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By far the most happiest new year in my 19 years of existence. Words cannot give justice how my heart was leaping with joy while waiting for 2014 to come and on its first day. Went over to my aunt’s house in the morning of 2013’s last day and bonded with my cousins and niece, I am finally cooking real and good food (yes, so proud of myself!), reunited with childhood friends (two has been spending every holiday away from home but this year they chose to stay) — all sorts of fun and stories about faith, catching ups and everything over a half bottle of red wine, bonding with the family, being vocal about my feelings (on the first day of 2014, I said I love you to the two most important person in my life, mom and pop), wacky photos and minnie and mickey headband with mom, riot in the morning with (again) cousins, nephew and niece. I am loving 2014 so far! I hope you all had a good time too! :-)

Posted: January 01, 2014 with 12 notes
Under: new year, 2014, photo, family, friends,

Sembreak for me usually means just bumming around the house watching and catching up with my favorite tv shows, movie marathon and mostly lurking around the world wide web. But this time, my sembreak is a whole lot different than how I usually spend it. I can say that by far, this is the most awesome sembreak I ever had since-who-knows-when. True enough, my decision of not starting my internship yet, is worth it.

So before the bloody school starts tomorrow and before I accept the bloody reality that I’ll deal with bloody internships and bloody thesis (yes, i used the word bloody several times because it is just… well, bloody. hah!) again, let me just have a recap of the sembreak that has been.

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A lotsa fun meet up with my high school buddies. An afternoon-slash-night composed of catching up with each and everyone’s lives, pizza, homemade banana split full of nips, stick-o and choco-choco (ahhh, 90’s kiddo’s comfort foods), roadtrip using a tricycle, and a lot more kwentos and laughters.

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The spur-of-the-moment trip to Pan de Amerikana after enrollment with Hesi, Grace and Diane. See the whole story here

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I thought the banana split moment was the last time that I’ll see my highschool buddies but to my surprise, we found ourselves arranging a jogging session. The day before this was so epic! We had a mini meet-up and when Bams will bring us home using Kate’s motorcycle we got caught by some police having their inspection. To cut the story short, Bams with no license was brought to the precint with Kate’s motorcycle and we asked for the help of Pop to free her. Haha!  

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With our bodies aching from last day’s session, we went for another sesh again! Jogging, badminton, skating, a few talk about the past, and breakfast date happened. 

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After two days, we had our last session! Well, we planned more after this but unfortunately, it didn’t pushed through so that session was considered our last. It was nice for a last one though. We had an epic breakfast date and went to tiangge. Haha! I’ll surely miss waking up at 5 am and seeing those bunch of happy people.

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And of course, my favorite! Yesterday, Saturday, we had a spontaneous trip to the mall. Shopped and ate at KRR. Went home with full stomachs, new laptop charger (Peeta, my lappy is back to life!), other paraphernalias, and two book hauls!  

Ahh, Sembreak 2013, I send all my love to you.

Posted: November 03, 2013 with 8 notes
Under: sembreak, photo, family, friends,

We are having a late dinner, my father, brother and I while mom decided to doze off early because of exhaustion from that day’s work. It was a peaceful scenario at the dining table — asking how’s everyone’s day and whereabouts, etc is. Until suddenly, my father stood up from his chair and went inside the room to nebulize. My brother and I are calm and all since this happened often and we know that after some inhaling of air from the nebulizer, Pop will be better. Unfortunately, that night was different. After a minute of nebulizing, Pop called our attention and said that he needs to be rushed to the hospital. Everyone panicked. Even mom who’s asleep by then, shrieked and got out of bed, shocked. I and my brother went out to call for help and thank heavens, one of our neighbor quickly responded. The next vivid memory was of my father gasping for air real hard and my mother and our neighbor carrying him inside the van. I was left home to accompany my brother. We are crying so hard because we don’t know what will happen. Everything’s intense.

I asked prayers from everyone I knew and of course, I myself prayed real hard too. My whole body has been eaten by anxiety. It felt like, I too, will be attacked by hyperventilation. But thank God, I wasn’t.

