Sunday, June 17, 2007

hurray for fathers!

to the best surgeon, driver, ballroom dancer, and cameraman...
to the one who makes the corniest jokes, and the most delicious pasta...
to the best daddy God could ever give me...

happy fathers' day!

verse for the day:
"honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you." [deuteronomy 5:16]

Monday, June 11, 2007

the first day blues

just when i was starting to get used to the lazy lifestyle, i find that junior clerkship is just around the corner. as much as i like being busy with things (including *gasp* schoolwork), i must admit this summer flew by too quickly. i'm not yet ready to go back to lectures, exams, labs, patients and doctors.

but just like any other first-day-of-class experience, i don't have much of a choice.

verse for the day (must take this to heart):
trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. [proverbs 3:5-6]

Friday, June 08, 2007

california in a nutshell

this update was due a loooong time ago, but i was simply too lazy to upload all the pictures and make a post about our trip. however, as med life resumes, i won't have time to do this until my next vacation so...

mike, tara, pilar and mik take on california
(a very short recap)

we rode the bart to san francisco. we ate in this yummy thai restaurant, rode the cable car to pier 39, did lots of shopping, went to union square to do even more shopping, and ate the best cheesecake ever at the cheesecake factory.

our next adventure was at the yosemite national park, which was about a 6-hour drive from where we stayed at dublin.

we went back to san francisco a few days later to do more sight-seeing. a few minutes before this picture was taken, i almost plunged into the bay because the wind was so strong!

tita jing brought us to a bunch of outlet stores at tracy. we went there with her adorable niece, jazzy. after hours of shopping, we went back to dublin where we took dozens of pictures of jazzy and my cousin, dylan.

we went to monterey, which has the the most expensive golf course, the cleanest beach (that has sands as white as boracay), the most expensive houses (9.95 million dollars only because it's near the beach!), and the best clam chowder.

of course, we went to disneyland. i finally saw the electrical parade in english (the first and only time was in tokyo disneyland). we also rode the tower of terror which was really terrifying for me.

that concludes my *brief* recap. click here for more pics of our trip (if you're interested). but before the verse for the day, let me leave you this pic of the adorable lucy.
she and dylan kept me company during those times when we stayed at home.

verse for the day (and for the toxic days to come):
consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. [james 1:2-5]