A Piece of My February

The month of February had been so unfavorable for me. It was so horrific. I have cried so many times for some things that are not necessary. I mean, who needs unnecessary stress right? But that's life. You will get a lot of accusations, blames and you'd swallow it because you've exhausted your energy explaining but to no avail... people will still believe what they want to believe.

I am rethinking the course of my life. I feel like I am not going any farther and I am even being sucked by the curse of being an OFW, all cash out and no savings. I should start thinking not just an individual, but as a family person.

I am just so depressed because I live a life of no choice.

The only thing that keeps me happy is that knowing I have loving family and few good friends who stick by me and believing in me without thinking twice.

Nakakatuwang merong mga tao na would take your word for it, di kagaya ng iba na kahit ialay mo na ang buong buhay mo, questionable pa rin ang efforts mo. God bless them.

Are You a Single Lady on Valentine's?

Think about it, it could be better for you.

When you feel like settling down, make sure you checked some other things that engaged or married people forgot to navigate before committing to forever --- your Valentine's date forever that is.

  • Will he narrow down your options?
  • Will he enclose you to his own little circle?
  • Will he make you stop working?
  • Will he make you a plain housewife who bakes and cooks?!!!
  • Will he not drive for you when you need him too?
  • Will he restrict you for seeing your parents? Your friends?
  • Will he be irritated to hear anything that seems you're having a life?
  • Will he not give you a home of your own?
  • Will he not allow you decide for your family because, well yeah, the previous item?
  • Will he not let you save for the rainy day?
  • Will he get you stuck in a life you never dream of having?
  • Will he dictate your every move?
  • Is he boxed into a small world that you'd got to live with for all eternity?
  • Will he not celebrate Valentine's with you?

Well, have some pondering and check out your life.

A lot of women are drowning on quicksand with their hopes and dreams attached to them...
She could be having a harder time than you sulking about being dateless on this very much commercialised day. Think about it. Do you think it's all about candies and red roses? Fancy restaurants with fancy suits and ties? Think again.

A lot of women rushed into situations only rich people can afford getting out from. Some are still there because of the silly hope of forever that others plotted for them to believe --- not even promised. 

I am not saying don't get married. But don't get all giddied up by brights eyes and romantic words. See what's in store for you after the exchange of vows. Some even have an opportunity to see it before the vows but are too stupid to run away. Check his life, his background, his social circle, his family... check everything about your dream Valentine because before you know it, you're stuck in a quicksand... you might get away from it and escape alive... but yeah, that muddy feeling will live to give you nightmares for the rest of your life!

The Remaining

So I thought I was watching yet another college flick to kill time, I was not at all aware that I am watching a film about the rapture. I am a Christian who knows what my life will be after death. I know I am given the privilege to be part of God's family in heaven and that He has prepared me a mansion over the hilltop but hey, rapture still scares me to the max. I wouldn't want any of my loved ones experience the tragedy of tribulation and of course, the idea that a lot of us are going to be raptured, I feel so scared for those who won't be. Some may say Christians are arrogant for claiming such... and to some, we may not even make sense...

In John 14:6 it says... Jesus answered,
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, He has given us a promise that we will be with Him in His Kingdom. God has given His only begotten son in order to free us from captivity --- from sin and whoever believes in Him will not perish but have an eternal life in heaven. If we have accepted Him as our Lord and Savior, we can claim confidence that we are now part of His family in heaven. For me, it's not arrogance  --- it's FAITH!

Of course, my husband said he got terrified and that he is scared of the rapture and I told him he should not be afraid because he has surrendered his life to Jesus. I advised him to have fellowship with the Lord in order for him not to feel lost. I sincerely hope that he will continue to build his relationship with the Lord so he would truly feel the Holy Spirit's work on him.

Whoever reads my blog and you feel that you haven't built a relationship with the Lord, feel free to read on this link >> click me.

