Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year! Welcome 2016


Before this year 2015 ends, let me take this opportunity to thank everyone who keeps on supporting my (this) blog. The memories of  2015 had been captured in the pages of this blog and I'm truly grateful to God for the memorable and enjoyable 2015.

It's now to time to leave the past (but don't forget the good memories) and all together let's face the new challenges of 2016. Please allow me to be part of your 2016. As I continue this journey, I'm looking forward for another grateful year to come. Great things are coming ahead. I declare this 2016 as my year of- prosperity, blessing, victory, overflowing joy and (lovelife?) LOL.

I'm so excited for 2016. Happy New Year to Everyone. Welcome 2016! May you have a prosperous New Year! Keep going everyone. God bless.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas at The Capitol 2015

Hi everyone, as I promised, I'll be posting our fun and amazing activity we've done last Christmas eve. Annually, we celebrate Christmas with our family in a unique way. We always have different concepts and motif every year. We find it very fun and exciting as we organized a party extraordinarily.  The preparation in putting up makeups and and making clothes to wear every Christmas is another way for us to bond as a family. And for this year's concept we come up a creative way to celebrate Christmas -  this year it is Christmas at the Capitol.

For this year 2015, we got the idea from the hit movie series "The Hunger Games" where the movie presented the different fashion from the Capitol or they simply call it "Capitol Cotoure".

We had really fun preparing the dresses, designing the outfit, accesorize and do the gothic makeups. Everyone cooperated and participated in that costume party. After the pictorial, we had exchanging gifts, party games and the annoucement of winners of the best outfit for the night - where everyone voted for their top 3 (except themeselves). Unfortunately I was on the top 3. Though, I didn't win but I enjoyed everything.

and here's my Capitol Cotoure inspired outfit

2010 Masquerade Party; 2011 (We were hit by a typhoon so we celebrated Christmas in the simplest way); 2012 Cosplay Costume Party, 2013 Neon Party; 2014 Greeks Party and the latest.. 2015 the Hunger Games' Capitol Cotoure inspired Party

Checkout out previous Christmas post The Godess- Celebrate Christmas in Greece
I hope you enjoyed my post. Keep going everyone. 




Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas from My Foliage Diary

I thank my good God for giving me the merry Christmas, maybe it's not the merriest but it's one of the best. I always look forward for this day because Christmas spirit gives me the feeling of joy and peace within.

With all the Christmas sales around the supermalls, parties and family gatherings, who wouldn't love Christmas? But above all these things, why I love Christmas is because of the message itself- Christ came! No other stories to tell. It is the season where we're reminded about the love of our Savior. So it's good to celebrate and spread the positive vibes.

I personally enjoyed my Christmas with my family. We had fun games, Christmas costume motif ( we did it every year) and the Noche Buena with my family. I'll be posting some of my snapshots later in the part 2 of this post. *wink

 From my humble blog, My Foliage Diary... this is Lyne wishing you  merry, merry Christmas and prosperous New Year to come. God Bless!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Relax, Chillout and Unwind

It's good to know that Christmas break is coming. Right at this moment this is what I needed, this is what I wanted. I thank God that I was given the time to unwind and unleash all the negative thoughts I have inside. I was given a break, definitely!

 We had a wonderful time with my coteachers. We went to a resort-it came up to be an exclusive resort since we were the only customers at that time. The place is called Blu Sands resort-and definitely I fell in love to the place. It's so relaxing and it's view is so amazing. I got the chance to ride on a bananaboat. The experience was fun and exciting. Though we were thrown out in the water, but sometimes we have to experience daring adventures to LIVE. At that moment I feel so alive. I feel like I was the most adventurous woman in the world.

I thank God for this wonderful experience. How about you? What are the wonderful experience you got this holiday? Share and inspire with your wonderful and adventurous trip.

Keep going and enjoy your Christmas break. God bless.

Checkout our Photos:








Friday, December 04, 2015

Hello December! How to Prepare Christmas Presentation with a Blast

It's the time of the year again where families and friends will celebrate together and enjoy the cold holiday season. Yes, everyone is expecting for a great Christmas celebration. It’s getting near. One great thing about Christmas season is that everyone is willing to give their time and finances for others to be happy. It’s really rewarding when you see in their eyes (people you've helped) that happiness you’ve caused to them.

Christmas season is also the great time to showcase individuals' talents. Christmas parties, fun games, family gathering and alumni homecoming. This lovely season could really showcase individuals talents. Right now, you should start practicing your group or individual presentation. Everyone should take the challenge to achieve excellence. Well, I believe that one must try to manipulate and improve your sound presentation through  sampling rate. This one good tip to practice for an audio manipulation and learn about the digital audio basics. Great music could really set-up the mood or the tone of the presentation. So make sure you pay attention to small details. To achieve one great performance, one must secure the audio quality. The choice of music and the good quality ideas  will serve as the icing in the cake in your fantastic presentation.

Party, presentation, family gathering and gift giving is what we look forward this Christmas. It is really a great time to participate in the said activity. Make sure you enjoyed every single pieces (days) of December because December 2015 will only comes at once. Live to the fullest. Enjoy!

