Today, I receive all God’s love for me. Today, I open myself to the unbounded, limitless, overflowing abundance of God’s Universe. Today, I open myself to your Blessings, healing and miracles.Today, I open myself to God’s Word so that I become more like Jesus Everyday. Today, I proclaim that I’m God’s Beloved, I’m God’s Servant, I’m God’s powerful champion, And because I am blessed, I will bless the world, In Jesus Name, Amen.

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Friday, July 20, 2012

12 Killed In Mass Cinema Shooting at BATMAN MOVIE in America


I can't fathom what triggered the act of the lonesome shooter who opened fire to the people watching the latest Batman movie in a cinema in the state of Colorado.

Condolence to the family and friends of the 12 people who were killed after a gunman opened fire at a crowded premiere of the new Batman movie in the US state of Colorado early Friday.

At least another 59 was wounded at Century 16 theater at Aurora Mall where as many as 12 people were killed.

A large audience was watching the debut of the new action adventure film based on the popular Batman comic book character, at a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Police Chief Dan Oates says a man appeared in the front of the theater and released a device filled with gas, then began opening fire on the crowd.

Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates talks to media at Aurora Mall where as many as 12 people were killed and many injured at a shooting at the Century 16 movie theater, in Aurora, Colorado, July 20, 2012 Denver suburb of Aurora where the shooting took place.

 Police officers who responded at the scene, found the gunman in the parking lot in a car outside the back of the theater in possession of a gas mask, and at least a rifle and a handgun. At least one additional weapon was found inside.

Following a chaotic scenes police was able to arrest the alleged gunman, a man in his early 20's at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.


This is very tragic. Ayaw ko na nga manood :-( Baka gayahin ng ibang pinoy dito.


FREE TICKETS TO THE DARK KNIGHT RISES


Get a chance to watch "DARK KNIGHT RISES" in 2D for FREE and win a special GIFT pack from Puremist. Just follow ALL these three (3) easy steps.

1. Like them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/PuremistSpray
2. Like and Share this post
3. Tag five (5) of your friends and write this on your wall 

“Puremist is giving tickets for the "DARK KNIGHT RISES" and Puremist gift packs. For a chance to get these, Like @Puremist” tag 5 friends

NOTICE:
- Cut-off time to participate is July 21, 2012, Saturday, 6am.
- Winners will be announced Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10am.
- Show date and place: July 21, 2012, Saturday, SM Megamall, 7pm
- Ticket and Puremist gift pack will be distributed on Saturday, July 21, 6pm at SM Megamall

Good luck!

God bless your <3 heart! Smile!


DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE BACKBITERS


I saw this from my best buddy Apple's wall. DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE BACKBITERS...
-[ref: Every Day a Friday by Joel Osteen]

"When you're blessed, the haters come out. When you step up to a new level, the backbiters show up. Don't be surprised if your blessings draw jealousy out of people. When they come up to you, simply say, in a humble way.. "I am wearing this blessing well, despite criticism and jealousy. If my friends aren't happy for my blessings, then it's time to find new friends who will celebrate with me as I celebrate with them."

*I've learned that some people will be ur friend until you get promoted. They are your friends as long as you're at the same level, but the moment you come into a handful of blessings and promotions, jealousy takes hold and they will try to destroy and make you look bad. Don't worry about it! GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR ENEMIES. Just ENJOY WHILE BEING HUMBLE & GRATEFUL, ALL THE GOODNESS AND BLESSINGS OF GOD IN YOUR LIFE!! ;)

*Have a blessed and happy Friday everyone ;)


So starting today tell yourself this: Today is the beginning of my NEW life.... I am so grateful to be ME!

God bless your heart! Smile! <3!


APPRECIATE LIFE: Smile


When you feel you are on your lowest just remember to appreciate all the good things in your life, no matter how small. You already have some amazing things in your life, whether you realize it or not.

Most of us have incredible family members, friends, other loved ones who love us back. Learn to appreciate what a miracle that is. Most of us have eyes, with which to enjoy the amazing miracles of sunsets and nature and beauty all around us. Most of us have ears, with which to enjoy music, one of the greatest miracles ever. Be grateful for each of these things, and more! Take time every day, throughout the day, to thank life for all that it has given you, to thank others for what they give you, to be GRATEFUL." ♡-Apple



DESIDERATA


Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;

for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. 

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.

Especially, do not feign affection.

Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;

you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,

and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be

happy. 

© Max Ehrmann 1927 

Whenever I feel down or lonely, or the world is unfair, I always read this poem and almost always this poem makes me feel better. I hope you find time to read this again and again when you feel lonesome, hurt, treated unfairly.

God bless your heart <3 Smile!


Las Piñas 7th Water Lily Festival


Las Piñas 7th Water Lily Festival was held last Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Carnival Court, BF Resort Village, Las Piñas City, under the Water Hyacinth Basket Weaving Enterprise of the Villar Foundation led by its Managing Director, Cynthia Villar, Former Representative of Las Piñas.

