Saturday, August 27, 2011

PHILIPPINE ARENA

Scale Model & Project Details

Philippine Arena, world's largest domed arena starts, Hanwha Engineering
and Construction Corp. began work on the world’s largest domed arena in
the Philippines on Thursday.



The work for the $175 million contract, signed on Aug. 4, got underway
in a ceremony attended by Hanwha E&C officials including vice chairman
Kim Hyun-chung and those from the Filipino Christian organization
Iglesia Ni Cristo that issued the contract.



The soon-to-be largest domed arena in the world is expected to be
finished in 30 months or by 2014 and will reportedly cost INC a
whooping $175 million!



Hanwha E&C vice chairman Kim Hyun-chung (right) and chief of
Iglesia Ni Cristo Eduardo Manalo shake hands after the groundbreaking
ceremony near Manila on Wednesday. (Hanwha E&C)


The facility located in a barangay in Bocaue, Bulacan, named the
Philippine Arena, will be fitted with 50,000 seats and its domed
roof will be nearly 36,000 square meters,making it the world’s
largest domed arena, the company said.

Hanwha E&C said that the work will be carried out over 30 months
to be finished early 2014

“By winning this contract for building the world’s largest dome arena,
the company was able to prove its technological capabilities and the
ability to carry out overseas projects,” Kim said in a statement.

The company said that in the biddings for the contract, it competed
with China’s Jiangsu International and the Philippines’ largest
construction company EEI Corp.

The project will be conducted in design-build process in which the
contractor is responsible for all related processes from designing
to building the facility, the company said.



Iglesia Ni Cristo is putting up Philippine Arena, soon to be the
world’s biggest domed arena in "Ciudad de Victoria" Bocaue, Bulacan.
It will build also besides the PHILIPPINE ARENA as follows:


EGM MEDICAL CENTER

EVM CONVENTION CENTER

NEW ERA UNIVERSITY BOCAUE CAMPUS, BUILDINGS FOR COLLEGE OF
ARCHITECTURE, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND COLLEGE OF MUSIC.


NEW ERA UNIVERSITY SPORTS COMPLEX, STADIUM AND OLMYPIC SIZE SWIMMING POOL.


because of Fast Growing of IGLESIA NI CRISTO soon this place will be might putting also a huge TOWN HOUSES/CONDOMINIUM





Side Notes:

Para magkaroon kayo ng idea kung bakit biggest dome ito sa buong mundo:
``The facilities will be built on 74,000 square meters of land and will
be three times bigger than the Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Stadium,
the country’s largest indoor arena, " a Hanwha official said."




SM Arena under construction, seating capacity na 16,000

Smart-Araneta Coliseum 25,000 seating capacity Biggest in
Southeast Asia Ito yung current biggest Dome

Now more than ever I'm really, really proud to be a member of the
Church Of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo)




















Monday, July 4, 2011

MGA TAONG GUSTO KONG PASALAMATAN SA AKING KAARAWAN

Kay President Noynoy Aquino na nagturo sa akin na ang birthday ay tulad lang ng popularity rating minsan ay tumataas at mas madalas naman na bumababa.



Kay VP Jojo Binay dahil pinagtatanggol niya ang Presidente sa isyung mas mataas ang rating niya kay PNoy. " Hindi naman dapat ikumpara ang performance ng Pangulo sa Pangalawang Pangulo. Iko-compare mo ba ang apple sa apple? (sige na nga apple at duhat na lang)



President turned Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo na nagturo sa akin na maging humble mula sa pagiging Presidente ay naging kongresman na lamang. (Dapat tayong magpakababa pero wag naman ninyong maliitin ang ang height ko –GMA)



Kay Senate President JP Enrile na nagturo sa akin na maging happy kahit tumatanda ka na.



Kay Senator Mirriam Defensor na kahit na isinusulong niya ang divorce bill ay nagpakasal ulit sa para sa kanilang 50th wedding Anniversary..



Senator Jamby Madrigal nag nagturo sa akin na hindi pala natin malalaman ang presyo ng galunggong kung hindi naman tayo kumakain nito.



