this method works, because I still don't have videochat enabled.)



Four Things Christians Can Do During Ramadan (Repost)

This week marks the start of one of the world’s most-observed religious events:Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. Throughout August, millions of Muslims will be fasting, praying, reading the Qur’an, and striving for purity in thought and deed.
As Ramadan is a specifically Muslim tradition, Christians do not observe it. (The most superficially similar Christian observance is the season of Lent, with its six-week emphasis on sacrifice and prayer; but whereas Lent is an optional practice not mandated by Scripture, Ramadan is a required observance for most Muslims.)
While Christians don’t observe Ramadan, it’s nevertheless helpful to be aware of it. Here are a few things you can

Show Us the Way

How have you attempted to relieve the stress in your life? Why does God want us to overcome stress His way?

He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His name (Psalm 23:3)

I read of an Indian guru who will sell you "inner peace" for about $300. His brand of self-controlled breathing and meditation is all the rage among India's stress-worn business people and millions of others worldwide. Fortunately, it can be learned in one weekend and requires just 30 minutes of practice each day to keep the good vibes coming.

Sure, taking a few deep breaths may help lower our blood pressure, but stress relief for our souls comes from God. We need Him to show us the way to peace. David pointed this our in his famous psalm when he wrote, "The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need" (Psalm 23:1). This thought is simple, but it floors me every time I read it. When I feel the pressure build and my thoughts begin to rotate like a whirlwind, I remember that "His peace will guard [our] hearts and minds" (Philippians 4:7). He is all we need.

Because He is sufficient, God is more than able to "[guide us] along right paths, bringing honor to His name" (Psalm 23:3). The real antidote for stress is to overcome it with His power—to honor Him!

Maybe you're thinking, that's just great, but my mailbox is overflowing with bills and I can't sleep. There's chaos at our house 24/7. When David was stressed, he wrote, "I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me" (Psalm 23:4) God's guidance is a close, protective leadership meant to "restore, support, and strengthen you, and He will place you on a firm foundation" (1 Peter 5:10).

Whether you work in an office or a factory or with a busy 2-year-old, stress is unavoidable. Fortunately, God can help us manage it, and His brand of inner peace is not for sale. He just wants to show us the way.

—Jennifer Benson Schuldt

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Psalm 4:8

John 14:27

2 Thessalonians 3:16


Who Cares?

What kind of "sacrifices" do you give to God? Are you stealing from God by giving Him second-best?

Should people cheat God? Yet you have cheated Me! (Malachi 3:8)

The book of Malachi was written around 420 BC as a warning to the nation of Israel. God accused the priests of offering "defiled" sacrifices (Malachi 1:7). Specially, He was concerned with the nation's direct disobedience in not giving Him their best (v.8), and for withholding the tithes He had commanded them to give for His work (3:8-14).

So what does this have to do with us? We don't bring God animal sacrifices. The death and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ was the one-time sacrifice for our sins (Hebrews 10:1-18). Malachi doesn't apply to us, right? Surely we're not guilty of giving God blemished sacrifices! Or are we?


Being Broken

Long press Ctrl+Click this link to listen Genesis 32 from BibleGateway.com
He touched Jacob's hip and wrenched it out of its socket (v.25)