Saturday, August 6, 2011

I'm the map! (Post SONA review)

Its not that I want to be considered as one who knows better, no, its just that I have watched and known of others idea regarding PNoy's State of the Nation Address. Some says that it lacked what a second SONA should possess, they said its the map. Do I hear someone singing Dora's map song, 

I have this video for everyone to have a serious look into ones need for the map. I have the lyrics so we could take a closer look to our journey:

If there's a place you got to go
I'm the one you need to know
I'm the Map
I'm the Map
I'm the Map
If there's a place you got to get
I can get you there I bet
I'm the Map (12 times)

The last line with 12 times repetition, "I'm the map" somehow irritates me. But seriously, one's knowledge of the path to take makes the journey not just worthwhile but also wonderful.  Thus, ones knowledge of the map makes one a 'Henyo'.

My amazement as to why people insist on finding out the presidents map lead me to a more serious consideration of the song. Yes, we need to know where the president is leading this country, so that we may have our personal goal and visions inline with  it. 

I remember the Philippine Bible Society's past theme for one of its celebration of the National Bible Week. The Bible as the manual to life. Map is our manual as to where we would go and every individual should have a knowledge of this manual which is God's Word. It never and will never fail. God's Word never change. And for us to have a very good finish, let us learn from the One who created us and the manual He prepared for us.

The president should also know that the Bible as a manual for this nations journey would be a very good basis for the "Tuwid na Landas".

Friday, July 29, 2011

I did it!

Praise God! after two weeks of working on the problem, I was able to solve it. I was somewhat scared of the probable outcome of what may transpired after receiving error messages. After receiving confirmation that I have fully installed the application, I cant help but give God all the thanks for truly it is by His grace that I was able to accomplish the task.

We at times are short sighted that we fail to see what God has in-stored for us. We are very impatient with God's timing that we insist our own time. With what happened, I was able to evaluate my personal ideas and belief while understanding God's means in answering prayers.

It somehow took sometime, two weeks is two weeks, it is not overnight. I am thankful that patience begets clear understanding of the situation. I almost gave up thinking that I do not have what it takes to finish what I have started.

I have learned not to be afraid to once again volunteer. And I know I can do it.

I have overcome the test. I did it. Thank You, Lord!

So, anyone needs any help...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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God is indeed faithful. And He will be excited to know that we are interested with being faithful.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

I volunteer!

I was asked to upgrade a certain program by a friend, because I thought I am capable, for I have tried to do it with my own laptop and it worked, I agreed. Thinking I would be of great help. And the most exciting thing happened, the program broke down. 

HELP! I was all by myself for my friend left me believing I can accomplish the tasks even by myself. Thank God for the internet! I downloaded a similar program so that my friend can still use the system while I look for probable solution to the mess I have done.

We at times volunteer because we know we can. There is nothing wrong with it, its just that there are those tasks that requires someone knowledgeable to do the job. I am not implying that we refuse to volunteer, if its blood donation go, if its cleaning streets go, if its something beneficial to everyone let nothing stop us from helping our friends and families. But with those which requires more than simple knowledge, let the expert perform the necessary action so that we need not toil for greater damage control. 

You see we were given different gifts that when the right time comes that it is needed, we need not be asked to help but that we make ourselves available to accomplish the tasks God has for us.

So be not afraid to volunteer. Just make sure you can perform what is required.

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Friday, July 15, 2011


I so long to experience His revival!
so, I made this in photoshop.

Bless HIS name forever!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

I'm back!

My kids and I were watching Lion King, and it sure awakens the kid in me. Whenever Simba would say or do something I find myself giggling or even laughing and enjoying his scenes. There was once when his uncle Scar told him lies regarding his fathers death that he left the pride and lived with his new found found friends and had their motto "hakuna matata" which is translated as no worries or quesera sera. It reminded me of my own, when I believed the lies the enemy told me years ago. But Simba was lead to the truth by those who really cares for him and at the time appointed he returned.