Kay Hubert Webb na nagturo sa akin na kahit mayaman ka ay pwede ka rin palang makulong at maging biktima ng walang katarungan.



Kay DOJ secretary Lilia de Lima sa sobrang sipag sa pagpapa-imbestiga ay nasapawan na niya si Mike Enriquez.



Kay Mar Roxas kahit bangungot sa kanya ang nakaraang eleksyon ay nabigyan pa rin ng pwesto sa gobyerno.



Kay Korina Sanchez na K pa rin kahit hindi natupad ang pangarap niyang maging First Lady at asawa ng Vice President.



Willie Revillame na nagturo sa akin na pwede palang gamitin ang mga mahibirap para yumaman.



Kay Kris Aquino na kahit pala nagkaroon ka ng STD ay pwede ka pa ring mag-indorse ng feminine wash



Kay Vice Ganda na nagturo sa akin na pwede ka palang sumikat kahit inaaglahi mo at pinipintasan ang mga pagmumukha ng mga contestant. (Bakit, kahit baklang –kabayo may taste din naman ah! -Vice Ganda)



Dra. Vicky Belo nag nagturo sa akin na maging mapagpatawad kahit pinagtaksilan ka ng maraming beses ng iyong mahal. (Sana matutuhan niya ring patawarin yung mga humihingi ng discount sa kanyang mga cosmetic surgery.)



Kay Shalani Soledad kahit nasaktan sa paghihiwalay nila ni Noynoy ay naging daan naman upang maging isa sa mga highest paid host sa TV.



Kay Liz Uy na nagturo sa akin na dapat ka rin magsabi ng NO kahit na ang nag-aalok sa iyo ng kasal ay ang pinakamakapangyarihan tao sa bansa (Kung sabagay nagpakatotoo ka lang naman sa sarili mo na di mo type ang isang 50 years old na kalbo at amoy-sigarilyong boyfriend)



Sa Team Azkals nag naturo sa akin na maging makabansa kahit na karamihan ng mga miyembro nito ay lumaki sa ibang bansa.



Kay Mon Tulfo na nagturo sa akin na magpakahinahon at huwag magmumura. (Bakit sino ka bang Tarantado ka, sikat ka ba! Ulol ka pala eh! – Mon Tulfo)



Sa aking mga ka-friendship sa FB at sa mga relatives ko na bumati sa akin maraming salamat po!.







Ang regalo ko naman sa aking sarili ay …..



Hinding-hindi na ako manonood ng mga tele-serye sa TV, para kasing nag-sasawa na ako sa coincidence at amnesia na lagi na kasama sa estorya ng ganitong mga drama.



Hinding-hindi ko na tatangkilikin ang mga KPOP artists at si Justin Beiber.



Hinding-hindi ako hahanga sa mga artista at karaniwang babae na gumagamit at nagi-indorso ng produktong pampaputi tulad ng glutathione. (hindi ba nila alam na ang kutis- Pilipina ay hinahangaan sa buong mundo, bakit mo babaguhin ito?



Hinding-hindi na ako bibili (kahit pa pirated copy) ng mga album nila Kris Aquino, Gretchen Barreto, Marian Rivera, Piolo Pascual , Manny Pacquiao at Willie Revillame masyado na kasing nai-insulto yung mga totoong singer. Ibo-boycot ko na rin ang Star at GMA records.



Hinding-hindi ko na tititigan ang mga litrato ni aling Dionesia Pacquiao at Madam Auring para di na ako binabangungot sa gabi.



Hinding-hindi na ako magha-hum or sasabay ng kanta habang nakikinig sa cellphone music or mp3 habang nasa pampublikong sasakyan.



Hinding-hindi na ako magsu-suot ng sun glass sa loob ng mall at di na rin magpa-powder at maglalagay ng pabango sa harap ng maraming tao. .



Ko-kontrolin ko ang aking sarili upang di mainis sa mga showbiz balita.



Hinding-hindi ko hahangaan ang isang artista o politiko na nagsasabi na galing siya sa mahirap at para sa mahirap para lang sumikat.