I also want to share one of the classic songs I've learned in the 80's... It's called Pass It On,
It only takes a spark to get a fire goingAnd soon all those around, can warm up in glowing. That’s how it is with God’s love, once you’ve experienced it, you spread His love to everyone, You want to pass it on. What a wondrous time is spring, when all the trees are budding. The birds begin to sing, the flowers start their blooming. That’s how it is with God’s love, once you’ve experienced it, you want to sing “It’s fresh like spring,” you want to pass it on. I wish for you my friend, this happiness that I’ve found. You can depend on Him, it matters not where you’re bound. I’ll shout it from the mountain top – PRAISE GOD, I want the world to know; the Lord of love has come to me, I want to pass it on.
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An Open Letter to PNoy

I am nothing but hurt and torn about what's happened with the 44 SAF members who got brutally killed in the ambush. I feel extra burdened knowing how easily life can get taken away from families. I imagine the children, wives, girlfriends, siblings and parents of these men --- what they've undergone is unimaginable. No one would want to imagine how life would be had it been them on their shoes --- no one!

You see, these men have been loved and cradled by their families... Parents struggled to support them, to send them to school, to get them reach their goals,  but their lives were taken as if they're useless and of no value at all. I feel so hurt on behalf of their parents whose hardships got disregarded, all for power and greed --- hunger and lust for authority!

Dear Mr President,

I don't want you to resign or get ousted. I hope you'd get to complete your service because unlike others, I certainly believe that you've done a lot for our country. You've made good projects and somehow, made Philippines better than GMA's reign. But really, your non-attendance was a bad decision Mr President. I mean, ok, you might get blamed by their families and people might say that we've sent them to a war that we're not prepared for and yeah, you will be the absorber of all these bitterness the families feel right at that moment but hey! You are the President of the Philippines, whatever weight you'd have to carry for them that time, you can dust yourself off and do what you're supposed to do --- to give comfort and reassurance to their loved ones that their fallen 44 did not die in vain... instead, they died with pride while fighting for a country worth dying for.

But what have you done? You totally showed that what happened is only equivalent to some inauguration or something and that of course, you cannot send a representative to do the ribbon cutting or some sort! Whatevs!

You totally pissed Grace Lee off! I mean hello, she stooped to the level of Leah Navarro's ass kissing! Nainis tuloy si Lola Grace!

Once again, Kris is the talk of the town and thankfully, she's only being bashed for unfollowing celebrity friends who made Instagram posts/comments about the President's priorities, I mean, buti nga ito nalang (I mean IG babaw) instead of acquiring STDs or something gaya ng mga pasabog nya dati. At least this is better than making sawsaw on James Yap's current relationship making screenshots of their SMS with each other, but then again, milyonarya sya so yeah, she's allowed to practically do anything she wishes to. I mean, was that noche buena or media noche when she supposedly excused herself to talk about her contract and just told PNoy na, "millions Noy" --- or something like that, forgive me, narinig ko lang yan sa Aquino and Abunda. Ako man, yun, I'd say, "millions, with matching panlalaki ng mata!"

So I still like you PNoy, at least to complete your term and make things better for us Pinoys even for the short remaining period of time. Kaya pa yan! We believe you've got more than your social calendar to offer and we still trust in you.

Iboboto pa rin kita kung si Bong, Jinggoy at Mar Roxas ang kalaban mo :D I mean, Grace Poe could be good kasi alam nya who to target! Imagine her "fixation" with the MRT issue --- nga naman, commuters ang karamihan sa botatente... brasuhan na kung brasuhan, pababain ang pamasahe hangga't kaya, tutual naman, ilang tulog na lang diba?!!

So yeah Mr President, I'd still say yes. Bawi bawi lang pag may time?

Photo grabbed from Google Images: Credits to Philippine Canadian Inquirer being the source

Scary Movies

I am always believed to be the one who'd cover her eyes when a horror flick is on. I don't easily get scared but I hate getting surprised/shocked by certain scenes, hence, covering my eyes.

I have listed down 16 scary movies that I remember to have scared me to the max. These are the films that have actually given me chronic nightmares, as silly as they seem.
  1. The Conjuring
  2. Silver Bullet
  3. Troll
  4. Scream
  5. Labyrinth
  6. Exorcism of Emily Rose
  7. Poltergeist
  8. House 2
  9. Demons
  10. The Strangers
  11. The Uninvited
  12. Tremors
  13. Life Force
  14. The Abyss 
  15. Shutter
  16. One Missed Call

How about you? Do you have a list? 

