Lunes, Disyembre 22, 2014

Doble Kayod

Hangang-hanga ako sa mga taong higit sa isa ang trabaho. Saludo ako sa mga maintenance officer (janitors and janitress) dito sa building namin. Saludo ako sa mga street sweeper, sa mga construction worker, sa mga dispatcher ng jeep at mga kunduktor sa bus. Saludo din ako sa mga OFW na nagtitiis malayo sa kanilang pamilya para lang maibigay ang kanilang pangangailangan. Saludo ako sa mga masisipag na Pilipinong kumakayod ng higit sa kanilang makakaya.

Lunes, Disyembre 15, 2014

Kahit Walang Thank You

Ang sarap makarinig ng appreciation di ba? Ang sarap makatanggap ng simple "thank you" sa isang taong na appreciate ka. Ang sarap makatanggap ng parangal dahil nagsikap ka and you feel that hard work is well paid off. Pero paano kung walang nakakapansin sayo? Walang nakaka appreciate ng ginagawa mo? Walang nagte-thank you sa mga tamang nagagawa mo? Ang hirap sigurong magpatuloy pa para gawin ang ginagawa mo.

Miyerkules, Disyembre 10, 2014

Miyerkules, Disyembre 3, 2014

Lunes, Nobyembre 24, 2014

Gethsemane Prayer Mountain Experience

"Six in the morning was the call time, I woke up 7:45 and grace was all over me."

Our youth organization Area 5 Section 3 STDCCA was supposed to held our year-end meeting and 2015 vision casting and planning at  Gethsemane Prayer Mountain in Rodriguez, Rizal. But due to unlike circumstances such as unavailability, unresponsiveness and late, the meeting was moved to Jesus Unlimited God in San Mateo, Rizal.

I was certain I set the alarm of the my phone at 5:30 am. But, I was in a deep slumber and glued in bed. I freaked out upon checking my unreliable phone, it was 7:45 am. I am late and received more than ten sms and several missed calls. I'm doomed!

But God's grace was all around me. I was informed that the meeting was moved to another place, to our church. Of course, my bully co-leaders would scold me. But, grace prevails! Thank you Jesus!

L- Me (with the big fez), Anthony and the girl behind (forgive me, I forgot her name). R- Kuya Jim and our new found leader from Marikina, John Christian. **Pastor Mark was doing something so he missed the selfie. Hehehe**

But that was just an introduction of my adventurous and amazing Saturday. Kuya Jim and I left for Gethsemane at 12:15 pm with strong faith that we'll be able to catch up the service van by 12:30 pm but we're not able to get in time. We decided to commute going there. I almost forgot the way since my last visit was 5 years ago. We took the two tricycle to get there . We literally experienced ups and downs, smooth and bumpy rides. We felt like we were into another dimension... okay that was absurd. But, we were in an isolated area, far from the metropolis, far from the noise and pollution, far from residential houses and far from everybody. The place was not easily accessible by everybody. You need to call and ask for the schedule of the service van, else you'll end up like us.

The moment we reached GPM, it was like we won a lottery! Check our video here:

Pardon the shaky video and our deep breathe. We were seriously making fun of our exhausted being. We went there for 3 main reasons. One, to ask for the details of GPM inclusion on youth camp. Second, we went there to get connected to God. Third, to catch up about our personal lives and ministries. It was such a great experience. Mainly we discuss about God's favor on Kuya Jim's career path.  Little did we know that we're about to experience favor that day. God didn't want us to just talk about it, He intended us to experienced it.

The GPM:

The departure.

We didn't took notice of the time. We were suppose to leave by 3:30 and catch up the service van, but unfortunately we missed it. It was horrifying to think that we'll be walk down GPM and exhaust ourselves to death just to reach the highway. Transportation was possible in that area, since it's isolated. It is very seldom that tricycle would go in that place. So as we were leaving GPM, we noticed that a group of people were leaving the place too. They have a service vehicle, the king of the road, Jeepney. I was too shy to ask the driver to let us ride with the, I was hoping that he would just offer us a ride. After the agony of waiting, the jeep passed by without a word nor glance. WE'RE DOOMED! I'm preparing myself to walk a more than 2km journey. Kuya Jim seemed not worried at all. We both shouted "Holy Spirit, i-touch mo po yung heart nung driver, sana pasakayin kami!"
In my heart, I was hoping that a tricycle would be available for us but there's none.

Then we reached the foot of the mountain, an SUV stopped in the middle of the road. An old man was brushing off the dust of his car, seems like He was cleaning his car. I told Kuya Jim that I would ask the man, because it is really dreadful to walk in that place. (I have laptop in my bag and it was really heavy. Rain was about to pour out that moment)

I was walking, nearly approaching the man and said "excuse me, Sir-" not merely finishing my sentence, the man nod at me and his hand gestures said "come in, ride with me!"

