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Tales of a twenty something Filipina. Dreamer. Leo. Stargazer. Environmental advocate.

August To Do’s List

1. Pick up CENOMAR 
2. Book strings (and band) 
3. Look for scaffolding people to make the stage and dance floor
4. Look and book lights and sound system
5. Final food tasting at K
6. Pay half of the catering cost
7. Book Larry for other food-related needs
8. Finalize invites
9. Look for LB-based florist

11. Draft QAR process
12. Consultation on Typologies
13. CCET work at the LGU level

14. Start asking around for a House-for-Rent in UPLB 

With God’s grace, these shall all be done. 

— 1 day ago
#covenant2014  #Werk 
Wedding Wednesday in a Tuesday: Harmonya UPLB →

Teehee! Our little elves with strings who’ll create beautiful music on our Big Day! :) 

— 1 day ago
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

— 1 day ago
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.

— 3 weeks ago
Change of Plans

—something i’m not very good at, esp if its my plan. the plan i created, thought and decided to accomplish. 

Bless me Lord for the wisdom to understand this change. 

— 1 month ago

“Passion” has its roots in the Latin word pati, which means “to suffer or endure.” Therefore, at the root of passion is suffering. This is a far cry from the way we casually toss around the word in our day-to-day conversations. Instead of asking “What would bring me enjoyment?” which is how many people think about following their passion, we should instead ask “What work am I willing to suffer for today?”

Great work requires suffering for something beyond yourself. It’s created when you bend your life around a mission and spend yourself on something you deem worthy of your best effort. What is your worthwhile cause?”

Excerpt From: Henry, Todd. “Die Empty.”

— 1 month ago