• On Getting Ripped Before the Big Day

    Weeks before the big day, my wedding gown didn’t fit despite dieting and kickboxing. To make it worse, the seamstress had to unstitch the back of my dress so I can get out of it. It could be increased muscle mass due to high protein diet plus kickboxing or my thighs just got crazy fat. Regardless, […]

    July 01,2017

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  • New Mercies

    This sunrise marks Day 2 of lolo’s second hospital confinement. A reminder that every morning is God’s way of telling us that even though we’re going through tough times we can always start afresh. That a beautiful beginnings are always available to His children.    

    April 18,2017

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  • The God of Future Past

    Oftentimes, we may feel a sense of remoteness when you read God’s word. A feeling that somewhat you can’t relate to the Bible because today there’s no more slavery like of what happened in Egypt or crucifixion as form of death penalty. It seems to not make sense in present times, hence we end up more […]

    March 31,2017

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  • Metro Manila Traffic Rants You’ve Said and Done

    In 2012, the trip from my place to Ortigas (which is 20kms) would take 1 hour during off-peak hours and maybe additional 30 minutes during rush hour. It was tolerable and I think pretty reasonable. Driving and commuting in Metro Manila was easy. A year passed, for unknown reasons, traffic got ridiculously terrible. The normal 1 hour trip turned […]

    November 22,2016

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  • Never Forget

    MOVE ON. NEVER FORGET. There’s a huge difference between the two. I was born after Martial Law and based on the history books I’ve read and the first-hand accounts of what happened, I’m glad I wasn’t born a decade earlier. The enormous debts, unexplained deaths, and scars still haunt us until today. And we’ll continue […]

    November 22,2016

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  • Three Nails and a Tire

    Today was an exhausting day. I spent the whole morning driving from north to south to meet a client (I spent almost 5 hours on the road just to have that 45 minute meeting). Then this afternoon, I dropped by the laundromat to pick-up my clothes. When I got off my car, a man caught […]

    August 25,2016

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  • She Wept

    I called her eye doctor, “Hello Doc, can you help us? My lola just lost her son and she couldn’t cry because no tears were coming out her eyes. She’s in pain and she couldn’t grieve for her son. Please help us.” After explaining the situation of my lola, the doctor he said one of […]

    July 04,2016

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  • Why I Quit Wearing Two-Piece Bikini

    Decided to quit wearing bikini in the age where more skin is adored.

    June 22,2016

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  • First Impression: HappyFresh App

    I’d been seeing the HappyFresh ad on Facebook for the longest time. I thought it was nice to have an app that does the grocery shopping for you but I didn’t want to use it because I’d rather buy my food myself. But yesterday was an exception, I was down with high fever and the […]

    May 31,2016

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  • Mt Ulap Eco Trail Dayhike with My Parents

    Benguet is home to the country’s well-loved mountains like Mt. Pulag, Mt. Amuyao, and Mt. Ugo. Mt. Ulap Eco Trail was opened to the public last October 2015 and since then it has created a lot of buzz in social media. So we went to discover what the talk is all about. Mt. Ulap Eco Trail offers scenic […]

    April 10,2016

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  • A Twentysomething’s Decision to Take Swimming Lessons

    “If my feet can’t touch the floor, I won’t dare swim farther.” For the longest time I couldn’t swim for fear of drowning and imagine how awful that felt especially for an adventure nut like me. That’s why I, even though I am already twentysomething, took swimming lessons. Last October 2014, I learned that Swim […]

    March 26,2016

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  • Faith and Delight

    We all know faith as “believing even if we don’t see it.” But faith goes beyond believing – it is also LIVING in DELIGHT on the promises of God. Because believing and not living what you believe in is basically just knowing. If we had been truly transformed by God’s saving grace, we would delight in […]

    February 21,2016

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  • When an Adult’s Childhood Toy Gets a New Life

    Before all my Barbies, Star Wars, and Doctor Who toys, I had this Tiggr stuffed animal. It’s been with me for more than two decades! Over time Tiggr accumulated years worth of dust, dirt, and mold that he seemed beyond repair. Despite that (and since I believe in second chances) I had it dry-cleaned and […]

    February 15,2016

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  • When in Grief, Don’t Stop

    When we’re down our tendency is to stop and wallow in sadness. But the world will not wait while we finish our grief. One of the hardest things to do in life is to continue moving on while grief is pulling us back. Yet, it is also the most rewarding for joy is greater in […]

