Living Life: 0223 – 0310

Living Life: 0223 – 0310

So here are the next 10 photos for my photoblog. Yes, I really missed days. But hey, I’m trying. Hope I would be consistent in the next weeks.

Anyway, much of my excuses, :p

I always love bracelets. So I started my week by arranging my bracelets in that box. I still have more bracelets – in other boxes. 🙂

I had a meeting with DepEd that day for consultation in one of stat analysis project. I was really excited. Stat stuffs give me excitement.

My sister, Shimara went to Laguna to attend a nursery national contest. While waiting for the results, we played paper dolls.

I played with Naya while her mom is doing some household chores. Naya is such an angel.

I had a free solo room at Taal Vista. I am sooo blessed.

This is my journal, bible, and pen – they are “must” in my life.

And this is my site.

A heart-shaped yellow watermelon for breakfast.

A stage set for the 2nd Year DMI Makati Anniversary.

And that ends my 10 entries. 🙂

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Destiny Game!

Just when I was so game for some craziness…

I am single since God knows when. 🙂

So, my friends (who are also btw singles) had usual lunch after our Sunday Service at Andoks Guadalupe, the usual Sunday lunch restau. While having the usual chats about our stories, I shared to them that all my teammates are in a relationship. And in so no weird feeling, I am glad to be single and different. 🙂

From an unexpected person, my batchmate-turned-to-be-my-friend, suggested a game or ritual on how we will know who our destiny. And since I was so saturated over the weekend doing stat analysis, I grab that moment as an opportunity of release.

How to Do the Game:

1. You need to write in pieces of paper all the possible names you can think of. (Ate tin wrote all the guy names of my batchmates and friends).

2. Scatter the pieces of paper on the table. (Kinalat nila ang pieces of papers sa table. Trivia: Ung janitor ng Andoks was looking at us and observing how we will do it. He was so curioousss.)

3. Close your eyes while your own accessory is circling on the pieces of paper. Stop when your heart tells you to stop. (Funny story kasi when I was doing the ritual, Jake was saying lines like – “Listen to your heart. Stop when your heart tells you to stop, and blah blah blah)

4. Pick the closest paper on the area where the accessory stops. (Basta kukunin ung paper na malapit sa kung san tumigil ung necklace.)

5. Repeat step 3 and 4 thrice to select the top 3 finalist


6. Draw one from the three finalists to select the “destined one”.

Kung ganito lang kadali ang pagpili ng taong mamahalin mo habang buhay, siguro (at siguro lang) – hindi ganito kakumplikado ang buhay pag-ibig. Ah, tama…ndi naman talaga ganun kakumplikado ang pag-ibig. Ah, kumplikado pala. Ah, ewan. Hahaha. 😀

One day, it was full of hopes and dreams of forever and the next day it would suddenly be shattered into pieces. On some good and unexpected days, you simply love without building expectations and without asking anything in return – you simply love. You love as a daughter, sister, friend, and a lover.

Sigh.

But nevertheless, we would still boil down to the below definition of love.

Love is unconditional. And true love…is worth waiting for. 🙂

Love 101

10 Ways to Love

1.       Listen without interrupting. (Proverbs 18)
2.       Speak without accusing. (James 1:19)
3.       Give without sparing. (Proverbs 21:26)
4.       Pray without ceasing. (Colossians 1:9)
5.       Answer without arguing. (Proverbs 17:1)
6.       Share without pretending. (Ephesians 4:15)
7.       Enjoy without complaint. (Philippians 2:14)
8.       Trust without wavering. (Corinthians 13:7)
9.       Forgive without punishing. (Colossians 3:13)

10.      Promise without forgetting. (Proverbs 13:12)

Five Languages of Love

I took 5 Languages Test today and the result is as expected: 11 QualityTime, 8 WordsOfAffirmation, 3 Gifts, 4 ActsOfService and 4 PhysicalTouch!

A quick preview for my primary love language:

Quality Time: You like one-on-one conversation and don’t really care what you do as long you are enjoying the company of your friend/family/lover/coworker. This is when you feel the most affection from someone. Playing video games while talking to your girlfriend is not quality time.