Kuya Jim and I were speechless for a few seconds and smile was tattooed on our faces. God showered us favor. He let us experienced His divine provision. The man, who is a missionary pastor from Korea told us that God told him to stop. He even left a word to us, Moses said to Joshua, "As God was with me, I will be with you also!"

Meeting him was not an accident, I was able to share to him the burden that God implanted my heart. Something I want to do for 2015, something not easy and takes courage, faith and trust to Him. He said complemented both of us, our passion to seek God more and more in our lives. We were blessed and in that approximately 7 mins of ride with him, we felt joy and peace. God was with us! We were filled with so much awe that we forgot to ask his name! But we didn't forgot the selfie. I will never ever forget the face of this Korean missionary Pastor. 

Linggo, Nobyembre 23, 2014

Hunger Vs. Cravings

What to do if you are hungry? Simply, eat!
What to do if you are craving? Simply satisfy your appetite.

Recently I realized the difference between hunger and cravings.
Dictionary says that:

hun.ger - / 'həNGɡər/ n. is a feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by the lack of food.
 And cravings on the other hand is: - /ˈkrāviNG/ n. is a powerful desire for something.

Nagugutom (Hunger) ako kapag hindi pa ako kumakain ng kahit ano, kapag wala akong almusal, tanghalian at hapunan. Masasabi kong nagugutom ako kapag kumakalam at nagra-rally na yung mga alaga ko sa tiyan. Nanghihina ako kapag wala akong nakain na kahit ano. Mainit ang ulo ko at madalas pag ako lang mag isa, tahimik at nag iisip kung saan ang pwedeng kainan na mabubusog ako ng sobra.

Nagke-crave ako kapag may gusto akong kainin pero hindi ako gustom. In other words, pag gutom ako, there's a need to eat  at pag nagke-crave ako, there's a want to be satisfied. See the difference? Naniniwala akong madaming babae na *pasensya sa term* tumataba kasi mas malaki ang cravings kaysa sa hunger. Isa ako sa mga guilty na iyon.

Nitong Friday lang, umuwi ako ng San Mateo galing sa Mandaluyong. Weekends lang kasi ako nasa bahay namin, dahil ako'y naka bedspace. (magba-blog ako about doon, very soon).

Pag uwi ko sa bahay namin technically Saturday na, dahil 12am na. Yung kapatid kong si Yanyan hinintay akong makauwi para may magbubukas ng gate at pinto sa akin. How sweet? Akala nyo lang yun kasi naghihintay sya ng pasalubong! Hahaha.

He asked me, "Ate, may pasalubong ka?"
I answered back, "Wala! Bakit nagugutom ka?" "Oo."

I checked the clock once again, it's 12:15am. I was thinking of sleeping, but I also want to do something extraordinary, a midnight trip with my brother and to mend his hunger and to satisfy my craving.

So we went out the house, sneaking like little rats crossing our fingers that Mom won't be awaken to scold us and we passed the first level. Walking under the vast of twinkling little stars is such an awesome moment. I always want to star gaze, and that time, my brother was enjoying the cold of the night and the stars above us.

Because the town was in a deep slumber, public vehicle was also at rest. We decided to walk (1.5 km) until we reach the Plaza, the heart of the town. No stores were left open aside from Seven Eleven, our saving grace. Too bad that the food we want to eat were either for pull out or out of stock. T'was very heartbreaking. We just decided to eat chips and get two bottle of soya drink instead. The midnight adventure was fun tho. :)

The face of happy travelers. Lol

Hello to our photo bomber. Hehehe :)

See the eyes of the sleepy head. Haha.

The Nganga pose. So jeje.

and the epic stolen shot. He always do that! >:D

Lunes, Nobyembre 17, 2014

Sabado, Nobyembre 8, 2014

Touch of Glory Experience

"How do you spend your weekend?"

This question does not really matter to me when I was a student. It was not even in my vocabulary. Nothing was so special about weekend. But my point of view changed when I left school and started to live in the undoubtedly tiring world of professionals. If school was tiring, this new world of mine is hundred times toxicated with deadlines and pressures. Then I learned to love and appreciate "weekends" from the bottom of my heart. Every inch of weekend is perfect, from bottom to top. *insert tone of all about that bass*

I spend my weekends with fruitful activities and ultimately, I make sure that I experience the hibernation process. Simply rest for two lovely days.

This weekend, I was suppose to unwind to the Summer Capital of the Philippines. However, due to the unlikely circumstances, I have to cancel my little trip. Then, my younger brother Jonis asked me to go to a quiet place. A place that is far from everybody, noise and distraction. So I decided to bring Jonis and Yanyan along with me to Touch of Glory Prayer Mountain in Antipolo, Rizal.

Huwebes, Nobyembre 6, 2014

I'm on Pinterest

Oh crap! I'm on pinterest people! I did create an account early this year however I find myself not fit to this site so I left pinterest and focused on FB, IG and TW. Well, main reason is that I don't know how it works! I see no relevance on pinning and why should I pin?

