26 August, 2009

35 SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE IN MY 35 YEARS

" I thank my God every time I remember you." Philippians 1:3

1. Papa – for always being proud of me, for supporting and loving me in spite of my shortcomings; for providing in the family all these years; for the many times you have given me a ride even if I was already a grown up; for your non-stop provision and help…….. THANK YOU!
2. Mama – for the many dishes you’ve prepared, clothes you’ve ironed and washed for me; I am a very good cook because of you and popsy; for understanding and being patient, for loving and taking good care of me even as a grown up……….. THANK YOU!
3. Eden (my sister) – for doing all my errands and taking good care of our household especially mama and papa…………. THANK YOU!
4. Bong (my brother) – for working hard to help our family, for giving in to my massage request whenever I need it; for the many times you picked me up and sent me to take a cab for work………. THANK YOU!
5. Tito Buboy – for believing in me and for helping my father send me to college by paying a huge amount of my tuition fee. I wouldn’t be where I am now if you didn’t believe that I can do it.; for inspiring and exposing me to music, maybe you didn’t realize but I did listen to all the tapes you brought from Saudi from classic to reggae, pinoy rock etc. I just love then all!!!! THANK YOU!
6. Ate Rose(wife of Tito Buboy) – for your support to Tito and for not stopping him to pay for my tuition; for praying for me and sharing your heart with me; for always watching the plays that I direct; for helping me come to Singapore; for always having nice words to say about people, about me…………….. THANK YOU!
7. Teacher Pow – for being my accountability partner for the longest time; for the ears that listen each time; for all the prayers and friendship; for the laughter and tears, teach, you have been wonderful! J THANK YOU!
8. Pastor Eddie – for the many preaching and learning you’ve shared; for helping me developed such a strong foundation of my faith; for being a friend and a pastor; for telling me that I am a wonderful lady and that a wonderful lady will never lose admirers……………. THANK YOU!
9. Ma’am Cindy – for the many inspirational talk you’ve shared and home cooked recipes you taught me; for being a good example of how a wife, a mom and a pastor’s wife should be and for showing me how a woman of God is like by being you………… THANK YOU!
10. Pastor Lance – for showing me a good example of what “self-control” is and “being angry without sinning”; for being a friend, for all the laughter and wonderful memories of missions trip and other ministry work; for believing and saying yes to a ACTS Theatre Ministry years ago; and for always getting better and better as a pastor, a minister, a husband, a father and a friend to me and the rest around you………. THANK YOU!
11. Melanie – for inspiring me to laugh each time; for making me feel special – you bake for me, you buy me flowers when there’s a play, you greet me on my birthday, you chat with me whenever I am around, you share recipes with me etc; for always remembering me even if I am far away…….. THANK YOU!
12. Fiona – for being such a wonderful person inside and out; for being such an inspiration and a good example of how a daughter of God should live; for always striving for EXCELLENCE! For attending and shepherding ACTS; for always saying yes to most of the projects/assignments I asked you to do; for teaching me how to say no when you really don’t have the time; for listening to all of my stories whether interesting or not; for believing that I can still counsel you even if I am far away; for being a very good friend in spite of the distance; for praying and loving me………THANK YOU!
13. Lain – for all the stories we’ve shared; all the places we’ve been to; for all the happy and crying times, for all the ministry work and challenges we have experienced together; for taking care of ACTS; for not giving up or losing hope; for always encouraging, praying, supporting and loving me………. THANK YOU!
14. Albert – for teaching me what “FAITH” really is and that “God is never late yet never too early”; for inspiring me and for doing such an excellent job in school, church and your family; for all the good and bad times we have shared and still I never heard you complain, not even once; for being a great leader and an example to the youth….. THANK YOU!
15. Erwin – for being so hard-working; for being courageous enough to take charge of ACTS; for all the wonderful memories you have shared with me whether personal or ministry related; for always believing in me as your director; for not being afraid to try new things; for your humility and willingness to learn; for being a great leader, preacher, actor, trainer and a friend…… THANK YOU!
16. Weng – for 20 years of friendship! Gosh, words are not enough to express what we have been through as friends, but in spite of all the ups and downs, we are still together! For all the secrets we’ve shared, ministry work, travel and missions trips, for all the musicals and projects we’ve made; for the many wonderful memories and still counting…… THANK YOU!
17. Angelo – for being such an inspiration and for proving that God can truly change lives and that with Him nothing is impossible; for the years of friendship; for praying and loving me…… THANK YOU!
18. Jennie – for always spending time with me; for all the love, prayers and support; for always reminding me to save; for just simply being a friend, a wonderful mom, a minister and a pastor’s wife; for always changing for the better especially from the time you married Jeff; for not tolerating wrong doings; for the years of friendship……….. THANK YOU!
19. Jeff – for being excellent in all that you do; for showing humility, perseverance, hard-work and for loving and obeying God; for all the years of friendship we have shared from Voices of Glory Quarter (since high school) to SUMAYA, Sunday School, Choir, Drama,(I can still vividly remember you saying “good news, good news, Christ died for me! Hahahaha) Breaking Point etc; for being a great leader, a pastor, a trainer, a minister, a father, a husband, a friend……… THANK YOU!
20. Tonie – for the trust, respect, support, prayers; for all the laughter, and joy; for all the plays we have made, arts festival and missions trip we have facilitated; for all the places we’ve been to; for the ears that listen; for always being the first one to see me each time I go back home; for all the love in spite of knowing all my weaknesses………THANK YOU!
21. Alvin – for being such a good buddy; for always making me laugh; for inspiring the youth; for being such a powerful and energetic preacher with very high sense of humor; for assisting with ACTS, for always spending time with me over a cup of coffee; for all the wonderful memories in the ministry; for the years of friendship……….. THANK YOU!
22. Theodore – for the endless inspiration of making music for the Lord; for training the youth without expecting anything in return; for your servant heart and humility; for never failing to inspire me with your songs…….. THANK YOU!
23. Chie – for simply loving and believing in me; for always spending time; for not giving up and for the inspiration of forgiveness and undying love; for your friendship so sweet and true……….. THANK YOU!
24. Digi – for being “strong” in the Lord; for not giving up nor losing hope; for staying focus on HIM; for learning how to stand up after a great fall; for always believing in me and ACTS; for the love and friendship………THANK YOU!
25. Ice – for the countless times you made me cry, you taught me mercy, patience, love, understanding and grace. Hahaha, But in spite of all the hurt, our friendship remained strong; for always believing that there is hope in God and that prayers can move mountains, for the brother-sister friendship that we share for the longest time…… THANK YOU!
26. Joy – for all the ministry time we have shared; for always saying yes to Arts Festival, missions trip and other ministry work with me; for inspiring a lot of youth each time you dance for the Lord; for being such a good listener, for trusting and believing in my abilities; for always wanting to attend my lectures; for your eagerness to learn and humility as a servant of God; for being a very good friend…….. THANK YOU!
27. Sephii – for consistently doing production stuff with me; for always making yourself available for meetings and ministry work; for not being afraid to share your heart with me even if you are a man; for not giving up on love; for saying yes to Jesus and obeying Him when He called you to preach; for your prayers and friendship…….. THANK YOU!
28. Rizza – for all wonderful memories we shared together; for the love and respect in spite of the pain; for surviving the times of trials, for always assuring me that I will be proud when you get married; for all the wonderful ministry time together and years of friendship…… THANK YOU!
29. Beng – for all the time you shared with me since way back “theatre time” (won’t mention the theatre’s name anymore, you know what a nightmare that was! Hehehe); for all the help you gave when I was new here in Singapore and even up to now; for all the cooking, cleaning, singing, laughing and crying sessions we had; for the travels, ministry works, outings, events that we were together; for richer or for poorer we were together!J For the years of friendship and still counting……… THANK YOU!
30. Jade – for teaching me how to save which I still couldn’t get up to now, I really am a bad student in terms of finances; for being a good example of discipline, hard-work and perseverance; for always being excited when I cook; for laughing at my jokes; for giving me company when I travel; for all the love, support, prayers and friendship……. THANK YOU!
31. Teacher Dolly – for being such a great example of how a wonderful teacher should be; for giving and sharing with me kitchen tips; for dreaming of starting a school with me; for being such a great mom and a wife; for always spending time with me; for the many times we went out and you brought me home; for the love, prayers and support……THANK YOU!
32. Doc John – for all the discipline and inspiration in establishing a Christian Theatre Ministry; for the very first missions exposure and stage performance you have given me; for believing that I can do it…………. THANK YOU!
33. Teacher Super – for all inspiration you gave on how to handle arts for kids; for teaching me to love them unconditionally; for sharing ideas on arts and craft, directing kids and for helping me understand on the importance of praying over your students and lifting them up in the Lord; for the unforgettable “tacos moments” we had with all the PVIS teachers while were doing our bible studies………. THANK YOU!
34. Teacher Tetes – for giving me the chance to work with you; for the inspiration of being a great teacher and employer; with you I can say that, “All things I needed to learn in pre-school teaching and discipline, I learned it all in PVIS!”……… THANK YOU!
35. Teacher Salve – for believing that I am one of the best pre-school teachers in the world; for trusting that I can really help you run your school (Ingenium) before; for bringing me to Davao and asking me to train all the primary school teachers of Ateneo de Davao in Fingermath which pave way for me to ride an airplane for the first time and since then it never stopped; for letting me go when I needed to move on with my career bringing me to where I am now……. THANK YOU!

