Living in the Gulf / The People & their Lifestyles!

I just wants to share and write something about my life being a family woman {mother and wife}based in our daily living and our simple life style. Socializing with other people of different nationality. Experience and observations in life while living here in Bahrain. Also, I thought to bring and share something that might be useful for every individuals...

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Importance: High
Dear Friends, You may have received this information before but nevertheless, it is good to know..... Keep a syringe or needle in your home to do this... It's amazing and an unconventional way of recovering from stroke, read it through it can help somebody one day. This is amazing. Please keep this very handy... Excellent tips. Do take a minute to read this. You'll never know. One's life may depend on you.
" My father was paralyzed and later died from the result of a stroke. I wish I knew about this first aid before. When stroke strikes, the capillaries in the brain will gradually burst."(Irene Liu) When a stroke occurs, stay calm. No matter where the victim is, do not move him/her. Because, if moved, the capillaries will burst. Help the victim to sit up where he is to prevent him from falling over again, and then the bloodletting can begin. If you have in your home an injection syringe that would be the best, otherwise, a sewing needle or a straight pin will do.
1. Place the needle/pin over fire to sterilize it, and then use it to prick the tip of all 10 fingers.
2. There are no specific acupuncture points, just prick about a mm from the fingernail.
3. Prick till blood comes out.
4. If blood does not start to drip, then squeeze with your fingers.
5. When all 10 digits is bleeding, wait a few minutes then the victim will regain consciousness.
6. If the victim's mouth is crooked, then pull on his ears until they are red.
7. Then prick each ear lobe twice until two drops of blood comes from each ear lobe. After a few minutes the victim should regain consciousness. Wait till the victim regains his normal state without any abnormal symptoms then take him to the hospital, otherwise, if he was taken in the ambulance in a hurry to the hospital, the bumpy trip will cause all the capillaries in his brain to burst. If he could save his life, barely managing to walk, then it is by the grace of his ancestors.

"I learned about letting blood to save life from Chinese traditional doctor Ha Bu-Ting who lives in Sun-Juke. Furthermore, I had practical experience with it. Therefore I can say this method is 100% effective. In 1979, I was teaching in Fung-Gaap College in Tai-Chung.
One afternoon I was teaching class when another teacher came running to my class room and said in panting, "Ms. Liu, come quick, our supervisor has had a stroke!"

I immediately went to the 3rd floor. When I saw our supervisor, Mr.Chen Fu-Tien, his color was off, his speech was slurred, his mouth was crooked-all the symptoms of a stroke. I immediately asked one of the practicum students to go to the pharmacy outside the school to buy a syringe, which I used to prick Mr. Chen's 10 fingers tips. When all 10 fingers were bleeding (each with a pea-sized drop of blood), after a few minutes, Mr. Chen's face regained its color and his eyes' spirit returned, too. But his mouth was still crooked. So I pulled on his ears to fill them with blood. When his ears became red, I pricked his right earlobe twice to let out 2 drops of blood. When both earlobes had two drops of blood each, a miracle happened. Within 3-5 minutes the shape of his mouth returned to normal and his speech became clear. We let him rest for a while and have a cup of hot tea, then we helped him go down the stairs, drove him to Wei-Wah Hospital . He rested one night and was released the next day to return to school to teach. Everything worked normally.
There were no ill after-effects. On the other hand, the usual stroke victim usually suffers irreparable bursting of the brain capillaries on the way to the hospital. As a result, these victims never recover.- " (Irene Liu) Therefore stroke is the second cause of death. The lucky ones will stay alive but can remain paralyzed for life. It is such a horrible thing to happen in one's life. If we can all remember this bloodletting method and start the life-saving process immediately, in a short time, the victim will be revived and regain 100% normality. We hope you can tell others about this first aid method.

By doing so, stroke may be removed from the list of major causes of death. Forward this after reading. It will be a good deed indeed. The greatest risk is not taking one... Make a difference!!
James Parmis Ministries
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Sunday, March 26, 2006


When there's someone I'm going to thank about my life then that's my beloved parents.
When I was still a single, being a family woman is always my dreams.
But now as a wife and mother of 2, it's just a dream comes true. Sometimes, I wonder how I did managed to be a family woman a mother and wife. Needless to mentions the endless household chores at home. But here I am, wondering how those working mother's managed their family and work while myself is just a full time housewife and mother. Being a mother and wife is already a full time job. And what keeps me busy everyday is my family. My sister once told me that I will just get stuck here in the house esp. in the kitchen because I am a good chief and so it is true. I have a nearly 3 month's old baby and a preschooler and enjoyed taking care of them. The best thing that happened in my life is being a parent, a mother and wife.

Today my daughter Anna Christina came home with her paper artwork. It is a beautiful flower and at the back it is written; Happy Mother's say, love Anna Christina. And there's she said to me, Mom I love YOU! I don't expect it from my 3 year old little girl but what I can say I am very proud of her and am happy being a mother. Happy Mother's Day to YOU if you are a mother that came to read my blogger's note!