Then I tried to open it again and play with it and hooola! Now I know the essence of pinning! *yey!* *fireworks* *applause and cheer*

Welcome to Pinterest Eunice! Enjoy pinning.

Martes, Nobyembre 4, 2014

Miyerkules, Oktubre 29, 2014

Pwede na po ba?

"Pwede na po ba?"

Tanong ng bata sa tatay nya. Sumagot ang tatay nya,

"Ija, hindi pa. Bata ka pa. Pag malaki ka na pwede na. Papayagan na kita."

Nagdabog yung bata at umiyak sa sulok. Hindi kasi nakuha ang gusto.

"Daddy? Pwede po ba ako mag overnight sa bahay ng classmate ko? Gagawa po kasi kami ng project sa school?"

Tanong ng first year high school student sa tatay nya. Sumagot naman ang tatay ng ganito:

"Di nyo ba kayang tapusin ng isang buong araw iyan at kailangan nyo pang mag overnight?"

Tumahimik ang anak at umalis nalang habang nangingilid ang luha.

"Dad? May field trip po kami. Malapit lang. Gusto ko pong sumama. Mag iipon po ako para di na po kayo ang magbabayad. Requirement din po namin ito. Tsaka katabi ko po yung bestfriend kong babae. Pramis mag iingat po ako!"

Excited at masayang tono ang paalam ng anak na babae sa kanyang tatay.

"Anak, di mo ba napapanood ang mga balita sa TV? Madaming napapahamak sa field trip."

Sumagot ang anak, "Bakit lagi nyo nalang akong pinagbabawalan? Bakit ba hindi nyo ako pinapayagan? Di naman ako mapapaano eh! Mag iingat naman po ako eh!"

Sumagot ang tatay ng ganto, "Sige, pag pumayag ang Mommy mo. Mag uusap kami."

Matapos silang mag-usap, nagtanong ulit ang anak, "Ma, Pa....pwede na po ba akong mag boyfriend?"

*end of convo* hulaan nyo anong nangyari... hehe :)

Iilan lamang iyan sa mga naaalala kong convo namin ng Tatay ko sa tuwing nagpapaalam ako sa kanya tungkol sa mga lakad ko. Madaming beses na akong na-reject sa mga pagpapaalam, madaming fail attempts. Ilang beses din akong nag drama para makakuha ng konting awa, yung tipong may luha para mas effective.  Madaming beses din akong nag pa-good shot para payagan. Ilang beses ko din hinilot ang ulo ng tatay ko, nagtimpla ng kape at naglinis ng kwarto para makuha ko ang matamis nilang Oo.

Kaya lang, hindi sa lahat ng pagkakataon pinapayagan ako. Kadalasan yung mga major pang lakad ang hindi nabibigyan ng approval. Yung mga gustong gusto ko na hindi napapasa akin. Alam mo, hindi ka nag-iisa! Hindi lang ikaw ang nagsabi ng mga katagang, "sorry strict ang parents ko" dahil madami tayo. Sige nga subukan natin kung kabilang ka sa mga SSAPK group. Alamin natin if we're on the same page:

  • Naalala mo nung nagpaalam kang gagawa ng project sa school pero ang totoo ay gagala kayo?
  • Eh nung Christmas party na hanggang 10am lang talaga pero ang paalam mo ay hanggang 8pm ng gabi kasi maglilinis pa kayo pagkatapos ng party Ano bawat building ng school nyo nilinis mo?! Aba'y masipag!) pero ang totoo gagala kayo sa mall at kasama mo ang crush mo.
  • Eto pa! Naalala mo nung bago palang mag pasukan, iniisip mo na agad yung field trip at kinokontra na si Mama para siya ang magpapaalam para sayo sa Tatay mo? Yung tipong, mag pa-pramis kang mag ipon ng pera para less sa gastos ng pamilya.
  • Eh yung nag paalam kang manghihiram lang ng notes ng classmate mo pero ang totoo ay pumunta ka dahil makiki-birthday ka at nandoon ang crush mo!
  • How about nung may nanliligaw sayo o nung may nililigawan ka tapos hindi ka pa nagtatanong eh alam mo na agad ang sagot ng magulang mo, STUDY FIRST ANAK!
  • Naisip mong magrebelde dahil sa sobrang higpit nila! Ginawa mo lahat ng ayaw nila.
  • Naisip mong kaya nila ginagawa yun ay dahil mahal ka nila. (congratulations you're getting better at nag mamature ka!)
Di yan official checklist. Pero kung may naiisip ka pa, comment mo lang sa baba.