15 August, 2009

EMOTIONAL PURITY

gave this lecture to ACTS last July..... read on.......
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8

I. Emotional Intimacy – a close, private relationship that would invoke strong feelings, passions, and the senses.

Emotional Intimacy will bring about physical intimacy. It is the kind of closeness and familiarity that stirs feelings and senses that promote a bond, a union that God reserves for the marriage relationship.
“Marriage is to be held in honor among all” (Hebrews 13:4a)

22Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. 25Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26to make her holy, cleansing[
b] her by the washing with water through the word, 27and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church— 30for we are members of his body. 31"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."[c] 32This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. Ephesians 5:22-32

COMMITMENT produces intimate relationships, in that God-given order.

We must re-sensitize ourselves to the importance of guarding our hearts from the “just friends” battle wounds.

Heart check: How is your level of intimacy with the Lord?

II. Emotional Purity – is when you prevent yourself from sharing your heart and your deep emotional feelings to members of the opposite sex.
(Compare dating 100 years ago to this new generation – not much emotion involved!)
- define or clear out intentions
- do not “over-share” especially to someone of the opposite sex (“emotional strip tease” is very common during camp and bible studies/small groups)
-do not spend one-on-one time with members of the opposite sex alone

When you experience intimacy without commitment you are playing with the heart of a fellow brother or sister in Christ and will violate emotional purity.

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Galatians 5:16

III. Defrauding – means to have more, or to gain or take advantage of another, to overreach; to swindle, to cheat.
You defraud people when you use them, or cheat them of something they need to save for someone else; teasing them with what they couldn’t have; playing with the emotions or expectations of someone in which you do not expect to righteously satisfy.

3It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; 6and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. I Thessalonians 4:3-6

A man’s tender attention and smooth words can steal a girl’s heart. However, the young girl in Song of Solomon requests repeatedly not to arouse or awake her love until she pleases.
Men, when you treat a young lady as “special” you may be whetting her appetite for marriage. And if you tell a woman that you are just friends yet your behaviour treats her more than a friendship, she will believe your behaviour rather than your words!

We all understand the beauty of saving our physical bodies for our mates. How much more wonderful if we saved our emotions as well?


When one avoids defrauding, blessings will follow.


IV. Commitment equals protection
18This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. Matthew 1:18, 19

Without a solid commitment in a relationship, the walls around the heart are not protected. Commitment equals protection. When a man and a woman become emotionally and spiritually intimate without commitment, one of the two things will happen: they will marry or they will break up. God the protector asks us to “guard our hearts for it is the wellspring of life (Proverbs 4:23)
Guarding your heart will require you to discern when to share and when to hold back.

