My Fruitful Jobless Season & the Fulfillment of my Introvert Dreams

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

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The Struggle Is Real: Forgiving, but not Forgetting

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

Perfection-er

In my previous post, I talked about feeling quite depressed over my lack of inactivity and my feeling of uselessness, as I stayed home in most days. Turned out I was just bored and that I needed to change my perspective and attitude. God was preparing me for something bigger, better, and busier. Last week, … Continue reading Perfection-er

Jimmy Needham Concert & A Lesson on Appetite

Exactly a week ago, April 9, I attended the concert of one of my most favorite Christian artists (and since that day, speakers): Jimmy Needham. If his name doesn't ring a bell,  go to the end of this post and watch him sing my favorite song of his, "Forgiven and Loved." Seriously, stop.  However, if you … Continue reading Jimmy Needham Concert & A Lesson on Appetite

Ms. Right

On our way home tonight, my brothers and I were having a conversation. James, our youngest, out of the blue, told us he hasn't tasted or seen unleavened bread, and then he asked me why it was so flat. "Well because it doesn't have yeast, so it's flat. It doesn't rise like normal bread." Hearing … Continue reading Ms. Right

You Don’t Have To Be Interesting

At least not always. Interest can be subjective (what's interesting for one may not be interesting for another) and is often temporary (what's interesting now may not be interesting next year, or even tomorrow). You do, however, have to be passionate. The Insecurity Unmasked I've written a few times about my struggle with insecurity (like … Continue reading You Don’t Have To Be Interesting

There’s No One I’d Rather Be Than Me

WARNING: This post contains statements which may not be suitable for innocent Wreck-It-Ralph audiences. Parental, spousal, whatever type of guidance is advised.   Have you ever wished you were designed differently as a person? Maybe if you had a different temperament or a different occupation at this stage of your life right now, you would … Continue reading There’s No One I’d Rather Be Than Me

How I Spent February 14, 2012 (and Why I’m Single, In Case You Wanna Know)

Most people would type 'Valentine's Day' instead of February 14, 2012 on that title (which is the longest I have ever made in The Lifeline history). However, I decided to take a different approach. After having read various posts about V-Day on my Facebook wall, I realized that Valentine's is the only worldwide celebration which you can … Continue reading How I Spent February 14, 2012 (and Why I’m Single, In Case You Wanna Know)

On Delay & Learning It The Hard Way

If there's one lesson I learned the hard way this week, it is this: Do not delay doing the things that you can finish today. What if paramedics stopped over in a convenience store to grab something to eat instead of heading straight to a car collision scene? What if a weather forecasting agency decided … Continue reading On Delay & Learning It The Hard Way

On Passion and True Love

When was the last time you saw a romantic movie that exemplifies true love? (those with vampires don't count) What is true love, anyway? Now I know man, for centuries, has attempted  to concretely define L-O-V-E, so I won't join in my specie's futility. I'll change my question, then: What are the evidences of true … Continue reading On Passion and True Love