Grabe ang dami dami mong kalokohan para lang payagan ka nila at ma explore ang mga bagay bagay sa mundo. Samu't sari din ang emosyon na iyong nalikom sa mga pagpapaalam to gain approval mula sa iyong mga magulang. Kadalasan nga pag di ka pinapayagan, nag dadabog ka, nagmumukmok o kaya naman di namamansin at worst nag rerebelde.

Pero alam mo ba, na hindi habang buhay may Tatay o Nanay na magbabawal sayo? Dadating kasi yung oras at panahon na hindi mo na kailangan mag paalam pa at kusa na nilang ibibigay sa iyong ang freedom na inaasam mo. When that moment comes, you will eventually miss every moment of gaining approval from them. Mami-miss mo din ang PWEDE NA PO BA moments..

Don't worry kasi dadating din ang oras na iyon. Pero habang wala ka pa sa panahon na iyon, marapat lamang na basahin mo ang mga sumusunod:

  1. Understand your parents. Nasabi mo na bang "hindi kasi nila ako maintindihan eh! Pero ikaw, naintindihan mo ba sila? Malamang magkaiba kayo ng level of understanding at point of view. Pero try mo lang na sumilip sa perspective nila at baka maintindihan mo sila. Mahal mo ba sila? Ikaw kasi mahal ka nila. Kung hindi man sila expressive by words, mahahalata mo iyon sa kanilang kilos. Feeling mo lang hindi ka mahal, pero try mong i-confirm, ask them. "Mama? Papa? Mahal nyo po ba ako?" Nagawa mo na ba yun? Just to confirm lang naman. Magugulat ka sa reaction nila. Di ba pag mahal mo, iniintindi mo? Kung paano mo iniintindi ang takbo ng utak ng crush mo at best friends mo, ganun din ang gawin mo sa iyong mga magulang. Pag nangyari yun, baka maging best friends din kayo eventually!
  2. Learn to respect your parents' decision. Gusto mo bang i-respeto nila ang desisyon mo sa buhay? Pay respect to them first. Mahirap ito lalo na kung kagaya mo ako nakikipag debate sa magulang dahil pinaglalaban ko ang gusto ko sa buhay. Pero natutunan kong hindi pwedeng ipilit ang gusto ko. Mas malawak pa din ang experience ng mga magulang ko, and they know what they are doing. Mother knows best, ika nga nila. At syempre ang pinaka da best line ay, "papunta ka palang, pabalik na ako!" Wag ka nga lang mamimilosopo at sasagot ng "talaga po? bakit di tayo nagkita?" soplak ka talaga sa magulang mo!
  3. God gave them to you. Si Lord ang nagbigay sa iyo ng mga magulang mo ngayon. Ibig sabihin, pinakakatiwalaan sila ni Lord para palakihin ka ng maayos. Accountable sila kay God sa pagpapalaki sayo. Same way, pinagkatiwala din sa iyo ni God ang mga magulang mo. Love them and respect them. (Ephesians 6:1)
  4. Be honest to them. Tapusin mo na ang panahon na nagsisinungaling ka. If you want them to trust you, then trust them too. Pag naging transparent ka sa kanila, they will eventually give you their trust. Mahirap lang yan sa umpisa. Pero pag nasanay kang gawin ang tama, everything will fall into places.
  5. Be a friend. Kapag itinuri mo silang parang kaibigan, mawawala ang gap between you and your parents. Kadalasan kong nakikita to sa mag-ina. Parang kami ng mommy ko. Pag usapang love life at crush, alam na this! Kapag medyo seryosong usapan naman gaya ng desisyon sa buhay at pangarap, masarap kausap ang Daddy ko. Masarap kaibiganin ang iyong mga magulang! Mapagkakamalan pa kayong magkapatid, instead na mag nanay o mag tatay. Hehe.
  6. Ask their opinion. Kapag dumating yung oras na nagkakaintindihan na kayo, always seek for their opinion. Mahalagang nadidinig pa din natin ang kanilang boses bilang gabay sa ating buhay. Lalo kung love life iyan! Makipag usap ng masinsinan sa iyong Nanay at Tatay. Kung importanteng bahagi iyon ng iyong buhay, idamay mo sila.

Kung nasa season ka ng under protection ng iyong mga magulang, savor that moment! Gawin mo ang iyong role bilang anak. Respect their authority.
Kung nasa season ka naman ng freedom at may support from your parents sa bawat desisyon mo sa buhay, then be responsible.

Remember this:

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven."
                                                                                                -Ecclesiastes 3:1

Huwebes, Oktubre 9, 2014

Miyerkules, Oktubre 8, 2014

Dear Holy Spirit

Dear Holy Spirit,

I'm not pretty sure if I have enough knowledge about you but one thing I'm pretty sure of, I certertainly want to know you and more over to experience you.

Will you allow me to get to know you personally and be intimate with you?
You see, I'm reading this book entitled "The forgotten God" and it's kinda ironic that you are being forgotten by most churches and christians around the globe  by not experiencing you to the fullest. By means of how the early Christians did, like Peter and the rest of the apostles shake and turn the world upside down through the good news about Jesus.