The Equalizer

One of the best movies I've seen lately. What can I say,
Denzel never fails me!
The pacing of the movie is fast yet the details were not forgotten. There was a serious tone in the movie but the silly puns were enough to balance Robert's cryptic personality. I knew there was something more to him but that did not occur to me, at least not until Teddy insisted he's somebody worth investigating as opposed to his giveaway biodata, a college educated hardware store staff or something.

I love this film, undoubtedly and I'd give it 5 stars.

I wish more films are like this.

On Travels

So I was talking to my husband the other time, I asked him,
how come we don't travel a lot? 
My husband is well traveled and I am not. I only started traveling the places I want to see back when I was working in King Faisal, I was around 25 or 26, quite late compared to people nowadays. Well, I've always been here (in Riyadh) that's why I rarely travel. But after getting married, I had the impression that we'd always travel because I have mentioned a million times how I love to see other places, cultures and people and knowing how he's been raised, I assumed it would not be too difficult.

But the question just lingers, how come we don't travel a lot... I realized the answer some time ago but I refused to believe so. My husband travels for a purpose. As silly as it may seem, he would go to a place for a pair of pants, for a gadget that's not yet internationally out, for something local yet popular... and I want to travel for the experience I'd gain from it. Ebay and Amazon killed it for me! Since he discovered sellers from these engines, gone are the days that I am traveling.

Few days back, I found a real affordable ticket to Paris and I was like, ok, EuroTrip! He would say that our son is still small for these travels and that he throws tantrums all the time. What ever happened to leaving him with our parents? More so, there isn't a problem if he comes a long--- in fact, I would be more delighted. I've known couples who take their babies/toddlers with them as they travel and I don't see them complaining you know. But for some reason, today, he seems more positive into the idea of traveling. I am glad because knowing how he overreacts most of the time to proposals like this and that, I appreciate him entertaining the idea of us travelling during religious holidays! I feel excited about it!

The Year that Was

This year has been nice to me. Health-wise, still a little off for me and Brooklyn but we are thankful because we surpassed it all. God has proven to be the captain of our lives and He has yet again manifested His power over us in super amazing ways! I love how He is so obvious in making Himself felt.

I felt my spiritual growth this year too. God has given me the maturity to deal things in different light.  I have learned a lot of things that I knew theoretically in the past but has not been practicing at all because I felt like it wasn't me. Now, I finally felt that I am.

I've spent my year watching movies and TV series too. I have not been on a long vacation so pardon my being a couch potato. I still love Grey's Anatomy and Pretty Little Liars. I stopped watching Suits because of a certain plot change that I did not quite like but I know I am going to be back. I stopped watching Revenge because it's just too dark for me, I know I'd continue watching it, don't worry Emily.  I love How to Get Away with Murder, such a delight to see Dean Thomas grow older than how he was in Harry Potter :) I am looking forward to its resumption in 29 January.

Weeeeew! Too much food consumption this year. I need to take a break from munching into fried things. I love my life and I thank God for always being beside us.

Happy 2015! Bye 2014...

A Little Prayer

Dear Lord,

I pray we'd find it, better yet, someone of good heart will contact us to return it. It happened to me, it could also happen to my husband. Nothing's impossible with You oh Lord.

Lord God, it will really be of great help if we can get pass this situation hassle-free. We lift everything to you.

In Jesus' Name I pray...

PS: This was an answered prayer. Someone found and returned my husband's wallet! To God be the Glory!

I Was Raised and Did Not Just Grow Up

I was raised and did not just grow up. I am teaching these to my son as well. They may seem trivial and look like they're being learned through life anyhow, but "no" people grow old and still don't know how valuable these are in molding people's character. These are the bases of one's character, they make a person, simple as it seemed but if you're missing any of these, uh oh...

See, "knocking" doesn't only mean you're shy to enter, it means you respect the people inside. 

Saying "thank you" means you appreciate things and you are grateful for it. 

Saying "excuse me" because you value people's time and the things they do hence interrupting them needs pardon and sharing goodwill to those in need because you know that's what people do, help one another.

 #reposting this because I am glad my parents raised me properly.