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Ang pasko ay hindi tungkol sa iyo

Pasko na. Ilang oras nalang magdi-diwang na ang bawat pinoy ng noche buena at kakain ng sama-sama. Ilang oras nalang sasalubungin ng sambayanang Pilipino ang pasko. Ilang oras nalang din maglilipana na ang mga batang namamasko at mga tao sa kalsada na nag-aabang ng masasakyang jeep para makabisita sa mga ninong at ninang o malalayong kamag-anak. Ilang oras nalang din magbabaha na ng "Merry Christmas", facebook post at tweets habang sasabog naman ang instagram at snapchat ng mga inihandang pagkain na parang food festival menu. Ilang oras nalang din maraming tao ang haharap sa mga smart phones at gadgets nila para mag celebrate ng Christmas sa social media world. At ilang oras nalang din ang iba ay matutulog lang at hihintaying matapos ang pasko gaya ng mga ordinaryong araw.


Ngayong taon kabilang ako sa mga nakisakay sa ideya ng komersyalismong pasko kung saan kailangan mag waldas ng yaman at makipagsiksikan sa mall habang sale para bumili ng mga bagong bagay at regalo. Kabilang din ako sa mga taong nagbibigay ng pulang sobre o ampao para sa maliliit at cute na chikiting. Bukas ay pasko na at kasama na rin ako sa mga tropa ng Ninong at Ninang na magtatago at staycation sa bahay. Wala akong balak lumabas at makita ang mga kamag-anak dahil taon taon ay ginagawa naman namin iyon. Wala akong gustong gawin liban sa manood ng sine at mag enjoy sa pelikula ni Jen Mercado #WalangForever. (pwera nalang kung may taong gustong sumama sa akin. Hehe. Pero mukhang wala talaga.) Connotation na din sa kulturang pinoy na idikit ang relationship sa pasko. Yung tipong malungkot ang pasko at mas malamig ito dahil single ang relationship status. Pero sa totoo lang alin man sa mga nabanggit ko ay bunga ng di malalim na pagkaunawa sa kahulugan ng pasko. Aminin nyo, at inaamin ko biktima tayong lahat. Maaring alam natin, pero hindi nagre-reflect sa ating mga buhay.

Na gets mo na siguro! Oo, alam kong alam mo ang sinasabi ko at may ideya ka na sa tinutumbok ko. Ang pasko ay hindi lang tungkol sa iyo, pamilya, relasyon, regalo, masarap na pagkain, heavy traffic, pamasko, ninong at ninang na nagtatago, facebook post, twitter, instagram, christmas songs, christmas party, reunion, vacation, holiday work, at mga pelikula sa mmff. Liban sa mga ito ang pasko ay tungkol ay Kristo. Yes, si Jesus nga. Siya ang sentro ng celebration na ito at nakakalungkot mag celebrate ng Pasko nang hindi Siya ang sentro.

Naalala ko tuloy ng isang spoken word video na nag viral noong nakaraang linggo. Tulad nya, ayoko na din magdiwang ng pasko nang HINDI SI JESUS ANG SENTRO. Ito yug video sa baba, panooorin mo. :)


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Think about Him.




Think about Him
when things are right and not
when everything is full of color and
when everything is nothing but shades of grey.

Think about Him
when the ecstatic of life blossoms
when life is nothing but full joy
and nothing can't stop you from reaching what you are dreaming of

Think about Him
when your thoughts are clouded with worries, fears, and insecurities
when you are all alone or with everybody be filled with His presence

Think about Him
when you have no one else to think about or
when you have nothing else but Him. Think about Him.

Think about His love. How magnificent, astounding, and everlasting love.
Think about being with Him in forever clasps in the strongest vow of eternity.
You can never be separate from Him. You are His since the beginning of the time.
You are His and will be for Him alone til the end of the age.

Think about His plan. How strategic, flawless and perfect it is!
Think about living according to His authorship, your life mapped by His own fingers.
He can never be wrong! He planned your life since the world began and it is wonderful,
even if sometimes You can't understand, hang on to His promises.

Think about His greatness. Is there anything too hard for Him?
Is there anything impossible for Him?
Is there anything that He is not in control?
NOTHING.