I am so thankful for always having the "second chance", at least with my own site. I have always longed to write and share stories but whenever I'm infront of my laptop I will be very busy running my City, yes, I have enjoyed playing which somehow eases my stress. But then I realized that this is what I want to do. I want to write and tell people of possibilities, even the impossible, so that somehow I could trigger ones desire to 'just do it'.

I'm back. Not only with vengeance but with inspiration. I will tell the world of what happened and why it happened and how I conquered.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

No goodbye!

We have had an unexpected treat. Honestly, we are scheduled to have dinner with one of our student, a restaurant in a hotel, which is owned by their family. We had a tummy-full of good food. Different Halal foods were served which suits everyones taste.

We were also allowed to sing songs at the karaoke which is connected with the lights and their stage. a couple of my friends took the once in a lifetime opportunity to sing at stage. We really enjoyed it.

That's not all, we were allowed to dipped unto the swimming pool with hot waters. Oh so good, we thank The Lord over and over for not just blessing us with so great dinner but also with relaxation which our body needs.

We were about to leave and we said goodbye to our student who invited us over. We said good bye, she replied "no goodbye!" perhaps she doesn't mean it for we are used to hearing such words from her. But we are ending our class, we are having our graduation and we are leaving for the Philippines. No goodbye, a word that continuously runs through my mind. And yes, I answered we may be world apart but still "no goodbye".

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Monday, April 18, 2011

my precious possessions

They have been my most precious possession. But after learing of AJ Perez's death I realised that I dont own them. They belong to God alone. He is their Owner thus they are destined after His will. As of the moment I dont know where He wants them to go, but I trust they are under His special care
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

dream come true

being apart is not part of any couples dream,
but being together again is  
a dream come true.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The power of The Word

We all speak in different manner. I mean even the physically challenged people can communicate in ways known to them. I started with these words because I have recent realizations of the words we say and those that we hear.

Whenever one receives a word of encouragement, one is strengthened. With words a man can make a woman fall in love. I remember the times when I spent seven hours a day, from 10 in the evening till 5 in the morning, with the one I so adore. She said she cant find the reason why she loved me. Let me make a wild guess, perhaps its because most of the time when she's awake she hears me, thus making her feel so important.

Whenever I thank a person for anything I know is worth the thanks, a feeling of happiness overcomes me. You see when we send a word to lift others its just like showering yourself with cold waters in the midst of burning sun.

No longer single.

Yes, I claim that I am no longer single like what I used to claimed. Being single is not a choice, it is one's state of being and according to the prevailing rules of the Philippine Republic regardless of my distance from the Philippine territory, I am married to no other than my wife.

I had been struggling for quite sometime, especially when I am asked as to where my wife is. I usually turn pale. Well, I can literally experience how it is to grasp for breath. Its not that I am afraid to say that she is not with me at the moment, its just that I dont know how to explain the next possible series of question which may later satisfy the person inquiring.

I have trained myself to be so polite leaving me breathless and colorless. After a season of realization, I have wholeheartedly claim and therefore present my self as a married man, though you will not see me wearing a ring for that is my next blog topic.

I claim so I am.  

Friday, April 1, 2011


Forgiveness can be offered even if it is not asked, but one should consider it priceless. One doesn't always get forgiven when one asks for repentance.

I am forgiven. And I believe I ought to forgive. 

Our idea of forgiveness is tainted by our belief that it should be asked. We were taught that no one receives it, if one doesn't asks for it.

Repentance is another thing. If the sinner acknowledge his sin and asks forgiveness that I think is better. But if not, forgiveness is freedom for the one who releases it.

I carried a heavy burden for so long. Now, I realized that I am carrying something not fit for a weak person like me. Thus I am giving it up.
I choose to forgive for I know I am also forgiven.

Try not to carry a so heavy burden. Free yourself. Forgive.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Where would I be...

I have been through difficult times. Times that almost drowned me.
But I thank God every time I realized its because of His grace.
Praise You Father!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I made it!

I was 16 years old then and I applied for a scholarship under the Deped. After submitting all the required documents, I was given the chance to enroll in a private university and took up Banking and Finance as my major. At the back of my mind are thoughts about those who weren't able to pursue their studies. And I am so grateful that I was given a chance to finish my studies which will mean a good life not only for me but also for my family.