Sunday, November 27, 2005

=== The Gospel!...Our Daily Bread===

WHAT ON EARTH AM I HERE FOR? A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; a God shaped life is a flourishing tree.
(Proverbs 11:28)

Blessed are those who trust in the Lord...
They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried of long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they go right on producing delicious fruit. (Jeremiah 17:7-8)

LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered, and that my life is fleeing away.
(Psalm 39:4) I am on earth for just a little while. (Psalm 119:19)

Life is a temporary assignment. The Bible is full of metaphors that teach about the brief, temporary, transient nature of life on earth. Life is described as is mist, a fast runner, a breath and a wisp of smoke.

The Bible says, " For we were born but yesterday...Our days on earth are as transient as a shadow." To make the best use of life, you must never forget two truths: First, compared with eternity life is extremely brief. Second, earth is only a temporary residence. You won't be here long, so don't get too attached.

Ask God to help you see life on earth as he sees it. David prayed, " LORD, help me to realize how brief os my time on earth will be. Help me to know that I am here for but a moment more".

Repeatedly the Bible compares life on earth to temporarily living in a foreign country. This is not your permanent home or final destination. You're just passing through, just visiting earth. The Bible used term like alien,pilgrim, foreigner, stranger, visitor, and travelers to describe our brief stay on earth. And Peter explained, " If you call God your father, live your time as temporary residence on earth".

The fact that earth is not our ultimate home explains why, as followers of Jesus we experience difficulty, sorrow and rejection in this world. Why some God's promises seem unfulfilled and some prayers seemed unanswered. And some circumstanced seem unfair. This is not the end of the story.

In order to keep us from becoming too attached to earth, God allows us to feel a significant amount of discontent and dissatisfaction in life-longings that will never be fulfilled on this side of eternity. We're not completely happy here because we're not supposed to be! Earth is not our final home; we were created for something much better.

A fish would never be happy living on land, because it was made for water. An eagle could never feel satisfied if it wasn't allowed to fly. YOU will never feel completely satisfied on earth, because you were made for more. You will have a happy moments here but nothing compared with what GOD has planned for you. " So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary but is unseen is eternal".

The source: From the book of "THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE"!

As a Christian believer, I believed that God has a purpose for my life. And when I prayed, I ask God to show me the way I have to live and to takes control of my whole my life. For without GOD, I am nothing!
In (Ephesians 2:10) It says, " It is God himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ages ago he planned that we should spend these lives in helping others". Jesus gave us life to live, we should use our life according to HIS purposed.

God says; "Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven." (Matthew 7:21)

Have a nice Sunday and may God bless you all!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Food for thought!

"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you." (Matthew 5:11-12)

Friday, November 25, 2005

===Weekend, lunch at Trader Vic's!===

Today, I don't have to wake up that early so I could stay in bed as long as I can. These days the weather here is getting cold { but not as cold as in Europe, smile!}

Anyway, I woke up late and that makes me felt tired and lazy. We then decided to go out for lunch {the whole family}. At the restaurant, we choose to have an outside-table to get some fresh air {which is good for me} then looking at the seaview with a nice blue sky that reflects the blue-seawater.

And there the beautiful fountain where my daughter's enjoying feeding the gold fish, ducks and swan. And oh, watching those flying kites. After lunch, we went to the supermarket for a bit shopping. Buying something that we need for the rest of the week, as usual.

Well it's not a bad day but another great weekend!

Thursday, November 24, 2005


In living we all create memories and we store these memories in a mental tape recorder. We can used these memories contructively and destructively. What should we do with these memories?
Well, let's keep them in a proper perspective. Have you experience sharing your memories with your friend then later on realized both of you are ended up crying? That must be a sad memories. But sometimes when we are talking with friends about those happy moments during our childhood, we can laugh aloud and said; well those were the days!

Last March 2005, when I went home to visit my family in the Philippines I also attended our High School reunion where I was graduated 16 years ago. I was so exited to meet my old "chums" or old classmates and curious to know how they are doing after these many years in life we'd been through. Most of my classmates are married but few of them remain single. Some of them had 3-5 kids and I could hardly recognize them. When I arrived at the venue, I look for my table -the class of BATCH 1989-90- and there I saw eight people sitting and the empty seat, mine. Before I sat down I said hello to everyone where we normally called {biso-biso}in tagalog term of greetings that comes with a hug and a kiss.

They said to me that I looks great and far different now. Well, 16 years is quite a long time but anyway I'm so glad to see them again. One of my classmates was the speaker of that night and he is no.1 Board member as government officials. The smallest guy in my class but intelligent one turned to be one of the politians? And some of them has a stable job and having their own business for a living and the others were jobless. But I said, where are the rest of the class? I travelled a long way just to be here tonight and we are only nine?

