*•.¸.ǝןƃuɐ ʇuǝɹǝɟɟıp ɐ ɯoɹɟ pןɹoʍ ǝɥʇ ʇɐ ʞooן ɐ ƃuıʞɐʇ

A journey into the unknown with abandon.To make each day a new day. To anticipate limitless possibilities. To grow old disgracefully. To find the edge. To make a difference. To take a trip. To make wishes. To imagine. To be curious. To live. To laugh. To love. To be free.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

I miss my complicated life...

....here i am alone in a place where i don't belong. i'm trying to fit in in this part of the world but i can't compromise my standards with them...that was what i thought. i was fighting against destiny until i lost all my energies and i fell. here, i don't have to think about how i will speak because i'm definitely better than anyone. i don't have to compete because i know that i can always win. i don't have to prove myself because everyone looks up to me. life is so simple that it becomes ordinary. i miss my complicated life...those times when i have to squeeze my brain to meet a deadline. those times when writing reports and attending events are abundant. those times when there are people better than me and expecting more from me. but somehow i kinda like it here because i can be lazy...and i don't have to think more about anything. life is spontaneous.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ignorance

We do not always understand everything about the situations in our lives. This is a fact that we have to learn to live with. It may not be easy, but sometimes it might be easier not to know all the details before we get into something for God. If we know them we might be too scared to follow His will. Indeed, there are times when ignorance (in a good sense) may well be bliss!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Edgar and Sheba Love Story (By: Ivy Congson)


The first love story I wrote this year (April 2012). Thanks to Edgar and Sheba for trusting me. It was a very rare privilege. One thing I'm sure of...they are sharing the divine love on a human perspective...God bless you both!


 

“Love is patient. . .love endures all things. . .” 1 Cor. 13:4,7

This is not another love story of boy meets girl and they fell in love, but of a love that endures and a love that patiently waits. A love that is willing to try and try again. For him, it took one advice to fall and one kiss to seal their feelings. For her, there is love but afraid to tell, there is care but afraid to show.  It took one sign to occur twice to convince her to believe that theyre meant for each other.
He said:”It was during our college days that I met Sheba. I was touched by her words and how she subtly made her way into my heart.  She is the acme of my ideals in a woman. She is an answer to my prayer. I can’t let her go. I have to try and try again to win her over.”
She said:“I was focused on my studies because of my family. When I met Edgar, I was a girl who made her way to reach her goals and would not allow any distractions.He is the person who is willing to wait for me. He is God-fearing - which is what I like most in a man.

The story . . .

We were in second year college in Civil Engineering (2001) at LIT when the manifestation of love came down from the divine ladder to reside in my heart.  It was something Sheba wrote to me, in one of our class activities that struck me. She advised me to balance my studies and my being an athlete. She believed in me that I can do best if I will have focus. I felt her genuine concern. I kept the yellow paper in my wallet. Since then, she became my confidant. I openly told her my thoughts and feelings. I became closer to her as I confide to her.

Deeply touched by her words, I was convinced that shes the woman for me. All through the school days, I made myself available for her even if she didn't need my help. Then,one December night in 2002,I decided to reveal my feelings by giving her flowers and saying I Love You. But shes not ready. Though I can feel her feelings for me, there is resistance on her part.I tried again after two months but still, I got the same reaction. She tried her best to hide her feelings and to stop me. She even pushed me to date other girls. I did so, out of desperation. But my conviction is strong, shes the only one for me. Deep inside me theres a voice that kept telling me that she loves me. I believed that she loves me but she was holding back because of her studies and family. 

But I cant afford to give her up. I had to try again during our review for the board exam in 2004. One night, while we studied together, I also reviewed my feelings for her. I stole a kiss from her and the world stopped turning. For a moment she did not resist. I would say, that phenomenon proved our feelings for each other. I was never wrong about us.

He kissed me and I kissed him back. I was afraid. It cannot be. I tried my best to drive him away. I didnt want any distractions. The board exam came and we both failed. I felt so downhearted and we didnt see each other after that. He kept sending me text messages but I did not reply. He kept calling me but I did not say a word. I dont want to talk to him because I thought that if we get into a relationship I will become a hindrance to his success and him to mine. Most of all, I want to focus my attention to my family and in taking care of my sick father.

