Free Korean Language Classes

Sunday, February 26, 2012 0
I met a very lovely young lady while looking for a job. During our conversation we talked about Korea and then she introduced to me the Free Korean Language Classes offered by Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines. Blog11
I posted the link just in case some of you would like it.    

Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines


Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of the Philippines
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A Loving Husband...?

Saturday, February 25, 2012 0
Married or not you should read this...

“When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. Articles

Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn't seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn't talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn't love her anymore. I just pitied her!


With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company. She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn't have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane. When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.


In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn't want anything from me, but needed a month’s notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month’s time and she didn't want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.


This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day. She requested that every day for the month’s duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.


I told Jane about my wife’s divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.


My wife and I hadn’t had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don’t tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.


On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn’t looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.


On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me. On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn't tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.


She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.


Suddenly it hit me… she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.


Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it’s time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.


But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn't noticed that our life lacked intimacy. I drove to office…. jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind…I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.


She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won’t divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn't value the details of our lives, not because we didn’t love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart. Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away. At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I’ll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.


That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed -dead. My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push through with the divorce.— At least, in the eyes of our son—- I’m a loving husband


The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves.

So find time to be your spouse’s friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!


If you do, you just might save a marriage. 

AUTHOR: ANONYMOUS (NO IDEA WHERE I GOT IT)

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.Compilation

DID I MARRY THE RIGHT PERSON?

Saturday, February 25, 2012 0

This is a very good article. Those who are still single may learn something from here... Those who are already married or in a commitment may take it as a guideline to improve your marriage & relationship ... 


DID I MARRY THE RIGHT PERSON? 

During one of our seminars, a woman asked a common question. She said, "How do I know if I married the right person?" I noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so I said, "It depends. Is that your husband?" In all seriousness, she answered "How do you know?" 

Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it's weighing on your mind.

Here's the answer. EVERY relationship has a cycle. In the beginning, you fell in love with your spouse/partner. You anticipated their call, wanted their touch, and liked their idiosyncrasies (unconventional behavior/habit) . 

Falling in love with your spouse wasn't hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn't have to DO anything. That's why it's called "falling" in love... Because it's happening TO YOU. 

People in love sometimes say, "I was swept of my feet." Think about the imagery of that __expression. It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something came along and happened TO YOU. 

Falling in love is easy. It's a passive and spontaneous experience. But after a few years of marriage, the euphoria (excitement) of love fades. It's the natural cycle of EVERY relationship. Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse's idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts. 

The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship, but if you think about your marriage, you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage. 

At this point, you and/or your spouse might start asking, "Did I marry the right person?" And as you and your spouse reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else. This is when marriages or relationship breakdown. People blame their spouse/partner for their unhappiness and look outside their marriage/relationsh ip for fulfillment. 

Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes. Infidelity is the most obvious. But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, excessive TV, or abusive substances. 

But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your marriage. It lies within it. I'm not saying that you couldn't fall in love with someone else. You could. 

And TEMPORARILY you'd feel better. But you'd be in the same situation a few years later. Because (listen carefully to this): 

THE KEY TO SUCCEEDING IN MARRIAGE/RELATIONSHIP IS NOT FINDING THE RIGHT PERSON; IT'S LEARNING TO LOVE THE PERSON YOU FOUND. 

SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. It'll NEVER just happen to you. You can't "find" LASTING love. You have to "make" it day in and day out. That's why we have the __expression "the labor of love." Because it takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it takes WISDOM. You have to know WHAT TO DO to make your marriage/relationsh ip work. Sure true love can only happen after you've fallen out of love. When you begin choosing to love, even if you don't feel like doing it ---- that's true love. And that's the foundation of a lasting and strong marriage. 


Make no mistake about it. Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific things you can do (with or without your spouse) to succeed with your marriage. 

Just as there are physical laws of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships.Just as the right diet and exercise program makes you physically stronger, certain habits in your relationship WILL make your marriage stronger. It's a direct cause and effect. If you know and apply the laws, the results are predictable. .. you can "make" love. 

