32 Things I am Grateful for

January 27, 2017 § 2 Comments

I always believe that gratitude is happiness.

But most days, we tend to look for things to be grateful for not knowing that those things are already present in our lives. We somehow focus on the things that’s not there, instead of the things that’s already there. We tend to forget that the simpler things are the ones that make us happy.

So, since it’s my birth month, I decided to list all the simple things I am thankful and happy about, the things that I already have, to remind myself to be always grateful.

1. My Savior
I call Him G, and every day I thank Him for His unconditional love.

2. My Parents
They’re one of God’s greatest gifts.

3. My Siblings
I have seven, and I’m always thankful I have brothers and sisters. Some people don’t even have neither.

4. My Family
My family is not the type who hugs and kisses each other. We don’t also say I love you to each other. Sometimes, we even argue because of our different personalities. Despite that, my family is a treasure I will always be grateful for.

5. My Friends
I have different sets of friends. I may not be in touch with some of them anymore, but I know I can still count on them if things get rough.

6. My Bestfriend
She knows every aspect of my life and every detail of my body (because we sometimes shower together, duh…^^). She will always be my soulmate.

7. My Job
I’m not rich; therefore, I need to work hard so that I can provide for my own needs (and wants). With that, I am super grateful for my job which helps me become an independent woman.

8. My Books
I’m addicted to romance novels. You can’t imagine how much. Some years ago, I could not afford to buy one for me, so I just borrowed from friends just to be able to read them. Right now, I can already afford to buy a dozen books every month, and I have like twenty books I’m not able to read yet. My point? I just love them. My books that is. With them, I have the opportunity to be in a different and beautiful world.

9. My Bed
Imagine those people sleeping on the streets. See? That’s my point.

10. My Rest Day
I love Sunday because it’s my rest day. During that day, I can take a bath for two hours. I can pamper myself and read the books I wasn’t able to read yet. I can also watch my favorite TV series.

But some workers don’t even enjoy a day’s off from work.

11. My Home
Having a place to call a home is something we take for granted sometimes. That’s why I am thankful I have one.

12. Foods
I maybe skinny but I eat a lot that’s why I am grateful that I have something to eat whenever I’m hungry.

Other parts of the world are suffering from hunger right now.

13. Good Health
Being healthy is one of the things I am really thankful for. Health is not just wealth but also a blessing and not everyone is blessed with good health.

Some people suffer from cancer even if they take care of themselves.

14. Fresh Air
Breathing fresh air is a simple reminder how blessed I am.

15. Sunlight
I’m blessed and grateful because I can still feel the warmth of the sun on my skin.

16. Internet
Though it sometimes sucks, the internet is an easy and a faster way to communicate to my loved ones. It is also a great source of information.

17. Clean Water
I’m thankful every day because I have access to clean water.

18. Technology
Technology makes life more easier.

19. My Clothes
I don’t wear designer clothes. I bought most of them from “ukay-ukay” but I’m still thankful I have decent ones.

20. My Shoes
I feel so thankful I have shoes whenever I saw someone walking barefoot.

21. My Fears
My fears make me more human. They made me more alive.

22. My Disappointments
Disappointments are just spices of life. I’m thankful for my disappointments because they give color to my boring life. They also help me to be more careful in everything I do.

23. My Failures
Just like disappointments, my failures are just spices of my colorful journey in this world. They give more meaning to my existence.

24. My Education
Not all people have the opportunity to finish college that’s why I’m thankful my parents were able to send me to school.

25. My Pain
I’m grateful for my pain. Because of it, I have appreciated joy and happiness even more.

26. My Heartaches
Those heartbreaks helped me become a better person. Every heartache also helped me to be strong and made me realize that they were just bumps towards the right person.

27. My Mistakes
My mistakes are what made me who I am today. Every mistake made me strong and tough.

28. Challenges
Challenges add meaning to my life; without it, life is dull. That’s why I welcome challenges with open arms.

29. My Sanity
I’m thankful that, despite all the worries and problems, I’m still keeping it together.

30. My Freedom
I’m really grateful for the freedom to go anywhere I want, to speak my mind, to choose my religion, and basically the freedom to do anything I like so long as it doesn’t hurt or affect anyone.

Some people don’t even have the freedom to choose what clothes to wear.

31. Music
Music always has a special impact in my life, and I couldn’t imagine my life without it.

32. Kindness
Everyone deserves kindness even those who are unkind to us. And I am grateful that I have encountered people who are kind to me, people I don’t know personally but still extended their helping hand whenever I needed some help.

