“For we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God and those who are called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28 Why are we so obsessed with having the best year ever? Could it be that it's actually a longing for heaven while still being here on earth? … Continue reading The Best Year Ever
Brooke Fraser's version of "His Glory Appears" captivated me the first time I heard it so when my late mother got hospitalized, I kept playing it for her and for me too as I kept on believing that God will spare my mom a miracle. I played that song on my cellphone while she was … Continue reading Healing From Painful Memories
God often moves in mysterious ways. God's seeming inactivity and inaction to your prayers do not mean His absence, or lack of concern. Just trust Him to do His work in His time and way. If you want to check out more awesome quotes like this, visit my Quotes Gallery.
my second posthumous writing in honor of my late cousin, Bernard Pantonial, "Kuya Totong" (R.I.P.) The last night of your wake tonight is a revelation to many, a declaration of how many people look up to you and love you. You passed on as a bachelor but you were never alone. You're not a school … Continue reading You Will Always Be Remembered
Thank you for putting up with me, even if my social media posts seem to be boring and unworthy of attention, lacking life and depth. Thank you for liking and/or commenting on them anyway. Thank you for checking out on me, finding out how my life is going as you read between the lines of what … Continue reading Notes from the Underground: Grateful Through It All
I choose to be grateful Even if life could get very difficult at times Even if being grateful doesn't make my situation any better At least it gives me a better perspective of things That makes me feel and do just a little bit better That even though I may not always have … Continue reading I Choose To Be Grateful
We judge ourselves by our intentions, while we judge others by their actions. HR Interviewers have a really interesting but challenging job to do: to act as gatekeepers of their company in screening and interviewing worth-hiring job applicants. For an initial interview, they’re given about 15 to 30 minutes to interview a job applicant. To … Continue reading What’s Wrong with First Impressions in light of Lasting Relationships?
To express gratitude always To be at peace even in turbulent times To smile and even laugh despite life’s complexities To find joy in and appreciate even the simplest things To encourage the weak and give hope to the depressed To speak for the benefit of the marginalized and defend the helpless To succeed in … Continue reading To Succeed This Way
Partly due to the rise of the internet and social media, both established and newbie writers tend to miss out on these essentials. Every now and then, we commit these writing errors or we find ourselves in the following dilemma for one reason or another. I may be preaching to the choir, but I am … Continue reading 7 Common Pitfalls for Writers
(7 Shots of Wisdom from an Urban Monk) Discern and cherish the current season of your life for what it is. Whether it is (or would be) good or bad, it will all depend on how you see it and how you deal with it. Don’t make the mistake of comparing your momentary life station … Continue reading Desiderata for the Modern Times
In my 16 years (and counting) of hosting events, friends, acquaintances, and even strangers have asked me questions on how I began as an events host. And they have sought my advice on how to build their own events hosting portfolio. Since I’d like to be as friendly and helpful as I can as much … Continue reading 9 Creative Ways to Beef-up Your Events Hosting Portfolio
A person’s name is the sweetest word one could ever hear. When you call a person by his or her name… You catch their attention. You validate their uniqueness. They feel valued. They feel needed. These and many others are just some reasons why remembering a person’s name matters a lot not only in school … Continue reading 7 Simple Ways to Easily Remember People’s Names
Undoubtedly, English is a global language. It is actually already being used as a business tool for European countries, and Asian countries like the Philippines, South Korea, China, and Japan. And that is why there’s a growing number of people who’d like to learn this language for lots of different reasons. As a TESOL-certified English teacher, here’s … Continue reading 10 Surefire Ways to Enhance Your English Communication Skills
As adults we often learn lessons the hard way. And we have learned that the lessons born out of pain stick with us the longest. New beginnings are not always exciting, especially if you were just forced into it, or it was brought about by your wrong decisions. A loved one dies. You were fired … Continue reading 3 Ugly Truths about New Beginnings and How to Deal with Them
We humans are social beings. We don’t live for ourselves alone. “No man is an island,” an old adage says. We are made for interaction and interdependence as we go about our daily routines. And the rise of various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others have proven just that. In our pursuit … Continue reading 5 Simple Ingredients of Lifelong Friendships
People buy books for two main reasons: to be inspired and/or to be informed. Books could be used as tools toward achieving a certain feeling or attaining our goals. But there comes a point when you feel like you already have too many books, and you just don’t have enough time to read all of … Continue reading 7 Instigating Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying Books
As of this writing, I’ve already had three attempts in separate occasions to complete a college degree. At 37 years old, I’m now on my fourth one, and hopefully, this would be my last. So help me God. I have finished a two-year course in 1998 with an Associate Degree in Computer Science. I took … Continue reading 7 Practical Reasons Why I Returned to College After 17 Years
I'm happy beyond logic and the realms of emotion As happy as when the sun shines intermingled with rain showers and thunderstorms As happy as the ocean when the sun sets on the horizon As happy as a bird in flight, searching for home As happy as a traveler lost in wanderlust moment As happy … Continue reading #Happy
Throughout my 16 years of events hosting (and counting), I have learned a lot of invaluable lessons along the way. And I want to share them with you all, especially for followers of this blog who are in the same business, or who are contemplating to do events hosting as a sideline job, as I … Continue reading 7 Perks of An Events Host
There's a kind of hatred that runs underneath the surface of our daily routines My hatred of you while we're trying to stay together and make everything work for both of us A kind of hatred that is, for now, tolerable in some ways it could still be controlled or just plainly ignored because it … Continue reading An Unspoken Anger
Just a few more days left before the national election. Substantial amount of money has been already spent in campaigning government officials. Political and moral exposes were already dragged to public attention. Mud-slinging here and there. And social media is now inundated with a plethora of patriotism and riot over which presidential candidate is worth … Continue reading 3 Patriotic Lessons on the Upcoming Elections
I could love you best by not judging you by mere appearance, whether by your beauty or the lack of it, depending on where, when, or what situation I see you in. I could love you best by not only appreciating who you are now and who you could still potentially become; but also … Continue reading How Could I Love You Best?
