Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Jeju Island

Hello October!! It's my birth month, so timely for a throwback.  I would like to share my photos from our trip to Jeju Island last October, 2014.  I just love to reminisce the happy moments with my travel buddies.

We had a two-day tour at Jeju Island, South Korea.  Our tour was quite ruined because of the random down pour during the day.  But the fun and exciting can't be robbed with my witty travel buddies.

Here's our trip to Oedolgae Rock and Love Land.

I enjoyed most in Korea was the food.  I love it and I miss it.

By the way, it was exactly my birthday then.

                                                                                                                 Just sharing!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


In the Yamoment blog series, I'd like to invite you to take a moment for mindfulness and reflection. I add some picture qoutes, new ideas I am learning and bible verses I find along the way. 

Have fun!

Stay in the moment and enjoy the mindful living.

Whenever you feel rejected, just keep an eye on what you are trying to achieve and really keep focused on your vision.   

If you are determined and you want it, you can just go for it.  It might might take away a very long time and it might be challenging but the egalitarian nature of that is what's exciting.

Above qoutes, touched my thoughts to be focused on my vision and stay on the path.  Success is along the way.

Have a great mindful day!

Think Positive Be Positive!

Friday, September 25, 2015

HENERAL LUNA: What can I say about the movie?

Hello Hello Yamisweeters!

Yeah, I am here to say something about what I did yesterday.  Viola! I watched a movie with my hubby.  Due to working holiday, we found time to do it! Yipee! And you should watch it too!

And what can I say about the movie, HENERAL LUNA?

Kudos to ARTIKULO UNO Productions for bringing this story into Philippine Cinema.  They have an awesome casts; perfectly portrayed the characters by veteran actors and promising neophytes. The beautiful cinematography and well-written screenplay gave the movie the atmosphere of the Philippine-American war.  It's a brilliant and exceptional work of Jerrold Tarog for the young of today.  He was able to showcase the political-economical conflicts among the leaders of the government, as well the Filipino culture and traits.  It's a fiction movie but based on facts.  John Arcilla showed his remarkable talent by acting a real military general.  And it was never a dull moment.  Entertainment factor is at stake, you will cry, laugh, be sad, be angry and feel pity.

After the movie, what can I say about Heneral Antonio Luna himself?  

Oh wow! Antonio Luna was not emphasized very much on our history books on schools.  Hindi sya ganung kasikat like Jose Rizal, Emilio Aguinaldo at Andres Bonifacio.  But upon seeing this movie, wow! He's so brilliant! I admire his patriotism, his love for our country and his personal being. Yes, he was a very strict military leader. It's because he wanted to instill discipline to every Filipino.  He did not tolerate disobedience, half-heartedness, laziness, sloppiness and thoughtlessness.  He was fearless.  His bravery was awe-inspiring.  

He was bond with naturally impressive memory and shared it through writing.

Here's the excerpt from one of his essay for a girl.
"her langour, her voice which reaches the soul, those rosy checks flushed with happiness the excitement and the fatigue of the dance, the shy glance from her dark eyes which mirror the soul like bright stars in dark sky......How much love, how much sweetness, how much affection in one night, in our Christmas eve in the Philippines."
So romantic!(kilig much)

Nakakatuwa lang malaman na minsan sa kasaysayan ng ating bansa ay may mga tao na katulad ni Antonio Luna na nagpakita ng pagkamakabayan at nagbigay ng pag-asa na maaring may dumating muli na isang tulad nya na handang ibahagi ang kaalaman at malasakit sa ating inang bayan.

Noon at ngayon, iisa pa rin ang sakit ng ating lipunan.  Ang kapwa Pilipino ang ating kalaban.  Kulang ang disiplina at pagkakaisa para sa Inang Bayan at para sa kinabukasan ang ating kabataan. 

Haaayyy! Bigla yata akong naging concern sa politics dahil sa movie.  Yes, a wake-up call for this coming election. Choose wisely!

Manood kayo, palabas pa!

                                                                                                         Just saying and sharing!


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Day 6: A kiss

It's a sweet and intimate ways to show my love.

