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Throwback Thursday-Feline Friday: Decade of ASIA

In โ™ฅ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Throwback Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/24/2016 at 14:00

Happy BiG 1-0, Grad Cat ASIA!!! ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜น๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡

Happy 10th Birthday, ASIA!!!

#DecadeOfAsia #DeepBlueNeedYouEyes #WhiskerGirl #BabyBlue #GradCat #BigSis #AteAsia #ManangAsia #BlueEyes #BeautifulBlueEyes #CalendarCat #WaterCat #LiloAndStitch #Halloween #Howloween #SnowWhiteCat #SnowDay #MeowyCHRISTmas #StPattys #StPatricksDay #LuckyCat #BlessedCat #EasterBunnyCat #TreeHugger #GardenDigger #HBD #Happy10thBirthday #Asia #324andManyMore #DrDISPObustAFlow ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ“…๐Ÿ“†๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒดโ˜˜๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’

Happy Belated St. Patty’s Day a week ago! โ˜˜

Good Luck Cats

#HappyStPattys & sneak #peep to #Easter โ™ฅloveโ™ฅ & #luckโ™ฃ from #DoubleATeam #ShamRockStar #ShamrockersGatherHere #KeepCalmAndShamrockOn #GoodLuckCharm #GradCat #DecadeOfAsia (1wk from today) #CareBears #GoodLuckBear #TMNT #TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles #DeepBlueNeedYouEyes #GreenEyes #GoGreen #GOP #GoodLuckElephant #LuckyBamboo #LuckOfTheIrish #KissMeImIrish #shamrock #4leafClover #lucky #LuckyCat #BirthdayCat #ThrowbackCat #ThrowbackThursday #TBT โ˜˜๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿผ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿข๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

ย Remember JESUS CHRISโ€ , โ€ Crucifiedโ€  & Risen, on this Holy Thursday & always! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

 

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#HappyEaster to my #Peeps this #JubileeYearOfMercy #Easter2016 love from #DoubleATeam #RememberTheCross #JesusChristCrucified #MaryMostSorrowful #HolyMedals #flowers #crucifix #OurLadyOfGuadalupe #PopeFrancis #cross #mercy #PeterCottontail #EasterBunny #NewLife #DecadeOfAsia TODAY #BirthdayCat #EasterBunnyCats #HolyCowCats #ThrowbackCat #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #HolyThursday #Easter #YearOfMercy #ElaineDispoPhotography: original photos including medals on the petals #DrDISPObustAFlow ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’’

Foodie Friday: Bubble Tea

In โ™ฅ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Uncategorized, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/11/2016 at 15:55

Cheers to ๐ŸŒŽcultural๐ŸŒ openness ~ including to food and drink!

ย 
Valley Bubble Tea
My spot in the lower ๐Ÿ–Valley๐Ÿ now offers ๐Ÿขboba!ย 

๐ŸœPho #1๐Ÿฒ in Harlingen ~ White Chocolate๐Ÿจ

I also hit up my former neck of the woods for more ๐Ÿกbubble tea!

๐ŸงTea Rush Express๐Ÿฑ ~ ๐ŸŽ‚Red Velvet๐Ÿฐ with ๐Ÿ“Strawberry๐Ÿฅ Jelly (which matches my ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿฝmani๐ŸŽจ dedicated to my ๐ŸŒนLola Rosa๐ŸŒท the Belated ๐ŸŽˆBday๐ŸŽ Girl)

^– For your bubbly entertainmentย c/o fellow foodiesย Fung Bros –^

Foodie Friday: Around the World

In Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Travel, Uncategorized, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/04/2016 at 17:45

Last week, my speech students๐ŸŽค delivered their cultural reports!

Some offered us ๐ŸŽgiveaways!

 

  • Jenna ~ ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทSouth Korean translation of our names๐ŸŽŒ
  • Dom ~ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChinese Almond Cookies๐Ÿช
  • Dani ~ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝTomatillo y Salsa Tamales๐Ÿ›
  • Sarahi ~ ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodian Noodles๐Ÿœ

Spirit Sunday: NBA All-Star Edition ~ Valentine’s Shine

In โ™ฅ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Spirit Sunday, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 02/14/2016 at 15:15

Happy โ™ฅValentine’sโ™ฅ Dayย to the loves of my life: the LORD my GOD

USPFO

@annaakana @ghostandstarsapparel #GSSideShowDress #MardiGras #NewOrleansMask #ValentinesDay #SweetheartBall #ValentinesDance #MayICutIn #MayIHaveThisDance #DanceWithMyFather #DaddysGirl #LikeMotherLikeDaughter #family #love #heart #hugs #kisses #sweetheart #XOXO #BlowingKisses #valentines #dance #party #CupidShuffle #XO #DrDISPOmakeover #DonateAfterIGraduate #MaggieMagic #SinglesAwareness #FlyingSolo #DrDISPObustAFlow ๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ“

Valentine's Felines

#HappyValentinesDay #ValentinesFelines #BeMine #FineFeline #SisKiss #KissBlow #BowAndArrow #DrDISPObustAFlow #XO #XOXO #CupidShuffle #Cupid #ConversationHearts #sweetheart #heart #hugs #kisses #love #ValentinesDay #valentines #felines #DecadeOfASIA #SweetANNIE #DoubleATeam #GradCat #StatsCat #SisterlyLove #SisLove #AteASIA #LilSisANNIE ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’•โฃโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ“‰๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’‹

Throwback Beauty Tuesday: Hair Share

In โ™ฅ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Throwback Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 01/19/2016 at 13:00

โ™ชYES (not Oops) ~ I did it againโ™ซ

Hair Donate 2008

Catch of the Day: Right after I interviewed for my Ph.D. & performed in our Opera, I went to my hometown hairdresser!

