Of Waiting and Pagtingin Sa Mga Hayop

Was listening to a VCF podcast yesterday about praying and Pastor Robert said something about waiting for the perfect partner that caught my attention and tickled my funnybone.

He said (something like)…

“If you’re waiting for your perfect partner to come along, just chill. Huwag magmadali. Remember, Adam was put to sleep and when he woke up, Eve was already there. NAPAGOD MUNA SIYA SA KAKATINGIN SA MGA HAYOP bago sa kanya ibinigay si Eba.”

Wala lang. Nakakatawa lang. :p

I believe that we serve a God of perfect timings. I believe that very much. Lalo na ngayon.

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listening to: Kristinia DeBarge – Future Love

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Friday Five: Malulupit na Linya

Halos isang buwan akong hindi nakapagsulat. Daming ginagawa. Dami ring mga bagay na hindi pa ako handang ikwento dito. Ayoko lang abutin ng saktong isang buwan na hindi ko man lang mailagay itong mga sinabi sa akin ng mga tao sa nagdaang 4 na linggo na nakawindang sa akin…

1. “Hindi makita ang projector. Nasaan na ang projector?” – Boss Ace

Pagod na pagod ako mula sa event namin sa office at nakahilata na sa kama para magpahinga noong nakita ko ang message na ‘yan ng boss ko. Hindi ako burara sa gamit at ibinilin ko ng mabuti ang projector sa tao namin kaya para akong nagka-mini heart attack nang matanggap ko ang text na ‘yan. Naknangtokwa. Hindi ako ‘yung tipo na nakakawala ng gamit. Lalo na, mahal pang gamit. Pabalik na sana ako ng office para ako mismo ang humalughog sa buong lugar para makita ang projector nang makatanggap ako uli ng text na, “Ok na. Nakita na. May nagpasok pala sa cabinet.” *WHEW*

2. “‘Pag hindi ka nakahanap (ng kainan sa may España, Manila na nagbebenta ng exotic food), gagawin mong profile picture for 1 week si Justin Bieber.” – Atty. Argel

Hindi ako nakahanap kaya kung napansin niyo, isang linggo akong dumanas ng kahindik-hindik na kahihiyan na Justin Bieber ang pagmumukha ko sa Fb. Bakit kasi nag-call ako sa pustahan, eh laking Sampaloc naman pala ‘yung kapustahan ko. Akala tuloy ng ibang tao, nagbabaliw-baliwan ako kaya pinalitan ko ang profile pic ko. May mga tao pa na muntikan akong mai-unfriend dahil doon. And worse, may mga tao na ang nicknames sa akin ngayon are JB and Biebs. Pakkshet. Impulsive gambling is one of my personality defects. At least, I gave them something to talk and laugh about. :p

3. “Ang problema kasi sa iyo, nagse-set ka ng sobrang high standards. Tapos, ‘pag may dumating na ganon sa buhay mo, ikaw na rin mismo naglalagay ng barriers.” – Archenemy Dave

In fairness kay David, kahit na saksakan siya ng salbahe sa akin, naniniwala naman ako na good judge of character siya MOST OF THE TIME. Hindi nga lang ako nag-a-agree sa sinabi niyang ito tungkol sa akin. Sure, I set high standards. Bakit naman hindi? Naniniwala naman ako that I deserve to be with a great person. Hindi naman perfect person ang hinahanap ko. I’m just waiting for the right person for me. At barriers? Bakit naman ako maglalagay ng barriers? Problema na nung lalake ‘yon kung pakiramdam niya eh gumagawa ako ng invisible wall around me. Kung gusto niya ako, tibagin niya ang pader. Pero seryoso, wala akong pader na nilalagay. O wala nga ba talaga? Pati tuloy ako, nagdududa na sa sarili ko.

4. “Kapag natapos na ang 3-day rule, dapat consistent na ang lalake sa pagpaparamdam.” – Love Idol Jem

‘Yan ang sabi sa akin ni Jempots nang mapag-usapan namin ang nagbabagang topic na panliligaw. Bakit kailangan magwonder yung babae kung interesado sa kanya kung interesado naman talaga? Hindi naman porke interesado, liligawan na siya. Para sa akin, lack of courtesy sa babae ang rule na ito. But then again, baka nga naman may magandang rason ang lalake para i-follow pa ‘yan sa panahong ito. Kung ang rason niya eh para hindi siya magmukhang overeager, it’s cute but it’s dubious. At sa sinabi naman ni Jem, ewan ko. Hindi ako lalake kaya hindi ko alam kung totoo ‘yan. Pero may point siya. Kung ang lalake ay nagpapaka-inconsistent sa pagpaparamdam sa buhay mo, hindi nga yata magandang senyales ‘yan. At sa mundo ko rin, being inconsistent is a red flag behaviour.

5. “Ang puti-puti mo ngayon. Ang payat-payat mo pa!” – Gradeschool Classmate Jonah

Nagulat ako dito kasi kahit kelan naman, hindi ako naging nognog at mataba. Makes me wonder kung ano pang characteristics ko ang nagbago sa paningin ng mga taong matagal na akong hindi nakita. One thing’s for sure. Ang ganda-ganda-ganda kong bata dati. Ngayon, maganda na lang. LOL

Hey you, bored person reading this… Happy Friday! I hope this weekend will not be a windang weekend for me and you.

