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When God decides I’m ready,
He will allow my path to intertwine
with the man He has chosen.

When a man is so lost in Jesus that
constellations are written on his skin,
spelling God’s name, I will love him dearly.
I will be his second priority after God,
but I believe it’s the best place to be.

When a man pursues my heart, 
he knows it’s buried deeply in God.
He wouldn’t have found me otherwise.

When a man’s soul leads in maintaining
sexual purity instead of merely following
what I have to say, he is God’s gift
for waiting patiently in His own timing.

It’s easy to pave my own path, and
write my own love story when society
tells me that singles should hurry.
But I trust in the Lord’s timing for His
plans are better than everything.

—Note to self: When God Decides I’m Ready || Part II

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Posted: April 18, 2014 with 10 notes
Under: God, relationship, love,
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Posted: April 17, 2014 with 4 notes
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Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart. One who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.
- Marvin J. Ashton 

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Posted: April 16, 2014 with 28,399 notes

Today marks the first year of me being single and boy did the days went by fast. I was like… "Really? It’s been a year?"

Being single for a year now, I want to share with you my learnings and of course, the things that I grown to love about the season I’m into.

  • YOU DO NEED SOMEONE AND THAT SOMEONE IS JESUS. "Why don’t you find someone? Or perhaps, give those who show interest in you a chance?" I was often bombarded with those questions when I became single and I am thankful that God brought me enlightenment right away that I realized that I do not need anyone but Him. In Him you will find comfort healing and not in a new lover’s arms. With Him you can and will be anew and He will supply you with endearing and unconditional love that no admirer of you can offer. 
  • BEING ALONE IS NOT SYNONYMOUS WITH BEING LONELY. Having no partner made me realize that it is okay and enjoying being alone. Spending some me-time from time to time helped me to see foggy stuffs clearly and positively. Indulging in positive solitude makes me realize a lot of things. Conquering circumstances and making decisions are the two things that I am afraid to do then but now doing it just like eating a piece of cake. Being independent was scary until I got the opportunity to be one.
  • TIME TO REDISCOVER AND GET CLOSE YOUR FAMILY. When I’m in a relationship, most of my times are spent with someone but when I became single, I found the chance to rediscover each and every one of them. We all have lives out of the four corners of our home so it’s nice that now I have every time in the world to listen to their stories and experiences. Not that we do not do that then, but we grew much closer now. Dates from time to time, ice cream sessions and movie marathons — just few of the things we love doing.
  •  HANGING WITH FRIENDS WHENEVER. Hanging out with the best friend or with my whole girlfriends became often now unlike then. I am so glad that whenever we plan something, I don’t have to consult anyone (well, except my parents but they agree most often than not) whenever I’ll go somewhere.This basically helped me in healing and in my reincarnation. (becoming a new person, that is) During this season I learned how to appreciate my friends and I am ecstatic whenever the thought of how close we’ve been to each other comes in my mind.
  • THE SOCIETY’S UNDERSTANDING OF LOVE IS TOO SHALLOW. Well, based on my observation, people nowadays dig in to a relationship just because they are sad, because they want someone to be with them every time and anywhere, because they want someone to hug and kiss them. They tend to display their affections publicly and on facebook. Because of pouring my attention to Him and because of the influence of my sisters in Christ, I have the chance to understand the four words in the deeper and mature level.
  •  FREE FROM DEFINITIONS AND OPINIONS OF ANOTHER. I can do everything without being judged. I can wear what I want, I can go everywhere. Embracing ‘me’ is the main thing in my mantra this season.
  • DISCOVERING YOUR PURPOSE. During this season, you can hear clearly what God is saying to you. As for me, I am still seeking the Lord so that I can see the evident mission He wants me to do.
  • SPENDING MORE TIME WITH THE LORD. Ah yes. No distractions at all. I can write in my journal and reflect. I can tell stories, hatred, disappointments to Him. Everything’s laid out to Him.
  •  GROWING. I may not be growing in height, but I sure am growing in terms of my whole being and of course, spiritually.
  • GOD FIRST BEFORE SOMEONE. This is the major learning that I acquired in the season I’m into. To sum it up, here’s a quote I found in facebook: “The tragedy in our generation today, is that ladies would rather have a man of God than God himself; don’t be so eager to find your man of God, when you have yet to find yourself in God who made all man.”