V. The Prize of Life
The prize of life is a relationship with our Creator. To look to anything else to fill that gap will not bring about satisfaction. God designed marriage but He designed us to be complete when we are with Him. Marriage is not the answer to eternal bliss. To give it that much credit is taking away credit from the Creator. Marriage is a blessing, not THE BLESSING! A deeper walk with the Lord is not to be brought about by marriage alone, but by reading His Word, talking to Him, obeying Him and giving Him praise, glory and honor.

VI. God’s Plan for your single years
32I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord's affairs—how he can please the Lord. 33But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife— 34and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord's affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband. 35I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord. 1 Cor. 7:32 -35

Why do so many unmarried people have a hard time facing their singleness head on? Mainly because many singles keep themselves wrapped up in activities that do not foster a love relationship with Christ. They do things they want to do (selfishness), without counting the cost paid. They live in the here and now, without a thought of the future. This focus on self permeates this life stage and in many people the years of being single become a wasteland of me, myself, and I, with little concern of serving and enjoying God.

Jesus was in His thirties and not married. He knew God’s will clearly. He was secure in His position with the Father and His purpose was apparent. Therefore, He kept His undivided attention on the Father.

"Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?" Luke 2:49

Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will." Matthew 26:39

"My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. John 4:34

I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. John 17:4

When singles keep their attention and energy focused on themselves and not on a love relationship with God, they miss out on many activities that would bring about deep satisfaction ENJOYING AND SERVING THE CREATOR SHOULD BE OUR NUMBER ONE GOAL, and this period in our life allows for 100 percent attention on GOD

This undivided attention to the Lord is the point of single life!

CONTENTMENT is not the “gift” of celibacy, nor it is the magic key that gives God a go ahead to send a spouse your way. Being content does not mean giving up hope.

What you do need to do to make sure you align with God’s Plan in your single life?

I Continue to seek Him with all you have
“dying to what you want and replacing it with what God wants”

II Make sure that you are serving God.
When you are seeking Him first He can do awesome things and open doors of ministry you thought were impossible.

III Make yourself emotionally UNAVAILABLE to the opposite sex.
If you saw God as your mate, how jealous would He be over you?

When we pray from the selfishness of our hearts for a mate, it can be compared to going to your spouse and asking for money for a prostitute because your spouse is not satisfying you. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures James 4:3

IV Ask God to enrol you in His “Wife or Husband Training Program.”
The Holy Spirit is our teacher, and if you know deep in your heart that your desire to be married is from the Lord, then asks Him to prepare you.


Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

COMMITMENT:

“For better days or for worse days, I accept what God has for me as a single person. He will not keep me unmarried a day longer than He plans. I will save my emotions for God’s plan and I will forgo the games singles play!”

MARRY SOMEONE WHO IS CONTENT WITH THE LORD ALONE!

Made this lecture from the book, Emotional Purity of Heather Arnel Paulsen July 2009

06 August, 2009

WAIT

Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried:
Quietly, patiently, lovingly God replied.
I plead and I wept for a clue to my fate,
And the Master so gently said,
“Child, you must wait.”

“Wait? You say, wait!” my indignant reply.
“Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!
Is your hand shortened? Or have You not heart?
By faith, I have asked, and am claiming Your Word.”

My future and all to which I can relate
Hangs in a balance, and YOU tell me to WAIT?
I’m needing a “YES”, a go-ahead sign,
Or even a “No” to which I can resign.

And Lord, You promised that if we believe
We need but to ask, and we shall receive
And Lord, I’ve been asking, and this is my cry:
“I’m weary of asking! I need a reply!”

Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate
As my Master replied once again, “You must wait.”
So, I slumped in my chair, defeated and taught
And grumbled to God, “So, I’m waiting…… for what?”

He seemed, then, to kneel
And His eyes wept with mine,
And He tenderly said, “I could give you a sign.”
I could shake the heavens, and darken the sun.
I could raise the dead, and cause mountains to run.

All you seek, I could give, and pleased you would be.
You would have what you want –
But you wouldn’t know Me.
You’d not know the depth of My love for each saint;
You’d not know the power I give to the faint;

You’d not learn to see through the clouds of despair;
You’d not learn to trust just by knowing I’m there;
You’d not know the joy of resting in Me;
When darkness and silence were all you could see.

You’d never experience that fullness of love
As the peace of my Spirit descends like a dove;
You’d know that I give and I save, for a start,
But you’d not know the depth of the beat of My heart.
The glow of my comfort late into the night,
The faith that I give when you walk without a sight,
The depth that’s beyond getting just what you asked
Of an infinite God, who makes what you have last.

You’d never know, should your pain quickly flee,
What it means that, “My grace is sufficient for thee.”
Yes, your dreams for your loved one
Overnight would come true,

But, Oh, the Loss! If I lost what I’m doing in you!

So, be silent, My child, and in time you will see
That the greatest of gifts is to get to know Me.
And though oft’ may My answers seem terribly late,
My most precious answer of all is still, “Wait.”


From the book,
Emotional Purity of Heather Arnel Paulsen

17 June, 2009

Let God Do The Choosing!

