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What a bug taught me about life

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This weird looking fella landed on my knee yesterday. I immediately took notice because he has the face of a frog and the wings of a fly to match the oddly placed four legs. 
I took a snap and before I could take a second look at the image, it was gone.
What kind of an insect is this? I have never seen anything like it before.
Regardless of its weird looks, I find it fascinating that it somehow took its time to greet me and remind me that there are things that maybe new to us and we might never fully understand its purpose, but take time to appreciate that its being new and weird or odd brought us a different experience to learn and to share.

Happiness in the simplest things

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You know you are getting older and you are oftentimes preoccupied by work when you get to appreciate the simple things in life like seeing bright lights at night, carnival rides and the most absurd thing of all--enjoying a different traffic.
While enjoying the traffic yesterday, I had a little conversation with myself.
I said, "Never hinder anyone from finding their own happiness."
I replied, "You should talk to me more often."
"I am. But you don't listen.", I answered annoyingly.

We are stubborn

Sometimes we are too stubborn and proud of ourselves that we forget that we do not have full control of our lives. We oftentimes insist on things that aren't supposed to be so we end up frustrated and depressed to the point of questioning the plan of the One who is really in control of our lives.

Many plans are in a person's mind, but the Lord's purpose will succeed. (Proverbs 19:21)
Who are we to question the plan that has been laid upon us even before we were born?

Just let Him be, let Him in.

Even robots need a break

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Ever since I took over a vital company position, I barely have breaks. I almost forgot what the word meant. And it took a toll on me.
We all need to have a break, even robots need them. You are prone to wear and tear as much as they are.
Have a break, before it's too late.

No stress

Stress and strain have caught up with me, but your commandments are my joy! (Psalms 119:143 CEB)
No matter how stressful the day may be, when you love something you do and you believe that you are doing it for God's glory, stress becomes irrelevant.

To whom do you offer the things you do?

Whatever you do, do it from the heart for the Lord and not for people. You know that you will receive an inheritance as a reward. You serve the Lord Christ. (Colossians 3:23-24) Amen.

Casino Night

Oh, how I love weekends! I haven't been going around for a good rest and recreation because of my busy schedule. Since, it's a weekend, I might try enjoy the city lights. Ever played in the casino? I haven't. I have been to casinos before but I honestly don't know how to play any of the games. I guess I am not that of a risk taker.

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Dream Interpretation: Number 5

The past week has been hard... there was typhoon and consequently no water and electricity for three days. Add it up to the recent work assignment that I dread the most--accounting and finance. And maybe because of the many thoughts about the new responsibility, it already seeps into my dream.
When the power supply was back last Saturday, I swore the weekend will be the time I will renew my solemn vow with my bed. And so I did. I had a full 3-hour nap in the afternoon and it was the first time I dreamed about getting a harsh tattoo.
I could no longer remember the details of the entire dream because I guess those are already irrelevant. All I can remember is someone grabbed my right arm and tattooed my wrist with a huge number 5 using a really sharp blade. But, I did not bleed. It hurt but it did not bleed. When I looked at my wrist, the number 5 was already a scar.
According to dreammoods.com, seeing numbers in your dream means material gains and possessions. It could also mean that …

Chocolate Pebbles

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These are chocolates that are perfectly disguised as pebbles. The candy shop even has chocolate rocks!
Brilliant!

Reflections: Forgive and Forget

It's Holy Week and I succumb myself into watching the television with my son. I have to take this opportunity to spend the long vacation with him because I have a really busy schedule. Yesterday's show was about the 7 Last Words, the first word of Jesus Christ is what really brought me into deep reflection.

Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. (Luke 23:34)
A married couple shared about their struggles in life. The husband was a drug addict, philander, and plainly irresponsible father. For ten years the wife endured everything but her faith and trust in the Lord did not falter. One day, the wife's prayer was answered. Her husband completely turned his back away from his old ways and sought the Lord's hands for healing. 
What struck me about the couple's story is the wife's commitment to their marriage. Yes, her husband drifted away from them but she remained steadfast and loving. She was ready to forgive and forget everything for the s…

Random Clicks: Cebu!