My mother insisted that I pursue my studies no matter what. That's why even when the allotment from the scholarship haven't arrived she opted to borrow. My first payment for enrollment came from a well known lending system in the country which is termed as 5/6, that means for every P1000.00 borrowed, you need to pay P1200, thats 20% of what you just borrowed.

I received just an ample amount for my transportation. I cannot afford to loose even 25 cents or I will be walking 15-20/km.

I remember an incident when my professor required the whole class to photocopy a certain lesson for an exam the next meeting. I handed my money with hesitation for it means I'll be 'walking the distance'.

In one incident when I was walking not accidentally, a man called me from afar. I choose not to look because I am afraid to be interrogated as to why I am walking in the middle of the night. The voice insisted so I looked, only to find out my godfather, on a car.

I lied saying I am just waiting for the right vehicle. he invited me to join him because He is going to somewhere close to our house. He saved me for the next 12kms.

My parents doesn't know of my dilemma. I guess its because I have seen enough of their hardships, I choose not to tell them mine.

It only lasted a year for I loosed tracked of my vision of the future, I focused on the burden.

I never thought that I will make it once more in college, but after twelve years I took an entrance exam at the Philippines premier school for teachers, that is, Philippine Normal University. On the day of the exam the proctor thought that I am a student for the graduate school since I was 30 years old then. She said that the exam she is giving is for the undergraduate. "Ma'am, I only looked ahead of my age" I joked but somehow irritated.

I passed the exams and when enrollment came, a student assistant said "Sir, aren't you tired of studying?" well, I just think that the road for improvement is not that easy. But I'm so glad there are those people who supported and assisted me. And I'm thankful for all my classmates, they may not know it, but they have been teachers to me. I was the oldest in the class but they managed to relate with me. They have sheltered me from storms I thought I would not passed.

My professors were very supportive of me. Their understanding never runs out. They inspired me to go on until I reached the line.

My family, they are so valuable to me. In my third year, I was planning to stop and pursue a job, so that I can support my kids, my mom insisted that I should finish my studies first and then I could find a job. If not for them I dont know where I am right now.

Its been a year since I took that step towards the stage to receive my diploma, and I am grateful to everyone. You may have been instrumental with my hard times, thank you, for now I can look back and say I made it through the storm.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wiped my tears away.

I left home for almost two weeks now. I never thought it will be this hard. I volunteered to give my service to teaching English to non speakers for at least a month. At first I said it will be very easy given the very fast exchange of days. But when I saw my kids picture it brought me to tears.

My kids were used to literally jump off to me and hug me and say 'I love you' especially when I least expect it. I didn't do that with my dad so they are leaving me clueless as to how should I respond. Well, I just return those hugs and kisses with the same and sometimes add some tickling which made them giggle and I love it.

Like most parents, I would like to make my kids happy especially now. But with the distance we have, seems like its impossible. Thank God for the internet, they just talked and spoke to me like we've never seen each other for years. I am so glad of this technology which allows one who is far away to be so near. Now I can say the internet wiped my tears away.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Be strong in the Lord

Oftentimes, we share with the pain of those who suffer, with open expressions up to the point of saying more than what should be said. Just recently, I visited a friends son who was hospitalized. The truth is am a bit unsure of what to say since I know how hard it is for a father like me, to see your child in a room not his, with dextrose and stuffs than can only be seen at the hospital. With uncertainty me and some friends got to the room. We greeted each other like we've never seen each one for years, but we've just concluded a trip to the beach the other day.

I stood where I can see everyone while trying to think of words from the past to somehow console the parents of the child. I cant find the right words to say. I stayed listening to what everyone has to say. In the end I left the place with words for my friend "be strong in the Lord".

We at times are enticed by the idea to talk too much. That's why instead of comforting someone whose in need, they end up discouraged.

After a careful thought of what happened, I thanked God that I just uttered those words. They may not mean anything to anyone but for one who is in need God's strength it means everything.

Let me assure you then that the sweetest words are not those that are so fragrant anyone can recognize, rather to whom it is spoken it should bring peace.