Posted in Everyday Living

ironic


I wish to say that as “funny” as it sounds, there are some point in my life that are inappropriate to laugh with. But somehow, there are circumstances in our lives that seem to be a “big deal” at present but few years from now, when we look back, we just laugh at these… isn’t it?

Posted in Devotions, Everyday Living

A Prayer


I just want to thank God for everyday. He’d given me much than I deserved. These unmerited favors follow me everywhere! Truly, I am His special child. I live, laugh, fight, lose, won…  – in all of these, God never left me. If only I knew it from the very start, I should have gone far! But everything that’s happening have a purpose. I’m not who I am today without Him. It’s through Him and because of Him that I can stand and fight and conquer new fear each day. Be as it may, that I will learn new lessons along the way, and unlearn habits and wrongdoings that hinder me from running this race of faith.

Thank You Lord for this new day. And as I reach out for more of You in my life, may I bless people around me to take their ground. And to those yet to walk in righteousness, may they trust their lives to You. May we seek comfort in Your warm embrace and shelter under Your wings. I entrusted You this day onwards. Have Your way, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Posted in Everyday Living

To Ink Or Not To Ink?


A’ryt! For the first place, i have no intention to offend anyone or condemn anyone who had tattooed. I stand to be corrected,anyhow. I am thinking of putting an image this topic but i decided not to in order to avoid negative feedback in case the person who have that tattoo saw this 🙂

I stand not to have tattoo plainly because i just don’t like. Then one of my brother in Christ asked me, “what if  I want bible verses to be tattooed on my body?” That led me in searching the bible about whether God (in Christian viewpoint) really wants us not to have tattoo or it’s optional. Here’s what I’d found:

  • Genesis 4:15b “…then the Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him will kill him.” – God put a “mark” perhaps tattoo o any mark (like something similar to birthmark, i guess), a distinguishing mark on Cain to warn anyone who will attempt to kill him will receive vengeance 7 times. So God put a mark out of murder act of Cain.
  • Leviticus 19:28: “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.”
  • 1 Corinthians 8:9: “Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak.”If we are free to have tattoo, then we have to be careful in doing so not to become stumbling block to the weak especially those who are new in faith.

I appreciate if you share your truth about this. Thank you so much!

Posted in All About Wedding

The Prayer (Pre-Nuptial Photoshoot) – Part 2


So we have a very memorable day. It’s about time to sit down and replenish our energies as we both hungry! Nevertheless, our photographer just can’t get enough! We admired him for his dedication and coolness. Kudos to Kuya Flor! Here are the continuation of our PreNuptial Photoshoot:

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Serenading us with awkward song. I can’t remember exactly what the title and the lyrics of the song. It’s a Filipino song that centers on the situations of boyfriend-girlfriend who are quarelling with each other and always not in good terms but inspite of these, they belong to each other. I mean, what in a world will they sing that song in a couple to be married few days after? hehehe..but their voices and skills in instruments are superb!

I’d took liberty of my spare time today to layout photos in such a way she would like (i hope)…

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Posted in Movie Reviews

500 Days of Summer – Movie Review


First of all, I will not review this movie in its technical productions. I will focus mostly on its story, as I can relate, as I can agree, and disagree. (Ok, it’s my first time movie review, so please bear with me).

The plot of the movie is about a guy who met a girl who did not believe in “love” or specifically put – “in a relationship” commitment. Her point of view rooted from separation of her parents in her early age. Her name is Summer. I have a hint from the very start that the word “Summer” is not pertaining to the climate. Kudos to the people behind the story! Summer is more ladylike than Sunshine (agree?) Oh, i’m sorry Ms. Sunshine (coincidence) no pun intended.

At first I thought it’s mismatch with the pairs. Summer, in every angle and scene, is lively and attractive. On the other hand, Tom is some kind of lousy and not a boy-next-door type. He looks a bit lame compare to the aura of Summer. But I knew that somehow, there’s a trick behind that. As the story goes, Tom gained a reputation of pursuing a woman. I am actually mirroring myself on him! cough! hihihi….

I love Tom’s friends! One guy who’s in a relationship with his classmate since grade school, one guy who have a girlfriend few hours ago. Tom addressed them as men with authority about love. Not to mention cute little 12-year old girl or something, who’s advising him with one-liner awakening statements.

Did I mentioned a while ago that Tom’s attitude is similar to me? Here’s the situation:

Summer said to Tom that she wants him to know that she don’t want something serious. Tom said that it’s alright (though he’s so in love with her). By that time, they’re already seeing each other, watching movies together, even have intimate contact. Summer asked: “are you sure? because others are freaking out when they heard that.” Tom assured that it’s ok, the casual thing. But you can see that he’s hurt. Sometimes, I pretend to say that it’s ok even though it hurts. It’s not that I’m fooling myself or that I’m lying. I just don’t want her to know. 🙂

As this movie focuses more on man’s “moving on” in a failed relationship, It’s loaded with lots of emotions, interpretations, point of views, quotable quotes, and lots of unforgettable scenes. I like how awkward it is Tom bumping with Summer few months after the “breakup”. As gentleman as he is, he spoke with her. I also like one time after, in rage, Tom told Summer that “we’re not friends! We don’t do what friends do! etc…etc… as for me, we’re d*mned couple!” Then as he rushes down, frustrated, he come across with two ladies. He even told them “after you, please” to give way to them. I like that attitude.

Humors. Lot of humors are there. I like the scene when he punched the nose of a guy in a bar. He smiled to Summer who was surprised. But after about 2 seconds, the guy punched back with a wham! I like the timing of scripts. I like how his friends cheer him up. I want to take note of the “Summer effect” There’s one scene that tells about the statistics about the rise of sales as Summer employs in her sophomore years..the market value of the apartment she’s renting in… the bus she’s riding in.. I’m a bit lost there but it’s worth.

I like it in the introduction, Jenny Beckman was mentioned but she’s nowhere in the film. I’d took some “diggin'” and found out that “Jenny Beckman” is actually about a girl who dumped the writer! Be as it may, or fictious, it’s wonderful to know that that guy have to use the movie as a way of taking revenge, or “let the whole world know” that she dumped him! When you finished watching the movie, you could relate (much).

I like it when the EXPECTATION vs. REALITY of what’s really happening are flash simultaneously on-screen at the same time. He expects that Summer will embrace him, but the reality is that she will just hug him lightly.

I’m convincing myself that eventually, Summer and Tom will be together as they should be (in the movie, at least). Even after she married someone else, I even hoping that they can be together, that Summer will tell that “You are that man,Tom. That’s just a rehearsal and today’s our wedding day!” and then the sponsors and minister will come out from hiding, and that park will be a garden wedding! What an incredible ending! But Tom contradicted my expectations. He mentioned about “destiny” “soulmates” “true love” “all about childhood fairy tale” “nonsense” …. They parted ways, and it’s not a happy ending..not yet.

When Autumn come into the scene, then the day 1 begins again! I suspect it will be called “500 days of Autumn”!

By the way, that’s a great, box-office hit movie.. Highly recommended.. and Summer have the same smile as my wife…I am missin’ my wife so dearly.

That movie told what a man really feels for the girl whom he loves. I’m wondering how about a woman portraying how she really feel for a man she loves? Can you share movie(s) about that? Your recommendations are highly appreciated!

God bless!