Friday, June 26, 2009

Stop The Killing of Dogs in China (A Re-Post From Sharm of World United Bloggers)


Pet dogs are well loved in China, but why is there this shocking and cruel killing of dogs in some Chinese restaurants that cater to dog eaters?

Please watch this video which I re-posted from Sharm of World United Bloggers and be horrified with the extreme cruelty of these Chinese restaurant's crew in killing and cooking meat from the so called "man's best friend."

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it is hard to watch this clip

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Inspite Of Everything, This Is Still A Wonderful Life

We are what we think we are. We are the sum product of the totality of all our thoughts. If we think positive and good thoughts, then we are living in a veritable paradise. But if we focus on all the faults of men including our own in this world, then we are living in a hellish world inhabited by negative people who keep on pulling themselves down to their own quagmire of defeats and frustrations. One way to make our world a wonderful one is to focus on what is right with us and others and not what is wrong. In other words, we should always count our blessings. If we focus on all the good things God has done for us since we were born including all our answered prayers, then we will realize that we have a perfect and loving Father who have provided us with all the beautiful and sensible things in life. Remember, God looks at things from a vastly superior point of view and will not mind making us suffer a little if we will be able to accomplish an improvement in character that is far more effective in carrying out His divine purpose in our lives. God knows exactly what He wants from us and will not stop until He accomplishes His purpose for our lives. So we suffer untold miseries and pains every time we move on the opposite direction of what He really wants from us. Until we finally learn that our very purpose for life is to please Him and give glory to His name. In spite of everything that is happening to this world, it is still a wonderful life that we are living.

Tags: Wonderful Life, Wonderful World, God, Man, Life, Joy, Beautiful, Pleasing, Focus, Positive, Dream, Character, Purpose, Glory, Name, Noble

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Re-Post From Emmyrose' Dancing With Butterflies

I enjoin all my readers and friends to please pray again for sis Emmyrose of Dancing With Butterflies. She is suffering from lupus, fibromyalgia and herpes and has just undergone an operation on her thigh. She is in a wheelchair and could not do things on her own without the assistance of others. Her spiritual reserves are too low and she's too depressed. Let's all pray for her and be like an angel to minister to her spiritual and emotional needs. Thank you all very much. God bless us all.

Mel Avila Alarilla

June 8th, 2009

WARNING: The content of this entry contains a lot of ranting and sad emotions, it’s your discretion to continue reading…

For the past few months I have been suffering a lot because of my illness. It started last June of 2008 when I was stricken with Herpes Zoster in my right forehead which extended in my right eye that almost lead me to blindness. The headache back then was intolerable, I had to have my pain reliever with me every time and what’s annoying besides the awful look on my face was the four kinds of eye drop that I have to put in my eyes…


This is how I look like after some blisters are starting to dried out, it was so awful and painful, and it took so long before the blisters left my face I had to put a lot of face concealers just to look presentable.

After the Herpes Zoster I was able to live normally again, it was in August when I went to Singapore and for once I was able to enjoy myself together with my college friends…


After that wondrous trip, I went back to work and do all the things that I wanted to do.. September was fine but when October came I had to be hospitalized again because of my kidneys…


October is my favorite month because of my birthday but during this month I wasn’t able to walk and I have to wear a mask everywhere I go. My mom also got me a personal nanny that I found annoying because it made me feel helpless.

Months passed by and everything was starting to be normal again, I was able to do the things I love and I was happy. I feel normal once more despite having a nanny (which is not bad after all) I was enjoying myself and I’ve been going out with friends on my own again, traveling to Manila on my own and going to work in Makati on my own. It was a nice feeling although I have to wear a mask everytime, it doesn’t matter I just want to be out in the house.

March came and I was in high spirits, it was the last week of our Bible class in three public schools so I was busy preparing for farewell parties. I was also busy attending our church gatherings and I am also preparing for my mom’s secret surprise party… which turned out to be a blast and my mom was so overwhelmed and happy. But it was the night when I insisted on going with my church buddies to go to MV Doulos the ship bookstore, I always love to go there and I will never miss it for the world…

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MV DOULOS the largest, oldest floating bookstore in the world

It was after climbing the upper deck that I felt the pain in my right thigh but I dismissed it right away because I want to pretend I am fine because I know my church friends are starting to worry because it’s getting late and the butterfly markings in my face are starting to appear but I told them I am fine. The next day I got a high fever, I was chilling and I had a terrible nausea and I couldn’t eat anything… Before I know it I was already being confined in the hospital…

April came and I’ve been sick the whole time but at least I was able to stand and walk, I can also go wherever I want as long as I have my nanny with me but the endless medicines are killing me…

It was May 16, when my nephrologist decided it was time for me to be admitted again, because my right thigh is swelling like a 5 gallon water tank and it’s so heavy I cannot walk anymore. It was also so in flame because it was so red and hot. It was also so painful that by merely touching it will bring me to tears. I underwent xray, ultra sound, duplex scan but to no avail… my doctors still couldn’t find what’s with my right thigh. After that I underwent Biopsy which had pure pus cells alone and the MRI confirmed that I have no tumor, it was only pus cells that’s inside my right thigh and they decided to operate right away. But I have a low hemoglabin and I needed 4 bags of blood, my mom texted everybody she knows because we needed 8 people to donate blood. It seems impossible at first to find people to donate but in just hours our church pastors came, some of our friends too and the people that came to donate was way beyond our expection. That night two bags of blood was transfused and I was scheduled for an operation the next day…

Honestly, I was scared it was my first time to undergo a general anesthesia and I’m not quite sure of what to expect.

The next day, it was around 10:30 when I was fetched in my room and the operating people prepared me for the operation, I could see my mom worried eyes and I feel like crying. The operation was scheduled at 1pm, I’m not sure what happened in between those hours but the next thing I knew it was already 3pm and I was being brought to the recovery room.. It was like I’m in a twilight, I know what happened but I’m not sure, I wanted to speak but there are no words, I told myself do I have amnesia…nope I still know everything I should know but why do I feel like I’m floating… I closed my eyes and fell asleep, it was already 4pm and I finally asked the nurse when can I go back in my room, he said in a little while and I asked him if I can drink water but he said I’m not yet allowed to drink water… so I closed my eyes again anthis time I prayed…

I was released two weeks after and it was a terrible experience. Right now I’m in wheelchair absolutely helpless and I couldn’t even sit on my own let alone stand and walk. I am such a burden to everyone and I just hate every moment that I have to lay down wait for someone to lift me up and carry me to the wheelchair. I even need my mom to dress me up, to bathe me and everything else. I’m losing hair too, not only my weight is starting to drop within normal and my hemoglabin is too low that I have to be injected thrice a week. I also take 10 different medicines in the morning, 5 at lunch time and 10 at bedtime. Being confined in this wheelchair until my operation heals is way too much for me. I feel helpless and I want to tell myself not to lose hope that somehow there will some better days but during my time of pain I just find it hard to believe. There are thoughts in my head that what if I’ll never get better that I’ll be stuck in this wheelchair forever or what if I’ll be such a burden with everyone that they would turn their backs on me eventually. I’m not sure of what the future holds but it’s a bit gloomy for now…

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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