Thank You, Lord!

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Today is such a beautiful and peaceful day.  Thank you, Lord!  I watched Twilight (for nth time) this morning with Mom.  Obviously, she wasn't too engrossed with the movie as I was because I saw her yawn too many times.  But she did finish the entire movie just sitting beside me quietly.  Yeah, I have a very supportive Mom.  Haha!

Anyway, I had my licensure exam last Thursday.  I will find out how I fared either tomorrow or Tuesday.  I really hope I did okay because I don't want to go through the ordeal all over again. I studied real hard for that exam.

I got an email from our head office that the list of medallion qualifiers for last February's Love Month contest was finally out in the newspaper which was released last June 18.  Woot!  Yours truly hit the Gold medallion for the second time.  Thank you, Lord!  I hope this coming August Champ, I'd be a Platinum medallion qualifier.  Why not?  Nothing is impossible with God.

Last week my boat was rocked a bit because of doubts creeping in again.  But you know what?  God was fast to remind me of what He revealed to me years back during my quiet time.  He reminded me of how faithful He is even when I was faithless.  He remained faithful.  What a great God we serve!  I felt an overflowing peace in my spirit.  All I can say is... Thank you, Lord.
"Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled." Joshua 21:45


Monday, June 11, 2012
Peace... What a nice feeling that no one is pestering me this time.  I thank God that one by one, He's showing me who to keep as friends and who I should x-out. It's a good thing because you get to keep the good ones and throw out the bad. Once bitten, twice shy.

Moving on, Sun Life had a grand celebration last May 29 at World Trade Center, Manila for officially being the No. 1 insurance company in the Philippines.  Woohoo!

It was a night of good music and dancing.  Absolutely love the New Wave songs of the 80's.

With Karen, May, Nini, Rose and Luciamar

With Nini

With Nini, Karen, May and Enoch

Almost a week after the Sun Life event, I went to watch the NKOTBSB concert with my friend at the Mall of Asia. It definitely brought back good memories. I was a little bit disappointed though with the sound system. Nonetheless, I had fun.  

I'm looking forward to Father's Day because we get to go back to Dad and I get to light the candle in this cute tiny pail I bought last week for him.  

Lastly, I thank the Lord for all the blessings He has been showering me with.  God is really faithful. When He said that He will fight for me against my enemies and give me victory,  He meant it.  Praise God!  Talk is cheap, but God sees the heart.  

All glory to you, Lord!

Broken Trust

Friday, June 8, 2012
Aside from work that's definitely keeping my plate full these days, I've also been contemplating on whether or not I'll write a post about something that I went through these past weeks that I felt like wasted my time and made me very disappointed in the people I thought were my friends.  I remember saying in my last post that perhaps I'll write about the jungle and its inhabitants.  Well, I finally decided that I will.

I have a lot of "friends", but I only have a handful of people I consider true friends.  Respect and trust are two very important ingredients in what I call friendship.  These people I consider true friends don't talk behind my back.  If they see something wrong, they'd tell me directly.   If, for some reason, they tell me one thing, they will not alter their stories regardless of who they are talking to. My true friends know that I hate lies.

Fairly basic expectations from friends, right?

My life became kinda complicated these past weeks because I was dragged into an incident I had nothing to do with in the first place.  Part of my job as a financial/insurance advisor is to ask for referrals. There I was just minding my own business when an irate ex-girlfriend had a dispute with the guy I was asking referrals from.  I didn't know that there was a text war already going on between them. Thus, my involvement in what seems an endless brouhaha. Honestly, with all the stories I heard from both of them, the "he said, she said,"  I don't understand their point of dragging me into their mess.  Really, I don't! Whatever is going on between the two of them is not my business and I have no intention of making it my business.

Forgive me for ranting, but I'm just letting off steam.

With what I have on my plate now, I certainly don't have time for this nonsense. Oh, and by the way, I'm sorry to say that I don't have the cure for insecurities. Lastly, one is not called a Christian by simply KNOWING the Bible and attending church service.  It's LIVING it.

Remembering Dad and Getting Back On Track

Friday, June 1, 2012
Hi.  I've been MIA lately and I would like to apologize for that.  I've been crazy busy with work and other stuff. There are still a lot of things left to do, but I decided to take a break and do some blogging.

Dad just passed away recently, as you all know.  All of us in the family are still grieving, but the manner of grieving is different for each of us. I do miss him a lot. I miss his voice, his laughter, his presence. However, I don't wear a long face maybe because I have peace.  Sure, I feel sad sometimes, but I know that Dad is in Heaven now.

Moving on, we visited Dad again last Sunday, May 20th.  Here are some photos.

My nephews

 Michael and Mom at Little Asia 

Mel and Andre

Mom playing Tap Tap Revenge on iPad. Cool, huh?

The following day, May 21st, my officemates and I went to Anvaya Cove for a much needed break from work.  

Red Spruce

 Red Willow Unit

It was super fun!!!  I even got myself a henna tattoo.

The food served were mostly Filipino dishes.  I loved it!

I haven't been out of town in a while, so the trip to Anvaya definitely recharged my batteries! Going back to nature is a welcome respite from life in the concrete jungle.

I still have so much more to tell you, but I guess I'll save it for my next post. Perhaps, I'll talk about the jungle and its inhabitants next time. For now, I thank the Lord for the grace and love He showered on my family; that enabled us to still enjoy life even without Dad.

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