Month: November 2015

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 4: A week after my birthday

reading Wonderstruck by Christian author Margaret Feinberg. I’ve been meaning to read this book, but because it wasn’t free on Amazon Kindle, it took a while before I finally had the chance to do so. I had to wait for months for its price to go down! It makes me want to finish reading it in one sitting, but I couldn’t. I had to put it down several times to reflect on what she’s saying in her book. For example, when I came across this page saying, “If God spoke creation into existence, should we be surprised when creation speaks back to us about God?” That single line reminded me of all the beautiful places I’ve been to, how wonderstruck I was each time I watched the changing colors of the sky as the sun set, etc. I’m not done reading it yet, but I promise you I will in no time. And, if you’re feeling down, lethargic, or restless, I urge you to get a copy of this book and read it! writing responses …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 3: Homebound from Singapore

19:30, 15 November 2015 Once more, I was given the opportunity to write while onboard an Airbus, flying miles off the ground. I’m not sure exactly where we are now, but I’m guessing that we’re already nearing, if not have already entered, the Philippines. I got some privacy, since the man seated to my right transferred to another seat, while the woman seated to my left is asleep. There’s some turbulence due to air pockets, but it’s nothing quite like what I experienced when I first traveled alone to Singapore (back and forth) a few years ago – that was simply the worst! Other than that, it’s been a pleasant flight so far, and we’re expected to travel in just 3 hours and 7 minutes – would you believe that? That is, according to the pilot (instead of the usual 3 hours and 30–45 minutes). reading Tiger Tales Asia (Nov–Dec 2015). I didn’t know that such magazines contain a lot of interesting information! I didn’t really pay attention to magazines onboard before; I would normally …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 2: My birthday week

I recently received a birthday greeting card from my church family at CCF-Alabang, signed by no less than Pator Joby Soriano himself. I suppose every member/attendee receives such on his/her birthday. Nevertheless, it’s always a pleasure to receive one, especially to read the same Bible verse (Numbers 6:24–26) printed on its front, the same one I send to my dear friends when they celebrate their birthdays. Well, now it’s my turn! I’ve never felt this excited as when I was a child anticipating my birthday. However, now that I’m a grown-up and have many responsibilities, there are, of course, things that also hold me back from being that excited. Things that keep my feet on the ground, reminding me of reality, such as the following: reading articles online on anger and forgiveness at http://www.intouch.org. (Because I want to be free of negative emotions as I start another year here on earth.) writing things to bring for my upcoming birthday/weekend getaway with hubby. listening to the playlist on http://www.aldenrichardsofficial.com. Again, I’m a fan of AlDub, though honestly, I think Alden could still …

38th Year Goals

Five days from today, I shall be celebrating my 38th birthday. I don’t think I’ll have the time to write that day or in the coming days after tomorrow. In the mean time, I am committing to finish the following unfinished tasks below as I do not want them to get carried over my 38th year of existence. After all, it’s going to be a new beginning for me and I shall have new resolutions, new goals. I know I won’t be able to keep myself away from my laptop though and it would take a long time to finish editing my blog posts, ensuring that the photos of certain articles would finally appear on the front page. As much as I consider myself a techie, I’m not exactly knowledgeable when it comes to the technical aspects of putting up a blog, or making one look exactly the way I want it to, at least. So, what I’ll do now is make sure that I get reminded of the following tasks and goals whenever I turn …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 1: Blogging for good

It’s the first day of my favorite month and it’s a Sunday! Meaning, I couldn’t just let the day pass by without writing anything, even if the entry’s as short and simple as this one. On the other hand, this also signifies my desire to take up blogging seriously… reading blogs, especially by people I know, including Maine Mendoza’s latest “The Sunday Currently” blog post. It’s actually where I got this idea to follow the same pattern for a blog post and join The Sunday Currently link-up by siddathornton! Thanks so much, Maine (a.k.a. Yaya Dub); you inspire me! I have to add praying though at the end of this list. writing itineraries for my upcoming birthday/weekend getaway with my husband in Singapore, and my to-do list for this week. listening to the sounds of both the AC and the wall electric fan in my daughters’ bedroom being drowned in the dogs’ barking. thinking of starting a challenge for myself to complete and publicizing it to keep me motivated. I could actually use any of the following: get done with my general …