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Wednesday, July 30, 2014


The package I was waiting for a couple of months has finally arrived!!! Can't really believe that I'd feel a lot of different emotions just by receiving something... but yeah, I can finally say that it's official. The waiting and wandering is slowly coming to an end.

I still feel a sort of "hangover" from being in the hospital for about a week due to my second bout with dengue. (Hay nako.) I lost a solid week worth of reviewing that was supposed to be finished in that period of time, but di keri. My mind says, "Yes!!!!" but my body says "No!!!". Anyway, there's a lot of catching up to do, considering the board exam is less than a 100 days away. I'm really really happy that this package arrived so I can have the push I need in my life. Hahahaha. I'll be back in Cebu in a couple of days and I'm ecstatic and a little bit anxious over the fact that I would have lots of responsibilities to juggle again with my commitments to the Lord and with my studies... now I'm ready to face them head on. Still praying though for that added wisdom, strength, and grace to carry on!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Eat Out: Sagingrepablik

What is your favorite fruit? Apples? Mangoes? Durian? Watermelon? If you ask me, my favorite fruit is banana! It's the best -- you can eat it with icecream, in a shake, on top of a sandwich with Nutella, have it cooked and served as minatamis/pinatamis (cooked banana with caramelized sugar), eat it as banana cue, or even just bring it as a snack on its own. It's really awesome!

So... it was really exciting to hear about a new concept restaurant here in Davao which boasts of everything banana from its rice meals to its bread and other desserts which they call "Sagingese Cuisine". The name of the restaurant? Sagingrepablik. My girlfriends and I decided to eat here because it was new to all of us and we wanted to try the hype!
It's exterior and interiors are very industrial and modern.

Really cool lighting

Monday, July 14, 2014

Life's Candid Moments

Time flies so fast! These photos were taken almost a year ago, and I've only gone through them again yesterday while I was cleaning out my files. Since some of them are "throwback" material already, I decided to post-process them in black and white to give them a sort of vintage feel. :) I really love these photos because they're candid (Most of the time I was too awkward so buti nalang the stolen shots turned out better than the ones were we posed!) Mak and I don't have a lot of photos together so it's really something special to have things like this to treasure. Having a small photo session can be such a great idea for a cheap but worth it date. In our case, Mak asked his sister and her friends to come and be our photographers. They did well! Hahaha!

Thursday, July 10, 2014


“Coming back is the thing that enables you to see how all the dots in your life are connected, how one decision leads you another, how one twist of fate, good or bad, brings you to a door that later takes you to another door, which aided by several detours--long hallways and unforeseen stairwells--eventually puts you in the place you are now.” - Anne Patchett

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Right Balance

It has just been days after another major life transition for me. Being back home right now is another different experience. About a month ago I was here for leisure and fun, but this time around, it's all for different reasons. 

First of all, I'm currently studying for Psychometrician Board Exams this October and it's a lie if I tell you that I'm not scared. Believe me, I am terrified. It's actually the first EVER board exam so it gives me so much anxiety considering other people have not tried taking the same exam before. The great thing about it is, I am hopeful. This is just one of the opportunities that I can claim God's working in my life. Humanly speaking, we fail to believe God's power in the things we do. Board Exam? For God, it's easy peasy. It's nothing compared to all His wondrous Creation. He made the whole world, how much more pass an exam? It's easy to say things like this and too hard to actually apply it in my life. But just as Paul claimed, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." 

Parang ganito ang peg hahaha!
Second, I'm here to watch over my little sister and my cousin as my parents are away for a few weeks for work. Mama-duties daw! I take them to school everyday, I feed them, wash and iron uniforms, clean the house... you get the picture. It's unexpectedly enjoyable and fulfilling plus we're doing reflection activities and devotionals every night because it's very important for all of us in the house to grow in grace and faith! It's also very crucial to teenagers because they're subject to a lot of different temptations, influences, and hormones so what better way to ward these off than with the Word of God. :) It's my little ministry here in Davao so I'm praying that God will use me in the best that I can. 

This is what I've been juggling the past week, and I'm truly praying for the right balance in everything! 


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