Monday, December 29, 2008

Blogging From Home Testimonial

I just made a testimonial for Tita Janel in Blogging From Home book (^_^)
ahihihi. . .
You can check it here (^_^)
and...

As I'm writing this, am here at the office for the last day of work in the year 2008... weeeiii! we are only 13 agents in Day Shift namely:
Me,
Jean Diaz
Mughinsa Murod
Joni Joy Gatmaitan
Beverly Suarez
Ma. Theresa Camartin
Gerard Lanzona
Henry Ong
Amy Lyn Minoy
Michelle Toledo
Ernest Brian Amarado
Micheal Villanueva
Geofrey John Rodriguez
Abigail Castro (half day)

and an AS Althone Borja
= total of 14 persons in this very huge office...
for the Pictures click here (^_^)



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Monday, December 22, 2008

Blue Jaz Samal Vacation Leave

Blue Jaz Samal Vacation LeaveI have been on vacation leave for more than a week now (^_^) and luckily our plans to go at Samal beaches escapade/outing finally push through (it was the first time of Maribeth Borre)...

Our original plan was to go at Isla Reta since it was rainy and going to Isla Reta island is crossing open sea, very far, so we decided to go at Kaputian again malakas daw alon at delikado finally we got to Blue Jaz Resort.

The place was serene and peaceful, most of the people we saw there are decent and I also saw some foreigners, I guess the owner of Blue Jaz resort is a foreigner...

Blue Jaz Samal Vacation LeaveFacilities are complete and well design including the bathrooms with hot and cold showers, toilets, cottages and open cottage... I really like the place and want to go back there if I have a chance.
Here's the slide show picture





Blue Jaz Samal Vacation Leave

Blue Jaz Samal Vacation Leave

Blue Jaz Samal Vacation Leave

Blue Jaz Samal Vacation Leave

Blue Jaz Samal Vacation Leave

Eto ang nakakatawang stolen shot (^_^) murag lang siya hubog but actually he was very tired from his flight kakagaling lang niya night shift working at Accenture in Manila deretcho kagad Samal with us.
Blue Jaz Samal Vacation Leave

For the overnight stay including the open cottage is P220 per head and the palm boat fee is 30 back and forth, all that expenses you can use all of the pools available in Blue Jaz resort and trampoline (I didn't dare to... because I heard my friends said their knees and waist was aching a bit).

There are closed cottages for P2,600 overnight stay (2:00pm to 12noon the following day) good for two persons (and I think additional pay of P300 per head in excess of two) with air-con and complete with bathroom and toilet I would like to try that in the future (^_^)

And dormitories are also available if you want to stay for a week or two...

Also bar, restaurant with wifi is available (actually pinag-isa lang ang bar at restaurant) but I would rate the Wifi as 3 out of 10 because when I used it cuts off most of the time but the signal was ok during the night I could rate it as 6 since I can't even load any of my blogs but just check emails and chat using Fring.

In Blue Jaz resort restaurant a small bottle of coke is P25, 1000ml of water is also P25, a cup of chocolate drink is again P25 (we ordered in the early morning as we were having breakfast) and a cup of hot water is P5 so in short I think its better if you bring sachets of tea bags, coffee, or chocolate drink for practicality.
Surprisingly Blue Jaz resort bar have all kinds of basic drinks including alcoholic.

We brought a red wine along with us, we thought it was also included in corsage of P220 (overnight stay) as I talked with a lady via phone "you can bring food and drinks".

The bottle of wine was so obvious because (we just bought it at Victoria Plaza before going to Maryknol Beach Side resort where the Blue Jaz palm-boat is waiting) it was in Carlos Rossi bag.
T'was a good thing all of us were honest, and said "sorry we really didn't know". So the lady then said to stay in down in open cottage before going up, because we can be charge for another 300 pesos bringing that wine.

Day time charge is P90 that is from 6:00am to 2:00pm as they said but I saw most of them are going home around 4:00pm. For the overnight stay its P220 from 2:00pm to 12noon the following day.


Blue Jaz Samal Vacation Leave


You can call Blue Jaz resort at 082 302-2411 and 082 303-1117, for more photos of my experiences click here.

and for the Fire Dancing videos in Blue Jaz Resort you can see it here



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Monday, December 15, 2008

Know the Signs and Identify Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment can be publicly done without any knowledge of everybody it’s a harassment that affects someone, interferes with working or generate an awkward or unsympathetic work environment.
Sexual harassers can be female, although males are greatly more commonly reported than females. Sexual harassment is simple to recognize, and should be dealt with promptly.

