This post is for me self (uma-accent! hahaha) to remind me that when I want it, I can do it.

Saturday

Woke up at 5am.

Took a bath. 

Got dressed.

Walked.

-Train.-

Church/ Church duties.

Walked.

-Bus.-

Walked.

Got to work.

Got dressed for work.

Worked til 3pm.

Got dressed again for church.

Walked.

-Bus.-

Walked under a very, very heavy rain.

*Soaking wet from head to toe, literally*

Church Duties til 10pm.

Walked.

-Train.-

Walked.

Got home at around 10:45pm.

Cooked dinner for Wewel and I.

Ate.

Cleaned me self.

Fell asleep at 12am.

 Sunday

Woke up at around 6:45.

Took a bath.

Got dressed for work.

Walked.

-Train-

Walked.

-Bus-

Walked.

Worked til 12:30pm.

Walked.

-Bus-

Walked.

-Train.-

Walked.

Got home at around 2pm.

Loaded the laundry.

Hung the laundry under the swealtering sun.

Ate lunch.

Got dressed.

Walked.

-Train.-

Walked.

Church meeting.

Walked.

-Train.-

Walked.

Got home.

Watched a bit of TV and then slept.

And I still have work on Monday and Tuesday. Haha.

I’ve been working without any day offs for a month now. 

Grabe, burn out to the highest level. Pero kaya pa.

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So nakakwentuhan ko yung mga nandito na sa bansang ito ng lima, sampung taon.

At ta-daaa nagstruggle din daw sila nung nagsimula sila dito.

Kung anu-ano ding odd jobs ang pinatos nila.

Umiiyak daw sila habang nagttrabaho. “Ano ba itong pinasok ko?”

Sooooo…..

It made me feel that something good will come my way. Maybe not now, not next year , but I know it will come.

Excited for what plans God has for me.🙂

xx

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I’ve been working 7 days a week for the past 3 weeks.

5 days of 7 are unpaid. #estudyanteblues

My back is aching.

My soles are in pain. 

I am tired.

Pero sabi ko nga sa hipag ko, mahirap man ang buhay, mahirap man ang trabaho, naranasan ko na ang mas mahirap pa sa mahirap sa disyerto bilang aliping saguiguilid.

Meron talagang purpose si God. Dati di ko alam bakit pinayagan Niya na magkaroon ako ng work na ganun kahirap, nakakapagod.

Ngayon alam ko na, hinahanda pala Niya ako para sa ngayon.

Wala lang. Pagod lang talaga ako.

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Prayers


I’ve never cried like a baby while praying for a long time.

The last time I cried sooo hard while praying was when my mom got sick and when she eventually got better.

But today, I wailed like a baby while our minister prayed for us.

He mentioned how hard 2016 was for the most of us. How we struggled and how we actually survived. How we are still blessed and how He listens to our prayers. How others are sick and asking for His miracle. 

While praying, I am beside a lady who is having chemo like nanay had which makes me sob. 

I know I ranted like a teenager lately but I still do not forget how blessed I am.

2016 is almost done and I survived. I survived, yes with bruises and scratches but I am still whole. I didn’t lose a limb or my soul. I didn’t lose my faith and myself.

I am where I am because of Him. I am still breathing, still fighting because of His grace.

I am very thankful to our Lord God because no matter how lacking I am, He still give me this life.

Today, I cried while praying not because of pain or fear. Not because of agony or sadness. 

I am crying because of feeling blessed, grateful and loved.

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Duterte. Brexit. Trump.

Nung college ako, sa school canteen iilan lang ang choices ng ulam. Minsan wala pa talagang choice. Iisa lang ang ulam for lunch.

Monday: Beef with Mushroom

Tuesday: Beef with Brocolli

Wednesday: Beef with Cauliflower

Thursday: Bistek

Iba-ibang pangalan, iba iba ang sahog pero alam ko iisang karne lang ang ginamit. iisa lang ang lasa. 

Tapos bigla sa Friday may bagong ulam kasama ng beef. Gulay.

Gulay. may nakikita pang konting lanta.

May mga sangkap na di mo gusto.

Hindi pangkaraniwan sa tinitinda ng canteen.

Hindi pa subok.

Di mo alam kung masarap.

Pero dahil bago at gusto mo ng bagong lasa, susubukan mo.

Tingin ko ganun din ginagawa ng mga earthlings ngayon.

Ayaw na nila ng nakaugalian.

Ayaw na nila ng parehong lasa.

Naumay na sila.

Duterte. Brexit. Trump.

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Araw araw


Woke up before 7am. 

Took a bath. Brushed my teeth. Got dressed.

Walked to the train station.

-Train-

Walked.

-Bus-

Walked.

Worked until past 3pm.

Walked.

-Bus-

Walked.

-Train-

Walked.

Home.

Ate my lunch at around 4pm.

Washed the dishes.

Cleaned the house.

Stripped my bed and Wewel’s.

Load the washing machine for my and Wewel’s dirty clothes, dirty linens and dirty towels.

Watered the flowers, plants and herbs.

Hanged the clothes, linens and towels.

Watched 1 episode of Narcos and then Practical Magic.

Time check: 8:30 pm.

Repotted some of the flowers and the tomato plants.

Made our beds.

Time check: 9:30pm

Helped in preparing dinner.

Time check: 10:30pm

Still waiting for Wewel so that the 5 of us  can eat dinner together.

Gone were the days that productive day for me would be sleeping, reading books and watching movies. #corpsing

OMG. #domesticated 

And OMG #tanders na talaga ako.

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Trabaho


I think we all have that one dream job.

Be a writer,travel photographer, basketball player, actor, painter, singer, manager, department head, preschool teacher, CEO and the list goes on.

But when you spent sometime abroad and you see odd or ordinary jobs that pays quite well or is very easy, you’ll have a different dream job.

Yung pinsan ko na chef ang pangarap n’ya ngayon na trabaho ay taga-pito (whistle) sa train. Yung titingin kung pwede na isara yung pinto at wala ng papasok sa train. Parang ang easy easy lang daw ng life nila.

Yung kaibigan ko na jowa ng isa ko pang pinsan na isang engineer, pangarap maging kartero. Yun daw naglalagay sa mga mail box ng mga promo at junk mails.

Yung kapatid ko na isa ding chef pangarap makapagtrabaho bilang constructiom worker. Grabe kasi sa laki ng sahod.

Yung isa ko pang kapatid na nurse gusto maging skilled worker, mapa-welder man o forklift operator. Mas malaki daw sahod, di mo pa hawak buhay ng tao.

Minsan talaga pag nahihirapan ka na sa work mo or napapansin mo na mas madali at malaki sahod ng ibang trabaho, napapaisip kang mag-change career.

Oh well.

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