God bless everyone.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Random Thought: Building Up The Destroyed Walls

Everything is falling apart, all of a sudden, it collapsed in front of me and I can't do something about it.I felt the pain and agony inside me.I couldn't express and tell how does it happen? I couldn't explain the feeling.The sad fact. Even this blog couldn't express how I felt right now.

It's blue.

I am alone.

Lonely.

In this place, I became a stranger.

Nobody understands. I couldn't explain myself and nobody cares to ask.

Help is nowhere to be found!

Then I began to build up my walls again (again!).
In this wall... I can keep myself from people who wants to hurt me. In this wall... I am aloft and nobody will see it. So, these walls stand tall.
I want to build it to protect myself from hurting.
Anytime they might destroy me, but all I want is to hide in this huge wall.

God wants it to be remove... but I won't because,.. I am still hurting. In some point, He's asking me to remove it in order for me to  be healed.
But this odd rebellious feeling craving for revenge is fighting back.

I can't explain how sad I am right now. And no one cares. It's killing me.

She's coming back. But I don't want to bring back my old self because she's very prideful, arrogant, cruel and suicidal. There are uninvited thoughts of wishing to die--
But how can I face God if I'm like this.

But where will I go from here? This world, I feel like I don't belong. But I could hardly grasps the Heaven because of sins and guilt that drifts me away from God.

My Lord, I don't know who I am anymore. The enemies are dictating of who I am and what will I become... and I started to believe it. It's getting me weaker and weaker everyday.

But I still believe that God is in the process of rescuing me. So I have to hold on and endure the pain because... God will rescue me in this pit of death. I pray that these walls will not go stronger and taller until to the point where it bury me to death.

I'll wait.. I'll wait...

I pray and I'll Hold on...
still...
Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount their wing like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A Kilometer Journey to Success: The Challenges in the Implementation of Senior High School in Hinterland

Hi Guys, I would like to share to you this post. Actually I'm really hesitant to post this article in my blog because, I might get criticized of my grammar and information stated in this article. But I'm proud because it is my first time to have my article published in a local "publishing house". Hahaha It's located in Iligan City and I'm glad that my article is featured in the Philippine Post Digest (Magazine- October Issue). The together with the other DepEd teachers in Iligan City, we've come up a great and informative Magazine about education. Here's my article.

A Kilometer Journey to Success:  The Challenges in the Implementation of Senior High School in Hinterland


How will you define “success”? Success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. Many people aim for financial success, to have a happy family and have the right career. While for students, they define success by having their hard-earned-diploma and graduate in their chosen course. But, are all students given an equal chance to choose their right track and career? Now that there's an implementation of the K to12 program, is it possible to attain?

What is Kto12? How it affect students nowadays? The Kto12 Basic Education program is a flagship program of DepEd which introduces the additional two (2) years of Senior High School (SHS)-Grades 11 and 12. Through Kto12, learners will be equipped to be holistically developed Filipinos with 21st century skills. The additional two years of Senior High School (SHS) aims to provide enough time for mastery of skills, develop lifelong learners, and prepare graduates for tertiary education, middle-level skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship. However, if the student cannot finish the twelve (12) years of basic education (in case they will not continue the Senior High), they will be called “Grade 10 Completers”. They cannot be called “High School Graduate” and they are not entitled to have a diploma. Kto12 program is already a law and is already implemented. Grade 10 students are in their final year in Junior High School as they are set to enter Senior High School in 2016.

Teachers in the hinterland, as they conducted career guidance activities, there are some issues and concerns that arise about the Kto12 implementation. The purpose of the activity is to assist students in choosing their desired course or track. I would like to emphasize the word “choose”. This means they are given the chance to choose the path or desired career that matches their abilities. However, this activity seems to be useless, if the following issues and concern will not be address and resolve. The common issues are:

1. Long distance of home to school- this is one of the big factor that affects students’ decision making. Examples of this are the students in Lanipao High School- Annex in Iligan City. Students walk a kilometer daily. It took them hours of walking, climbing a cliff and crossing rivers just to reach the school. Barangay Lanipao has only one high school and it only offers one track (Technical Vocational Course- Dressmaking and Tailoring). If Senior High will be implemented, it will took them another (additional) kilometer to walk if they wish to enroll in other school who offers other track (i.e. Academic, Sports and Arts). Choosing would be harder for them.

2. Financial Stability of Parents- Yes, the government (DepEd) will shoulder the tuition fee of the students in Senior High School. They’re giving vouchers for students who wish to enroll in private school. But it’s not enough. In the hinterland, majority of parents are farmers and their incomes are not stable. Mostly the average monthly income is around 2,000- 3,000 Php. Not good enough to pay additional expenses like miscellaneous fee, board and lodging (in case they choose their desired track).

3. “Passive Mentality”- It is a challenge for teachers to break that “passive mentality”. Mostly, students are not receptive. They don’t value education that much. About 90% of student population in Lanipao High School Annex did not proceed to college. Most likely, they end up getting married at the early age. Their reason? Financial problem. The implementation of Senior High will be a great challenge to train students to be receptive and encourage them to persevere.