If men were like buses, how do you catch one?
A more important questions is - how do you catch the RIGHT one?
Simple : You take only the bus that's headed the RIGHT direction.
First we must allow our Heavenly Father to do the picking. And second,the decision for a mate must be made on a spiritual and intellectual basis before its made on an emotional one.What about love?, you ask. I'll tell you why.
"The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? (Jer 17:9)
The heart is willful and is driven by its own agenda. It does not consider things rationally and intelligently - it just loves to love! Therefore you have to point it in the right directions:
"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life" (Proverbs 4:23 ).
Whenever you meet a man, you need to get clearance from God, check out his attributes, and then allow your heart to engage. Dating exists not for mating; it exists for collecting data. I believet hat the biblical design would be friendship, courtship and then marriage. Friendship is two people walking together in agreement and accountability, learning and growing together. Courtship follows the mutual agreement to commit to one another exclusively - it is the decisive turning toward the agreed-upon goal of the marriage altar. It is a period of laying a foundation and preparing your life together after marriage. But dating? Well, if you do date, use the time wisely to gather facts.So when you do gather facts, let us compare the process to clothes shopping.
1. Check out the fabric. Is the person mate material? Does this man have an intimate relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ? Does he care what God thinks about his behavior? Is he accountable to God as well as another co-laborer in the faith? Accountability is an important factor. It is imperative to maintaining a committed relationship. Is your potential spouse a member of the same family - the family of God? Scripture is clear on this : "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?" (2 Cor 6:14 ).You need to have common interest and values and agree on the essentials of living day to day. You have a similar spiritual walk. You eat the same diet. You enjoy a lot of similar things. You have like interests, like goals in life, like opinions on basic life issues. You have had like experiences in your background. Though there is some truth to the idiom that opposites attract, like-minded folks fare better together. Furthermore, does he want to get married? If you want to be married and your dreamboat isn't interested, don't waste your time. Remember, women fall in love and get married. Men decide to get married and then look for a wife. Note the difference in order. So if a guy says he's not looking for anything serious, take his words seriously. If he's not going your direction, get off the bus & wait for the right one.
2. Does this man want you? Is he pursuing you? The man who is right for you will pursue you and God's hand in the relationship will be clear. No guessing, no fleeces, no dead ends. Scripture says: "He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord"( Prov 18:22). Note- who finds whom? THE MAN FINDS THE WIFE. From the beginning of time, God has transported men & women across the world in order to put them together. At the RIGHT TIME, He will bring that man on the scene and he will find you. In God's perfect design, the man is the one who recognizes his mate. Adam has no problem recognizing that Eve was his missing rib. You do not need to strategically place yourself anywhere. You don't have to help a guy out because he's shy. Men will do whatever they have to do to get what they truly want. The man in your life should recognize you as the pearl of great price inhis life and be willing to do whatever he must in order to gain your hand. If he is passive about gaining your affections, take it as a sign that he is not interested. A woman's mother has suggested that it is a good idea to marry a man who loves you more than you love him. As cold as that sounds, it actually might be scriptural if you stop to think about it : "We love him because he first loved us" (1 Jn 4:19).Until then, take the ultimate chill pill. You don't need a bunch of menin your life to make you feel all right about yourself. You need only one man - your man, the one God has selected to select you. And trust me, the right man at the wrong time can be just as awful as the wrong man at any time. So trust God's timing in this. He is the ultimate matchmaker. Relax, sit pretty and allow yourself to be found. Again - WAIT until the man voices his intentions. He should take the lead in establishing the relationship. You may have an inkling that he is the one, but God will use the man to set the tone of the relationship. Allow him the opportunity to woo you - this is your first act of submission. Jesus set the standard for all men to follow. They should love us first. And they should lead the relationship.
3. The man in your life should not desire to move into your house, only into your heart. A man who prepares for your future has made his intentions clear. A man who is husband material has the means to take care of a wife. He is a responsible human being who understands he needs to have something to offer. In short, a man should have the means to bea suitable lover for you.
4. Check out his buddies. Everyone knows birds of the same feather flock together, yet most women fail to see the connection between a man and his friends. A man's pals tell you a lot about the person that you haven't seen yet. They reveal things about the guy's character that might be hidden when he is on good behavior. Everyone knows how to put his best foot forward. Don't stay focused on the foot, check out therest of the body!
5. Check out his relationship with his mother. How does he treat her? This is your preview of how he will treat you. There are lots of men who, because of a negative relationship with their mothers, really don't like women, yet say they do. Unresolved issues between mother and son continue between husband and wife.
6. Remember that a man's family reveals the cloth from which he's cut.Take note and decide whether you want your future with the man in your life to look like his present family situation.
7. Check out the patterns of his life. Do you see repeated cycles of drama in his personal kingdom? broken relationships? problems in making commitments? including the job market? mood swings? Is a problem alwayssomeone else's fault? Does he embrace responsibility or shirk it? Does he keep his promises? Is he a man of good reputation? Remember all garments look wonderful hanging in the store, but with wear, some begin to unravel. Give yourself time and space to check outthe man in your life. Time will always reveal whether or not he is made of the right stuff.
8. Does this man have a vision for his life? Is he running with that vision? Remember, God decided Adam needed help once Adam got busy DOING his assignment. As we saw Adam, a man doesn't need help until he is busy doing what he was created and called to do. Is your guy guided by a sense of destiny and purpose, or does he just allow life to happen around him? A man who is not certain of his mission can be a most miserable person - and you'll be miserable too if you know where YOU want to go in life. A man who has vision is not intimidated by a woman whose mission statement is clear. He will be your best ally,cheerleader and assistant because he wants you both to make it! A man who cannot be supportive of your achievements because he is flounderingin a sea of uncertainty over his own life is not a healthy partner to have and to hold forever. Creating dependencies or feelings of obligation is not the way to get the best out of your man. Somewhere along the way, he will resent you and flee from the smothering burden of obligation he associates you with.You want a man who is firmly anchored in his identity in Christ.Remember, we are looking for a man who will be priest and leader of his home. His first instinct should be to want to cover you, redeem you, and provide for you. Your job is to decide if this is the man God has ordained for you to complement.
9.Complementarity. Do your talents and gifts complement his? Do his gifts complement yours? What about your temperaments? Do you see the two of you as an effective team capable of bringing blessing to the lives of those around you? Do your futures mesh? Can you coordinate your gifts inan attractive and effective way? This is why knowing your purpose is so important. Make sure your hearts beat for mutual causes.When I go shopping I always consider the fabric, the fit and what I already have in my closet. Will my next purchase be a complementary addition to what I already have? If I find that I am going to have to buy shoes and matching accessories to go with a new outfit, I leave it right on the rack. It is too expensive a proposition. If the man you meet makes you feel that you need to completely reinvent yourself, something is wrong. This is where I ask you to consider the relationship in terms of cost. Is this relationship expensive spiritually, emotional or physically? Does your longing for a mate make you willing to forfeit who you are in the process? Or does he see you as the gift that you are?The man in your life should consider you a rare find, a priceless jewel -because of you he is getting ready to get blessed big-time! Any relationship that causes you to fee l unworthy, unlovely, unacceptable, undesirable or that you have to work for love, is too expensive!God has called the man to cover, protect and provide not only materially for a woman, but emotionally and spiritually as well. You should bericher in mind, body and spirit for your union with the man of yourdreams. The man in your life should make rich deposits into your heartand spirit, not withdrawals.
10. Does he have a healthy love & acceptance of himself? Make sure theman in your life has taken time to heal from past relationships and has made peace with himself. How he cares for himself is how he will care for you. A man's relationship with God is crucial here. His love for himself will only be as strong as his love for God. This is not something that you can impart. You cannot be his savior or teacher. That is out of spiritual order. In his rightful place as your personal priest, he should be leading you to a richer relationship with Christ. If he is causing you to compromise your faith and destabilize your walk, if he is leading you into sexual sin or causing you to be distracted from your commitment to Christ, the relationship is too expensive. Offending the Lover of your soul, who promises you eternal love, is too high a fare to pay for a ride that has a limited run. If you and your man can't soar in the Spirit, when the force of yourlove for another is tested by the pull or gravity of the world, your union will not be able to survive.S o you decide. How much is your life worth? How much is your love worth? You will be able to accept only what you believe you deserve. God himself calculated the worth of your love and decided it was worth His life. He now pledges you His love for eternity. Yes, Jesus sets the example for all others to follow when He paid a ransom for His bride. Should you expect less from a mortal man? Throughout the biblical age, men were willing to pay the cost for thehand that they desired. The truth of the matter is, everyone knows that anything worth having, costs. And no one gets a ride in this life for free.
Your prayer:
Dear Heavenly Father, I confess that I have not always been as careful as I should've been with my heart. From time to time, my desire for love has caused me to leave my heart in the wrong hands. I now commit my heart into Your hands for safekeeping. Please help me to stop being so impulsive with what you deem so precious. As I learn to celebrate Your love for me, let me learn from Your example what a bridegroom should really be like. Help me to never settle for less than what you desire for me. As I embrace You as the Lover of my soul, keep my affections in the haven of Your own heart. As I rest in Your love, make me more discriminating of those who approach me. I ask that You take over this area of my life. Keep me from those You know would hurt my heart. I invite You to set a hedge around me and keep me from all who would draw me into unfruitful relationships until the day you present me to the mate that You have selected for me.Grant me the discernment to recognize him as he recognizes me. Cleanse me from the temptation to typecast the men I meet according to what I see. Help me to trust in Your knowledge and lean not on my own understanding. I know that You know what is best for me; therefore I yield to Your choice. In Jesus Name. Amen.

