Celebrate Good Times, Come On!!!

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Gifts I bought for myself because of spontaneity + Gift from Mom + Gift from Brother and his girlfriend + my first Sketch on my Sketchbook because come 2012, I am to do something epic (I cross my fingers) + some sugar rush on the Oatmeal Cookie + Reading or not and eating while waiting for mom (this instant).

I dunno if the caption I did went swak to the pictures. HAHA. But you know it already, you’re a grown-up!

I can count the stars and still it won’t equate to the joy, grace and love You’ve given me. Thank You for another year. :) Fistbump, Big Guy! I love You!

XOXO,

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Hello dear friends!

Let’s all celebrate the true essence of Christmas–let’s greet and be with our Big Dad and our family today. Let’s not also forget to pray for our fellow brothers and sisters who were affected by the Typhoon Sendong last week.

MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS! :D

Give this Christmas away. If there’s love in your heart, don’t let it stay there.

Very Oddly Hunk Buddy!

If there’s one guy who truly captured my paghanga way back college days, tis him!

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Dear world, I would like to introduce you to my Buddy, Mark Louis Sayat!

He is a gentleman at heart, although soft, still he got that thing of kindness and true sweetness going on for his lady friends somewhere there. He got wits; he got looks; he got fashion and passion; and, he got a blood of a writer! Authentic Filipino talent lang friends!

To the guy who believe in the happiness found in simple things; who taught me how to dougie start a blog and give an ummmph in writing an entry; who, because of his humbleness and talent, could really be a famous writer someday…..

May you seek genuine relationship with the Big Guy up There and for sure, you’ll never miss any great thing in your life. May you be blessed in whatever you do and do your best for God!

I’m always gonna be a fan of yours! Keep that in heart! ;)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY! Have a great one! :D

P.S.
Do blog again, will you?

Thy Grace is Sufficient

And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

–2 Corinthians 12: 9-10

Tenth Avenue North: Times

I hear You say
‘My love is over. It’s underneath.
It’s inside. It’s in between.
The times you doubt Me, when you can’t feel
The times that you question, ‘Is this for real?’
The times your broken
The times that you mend
The times that you hate Me, and the times that you bend

Well, my love is over, it’s underneath.
It’s inside, it’s in between.
These times you’re healing and when your heart breaks
The times that you feel like you’re falling from grace
The times you’re hurting
The times that you heal
The times you go hungry and are tempted to steal
The times of confusion, in chaos and pain
I’m there in your sorrow, under the weight of your shame
I’m there through your heartache
I’m there in the storm

My love I will keep you by my pow’r alone
I don’t care where you fall, where you have been
I’ll never forsake you,
My love never ends
It never ends.’

~Thank You for the love! I’m forever grateful as always. :D

Pot Ledom is Top Model Spelled Backwards.

It was in high school when I found myself very hooked with the Tyra Banks Show–it talks about encouraging young girls like me; loving your own look, your skin, your race; knowing to respect others while standing your own grounds, etc. The host, the Tyra Banks, is so sincere and inspiring. I mean, you would love to hang out with her every night–it’s like every word she says, she mean it from the heart and you would feel that.

Later on I found out that she’s not only managing a talk show, but, a something I would still want to be in when I grow up Model Search as well! Ain’t that great?! It was from the show America’s Next Top Model ANTM that birthed my dreams of becoming a Model. I wanted to wear all those clothes and shoes fashion people use in the runways and all. I wanted to be photographed by Nigel Barker (noted fashion photographer); be on the cover of, with six-page spread, Seventeen Magazine or Vogue Italia; be one of the models in a Anna Sui Fashion Show (just because her collection requires a lot of bubbly-ness and such girly confidence which I think I could have); and finally, only be mentored by Tyra would be a great privilege. Ang cool lang!

While I’m not yet reaching 1/4s of my Model dream, I just suit myself in choosing fashion inspirations with ANTM contestants. I have listed a few favorites from all the series.

Número Uno: Joanie.

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This girl is so gorgeous when she’s in front of the camera. She changes her ordinary to beautiful. I dunno. There’s something in me that really admires her. You might also notice, she looks like Scarlett Johansson. Totally gorge!