4. More Workforce Needed (School, Students, Teacher and Stakeholders) –
 Teacher factor, schools in the hinterland have only few teachers. Teachers who are handling seven (7) load or subjects that can cause infectivity and burn outs. Teachers have to shoulder the shortcomings of the government- teaching materials and finding available resources. There’s a need of more teachers in hinterlands, especially in the implementation of Senior High. Teachers need more support from the government.

Success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. Now, is it possible to reach that success we aimed for? Our main purpose in Kto12 program is to empower students, to train them, equip them with different skills. The main purpose of Senior High School program is to produce quality graduates that are prepared for tertiary, entrepreneurship, employment, to be productive… a graduate that could compete globally. We should not ignore the serious challenges Kto12 program. At the same time, we should take hold on its very real potential to improve the lives of everyone. Despite all the issues and concerns it is still the duty for teacher, students, stakeholders and the government to work hand-in-hand to make this mission possible. Don’t complain. Address the issues so that it can be resolve. There are many problems to be fixed in Kto12 education program and we should pursue these solutions with zeal. To do so means dealing with the many challenges of Kto12 rather than simply putting them on hold.

------end----- A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. ~Brad Henry

I hope you learned something from this post. Keep going everyone.

Friday, October 30, 2015

What Makes Me Hate and Love ALDUB

Oh, I know what you're thinking. Please don't... don't bash me because of the title of this post. Don't judge... just continue reading, please?

While everyone go crazy about this "AlDub", I was like, what?? What is that crazy thing all about?Well, it's not my first time to post about the phenomenal loveteam  "ALDub" here in my blog, it is my second time and no one can stop me now.  This kooky loveteam ALDub (ALden Richards and Maine Mendoza's pair up) came to the country by storm- and they're unstoppable. They are the hottest love team in the Philippines right now. How could a "spilt-screen" loveteam can come up with a great Chemistry?
I am a fan of this loveteam since Day 1. I cannot elaborate how I was hooked up in this love team. Just check out my earlier post here.


 how it started... the accidental meet up.

they develop the loveteam through split screen ... (what excites the viewer is they haven't meet personally)
after how many months of airing the spit-screen loveteam and many attempted dates... finally thay're united @ Philippine Arena last October 24, 2015
Here are some of my favorite scenes...


The hashtag #AlDubEBTamangPanahon (translation: AlDubEB In the Right Time in Tagalog) garnered 41 million tweets during the period around the Oct. 24 event, which was attended by some 55,000 fans and broadcast throughout the celebrity-crazed country. -quoted from qz.com

Going back to my post, What makes me hate about AlDub? (Actually it's my  actions towards AlDub is what I really hate)
1. It eats my time. Well, It's pretty obvious, they're irresistible. As you watched their videos for the first time- from day 1 until now- you can't stop pushing the replay button. (RIP replay button) :'( What makes me hate it? As grow fonder I was stuck and couldn't work other tasks. But honestly, I enjoyed all their videos. And that's what I love about them, they make me "kilig" and inlove. Noon time show Eat Bulaga! (*bulaga means surprise) really gives justice to their name.

2. I became impatient. I couldn't stop myself thinking about my "prince charming" to come asap. Kalyeserye's AlDub love team started accidentally. It is a typical lovestory (on-screen), but this teamup is like the modern Cinderella story. Maine or Yaya Dub (plays as a nanny) in kalyeserye show. Maine is as a new comer in the showbusiness and accidentally found his handsome and gentleman prince charming Alden Richards <3 Single ladies AlDub fans didn't stop dreaming to meet their prince.

3. It makes me feel nostalgic. I am already 26, but this loveteam reminisce my first love. It's weird, but it really makes me feel sad and happy at thesame time (that butterflies in my stomach)...  that cute and unexplainable feeling when I gaze into his eyes. And the heart beats so fast. Magical! But those are "the days" of the past and it will never be the reality of "now" :( It's quite frustrating, beacuase I really hope that they will end up together... that they will prove that there is Forever .

4. I'm stuck into my fantasies. Yes, we do hope that the two will develop into lovers. We hope and pray that they will find love  with each other. It stuck in my mind all day, dreaming all these fantasies... hoping that it would be a reality. And it makes me feel sad... what if , it will remain on-screen. All of us hope for an off-screen love. We are into this fantacy that we forget our realities.

5. And the last one, it makes all the girls envy Maine Mendoza. hahah lol. Just kidding. Everyone love Maine. Her charm really keep her on the top. Maine Mendoza hailed as the "dub smash queen", the fastest rising star in the Philippines and placed third as the fastest growing Twitter account worldwide. She really evolve from an ordinary and typical girl into a real princess. The fame, success and the love that she receieves, who wouldn't want to be in her shoes?