As for now, God placed me in this season for me to have more experiences and discoveries that only I can discover. While it is in human’s nature to feel the need of being with someone, I believe that right now is not the perfect time. I suppose God is preparing me to that moment so that when it finally comes, I will be whole together with the man He destined me to be with and of course with Himself.

And in case you are in this season too, beloved, don’t dread this moment but instead hold it in your arms; cuddle it, feel it and most importantly indulge it.

“Each of you should continue to live in whatever situation the Lord has placed you and remain as you were when God first called you.” -1 Corinthians 7:17 

Today marks the first year of me being single and boy did the days went by fast. I was like… "Really? It’s been a year?" 
Being single for a year now, I want to share with you my learnings and of course, the things that I grown to love about the season I’m into.
YOU DO NEED SOMEONE AND THAT SOMEONE IS JESUS. "Why don’t you find someone? Or perhaps, give those who show interest in you a chance?" I was often bombarded with those questions when I became single and I am thankful that God brought me enlightenment right away that I realized that I do not need anyone but Him. In Him you will find comfort healing and not in a new lover’s arms. With Him you can and will be anew and He will supply you with endearing and unconditional love that no admirer of you can offer. 
BEING ALONE IS NOT SYNONYMOUS WITH BEING LONELY. Having no partner made me realize that it is okay and enjoying being alone. Spending some me-time from time to time helped me to see foggy stuffs clearly and positively. Indulging in positive solitude makes me realize a lot of things. Conquering circumstances and making decisions are the two things that I am afraid to do then but now doing it just like eating a piece of cake. Being independent was scary until I got the opportunity to be one.
TIME TO REDISCOVER AND GET CLOSE YOUR FAMILY. When I’m in a relationship, most of my times are spent with someone but when I became single, I found the chance to rediscover each and every one of them. We all have lives out of the four corners of our home so it’s nice that now I have every time in the world to listen to their stories and experiences. Not that we do not do that then, but we grew much closer now. Dates from time to time, ice cream sessions and movie marathons — just few of the things we love doing.
 HANGING WITH FRIENDS WHENEVER. Hanging out with the best friend or with my whole girlfriends became often now unlike then. I am so glad that whenever we plan something, I don’t have to consult anyone (well, except my parents but they agree most often than not) whenever I’ll go somewhere.This basically helped me in healing and in my reincarnation. (becoming a new person, that is) During this season I learned how to appreciate my friends and I am ecstatic whenever the thought of how close we’ve been to each other comes in my mind.
THE SOCIETY’S UNDERSTANDING OF LOVE IS TOO SHALLOW. Well, based on my observation, people nowadays dig in to a relationship just because they are sad, because they want someone to be with them every time and anywhere, because they want someone to hug and kiss them. They tend to display their affections publicly and on facebook. Because of pouring my attention to Him and because of the influence of my sisters in Christ, I have the chance to understand the four words in the deeper and mature level.
 FREE FROM DEFINITIONS AND OPINIONS OF ANOTHER. I can do everything without being judged. I can wear what I want, I can go everywhere. Embracing ‘me’ is the main thing in my mantra this season.
DISCOVERING YOUR PURPOSE. During this season, you can hear clearly what God is saying to you. As for me, I am still seeking the Lord so that I can see the evident mission He wants me to do.
SPENDING MORE TIME WITH THE LORD. Ah yes. No distractions at all. I can write in my journal and reflect. I can tell stories, hatred, disappointments to Him. Everything’s laid out to Him.
 GROWING. I may not be growing in height, but I sure am growing in terms of my whole being and of course, spiritually.
GOD FIRST BEFORE SOMEONE. This is the major learning that I acquired in the season I’m into. To sum it up, here’s a quote I found in facebook: “The tragedy in our generation today, is that ladies would rather have a man of God than God himself; don’t be so eager to find your man of God, when you have yet to find yourself in God who made all man.”
As for now, God placed me in this season for me to have more experiences and discoveries that only I can discover. While it is in human’s nature to feel the need of being with someone, I believe that right now is not the perfect time. I suppose God is preparing me to that moment so that when it finally comes, I will be whole together with the man He destined me to be with and of course with Himself.
And in case you are in this season too, beloved, don’t dread this moment but instead hold it in your arms; cuddle it, feel it and most importantly indulge it.
“Each of you should continue to live in whatever situation the Lord has placed you and remain as you were when God first called you.” -1 Corinthians 7:17 

Today marks the first year of me being single and boy did the days went by fast. I was like… "Really? It’s been a year?"

