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21 and 1 day...

Friday, 30 January 2009 . 19:52

Taking life day by day, step by step, second by second... and I suddenly wake up to count 21 years of life. wow. I've been so blessed in these years. I look back, and I can truly see God's hand guiding me through in every step of the way, especially through situations or people.

Just like anyone else, i too sometimes have my "alone" days, and when faced with obstacles i sometimes feel like I'm struggling and battling on my own. Yesterday I was proved wrong for good, not because of the birthday wishes from friends or the relaxed day we spent together, but becuase I came to a realisation that all throughout my life I've had people spurring me on, encouraging me, correcting me, supporting me, counting on me, believing in me, letting me down, being let down by me, making me laugh and smile, hurting me, asking for forgiveness, seeking for an embrace, sharing an embrace, sharing tears, and teaching me that life is what it is, that the past is gone and the future is yet to come, and that the simplest things in life are the ones which bring most joy!

very unexpected fun day!!!

Tuesday, 27 January 2009 . 19:03

So after our exam, we improvised a game which looked like this... each pot had a different number of points. We threw stones, first to one hundred won. I lost...

Cutting the end of exam/birthday cake... We didn't have enough candles so we improvised Roman Numerals. Well done Simon!!!

Hear no evil, speak no evil, See no evil...

since my eyes were covered.. they abandoned me... :(

It was a fun day... :) thanks guys!!!

Google verb Meme

Monday, 26 January 2009 . 17:53

Just read achie's blog and I was tagged...

for those who don't read her blog:

A meme is something passed around the internet that you tag people in for them to carry it on.

The questions are:
Q: Type in "[your name] needs" in the Google search.
Q: Type in "[your name] looks like" in Google search.
Q: Type in "[your name] says" in Google search.
Q: Type in "[your name] wants" in Google search.
Q: Type in "[your name] does" in Google search.
Q: Type in "[your name] hates" in Google search.
Q: Type in "[your name] asks" in Google search.
Q: Type in "[your name] likes " in Google search.
Q: Type in "[your name] eats " in Google search.
Q: Type in "[your name] wears " in Google search.
Q: Type in "[your name] was arrested for" in Google Search.
Q: Type in "[your name] loves" in Google Search.

and my answers:

Martine needs a copy of Dark Majesty
Martine looks like a young man again (lol)
Martine says farewell
Martine wants a day set aside
Martine does pub karaoke (Hahah! this rocks!)
Martine hates bullfighting
Martine asks inquiry
Martine likes rocks
Martine eats a whole box of icecream
Martine wears bikini with a mystery man (lol)
Martine was arrested for murder
Martine loves her black leather outfit! (Hahaha!!)

and I tag:

Maria angela

No Arms! No Legs! No Limits!!!!

Sunday, 18 January 2009 . 16:50

The Bridgemaster

Friday, 16 January 2009 . 00:07


Wednesday, 14 January 2009 . 22:55

Hey all!!
Sorry if maybe I've kept distant for a while but studies aren't easy this year!

Let me start by making you laugh, yesterday I was walking in the rain at uni, and as I passed the "security room" (a glass room with 4 security guards observing everyone pass by) i slipped backwards and landed on my face. Yep, i repeat, slipped backwards, and landed on my face. Hence, i did a 180 turn in the air! I sware, priceless sight!!! The guards remained where they were and asked "Orrajt?" and i replied "Ijja.. hawn l-ilma, zlaqt..". Then their reply "mintix l-ewwel wahda! Kien em ohrajn qablek!" .... *Geee thanks for the warning!*haha.. anyway i laughed my way to my lecture.

Insomma, especially during this time of stress i really would like to encourage all of you to stop by a chapel to pray. Praying in the presence of the eucharist is soo powerful! Mother teresa says: "praying the rosary in front of the Blessed Sacrament is like talking to jesus with the heart of mary". How beautiful is that! Can any heart or any prayer be more pure than that! I'm not telling you to go and pray the rosary (although it truly is an amazing prayer), but im stressing the importance of prayer in front of the blessed sacrament. Be it at your school chapel or on your way home. These adoration chapels are so convenient all over the island. So what if your friends see you tip-toeing into the chapel. If they ask you anything, invite them in with you, challenge them, and let them know that there's no better start to the day than offering your whole day to Jesus; laughter, studies, stress and all!!!!!

