Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Book Review of The Solomon Seduction: What You Can Learn from the Wisest Fool in the Bible by Mark Atteberry

Mark Atteberry was the same author who wrote The Samson Syndrome and his next offering is The Solomon Seduction: What You Can Learn from the Wisest Fool in the Bible.  This book is a look at King Solomon who was known to be the wisest person in history who ever lived. His wisdom was granted to him by God when he chose to ask God for a discerning heart to govern the Israelites and distinguish between right and wrong. Together with wisdom, God granted him riches and honor.



This did not guarantee, however, that Solomon would not get blinded and not see through Satan's deceptions. Mark Atteberry's The Solomon Seduction shares ten "wake-up calls" to rouse those who are falling into the enemy's enticement.

Here are the 10 Wake-Up Calls:

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Fundamental Glue That Holds any Relationship Together is Trust | #iTrustUratex

The fundamental glue that holds any relationship together... is trust.

Back in 2009, one of the greatest challenges we faced as a family was the typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana). Continuous raining from Friday evening until Saturday night caused such disastrous flooding to many in our area. 

A lot of different calamities can hit any family and a typhoon is just one of them. Adversity may be financial, emotional or even relational. In any case, trust is the one thing that is challenged the most.

Typhoon Ondoy challenged the trustworthiness of material things - our car, the books in our library, clothes, and trivial things that we would sometimes fuss over among family members only to be literally washed away in just one day.

Below, is our car submerged the night Ondoy hit. Just imagine what it looked like inside the house.



After two days of letting the flood subside, we went back to our house and started separating what needed to be junked from what we could salvage.


We kept clothes that we could still use and other stuff still usable. Sadly, we had to let go of so many things. At first, we tried to salvage the mattresses we had. 


In the photos above and below, can be seen our Sleep Comfort Memory Foam Uratex mattress (the peach colored one) - our first choice when we purchased our bed for the new master's bedroom back in 2007 and placed in a bed box. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

#GilasPilipinas Defeats Senegal in #FIBA World Cup #PusoToTheMax

Congratulations are in order for our very own Team Gilas Pilipinas for defeating Senegal last night in an overtime match. It is the Philippines' first victory at the FIBA World Cup in 40 years!


A representative from Malacanang Palace had this to say of Team Gilas: "Ikarangal natin ang tagumpay ng Gilas Pilipinas! Ipinakita ng ating mga manlalaro ang puso at hindi natitinag na determinasyong magwagi. Iyan din ang diwang nagtataguyod sa pag-unlad at pag-asenso ng ating bansa." 

It might have been a non-bearing game, but it was victory for us Filipinos, nonetheless! Thank you, Max's Restaurant for supporting Gilas Pilipinas through! Mabuhay ang bawat Pilipino at mabuhay ang Team Gilas Pilipinas!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Rafael Rosell is Obra ni Juan's New Brand Ambassador

It was our first time to visit Date & Dine Resort last week for the unveiling of Obra ni Juan's brand new endorser. As we chatted away with the event organizers, we found out that the family behind Obra ni Juan is the same owner of this Date & Dine Resort in Taytay, Rizal. 

 

Before my wife and I went to the the venue, I googled the resort and was delighted to have nearby a lovely place to check out. The resort recently opened just a few months back and is already garnering quite good reports. I hope to bring my family there for a quick and not-so-far getaway sometime. :)




Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Laundry Time Can Be a Family Bonding Moment

Tomorrow is a holiday, something I look forward to quite often. A non-working holiday means more time with my wife and son and more time for household chores. These can be coupled together and doing that can help maximize the time spent with family.



For Ninoy Aquino Day, aside from playing Monopoly together and going out, doing the laundry is part of our agenda. Doing the laundry together is a family bonding time.