As I captured this moment, I am not only reminded of the friends I've personally known but of them whom I shared moments here in blogosphere for years. Some have stayed while some have already left...
"We do not remember days; we remember moments."
~Cesare Pavese, The Burning Brand


"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."( Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21)

"from the dust we were created and to dust we shall return..."

Today is Ash Wednesday.



this is already long overdue but i still wish to share..

that certain glow of my curtain from the bright reflection of the sun outside got me up. things were vivid as i peeped out of my window: birds chirping, the sun shining, blue clouds covering the sky and green leaves waving on branches. but wait! i have to hurry for a grand event. and so i jam packed a few of my belongings, have them all prepared and headed to the hotel for a make-over.

i still remember when we were still growing up, we just used to have fun not a care in the world. and now look at us...trudging life into an even mature perspective. sometimes i still couldn't imagine how much we've grown to be thinking already of making a family--of our own.

the bridesmaids were already there as we arrived at the hotel. ready to be even more pretty with their gowns. the wedding ceremony at the church was set to 3pm and so we had more time to prepare like what to bring, what not to miss for the entourage...wishing not to forget things from the smallest detail for the occasion to the biggest stuff. all went well at the church. right after the wedding ceremony we headed to the hotel for the reception. the whole event ended at around 10pm. (a little late)

as i walked out of the reception room, feeling a little exhausted, i heard a beautiful voice from a lady serenading in one corner while playing the piano. that atrium was filled with couples in such sweet countenances while they were surrounded with red heart-shaped balloons.

..little did i realize that it was valentine's day. oh boy!i almost forgot!haha!

i have always been so close to my cousin. i've seen her grown to be a matured woman..from her most painful journey to the happiest...now even more ready to face the challenges of time and dream on with her unceasing love to her family and devotion to God. if only uncle were still here with us, he could have been the most proud father in the world.

it was my cousin's wedding day...finally, she'd found her man. and i've never seen such a beautiful bride on the 14th of February.

***mao lang to akong sugilanon charo!:D



"Life has taught us that LOVE does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. "


an award and a few facts about me

my gratitude to ghee for this cute award. happy birthday gurl!:)

I have not copied the entire rules for passing this award but one thing i remember is that you are going to write ten facts about your self. Ok, without much ado, here are some facts about me that some haven't realized even when I've been blogging for years.:D

1. i am the wackiest/kalog in my (HS)circle of friends (can you believe that?) hehe!
2. i love to make prank calls to my close relatives' houses..i would change my voice and pretend to be making business deals with them. after the trick, i would reveal myself while they hate me but laugh out loud at the same time.:D
3. my first ambition when i was still growing up is to be a 'sexytary'..hehe!sure ayy, gusto ko lang maging secretary...ewan bakit ako napunta sa teaching.hehe!
4. i love to groove (when no one's watching) even without music.:)
5. my very first serious performance in front of many was when i sang "kung kailangan mo ako" by rey valera when i was in high school.yayyy!:D

di ko na kaya umabot ng ten facts kasi kahiya na..hehe!am passing this on to Bes and Jie.



I do not wish to spoil this site with all my favorite songs but music just truly depicts people's lives. Actually, my first time to hear this song performed by Arnel Pineda on stage. The message of the song reminds me of a few of my dear friends who are in the same encounter with their beloved. Well, I have always believed in the magic and power that love can bring even when distance and time would go in between. Here's a hope that you'll like this song..

just give

It's love month. At times I no longer know how to gather my thoughts when talking about love. We all have countless of viewpoints about it. We even put the feeling into a song, a painting or a good poem as it inspires. And we can even make a masterpiece out of it. Love makes the grass greener, makes the sun brighter or makes a life more worth-living. It's not only each year that St. Valentine wants us not to forget the real measure of love in every one of us. But we are also reminded of it in every tick of the clock...not only in our relationship with our partner (if you have) but also in our daily response to people and situations. Love is not only confined within the feeling of two people for each other. But it is also best represented within our motives and actions towards the people we get along everyday.

*Are you being gentle with your house helpers when you give a command or just used to shouting at them because you find them too dull and not as smart as you are?
*Do you treat your pets like they're also part of your family or you just feed them because they help you watch your house from thieves and strangers?
*Do you care to smile to people you come across on your way to work or you just walk past them because you're too in hurry to notice them?

Love has many expressions ..only at a different level. Most often we thought of love as something that we can only give to the people within our circle. Love that is even conditional. Love is only love when it does not dwell on pride or arrogance. If a dog or a cat is capable of loving its master by wagging its tail upon seeing him/her on the door step, what more for us humans? Look around and know that there are a lot of people in this world who also need our kind of LOVE. Just give... but only when your heart is already willing. We can't be saints but we can choose to be truly human.

Have a happy heart everyone...keep going!