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i keep on moving on and on with GOD's help

In everything …

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

  • Colossians 3:15 (King James version of The Bible

Hmmm… how do I begin? Here we go …

Considering the situation where the entire nation is in right now, one might find it difficult to see things in a different perspective.

Yes, there are people who are now in dire situation, some are backed up against the wall, don’t know what to do anymore.

From pandemic to the destruction brought about by the strong typhoon that just passed by not so long ago, some lost their home and livelihood.

How do we go from here?

Let me appeal to the inner senses. Let us stop and think for a while.

In the morning, when you wake up, you rip yourself out from bed, it entails strength to do it.

You feel pain? It means that you are alive.

Complaining that you have plenty of dishes to wash? It means that you had meals and drinks that you consumed.

High maintenance cost of automotive? Guess what? It is because you have a vehicle no matter what simple or grand it is, the important thing is that it can bring you from point a to b (even to z)

The job that you are complaining about is the very job that others would like to have.

The children who are exhausting you are the gifts that others are wishing for, for the longest time.

The house that you are living, no matter how cluttered it is (sometimes) is someone’s wish to have.

The people that that you welcome into your life and even those you said goodbye to, no matter how painful it is to let go, are memories of experiences and relationships that you would remember and will remain in your heart and mind.

And so on …

No matter how difficult your situation you are right now, remember that there is always hope in GOD, that someday, it will be better.

Thank GOD for everything.


Isang Araw Lang Fun run fun : A look back

31 January 2010 SM Mall of Asia, Manila Philippines. There were over 50,500 runners participated on Isang Araw Lang: Takbo para sa Libreng Kolehiyo, a big time event organized by Sports 37. This event was held to raise funds to sustain the free college education program that Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel “Kuya” Razon have spearheaded.

The event was indeed a huge success with GOD’s help. I am looking forward to more projects like this that would support the noble endeavours that Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel have. Once again the unity among the brethren, family and friends resulted into something great just like the other events for Isang Araw Lang campaign.

Today marks the 73rd Birthday of Bro. Eli Soriano. Thanks be to GOD for loving and caring for him everyday.

Aside for Bro. Eli celebrating his 73rd birthday, today is also the 2nd day of Thanksgiving celebration of all the Members of the Church of GOD International, yes, international meaning in many parts of the globe.

Yey for today!


Up in Mt. Arayat

Mt. Arayat is a volcano situated in the Central Luzon region in the Philippines. Specifically, Mt.Arayat is located in the town of Arayat that is situated in the northern part of Pampanga. On the map, Arayat is surrounded by other towns, Magalang, Cabiao, Candaba, Sta. Ana, and Mexico Pampanga respectively.

Historically, there is no recorded eruption for Mt. Arayat. Aside from being a great tourist destination itself, in Mt. Arayat lies other tourist destinations. At some point in the year 1970’s, Mt. Arayat National Park has been constructed. It has swimming pools, picnic areas and trail that would lead to the mountain first peak. Somewhere in the volcano lies the White Rock, that is another known tourist destination. Also, at the foot of Mt. Arayat lies the Pampanga river.

Aside from being a go-to place for the tourist, Mt. Arayat is also a place where mountain climbers go to. It is said that it would take a day plus a couple of hours to reach the summit of the mountain.

Love in time of Plague

Hello friends, I know itvhas been awhile how are you guys? I hope you are well right this moment while you are reading this.

I know, i know it took a plague for me to write another blog and I apologize since I myself has been in tight struggle theses past years. You know, the things that adult people go through, things we do not understand, things that are beyond comprehension like what is going on? Like seriously?! Things that confuse you then until now, until now no answer, no explanation, no whatsoever. But we learn how to live our lives despite of all these things.

Now, I have been living in this world for quite sometime now, like I’m old as a tree and well, i am on my way to menopause. Ooopps, too much information :p .

Considering how old i am right now, i can say that i have never ever experience this kind of event happening in our world right now. Like people are getting sick, people are getting weak, some of them, dying. Famous people, ordinary people, the wealthy, middle class and the poor. This plague clearly has no prejudice or regard to any people.

Now, to be honest, i am also sick while writing this not of covid 19 but hmmm… let us just say my right kidney is acting out like stubborn brat. It gives me chills, fever and side and back pain like seriously? Now?! Now that there are lockdowns here, there and everywhere. By the way we have at least 2 covid 19 confirmed case in our town and all the more authorities are taking super extra precaution to stop the spread. Like sometimes, you will hear the sound of siren and the trumphet that sounds like in the hunger games, it will give you chills sometimes.

Going back to me, i am experiencing fever and pains for 3 days now. Last night I am in desperate need of help. I need medicines, the medicines that i need is the one that needs a prescription before you can buy it. Having mentioned the restrictions that we have how will i go to the hospital now? Yes, i can have someone to drive me to the hospital (ehem, my husband) but what if i got quarantined? I may be paranoid but come on, i am not risking it because fever is one of the symptoms and I have it like, i have high temp it is hard to make one convince that i am just ovulating like, duh? Who i am fooling?

Now, in desperate need of medicine for me to take, i reached out to my friends and my super friends. And none of them at the risk of sounding ungrateful and bad (friend) none of them were able to extend physical help, tangible help that I desperately need.

You know who I got my medicines from? I got it from the ones that I least expected who can help me. I mean i love them but they are not the kinds who I come to have fun, fun, they are not the kind of people who i usually reached out to when I want to share a secret and stuff.
Now i realize, despite my humble stature in life, yes having a car and pretty stuff won’t make us any different from anybody. Like seriously?

You have a car? You cannot drive anywhere it these times? you have money? Well, you know what? You are restricted to get that from the bank to buy some stuff. To be honest we are low on cash right now, like if only someone can send to me a pigeon with physical money tied into it. But of course, this is just me thinking while I have a fever and pains on my back. Maybe the effect of the medicine that I took, who knows?

To my friends and super friends it is not that you are all dead to me now, it is just this time, this difficult situation has shed some light to see that i am not confined with all of you. There are plenty of people out there who I can also count on in times of hardship like some of the times that we shared.

I love you and now my love extends to other people also. May GOD bless them as I cannot give them anything to equal their kindness and support.

Folks, let me say this to you. In this trying time, it is not the time to go against each other but this is time to be reunited and repetant from all the bad things we have done to self, others and to GOD.

Afterall these things I am still as humble and lowly as I can be.

May GOD have mercy on us people. Despite of everything. All thanks and glory belongs to GOD Almighty!

The Funhouse by Dean Koontz



Amy realized that the barker had been wrong when he said that GOD could not help her. GOD had helped her – …

He was with her right now. She felt HIM at her side. But he wasn’t all like poor Mama said HE was. He wasn’t vengeful GOD with a million rules and harsh punishments. HE was simply … kindness and gentleness and love. HE was caring.

Culled from “The Funhouse” by Dean Koontz pages 326 – 327 copyright 1980

Thank GOD this book was great! 😀 Ferdig 10.10.18


This is the first book that i read written by Dean Koontz. I got so intrigued with the plot of the story so i have decided to pick it up and buy the book.

I was not disappointed.

The book is very exciting and scary most especially on the last few chapters of it.

I have a brother and i can say that I would care and love my brother just as how much Amy love Joey (or may be much more! 😀 )