Archive for January, 2015

January 31, 2015

Bicol Express + One to One = Awesome Night.

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At Sherlyn and Dex’s Crib in Wawa, Taguig City. We finally made the time for this. It was long overdue and I actually invited myself to her home and asked her to cook me my favorite pinoy dish, the Bicol Express!

A bit of an adventure going there, it was my first time and not very familiar with Taguig city area on the other side of C5. So took a cab from Venice Piazza and the cabbie driver took me all the way down to Bicutan Service Road area until he finally realizes I meant Taguig City Hall instead of the Justice Hall.

Ended up paying a whopping 250 pesos for the whole trip but thankful to arrive safely anyway.

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Sherlyn’s home cooked Bicol Express. It was yummeh!

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After dinner, we took some time to go through at least 1 chapter of the One to One booklet from Victory. Yay! Thank You Lord for this!

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January 31, 2015

Homies from KTown!

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Jeff and Jo are in town!! Jeff is my bro’s best friend from way back in High School and I have known them since I was a wee little girl. They are probably the longest surviving couple that I know, highschool sweethearts and all throughout. Here they are after many years together and two kids.. awww.. so sweet!

I didn’t know they were coming to Manila until just yesterday when my sister told me about it over whatsapp. They’re in Manila for a Condura Skyway marathon. Jo is so skinny!!! This is the first time for them in Philippines and also their first International run, doing a 21km race! Pretty cool… Jeff loss a lot of weight from all that running, and I suppose its really good for him too.

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The other two ladies are the group of friends that they were also part of the marathon team. Total of 33 from KK!! Wooohooo Sabah represent! Here in front of the Toys R Us, Robinsons Place Manila, with Dollie and Chris.

January 30, 2015

Last Friday of the Month! #tGif #breakfastoutday

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With Lauren, Kaizz, Gino, Mart, Mack, Nica, Bernice and Irah on the “harsh”brown.

LOL.

McDonald’s as usual~!

January 30, 2015

The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard.

Matthew 20:1-16

Just reading this passage reminds me how hard it is to accept the fact that some of us will indeed experience “unfairness”.

I mean, yes, even if I do not follow Jesus most of my life, but as long as I do, just before I die, I still get to go to heaven and be with God. At least, it sort of is whats portrayed at the end of the scene in God’s not Dead movie when the guy got hit by a car.

I guess this is also evident in life where even as Christians, we feel like we are always in the inferior, getting bullied all the time, or the bad people gets all the blessing and all. Yea, life is unfair sometimes but again I remember the line in God’s Not Dead movie, that the devil lets you enjoy all the things in this world so you won’t have the need to look forward to heaven.

15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’

16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

God has every right to give or take as a pleases from my life. And yes, if He wishes to be generous to others even if they don’t deserve it, He calls the shots. He is the creator! He is God!

Sometimes I feel helpless. Like if God wanted to decide that I have a lousy life I have no choice but to accept that fact. And thats so pessimistic of me. How do I be “delighted” or “joyful” when thats not how I really feel inside? Yet somehow, living and conforming to the world has no meaning either..

Father in heaven, sorry I sometimes doubt You, or feel that its unfair that I don’t get a better life or blessing. In fact, I don’t deserve it, and even though other people don’t deserve it too, please help me to see the good in that, to be happy for others and not to feel envious. Its not easy Lord, I am human after all.. hard not to feel what I feel inside. I do try not to entertain those thoughts but I can’t do it on my own. Help me Lord. I don’t want to go back to who I used to be, I want to please You, I want to live a life that You want me to live. To help others, to be good at something or skillful. I just feel like I don’t have that capability. I can’t even take care of myself, how could I take care of my mom? 😐

Help me Lord.. I don’t know what else to say….

in Jesus name, Amen.

January 29, 2015

Happy Birthday Gecko! #tbt #reminisce

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This was 11 years ago, back in June 15, 2004 taken around 2:45pm. 吴挺 got his hair shaved here. If I’m not mistaken, this was at the Sunway Pyramid mall in PJ, KL.

This was actually not a very nice memory of us together because we were in a “complicated” status at that point. But I specifically chose this photo for my throwback post because it reminds me of what a good man he is, a very forgiving man specifically.