07 June, 2009

I wish I was a child like that!

Matthew 18
The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven
1At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
2He called a little child and had him stand among them.
3And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
4Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5"And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.
6But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
It was a Sunday morning, I went to church and was very excited because Pastor JP is preaching again. I really enjoyed the messages he shared during our 2 day retreat on SINGLES MAX - Living Life to the Max!
I sat third row from the front of the theatre where I would always do together with my housemate. During Praise and Worship, I saw this little girl Revekah, (we call her "vecky" in Sunday School) dancing with all her might as we praise and sing "One Way" to our Lord Jesus Christ. This little sweetheart is just around 5 years old and was on the very front row of the theatre. I smiled as I sang and told the Lord, "bless the little children who come and worship you like that little girl infront, I wish I was a child like that!".
As the worship progressed, this little girl didn't stop. She was swaying her arms, raising it up and down, kneeling,bending, bowing down; basically doing her own interpretative dance on all the worship songs being sang. I was amazed at her passion and creativity! At one point, I was soooooo tempted to run beside her and just dance with her for all I care!!!! hahaha
As I continued to watch, I told the Lord, "I wish all the people of God in all ages can just freely worship Him just like that. No inhibitions, no fears, no ifs and buts......... and again, I wish I was a child like that"!
You know, children are amazing!
They teach us a lot of things - more that we can ever imagine! They are innocent, pure, void of malice, transparent, contented, humble, obedient, trustworthy, dependent............... (deep sigh)
I wish I was a child like that.................
Because at this point of my life,
A child-like faith is what I need.
A child-like humility is what I long for.
A child-like surrender is what I need to do.
I wish I am Vecky.
I wish I was a child like that.......
"Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."

04 June, 2009

Serving an Audience of ONE

The ultimate test of servanthood is whether you can be content to serve an audience of One, when it’s OK to serve in anonymity, when you can throw yourself into a bit part, when you no longer live for the approval of others, when the size of your audience doesn’t matter anymore, and when the size of the role you play is less important than being faithful and obedient.
AUDIENCE OF ONE
Greg Ferguson

It’s such a strong temptation to live for man’ applause
But I don’t want to buy into the lie ‘cause I know that’s not a worthy cause
So to keep things in perspective, I hung a signed up on the wall

The sign is nothing special, but it really says it all
And the sign says

I’ll be content to serve an audience of One
Only His approval counts when all is said and done
And this is my prayer, when the race is finally run
I want to hear “Well done” from the Audience of One

When the drive for recognition starts to get the best of me
All I’ve got to do is look around at the people serving selflessly
And they don’t serve for glory, and they are not keeping score
There’s a sign that’s written on their hearts
A sign I’ve seen before

I’ll be content to serve an audience of One
Only His approval counts when all is said and done
And this is my prayer, when the race is finally run
I want to hear “Well done” from the Audience of One


In the not-too-distant future
When the crowds all fade away
I’ll stand alone before my Lord
And this is what I long to say

I’m overjoyed to serve an audience of One
It’s what I’ve been created for ever since day one
And this is my song, as I bow before Your throne
I love to hear “Well done” from the audience of One

So this will be my prayer, ‘til the race is finally run
I want to hear “Well done,” I long to hear “Well done”
I want to hear “Well done” from the audience of One

25 May, 2009

SINGLES MAX RETREAT: Are you ready to live it up?

YOU ARE INVITED!!!!!

If you are Single and located in Singapore, we would like to invite you this life-changing event.

WHAT: CCF SINGAPORE Singles Retreat
WHEN: June 5-6, 2009
WHERE: Trinity Theological College
Fee: $95 - $100 (inclusive of the overnight stay, buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, materials, etc)

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20 May, 2009

Only GOD Could Love You More

Oh Lord, one day soon I will sing this song to my future husband! :-)

Truly, ONLY YOU CAN LOVE HIM MORE!!!!