Think about Him. Who is, who was and is to come. Remember Jesus every moment of your life. J.E.S.U.S. Remember what He accomplished on the cross. Think and remember about Him.
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Crossing out the to-do list


Hello, Mello! It's been a while and I'd like to greet you a Merry Christmas. It's December 3rd and just like me, I know you guys have tons of plans, too. Oh! speaking of the plan, I remember that I wrote a to-do list last July and I'd like to know how many list I can cross out now. Let's get started! (here's the link of my previous blog about to-do list)


  1. Save more. -Unfortunately, I can't cross this out because my savings is crying out loud. Haha!
  2. Attend APYAC conference in Baguio
  3. Enroll for MA Class. Go lang ng go! - Is this a series of unfortunate planning events? Lol. I did not met my goal to enroll for MA class and planning to quit it. I'll tell you my next plan, tho. :)
  4. Publish more blog post 
  5. Visit a museum - Is there a pattern here? Haha. I missed this. Well, my boyfriend and I actually planned to visit the National Museum last October but it really did not happen. :(
  6. Write song
  7. Travel with him
  8. Win souls and start a life group in the office - I still did not make it. :(

My score is 4/8. So, I should exert more effort to accomplish every list I have. Not bad for my first try. I made some progress at least. Hehehe. So, in a few days I will write my goals and plans for 2016. I'm so excited. How about you? Have you wrote your goals and plans for next year? :)
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Love is a funny thing...

Love is really a funny thing. One day you were on a cloud nine and ecstatically experiencing the bliss of the entire moment, then in another course of time you were intensely grasping the pain of the agonizing occasion. One thing or another, love makes everything go around. These various episodes of love make the story whole and much interesting.



And courtesy of my good friend, Chico, he ask me to watch Love, Rosie. I'll like it daw. Hehehe.



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Initial Goals for 2016


It's time to plan for my 2016. Few weeks from now, I'll say goodbye in 2015, so as early as now I'm preparing my plans and goals for next year. I had a post of the to-do list for the rest of the year. And I posted there 7 things I am thankful for and another 8 things I'd like to do in 2015. So far I crossed out 2 things out of 8. Well, I don't feel bad for not accomplishing those goals, but of course, I wanted to cross out more to do's as much as possible. Hehehe.


As I was going through my today's tasks, I visited a website that inspires me to accomplish next year. From the past few months, my director has been encouraging me to get involve in business and invest in my career growth. Maybe it did not sink in immediately but now I have some goals for this area of my life. So here we go:

1.I want to get a certification in Marketing Profession.

I still want to pursue my MA studies, but due to lack of funds and time to do it my other option for the meantime is to get certified in this field. This is my professional investment. Of course, I need to prepare for this and review as often. I'm planning to take the exam by March or April next year. Pray for me, please.


2. I want to build an Online Business Solutions

Since I'm in Digital Marketing and has been working in this field for over a year, I'm taking the risk of starting a small business together with my friends. I'm learning basic SEO, Web Designing and Web Branding/Rebranding, Social Media Campaign, Lead Generation and Creative Writing.  I'm aiming to get clients who are fond of outsourcing services, but I'm also open for local clients. Let's see how this business will go through. :)

When do I plan do execute this? Right after my RMP certification. BTW, I need to buy a new laptop for this. So I have to prepare my savings. Hahaha! :)


3. I want to invest for a family business, too!

I'd like to invest for a family business, too! I want to encourage my Dad to kick off a small business that will help our family's daily expenses. This is a vague plan, but we'll get there anyway.


So here are my top 3 initial goals for 2016. I know I will edit this post and probably add more. Hehehe! Cheers for 2016! Yey!



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Movie Weekend


Hey, guys! I know it's Monday and there are tons of workloads to do but let me get down to my list of movies that I'd like to watch for the upcoming weekends. *listing down helps me to beat the Monday blues so let's get going!*


1. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Surely this movie will make me value life even more! I also wish to watch this with my girls (youth girls)


2. 500 days of Summer

Based on the trailer, I find Summer (the girl) kinda interesting and the character of the Tom. Tom is one in a million guy who believes in love and because of that, I definitely want to watch this movie. Oh, yes! I forgot to mention Regina Spektor. Her voice is awesome! I think that's the OST of the movie. I hope to watch this with my dearest love. Hehe :)




So yeah! This is my list. I really hope toI can watch this on the weekend and probably while cuddling my pillow. I have to spend my Saturday morning with my cousin. We decided to take some lapses and maybe after that I'll watch the films. Hehe. Oh boy! I can't wait for weekend again. Hehehe.
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3 Little Things


I was on my way home last night. I rode the bus and felt the coldness of the night. I plugged in my earphones and started playing the new songs I had on my playlist.

