Miyerkules, Disyembre 23, 2015

Ang pasko ay hindi tungkol sa iyo

Pasko na. Ilang oras nalang magdi-diwang na ang bawat pinoy ng noche buena at kakain ng sama-sama. Ilang oras nalang sasalubungin ng sambayanang Pilipino ang pasko. Ilang oras nalang din maglilipana na ang mga batang namamasko at mga tao sa kalsada na nag-aabang ng masasakyang jeep para makabisita sa mga ninong at ninang o malalayong kamag-anak. Ilang oras nalang din magbabaha na ng "Merry Christmas", facebook post at tweets habang sasabog naman ang instagram at snapchat ng mga inihandang pagkain na parang food festival menu. Ilang oras nalang din maraming tao ang haharap sa mga smart phones at gadgets nila para mag celebrate ng Christmas sa social media world. At ilang oras nalang din ang iba ay matutulog lang at hihintaying matapos ang pasko gaya ng mga ordinaryong araw.


Ngayong taon kabilang ako sa mga nakisakay sa ideya ng komersyalismong pasko kung saan kailangan mag waldas ng yaman at makipagsiksikan sa mall habang sale para bumili ng mga bagong bagay at regalo. Kabilang din ako sa mga taong nagbibigay ng pulang sobre o ampao para sa maliliit at cute na chikiting. Bukas ay pasko na at kasama na rin ako sa mga tropa ng Ninong at Ninang na magtatago at staycation sa bahay. Wala akong balak lumabas at makita ang mga kamag-anak dahil taon taon ay ginagawa naman namin iyon. Wala akong gustong gawin liban sa manood ng sine at mag enjoy sa pelikula ni Jen Mercado #WalangForever. (pwera nalang kung may taong gustong sumama sa akin. Hehe. Pero mukhang wala talaga.) Connotation na din sa kulturang pinoy na idikit ang relationship sa pasko. Yung tipong malungkot ang pasko at mas malamig ito dahil single ang relationship status. Pero sa totoo lang alin man sa mga nabanggit ko ay bunga ng di malalim na pagkaunawa sa kahulugan ng pasko. Aminin nyo, at inaamin ko biktima tayong lahat. Maaring alam natin, pero hindi nagre-reflect sa ating mga buhay.

Na gets mo na siguro! Oo, alam kong alam mo ang sinasabi ko at may ideya ka na sa tinutumbok ko. Ang pasko ay hindi lang tungkol sa iyo, pamilya, relasyon, regalo, masarap na pagkain, heavy traffic, pamasko, ninong at ninang na nagtatago, facebook post, twitter, instagram, christmas songs, christmas party, reunion, vacation, holiday work, at mga pelikula sa mmff. Liban sa mga ito ang pasko ay tungkol ay Kristo. Yes, si Jesus nga. Siya ang sentro ng celebration na ito at nakakalungkot mag celebrate ng Pasko nang hindi Siya ang sentro.

Naalala ko tuloy ng isang spoken word video na nag viral noong nakaraang linggo. Tulad nya, ayoko na din magdiwang ng pasko nang HINDI SI JESUS ANG SENTRO. Ito yug video sa baba, panooorin mo. :)


Biyernes, Disyembre 4, 2015

Think about Him.




Think about Him
when things are right and not
when everything is full of color and
when everything is nothing but shades of grey.

Think about Him
when the ecstatic of life blossoms
when life is nothing but full joy
and nothing can't stop you from reaching what you are dreaming of

Think about Him
when your thoughts are clouded with worries, fears, and insecurities
when you are all alone or with everybody be filled with His presence

Think about Him
when you have no one else to think about or
when you have nothing else but Him. Think about Him.

Think about His love. How magnificent, astounding, and everlasting love.
Think about being with Him in forever clasps in the strongest vow of eternity.
You can never be separate from Him. You are His since the beginning of the time.
You are His and will be for Him alone til the end of the age.

Think about His plan. How strategic, flawless and perfect it is!
Think about living according to His authorship, your life mapped by His own fingers.
He can never be wrong! He planned your life since the world began and it is wonderful,
even if sometimes You can't understand, hang on to His promises.

Think about His greatness. Is there anything too hard for Him?
Is there anything impossible for Him?
Is there anything that He is not in control?
NOTHING.

Think about Him. Who is, who was and is to come. Remember Jesus every moment of your life. J.E.S.U.S. Remember what He accomplished on the cross. Think and remember about Him.

Miyerkules, Disyembre 2, 2015

Crossing out the to-do list


Hello, Mello! It's been a while and I'd like to greet you a Merry Christmas. It's December 3rd and just like me, I know you guys have tons of plans, too. Oh! speaking of the plan, I remember that I wrote a to-do list last July and I'd like to know how many list I can cross out now. Let's get started! (here's the link of my previous blog about to-do list)


  1. Save more. -Unfortunately, I can't cross this out because my savings is crying out loud. Haha!
  2. Attend APYAC conference in Baguio
  3. Enroll for MA Class. Go lang ng go! - Is this a series of unfortunate planning events? Lol. I did not met my goal to enroll for MA class and planning to quit it. I'll tell you my next plan, tho. :)
  4. Publish more blog post 
  5. Visit a museum - Is there a pattern here? Haha. I missed this. Well, my boyfriend and I actually planned to visit the National Museum last October but it really did not happen. :(
  6. Write song
  7. Travel with him
  8. Win souls and start a life group in the office - I still did not make it. :(

My score is 4/8. So, I should exert more effort to accomplish every list I have. Not bad for my first try. I made some progress at least. Hehehe. So, in a few days I will write my goals and plans for 2016. I'm so excited. How about you? Have you wrote your goals and plans for next year? :)