Too much much fondness can overdose you... AlDub is good, the show really shows moral values (like the traditional Filipino way of courting, respect of elders and etc) and it really gives you positive vibes everyday. But too much of it could really harm you. It could stir up you emotions and feelings. It would consume all your time, it will depart you from reality and will cause you envy. So be aware. Alden and Maine are very lovable, humble and down to earth so it's not hard to love them. But don't be too much consumed of this fondness that you will forget your own life. They AlDub truly inspires us but don't forget, God made a special story for you. It will never be shown  if there's no actor in it- you! (*pabebe wave)

Keep going everyone. God bless.





Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hashtag Forevergrateful- Celebrating my 26th

Hi everyone. I've been so busy this past few weeks that's why I hardly post in my blog. But I thank you guys for always keeping in touch with me. I will always and forever grateful to you.

I'll gonna make this message simple and short,
It's a great day to celebrate my natal day. Today is my 26th birthday and I wouldn't let this day pass without thanking all the people who loves me. From the bottom of my heart I really thank you for always visiting my blog (it really means a lot to me), I thank my family for their unwavering support and to my co-teachers who always make my work easier (having a great working place is priceless). I also thank my "best friends" who came and celebrate with me. And, to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who continually pursue and cares for me through out my 26 years in this world.
I can't believe how time flies so fast. I feel like it was yesterday when I first opened my eyes and see my mother's first smile, when I started to learn to speak the word "mama" and "papa" and when I did my first walk (and fall)... and walk (and fall). Now, that I'm already 26, still, I'm trying to figure out the life that is installed for me. Searching... knowing... but, at the end of this, God will reveal the purpose of my life :)
I am truly blessed and amazed on how the God of the universe stitched all these simple details of my life. Truly He cares for me. Indeed :)
I thank God for everything!!!

 #forevergrateful #blessed #simplejoy; snapshot from my birthday celebration

Well this is the end of my simple thank you letter.  Keep going everyone. Have a blessful weekend. God bless.





Wednesday, October 07, 2015

I'm a Pluviophile in Some Way

Hi everyone. it's a cold and rainy evening.. and I'm loving it. It's really a good feeling in finding time for myself. It's a joy and it makes me feel at peace with myself. I just love the feeling listening to the rhythm of the rain. I'm a pluviophile in some way (word of the day actually!). There's a part of me who find comfort whenever it rains and I feel calm and relaxed. I think rainy season is just perfect time for me to think. It's a perfect time for me to dream big and think my wildest thoughts (dreaming of impossible dreams). Though, it makes me a little bit weirder when it rains. I wanna play under the rain and go crazy (just to reminisce my childhood), cry under the rain (because nobody will notice it), and scream and shout to the rain because its the the best feeling ever. That's how rain brings out the "bipolar" in me.lol. Just kidding. Thanks to the rain though.

Here's the scenario of today:
It rains so hard lately.  I spent the whole day at school freezing cold. I sat near the window while my students were doing their school work, I spent the whole afternoon watching the rain. It sounds like a music to my ear. It's crystal clear water has no evidence of the polluted world. I came out of the classroom and reach out to him. I felt the droplets falling into my hands and I am relieved in my nostalgic me. It's such a great feeling knowing that the rain could be your friend. The pluviophile in me come naturally. I am thankful for the rain. Indeed... "pluviophile" I am.
*The pluviophile in google dictionary is a lover of rain, someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.

Keep goin' everyone. Happy rainy day :) ",,

Thursday, September 24, 2015

To: Aldub- From: a Grateful Fan

Everybody go crazy with this new phenomenal love team Aldub. Aldub fans are fast growing and increasing. They even made a whole nation "Aldubnation" (to be exact) heheh-  it's the name of the loveteam fanatics.
I never expect that I will be hooked up with this loveteam. Actually I am not a GMA Kapuso fan and I don't really watch their TV shows. When the video of the two goes viral and out of curiosity, I clicked the play button... and magic happened. hahah There's an unexpected "spark" and "chemistry" between the two. They are tagged as the "outbreak loveteam". The team up of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza or popularly known as "yaya Dub" is unexpected and accidental. The two caught up in a camera from the segment of the longest running noontime show in the Philippines "Eat Bulaga" and that moment- magic happens. That magical moment was caught up on camera- the chemistry was there and the spark in their eyes just ignited. They say, their team up is actually "match made in heaven".
Now everyone  couldn't stop loving and following the two since then. I really appreciate and love them because they are both humble, down to earth and lovable.
Please don't look at me like I'm the only one who admired the two. I am not that super crazy fan who goes gaga on them, but I would like to post this article in the simplest words just to express and thank them for giving us an extraordinary "kilig moments" every time we watch them.
Actually this post is a simple shoutout from a grateful fan so please bare with me.


Checkout this fan art made by my sister. She loves to sketch and definitely she loves Maine Mendoza a.k.a Yaya Dub. It's undeniable Maine is a beautiful woman inside and out 

Friday, September 18, 2015

School Program Preparation

Great days are coming ahead. As a teacher, everyday is always full of fun and excitement day. I have to admit that being a teacher, you got all the stressful days- paper works and classroom management. But still at the end of the day, you can still put a smile in your face because of the good and memorable things that happened to you.

