Hi guys, gusto ko lang magpost ng blog kasi nahihirapan na ako sa mga deadline ngaun. Hanggang ngaun hindi pa tapos yung news letter na kailangan para sa major namin at yung magazine na deadline tomorrow. Ang dami ko nang ine-edit pero keri ko pa naman.
Sobrang salamat sa mga nagcomment sa nangyari sa akin today. Yung mga nakakita ng picture ko sa dyaryo, Manila Bulletin, wow thank you! Nakakatuwa lang kasi may mga sobrang proud sa akin na mga taong hindi ko inakala na magko-comment pero salamat pa din kasi nakkatulong sila e-boost young confidence ko and nagging motivation ko rin yun. Hmm, next time na ako magkwento kung paano nangyari lahat ng yun.
So, ngaun edit na lang. Bigla lang akong nahirapan pero sana matanggap na nila yung gawa ko. Gusto ko na mag-aral. Gusto ko na maglinis. Ayoko na mag-edit. Hai.
Ingat kayo lagi ah. PUSH lang guys para sa mga pangarap niyo!
To all frustrated writer, writer wannabe or already a writer, I would like to share Jeff Goins’ secret to develop a regular writing habit. This is a 31-day challenge to develop your writing skills and to become a better writer, someday.
So here are the steps for you start writing;
For the next 31 days, we’ll be writing 500 words a day. These won’t be great words, but they will be written. We’re not trying to reach perfection; we’re just trying to get more ideas out of our heads and onto paper.
Good luck to you fellow writer! ;)
Provincial Kids Village “Be Like Jesus” – As a ROCKer (A YFC who serves children, Kids for Christ, ages from 4 to 12) it is our privilege to mold them as a young-Christ-like leaders in the future. We also do monthly activity for these kids that will also help them to be more active and committed to Christ. The big event, PKV, was held at the Cavite State University. I was glad that they assigned me to be one of the speaker but other than that, I even helped our whole team organizing the program. This was a big break because it was my first time to be a speaker with a bunch of kids and that their age ranges from 8 to 12. So I expected them to be more frank, noisy and patience was NEEDED. But I was thankful with my team who helped me all the way until the last group of kids. Indeed, another blessing with those angels.
Kerygma Conference – I didn’t know anything about this not until Tito Jay (A CFC in Saudi Arabia) who was on vacation invited me to go with him, because he had no one to accompany him. The conference was a 4-day activity, from Nov. 21 to Nov. 24 and I went there after my Saturday classes, Nov. 23. I quickly hurried on my way to SMX Convention before the first session started. There were thousands of attendees who came and I was in awe because not only Catholics were there but also Christians. Amazed how everyone served our one and only God regardless of the religion. This was a life changing experience for me! This again helped me to make my faith stronger and to deepen my relationship with God. After the conference, thanks to Him I was enlightened by His spirit and from then I can clearly see how to live my life according to His will.
On this part, I have to do separate posts on some because many great, awesome and beautiful things happened this month.
The Christmas Carol – Badly our professor on World Literature said that we were required to attend the ballet musical play held at the CCP, 7PM. It was Saturday and I had to travel for about an hour to reach the place. Unfortunately, an hour before the play started, the traffic was really worst plus, I didn’t knew the place exactly. After riding a bus, I had no choice but to ride a taxi and the traffic gone really baaad! I didn’t mind how costly I would pay on the taxi, what I wanted was to get at the venue immediately! However, the play started already and I was shocked on what I had seen. IT WAS WONDERFULLY BEAUTIFUL. I regret saying that it was only a waste of time because the 200php I paid though I was at the top and couldn’t possibly see the whole stage I was unexplainably happy! I told myself that this wouldn’t be the last time I will see such a beautiful play. I will do it again with my love ones. After their performance, I got the chance to talk to the main star and took few pictures with the other characters. Worst travel experience but an awesome night!
Ilang months na rin akong spiritually dry and hindi ko sinasabi sa iba yun unless dumating na ako sa point na hindi ko na alam ang gagawin ko. This conference had helped me to relived my faith again. Sabi ko sa sarili ko na makikinig talaga akong mabuti sa bawat session because I believed that God has a message for me. I was right! God made me realize so many things that I once forgot. I was too blinded by worldly things and did not see how God worked into my life. I was busy envying at other people’s blessings. I was doing things for fame and not because I love what I do. Though I tried to humble myself down I never noticed that I was being so arrogant already! But during that conference, I was once again reminded that if it was not because of Him, these things wouldn’t happen. Naging kampante ako msyado dahil alam kong andyan lang naman lagi ang Diyos sa akin, pero hindi ko na rin napapansin sa sobrang kampante ko, I took Him for granted. I tried to be the best among the rest, when I should be giving my best to God and let Him do the rest. I was afraid of committing mistakes knowing that God won’t forgive me (sounds lame huh?) but that was me. Kaya nahihiya na rin akong lumapit sa kaniya.