We’ll call this theย Dr. Dispo makeover

Post-Doctorate Graduate Donate

New Year, Fresh Look: transitioning from 2015 ~ the Year of Finishing ~ to 2016 ~ the Year of Mercyย ~ thanks toย Mama Maggie!

before I return to my So-Tex teaching assignment!

Hair-spiration:

Thirsty Thursday: Game Plan = GOD’s Plan

In โ™ฅ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 01/14/2016 at 15:33

Happy National ๐ŸกHome๐Ÿ  Organization Day!

What a way to place that need for order as we ring in the New Year!

Let’s welcome โ˜ผeverydayโ˜ผ with

I live by these planning approaches:

Here’s my organizational strategy:

  1. Map out day (night before) ๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ›ฃ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒ‰
  2. Visualize: Pray๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ โ˜๐Ÿฝ๏ธโœŒ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘“๐ŸŒˆ
  3. Exercise๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’ž ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‹
  4. Breakfast โ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿž๐Ÿง€
  5. Tackle the tough things 1st ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŽ–๐Ÿ†

~ adapted from Forbes‘ most successful people

A couple of my Catholic brothers have made these remarks about planning (paraphrased):

  • How do you make GOD laugh? Tell Him your plans! ~ Danny Barrera, JD ๐Ÿ‘”
  • What’s the point of planning? It takes up more time! ~ Capt. Kirk‘s Dad โœˆ๏ธ

While I’m an advocate for daily game planning to help us establish order in our lives, our plans don’t work unless we

  • know that we can’t implement them singlehandedly, and
  • that our ultimate goal is to follow GOD’s perfect plan ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

3:33 ~ make a wish … or, actually: a โ€ prayer!!!ย โœŒ

Motivational Monday: Mis Padres

In โ™ฅ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Motivational Monday, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 01/11/2016 at 19:00

Pope Francis offers his take* on how home influences our faith [my commentary in brackets]:

Faith opens a ‘window’ to the presence and working of the Spirit. It shows us that, like happiness, holiness is always tied to little gestures.

‘Whoever gives you a cup of water in my name will not go unrewarded,’ Jesus says (Mark 9:41).

“These little gestures are those we learn at home, in the family; they get lost amid all the other things we do, yet they do make each day different. They are the quiet things done by mothers and grandmothers, by fathers and grandfathers, by children, by brothers and sisters. They are little signs of tenderness, affection, and compassion.

  • “Like the warm supper we look forward to at night [my mom‘s homecooking], the early meal awaiting someone who gets up early to go to work [my dad‘s coffee].

“Homely gestures.

“Love is shown by little things, by attention to small daily signs that make us feel at home. Faith grows when it is lived and shaped by love. That is why our families, our homes, are true domestic churches. They are the right place for faith to become life and life to grow in faith.”

*Pope Francis in the U.S.: Words of Mercy and Hope (2015), Daughters of St. Paul, pp. 22-23 ~ as said at the Closing Mass of the Eighth World Meeting of Families, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, Sunday, September 27, 2015.

^– I actually used this passage as my pre-brunch prayer of grace with my parents today! –^

Bearing in mind these homely gestures, let’s also consider our cultures and upbringings…

Have you ever wondered why your parents act the way they do then realize that you’re turning out more like them as you grow up?

Wong Fu was right on point:

Have you eaten yet? = Priceless โ™ฅloveโ™ฅ

Speaking of family …

Happy 17th Birthday to Rey-Rey, my beloved GODdaughter Reyanna maรฑana!

Faith and Fortune Friday: New Year’s Edition ~ Mercy Jubilee

In Health, Higher Ed, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Soul Saturday, Thirsty Thursday, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman on 01/08/2016 at 15:45

My 2016 challenge for all of us:

Be merciful to everybody!

No matter how educated, experienced, affluent or advantaged we are, none of us are better than everyone else. We all are called to

Pope โ€ Crossโ€ 

I had three โ€ crossesโ€  from three of our Popes on my dissertation defense (with Pope Francis‘ photo that contained my defense prayer): the Pope Francis Rosary from Bishop Mike * ruby gold โ€ crossโ€  from Marรญa Elena from Assisi Jewels during Pope Benedict‘s leadership * Rosary blessed by Saint Pope John Paul II and Father Bob from Bro Joe

Happy One Month Anniversary to my Name Change:

Dr. Dispo!

I defended my dissertation on an extra special day for the Church

Fortune Pride

Mami Aya pointed out that Papa Jun ~ now Grace‘s Lola & Lolo, as of exactly two weeks ago * #DISPObustAFlow ~ got this fam fortune shortly before my defense, hence excellent timing (on my โ€ OLLUโ€  afghan)!

Beauty Tuesday: Tacky Sweaters Still in Season

In โ™ฅ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 01/05/2016 at 11:00

Happy Three Kings tomorrow! / ยกFeliz Tres Reyes maรฑana!

Since CHRISTmas still is in session, I still

How do you spread the cheer this New Year?

Motivational Monday: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

In โ™ฅ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Motivational Monday, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 01/04/2016 at 18:30

Happy Feast Day ofย St. Elizabeth Ann Seton!

This educator was my favorite saint growing up. In my own childhoodย Catechism class, I first heard this โ™ชsongโ™ซ (Matthew 6:33) when we watched a video about her life…

With my own dreams of helping establish a Caโ€ holic school in my hometown, I look to St. Elizabethย for inspiration and seek her intercession.