*•.¸.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.

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.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I Love My Face


I Love My Own!
Ang masuya, MAKSOT! :-))

Thank you, Ate Rhiza! ♥






Thank you, Ate Rhizza Romero-Cabagnot! ♥

 You're one person who knows me too well and I always appreciate your acts of love for me. Stay sweet and thoughtful. Luv yah!

My Hearty [♥] [♥] [♥] Valentine Dinner



        
     Because I want to live healthy, I went "hearty-fruity" on my V-day dinner. Well, maybe I'm the most innovative person alive! :-) I just wanted to enjoy my food. I love food. So instead of eating on the rush, I carefully prepared my sculpted-heart-shaped-mangoes. Did you know that I'm a trying-hard chef since high school? Now you know! Tee hee! 

     
     That was my dinner date with myself. V-day is not only a day for lovers but also a day to do what you love and eat what you love. Whatever you do, whenever (V-day or every day), always do what you love and you will be happy. It's only in the mind. So, you better set your mind to happiness mode frequently or else you will miss the fun. "As a man thinketh, so is he."-BC

I'll Never Find Another You

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This song is dedicated to my b-blue valentine...you know who you are...

There's a new world somewhere
They call The Promised Land
And I'll be there some day
If you will hold my hand
I still need you there beside me
No matter what I do
For I know I'll never find another you

There is always someone
For each of us they say
And you'll be my someone
For ever and a day
I could search the whole world over
Until my life is through
But I know I'll never find another you

It's a long, long journey
So stay by my side
When I walk through the storm
You'll be my guide, be my guide

If they gave me a fortune
My treasure would be small
I could lose it all tomorrow
And never mind at all
But if I should lose your love, dear
I don't know what I'll do
For I know I'll never find another you

[Instrumental Interlude]

But if I should lose your love, dear
I don't know what I'll do
For I know I'll never find another you
Another you, another you

My Blue Valentine



There are things that are meant to be concealed. . . .disclosing it on V-day was enough. :-)





All About Love


All About Love
Love is the most absorbing subject in existence. From ages to ages, we have different views about love. We put meaning to it as to how we perceive it. We view love as something that is of different kinds. But the truth is, there is only one kind of love – the love that comes from God.  There are many and varied manifestations but only a single reality. God is love and love is God. “Love God with all your heart and soul. Love your neighbor as yourself.” It is only when we realize this truth that we can fully experience the love that is everlasting. However, that is on a divine perspective and only few people have grasped its true value. In our modern and tormented world, love has become the most misconstrued word. It becomes an expression not affection.

I don’t want to sound “KJ” (kill joy) with my literary masterpiece today. It is Valentine Season and I know that we are too concentrated on the love that is pre-eminent to us. The love that stands out amid the multiplicity of its meanings, the love shared between man and woman. Hmmm…I know this is the most exciting thing to talk about and I bet you can’t wait to read this through.  Well, in my not so humble opinion, I would say that I am the most “in-love” woman alive. I love deeply and I show it. Love is what keeps me going and it just have to be that way. It becomes my reality. No matter how painful my experience, it cannot discourage me to love others more or a particular man – in the right time and in God’s provision! Oops…we’re not talking about my life here… Let’s just talk about love.

 Love is the ultimate value of existence. It is much, much more powerful than us - mighty and pervading. To give out this love is to share limitless possibilities. To love a special someone is to give oneself and it is an emotional experience that often takes us through a roller-coaster ride. When opportunity chooses us to feel this love, it will come and enter into our emotional system without even knocking. Like there’s a virus that corrupted our system. It is hard to decode and we often say we were caught off-guard. The firewall was turned-off. We will only realize we’re involved when we feel a sudden breathing discomfort. Didn’t we always say that seeing the object of our affection makes our heart skip a beat? And then we feel like our heart wants to jump out from our chest? Such a wonderful feeling of heaven and we say we are “in-love.”

“Being in-love” is love at its most intense, and personally focused in a very special way. We talk of “falling in love,” as if it was something into which we are precipitated against our will, like falling into a pond. It is a well-established phenomenon, no less surprising as a scientific fact than as a personal experience. Lovers are obsessed by the image of the loved ones, to whom they ascribe every virtue and merit; outside observers of the phenomenon speak of the lover’s “madness” or “blindness.”

For the lover, merely to see the beloved is to feast the soul; and to touch her (or him) is bliss. But when the two souls can interpenetrate, an even more magical state is achieved. The sense of “pouring out” of our essential being to another is one of the hallmarks of being in love.

Falling in love is irrational. The emotions involved are so violent as to override our reason. We feel that we are allowed to succumb into something, even the forbidden. We accept nothing but our feelings no matter the compromise. Luckily for the human race, love often chooses aright. Then reason and experience may give it eyes to see, and may transform a transient madness into the highest and most enduring sanity. Then the lover experiences a heightened vitality and finds new significance in life.

However, falling in love is just a preliminary period that we all go through. The real thing is sustaining the love amid the zigzags and the twists and turns of life. To fall is without much effort but to withstand it requires a lot of patience and understanding.  Love is to be nurtured. For the young love, it is a memorable experience and sometimes a lesson to be learned. For the mature love, it is a responsibility that cannot be taken for granted. It is something that we need to be reminded constantly about our commitment.