I was on my downfall yesterday, not so good  at all. When the music cued in, my mood changed. I felt like I was transported into another place. I felt like it was summer. The sun was scorching high yet the breeze is cold. I am resting under the palm tree peacefully while watching the waves kissing the shore back and forth. It was relaxing.

The song mentions three things- little things to do when life falls apart. I love how the songwriter expresses the truths in this song:


1. I cry my eyes and I dry up my heart.

In my darkest times, this is what I do. Releasing the agony within helps me to relax and to think straight again. Draining the hype of my emotions helps me to be empty and what's good about it is that I can be filled again. Emptiness is the key to being filled again with all things good.



2. I Pray and give thanks



1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 says "Pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

Uttering a prayer to God with a thanksgiving release my heart from being a prisoner of a bad day. It is really effective. I think Apostle Paul knew about it. We can always thank God for the life that we have, no matter how bad it was still there is something to be thankful for.

3. Pause. Take a breath and bow... let the chapter end.

Call it a day. I'd like to take the exact lyrics of the song for point number three:
"I design my future bright not by where my life has been and I try try try try try, again. Yes, I try try try try try again. "

How about you? What are the 3 things you learn today? :)
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The haunted thoughts


This picture sums up the thoughts I have right now. My mind has its own life and that's why I make it captive to Jesus. Times like these are my weakest point. So, I blog to release the tension in my mind.

The reality also haunts me. Pressure is on and there are deadlines to beat. How come I can still manage to blog? Haha. Funny tho,

All I want to do right now is to rest and shut my head from overthinking. I want peace.

I wanted to vent out my thoughts like:

What if my boss doesn't like the result?

What if we'll be late for the deadline?

What about the other projects? Can we push it through till next week?

What if my subordinates left me hanging in the air?

What about my other commitments outside work?

What about the event this Saturday?

What about.. What if..

I'm alone. I need help, God.

I need help.
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When my words are...



Caught off guard. Often times, I'm caught off guard and dug my own grave. I lost. Sometimes my words are not reliable anymore. Sometimes it's empty and dead. Sometimes I can't even trust my words.

It is as if each phrase had a deadly incurable disease and scheduled to meet its final hour. Words are dead and so am I.

But out of this dying emotional rants about my words, I found its irony. Who would have thought that the antidote is also the problem? It is word war. word versus Words. My words versus His Words.

When my words are unreliable then I found His words unshakable.
When my words are incomplete then I found His words fulfilled with promises.
When my words are dumb then I found His words with insights and wisdom.
When my words are incurable then I found His words healing and restoring.
When my words are empty then I found His words full.
When my words are dead then I found His words alive and active.

And so my words die as the day passes by and death to self-took place then, His words came to my life. His words are unshakable, fulfilled with promises, filled with insights and wisdom, restoring and healing, it is full and complete. His words are alive and active. It clings from flesh to bone down the roots of the human soul.

The Word is Him, who is, who was and is to come.
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God is writing my love story



Once upon a time, we were once friends.
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Forget me not



Forget me not.

The heart whispers as it leaves the place once called home. Remember the early days that we exchanged love letters and dreamed big for the both of us. The world was cruel and place you to another side of the world while I am left hanging here. We grew apart, but I am sure that you left a very important trail in my heart. Time passed by and I saw you again, felt like something needs to start over again. 'Let the chasing begin,' exclaimed by the heart, that was excitedly breathing and pumping blood to every part of my body.

I heard you'll be back for a while so I grab every opportunity and gathered all the courage in me to finally see the woman I long to be with. I collected all the memories that remind me of you, all the letters I've been holding on to. Maybe, just maybe you'll remember how we felt back in the days. I want nothing but you and there's no one I would rather be.

The day I was waiting for came. I bought you flowers and prepared everything. I handed the bouquet and started the conversation. 'It has been a while. How are you?' and you responded with many amazing stories about your big adventure outside the country. My heart was trembling and my voice were shaking as I asked you the make or break question. 'Is there a chance that we could be more than friends?'

