Ann Kris
August 26, 2009

One day i received a text message from my cousin informing me to pray for their daddy because he was diagnosed with a colon cancer. Days after i again got a message coming from her that their dad is admitted in the hospital and bade goodbye to them, telling them he is ready to meet GOD! While reading the message i feel sad and guilty what if uncle will die on that very moment...without seeing him while he was alive. It was late midnight so i decided to visit him the following day. I am lucky because i saw him alive on the day i visited him in the hospital, though he did not really recognized me at first. While seeing him lying in his hospital bed i can feel the pain because it manifest in his expressions every time he fart and urinate. He was due for operation ASAP, but he refused, he offered his fate and everything to GOD. We stayed their for more than two hours and in between during his naps my cousin told me that when uncle opened his eyes one morning he told them he saw heaven and it is a very nice place, very radiant and wonderful, he really likes it there. Btw, my uncle is a pastor and according to my mother he deserves to be in heaven for he is a good man. Uncle is the husband of my mother's only sister. At 5:45 one early morning uncle passed away, and i believed he is in heaven now! I know he is very happy resting in heaven now with all the angels. He must be so fortunate for seeing a bit of heaven before he died and i am so lucky and very thankful for sharing it with us.
Ann Kris
June 22, 2009

Its been awhile since my previous post here. I have nothing much to write about for now. But, i would like to post in here some tips i have gathered regarding relationships. Breaking with someone can be one of the hardest thing to do for some, especially if they seriously love the person. Here it is:

1. Acknowledge that the relationship is really over. Come to terms with your own feelings and make a firm decision to end the relationship.

2. Don't delay the inevitable. Once you decide to break up with your partner, immediately think about how, when and where you will take action.

3. Make sure you're the one who personally delivers the news. Don't give a third party the opportunity to tell your partner that you want to break up before you have the chance to discuss the matter alone.

4. Select a private place to meet with your partner to end the relationship.

5. Find or schedule an appropriate time. Approach the topic when both of you are calm and rational. Don't announce your intention to break up during a heated argument or a moment of anger.

6. Show your resolve by being firm, decisive and honest. Help your partner understand why you want to end the relationship. Be tactful, not brutal.

7. Remind your partner that you'll never forget the positive qualities in your relationship, but emphasize that you're ready to move on with your life.

8. Give your partner the closure that he or she needs to accept the breakup; answer questions and talk it over instead of leaving loose ends.

9. Stay positive as you make plans to go separate ways.

I hope this last tip will be of great help somehow, for people who still live with bitterness in their hearts and dwell so much on the past. Well, each f us has each own reasons depending on the degree of the hurt it caused us. But, we should also remember past is past. Instead make your life better and make plans to move forward.

Ann Kris
June 3, 2009

Infidelity nowadays is very common among marriages, its a sensitive issue and quite difficult to handle especially for women. I've heard and read stories about infidelity which causes shattered lives and broken marriages...I don't know why infidelity happens-there must be various reasons why it happens to anybody. When this thing happens some people tend to focus on the pain and sometimes neglect their children. Every now and then children are the ones more affected. In today's hectic and advance world it is important to keep marriages fresh and alive. I have read in a magazine about marriage and it says there one ingredient to maintain a happy marriage is to keep dating etiquette...go somewhere, date, as if you are new lovers -make your spouse as your best friend, your confidant and the one person that you can trust. Another is Communication which is very important- tell him your wants, your needs, your feelings, and even your thoughts. If everything else fails seek professional advice. It is better to talk to a proper person or a person you can trust who is open minded because surely they will not add to the fire.

In some cases infidelity can be avoided...according to a marriage counselor --always remember to maintain boundaries to avoid sharing intimate details with friends and co-workers which then leads to emotional intimacy-which brings people closer to one another.