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I can't believe I forgot to post my first ever Cebu trip with my sisters! We went there last October 2013. It almost didn't happen because Cebu and Bohol were rocked by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake. We were so scared because of the reports of aftershocks but we can no longer move the date because my younger sister will be back in the US the following week. So we went, with all courage and prayers for guidance and safety. 
We stayed in a cheap but decent hotel in Mandaue, it is about 30 to 40 minute taxi drive from Mactan Cebu International Airport. Although there were many public transportations, we opted to ride a taxi for convenience. If I remember it correctly, we paid a little over 6 thousand pesos for two family rooms for three days. Not bad, eh?



Day 1 of our stay started with a tour at the Magellan's Cross in the compound of Basilica del Sto. Nino in Cebu City. There were many tourists like us but I guess it's fewer compared a few weeks ago before the earthquake. …

Paying It Forward

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These kids are just a few of the 177 children together with their families who were relocated from Tacloban, Leyte to Rosario, Cavite after their homes were destroyed by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). I was lucky enough to be able to organize a feeding program for these kids for five days through the help of the company where I work and my co-workers. We began weighing the kids last February 28 and true to our suspicion, the kids were underweight. The actual feeding program started on March 3 and ended on March 7. On the 5th day, we weighed the kids again and they gained weight, thank goodness. I know what we did was not enough to help these kids live healthier lives and I promise to help them, whatever help I can give them as my way of paying it forward... my thanksgiving for keeping me and the rest of my family safe and healthy.


This video pretty summed up what we did in the entire 5 days. I will never forget their smiles, their satisfied faces after each meal and their sincere gratitud…

My Valentine's Day

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No Valentine's Day blues for me. I celebrated it with friends over coffee.

And besides, Valentine's Day is a year-round event for me because this little guy never fails to give me morning hugs and kisses.

Random Clicks: Munting Buhangin Beach Camp, Nasugbu, Batangas Revisited

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It was five years ago when I first visited Munting Buhangin Beach Camp in Nasugbu, Batangas together with my two friends. It was a random trip borne out of boredom. Yesterday, my travel buddy and I only planned to have lunch in Tagaytay City but we ended up driving to Batangas. We initially thought of going to a resort we haven't visited yet, in fact, we inquired at Canyon Cove--but we ended up in Munting Buhangin again...


I noticed they added more tents to accommodate day tour guests. They were also painting and repairing cottages as one of the preparations for the summer vacation.

The entrance fee for day tour is Php180 but if you want to have a meal included, you will have to pay Php350. They have a different rate during holidays. They have a restaurant beside the information area where you can have quick snacks in case you went on a trip without foods (like us).



It was a Monday so there were only around five guests who alternate go on swimming, kayaking and riding a banana bo…

Random Clicks: Kaybiang Tunnel, Maragondon

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This is a late post.
Before the start of the first regular work-day of the new year, my family and I went to Kaybiang Tunnel in Maragondon, Cavite. It is a new road that leads to Nasugbu, Batangas. This is not a regular road-tunnel, though... it is the first in Cavite. It boasts a spectacular view of the South China Sea and the mountainous side of Cavite. When it was formally opened last year by President Noynoy Aquino, it opened a new gate for adventure seekers like me.
It is around 40 minutes drive from our house. There is no traffic. When we got there, there were a bunch of motorcycle riders going to and fro the tunnel. There were also families who pull over from time to time to take pictures of the magnificent view.

This photo was taken halfway through the tunnel. My son enjoyed screaming and hearing his echo.

That's me. Obviously, the tunnel is 96 kilometers away from the Rizal Park in Manila. This photo was taken from the Nasugbu side of the tunnel.


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On Wisdom

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I am currently studying for my comprehensive exam on the 18th. It is one of the requirements for me to finish my MBA. It has been twice postponed and I am hoping that it will not affect my thesis timetable. 
While having a hot chocolate drink break from studying, I read the bible for some inspiration. 
By surrendering our lives to Him and to His will, we get to understand how our faith works in our lives.

My last semester

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I am close to finishing my MBA. I am going to miss this university, a lot! 
Wish me luck on my last semester. God bless!


New Year, New Life

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I have a lot of things to be thankful for, the first one would be I am still alive today to greet the new year. Last year was a breaking point for me, to re-think about the life I wanted to be for me and for my child. Although there were many disappointments, the blessings that were given to me are more than enough for me not to hold grudges. I got promoted, I think it was the best part.
So, what will 2014 have for me... I bet, it's still the best!
Happy new year to all! God bless us!