It'll be a new year again!



I’m trying to find sleep. Before I finally succumb to my feathered pillows, allow me to use this space to reflect on the experiences I had and express my gratitude to the year that was. Well, or is going to end a few hours from now.

2012 is a year full of anxiety and worry. People from every corner of the world are succumbed to fear because of the numerous predictions that this year’s gonna be mankind’s downfall. The Mayans have predicted it and the heavens are showing us signs. As if they really tell us anything aside from the day’s weather. It’s not that I’m being haughty or anything, I just don’t think we’ll know when the world would just crumble and die. I think the Guy from Above holds the key to everything—Mayans don’t and the heavens are not as much as capable. Anyhoo, I still made my bucket list—don’t worry it’s forward looking. It’s my to-do list before I reach my 25th year and before I experience my own version of a quarter-life crisis. I thought that I should make my 2012 happier amid all the worrying people and the anxious world. I intend to accomplish as many as I can and eventually see myself a better person every time I achieve something.

This year marked a lot of firsts for me. It was my first time to purchase a phone more expensive than all the things I bought on the previous year. And a chance to fulfill my year-long prayer request to own a very nice camera.

It was also my first time to go out of the country and I’m with friends. We went to Bangkok and from there we also had our share of our own initiations to the real world. We did not get lost because we blended in with the locals. We ate foreign food and enjoyed every place we visited. We created new memories and forged stronger bonds. I was also given a lot of opportunities to visit a number of places in my own country—it was my virgin trip to Palawan’s Underground River and Cebu’s historical grounds. It was also a first to finally appreciate Davao’s durian and marang—fruits I’ve always shunned the scent before.

2012 had also been the year where I learned to properly manage my hard-earned money. I opened my own savings account and made sure that I save at least a tenth from my salary. It is also important to offer my regular tithes in church. When I was still a student, I thought tithing would guarantee that I would be financially blessed the whole month. So if I fail to give, then expect that I would be poor for the rest of the month. Pa and Ma told me it was wrong thinking—tithing is our way of thanking God for the blessings He has entrusted us; more so, it is part of our obligation to Him as a Christian. It is part of the service we give Him. The blessings we get after are just bonus points for wholeheartedly serving and loving Him.

What made me happier this year was the success of our business. To be honest, I wasn’t much confident about it especially because I’m really not into fashion accessories. I thought it was way out of my character to venture into such course—but things turned out for the better. Since my partners are much better in choosing the products we’re going to sell, I settled on the job behind the limelight. I did the lay-outs, social media promotions and photo sessions. Later on, I find myself enjoying the things I’m doing; I started finding comfort in seeing super girly accessories and appreciating the beauty of these trinkets and sweet little things. Sometimes, I find myself donning the simpler ones just to see if I can pull them off. Wow, I can. Hahaha! After our sixth month run, we went on a hiatus to give way to our personal lives. I was thinking it was over—our business ideals have slowly died down. I felt sad but then again, I thought it was ok—I had the chance to do business with friends and earn a bit from it. Most of all, I find something to enjoy from a venture I never really thought was fit for me. I was good with that. And then on November, the gears were brought to life again. Awesome. We’re gaining a few bucks online. In December, after several pep talks, my partners decided to try our charms in a Christmas bazaar. Again, the feeling of failing blipped but this time, I was confident we can at least break things even should we fall short of our envisioned success. We’ll charge it to experience, I said. We ended up going to our second Christmas bazaar and earning more than what we hoped for. God is just so good. We might have been tricked into being paid fake money by supposed customers, but that bad feeling is overturned by the many lessons we learned and the awesome things we discovered in our growing friendship. Naks.

I felt myself yawning. My eyes are also slowly drooping, betraying my sight. They’re subtly telling me to take the night’s rest. The sun would soon rise. Allow me to cap this post with a big thank you to my big God. I know I’ve never been the perfect child—I have my own share of mistakes and shortcomings and I’ve always apologized for that. I was just amazed by the many blessings You give despite all of these flaws. Because of this, I thank You. This year had been one helluva of ride—we had our ups and downs. I found myself disappointed and jaded sometimes, but looking at the many things You’ve lovingly given me, pushes me to be more than contented with my life. It has been awesome with You Lord and I pray and hope that the next year would be as happy as this year had been to me. The world would soon come to an end but only You know it. I continue to entrust my life to You. Again, thank You bigtime!

Have a happy new year everyone! Let’s start our 2013 by doing something right. We’ve always prayed for a better place to live in—might as well see that this would happen if you start by positively changing your heart. J

I’m leaving you with Desperation Band’s Satisfy:


and Hillsong’s And My Soul Knows Very Well.


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Monday, December 31, 2012

It'll be a new year again!



I’m trying to find sleep. Before I finally succumb to my feathered pillows, allow me to use this space to reflect on the experiences I had and express my gratitude to the year that was. Well, or is going to end a few hours from now.

2012 is a year full of anxiety and worry. People from every corner of the world are succumbed to fear because of the numerous predictions that this year’s gonna be mankind’s downfall. The Mayans have predicted it and the heavens are showing us signs. As if they really tell us anything aside from the day’s weather. It’s not that I’m being haughty or anything, I just don’t think we’ll know when the world would just crumble and die. I think the Guy from Above holds the key to everything—Mayans don’t and the heavens are not as much as capable. Anyhoo, I still made my bucket list—don’t worry it’s forward looking. It’s my to-do list before I reach my 25th year and before I experience my own version of a quarter-life crisis. I thought that I should make my 2012 happier amid all the worrying people and the anxious world. I intend to accomplish as many as I can and eventually see myself a better person every time I achieve something.

This year marked a lot of firsts for me. It was my first time to purchase a phone more expensive than all the things I bought on the previous year. And a chance to fulfill my year-long prayer request to own a very nice camera.

It was also my first time to go out of the country and I’m with friends. We went to Bangkok and from there we also had our share of our own initiations to the real world. We did not get lost because we blended in with the locals. We ate foreign food and enjoyed every place we visited. We created new memories and forged stronger bonds. I was also given a lot of opportunities to visit a number of places in my own country—it was my virgin trip to Palawan’s Underground River and Cebu’s historical grounds. It was also a first to finally appreciate Davao’s durian and marang—fruits I’ve always shunned the scent before.

2012 had also been the year where I learned to properly manage my hard-earned money. I opened my own savings account and made sure that I save at least a tenth from my salary. It is also important to offer my regular tithes in church. When I was still a student, I thought tithing would guarantee that I would be financially blessed the whole month. So if I fail to give, then expect that I would be poor for the rest of the month. Pa and Ma told me it was wrong thinking—tithing is our way of thanking God for the blessings He has entrusted us; more so, it is part of our obligation to Him as a Christian. It is part of the service we give Him. The blessings we get after are just bonus points for wholeheartedly serving and loving Him.

What made me happier this year was the success of our business. To be honest, I wasn’t much confident about it especially because I’m really not into fashion accessories. I thought it was way out of my character to venture into such course—but things turned out for the better. Since my partners are much better in choosing the products we’re going to sell, I settled on the job behind the limelight. I did the lay-outs, social media promotions and photo sessions. Later on, I find myself enjoying the things I’m doing; I started finding comfort in seeing super girly accessories and appreciating the beauty of these trinkets and sweet little things. Sometimes, I find myself donning the simpler ones just to see if I can pull them off. Wow, I can. Hahaha! After our sixth month run, we went on a hiatus to give way to our personal lives. I was thinking it was over—our business ideals have slowly died down. I felt sad but then again, I thought it was ok—I had the chance to do business with friends and earn a bit from it. Most of all, I find something to enjoy from a venture I never really thought was fit for me. I was good with that. And then on November, the gears were brought to life again. Awesome. We’re gaining a few bucks online. In December, after several pep talks, my partners decided to try our charms in a Christmas bazaar. Again, the feeling of failing blipped but this time, I was confident we can at least break things even should we fall short of our envisioned success. We’ll charge it to experience, I said. We ended up going to our second Christmas bazaar and earning more than what we hoped for. God is just so good. We might have been tricked into being paid fake money by supposed customers, but that bad feeling is overturned by the many lessons we learned and the awesome things we discovered in our growing friendship. Naks.

I felt myself yawning. My eyes are also slowly drooping, betraying my sight. They’re subtly telling me to take the night’s rest. The sun would soon rise. Allow me to cap this post with a big thank you to my big God. I know I’ve never been the perfect child—I have my own share of mistakes and shortcomings and I’ve always apologized for that. I was just amazed by the many blessings You give despite all of these flaws. Because of this, I thank You. This year had been one helluva of ride—we had our ups and downs. I found myself disappointed and jaded sometimes, but looking at the many things You’ve lovingly given me, pushes me to be more than contented with my life. It has been awesome with You Lord and I pray and hope that the next year would be as happy as this year had been to me. The world would soon come to an end but only You know it. I continue to entrust my life to You. Again, thank You bigtime!

Have a happy new year everyone! Let’s start our 2013 by doing something right. We’ve always prayed for a better place to live in—might as well see that this would happen if you start by positively changing your heart. J

I’m leaving you with Desperation Band’s Satisfy:


and Hillsong’s And My Soul Knows Very Well.


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