Monday, December 10, 2007


"There is no remedy for love but to love more."

They might be true in saying never try to resist or ignore love. So I must keep on loving YOU then...more and more.

love and kindness

"Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting."
-Mother Theresa

How great is your love dear mother. Pray for us so that in some little ways we can show to others that love and kindness you had have.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Some courtesy and goodness

I was like being lost in a stranger place miles away from home. A place of white and merge races, of different cultures and traditions and of different seasons. A much different place from where I was rooted. But the place is well accommodating somehow, considerably good place to live in and economy is good.

It has been five months since I landed here and have been adjusting to the place. I did hanging around already in some places with friends and relatives. From those journeys I have learned of offering seat in a bus to senior citizens and did standing without minding how far the travel before having seat again or standing all along to your destination if not lucky for the next vacant seat. Another courtesy is opening the door for someone behind you mostly seen in malls, private or public offices/buildings and saying thank you as well. It is also country’s nature to greet one another such hi, good morning/afternoon, how are you, and exchanging smiles too not considering if you know each other or not. To be fair, not all (and that includes some kabayans I met along the way) in this place were doing these things but most of them are.

Stepping in an office building, I was bit overwhelmed by the treatment of an officer who entertained me by addressing me ma’am. Because in our dear Filipinas it is reversal and what will you get a slow service and a no good treatment. Offices here, the employees treat themselves as servants, to really serve. The officer will be the one to call clients sir or ma’am. By then probably you will have a good day.

Another, people here in the North Pole does address each other by names. Why? As I have heard in an immigration orientation that is to show how people are equal from one another. Walang mas mataas or mas mababa sa lipunan maging kahit sino ka mang presidente, mayaman o mahirap. All are treated well and the same. See how good it is! It is far different from the reason I have in mind before. (I like it, may advantage din pala)