Then came May 2005, Edgar finally passed the board exam. I sent him a text message to congratulate him and to reconnect with him at the same time. A few days later, we met again at a friends house and I found out that he already had a girlfriend. I was hurt but I managed to control myself as I endured my feelings for him.

I was desperate. Sheba wont talk to me so I thought that it was time to move on.I got involved  but it was the girls effort to keep the relationship. I did not love her but she was an available companion to ease my loneliness. It did not last long because my friends did not like her and I cant deny that Im still patiently waiting for Sheba deep in my heart. Most of all, Sheba was within my reach again and our communication was flourishing.

I went to Cebu for my second review for the board exam and Edgar was also there to further his study. We went to church together to attend masses. I felt better having him close. Then came November 2006, as the board exam came nearer, my feelings for him grew deeper. I was ready to say YES to him only to find out that he was going to Dubai for work a few days before the exam. I was upset because I felt that hes going to leave me and I dont like the idea of a long distance relationship. Instead of telling him the truth about my feelings, I managed to discourage him again. I was hurt but I have to endure. Fortunately, I passed the board exam and everything went well without him.

Our communication stopped while I was in Dubai. Sheba just kept on discouraging me. I felt again that maybe were not really for each other. But I cant lose hope, instead, I became more patient with her. January is near though and I thought that I could give her a gift.

My birthday was coming and it came to me that I think its time for me to have someone. So, I prayed to God for a sign. The man who will give me a white rose, real or picture as long as it is a white rose, on my birthday is the right one for me. I wasnt really thinking of Edgar but it was a general idea. Consider it a divine accident, Edgar sent me a card with a white rose print on the cover on my 25th birthday in January 2007! I was stunned but still I cant believe it was true. Maybe its him but not yet. Its the same old story, we communicated and I stopped because I felt resentful over a long distance relationship.

Life goes on until a devastating event took place. My father diedin November 2007. It was a time of grief but Edgar cant be with me, her sister told me.

I made a promise to myself that I will always be there for her on her tough times. When her father died I had to go home but my employer declined. So, I asked my sister to inform her that I cant come. But then I cant rest thinking about her and how much I want to console her. I prayed to God that he will help me and He did. Miraculously, my immediate boss helped me and I was allowed to go home for 7 days. It was my birthday when I arrived at the wake. She was surprised. Its a wonder that were always together on my birthday ever since we met and for me its precious.

Edgar stayed with me and showed his deep care for me. After the burial of my father, he went back to Dubai to finish his contract. On January 2008, he went home for vacation in time for my birthday. He tried again to win me and this time he gave me a necklace for a gift and you wouldnt believe it. . .the box had a white rose on it! How can he give me gifts with white rose on it? He didnt know I was asking for a sign! God guided him, I believed. Now I am convinced that hes the right one for me.

I started courting her again. This time, with much more determination and making sure that I wouldnt take no for an answer. I would travel from Hilongos by motorbike just to be with her. We had long conversations over the phone. One night, we talked for hours and finally I got her YES.Only then we realized that it was already 3:00 AM of February 7, 2008. My dream came true that I will win a girls heart on a 7th day and the girl was her. Seven is a significant number for me because its my birth date. After 7 years of waiting patiently for her, she finally said yes.

Things went well and Edgar has to go back to Dubai. We made a compromise to be near with each other. He went ahead and I had to follow him. In Dubai, our relationship went through a lot of circumstances that allowed us to grow. We get to know each other better and have accepted each our flaws. Weve seen the inner self of each other. We became open to each other and it helps that were friends. God is in the center of our relationship and we make it a point to go to mass together. There is also acceptance, we learned to accept each others unique personality. We believe that acceptance is one essential ingredient for a lasting relationship. We also helped each other through thick and thin. Our stay in Dubai strengthened our bond.

In February 7, 2010, I proposed marriage to her. I said, Im very sure about you, Sheba. I want you to be my wife and mother to our children.

I cant help my tears to fall as I said, Yes. He cried too. It was a moment of bliss. I have endured and now its time to rejoice.

The waiting is finally over.We are now reaping the fruits of our sacrifices. Good things will always come to those who endure and to those who patiently wait. 

You can also watch the slide show made by Sheba on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyrjcIOoiHE&feature=share

Aged to Perfection


13 going on 33... :-)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

10 creative ways to use lemon juice

10 creative ways to use lemon juice

1. Grease removal - A mixture of plain water and lemon juice is tough enough to bust through any grease on your kitchen appliances and counter tops.

