Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The warmth of a love so tender touched my life and suddenly...

286. Melai shared us her free pizza from BPI and juice from 7/11. You're the most generous, friend!
287. God's unimaginable provision
288. yellow curtains
289. post its, oh so helpful
290. hearing Alika's laughter in the morning
291. girl friends Eyna and Mariel (with Abba and Gab) visited our house

292. bembang-free day
293. jogging galore
294. sweet bedmate Fei fei
295. DSA

From the pages of my prayer journal

March 23, 2011
I miss my blog. I've failed to write my top 5 blessings since Sunday because we transferred to our new home. We still haven't got internet connection here. I've been busy at work as well so I still use my lunch breaks to finish my tasks. But thanking God runs in my veins, it's in my genes, it's programmed in our system. So I have to satisfy this longing to magnify God in thanksgiving...

266. strength and time to pack most of my things in one day
267. unpacked childhood memories
268. was able to finish my report for Sunday at 4am (para walang tumawag habang naglilipat kmi)
269. bote-dyaryo gang who got our garbage and turned them into cash (may pera sa basura indeed!)
270. 20 years of stay in the forest
271. new home filled with boxes
272. box labeling technique from
273. savings
274. my parents' staff who helped us in our transfer
275. Totskie the kargador/painter/foreman/designer/best boyps in the world
276. my job. I only entertained the thought of working at ISAAA when we decided to buy this house and lot
277. office is a stone's throw away
278. courage and wisdom to admit mistakes
279. peace of mind
280. very supportive and helpful teammates
281. I've got the best bosses in the world. I made a mistake and my immediate supervisor said, "Don't feel bad about it. People make mistakes. We just have to tell the truth and fix things."
282. food trip with Totskie after a very busy day.
283. TV cable is connected finally
284.Toms for Clem and Kuya EJ
285. Quiet neighborhood (no more noisy motorcycles and singing mermaids during the night, haha)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

corban: offline

It's been a week since my last post. We just moved to our new house.:)

Along this big big blessing were other cute gifts from above, such as my new room, the veranda/new prayer place (which is just beside my room), bigger financial responsibilities/opportunity to bless my family/chance to trust more in God's providence, and the list goes on... When I look at our new house, I feel grace and love pouring in. God, this is my family's dream house. Thank You very much po. Grabe ka, God.:'D

Just had our internet connected this weekend so I just wrote my top 5 blessings on my prayer journal. I'll put them here soon.

"One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock."
Psalm 27:4-5

*blessing #256-265 in bold.:)

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Voice of Truth says "this is for my glory"

251. I survived this day
252. Healthful dinner at Herb Rep.
253. Writing mood
254. Odesk interview
255. Good night sleep

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Time to Laugh

246. my brother's kind heart. i'm so proud of him!
247. catering sidelines for chef leonard
248. chitchat with mother
249. star epol, my peborit
250. giggling alika :D
She always does this when giggling...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"You make me SHINE."

241. time for exercise (and I lost 6lbs na!)
242. Globe unlitxt80 for 5 days (because I often forget to subscribe on a daily basis)
243. doodling ideas for my muji notebook
244. white sneakers for not-so-girly-office-days (bought it from Fila, 50% off)
245. persistence

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

TiN=Apple of God's Eyes

236. mentors
237. Geli's back from Japan
238. heart to heart talk with Totskie
239. Maging Akin Muli by Hangad
240. the moon has a halo tonight, or is it God's eye?:)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tithe...and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.*

231. champorado and daing for the cold weather
232. late evening jogging (wow! I have time to jog???)
233. Monday=relax mode
234. sky lanterns at freedom park
235. 2.2B impressions

*Malachi 1:3

Praise God for He has given us every spiritual blessing in Christ!*

226. nakaw na oras para shumopping
227. purple luggage bag with free purple hand bag
228. fun pictorial
229. chichi (Melai's car)
230. Sunday mass

*Ephesians 1:3

Saturday, March 12, 2011

There is love amidst chaos.