You know what? You are the most intriguing among the three persona of God. You really don't want to talk much about yourself as Kong Hee said in one of his preaching. Well, yeah I would agree with him tho. Hehe.

So, I just want to be intimate with you. Fear? Let's just say, when you are interested to a person, fear is something you leave outside the picture. Let love rules the house baby!

Also, I would like to consider what Francis Chan said in his book. Let ne quote it:

"The truth is that the Spirit of the Living God is guaranteed to ask you to go somewhere or do something you wouldn't normally want or choose to do. The Spirit will lead you to the way of the cross, as He led Jesus to the cross, and that is definitely not a safe or pretty or comfortable place to be. The Holy Spirit of God will mold you into the person you were made to be. This often incredibly painful process strips you of selfishness, pride, and fear."

Unquote. That is truly remarkable. Thank you Pastor Francis for sharing this. So dear Holy Spirit, let me know more about you. Have your way and show me and expose me to your presence.

Radically writing a love letter request to you.

Your Admirer, Lover, Follower,
Eunice ❤️

Huwebes, Oktubre 2, 2014

Lord, give me a house please!

I know that when you invest something here in earth, it is temporary. It won't last. I am fully aware of that truth. Does it mean I should never invest in any material thing here on earth? Definitely NO!

The bible teaches us to set our hearts on heavenly dwellings, something that will last for eternity. Luke 12: 34 says "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

My heart is set for eternity and I just want to let you know that God is so good. He wants us to have eternal perspective but He never steals our joy by dreaming good things. I personally think that it is not bad to dream to have new house, new car, clothes, shoes and great career.It's just that, you don't depend your joy, happiness and satisfaction in life through these things.

Oh by the way, I just want to say that I am aiming to have a house like this:


I thank God for putting this dream in my heart and I am even more thankful that I have something more glorious in eternity than this. If I were to choose between the two, I would definitely choose the Eternal investment, for that thing will last. This dream house of mine, soon will be fulfilled through the grace of the Lord Jesus. :)

Martes, Setyembre 30, 2014

I feel like not doing it

Am I making myself fired?

This is my thought now.

I think I can do it, but I am not doing it.

When I'm on bed, thoughts and realization comes like a lightning.

I knew I was wrong and I had to do what I ought to do.

I am not productive and I am not doing my job very well.

Then the next day came and I want to make things right. I really do.

I have to make myself do what I ought to do and be focus on the things that I need to finish, else I'm done.

I need to put myself together and just do it. Yeah! Just do it!

I am killing time as I am writing this down.

I found this very helpful thoughts from my uncle Uary. Take time to read. :)

Linggo, Setyembre 28, 2014

Meant to Fly

This is an excerpt from the book entitled, The forgotten God written by Francis Chan of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley California here it goes:

Years ago, when a random thought came into my head, I decided to share it with my wife. "Have you ever wondered what caterpillars think about?" I asked.

Not surprisingly, she said, "No."

I then proceeded to tell her about the confusion I imagined a caterpillar must experience. For all its caterpillar life, it crawls around a small patch of dirt and up and down a few plants. Then one day it takes a nap. A long nap. And then, what in the world must go through its head when it wakes up to discover it can fly? What happened to its dirty, plump little worm body? What does it think when it sees its tiny new body and gorgeous wings?

As believers, we ought to experience this same kind of astonishment when the Holy Spirit enters our bodies. We should be stunned in disbelief over becoming a "new creation" with the Spirit living in us. As the caterpillar finds its new ability to fly, we should be thrilled over our Spirit-empowered ability to live differently and faithfully. Isn't this what the Scriptures speak of? Isn't this what we've all been longing for?

It really is an astounding truth that the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you. He lives in me. I do not know what the Spirit will do or where He'll lead me each time I invite Him go guide me. But I am tired of living in a way that looks exactly like people who do not have the Holy Spirit of God living in them.  I want to be different today from what I was yesterday as the fruit of the Spirit becomes more manifest in me.

I want to live so that I am truly submitted to the Spirit's leading on a daily basis. Christ said it is better for us that the Spirit came, and I want to live like I know that is true. I don't want to keep crawling when I have the ability to fly.


Let's fly! Let us discover our full potential as followers of Jesus as the Holy Spirit empowers us.

Biyernes, Setyembre 26, 2014

Dear Mr. Blogger

"Dear Mr. Blogger, I had a crush on you."

I met you last year in an event. I saw and find you attractive. There was something in your smile and in your eyes that captured my attention.

The next day, I search you on google, facebook, and twitter. I followed your social media sites. What happened next was, you accepted my friend request, and followed me back. I thought that was awesome but I feel like a complete stalker. Yeah, maybe I was. I knew that the feeling was meant to last for a short time, infatuation as people defined it.

