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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This is a blog written by Christine Gutierrez, founder of the Sacred Space.

We live in a world where we can become like robots, conditioned to believe in certain ideas of what is "right" and what is "wrong". We become disillusioned to believe that there is one kind of pretty, one kind of business model, and one kind of perfect man/woman. Good news. It's not so.

The truth is, this place we call eath, is very complex and mystical It can't be separated into wrong or right, or this way or that way Real life lives in the cracks and the moments of stillness and the songs that the earth sings that you can only hear in quiet moments with your heart. this life is a full spectrum of wonderful colors and things beyond our wildest dreams. Animals that can speak, dogs that can count, people without legs who can win Olympic championships, victims of abuse who can transform pain into inspiration. Life is full of strange and miraculous events--as we are.

We must go inward to discover our own unique path--messy, delicious, hurtful, depressing, hoyful as this path may be. This unique path is your core self--your true self. This core self must not be compromised by anyone else's visions. Your core self is your life force, your energy, the thing that moves you and lifts your spirit--the thing that ignites your spark. Don't dim it for anyone. And definitely don't apologize for it. Simply OWN IT!

See, life is made up of stories, of experiences of ways in which we perceive those experiences, of people and connections of lack thereof. It's all about the small moments. The smells, and that one song that played on your prom date that still give you butterflies 15 years later. Life is a beautiful web. Your unique story makes you, YOU! So go ahead and cherish it, swim in it, spread your unique vibe with the world by just OWNING who you are!

Become a cosmic explorer of your own life. Observe with a loving eye, all that makes you, you. The hardships, the joys, the passion, the views. Go deep in there. Take a flashlight and shine light on all of it. Don't try to be cure and only own the studious, outgoing, courageous, big-hearted loving person. Own the bitchy, the cranky, the vindictive, jealous, sometimes needy, angry part of you. By shining light and owning all of you, this is how you become WHOLE. So get excited to own all of you, you cosmic superstar you!

chRICKstine winks
at |3:17 PM|

I have always projected myself to be a "srick-to-one" friend and/or lover.  I first fell in love with the Lenovo Thinkpad (Android) tablet even before I saw the Asus Transformer tablet at Best Buy.  However, at the time the latter was introduced to me by one of the sales representatives at Best Buy, Leno--as I would fondly refer to to the Thinkpad tablet--was not yet out in the market.

I bought the Transformer two weeks after we first met, and named her Suzy.  I updated it to Honeycomb 3.2, installed a few apps, and played around with the device.  It did not take a week before I decided to return it back to the store.  I found that its rather awkwardly shaped and sized.  Its edges are sharp, too.  Two other important things that it does not have which Leno does are a dedicated digitizer pen and the write-to-text feature.

Anyway, all I wanted to stress is that I went back to picking the Lenovo Thinkpad tablet, and I am very happy and content with it.

I had meant to blog about this almost about two months ago.  I just never found the time to do so.

chRICKstine winks
at |2:55 PM|

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Just when I thought I have already decided on which tablet to get, I get (re)introduced to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer.

I have been visiting the Best Buy branch near our house almost every weekend for the past month now, checking out tablets and a good laptop for my kids. On one of my first visits, a sales representative saw me playing around with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1" and asked me if I have already seen the Asus Transformer. He said it is, by far, the best tablet he has ever laid his hands on. I took his opinion, tinkered with the Transformer, and left. The Galaxy Tab 10.1" still had my heart.

Today, I went back to Best Buy after spending a couple of hours at Fry's (trying--this is another story altogether) to inspect the Lenovo IdeaPad K1. Another sales representative approached me, and told me about the Asus Transformer. This time, though, he had more information to offer about the gadget. He was more thorough than the first guy who told me about it a few weeks back.

After the specifications, both hardware- and software-wise, I have decided to look into them deeper. So, right now, I am in the middle of researching this particular device.

By the way, I was somewhat disappointed with the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet. It is far from what I expected it to look like. It's basic performance didn't impress me at all. I found a few good points, but even if I could already buy it while I was at the store today, I still wouldn't have done it. I don't know if it was only because Fry's did not have a free WiFi in the store. Hah! That's one of the reasons why I like going to Best Buy. They have free connection to the internet via WiFi, and their sales representatives are courteous and friendly. I can't really say they are all very helpful in terms of detailed information. Most of them, hardly know the specs of the gadgets they are selling. Thank goodness, they are nice and accommodating.

chRICKstine winks
at |11:51 PM|

Friday, August 5, 2011

The photo above is the Thinkpad Tablet powered by the Android Honeycomb 3.1 OS manufactured by Lenovo. I'm waiting for it to be out in the market on the 23rd of this month. I can't wait to actually feel this toy in my hands; and of course, play around with it.

I have checked other tablets out there, but I haven't gotten totally interested in any of them until I stumbled upon the Thinkpad tablet.

We'll see what will happen once I meet this gizmo in person.

chRICKstine winks
at |3:31 PM|

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"To serve people takes dignity and intelligence. But remember, they are only people with money. And although we serve them, we are not their servants. What we do does not define who we are. What defines us is how well we rise after falling." - Lionel, Maid in Manhattan (2002)

chRICKstine winks
at |1:39 AM|

Monday, May 23, 2011

My first knitting project. c",)

chRICKstine winks
at |9:59 PM|

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My Prayer to God
(for the right occupation)

Lord, I pray You would show me what work I am supposed to be doing. If it is something other than what I am doing now, reveal it to me. If it is something I am to do in addition to what I am already doing, show me that too. Whatever it is You have called me to do, both now and in the future, I pray You will give me the strength and energy to get it done well. Enable me to do what I do successfully. May I find great fulfillment and satisfaction in every aspect of it, even the most difficult and unpleasant parts.

Thank You that in all labor there is profit of one kind or another (Proverbs 14:23). I pray that the rewards of my work will be great. May I always be compensated fairly and richly out of the storehouse of Your abundance. Bless the people I work for and with. May I always be a blessing and a help to each one of them. As I come in contact with others in my work, I pray that Your love and peace will flow through me and speak loudly of Your goodness. Enable me touch them for Your kingdom.

Lord, I thank You for the abilities You have given me. Where I am lacking in skill help me to grow and improve so that I do my work well. Teach me to excel so that the result of what I do will be pleasing to others. Open doors of opportunity to use my skills and close doors that I am not to go through. Give me wisdom and direction about that.

I commit my work to You, Lord, knowing You will establish it (Proverbs 16:3). May it always be that I love the work I do and be able to do the work I love. According to Your Word I pray that I will not lag in diligence in my work, but remain fervent in spirit, serving You in everything I do (Romans 12:11). Establish the work of my hands so that what I do will find favor with others and be a blessing for many. May it always be glorifying to You.

-- Stormie Omartian

chRICKstine winks
at |10:20 PM|