The Water Lily Festival was conceptualized in order to highlight the products made out of water lilies, which were treated as aquatic pests before as they used to clog the Las Piñas River, but are now useful raw materials quips Mrs. Cynthia Villar.

There were fluvial parade, street dancing, musical performances from Manunugtog Kawayan and other local bands, water lily weaving demonstrations and of course, a display exhibit of various handicrafts made out of water lilies during the 7th Water Lily Festival.
 
One of the highlights of this year's Water Lily festival is the search for Miss Las Piñas Water Lily. Wherein, each of the 20 barangays of Las Piñas fielded their own candidate. Known designers such as Noli Hans as well as the barangay residents in Las Pinas themselves created the gowns donned by the contestants. The gowns was fashioned completely from dried water lily stalks and leaves, imagine that! This was so exciting! Very Cool! Very innovative indeed and very Filipino!
Contestants of the 2012 Miss Waterlily Festival beauty pageant join Cynthia Villar and her son Rep. Mark Villar (left)during a fluvial parade at the Las Piñas River on Thursday. Photography by Benjie Castro
Through this festival, we are able to help the water lily weavers to market their products by showcasing them throughout the day-long festival, from the beautiful gowns of the contestants in the Miss Water Lily to the decorations of the boats in the fluvial parade,” said Former Representative Cynthia Villar who's name had become synonymous with water lilies and green social enterprises.
A pre-pageant was held last Tuesday, July 17, 2012 and the winner was crowned on the festival day itself last July 19, 2012. Las Piñas Representative Mark Villar said during the pre-pageat event: “The contestants at the Miss Las Piñas Water Lily pageant prove that Las Piñeras are truly beautiful. The reigning Miss World 2012, Queenierich Rehman is from Las Piñas. On top of that, we also show that we are environmentally responsible citizens. For one, we have made something beautiful out of water lilies, otherwise treated as wastes.”
Grand prize winner Lyra Velchez (No. 16) floated above the rest in her meticulously tailored water lily stalks dress. Photo by Niño Jesus Orbeta
 
The winners of Las Piñas Miss Waterlily 2012 search are: Grand Winner Lyra Velchez of Barangay Manuyo 1; First Runner-up Angelica Prieto of Barangay Talon 2; and Second Runner-up Lady Ann Erlano of Brgy. BF International/CAA.
The winners of Miss Las Piñas Water Lily become ambassadresses of the city, they get invited in various events and festivals all over the country to represent the beauty of the city as well as its environmental and livelihood programs such as the United Nations (UN) award-winning river rehabilitation or Sagip Ilog program—a brainchild of Mrs. Villar.
Grand prize winner Lyra Velchez (No. 16) receives her prize from Mrs. Cynthia Villar and Congressman Mark Villar.



The water lily handicraft business in Las Piñas City started as a backyard industry nearly a decade ago. People can't help but take notice of the wide range of products that can be made out of the plant that grow in abundance in urban waterways.
These included baskets, trays, chests, bags, traditional bags called bayongs, hampers, cabinets, lamp shades of different shapes and sizes and even a dining table complete with chairs. The smaller items range from coasters to slippers.
                                BEFORE                                                                       AFTER
The water Lily had now evolved. Its products now ranges from handicrafts to wearable arts and gowns. They now weave water lily to something wearable. Thursday’s Water Lily Festival in Las Pinas was both a trade and a fashion show highlighting the business potentials of the plant that grows in abundance in local waterways. 

With creativity, you can do a lot with water lilies aside from providing livelihood for hundreds of families in Las Piñas, the water lily business has also cleaned up the city’s waterways.

Zapote River is now free of water lilies and fish had begun breeding there again. They are now getting their water lilies from the Laguna de Bay. Mrs. Cynthia Villar hopes that the Laguna de Bay lake will also be cleared of water lilies because of this business.

Buyers of the water lily products range from:
  •  individual patrons
  •  supermarkets
  •  department stores which place orders in bulk
  •  exporters who bought products from the Villar Foundation shipping them to the United   States, Europe, and Japan.
Price List of some Water Lily products:

The water lily slippers are popular especially in Japan cost Php
Hampers sell for P750 and P900 each,depending on the size.
Trays sell for P100 to P200 each.
Lampshade would be worth at least P500
Three-drawer cabinet, P5,500.
Dining set made up of a table and four chairs (with metal or wooden supports) would be worth P25,000.
 
The Water Lily festival not only promotes Las Piñas as a city and draws the attention of the people to our environmental and livelihood programs. “We are proud of the barangay-based livelihood projects that we have created, the raw materials of which all come from wastes. We have employed more than 500 families in our livelihood centers,” cited Mrs. Villar.
 The Villar Foundation water lily products has a gross selling price P100,000 per month which increases during the Christmas season, when orders for popular Christmas gifts like baskets, trays, and ornamental pots shoot up.
Right now, the Villar Foundation is developing charcoal from dried water lily stalks. And they're now looking at using the stalks and leaves as a leather substitute to be used in bags according to Mrs. Villar.


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