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Monday, September 23, 2013

A New Life For Our Little Kiddo

Romans 6:3-6 “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.”

Though it was long delayed, but finally, our little Jacob had been baptized to the Christian world.  We welcome you to our faith, and may the Lord provide us with the wisdom to guide you along the right path, our son...

A day before the event, we, the parents along with the godparents were required to attend a seminar to give as an idea of what we are putting ourselves into.  It reminded us that baptism wasn't just a ceremony, it enlightened us about the deeper responsibility we had to undertake for our child, that is to be a good role model and to guide them to our Christian belief.

Same as his elder siblings, he was then baptized and received a new life in a Catholic church.  New life, for in our religion, once baptized, a person is forgiven for his original sin.  This is our ancestral sin that resulted from the disobedience made by mankind's first parents, Adam and Eve.  Like our brother, Jesus or Yeshua, he was poured with water, which symbolizes cleansing and purity, that take away sins, along with the cross, white garment, oil, and candle.

Thanks for your gifts, guys...
We had a simple reception afterwards in a nearby restaurant where our family, relatives, friends and guests joined us in celebrating the occasion.  The food and place was nice but unfortunately, their air conditioner bogged down and we had to bore some heat.  I just thought then, that maybe the Lord gave us a little reminder that living a Christian life isn't easy and full of challenges.  But really, it wasn't that bad as it may sound like... with all the electric fans and the photo booth, and more especially the warm people that surround us, the celebration turned out well.

My deepest gratitude to all who came to celebrate with us the Christening of our little boy.  And may the Lord, our Heavenly Father, bless and guide him according to His will, that he may take the right path in his Christian life.  And as always, we thank Him for all the blessings we received and we bring back everything to His glory.  Yahweh bless.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

PVZ 2 It's About Time

It was through my son that I knew about it when he asked to add the game to my phone.  I was hesitant at first, since having games in your phone would make it susceptible to frequent use of kids (and me... hehehe) thus, making your phone's life shorter.  But, I do admit I was also curious about the new "Plants Vs. Zombie" (having played the older version) that I still downloaded the free game to my phone (risk taken).

So what's new?  It actually has the same concept with the previous version, that's to eliminate zombies attacking your lawn using the available plants.  But the developers wouldn't want to disappoint all the people who have long waited for this update. And here are some of them:

  • New locations.  Now, battle zone isn't no longer within the lawn of the house nor  it's roof.  It's far far away back in time, not only one... but three, Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas and Wild West.

  • New plants and zombies.  Plants that emit fire, boomerang and electricity; beans that are deadly to zombies once eaten and those who bounces zombies to water; pea pods that emits 5 peas at a time; coconut cannons; and plants that punches enemies ahead or behind them.

    And the zombies... that steals sun, carry bricks, torch plants, create tombstones, those carried by seagulls, rolls barrel, shot by cannons, carries parrot that take away your plants, jumps over your defenses using dynamite, with rolling pianos, with hidden armor plate, rides a bull, and carries a lot of zombie chicken...

  •  New mini games.  There are games where you need to protect endangered plants; eliminate flying zombies using cannons; and surviving an enemy attack with given plants.

  • New added special powers.  Now, with the use of the coins you collected as play the games, you can now buy these special powers that can eliminate zombies with the use of your fingertip.  Pinch, toss or electrocute them to their doom... hehehe.

    There is also what they call as plant food (represented by a leaf).  It gives a plant temporary ability to make special moves.  It is from defeated glowing zombies, emitted by power lily, or you can simply by it using your collected coins.

There you go, I hope the info help.  Download it free in your phone's App Store, and just enjoy the game.  Yahweh bless.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Good Smelling Hog's Breath

Who would say that a hog's breath could smell so good?  I would.  In fact, I find it much appetizing.  Disagree?  But why?  Oh, you got it all wrong.  I am talking about Hog's Breath Café located in the Fountain Court of SM Lanang here in Davao.  Me and my friends decided to dine there just recently, since we all haven't tried the place yet.

So, how was the place inside?  If you may ask, it is quite spacious and pretty neat.  I may have said that since we were one of the few customers inside.  Don't get me wrong, their food taste really great, but the prices weren't that friendly.  They also have a bar which is obvious in their menu (though I'm not familiar with the liquors names).  Flat screen TV's with varied channels but I guess, it's muted or on low volume.  And various car plate numbers and vintage posters as wall decoration.

And the foods and their prices?  Well, there was really nothing spectacular about the food we ordered.  Let's just say that an hour more or less before we went to the place, we already had a heavy snack, but still we were able to finish all the plates we ordered.  And the bill?  Well, that's the reason why we didn't leave even a bone on the plate... just kidding.  For me, it's quite high, good thing it was a treat from one of my friends.  By the way, they also served us this nice tasting water having the hint of lemon, cucumber and mint... and the best part was its free.

Here's our order:

Smoked Pork BBQ Ribs (half rack) - 595
Golden Tempura Prawns - 295
Finger Food Combo - 695

My say.  The times I passed by the said café, I observed that there were not that much customers.  I don't suggest that they lower their prices but they must have value meals or affordable combos that the masses can bite.  Yahweh bless.