Do you know…

how it feels to put a period on something that makes you smile?

It’s like jumping over the edge of a cliff, surrounded by the vastness of ocean,

waiting yourself to fall and sadly knowing that…

you cannot swim.

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2:00 AM

“Are you happy?”

A question that I randomly ask to everybody. It sounds strange but I have this urge of knowing the truth – what lies beyond those speaking eyes?

This time it is a bit different for I am asking and scrutinizing myself…

“Am I happy?”

One thing I know, I chose to be content –

Because happiness and contentment are closely related.

That’s all for now. Good night.

SEEDS FOR 2018

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“Everything in life begins as a seed. “

It was no doubt that our pastor was on point when he began the word by sharing this meaningful line. Everything we have now in life is the result of what have planted before. Think of doctors or lawyers or even the students who graduated with flying colors as examples. Efforts and time were spent by them. Not to mention the money they have invested or maybe the getaways, parties they have skipped.  These people sacrificed something precious to them, whether it is their time or a thing just to GET. THAT. GOAL! (whatever it is)

That being the case, I decided to begin my 2018 with a sweet sacrifice – planting seeds. Seed of faith, of hope and of love. Like the usual farming, this will never be easy. It will take time and efforts for me to cultivate its soil and nurture it. It will require tons of patience, especially when waiting for the harvest takes part. It will surely cost me. It will be exhausting. But…  I am confident that one day, these precious seeds will grow as trees that are rooted to God and will bear fruits of unshakable faith, never-ending hope and overflowing love, benefited by everyone. ♥


AWARD

On the other note, I just wanted to spread the sovereignty and greatness of God. To some who does not know, I was on social media fast these past weeks. This means that instead of scrolling my timeline endlessly, praying and reading the word became my course of action (thank that guy who invented the bible app). God’s promises are so alive to the extent that my first month of the year has been ended by receiving an award at work… being the associate of the month

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I KNOW!

I know.

It’s a shame that after having a comeback post, I let myself drowned again in the sea of my adventures (you know, va-cay-cion!).

And I apologize for that.

There’s nothing much on today’s post but let this be a warning that anytime soon, I’ll be throwing grenades of vlogs, write-ups and throwback photos on your timeline. I am still overwhelmed how God has been good to me with my recent trip. I praise Him for the priceless moments I got to spend with my loved ones, endless talks with my “beshies” and new found friends, places and food that I have crossed out on my long list. Oh! not to mention the man in my prayer. GOD IS SO AMAZING!

Anyhow, I have to end this as I need to jump out of bed, check my wardrobe and prepare for later’s event (errr… work!). Bye for now.

Be a blessing! ❤

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Guess Who’s Back

Guess who’s back, back again
“Gen” is back, tell a friend
guess who’s back,
guess who’s back,
guess who’s back…

Isn’t it obvious that Eminem’s song, “Without You” did a perfect loop in my head and look! Someone has received her true love’s kiss and has been awaken from her deep sleep (in… blogging). Wink* Congrats, Gen!

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It’s a tradition for me that every year, I set a theme together with a list of things-to-do that, of course, needs to be accomplished. Just in case you’re curious to know what happened in the past, I linked it here (2015) and here (2016). The latter was lull; only to realize that out of 24 bullets I put, only 9 were ticked off! It’s not even the half of it! See!

4. Travel to other countries
(Georgia)
6. Go to spa ALONE
(Full Body Massage at The Address. Thanks to Asiatravel!)
7. Go for a camp
(at Secret Beach with Churchmates)
9. Join a community / an organization
(Appointed as the secretary of the United of the Hoteliers of the Philippines. Thanks Sir Erwin!)
10. Get a class
(Free music class from Reference Point. Thanks Kuya Jamin!)
11. Buy something from my wish list
(Yeti, Sony and Ipy)
14. Join a contest
(Since this was too broad, I joined numerous Instagram competitions and I won several times! Happy dance*)
17. Sing alone in the crowd
(Sang “My God”, an original, in the church)
18. Watch sunset in an unfamiliar place
(at Jebel Jais with RB, LA and Lek)

Guess that’s one of the ironies of #GoingForward – You wanted to progress in every aspect of your life but at some point, you remain stuck. With that, I was compelled to be more focused and just use last year’s unticked must-do. Not because I’m too tired to think but because I wanted move deeper into the things I have now. If you know what I mean. Thus, this year’s theme is…