I was really thankful on this conference. Alam kong mas madaming YFC ang natulungan nila and I was one of them. Thank you for bringing the light into my dark world. I thought I was lost and couldn’t go back to the life of a true servant of God but with the help of other YFCs, I was never alone on my journey. I was with everybody, fighting. A brother who is a mission volunteer now once told me, “the hardest battle are given to the strongest soldier”.
Kaya nagpapasalamat din ako sa mga problemang dumating sa buhay ko dahil sa mga problemang yun mas lalo kong nakilala sarili ko, mas lalo akong naging matatag.
(It’s part of my throwback!)
ANCOP Global Walk – Thanks to Karl who made a way so I can join this fundraising event of CFC ANCOP Foundation. It aims to raise awareness and funds for the less fortunate people. This was held at Quirino Grandstand, Manila with a total distance of 5 kilometer for us to walk. I enjoyed doing it with our fellow YFC brother, Kuya Austine who walked along with us til’ the end. I was even surprised to see a “tito” whom I knew since I was still a Kids for Christ. Also, it was my first time to go at Manila’s best sunset place, at the Baywalk and saw some children who were playing at the seaside despite how awful the smell was! Nevertheless, I knew it was their kind of simple joy. Indeed, I would love to do this AGAIN.
Provincial Youth Conference – FIRST time to attend a provincial conference. FIRST time to be part of showchoir and I lost my phone! Haha! Yep, this was the day when I lost my phone. Anyway, this event was a blast, not because I was part of the showchoir but also the feeling when our very-own campus supported us all the way no matter how messy our performance! And even if we were not totally prepared, that we just practiced only twice (I think? I forgot!) I knew that we did our very best and we’ve nothing to be ashamed of. What made it more wonderful was the look from their faces. Their smiles and how awesome they did on the stage! All for God!
Regional Youth Conference –
“When I say LUMINO, You say LIGHT TO THE WORLD!” “LUMINOOOO?” “LIGHT TO THE WORLD!” (repeat til you get tired) Haha! *with matching dance steps* Wooh, wo-oh-oh, wooooh! LIGHT TO THE WORLD!
October 25-27, 2013
Sobrang na-amaze lang tlaga ako dito sa experience na to. Kung dati sa METROCON ako umattend ngaun naman sa RYC. Mission ready lang dba? So, eto na nga, dahil first time ko lang din sobrang saya ko. Isang jeep lang naman ang layo sa amin nun venue, Angono Private High School New Site, Binangonan, Rizal, kaya walang problema kaso medyo nawala pa rin ako kasi hindi ko alam tlaga yung exact place. Haha!
Masaya ako kasi mas lalo kong naka-bonding yung campus pati nakakilala na rin ng ibang YFCs. Nakita ko rin yung mga fellow YFC tumblristas si Kuya Renz at Ate Fel, both from YFC Laguna. Nakakatuwa lang kasi first time kong makita si Kuya Renz na sumayaw, *jawdrop* Astig lang niya! Masaya lang din ako kasi nagkita-kita kaming tatlo! Like ganito —> :D
Sa accommodation pa naming, GingerGrace Academe, daming ipis pati flying ipis tapos nawawalan ng tubig so lahat kami naliligo simula 1am hanggang 7am. Mahuli talo! Pero kahit na ganun, sobrang saya ko talaga sa mga naranasan ko.
At the end, hinakot ng buong Cavite yung awards. Oh yeaaaah! CAVITE STRONG here! Salamat sa lahat ng YFC at sa buong STAR.
I guess this is the right time to compile everything that happened to me this year. These are some of the few events that I attended and memories I love to treasure. Thanks to my iPod for saving all the pictures with dates included.
With “parekoys” – They are NOT only my friends but during my first year at La Salle Antipolo as a Tourism Student before, they were the people that I go along with. On our first year, we have already shared our laughs, bully moments and the most craziest attitude we have. I’m still thankful that despite I transferred to a University, they still invite me on their trips! I love you PAREKOYS FOREVER, WALANG IWANAN AH. SABAY-SABAY TAYONG GA-GRADUATE!!
