The forgotten blog site

26 Jun

It’s mid year already and I feel that time is running too fast.I even forgot about this blog. Last post was last November?

I’d love to share how my past few months went by. Each month deserves a separate post. I think.

I want to entertain positivity all throughout the year!

-Ayessa-

 

 

 

I’d also mourn for Dippin’ dots

11 Nov

I will always remember back when I thought Dippin dots was the most expensive ice cream in Metro Manila! It would always be a treat since back in, I think, 1998-2000 it costed around 80-100 pesos which was too much for an ice cream during that time. Or so I thought. I fell in love with it the first time I tasted it. The mini mini pearls just melt perfectly. My favorite combination was mocha and strawberry. I know, so plain? But I loved it! I will never forget how eating Dippin’ dots made me happy for 5 minutes.

I am still a fan of the ice cream so much so that I got sad when I read from yahoo news the words: Dippin’ dots and bankruptcy. I know that there’s a world economic crisis but I hope that it won’t disappear from the market. It’s part of my childhood.

 

… makes me want a cup right now. The nearest would be at Robinsons Ermita.

Where did my October go?

1 Nov

Sharing with you some photos to summarize the fun that was October.

 

1. Mabuhay Germany (October 7-9)

An event of GPCCI ( German Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry). The companies, including ours, prepared games and freebies for the visitors. In the main tent, there were music, German food–Sausages!!! and more games.

Clockwise: Me at Hansel & Gretel House, German sausages, Party at the main tent, Mabuhay Germany flyer

2. Oktoberfest at Sofitel

Work hard, Eat harder! Because I do not drink, at an event like this you can only do two things: Eat and take photos. I was able to attend the Sofitel event twice (work related),  both with the same theme: Oktoberfest. I had too much sausages and meat!

Sofitel tent

I enjoyed the unlimited food and unlimited iced tea. I also made sure that I get photos as souvenir ( hehe)

 

more meat and bread!

Sausages and other kinds of meat

I saw the chefs dancing behind the serving tables, they were so cute I had to take a photo with them. This is me being “kapal-muks”. I was so close to asking if I could take home the pretzel that I was holding.

 

Perky chefs!

In the end, we were given mugs and I think beer flavored heart shaped cookies (eck!).

mug and heart cookie

 

3. Tree planting activity.

Company tree planting activity at a Barrio in Antipolo city.

serene

proof that I hiked

 

October came and went, it was exhausting but the Lord blessed me with strength. I am looking forward to a sweet November.

 

Let us count our blessings: part 1

14 Sep

Do you count your blessings everyday? Such a used-up question but do you really?

Let me share some of my simple, shallow blessings COMMUTER EDITION: 

1. Carpool– Ever since I relocated to a workplace which I think is far from civilization ( Makati) , commuting has been one of my biggest challenges. Not that I’m complaining because I really love my job, but I’d really appreciate it if traffic’s nicer on a weekday and pollution’s not clogging my nose and lungs. That’s why I consider it a blessing when someone offers a ride going to work. A good person with a generous heart will always be a blessing.

Someday when I learn how to drive and God blesses me with a car, I’d also be a blessing to others.

2. Smooth MRT rides-  I really get happy every time I reach the train before 6:30, because it means it’s not yet congested. I always thank the Lord for enough space for me and my huge bag.

3. Not getting stuck in the traffic-Sometimes, when I don’t feel like riding the MRT, I take the bus and brave EDSA. As you know, EDSA is EDSA. When you pass through it without getting stuck between Ayala-Guadalupe, then you are blessed! it’s a miracle.

4. Seeing old friends in MRT, Public transportation terminals etc. –  Even if awkwardly unprepared, seeing old friends makes me giddy. It makes me feel that I am closer to my comfort zone.

5. Chivalry- Whoever said chivalry is dead? There are still good men out there without hidden motives! They are the ones who give up their seats in the bus, allow you to insert your MRT card first and answer questions about directions politely.

SUCH BLESSINGS!

What blessing did you receive today?

A change of heart

12 Sep

God is good. God is amazing. These words do not even give him justice.

There are no words.

Sometimes we live as if we lack good things in life, when in fact God’s miracles are around us.

