Of actualizing dreams and building homes

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A family is never complete without a home. A shelter for everyone to stay to be safe under any type of weather. So, on our first year of marriage, we've set a goal to be able to build our own house within two years. Hopefully, through God's grace we will be able to do so.

However, money doesn't just grow on trees. We work for it and spend a lot of it. My husband makes money by designing houses, commercial buildings, roads, highways and bridges. He creates and brings to completion other people's dreams. I also work. We work together to build our home and the realization of our dreams.

Most people spend their lifetime paying for their mortgage. Although a house is a dead investment since you can't make money out of it (except of course, if you lease or let others rent it), almost everyone invests in one. Then, why not make it last for a lifetime? That means making sure the strength of the materials is reliable and everything is durable. While low cost building materials save money at first, however, in the long run, they'd need more maintenance and repairs which end up making us spend more money.

That's why we need to save more - to make sure we'd be able to erect a house that is at par with the standards.

My husband invests in professional equipment from drawing pens to steel tape to moisture meters to engineering software, quality that stands the test of time is very important.  He realized moisture meters are very important  in houses since moisture can affect the stability of wood, bricks, roofs and other materials. Being able to address moisture issues early on can save the household of the dangers that could potentially arise.

The design, cost and furnishings of a house are secondary. What's important is the safety and protection it can provide to everyone in the family.

We'd hope to have one soon!

How life came to be

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

How mysterious life is to me!

Do you know a man who can explain all wonders in the world to see?
To answer our questions, how we came to be?
These questions have haunted us, as old as time
Yet, there is nobody, who can explain explicitly
Life is a puzzle
Even in our modern society...


As humans, it is our nature to be inquisitive. We want to know the answers to our questions. But, there are mysteries that are unknown to us like "when am I going to die?", "where do I go from here", "is there really an eternity?", and so on...


I like the dynamic animation entitled "The WatchMaker" that I saw from this site. It gives reasons why it is easier to believe in creation than the theories of evolution of Science. Check it for yourself, if you ever wondered how time came to be.


I have also written about my musings of life in my previous blog site.


I've read this story from another blog site. I hope they don't mind my posting it again here. Anyway, I think the real author has become anonymous because some people might have not given the credit to the real person who made it, and has been since passed one to another. Nevertheless, here is the story:

God and the Scientist

God was sitting in heaven one day when a scientist said to Him,

"God, we don't need you anymore. Science has finally figured out a way to create life out of nothing - in other words, we can now do what you did in the beginning."

"Oh, is that so? Tell Me..." replies God.

"Well," says the scientist, "we can take dirt and form it into the likeness of you and breathe life into it, thus creating man."

"Well, that's very interesting...show Me."

So the scientist bends down to the earth and starts to mold the soil into the shape of a man.

"No, no, no..." interrupts God, "Get your own dirt."
Who else can create something out of nothing besides God?

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