When I was scrolling endlessly on facebook, I hovered on someone’s boyfriend’s account and through his cover photo, God spoke to me.

“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” -Exodus 14:14

And before that happened, I was reminded that He is in control, I shall not worry.  So I prayed. I said I lift my Pop’s condition to Him and I know that He will not let something bad happen to him. I relaxed and eased off all anxiety in me.

What happened next was very touching.

We didn’t get a news from the hospital (because mom left her phone at home) until the driver and owner of the van came knocking at our door saying that Pop survived. A deep sigh of relief came out from both my brother and I. As to me, I cried and thank God for being faithful to His words. When my mom went home that night, she said that we almost lost him. He’s in 50/50 condition. Imagine my heart leaping with joy and gratitude for the Lord when He didn’t let my father go.

Indeed, His words are very powerful. You need only to trust Him and not worry. Out of all the words I know, His are the ones I always hold on too for I know He will never fail me and that event proved me everything.

So beloved, I encourage you to trust in Him and His words too for it will never falter.

Because the power of His words is the key to everything.

HIS WORD IS A BED TO REST UPON.
HIS WORD IS A SURE FOUNDATION.
BREAD TO THE HUNGRY.
COMFORT TO THE LONELY.
HOPE TO THE HOPELESS.
REST TO THE WEARY.
EVEN THOUGH THE WINDS OF PERSECUTION HAVE BLOWN AGAINST IT,

IT STILL REMAINS. ♥

Posted: October 14, 2013 with 3 notes
Under: God, family, personal,

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Last weekend, the family drove to Cavite for my uncle and cousin’s birthday. It was a great opportunity for me to unwind since the past week has been a topsy turvy one.  

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Spent the whole time reading and soul-searching. It was a relaxing trip indeed. Nothing to worry about someone whom you once love (It was an achievement to use the word “once” and finally, I can call him this letter… “x”), that girl and her abundant guts, reasons of him leaving, reasons of them doing whatever they are doing. All of those toxic wastes has been laid out of my body. 

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Also because of this trip, I realize a lot about me and my priorities. Sorted everything out and convinced myself to focus. Focus on how I will have flying colors when I graduate, focus on my remaining year in college, focus on finding a decent job and focus on making my family — especially my parents — happy and doing them all of the favors in this world as a payment for their hard work. 

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So now, I couldn’t care less of everything he might do or they might do. I already know what I should prioritize. Life is too beautiful to dwell on things and people who chose to be out of your life. I will just keep on trusting Him because He’s the only one whom I know will never ever leave me and I know He will shower me more with amazing people who’ll help me grow and will support me inspite of all my shortcomings.

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Here’s to new beginnings and to the new me! :)

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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jeremiah 29:11

Posted: May 01, 2013 with 3 notes
Under: daily, family, photo, personal, God,

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UPDATES, UPDATES! So, for your information guys… I am still alive and kicking! Sorry for abandoning my blog for awhile because I am making the most of my remaining summer vacation (summer classes will start on Monday and we have 7am class. 7 freaking am!!!!) and another reason is that our internet acted lulzzz for 2 weeks and the globe team acted as if they’re in the moon. We have to call them several times and finally after 2 friggin weeks, we have our net back. 

Anyway, as my come back post… Let me share to you how I spent my summer so far.

1) Occidental Mindoro (March 13-17, 2013)

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As what I’ve mentioned in this post, we had an unexpected trip to the province because of my grandma’s death. After her interment, our family took advantage of our times there and had our stroll in the beautiful beaches, spontaneous island hopping, non-stop eating (sea foods and freshly fishes straight from the fisherman’s net to the grill) and picnics (wherein we ate in the banana leaves and shells! yay!). Also one of the most adorable things that happened there is that I got to bond with my cousins and cutie nieces and nephew! Heck are those absences, twas worth it!

2) Outing with mom’s co-teachers at Paradise Adventure Camp and Resort. (March 26, 2013)

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So basically, I don’t have anything to share about this day because as you can see, it’s my mom and her co-teacher’s event and there are no one to bond with who’s in my age except the 13y/o goddaughter of mom and my brother. I pretty much just babysat them. Lol. The only consolation in that day is that there are no other people except us in the whole resort so we own the whole place! Lol. We swam our hearts out under the scorching sun. Yep… tanned. 