Earlier, we had a fun and enjoyable photoshoot with my students. We are having our "Sci-Math" celebration and we will be having our "G. at Bb. Agham 2015"(Mr. & Ms. Science 2015) pageant and everyone is excited. There are many hopeful student-whom I really expect were shy- but now they really come out of there shell. I was the one who made them more beautiful today. I applied makeup on them and they really look gorgeous. Here is one of the great shot we had today.


We love our photoshoot  today. They really look excited for the pageant.

Everyone are looking for the pageant.I really want that everything will be perfect- from stage designing, up to music and sound system. The program is almost polished. Everyone is practicing there dance number (production number). But one thing is not really perfect. Our sound system is not really in good quality. The one that adjust the volume doesn't function that  well. It would be very perfect to have pioneer djm t1 mixer in our school. I've seen in big schools where they have really great quality sound in there school programs because they invested for a high quality mixer. I suggest to have one in our school. I hope it will be granted. Well it's really necessary for us to have one. All we want is for the good of our students and for our school. Well, check our the link I've shared to you- I bet they really offered great quality digital mixer.

Have a great day everyone. God bless. Keep going. 

Sunday, September 06, 2015

I'm Turning 26: Now What my Age Dictates About Me?

I live a life inside my comfort zone. I can't believe that I'm turning 26 this October. The life I have is somewhat constant, comfortable, happy, enjoyed and blessed. I thank God for all that He've done. But life now a days are somewhat complicated. Your age now will dictate of who you are and what you will become. In my age, the society dictates, that one must have a job, study in masters and accomplished something. One must be in a stable job, that we should start walking in the road of marriage and motherhood. Expectations and dictates are somewhat cruel.

Yes I got the job, yepeey! But there are some few things that needs to be added in  the checklist. It frustrates me because they're really expecting you to have it. It's quite sad because (I'm afraid) I may turn out to be a woman who hurry things up- and it's not in my personality. Once I decided things and do something  I always cook it up and weigh things out. I don't want to have regrets in the end and receive the least because I hurry. I want to do things one step at a time. There are so many things to enjoy and we cannot enjoy it when we are hurrying. For me, though my life gets tougher, as long as I know where I stand and I don't rush on things, everything will fall into ti's place. I believe that there's a God who designed everything. I will no longer be affected of what people say or be affected on there thoughts and expectation towards me. I don't what to be lonely because of that. I want to enjoy life day by day. I know somewhere out there- there awaits great and beautiful things intended and specially made just for me.

Keep going everyone. enjoy life to the fullest.



Sunday, August 02, 2015

Celebrating Nutrition Month and More

July is the month to celebrate Nutrition Month. It is the busiest month for me, since I'm the person in-charge of all the activities and programs in school for Nutrition Month. Well, it is also the exciting and stressful week for me. But all the effort and sleepless nights were worth it as we successfully 
Here are some of  our enjoyable activities that we've done during the month long celebration... 
Here are some of the output and some of the activities we had.

 Cooking Showdown: Main Dish (Chicken); Dessert (Buko/ Young Coconut)

 Buko-Mango Salad

Native Chicken (Organic Chicken w/ Sweet Corn)

 Fruit and Vegetable eating Contest

Booth Making

Fruit Carving





Fruit and Vegetable Display

Nutri Mascot

Awarding of Winners and Culmination Program
Definitely, I really enjoyed the preparation and conducting all the activities. Seeing all these photographs, all the stresses and hardships are all worth it.

Health is wealth. Be healthy and enjoy life. Keep going everyone. God bless.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Time Management Made Easy

Sometimes managing our own time is not that easy as we think. We have to make sure we know our priorities. For me, being employed in a public school, working with my blog, studying masters degree and working as Sunday school teacher and supporting ministries at church is really difficult. It really requires great determination. In my case, I'm having a hard time to finish one single task because I make sure I've done my best in all tasks. But time flies so fast, so we have to make sure
we can accomplish the job just right in time.

There are some unexpected events that comes along the way- that will completely ruin your scheduled or planned activities. Some unexpected guest that visits you at home, some events that needs to be attended or additional task that is given to you unexpectedly. These are the factors that will surely affect your planners' to do lists.

So here are some of the things to do:
1. Do it right and slowly. No matter how hard or complicated it is, you will still pay attention to the details. Because when you do it in a hurry, you might end up doing it again.

2. Pay attention to time. As much as possible have a wrist watch attached to you always. The more conscious you are with the time, the more you can equally divide the the task according to it's allotted time.

3. (If you can) do it ahead of time. If you want to finish the task on time, well you probably sacrifice some of your wee hours of nap. Well, this is just temporary. You have to find time to do things or tasks ahead the deadline . You must sacrifice some of your vacant time. It will lessen your stress (trust me!).

4. Leave your friends (just kidding). Well, avoid distractions. That's the best thing to do.

5. Do all things heartily. When you are happy doing all the things you planned, You will no longer feel the burden in doing it. Enjoy what you're doing. That's the best key.