221. good morning surprise: Totskie arrived at 6am to visit me :D
222. arabella lunch date with Momsi and Totskie
223. super cheap pretty shoes from Liliw
224. siesta/rest
225. roadtrip

My schedule has been sooo hectic for the past weeks due to media monitoring. I've been submitting two reports in the morning and evening, every single day. Because of this, I have failed to attend other activities. But still I praise and thank God because I still have my life. I don't feel like I'm far from Him because we still have our regular "dates". Thank God for my very supportive family. Kahit papano we can still spend time with each other like eating meals together. That really means a lot. Thank God for Melai, another busy buddy, who is very persistent on making our lives normal by watching movies and drinking coffee together right after finishing reports, kahit madaling araw na. I thank God for my bestest best friend Ching, who reminds me to write this blog everyday. Thank God for Totskie, the super caring and understanding luv of my life. Hanubayan, I feel like I'm writing the acknowledgement page of my thesis. Thank You God!!!I love You!!!

"God is great"-always an understatement.

211. more than a thousand worth of food at Dusit for free
212. rubbing elbows with media pips. feeling journalist nanaman ako!
213. words of affirmation from Clive James, founder and chair of ISAAA (naks!)
214. grace under too much preyshur!
215. we only wear business attire during important events. haha. hirap kaya nakaheels and dress everyday sa work! expensive pa!
216. free flash drive
217. family and friends in Japan are safe
218. earthquake/tsunami didn't hit our country (super praise You God!!!)
219. Krispy Kreme from Momsi
220. excitement for Sg trip

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The cross gives meaning to our blessings and sufferings

206. attended Ash Wednesday mass at IRRI with Momsi
207. thoughtful Totskie
208. Selecta Hershey's milk chocolate ice cream with almonds (Melai's treat)
209. bad debt paid
210. Princess Donna Bae

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Your deeds bring shouts of joy from one end of the earth to the other*

201. new running shoes for Totskie
202. our new home (really soon)
203. the Caraan family
204. pictures of Mommy Daph and Zak
205. affirmation from boss
*Psalm 65:8

Monday, March 7, 2011

Amazing Grace

196. first ISAAA book with my name on it!:)
We were all excited to see the book. Dugo't pawis. It really brought back thesis memories. Then the books arrived and my boss said, "Amazing grace!"
197. coffee from Melai friend
198. serious talk
199. nail fetish
200. grace under preyshur

Saturday, March 5, 2011

I can give praise to you in everything I know

How I wish I know this song: PSALM OF THANKSGIVING

Shall I ever be able to praise you:
    God give me wings to get to the heart of it.

I want to learn more of your wonders:
    there are so many things to know and to enjoy.

For you are present in wind and fire:
    in the atom and the microchip your glory flames out,

through those I know and those I love:
    beyond me in the past and into future generations.

My world is charged with your grandeur:
    your sparks too brilliant for human eyes.

I begin to feel your rhythm and hear your music:
    the trouble is in myself!

Help me to glorify you also in my failures:
    to praise you in spite of sinfulness in our inhuman world.

I cannot yet thank you for everything there is:
    but I can give praise to you in everything I know.

Your goodness is beyond my meagre understanding:
    your eternity transcends the span of our lifetimes.

When can I have courage to be happy and learn to praise you?:
    you're with me now yourself to voice my praise!

And my top 5 for this day...
191. at home on a Saturday
192. Alika
193. pizza with family
194. new blog concept
195. less pressure for this day

Friday, March 4, 2011

I don't get it, God. But I trust You.

186. challenges
187. plane ticket
188. instant movie date at home amidst busyness
189. Sg plans
190. weekend

Blessings I love most these days: Rest and sleep

181. longer rest
182. our OJT's assistance in media monitoring
183. cellphone load allowance
184. date with Ate Grace
185. text from Ate Alma saying that she's ok in Taiwan

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

God provides.:)

171. tita Ely's 70th birthday
She's my Tita who took care of me when I was still young. When my parents were in the field, they would bring me to Tita Ely's house. I will never forget one childhood memory because of this sweet Tita. I had soar throat then so I was not allowed to eat ice cream What Tita Ely did was she placed a scoop of ice cream on a bowl and allowed it to melt. When it looked like warm milk shake, she gave the bowl to me. Awwww....:)

172. fb messages from my best friend
173. Melai, the luv guru
174. tokwa't baboy for late lunch, sarap naman!
175. pens and notebook from Muji
176. load allowance
177. krispy kreme
178. sleep!!!
179. free internet marketing classes
180. I'm going to SG!:)