Your lips were moving but I'm not hearing any words at all after I hinted the answer no. I expected the worst so that the impact of being rejected would not hurt me at all. I returned back everything to you and walk out the door. My heart lets go from holding you.

The thoughts of what ifs haunt me down to sleep. What if I waited more? What if I pursue you rather than raising the white flag? What if it could have been us?

All these thoughts I buried under the deep sea of unrequited love and burned all the emotions down in the ground like ashes gone by the wind. I know someday I'll be fine, but I can never forget about you even if I want to.



The writer's side note.
I wrote this for someone who might be wanting to write about their unrequited love story. Hope you guys liked it. I would like to also dedicate this song for them who successfully restored the good old days. Those who go back in time. Cheers! :)




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Heart exposed.

What if I told you that I don't see life anymore?

Before I go to details, let me clear this first. I received Jesus and I love him so much. I'd dedicate my life to him and He is the best thing that had happen in my entire existence. I know how much he loves me and for ME he shed his blood, died and rose again. He turned my life 180 degree. I am a work in progress. Sinner saved by grace.



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Keep fighting a good fight



Long day? Tough times at work? Hellish school works? Tons of house chores?

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Bukas na liham sa Diyos na walang hanggan


Ang Diyos ay dakila sa lahat ng panahon
Siya ang aking kalakasan at sandigan
Sa Kanya ay may kapahingahan
Tunay na pagibig sa Kanya lamang natagpuan

Mga salitang di kayang masabi
sa Diyos idudulog, sa panalangin
idaraan ang mga salitang nais kong malaman Mo.

Ang Diyos ay dakila sa lahat ng panahon
Siya ang aking kalakasan at sandigan
Sa Kanya ay may kapahingahan
Tunay na pagibig sa Kanya lamang natagpuan

Sa tuwina puso ko'y puno ng galit, takot at pangamba
Pag ibig mo'y parang alon sa dagat, makapagyarihan at malakas
Lahat ng nararamdaman ay pinawi ng agos
Kapayapaan ay aking naranasan

Ang Diyos ay dakila sa lahat ng panahon
Siya ang aking kalakasan at sandigan
Sa Kanya ay may kapahingahan
Tunay na pagibig sa Kanya lamang natagpuan

Balon sa puso'y tila walang hanggan
Punan man ng mundo ito ay kulang
Di sapat ang tao o kayamanan man
Ang sagot sa walang hanggan ay wala ring hanggan
Ang walang hanggang Diyos lamang
ang makakapagpunan sa walang hanggang butas ng puso.

Ang Diyos ay dakila sa lahat ng panahon
Siya ang aking kalakasan at sandigan
Sa Kanya ay may kapahingahan
Tunay na pagibig sa Kanya lamang natagpuan

Tuwina'y puno ng problema, mga pasakit ng mundong sira na
Nilamon ng kasalanan, nabubulok ang kalamnan
Dumulog sa Diyos at natapuan ang pag-asang may kalangitan
Buhay na walang hanggan kasama ang nagbuwis ng buhay para sa aking mga kasalanan

Bakit ang buti Mo? Sa lahat ng mamahalin Mo, ako pa ang napili Mo? Mula sa dilim ako'y binago Mo. Inilantad ang tunay kong pagkataong itinakda pa noong pasimula pa lamang ang lahat. Sa liwanag ay tinawag, binihisan at minahal ng lubusan. Di sapat ang buhay kong ito. Sa biyaya mo ako'y nabubuhay. Sa pag-ibig mo ako ay nabubuhay ng may dahilan. Sa katarungan mo ako ay nananahan. Sa mga salita mo ako ay kumikilos at sa panalangin ako'y humihinga.


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Ikaw at Ako: A different harmony


Love is beautiful.  Kakaibang awiting tagos sa puso't kaluluwa. Istorya ng totoong mga tao hango sa totoong buhay.
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Some self reminder

It is very important that we soak in ourselves to God's word. It affects, changes and transforms us in all aspects of life. Recently, I have been very impatient and short tempered, then this morning the Lord reminded me of 1 Corinthians 13:4-13. (NLT)

I changed the word LOVE and replace my name. I did this before with NIV translation but when I used the NLT version, I was dumbfounded.