Hinding-hindi ko sasabihin na maganda ang kasalubong kong babae kapag kasama ko ang aking misis.



Hinding-hindi na ako mako-kunsumi pag napakinggan ko ang mga DJ's ng Love at Yes FM.



Hinding-hindi na ako gagamit ng mga salitang “yuck” at kadiri para kasing masagwa.




Hinding-hindi ko na sisitahin yung mga Yosi Kadiri at durara mumurahin ko na lang.




Hinding-hindi na ako magtataka sa mga nagre-review sa Starbuck imbis na gawin nila ito sa library o sa bahay.



Hinding-hindi ko ilalagay ang batas sa aking kamay kahit gabi-gabi akong binu-bwiset na aking kapitbahay sa pagbe-videoke na inaabot ng madaling-araw.



Pipigilan ko na ang aking pagka-inis sa mga FB users na

palit ng palit ng status, nagbi-benta ng kanyang mga produkto at networking, Nagpo-post ng lahat ng kanyang ginagawa at iniiisip, Nagpapasikat ng mga bago niyang gadgets, nagpo-post ng mga close-up photos na pilit pinapa-cute ang sarili.



Hinding-hindi na ako mapipikon sa mga racist at paninira sa atin ng mga dayuhan (mga pintasero rin naman tayong mga Pinoy eh)



Pangako ko sa sarili ko pahahabain ko pa ang aking buhay :)



Hinding-hindi na rin ako magede-deny…..



Hinding-hindi na rin ako magte-tell ng lie ….



Pero hinding-hindi rin ako aamin ng totoong edad ko..

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SLIP, SLIDIN, AWAY

NEWS ALERT!!!

A ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes on record slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, killing hundreds of people as it swept away ships, cars and homes while widespread fires burned out of control. Hours later, the tsunami hit Hawaii but did not cause major damage. Warnings blanketed the Pacific, putting areas on alert as far away as South America, Canada ...







An earthquake is a violent movement of the rocks in the Earth's crust. Earthquakes are usually quite brief, but may repeat over a long period of time.

There are large earthquakes and small earthquakes. Big earthquakes can take down buildings and cause death and injury. The study of earthquakes is called seismology.

When the earth moves in an earthquake, it can cause waves in the ocean, and if a wave grows large enough, it's called a "tsunami". A tsunami can cause just as much death and destruction as an earthquake. Landslides can happen, too. This is a very important part of the Earth's cycle.

Earthquakes are measured with a seismometer. The magnitude of an earthquake, and the intensity of shaking, is measured on a numerical scale. On the scale, 3 or less is scarcely noticeable, and magnitude 7 (or more) causes damage over a wide area.



The ancient Chinese also used a device that looked like a jar with dragons on the top surrounded by frogs with their mouths open. When an earthquake occurred, a ball fitted into each dragon's mouth would drop out of the dragon's mouth into the frog's. The position of the frog which received a ball indicated the direction of the earthquake.



Causes of earthquakes













Q: What is the strongest earthquake ever recorded?


A: The 1960 Valdivia earthquake or Great Chilean Earthquake (Spanish: Gran terremoto de Valdivia) of 22 May 1960 is to date the most powerful earthquake ever recorded, rating 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale. It occurred in the afternoon (19:11 GMT, 14:11 local time) and its resulting tsunami affected southern Chile, Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, eastern New Zealand, southeast Australia, and the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.









The Ten Strongest Earthquakes in the World









1.Chile, 22-May-1960, 9.5


2. Prince William Sound, Alaska, 28-Mar-1964, 9.2

3. Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, 9-Mar-1957, 9.1

4. Kamchatka, 4-Nov-1952, 9

5. Off western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, 26-Dec-2004, 9

6. Off the coast of Ecuador, 31-Jan-1906, 8.8

7. Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, 4-Feb-1965, 8.7

8. Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 28-Mar-2005,8.7

9. India-China border, 15-Aug-1950, 8.6

10. Kamchatka, 3-Feb-1923, 8.5




Surely Earthquake that hits Japan yesterday will be included in the Top 6 surpassing the record of Ecuador because it’s magnitude is 8.9..









