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Hooray! :)

I just want to say, HOORAY FOR TODAY!!! :)


Such a victorious day indeed. And by today I mean Sunday. :) So should I say "hooray for yesterday?" :D 
Let me just say, HOORAY FOR EVERYDAY! Because I believe God in His goodness and greatness, generously showers blessings each and every day of our lives. :) But for this post, I'll just mention the victories of Sunday. :) 
1. Papa passed his TESDA exam (I mentioned about it here.) and he almost got a perfect score! He just missed two items but that's fine. What matters is the fact that he passed. :) 
2. Shezha, a good friend of mine who got married just last December has finally given birth to a beautiful (honeymoon) baby. I believe this is God's reward to them for all the challenges they had to endure just to keep their long-distance relationship strong and healthy. :) 
3. All chapters are represented during our sector service meeting this afternoon. We were able to discuss matters concerning the sector and we had a …

JR: Just, Righteous

"Live your life in such a good way that people will regret losing you." These are my favorite words of wisdom from my Lolo. He was a respected public servant, a responsible father, and a loving and caring grandfather. When he died in 2001, thousands of people mourned with us. The whole town was in grief, everyone regretted his loss. And until now, I guess I have never moved on from that painful event. I will never forget such a great man - a hero, a friend, a father. He was, and will always be my inspiration, my model of leadership, my example of faith, discipline, and perseverance. 

Today, as we commemorate the death of Ninoy Aquino, we also grieve for the death of DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo. His body was found in the waters of Masbate, 800 meters from the shore at a depth of about 180 ft. He and two other pilots (whose bodies are still being retrieved) were victims of a plane crash. I don't know much about Sec. Jesse until I read testimonials about him and his life.

Sen. …

A Weekend of Firsts :)

*This is a long overdue post. It should have been published last week but due to Habagat, electricity and internet connections were cut off. Well, better late than never. :)

I had one of the best weekends ever! And I thank God for every opportunity to experience His love and proclaim His greatness. :) It was a weekend of firsts and every experience is an additional chapter in my beautiful life (and love) story.

After our household last Friday (and that ended a few minutes before 2am), we went to EDSA Shrine for the Quarant' Ore (40 hours solemn exposition of the Blessed Sacrament). It was my first time to participate in such activity and I was so blessed by the simplicity, yet utmost solemnity of the event. We were just there before the Blessed Sacrament, praying all the mysteries of the Holy Rosary and opening our hearts and minds to what God might reveal to us.


I went home around 4am and got some really good sleep. When I woke up on Saturday morning, I reviewed for my talk and …

Us :)

Some relationships are just made to last... just like ours. ♥
Some people are really destined to be together, forever... just like us. ♥
Ours is a love story like no other. Ours is a story made in heaven, written and planned by Love Himself, God. ♥
It's been two wonderful years already. I know there'll be more. :) After all, we're meant to spend the rest of our lives together because we are each other's destiny. :)
Look what I found:

Here's another one: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=447546122053&set=vb.705807053&type=2&theater
Watching those videos makes me appreciate our story more, makes me realize how blessed I am to have you, and makes me fall in love with you again and again. :) 
Happy anniversary! :) Thanks for this post-anniversary treat: 

More wins, more blissful years, more love. ♥

God Whispers :)

It's just amazing how God has been affirming me through His whispers. :) 
Whisper 1: 
Dear Aiza,
You make me feel good every time I see you.
Love ya,God
P.S. You rock, Aiza. 
Whisper 2: 
Dear Aiza,
Sometimes, I’ll allow you to hit rock bottom. Sometimes, I’ll allow you to lose what you hold dear. So that you hit rock bottom. Why? I know that rock bottom is the birthplace of victory.
Be still,God
P.S. I’ll be with you, Aiza. Hold on.
Whisper 3:
Dear Aiza,

Look at the very successful people in the world, and you realize that many of them went through massive amounts of pain. If you look at their history, many of them passed by this popular place called Rock Bottom. And if you are somewhere in this place, I want you to have hope.


Look up,
God

P.S. Aiza, don’t you dare give up. You’re in the doorway of something new in your life.


Whisper 4: 

Dear Aiza,

For every baby step you take towards your dream, I’ll take a giant step in bringing your dream closer to you.


Thrilled,
God

P.S. Be amazed, Aiza!

Whisper 5:…

Child-like Faith

Today's Gospel is taken from Matthew 18.

At that time the disciples approached Jesus and said, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, "Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me. See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father. What is your opinion? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go in search of the stray? And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not stray. In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost.&q…

Have-A-God (Reflections on Habagat)

*from my journal
August 9, 2012
It has been three long days of non-stop rain and flooding, and many people (including our family) experienced what the news referred to as "Hagupit ng Habagat." On Monday evening, flood waters started to rise. On Tuesday morning, we woke up to knee-deep flood in front of the apartment (Karangalan) and waist-deep muddy water at the back (Metroville). I was still able to monitor the situation over Facebook and Twitter and the television until Tuesday afternoon. During those times, I was trying my best to help other victims by re-tweeting and re-posting their cries for help and/or by sending load to those in need. However, on Tuesday evening, the electricity was cut off, mainly because the rain hasn't stopped yet and the flood continued to rise. That went on until Wednesday and by this morning (Thursday), we already ran out of food supply, our phones were already on empty batteries, and the flood was still knee-deep. And so my brother had to…