WeekEnd Chaos.

The past couple of days have been, phew! 😓😅

Mommy was rushed to the hospital due to high blood pressure last saturday evening. It gave me worries and pain to know you’re miles from each other and nobody’s taking care of her there.

Recently, I got the results from previous exams and tho I got a passing grade, I was super worried with my recits. Sigh.

All these plus mood swings due to my recent period can sometimes be too much. 😫

Today, I am still a little emotional over things but thank God for His peace. :-) Indeed, we can do all things through Christ Who gives us strength! 😘

Philippians 4:13

I am reminded there’s ao much to be thankful for like mommy’s fast and full recovery, loving friends, little vacation starting tomorrow, new phone 😜, family and provision. 🙏

Have a great day! Let’s thank Jesus all the time!! 🙏 👏 ☝️

Heart’s Day 2015

A while ago, professor was shuffling cards for daily recitations and each time a student was asked to stay at the podium for his/her daily dose of shock, professor thought it’d be the best time time to ask this question before he’d fire away with questions because ya’know, it’s the day of hearts. So the question was, “What is Love?”

It got everybody thinking for the next 2 to 3 minutes. I think we all thought this was pretty much harder than the real score! I was not one of the lucky few to be called for recits on this special day but I sure did have my answers. To me, love should be a choice you get to make every waking hour. It’s a constant decision we all should make for ourselves. A daily reminder that whatever we have for others should never be based on moody and fleeting emotions. Sometimes, even we feel like hating, we choose to forgive. We choose to smile. We choose to love. That, for me, is love.

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On this year’s day of hearts, abert gave me the most beautiful edible heart I’ve ever seen so far. It was so beautiful it broke my heart to eat it. It tasted like heaven, too. Praise God for continued guidance and mercy. Although we have our share of flaws, we continue to choose to love not just each other but everyone around us. Happy Day of the Hearts, 2015!

Happy three-niversary to us!

Three years ago I started out this place as a secret venue to vent out childish and immature thoughts I had back then. But as it turned out, I actually liked wordpress more than other blog hosting sites so I decided to keep this place as my personal and permanent blog. I have not removed any post from before so basically you can still see the worthless stuff i wrote back then.

I thank God for giving me this special skill where I am able to write instead some things I want to say. And lately, I finally ‘discovered’ where my other set of skills are!

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I really don’t want to call it a skill but whatever you call it, I am glad God is enabling me to create beautiful pictures from beautiful words! :-) This might not be the grandest talent ever but i don’t care! :-) I just wanna make something beautiful whole day.

It’s all about meeting the needs.

Hello. I am –. Most of you guys don’t know me by name. When you see me in the mall, you would prolly think, “Ah! She’s the Juice Lady at PAW!” or the “Sandwich Maker.” But seriously though, preparing the food never came easy having to face these kinds of circumstances.

  1. The Increasing Number. Before we start preparing, we count how many heads are we gonna have to feed. Then we start counting the cups to be washed, etc. And then, right before the end of the process, here comes the late comers who come in groups? Yeah? You know, this kind of people makes me happy and worried at the same time. Imagine yourself saying, “Okay, change of plans, not 81 but 94!” Ha! This comes crazy when you’re working with a VERY limited budget. Ha ha ha
  2. Cockroaches Everywhere. I am a little bit of meticulous when it comes to cleanliness I make sure everything we prepare is edible and safe. And so whenever we see flying or crawling cockroaches anywhere near our food, we kill them. So technically, slicing bread isn’t just a walk in the park but a battle to be won. He he he
  3. Re-washing of Re-washed Glasses. Ha ha We do the washing and we let them dry. The cups. And then there are these little ones who come and drink water as often as they breathe? And each time, they use different newly washed cups? Ha ha ha The struggle is real.
  4. Pre-Snack Eater. I don’t know how else to call them but these people come to us and give us cute puppy eyes in exchange for snacks. I mean, how can we resist them?
  5. Triple Snack and Bring Home People. Ha ha ha As you all know, we count the heads not the mouths. So one sandwich usually for one head, right? But there are these little ones who eat more food than they should. So, to make sure everybody gets AT LEAST ONE, we do extras and allowances for these beloved people.