Side Notes:










Have Mercy to Mercy!

Lawmakers said on Thursday that the Senate blue ribbon committee has affirmed the recent decision of the House justice committee by recommending the impeachment Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez.










A woman fell from the 18th floor of a condominium in Makati City and landed in the swimming pool at the 7th floor of the building. A 20-year-old woman fell from the 18th floor of a condo building in Makati City, and landed in the swimming pool at the 7th floor. She survived the fall.(Hindi naman pala lahat ng balita ay ang pagtaas ng presyo, may mga bumabagsak din.)



Another Filipino-American made it to the Top 13 of American Idol Season 10.


Thia Megia


(it only prove na talentadong Pinoy, kahit saan sulok ng mundo)




Last March 7, President Aquino flew low cost taking a Cebu Pacific flight to Jakarta. Maganda ito sa image niya bilang isang matipid na Pangulo o gusto talaga niyang makita yung mga dancing stewardesses.





Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is celebrating his 54th birthday last March 10. His supportes are are planning to bomb 54 buildings in the USA as a gift.






A lot of entertainment news on Charlie Sheen of which I don't understand. One thing for sure he is no longer appearing on the TV sitcom 2 men and 1/2. ( hindi naman apektado ang mga pinoy dito dahil nakatutok sila sa Mara-Clara at Babaeng hampaslupa.)


Charlie Sheen






After 25 years of EDSA People Power, it was only this year that the people of Egypt and Libya



realized that their leaders were all over-staying dictators. Hosni Mubarak just stepped down But Moamar Khadaffi or Gaddafi? Kadafi? Qaddafi? What's the correct spelling?




You say, Gaddafi, we say Qaddafi. Other variations on the leader of Libya include "Gathafi," "Kadafi," and "Gadafy," creating an unholy mess for newspaper editors. (" Whatever his name, 40 years ng naguguluhan ang mga tao sa pangalan niya dapat bumaba na rin siya at kung hindi ay ipapatawag namin siya sa senado." Senator Lito lapid )






Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. During some Ash Wednesday priest will lightly rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of catholics.(Priest sermon, "Lent is a time of sacrifice - matagal na po Father nagsa-sakripisyo ang mga katoliko, pls. naman pumayag na kayo sa RH Bill.")









WORDS 4 TODAY:



Basalt - Volcanic rock caused by partial melting of the Earth's crust.

Epicenter - The spot on the surface of the Earth directly above the area where an earthquake took place.

Fault - A split or fracture in the Earth's crust where two blocks of crust have slipped, slid or pushed against each other.

Focus (Earthquake) - The area inside the Earth where an earthquake happened. Also known as the Hypocenter.

Hypocenter - The area inside the Earth where an earthquake happened. Also known as the Focus.

Intensity - The observed effects that an earthquake shaking the ground has on people, buildings, man-made structures and natural features.

Magnitude - The seismic (earthquake) energy recorded on a seismograph.

Mercalli Intensity Scale, Modified - Earthquake intensity measured on a scale that has 12 increasing levels. The scale takes into account how people "felt" the quake and the observed structural damage.

Richter Magnitude Scale - A scale that mathematically rates how much force an earthquake releases based on seismograph readings.

Tsunami or tidal wave is a series of water waves caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of water, usually an ocean, but can occur in large lakes.




TODAY IN HISTORY: (March 11)






417 - Zosimus becomes bishop of Rome.


1302 - Romeo & Juliet wedding day - according to Shakespear

1669 - Volcano Etna erupts killing 15,000

1918 - Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia

Friday, May 7, 2010

Judgement Day

No, I'm not talikng about the 2nd coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but the coming election on May 10, 2010. The truth is I was drafting a new note when a flash news from ABS-CBN caught my attention, it was reported by Anthony Taberna the official endorsement of the Church of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo) for the following candidates.