I'm a fan of yours, I guess. We met before and I'm not really hoping that we will meet again. We may interact (in a limited way) through social media sites, and you might like some of my pictures too.

I hope we could be friends in person. :)

Your fan,

Martes, Setyembre 23, 2014

Lovestruck Sakit Edition

I'm going to post an everyday lesson. Well, it could be an excerpt from a book or personal reflection and lesson.

So for today, let me share my Tuesday life lesson:

Expectation is the mother of all frustration - (Ronald Molmisa, 2014)
This is an excerpt from Ronald Molmisa's newly published book entitled Lovestruck: Sakit Edition. Everyone could relate to this book, if LOVE is something universal you might also agree that PAIN is also universal.

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Miyerkules, Setyembre 17, 2014

Ayoko nalang isipin at ayoko na din damhin

Simple lang. Ayoko nalang isipin at ayoko na din damhin. Ayaw na kung ayaw, gusto kung gusto.

Relate ka sa kantang ito kung:

A. Biglang nagbago ng pakikitungo ang iyong significant other or special someone.

B. Feeling mo iniwan ka sa ere ng nagbibigay ng special treament sayo.

C. Ikaw yung taong nagli-lead ng relationship nyo at napapagod ka na.

D. Di ka sure kung crush, like, love or gutom lang ang nararamdaman mo

E. Crush mo si Cathy Go (gaya ko! Haha)

F. Maganda yung beat at dahil napanood mo ito sa Kris Tv

G. May mga linya sa kantang ito na sadyang OUCH ang tama sa iyo.

H. This song is about decision;
 Ayaw kung ayaw, gusto kung gusto. Walang medyo, walang malabo, walang magulo. Linawin natin ito!

May naisip pa ba kayo? Ako kasi wala na. Kung meron pa, pwede kayong mag suggest. Comment nyo lang sa ibaba tapos edit natin. Ilan lang yan sa mga posibleng dahilan kung bakit gusto mo ang kantang ito at paulit ulit mong pinapatugtog, suki na ng playlist mo.

The song will speak for itself. Di na kailangan pahabain o palalimin pa ang kanta na ito. Change is the only constant thing in this world, and most of the time, our decisions were being affected by our changing circumstances. It either confuse or assure us of our decision.
It's a matter of decision. Sabi nga sa kanta "ayaw kung ayaw, gusto kung gusto", na ibig sabihin kailangan mong magdesisyon. Emotion will always falter and confuse people, but decision will bring vivid image of what we want to convey.

Thus, decide now.

Martes, Setyembre 2, 2014

My Song: Holding My World - Kristian Stanfill

My plans will fail. My heart falters. My being fails me. Everything about me, I count nothing. But God is so good. He redeemed me, gave me life and promised great things beyond my imagination.

I once failed. He brought me back on my feet. He secured me with His eternal words.
Then, I gained assurance, and motivation to move forward. He gave me breath to breathe.

I left home and tried to live on my own. I challenge myself to overcome my fear and get out of my stupid comfort zone and here I am blogging about my thoughts. It's been a week that I kept on listening to this song which serves me peace that comes from Jesus.

"This is my favorite part of this song:
I am your child, beloved
And all of my days, my future is laid in your promise
Jesus, to the end of the age
I am not alone or forgotten.

So I will not worry or fret.
My God is a God who will never forget
All of His goodness and all of His promises
He's holding my world in His hands."

In return to my parent's hard work, I am working. In return to God's faithfulness and favor to me, I am working with all my heart. I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. This life is not about me. It's about Him who saved me.

Thoughts about working

Simula ng naka graduate ako ng kolehiyo nitong nakaraang Mayo, isyu na sa akin ang pagta-trabaho. Maraming factors na dapat i-consider sa bagong chapter ng buhay kong ito.

FYI, employed po ako. Technically, this is my second job since nung nakagraduate ako. Opo. Tama ang hinala mo. Nag resign ako sa una kong trabaho at mag-iisang linggo palang ako sa trabaho ko ngayon.

Anak ng pating! Ang dami kong iniisip tungkol sa buhay. Teka ah, ililista ko yung mga tanong ko:

1. Bakit kailangan kong magtrabaho?

Sagot: Kasi hindi ako anak ni Bill Gates o ni MVP para tumambay sa bahay, gumimik at i-post sa facebook ang lahat ng ginagawa ko sa buhay ko. Kasi hindi kaya ng budhi ko na pagkatapos akong pag-aralin ng akin mga mahal na magulang sa loob ng sampung taon ay susuklian ko sila ng "Mommy, Daddy.. Pwede po bang wag muna akong mag trabaho. Kailangan ko po munang hanapin ang sarili ko at malaman kung ano po ba talaga ang gusto kong trabaho. Pwede po ba?". Syempre hindi!

So bakit ko kailangan magtrabaho? Para sa sarili ko? Para sa pamilya ko? Para sa ikauunlad ng bansang Pilipinas? Para kanino?

