Saturday

Former Colleague and Friend is Sick

Indeed,  health is wealth and it can't be bought with money. I was shock when one good friend and former  bank colleague told me in facebook that another good friend and also a bank colleague is suffering of sickness at the moment. It is not just an ordinary sickness but it is this very dangerous one called cancer.

She told me to write a message to our friend and also asked me to pray for her. I really felt so sad after hearing that news.  Last weekend, I had the chance to exchange  private messages with her thru facebook. She said that she is doing better and she is currently undergoing a chemoteraphy. 

Wednesday

Not Feeling Well

Happy New Year 2015!  It seems that the admin of this blog is so busy most of the time. Yes, indeed she is!  I am happy to be finally backed  here! How was the start of 2015 treating you guys? I hope everything is just doing good out there.

Overall, I am doing fine. There are just days when I just get so tired from work. Yesterday, I was not feeling good when I was at work. After around 4 hours of  working, I felt so dizzy that I sat down for some minutes hoping that I will be fine....10 minutes, 15 minutes and 30 minutes had passed but still, I am still not feeling good.  My co-workers  told me that if I am not really  feel better, then I can go home.

Sunday

Deprivation and Meditation: Sudden Flight Series at the Picasso Abstract Painter Chiqui Rodriguez

Filipino abstract painter, Chiqui Rodriguez announces her major new series entitled SUDDEN FLIGHT, her solo show to be held in Zurich by late summer will have its preview opening in a two-man show at the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, hosted by Altromondo Gallery on 22 May 2014 and continuing through 18 July 2014.


The 15 selected paintings from a total of over 100 works that comprise the SUDDEN FLIGHT series, awash in vibrant color, are sure to dazzle visitors to the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences. Chiqui’s unique approach to blending acrylic pigments on canvas creates gem-like surfaces. Peering through the surface to what is depicted below, the viewer realizes that all is not as glowing as it first appears. Chiqui is noted for her deep abstraction of complex realism.


Chiqui also explores a complex subject; her work calls attention to our culture’s thought of hardwork. Much of Chiqui’s artwork is influenced by her experience in the corporate world. Through this new body of work, she connects hardwork to social class as a form of meditation.

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Says Chiqui of her SUDDEN FLIGHT series, “I was inspired by my short trip to Brussels after a show held in Berlin in 2013. I arrived with the intent of finding an artist who would be willing to collaborate with me in my upcoming projects, so I started to look around. Instead of finding an artist, I found some Filipinos who work around the city. My interaction with them in a different environment led to varied conversations about how challenging life is to be away from their love ones but nevertheless find solace knowing that their families benefit from their sacrifice. I started on my e-sketchpad and started to express my thoughts after this encounter. The title 'Sudden Flight' refers to several layers of meaning: sudden burst of happiness, excitement as reaching out lives of far-flung Filipinos extending compassion, a moment of bliss.” 

Friday

Holiday 2011- Visiting the Ancient Ruins in Turkey

We had been planning since two months ago for a holiday together. Finally, hubby and I will be going to a holiday in Turkey this coming September 2011. We wanted to stay in one of those beautiful villas in Turkey but the holiday package we booked allowed us to stay in a 4-star hotel somewhere in Istanbul, Bursa, Izmir, Trojan and Aphrodosias in Turkey. I am finally spending one of those luxury holidays in Turkey since our hotel has a 4-star category.

Last Monday, I reminded hubby to fill-up a vacation leave from his work so that I can book our trip. I forgot to remind him last Tuesday because I was so busy with a lot of errands and activities. Last night when I went home from a birthday party, I asked him if his vacation leave was already approved. I am happy to hear that his manager finally approved his vacation leave. This will be our first long vacation together after almost five years. Of course, we always go for a short trip but this holiday, where we can see and experience the ancient ruins in Turkey is quite special and very exciting for me.

The holiday package in Turkey include the following:

1. Bus transfer from Regensburg to Munich and vice-versa
2. Lufthansa Tourist Class Airline ticket to Istanbul, round trip
3. Transfer from Istanbul Airport to Hotel and vice versa
4. All the bus trips to different places in Turkey
5. 9x breakfast buffet in hotel
6. 9x Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel
7. 5x Dinner-menu
8. Tour Guide for the different bus trips to different cities in Turkey

We will be visiting some of the ancient ruins and other historical places in Turkey which are included in this holiday package.

Istanbul

This is one of the cities that I always wish to visit. I had seen some images of it in the internet and I find it awesome. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey. It is known historically as Constantinople and Byzantium. Our holiday package states that we will be visiting some of the historical sites here like the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and some other more.