Keep going everyone. Happy working! God bless you always.


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Reviving my "Me Time"

Life is a journey filled with different lessons. There are times that these life lessons leaved a special space in our hearts. Some of these life-lessons are joy, hardships, heartaches and unforgettable moments. Mostly we are preoccupied with busyness that we forget to laugh and be joyful.

My friend, we only live once so make use of it. For me, it's a kind of "therapeutic" for me when I spend time with myself and do the things I love to do- I called it my "me time". Some resourceful activities we want to do in our me time are painting, drawing and singing. I can do all that except singing and playing the musical instrument. (It is my childhood frustrations). In that case, I might secure the toby keith 35 biggest hits songbook to learn strumming. In that way I could fully understand playing music instruments.

I tell you, if you have with you your paintbrush,canvass, guitar and biggest hit songbook- your me time would be very perfect. Keep going everyone. God bless.

Friday, May 22, 2015

I'll still Believe in Forever

Hahaha I was watching one of the most loved "tele-drama" here in the Philippines. It is very popular TV Series here.Today is the most awaited ending.Many were saddened because they can no longer watch their favorite show.
I'm not a fan, but I used to watch it. Well, the series is a typical type of love story.It ends very well- as usual the "they live happily ever after" just happened again. The guy confesses that she still love the girl and they both admit that they still love each other. I'm not the protagonist (type) here, but the story was close to impossible (after all that happened) I cannot elaborate how the story goes.


It is entitled "Forevemore" (it became a popular word after the airing of the drama)- so naturally the director should stick to its title- to give the audience a forevermore ending. But one thing this drama contribute on how I perceive life is this... (maybe) there is forever.
In my human nature of thinking, I don't believe in forever. High school friends will part ways sooner or later, you will surely find the end of the scotch tape, the flowing water in the river will surely find it's sea and man will die in it's appointed time. That's why it's so hard for me to believe in forever. Or maybe this my simplest way of preparing my heart for abandonment. I've known a friend who is very scared of being abandoned and I realized that we have the same fear. I don't want people to go, all I want is for them to stay- to keep them for forever. But what I'm thinking is surreal. People just come and go. Or maybe this is simply rooted of all the past hurts and abandonment of the people who I truly love and cherished- and they just go and leave me broken. Whatever my reason is in not believing if "forever", I wanna dug it down and leave it die. I wanna believe again that somebody will truly love me, cherish me and keep me. Many people had already found it and some (like me) might still be searching for it. At this point in my life, I still want to believe that there's still forever. There will be.... I'll give love a chance.

P.S at this moment in my life, I thank my Heavenly Father for letting me know and keeping me reminded that He is the one who loves me "forever". There is God who forever love you.

Keep going everyone. God bless.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

An Overly Obsessed of Order is a Disorder

Have you heard about OCD or many called it an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Some may not noticed it that they already possessed this kind of disorder. And I am one of them...

At first I don't really have the idea about this kind of disorder, but I think it's getting worse. My friends and I usually crack jokes about it. We call ourselves "OCs" whenever we do or perform some projects. When we pay attention into details, we call ourselves "OC".

What is OCD? (for you to understand what I'm talking about). Thanks to Google I found the perfect definition... "
"Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder with intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors due to fear or paranoia. It can produce uneasiness, apprehension, worry (obsessions), aimed at reducing the associated anxiety (compulsions), or a combination of such obsessions and compulsions." This means it is an anxiety disorder characterized by uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts and repetitive, ritualized behaviors you feel compelled to perform. If you have OCD, you probably recognize that your obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors are irrational – but even so, you feel unable to resist them and break free.
Compulsions are behaviors or rituals that you feel driven to act out again and again. Usually, compulsions are performed in an attempt to make obsessions go away.

Most people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) fall into one of the following categories:

Washers are afraid of contamination. They usually have cleaning or hand-washing compulsions.
Checkers repeatedly check things (oven turned off, door locked, etc.) that they associate with harm or danger.
Doubters and sinners are afraid that if everything isn’t perfect or done just right something terrible will happen or they will be punished.
Counters and arrangers are obsessed with order and symmetry. They may have superstitions about certain numbers, colors, or arrangements.
Hoarders fear that something bad will happen if they throw anything away. They compulsively hoard things that they don’t need or use.

In my case, I'm afraid, but I noticed that I fall under "counters and arrangers". I have this impulsive that constantly organize things in a certain way. I always keep things in order. I keep things in it's proper place. You might think that it's normal. We all want order and cleanliness as always. But for me, Seeing some things not in place or messed and failing to do it (arranging it) causes me frustrations. My family members at home failed to understand my need of order. I nag and get mad most of the time if I see things on the bed, objects on the floor, disarrange rugs, unthrown trash inside the room and etc. And I got frustrated every time I see disorder. At that moment, I feel that there is an urgency to clean and arrange it over and over again- even if I'll be doing it for forever. And also observed that often times I washed my hands... oh no, I hope it's not another symptom. :(

I felt sorry for my family for being this way. I just can't help it. I know it's all in the mind. But my emotions and feelings are already affected. I don't know when it started and I don't know how to stop it. If you have the same situation and if you go through the same things as mine, you are very free to comment. You might be a great help. If you already overcome this disorders, then, your helpful tips are very welcome here.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Dove Intense Repair Conditioner's Magic.

