Early Mother`s Day and Father`s Day Thoughts

Posted on April 30, 2010 by Cathy in
Soon it will be Father’s Day and Mother’s Day. ;) And I answered a few questions on a media website about what three things you’re want to thank  your Mom and Dad about. Here’s my list:

I want to thank Mom for always:
1.      1.  Helping me with my things even though she’s tired.
2.      2. Always reminding me to lose weight and keep fit and also so that I’d look like her when she was young.      3. Checking on me if I had eaten or if I had taken my meds…and for sewing the legs back into my teddy bear.

I want to thank Dad for always:
1.       1.Driving me to the bus station when he has free time.
2.      2.  Praying with me when he feels I’m sad.
3.       3. Trusting me with so many things.

So I believe I got a really lovely and  cool parents. 

I know some might wish you have better parents that the ones you’ve got now. But I tell you. There are no such thing as perfect parents .just as there’s no perfect son or daughter. And you parents have many good qualities. You just have to intentionally notice them and appreciate your parents for who they are.

You know, my parents are strict. So strict as what I always thought when I was younger. There were so many rules and so many things to follow. Don`t leave your books on the sofa.  Hang your towel. Drink milk for breakfast (and I totally hated that). And of course, mom`s unegotiable rule: Go home before the sun sets.  And for a girl in high school, that would be the worst thing she would have to keep.  `Cause that beats Cinderella`s 12 o`clock curfew and I have all the parties to attend and trips to the mall with my friends.
There were times when I thought they didn’t want to see me happy or enjoying because I had a limited time  to go out.  You wouldn`t believe how many birthday parties I`ve missed! ;) But later on,  I realized that  my parents were only training me and teaching me the right path.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” 

Now that I am older, I understand my parents, that they are not doing things to overprotect or to keep me from enjoying life but to teach me what is right and wrong. There’s an endless list of things that my parents aren’t checking me about now which several years ago were a bit of a struggle for me. I have learned to set curfew for myself, to be disciplined to finish work before fun, to love rules and know that they are not meant to harm me but to keep living a good life.

In a few weeks, it`ll be Mother`s day and Father`s day and I hope and pray that we will all appreciate our parents like never before, that we will see the good things in them and just see how much they`ve been loving us all this years. 

Goodbye, Matt---From My Diary

Posted on April 5, 2010 by Cathy in
Journal entry on the 3rd of April:

Today, I learned Matt had cancer. We were shocked to read last night on Direk Mark's page that he died last Thursday. I mean, He's so young.. and Ava had just exchanged messages with him on Facebook last month.

It's really very shocking. You know how much I've been inspired by him when when I was younger. This guy's one of the people who inspired me that's why I'm a dreamer now. He had many dreams, many so much bigger than himself, but all not impossible for him to reach.

He was so talented. He's the best singer I've heard. This is not because of anything else, not because he's my favorite... Okay, yeah. He's my favorite. But he's really the best and I wished so much that he'd succeed.

Last night, I was feeling a little heavy. at his loss. He was so promising. I was awaiting the day when I'd finally see him living his dream, achieving the things he had worked hard for, becoming the person he is supposed to live.

And I was asking God why did he ever took Matt away. I still want to hear him sing, watch him play keyboards on stage. Until now, it's still not very clear to me.

I was wondering what made him sick, how he died. I was wondering if it was sudden, or if it was gradual. He told Ava he was so thin, but he's resting and will be better. So when I learned it was cancer, I was stunned.

But like what I told Ava, Matt is already singing for the heavenly chorus, singing for his Master--Jesus. Such great talent, earth would not deserve. He would fulfill his dream right before his King. Because that's what He's made fro. That's what He's made to do. To be the best singer for His Majesty.

I know Matt is happy now in heaven. He's already with Jesus. No earthly dream wouldn't fade before the presence of the King, the Dream Giver Himself.

Sweet Little Things On Holy Week

Posted on April 1, 2010 by Cathy in
I`m watching the girls as they practice for tomorrow`s Holy Week stint and it`s angelic. Haha

I`m doing other things though, reading Shannon Popkin`s blog, browsing lyrics, and stalking on some people`s  Facebook pages and I can say I might become an expert on it soon.

Anyway, I`m enjoying reading Shannon`s blog and wishing I become like her someday, even when I grow up and have my own family.

You know, this two-day Holy Week vacation is really a refreshing. Been thinking about many nice things, just relaxing and not worrying about work or anything. Fun...and lovely. Although I wish I could get away to some summer island or something, I couldn`t wish for anything better than this.

Last night, Ate Nina, Ava and I went out just to spend time together. We weren`t able to have dinner because we were walking around the mall, trying out things, and never actually stopped except for the CR break and to buy the things Papa was asking us to get. Just had Tropical Coolers and it was awesome. The staff at Greenwich were warm and made our night a little more sweet. ;)