Once and Twice_Part 1

I. October 2011

Leaving the lights on, Jane didn’t notice she already fell asleep while watching the tv . It was past 10 o’clock in the evening and she woke up with her phone ringing. Feeling dizzy and all, she answered the phone, “Hello. You’re coming over? Okay I’ll prepare the books. But I’m not properly dressed up!” Surprised and wanted to fix herself right away, she just changed her top into a colored green printed shirt. Never mind the polka-dot shorts she was wearing, she didn’t really care how she looked like that night. She brushed her hair and practiced smiling.

After a few minutes, she went out of the apartment and went to see her friend with her cousin. Jane shook hands with her friend’s cousin, Mark, and gave him a sincere smile. Then after they went back to the pad and shared a few laughs.

“Those 30 minutes were the start of it all”, Jane shared with a smile.

Her patience, trust in love, in relationships, and in God, was developed for she loved a seafarer.



My heart is filled with joy
With just the thought of being with you.
The sea, the sky and mountains high,
Won’t break our trust and love should they try.
At times when loneliness floods our hearts,
Angels smile on love tested though apart.

A cup of tea please?

I drink tea for various reasons. One is to cleanse my system, another one is to relax my mind. While I’m again in a rush to come up with a policy paper for my DM 220 class, I can’t help but drink a warm cup of tea and a lot of unnecessary stuff (like checking my emails or by writing this short blog). Drinking tea and doing other things other than writing my paper warms up my body and brain. ¬†This can be an excuse for procrastination. Nonetheless, still a good excuse. ūüôā

When September Ends

It took me some time before I was able to write again. Yes, my work and acadamic life have been nonstop. The whole of August was devoted in preparation for my comprehensive exam last August 23 and 24. I had very memorable moments. I remember two important things I have learned whilst undergoing the hell weeks:

First is the discipline that one can strengthen when one is determined in achieving a goal. Reading and processing of ideas consume a lot of calories, too. Meaning, the review was no laughing matter. One needs a lot of focus. And you need all the positive vibes to help you out. Second is the nurtured relationships with your friends/compremates’. This one gets you motivated and inspired which also gives you a sense of belongingness. ¬†One cannot live¬†¬†alone.¬†Teamwork was there. And would still be there whatever the results were.

At last, the scores were finally out last Sept 19. And I have all the major credits given to the Lord. He’s my Saviour. My Teacher. Topping the exams would have never been possible if trust in Him was nowhere. ¬†Bliss.¬†Only a few knew of the struggle that I¬†have been to. ¬†And I would like to thank those special people in my life who cheered and believed in me and for those who suffered by this inconvenience. Gracias.

What better way to share the exam experience? Through a good meal paired with laughs with the girls. Moments like these are memorable ones as everyone has her own busy bee lives. 


The man without wings

Today was overwhelming. I cannot give you the specific details of what happened today, but all¬† I can say is that I felt God’s presence with me.

Now I truly believe that angels exist here on earth. He/she could be anyone that you weren’t close to or could be anyone who has been there all along.

Things fall perfectly into place. And help comes unexpectedly in the most trying times. It just comes in different forms. Whatever or whoever he/she maybe.. We know that love ¬†is shared through beings without wings ūüôā