I said 32 things but there are so many things I’m still grateful for. But most especially, I thank G for this life. I’m not perfect and I made a lot of shortcomings but He always protected me. My life itself is a blessing.



A Romantic Cherry Blossom Adventure with Cebu Pacific

January 1, 2016 § Leave a comment

Since summer is fast approaching, a lot of adventure enthusiasts are now planning for their perfect getaway. There are plenty of tourist destinations that you can choose from. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia is Japan. It has a variety of tourist spots that visitors from all over the world can enjoy.

One of the most popular tourist spots in Japan is Fukouka’s cherry blossom. The famous Fukuoka parks, which are only a walking distance from a nearest train station, have the most numbers of cherry blossom trees. The cherry blossoms are perfect for your summer adventure since it blooms from late March to early April.

Cherry blossoms are also very popular for most romantic people. In fact, couples from different countries are coming to Japan to see its beauty. Some lovers even plan their wedding under a cherry blossom tree. A garden ceremony under a cherry blossom tree or surrounded by cherry blossoms is a perfect idea of a wedding. The beauty of the flowers makes it more romantic. As a result, cherry blossom wedding is now popular in Japan.

Fukuoka Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossom, Japan

Cherry blossoms in Fukuoka are no doubt the most romantic tourist destinations in Japan. Its romantic aura gives you the feeling of always being in love even if you are not in a relationship for a moment. The beauty of the flowers radiates to your heart and gives you peace and serenity by just being there, sitting in the park and looking at the cherry blossoms. It makes you forget the world. Also, the beauty of the cherry blossoms has the ability to heal a broken soul. If you are heartbroken and you want to forget the pain, just visit Fukuoka’s cherry blossom and let it ease whatever hurt and suffering you are feeling.

Aside from the cherry blossoms in Fukuoka, Japan also houses the perfect historical and cultural adventures. Cultural and historical enthusiast can visit the different temples in Japan. One of its popular temple is the temple of Kiyomizu-dera. It is a Buddhist temple located in the eastern part of Kyoto. The name of the temple came from the waterfall within the complex. It is believed that drinking the water will help you succeed in your studies.

With the beautiful cherry blossoms and a lot more other tourist destinations, Japan is really a perfect getaway for your adventure this summer. So make your travel safe and pleasurable. Fly with Cebu Pacific and explore the wonders of the country.

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Looking for a Party Venue? Try Laser Tag

December 1, 2015 § Leave a comment

Are you looking for a fun place for parties or fun corporate events? If you are, then you should check out laser tag arenas. These places allow you to bring out your inner child if only for one brief afternoon of fun and excitement.

If you haven’t seen the inside of a laser tag arena yet, just imagine what it would look like if you were suddenly thrust into a futuristic warzone from an 80’s sci-fi movie. Once you step into the arena, neon lights, lasers, smoke, ambient noises, and other effects, will attack all of your senses at once.

Sure, you can opt for a plain old restaurant for the venue of your party, but where’s the fun in that? Yes, it’s true that you can squeeze in a couple of parlor games into the party’s program, but that’s been done to death already, and some of your guests might find them cheesy.

What makes laser tag arenas perfect for parties? The question should be why wouldn’t it be? Where else can you find a place where you can fulfill your childhood fantasies of wielding a laser gun and blasting away your enemies? Except here, your lasers are not the kind that can hurt people, and your “enemies” are actually your friends who happened to be on the other team.

Why would you settle for Pin-the-tail on the donkey, charades, or any other cliché parlor games? Place a laser gun in your guests’ hands and have them put on their “armor” and watch as a huge grin occupies their faces.

Besides birthday parties, laser tag arenas are also great for holding corporate events, believe it or not. Let’s say you want to show your employees your appreciation for all their hard work, but you also want them to forget about their adult responsibilities and stress if only for a little while; what better way to make them feel like a kid again than having them play in a laser tag arena?

Some grownups will scoff at the idea of holding a corporate event at such a “childish” place, but deep inside of them there is a small child that is just jumping for joy at the thought of holding a laser rifle. No one really outgrows their childhood fantasies, and playing laser tag is definitely one of the best ways people can let go of their worries and let their inner child take over if just for a moment.

What are you waiting for? Why would you settle for a boring and plain venue for your parties or events when you can book a fantastic, fun-filled afternoon at your nearest Lazer Extreme laser tag arena? Grab your phone right now and give them a call!

The Much Awaited Bloggys 2015

October 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

Yes! Bloggys 2015 has officially launched and everyone is encouraged to nominate their favorite blogs. Bloggys 2015 or the Philippine Blogger Awards is an awarding event in the Philippines showcasing all Filipino bloggers. This is the time for all Filipino bloggers to be recognized and be acknowledged.

