Sunday, July 26, 2009


I want to say THANK YOU to all my friends who wishes me on my birthday. Guys please grab the prayer that I posted below. Once again, thank you and may God bless you all.

djtammy said....

Happy b-day te vilma...naka post na ang mga pictures..hehehe

liza said....

Hi Star! Happy Birthday! May you have many more to come. :p

Mariuca said....

Happy birthday sweetie! I love the pic of u and ur daughter, big hugs on ur special day! :)

shengy said....

hi girl..happy birthday...

ShedLife said....

happy happy birthday star... God Bless u always..mwahh

""rare*jonRez"" said....

Happy birthday sis! Despite the odd and struggles in life, I can tell you're very much blessed. God bless you even more! ;-)

Scotty's Princess said....


You rock, Te V! You're drop dead gorgeous! I heart your pics! But heart you more! ;-)

Happy Birthday and may God bless you more and more!

Kloggers/Polly said....

I hope that you had a really lovely birthday. What a beautiful photograph of you and your daugher. :)

David Funk said....

I love the pics, and you are absolutely beautiful!

Happy Birthday my dear friend!

Twerlyn said....

wala jud ako batasan te V, abi ko kaedad lang ta mao Star lang tawag ko sa imo. sos oi sori kaau.

Belated Hapi Bday to you =)

Bigdaddyrichard said....

Happy Birthday. Remain strong...and affectionate always.

juliana said....

wishing you all the best on your birthday and throughout the year.

God bless!

Secondary Roads said....

I hope your day was special. Best wishes on this, your next journey around the sun. May you know much love and laughter.
-- Chuck

Bill said....

Hey Star happy birthday to your site. I am checking out your Saturday saved. Have a great weekend my friend.

Windmill said....

Happy Birthday Star and a very good Sunday morning to you and your daughter.

I copied and pasted this lovely counselling essay.

I running my last lap in my life. God willing, I shall have another decade or so to live - who knows?

Certain realities grab more distinctly when one is at my age - it's not mid life crisis.

Just my thought that life isn't what it is all made out to be and Home is reduced to a matter of Faith.

Thanks for sharing another great piece with us on your Saturday Saved.

Have a great weekend there.



Dear Jesus,

Thank you for the gift of life, and for the blessing to be among those who know that you are the son of God.

Thank you for the gift of sight that let me see the wondrous things You made, and for my soul to help me see beyond my sight.

Thank you for all the things and especially my heart which You placed magnetic seeds of seeds of grace that draw me forever to Your LOVE.

I know You hold me forever in the palm of Your hand and shield me with Your Holy Place. Yet as years pass by, Lord, I fear the yoke of sickness and pain and worry how my life will end.

And so I humbly come to ask You, Lord, that when my time comes to leave here below, do not call me by sudden death, not by accident that tears the body apart, not by illness that leaves the mind confused or the senses impaired; not at the mercy of evil forces, not with a heart filled with hate or a body racked with pain; not abandoned; lonely, without love or care, not by my own hand in a moment of despair.

Jesus, let death come as a gentle friend to sit and linger with me until You call my name.

Then let me enter Your Heavenly Home to receive Your final gift of grace to be near You forever and look upon the divine countenance on your Holy Face.


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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Saturday Saved - The Best for Last #5

I would like to say thank you to Lainy of Lainy's Musings and Our Journey To Forvever, for the wishes and prayer.

Star who blogs from A Maiden's Testimony, is celebrating her birthday today. Many of you may not be too aware of it but we see each other everyday because we work in the same office, hehe. You would frequently hear us talk and discuss not about work but blogs, blogs, blogs, hahahaha!

I have no material things to offer her on her big day but a simple wish and prayer that may all her heart's desire be granted.

This is for you, Ate V:


Many people are afraid of growing old,

I’m afraid of growing old and boring.

Many people are afraid of growing old, alone.

I’m afraid of growing old, insane.

Many people are afraid of losing their looks,

I’m afraid of losing my dreams.

Many people are afraid of losing their youth,

I’m afraid of losing my soul.

When you’re 15, 35 seems ancient.

When you’re 35, 15 seems juvenile.

A turn-around in a split second- two decades zoom past

and before you know it, it’s only a mile to the next millenium.

Don’t fear age- it’s a right of personhood.

Don’t fear death- it’s God’s greatest jest.

Don’t grow old- you don’t have to.