How to Identify Sexual Harassment


By: eHow Careers & Work Editor


  1. Identify any unwelcome sexual advances. After making it clear that these advances are not acceptable, any continued advances are sexual harassment.

  2. Note any requests for sexual favors. Even if the person is not a superior, it is still sexual harassment.

  3. Listen for verbal conduct that is sexual in nature. It is not necessary that it be directed at a specific person. Any sexual discussions that makes another employee uncomfortable is considered sexual harassment.

  4. Pay attention to any physical conduct sexual in nature. Even shoulder massages are considered sexual harassment in some cases, depending on their nature. Inform the person that it creates an uncomfortable situation. If it continues, it is sexual harassment.

  5. Think about the effect of the behavior. Sexual harassment affects the person being harassed negatively. This impact can include any effect on employment based on the response to the sexual harassment, impact on work performance or a hostile or uncomfortable environment created by the sexual harassment.

  6. Recognize who the person responsible is. The person can be anyone. It is not even necessary that they are a coworker. Anyone who meets the criteria for sexual harassment that is in the workplace, even just visiting, could sexually harass employees.


Have you ever seen someone who act that way? Then somebody has to do something to make that person knows you have been harass it can via talking to the person or through actions. "Actions speaks louder than words".

Read more about form of harassment find out here.



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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Nice Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays (^_^)
Here are the Christmas songs from the chipmunks

And some christmas history I have research:...


Christmas w/ Chipmunks



  • 1600's: The Puritans made it illegal to mention St. Nicolas' name. People were not allowed to exchange gifts, light a candle, or sing Christmas carols.

  • 17th century: Dutch immigrants brought with them the legend of Sinter Klaas.

  • 1773: Santa first appeared in the media as St. A Claus.

  • 1804: The New York Historical Society was founded with St. Nicolas as its patron saint. Its members engaged in the Dutch practice of gift-giving at Christmas.

  • 1809: Washington Irving, writing under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker, included Saint Nicolas in his book "A History of New York." Nicolas is described as riding into town on a horse.

  • 1812: Irving, revised his book to include Nicolas riding over the trees in a wagon.

  • 1821: William Gilley printed a poem about "Santeclaus" who was dressed in fur and drove a sleigh drawn by a single reindeer.

  • 1822: Dentist Clement Clarke Moore is believed by many to have written a poem "An Account of a Visit from Saint Nicolas," which became better known as "The Night before Christmas." Santa is portrayed as an elf with a miniature sleigh equipped with eight reindeer which are named in the poem as Blitzem, Comet, Cupid, Dancer, Dasher, Donder, Prancer, and Vixen. Others attribute the poem to a contemporary, Henry Livingston, Jr. Two have since been renamed Donner and Blitzen.

  • 1841: J.W. Parkinson, a Philadelphia merchant, hired a man to dress up in a "Criscringle" outfit and climb the chimney of his store.

  • 1863: Illustrator Thomas Nast created images of Santa for the Christmas editions of Harper's Magazine. These continued through the 1890's.

  • 1860s: President Abraham Lincoln asked Nast to create a drawing of Santa with some Union soldiers. This image of Santa supporting the enemy had a demoralizing influence on the Confederate army -- an early example of psychological warfare.

  • 1897: Francis P Church, Editor of the New York Sun, wrote an editorial in response to a letter from an eight year-old girl, Virginia O'Hanlon. She had written the paper asking whether there really was a Santa Claus. It has become known as the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" letter.

  • 1920's: The image of Santa had been standardized to portray a bearded, over-weight, jolly man dressed in a red suit with white trim.

  • 1931: Haddon Sundblom, illustrator for The Coca-Cola ™ company drew a series of Santa images in their Christmas advertisements until 1964. The company holds the trademark for the Coca-Cola Santa design. Christmas ads including Santa continue to the present day.

  • 1939: Copywriter Robert L. May of the Montgomery Ward Company created a poem about Rudolph, the ninth reindeer. May had been "often taunted as a child for being shy, small and slight." He created an ostracized reindeer with a shiny red nose who became a hero one foggy Christmas eve. Santa was part-way through deliveries when the visibility started to degenerate. Santa added Rudolph to his team of reindeer to help illuminate the path. A copy of the poem was given free to Montgomery Ward customers.

  • 1949: Johnny Marks wrote the song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Rudolph was relocated to the North Pole where he was initially rejected by the other reindeer who wouldn't let him play in their reindeer games because of his strange looking nose. The song was recorded by Gene Autry and became his all-time best seller. Next to "White Christmas" it is the most popular song of all time.