Being single for a year now, I want to share with you my learnings and of course, the things that I grown to love about the season I’m into.

  • YOU DO NEED SOMEONE AND THAT SOMEONE IS JESUS. "Why don’t you find someone? Or perhaps, give those who show interest in you a chance?" I was often bombarded with those questions when I became single and I am thankful that God brought me enlightenment right away that I realized that I do not need anyone but Him. In Him you will find comfort healing and not in a new lover’s arms. With Him you can and will be anew and He will supply you with endearing and unconditional love that no admirer of you can offer. 
  • BEING ALONE IS NOT SYNONYMOUS WITH BEING LONELY. Having no partner made me realize that it is okay and enjoying being alone. Spending some me-time from time to time helped me to see foggy stuffs clearly and positively. Indulging in positive solitude makes me realize a lot of things. Conquering circumstances and making decisions are the two things that I am afraid to do then but now doing it just like eating a piece of cake. Being independent was scary until I got the opportunity to be one.
  • TIME TO REDISCOVER AND GET CLOSE YOUR FAMILY. When I’m in a relationship, most of my times are spent with someone but when I became single, I found the chance to rediscover each and every one of them. We all have lives out of the four corners of our home so it’s nice that now I have every time in the world to listen to their stories and experiences. Not that we do not do that then, but we grew much closer now. Dates from time to time, ice cream sessions and movie marathons — just few of the things we love doing.
  •  HANGING WITH FRIENDS WHENEVER. Hanging out with the best friend or with my whole girlfriends became often now unlike then. I am so glad that whenever we plan something, I don’t have to consult anyone (well, except my parents but they agree most often than not) whenever I’ll go somewhere.This basically helped me in healing and in my reincarnation. (becoming a new person, that is) During this season I learned how to appreciate my friends and I am ecstatic whenever the thought of how close we’ve been to each other comes in my mind.
  • THE SOCIETY’S UNDERSTANDING OF LOVE IS TOO SHALLOW. Well, based on my observation, people nowadays dig in to a relationship just because they are sad, because they want someone to be with them every time and anywhere, because they want someone to hug and kiss them. They tend to display their affections publicly and on facebook. Because of pouring my attention to Him and because of the influence of my sisters in Christ, I have the chance to understand the four words in the deeper and mature level.
  •  FREE FROM DEFINITIONS AND OPINIONS OF ANOTHER. I can do everything without being judged. I can wear what I want, I can go everywhere. Embracing ‘me’ is the main thing in my mantra this season.
  • DISCOVERING YOUR PURPOSE. During this season, you can hear clearly what God is saying to you. As for me, I am still seeking the Lord so that I can see the evident mission He wants me to do.
  • SPENDING MORE TIME WITH THE LORD. Ah yes. No distractions at all. I can write in my journal and reflect. I can tell stories, hatred, disappointments to Him. Everything’s laid out to Him.
  •  GROWING. I may not be growing in height, but I sure am growing in terms of my whole being and of course, spiritually.
  • GOD FIRST BEFORE SOMEONE. This is the major learning that I acquired in the season I’m into. To sum it up, here’s a quote I found in facebook: “The tragedy in our generation today, is that ladies would rather have a man of God than God himself; don’t be so eager to find your man of God, when you have yet to find yourself in God who made all man.”

As for now, God placed me in this season for me to have more experiences and discoveries that only I can discover. While it is in human’s nature to feel the need of being with someone, I believe that right now is not the perfect time. I suppose God is preparing me to that moment so that when it finally comes, I will be whole together with the man He destined me to be with and of course with Himself.

And in case you are in this season too, beloved, don’t dread this moment but instead hold it in your arms; cuddle it, feel it and most importantly indulge it.

“Each of you should continue to live in whatever situation the Lord has placed you and remain as you were when God first called you.” -1 Corinthians 7:17 

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One of the most amazeballs and awesomesauce weekend I had so far. Dinner (Friday) and breakfast at Montalban, Lunch at Batangas and Dinner at Tagaytay. (will put it in another post!) Indeed an ultimate roadtrip!!

I introduce to you, our Lemery, Batangas’ photo diary!

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Managed to score discounted vouchers at La Sueña Brisa Beach Resort through Metrodeal so to Lemery, Batangas we went! :-)

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Red hair when there’s sunlight. Haha!

Man, the search for the resort is the hardest part. Since we didn’t know how to go to the place, we relied on google map and by asking questions. Good thing, Tito Nelson (Hesi’s dad) is with us! 

