If there’s one movie which made me believe about the power of love, it is LETTERS TO JULIET. This movie had shown what love can do through the age of time.

And let me share to you this beautiful and heart warming reply/letter of Sophie to Claire who almost lost the hope of seeing her one true love.

Dear Claire,

What and if are two words as nonthreatening as words can be. But put them together, side by side, and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life.

What if?
What if?
What if?

I don’t know how your story ended but if what you felt then was true love then it’s never too late. If it was true then, why wouldn’t it be true now? You only need the courage to follow your heart.

I don’t know what a love like Juliet’s feels like, a love to leave loved ones for, a love to cross oceans for, but I’d like to believe, if ever I were to feel it, that I’d have the courage to seize it. And Claire if you didn’t, I hope one day that you will.

All my love,
Juliet

source of the letter: http://thelittlethiiiings.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/sophies-reply-to-claire-letters-to-juliet/

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STOP BULLYING! START IT WITH YOURSELF!

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We were destined to meet… but were not meant with each other.

I just met you and never imagine to like you.
We never became close but we became friends.
I thought the story would end up like a happy friendship
But it never was….
My thoughts started to go against me…
This crazy little thing called love  infected me…
It was really hard for me… my own heart betrayed me.
I have nothing to do but to like you, even worse to love you.
I know that this feeling is not right from the very start…
but my heart had chosen your heart to be its home.
I thought, being honest with my feelings would make me feel satisfy
but for the second time, my heart go against me.
The feelings that once makes me happy, has turned into something and makes me lonely.
But I keep on believing in the magic of love...
That someday you would change your mind
That someday you would come and tell that your heart is mine…
But again, i never learned… i end up crying and asking why!
 Why do some things come and suddenly go?
Why do some people makes you feel special and just leave you in the hole.
Why do love makes you happy and suddenly makes you lonely?
Well, I guess this is how it really goes…
Love will never be according to our plans…
It has its own way, its own standards and its own magic.
We just need to believe that if love does not worked this time…
it will surely come and makes you rhyme.
Your presence was so hard to find

From time to time, you are swirling over my mind
When you are in front of me
My words of love suddenly flee

Every time you came near
I can’t stop my heart to be in fear
Fear or loosing you
Fear of falling too

Your smile is an innocent assassin
It kills my system again and again 
Your poison slowly makes me faint-hearted
And hopelessly devoted

Why I could not resist your stare?
If you have nothing to spare
My mind keeps on saying “give it up”
But my heart insist “do not give up”

I don’t know what’s the matter with you
I just felt it out of the blue
You came in
And my heart welcomes you in

Now, I cannot let you go
You were the one who made me feel so
Just give me some glance
Or even an owe of chance

In the most limited time
I’ll do my best to make you mine
Let my love shine
And be in front of the line.

 
It’s a clichĂ© we hear all the time, but what would it look like if we actually did it?
Imagine a typical day for a twentysomething Christian. She wakes up to her ringtone alarm, checks her email and notiïŹcations and hits snooze. She utters a one-minute prayer to cover all her bases—thank You, bless this, ask for that, amen—and rushes to the shower.
By 9 a.m., she’s clocked into work at the office or heading to class, praying for the weekend to come sooner. During lunchtime, she meets with her friends while trying to steal some time to look at Facebook.
And from then until she hits the pillow, her day is ïŹlled with meeting deadlines, doing chores and errands and generally trying to keep on top of things before another day is over.
Sound familiar?
Life is not easy for today’s generation. There’s too little time and too many tasks. We need to study, work, keep up on house chores, socialize and relax at the same time.The question is, where should we put God in the equation?

As Christians, we know at a head level that God should take ïŹrst priority in our lives. He comes ïŹrst, and everything else is secondary. And even thinking of Christ as a “priority” doesn’t come close to the reality that He is King—over every detail of our daily lives. Yet how often is He our waking thought each morning? How often do we reach for our phones instead?

The virtual world is alluring. It claims to offer everything: pleasure, entertainment, education, socialization and even spiritual growth. At some point, though, we enter into information overload.