That's all for now...
Asking Jesus...

Sunday, 11 January 2009 . 00:25

I wrote this during prayer time... and I dunno, i wanted to post it here. I dont know how it came out to be so powerful and negative, but maybe one of you readers identifies with it... I'll therefore leave it up to you...

There are situations in life, experiences, which aren't all that easy to overcome. they come, pass us by, and disappear for a while... but somehow new, familiar situations crop up, and bring up past emotions once again, even after they've been burried for a long time, its almost as though they come to life.. again.
It's hard to explain, almost like our emotions, hurts and pains go to sleep, but never forever. With the slightest graze or burn, there are our past wounds bleeding again, an internal hemorrhage of stabbings and heartbreaks.
I wonder Lord, while journeying through your homelands, did you ever miss home? Did you ever miss your parents? Ever suffered the guilt and rage of an argument? What about the grief for the loss of a parent? Ever hated yourself or felt unpure? Do these crusted scabs and stitched up cuts ever heal? Or will I keep getting stabbed endlessly in my open wounds, deeper, deeper and deeper?

God is Love... and I believe He laughs when we laugh, cries when we cry and hurts when we hurt. He understands us fully, and walks with us EVERY STEP OF THE WAY! He doesn't just show us the way, or simply gives us a map to journey on our own, but He walks by our side on the sunny bright days, and carries us through our stormiest nights... God.. Is... Love!
"Take courage, it is I!"

Wednesday, 7 January 2009 . 10:11

Mark 6: 45 - 52

Jesus Walks on the Water

Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.
When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land. He saw the disciples struggling and straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. About the fourth watch of the night he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them, but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, because they all saw him and were terrified.
Immediately he spoke to them and said, "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid." Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed, for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.

Today's gospel speaks about Jesus walking on water, but i really do believe that we ALWAYS miss the point of this bible passage. Its not the fact that jesus walked on water, its the fact that Jesus saw that the disciples w"ere struggling and straining at the oars, because the wind was against them" and so he went out to them. He went out, no matter what, even if in this case it meant that He had to walk on water to get there. He reached the boat, reassured the disciples that all was ok, entered the boat, and in His presence the Storm died down...

Never seen a heart any kinder...

Sunday, 4 January 2009 . 18:56

For the past few years every once in a while

I'd visit the old home and greet all with a smile.

I'd walk in slowly, approach her bed

pull my tongue out and tilt my head,

She'd smile and giggle with those expressive eyes

filled with love and kindness backed with years so wise!

She was a woman, gentle, caring and bold,

but what struck me most was her heart of gold.

she put great love in anything she did,

especially anything to do with kids!

She would catch my hand and run her fingers through mine

and wouldn't stop until it was time.

She delighted when she heard or saw a bird;

Simple actions; a message beyond words.

Its true as they say, actions do speak loudest,

and "the pure of heart" will truly be blessed!

She'd wear a smile as long as she could

and in each situation brought out the good.

She'd comment forever about the dimples we wear

and it's not the first time i'd offer to lend her my pair:

"Ja wicc ta Mqarba" she'd look at me and say

and i'm known to be so right till this day.

I'm proud to have known her and made her smile,

and if there was time I'd have gone an extra mile.

A long lived life, 88 years,

And she's touched many lives so no wonder our tears...

But she's gone now to a far away place

filled with joy, love and grace,

where she finally sees the Saviour's face,

and forever will rest in Love's embrace.

by Martine
Generation Rising

Saturday, 3 January 2009 . 11:45

New Year... New Beginning

Friday, 2 January 2009 . 14:26

It is not a dream... it is reality.. WE ARE the new generation... we are the conduction cables of God's energy... we are the present and the future... and our future is in God's hands... we are in His plans... WE ARE HIS PLANS... we are the only link to family and friends... nothing is impossible... cause The Almighty is right behind us... pushing us on... encouraging us... leading us... protecting us... it's a New Year... it's a New beginning... Make it a new start... not just for you... but for all the people you know... It's time for the Revolution of Love!