Posted in Devotions

The Sacrifice


“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV

This verse changed the history of mankind. It brought back the original plan of God to men. All the transgressions we’d committed before Him had been wiped away with His death. His genuine love covered all our sins (1 Peter 4:7-9), for He first loved us, even while we were still sinners.

Posted in All About Wedding

The Prayer (Pre-Nuptial Photoshoot) – Part 1


Oh! Finally, we’re on the stage of preparing for our forthcoming wedding. We’re so anxious yet excited to experience the joy and the thrill of walking in the aisle, exchanging vows to love one another (til death do us part). But before we jump into wedding day, allow me to give you a quick tour to our pre-nuptial photoshoot. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience. We both love the place, the foods, the quality of the photos, the weather. Everything! Truly, all things work together purposely…(quoted: Romans 8:28).

Here are some of the photos..

MONKEYS ARE EVERYWHERE!

Two-Thumb's Up
Two-Thumb’s Up
We’re imitating the monkey on the background. “They” are huge!

Hoo-hoo!!!Haa-haaah!
Hoo-hoo!!!Haa-haaah!
A perfect sound for a pose 🙂

Untimely Pose
Untimely Pose
Why did she’s in a nice pose while i’m bending my body in a wacky way?? 🙂

Catching up!
Catching up!
Monkey1: Oh, dear! Why are they so sweet?
Monkey 2: Hihihihi…

Pose for Fun!
Pose for Fun!
We’re a bit shy, at first.

Talkin' about connection
Talkin’ about connection
If these monkeys are talking about us on our back, then we don’t wanna see, we don’t wanna hear! 😀

Couple
Couple
Photographer: A bit closer, please!

BUDDHA-FEVER

Albert and Sharie
Albert and Sharie
That rings a bell.. 🙂 That’s on the elevated Buddha statue. We have to climb about 30 feet above the ground (2nd floor or 3rd floor of a building). It’s exciting. I have a story to write here: After she read the instructions (hanging next to her), she casually rang the bell, without a hint that its sound will fill the air! It’s so loud! We’d laughed so hard about it! 🙂

Buddha
Buddha
Here’s the Buddha we are talking about. This is an open terrace, enabling us to have a wide view of the scenery below, or if you beg to differ, look up, there it is – the sky :).

Fly High
Fly High!
We look like children here! We’re just so happy and we can’t control our joy, it just shows!

Stairway
Stairways
Here’s where we climb the golden buddha..a perfect place for lovers! It’s an effort, though, climbing but it’s fun! way so much fun!

Kilig Pose
Kilig Pose
A classic “kilig” factor 🙂 We’re flashing our best smile here, enhanced with the golden buddha background. It looks like we’re in Thailand, or Nepal. 🙂

Merry-Go-Round
Merry-Go-Round
We’re enjoying with each other’s company. This is awesome!

WALKTHROUGH

Smile!
Smile!
Exceptionally beautiful work of art.

Hop In!
Hop In!
one-of-a-kind Bicycle

There's something about a fountain
There’s something about a fountain
We’re playing with the coolness of water. That’s one of her favorites!

Statues
Statues
Water’s supposed to be flowing out of “their” hands..Nevertheless, it’s cute!

Just can't get enough!
Just can’t get enough!
We don’t want to leave ’em in peace…

Clans
Clans
Makes me wonder if that’s inspired by Filipino ancestors.

Carabaos
Carabaos
Our photographer cracked a joke that few years ago, there’s only one carabao here..and now there’s three! :))

THE SWEETNESS…

Walking down the aisle :)
Walking down the aisle 🙂
Like young travelers happily walking down the road, apart from the time and place we’re in. Love overflowing!

Floating restaurant
Floating Restaurant
See the background? It’s fantastic! A combination of Filipino culture and Thai influence.

Chit-chat
Chit-chat
Being together is enough to put a smile on each other’s face.

Hide-and-Seek
Hide-and-Seek
No matter how much you hide yourself, love will seek on its own.. and before you knew, you are loving someone so much, that you can’t deny it. Let it bloom.

Playing Around..
Playing Around..
I’d been captivated with that smile.

Close-up
Close-up
Talk about sweetness.. 🙂

It's a Date!
It’s a Date!
This is the first time we’d dated each other. Most of the time we’re going out on on the mall. This is a sweet experience, with an assurance that when given a chance, i will celebrate again with her. I’ll date her once again.

Sweet Embrace
Sweet Embrace
A hug of security that she’s safe in my arms, and a cling of assurance that she will always love me.

Serenade
Serenade
I could only pretend before her only through these scenarios. 🙂 As i am pretending to sing, failing to give justice to hte song. Just go with it!

She's My Lady
She’s My Lady
The one great true love of my life – Sharie.

Enjoying the scenery
Enjoying the scenery
I can’t exactly remember what we’re looking over there. We’re supposed to be looking down on the fishes 🙂 Perhaps, we’re looking on the nearby cottage.

sitting on the rock
sitting on the rock
That fish is a perfect background! We’re model of sardines 😀

Closer
Closer
Merely looking at the photo itself makes me long to embrace her in my arms. #missingmywife

Thumb-Wrestling
Thumb-Wrestling
We used to do the thumb-wrestling on the bus. Now we can do that outdoor!

Boy-MEETS-Girl
Boy-MEETS-Girl
🙂 Few days left…being singles..

Beautiful!
Beautiful!
with her arms around me…

Show some sweetness!
Show some sweetness!
This is one of my most favorite photos!

There you go!
There you go!
We’re well-adjusted by that time.

Lean on me
Lean on me
I love this garden view.

Holding each other's hands
Holding each other’s hands
This is spectacular!

Mr. President
Mr. President
My pal – Erap.

Buddha's Head
Buddha’s Head
Just trying to make a connection with the surroundings 🙂

Joy & Gladness
Joy & Gladness
I love sitting beside her.

Outdoor
Outdoor
The buddha on the background is scary 🙂

code>Pledge
Pledge
It’s not the flowers wrapped in fancy papers…but it’s the lights over there… 🙂

So Close..
So Close..
I want to stay that way for a little bit longer.

You're mine, i'm yours
You’re mine, i’m yours
looks like i have muscles.. 🙂

So Happy  Together
So Happy Together
It shows 🙂

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Posted in Polaris' Place of Solitude, Prose & Poetry, Samu't-sari

Mind Illustrated…


-Pendulum
to and fro, so it goes
as clock ticks, with distinct noise
on this sleepless night, i’m missin’ you most
’tis this restless mind, i can’t stop or pause
now i’m beginning to wander again…

-Flood
before i knew it, i’m being carried away
away from this realm, into higher heights,
before i can find a word to say,
everything’s been washed away…nowhere in sight.

-Web
oh, shallow mind, here you go again..

-Soda
Cold…with spirit…

-dot

Posted in Devotions

Thy Word…


“Thy Word is the light unto my feet and the lamp unto my path.”

That’s the phrase that changed my life forever. I used to think on my own,walk on my own. Almost everyday, I’m ending up frustrated, being a failure. The only consolation I have is that i have no one but myself to blame. That’s my life of walking blindly.

I am but a person who could testify that my life was changed by my Saviour, being loved by God thru our Lord Jesus Christ. Everyday, my life’s being molded to fit to His will and purposes. I’d learned that it’s not all about me. Having life is not getting everything revolve all around you, rather, having God be the epicenter of our being. Through giving our lives to Jesus, then we will have life, ironically. I am just a man carrying unpopular statement in hand, but i can guarantee that Jesus changed my life. He can change yours, too.