Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Epic Wedding Speech

I just watched a video in YouTube this morning. This video put me into tears while watching it. I would like to share this to you guys especially to those who are about to say their “I do”. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

It’s been a year…

Same day last year, I was weary and lost. I never thought that I will be able to survive that very moment. I thought I’ll be losing my sanity. I was completely heartbroken. I didn't know that from that day on, I’ll be totally free from all the pain.  I didn't know that it will be a promise of a new life. INDEED, everything happens for a reason. It’s clearer to me now why it happened and for what reason.

Now looking back to that day, I’m quite glad that I've gone through that kind of pain. It showed me that I can do more than I can think of… that I’m stronger than ever. I was delighted from the fact that I did not end up with him. (Oh THANK GOD!)

I’m declaring this day as my “Freedom Day”. My freedom from all the empty promises he made. Freedom from all the pain that he caused me…. I surrender and finally letting go for I know I have my God as my healer and my strength. 

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Handbook 2013

My friend Ria forwarded a message to me last January 1st and I thought of sharing this also here on my blog. List it down folks!  ^^


#1. Drink plenty of water.

#2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.

#3. Live with the 3 E’s – Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.

#4. Make time to pray.

#5. Play more games.

#6. Read more books than you did last 2012.

#7. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

#8. Sleep for 7 hours.

#9. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, SMILE.


#10. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.

#11. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

#12. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.

#13. Dream more while you are awake.

#14. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

#15. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.

#16. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.

#17. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.

#18. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

#19. Smile and laugh more.

#20. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 


#21. Call your family often.

#22. Each day give something good to others.

#23. Forgive everyone for everything.

#24. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the agent of 6.

#25. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

#26. What other people think of you is none of your business.


#27. Do the right thing!

#28. GOD heals everything.

#29. However good or bad a situation is. it will change.

#30. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 

#31. The best is yet to come.

#32. When awake in the morning, thank GOD for it. 

#33. Your inner most is always happy. So, be HAPPY. 

Friday, January 04, 2013

Goals for 2013

I still cannot believe that it is already 2013. Time flies so fast. ^^ So let me share with you my plans for this year.

SAVE. I’m planning to save more this year and to also get another mean to earn money. The more money that I could save, the lesser the time that I need to wait to have the renovation of my new house. (I CAN DO THIS!)

HEALTHY LIVING. I want to be able to run 21K starting this year (to be more fit and to get medals. HAHAHA!). To be able to achieve the 21K, I’m planning to run at least 3x a week. I will also continue my “no rice” diet except on my “cheat days” (CHEAT DAY is a must kaya walang basagan ng trip. ^^)

CLIMBS. I had several minor climbs last year. Hopefully I will be able to conquer major climbs this year. Mt. Pulag is one on my list. Hope to save for my mountaineering gears too.

DESTINATIONS. I still wanna explore our country. My friends and I will be invading Mindanao soon (egzoited na ako!). I also would like to have an out of town vacation with my family this year. (sana matupad ko since ako lang solong financer for sure.) Out of the country trips are also on my list (dapat matatakan ang passport ko bago mag-expire)

PERSONAL. I started last year with “don’t dwell much on things” and now “more positive more fun” ang peg ko this year. I just wanna make this a lighter year for me pa ra naman di ako haggard looking. Who knows, I will finally meet “him” this year. 

CHARITY. Hope I will be able to do more charity works this year. Sharing is not only about the moolah that you could give but also the time and love that you could share to others. 

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

My 2012

Year 2012 gave me a roller coaster ride. This year also has full of surprises that made me the person I am today.

Just wanna share with you how I survived this year that started with a not so good memory but ended up feeling blessed by the end of the year.

JANUARY. This is my birthday month. Initially thinking that my birthday celebration will give me a blast but it turned out to be a disaster when my Ex and I broke up. I decided not to celebrate at all but my friends were very kind enough to make me feel that I am loved by a lot of people. Thank God I have a strong support group that helped me get through this stage.

Instead of dwelling on what happened to my failed relationship, I thought of diverting my negative feelings into something positive and self-fulfilling. 

Me with Gladys and Kate in Real Life Foundation
(Grace to the Finish) My first Fun Run with my friends

FEBRUARY. With what I’ve been through for the first month of the year, I thought of giving myself a break. 2 minor climbs for this month. (and gala ko lang. HAHAHA!)

