I think I am more in love on Christmas than I am on Valentine's. I just feel so overwhelmed with all the love and all the gift-giving (despite the drama, the sh*t and the stress)... It made me want to cry. So melodramatic! Hahaha!
And just as 2011 draws to a close, I still manage to be taught a lesson --- LIVE THE MOMENT! Some people miss out on their happiness not because they didn't find it, but because THEY DID NOT STOP TO ENJOY IT. So if there's anything worth doing at all... it's worth doing slowly. Enjoy every moment of it as if it's your last. ♥
2012... I'm soooo ready for you! I'm a ROCK you like a hurricane!! :)
Dear Santa: Thanks for making me unexpectedly happy with butterflies on my stomach on Christmas Eve. Yuletide spirit is alive in me after all! :) xoxo
Because today is so special, I made a video presentation for you. Happy Happy Birthday, Hippie! I wish you nothing but all the best things in life and all the happiness the world can offer. Missing you here in Manila BIGTIME. Enjoy your Vigan Trip tomorrow. I love you very, very much! *HUGSandKISSES*
So it's Sunday and it's Christmas. :) I attended the 6pm mass with my nephew, Aki. We were 20 minutes late yet just in time for the homily and so lucky enough to grab a seat that was a little closer to the altar.
I wouldn't drop name for it's not my intention to humiliate, whatsoever. I just couldn't accept the fact that if you were to face your audience and gave them a homily, at least get yourself hundred percent ready and prepared. Because for one, people will listen to you and absorb all the things you will say. Second of all, you're trying to convey a message here and teach these people the word of God and make it so convincing that people will actually buy whatever it is you're trying to say. And lastly, people will eventually believe to whatever it is that you are trying to impart to them. Well, most likely. Syempre kapag Pari ka, people will expect that you know very well what you are talking about. So the least you can do is be prepared and learn your piece. I mean don't just stand right in front of us without even knowing what word to use. Bukod sa hindi mo na nga alam kung anong salita ang gagamitin, tinanong mo pa yung mga tao kung tama ba yung salitang obvious na hinulaan mo lang. Nung walang sumagot sa tanong mo, nagimbento ka na lang ng salita. Hahaha! You should've said it in Tagalog na lang. Siguro naintindihan pa kita. Hindi na rin sana kita na-grammar check! Natawa lang tuloy ako sa sinabi mo, and the worst part, nagkasala pa tuloy ako! Hahaha! Sorry, Baby J. ;P
I know I'm not in the position to say all these things because I, myself, admits that I'm also not good nor excellent, when it comes to grammar and all. Thank goodness, we live in a democratic society. Hindi ako perfect much less than you are. And I do understand that. Very much. Naintindihan kita. We all make mistake. However, what I am just trying to point out here is that, please.. if you're going to preach during homily, at least educate or familiarize yourself on what exact words to use when explaining things and how are they being used in a sentence.
Inulit ulit mo na nga yung salita.. with emphasis pa. E paano na lang yung mga taong walang alam, maniniwala tuloy sila na yung salitang sinabi mo ay tama pala. For your information there is no such word as "HUMBLESSNESS." You had even pronounced it with conviction pa and slowly by syllables: "HAM-BLESS-NESS." Goodness!!! I would like to think that you know the word, humility at siguro nakalimutan mo lang because you were busy trying to impress (I don't know) or you were too overwhelmed because it was baby Jesus' birthday. Mabuti na lang at birthday Nya. Hehehe! :D
So sana next time, kahit scripted na yung homily mo, ayos lang yun. Just don't try to impress people. Which I'd like to think again that you're not really trying to impress whoever. Kasi hindi ka pa naman talaga Pari. What if there are some people in your audience like me who will scrutinize you. Who will criticize every words you utter. Ready ka na ba? More practice pa siguro. In fact, magaling ka naman eh. Kulang lang sa familiarity. Piece of advice: Don't just read. Learn every word you read and say them correctly. Know them. And own them. :)
But of course, we also have to remember that it's definitely OKAY to commit mistake. After all, we're all humans born to make a lot of them. Just don't overdo it. :)
Nevertheless, I think aside from that, nataranta ka lang siguro at biglang na-mental block. Yun siguro ang dahilan. Sayang ang cute mo pa naman kanina, minus pogi points ka tuloy. Hehehe. ;P
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Camarin, Caloocan City. The place where my belief was shaped and my faith grows stronger year after year. The church where my mother and the whole family brought me and my little sister every Sunday and when there are special occasions and traditions like "Simbang Gabi" and "Holy Week." For twenty six years, this is the only church, aside from our kapilya in Libis, I have grown to love and where I learn all the foundation, values and virtues I practice in life. The only place I feel safe and loved. The place where I speak with God, tell Him my stories, problems and even joke around when I try to make a more intimate personal conversation with Him and other whatnot. :) One of my most favorite place in the world. ♥
Reverend Father Daniel Allan D. Samonte, our present Parish Priest.