  • 1993: An urban folk tale began to circulate about a Japanese department store displaying a life-sized Santa Claus being crucified on a cross. It never happened.

  • 1997: Artist Robert Cenedella drew a painting of a crucified Santa Claus. It was displayed in the window of the New York's Art Students League and received intense criticism from some religious groups. His drawing was a protest. He attempted to show how Santa Claus had replaced Jesus Christ as the most important personality at Christmas time.

source: http://www.thehistoryofchristmas.com/ch/in_america.htm


The popularity of Christmas was spurred on in 1820 by Washington Irving's book The Keeping of Christmas at Bracebridge Hall. In 1834, Britain's Queen Victoria brought her German husband, Prince Albert, into Windsor Castle, introducing the tradition of the Christmas tree and carols that were held in Europe to the British Empire. A week before Christmas in 1834, Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol (in which he wrote that Scrooge required Cratchit to work, and that the US Congress met on Christmas Day). It was so popular that neither the churches nor the governments could not ignore the importance of Christmas celebrations. In 1836, Alabama became the first state in the US to declare Christmas a legal holiday. In 1837, T.H. Hervey's The Book of Christmas also became a best seller. In 1860, American illustrator Thomas Nast borrowed from the European stories about Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of children, to create Father Christmas (Santa Claus). In 1907, Oklahoma became the last US state to declare Christmas a legal holiday. Year by year, countries all over the world started to recognise Christmas as the day for celebrating the birth of Jesus. source: http://www.didyouknow.cd/xmas/xmashistory.htm


Whatever the history of Christmas, what's important is that we celebrate it whole heartedly... meaning giving without expecting something in return I guess that is the main reason that we have to celebrate something in a year to remind us that "Giving" is the essence of "Christ" living in our heart.



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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Winner of Nokia 2680 Nice Review

Finally last night after work, I went straight to SM mall in Ecoland to claim the Nokia 2680 slide mobile that I have won (^_^)
Thank you Lord God for this blessing I was given a wisdom to buy it at Nokia SM Mall branch.

Yesterday, I went to SM mall alone because Joy had some other plans, I'm too shy to even ask favor with other officemates to accompany with such event...

Anyway, the people in Nokia at SM Mall welcome and was happy to see me “their winner and choosing Nokia SM branch" in claiming the said prize instead at Nokia Gaisano Mall, some how I like the services in Nokia SM Mall (than Gaisano Mall), all of them are friendly, accommodating, and bonus package is amusing in such a way customer will come back again to really buy on their products. Imagine, my house is more near at Nokia Gaisano Mall but I chose to claim it at SM Mall when our office just transferred in Bonifacio street which is obviously very near to Nokia Gmall branch...

And so, they asked me the registered letter from Nokia for them to photocopy (report purposes), confirmation text message and etc... and even told me that my name was published in Inquirer, I told them I saw it in the newspaper it was on full page advertisement of Nokia at Daily Inquirer you can see the picture here

I bought a Sun cellular SIM worth 59pesos for this Nokia 2680 (my Sun number is +63 922 2890488 yan sige text mate tayo...)

For the Nokia 2680 specification specs specs specs...

The Nokia 2680 Slide Technical specifications

Key features
* Capture images and video with the VGA camera
* View your pictures and videos on the 65,000 TFT 128 x 160 colour display
* Share your photos and videos via MMS and Bluetooth
* Organise your life with office productivity tools such as calendar, notes, and

Expense Manager
* Access the information you need quickly and easily with GPRS* Internet

Connections
* Synchronise your device with your compatible PC and gain access to your

Calendar entries, contacts, and images
* Record songs from your favourite radio stations on the go with this useful

Radio recorder (region dependent)
* Subject to service availability

Imaging
* VGA camera
* Video recording and playback
* Pictures can be shared easily via MMS or Bluetooth, or uploaded using the Web (wap)

Browser
* I found an Opera Mini available right away.

