~~~~~ P A M c a k e s ~~~~~
Pamela Almeda

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Sunday, June 26, 2005


Below is a revelation of the ideal love, where God becomes the core and center of our relationships. A true and perfect love, that asks not but gives more than you can ever imagine; the condition being that you focus on Him, on Him alone.
With such radical devotion...then and only then can you find your true love. And yet if you have not found it, him or her, or perhaps it was not given unto you... you still feel whole, knowing full well that you are complete with His perfect & unconditional love.
Oh how I long to reach this point - where I can truly say that my heart has completely become His... & to Him alone.
This was written by St. Anthony of Padua.
I first read it from my cousin Risha's friendster & it hit me...
This is a dream I long to testify of one day.

here goes:

Be Satisfied With Me

Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone, to have a deep soul relationship with another, to be loved thoroughly and exclusively. But to a Christian, God says, " No, not until you are satisfied, fulfilled, and content with being loved by Me alone, with giving yourself totally and unreservedly to me, to have an intensely personal and unique relationship with Me alone. Discovering that in only ME is your satisfaction to be found will you be capable of the perfect human relationship that I have planned for you. You will never be completely united with another until you are completely united with Me, exclusive of anyone or anything else. Exclusive of any other desires or longings. I want you to stop planning, stop wishing and allow Me to give you the most thrilling plan existing,,, one that you cannot imagine. I want you to have the best. Please allow Me to bring it to you.You just keep watching Me, expecting the greatest thing. Keep experiencing the satisfaction that I AM. Keep listening and learning the things I promise and mean. Be patient, that is all. Don't be anxious, dont worry. Don't look around at things others have or have gotten or that I have given to them.Don't look around at the things that you think you want. You just keep looking off and away up to Me or you'll miss what I want to show you. And then, when you are ready, I will surprise you with a love far more wonderful than you would ever dream, You see, until you are ready and until the one I have for you is ready,I am working even at this moment to have both of you ready at the same time, until you are both satisfied exclusively with Me and the life I have prepared for you and want you to have, you will not be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with Me. And this is perfect love. And dear one, I want you to have the most wonderful love. I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with Me, and to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting union of beauty, perfection, and love that I offer you with Myself. Know that I love you utterly.For I AM GOD. Believe it, and be satisfied."

Friday, June 17, 2005

My kind of Omelette

Yesterday I was craving for a healthy snack and I came up with this delicious omelette. I hope you can also try it.
Finely chop a handful of baby spinach leaves and parsely. Dice a slice of quickmelt cheese and crush half a clove of garlic. Mix them all.
Beat one egg in a small bowl and dash it with pepper.
Now, pour a little canola oil onto a regular sized fryiing pan & when it's hot pour the egg and let it cover the whole pan to form a perfect yellow circle. Put the mixture of leaves, cheese and garlic and spread them evenly.
When the egg is cooked and the cheese has melted, use to flat laddles and place the omellete onto a plate. Make sure to preserve the circular form of the egg.
Crack another egg and pour it onto the pan. This time do not beat the egg and just cook it "sunny side up". When it is well done, use your laddle and just cut it in strips. This will be the topping for the omellete.
Finally, pour spoonfuls of your favorite dressing. In my case, I chose to use a mix of tomato, basil & garlic which I found in a glass jar in our refrigerator. You may also use pesto with blended tomato and parmesan cheese.
Hope you like the recipe for today! til my next update. By the way I am down to 14 job applications. I'm still on the look out for great opportunities! Please pray for me.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Pam's Yesterday Today & Tomolo

It's 7am and I'm still down with a sore throat and dry cough. With the construction goin on opposite the condo, I don't know when I'd feel well again... thing is I'm allergic to dust and my body's still adjusting to the air here. I guess I've become so used to the clean & green of Singapore!

Anyway, I've recently signed a contract and I'm officially a freelance writer. The magazine is called Career Central and it targets youngsters in Singapore who are either undergraduates or fresh graduates like me. The deadline of my first article would be on June 22 and it will be published (if chosen) in the August issue. I could not say the topic now because I think I'm not allowed to do so. But I will let you know if it comes out. *wink*

Meanwhile, I've set today as my job hunting day. Finally, I have decided to focus and apply for jobs.

From today onwards I will see to it that I send my resume to at least 5 companies that I like. My prayer is that God will lead me to a job that will be fulfilling; that is relatively not too stressful; that will allow me to shine for His glory!

For the past few days I put aside my job hunt to rest for a while. I mean, the comforts of home is very tempting you see. But I couldn't go on like that. For instance, yesterday I spent the whole day helping Ya Shirley clean the house. I didn't realize that such a small and new space could cost us a whole day. Well, I can be very meticulous I guess.

But then again, what really took my time was cooking. I love cooking because even when I was young my mom enrolled me to several cooking lessons and I found it fun. Now, thanks to that, I am not afraid to experiment and do my own dishes. Yesterday was one perfect cooking day for me because when my parents and brothers came home, we sat together for dinner and everything I cooked was wiped out from their plates into their hungry bellies. It feels really good when they appreciate your cooking. Even without saying it I know they did!Below you'll find the menu I cooked. Try it!


#1 Salad ala Pam

baby Spinach leaves washed and dried
Mint leaves
fresh Parsley
diced mangoes
thinly sliced cucumber
thinly sliced green/red bell pepper,


regular sized natural low fat yoghurt
1 clove garlic crushed evenly
sugar substitute, splenda
lots of crushed pepper
egg yolk
native vinegar
(you can also add a bit of flour
to make sauce thicker,
adjust seasoning to taste)


#2 Beef & Mushroom

Beef cubes boiled 'til tender (it took me an hour)
Mushroom in can, sliced thinly
1 pack of knorr mushroom soup
knorr seasoning

transfer all the beef cubes to a sauce pan and add half of the beef stock. (the remaining half can be used to prepare beef & onion soup for another day). In another pan prepare the mushroom soup by adding it in boiling water and stirring it until smooth. Add the mixture to the saucepan where the beef cubes are, stir it and add the sliced mushroom. Splash knorr seasoning afterwards and add some flour to make sauce thick.


#3 Bananarama

Slice the banana into 3 and grill it. What's not so common about this is that I didn't put any sugar at all. My mom even asked if I did. I thought that the natural sweetness of the banana should not be covered with sugar. You'll be surprised how good it is. Next time you can also brush melted margarine or butter to the banana. Remember to use Canola butter, more healthy!