“Everything was FIRST” @ DLSU-D – This was my first class (introduction to La Salle) at DLSU-D with the FIRST people I’ve met. Some of them are taking Development Studies on their 1st yr and the rest are Psychology major on their 3rd yr. Unfortunately, after that day we got separated. Oh well, I can still see them around the campus especially that we are in the same building!
Chapter Head | Cluster Head Level Up (Community Based) – I’m glad I was part of this and got the chance to meet the other heads of our sector, East A. I can still remember the tarsier dance as their energizer (too bad, I forgot the steps and the lyrics! L ) I hope I can still see them on the upcoming YFC ICON probably. Akala ko yung iba sa kanila masungit pero grabe nakakabaliw din sila! Hehe..
Karl meets Ma & Gaby – Right before ma and my little sister, gaby went back to Saudi, they met Karl! As far as I remember, Karl was in Manila because of his OJT and so I asked him to visit the house and finally meet them. So, that was it!
Campus Fresh Party (Cavite) – I met Ate Sara (YFC from Bicol) and her friend Gish (YFC from Masbate) who also became my frien. Though the party was simple but it was a day that I got to know other YFCs too in our campus. I’ve seen their talents and talked to some. I also got the chance to meet YFCs from other campus which have the same course as I do! :)
Campus Fresh Party (Manila) – THIS WAS A CRAAAAZZZY YFC CAMPUS PARTY EVVUUHHH! I got to meet YFCs I knew in YFC ILC and the sister from High School Based in Quezon City. It was a mini reunion for me because of YFCs whom I met unexpectedly! We went home past midnight. From Taft to Rizal with no more bus or jeep to ride back home! Sobrang nakakatuwa kasi may flip-top(tama ba? J) battle na syempre tungkol dpat sa YFC. Nakaka-amaze lang yung mga YFCs na malupet bumanat! TAPOS PARTY TALAGAAA!
Student Media Congress – And this was one of the event that I AM REEEEEAAALLLY PROUD! I’ve joined this seminar without anyone I knew. I took the risk because I wanted to experience it so bad. After that, a friend of mine from La Salle Antipolo who’s taking Communication Arts sent me a message on Facebook and told me that she and the whole section on her batch was required to attend the said seminar. I was glad that they accompanied me during the 2-day seminar. As a media student, there was nothing I could asked for than meeting the Editor-In-Chief of ROGUE Magazine, a professor from UP Diliman who is currently teaching about the Ethics of Journalism, the founder of Rappler, and many more. It was the best day that happened this year!
It’s almost new year and I can’t get any more excited of what might happen next! A lot of things had happened this year whether it was good or bad, both have taught me to become a more stronger and independent being. Also, it was a pleasure for me that I’ve met new people this year and became my acquaintances as well! I don’t know how to start thanking everyone or posting the things I was grateful for but I can post some of the things that I treasure the most. (later)
Before that, I know only a few people will have time to read this post and I just want to greet YOU (whoever reads this post) a very happy new year! I hope you enjoy the last day of the year 2013 and let’s face the year coming with a big smile on our face plus the big opportunities that will come along on our journey! Remember that whatever had happened in the past, may those experiences teach you lessons that will help you grow maturely! I can assure you that nothing ever happened in our life was an accident, and no matter how worst was it, I know you are better than before!
And as we face the year 2014 in just a few hours, let’s also welcome new opportunities coming in our life. Let your dreams become a reality this year! Like what I always say to everyone, never let your dream remain as it is, live your dream! Stop the things that hinders you to fulfill it. No dream or goal was fulfilled without even trying it or working hard for it. Remind yourself that you cannot give up now and that you’ve worked hard for it and you will continue it til’ the end! Keep repeating it to yourself and look for things that will keep you motivated and inspired. There’s no greater feeling than knowing why and what are you working for!
[just a note to everyone!]
So, be inspired always. Keep moving forward. Don’t let the past ruin your day! You have another 365 days to do the things you haven’t done last year. Make the best out of it. Start listing the things you want to change to yourself (attitude, study habits, sleeping pattern etc.) and also don’t forget the goals you want to achieve this year!
Once again, Happy New Year to YOU, your family, your friends, your neighbors, your pets and everyone!! Stay blessed!
I love you, :)