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Thursday, August 28, 2014

T.M.I. on that Time of the Month


Wearing formal wear today because I was supposed to have passport-sized pictures taken for PRC requirements. Unfortunately, I had the dreaded period today which sucked cause I always have BAD dysmenorrhea + BAD BAD mood swings. Hahahahaha! It was very unexpected because I have very irregular cycles and I usually skip 2 months on the average (Have to get myself checked soon).  I was crouched on the seats and lying down awhile ago so you can imagine how torturous that was to me. To make the long story short, I never really got to have pictures taken today... Sigh.

I'm smiling in the photo and feeling pretty but I'm really just sitting here in the office, seething like a dragon at my cramped and painful abdomen. Guess I have to skip classes tonight. Bummer.

Beyond the Doubt

Luke 7:18-28 was set prior to John the Baptist's execution. Here we find John calling two of his disciples to go to Jesus and ask Him: "Art Thou that should come? Or we look for another?" In other words, their question was, "Are you truly the Messiah?" It's quite shocking to me to read this story because, first,  John the Baptist (according to Sunday School stories and messages) was always portrayed as a courageous, determined messenger who was prophesied to prepare the way of the Lord. Second, I never heard about him doubting and desperately trying to seek assurance that Jesus is truly the Savior.

Since it was so unexpected, the thought of it struck me so hard. Isaiah 40:3 (KJV) proclaims: "The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.". In relation to that, Malachi 3:1 (KJV) states that "Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts." He was a man who was DEEMED to specifically set the stage for Christ's ministry on earth. He was written about long before he was ever born to do such an important work. Considering all these special things about this man, we most probably (I'm sure you do) regard him as strong and unmovable in his faith and belief. That's the thing about reading about a "character" in the Bible I guess, we tend to attribute such great traits (sometimes they seem to not be real people) and forget that, in fact, they are just humans -- that were GREATLY used by God. Samson, for example, was a man of literal strength; Esther, a woman of true beauty; Mary, a willing damsel to be used as an instrument for God's greater plan... all of them, were just like you and me. People. They could feel pain and heartache. They could feel happiness. They get hungry. They get jealous, They get sleepy. They feel love. But most of all, people feel fear -- fear that "what if what we've believed in is not true?" That's why we have doubts... and John the Baptist had that tinge of doubt a short while before he was to die.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Comfort Food for the Crazy Woman

One of the many things (a.k.a food) that perked my mood up this week. I don't know if the stress is getting too much to me or I just needed some comfort food to outshine my NEGA-star aura.

P.S. Leaving in a while to go to Carbon and make some bridal shower decorations. Woohooo

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stressed look

Setting up my camp here in the apartment. That's my after review face. And I have no words cause my brain is so dry right now. Hehehe. Hence the short sentences.

Thank You Lord for the provision of strength, good health, replenishment, knowledge and grace enough to last the day. ☺

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Stolen shot by Jireh Joy Labrador
I miss being able to share my thoughts. I miss the feeling of writing for hours and hours, or randomly jotting down a little note from an unexpected insight I got -- then write about it. My blog drafts have already been piling up and I've been gathering up the motivation to actually finish and publish them. Other than that, I've been writing in my notebook about moments or people that truly changed my life in their own little ways. The cloud of the upcoming exam has been looming around the past few months... and when the day it dissipates finally comes, I'll be so happy to share my whole experience with you, among other things. For the meantime, I'll just be sharing a few snippets of what's happening from time to time.

I'll be joining my first real live review class later tonight! Right now I'm reading up and reviewing cause we'd probably be having a pre-test. My body also needs a nap cause I've been sleeping so late the past few days due to World Missions Conference preparations (We've been manually sewing our group's flags the past few days and I'm so happy that all 8 of them are finished yay) and my stupid compulsions to waste time on the internet (UGH. You always regret it later.) for hours and hours... plus my dad woke me up early this morning because we needed to go to the office early. Huhuhuhuhuhu. Okay, bye. I need to study and rest!!!! Just wanted to update everyone. :-)

Goodbye for now!!! xoxo

Monday, August 4, 2014

Going Home

A few hours from now I'll be flying back to the Queen City of the South! There's no feeling like going back to a place that you've totally fallen in love with -- a place that you can actually call HOME. Currently, I'm printing some handouts from the internet that I could read and kill time with while waiting for my flight... it's 84 days to go till the big day!