After getting lost, we finally reached the resort!

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Girlfriends! Too bad others wasn’t able to go with us. Huhu. Next time, next time.

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OOTD: Plain White Tee, Thrifted Maxi Skirt, Solemate Sandals, Cotton On Tote Bag.

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Twinny~

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There were boatmen that offers good deals for boating if you want to go island hopping, snorkeling and fish feeding (All three for PHP1,500 minimum of 10  persons) or even just swimming in the middle of the sea (for PHP40.00)!

As for us, because we’re cheapskates we dig in to the swimming in the middle of the sea offer! ;-)

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And because we’re only 5, they searched for other tourists who wants to join and luckily they found some! 

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#feelingexcited! ;)

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It took us a huge amount of guts and courage to go down and swim! How deep that part of the ocean is, I don’t know but boy did we got scared for our lives at first! Hahaha. 

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The amount of clingy-ness that moment was overflowing. Hahaha! Look how we cling to stairs, outrigger and to each other! 

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I swear we got tired of laughing than swimming! =))

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Eventually, swam all by ourselves! 

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Jake Cuenca pose with manong bangkero! 

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So yep, clap along if you feel that you wanna see this whole post! Hah! ;)

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Eccentric, quaint, lovely, enchanting, intimate atmosphere, impressive, your source of gastronomical delights, solace and any adjective that is synonymous to attractive.

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo is the breakfast “alter ego” of the popular dinner by reservation, Isabelo Garden Restaurant. Foodies can enjoy breakfast in the morning until 4 in the afternoon where they allow walk-in breakfast aficionados who wants to feed not only their stomach but also their eyes.

Twinny got knowledge of this haven years ago when she saw it featured in a magazine. She then eventually fell in love and told me about it. So in our before eternal summer bucketlist it went. Just this 3rd of April, we took the moment to indulge in their mouth watering breakfast meals and of course, in their beautiful place.

We got there hours after lunch so we just ordered a not totally light meal. I opted to order their crispy waffle with homemade pancake syrup (PHP150.00) plus I added mango cubes (PHP15.00) as toppings paired with tropical teaser (PHP140.00) drink while Twinny got bacon, egg and herbed hashbrowns (PHP170.00) and for refreshment, pearl of the orient (PHP130.00).  

You can choose a place where you’ll be comfortable. Either inside the air-conditioned dining area or in the garden where you’ll feel all the shabby vibes of it all. Don’t worry, the garden area is well ventilated with electric fans per table. As to their staffs, well we found them accommodating. I just sorta felt annoyed during the times where the waiter will just stand a few feet away from your table and will stare at you so that they can cater to your needs immediately. But, I felt that where-is-my-privacy-feeling. It’s not for the whole time though. 

All in all, our journey to this magical haven was worth it. Indeed, it is a place where you want to come back even just after your last dine. Also, it is a place where you want someone to propose to you or perhaps, marry you! Hah. ;)

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
Address : #11 Isabelo Mendoza St. San Roque, Marikina City
Contact Numbers : +63(02) 5106914 /(02) 6812461
Mobile Number : +63 0917 7005810
Website :  http://www.rusticmorningsbyisabelo.com | Location Map

Eccentric, quaint, lovely, enchanting, intimate atmosphere, impressive, your source of gastronomical delights, solace and any adjective that is synonymous to attractive.

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo is the breakfast “alter ego” of the popular dinner by reservation, Isabelo Garden Restaurant. Foodies can enjoy breakfast in the morning until 4 in the afternoon where they allow walk-in breakfast aficionados who wants to feed not only their stomach but also their eyes.

Twinny got knowledge of this haven years ago when she saw it featured in a magazine. She then eventually fell in love and told me about it. So in our before eternal summer bucketlist it went. Just this 3rd of April, we took the moment to indulge in their mouth watering breakfast meals and of course, in their beautiful place.

We got there hours after lunch so we just ordered a not totally light meal. I opted to order their crispy waffle with homemade pancake syrup (PHP150.00) plus I added mango cubes (PHP15.00) as toppings paired with tropical teaser (PHP140.00) drink while Twinny got bacon, egg and herbed hashbrowns (PHP170.00) and for refreshment, pearl of the orient (PHP130.00).  