Número Dos: Heather.

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I always loved girls in the competition with strong weird faces–my dear Heather is part of that. Her eyes is my favorite asset, it looks like it’s out for kill! Oddly gorgeous and fab!

Número Tres: Ann.

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Patently Gauche, André Leontalley (I dunno if I got his name spelled correctly) describe her as that. And yes she is. She is very awkward yet her being that translates a highly fashion editorial photograph. This girl is a 6footer; while others saw that as grotesque-ish, that made a strong asset and made her won America’s Next Top Model Cycle I forgot. Who says we can’t make our own differences rock? ;) And oh, she resembles Alice, a Cycle winner, of Australia’s Next Top Model too. Wicked cool!

Número Kwatro: Annaleigh.

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Now, this girl knows how to work her body angles that could make for a high-end editorial. That happens when someone strut her ice-skating edge over other contestants. Although, her face is not that strong as her body, she worked hard to exude the right flow of movements for everyone to see.

Número Singko: Raina.

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Her foxy eyes and Brookeshield-ish brows, those jaws and bones–equates to a highly editorial photograph! She is just stunning under the lenses! Very Vogue Italia lang ang peg! I love her face; how it can be so bold and strong or so innocent and soft. Work of art!

Número Sais: Allison.

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She is my ultimate favorite!!! At first, I’m confused if I should pick Raina over her, but, this girl’s quirkiness won my heart. You see, this girl is so weird, you’ll love her! She looks very naive yet worldly-wise and all that. Everything about her face, especially her eyes, her posture and composure–all of those work when she’s in front of the camera. She is just very different. Her difference made her adorable. I also love that she looks so humble, down-to-earth and mysterious all at the same time.

You might wanna love this video of hers. LSS lang! Mother, sister, brother….Underwater!

Grammar Alert: I said ‘highly editorial photograph,’ or ‘high-end editorial’ a lot of times. Sorry for that. :P

Don’t give up on your dreams and someday you’ll be able to reach them somehow!

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Me (with my awesome blockmates) on Rage Magazine–our Corporate Communication project back at College!

Go ahead, Punch the moon! :)

Moodboard: Be the Difference.

Three years ago, I wondered as to what could be the purpose of my life and my connection with God.

You know, I grew up aware of the Christian values and all that; however, one important thing I’ve learned is that Christianity hits more on the Personal Core Department–it’s more of a choice. It’s a choice to follow Christ, to live a life in a clean slate, to be renewed. And up until now, I’m still learning. Most times, I had failed; I was given countless chances and then failed again; stood up, then a little bit later, falling back again. Sometimes I just can give up on myself but God’s grace abides. I’ve been saying this in the entirety of this blog, He never gave up on me. He’s patiently waiting on me / on us, He simply can’t give up. Imagine the love, He died on the cross for us. He wanted every bit of best things for our lives but because of our stubbornness, we forfeit some of those beyond-amazing blessings.

To this day, I am learning what God wanted me to do. Sometimes, I think, it’s applicable for everyone too. As a Christian, we are told to be salt and light to this world and to the people we encounter here. Whatever we have is something that He entrusted to us–we are responsible for it. What do we do with what He has given is what could really count.

I actually feel that, at ALL times, I should exude Christ in me for other people. It’s like, whatever I do, I should think is that what God would do if He’s in my case. Will Jesus act like how I’m acting; what will He do if He’s in my situation; things like that. Do you get me? Or my senses are rumbled up again? It’s just like, I need to shine out to other people the attitude of Christ–his great love and compassion, encouragement and patience, those things that I know He is. I think that’s the ‘difference’ I wanted to achieve–through my attitude (Christ-likeness), I could bring people to light and to God (their real freedom). That brings me joy too when I’m able to do that. I don’t really know if I explained what I’m trying to say real well, but yeah.

We all can make a difference–no matter how we define the ‘difference’ we wanna achieve. At the goal line, it’s the deal with you and your Father. :)

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Inspire. Be inspired.
Be different. Make a difference.