Anyway, I looked at my classmates and realized that we do all looks different than 16 years ago. One of my male classmates where used to be the "cute and admirable" in the class was getting bald and still single because he has not a stable job. Another female close friend of my remain single and looks more on her 40's than 30's. I wonder what could happened to the rest of my classmates.
We must learn to use memories only to remember happy moments, so that we can utilize them for the present undertaking. In doing that successfully, we build memories-happy memories-for tomorrow. The misfortunes of yesterday must be forgotten, lost in the tomb of time.

Everyday is a new lifetime that must be lived to the full; Creatively. I remember when a friend of mine told me about her unforgettable experienced during her childhood. She was actually one of those who are born with a silver spoon but now ending up nothing. However, we will always treasure those good memories and forget the bad ones. After all what we can say is... those were the days...

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

===Should you leave?===

After years and years of being unhappily married, a friend of mine wanted to make up her mind of either "stay or leave". Living with her husband for many years where she got no feelings of any affections from her selfish husband who doesn't want to share a piece of his feelings to his wife. And so where is the " LOVE"? I couldn't imagine myself being with someone who can't show his affections or doesn't share his love to me, the same thing with someone who doesn't know how to take care of me.

But anyway realising the desire to be released from her marriage could bring on consequences that she doesn’t have the stomach for. So she stays. She does all her obligations as a housewife and mother at the same time, but she feels more like a "housemaid or housemate" rather than a "WIFE" itself. For common couple they have always shared their personal affections to each other not just a one-sided but for both. It is quite uncommon but strange if a husband or wife doesn't show affections and the big question is; Why do marry for the first place?

I think the couple needs a professional marriage counsellor. I gave my friend a positive advised and reminded her that life is not that always bad and she's not alone. Consider the fact that I have known a lot of couple whose situations are far worst. Practically, her husband is a very good provider but not a good lover as being a good husband to your wife, you have to be a good lover. {there's some useful information from my previous posts regarding the successful marriage}.

Acceptance makes us feels better than insisting to change our husband the way they are but to accept it with both hands when you want to keep the marriage. Every individuals is different. Sometimes, a husband doesn't normally says to his wife the words's " I LOVE YOU"! But sometimes they preferred to keep that feelings inside them. But for others, they preferred to say that words more "loudly" rather than keeping it inside themselves with different reasons.

My life and my situations for example {leaving my dream job} and just staying at home because my husband wants me to take care of our kid's {be a good mother and be a good wife to him}. Well, that is not so much to asked for; is it? And so I'd accept it. But that doesn't mean, I'm just a "yes and no" wife at all. We have respected each other decisions and opinion and we do applied "listening." As the saying goes; "A GOOD PARTNER IS A GOOD LISTENER". We then let each other first talked and gave opinion to what we have discussed and letting him know my true feelings or opinion for it. Just like; Okay I will agree to stay at home while our kid's are still small and definitely I have no problems with that. So do you think when our kid's grows and goes to the kinder garten or School; Will you allow me again to go back to work?

These days, a typical husband will just says; Oh, we will see! As they knows it is still a long way to go anyway. The reasons why I do keep insisted to get back work is to have my own source of living and needless to mentions to maintain my status and social activities. I can even tell my husband sometimes; I also feels bored of being at home. But how can I answer my husband questions if he says; Why do you need to work? Why don't you just stay at home and take care of our kid's? Am I not earning enough to support the family? What more do you want?...sigh!

I must admit that sometimes it is not so easy for us to say "yes" and just accept any situations with both hands especially when it is against our own will, but when the future of the family is involved; we really have to, for the sake of our children.
After all; life must go on!

A quick way of looking with our choices is to have someone reflect to us, for example, the number of verbs in the passive voice that you we use in our daily conversation. If we say, “I was offered a job by XYZ company” as against “I approached XYZ company about the possibility of their hiring my services”, we will see soon enough whether we are being proactive or simply sitting around waiting for change to happen.

A further clue for us to see how we view our relationship with life lies in the way you delineate the concept of agency — in other words, who or what is creating the action? An example would be “I must make concrete moves to get things going” as against “I am open to allowing change to move me in the right direction.”

In the example above, many people would say that making concrete moves is the correct attitude, after all "the GOD's help those that help themselves". But others agree that being open to change is a better attitude because "everything comes to him who waits".

Remember the Chinese proverb: "Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still" and be mindful of the fact that water that stands still grows stagnant.

Sometimes, when we wrestle with issues such as staying or leaving, we don’t want to change or grow or have light thrown on our situation. We want a "yes" or "no" answer. We want someone outside of ourselves to make the decision for us.

Yet it is in wrestling with the decision that we grow. And even if this decision preoccupies us for months or years on end, even if the process feels painful, we are already in the process of coming to assess who we are and what our limits are.

It is only after the wrestling, when we begin to know WHO WE ARE, when we realise that we can walk away from that conflict situations if we have to, when we begin to achieve a sense of inner independence, do we then come to terms with the fact that we can leave a marriage, a friendship or a job at any time — or you can decide to stay.