Everyone’s trying, begging, ïŹghting or pleading to get just 10 seconds of our attention, promising a valuable product, service or information in return.

Yet while each of these input channels ïŹghts for our attention in our overworked brains, so does God. But unlike them, God doesn’t remind us of His presence with an ad or a convenient notiïŹcation. He’s always there for us, but we have to decide to come to Him.

While technology has brought humanity to the next level, it has also altered our values. Emails and texts make our prayer lives more distracted. Endless facts and data make us more skeptical of truth. And when you can just pick up the phone and talk to a loved one in an instant, what’s the use of coming to God ïŹrst?

In a fast-moving world, what grabs our attention is that which is faster, better and brighter. We are accustomed to instant answers and results. We are masters at multi-tasking, trying to get everything done in our own grand timing.

Why is it that it’s only when something’s gone wrong—or there’s nothing else to do—that we ïŹnally turn to God?

We might then wait for His answers, but not for long. Unconsciously, we give Him a deadline. It’s difficult for us to put our faster-is-better mentality on hold while we wait for God’s guidance. The best time to do anything is now, so why wait—right?

More often, we expect God to mold into our own lives and schedules. It’s no longer us who need to adapt to His ways—it’s Him who needs to adapt to ours, we think.

The truth is, the virtual world would do just ïŹne without you. But you would not do just ïŹne without God. There will always be one more snippet of information to absorb online. But are there really harsh consequences for missing those updates? If we’re honest with ourselves, sometimes it’s easier to miss a week’s worth of devotions, of time spent checking in with our heavenly Father and listening for His voice and guidance.

The digital world has enough news and opportunities to get anyone hooked. And it can be a great and wonderful thing within proper boundaries. But even when it’s not, we can’t blame technology for our spiritual neglect. If consulting God ïŹrst is not in our daily agenda, even without Facebook and YouTube, we will simply ïŹnd other things to tend ïŹrst.

Perhaps it’s time we readjust our faith from turning to God when it’s convenient to recovering our lost fear of the Lord. We show Him we don’t fear Him every time we prioritize other things ïŹrst.

So, how do we recover a lost fear of the Lord? By seeking Him. By intentionally pursuing Him ïŹrst in our daily actions—from the moment our alarm goes off until we fall asleep again. By praying and asking for His guidance not only when things go wrong, but on every occasion. By encountering Him through His Word and listening to how He wants us to live it every day.

God is not a back-up plan but the Planner of life itself. And as we slowly change our daily habits to recognize this, we will slowly reshape our priorities and recharge our faith.

They say when feelings are true, you find it really hard to tell. Well, I guess it is really true. I’ve been spending hours composing a letter for you. Something that would tell you what my feelings are. I almost cried reminiscing all the memories I had with you since I was a child. Those memories which always remind me of who I am today.

Mama, we may not have the best mother-daughter relationship ever, I still thank God for giving me a mother like you and I will always be thankful for that greatest gift of my life (Oh my tears are falling). We had a lot of misunderstandings especially when I was on my adolescence stage. Every time you stop me from playing outside, every time you would not allow me joining a camp or field trip, every time you just want me to study and study, I felt like you do not love me. I know that those things were a mother’s way to protect her child which a young mind would not understand.

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My mother and I when I was two years old. It was taken in Bicol, my father’s hometown.

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My beautiful mother on her early marriage. And hey, that’s me on the left.

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Graduation Ceremony in Bagong Buhay’s Little Angels Learning Center.

Mama, I want you to know that if it wasn’t because of you, your care, patience, sacrifices and unconditional love, I would not be who I am today. Forgive me for always questioning your love, I was blinded by the deceitful rewards of this world. Thank you for your constant reminders which guided me throughout these years. You may be harsh with your words which sometimes I take negatively,  but I know it was just because of your motherly concern especially when you decided to work abroad. If that was hard for us, I know it was hard a thousand times for you…. thank you ma!

Ma, thank you for protecting me. Thank you for treating the wounds of failures and heartaches. Thank you for being my day and night shining armor when everyone drags me down to hell. Thank you for boldly broadcasting the world how proud you are in every achievement I have. Thanks for being my number one fan in every single thing I do. You are one in a million, mother!