To love is a happy thing. There is no reason to hide it. There is nothing more sublime than the love that is being expressed to the beloved. I know that today, the Valentine’s Day, is one special occasion that we all celebrate. Love during this season, like an earthquake, is raised to its highest intensity. I can only feel the “kilig moments” of lovers on this day.  It is a big day to upraise and strengthen the connection and express it ultimately. Not only with bouquets of flowers and boxes of chocolates but with the intangible gifts of time and care. As a woman, the most significant expression of love that I can give is my unconditional service and undivided attention to my man. To take into account that to love is an active concern for the good of the other.  To relentlessly seek the good of the beloved and to be always willing to sacrifice. No amount of material gain can surpass such gesture. It is the most essential thing. If only people will understand that truth, then Valentine’s Day is not just February 14th but every day of the year.

Whatever is your story, cherish the love you have. Whatever the circumstance, just always choose to love and love more. Love should not cease on a stressful situation but will always choose to persevere and continue to hope. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things. Love never fails.” 1Corinthians 13:7-8 (NAB)

I know of a unique love story that may inspire you and give you hope. It is about a combination of love that endures and a love that is sweeter the second time around.  Only a quick view because I don’t think there’s so much space left on the pages.  There were young lovers who loved each other dearly but because of some inevitable interference, they didn’t end up at the altar. The man married someone else and the woman remained single until she grew old. The man had his family and his life was good. The woman, though she was left alone, also lived a good life and of course she wasn’t the type who would flirt with his ex. LOL She was distant from the man for many years – let’s say 50.  Then the man’s wife died and that is when the part two of their love affair begun. They get back together and they got married. Though they were already very advanced in age, you can see from the looks of their faces that they were truly happy. It was a big event in our place. I really don’t know how the woman endured her love but I believe that she is a woman of great courage.  I would say that her waiting paid off and that should tell us something. 

Love is indispensable and at its fullest can include an enormous range of emotions and sentiments. It can combine humility with pride, passion with peace, self-assertion with self-surrender; it can reconcile violence of feeling with tenderness; it can make us hope for the unattainable.

As for me, love is not for the fearful, the timid and the weak but for the strong and the courageous. It takes courage to love. It is like taking a huge leap into the unknown and no matter how you land, you could not have done otherwise.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1Corinthians13:13 (NIV)

Monday, February 13, 2012

BRAVEHEART

"Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it."

I love this movie. The same thing happens every time I watch this - I always cry at the end.  William Wallace earned my respect since then. I admire him because he fights with passion and inspires people around him. More than that, he loves deeply. "I love you my whole life, you and no other," was his vow to his wife. Well, I had to watch this movie for the nth time because it inspires me in the many aspects of my life and it reminds me of my freedom to love.

As for me, living my life is sometimes a battle that I fight with passion not only to win but to make a difference in the world while I live. I don’t fight with the sword. I fight with my heart. I love deeply and I care deeply. It’s my freedom to be that way. It’s all for nothing if I don’t love. No matter the wound, it’s always my freedom to love. "To love is to live" just like "to believe is to see."

People may take my life but they can never take my freedom. It’s always my choice to love freely. BC 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

@ Moon Cafe



A Mexican Inspired Restaurant @ Gaisano-Riverside Mall, Alegria, Ormoc City
February 11, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Blue Rose

The Blue Rose

Hope against unattainable love.

Just some flower I received 13 years ago on my birthday. I really didn't know the meaning of this flower before. However, from the moment I received the Blue Rose, I cannot rest thinking its significance in my life. Even the giver that time cannot explain it. It's just something that the giver thinks symbolizes the person that I truly am. 

Recently, a major event in my life took place and I can only relate it to this wondrous flower. . .

So what does the Blue Rose means?

Much like its mysterious origin, the blue rose means mystery. An appreciation for the enigmatic, the inexplicable is expressed by the blue rose. A tantalizing vision that cannot be totally pinned down, a mystery that cannot be fully unraveled. A person who receives the blue rose is the subject of much speculation and thought. It indicates a complex personality that does not allow easy interpretation. 

The blue rose also symbolizes the impossible, or the unattainable. Since the blue rose itself is a rarity in nature, it stands for something that is hardly within one's grasp, an object that seems too difficult to be achieved. Thus the blue rose is admired and revered as an unrealizable dream. 

The blue rose being in itself something very extraordinary expresses that very same feeling. "You are extraordinarily wonderful", the blue rose exclaims. A truly wonderful personality, almost chimera-like is what the blue rose says about the receiver. A flight of fancy, an irrepressible imagination is what the blue rose is all about. 

Blue and its deeper shade purple have for long symbolized mystery and ambiguity. Again, the fact that the blue rose is a flower that has been fabricated increases this sense of surrealism. The meaning of the blue rose in this sense is an appreciation for something that cannot be grasped in full measure. It is an enchantment, a feeling of being completely bowled over in the very first instance is another delightful meaning of the blue rose.

The blue rose is also used as a symbol of caution. It expresses a need to be discrete. Again, there is a whiff of secrecy and mystery as expressed by the blue color. 

New opportunities and new possibilities are also some other meanings of the blue rose. The blue rose denotes the excitement and the possibilities that new ventures bring. The mysterious beginnings of new things and the excitement therein are very nicely expressed by this flower. 

The blue rose is a flower that seeks to convey a message of mystery, enchantment and a sense of the impossible. One should never forget that as a flower that is not found freely in nature, the blue rose has a certain charm and unique mystery that does not reveal itself freely. 

Fantasy and impossibility. Hoping for a miracle and new possibilities. 

The unattainable, the impossible. 

Bumble Cat is Blue Rose. ♥