27 April 2015

DEFINITION OF A MOTHER

DEFINITION OF A MOTHER

 I find it difficult to put into words the definition of a mother. I, as a daughter, have an ultimate respect, love and faith with my mother and to every mother that I have known my entire life. Part of my life philosophies is influenced by mother, my aunts who helped to raised me, and my ever religious grandmother. Each woman is distinct in their very own manner of speaking and their views of raising a child. But all of them have the same final motto when I become stubborn and all, in which I translated to, “All I want is the best for you. I want to see you happy.”

26 April 2015

THE SUNDAY CURRENTLY: VOL 2

THE SUNDAY CURRENTLY

Reading
I am reading the Sunday edition of Manila Bulletin – one of the leading newspaper here in the Philippines.

Writing
I have not finished writing my resume yet that I will need by next week.

Listening
My ear is currently hearing current TV programs, the bell that signals the arrival of garbage truck - it is time to bring out the trash, and karaoke in the neighborhood.

Thinking
I am thinking positive thoughts.

Smelling
I smell dishwashing soap in my hand.

Wishing
This blogger is wishing that her readers would comment below. ;)

Hoping
I am hoping that I have a job next month.

Wearing
I have three outfits for today because of the heat. I’m sweaty earlier. As of the moment I am wearing my NSTP shirt from my College and a cotton shorts.

Loving
I love all the people that uplift my spirit in this moment and the past and my new photos of a doll.

Wanting
I want to watch another season of Naruto

Needing
I badly need a job and some batteries for my digital camera.

Feeling
I am feeling happy not sure why, maybe, because I am erasing the bad thoughts.

Clicking
I am anxious to finish everything so I am clicking in between Photoshop, MS Word, and my Blogger account.



*The Sunday Currently is an original link-up by Siddathornton.


23 April 2015

WHY YOU (AND I) STAY SINGLE

WHY YOU STAY SINGLE

Ever wondered why your younger cousin was first to have a boyfriend than you? This situation was discussed among my friends just recently when we talk about relationship status. So I thought I write an article on reasons why some women are still single.

1.      You have a very high standard. I get it; there should be a list for your ideal man. I have mine too. That is just like requesting for the moon. If your standards are high make sure that you fit your own standards.
2.      You have been traumatized by your friends’ unhealthy relationship. It is because you are available whenever your friends are in a bad phase of their relationship you always absorb all their vent and heartaches.
3.      You do not socialize. All the single guys you know are all in a relationship. There might be one hot guy but he is your cousin. If you are really serious in entering the dating scene go out and engage with different kind of people. The next time you get invited to a party by all means accept it.
4.      You are busy with school, your career, and all other things that are important other than dating. You can’t balance your life specially if you are focus on finishing school and getting your dream job. You do not need another distraction – as you called it.
5.      You really have not considered dating. You were not aware that being single for almost half your life matters until your cousins, and friends keep asking you about your relationship status.

21 April 2015

DEAR ACE

LETTER TO A NEW FATHER
            I had the sudden urge to write you after hearing the good news today. You are now a daddy. I am happy for you! I know that you would be a great father. I know that you were afraid that you might end up like your father. There is a possibility that you might act and discipline your child the way your father did which you hated the most. You have to accept and stop worrying.

19 April 2015

THE SUNDAY CURRENTLY: VOL. 1

THE SUNDAY CURRENTLY

Reading a book by John Green entitled Paper Towns.  I need to compile quotes that I’ll publish hopefully before the month ends.

Writing
this new blog series that I spotted on Lois’s blog which is an original link –up of from Siddathornton 
  
Listening to our neighbor’s radio playlist

Thinking about the CLP session that I missed

Smelling my sweat. It so hot right now that I need another shower

Wishing that there is also Spring season in the Philippines.

Hoping
that I have money so that  I can prettify my phone

Wearing ultimate “pambahay” clothes

Loving the new local TV show that is currently airing right now

Wanting
a new book to read

Needing
a new job

Feeling
sleepy and tired because of the heat

Clicking in between MS Word and my Blogger account



18 April 2015

THRIFTY FINDS: SHOE STORY

THRIFTY FINDS
 
     Hello there! I hope you are having a good day. This is an update to my Thrifty Finds series. This aims to inspire everyone to be wise on spending money. I know that you will find this somewhat helpful.

16 April 2015

FIRST MEMORIES IN INTRAMUROS

INTRAMUROS, MANILA
Baluarte de San Diego Gardens

The very reason my visit to Intramuros is so memorable is that I made a bad tourist out of a very historic place in my own country. What a shame! But I figure that it was for the best of both Intramuros and I.