Hi guys, I can't stop myself but to really buzz you about my latest discovery. This discovery is not that huge but it's really useful to me. I used to have a dull and dry hair, but thank God, I finally found the one for me. I'm sorry guys to disappoint you ( sorry boys, only women could really appreciate this post.

If you will browse in some of my blog post, you will notice that I have dull and kinky hair. Used to do hair rebonding every 6 months of every year. My annual hair rebonding (without proper treatment) resulted into tremendous hair dryness and dullness. But finally, I bumped into a right shampoo for me. The name of the "magic" shampoo is  "Dove Intensive Repair" conditioner. Miracles really happen through this shmapoo (note: *dove didn't paid me to make this testimony. It really came from the heart)

I started using this shampoo two weeks now and I clearly see the results based on my personal encounter with the product. Now I greatly promote and suggest that you should take on this brand. It's really worth the a try. Have a great day ladies.
Keep going everyone

Monday, May 11, 2015

How to Stay in Tune All the Time

Through technology, everything is possible...  We can do many things anytime and anywhere. I am speaking about how technology could make our life easier. I am just amazed how technology continually innovates and upgraded in time.

No wonder, this could be mixed in your day to day work or even the things you are passionate in doing. I'll site an example, I discovered a simple, yet a very useful for musicians out there. I just love to share this to guys. I am talking about digital key chain. I discovered it in one of the site I love and I found it very useful and worth to share. I think everyone has keys, but not everyone has a musical instrument. So, I am sharing this for those who possess both things. I just love the idea how you can come up with a tuner and with your keys with it. The digital tuner makes you in tune with your favorite instruments no matter where you are.

It's really a cool gadget anyway. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

How to Make Your Days Very Boring?

I'll be spending the rest of my summer attending ( a quite boring) but a meaningful seminar. I am very sad because I won't be able to attend our Summer Youth in our Church. I got a lot of responsibilities as a teacher- and one of those is to attend seminar.

The seminar is about enhancing the curriculum. Yes, as I've said, it a meaningful seminar. But it made me sick because it requires you to sit for hours just to listen to the speaker. I do not say they are the most boring person, but I a person who wants variety. I love to do many things. I am active person. So I found it very difficult to sit and eat (I think I'm over feed) and listen for almost the whole day.

This time, I'll be travelling again to attend another educational seminar. I hope that the seminar would end up very soon, because I'm sick and tired of it.

I wanna have break and use the rest of my summer going out and enjoying. But I have to accept it- tomorrow is our seminar. So I have to go. good night guys :) Zzzz

I strongly suggest, you have to go out and have fun after the training. What you think? (Don't forget your "Me" Time)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Where to go when your Laptop Battery is Dead?

What’s the best solution for a dying laptop battery?

I cannot fathom how hard it is to maintain my blogs, working online at the same time working at school. Many times, I have to rush in going home because I still have many tasks to finish. I am working as a blogger; I also worked as SEO on a site at the same time working as a high school teacher. Working this task all together (sometimes the tasks overlap the other) is quite a burden to me.
Worst, It's not possible to bring my laptop with me everywhere because it needs to be plugin in the power supply all the time. I cannot bring my laptop everywhere I go. The laptop battery is not performing very well. It cannot save enough power that I need for the whole day. The battery only lasts for a few minutes and it’s gone empty. Some friend of mine suggested me to have the battery replaced. But I cannot guarantee where to find good quality laptop batteries. So I have to search the web and hola… so far Laptop Laptop Batteries at LaptopBatteryExpress.com is on top of the list. It is one of the well-discussed battery store site. Express delivery is also guaranteed. Note, convenience in shipment or delivery should also be considered. Maybe you should bookmark this site for you future use- in case your laptop battery comes to its end.
So, the maid solution for a dying laptop battery is… total replacement. :D
Keep going everyone.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

DO NOT Fall In Love! Just Love

I so love to share this article about love...I think this really make sense... Check it out.

"TO FALL IN LOVE is not the end of “The Search”. Neither is it its purpose. Love is not an accident. Accident is this: you were walking down the street; and with no warning, you “fall” into a manhole – that is what FALLING is (I know, tragic, right?). No wonder it hurts so much after “falling” in love. You fall from heights of expectations that are just too unreal. Ask yourself this: Do you wish to Fall in Love, or do you want TO LOVE?

TO BE in love is never by accident. It is a deliberate, conscious choice to love. Even Falling in Love, as most of you young ones say, is not just some random event. To Fall in Love means you either INTENTIONALLY looked too closely, stood over the edge, enabling you to most possibly – fall. You still made a choice. You most likely spent too much time with the person; you made yourself available; you allowed your imagination run wild after he asked you if you believe in destiny, when he was simply curious if you are. You do not wake up suddenly in love. You walk your way to it. You allowed yourself to walk at the edge; and eventually you will, you do, fall.
I forbid you! Do not aim to fall in love. Do not just listen to your heart. The heart is deceitful above all things. Listen to the God of your Heart. Guard your heart. You are worthy to be sought, to be prepared for, and to be made completely whole just as you are. When you are ready (and someday you will be), you will not just “fall in love”. You WILL LOVE; and finally, truly, be loved in return."