Different reasons, different situations whatever!.. always remember, infidelity violates basic trust among spouses and the wounds normally takes time to heal-- good for you if you regain the trust and sorry for you if not, because in some cases it never re-built. So sad if this things happen and it is indeed a difficult situation that can affect marriages.
Ann Kris
May 31, 2009

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Ann Kris
May 22, 2009

Way back then news about Katrina Halili's involvement with Dr. Hayden Kho erupted and accordingly one of the reasons for Dr. Hayden Kho and Dr. Vicky Belo's break-up. Ms. Halili admitted that indeed she had an affair with Dr. Kho which lasted for months. Recently Ms. Halili is again in the limelight appealing for justice. She wanted Dr Kho's licence revoke for allegedly exposing their private videos. The said video scattered in the internet and Dvd stores. She went to the senate lately and to the NBI asking for help. Katrina's effort gained support from public officials. Dr. Kho was issued a hold departure order from the NBI. Investigation on her case is now in the process. As of this afternoon Dr. Kho face the media after a few days of silence and announced he is suspending his profession, and eventually asked forgiveness for the people he have hurt, the people involved in the scandal, his family and loved ones. It was supposed to be a private video according to him but was stolen from him by a former friend.

This scandal draws different opinions and became the talked of the town. Well, moral issues is hard to deal but I salute ms. Halili's courage to come out and air her sentiments. She even confirmed she is the girl in the video. I hope this case will end soon and everybody involved will move on. Allegedly Dr. Kho and Dr. Vicky Belo are back in each others arms again.
Ann Kris
May 13, 2009

Respect...what's the big deal about it? Respect is very important in everyday life. A lot of people now seem to take the value of respect for granted. Respect must begin in oneself-it must also be freely given to the things around us and to rules and laws that governs us. Hence, we must start to review our ways, let us practice self-respect and consequently respect for others.

Further, if people have instilled in them the deeper and genuine meaning of respect perhaps conflict and problems could be minimized. Punishment and disciplinary consequences especially in school campuses i think would no longer be needed, respect would be more effective.

Let us begin now and hopefully expect a more peaceful, orderly and safer community.
Ann Kris
May 4, 2009

My family and I watched the Pacquiao-Hatton fight yesterday on television. I think it was the shortest fight of Manny Pacquiao so far in his boxing career. His coach earlier predicted for a three round win for Manny Pacquiao but many were surprised when Hatton knocked down on the second round. His victory again is the fruit of his hard training,practice and self discipline. Every time Manny Pacquiao has a fight the streets are not busy, almost zero crime rate, people are concentrating on their television. Some flocked to the theaters offering live coverage even if the rate is
quite high, they don't mind-just to watch Manny.

Yesterday's fight added another title for manny, It was also the first time his mother set foot to the US. When her wife was interviewed before she left for the US, she mentioned they have eight houses so far-whew! anyway with Manny's status and wealth it's not impossible for him to acquire such assets. After his yesterdays winning what else to expect. Well, let us wait and see. Though there were talks that he will be retiring after this fight, I congratulate Manny and wishing him peace,happiness and meaningful life as he continue his journey towards success.
Ann Kris

April 29, 2009

When I wake up each day, I won't let the day pass without reading my emails. Yesterday I received a forwarded email that makes me feel I am so blessed and thankful for what I have and what I am today. I wish everybody happiness, contentment and peace...Believe in what you can do, work hard and you will be rewarded for it. But sometimes working too much does not pay. Even if our economy goes up or down we can not deny the fact that there are still people starving, homeless,etc...there is a continuing struggle of individuals search for comfort and happiness. There are worse for others and a lot better for us...

If you think you suffer in life, do you suffer as much as he does?

If the society is unfair to you, look at her.

If you think you are not happy, look at them

If you think you don't have many friends, think of this guy.

when you feel like giving up, think of this man and the little girl below.

Ann Kris
April 26, 2009

Despite the crisis Filipinos don't forget to celebrate fiesta, this usually happened on the feast of its patron saints. It is also the ties that binds Filipinos from any area together, a time to reunite old friends and acquaintances. The sad thing about fiesta for me is that some people spend all they have just to be happy and feed others, they don't worry about the expenses they incurred this is part of Filipino hospitality which is very common and is quite annoying to me. Though Fiesta is a part of Filipino tradition I think it is not practical to spend that much. Anyway, Filipinos are hardworking individuals they always find ways and means to meet their daily needs. Time passed, and people now are more vigilant and aware about the crisis-that they spend their income wisely in order to cope with the increasing prices of commodities-when fiesta comes people now are spending money moderately for the celebration unlike in the past.

