Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I LEARNED TOO..... :-)

I learned to forgive because I also have shortcomings & imperpections.

I learned to forgive because life is too short to be bitter & angry.

Lastly, I learned to forgive because it is the only way for me to move forward. :-)

Saturday, November 27, 2010


I already learn my lesson.
For making me realize that.

You given me more BLESSINGS everyday.
All I have to do,is keep my TWO eyes wide open and AWAKE.



Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thank you Davao Bloggers and Avatar Media!


Chatee Lara
Kadayawan Event of Davao Bloggers and Avatar Media last Aug 20, 2010 held at Jose Rafael Fine Coffee was a success!  It was overwhelming how Davao bloggers supported and donated many pencils and art materials for Pens of Hope Davao.  Pens of Davao will have two major distributions every year.  One in September and another in December.
For donations send your pencils and artworks to this address:Blk38 Lot10 Pujada Dr. Cor Jolo St. Vincent Heights, Damosa Davao City 8000 Philipines.

Thank You guys! ^.^
Donated Pencils
Photo by Chatee
Davao Bloggers and Avatar Media
Photo by Angie Maestrado
Davao Bloggers
Photo by Chatee

Andres, CEO of Avatar Media with Angie Maestrado
Photo by Chatee
Davao Bloggers Officers
Photo by Chatee
@San Rafael Fine Coffee
Photo by Chatee

Monday, November 15, 2010

Asking For Forgiveness

Asking For Forgiveness
We humans are prone to making mistakes. It is no crime to make a mistake. Sometimes, in the flow of life we hurt others. Often we sleep over it and some other times we like to say sorry but move on. But, as the song goes, ‘sorry seems to be the hardest word’ and that is so true. Asking for forgiveness is a tough thing because it involves suppressing your ego. At the same time, forgiveness must be heartfelt because there is no felt saying sorry if you don’t mean that. One can also be not sure of forgiveness even if regret is expressed. But one should have heart pure and clean while apologizing.
 Before taking the initiative, one must be pretty sure of why he is sorry. Go behind the reasons and realize your mistake. Then only, the expression will be genuine. Fake apology mostly worsens the case so be very genuine about what you feel. There is one suggestion of writing down your apology. This will make you more comfortable. Writing also helps if the person is feeling embarrassed. One can send this written apology where it is intended. But its always better to meet person one to one and then apologize. One strong suggestion is to never to make any excuse while saying sorry. It does not really give a positive vibe. Avoid blame game and just be sincere. Rest assured, things will fall into place.

stitches and burns by fra lippo lippi

People say that I'm a fool
Well I don't know
At least I found out
what it takes to be strong
I was dreaming all day long
A drifting cloud
With eyes wide open
I would choose not to see

*Now I don't want
to see you anymore
Don't want to be the one
to play your game
Not even if you smile
your sweetest smile
Not even if you beg me
darling please

Say good morning to the world
I hope you like it
take good care of all those

[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/stitches-and-burns-lyrics-fra-lippo-lippi.html ]

things that we have
I've been looking for a way
for to long now
seems like everything
must come to an end


Time after time
nothing that I can do
Knowing your ways
and loving your ways
But not getting through at all
Day after day
leaving the past behind
Coming to terms
with stitches and burns and
Learning to fly again


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Peaceful Warrior's Way-Peaceful heart,Warrior Spirit

By: Dan Millman

The purpose: Evolution     
 We don't just seek happiness; we seek meaning,connection,and purpose.We aren't here just to succeed or fail,or to win or lose,we are here to learn,to evolve,and finally, to awaken.

The Arena: Daily Life
Earth is a Divine school; Daily life is our classroom. The challenges we face in relationship, family, health, work, and finances are the spiritual weights we lift in order to strengthen our Spirit.

The Time: Now
 The past and future are nice places to visit,but we are don't want to live there. Now is the moment of silence, the moment of truth, of reality, of sanity. Past and future are illusion - memory and imagination.

The Method: Action
I don't want ask you feel courageous or confident or loving or peaceful or happy; just behave that way; you don't have to wait for the right thoughts or feelings. Just do it!