Eunice is patient and kind. She is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. She does not demand her own way. She is not irritable and she keeps no record of being wronged. She does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. She never gives up, never loses faith and is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance.

So yeah. you can also do this and see for yourself that you are created to be amazing. You are created in God's image and you are His masterpiece. You are loved and God is calling you to love like He does. God bless you!
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Music List: Come as you are


I discovered this song of Crowder that strikes my heart so much. This song is obviously for all people who experienced burden, shame, brokenness, hopelessness, hurt and in sorrow. People who are weary and tired, people who needs peace and healing. This song caters all the emotion that suffice a sinner's feeling and it captures the listener's personal experience of such situation.

What makes it more awesome is that the song did not jut presented the situation of the people in the fallen world, but gave them a solution. The One man who laid down His life for the love of humanity. The song invites the people to come as they are and whoever they are because God can heal everything. Let me share the song to you. God bless you!





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Crying helps but won't solve anything

It's okay to cry it out. It surely helps when you to release when feeling down but one thing I want to remind you, as I remind myself when I'm caught in this kind of emotion and situation is that crying is not your solution. Sorry, but it will not resolve the situation, even if you cry tons of tears.

It can help you release the emotion and be calm.

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The love that you deserve

COMING SOON! :)


I can't wait to complete this blog post and share it to the world. Please bear with me because I have tons of workload to do in the office. Probably, I can publish the story within this week. God bless you!

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Todo list for the rest of the year



It's 7th of July and it's already half of the year. Six months passed and I want look back what I have accomplished so far. Seven things I am thankful for:


  1. Job regularization.
  2. Plane travel going to Palawan, went to Taal lake and traveled more than 24 hours in the road.
  3. I experienced failure in my MA degree, nonetheless, I'm still gonna pursue it!
  4. Enlarged my Christian network friends
  5. Job promotion in a year. :)
  6. I have my savings already. Yey!
  7. God answered and gave me the man I am praying for a long period of time. :)
Now, there is another six months left before this year ends. I want to list down what else I want to accomplish this for the rest of the year:
  1. Save more
  2. Attend APYAC conference in Baguio
  3. Enroll for MA Class. Go lang nang go!
  4. Publish more blog posts
  5. Visit a museum
  6. Write a song
  7. Travel with him <3
  8. Win souls and start a life group in the office

I hope I could cross-out all these list by the end of the year. I know life will be more and extra exciting because of our Lord Jesus Christ. :)




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Ang pagbukas ng bagong pinto

Di ko lubos maisip na papatusin ko din ang buhay ng freelancer. Gumawa ako dati ng accounts sa Odesk at Freelancer.com para makakuha ng international clients pero tamad ako at ayokong mag effort magpaganda ng online portfolio. Sabi ko sa sarili ko may stable job na naman ako at di ko na kelangan nun.

Noong February, hinikayat ako ng isang kaibigang freelancer na mag sulat ng technical product description para sa client nya. Ipinasa nya sa akin para meron daw akong extra income. Wala naman mawawala sa akin kaya pinatos ko na din yun. Sa loob ng tatlong araw na pag susulat malaking bagay yung kinita ko mula doon.

Ngayon, may pintong nagbukas. Hindi ko ito plano. Nagulat nalang ako nang biglang ni-recommend yung pangalan ko para magsulat muli. Nakakatuwang isipin na sa simpleng pagsulat at pag google, kikita ka. Nakakamangha ang pabor ng Diyos, dahil alam kong hindi ko ito kayang gawin sa sariling lakas lang. Alam kong madami pa akong dapat matutunan sa pagsulat. Di lang siguro halata pero maliit ang tiwala ko sa sarili ko at sa kaya kong gawin. Alam yun ng mga taong nakakatrabaho ko. Minsan nga mismong ako ang nagke-question sa aking abilidad. Yung pakiramdam na everything you do is not enough and you have to exert more. TOTOONG MAHIGPIT ANG COMPETITION SA MUNDO KAYA NAMAN NAHAWA AKO. NAKIPAGKUMPITENSYA AKO SA PALIGID AT MAGING SA SARILI KO. Akala ko magiging healthy yun para sa akin, hindi pala. Dahil dito mas lalong bumaba ang tingin ko na kaya kong gawin.


