A Poem for UPLB SOD Batch 2007

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Choosing the right person isn’t so easy
It takes a lot time to trust him completely
Give me a chance to say this to you
The perfect line I hide inside
“My batchmates, my bestfriends, I love you”.

Having you here by my side, to support and cheer me up
Cannot stop me to salute you and make my bare hands clap.
You serve as the light that brighten up my darkest days
But you make me cry when you say we’ll part ways.

Reaching out hands of ours that build strong bonds
Just like little fairies striking their wands
Saying the magic spell had been part of our glee
That no one could ever say it’s except you and me.

For the special friendship that we had made
And for other reasons, I gave you a perfect grade
Carrying burdens was easy for me
Coz everything is possible when I’m with thee.

There are so many things I wanted to say
That even making this poem can’t be finished in a day,
Storms in our friendship come and go,
But God has His own reason that He wants us to know.

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The Journal of a Jesus Freak

I wrote this in my journal way back 2008. I was amazed by how God works through my life from the day I encountered Him up to now.

November 21, 2008

Isaiah 66:1-2

This is what the Lord says:

“Heaven is my throne,
and the earth is my footstool.
Where is the house you will build for me?
Where will my resting place be?
Has not my hand made all these things,
and so they came into being?”
declares the Lord.”

God is looking for a house and a resting place. He who is humble is attractive to the Lord. He wants you to be His dwelling place.

Psalm 63:8

I cling to you;
your right hand upholds me.

The pursuit of our heart is You, Jesus. Let us pursue God and David’s heart. Let us create this culture. The people who will create culture, who is true to God will attract heavens. Heaven will be opened up for us.

Psalm 84

1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.[c]

Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.[d]
They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.

Hear my prayer, Lord God Almighty;
listen to me, God of Jacob.
Look on our shield,[e] O God;
look with favor on your anointed one.

10 Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.

12 Lord Almighty,
blessed is the one who trusts in you.

He wants us to create a culture because He saw that we can contain and maintain the culture in our hearts and minds. The Lord wants us to have heart like David. We should communicate with God with our hearts open. House that  attitude.

The Lord is so beautiful. We have to establish a culture of Love and Appreciation to God. We honor God by how we treat His sacrifices to us. The Lord our God is always with us , to love us, to cover us. Cry out for the living God. Tears are natural response. Sometimes we do not see God because we do not cry and so our heart is dry. The Lord wants us to cry out for Him. Lay everything to the Lord and you will be blessed. We have to cultivate the “splendorness” of the Lord. we shall praise the Lord whatever  is the circumstance.

The House of God is a permanent dwelling place. Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord.

Go Ahead. Spoil yourself a little. -DD

Go Ahead. Spoil yourself a little. -DD

There are times that we should relax. Take a break. Have fun and treat ourselves.

If you feel like you’re tired of doing a lot of things, pause. You need a rest.

Stop thinking. Forget the drama. Pray more and you’ll find peace. There is happiness inside of us. We just have to let it out. When you’re afraid and feels like your heart will throw out, relax. Find your inner peace.

Thanks Dunkin Donuts for reminding this to me. Now, I’m craving for DD. 😀

Holding Nothing Back by Jesus Culture

I suddenly remember those days I was being stretched by Jesus.
Thank You Jesus. You made me stronger than ever before.

Holding Nothing Back Lyrics

I am chosen, I am free
I am Living for eternity
Free now forever

You picked me up, turned me around
You set my feet on solid ground
Yours now forever

And nothing’s gonna hold me back
Nothing’s gonna hold me back
Nothing’s gonna hold me back

My chains fell off
My heart was free
I’m alive to live for you
I’m alive to live for you
Amazing Love, how can it be?
You give everything for me
You give everything for me
Everything

You washed my sin and shame away
The slate is clean; a brand new day
Free now forever
Now boldly I approach your throne
To claim this crown through Christ my own
Yours now forever

And nothing’s gonna hold me back
Nothing’s gonna hold me back
Nothing’s gonna hold me back

My chains fell off
My heart was free
I’m alive to live for you
I’m alive to live for you
Amazing Love, how can it be?
You give everything for me
You give everything for me

I’m free to live
Free to give
Free to be
I’m free to love you

Ang mga Kwento sa Jeep, Trike, Bus at sa Kalsada ng Pinas

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Ang pagpasok sa trabaho ay parte na ng buhay matapos itaguyod ang sarili sa hamon ng paaralan. Minsan nakakapod pero ayos na din kesa muling pagdaanan ang mga exams na nagpadugo ng lahat lahat sa akin. Lampas isang taon na din akong nagtatrabaho. At lampas isang taon na din akong nagtitiis sa buhay sa bus, sa jeep, at sa kalsada. Ipagpatawad ang mga sasabihin kong hinaing. Pero nais kong maging simula ng pagbabago. At sisimulan ko ito sa aking mga hinaing.

Ang Byahe

Ayos lang naman sa akin kahit malayo ang bahay sa trabaho. Kaya ko namang gumising ng maaga, alam ko naman ang disiplina sa oras. Pero minsan parang susuko ka na lang din talaga. Alas-8 ng umaga ang pasok ko. Para siguraduhing hindi malelate gumigising ako ng 5 o di kaya 5:30 ng umaga. Aalis sa bahay ng 6:30 ng umaga. Para makarating ako ng bus terminal, kailangan kong sumakay ng 2 tricycle. Pagdating ko sa terminal, ang daming tao. May mga araw din naman na konti lang pero mas madalas blockbuster. Tinalo pa ang The Mistress. Minsan may pila , minsan wala. Hayun, unahan sa pag-akyat. Walang lalaki o babae, matanda o bata, makasakay lang. At ako, papatalo ba ako. Sisiksik ako hanggang pwede.

May ilang beses na din na hindi pa man lamang nakakalayo ang bus eh nasisiraan na ito. Kaya kailangan na naman lumipat ng bus. Haggard.

Bago pa lamang din lumabas ito ng FTI, traffic na agad hanggang Magallanes. Yung byahe na for only 30-45 minutes lang nagiging 1 and a half hour. Kamusta naman. Sa may EDSA, kung hindi traffic, iinit naman ang ulo mo sa dami ng stop over para lang makakuha ng mga pasahero. At sa huli, late na din ako.

Eksena sa loob ng Sasakyan (bus, Trike,Jeep)

Marami na siguro sa atin ang nakakapansin nito. Di ka pa man lang nakakapag-ayos sa pagkakaupo sa bus may tatayo sa harapan. Kukuha ng bibliya at mangangaral. Pagkatapos, mamimigay ng sobre kasi ang magbibigay ay pinagpapala. Minsan di na natin alam kung gawain pa nga ba ito ng simbahan. Kung di naman sila, ay yung mga batang may dala dala ding sobre at may nakasulat na “Maawa na po kayo, pambili lang po ng pagkain”.

Naalala ko, merong isang beses sa bus. Papunta na ako sa trabaho. Dahil wala ng masakyan sa may harapan nito, sa may pinaka likod ako napadpad. May katabi akong isang kuya na may kandong kandong na bata sa kanyang hita. Nung una wala namang kakaiba. Hanggang sa napansin kong patagong may kinukuhang mga sobre ang kuya at mabilis na ibinigay sa bata. Mabilis at patago ding ginalaw ni kuya ang kanyang hita na para bang ito ang hudyat sa bata na simulan na ang kung ano mang dapat gawin. Tumayo ang bata. Lumingon lingon at kasunod nito ang pamimigay ng mga sobre. Hindi ko alam kung ano ang dapat maging reaksyon ng mga oras na yun. Ang alam ko lang ay naiinis ako sa nakita ko. Isang bata ang ginamit para kumita. Terible! Pero hindi ako naging “proactive”. Ipagpatawad. Pero sa susunod na mangyari ito, sisimulan ko ang pagbabago.

Sa mga sasakyan din dito sa Pinas makakaranas nung pwet sa pwet, siko sa siko at kung minsan kili-kili sa kili-kili na pagsakay o pag-upo. Madalas kahit di na kasya ipipilit pa din makasakay lang (kung ikaw ang pasahero) o kumita (kung ikaw ang drayber). Yung tipong iluluwa ka na ng sasakyan pero wala ka ng magawa. Tapos halu-halo na yung amoy nyo, may ayos lang, may hindi mo na talaga maintindihan (nahihilo na ako).

May mga nagmamaneho din na para bang eroplano ang pinapatakbo nila. Lipad kung lipad. Nakakalimutan ko na nga lang huminga kung minsan. Mapapakapit ka na lang sa upuan o sa bakal na hinawakan na ng kung sinu-sino.

Naranasan ko na ding pababain ng drayber dahil lang sa wala syang panukli sa ibinabayad ko. Ayos lang naman sa aking bumaba, pero sana naman andun pa din yung ethics. Sana naman sa tamang babaan at sakayan nila ako ibinaba dahil lang sa di ako nakabayad kasi wala silang pansukli. Nasaan na ang pakikipagkapwa?

Noong pauwi naman ako, may 2 estudyanteng babae na tumabi sa akin. Nakaupo ako sa may tabi ng bintana. Nang may isang kuya na nagbebenta ng tubig ang bigla na lang tumakbo at tinangkang kunin ang cellphone nung babaeng katabi ko. Malas nya lang kasi yung case lang yung nakuha nya.

Pinas, kelan ba tayo aasenso? Panahon na talaga upang manindigan at mag-isip. Lumikha ng mga bagong ideya upang ang mga problemang ito ay masolusyonan. Mas marami pang problema dito sa Pilipinas kaysa sa pinagtatalunan ng lahat na Cybercrime law. Sino lang ba ang nakikinabang ng cyber crime law, hindi ba’t yung mga tao lamang na may kakayahang maginternet (medyo tulad ko), mga sikat na personalidad. Oo, makakatulong din ito sa mga mamamayan, subalit para ba ito sa nakararami o pangkalahatan?

Sa ganang akin lamang eh, mas kailangan ng bansa ang mga batas na magtataguyod di lang ng pagkatao ng isang indibidwal, hindi lang ng pag-angat sa kabuhayan ng isa, kundi yung mga batas na para sa lahat, para sa bansa.