Thursday, July 7, 2016
If you've been following the blog for a while, or if you know me personally, you know that I have these weird health issues that keep me from participating at all-you-can-eat buffets.
You know from the blogger profile that I often bring my own baon even when the catered food is free.
Some of you know that towards my last few years living in Seattle (the birthplace of Starbucks) I could no longer drink coffee (a mortal sin)!
When I trained for my first full marathon held last February, I couldn't drink the free sports drinks.
I'm not even able to partake of the Lord's Supper!
In a culture where pakisama and being a cowgirl are extremely admirable social traits, I would take the road less-traveled to be attuned to a sensitive body with special needs, which often comes with its share of eye-rolling, ridicule, and exclusion.
My joyful discovery? I don't necessarily have to be lonely.
How is this possible?
I'd like to invite you to discover this!
Discounts for early birds until July 15 :) !
If you're unable to make it for whatever reason (you're married! you don't make the cutoff! you can't file a VL! you're broke! you're cheap! you're introverted!) but still are interested to know the story, please let me know still. Thanks!
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
I don’t believe this. I can’t even explain it. I had an eye check up yesterday, part of my yearly eye checkup over at American Eye Centre.
When I had LASIK more than ten years ago, I was told that one eye was 20/20 and the other eye was 20/15 (meaning, even better than 20/20). Then years later, I’m back and have been told that both eyes have improved! I can’t contain my excitement.
I was taught that my eyesight would deteriorate over time, either through abuse, aging, or changes in my cornea when I hit sixty and I would need reading glasses. But I was never told they would ever improve! This calls for a celebration :D
Posted by Frannie at 3:39 AM
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
-the weather was great. Sheryll told me that the previous year's weather was warmer
I also want to thank everyone who prayed for me, before the day: Shai Bermudez-Hizon, Tasha Lee, Nikki Baqueriza, Mansh Baxani, Patmai de Vera, AC Oca, Auntie Vickie Bunye, Carlo Benavidez, Richard Takechi, Tita Didit Reyes, Rhea Castro, Juliet Santillan, Winnie Mariano Bustamante, Wenn Laohoo, Kate Caparros, Karinna Bim Mauricio, Lucci Javier, Jane Cutab, Rigel de los Santos-Jocson, Punsala Hettiarachchige, Jo Barotilla, Faye Matriano, Jaye Matriano, Mary Espiritu, Jo Tan, Wendy Casuga, Nica Rodriguez, Patty Rodriguez, and Jen Alimon, and those who kept vigil from 2am-9am. I want to make a particular shoutout to Tito Raul Tapia (ultra marathoner also!) and Mich Bastasa from the Philippines who weren't required to pray at 2am but volunteered to wake up then to pray for me. Everyone else who prayed at 2am were from Australia: Mia Batac and Seattle: Diane Simons, Kim Unrau, Carolyn Besana, and Richard Takechi.
1 Peter 1:6-7 NASB