Hanggang sa ipinaintindi sa akin ng Diyos ang value ko sa paningin nya. I don't have to prove anything, because I'm already proven through Jesus Christ. Lahat ng bagay sa mundong ito ay maglalaho. Pero hindi ang salita at pag-ibig Niya. Pinalakas ng Diyos ang puso ko. He reminded me that when I am working, I should work for Him and not for men. Yun pala ang susi sa excellence na nagmumula sa Diyos.

Ito ay hindi para magmayabang kundi para mag-encourage sa kagaya kong walang tiwala sa sarili. Kaya mo yan! Kaya mo yan! Kaya mo yan! Diyos ang nagbibigay sa iyo ng kakayanan at kagalingan. Tested and proven na yun kaya wag ka nang mag-alinlangan pa. 


BELARUS. Isa pang nakakaaliw na nalaman ko mula sa pakikipag usap sa aking kliyente. Isa pala itong bansa. Hahahah! Mabuhay ang mga freelancers! Wuhooh!


Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work it with all your heart as working for the Lord, not for men.

Proverbs 3:3-4
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.


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What love is this?


Tears fell down in my eyes like a stream of waters.
I felt His love. His divine love. His unconditional love.
I am reminded of Jesus.
I am loved. I am cherished. I am adored. I am saved.
All I want to do right now is to sing this song to Jesus.
All I want to do is to dance for Him.
All I want to do now is to shut the door and pray to cherish, adore, praise and worship His name.

Thank you Jesus. My life is not even enough to thank you for everything you did for me. I love you, Lord.
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Shifting Paradigm



It's a shifting paradigm.
It's like a movement of waves
Into the highs and lows of the vast oceans

It's a shifting paradigm.
Nothing is everlasting and
change is irresistible like death

It's a shifting paradigm
from the highs of ecstatic to
the lows of melancholy

It's a shifting paradigm
when senses make sense
and when reality becomes surreal

Sentiments is a shifting paradigm
and decisions too.
When the unloved became loved and
when the rejected became accepted.

Season is a shifting paradigm
it's never the same way twice.
Seize each momentous pace of life

One thing is not shifting and remained the paradigm of forever
God's love that abide in the vast space of eternity,
less is flesh and more of His.

A shifting paradigm from earthly things
to heavenly realms.


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Bamboo tree be like..

As the wind blows and the rain pours out, I'll bend from back to front. I'll sway from left to right as the wind strikes through my every leaves.
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Exactly my thoughts


I was foolish for a period of time and I am moving forward. Di pwedeng habang buhay akong tumambay sa nagawa ko. I am following the direction of my Creator. Why? Because I live for a reason and for the glory of the Creator of the universe.
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Message to myself


MY WORTH SURPASSES ALL EARTHLY THINGS.
BECAUSE IN THE EYES OF THE LORD GOD, I AM LOVED
AND I AM WORTH DYING FOR.




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I'm a work in progress



So often I am being misunderstood. Some people were assuming that I'm living a  perfect christian life with straight A's of righteousness and not even had a stain of sin in me. NO! I AM NOT PERFECT because just like you and everybody else, I fall short of God's holiness.
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Hopia si Wendy

Paasa n. filipino slang informal. Tawag sa isang tao/bagay na nagbigay pag-asa para makamit ang inaasahan pero sa dulo nang iiwan.
Hopia n. gay lingo. informal. Tawag sa mga hopeful at pa hopeful.
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Gutom akong pumasok sa opisina kaninang umaga. Late na nga ako e. Then one of my colleagues was browsing metro deal and she was looking for great deals on food and restaurant. I was sneaking at her monitor and saw the awesome deal of Wendy's BBQ Pulled Pork Brioche for P99 only. Using such powerful persuasion, Meg successfully influenced the team to buy the burger and placed an order via metro deal.


After printing the voucher, we waste no time and hurriedly went to Wendy's Shaw. As soon as we approach the counter, big smile flashed and tummy gone wild. Umaasa kaming makakain namin ang burger na ito pero nang dumating ang supervisor nila sinabi nyang May 28 pa ang effective date ng voucher.

