Thursday, July 23, 2015

Happy birthday, my God's best!

My forever crush. My forever love, my John-lord! ♥

I am just thankful right now for how the Lord has been very faithful to my dear husband. And I'm looking forward for more years of God's faithfulness to him, kasi 'matic, kadamay ako kahit hindi naman ako deserving. Grabe, nakakabless si Lord!

I'm very happy that before he left for work kanina, he looked very happy.  I'm also happy because of the flood outside na hindi nakapagpa-pasok sa kanya sa opisina ng maaga, we got to have a birthday salubong toast! Yay! :)

I've been celebrating with him his birthday for the seven years now and each year, it gets harder and harder to think of a gimmick to surprise him! Hahaha! And so as I look back sa mga nakaraang taon, these pictures just made me smile.

Note: not all are from his past birthday though.

Throwback Thursday for my husband's birthday!

Wedding nila P.Eug and Osie nito

July 24, 2010 - surprise birthday bash for John. Here with us is our mentor, ninong and the one who officiated our wedding, Rev. Raul Caguin!

Baguio Trip in 2011. My fave picture with him for that trip. Haha!

Kunwari pre-nup shoot daw namin nito! Hahaha!

July 23, 2011 at 12:00am, in his office

He was surprised! ♥

Happy birthday again my love!

♫ I wanna love you, forever I do.

I wanna spend all of my days with you.

I'll carry your burdens and be the wind at your back.

I wanna spend my forever - forever like that. ♪

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


I just want to be okay again.  For the past months, I've not been "stable" really. My disposition are more inclined to the negative things that I have learned to dwell on and boy it's really not healthy anymore. I'm tired of feeling this way.

I want to go back enjoying things as it is, being thankful no matter what is going on in my life and being a source of blessing to the people around me.

I really want to be okay. I'm tired of crying over things that I have no control of; things that I could not change. I want to live out what I've been saying in my textblast-- that God is sovereign, therefore He can surely be trusted!

I just want to be okay. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Overflowing favor!

Connect in Bahay Tuluyan Volunteers

If it were not for God's overflowing favor and provision, the Connect Outreach Program Year 3 for Bahay Tulyan last July 4, 2015, will not be possible. And that is why I'd like to express our overflowing thanksgiving to the Lord for these people whom He used to bless the children of the said center. 

On behalf of the Outreach Planning Team (Alex, Fhang, She, Rose and Clark), a big thank you to the following:

  • USANA - c/o Clark and Diane de Guzman for the shampoo and vitamins
  • Jollibee Foods Corporation - c/o Jeff Tan for our lunch
  • Universal Robina Corporation - c/o Pstr Bj Sebastian for our snacks
  • Mark and Sarah Mendoza - for the slippers
  • Clark and Diane de Guzman - for the hygiene products and devo kit give away
  • Mr. Jessie Balajonda - for the sack of rice
  • Connect Growth Groups - for all their financial, time and energy contributions

Sharing few photos:

Social worker, Ms. Tin for a quick briefing.
And notice, may ginawa pang banner ang mga bata where it says "Welcome to Bahay Tuluyan"

Lunch time!
Thank you Jollibee and URC!

Snacks for the kids courtesy of URC. 

Gifts for the kids!

A pair of slippers who made this kid happy and shocked, I guess! Hehe. :)

We hate to say goodbye but we will see ou again next year!

Special thanks also for the support of our church, Greehills Christian Fellowship (GCF Ortigas) -through the Board of Elders, our Senior Pastor Larry Pabiona, Ate Chette King, Pastor Emer Manaloto, Pastor Eugene Geanga, our ministry assistant, Phoebe Guerra- had given us, also to the people who weren't able to join but still gave of their resources Bea, Rose, Lem and Thon and also to those brethren who prayed for and with us for this outreach.  We have an endless thanksgiving because of God's overflowing blessing and favor through all of you! Thank you all so much!

And of course, thank You so much Lord, because ultimately all good gifts come from You!

Thank You dear Lord for allowing us to be usable for the furtherance of Your kingdom. Amen.

See you again next year, Bahay Tuluyan! 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Yes, I've been feeling very depressed lately. I lost count na pero ilang weeks na akong walang lumilipas na araw ang hindi ako umiiyak at papasok sa trabaho na namumugto ang mata.

I feel lonely and unappreciated. Most of the time I am criticized, seldom do I get affirmed. I'm thinking yan ang pinang-gagalingan ng issue ko sa ngayon but I'm still not sure.

I want to rest from everything. If I could, I want to stop thinking about all the things I have in mind.

I just feel very tired and really sad.

Praying I'll get through this very soon. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My Buzz Group Members

Looking at these pictures the other night made me cry... because I miss them! I just realized that even with the 4-day youth camp, bitin pala ang time namin together! And so I'm really praying I could spend more time with these girls, not just only inside our youth growth group meeting every week but also more one-on-one dates with them!

L-R: Cure, Janine, myself, Iris, Arielle and Shane

I lovingly forced them to do my signature pose! Hahaha! :D

Here holding our commitment banner. Mine says "#FaithfullyConsistent."

I can't believe may mga bago akong minamahal sa buhay through them!

I pray that God would find me faithful in walking along side them as they grow in spiritual maturity and Christ-likeness. They are just like a breath of fresh air for me! Mga bata na pampawala ng stress!

Love you girls! :)


And so I came home form work today very tired, not because of heavy work load but because of heavy traffic na inabot ng more than an hour from Estrella-EDSA to our apartment here in Mandaluyong. Sa sobrang kapaguran, I found myself crying habang namamalansta ng damit ni John. I couldn't help but cry kasi how I really wish I could have the time freedom that I've been longing for for the past few months.

Yung tipong hindi ko na kailangang magmadali kapag dating ko from work kasi I need to prepare our dinner, John's things for office and then I would struggle to sleep early because I have work the following day pa. Yung tipong I can sleep ng mga minimum 10hrs everyday since ang laki-laki ng utang kong pahinga sa sarili ko. Yung tipong John and I would have more time together, specially in our quiet time as a couple, more bonding and all. Yung tipong I am just managing a businss wherein hawak ko yung oras ko. Yung tipong dahil well rested ako, I'll have more energy for the ministry that I'm involved with. Yung ganun.  I guess I can say, yun ang pina-pangarap ko ngayon. TIME FREEDOM.

Pero hindi pa pwede sa ngayon. And even though it's a sad reality, I know I have to persevere. I have to continue trusting on the Lord for His plans for our life.

I'm thinking it's my PMS week, kaya siguro nag-e-emo na naman ako.

Oh well, I know I'll get through this by God's unlimited grace. Kaya for now tiis-tiis pa more!