Life would not be more beautiful without you in it. You gave color and flavor to this crazy world of mine. Ma, sorry for causing you heartaches way back then and if I continuously do. Sorry for being stubborn in many ways, I just don’t understand how things go. Sorry for all my shortcomings as your daughter. I am trying my best, my very best to be a deserving one. I would not get weary making you happy and proud. I want to give you anything you deserve beyond all the material things in this world.

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WFES’ Commencement Exercise 2005 with Mama and our principal, Dr. Carmelila Pilariza.

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With my mama and papa during the awarding of Honors. #elementary #WFES

Mama, thank you for being the best mother in this world. You will always be my best friend. Your love is incomparable. I always pray to God to guide you and give you strength. Thank you for teaching us greatest lessons in life. Thank you for sharing us your faith to God. Ma, you are the strongest person I ever know! You will do anything for me and for liit. You always give the best for us. Thank you for that Mama. Words are really not enough to tell the world how wonderful you are.

So, in this special day, I want to take this opportunity to broadcast to the world that you are the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious woman in my life.

Happy Mother’s day Mama!

I love you so much to the moon and back!

May you feel our hug and kisses! :) <3 <3 <3

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Bonding time with my mother, cousin and sister.

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Bonding time with my mother, cousin and sister.

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My cousin, sister and mother at SM Fairview.

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The woman I owe everything.

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Traveling to the airport

 

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After graduation.

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My PAPA and MAMA ^.^

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Me and my mother on my graduation’s thanksgiving party.

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The reasons behind my success.

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I really love writing poems since I was a kid. So, expect me to post hundreds of it ^.^

For this one, I wrote this poem way back in second year college. It is for the person I really like as in super like. And sadly, he never gave me a chance to be part of his circle. But that was a long time ago. I moved on and happy to see him loving the girl of her life :) #showbiz

So, Here it is!

Hindi ko alam kung ano ang tunay na nararamdaman ko
Hindi ko maipaliwanag kung masaya o malungkot ako
Hindi ko maintindihan kung bakit ako nagkakaganito
Pero alam kong may isang bagay na gumugulo sa isip ko
… ikaw!
Dumating ka at nakilala kita
Dapat normal lang iyon pero bakit biglang may nag-iba?
Tibok ng puso ko ay nagbago
mabilis… sobrang bilis…
Nagsimulang guluhin nito ang payapa at kontento kong mundo
Natutunan nitong kilalanin ang iyong pagkatao
Hanggang sa piliin nito ang puso mo
Ikaw… oo ikaw! Ang nag-iisang ikaw!
Puso ko’y masaya ngunit isip ko ay natutulala
Gustong ibigin ang ikaw, ngunit ikaw, nais mo bang ibigin ang ako?
Magulo, mahirap at masakit
Walang katiyakan ang lahat
Ngunit patuloy pa rin naniniwala ang puso’t isip ko sa kakaunting pag-asa na…
…ang isang ikaw at ako ay magiging tayo!

Every Monday, I always receive a text message from Kuya Gracezl informing and inviting me on their regular cell group named “Live Breed Monday (LBM).” It was year 2012 when I was added on their facebook group and invited by Kuya Pogs, my fellow district officer in NWD Umyf. I had a lot of attempts joining in this cell group. As part of my christian growth, I always pray to God na sana may masalihan akong cell group. I do believe that being part of a cell group is as important as eating your everyday meals. A cell group was created to help us grow deeper not only in faith but also in different aspects of life. It is like a world of friendship, accountability, learning, growth and faith.

I heard a lot of good feedbacks about LBM which makes it more interesting. I see how God used and continue using every person in that group. I know that it was the answer to my prayer but bakit nga ba hindi ako ni minsan naka-attend dito? Tracking the path of reasons I had before were too many to mention.

