Travel

Boarding for Ithaca

October 12, 2015

I like traveling because it’s not just “travel” for me. It’s life itself. I delight in the discovery of new places, people, culture, sea, experiences, etc. Basically every line of Ithaca can be a caption of captured moments of my wandering. In life and in travel, this poem has made so much impact on me. […]

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Travel

All My Bags Are Packed…Wait!

October 2, 2015

It’s less than 24 hours before my flight. Classes are actually suspended in the Metro as well as in Bulacan (some parts) because of bad weather. God-willing tomorrow, I’ll be heading to Macau, then later on to Hong Kong, for my second out-of-the-country trip. The first was last year, to Vietnam and Cambodia, around the […]

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Random Thoughts

Mandaluyong Loob

September 17, 2015

“Where do you work?”, I’ll be often asked. “Sa Mandaluyong.” This will be followed by,”Sa loob o sa labas?”. We know the drill. This has been a joke for decades. The National Center for Mental Health (Mental) is located in Mandaluyong. It’s a few hundred meters away from my office and this being a public […]

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Lector Duties

On Favoritism: Which Doesn’t Even Have to Happen

September 14, 2015

I’ve said before in an IG post that life did not necessarily get easier when I started to know God more through the ministry. That was pulled from the challenges our family faced recently. While going through the lowest point of that ordeal I understood one point. From then on, I learned not to prefer […]

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Lector Duties

My First Pilgrimage Part 1

April 16, 2015

Pilgrimage, I discovered, is definitely more than just sightseeing of structures or shrines, or knocking on church doors followed by wishing just because it is a first time. For me, it was taking baby steps in deepening one’s faith.We are on earth but we are not of this world and so we are always in search of something. There’s always ideas we can not understand and maybe some ancient walls, sculptures and paintings, or falling bricks and dusted windows can provide clarity or validation somehow.

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Events

Ready to Live It Up

October 24, 2014

Life is but a pursuit of happiness. Since I went back from my first trip abroad, the excitement and giddiness for no particular reason still doesn’t fade. Maybe I’m excited for my next trip in Palawan which I am currently planning carefully to balance the whatever-goes, blasted itinerary of Vietnam and Cambodia trip. For the […]

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