Words of Affirmation: You feel extra good when people compliment you or tell you you’re doing something well. You also really feel loved when people encourage and believe in you, more so than a hug or pat on the back. You’re greeaaaat!

*Message Board* *Message Sent*

To everyone, let us pray for RAIN.


Everyone would agree if I would say that SUPER INIT na! And the news from tv about El Nino effects would surely bother you. Isabela and other provinces in North are experiencing the direct impact of El Nino. Aside from conserving our water consumption, we can pray.

Yes – prayers are powerful. I’m one of those people who can testify that prayer is powerful. It pulls down heaven here on earth. Yeah – so vague. But it simply means that we can access heaven’s richness including rain through our prayers.

At least with some rain – Banaue rice terraces can be saved, some ricefields can have water, and farmers would be happy. I am saddened by the daily news that dams have continually decreasing water level, Banaue rice terraces is losing its beautiful green fields, and most of farmers’ family are in crisis.

To my close friend ***, Best wishes and congratulations. 🙂

Friend: Shie, may news ako sayo?
Shie: What? Are you getting married?
Friend: Yup. And magkababy na rin ako.
Shie: Awww. I am so happy for you.

From our simple chats during our college days, ****friends time (dinner every week), and celebration time, I learned a lot from you. I would always treasure you. And as you turn to another chapter of your life, I support you. You are still a great woman.  🙂 We would visit you soon, promise. Congratulations and Best Wishes for your wedding NEXT WEEK.

To Destiny Makati, Happy 2nd Year Anniversary.


The anniversary of this church is also my stepping out (from Elbi) anniversary. This is the very reason why I almost cried last Sunday after the video presentation. It has been 2 years since I left my daughters, closest friend, Destiny Elbi family, batchmates, and a lot more. This is the biggest decision I made so far and the decision that breaks my heart the most. But yeah – Destiny Makati reminds me that God never leave nor forsake us. No matter where we are, He would always be there for us. And congratulations Destiny Makati – you would always be in my heart.

To all the March celebrants, Happy Birthday.

This month – super dami ko ata binabati na may bday. So this is a collective greeting from me – Happy Birthday. 🙂 Hope you have a great new year to come. May the Lord bless the works of your hands. I pray for more favor and grace – in your studies, work, and love. 🙂 Let His light shine through you. Continue to be a blessing to all His people. 🙂

Closing Cycles

by Paolo Coelho

One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through. Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished.

Did you lose your job? Has a loving relationship come to an end? Did you leave your parents’ house? Gone to live abroad? Has a long-lasting friendship ended all of a sudden? You can spend a long time wondering why this has happened. You can tell yourself you won’t take another step until you find out why certain things that were so important and so solid in your life have turned into dust, just like that. But such an attitude will be awfully stressing for everyone involved: your parents, your husband or wife, your friends, your children, your sister, everyone will be finishing chapters, turning over new leaves, getting on with life, and they will all feel bad seeing you at a standstill.

None of us can be in the present and the past at the same time, not even when we try to understand the things that happen to us. What has passed will not return: we cannot forever be children, late adolescents, sons that feel guilt or rancor towards our parents, lovers who day and night relive an affair with someone who has gone away and has not the least intention of coming back. Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away.

That is why it is so important (however painful it may be!) to destroy souvenirs, move, give lots of things away to orphanages, sell or donate the books you have at home. Everything in this visible world is a manifestation of the invisible world, of what is going on in our hearts – and getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place. Let things go. Release them. Detach yourself from them. Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Do not expect anything in return, do not expect your efforts to be appreciated, your genius to be discovered, your love to be understood. Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over and over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else.

Nothing is more dangerous than not accepting love relationships that are broken off, work that is promised but there is no starting date, decisions that are always put off waiting for the “ideal moment.” Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back. Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person – nothing is irreplaceable, a habit is not a need. This may sound so obvious, it may even be difficult, but it is very important.

Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life. Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust. Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.