Don’t date because you’re desperate;

Don’t marry because you’re miserable;

Don’t have kids because you think your genes are superior

Don’t separate because you think it’s fashionable;

Don’t drink because you have troubles;

Don’t gamble because you think winning is inevitable;

Don’t philander because you think you’re irresistible;

Most likely, you are not.

Don’t associate with people you can’t trust.

Don’t cheat. Don’t lie. Don’t pretend.

Don’t try to buy your way into the Kingdom of God.

Don’t dictate because you’re smarter.

Don’t demand because you’re stronger.

Don’t sleep around because you think you’re old enough and know better.

Don’t hurt your kids because loving them is harder.

Don’t sell yourself, your family or your ideals.

Don’t stagnate. Don’t regress. Learn a new skill.

Find a new friend. Start a new career.

Don’t live in the past. Time can’t bring anything or anyone back.

Don’t put your life on hold for possibly Mr. (Ms.) Right.

Don’t throw your life away on absolutely Mr. (Ms.) Wrong

because your biological clock is ticking.

There’s always a mad rush to something, somewhere.

But victory does not always belong to those who finish first.

Sometimes, there is no race to be won…

Only a price to be paid for some of life’s more hasty decisions.

You can’t always go with the throng who could be wrong.

Sometimes, you have to be alone to be enlightened.

To terminate your loneliness, reach out to the homeless.

To feed your nurturing instincts, care for the needy.

To fulfill your parenting fantasies, get a puppy.

Don’t bring another life into this world for all the wrong reasons.

To keep yourself warm, buy a jacket.

In the long run, it will be less complicated and less costly.

To make yourself happy, pursue your passions and be the best of what you can be.

Simplify your life. Take away the clutter.

Take care of destructive elements, abusive friends, nasty habits and dangerous liaisons.

Don’t abandon your responsibilities but don’t overdose on duty.

Don’t live life recklessly without thinking and feeling for your family.

Be true to yourself.

Don’t commit when you’re not ready.

Don’t keep others waiting needlessly.

Fall in love. It’s the greatest thing on earth.

But take care and remember, after the fall must come the rise.

Go on that trip. Don’t postpone it.

Say those words. Don’t let the moment pass.

Do what you must even at society’s scorn.

Write poetry. Love deeply.

Walk barefoot. Hold hands.

Dance with wild abandon. Cry at the movies.

Take care of yourself. Don’t wait for someone to take care of you.

Light up your life. Drive yourself to your destination.

No one completes you except you.

It is true that life doesn’t get easier with age.

It only gets more challenging. Don’t be afraid.

Don’t lose your capacity to love.

Pursue your passions.

Live your dreams.

And don’t lose faith in GOD.


written by Melanie T. Lim

May you have a wonderful and blessed birthday!

Love yah!

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Blowing my 38th Candle Part I

Life could be the greatest gift from our creator. He has given us the opportunity to dwell on earth and enjoy His greatest love. We had enjoyed the blessings He showered and embraced the assurance of His UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

Life becomes a big struggle in my journey. They say, life is like a gamble yet, I believe that my life is a battle, but, I am not alone in the battle because we are all human and we have given this opportunity to know the TRUTH of our LIFE. This is how we must respond to the opponent's attacks and how to get ourselves ready if the opponent won from the battle. Yes, this is my life, become the loser and winner from the battle. All the bruises which I got from that fight healed and lead me unto PEACE and I become more stronger.

At my 38th years on earth, I have only one partner who carried me and laid me from my fight. And that’s our God. I become more dependent unto Him, He let me know How hard it is to escape from one situation without His guidance. It is hard to decide alone without consulting Him; I become closer unto Him because of those events in my life that I had encountered. In this situation, God had given me an opportunity to know Him, to love Him and Serve Him, despite of those odds in my life, He is the source of my TRUE HAPPINESS that I enjoying right now. I know by thanking Him is not worth but I believe that He is there to listen and embrace me with His unconditional LOVE. God is great all the time!!

Now, It's my 38th years on earth, I would like to say THANK YOU..

To my FAMILY (my mom, brother with his family, my sister and my daughter) who are there in my side for their support and love, I pray for a good health and more blessings from above.

My Mom and I

My Brother and his loving family

My Sister and her boyfriend

My daughter and I

To my BOSS who helped me and become an instrument of all the blessings that I had received for my daily needs.

To my OFFICE MATES who become my comrades in all matters.