Here's to a well-lived life...against all odds. When you go through difficult seasons, you tend to become overly sensitive, your sense of reason gets clouded by your emotions. When you feel like you've failed in your hot pursuit of your beloved...or your goals...your self-pity grows and blurs your perspective of things. And when you're … Continue reading Loving and Living With Ambiguity
The age-old need for love continues to haunt our digital natives through time and space. Social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pave the way in meeting the people's need for connection and belonging.
When people forget their promises, let it Go and lift your concerns to God. He makes a way where there seems to be no way. God always keeps His promises. If you want to check out more awesome quotes like this, visit my Shareable Quotes Gallery.
There's no glory in self-pity or self-condemnation. No matter how many times you fail, the glory comes in continuing to fight and moving on in your own journey to success. If you want to check out more awesome quotes like this, visit my Viral Quotes Gallery.
You don't know me well enough until you know what hurts me most. You don't truly love me until you really love me at my worst. If you want to check out more awesome quotes like this, visit my Viral Quotes Gallery.
God gives us joy when we live our life as a gift to Him. Happiness does not only come from possessions. It comes from making the most of our every circumstance. While joy, despite of unwanted circumstances, comes from growing our relationship with God. If you want to check out more awesome quotes like this, … Continue reading Happiness and Joy
"Difficulties and disappointments test our endurance, enabling our faith to grow. Hang in there! In His time, God's deliverance and provision are only a prayer away." If you want to check out more awesome quotes like this, visit my Viral Quotes Gallery.
"Grieve all you can. Weep all you can. But just remember that what could happen next is more significant than what has already happened. What's done can no longer be undone. What's yet to be can still become." If you want to check out more awesome quotes like this, visit my Viral Quotes Gallery.
In relationships, compatibility does matter. But the commitment to make it work is what makes a relationship last. If you want to check out more awesome quotes like this, visit my Viral Quotes Gallery.
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"If I want to create genuine community, I have to be willing to transcend surface-level conversations, even though it might hurt." - Wade Bearden Born in a country where family is considered the basic unit of society and where community plays a vital role in every individual’s life, I have personally experienced the problems and … Continue reading 3 Problems and Powers of Community
For 15 years of hosting events, I have hosted different types of gatherings for people from different walks of life, and I have learned a lot of things along the way. I have worked with beautiful people and people with interesting personalities. I’m tempted to say I have seen it all, but that would be … Continue reading 3 Ridiculously Simple Ways to Become an Effective Events Host
“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. Since man is mortal, the only immortality possible for him is to leave something behind him that … Continue reading An Artist’s Legacy
Through the years, I have experienced so betrayals, and rejections in life. Those were really painful experiences, but at the same time, they were extremely insightful for me. Had I not gone through those heart-wrenching moments, I would not have been a better man that I am today. For the longest time, I went to … Continue reading An Act of Contrition: Rising from Rejections
Each challenge you surpassed strengthens you and makes you successful. If you want to check out more awesome quotes like this, visit my Viral Quotes Gallery.
As we take on risks and challenges, we open ourselves to possibilities of success. If you want to check out more awesome quotes like this, visit my Viral Quotes Gallery.
Sigmund Freud theorized that there are three structures of our personality. These are the Id, Ego, and Superego. I tend to agree with him because I myself experience these seemingly internal conflicts. Id is the pleasure-seeking part of our personality. This is the selfish, evil part of us that thinks only of our own good … Continue reading The Three Structures of Personality: Your Now, Your Choice
Loving people truly requires loving every bit of truth about them: their good and their bad “true” traits; including their dark past that shaped who they are now. Loving people deeply means not only accepting them as they are. But more than that, it means helping them become the best they can be ...come hell … Continue reading Loving People Truly and Deeply
Lying ruins relationships. To live in a lie is to die slowly but surely. Lying corrupts a person's being, destroys reputations, harms relationships, and complicates situations. If you want to check out more awesome quotes like this, visit my Viral Quotes Gallery.