    February 01,2016

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  • Overcoming that Crippling Fear

    Fear is driven by our instinct to survive or guard ourselves from harm. And that makes fear one of the fundamental elements why our ancestors evolved and survived. For example, when you see a threat you don’t run towards it, you run away from it. See? Fear, in healthy doses, is somewhat important. Fear helps us survive ourselves. Yes, ourselves. Like failing […]

    January 23,2016

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  • Mt. Pulag via Akiki Trail

    Mt. Pulag, located in Kabayan, Benguet, and standing 2,922 meters above sea level (MASL) is the highest peak in Luzon, the third highest in the Philippines, and it is known for the the view it offers – a sea of clouds and a magnificent view of the sunrise. It is that view alone, the sun […]

    January 13,2016

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  • Usapang Commute

    Kung mayroong isang bagay na gusto ko sa aking trabaho, ayon ay ang matagal na biyahe. Sa totoo lang, hati ang aking damdamin tungkol dito. Una, dahil humigit-kumulang 4 oras ang aking biyahe pupunta at pauwi galing ng opisina. Isipin niyo nalang ang panahon na binubuno ko kakatunganga sa bus pauwi. Ang daming naaksayang panahon […]

    November 25,2015

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  • The Season of Singleness

    Every season brings with it it’s own set of questions. As we grow, so do the questions. They quickly go from from “What do you want to be when you grow up?” to “What course are you going to take?”, “How do I pay all these bills?”  and “How can I support my family?”. While […]

    November 21,2015

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  • Life Lessons from Lolo and Lola

    I always hangout with my grandparents when I have spare time. When I hangout with my lola, we just talk about current events, teleseryes, and AlDub. The most memorable bonding that we had was when she’s in the hospital last year. She can’t sleep so she turned on the radio and listened to old songs. […]

    October 31,2015

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  • Looking at the Bronze Snake

      I made a covenant with myself last month that I will devote at least 30 minutes of my time to pray and read the Bible. At first I was consistent, I read, I prayed, I praised, and I worship. But as time pressed on, I became busy and overwhelmed by my responsibilities. I unconsciously […]

    October 31,2015

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  • Is your basket empty or full?

    We all went through lack at some point in our lives. Maybe you already experienced it. Some are going through it. And others might be seeing it in the future. No matter what situation you belong to, you know how it feels to have nothing (or close to nothing). The question is, what do you […]

    October 31,2015

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  • Price of Grace

    What if grace comes with a price tag? This would mean people would restlessly work day and night, boast of their bank accounts just to receive it. The truth is no amount of effort and riches can match the value of God’s grace. What would our lives be if God works that way? Well, it’s […]

    October 31,2015

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  • Look Back

    In the movie Red Dragon, Hannibal Lecter said, “Scars have the power to remind us that the past was real.” This is one of my favorite movie quotes because there’s so much truth in it. Now I realize that sometimes God makes us look back to our past hurts, triumphs, and joy for the sake […]

    October 31,2015

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  • Are your fields ready?

    I stumbled upon this quote from Facing the Giants – God will send the rain when He is ready. It’s your job to prepare your field to receive it. We all keep praying for blessings and breakthroughs but have you prepared your “field”? IMHO, blessings are better enjoyed when we are prepared for it and […]

    October 31,2015

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  • The Parrot’s Beak (Mt. Pico de Loro)

    I realized, while trekking our way to the summit, that climbing mountains will teach you valuable life lessons. 1) In life, you’ll trip, scrape your knees, or even break your bones but that shouldn’t stop you from aiming high and achieving greater heights. 2) Only those who don’t give up will see the beauty that’s […]

    October 31,2015

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  • Sea [Poetry]

    Seeing you gives me a sense of comfort there’s something about you that calms the storm inside all of you rejuvenates me.   The specks of sand, the waves touching the shore, the sun warming my skin, the wind kissing my cheeks. Ah, the peace you bring to my heart and the smile you paint on my face. […]

    May 21,2015

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  • Mount Pulag and The Sea of Clouds

    We were supposed to start the climb Mount Pulag via Ambangeg Trail on Saturday afternoon but weren’t able to because of the strong winds and heavy rains, so we stayed in the ranger station instead. Honestly, I felt a bit frustrated and hopeless feeling that we went all the way to Benguet for nothing. But […]

    October 21,2014

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