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I asked the Lord for someone,
and I always knew
that in God’s time and in God’s way
it would be someone like you.
All my hopes and all my dreams
were suddenly fulfilled
It’s almost unbelievable
our love is in his will.

Only God could love you more,
for He gave me this love I have for you.
What a blessing to know He’s your Lord,
For only God could love you more, than I do.
Only God could love you more,

I’m tempted to be saying ,that we met by chance
But God was there at every turn, In every circumstance
To share this life God gave me
seems such a fearful task,
But every moment we have shared
is more than I could ask


Only God could love you more,
for He gave me this love I have for you.
What a blessing to know He’s your Lord,
For only God could love you more, than I do.

For only God could love you more, than I do.

19 May, 2009

25 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME:THE HEART OF THE ARTIST REVEALED!

I was tagged at Facebook, here's what I wrote:

1. I am a certified SSB! SINGLE SINCE BIRTH! But no regrets co'z I am enjoying life!!!:-)

2. I am a director and I organize BIG EVENTS.But I truly miss acting on STAGE! I dream of being a part of any Broadway Musical! hahaha

3. I am a big fan of Mark Bautista and Sarah Geronimo! They are the ultimate "TOTAL PERFORMERS" for me!

4. I am a Christian. I got to know the Lord when I was 11 years old and my first ministry was the JEEPNEY MINISTRY and VISITATION! Cool!!!

5. I dream of having my own school but do you know what my ultimate dream is? To be a HOMEMAKER!

6. To most people I am very intimidating, dominant and unsubmissive: I challenge you, GET TO KNOW ME and you will know YOU'RE WRONG! :-)

7. I will try any new adventure even if I am scared to death, as long as I have a friend who will do it with me.

8. I am the eldest of 3. Throughout my life, if there is one thing I can be proud of, that is the LOVE and RESPECT I gave to my parents.Believe it or not, I have never fought with them. My goal is to make them HAPPY and COMFORTABLE each day of their lives especially now that they are getting old.

9. A lot of people admire me for being a good Director, Artist, Host, Trainer, Cook, etc. But do you know where I am really good at? TEACHING KIDS!!!!! Oh man, for those who are not aware, TEACHING is my FIRST LOVE!!!

10. I am a SHOPAHOLIC! I get annoyed if I know that I still have money in my wallet.I so hate myself for spending too much UNNECESSARILY! sick!!!!

11. When I was small, I played all kinds of street games! Gosh, PATINTERO, TUMBANG PRESO, MARBLES, CARDS, SHIATO, TAGUAN, LANGIT LUPA IMPIYERNO, AGAW-TAKAW, TAMAAN BOLA, CHINESE GARTER, MORO-MORO, LUKSONG-BAKA, atbp. Gosh, I wish the kids today are able to play those. It was so much FUN!!!!

12. I've watched "27 dresses" and enjoyed it. However, after watching the movie I realized I had more than 27 dresses already yet I am still single! hahaha, still counting.............. (sigh) When will my BEACH WEDDING ever come true? :-)

13. I am targeting to lose weight significantly in the next 2 months.

14. I miss SBC so much - the people, the ministry(ACTS), the worship, the rehearsals etc. I wish I can already be back to the Philippines for good.

15. After the Singles Retreat I am organizing right now, I will start planning for a MISSION's TRIP in Cambodia. I've been there before but I went there to teach PHONETICS and Theater. This time I want to have a 3-5 days MANNA FEEDING PROGRAM! I want to personally cook and feed those precious children of the Lord. Open to anyone who wants to join me! Pray, Pray, Pray!

16. I don't like guys who ADMIRE, LOVE AND ADORE me too much. It's very ANNOYING! A BIG TURN OFF!

17. Even up to now, there are still times when I would just suddenly wake up in the middle of the night and cry. I miss my family and friends in Manila.....................:-(

18. I love to cook. It's one ministry that I have while I am here in Singapore.

19. My voice is just NATURALLY TOO LOUD! I am always mistaken as angry or too demanding and arrogant because of my voice. Yes, it is one of my greatest assets but it pulls me down to embarrassment as well.

20. I hate to admit this but I really think I am madly in love with someone at the moment. The sad thing is, I don't think he is the man the Lord prepared for me so I AM LETTING GO! No text, no e-mails, no phone calls, no dating. I invested too much time and emotions already into something that eventually led to NOTHING.................. Ouch, sakit ha! So TAMA NA!

21. I am so scared of giving birth. Maybe that explains why I am still single.... hehehehe, my tolerance on pain is very low!

22. I wish I learned how to play any musical instrument when I was a kid.

23. I enjoy guys who are confident and can make sensible conversations with me.

24. I can live without CAKES and ICE-CREAMS, but I can't live without PASTA and CHICKEN! Yum Yum!

25. I am a "mother hen" to many. But I wish and pray that the guys that I meet won't just look at me as a "mother hen" but as a woman who can be a perfect wife and a mother to their kids! :-)

16 May, 2009

HAPPY 5th Year Anniversary ACTS!

This is our 5th year anniversary video last year which we were unable to upload because of its length and size, but as they say, "It's better late than never!" hehehe ENJOY!

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14 May, 2009

G U I D A N C E (Dancing with God)

*received this from a friend today...... it's really nice!
Dancing With God
When I meditated on the word Guidance,
I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word.
I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing.
When two people try to lead, nothing feels right.
The movement doesn't flow with the music,
and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.
When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead,
both bodies begin to flow with the music.
One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back
or by pressing lightly in one direction or another.
It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully.
The dance takes surrender, willingness,
and attentiveness from one person
and gentle guidance and skill from the other.
My eyes drew back to the word Guidance.
When I saw "G": I thought of God, followed by "u" and "i".
"God, "u" and "i" dance."
God, you, and I dance.
As I lowered my head,
I became willing to trust
that I would get guidance about my life.
Once again, I became willing to let God lead.
My prayer for you today is that God's blessings
and mercies be upon you on this day and everyday.
May you abide in God, as God abides in you.
Dance together with God,
trusting God to lead
and to guide you through each season of your life.

12 May, 2009

Love Hurts

How come LOVE can cause so much joy and at the same time so much pain?