In our place we celebrate fiesta with colorful bantings hanged around the place. Different sports activities are being organized. Beauty pageant is usually held a day before the celebration itself. A parade is part of the celebration which showcase the image of the patron saint.

Celebrating fiesta for me is a journey towards unity.

Welcome visitors!

Ann Kris
April 24, 2009

Boxing is one sport that is very popular worldwide. People from all walks of life find time to watch boxing events. Well known personalities like Manny Pacquiao also known as "Pacman" and "peoples champ" rose from the ranks. Looking back in his younger years, Manny belongs to a poor family in their hometown-his parents separated and he grew up with his mother. Because his mother could not support his education financially, he focused himself training to become a boxer. Pacquiao left his hometown for Manila...according to him he was happy in Manila for he can eat three times a day. For people in the state of poverty or experiencing hunger this lines are not new to them. I saw a lot of people starving but one thing about Manny is that he never gave up. During his fights her mother go to a nearby appliance store just to watch him because they don't even have a TV in the house. Pacquiao's Journey in his boxing career continues. Until he fought well known personalities in boxing in international venues and knocked champions that brought him to stardom, fame and fortune.

Today this little poor boy from the province enjoys the luxury and comforts in life. He has a very beautiful wife blessed with four children. For Manny education is still very important infact he enrolled in a distance learning education. He has a good heart for the poor and Manny donates to charities. Because of his popularity and success in his choosen field he is among the finalist of the "Most Influential people of 2009" Time magazine. Among the finalist are swimmer Michael Phelps, golfer Tiger Woods, NBA superstar Kobe Bryan, Cyclist Lance Armstrong and a lot more.

With his popularity,fame,and fortune I hope Manny remains humble as he continue his life's meaningful journey with his own family now... That's all for today, enjoy your day with your loved ones and friends.
Ann Kris
April 16, 2009

I married at the age of twenty two and bore a child at twenty three. I knew that I was too young then to get married at such age. The adjustment period of being husband and wife is quite difficult for me, I quit my job, stayed home waiting for my husband to come home everyday-I mean it was boring. Time passed and I delivered my first child through caesarean operation. That was one of the sweetest things happened to me giving birth to a healthy bouncing baby boy. At last after 9 months of being pregnant, which was not easy for me that time-with all the backpains that I've gone through, the sleepless nights because I feel too hot...Here I am now relieved from all those mess.

After giving birth I went through another stage which was the healing process of my operation it was difficult also but I've gone through it. my husband was always there ready to assist me. We raised our son and showered him all the love and care that every parents should do, the happiness that we felt during the time that our child uttered his first word and witnessed how he learns his first step was undescribable. We dont have problems raising him, he was a very friendly child.

Years passed and our son graduated from elementary grade and high school recently. He will be in college this coming June and I wish and pray that he will be successful in his choosen fields and endeavors-so with my two other sons who brought also joy to us. We are blessed with three sons and as parents we want the best for them. I believed a good marriage blessed with respectful and successful children is a parents crowning glory. Goodluck to all my sons!!!
Ann Kris
April 11, 2009

Life is full of surprises and disappointments, we all go through ups and downs, whatever it is we cannot avoid the fact that it is really happening-it is a reality i should say. We go through stages in life and along the way we encounter obstacles that sometimes refrain us from doing the usual things that we used to do. Discouragement comes in the way...and we deal with it differently.

Sometimes we feel insecure about so many things. My friend shared to me about her insecurity in speaking English-because she is judge by what she say and how she say it. Language barrier is a reality.

Recently we are in a critical time in thinking about how we handle and how we go through with the crisis that is happening globally, the consequences are truly felt by many nations. I guess this is one of the most serious challenges that we are facing nowadays that brought serious implications in us. Undeniably, many are jobless, some companies closed their establishments.

Times like this we should do our own share of finding solutions. We have to do something to address whatever situations we are into-because at the end of the day we are still the one who will be affected or benefit from it.