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On This Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day Collage

Dear Jojang,

Your face more beautiful than the moon,
Stand across from me,
Until I see hundreds of eternal worlds.

— Rumi

Each time I wake up in the morning,
I’m grateful that you’re beside me.
Throughout these years you’ve been
Wife, friend, lover, caregiver to me.
Thank you for taking care of me.
With you by my side,
I know I can make it through the day,
In spite of life’s trials and challenges.


Jojang, this haiku is for you:

On this Valentine’s
I am full of gratitude:
You’re God’s gift to me!




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February 14, 2014 at 10:10 am

2008 Christmas Letter

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Jojang and Matt

Jojang and Matt

Dear Family and Friends,

It has been an arduous year for Matthew and I. We were home together most of the time. We had a “forced” retreat, recovering from various health problems we both suffered individually and/or together.

But trials are blessings in disguise, isn’t it?  There is so much to be grateful for.

First of all, I thank God for the strength He gives us. Where would we be without the unfathomable love of God?  Although, we did go through the pain of trial and suffering, the grace of God was more than enough to sustain us.

Matthew and I have deepened our relationship further.

This year, we also experienced the generosity of friends and family. Most of them know that we are cash strapped. And with all our medical expenses, we are humbled by the nameless people who reached out and gave us financial help. Until now, we still couldn’t imagine how we were able to settle our bills. Considering how hefty they were. God is good, indeed.

While recuperating, Matthew and I discovered that there can also be good stuff on television. We watched movies that are inspirational, historical. We learned a lot from the documentaries of National Geographic and Discovery Channel. We try to keep abreast with what is happening with the world. What with the current financial, economic crisis there are a lot to watch out (and pray) for. Oh, but we didn’t only watch the serious mind boggling stuff. We also had fun laughing at silly and funny movies. We enjoyed answering questions from game shows.

However, what tops the list for us this year is our website and blog. It woke up my slumbering skill in writing. I like writing, and I used to do so in the past. But then, I got busy. And it got set aside. Now, because I had time to sit down in front of the computer, it’s slowing coming back. And I enjoy it immensely. I’m convincing Matthew to write too. He has so much wisdom, and reading his writings will be a great experience.

That’s why this 2009, we are looking forward to a great year ahead. We have many things in mind to post at our website and blog. We also have many plans in store for our lives.

God has been good to us. In spite of our trials we know that He is with us every step of the way. We know that He will continue to do so. And we believe it will be so with you, reading this blog. We wish you all the best. We pray for God’s blessings in your life. May this coming year be a wonderful year for you. May the good Lord grant you the desires of your heart.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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December 23, 2008 at 2:49 pm