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wishlist (updated)

I created a wishlist last December 2010, and I decided to update it since, the year is almost half-way through.

1. Work. Then eventually, work abroad (eg. Singapore). – I didn’t really succeed in finding work in Singapore, but I happened to experience a “part-time” gig as a web tester.

2. Cruise.

3. Go to Bora on ber-months. – As of December last year, KZBP already managed to book us a ticket to Boracay for November. I really hope that pushes through.

4. Out-of-Town Trip with Mommy and the Family.

5. Learn and Get a License to Drive (mainstay of my list since, 2006)

6. Learn how to ride a bike (another one of my list mainstay since 2006).

7. Starbucks Planner for 2011 Thanks to KZBP, CGT, MV, and TM.

8. Bible. The easy to understand version. Thanks KZBP! mwah!

9. Another cheap phone I can use.

10. ClimbHad that Pulag Climb courtesy of KZBP and CGT last February.

11. A bookset of Harry Potter.

12. Another pair of flat shoes.

13. A couple of Office Attires. A couple of Slacks, and a couple of presentable blouses.Courtesy of Mommy before I left for Singapore last March.

14. DVD set of Charmed. Not necessarily original copy, as long as it’s complete.

15. DVD set of Gilmore Girls. Not necessarily original copy, as long as it’s complete.

16. Save up. (a permanent mainstay of my list since forever!)

17. Continue with my “cooking”.

18. Baking and Cooking utensils and equipments.

19. New Hiking Shoes.

20. TV. A big flat screen TV.

21. Read a book per month.
(January – Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan by Bob Ong
February – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson) – I already lost track of the months I’ve read what book, but so far, I am keeping up with this.

22. Write more. Blog more.

23. Be better in English.

24. DVD of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

25. a water/shock/dust proof na point and shoot camera.

26. My Own Laptop.

27. Revisit Singapore, Hongkong, Macau, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam. – revisited Singapore last March

28. Visit Batanes. And some more provinces in Visayas and Mindanao.

29. Surf!!! (with in-action astig-looking Pictures!)

30. Another external hard drive.

31. Learn to Say NO.

32. Visit a new place here in the Philippines.

33. Visit a new country.

34. Lose weight.

35. Forgive and Let Go.

36. Appreciate More. Complain Less.

37. Be Patient and Cool.

38. Sleep and Wake Up Early.

39. Take more pictures.

40. Go home early. Don’t create unnecessary galas.

41. Less Starbucks.

42. Movie nights should only be maximum of twice a month.

43. Schedule a date with Mommy at least twice a month.

44. NO BOYS or any activity related to that for a year (started since October 8, 2010).

45. iPAD or iTOUCH.

46. A box of crayons. The one with so many colors.

47. A box of color pencils. The one by Faber Castell with so many colors.

48. Printed and Framed Collage of Pictures of me and my friends.

49. Big, Sossy Looking Picture Frames.

50. A gift certificate or sponsor to print my “best shots” so, I can framed them.

51. Another ream of colored papers.

52. Write Poems again.

53. Draw Again.

54. Pray More.

55. Smile More.

56. Less Emo-attacks.

57. A new pair of Jeans.

58. Be more Friendly.

59. A Big Tumbler from Starbucks.

60. Learn how to ride a Skateboard.

61. Tita Be will be better.

62. A pair of Knee-High Boots. (This is my wishlist, shut up haha!)

63. Participate in a Medical Mission.

64. Participate in a Tree Planting activity.

65. Visit Indonesia.


Desert Song

This is one of my favorite worship songs.

I will never forget the first time I heard this. This was one of the songs sang that day I attended (alone) the VCF Alabang Service for the first time. I really felt that God was comforting me and assuring me at that moment.

“This is my prayer in the desert when all that’s within me feels dry.”


dropping by

it’s been a while since my last post here. nothing much, but at the same time too much, had happened to me.

i’ll post here soon.

for now, I would like to request for your prayers that I may be able to find work soonest possible time.

God bless, everyone! always remember that “God’s Will; God’s Bill!”


The Other Side

After almost 5 years, I found myself willing to be reunited again with Mt. Pulag. But of course, with the help (morally, financially and “clothing”-ly) of CGT and KZBP.

Prior to the actual climb, there were already been warnings (even read in a newspaper) that it will be very cold and there is a slim chance of witnessing the sunrise that Mt. Pulag is known for. So, honestly, my expectation (to see again the sunrise) is at the minimum bordering to none.

What came as a surprise is the sunset that we were able to witness. It was like a forest fire from afar. The fog didn’t even diminish the richness of its color.

Sunset of Mt. Pulag

Another thing is the night sky of Mt. Pulag. It was, as I’ve seen before, still beyond words. The stars are indeed like scattered diamonds in the sky. And, by the way, I had a small surprise from God. He sent me a wishing star. 🙂

Oh, did I mention that it was really cold? The temperature there dropped as low as -2 degrees. It was crazy cold. The cold made me crazy. hahaha.

As we trekked going to summit (while fooling ourselves that somehow the sunrise would make a surprise appearance) it was raining (or was it drizzling?) And when we reached the summit, we just stayed in a corner (if you can call it a corner) hiding amongst the tall grass. We (at least our small group) slept the cold away.