My heart was torn into pieces and my tummy gone wilder. I was disappointed and I blame my excitement and stupidity for  not comprehending the terms in the voucher. Imbis na burger, hopia ang napala ko. Hopia dahil, paasa si Wendy. Akala ko pwede na hindi pa pala. Despite of it, I learned my lesson. Wag kang aasa kung di ka sigurado.
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4 things I learn when my Boss/Friend talks to me

I was having a serious conversation with our company director early today. We discuss about challenges in the workplace in every department. In that moment I did not come to him as an employee but as his friend. So we randomly talked about it and somehow encourage ourselves to keep moving forward. After that conversation, I feel like I have to write the things I learned from him.

  1. Even the best fall down sometimes.

     
                      

    Oh yes, Howie Day sung it correctly! I often see bosses as the best people in the corporate ladder because they can never be in that position without doing the best that they can. And so, even the best people in the office is having a down fall in particular season of their lives. Superman is not even invincible, so are we.
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Outtakes from Youth Connect Weekend

Hi to everybody who reads this blog (as if there's anyone), let me share some of the outtakes from Youth Connect, our youth weekly gathering in church. If you have friends who lives near by San Mateo consider visiting us every Sundays 4:30 in the afternoon at #117 Gen. Luna Street, Guitnang Bayan II, San Mateo, Rizal. It's gonna be a lot more fun with you there.



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Deep Sighs

I found three awesome quotes that best describes my emotion right now. Thanks to thoughtcatalog.com as my primary source.


Emily Dickinson

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Thought of the day!

Maybe our friendship will find its way back in another chapter of our lives – nobody knows. But if it doesn’t, I don’t regret being even just a footnote in one of yours. 
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Random question that made my brother mad

I just got home from a tiring day at work. I immediately put the cake I bought for mom in ther fridge and headed back where my two brothers laid down, resting and getting ready for bed.

I approached my brother, Yanyan and asked how his day was. His answer seemed to be not exciting as he was before. Maybe nothing much happened today. Then I told him random stories that would make him appreciate Mommy, because this coming Sunday is Mother's day celebration.

I told him that I ordered a bouquet of flowers for mommy to surprise her on Mother's day. It's going to be special because it will be delivered during Sunday service at church. Then I told him a story about my friend's mom who is currently battling against stage four cancer. I told him that in order to gain long life, the Bible says love, honor and obey your parents. Furthermore, I added that life is so short, therefore we should appreciate our loved ones and make them feel that they matters to us. Then, I randomly asked him a question.

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Unrestrained Friends


I gained a lot of friends from the usher and security team of PCGAG and it made me happier to see my co-leaders on the last day of the event. Here are some outtakes that I sneaked in while I was in duty.

L-R Jheff, Jim, Ericka and Dan
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We are UNRESTRAINED!

Outtakes from the 75th Anniversary of PCGAG

I can never be two people at one time, so I would like to acknowledge the great help of my sweet friend, Sam Sadorra for these photos. God bless your heart my dear.



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Where is your Palabra De Honor Ate?

Hunted by my cruel thoughts, I wrote this blog.

It was Sunday when I spoke to a group of girls in our youth ministry asking them to come with me on May 1st to pray in Antipolo at Touch Of Glory Prayer Mountain. Everyone was excited and spread the news as fast as the wind to the other members of the youth ministry. Coming with an expectant heart and as excited hungry beings, we'll come to TGPM.

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The 75th PCGAG

This is not like the annual hunger games celebration you watch in big screens. That is a movie and this is reality of God's greatness among his people, not leading them to death but to eternal life. In Hunger Games, characters were fighting to death save their lives. However, in God's realm, he fought death to save us and to live with Him in eternity and while we are living we are running a race. We are also figthing a good fight of faith. We are unstoppable AND UNRESTRAINED children of the living God.

Philippine General Council of Assemblies of God celebrates its 75th Anniversary at MOA Arena, Pasay city on April 28-May 1 with more than five thousand people gathered coming from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

I am greatly thankful and humbled to be part of this historic event.