How come a guy says I LOVE YOU yet doesn't really seem to know what it means?

And how come a girl like me even believes that there is HOPE with someone like him?

STUPID LOVE, STUPID ME!
(Can I just cry Lord? why do I fall on the same trap over and over again?)

10 May, 2009

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

To my momsy:-) Tessie

Only a mother can communicate love without saying a word

For the many unspoken ways that you share your love in our family,

I hope you know that you're loved and appreciated beyond measure.

Have a Beautiful Mother's Day

I love you ma!

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And to all other great moms out there, this video is for you! Enjoy your day!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

Lover of my Heart

"I want to walk with you everyday of my life
to talk with you in the good and the strife
you're my friend you're my father, for all time
Nothing can keep us apart, you're the lover of my heart"
Today is a time of rest and relaxation. I talked to Him, went jogging and biking with Him. Sang praises to His name and read about Him. Oh man, what an awesome God I have!
"The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him."

05 May, 2009

One Day at a Time

I'm back to work!
Yes, after 2 weeks of vacation in Manila I am now officially back to work again. However, before I came back to Singapore, I told the Lord to prepare my heart, my mind and my body physically, for what is about to come.You see, whenever I would handle big events, the enemy is ALWAYS on the attack, not just to me but to all of those who are with me in the frontline.He strikes in many areas of my life and I tell you, if I am not prepared, I should have surrendered and just totally given up long ago. I know in my heart that the victory is already mine because of Jesus, but I am not a hypocrite to say that things are easy. Most of the time, Christians commit mistakes when we underestimate the power of the enemy.I assure you, he is not the type who makes things easy! Like right now, the challenges that I am going through are those that will make any normal human being anxious and worried. At work things are sooooooo crazy, employees are being terminated each day. It's been an emotional and mental torture for most of us, coming to work thinking "I might be next". But then again, if it happens, then it happens!
For years, I entrusted my entire career to Him and He has shown Himself faithful all throughout. Who am I to even doubt that His plans are not always for the better? In fact, each time I would move to a new job, it gets better and better!:-) God is good!
Psalm 138:7
"Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me."
Other than all the stresses at work, I am also getting slowly concerned about my health. I have been having asthma attacks here in SG and somehow I feel like my body is getting weak. This morning when I woke up I discovered a painful lump on the right side of my stomach and my dysmenorrhea was just so severe I coudn't even get up.Praise God though because later this afternoon the lump just suddenly dissappeared. :-) God is good.
As I go through this challenging time, the Lord brought me to the story of Hagar. She is an Egyptian slave and Sarah's bitter rival. (Gen.16; 21:8-21) Most people know her as the "concubine and a surrogate mother," to bear Abraham's heir. But you know what? there is actually so much more to learn from this woman than we thought.She was mistreated for many years which led her to the wilderness twice. The first was the time she discovered her pregnancy and began lording it over her mistress - not a very smart move I would say for a young woman bearing a child. The second was by force rather than by choice.In a crescendo of bitterness, Sarah had expelled her and her son Ishmael from their home.Can you just imagine how desperate her situations were on those two scenarios? Her bondage, her bitterness, her anxiety about the future? This is what really amazes me about Hagar - on those times when she felt like giving up, desperate and no one one to hold on to, SHE LISTENED TO GOD AND DEPENDED ON HIM!!! And whenener the Lord tells her to do something, she would do it without second thoughts. She wouldn't argue but just turned right around and retraced her steps in obedience. God's word penetrated the wilderness of her heart like a fresh spring nourishing a desert oasis. From the time she responded to the voice in the desert, she began to trust that GOD IS ALWAYS NEAR and that GOD SEES HER! whoa, what a comfort!
As the retreat comes, I pray that God will continue to give me an EXPECTANT HEART. I have always believe that retreats are good avenues for lives to change and for spirit renewal. And I am confident that God is going to do something great in the midst of those who will participate to this event.
From this day onwards, inspite of all uncertainties, I will take things ONE DAY AT A TIME for I know that GOD IS IN CONTROL! And in His arms I am safe! :-)
Psalm 4:8
"I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety."
Psalm 37:23-24
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way."
"Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand."

28 April, 2009

Tagaytay Trip with Aspacio Family and Erwin

It was a Tuesday morning; I still haven't recovered from my wakeboarding escapade and my muscle ache is awfully bad but here I am again on my way to the South!!!! hahaha
Even if I am tired, I know I needed to do this - ESCAPE from the hustle and bustle in the city! I am not used to chaos and such hurly-burly anymore. I needed peace and quiet in which Tagaytay can offer.(it's the nearest place I can think of! hehehe)


TAAL VOLCANO

I went up there with a family very close to my heart - Jeff, Jen and Jed and my "son" Erwin (hahaha Well, he deserved this treat because he has been working so hard for ACTS and the church)

Jeff, Jen, Me and Jed
Erwin and moi!
Aspacio Family
We didn't go any place extravagant. We just really want to spend time together. Our first stop was at Picnic grove.
Sightseeing and having picnics are the most popular activities to do when in Tagaytay. Many go to the Tagaytay Picnic Grove with their family and friends to get together and have a picnic, and enjoy the picturesque and marvelous view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano.

The Tagaytay Picnic Grove is also a popular destination among lovers because of the scenic view of the Taal Volcano and the coastal towns of Batangas and of course the fresh mountain breeze. Aside from sightseeing and picnics, the Tagaytay Picnic Grove also offers very affordable horse back riding activities both for kids and adults. But we didn't go horse-bike riding. Instead we had Erwin and Jeff tried the zipline! Quiet new and interesting!
At Tagaytay Ridge Zipline & Cable Car you will experience an exhilarating ride up to 60km/hr as you soar up to 300 feet off the ground on a scenic zipline courses 250 meters long. Their professionally trained guides ensure safety and comfort, a ride full of thrills, awesome beauty, and fond memories. The rides are almost for everyone! Their staff will assist and provide outfit with a customized seat harness and equipment. If you're looking for an adventure, go and add some zip to your trip by visiting Taal Lake's nature from new heights - TAGAYTAY RIDGE ZIPLINE!
For the longest time, Jen has been wanting to see Sonya's garden. And so, to satisfy her curiosity, off we went to this secret paradise.

nice venue for a wedding ha! hmmm...
Time and again I am in awe and extremely delighted about this place. A flower garden planted in “organized chaos” yet soothingly pleasing to the eye, as if choreographed with artistic perfection. And then there is the simple yet incredibly filling country cuisine with fresh and organically grown ingredients from the garden, served in fine tableware that complements the idyllic setting.
mother and son moment!
si Erwin din nag-mo-moment! hahaha
Thanks to Sonya! I may not personally know her but her private paradise is practically what burned-out city-dwellers are seeking for. May your wonderful haven of romance continues to bloom like flowers of an eternal spring.
It's lunch time! We went to La trobada, one memorable restaurant for our barkada and while eating, we were serenaded by these 3 musicians. Lovely!
asim!
yum, yum!
"panalangin ko sa habang buhay!"
father and son moment!