3) Swimming with my college friends at Ciudad Christhia Resort 9 Waves, San Mateo Rizal. (April 6, 2013)

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Recently, my friends and I together with ze boyfriend packed our bags and went to a sweet escape (before summer class start) in San Mateo, Rizal. It was supposed to be in a beach but to no avail. It was also supposed to be in a resort somewhere in Pansol, Laguna but then again, to no avail. Another and the last supposed to be is that we are originally 13 but then again, to no avail. Some didn’t managed to join because of personal matters. But all in all, we had a nice night! 9 waves is such a great place! We totally enjoyed the jacuzzi and the legit waves! Lol. Our deepest gratitude to my Hanibunch, Hesi for making all those possible and for being the punong abala. Also to her dad! Hee. :”>

That’s pretty much my summer so far and I hope there will be more spontaneous events when the summer class starts! Here’s to hoping that we will not spend the last days of summer dealing with school works!

What’s happening in my life lately:

  • I celebrated my 19th birthday last March 4. (I will post a separate blog post for this soon as long as I’m free)
  • Sadly, 3 days later my grandmother died at the age of 83.
  • Been running (Oh well yeah, not literally) back and forth to Bulacan, St. Peter Chapel Commonwealth and Baste since Friday.
  • Sleepless nights.
  • 3 days absent starting tomorrow because my grandmother’s interment will be at our province wherein there is no cellphone signal and of course, internet signal.
  • Bonding with cousins! <3
  • Bonding with my favorite niece and nephew.

So yep, when the clock strikes at 2, we’ll be heading to an island in Mindoro. I’ll get back to you all soon!

Ciao xx

Posted: March 12, 2013 with 1 note
Under: photo, family, daily, phone pic,
Heya, Cassandra! &lt;3
Just had the urge to update. Well, as you all can see (i know you can&#8217;t lol), I am slacking since I got home. We&#8217;ll be doing our speech as pre-finals in personality development tomorrow and I ain&#8217;t preparing. Heh! 
On the other note, it&#8217;s the last day of February today. Hello birth month tomorrow! Hello birth day on Monday! &lt;3

Heya, Cassandra! <3

Just had the urge to update. Well, as you all can see (i know you can’t lol), I am slacking since I got home. We’ll be doing our speech as pre-finals in personality development tomorrow and I ain’t preparing. Heh! 

On the other note, it’s the last day of February today. Hello birth month tomorrow! Hello birth day on Monday! <3

Posted: February 28, 2013 with 1 note
Under: photo, family, daily, photobooth,
Once again, I was given a chance to be a new godmother. New godson means new addition to the kids that I&#8217;ll going to buy gifts during Christmas. Lol. But all in all it is nice being chosen as one of the godmothers again. Imagine, they chose you because they trust you. 
I so love my nephew-slash-godson to bits! He is so adorable. Looking at the other kiddos that&#8217;s in the church earlier no one is hyper as Darren! Heh. Some are crying, sleeping or just looking out from nowhere but Darren, he is always ready to play! Aww, cutie baby. When the camera is turned to him, he can&#8217;t help but feel giddy and do cutie poses! Oh zo adorable litol bby. :&#8221;&gt;
Welcome to the Christian world baby Darren! ☻

Once again, I was given a chance to be a new godmother. New godson means new addition to the kids that I’ll going to buy gifts during Christmas. Lol. But all in all it is nice being chosen as one of the godmothers again. Imagine, they chose you because they trust you. 

I so love my nephew-slash-godson to bits! He is so adorable. Looking at the other kiddos that’s in the church earlier no one is hyper as Darren! Heh. Some are crying, sleeping or just looking out from nowhere but Darren, he is always ready to play! Aww, cutie baby. When the camera is turned to him, he can’t help but feel giddy and do cutie poses! Oh zo adorable litol bby. :”>

Welcome to the Christian world baby Darren! ☻

Posted: June 03, 2012 with 2 notes
Under: baby, kid, photography, ClickersPh, Darren, family,
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