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Hello Stickynotesforlife I miss you. I will be back blogging about food and my travels. Sorry, I have been away for quite some time. But don’t worry I will fill this page with everything nice and yummy.

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Parting words to my CF Family

To Sir Peter
Peter, Peter the CF Owner
I will be indebted to you, forever
The experience and training I received here
Will forever be lessons to remember
Thank you for being my employer
I will consider this opportunity a treasure.

To Michelle
You are my first friend here in CF
You also believed in me and in what I can do
You are such an amazing woman I know
And I will never forget you

To Louigi
Your voice, your smile excite me to work with glee
Your heart and passion to work is such a beauty to see
Continue to have that enthusiasm and energy
And you will be forever free and happy
And you will always be remembered by me

To Rocel
I love the sound of your name, like a carousel, mademoiselle
Thank you for all the help you have provided to me beautiful girl
I will continue to honor you as my colleague and friend
And you will always be remembered as my friend

To Rachel
Although I barely talk to you
My heart is still at peace with you
Your last name is Del Rosario
And mine too
What a coincidence right?
Knowing you is such a delight.

To Mafe
I always call you Mafe
When everyone calls you Fe
I always know you are such a wonderful lady
With an intelligence that is exemplary
I will never forget your Corrective Tarsier ways
Obsessive Compulsive that is what everyone says
But to me You are such simply the best.

To Glaiza
Our conversation is limited to asking what and how
But I know you are such a good fellow
It’s amazing to have met you here
And I shall not forget you, my dear.

To Ivy
A beautiful name and a beautiful woman
Your skills to close a sale makes you a superwoman
Your soft voice and your lovely smile
Makes people happy from a distant mile
Thank you for making my stay at CF worthwhile

To Ron
I am truly amazed by your skills to communicate
I dont mean how you pronounce words or enunciate
But your ability to bring people together fascinates me
I will always remember you as funny and carefree
You have a beautiful heart
Don’t ever change that.

To Alvie
Sometimes I am confused who is Alvie and Ivy
Because both of you displayed an amazing ability
Your Assumptive way of closing a sale
Makes you close so many deals
I may not have known you so well
But I will always remember you Alvie girl.

To Ethan
I don’t consider you as my boss
To me you are such a friend, so close
I smile, laugh, guffaw without fear
And that I think is clear
that to me you are such a wonderful man
Who is loved not just by me but by everyone
Thank you Sir Ethan

How to get an Affidavit of Legal Capacity to Marry without going to Manila?

I have been working crazy hours lately and I did not have time to write anything here anymore. What’s there to talk about?

Let me write something that would help Foreigners who would want to marry in the Philippines. I have visited the Local Civil Registry in our town because I was inquiring for my Sister’s Marriage License Requirements for Civil Wedding and I took the opportunity to ask about a Foreigner’s requirement for Marriage License.

Here are the things a US citizen applicant will need to present in the Local Registrar Office:

The Affidavit in Lieu of a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Marry

Divorce decree(s) or death certificate(s) required to verify civil status and capacity to marry

U.S. passport

Documentation regarding paternal consent or advice, if applicable. (For Marriage applicants aged 18-21)

Couple will need to undergo series of seminars and interviews

Pre-Marriage Seminar

Family Planning Seminar

(For church wedding it may require more seminars and interviews.)

How can a foreigner obtain an Affidavit in Lieu of a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Marry?

Applicants shall apply for the “Affidavit in Lieu of a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage” at the Embassy’s American Citizen Services Branch (US Embassy in Manila) by appointment only. There is a fee of $50.00 or its peso equivalent for the affidavit, payable in cash only.

For those who do not want to experience the hustle and the bustle of Manila (like me), there is a U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu that you can visit to get this Affidavit.

I hope this is helpful.

Fully present in the now

Invigorating.

MindMedicine Blog

Feel that natural and gentle rhythm of your breath…

Let that sensation of breathing flowing in and out naturally and effortlessly…

Really feel the breath with every cell of your mouth and every cell of your body…

Now you’ll being to notice all the sounds around you- don’t evaluate or label them- just listen…

Now start to feel all those sounds and sensations that you can hear move throughout your body…

Feel that aliveness, that awareness, that vibration of life reverberating through every cell of your body…

There’s no effort, no strain, no trying…

There’s nothing you have to do and there is no one you have to be…

Just relax…

Just flow with life…

Everything is exactly as it’s supposed to be…

 

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The secret to finding true happiness

Today, I had a chance to share alot of things to my students and this was the very first thing I shared with them this morning;

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

© Max Ehrmann 1927

 

And I am in so much awe of God’s amazing power. He is moving in my life. He is certainly using my talents and skills to be able to advance me and other people to His Kingdom. I have never been this bold in sharing God’s words and telling people His Great Love but I can’t help it. My mouth, my mind. They are moving 1 million miles per hour. 

I love this poem. I love its meaning and how easy it is to understand.I love its symbolisms. I had shared so many experiences to my dear students and I am so happy to see that after 8 long hours of lessons no one ever showed signs of sleepiness. Thank you Dear God for opening up their hearts. Thank you for your overwhelming and abounding love to these young adults. May you continue to shine in their lives.

And here are my students performing DESIDERATA in SPEECH CHOIR.

And of course their beautiful teacher. (I did not teach my students over confidence, Ok?)

The truth frees us from confusion

I was tasked to lead the group last night for a very short notice that I did not know what to talk about. Then suddenly I am reminded of the previous days I have been crying over nothing.

To all of you who are reading this topic: Is there something you are confused about? Is there something that bothers you these past few days? What did you do about it?

Ok here is my answer: Yes, I was deeply bothered by the truth that my ex boyfriend is completely over me, I cried and prayed to God to embrace me with His love alone.

There are 3 points I want to share with you

1. GOD IS NOT THE AUTHOR OF OUR CONFUSION.

James 1:5 says “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

God is never the other of our confusion but he is the author of our wisdom.

2. GOD IS THE SHEPHERD OF OUR SOULS.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.”

It is a 100 percent guarantee that God will lead us because we are His sheep.

3. GOD WILL REPLACE UNCERTAINTY WITH WISDOM


Isaiah 30:21 says “
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

God will shine the light of truth on the situations in our lives and set us free to make good choices.

God’s promises are really amazing. He said that when we feel confused, come to Him and He will settle our minds until we can hear Him clearly again. We just have to trust in Him, Take refuge in Him, Obey His words. 

My prayer: Lord thank you for leading me into the green pastures of peace and confidence. I will only lean on You Father God. Thank you Lord that you are going to remove all these confusions and transform them into wisdom. Amen.

 

Summer trip in Panas Falls, New Corella

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We thought it’s a wasted summer trip. Wow. Panas Falls in New Corella changed everything. It was beautiful. The water is cold. The trees everywhere makes it all so perfect. Thank you Lord for these wonderful creations. Original plan was to visit Enchanted river, Tinuy-an falls in Surigao but due to finances and time constraints we were brought to this place called Panas Falls.

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New Corella is part of Tagum City. I don’t know if it is south or north part. The way to get there is easy. Just ask.

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I have always regarded myself as adventurous but I realized today that I am not. Waaah! Or maybe my level of adventures are different. If you can jump from this 12-15 feet cliff, with water we do not know how deep…You certainly are a sucker of adventures. LOL.