To my BLOGGER FRIENDS that I met personally, our friendship become strong and closer, I want to thank you for you’re time with me guys (Lainy, Twinks, Tammy Rosalie and Cidy) on my birthday.

To all my FRIENDS here in blogosphere community, you are all precious gifts from above, I pray and wish you all more blessings, love, peace, joy and happiness and more wealth to come in your life.

Anyways, I am not ready to blow my 38th candle but I need to do it, for it's a new candle to blow again next year.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Saturday Saved-The Best for Last#4

nO oNe oR SomE One
by Lollii-pii

Being Ms. Popularity? or Being Ms. Nobody?
Which will you choose?

Some say Popularity = Stardom and most of our teens,nowadays, aspire being on the top. Using everyone else for their own interests. Talk about Crab Mentality.

On the other hand, ms. Nobody remains Nobody after all. Who cares? They don't need her. She doesn't need bitchy, filthy friends like them too.

Most think, school is the kingdom of those rich, nasty kids who only has their beauty yet not using their brains, and yes they're right. You may all have the world's best friends to be yours with just a blink of an eye and a single signature on your One billion dollar check. But, could they be true? or could they be only using you? Party here, party there, that's what they always do with their life, 'cause they have everything except for true comrades.

Funny you may think but truer it will be, Ms. Nobody may not have the popularity she dreams of but she is sheltered with a true family and companions. The more you are being true to yourself, the more you'll get what your heart longed for.

Work your time and Love your friends.

Is it better to have the fewest number of friends who'll be there for you when you fall than having billions of them who wants to see you crawl?
Is it better to enjoy freedom, money and fame and all the crowds attention rather than be ignored for the rest of your life?

Admit it or not, we all want to be Ms. Popularity, even I, myself, too. But, take a look at the consequences...
...aren't the burden too heavy to carry by only a single person?

Now, I will leave this question for you...
Who will you choose? and Who will you be?
Ms. Popularity? or Ms. Nobody?

Happy reading guys!!

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My Wish For You

I wish for you sunny days,
And rainbows in the sky.
I wish that all your dreams come true,
And you succeed at all you try.

I wish for you the pleasure,
In hearing a robin sing.
I wish for you joy and laughter,
That each new day shall bring.

I wish for you much spiritual love,
That those around you give.
I wish for you to share your heart,
As long as you shall live.

I wish for you simple things
That give you so much pleasure.
I wish for you to hold them dear,
And promise always to treasure.

But most of all my wish to you,
From my heart, this message I send.
That you will always be blessed upon,
You are my dear and wonderful friend.

Thank You for being my Friend

Poem by Dusty

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

SEO Results of Yaman Gensan 2009 Contest

I participated the Yaman Gensan 2009 Contest featured by Sir Avel, known as Mr. Bariles of Gensan. Surely, this contest will not be successful without the following sponsors:

Tierra Montana Hotel

Inside one of Tierra Montana’s 27 Newly Refurbished Deluxe Rooms
Tierra Montana Hotel’s Swimming Pool and Outdoor Jacuzzi

Grab A Crab Coffee 101 corner located at Laurel East, General Santos City.
Hmmmm... I miss the 2nd Mindanao Bloggers Summit 2008 that we participated last year on October 25-26, 2008 at Family Country Hotel and Convention Center.

A day to remember wherein Mr. Bariles treated us in a Grab A Crab Restaurant and Coffee 101 corner (gold sponsors), sky is the limit: Some captured photos of the delicious foods that I miss... YUMMY!!!!

See, can you imagine our smile and we never regret to be one of the volunteer during the preparation of that event.

That's the first summit that we attended and acquainted with other bloggers Rosilie, Psyche, Lainy, Mam Arlene and other bloggers of different cities and municipalities.

Ohhh...where I am now? sorry guys, I forgot to mention who is the Top 5 winner SEO Yaman Gensan 2009 contest, because of the foods.

Actually, we are 10 bloggers participants in this SEO Yaman Gensan 2009 contests featuring the Side A Band Concert here in General Santos City. After, I submitted my entry of 2009 Yaman Gensan, I monitored the SEO results to check who is always in the Top 5 at Google Search. In the last hour of SEO on July 14, 2009, I immediately congratulates Lainy of Lainy's Musings as Top One in SEO of this screen shots results.
When we attended the awarding day, Mr. Bariles announced the winners and Lainy got Top Two in SEO Contest. Mr. Bariles explained that he gets the results on July 15, 2009 and wasn't able to update and post the winners in his site on time because of various reasons.

