VinJoiel

A suburbian soul living in the concrete jungle...

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Loving Someone...

I've come across this somewhere and I find it so profoundly true....

"We come to love not by finding a perfect person but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly...."

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Five Finger Prayer....

from forwarded emails:

1. Your thumb is nearest to you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a "sweet duty."

2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.

4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger; as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.

5. And lastly comes our little finger; the smallest finger of all. Which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, "The least shall be the greatest among you." Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Another Last Day...

Yap, after three months of working with Foster Wheeler I'm moving on again...Today was my last day at the office and I feel a bit sad.
During my three months I feel that I have assimilated well into their system and the people are much more cooperative compared to my previous work place...oh well, I couldn't really turn down a very good offer so I have to take this latest opportunity...sabi nga ng marami dito sa singapore pera-pera lang yan hehe...

I'll be starting immediately at Jacobs Engg this coming Monday, 20th of Feb. Hopefully I'll stay put for while...I'll give myself a year at least...

So wish me luck on my new adventure...new adjustment, new faces, new system, another learning curve and hopefully another notch in my career....

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Breakfast, Heavy Lunch and a much heavier Dinner....

Three months into my moving downtown and I feel that I have gained so much weight already...

I am taking breakfast as normal but then when the time comes for lunch all my resolve to eat less just simply dissolves with so many choices around me, besides lunch time is so late (12.45pm).

When I was in SMO I will only take veggie during lunch time and some fruits during tea break. But here I can finish off the whole plate of pasta at Hans or a plate of local food at hawker center...And since going home took about 45min train travel, by the time I arrived at Sembawang I feel so hungry that I can finished off the whole order of claypot rice or whatever it is we're having....I haven't eaten this heavy before as I was really trying to lose weight but now I feel that my middle is starting to expand again huhuhu, I really need to discipline myself OR maka-enroll na lang sa slimming saloon....sounds so vain but I am really considering it as last resort....

Next month I'll be moving again and this time it's a bit away from town so probably back to blah food again, I hope I can lose a bit of flab then....

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

L O V E

From forwarded email...

When you think of your past love, you may view it as a failure. But when you find a new love, you view the past as a teacher. In the game of love, it doesn't really matter who won or who lost. What is important is you know when to hold on and when to let go! You know you really love someone when you want him or her to be happy, even if their happiness means that you're not part of it. Everything happens for the best. If the person you love doesn't love you back, don't be afraid to love someone else again, for you'll never know unless you give it a try. You'll never love a person you love unless you risk for love. Love strives in hurting. If you don't get hurt, you don't learn how to love. Love doesn't hurt all the time. Though the hurting is still there to test you, to help you grow. Don't find love, let love find you. That's why it's called falling in love because you don't force yourself to fall. You just fall. You cannot finish a book without closing it's chapters. If you want to go on, then you have to leave the past as you turn the pages. Love is not destroyed by a single failure or won by a single caress. It is a lifetime venture in which we are always learning, discovering and growing. The greatest irony of love is letting go when you need to hold on and holding on when you need to let go. We lose someone we love only when we are destined to find someone else who can love us even more than we can love ourselves. On falling out of love, take some time to heal and then get back on the horse. But don't ever make the same mistake of riding the same one that threw you the first time.To love is to risk rejection, to live is to risk dying, to hope is to risk failure. But risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is risk nothing! To reach for another is to risk involvement, to expose your feelings is to expose true self, to love is to risk not to be loved in return. How to define love: fall but do not stumble, be constant but not too persistent, share and never be unfair, understand and try not to demand, hurt but never keep the pain. Love is like a knife. It can stab the heart or it can carve wonderful images into the soul that always last for a lifetime. Love is supposed to be the most wonderful feeling. It should inspire you and give you joy and
strength.

But sometimes the things that give you joy can also hurt you in the end. Loving people means giving them the freedom who they choose to be and where they choose to be. For all the heartaches and the tears, for gloomy days and fruitless years, you should give thanks, for you know, that there were the things that helped you grow.

Loving someone means giving him the freedom to find his way, whether it leads towards you or away from you. Love is a painful risk to take but the risk must be taken no matter how scary or painful, for only then you'll experience the fullness of humanity and that is love. Only love can hurt your heart, fill you with desire and tear you apart. Only love can make you cry and only love knows why. If you're not ready to cry, if you're not ready to take the risk, if you're not ready to feel the pain, then you're not ready to fall in love. There was a time in our lives when we became afraid to fall in love coz everytime we do, we get hurt, then i figured
that's why it's called falling in love.

Whatever happened, don't give up! It is just a trial. After all God will not give you trial that you can't tackle. Have faith and cheer up.

When you decide to love, allow it to grow. When you love, refuse to let it die!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Si Jolo talaga....

Kuento ni Wena nag exam si Jolo and the type is a fill in the blanks kind of exam so eto yung mga sagot ni Jolo M.:

1. Question: We buy bread, pastries and cookies - Jolo's answer was hospital kasi daw nung pumunta sila sa hospital ay duon sya bumili ng cookies...

2. Question: We see our doctor - Jolo's answer was in the mall coz that's where he see's his doctor...

patawa talaga pero in a way tama rin ang mga answer nya and ang mali ay yung question kasi nga naman kahit saan puede ka bumili cookies and kahit saan nakikita mo yung doctor...the question should be "where they make cookies" and "where to go if sick"....go Jolo hehehe...

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Another Movement...

Well, after a series of talks and negotiations, and at the same time losing some sleep about it, I have decided to move again to another company. My last day at my current work is on Feb.17 and I'll be starting with the new one on Feb.20...

Hopefully this will be my last movement for at least a year or so....