Saturday, August 6, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
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
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
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
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".
Monday, April 18, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
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.
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
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
Sunday, March 27, 2011
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.
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.