Congratulations for the TOP 5 winners:
  1. Leonard Pe
  2. Lainy
  3. Rain Cindy
  4. Rosilie
  5. Bunsoi
And...hehehehe...Ohhh..BTW, I am not expecting that I be in top 7 as I rated my site as Top11. Thank you so much for the consolation prize, I received 2 tickets for General Admission.
Rain Cindy, Bariles, Leonard, Lainy, I with Concert Producer and Contest Sponsor Michael Wee (back) and Concert Marketing Head Marc (extreme right)

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Saturday SAved - The Best for Last #3

Life in the past was easy. Money is everywhere and jobs are countless. nature is kept as beautiful and green as it is. The cities are not polluted and streams have crystal-like waters. A beautiful and peaceful scenery one can truly imagine. Life was fairly-good.

But now, our world has become parlous. Humanity has become heinous. Many people died of hunger and poverty kept on rising-unstoppable. The number of murdered innocent new born babies by their vicious mothers have increased. Eating fetuses and placentas of other nations and selling them high-priced -Cannibalism. Corrupting your own country's money's and earns. Keeping the truth away from your fellowmen and telling white lies instead. Stoned individuals are scattered everywhere.

Oh! What is happening in this world?!
People had became virulent and the world, now, is filthy.

What we are doing right now, will let us all die soon. Try to care more to your surroundings! Don't let our dear Mother Earth crush into little pieces.

While you're still breathing, try to kill your bad habits and commit yourself to God.

Only GOD knows what's best. Only GOD can give us a peaceful and green community we've once had.

Another piece of my daughter lollii-pii, hope you enjoy reading.

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Monday, July 6, 2009


Magandang Gensan!!

YAMAN GENSAN 2009: Negosyo...kaya mo, the 7th year successful celebration activities between the Department of Trade and Industry, Region XII and City Mayor's Office of General Santos City, this event launches every 2nd week of June to 3rd week of July yearly.

YAMAN GENSAN 2009: Negosyo...kaya mo, is one of the activities to attract the entrepreneurs for their innovative skills and offer products and services to the Generals. Some entities conducted a seminar workshop to enhance other skills and leave great ideas for a better future and gain good life. Conducting different seminars workshop for different skills are open to the Generals. The entrepreneur offers franchising of any business activities for a lower prices depending on what products to invest.

The generals are also given an opportunity to find a job through Job Fairs with the cooperation of the PESO Office held at KCC Mall of Gensan on July 6-7, 2009.

The most awaited part of this activities is the 5th YAMAN AWARD NIGHT, a way to recognize the outcome of the high quality of products and services and best entrepreneurs of the year held on July 18, 2009 at KCC Mall Convention will starts at 6:00 in the evening.

Wow!! this another event that I don't want to miss is the arrival of one of the famous band of the Philippines SIDE A BAND for a
CONCERT on July 17, 2009 in Lagao Gym, located at Barangay Lagao, in this city the concert will start at 8:00 in the evening. They will perform and sing us their hits song.
For sure, everything is not complete without visiting the famous and fabulous
GRAB A CRAB DINING AND COFFEE CLUB 101. Rest assured that you will come back again after eating the different delicacies of sea foods they offered. This is good for family gatherings, friends hang out, seminars and other activities.

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Killing itself.

It's a beautiful Saturday!!! this is the only day in which we can wear a nice outfit inside our office. Yes, Saturday is an extension day of our working days, and this is a NO PAY DAY!!!. Since, election is approaching we are busy preparing for the upcoming May 2010 Presidential and Local Elections, here in the Philippines.

Mmmmmm...this is not my topic anyway, my concern is about my sexy outfit which almost killed me due to lots of shame. After our busiest day from the office, we already decided to go home early. While I and my friends were walking in the aisle, my 50 steps made me stopped. My face blushed with shame because of this terrible thing that I experienced, I continue my steps but I really felt that something happened from my feet, Grrrrrrrrr... my step-in kills itself.... a reason why I stopped walking and sit down in the empty parking lot of City Hall premises while my co-officemate and friends left me alone.

Luckily, my daughter is around that time, and she ran fast to buy a pair of slipper for replacement of my dead step-in. Alas!! after 25 minutes of waiting, she came back with the new pair of step-in. Thanks to my rescuer, if she is not around..maybe, I will go back home without wearing anything for my feet. I'm glad I wasn't partying when it happened.

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