Don’t get me or us wrong. We love to serve JESUS by serving all of you. And don’t ever change. If you find yourself belonging to category number 1, 3, 4, or 5, please stay the same. Hahaha You guys could never imagine the best lessons I personally learned from you. That is, to always be prepared, have extras, and make sure you get that homey feeling when you come near the counter. After all, it isn’t about meeting the number; it’s all about meeting the needs. I pray that, each Wednesday Night, you guys will be filled, not only with God’s beautiful Words, but also with yummy treats. God bless your day!

Beautiful year with the Beautiful God ahead of us

Good morning myself who’s currently 22. You have just hurdled the Midterm Exams of three, again three, commercial and banking law subjects! I personally think that’s a milestone that’s worth celebrating.

Today, I wanna remind my future self that a portion of her being 22 was spent with kids at church by teaching at Sunday School. Last break, I asked mom if she still had the book she used when she was our Teacher at church. Thank goodness for general cleaning and organizing. She found this.

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I look at it today thinking how did this happen? I used to be the eager six year old student who brings her spring notebook and sparkling pen to Sunday School looking at mom reading every story from this book, little did I know that 15 or 16 years later, I’m gonna use the same material to teach other kids.

Today, right at this moment where I am listening to TobyMac writing this post, I am just grateful for what Jesus has been doing in my life. I am at my happiest now. With all the law school stress, growing love relationship with Albert, Sunday School teaching and learning, wonderful family problems that remind me of an awesome clan, beautiful friends who spread love like fire, and hopefully an exciting journey to a new hair next week. Ha ha ha I shouldn’t probably mentioned that.

But Yeah, with everybody claiming 2015 to be their year, I say 2015 is God’s year to make each of us better. Continue to cherish every struggle you are in right now and pray for strength and renewed joy as well. It is Jesus’ effective way of shaping us for the future He prepared for us.

Thank God I am struggling!! Believe me, I am saying this with zero sarcasm. Thank You Jesus!!

New Year Post

Hello 2015! Today I am grateful I get to write my first post for the new year.. I love this place. This is where I sometimes dream about doing things and going places. And this is where I see them all come true.

Second quarter of 2014 was filled with children’s ministry and series of crusades. First semester of my third year in Law School went so fast I prolly enjoyed most of it. Last quarter of 2014 I begun the journey of travelling places and trying out the adventures of life.

This year, to save me from tears, I’ll give it to someone special. Kidding. I think I still cant get enough of Christmas jingles. Anyway, yes, this year, I thought of making bigger things, going places I’d never think of going during lucidity, and maybe trying out new hobbies that will actually last.

New year celebrations in my family has become color coded for the past few years. I will definitely blog about it next time. For now, we thought Blue might be awesome so we wore exactly same shirts in welcoming 2015. Brother said we try this pose: Look Up Pose but right before the flash,

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He is tries to play tricks.

Finding my Travel Buddy

I think finding a travel buddy is as important as saving money for travelling. Yes, backpacking on your own has its own perks, but seeing something amazing and having somebody to share it with is a major plus. Like what they always say, nothing is yummier than friends save for friends with chocolates, right?

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So, in trying out the Carrascal Extreme Adventure’s 1.1 km Zipline, I had with me as a travel buddy my little brother. Apparently, he enjoyed the ride more than feared the heights. It’s a good thing we did this together. Something that we’ll both look back to and thank God for the wonderful adventure we had.

I think I am more into adventures lately but I am keeping the ambiance of this space–thanking God in all things. Wherever life may take me–whether it be in cooking, travelling, or just in the nearest coffee shop gathering thoughts–I want to write about things that Jesus has blessed me with. I want this place to be a humble reminder of how He brought me into the waves of life and how he managed to get me through all those tossing and splashing.

For now, I am just grateful that before I end my beautiful 2014, I got to do some adventures and spelunking with my little travel buddy. He may not be my constant travel buddy but in times that he is, I am grateful. And to my forever TRAVEL BUDDY ABOVE, Thank You Jesus!