What if things happened instantaneously? Let’s say I wanted to make banana bread. What if, after preparing the correct measurements and portions of the ingredients and mixing it all up, the bread magically appeared before me? Or what if I arrived at a certain country, expecting to have a job, then after sending out resumes,… Continue reading Life Moves in Stages, so Don’t be in Such a Hurry!
As I write this, I am munching on my almost-midnight snack (appetizer for the actual midnight snack) and hearing only the clicking sound of my keyboard and the rumbling of the AC. I am all alone in our hotel room while my Mom is out partying with her friends. Yes, my Mom is partying. Not… Continue reading My Fruitful Jobless Season & the Fulfillment of my Introvert Dreams
We were watching our favorite television show in the living room. Wanting to relax, I put my legs up and sit in an Indian sit position. She immediately slapped my legs repeatedly and whispered: “Ibaba mo yang paa mo! Ayaw nila nakataas ang paa!” (Put your feet down, they don’t like it when your feet… Continue reading The Struggle Is Real: Forgiving, but not Forgetting
In a short while, we will kiss 2015 goodbye and say hello to 2016. How does this make you feel? Are you overcome by excitement, paralyzed by uncertainty and fear, or discouraged by last year’s performance? Personally, I feel all three. Somehow in my jungle heart, all three emotions found room. How would you… Continue reading 2016: The Year of Moving On
June 17, 2015. About 8 AM after I finished my daily quiet time and Bible meditation, I opened my planner and took out my pen. Instinctively, I began writing bullet points of the activities I planned on accomplishing that day. Cook lunch. Exercise. Cook dinner. Short prayer time. BLOG! Clean Mom’s bathroom. And a bunch of… Continue reading Don’t Follow Your Heart; Guard It!
“What is man that You take thought of him, and the son of man that You care for him?” (Psalm 8:4) Three weeks ago, I celebrated my 21st birthday in one of my favorite cities: New York City. My Dad, brothers, uncle, and I went to Liberty Island and paid Lady Liberty a visit. She… Continue reading You are Insignificant but Dearly Loved
The most thrilling part of my TALAMazing adventure happened exactly five weeks ago, when I went to Six Flags Magic Mountain–for the very first time! I first heard of Six Flags Magic Mountain through my childhood best friend, Deuel. He and I absolutely loved roller coasters! After he let me watch his DVD about Six… Continue reading Take The Plunge!
Sometimes things don’t go according to “our time,” because God’s time is way better. And when God intervenes, ADVENTURE happens!
Find out how God worked His impeccable timing in my life, and the adventure He gave me and my family!
Happy new year earthlings! This year, I commit to blogging more regularly. One of my mistakes last year was procrastinating and giving in to laziness. At times I really was busy and tired from finishing school requirements, but I knew deep in my heart that I could have updated my blog regularly. For that, I… Continue reading He’s Writing Your Story, and It Is Beautiful
I’m baaack, after a 5-month absence! In this post, I share my story of how and why my graduation delayed by a year, and why I’m really, really grateful for it.