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Dear FH

Dear F.H.,


I can't fully tell you how excited I am to meet you, though I really haven't met you yet. Apart from a strong agony of waiting that seems forever, I'm kinda wondering how God will plot the directions of our feet towards each other. This is the very first time I'm writing to a person who has a vague identity. You are a complete stranger to me, someone I don't really know and it's so exciting to meet you. Years ago, I have mistaken you for a wrong person. I thought he was you, but he's not. I just want to express my utmost apology. I believe you have a big heart to forgive. ;)

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Give thanks to people! (Part 2: Area 5 Leaders)

Hindi pa naman ako mamamatay! Pero gusto ko lang talaga mag appreciate ng mga tao sa buhay ko.

"Never take a person for granted, hold every person close to your heart cause you might wake up one day and realize that you've lost diamond while you were too busy collecting stones" - Anonymous



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Giving thanks to people!

I had a strong gut feeling to give thanks and appreciation to certain people in my life that made a great impact for who I am now.

To Mrs. Juvelyn Orbiso, my high school teacher. Thank you for leading me near to Jesus. Ikaw po ang ginamit ng Lord para tuluyan kong i-surrender ang buhay ko sa Kanya.

To Pastor Bong Repulleza Jr, my youth pastor. September 2010, nag pray kami na bigyan kami ng Lord ng someone to help us grow in faith and in ministry then you came along. Salamat po sa lahat naituro nyo sa akin. Thank you po Tay.

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Backdate: Once upon in El Nido, Palawan

I never thought I could visit Palawan this year. It was answered prayer when my uncle asked me to join the trip. Ever since I always wanted to explore and visit different places in the Philippines. My cousin Mak and I both wanted to travel, but we never got to do it yet. (soon I guess. Hehe)

I also have a secret to tell, that was my first time to ride a plane. I experienced pain in my ears as the plane went higher. My aunt said it was normal. Well, I just thought that I'll never ride a plane again, but naaah! I will again. Hahaha!

So after my work shift, I immediately went home and get my luggage then went to the airport. Excitement level 101%


Self-feet will never get old. Everybody does it anyway. :P

Meet our little traveler. My cousin, Keinne. Ready to board :)

We landed in Puerto Princesa Airport around six in the morning and guess what, I can't hear anything. I had a bad plane experience. I thought I'd lose my sense of hearing.

Pardon, my baboy face! Haha!

We went straight to a food store nearby the place to eat breakfast. Only one thing I hate- the mosquito bites. (sad face and insert *pantal* here) Then we waited for the service van that will transfer us to El Nido. It was a six-hour drive from Puerto Princesa.

In my entire existence, this is the only town I visited that honors the Living God. Hallelujah!

Tita Ana, Ate Pau and I staring afar, waiting for the van. (ang totoo, inaantok na talaga ako. Hehe)
We had some side trips and small stop over and of course, took some photos, too! (*wink*)
That's me. :)

And this is my view. Beautiful isn't!?
Then after a long tiring drive, we arrived lunch time under the scorching sun with our tummies grumbling to death! We were so hungry and went around the town to get something to each. Yey!


Sarap!

Beat the heat! Very refreshing.

After we had our lunch we went back to the hotel and took some rest. I tried to sleep but, I can't. It was around four in the afternoon, we decided to walk and take pictures. :)

Beautiful beach. :)


My family. :)

by the bay.

I had to take picture, sorry. :P

wonders of El Nido

El Nido

Tita Ana, Keinne, Ate Pau, Tito Uary and I.

Picture before we order our lunch. Our view is the beach by the way. :)

This is FREEDOM!! I deserve this! :)

With the mag nanay. :)


Streets of El Nido

Ukay mode

Selfie mode :)

MEMORABLE NIGHT

One of the highlights of our vacation is the food trip. We had our dinner in a resto bar and they had a live acoustic session. Everyone enjoyed the music, but I can't just enjoy the music, I wanted to jive and be part of it. I asked the crew if they can allow me to sing along and they did. So I had my first live acoustic session in El Nido. (Everyone enjoyed the session, I think. Hahaha)


Putok Batok Gang

The girl behind me is the singer and her voice is really awesome.

Family picture


THE NEXT DAY: ISLAND HOPING, KAYAKING AND BEACHING!

The Boat Ride :)




Beaching



Unashamed! HAHA

I don't care about my size. HAHA

Forget the size. haha. Beauty comes in all sizes.

Selfie-beaching


Cool right! And here are some side trip we had in Puerto Princesa. We visited Crocodile Farm, Mitra's Ranch and Baker's Hill.












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