It begin on the ground:
Strong roots help a tree to bear fruit; the same is true of a human being. Magical thinking is popular; always has been. But  Reality rules. Observe and listen to nature's whisper and all will be well.

It starts where you are:
You are a peaceful warrior in training. No special status or abilities are needed. Where you are right now is the perfect place to be. Life , which brought you to where you are, is your initiation. The way is open.

It works at every level:
This way is founded upon spiritual ( or universal) laws. They apply to every facet of life - body, minds, emotions; health relationsip, career - flesh and spirit. Head in the clouds, feet on the ground.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Qoutes # 1

The heart feels what the eyes cannot see 

and what the mind will never understand.

The Ant and the Contact Lens: A true story

I got this email from our Branch Manager. I do love the lesson about it.
I'm inspired about the story and I'm reflecting about it...
So I'm sharing this to you.... :) 

Brenda was almost halfway to the top of the tremendous granite cliff. She was standing on a ledge where she was taking a breather during this, her first rock climb. As she rested there, the safety rope snapped against her eye and knocked out hercontact lens. 'Great', she thought. 'Here I am on a rock ledge, hundreds of feet from the bottom and hundreds of feet to the top of this cliff, and now my sight is blurry.'
She looked and looked, hoping that somehow it had landed on the ledge. But it just wasn't there.

She felt the panic rising in her, so she began praying. She prayed for calm, and she prayed that she may find her contact lens.

When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye and her clothing for the lens, but it was not to be found. Although she was calm now that she was at the top, she was saddened because she could not clearly see across the range of mountains. She thought of the bible verse 'The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth.'

She thought, 'Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know every stone and leaf, and You know exactly where my contact lens is. Please help me.'

Later, when they had hiked down the trail to the bottom of the cliff they met another party of climbers just starting up the face of the cliff. One of them shouted out, 'Hey, you guys! Anybody lose a contact lens?'

Well, that would be startling enough, but you know why the climber saw it? An ant was moving slowly across a twig on the face of the rock, carrying it!

The story doesn't end there. Brenda's father is a cartoonist. When she told him the incredible story of the ant, the prayer, and the contact lens, he drew a cartoon of an ant lugging that contact lens with the caption, 'Lord, I don't know why You want me to carry this thing. I can't eat it, and it's awfully heavy. But if this is what You want me to do, I'll carry it for You.'

I think it would do all of us some good to say, 'God, I don't know why You want me to carry this load. I can see no good in it and it's awfully heavy. But, if You want me to carry it, I will.'

God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

Yes, I do love GOD. He is my source of existence and my Savior. He keeps me functioning each and every day Without Him, I am nothing, but with Him... I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. (Phil. 4:13)

If you love GOD and are not ashamed of all the marvelous things He has done for you, send this to as many people you know.

Have you realize how amazing it was? The mountain is so BIG and WIDE.
How came they saw the small ants....GOD's POWER REALLY work mysteriously....
" I hope after you read this post you will reflect into your life that everything has it's own purpose.
Just believe and TRUST Our ALMIGHTY Father."

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I foreigner own the name of Davao City Living

As I surf to Live in the Philippines I landed in Jaws blog. 


Sad to say I foreigner own the name of Davao City Living.

It's suppose to be a Filipino who will love and own the beauty of the name and our City.

But in other side,I'm happy because even though he is not pure Filipino He love My Birthplace.

Just read his post...You learn and be curios about Davao City Philippines. ENJOY READING!!!