Sometimes, we just have to appreciate life as it is.

One month ago, I felt a lump at the right side of my neck. It was a fixed and hard lump. I tried to disregard it for weeks because I felt that it wasn’t something I should even think about. I was too busy with my job and other activities that a trip to the doctor was something I could not afford to do as I knew that my schedule won’t permit it. So I did my part by doubling my intake of Ascorbic acid and Herbal food supplements, sleeping not later than 10PM and avoiding congested places.

I was alarmed that after 2 ½ weeks, the lump was still there.  When I consulted the doctor, he suggested that I undergo a biopsy if the lump won’t react to the antibiotics after 7 days. When my 7th day came, the lump was still there so he referred me to a pathologist. Pathologist=biopsy. Lump=scary. It wasn’t a joke. I was really shaken—my Faith was shaken. There were days that I couldn’t think properly; I was so confused, troubled and bothered. My aura reflected these. During my prayers, worries would come and distract me. I couldn’t even absorb all the encouragements because my mind was full of doubt and fear.

In short, I became paranoid.  I worried about my future and my plans.  I worried about my career and my dreams and how far I would go in life. Felt it was a life threat.  I dwelled on what I planned for myself, that I was so dumb to listen to what God was teaching me.

Sure I was having my devotions and daily prayers but there was something that I still need to let go: FEAR.

The weekend that I knew I’d undergo a biopsy, I cried mightily unto the Lord. There was nothing to do but to trust God. I already did my best; I thought it was about time that I trust him with my life.

My life is not mine it is God’s. My plans and my dreams, they are nothing compared to what God has planned.  Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Surely there is hope in God.

Fear cripples us; it clouds our vision of how big our GOD is.  Fear is the devil’s only weapon to defeat us.  And I said: “Fear could not defeat me, I have a mighty God, who heals, comforts and makes all things possible. “

I am blessed that I have my parents who were also my prayer warriors. God used them to encourage me whenever I’d cry as the biopsy day grew near. Papa, a man of great faith, always assured me that results will be favorable.  He told me that I don’t need to bargain anything with God, what matters is my simple obedience and pleasing life according to his words. Papa kept his faith even when my words speak of doubt, he is a blessing.

We continuously prayed until the big moment came. Whenever I’d feel fear, I’d call on the name of Jesus. His name soothed and comforted me.  I was calling Jesus’ name when the needle pricked my skin. I was already claiming  my healing.

After 20 minutes, I got the result: The Lump was BENIGN.

I am serving a living and mighty GOD. In him, all things are possible.

What I learned after this experience:

1. Life isn’t only about work, material things, appearance and achievements. It’s about our relationship with God.

Deut 10: 12 : ” He requires only that you fear the Lord your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul.”

Work will come and go, but Life with God is forever.

2. Do good things, live life to the fullest and throw away all inhibitions.

3. Appreciate life as it is. Being alive is a great gift from God.

4. Take care of your health! “Health is wealth”.

5.  Always keep your Faith.

This experience changed my heart, I couldn’t even explain how, but it did. God is Good.

I want to share with you the verses that spoke to me:

Romans 8:31-32 ” What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all- how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?.”

Romans 12:11 “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving in the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

 

I want to acknowledge:

The Lord Jesus Christ, in him there is healing. 

Thank you for all those who prayed with me. My family, friends, HDC family and my boss.

Dra. Kitty Ramos, Dr. Calaquian and Dr. Avila ( Pathologist).

Wake up blog site!

15 Mar

I haven’t touched this since my last post, obviously because I was too preoccupied with work and other random stuffs about my life. :))

So I say! wake up you lazy brain. Practice writing again or you’ll get rusty. Talk about rusty, I feel that I am really getting worse on subject verb agreement. Hah! Anyhoo, I am still thinking of what to post about.

 

Start of everything

3 Oct

Less than three months before 2010 ends here I am starting a new blog to hopefully try to tell you about how the past months went by.

I am positive that I shall keep this blog for a long time. I promise to write often, about sensible things and random thoughts. I will not take you for granted my dear blog.

Thank you very much. 🙂

Hello world!

3 Oct

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