Sept-Oct’s To Do List
Since August has been so good to me, I feel like posting another set of To Do list so that you can all help me rally to the High Heavens for some great miracle for my 2 Ws (work and wedding. Yes! I’m corny like that! HAHHA) :)
1. Secure funds for on the day payment and deposit to my MOH’s account for safe keeping
2. Look and book my florist
3. Look and book sound system supplier
4. Look and book Iwata supplier
5. Start organizing addresses and contact numbers for the invites and the RSVP
6. Book tickets for the grandparents’ fly back to Tacloban
7. Remind the entourage for their gowns
8. GOWNS for the family
9. Settle Ef’s suit and accessories
10. BOOK HONEYMOON TICKETS
Apply for a marriage license
1. FINISH THE DAMN TECHNICAL REPORT!
2. LAUNCH THE DAMN TECHNICAL REPORT!
3. PLAN OUT NEXT YEAR’S ACTIVITIES BASED ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DAMN TECHNICAL REPORT!!
All is well :) Things might be too fuzzy right now because of the demands and pressure of work but I’m still super thankful to the Lord for giving me enough courage to move to WB. Hoping that another dream (will share it once its a real already) will be ticked off before the year ends :)
Cheers to everyone and have a great last Q of 2014!
Out of the comfortable →
One afternoon, I left my resignation letter on the general manager’s desk. She was my direct supervisor, so I expected a dressing down. After all, we were discussing developmental plans just that morning.
For me, two things: (i) courage to face the unfamiliar, and (ii) respect for the opportunities and the dreams.
"Lord, thank You for the opportunities you are giving me to be an indiscriminate and joyful giver."
August To Do’s List
As of Aug31 :)
Pick up CENOMAR
Book strings (and band)
Look for scaffolding people to make the stage and dance floor (no need anymore!)
4. Look and book lights and sound system
Final food tasting at K
Pay the catering cost
Book Larry for other food-related needs
9. Look for LB-based florist
Draft QAR process
12. Consultation on Typologies
CCET work at the LGU level14. JSDF Review15. QAR for DOE, DENR EMB
Start asking around for a House in UPLB
With God’s grace, these shall all be done.
Track Changes is the new Red Pen
Believe it or not, I adore being corrected. When I was doing my undergraduate thesis, aside from fresh-from-the-printer smell of my drafts, I super love it when it comes back to me, with scribbles, doodles, and side notes in red (or in my thesis adviser’s case, a blue) pen.
Noticing my errors or misgiving makes me feel precious (actually, loved HAHHA) because I feel being “cared” about by the person who took the time to correct me. Please don’t get me wrong, it took me years of practice to have this kind of perspective. For a (very small cat), I have an ego of a lion. Constructive or not, I do not handle well criticism and corrections. Its plain painful. But along the way, I learned to appreciate it.
Resolved that one way of improving my skills (and attitude) is to be hammered, I always make it a point to find person(s) who can “whip out” the best of me. I have on for each aspect in my life — handling emotions at work, finances, positive perspectives, and the list goes on.
And my newest blacksmith is in the persona of a short and sweet Nepalese guy —K.P. He’s my technical guru in the Bank right now. I’m glad to have this opportunity of learning from him — his perspective, way of thinking, manner of analysis, and even his writing style. My oh my! Its been a while since I found this kind of gem. And I guess, K.P. is one of the decision points why I decided to stay with the Bank, instead of pursuing work with another international (and equally important) organization.
I feel that God provided me a good jackhammer and its all up to me if I want to exchange it with a wooden mallet :P
Monday Musings on Supposedly Wedding Wednesday
Since I got engaged, I promised to turn this mini journal to a bulletin of prayers for our upcoming wedding — because with all these changes we are facing, definitely we need your prayers ;)
With less than five months to spare, we now have:
1. Booked major suppliers;
2. Got our customized wedding bands;
3. Finally decided on who will make my gown; and
4. Scheduled a pre marriage counseling at CEFAM.
For the next three months, we plan to accomplish the following through God’s grace and provision:
1. Finalize the invites and be able to start sending it through mail;
2. Start prepping party needs and favors, with heaps of help from girlfriends;
3. Dresses/gowns for family members;
4. Set aside (more) funds for home building;
Aside from all this list that needs checking, I think what’s more important progress is that I am able to be more open with Ef, especially with my panic attacks and fears. And to be able to pray for all these fears and frustrations. To be honest, I am having a hard time being like Ef, who seems to be very cool as a cucumber, and rely everything to faith.
And that is my prayer request for this month — that I’ll be truly confident that God will pave the way and make things happen.