Love is indeed a "decision".. . Not just a feeling. You'll not just go away with your relationship just because the feeling is gone. In the Bible, love is a command. You make it happen.

Remember this always: 

"God determines who walks into your life. It is up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go." FW: Ruth Beltran

"Marriage is more than saying I Do. Marriage, like a precious plant, needs constant tending for it to grow, flourish, and bear fruti to last a lifetime, and beyond."- David and Evelyn Feliciano


AUTHOR: ANONYMOUS (NO IDEA WHERE I GOT IT) Compilation

Reel Time Presents Dayuhang Dukha

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Due to insistent public demand, Reel Time presents 'Dayuhang Dukha' will going to have a replay in GMA NewsTV Channel 11  on February 26, Sunday at 9:40pm Philippine Time. So take this chance to watch the Documentary Show. Blog11

And to those who want to extend their help you can email GMA NewsTV at [email protected] or [email protected], don't forget to leave your contact details.


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Unofficially Yours

Monday, February 20, 2012 0


A romantic comedy film, or should I say a sexy romantic comedy film. Starring my crush John Lloyd Cruz and my hated actress Angel Locsin (lol) . Definitely the reason I watched the movie is because of JLC. But I admit  Angel is also great in the movie. 

We often  get attached to the movies that we watched because of the things that somewhat related to our life. I should admit that's one of the reason why I love the movie. I can't get over the line that JLC said to his friends "Ang sarap sabihin na mahal ko sya", and yep there's a "kilig" moment in saying that we love a person. Mackie (JLC in the movie) knew it from the very start that Ces (Angel Locsin in the movie) don't love her, and yet he enjoy the moments of being with her. 

Whew! I can say that I can really relate to what they been through. Not that I've been in a Unofficial Relationship. But the fact that Mackie love Ces even he is not sure if he can get the same love that he gave. Sometime we tend to fall in love without expecting in return, yes a good feeling it was. And to what Ces had been through that has been the reason of her of not wanting to fall in love again. Some girl tend to give up everything for her one and only love, even though that person didn't ask you to, just like me and Ces and I know most women out there. In the end nothings left but a broken heart and wounded pride.  

What made me different I think is that, I get hurt, lost almost everything but I don't give up. I know how fatal to fall in love but I also know how good it is to fall in love. Kung gano kasakit ma-inlove, ganun din kasarap mahalin at mag-mahal, just in the right time and with the right person. 

UnOfficially Yours Movie Quotable Lines!

Some of the good lines in the movie...
Boom: "Sus naman! One night stand nga eh. Ano pa bang gusto mong mangyari? Nakalimutan mo magthank you?

Lloydie: "Pag ganun ba dapat mag thank you?"

--- lol, nice one JLC...


Angel: Malabo ba?

Lloydie: Alin?
Angel: Yung tayo.
Lloydie: May tayo na pala Ces. 

--- Funny JLC...hahaha...

Angel: Sa bawat isa kasing pinipili may isang libong bagay kang tinatanggihan.

Lloydie: Eh paano kung patunayan sayo ng isang pinili mo na higit pa siya sa isang libong tinanggihan mo?”

--- Ouch!...


So, being a hopeless romantic this movie is two thumbs up, true and true and true... Worth watching...  


Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship for International Students to study in any University of China, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012 0

Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship for International Students to study in any University of China, 2012

Study Subject(s):Courses offered by the University

Course Level:Undergraduate and Graduate

Scholarship Provider: OAS and the Government of China

Scholarship can be taken at: China


Eligibility:
-Be Non-Chinese citizen
- Be in good health to successfully undertake and finish the program of study.
- Return to their countries of origin and reside there for at least two years upon completion of the program of study in China.
-Undergraduate: -Applicants must have senior high school diploma with good academic performance and be under the age of 25.
- Graduate: Applicants must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.
- General scholar candidates must have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies and be under the age of 45, and may study all majors except the Chinese language.


Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Description: The purpose of the Scholarship and Training Programs of the Organization of American States (OAS) is to help the Member States in their efforts to achieve their objectives of integral development while supporting the development of their human resources in priority areas of the Organization. With this purpose, the Government of China, through the Ministry of Education of China (MOE), in cooperation with the OAS Department of Human Development, Education and Culture is offering partial scholarships to citizens of OAS member states to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies in China in any field of study available to international students starting in September 2012. The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is responsible for the enrollment of international students and carries out the routine management of Chinese Government Scholarship Programs.

How to Apply: Post

Scholarship Application Deadline: April 20th, 2012



http://scholarship-positions.com 

Reel Time presents 'Dayuhang Dukha'

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 1

Due to insistent public demand, Reel Time presents 'Dayuhang Dukha' will going to have a replay in GMA NewsTV Channel 11  on February 11, Saturday at 3:25pm Philippine Time. So take this chance to watch the Documentary Show.

And to those who want to extend their help you can email GMA NewsTV at [email protected] or [email protected], don't forget to leave your contact details. 


Once a Flamboyant and now a Poor Foreigner in the Philippines.

WOLFGANG 

A German National who resigned to his stable job and decided to live in the Philippines. After three years, his money lose, and now he is a beggar that is sleeping along the street in Manila.

KURT


An American Citizen who has a high paying job and for an unexpected situation , he got fired. He has a two kids to a Filipina. And now living in a  hand-to-mouth existence. He didn't want to go back in America and leave his family.  


FRANZ


A German National who owned a bar and now live in an abandoned building.

EDWARD

Portuguese, a beggar who seen by people in Angeles, Pampanga and gave him a work. With the help of some Filipinos in the area, little by little he is getting back. He has a three children, that live in the province. He already asked for help in the embassy, unfortunately, the embassy can't help his children to come with him. On that case, he didn't accept the offer to go back in his home country, he don't want to leave his children without knowing how long he can come back and get them. 

Reel Time (GMA News TV 11)

Sunday, February 05, 2012

I was in tears while watching the Documentary Show of GMA News TV Reel Time presents Dayuhang Dukha. One of the reason is, it really touched my heart and hmmm something personal, but then their stories are true. 

Some Filipina thought that every foreigner is rich, that these foreigners can give the extravagant life they been dreaming of. They will marry the foreigner even though they don't  love them, as long as they can see a little money (hundred thousands or more would be fine). In the long run, when the foreigner started to lose money, they will leave them. And worst thing, some of them are the reasons why these foreigners became hopelessly poor. And admit or not, some of us is the reason of their downfall. 

I've heard a story of a Filipina , she marry the foreigner because she thought that he can help to support her family, unfortunately, the foreign guy is not that rich as she were expected. She still need to work to support her parents here in the Philippines and help her husband for their household expenses. And so, she blamed her husband for the life that she has right now, a working mom and wife. She never been happy because of her own disappointment for the life that she choose. She expected too much for this guy, dream to live like a rich, and without even thinking the life that she had before this man came to her life, living a hand to mouth of existence. She wanted to go back to her home country because she didn't get the life that she wanted. 

Some Filipina thought these foreigners is like a gold, marrying without knowing them fully. Well, maybe if from the very start they find out that these foreigners are also working hard to get a good life. Only if, there is even a little love, care and understanding before they get married. For sure, whatever hardship that came on their way, they will never leave their partners, instead, work hand in hand to have a better and happy life. If only.