Favourite images
* See your pictures more clearly on the full screen viewfinder

Music
* Stereo FM radio
* Record your favourite tracks with this handy radio recorder (region dependent)

Applications and games
* JavaTM MIDP 2.0 games and applications, My unit violet color has games of Sudoko, Snake Ex2, and Galaxy Balls... and applications of Converter, Expense Manager and Opera Mini

Browsing
* GPRS Web browser
* WAP 2.0

Connectivity
* Bluetooth 2.0 interface
* GPRS: Multi-slot class 10
* EGPRS: Multi-slot class 6

Digital services
* Java and Symbian applications available from the Nokia Software Market

Display
* 128 x 160 resolution TFT colour display

Messaging and email
* Nokia Xpress Audio messaging
* Easy SMS T9 input
* MMS 1.2
* GPRS Web browser
* Instant messaging

Memory functions
* Combo 32 MB Flash, 4 MB SDRAM

Offline and demo modes
* Flight and demo mode

Operating frequency
* UPP8 v.6, Dual-band variants: EGSM 900/1800 (EU) and GSM 850/1900 (US) – EDGE only

Personal information management (PIM)
* Organizer with local calendar, Expense Manager, advanced calculator, Converter II, phone book with space for up to 1,000 contacts, date, time, stop watch and alarm clock.
* English-Chinese dictionary (China, SEAP and India only)

Power management
Battery BL-4S
Capacity 860mAh
Talk time up to 3.43 hours (GSM)
Standby time 419 hours (GSM)

Operation times vary depending on the network and usage.
Ringtones and themes
* MP3 and AAC ringtones
* Themes including, for example, animated wallpapers, and screensavers.

Sales package contents
* Nokia 2680 Slide device
* Nokia Battery BL-4S
* Nokia Stereo Headset HS-105
* Nokia Compact Charger AC-3 (AC-6 and CA-100 for China)
* User guide

Size Volume:
* 61.79cc

Weight:
* 94.5g
* 75.7g (without battery)

Dimensions:
* 99mm x 47mm x 15.5 mm

Voice features
* Built-in handsfree speaker

User interface
* S40 release 7.2 user interface
* Handy short-cut keys to your favourite applications
* Active standby screen
* 5 way scroll with 2 soft keys
source: http://www.nokia.com.ph/A41195068




I like the customer care services of Nokia SM Mall Branch, specially Isabel Molina, Harry Go and Gean Vallares.

Harry follow-up my concerns if ever I text him regarding the E51 different settings' connectivity in wifi. Although I can say E51 mobile is not that hard to use.

I want to thank them all the personel in Nokia SM Mall Branch for entertaining me diligently, when I was close in buying E51 Finland at the nearby cellphone store beside Nokia inside SM Mall. Harry made a good deal with me. What can I say all of them are good in sales talk... kaya ayon napabili tuloy ako sa kanila and have become one of the winners of Nokia 2680 slide

For my review in Nokia 2680, the ringing tone are very clear and not bad for a low end Nokia cellphone, VGA picture taken are clear enough to make it as phone wallpaper, it also has a repeated alarm clock that can let you choose what day(s) it is to be repeated.
I tried the radio, was surprise on "how to use it?" for first time usage; I didn't hear anything, then there was a choice saying "scan for all station" it scanned all of the station available then I was able to hear "all the stations" funny noh sabay-sabay?!... hindi!... of course not at the same time gulo kaya noon!... but it was one by one, all of the stations with high signal are being saved automatically and all I have to do is browse them one by one (^_^) galing niya noh? klaro baya kaayo! super lakas
I even tried recording one song from a radio and made it as a ringing tone... nakakatawa pa talaga I was using a headset and experimenting at our office, making the recorded radio song into an alarm tone, I thought it was being played as in "headset lang" yun pala na loudspeaker na! I didn't notice till some of my seatmates were looking at me, kasi the song was "I found a very special love in you..." ahihihih!

So far Nokia 2680 Slide mobile phone is perfect for everyday use i.e. text, call, organizer, and being classy at the worth P5,000 Philippines pesos.

Winner of Nokia 2680 Nice Review

Winner of Nokia 2680 Nice Review

Winner of Nokia 2680 Nice Review

Winner of Nokia 2680 Nice Review

Aice with Isabel, I can never forget this lady as she was the first one who entertained me way back January of this year, when I was "only" planning which one to buy either Nokia N82 or Sony Ericsson W960i (but I ended buying Nokia E51(^_^) Anyway about Isabel, she had a relative named same as mine, she can't even believe it at first because my name is very rare (oh yes it is) and last night when she gave me her calling card I saw that her surname was the same as my ex-BF (long distance relationship for 6years) (Y_Y) wahahah now talking about coincidence!?!? what more can I ask for?
Winner of Nokia 2680 Nice Review

Aice with Gean
Winner of Nokia 2680 Nice Review

Note: all of the pictures taken here are from Nokia Cellphone because I forgot to bring my own Digital Camera.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Very Funny Bear Sky Diving

Very Funny Bear Sky Diving
It always makes me laugh to see this movie actually I have a copy of this in my mp4 player and whenever I feel lonely I always play this movie...