#MovingDeeper2017

1. Tour someone new in Dubai
2. Go Hiking
3. Do 24 Hours of Silence
4. Travel to another country
5. Visit home country – PHILIPPINES
6. Travel ALONE
7. Organize a party
8. Try something I’ve never done
9. Have a picture together with the person I admire
10. Sing an original song for someone
11. Do a decent cover of my favorite song
12. Have an amazing creative / fashion shoot
13. Collaborate with someone
14. Learn a new skill / talent
15. Watch a game in the stadium
16. Get a more defined body
17. Spend quality time with my girlfriends
18. Surprise someone
19. Finish either old or new testament in the bible.
20. Be a servant for a day
21. Read 2 books each month or 24 books in a year
22. Try a new water sport
23. Go two days without using tech such as computer, phone, & tablets
24. Do Cartwheel
25. Watch sunrise in an unfamiliar place

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“My Other Half”

A personal composition dedicated to the man that God has prepared for me. (oh btw, I wrote a letter too! )

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“My Other Half”

Verse I:
I waited for this time
For you to hear this song of mine
Created for a man who paired by God
My one and only love

Verse II:
I waited for this moment
To fin’ly see your face
To hold your hand and say these words…
“you mean so much to me”

Pre Chorus:
Everything I prayed for is here with me now.
There’s nothing I could ask for,
I’m content with what I have.

Chorus:
I praise God for your life
For giving me my other half
I will always be by your side
I love you… forever.

Verse III:
The waiting game is over
Because we’re now together
And when the world will tear us apart
Remember, my love will never fade

(Repeat pre chorus and chorus 2x)

Ending:

I love you, forever (2x)
Oh God made us together…

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“I PASSED!” (Isaiah 60:22)

Thought of sharing this:

“When the right time comes, I will make this happen quickly. I am the Lord!” – Isaiah 60:22

It’s been exactly a week since God answered one of my many prayers – to have a driver’s license. I must say that getting one was not easy for me. Time. Effort. Understanding. Financial resources. (I thank God for providing all these). I failed twice but that didn’t stop me from praying because I know that when His time comes, He’ll give it to me. (As He promised!)

Because… God makes all things beautiful in His time.

All the glory and praises to you, my God.

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I TOOK A LEAP IN… GEORGIA

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As many of you know, I am a type of traveler who is thirsty to lead a life of adventures.  Whether I find myself in the middle of a vast ocean or on the peak of a sky-scraping mountain, in solo or in group, without having a second thought, I will always jump at every thrill activity. Not because I’m leaving “YOLO” but rather, I firmly believe that there are different moments to cherish and stories to tell in certain times and places. My thinking was something like this “what I had experienced when I first visited Maldives (for example) can be totally different when I will visit it again ,with my future husband”. So for me, better to seize every opportunity that is on your plate! Right?

Having said that, I decided to take a leap in Georgia by ticking off one of my dream activities, bucket list items – PARAGLIDING. It is still fresh in my memory that last July 1st, 2016, I was able to witness God’s spectacular masterpiece in Gudauri. This is where part of the great and mighty Caucasus mountain range resides. Witnessing it is really inimitable because I just didn’t see it in a usual way like by walking or by passing around the area, but I saw it how a beautiful eagle sees it. I had the birds eye view experience!

My 15-minute, treasured, bucket list experience started when my knight-in-shining-armor (only that day) gave a short briefing and geared me up. I was a little bit nervous because I had to run with all my energy to reach the cliff and then jump. JUMP! Really?

To ease that roaring stampede in my belly I screamed at the top of my lungs. That long “ooooooohh” was changed to “WOWWWWW” and “AMAZING” and then “INCREDIBLE”. I was  a parrot saying these words over and over because the view from the air was really exhilarating. I was fortunate because when I jumped the wind blew perfectly in one direction.

I was given an eagle, wide angle view of the landscape, the snow-capped mountains, the blue sky with cotton clouds and the green scenery. I was in a cartoon movie that time, you know the the part when the character’s eyeballs were out flying in front of the face 🙂 When we got close to the landing point, my partner gave me a series of twirls and turns. It was a roller coaster in the air. It was full of fun and I will never forget every single detail and every single second.

The adage says”A picture is worth a thousand words”, but for me, “A video is worth a million words”. I hope this video can fill what I have missed on this blog! Enjoy watching…

PARAGLIDING EXPERIENCE

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