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listening to: Color Me Badd – All 4 Love

Remembering The First…

LOVE, that is.

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More than a decade ago, this conversation happened.

Him: Let’s get a dog para may baby tayo!
Me: Hmm… okay. What kind?
Him: Pitbull!
Me: Ayoko magkaron ng baby na pitbull!!!
Him: Sige na! Please, please, please!

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Me: Fine. Basta ‘pag may nagtanong kung sino kamukha ng baby natin– IKAW!
Him: Tapos, sa iyo nakuha ang ugali!
Me: Ah ganon? *taray mode unleashed*
Him: I LOVE YOU!!!

HAHAHA! We didn’t get a pitbull or any kind of baby for that matter. Thank God!

Remembering G because today is his birthday. Not because I want a baby or something. :p

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listening to: 2 Minds Crack – Upside Down

Happy Halloween!

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listening to: Missy Elliott – Get Your Feak On

Forgive and Forget

Here are some of my favorite quotes about 2 of life’s most essential things- forgiveness and forgetting. 🙂

FORGIVENESS

“Sincere forgiveness isn’t colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don’t worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time.”
~ Sara Paddison

“Most of us can forgive and forget; we just don’t want the other person to forget that we forgave.”
~ Ivern Ball

“You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.”
~ Lewis Smedes

“Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.”
~ William Arthur Ward

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ”
~ Gandhi

FORGETTING

“Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.”
~ Elizabeth Bibesco

“Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come.
~ William Wordsworth

“When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one.”
~ Mignon McLaughlin

“The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up.
~ Chuck Palahniuk

“This kind of forgetting does not erase memory, it lays the emotion surrounding the memory to rest.”
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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image source: http://www.idea-sandbox.com/

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listening to: Sparkadia – The Kiss of Death

Faith, Hope, Love

Here are some of my favorite quotes about the three most important things in the world. 🙂

FAITH

“Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.”
~ Kahlil Gibran

“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.”
~ Mother Theresa

“Faith is putting all your eggs in God’s basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch.”
~ Ramona Carroll

“God has put something noble and good into every heart His hand created.”
~ Mark Twain

“The principle part of faith is patience”
~ George MacDonald

HOPE

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.”
~ Anne Lammott

“Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torment of man”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.”
~ Charles Allen

“Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.”
~ Augustine of Hippo

“Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.”
~ Francis Bacon

LOVE

“There are four questions of value in life… What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.”
~ Johnny Depp (Don Juan de Marco, 1995)

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
~ Robert Heinlein

“They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever.”
~ Oscar Wilde

“Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.”
~ Mark Overby

“Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.”
~ Joyce Brothers

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image source: http://www.royalhope.com/page/10/

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listening to: Bamboo – Masaya

Yoda Bear

One of the things I love Acey is his sidesplitting sense of humor.

Like today, I showed him this photo from my Google+ stream.

(photo from Jori)

Me: Look Acey o! Ang cuuute!
Ace: Ano ‘yan?
Me: Ano ba! Aso! Aso na naka-Yoda costume!
Ace: Sino si Yoda?
Me: WHAT???!?!?!??? HINDI MO KILALA SI YODA?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Ace: Bear ba siya?
Me: Whaaaaa…?
Ace: Si Yoda Bear!
Me: Acey naman e!!!
Ace: Si Yoda Bear, ‘yung may kasamang maliit na bata.
Me: Ha? Bata? Si Boo-Boo?
Ace: Batang bear!

*facepalm*

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Acey, sa birthday mo, reregaluhan kita ng yogi Bear or Boo-boo stuffies!

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listening to: nothing

The Window, The Vendo, The Steak

The office is an interesting place. And here are some snapshots of three of the most interesting things I saw at the BPI Buendia Center.

This isKuyang taga-linis ng windows. Nakatapat siya niyan sa desk ko. Our office is in the 7th floor, btw. Chill na chill lang si Kuya sa posisyon niya. ‘Yan ang talagang matatawag mo na hanging out.

Here’s an open Nescafe vendo. The labels are in Spanish and I still can’t help but laugh a little when I see the word ‘leche’. have you tried the Nescafe Caramel Macchiato? For only 20php, it’s sure to perk up your day. Kebs na sa overpriced shit from Starbs.

Sosyal talaga ang food na binebenta sa pantry namin. example na diyan ang pork SWESS steak. My colleague said that it’s yummy. Parang luto lang daw sa SWESSzerland but it could have been yummier if they put SWESS chez cut by a SWESS knife.

🙂

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listening to: Alpha Rev – Alone With You

Ikaw na, kuya. Ikaw na talaga!

I don’t like my handwriting.

Well, it’s not hideous. You’d still be able to understand it, but it’s still not like that of someone who went to an exclusive all-girls school. I dare you to check the penmanship of your Assumptionista and Paulinian friends. :p Fine, it ain’t always true. I have a friend from assumption who writes as if she’s half doctor, half chicken. Mwahaha.

Anyhoo, my fellow recruiters attended a schoolfair and one applicant stood out- his handwriting, at least.

O di’ba?!!??? Sabi nga nila parang Mara Clara font lang daw!

He’s a boy so X to him going to an exlusive school for girls. He might have wanted to attend one? Or maybe he’s a Fine Arts student? Ewan. Basta, award talaga si kuya.

That’s it. Just sharing. 😛

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listening to Jamie Foxx – Steppin to the Bad Side

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