Monday, April 28, 2008

First day in Culinary Arts School

This day is not the usual thing that i do, not my daily routine coz i'll be out for my culinary arts class. Last month, i posted about leaving my work in the office because of so many reasons. One is for a career change and at the same time to pursue my passion in cooking. Yeah, dream come true, finally, I'm into culinary school.

So excited this morning, i wake up at 4:30am. I exercised and then have my quite time. I left our house at 7:30am to attend my class at 9am. When i got there, i'm so positive to do my very best to excel in this. We are about 20 students, different ages with different school background. We are the second batch in this course. Our instructor is a Chef, who manage the Culinary Institute of Aristocrat.

We discussed food storage, food handling, sanitation, food temperatures, costing and a lot more. Our first two days will be purely lecture and theories.

So, til next time of my schooling....Yahoo!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Global Warming

While eating lunch with my office mates bowie, fevie, joyce and jean last week, we talked about global warming. What's global warming all about? I thought it's global warning but it's actually global warming when in fact it's global warning because it's alarming how our planet would be in the next few years (sounds like a tongue twister..,hehe). According to bowie, the effect of global warming is the melting of ice in other parts of the world as the ozone layer gets thinner and thinner. I realized that as an individual our little contribution to save our planet will make a big difference.

Let's love and save our planet for our children's children, anyway, this is God's gift to all of us.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Gratitude Night

Two weeks ago in our Midweek Devotional at church we're asked, "What are the things you're grateful of?". When i think about the things I'm grateful for, there are so many to mention but the greatest is my personal relationship with God. Being a single mom, life is so hard raising up my two kids, i could have done things to make life shortcut. Thanks God! I'm reminded by his words and could still live a pure life. Truly, whatever happens, God works for the purpose...

Second, are my kids and family, they keep me going, dreaming and believing. They inspired me to do even more greater things and just love me in spite of my weaknesses.

Third, the church and my friends. I'm so much privileged for serving the church and the women God has entrusted to me. The free consultations from friends who truly speak the truth in love and gives advises on God's perspective.

And lastly, the trials and pain because it pruned me and makes me who i am today. I'm still struggling with life but it's a process that i have to go through but as the scripture says, "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength." - Philippians 4:13

Friday, April 4, 2008

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My birthday is April 4. Every time i reach this day, i always had mixed feelings, first, grateful because this is the day i was baptized with the Lord Jesus Christ, this year is my 8th year having a relationship with God. God is really faithful to me, all these years. Second, sighing, because I'm not getting any younger though i still feel i am, wearing my favorite get up, maong pants, white t-shirt, black jacket and favorite shoes courtesy of my youngest sister, hi-cut colored green converse, matched with a black body bag (yeah...) feel younger. Many says, i don't look my age...hehe. It's true like what i always hear from others..."if i can just turn back the clock", but i just realized it's not yet too late, we can still do greater things even more than we an ever imagined and still wear your favorite get up as long as you know how to carry yourself.

The other night, my new office mate invited me to watch the concert of Toto, i enjoyed a lot, reminiscing my teenage days through their songs, leah, rossana, africa, I'll be over you and others, really feels great. And yesterday, i hang out with my high school friends Gigi and Lilia, sadly, Malou wasn't able to make it. Anyway, we also had fun at one of the resto-bar in Market-Market in Global City, Taguig. We eat variety of seafoods...mmmm...while listening to a live band. Two nights celebration. I can say, its a bit different than the usual thing, i just cook and we eat at home.