Pinatubo Trekking with Eskapaderas
Gulugod Baboy with my friends from the south

MARCH. My much awaited Run United Fun Run happened this month. I started with a 5K run 

Run United 1
I also got an invitation from my elementary teacher. He invited me to the Recognition Day and asked me to do a speech for the students. (ang serious lang ng peg ko dito. HEHEHE...)

With some of the faculty members of LTES

APRIL. Aside from Run United, I also joined Earth Run 2012 that was held in BGC. That was my first 10K run (ang lakas lang talaga ng loob ko). I was with my brother and a couple of friends in DCMi. 

I also joined another minor climb. I was with my Housies (Makati Housemates), Eskapaderas (DCMi friends) and Juxtapoz PUP. We conquered Pico de Loro. 

An angel also came this month. Kendra Thea Martin – Garcia was born last April 27. 

My Beloved Niece

MAY. Another minor climb happened this month. That time I was with my bestfriend and her friends. Time to catch up and the best way to do it was - Mountaineering in Nagsasa Cove. 

I also got the chance to see my High School friends. Define reminiscin' ^^

Rhoda, Me, Sheena, Jay and Rhomil

JUNE. This month was a  FOOD TRIP month. Since I started with my “no rice” diet I seldom eat out but when my craving strikes, cheat day comes. 

The 2nd installment of Run United 2 happened on this month. Had my first 10K run in the Run United series

Me with Bonna and Kiko

JULY. As I was fulfilling my personal desires, I also finally decided to feed my soul. At long last, I attended The Feast – the happiest place on earth. I became a regular attendee since then. 

Bro. Bo Sanchez
A friend (Cleah) also invited me to their “Pistang-bayan”. Experienced Karakol (Philippine street dance. It is being held during town and barangay fiestas in Cavite and most rural areas in here in the Philippines. This tradition started back from the Spanish Colonial Period and still being practice up to the present.) 

I got the chance to join the Milo Metro Manila Eliminations. My first ever run with a congested track (hayst... It looks like more of an ALAY-LAKAD than a fun run) 

Me with Jules and Rose (sorry it's blurry. blame my phone. HAHAHA)

AUGUST. Eskapaderas invaded Palawan. We visited The Underground River and did island hopping in El Nido. (I just wanna go back there… as in now na… as I write this portion) Hope to see this place again. My post regarding my vacation in Palawan is still pending. HAHAHA...Check this out in the next coming weeks. :D

SEPTEMBER. The 3rd installment of Run United 2012 happened this month. Ang kapal na naman ng mukha ko to do a 10K run. 

Ang labo na naman. Blame it sa kumuha ng picture ko. BWAHAHA

OCTOBER. Had my longest vacation ever (11 days out of the office. Yahoo!) But before I got my long VL, our company had the Family Day. QA, HST and L&D teamed up for the bay decoration. (BTW, got the First Place ^_^)

Ang mga feeling bata

I was so surprised when the last series of Run United 2012 happened after a month. The Run United Philippine Marathon happened while I was on leave. Buti na lang nakaabot ako sa registration :D

kami-kami pa rin.. HAHAHA

NOVEMBER. I was so stressed this month. Had to extend after my shift for the rehearsals. In the middle of super aligaga moment (because of the rehearsals of the Phantom of the Opera) I decided to visit my friends in INF. Lahat lang ng kwentuhan ay summarized. HAHAHA…

Me with Jhoera and Julius. Gusto ko lang ang peg ng kulot kong buhok :D

DECEMBER. Finally the wait is over. Aside from the 13th month pay, I was also waiting for the Year End Party 2012 to be over. (Gusto ko ng matapos ang stress ko. HAHAHA!) Though we did not get the grand prize, we enjoyed the night with our Modern Victorian Soiree theme.

The Phantom of the Opera
The QA Team
Welcome to the Christian world Kendra Thea! Kendra’s dedication happened this month too. Ang laki na ng pamangkin ko….

Me with my inaanak CJ and Pammy with Kendra

Now looking back to year 2012, I realized that I’m still lucky. I lost someone in my life but I gained a lot. I gained my self-respect, met new friends, got into a lot of places and still getting the opportunity to do what I love to do. I started the year with tears in my eyes but ended up with a full smile on my face. I am the person that I am today with what I’ve gone through in the past – STRONGER AND BOLDER :D

I also wanna thank God for guiding me and for giving me the life that I have right now. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!


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