It is about the bear who loves sky-diving and can't get enough of it even if he made a mistake he keeps on trying till he goes to heaven (^_^)

here is the movie...







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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saragani Highlands in General Santos City

Saragani Highlands in General Santos City
Touring General Santos with MBS2
Sarangani Highlands:
Elvie and I explored the place (that was the reason we were not included in the MBS2 group picture at Sarangani Highlands it's ok we had fun exploring the place) Sarangani Highlands have a stairs going down to where we found different types of cottages and fruit trees(^_^) it is still under construction but the place is definitely ready to be a tourist spot. I can imagine how more beautiful it will become in few months from now hmmm a mini garden of eden?
My digi-cam battery run out in Sarangani Highlands gggrrr sayang talaga! I use my mobile camera which is not that good.
When we got to the Pacquiao Mansions (yes with “S”) I was surprise to see two big houses instead of just one ano tig isa sila ni Jinky - Manny's wife? Ahihih joke lang poh!
Saragani Highlands in General Santos City
Saragani Highlands in General Santos City
The first thing we saw was the garden in front of the first mansion, there was a mini bridge and waterfall fountain. . . It was awesome! then we were lead to see the side part of the first mansion where the second mansion was located there was a swimming pool in between the two mansion. . . Saragani Highlands in General Santos City
Saragani Highlands in General Santos CityAnd you can see the garage area of the 2nd mansion where all the cars and motor cycles collection are parked. gusto sana namin ni Elvie kunan ng picture kaso we heard there were bloggers na sinita of going there to take pictures bawal daw doon na part kaya sumilip nalang kami
Then afterwards, we got to pacific seas' store, and let us taste the different cook of bariles like Tuna Tosino, Tuna Bar-B-Q and so much more sayang I can't remember all of them sa sobrang sarap eh! (^_^)

Saragani Highlands in General Santos City
Overall, I would like to say that General Santos is one of the nice city in Mindanao that is worth visiting and investing your money (buy a house and lot) with fresh sea foods all year round.

About the transportation? I was quite surprise to see tricycle everywhere including highways, it was so fun to think you can ride tricycle everywhere from the door step of your home and they will drop you in any places within the city. (diba spoiled ang mga commuters!)
when we got into Gaisano Mall of General Santos, there were tricycles all over outside the mall (unlike in Davao City it was Taxis and jeeps)

Upon riding to the terminal I told the tricycle driver about my observation he replied that the mayor in General Santos is making the move to remove all the tricycles but since it was numerous the government can't get rid of tricycles in highways.

In my conclusion, I hope General Santos can keep tricycles as means of transportation service because it can make the city very unique from the rest and also keep their environment less polluted/traffic ito think they have big highways and only tricycles, private vehicles ang transportation No Traffic talaga!)




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Friday, November 14, 2008

First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)

First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)
Today!
the first general assembly in Eversun Software Philippines Corporation new office. It just got into my mind since Dean Ryan is about to go home base, I want to take pictures of the entire office in fully renovated (but not complete) areas...

There are some funny pictures here but lets see the serious type first...





The agents are really serious from the cold ambiance of the office, we are quiet and focusing in our tasks.

First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp, New Office
The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die. ~Edward Kennedy

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. ~Thomas Alva Edison

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price. ~Vince Lombardi

source: http://www.wisdomquotes.com/cat_work.html


Anyway, there were some major adjustment on my part, for two weeks now in this new office, I have manage to cope up the physical pressures (still adjusting up to now)
I heard some agents (including me) are also adjusting in terms of commuting.

For the hiring as of the moment I heard from HR Assistant it is still frozen but will be open very soon.

and now for the fun part
yeah! there are funny part in our office... we should be happily working not so seriously working right?

For single beautiful ladies out there these two Hulk-able and hug-able men are available (^_^) just call and text the numbers (^_^)



Joke lang poh!

wait lang...

to be continued... the meeting is set 6:00pm to 8:00pm tonight so I will be posting the pictures at the meeting soon (^_^)
Here are the pictures:

Ma'am Merju
First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


Mr. Althone Borja
First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


Ms. Ivy Palomo
First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)



For the Comics fun (^_^)
First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


These was taken yesterday Monday November 17, 2008 when Dean finally sign the home base contract.

First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)


First General Assembly in Eversun Software Phils Corp (New Office)




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If you look into my eyes
will you see my love for you?
If you look at my lips
will you know it's meant for you?

Everything happens for reasons...
Every moment has its own seasons...

The right time will come,
we will be together for eternity,
The right moment will come
our bond shall be filled with God's Blessings and Security.

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