2. Disinfect and deodorize your kitchen - Is your refrigerator or cutting board really clean? Surfaces where we prepare and store food need to be clean, but this is also exactly where we don't want to use toxic chemical cleaners. Lemon juice is excellent for disinfecting these surfaces, and will also remove unpleasant stains and odors.

3. Sooth a cough - Mix some raw honey with an equal amount of lemon juice to ease your coughing. This also works well for a sore throat.

4. Enhance digestion - Fresh lemon juice in water can aid digestion during meals. It's also a great way to hydrate in the morning when you first wake up.

5. Tone your skin - Use a cotton ball to apply a light layer of diluted lemon juice to your skin. Let it sit for ten minutes and then rinse away with cool water. The lemon juice will naturally exfoliate your skin, and can also lighten dark spots and scars.

6. Clean glass - Lemon juice is just what you need to bring the sparkle back to that dull vase, coffee pot or decanter. You can also use one part lemon juice in ten parts water to shine your windows.

7. Clean and soften your hands - Lemon juice is excellent for removing stains and odors left on your hands. Lightly scrub the lemon juice into your hands with a sponge, then rinse and moisturize as usual. Your hands will feel clean, soft and fresh.

8. Remove tarnish - A simple paste of table salt and lemon juice can make tarnished copper, chrome and brass gleam again. Apply the mixture, allow it to sit for ten minutes, then rinse with warm water and buff gently to shine.

9. Get sun-kissed hair highlights - Chemicals used to lighten hair can be highly toxic. Get natural highlights by spritzing your hair with lemon juice before you go out in the sun. As an added bonus, rinsing your hair with lemon juice removes build-up and gives your locks incredible shine.

10. Clean your toilet - Toilet cleaning products are harsh and unnecessary. A mixture of borax powder and lemon juice will leave your toilet looking (and smelling) as good as new!

Tampisaw sa Ting-init

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Evolutionary Transformation

Life-changing events are sometimes self-consuming but we have to remember that as human beings we need to evolve in order to experience the fullness of this temporary life. Sometimes we thought that our life is over but to our surprise it turned out to be the life that we deserve to live - a beautiful life. 

  Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ♥ •.¸¸.•´¯`•.BC´´¯`•.¸¸.ღƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ   

sSsshh



There is wisdom in silence. 
The truth is better heard in the unspoken words.

  Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ♥ •.¸¸.•´¯`•.BC´´¯`•.¸¸.ღƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fly Me to the Moon


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Fly me to the moon
       And let me play among the stars
                Let me see what spring is like
                         On Jupiter and Mars
                                 In other words hold my hand
                                         In other words darling kiss me

                                               Fill my life with song
                                                        And let me sing forevermore
                                                                    You are all I hope for
                                                                                  All I worship and adore
                                                                                             In other words please be true
                                                                                                      In other words I love you

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ♥ •.¸¸.•´¯`•.BC´´¯`•.¸¸.ღƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Coffee Magic


A sweet-morning-coffee greeting to someone special.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ♥ •.¸¸.•´¯`•.BC´´¯`•.¸¸.ღƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

my mOOn


You're My Moon that gives light to my darkest night. . .

BC

Friday, February 17, 2012

Make You Feel My Love



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I could offer you a warm embrace 
To make you feel my love

I could hold you for a million years 
To make you feel my love

I would never do you wrong 
I've known it from the moment that we met
No doubt in my mind where you belong

Know there's nothing that I wouldn't do 
To make you feel my love

I could make you happy 
Make your dreams come true 
Nothing that I wouldn't do
Go to the ends of the Earth for you 
To make you feel my love
BC

I Gave u My [♥]





i thought you were blue so i gave you my heart....
BC

So Far Away


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If I could only work this life out my way
I'd rather spend it being close to you

But you're so far away
Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore
It would be so fine to see your face at my door

BC


Treeless

•♥•.¸¸.•´¯`•♥I'm like a leaf without a tree...withering...where is my tree? The tree that will give me nourishment and life. The tree that will provide me with the strength that will hold me close. Before the wind will blow me away and the rain will wash me away, please find me my tree. . .and let me taste the sweet embrace of  your mighty branch. •♥•.¸¸.•´¯`•♥
BC

u'r my missing pc




you're my missing piece...

you complete me...

if i can't have you for myself, 
then i'd rather be incomplete 
than fill your place in my heart 
with another piece.