President: Benigno Simeon " Noynoy " Aquino
Vice President: Mar Roxas

Senators:
•Muntinlupa Rep. Rozzano "Ruffy" Biazon
•Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr.
•Sen. Pia Cayetano
•Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago
•former Sen. Franklin Drilon
•Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
•Sen. Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada
•Bukidnon Rep. Teofisto "TG" Guingona
•Sen. Manuel "Lito" Lapid
•Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.
•former Sen. Ralph Recto
•former Sen. Vicente "Tito" Sotto III

After the long wait 5 days na lang siguro ang sakripisyo natin sa ingay ng kampanya, Maraming bagong pangyayari at totoo naman pong makasaysayan ang mga ito (Siyempre, first time for the new Executive Minister of INC brother Bro. Eduardo Manalo to make an important decision for the Church.) First time din na gagamit tayo ng machine mula sa manual ay magiging automated na. Kaya nadagdagan na naman ang mga terms sa ating vocabulary tulad ng PCOS, CF, etc..at naging high tech na rin ang kampanya.

After months of election related activities such as filing the certificates of candidacy, political alignment, defection from one to party to another, grueling campaign period, tons of political paraphernalia, gimmicks, mutli-media ads (including social sites such as Facebook, Friendster, Multiply, Twitter and the worst of them all those text messages.) Bombardments of TV ads, news and interview from morning to late evening. Muslingings among politician are normal things, poitical gossips such as election failure,
postponement of election and the worst thing, some are getting paranoid for the scenario of automated cheating. After all this thing babalik na tayo sa normal nating buhay.

Related Notes:
Religious cult leader Apollo C. Quiboloy has endorsed Gilbert Teodoro. The El Shaddai Movement is reportedly endorsing Manny Villar. Last week, the CBCP picked JC De Los Reyes over his rivals.




Binay: Pareng Erap napasama pa yata yung pag-amin ko na may kabit din ako, tulad mo, ayan wala tuloy tayong nakuhang religious endorsement.
Erap: Wag kang mawalan ng pag-asa malay mo i-endorso tayo ng mga Muslim, di ba pwede sa kanila ang maraming asawa?"
Binay: " Ha-ha- ha!"
Erap: " Ha-ha- ha din."

Richard Gordon said: " Hindi ako naniniwala sa mga surveys at nga religious endorsement, ang totoo hindi na rin ako naniniwala na mananalo pa ako."


Erap: Sakit ng ulo ko paano na to, hindi ako dala ng INC, balita ko pa si Villar ang dadalhin ng El Shaddai."
Brother Mike: Don't worry malaki naman ang tsansa na manalo yung kabit mo bilang mayor ."


Pacquiao: " Umiiyak ka ba dahil d ka nadala ng kapatiran?"
Villar: " Hindi tinamaan mo ako ng itaas mo yung kamay ko, muntik na akong ma-knock-out ah."


Noynoy: " Totoo ba yung balita mo Shawie na dadalhin ako ng INC, baka naman ine-echos mo lang ako."
Sharon: Oo naman, teka wag mo kong yakapin baka magselos si Kiko."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

APRIL NOTES

April 1, 1901- Emilio Aguinaldo swears allegiance to the U.S. (after 34 months since he declared Philippines independence), that makes him the first Filipino na naging "Tuta ng Kano"

April 1, 1925 -1st issue of the The Tribune, published in Manila. It's not true that the Headlines story is about the secret candidates of GMA, not the admin standard bearer Gibo Teodoro.
Ali McGraw (1938) - is born, female lead star in a love story film titled .. Love Story
1970 Classic film Love Story starring Ryan O' Neal and Ali Mcgraw. I can't believed that she is already 32 years old in that film.


April 2. (1788) - Francisco Balagtas aka Baltazar , prince of Tagalog poets (his famous works are Florante & Laura, Florante & Freddie Aguilar)) born in Bigaa, now Balagtas, Bulacan.