He's very gwapo in person and so bubbly. No dull homily(ies) around him.
I just hope we, our church and the community, can have him forever. I wish! Hahaha. ;D
You listened to me when I wanted to talk. You were always there for me and Roffel to help us get rid of our stress and boredom. In just a short period of time, we were able to create beautiful memories together as friends, best friends I must say. :) So today on your birthday, I cannot make my mind whom should I be more thankful to. To you for being a sweetheart and an awesome thoughtful best friend? Or to God for blessing me with a wonderful friend like you? :) I wish you a very Happy and warm Birthday. I love you, Beb. Ü
Even though I f*cking hate claustrophobia-inducing malls during the holidays... (during the holidays lang naman) I still can't help but admire people's generous willingness to SHOP knowing that people are almost everywhere doing their last minute Christmas shopping. And that just goes to show that in the Philippines, "crisis" is just really a matter of perspective. And personally, at the end of the day, we may be too hospitable or too forgiving or whatever-have-you... but compared to those who aren't... we're not in such a bad place.
Six days before Christmas. Happy Birthday sweet baby Jesus! ♥
Had not been for Facebook, I wouldn't get the chance to reconnect and reunite once again with my High School classmates and friends in Camarin. So to Mark Zuckerberg, indeed you really are a genius! I bet a lot of people would die to personally thank you for inventing such a powerful social network site that made everyone, if not all, hooked into it instantly, met their boyfriend/girlfriend or husband/wife online, get to see some old friends, neighbors and former relationships and crushes.. and transform people into stalkers! AHAHAHA. True story.
Anyway, if you were to ask me two years ago who is Roffel Martinez.. I might probably give you two answers. One, she's a former senior classmate of mine, and second, a mere acquaintance. Nothing more, nothing less.
In a few weeks this video presentation's event shall reach its second year anniversary. This was our first "MINI" reunion after eight long years from graduating in High School. January 09, 2010 at Philmer's Clinic.
This event changed everything. A new friendship was built and created and blossomed out of the blue. A former acquaintance I used to know is now more than a classmate and a friend to me.
And if you were to ask me now who is Roffel Martinez.. she's a formidable woman. The male species look at her with vicious eyes and ensnaring thoughts. She walks her walk; talks her talk. Smiles like an innocent but tempting and oozing with charisma. She's simple yet bursting with personality. She loves green and hates people who pass judgment carelessly. A great friend but can be your worst nightmare. And, most importantly, she's a bestfriend now. My babe. :)
Sure I have many things to learn about her and it's something I really look forward to. It's only surprising that we only get to know NOW that we enjoyed each other's company more than anything. Had I known before that she's madaldal (but not as much as I do haha), simple, jologs at times like me haha, mababaw, hindi "ganun" kaarte haha, maldita most of the time (also like me) LOL, I think we would have been best friends na way back pa. But then again, I guess that's how life works. So unpredictable and very surprising. :)
So to you babe, Happy Happy Birthday. I love you so much, alam mo yan! ;-) I wish you all the happiness the world can offer, a great life ahead with Inchang and a man you truly deserve, good health, peace of mind and above all, a love story that you'll be most proud to tell your future grandchildren someday. ♥
And I'm still not over with the fun stuff I had last night. This weekend was kind of all over the place.. but it was a pretty good weekend! I had a blast! Spending some quality time with your High School friends is priceless. Especially at this time of the year where everyone seems to be busy with their own stuffs and lives, and the coming holidays. It just feels great that these bunch of people allotted their time and exerted some effort to be there and make this Christmas Party possible. On that note, thank you guys from the bottom of my heart! Maraming, maraming salamat! :) Sometimes these are the very reason why I don't give up on organizing events and parties such as this one. Because you guys are the best! Kayo na!! ♥ Hahaha.
Here is my life in some pictures. :)
Over all a pretty good weekend. Sadly it is Monday again but I actually have some fun things going on this week so it shouldn't be too bad after all.