I am very happy for him now. How he has come to know Christ through his wife and how cute their little baby is. Just wanna take the time to ‘quietly’ honor him since I know it would not be appropriate otherwise.

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Here’s a candid shot taken few months after the first photo, on December 19, 2004 about 9:41pm. I don’t recall what we were looking at but man, I look darn ridiculous with that ‘biut‘ mouth. I must be eating something so good it couldn’t wait. LOL. 😝

Happy Birthday Wuts! Hope its a grand 35th birthday! 😉

January 29, 2015

Free Merienday Day for January 2015! #factsetrocks #timeflies

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Half of Omar’s face is gone here. Obviously not a pro on #groufies. Us at the pantry indulging on our monthly freebie by the company. Awesome!

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Another groufie at the other end with Mack’s help. Too bad we couldn’t fit Kaizz beside Lauren. Haha. From L-R: Mack, Ginose, yours truly, Jamie, Omar, Vans, Nica, Pato and Lauren.

They served a large piece of caramel topped cream puff and mini ham, cheese and egg sanwiches. Yay! It tasted lovely!

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January 29, 2015

Girly day. #muotd

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Because I figured I should use my make up kit more often and not let them go to waste, I asked Lauren to practice her recently learnt skills on me! hehehehhe

So the finished product,

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Thanks to Kevin on the back photo-bombing..

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And a close up shot! Irah says me with make up on makes me look fresh! Whereas Lauren says she’s not used to seeing me with Make up. hehehehe

January 28, 2015

Words for the day. #levelup #wordpower

om·i·nous

ˈä-mə-nəs

adjective

: suggesting that something bad is going to happen in the future
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con·de·scend·ing

ˌkän-di-ˈsen-diŋ

adjective

: showing that you believe you are more intelligent or better than other people

Looked up the meaning of these words after listening to Andy Stanley’s podcast on Ask It series. Love learning new and relatable words that I could use to describe people and situations! I could think of one person I could describe as condescending, and his name starts with M. And I could use ominous for when I watch movies! hurray! 🙌

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January 27, 2015

BlackHat (2015).

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Let me just say, the main reason I want to watch this is to support the Asian casts in the movie, specifically the very handsome Lee Hom Wang. I heard that this was a terrible movie, but just like “Blood Ransom”, I just had to find out for myself.

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Since I have time to spare before Vgroup meet tonight at 7pm, I figured I should go watch this while its still in the cinema and I won’t have to feel so guilty about watching the downloads. 😋

And look who I bumped into at the SM Aura mall before the movie?! My dearest Sherlyn and her hubby Dexter!

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Divine appointments such as this deserved a #groufie !

So what did I think of the movie? First of all, I wish they had chosen a better love interest who could speak better English. Secondly, they should really enunciate their script cos I noticed the actors were mumbling through the words and I couldn’t make out what they were trying to say about 40% of the time. I suppose the lousy speaker system was also a factor. Director’s Club in SM Aura should really look into their sound system.

I was surprised to find Viola Davis also part of the movie! Spoiler alert: I can’t believe they let Chris Hemsworth’s girl live while Viola’s character dies??!! Who the heck is this actress anyway?? Must be the daughter of some rich tycoon that also funded the movie.. tsk.. judgemental me 😝

There was a particular scene in the movie which I figured was almost too easy. For Chris’ character to just walk into a crime scene without being caught so he could steal the bank’s account transaction data?? Waaay too easy.

And for him to do a solo attack on 5 criminals without a gun? Sheeeshh.. and absolutely predictable, they just had to kill of Lee Hom’s character! He was the eye candy for me throughout the movie! uurggh… very frustrating movie for me. But well, whats done is done. This is me supporting Asian actors in the International screens.

January 27, 2015

The Double Down Dog! #kfc #cheatdayeveryday

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Limited time offer and only 50 served in a day! whoah!!

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Lauren and I was suppose to just get Salad from Bonchon until she shrieked when she passed  by KFC at Venice Piazza. I was so shocked and thought what had happened! I thought she saw someone died or something only to find out she shrieked because she saw the double down dog was actually being served and not just a rumor she saw in facebook.

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Since the meal only came with the double down meat, a coleslaw and coke, I bought rice in the pantry to accompany the dish. Spent 129 pesos for the double down dog meal.

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Urgh.. whatever happened to eating healthy?