            Intramuros is also known as the wall city. The walls were built during the Spanish period wherein it is used to protect the city from foreign invasion. Everywhere you look   you can tell that it had witnessed important events in history of the Philippines. The famous Manila Cathedral is built inside Intramuros. It is also surrounded of different colleges and universities. The silence of the place when we were there makes me so excited as if it was screaming for attention  even from the smallest detail of the doors of the cafes in every street that we passed by. I guess the foreign tourists have noticed how silent it was so they act the same.

14 April 2015

PROJECT HAPPINESS: THE HAPPY LIST

THE HAPPY LIST
            In one of our group discussion in SFC we were asked to list the things that make us happy. Although, many people would argue if listing them is effective or not I would assume that making lists of things are not in there happy list. I find the activity uplifting since it focuses on what makes you happy. It set aside the things that drag our confidence down. I am proud to say that I have learned a thing in living a good life. That is focusing on the happy and positive thoughts. Move over pessimist! Here are the things that make me happy.

1.      Healthy family
2.      Volunteering in Cornerstone
3.      Joining Singles For Christ
4.      Delightful strangers
5.      Reading a book
6.      Writing poetry
7.      A comment in my blog
8.      Publishing a blog post in a day
9.      Photographing flowers
10.  Disney music and other genre
11.  Talking to my friends in flesh
12.  When someone appreciate my work
13.  Writing letters
14.  A fair amount of money to sustain my needs and to share
15.  Looking for unique clothes in a vintage store
16.  Eating ice cream
17.  Watching romantic/comedy movies
18.  Daydreaming
19.  Watching TV shows
20.  The possibilities that are yet to come
21.  Expressing my anger to a person on my way
22.  Learning new things that I thought I would never learned
23.  A corny joke that I have not heard before
24.  If I land my dream job. I’ll be in cloud nine.
25.  The fact the we all have our second chance if ever we screw up
26.  The idea of falling in love with a guy
27.  Cotton candy
28.  Sunrise, Beach, Forest
29.  Honest human being
30.  That there is God who knows what is best for us and will guide us through our life.

These are a few things that make me happy. The rest are my secret. J Do you have  a happy list? What are on the list?






13 April 2015

DISCOVER BOSO - BOSO CHURCH

BOSO BOSO CHURCH
  
Boso – Boso Church is located in Barangay San Jose at the city of Antipolo. It is one of the churches in the city that the tourists and locals went to visit specially in Lent season.

09 April 2015

HIGH SCHOOL SOUNDTRACK

My life is associated with memories that I wished I have done more or better. If time and music are together I guess I ought to share how they greatly influenced my perspective in life. Whenever I hear songs being played in the radio or in one of my friend’s playlist I go back feeling and remembering where I am when the first time I heard that song. Today I am going to share songs that instantly remind me of high school.

OPM (Original Pinoy Music)
1.      Same Ground by Kitchie Nadal
2.      Huling El Bimbo by Parokya ni Edgar
3.      Narda by Kamikazee
4.      Rainbow by South Border

Foreign Music
1.      Born For You by David Pomeranz
2.      King and Queen of Hearts by David Pomeranz
3.      Breaking Free by Vanessa Hudgens and Zach Efron
4.      All of High School Musical’s soundtrack
5.      Top of The World by The Carpenters
6.      Dreaming of You by Selena

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 *Photo credit: Unsplash



07 April 2015

DAY OUT WITH THE CORNERSTONE TEAM

CORNERSTONE
             The original plan was to enjoy an afternoon in Marikina Riverbanks Center with the Cornerstone team. But since some arrived past the agreed time we started our activity when the day turned night. It was okay. I understand because everyone has something else going on with their lives. I consider myself lucky of having plenty of time to spare. Honestly time is one thing I have one right now. Money? Definitely nothing.

03 April 2015

SALT AND LIGHT


I wrote this poem when I was in high school as an activity in one of my class. I don’t remember having difficulty writing this one. Up to now I am still not regretting that I do not use metaphors in this poem because I can still remember what is and how to be a salt and light. I don’t revise this because I want to share what I was thinking that time.

01 April 2015

NEVER BEEN SEEN PHOTOS WITH SFC


I had some photos that I never published on my social media accounts because I think that they are just alike with with the other photos but in different angle. Thinking about it makes me sad so I decided to put them here.
            This is also a way of celebrating my eight months in the SFC community. And also to give you guys a peek on what other things we do aside on growing together spiritually. Being with them is like finding a solo petal that can add up the balance of a scale. I’m glad I did.
            Oh some confession, I have a photo here that I did not like how I look so yeah. I finally have the courage of showing it to you guys. Tell me what you think. J
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Maira Gall