Filipino bloggers who have an engaging and inspiring contents are very welcome to join and nominate their blogs. The following tips will help you boost your readership and be recognized in your niche.

Connect Your Blog to Your Social Media

This is a very effective way of boosting readership in your blog. Sharing your website to your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts is a great way of increasing audience on a particular post.

Create a Powerful Design for Your Blog

Always take this point into consideration. Do not take for granted the design and look of your blog. Remember to choose a suitable design. Choose a warm and friendly design that will make your audience engage in your website.  When your readers will visit your site, the first thing they will see is how you customize your website, how pictures and comments are organized. Try asking some experts to help you create a perfect design, but you really don’t have to because some websites offer free designs and templates that will help boost the beauty and look of your blog.

Interact in the Comments Section

This is another way of communicating to your audience. Do not ignore comments or even likes on your blog. Always acknowledge your readers’ comments or likes. Do not forget to say a simple ‘thank you’ to show your appreciation. This way, you are showing them how grateful you are that they find some time to check your blog. Trust me, your readers will remember you and they will be eager to visit your blog and comment or like every new article you post.

So, what are you waiting for? Start making awesome blogs and join the fun in the blogging world and you might just be qualified next year if you haven’t been nominated this year.

Voting stage for Bloggys 2015 is on October 5-31, 2015. You can cast your votes on the official Bloggys 2015 website. November 1-7, 2015 is the judging and the much awaited declaration of winners is on November 21, 2015. The best of luck to all the qualified bloggers.

Her Name is Mary

September 8, 2015 § 2 Comments

I always have great respect to all mothers out there. In fact, I want to be a mother someday. I have friends and relatives who are already mothers, and it’s so amazing to see how being a mother have transformed their lives and maturity.

I believe that motherhood is one of the fulfillment of being a woman. (Well, you can be a mother without giving birth, right?) And I guess, motherhood is also a challenging thing.

It takes a great woman to be a great mother. For example, you need to have a lot of patience in taking care of your child. You should have love and care for your children. I have this one woman whom I consider the mother of all mothers and the mother of humankind. Her name is Mary. She is the mother of our savior Jesus Christ (for those who doesn’t know). She had gone through a lot of obstacles when she gave birth to Jesus. She became pregnant at an early age and in a very difficult situation. She was afraid, confused, and unsure of her situation, yet she never disobeyed the will of God.

No words can ever describe how pure and clean her heart was. She sacrificed and endured the pain of losing her son. Without her, salvation would be impossible.

So today, let us all rejoice and celebrate the birthday of Mother Mary. Let this day be a reminder how Mary, the mother of Jesus, played an important role for our salvation.

She Is A Supermodel

August 30, 2015 § Leave a comment

Today, I got the chance to go to church with my mother. She always went to church every Sunday. It’s her devotion and faith that I admire most about her aside from her dedication to us, her family. I’m just so glad I had the chance to be with her earlier today. I have seen how passionate she is with Jesus Christ. I have witnessed her devotion to the Lord and I am just so proud that she is my mother.

My mother is an old tiny lady. She looks like she can’t carry a single kilo of rice, but she is actually a strong person, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She is the kindest person I have ever known. She is kind even to the most unlikable person. She has a very big heart and I don’t know if I inherited even a little of that kindness that she possesses.

My mother doesn’t complain. She had surpassed so many obstacles in her life. Even when we had gone through so many difficult times as a family, I never heard my mother complain about it. She always managed to carry all the burden thrown at her. She conquered poverty. I mean, she managed to stay positive even when there were times in the past that we no longer have enough food to eat. She helped my father in finding ways to make ends meet. But I never heard her complain a bit.

My mother is a loving mother. She raised us, all eight of us, with care and compassion. She kept on telling me that I should take care of myself because when I was a child, she didn’t even let a mosquito bite on my skin. That’s how much she loved me and all my siblings.

I could enumerate a lot of beautiful characteristics that my mother have, but one thing is clear, my mother is the best mother in the world. My mother is my supermodel. I love her and I wanted to be just like her, kind, loving, and faithful.