I grew up with non-intimate family.  We don't show much care to each other by gestures.  As a kid, showing love is just by providing the food on the table, clothes to wear, send to school and a lot of reminders.  But we usually not say "I love you", we don't hug, we don't pray together and definitely no kiss for the family. 

When I was in high school, I lived with my sister and her husband.  She's so lucky to have a very sweet husband.  My brother-in-law used to kiss my sister every time he left the house and once arrived home.  When we go to church, during peace be with you portion, he kisses my sister on her forehead. I always go with them as if I was their eldest daughter.  For eight years living with them, I witnessed how powerful a kiss into a relationship. It can ease painful heart.  It can make you feel secured and loved. It can be the start of a good communication. And can tighten any kind of relationship(in-laws, friends, siblings and relatives).

I grew up with the ideal of my sister's family.  Their kids always show respect and love through kissing to their parents.  I am adapting it on my family of my own.

"Bible verses of the day"
"Your love must be real.  Hate what is evil.  Do only what is good.  Love each other in a way that makes you feel close like brothers and sisters.  And give each other more honor than you give yourself."- Romans 12:9-10

                                                                                                Kiss pa more everyday!
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Day 5: An inanimate object that's important to me

An inanimate object that's important to me is my wedding ring.

It symbolizes of #myforever.  And I do believe in FOREVER.  Dahil...... gusto ko at ito ang choice ko.  Wala akong ibang gagawin kundi ito'y maging forever.

Pero naitanong ko rin sa sarili ko kung bakit nga ba yung iba ay hindi naniniwala sa #mayforever?

Baka dahil hindi sila ready sa FOREVER?
Baka akala nila na ganun ganun lang ang FOREVER?
O baka ang akala nilang FOREVER eh yun na ang sagot sa lahat ng problema nila?

Para sa kaalaman ng naghahangad ng FOREVER, ito po ay hindi biro.  Dapat ay pinaghahandaan.  Dapat kinikilalang mabuti.  At higit sa lahat ay dapat ipinagdadasal.

Kaya po mahalaga sa akin ang wedding ring kasi ito ang nagpapaalala sa akin na #MAYFOREVER.

                                                                                                                Just saying!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Day 4: A strange phone call


A strange phone call

Consistent call every Monday morning for six months became strange to me.  It made me fall in love with the voice and the thought that he's happy just listening to my voice from afar.  He kept telling me that he's doing it for himself.  Talking about anything under the sun.  Laughing. Sharing. Saying ba-bye. Waiting for the next Monday.  

That strange phone call became a routine and got me worried we he missed one.  I will never forget those strange Monday morning phone call.

It made me smile.
It made me feel special.
It made me feel loved.
It made me fall in love.
It made me wear wedding gown.
A home-maker.
A mother.

It remained strange because it changed my whole life.

                                                                                                                Be Strange!

Verse of the day:

From far away, the Lord will appear to his people.  The Lord says, "I love you people with a love that continues forever.  That is why I have continued showing you kindness."- Jeremiah 31:3

Day 3: My Mother


"You will teach me the right way to live.  Just being with you will bring complete happiness.  Being at your right side will make me happy forever."-Psalms 16:11

She is 83 years old.
She don't know me.
She is fearful.
She needs affection.
She has Alzheimer's disease.

My mother is my life coach.
My first teacher.
My mirror.
My strength.
My happiness.
My hero.

You thought me a simple life.
You gave your life to me.
You've shown braveness.
You are strict and caring.
You are lovable deep in your heart.

You are my SuperMom!

Day 2: About my First Heart Break


What about my first heart break????  I can't think of any, naaaks!!  Falling out of love! Yeah.  It's something I can share but a heart break.....nope for myself.  A heart break for me is "nakakabaliw".  I considered it as a sickness that only time can heal.I don't want to have a broken heart.

I don't know! All I know is that a heart break is a feeling that should not be entertained for long.  Like a failure.  When you fell down just get up.

A broken heart
A cry
A pain
A prayer
Love thyself
And move on.

Scripture for today:

"Forget about the wrong things people do to you. don't try to get even.  Love your neighbor as yourself.  I am the Lord."-Leviticus 19:18

                                                                                                                  Learn and let go!!