This were the articles I've bumped into the internet. Thanks inah from 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

This is Why I'm Single- So I can Write this Blog

Singlehood have never been an issue for me, But not until today. Hahaha. I can't escape from people who are pressuring me. I am already 25, but I never had any serious relationship. They say it's the right age for me to have a boyfriend. But for me, I have to stick on my principle- to seek out the right relationship (vs. any just relationship) Anyway, I have been living for 25 years without a boyfriend. Though, I used to have two when I was in high school, but it's not really serious.
Sometimes, I missed the time that I cried for someone (while hugging my pillow), smiling like crazy and having my sleepless nights thinking of that guy. I admit, when I look back that feeling was really awesome. That was aaa looooong time ago000.

Singlehood is a choice. It's a serious decision. I decided to be serious with my studies and remain single when I was in college and look at me now-I finished my degree with flying colors. I'm not bragging my achievements, but I am emphasizing that you have to make sacrifices and wiser decisions in life to be able to achieve your dreams. And, also at that time I want to honor my parents' decision.

I admit I am in my "pressured zone" when I'm with my co-teachers and closest friends (most of them were already married) and now, they're expecting on me. You should have a boyfriend right now.. When will you get married? You should start dating... blahh..blahh... They say. I am perfectionist and there's no such thing as "perfect guy" or a "knight in shining armor" doesn't exist and I am not even a "fairy tale" princess. I agreed, there's no such thing as those. But I believe my God reserves the best for me. A man who could really understand my stubbornness and who could really love me in my worse. I want a guy who is godly . A man who prayerfully seek the Lord. People may never understand that I am seeking a godly man who can step up, lead and can initiate. A man who could be a great father to my children. A humble man of God. A man who truly serves the living God. A man who could raise his children with great dignity and principles. 

I hope people will truly understand that marriage is not a game and a home's not a playhouse. You can't just pack up and go home to your parents when you feel like not playing. Marriage is forever. I'm not setting up my own standards, I am setting up God's standards. And, only a man from God will surely qualify. Though, there are many temptations along the way, but in the end I know God will fulfill His promise- to give His best for His children. The waiting process is hard (and it's getting harder) but I believe when you wait for the best ... it is always worth the wait.

Keep going everyone. God bless.

Monday, January 19, 2015

A Gift of Love for Moms

No one could compare the love and care of a mother. It's truly, indeed, incomparable.

You probably say I'm biased in my writings, but forgive me dad, for writing so much gratitude for mom in this blog. Anyway, dad you know how much I love you :)

Mother's in our generations were sometimes misunderstood. But as I grow older, I finally understand moms moisy mouth- those are for our benefits (not maybe today bu someday). She's also an ultimate multi-tasker... a promising super hero and etc. Well, that's how moms work. Doing all the errands, keeping all in place. Taking good care of  her kids and (sometimes working moms do additional tasks). And take note, they're doing it without pay. Yes, you read it right- it's all free. Truly you can say that moms love are unconditional. Though it's not that perfect, but showing and giving the best that she could really put me into tears.

Children out there, I tell you, value all the people that truly loves you and find ways to make him or her happy. By the way, this coming Jan. 28th is my mom and dad's wed anniversary. I hope I could give something special for the both of them. I've seen some of the best gift in the internet. I'm considering mothers rings online. It is really perfect for siblings to give as a gift for there beloved mom or dad. I found it really interesting because you can personalized it. You can engrave your name on it (like engraving you and your siblings name) and putting your birthstones on it.

Checkout this trinity ring for your mom :)

These are just material things. You can always include in this ring your "I love You" and "Thank You" words. :) Well, Christmas is over, but you can still continue to give gift even it's not Christmas season. Because true love never comes by season, but it comes everyday- as it is being renewed and treasured everyday.

Keep going everyone. God bless. Have a great week ahead.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Happy New Year! My 2015 with Family


A great family is a gift. I am so thankful and blessed that God gave us another wonderful year. Year 2014 had passed and we're about to face another great and exciting year. Let go of the past experience and hold on to a promise of a great year that's ahead of us.

This year 2015, I'm expecting great and mighty things that God will bless us. I thank the Lord for my family, because there's no such expensive things on earth that could compare a great family. Though we don't have much riches that we can brag, but I am truly grateful to have a wonderful family such as this.

For the years to come.. I continually pray that God will truly move in our lives, pour out His blast blessings and share this wonderful blessings to others. I'm looking for another wonderful year with them. And those who've been a part of this blog- thank you for being a part of my life. Truly, I appreciate all of you guys. See you in my next adventure.

Welcome 2015. Happy New Year everyone. God bless :)

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