After lunch our journey continued.......

We went to Nature Discovery Camp hoping to have Jed swim and play at their very nice playground but the rates went up. We thought it was a waste of money since we won't stay there for long so we decided to go to RESIDENCE INN instead.
RESIDENCE INN is famous for its mini-zoo and is overlooking Taal Lake. Located 56 kilometers south of Manila, this idyllic ridge city in the southern part of Cavite is blessed with crisp and cool mountain air all year round.
Jed had fun playing with these colorful balls! weeeehh!!!
They also have a restaurant, Serpentarium, Birds Aviary, Honey Bee Farm, Bonsai Garden, Game Room, Activity Area, Playground, Souvenir Shops and Food Kiosk. During Sundays and Holidays , they have special entertainments such as Magic Show, Pantomime and steel walkers that will will excite every visitor.
a, e, si Erwin po ba yun animal? hahaha

uy, friends tayo!
Finally, we got so tired. We had an early dinner in one famous Bulalohan and then we went home.
the famous bulalo
our all time favorite "tawilis"
This trip to Tagaytay maybe short and sweet but surely an added memoirs of good times!

WakeBoarding

I am not into sports but I am a big fan of those in the World of Sports! And in spite of not being athletic, I am not the type who would refuse to try new adventures, so when my friend Fiona asked me to go wakeboarding, I said yes! :-)
Wakeboarding is a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water behind a boat or Cable System . It was developed through a combination of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing techniques. The rider is towed behind xi boat or a cable park; typically at speeds of 18-24 miles per hour (29-38 km/h), depending on water conditions, rider's weight, board size and most importantly, the rider's personal preference.
LAGO DE ORO, Batangas
Riding
Using edging techniques, the rider can move outside of the wake or cut rapidly in toward the wake. Jumps are performed by hitting the wake and launching into the air. This can also be done by hitting a kicker (a jump). There is also the slider (a rail bar) in which a rider approaches and rides along keeping his balance. Once a rider improves in the sport, he or she can progress to tricks high in the air. As the rope tightens the rider gains speed toward the wake. When the rider goes airborne, the tightened rope launches him and while in the air, at which point the rider may attempt to do tricks.


Fiona and moi!
Go, go, go, Fiona!

preparing to do my first try!

kneeboarding for a beginner like me!
Wakeboarding maneuvers
As with many freestyle sports such as
snowboarding and surfing, there is almost a separate language of terms to describe various tricks. The more height, the more "pop". So therefore the rider's edge is very important to the height of the jump. Heading towards the wake chest facing the boat is known as a heelside edge; approaching from the other direction with chest facing away from the boat is known as toeside edge. A typical beginner to intermediate rider will tend to have an easier time hitting the wake heelside because it tends to come more naturally to them, while more advanced riders can hit the wake both heelside as well as toeside.

wakeboarding stunt!
Surface Tricks
Surface tricks are tricks that are performed when the rider is not airborne.
Examples are:
Backside Butterslide- Rider turns the board backside 90 degrees and grinds the wake.
Backside Butterslide 180- Rider turns the board backside 90 degrees and grinds the wake. Rider then grabs the handle with opposite hand and does another 90 degree turn in the same direction.
Backside Start- Rider gets up in a backside position where the backside is facing the boat.
Body Slide- Rider lies back onto the water.
Butterslide- Rider turns the board frontside 90 degrees and grinds the wake.
Butterslide 180- Same as regular butterslide but with an additional 90 degree rotation in the same direction.
Perez- Rider carves outside of the wake and slides into a surface 360.
Potato Peeler- Body Slide with fin release.
Powerslide- Board is turned backside 90 degrees in the flats. Fins are broken loose. If done correctly, it creates a huge spray.
Surf Carve- Rider cuts back and forth in the wake in a surf-carving fashion. Surface 180- A 180 degree turn on the surface of the water.
Surface 360- A 360 degree turn on the surface of the water.
Ollie- A bunny-hop out of the water.
It's alright Ton, try again! :-)

Zar, Tina, Carlo, Fiona and moi

Tina and I had fun!
Thumbs Up!
this is me with the wakeboarding addicts! hehehe
After wakeboarding we stayed for awhile to see the sunset. Gosh! breathtaking to watch as always!
And picture-taking will always be a part of us ofcourse...............
pretty Fiona and Zarah
mother hen with Zar, ang gaganda naman! hehehe

sisterchicks!
mother hen with Fiona
Uy, si Carlo! sino'ng bestfriend mo duon? hahaha
guess who??? nice!
dinner in Tagaytay (Leslie's reataurant)
Now who will ever thought that there's wakeboarding here in Singapore too!
Check this out: http://www.ski360degree.com/ Very nice place!
And gosh, I am so excited to see this!
The Asian Wakeboard Association is please to announce the Asian Wake Park Tour 2009. This inaugural tour will include several stops in Asia with the following schedule:
Bangkok Thailand (Thai Wake Park) - 6 June 2009 *DATE CHANGED*
Singapore (SKI360) - 13 & 14 June 2009Camsur Philippines (CWC) - TBC
For more info click on the link below:
Man, this was really an experience I will never forget, who knows when I get back to Manila, I can already wakeboard really well and do my stunts! hahaha (how I wish!)
For those of you who wants to see the video of our first try, click on the link below: