MAHAL NA MAHAL KITA

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Puso ko’y ginising sa pagkakahimbing

Pag-ibig Mo’y tila talang nagluluningning

Ikaw oh Diyos ang hiling sa t’wina

Nitong buhay kong Ikaw ang sinasamba

Sa twing mamasdan ang kalangitan

Ngiti mula sa’Yo ang aking nasisilayan

Tibok ng puso ko’y naguumapaw sa kaligayahan

Dahil alam kong Ika’y laging nariyan

Mahal na mahal kita aking Ama

Gustong gusto kitang makasama

Panghabambuhay na pupurihin Ka

Sa piling Mo walang hanggan ang ligaya

Mahal na mahal Kita Panginoon

Ikaw walang iba, noon at ngayon

Di ako lilisan sa Iyong luklukan

Itataas ang ngalan Mo magpakailanman

*MY FIRST TAGALOG POEM FOR HIM*

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My Child

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My Child, open wide your arms

I am here to wrap you tight

My love is yours forever

We will finish the fight

 

My Child, open your eyes

Forget about all the lies

I am here to wipe those tears

Believe and surmount your fears

 

Hold my hand, walk with me

Get up and run in the wild

Keep in mind that I am your Father

And you’re always be my child

 

You are my child, I am your Father

I am your Father, you are my child

Things won’t change the way I feel for you

This may be insignificant but it’s true

 

I love you my child,

I love you in every season

Smile and show the world

That you’re fighting a good fight of faith

 

 

 

22 Facets of Life

“Today is the day You have made
I will rejoice and be glad in it
And I won’t worry about tomorrow
I’m giving You my fears and sorrow
Where You lead me I will follow
I’m trusting in what You say
Today is the day!”

Today is the Day- Lincoln Brewster

22! Yes! Today is the day that the Lord has made!

I’m so excited for what God has prepared for me this year. 2013 is the “Year of Abundance and Just Do It”. How amazing! I am so grateful of the thought that this will be a year of double abundance and doing the things God has laid for me. I believe the latter would also require a double portion of sacrifice, courage and time. But I am looking forward to more of His grace, favor and unfailing love. Everything is for Him, to Him and through Him so let’s get it on.

His love is an unfailing love. Truly, truly! He has blessed my life more than what I have imagined. To share what God has done in my life, here are the 22 things I am so thankful for:

  1. January 10, 1991 – I finally saw the light. Thanks to my beloved parents. Thanks to their love and caress. I love them so much.
  2. 1997– I graduated at my first Alma Mater, Holy Spirit Pre School. I won’t ever forget Sir Lymann Alipit for being such a great and inspiring teacher. Long live Sir!
  3. 1998-2003– 6 Years of God’s faithfulness. Thanks to ESVES, my teachers and elementary classmates. I won’t be this person without you.
  4. 2003-2007– BNHS, thanks to all the lessons and experiences.  I want to express my sincerest gratitude to all my teachers and classmates. Thanks to my favorite batch, Hestians! You’re the best! LOKAST, we’ve been through tough times but we conquered it as one. More of happy memories with you!
  5. February 2007– What an amazing gift! Thank You Lord for the opportunity. I passed the UPCAT.
  6. April 2007– I walked humbly at our graduation day. I was so happy for all of us. We did a great job! Thanks to my parents who supported me.
  7. May 2007– I survived the challenge. Thanks to my mother who supported me all the way. To Him be the glory! Hello UPLB!
  8. June 2007– The start of unforgettable experiences. ELBI life is indeed awesome!
  9. ELBI Life. Thanks to my blockmates, roommates (FOREHA 1109), dormmates and of course Mang Pete, Kuya Jess and Ma’am Pearl.
  10. Thanks to the ever dearest College of Human Ecology. The Best College (for me).
  11. Thanks to all my genius instructors and professors. I sometimes failed your exams and paper ratings but you gave me the best experience ever. Thank you Sir Mendoza for being such an inspiring adviser.
  12. March 7, 2008– Encounters! Thank You Lord for revealing who You are! I stand in awe of You.
  13. Thanks to my DESTINY family, Students of Destiny, cell mates (ate Gian and others) , Ate Merc, Ate Ann, Mommy Cathy and my beloved batch mates. Thank You for all the wisdom and happy memories. I won’t be who I am in the Lord without you.
  14. Special thanks to my best friend, Rheynalyn. We’ve been together for years. Thank you for being there (in good times and bad times). I won’t forget our random conversations. Thank you also for being a sister to me. Thank you for listening and faithfully sharing your time with me. Glad to be your bestie. Kiss!
  15. January-March 2011– Great Practicum days! Thanks to my team mates, Erina, Meme and Ecka. Thank you for all the popcorn nights with Pretty Little Liars marathon. Hope to be with you again at the next Panagbenga. Grateful that I met Tita Susan, Tita Dian and Kuya Rowan of PPDO-Benguet. Thanks to their support even we’re not connected by blood. Here’s a cheer to my beloved Practicum Adviser, Sir Wally Rola! Thank you Sir! Thank You Lord for your encouragements, covering and support.
  16. April 2011– A dream came true. After all the tears and fears, I survived Yupi!
  17. June 2011– I had my first job. Thank You Lord for the opportunity. Everything changed except for my heart that beats for Him. There were discouragements but He was there to remind me this “My daughter, I’m just here. Encourage. You can do that! I trust you.” I learned a lot during this season. Thank you DESTINY SOMA for welcoming me in the family. Cheers!
  18. August 2011-Thank You Lord for the supernatural healing. My colleague’s daughter was healed. All we need is a PUSH!
  19.  December 2011– First Christmas Party in the corporate world. Thanks to my colleagues who were there to make it fabulous. Thanks to Ate Jean, Ma’am Eve, Sir Vince and the rest of CPR team.
  20. March 2012– Thank You for my 2nd job. I’m so blessed to be here. This is such a wonderful experience. Nature, Environment, Earth, Sustainability, Oh how I love those words. Thanks to my colleagues, Sir Bon, Sir Rex, Kuya Jobe and Reymart plus ate Leah for being part of this fruitful season. More funds and projects to come! Cheers for a greater 2013!
  21. April 2012– Thanks for the opportunity to celebrate the 75th birthday of my grandmother. Thanks to our relatives who were there and made that day special. Tito, Tita, Lola, Cousins! I love you all!
  22. I want to give thanks to all the persons, experiences, and things I wasn’t able to mention. Thank You Daddy for sharpening me. Thanks to all the bruises and pains, ups and downs. I am stronger than before. Thank You for changing me to a person who You wanted me to be. Thank You for being my Saving Grace. Thank You for being there through all the seasons.
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Innocence

Rock n’ rollin’! Yehey! 22 years and beyond.  Applause to a greater year ahead! Be happy like ME!

An Inspiration for 2013

“I don’t know if I will cry. I don’t know what to feel. But I thank Him for the strength. Last year, it was a memorable Christmas in the hospital. I asked Him, “why?” He said, “It’s time for you to experience these things.” Again, I asked why. He said, “For you to be better than before.” In the midst of silence I just agreed with Him and prayed for a great 2010 Christmas celebration.”

“It was cold morning of December 20, 2010… a message came through the phone of a sister. For a while, I was staggered; the common reaction of a phlegmatic. No words. No reactions. Minutes after, tears just fell down. I couldn’t understand what’s happening. “

 “Right now, questions are here and there in my mind. I don’t want to complain and ask Him again of what’s happening. I know that this is just part of the process. Process. Process. And Process”.

“… It is just another story of how to share God’s love and peacefulness this Christmas. It will be days of seeing beautiful flowers and candle lights, a story that will come to an end but a beginning of another journey for the next years to come.

 

Sometimes, it is good to accept things you can’t understand for now because there will come

a time that deeper revelations will be upon you. Though it is hard, we have to endure the process with joy and love. Let every burdens be taken away for He is there to walk hand in hand.”

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I was running through all my notes when I saw this. This was written December 21 of 2010. After re reading all the lines, I realized how strong I am. Now I can say I am a great conqueror! The Bible says “Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him and He will help you.” –Psalm 37:5-6. Yes. He did help me that time. He was there to hold my hand. He gave me sunshine when I was about to stumble. “The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the Lord holds them by hand.”- Psalm 37:23-24. Wow! Amazing! Thanks to all the bruises, pains, and crashes, those helped me realize how godly I am with the love of the Lord our God.

Now, another year comes to end and another journey is about to start.

Wait! There’s more! I won’t miss this chance to give you a glimpse of my 2012. I am having a hard time to share with you through words all that happened to me last year. I think it would be better to show these photos. Image

my beautiful batchmates during Doc Ann and Kuya Verge’s wedding.

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A new found friend. I love her photos.

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Destiny Soma during DMI Cavite’s Anniv.

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with ELBI PEEPS last Feb Fair

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Our supposed to be a family picture for Christmas, but I wasn’t there. *photographer mode*

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SOMA girls during the 3rd SoMa’s Anniv

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with Children’s Hour’s volunteers during the “A day at the Museum Event” at Mind Museum

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With DMI Makati’s girls during their 4th Anniv

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SOMA Peeps jumping up high after the kindness evangelism

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Batch dinner before experiencing the air of FEBFAIR

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Road Trip with SOMA peeps to enjoy the long weekend vacation

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Leader’s Summit at Laguna

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Hosted the 1st OMG at PUP-Taguig

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Celebrated Lance’s 1st birthday! Yey! Cutie!

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Trekking and swimming with Pretty batchmates at Ambon-Ambon Falls

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The kids during the A Day at the Museum. Blessed with their lives.

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SOMA peeps after the 1st FRESHMINDS at PUP-Taguig

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Happiness with batchmates

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Attended the *I think I don’t have to put a caption* 😀

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Watched The  Avengers with SOMA Peeps.

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Nature and Fun with girls at Ambon ambon falls.

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Fireworks at UPLB Grad

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With cousins during Chad’s dedication

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Christmas with Familia

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Kodak moments with Cousins at our Grandmother’s 75th Birthday

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UPLB Grad 2012

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Lance’s dedication with Familia

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The men of my life at our Grandmother’s birthday

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Kodak moments with SOMA Peeps at our 3rd Anniv

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with The Couple of the year ❤

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Admin moments during our 1st PDF at PUP-Taguig

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Happiness with SOMA girls

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With my dearest sister at Mind Museum during the “A day at the Museum”

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Freedom! Christmas break at Atimonan, Quezon

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SOMALeaders’ Workshop + FUN

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With our beloved newly grad batchmates.

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Familia at Lance’s dedication

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Though busy, we still had this one. Moments with batchmates at CCT Tagaytay

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Ice Cream bonding with SOMA girls

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Ambon Ambon Falls ❤

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More Photos with batchmates!

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A Walk to Remember: Wendy and Aldrin’s Nuptial- Congrats Cousin!

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Blessed to know her. Joanna, President of PUP PASOA

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Kulitan with cousins during kuya Aldrin’s Wedding

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Batch dinner- FEB FAIR

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VERGE+ANN Wedding

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I love myself for moments like this. 😀

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At UPLB’s Christmas Tree with super batchmate, Lisa

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Prepared Christmas decors with PUP peeps, soon to be SOD and Leaders and Followers for Christ. Amen!

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Visited my 2nd Home! How happy I was that time. Love you FOREHA.

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Cheers to my grandmother. Happy 75th and counting!

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with kids from the community after our house to house visit with GMA and Bethel missionaries. Captured by Rachel Joy Cruz.

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April Batch Outing and More

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Met great leaders of PUP PASOA

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Hello 2nd job! Had a great experience with my colleagues.

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Birthday celebration of Nona and Pen a nightbefore the Transformnations

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Yey! T’was a success! Freshminds with SOD LB and PASOA officers ( Krez and Joanna ) at PUP Taguig

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Pretty faces at VA nuptial

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Christmas with my Family. *Aww, Sorry Mom. it’s your time. Go and capture our smile*

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More for 2013. Shared what we have to PUP students at OMG

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Intramuros Day with Cousins

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Welcome back to me! Hello FOREHA

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Transformnations+Family Day 2012 with Totie and Friends

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Thank you Lord for all the untold experiences I had last year. You never fail to amaze me.

There were bumps, downs, pains but You’re always there for me to cheer me up.

Thank You for all the people who made an impact to my life. Also, to all those who poured out blessings to me.

Thank You for all the lessons You’ve shared.

More of Your Grace and Abundance for this year! Amen!

I won’t make a New Year’s resolution (as always) but I am praying for my Vision 20/20 List for 2013. This I will put in a new blog post. 😀