But God is good! He always make way to fulfill His plans for me. Today, I am working as a Sales and Marketing Associate in manufacturing company located around Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. And surprisingly, LBM is regularly held at Mcdo, Quezon Avenue. Isn’t it amazing? Talagang inilapit ako ni Lord para naman wala na akong excuse. Thank you Lord!

So yesterday I attended the cell group. It was a great feeling though!

The bible text for that night was James 4:1-12 and led by Kuya Ace the outgoing president of QCPACE-Umyf (Quezon City Philippine Annual Conference of the East-United Methodist Youth Fellowship in the Philippines). We were 11 in all. It was a productive and fruitful day.

God is really good for helping us take the right path to Him.

So, I am inviting you to be part of this ministry that will make you and I closer to God and to His perfect will.

Always remember that God loves you!

See you on our next LBM!

“7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” JAMES 4:7-10 (NIV)

I really love mall hopping and window shopping. It is always fun to check what’s hot and what’s not. Lovely colors of dresses, shoes, bags, accessories and etc. attracts me more and more. Actually, I always dream of having my own mall or even a fashion boutique (sorry for being so much of me ^.^).

So for today’s post, let’s take a look at the newly opened mall Fairview Terraces located in Novaliches, Quezon City.

Last March 2014, Ayala land showed to the public their new commercial and business property, the Fairview Terraces. According to their website, it is a 5.8 hectare mixed with 68, 700 square meters of lease space in its shopping complex and 10,000 square meters of lease area in its soon-to-rise corporate center. 

Since its opening, I have been curious of this mall because it was really talk of the town. You can hear endless people talking about it, they also invaded social networking sites. It really created noise.

Curiosity kills the cat. Enough of the long wait. Yesterday, I finally had the chance to visit Fairview Terraces since I was already in SM City Fairview to get my pocket wifi fixed.

The view from afar was totally classy. It was not like an ordinary mall where buildings are so tall, public utility vehicles passing through and food stalls scattered around. In fairview Terraces the pathway is clean.

Fairview Terraces front signage. (c)http://emongsjournals.blogspot.com/

Fairview Terraces front signage.
(c)http://emongsjournals.blogspot.com/

Its vicinity entrance is an open area with three security personnel and two guards doing their protocols. After passing through that check point, there is a minimize landscape on the right. From there, you could either go directly inside the mall or take a peek on theircircle of creation” I called.

A beautiful tree surrounded by different boards showing amazing creations around the world

A beautiful tree surrounded by different boards showing amazing creations around the world

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View from the left side of the garden.

Well, that's me ^.^

Well, that’s me ^.^

 

They were busy reading the facts written on the boards

They were busy reading the facts written on the boards

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The picture on board is to be found in Dubai.

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The picture shows the geographical location of Italy.

 

After reading those interesting facts, we went inside the mall. Since, it was only two months from its opening, stores were only few. It wasn’t really fully accommodated.

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Top view of the mall.

Top view of the mall.

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pocket playground inside the mall.

 

Though there were few stores, one thing is for sure, you’ll never get hungry. Fairview Terraces has already food stores and restaurants where you could spend time with your friends and families. Here are some photos:

Located at the second floor of the mall.

Located at the second floor of the mall. (c) google

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There's Starbucks Coffee.

There’s Starbucks Coffee. (c) google

Gerry's grill (c) renz15.wordpress.com/

Gerry’s grill (c) renz15.wordpress.com/

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(c) occasionsofjoy.com

For a fresh-baked Pandesal try Balai Pandesal. (c) www.facebook.com/FairviewTerraces

For a fresh-baked Pandesal try Balai Pandesal. (c) http://www.facebook.com/FairviewTerraces

And of course, aside from eating, people always love to watch movies. With Fairview Terraces’ relaxing and classy cinema design, you’ll surely enjoy every minute of your watch.

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(c) manila-life.blogspot.com

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(c) manila-life.blogspot.com

 So, that’s only few of interesting spots to be found in Fairview Terraces. In the next months, surely the mall will be fully operational with more interesting and entertaining leisure places.

Like what I always say, It’s better to see with your own bare eyes. What are you waiting for? Go and check what the talk-of-the-town-mall has to say.