BC

My Dream

Love makes me fall asleep and takes me to a mystical place called dream.
A dream is the manifestation of my desires that didn't happen when my eyes were open.

"If I want to be with you, I will close my eyes and dream of you."
BC
 


Going stronger @ 39

Happy 39th Wedding Anniversary Ma and Pa!

Rebecca and Domingo
February 17, 1973

They are my parents. I am happy for them. They are the true living witnesses of LOVE that is TRUE. 
That is why I believe so much in marriage because I've seen how wonderful it is from them. 
That serving your husband and children is great joy. 
I wish them good health and more happy years together. 
I love you so much Mama Becky and Papa Minggoy! 
BC

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Smell The Flowers


Rest for a while. 
Breathe. 
Lay on the grass. 
Smell the flowers.
Enjoy the moment.

BC

River of Joy

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river of joy flowing in you. 

HUMILITY Hi-Way


HUMILITY - To lower oneself.

It stands on the conviction that one has no reason to treat anyone disrespectfully. True humility is accepting the reality, that i have nothing without or within me that I can call my own, my true property. And if I have nothing, what can I stand on from which to treat others with much condescension?



Prayer of Humility
O Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed, *
From the desire of being loved,*
From the desire of being extolled,*
From the desire of being honored,*
From the desire of being praised,*
From the desire of being preferred to others,*
From the desire of being consulted,*
From the desire of being approved,*
*Deliver me, O Jesus.
 
From the fear of being humiliated,*
From the fear of being despised,*
From the fear of suffering rebukes,*
From the fear of being calumniated,*
From the fear of being forgotten,*
From the fear of being ridiculed,*
From the fear of being wronged,*
From the fear of being suspected,*
*Deliver me, O Jesus.
 
That others may be loved more than I, *
That others may be esteemed more than I, *
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease, *
That others may be chosen and I set aside, *
That others may be praised and I go unnoticed, *
That others may be preferred to me in everything, *
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, *
*Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.


This VERSES may help you on your journey towards remembering the forgotten virtue of HUMILITY. 

Psalms 37:11

But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace


Psalms 138:6
Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar.

Psalms 147:6
The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.

Psalms 149:4
For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.

Proverbs 3:34
He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.

Proverbs 8:13
To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.

Proverbs 10:8
The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.

Proverbs 11:2
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

Proverbs 15:31;33

He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 16:18-19
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.

Proverbs 18:12
Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 22:4

Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.

Proverbs 25:9

He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.


Proverbs 29:23
A man's pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.

Isaiah 57:15
For this is what the high and lofty One says--he who lives forever, whose name is holy: "I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Micah 6:8
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Matthew 23:12
For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Mark 9:35
Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all."

Romans 12:16
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Ephesians 4:2
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Colossions 3:12
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

James 4:6
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:"God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Habakkuk 2:3

Verse:
“For the vision still has its time, presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint; if it delays, wait for it, it will surely come, it will not be late.” –Habakkuk 2:3

Reflection:
God’s word is true and He is faithful to fulfill His promises. The waiting might be long but surely it will come. At our end, we just have to be faithful too and patiently wait for his divine will to take place. Just hold on and wait in prayerful endurance for it’s only a matter of time. God’s time is always perfect.

Prayer:
“Lord, grant that I may able to press on and wait for things to happen in your perfect time. Amen.”

BC

PUZZLE




       If I have to describe you in one word, you are a PUZZLE...because you make me go crazy figuring out how to solve you and how to put you together...especially when there's a missing piece. BC

Tsup!


 
    ♥ ♥ ♥ Kissing is the most sensual thing in life that leaves you speechless and makes you reach heaven without dying. ♥ ♥ ♥

The Tale of Rapunzel

Rapunzel




The tale of Rapunzel tells us one thing:

"Climbing the highest tower becomes less difficult when someone at the top gives us a reason to hold on."


IT'S NOT BECAUSE THINGS ARE DIFFICULT THAT WE DO NOT DARE; IT IS BECAUSE WE DO NOT DARE THAT THEY ARE DIFFICULT.