Talking To The Moon

August 28, 2015 § Leave a comment

I know you’re somewhere out there
Somewhere far away
I want you back
I want you back
My neighbors think I’m crazy
But they don’t understand
You’re all I have
You’re all I have

At night when the stars
Light up my room
I sit by myself
Talking to the moon
Tryin’ to get to you
In hopes you’re on
The other side
Talking to me too
Or am I a fool
Who sits alone
Talking to the moon


I’m feeling like I’m famous
The talk of the town
They say I’ve gone mad
Yeah I’ve gone mad
But they don’t know what I know

‘Cause when the sun goes down
someone’s talking back
Yeah they’re talking back


(Ah, ah, ah)

Do you ever hear me calling?
(Ah) oh oh oh
(Ah) oh oh oh
‘Cause every night
I’m talking to the moon
Still trying to get to you

In hopes you’re on
The other side
Talking to me too
Or am I a fool
Who sits alone
Talking to the moon

I know you’re somewhere out there
Somewhere far away

If I Were A Boy

August 27, 2015 § Leave a comment

I have been a huge fan of this song. It has so many feels in it. You can feel how the girl, if she was a boy, would treat a girl because she just know how it feels being a lonely girl.

We go into a relationship to feel loved and to have someone to take care of us. It is so draining to always long for attention of our man. It is very stressful to think that, if we are only on the guy’s shoes, we would do the things we wanted them to do to us – like spend a little more time, cuddling on the couch while watching your favorite TV shows, or eating an ice cream in front of your house while talking how both of your days went. You know, things like that have a huge impact on the girl’s emotional security.

Time is what most girls would always want in a guy. It is a great feeling to have someone who would make us feel wanted and important. No woman would want to be neglected. It’s an empty feeling. It could lead to depression and emotional breakdown.

So, if I were a boy. I would spend more quality time with my girl. I will make her  feel how special she is to me. I will love and cherish her. I will never make her feel that she is alone. I know most girls are easy to please. Every little things you do to them counts. A simple good morning call always made a girl happy. They appreciate the gesture because it means you are thinking about them when you woke up. How sweet is that? I know most woman would agree with me that it’s the sweetest thing.

Most girls are not very particular with expensive gifts or expensive dates just to make up for lost times. What they needed, what we NEEDED, is for our man to spare a little more time with us no matter how busy or hectic his day is. A man should always find time to be with his girl. If I were a boy, I would do just that.

Contentment And Peace Of Mind

June 14, 2015 § Leave a comment

Ever had that moment when you just wanted to be alone? Do you sometimes have that feeling that you just wanted to escape from all the troubles and worries that life seems to throw at you? Do you just want to keep your distance from all the toxic things and people around you – to forget all the problems, to be invincible for just a little while, and to pretend that everything will be alright? Do you find yourself wondering where could that resting place be?

Really, there is no special place on Earth that could make you forget all your miseries. Wherever you go, even if it’s the most perfect place to be, deep within your soul, there is still that unsatisfying feeling. You may go to beautiful cities and hang out with successful people. You may own a car, a house and lot, a big business, but you are still unsatisfied with life. And before you knew it, ungratefulness eats you up. No matter how you strive to be successful, there are times when loneliness strikes, not because you are literally alone but because you have no peace of mind and contentment.

I’m speaking about this base on my own experience. I mean, do not tell me you never felt incomplete sometimes? No? Well, I do most of the times. I feel incomplete and empty for no specific reason. I feel bored. I feel miserable. I feel worried when in fact there is no reason to feel such way. And when I do, I just wanted to go to a certain place where I can burst out every negative feelings I have. I wanted to go to that beautiful place where I can collect myself and regain my sanity and peace of mind, a place where I can fill my emptiness and be whole again, be a better version of my old self.

But I realized, I can only find that place in His loving arms.

I just need to have faith, embrace Him, and talk to Him. I may have lost connection with Him lately, but all I have to do is be friends with Him again, renew my  faith in Him. Let God fill my emptiness. Let Him complete me and give me peace of mind. It doesn’t matter how and what I’ve become, or what I’m going through. What matters most is that I’m going through it with Him.

Imagine Dragons – Demons

May 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

When the days are cold
And the cards all fold
And the saints we see
Are all made of gold

When your dreams all fail
And the ones we hail
Are the worst of all
And the blood’s run stale

I wanna hide the truth
I wanna shelter you
But with the beast inside
There’s nowhere we can hide

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

At the curtains call
It’s the last of all
When the lights fade out
All the sinners crawl

So they dug your grave
And the masquerade
Will come calling out
At the mess you’ve made

Don’t wanna let you down
But I am, hell bound
Though this is all for you
Don’t wanna hide the truth

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

They say it’s what you make
I say it’s up to fate
It’s woven in my soul
I need to let you go

Your eyes, they shine so bright
I wanna save that light
I can’t escape this now
Unless you show me how

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

This song means a lot to me and has been my constant reminder to stay focus despite the setbacks in my life. This is going to remain in my playlist for awhile.


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