Posts

Showing posts from 2017

My Life Testimony

Image
Growing up, I have always been a curious thinker. I question other ideas, even my own to prove a point. I am always searching for answers.

Then one day I got interested on the idea of afterlife. What happens when we die and after that? What happens to our soul? Are we just going to become ashes and eventually vanish on the surface of the earth? 

Is heaven real? Is hell even a real place used to scare people?

I have so many questions left unanswered.

And the questions kept on coming…

I have always been curious as to why we’re here. Why are we on this earth? What is our purpose on this earth? Is there life after death? Or is afterlife just an idea produced in our minds to shut us up from all the seemingly unending questions we have? The questions seem endless, the answers still unknown.

I have this notion that every question has an answer only if we are eager to seek for it. And while days, months, and years passed by, my frustration grew and grew. It came to an exhausting point, and then I …

Happy Mother's Day Ma!

Image
My dearest mama,
How are you?
How is everything up there?
Are you doing well there? I hope you’re doing great.
Is it true what they tell us here? That there is no pain and sickness there? Only happiness and eternal peace?  If that’s true then I’m jealous of you. You are in a better position than all of us here.
To update you on my life here’s the status quo: Grief has always been a daily thing for me now. Since the day you left us, there’s that emptiness in my heart – a hole that remains, a void that sits somewhere and always tries to make its presence felt.
There are also these waves they call, when out of nowhere I am reminded of you and then a wave of emotion just stirs me to tears.  It leaves me for a while and returns with an increased intensity. Somehow I get used to these waves and the heaviness that come with it. There are bearable moments, when I can just fight back the tears. But then there are also tough days when I’m at a public place and I cannot control myself from crying. On…

Why I deactivated my facebook for 30 days

Image
People have been accustomed to oversharing - bombarding other people's newsfeed with the most mundane of posts. They have been living the saying that if there are no pictures then it did not happen. But they tend to generate a plethora of images which can be put together to form a collage - they tend to overdo it to an alarming extent.
People have a way of documenting everything that happens in their life. From the moment they wake up until they sleep, the smallest details are always included on their daily updates. They would never forget to inform you of their ‘healthy’ breakfasts and choices making you regret the lechong paksiw you devoured before going to work earlier. They also would never fail updating you of their whereabouts specially that flight they had to Japan the other day with their 121 hashtags and their living-the-jetsetter-life sort of captions.
Some people are taking selfies more often that if you visit their timeline and scroll down through their vanity shots it w…

Scammed on Upwork

Image
When you're very eager to land your first freelance stint you'll do almost anything in your might to stand out and receive that very first contract. You will keep on refreshing your feed for new jobs and you’ll try one-too-many times convincing your prospect employer that you’re the best person for the job with your polished cover letter.

I did all of those - to a very exhausting extent honestly. I kept on checking my job proposals hoping someone sends an invitation for interview or that I’ll receive a message for 3 days.

On the fourth day since the day I started scouting for jobs on upwork I received a lengthy message from someone. I read the content intently hoping not to miss a single detail and started working right away.

It was an easy task - a bit tedious, but not bad for my first freelance stint. I did not complain because at last I landed my first online job. And it only took me 3 days to finally receive a task.

Being the hardworking person that I am, I tried working for…

Matthew 6:33 : A reflection of God's plan and purpose in my life

Image
We have our own desires, few of which might be one of the following:
To have a stable and fulfilling job and to become successful in our chosen field.To travel the world and explore itTo own a car and high-end gadgetsTo be buff and to have a toned physiqueTo become famous and have many friendsTo become the most followed person on twitterTo live a glamorous and luxurious lifeTo become a powerful and influential personality 
"But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well." - Matthew 6: 33
I read the last part twice, processing the wisdom which was right in front of me - "...and all these things will be given to you as well."
Before, I wanted to be successful. Specifically, I wanted to be rich (like filthy rich,) with sport cars and olympic-size swimming pools. It was already instilled in my mind that being successful equates happiness and that is the whole point of my existence here on earth - finding happiness and bei…

My Devotion Chronicles

Image
We all have our fair share of experiences when it comes to doing our devotions. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, devotion is when you read the Word of God which is the Bible, note down all the things you learned on a notebook which you will then apply in your daily life. 
But sometimes, there are moments when doing devotions can be difficult. Sometimes our busy schedule gets in the way of our intimate time with God. There are also times when it is rewarding and fruitful - that you just can't get enough of it. And that is the best feeling in the world, because nothing beats having quality time with the Lord. Believe you me!
So here are some of my personal experiences I have when doing my devotions:
My Devotion Chronicles... When you're like "What? Iba na yung story? Iba na yung mga characters at plot?" #bungibungidevotionsWhen you're like "5 devotions, kaya ko ito in one day!"#sakitsakamaybesWhen you're like "Kelangan kung gandahan de…

A Beautiful Soul

Our teeth can be fixed, our muscles can be toned, even our face can be surgically beautified to remove all imperfections. But a beautiful soul - that is a person with a pure heart and a gentle attitude -  transcends any physical alterations. It goes beyond what is unseen to the eyes. It defies the law of time and gravity. And it is the most difficult to develop, change and maintain.