April 3, (1942) - Gen.Homma's 14th Japanese Imperial Army unleashes all out offensive in Bataan. (He even utilised all the Zombies to defeat the combined forces American GI, Philippine guerillas. and Mushroom plants. After 2 years of endless offensive (survival level) all zombies of Gen. Hommas were all dead, and he was executed in 1946 for war crimes like the Death March, and not feeding all the plants in his Zen Garden.
I was addicted to this video game, I even forget to log-in my FB account, just to play this endless game.
Famous Hollywood celebrities birthday; Alec Baldwin (1958) Doris Day (1924) Eddie Murphy (1961) Marlon Brando (1924)


April 4 (1868) - Felipe Calderon born in Sta. Cruz de Malabon, Cavite. He authored the Malolos Constitution. Today more than 200 congressmen can't even author a single bill.
The woman who said this phrase " I am a corporal gaga royal." was born on this day (April 4, 1947)
and that phrase is an anagram of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. (yes our outgoing president and incoming Congressman.)
Robert Downey Jr.born (1965)

April 5, 1888 - Gen. Vicente Lim a West Pointer, Bataan hero (he was responsible for bringing more plants to defeat the zombies) born in Calamba Laguna. Manny Villar was misinformed that he is still alive, so he sent an invitation to Gen. Lim asking him to be a guest candidate in his senatorial tickets.
Albert Broccoli (1909) Bette Davis (1908), Gregory Peck (1916). All birthdays on April 5 and Villar also send them an invitation. They politely declined Villar offer informing him that they were not Filipinos, and can't file a certificate of candidacy for they were all dead.

April 6, 1924 - 1st Balagtasan held in Manila between Jose Corazon de Jesus vs. Florante Collantes. The topic is " Ano ang mahalaga ; Buhay O Dangal ? Both are Bulakenos.
After 86 years Balagtasan was revived in Malolos Capitol between Roger Mendoza and Obet Pagdagganan. The topic; Sino ang totoong nanalo sa pagka-Gobernador ng Bulacan. Both are Bulakenos and they both claimed the governorship of Bulacan.
Bob Marley (1945) a reggae legend.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

VOTE WISELY

While walking down the street one day, a powerful
senator of the Philippines is tragically hit by a
truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met
by St. Peter at the entrance.


"Welcome to Heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you
settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom
see a high official around these parts, you see, so
we're not sure what to do with you."

"No problem, just let me in." says the senator.

"Well, I'd like to but I have orders from higher-up.
What we'll do is have you spend one day in Hell and
one in Heaven. Then you can choose where to spend
eternity."

"Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in
Heaven," says the senator.
"I'm sorry but we have our rules." And with that, St.
Peter escorts the senator to the elevator and he goes
down, down, down to Hell.

The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a
green golf course. In the distance is a club and
standing in front of it are all his friends and other
politicians who had worked with him, everyone is very
happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, hug
him, and reminisce about the good times they had while
getting rich at expense of the people. They play a
friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster and
caviar.

Also present is the Devil, who really is a very
friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling
jokes. They are having such a good time that, before
he realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him
a big hug and waves while the elevator rises. The
elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on
Heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.

"Now it's time to visit Heaven."
So 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of
contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing
the harp and singing. They have a good time and before
he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter
returns. "Well then, you've spent a day in Hell and
another in Heaven. Now choose your eternity." He
reflects for a minute, then the answers: "Well,
would never have thought it, I mean Heaven has been
delightful, but I think I would be better off in
Hell."

So Saint Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes
down, down, down to Hell. Now the doors of the
elevator open and he is in the middle of a barren land
covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his
friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and
putting it in black bags. The Devil comes over to the
senator and lays an arm on his neck.

"I don't understand," stammers the senator. Yesterday
I was here and there was a golf course and club and we
ate lobster and caviar and danced and had a great
time. Now all there is a wasteland full of garbage and
my friends look miserable.

The Devil looks at him, smiles and says, "Yesterday we
were campaigning. Today you voted for us!"

VOTE WISELY!!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

BEFORE I GROW OLD

First, I was dying to finish my high school and start college.

Then I was dying to marry and have children.

And then I was dying for my children to grow old enough,

so I could go back to work.

But then I was dying to retire

And now I was dying . . .

And suddenlyI realized

I forget to live

Pls. don't let it happen to you
Appreciate your current situation
and enjoy each day
. . . old friend.


HOW TO STAY YOUNG

1.. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them'

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER :
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.