You can choose a place where you’ll be comfortable. Either inside the air-conditioned dining area or in the garden where you’ll feel all the shabby vibes of it all. Don’t worry, the garden area is well ventilated with electric fans per table. As to their staffs, well we found them accommodating. I just sorta felt annoyed during the times where the waiter will just stand a few feet away from your table and will stare at you so that they can cater to your needs immediately. But, I felt that where-is-my-privacy-feeling. It’s not for the whole time though. 

All in all, our journey to this magical haven was worth it. Indeed, it is a place where you want to come back even just after your last dine. Also, it is a place where you want someone to propose to you or perhaps, marry you! Hah. ;)

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
Address : #11 Isabelo Mendoza St. San Roque, Marikina City
Contact Numbers : +63(02) 5106914 /(02) 6812461
Mobile Number : +63 0917 7005810
Website :  http://www.rusticmorningsbyisabelo.com | Location Map

"HOLY MOLY!!!"…

…the term that’s on my mind during my whole first ice skating sesh with Twinny for our before eternal summer bucketlist. Man, I know how to skate using boards but I’m not knowledgeable when it comes to roller blades and most specially to ice skates so imagine me dreading my entire experience. 

The hardest transition that I ever experienced in my two decades of existence (#hyperbole) was stepping from concrete to ice with the ice skates! Both Twinny and I were first timers so we kind of stayed near the rink walls for a long time. We even said that we’ll be fc to some of the people there especially the kiddos! Of course, we didn’t do that. BUT WHY ARE THOSE KIDDOS SKATE SO WELL!!! =))

After walking with the help of the walls, eventually we managed to skate (in my case walk like a penguin) with ourselves and even went in the middle part of the rink! *wink* If only we stayed there for a long time, I know I’ll get the hang of it. But we were there 2 hours before the rink will close and my feet was saying, "ouch ouch! get out of the rink now!" Twinny however learned so fast that she can do the slide thing already. *clapclap*

Here’s the scary part though, there are some instances where you might be bumped by the pros! Good thing we didn’t experienced that along with some falls! Hah. 

The ice skating experience left my feet wounded. But all in all, I enjoyed it too despite being an amateur. I’ll make sure that I will come ready and armed the next time we try this activity! 

For ice skating infos such as rates and ice skating clinic this summer, like the SM Ice Skating facebook page!

"HOLY MOLY!!!"…

…the term that’s on my mind during my whole first ice skating sesh with Twinny for our before eternal summer bucketlist. Man, I know how to skate using boards but I’m not knowledgeable when it comes to roller blades and most specially to ice skates so imagine me dreading my entire experience. 

The hardest transition that I ever experienced in my two decades of existence (#hyperbole) was stepping from concrete to ice with the ice skates! Both Twinny and I were first timers so we kind of stayed near the rink walls for a long time. We even said that we’ll be fc to some of the people there especially the kiddos! Of course, we didn’t do that. BUT WHY ARE THOSE KIDDOS SKATE SO WELL!!! =))

After walking with the help of the walls, eventually we managed to skate (in my case walk like a penguin) with ourselves and even went in the middle part of the rink! *wink* If only we stayed there for a long time, I know I’ll get the hang of it. But we were there 2 hours before the rink will close and my feet was saying, "ouch ouch! get out of the rink now!" Twinny however learned so fast that she can do the slide thing already. *clapclap*

Here’s the scary part though, there are some instances where you might be bumped by the pros! Good thing we didn’t experienced that along with some falls! Hah. 

The ice skating experience left my feet wounded. But all in all, I enjoyed it too despite being an amateur. I’ll make sure that I will come ready and armed the next time we try this activity! 

For ice skating infos such as rates and ice skating clinic this summer, like the SM Ice Skating facebook page!

Rewind June of 2010, I were just a freshman who’s afraid and hesitant to talk to new people. I was supposed to be in the group of political science but impulsively asked the guidance counselor to change my course to psychology. Groping to whatever college will offer to my innocent self until finally got introduced and enlightened that psychology is not about reading minds. As time went by, I eventually found comfort in everyone’s company; lost and found new individuals that I know I’ll keep until my very last breath. Maturing and conquering every challenge. Adventures, hardships, procrastination. Indeed college life is like a jungle and I’m very proud to say that I made my way out alive. 

Now, I’m waving hello to reality. To chasing dreams. To eternal summer. To change. Adieu college. Adieu student life, adieu. But one thing’s for sure… learning doesn’t stop here.

Some of the photos are not mine. Credits to my blockmates.

Posted: April 02, 2014 with 8 notes
Under: tangled words, psychlife, friends, photo, personal,
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