Saturday, June 29, 2013

Real Talk

Now's one of those times when I'd give my nonsense randomness a rest and share to you some thoughts which have been crossing my mind a lot lately. Some are random, some are realizations but they sure do make sense. 

1. It's not every time we get to pursue what we really want. Everybody makes mistakes with the decisions we make at times and regret. Nevertheless, we all have the power to turn regrets into opportunities to explore other things apart from what we want. Outside our comfort zones. You know what they say, do what you love or love what you do.

2. People say to work hard and go get what we want or make things happen but I say certain things are even more moving and striking when they come unexpectedly. There are things we don't have to push too hard but instead let them come naturally. 

3. Comparing is for things, not for people. People come in and out of our lives not for the same single reason. Everyone has their own purpose for being part of us.

4. The type of person we are depends on who we are with. It's not every time that we are the good one, or the studious one, or the prettier one, or the more faithful one, or the cooler one or whatever we think we are. Sometimes we're better, sometimes we're worse. If only we'd look and listen clearly to who we are with, we would know.

5. I may joke about karma at times but I don't believe in it. Everything that's been happening to us is because of us. The decisions we choose. The actions we make. The words we speak. Cliche, I know. But it's a truth we keep on forgetting.

6. Plans and reasons. God has both. Keep the faith and everything will follow. 

Forever 21 top, ring and necklace
Kate Spade bag

I know this post may be too serious but this is what I got from taking serious time to ponder on some situations which has been happening lately, on the conversations I've had with some good friends and onto what my professors were saying. Honestly! Haha :)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Don't Blame the Kids

Here's a story. I was on the phone one time with our helper who's in the province. I asked her to look for some of my denim jeans in my closet which I thought were missing. She probably found this ombre pants and sort of panicked while on the phone! Maybe she thought the color faded when the laundrywoman washed this pair or it's a white pants washed with colored clothes! Hahaha, my pants got you, ate! 

I've mentioned before I like injecting striking colours in my outfits. Can you imagine this number without this yellow bag? It stood out even more in this outfit! :)

Looking at these pictures is so bracing! This ensemble's colour is really cooling to the eyes though it was really scorching hot that day. Goody this tee's looseness is just right. I'd like get more tees like this with this kind of weather. Very comfortable, easy to style and effortlessly cool and hip!

DBTK top
Forever 21 jeans
Nike SB Janoski
Tommy Hilfiger watch

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Staycation At Its Finest

School has officially started for me and that's my cue to blog about my summer which only lasted for about a month. But I gotta say, best staycation ever! No out of town trips. No beach. No flying here and there. One month away from school spent entirely in the province serving Him together with my brothers and sisters in the community!

I was still in the middle of my internship last April and trying to think of summer vacation plans and out of town trips with family and friends when I realised I'd be spending every weekend of May with my Youth for Christ family attending camps, YFC activities and more camps with meetings, preparations and just pure bonding sessions in between. From there, I willingly let go of my thoughts of at least spending a few days out of town. You know... beach, waves, chill, family, friends, good times.

Nonetheless, I had no regrets. There are definitely a lot of things being in service for Him can give you which bum life can't. 

YFC Nueva Ecija South Sector's Discovery Weekend

Arriving at the camp site on the first day, they were only familiar faces. Some A lot of them were even strangers to me. On the last day, I went home feeling sort of blue about getting separated from a bunch of newly found brothers and sisters! What is clingy, hahaha! Oh, what spending the weekend away from the bustle and on a farm (with no internet connection at all) can do... That's pure bonding and enjoying each other's company!

YFC Nueva Ecija ROCK Training

It's my first time heading a camp and it made me realise that it's in this community where you will learn how to appreciate even the simplest thing and see it as a huge blessing. :-)

We have a very cool Tita! Hahaha.

Instant collage, anyone?

ROCK 2013's participants x super service team!

YFC Nueva Ecija Central A Sector's Youth Camp

Photo repost from my partner, Justin! Yup, it's also in here where brushing the teeth means bonding. HAHAHAHA. Truth!

YFC Nueva Ecija East Sector's Youth Camp

Our last hurrah before school started! Visited East Sector's Youth Camp at Palayan City and stayed there for a day. Very welcoming and energetic East people, both participants and service team! :)

I was enjoying my summer with them so much I wasn't able to rant about back-to-school. HAHAHA.  It really feels like I can do the same thing over and over again and not get tired with it whenever I'm in service. YFCs, if you know what I mean! :) Anyway, my summer 2013 definitely made me so much closer with my brothers and sisters in the community. Talk about sepanx! Good thing I can go home almost every weekend for more bonding with siblings and at the same time prepare for the upcoming PYC! :)

Nai-segue pa! To my YFC readers, we're inviting you to Youth For Christ Nueva Ecija's 7th Provincial Youth Conference happening this July! Final date and venue are to be announced very soon! Contact your respective sector heads for more info! See you there! :)

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