Friday, September 4, 2015

The 30-Day "Writing My Life" Challenge

Challenge Accepted!!!

Few days ago, I saw a post from my Media Ministry Facebook Group.  Its a 30-day writing my lifechallenge. Today, I decided to accept it because I love challenges.

For your knowledge, I had two challenges made for myself before.  One was 48-week Photo Assignment which I completed and was able to make an album of my photos.  It was a challenge pushed through with myself to encourage me to learn photography. It was such a nice experience to share because I earned courage to serve the Lord through The Feast.  I became a photographer of Print Media Ministry because I believe that through my simple knowledge about photography I can serve the Lord and he will bless my talent.  Horraaaayyyy for that!!!

The other challenge I made was 15 Books to Read in a year.  I was able to do that but the sad part was I missed to blog all my review of the books Id finished.  But then, its an achievement, I learned a lot and it served the purpose.  It was all self-help books that inspired me to pursue my dreams and make it into reality. And I am a winner with it.

Doing challenge is hard, interesting and fun.  With the new challenge, it is additional stress (hahaha). It will be helpful for me to pursue my dream of becoming a writer.  I should push through by practicing my brain on how to express myself in a way people can understand me and relate to me.  It is about my life.  Ill be happy to share my thoughts about the daily assignment.  I am a bit afraid of the other things on the challenge but Ill be happy to share my simple life to all of you.

Bro. Bo Sanchez said, What you express, you expand. I express and I unfold.

Join me! And stay tuned for this challenge.

                                                                                           Be Challenged everyday!!!

Day 1: The Story behind my profile picture


My Profile Picture on Facebook

It was taken last summer during our company outing by my officemate Beatriz whos my roommate then.  She is also a servant of Media Ministry at the The Feast as photographer.  Horray for her talent.  I was able to express my model side.(lol!)  I love to take photos but I love most being a model (frustrationssss!!!!!)  Anyway!  I love bright colors for my photo shoots so I wore the brightest dress I have(hahaha!!) plus the hat that I bought to the street vendor along Pedro Gil St. for P100.00 just for the summer outing.  Alam nyo na.... pang profile picture nga eh!!!!

By the way, our companys summer outing was held at Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan.  The place is showcasing Filipino culture during Spanish Era.  It's such a photogenic place where photographer like me enjoy so much.  Ngatal ang laman pag photoshoot time na. (hahahaha) 

We did not waste the time visiting the awesome place.  I organized a photowalk with my officemates during our free time.  It was morning time and we roamed around and took a lot of photos at every corner of the resort.  Aside from being a photographer I also acted as model so I have to put down my bag during my turn.  And so we had fun and we captured a lot of photos.

Until I realized I lost my camera bag that contained a 50mm prime lens, spare battery, cellphone, key card and one SD card.  I went back to all the spot wed stopped.  And as expected no bag left.  I was so sad then, computing how much money I lost for the cost of the bag and everything in it.  

We had to check out so I went back to our room to pack my things.  I headed on to the check-out counter and reported the incident.  After some walkie talkie thingy, they said no bag found.  I had to pay for key card lost.  With heavy heart, I paid P500.00 and trying to accept what had happened.  

While waiting for my other officemates to check out, in a silence I prayed to God.  Lord, sana po wag nyong hayaan na magkasala ang nakapulot ng bag ko.  I closed my eyes and trust the Lord that he will ease my sadness.  Minutes later I saw a gwardia sibil heading to our place holding a black bag.  I said to my officemate, bag ko yun Sir!  Gaaaahhhhhhdddddd!!!! Gwardya Sibil ang nakapulot ng bag ko, may importanteng assignment lang kaya hindi agad na-i-surrender sa counter.  

For whatever happened, the important thing was I had my bag back and he did not commit a sin. 

The check-out counter refunded the P500.00 I paid for the lost key card and so I rewarded the guard for his honesty.

Lessons learned: Stay Focus (bawasan ang paging excited!!!)

Scripture for today: 

"Yes, the scriptures say, "As surely as I live,'says the Lord', Everyone will bow before me; everyone will say that I am God."-Isaiah 45:23

                                                                                                                           Stay cool!