Izmir

This is the third largest city in Turkey. Izmir is called as the "Pearl of the Aegean". I can finally see the Clock Tower in Konak Square which is the iconic symbol of the city. This city is also known for its fine beaches which is located near the city centre.

One of my friends had already visited this city and I love the images she posted in her facebook albums. I will see this city very soon!

Ephesus

Here is so far the best part of this trip if I am not mistaken. Ephesus is one of the major tourist attractions in Turkey. It has a large archeological site in Aegean Turkey. An online friend named Art, who also love to travel and visit interesting places wrote me and email about his trip to Greece and Turkey last March of this year. Here are some of the travel experiences he shared to me through email. Thank you so much Art for this wonderful experiences.

"We went to Kusadasi, Turkey next. If you are arriving by cruise ship you do not need a visa to go there. If you are at all religiously minded this is where you will really want to visit. When Jesus died on the cross, He asked his apostle John to take care of his Mother, the Virgin Mary. John brought her to live out her last years at Ephesus, which is right outside of Kusadasi. When I walked into the small stone building that is where she lived, it was the most unbelievable feeling that I have ever felt in my whole life!! And I am not even Catholic. BUT I BELIEVE, especially now! The Greek and Roman ruins at Ephesus are unbelievable. There are more ruins in just Ephesus than there are in all of Greece. I saw where the apostle Paul preached to the Ephesians and where he was imprisoned. I saw where John was tried and exiled to a small island just of the coast of Turkey. And all of Ephesus is very well preserved because no cities were built over the ruins like they did in Greece and Italy."
Some other places that we will be visiting during this trip are;

Pergamon- also called as Pergamum-an ancient Greek city in modern-day Turkey.
Troy- called in German as Troja-where the legendary Trojan War took place according to the book of Iliad by Homer.
Aphrodosias- one of the best preserved Roman cities in Turkey.
Bursa-where you can also see a lot of historical sites.

I am very happy to book this very cheap trip this morning. I will share some images once we are done with the trip.

Wednesday

BEAUTY HINTS AT NO COST

for Wrinkled Brows............ try the wellknown cream, Sweetness of Temper.  Iit tones up the facial muscles, reduces wrinkles, and is very uplifting

for the Lips........................ use the marvelous lipstick Silence. It is particularly good for lips that have been distorted by uncharitable gossips

for lovely Hands................. there´s really only one preparation to use. It is called Generosity, get a large size jar.

for Facial tone..................... expose the face to the morning air, specially between 6 and 8 o'clock.. The air on the way to mass is very refreshing and upliftin.

for clear Eyes....................... faithful care what that tried and true protective preparation, MODESTY ..

for the best results I recommend that you carry it with you wherever you go.

A wonderful cleansing agent.......CONFESSION aN Ideal Conditioner and Beautifier.....Holy Communion.

Thanks to a dear friend in facebook who shared this words! Indeed very inspiring!

Friday

Beware Facebook will Close

Today is the last day of February! I hope you are having a wonderful day today. I can't complain and so far everything is doing good.  All I can say, February is a great month and I am grateful about it.

So what happened with facebook?  Is it closing soon? I just smile when I saw this words posted in one of my friend's wall. Facebook  will not be accessible from February 29, 30 and 31! Yay, such a thing to smile with because there are really no such dates as these except for Feb. 29 when it is a leap year.


I am wishing you all in  advance a fabulous month of  March! Stay blessed everyone!

God bless us all!

The Mayonnaise Jar

 This is quite a good story to share with you. My friend in facebook posted this one.  She did not  mentioned who the author  really is. Thanks for this wonderful words. This is simply very inspiring. Keep reading below and i hope you get some lessons!

"When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and two cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and fills it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

Tuesday

How to Say I Love You in Different Languages

This is quite interesting! Since Valentine Day is almost coming, I already read a lot of  friends  asking and posting in their facebook  wall on how we can say I Love You in Different languages. This is quite interesting on how to say these words in many  languages.

Cheers and I hope you have some ideas now on how to say  it in different  laguages. Feel free to comment  if  your language is not included. Thanks and Valentines Day in advance!

English: I love you
Albanian: të dua
Arabic: أنا أحبك
Arabic: bahebbak (to man), bahebbik (to woman)
Bosnian: Volim te
Bulgarian: Обичам те Bulgarian: Obicham te
Croatian: Volim te Czech: miluji tě
Danish: jeg elsker dig
Dutch: Ik houd van je
Estonian: Ma armastan sind