Sunday, July 9, 2017

Real Surf, Real, Quezon: Photo Diary

May 20-21, 2017: The original MIMS Buddies went to Real, Quezon to have a quick getaway from the city! It's been months since our last meetup, so yey for this opportunity to catch up and enjoy each other's company.


I didn't take much photos. But here's a quick photo diary!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

2017 Midyear Memories and Learnings

The first half of 2017 was really something. I had a lot of things happening in my life- work-wise and in my personal life. It may have been a mixture of sad, stagnant and happy moments but nevertheless, I am grateful for all the blessings I have received.

MEMORIES

The first half of 2017 was full of travels. And while travelling has not really been good to my bank account (lol), it does, however, bring me so much joy- experiencing other places and experiencing the wonders of God's creation.

I did not expect that I'd be in a lot of out-of-town trips this 2017, but I'm really happy that I got to see some amazing parts of the Philippines. The wanderlust in me has awoken. (But I'll have to save first. lol)



21st Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark, Pampanga - Art Fair Philippines - Antipolo, Rizal - Fun Home Musical - Sun Flower Maze in Tayug, Pangasinan - La Union - National Museums and Intramuros tour - Real Surf in Real, Quezon - The Circle Hostel in Liwliwa, Zambales - Bolinao, Pangasinan

LESSONS

The first half of 2017 was also full of lessons, reminding me of who God wants me to be. For the past 6 months, I've learned how to love selflessly. Though I still have a long way to go, and at times selfishness takes over I am always reminded of God's unconditional love (John 3:16) and that I, too, should strive hard to show that kind of love to others as well, even to the difficult ones, especially to the difficult ones.

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The next half of my 2017 is still unknown. I may have set my goals and laid out my plans, but I know that God will have the last word. But whatever happens, I can rest assured by His promise in Jeremiah 29:11
"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."
May it be done according to His will.

For the rest of 2017, I will focus on one thing that truly matter- my personal relationship with God. Matthew 6:33
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
I know there will be challenges along the way. But I am ready and I have the strength through Jesus (Philippians 4:13).

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Have a nice day folks!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Intramuros: Photo Diary

Hi folks!

Finally, here's the continuation of our Manila adventure. As I've mentioned in my previous post (National Museum + Planetarium: Photo Diary), we had a break from our long travels and decided to explore Manila like a tourist. We went museum-hopping in the morning, and then went to Intramuros in the afternoon.


Here's a quick photo diary...

Monday, June 19, 2017

A Chapter About to Close


This particular chapter of my life has been dragging me down. It was okay in the beginning. There's a promise of something. But things didn't work out. And now, I have to let go.

To the person concerned, I am sorry. I am sorry because I cannot stay. I am tired. I am unhappy. I have to go.

Please know that I tried my best to stick with you. You know how I feel about you. I wrote you a letter, remember?

I tried my best to be your friend, but you were never there. All those messages, all those well-wishes and reminders- useless, fruitless. I never felt that you're a friend. Can friendship be one-sided as well?

Perhaps you don't really need me, a friend. Perhaps you're looking for a different kind of person, a different kind of relationship. Perhaps you don't know how to be a friend.

I am sorry. I am tired. I am unhappy. This chapter has to end.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

National Museum + Planetarium: Photo Diary

Hi folks!

May 13, 2017: It's typical that during summer people tend to go on vacations away from the city. And while we're part of the statistics, my friends/workmates and I also had a little break from the beaches, falls, and long travels. We toured Manila like a tourist and folks, it was fun!



Saturday, June 3, 2017

Baka Bukas, Sana Bukas

Baka bukas, dumating ka na.
Baka bukas, ika'y kapiling ko na.
Baka bukas, ang simula nating dalawa.
Baka bukas, tayo'y magiging masaya.

Baka bukas, kamay ko'y iyong hahawakan.
Baka bukas, ako'y iyong hahagkan.
Baka bukas, ako'y di hihiwalayan.
Baka bukas, atin nang sisimulan.

Baka bukas, wala ng wakas.
Baka bukas, tatahakin ang landas.
Baka bukas, pagmamahala'y ipapamalas.
Baka bukas, sana bukas.