Posted by: Jawz on: October 25 2010 • Categorized in: Jawz

As I have mentioned in my 'My Dad in Davao City' blog posts, Part One, Part Two, and Part Three, my dad came to visit me here in Davao City from October the 10th to the 15th. After he arrived back in the States, I sent him a message on Facebook asking him questions of what he thought of Davao. Here's the interview:
I enjoyed the friendliness of the Philippine people. I enjoyed the city life for a visit, but I could not live in the hectic atmosphere all of the time. Traffic is very chaotic, but at times that could be fun. Davao is a very safe city; good security. I never felt in danger except on some taxi rides. Finding food, clothes, etc., is no problem with the modern malls. I enjoyed the diverse retail at the malls. I enjoyed the street stores (Aldevinco) also. I felt sad for the street people, especially the young children out on dangerous street, and the young mothers with babies out begging. I enjoyed the parks and tourist attractions. The beach areas are great with very clear waters. Most places had clean updated bathrooms, but some did not have toilet paper, so bring your own. I also enjoyed how inexpensive everything is, and good public transportation.
JAWZ: What were some major cultural differences you noticed?
AL: For the most part, the Philippine people are friendly and extend a very positive attitude. The city of Davao is very crowded, active, and a bit noisy with all the traffic. However, it is very enjoyable. Be prepared for chaotic traffic, but the taxi, jeepney, and trike rides can be enjoyable. I would not try to drive in this traffic, you cannot hesitate. It was interesting of how very young people would be out on the streets late in the evening. I felt sadness for the street people since it appears there is a lack of a charity system like we have in the States. There is a great diversity of food that can be enjoyed, but look out if you have a weak stomach, especially be careful about getting food from the street vendors.
JAWZ: Which was your favorite coffee shop that we visited? (*Note: We visited Chicco di Caffe, Karlo's Gourmet & Coffee, Bo's Coffee Club, Kangaroo Coffee Company, Bluegre Coffee, and Kopi Roti)
AL: I really enjoyed all of the coffee houses. Jack's Ridge (Karlo's Gourmet & Coffee) provided the most beautiful scenery. In town I was most comfortable at Bo's with easy access to Wi-Fi. I enjoyed them all.
JAWZ: What did you think of Filipino food? (*Note: Dad had pancit, buchi, Filipino BBQ chicken, atsara, chicharap, halo-halo, palamigs, sweet & sour fish, ube bread, and many more)
AL: Philippine food is quite diverse; from bland to spicy, from usual to exotic. I didn't have anything that I totally disliked. I really enjoyed the family meal at your girlfriend's house, and I enjoyed the eatery at your dorm. You had me eating so much that I can't remember the names of all of the foods.
JAWZ: What did you think of the Halo-Halo
AL: Halo-Halo is a dose of heaven. I wish we had that in the States.
JAWZ:  What did you think of the local fruits? (*Note: Dad had lanzones, rambutan, durian, and mangosteen preserves)
AL: The fruits I sampled were delicious, however, the durian was complex and I think you must acquire a taste for it. The smell [of the durian] for me is like fruit in the garbage bin that has been there for more than a day, and the taste was the same; sweet but soured. That is why I believe you must acquire a taste for it.
JAWZ: What did you think of some of t he places you visited?
  • Jack's Ridge- Beautiful setting, very relaxing, good restaurants and coffee. Great place to go and relax.
  • Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague- Beautiful Catholic shrine. Beautiful gardens, and great place to meditate.
  • Davao Seawall- Beautiful setting, place to walk, and relax.
  • San Pedro (City Hall & the Cathedral)- In the city, good architecture, more hectic.
  • Peoples's Park- Beautiful gardens, sculptures, relaxing, but still in the city.
  • Ramon Magsaysay Park- Beautiful setting, problem with street people begging, good place to walk.
  • Davao Crocodile Park- Great place to take pictures of animals, walk, and relax.
  • Aldevinco Shopping Center- Great place to purchase Asian gift items. Great if you like to haggle on prices.
  • Blue Jaz- Great seaside resort, food, drink, relax by the beautiful ocean, waterside, etc.
Although I didn't get to have time to do a face-to-face interview with my dad, I did capture him on camera of what he thought about the durian. So I'd count this video as an answer to if I asked the question "What did you think of the durian fruit?". This video also captures the moment of my dad eating it.

One of My Invent Graphics.....YEHEY! CONGRATS for ME!

Memory Line.....

Back into memory line...
Sa paghahalungkat ko sa mga lumang gamit ko.
Dami kong na discover ulit sa sarili ko.
Mga bagay-bagay na mahalaga sa akin...
Na ang tagal ko ng hinanap...
At akala ko nawala na....
Nakatago pa pala....
At ang mga bagay na dapat ng itapon nakatago pa rin pala.....

My 2nd flute....I have 3 of this....Oppsss almost 4....I got a gift from Alexis at my birthday last Oct. 3.
My 1st Tag Number in Milo Marathon..Wayback 1997