But despite of it all, I can say that, this trip had been fun, memorable and enjoyable. What they say is true, the destination is just a bonus. It’s the company we keep and the journey that what counts the most.

To These Friends, I am Most Thankful For.

Dear Lord, For You have loved me so dearly that I feel so blessed. For these gifts of friendship and wonders of nature, I am forever grateful for. I love You. Amen.


Reading Plan

I started a Reading plan which I got from the tweet of Ms. Miriam Quiambao. http://www.youversion.com/reading-plans/

I choose the Life Application Study Bible ® Devotion which is about learning how to apply God’s word into my life. (That, and another one which I subscribed in my cellphone, which is about First Steps Reading Plan)

This Reading plan’s length is one year. So, I really hope that I’d finished the whole plan until January 1, 2012. Help me pray for this. 🙂

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Day 1: Psalm 6:6

I am worn out from my groaning. All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears.

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I continued to read the verse (using my new Bible!!! weee!) and this is what says:

My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fall because of all my foes. Away from me, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my weeping. The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer.
(Psalm 6:7-9)

I know and I have experienced this, prayer (a.k.a. talking to God) really helps. We can pour our hearts out to Him and we should trust Him for He knows what’s very best for us.


the year 2010

I never believed that there’s such a bad year. Yes, there might have been better years but 2010 is definitely a good year.

2010 is a year full of “tests and lessons” but there are also been a lot of “recesses, breaks, and field trips” in between. Despite all the unfortunate turn of events, there have also been a lot of turning points, eye openers and so much to be grateful for.

2010 is composed of a very healthy combination of
UPs and DOWNs;
of Confusions and Realizations;
of Stupidity and Wisdom;
of Selfishness and Maturity;
of Loss and Gains;
of Hopelessness and FAITH.

2010 is a year full of LOVE and Relationships (mended, restored, renewed and kept).

2010 is more of me receiving than me giving. A year almost always spent setting aside pride. And opening my heart to the blessings and love given to me.

My 2010 is a year of “thank you” to my family and to my closest friends and most especially to our Good Lord, for reminding me that I have always been loved in spite and despite of.

=)


wishlist

not necessarily a Christmas wish list, just a list of my wishes, to dos, to gos and new year resolutions all rolled into one.

1. Work. Then eventually, work abroad (eg. Singapore).

2. Cruise.

3. Go to Bora on ber-months.

4. Out-of-Town Trip with Mommy and the Family.

5. Learn and Get a License to Drive (mainstay of my list since, 2006)

6. Learn how to ride a bike (another one of my list mainstay since 2006).

7. Starbucks Planner for 2011 Thanks to KZBP, CGT, MV, and TM.

8. Bible. The easy to understand version. Thanks KZBP! mwah!

9. Another cheap phone I can use.

10. Climb

11. A bookset of Harry Potter.

12. Another pair of flat shoes.

13. A couple of Office Attires. A couple of Slacks, and a couple of presentable blouses.

14. DVD set of Charmed. Not necessarily original copy, as long as it’s complete.

15. DVD set of Gilmore Girls. Not necessarily original copy, as long as it’s complete.

16. Save up. (a permanent mainstay of my list since forever!)

17. Continue with my “cooking”.

18. Baking and Cooking utensils and equipments.

19. New Hiking Shoes.

20. TV. A big flat screen TV.

21. Read a book per month.
(January – Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan by Bob Ong
February – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson)

22. Write more. Blog more.

23. Be better in English.

24. DVD of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

25. a water/shock/dust proof na point and shoot camera.

26. My Own Laptop.

27. Revisit Singapore, Hongkong, Macau, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam.

28. Visit Batanes. And some more provinces in Visayas and Mindanao.

29. Surf!!! (with in-action astig-looking Pictures!)

30. Another external hard drive.

31. Learn to Say NO.

32. Visit a new place here in the Philippines.

33. Visit a new country.

34. Lose weight.

35. Forgive and Let Go.

36. Appreciate More. Complain Less.

37. Be Patient and Cool.

38. Sleep and Wake Up Early.

39. Take more pictures.

40. Go home early. Don’t create unnecessary galas.

41. Less Starbucks.

42. Movie nights should only be maximum of twice a month.

43. Schedule a date with Mommy at least twice a month.

44. NO BOYS or any activity related to that for a year (started since October 8, 2010).

45. iPAD or iTOUCH.

46. A box of crayons. The one with so many colors.

47. A box of color pencils. The one by Faber Castell with so many colors.

48. Printed and Framed Collage of Pictures of me and my friends.

49. Big, Sossy Looking Picture Frames.

50. A gift certificate or sponsor to print my “best shots” so, I can framed them.

51. Another ream of colored papers.

52. Write Poems again.

53. Draw Again.

54. Pray More.

55. Smile More.

56. Less Emo-attacks.

57. A new pair of Jeans.

58. Be more Friendly.

59. A Big Tumbler from Starbucks.

60. Learn how to ride a Skateboard.

61. Tita Be will be better.

62. A pair of Knee-High Boots. (This is my wishlist, shut up haha!)

63. Participate in a Medical Mission.

64. Participate in a Tree Planting activity.

65. Visit Indonesia.

… I am aiming for the 100 wishes that IDRB was telling me. I’ll update this once, I come up with more. Ü