Bakit kailangan? Simple lang, kasi habang tumatanda ang tao merong mga needs na kailangan ma-meet. Ang pagta-trabaho ay parte ng sirkulo ng buhay, isang sistema sa mundong ito. Pwede naman wag magtrabaho, kung gusto mong tumambay lang at magbilang ng poste. Push mo yan!
Kung meron man akong kinakausap sa  blog na ito, iyon ay ang sarili ko. Kung may kalaban at tinutuligsa man ako, iyon ay ang sarili ko. Kung may gusto man akong ma-overcome sa mga sandaling ito, iyon ay ang sarili ko.

2. Bakit ganito yung trabaho ko?

Isa lang ang tiyak ko kung bakit ako napunta sa isang starting company for the second time around, plano ito ng Diyos. Kani-kanina lang, parang gusto kong maghanap ng lilipatang trabaho. Di dahil mahirap ang trabaho na ito. Maybe, dahil unstable pa tong trabaho ko kaya parang habang maaga pa gusto ko nang umalis. Parang yung una kong trabaho. Pangatlong araw palang gusto ko na agad mag quit. Pero hinid naman ako nag apply sa ibang company.

Gaya ng una kong trabaho, may kakilala nanaman ako sa new job ko. Yung nga lang, ayaw kong umalis sa trabaho ko ngayon. Ang laki na kasi ng investment ng nanay ko sa akin. Pag nag quit ako dito, patay na talaga ako. I should embrace this job and the life that I have now.

Maybe I should stop questioning things and these circumstances. I should start to kick my ass and wake up and accept things na ganto talaga eh. Kailagan kong magtrabaho whether I like it or not.

3. Ang hirap mag-isa sa office at ang hirap maging independent.

Tama nga ang dati kong boss. Nakatira pa rin ako sa aking comfort zone. Wala ngang growth sa loob ng comfort zone. So, para magkaroon ng growth, kailangan ng challenge.

Nagtataka lang ako dahil simula ng iwanan ko ang college life, nawalan na din ako ng gana na ma-challenge. Oh no!!! Ang gusto ba ng katawan ko ay easy life ahead. Pero hindi eh! Hindi pwede yung ganun. I need challenge to help me become a better person. Kaya ako dinala ng Lord sa ganitong company.

4. Kasing gulo ng isip ko ang sistema ng kumpanya.

Di sa naninira ako ah. Pero magulo pa sa ngayon dahil nag uumpisa pa nga. Eh di pa naman ako magaling sa pag-o-organize pero kaya ko naman syempre. Di ko naman kailangan maging magaling eh, kailangan ko lang gawin.

5. Kapaan galore!

Di naman ako bulag, pero seryoso nangangapa ako sa mga bagay bagay. Di ako sanay na papasok sa opisina at ilang oras tatambay bago kumilos sa trabaho. Nasanay ako sa previous job ko na pampered agad ng trabaho simula ng pagbukas mo ng PC. Sandamakmak na email ang kailangan mong reply-an at sandamakmak na client ang dapat tawagan.

Di ko pa ma experience yun sa mga oras na to dahil di pa nga stable.

What to do?

1. Set my mind. Renew my mindset.
God promised me PROGRESS in my career. I need to break my three months routine. Gusto ko ng matagalang experience sa trabaho.

2. I must be proactive.

Less FB. Less Twitter. More email. More convo with my superiors.

3. I must be firm in making decisions.

Nagfa-falter kasi puso ko, kaya pati decision ko bumibigay na din.
Kilala ko pala sarili ko. Now that I know these things, I must overcome.

Ganto nalang, para hindi kainin ang mga sasabihin ko, I'd rather do it than saying it.
Less talk. More work.

4. Say hello to the new you!

Talagang ini-stretch ako ng panahon. Para bang baby na kailangan agad mag mature. Grabe yung required growth ng buhay. Hindi ako dinadahan-dahan, pero part ng process.

Ilang months from now, mukhang hindi na talaga ako yung dating Eunice. RIP self.

5. Hello God.

Jesus, I surrender everything in your hands. I knew this would be tough. I was overwhelmed with your promises to me. But I will hold on to it. Jesus, I will not ask you to make things easy for me, but right now I am asking you to make my heart strong and my mind firm for whatever plans you have for me. I want to give you Glory and if it cost me my life to give it to you, please take it. It could be painful, but surely, it will not last for a lifetime. You are eternal and these are temporary.

There is no place I'd rather be than in your presence.

Sabado, Agosto 23, 2014

Ruth's Pre-debut Shoot

I never been an organizer of any event. Thanks to Ruth, I can experience it together with my friend Miguel.

Today, we went to UP and Ninoy Aquino Wildlife Park to shoot her pre-debut photos. Here are some of the photos taken:

I love her smile and her eyes. I consider it to be her best assests.