The Documentary showed some of the reason why these foreigners got broke and live in streets or have nothing at all. What made my heart broke seeing the show is the truth, being broke is happen to anyone and anywhere. Realization sunk in me and better understanding for one person in particular. And also the fact that there is still some foreigner who value their family and loved one more than any material things in this world. A number of this foreigner choose to stay in this foreign land just to be with their family. No matter how hard it is for them. It hurts because, we are all use to live this kind of life, but they are not. Because I know how hard it is to live without almost nothing and if I can do something, I don't wanna see anyone to suffer such thing.
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Alabama Witch

Sunday, February 05, 2012 0

This guy walks into a bar looking all sad, so the bartender asks, 
"Why so sad?" 
The man replies, "I can never seem to find a woman who likes me." 
So the bartender says, 
"Ok, I'll give you a pointer. 
Women love poems, so when you see a pretty lady, recite this poem: 

Alabama Witch, with your beautiful eyes and lips, your beauty lies between your eyes, 
it makes my spirit rise Shakespeare." 
So, the guy has a few drinks and spots a beautiful lady and drunkenly walks up to her and says. 
"Alabama bitch, with your beautiful eyes and tits, your beauty lies between your thighs, it makes my pecker rise Snake shit:) Compilation

South Korea

Sunday, February 05, 2012 0
Graduate Research Scholarship Positions at the Mobile Computing Lab, Chosun University, South Korea


January 25, 2012

Masters and PhD Scholarships at Mobile Computing Lab at Chosun University, South Korea

Study Subject(s):Mobile Computing Lab

Course Level:PhD and Masters

Scholarship Provider: Chosun University

Scholarship can be taken at: South Korea


Eligibility:
For Ph.D. applicants: Good M.S., preferably in Computer/ Communications Engineering or related areas (good B.S. for those applying for the M.S. or integrated M.S.–Ph.D. applicants): cumulative GPA/marks/score of 80% or higher •Good background in wireless networks •Good programming skills in C/C++ •Good English language skills (written and oral): TOEFL PBT 550, CBT 210, IBT 80, IELTS 6, TEPS 550 or higher if your mother tongue is not English •Good ability to cooperate with others in a multicultural environment •Good ability for highly motivated independent research


Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Description: The Mobile Computing Lab is seeking for skillful, hard working and creative candidates with good credentials to join our dynamic international team as Ph.D. or Master Students within the area of wireless networks or related fields (including wireless local area networks, mobile ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks and cognitive radio networks).

How to Apply: By Email

Scholarship Application Deadline: February 17, 2012


http://scholarship-positions.com 

Sweden

Sunday, February 05, 2012 0

Scholarships for International Master’s Students at University of Skövde, Sweden 2012


January 24, 2012

University of Skövde offers Master’s Scholarships for International Students to study in their University, Sweden 2012

Study Subject(s):Courses offered by the University

Course Level:Master’s

Scholarship Provider: University of Skövde

Scholarship can be taken at: Sweden


Eligibility:
Students from all over the world, including non-nominated students from partner universities can apply to an international Master’s programme (second cycle) and single subject courses on Basic (first cycle) or Advanced (second cycle) level. Basic requirements for Masters’ programmes and second cycle courses are a Bachelor degree and proof of English (can vary between countries or universities). Basic requirements for first cycle courses are a completed upper secondary education and proof of English (can vary between countries).


Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries:
Category 1: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Category 2: Candidates with citizenship from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients, except the ones listed on Category 1 and the other following exceptions: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.


Scholarship Description: The University of Skövde offers scholarships to students attending a Master’s programme at our university. The scholarships are tuition fee waivers of SEK 60 000 / year (50% of the tuition fee), and the amount will be deducted from the tuition fee when you receive the invoice. The scholarship granting criterion is academic merits. The scholarship can only be awarded to tuition paying students. Please note that you have to be able to finance the rest of the tuition fee yourself and to cover all the living expenses during your stay in Sweden. If you want to apply for a scholarship at the University of Skövde please fill in the Scholarship Application Form. Please read the information below with the list of countries (categories 1 and 2) before you apply for a scholarship.

How to Apply: Online

Scholarship Application Deadline
a. Scholarship applications received until March 1st, 2012
b. Scholarship applications received from March 2nd until May 15th, 2012