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2006 Valentines E-newsletter

09 Feb 2006
Dear Friend,

We thought we'd feature a message from Christian writer, preacher and inspirational speaker Bo Sanchez in this issue.
Everything you need to be happy is within you
To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.Sydney Smith
At the end of the day, there is only one thing that can make us happy. It is called LOVE, because we are born for love. We are designed for it. Every cell of our body, every part of our soul is created for love. Surround yourself with love. And practice it daily.
People in their deathbeds never say, “I wish I had bought a car”, or “I wish I had spent more time in my office…” Listen to people in their dying hour and you will hear the same regret: “I wish I had spent more time loving…” Relationships are the most important things in our lives – more important than all the wealth in the world.
Money is like saltwater. No amount of money will quench your inner thirst for love and happiness. It will only make you thirstier. You want more and more and more until you drop dead from spiritual malnutrition.
Learn to love everyday. Let this be your highest ambition in life: to be a great lover! So when the money comes, you will make money a servant of love.
Are you a loving person? Are you kind, generous, forgiving? Do you love yourself too? Rate yourself from 1 to 10, with 10 being the most loving. You will notice that your score will also be your score for personal happiness. Does your schedule and budget express the truth that your relationships are the most important things in the world?
In this issueMini Poll
It's All About Love!Events & Vol Opps
BFL Updates
New Products from Papemel

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It's All About Love!
Love quote: 'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
Love game: Play this with the whole family or with friends. Ask everyone to sit together in a circle. Everyone then writes an act of love or service they would want to be done to them that makes them feel the most loved (ex. I feel most loved when someone bakes me a cake). When everyone is done, someone reads out all that is written. Everyone tries to guess who wrote what. Everyone who makes a mistake in their guess has to fulfill that act of service for the one they had a mistake with.
True Love Analysis: Just for fun, see if the experts can really tell if you're compatible or not! (Don't take their word as the final say though!) Click here to take the test
Love Story: Here are true love stories you might want to read (as mushy as they get) from AStorytoShareSouthwestlife website. Write your own love story and submit it to Chicken Soup for the Soul. Click here to know how and how people met from .

Events & Volunteer Opps

Feb. 11 (Sat): Join the 7th "Takbo Para sa Kalikasan 2006", organized by DZMM/ABS-CBN (Saturday ), 5:30 a.m. at the Quirino Grandstand grounds, Manila. Registration: P150.00 for the 10K & 5K and P100.00 for 3K.
Joining this annual event would mean caring for the environment for our children and future generations of Filipinos. You can inquire at Bantay Kalikasan - Tel. No. 415-22-72 loc. 4551

Feb. 25 - 26
: Green Market and Bazaar, SM Megamall A (facing St. Francis Square), 6 AM to 11 PM. This event has eco-entrepreneurs, providers of organic food and produce, wellness products and services, indigenous and eco-friendly arts & crafts and one-of-a-kind products coming from Filipino entrepreneurs-inventors. It aims to increase public awareness on the practice of healthy living through patronizing eco- friendly, organic and indigenous products and wellness practices. For more info call Tel. No.: (02)631-7520/21 loc.116 Fax No.: (02)631-3080 or e-mail : /

Volunteers needed for Summer Camp for Special Children!

Feb. 19-April 16 (Sundays only): Orientation and training, 8 AM - 6 PM, Mandaluyong Elementary School, Rev. Aglipay Street, Mandaluyong City. From Boni Avenue (EDSA), take jeep with Gabby's signboard and get down at the school. It's near San Felipe Nery Church in front of 7-11. Look for Kuya Jherrie, Kuya Riki, Ate Des, Ate Sheen, Ate Elaine at Ate Virna.

April 21-30 Gabayan 2006 Summer Camp, La Trinidad Valley, Benguet. Donations in cash and in kind (ex. ride or rice) are also accepted for this event. Call Kuya Jherrie (0917-8437758) or Kuya Jonjon 561-2617 c/o AMOPDM or e-mail or This event is sponsored by Guided and Unified Interaction for the Devt. of Children, Inc. (GUIDE).

Volunteers Wanted: Social Marketing Research

The Organic Producers & Trade Association (OPTA) Philippines is looking for volunteers to research about organically grown and produced products. This will help improve the state of organic agriculture in the country.

Who should apply? Those who are...
- interested to help farmers have a better life
- looking for safe food to eat for everyone
- in Marketing or related fields that feel the urge to do something meaningful for themselves and others
- interested in giving without expecting any rewards

Professionals and students are both welcome to apply. Volunteer work is on an output-basis, no need to report daily to the OPTA office, although there is a nice office/work area environment waiting for volunteers. OPTA has already hosted 2 United Nations Volunteers. Hopefully, you'll be next... If interested, please send your letter of intent and resume to: The Executive Director, Organic Producers Trade Association (OPTA) Philippines or e-mail:

Volunteers Wanted: Doctors, Dentists and Nurses
The Lasallian Volunteer Program (LSVP) is looking for volunteers for their Kaakibat Community in Bagac, Bataan wherein they conduct Early Childhood Education. The activity aims to assist 300 pupils and parents in their medical and dental needs by providing free check-up and medicines. Call 5267441 local 116/266 or 09157818531 / 09226415383. March 5:

Books for Less: News!
Visit the newest Books for Less now open at 3/F Podium, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave. It's just beside 7-Eleven!
It's easy to find the book you need at Books for Less! Just e-mail or contact the TEXT Hotline at 630-9999 (no format needed). For other BFL inquiries, please e-mail or call 371-4539 for details. For branches and other information visit their updated website at
New Products from Papemelroti
  • New Jewelry! Earrings, necklaces, bracelets in fun, fancy, trendy designs!
  • #7130-1 to -11 Teen Edition White Notepads with themes like "living on earth is expensive but it does include a trip around the sun every year" and other equally amusing words. Upbeat girl themes are printed with black ink on re-used paper. Only P15 / $0.43 each.
  • New #1055 (small) and #1056 (large) Clocks, available in a variety of beautiful new designs, can be personalized too!
  • #15 New Themes! Paper Pack - #15-23-3 Children are a blessing and #15-22-3 Quotations on Marriage, both P39.75 / $1.14
  • #20-18-7 Now they're not only for decorating your scrapbooks but also for your ref and organizer boards! Check out our new Crochet Flower Magnets P59 for 2 pcs. / $2.
  • New Designs Kraft Paper Bags and #8600 Stationery Pads
  • #226 Seeds Picture Frames in a variety of shapes P98/ $2.80
  • #177 Bible Stand sturdy classic design P450 / $13, Plate/Frame Stand P360 / $11 and Fleur de Lis Rack with a beautifully crafted design P750/ $22 matching metal collection.
  • #177 Mikrokosmos Comics by young, talented Art Is-kool host Jo-Mike Tehido. P150 / $5
  • More items at the shops!!!

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