And her height is simply amazing. I would imagine her walking on the runway with the finest and glamorous season collection of the leading fashion brand in the country or one of the candidates competeting in Bb. Pilipinas! 😍 #Pangarap

She is just simply amazing. Look at this portrait. You might mistaken her as Angel Locsin. However, Ruth is unique in everyway which makes her set apart from everybody.

She's the sweet little girl that will soon turn into a lady. What's more? This girl is a daughter of the living God! She is Jesus precious princess! She is loved, highly favored and set apart from everyone.

Oh look! We had a picture together! I am blessed to have you Ruth! I love you! 😊😍❤️

Miyerkules, Agosto 13, 2014

Biyernes, Hulyo 25, 2014

Munting Pangarap

"Anong gusto mo maging paglaki mo?"

Ito ang kadalasang itinatanong ng mga matatanda sa mga bata. Ako man ay hindi nakatakas sa tanong na ito. Ang sagot ko nga noon, "paglaki ko gusto ko po maging nurse! Para aalagaan ko po yung mga may sakit, tapos pati si Mama at Papa, Nanay at Tatay, pati po si Mommy at Daddy."

Yun ang pagkakaintindi ko sa Nurse. Nakita ko kasing naka puting uniform ang Mommy ko sa mga pictures. Akala ko noon basta nakaputing uniform at may white na nakalagay sa ulo mo nurse ka at pwede kang mag alaga ng may sakit. Naisip ko nung bata ako na kapag tumanda sina Mama at Papa, Nanay at Tatay, magkakasakit sila at kailangan ko silang alagaan, kaya gusto ko mag nurse.

Lumipas ang panahon hanggang sa mag high school ako, gusto ko pa rin mag nurse. Kahit naging kontrobersyal ang kursong ito dahil sa mga leakage ng exam at mababang employment rate. Pero ang galing mangumbinsi ng pinsan kong si Kuya Mac. Kaya pagkatapos ng high school, inilibing ko na din ang pangarap kong ito. Nagtake ako ng Mass Communication, Bachelor in Communication Research na sobrang layo sa pangarap ko nung bata pa ako. Hopeful nga yung buong angkan namin na isang araw makikita nila ako sa harap ng telebisyon at nag uulat ng balita. Sa kasamaang palad, bigo silang makita iyon dahil kasalukuyan akong nagta-trabaho sa opisina at hindi sa media.

Ngayon pagkakataon ko namang magtanong sa mga bata kung ano ang gusto nilang maging paglaki. Kinausap ko ang mga pinsan kong sina Keinne(5 y/o), Larry(9 y/o), at Alex(2y/o).

Sabi ni Keinne, gusto nyang maging Doctor. Basta gusto nya. Di nya ma-explain kung bakit, pero ito ang gusto nya maging paglaki. Wala pa namang doctor sa pamilya namin at wala din akong ideya kung sino ang nang impluwensya sa kanya para gustuhing maging doctor.

Binibiro nga siya ni Nanay (Lola namin), baka daw maging konduktor ng jeep pag hindi nag aral ng mabuti. Suportado ko si Keinne, minsan kasi nakakaaliw na pakinggan ang gusto nya pero nagkukulang ang mga matatanda para suportahan sya. Mahalaga na diligan ang buto ng pangarap na naitanim kay Keinne. Kung mamamatay kasi ito, mahirap na ito buhayin. Kawawa ang taong walang pangarap!

Sino ba ang makakapagsabi na baka isang araw may doktor na din kami sa pamilya! *supportado kita baby!*

Sabi naman ni Larry, gusto nya maging guard, tapos naging pulis na. Astig daw kasi! Supportado ko rin si Larry dahil wala  rin kaming pulis sa pamilya at kung sakali man, siya ang kauna-unahan. Ang sarap pakinggan ng pangarap ng mga bata at mas lalong masarap sa pakiramdam ng mga magulang nila na ang lahat ng munting pangarap na ito ay maisakatuparan.

Dapat maintindihan ng mga batang ito ang kahalagahan ng pangarap. Driving force kasi ito para sa kanilang layunin sa buhay.  Mabuting malaman nila ang gusto nilang propesyon at kung sino sila pagdating ng panahon habang bata pa.

Si Alex ang pinakabata. Hindi pa nya naiisip kung ano ang gusto nya paglaki.

Pero paniguradong may pangarap din ang batang ito.

Gusto kong mangarap yung mga pinsan ko para may motivation sila para mag aral ng mabuti. May ilan kasi kaming pinsan na hindi pa nag aaral kahit nasa hustong gulang na. Hindi rin big deal kung nakatapos ka o hindi. Gusto kong mabago ang culture ng family namin. Big deal ang education, at big deal ang pangarap. Habang bata pa sila dapat na silang taniman ng magagandang pangarap. Dadalhin kasi nila ito hanggang sa pagtanda nila.