Posted in Tagalog Posts

Eks Factor


Sa buhay natin, dumarating tayo sa realisasyon na paano na lang kaya kung kasama pa natin “sila” hanggang ngayon? Mga taong iniwan natin at mga nang-iwan sa atin. Matututunan kaya natin ang mga aral na itinuro sa atin habang nag m move on tayo, kung hindi sila kabilang sa mga taong inikesan mo sa larawang kupas? Ganun din naman ang ginawa nila sa akin nung iniwan ko sila…inikesan din nila ako. Minsan gusto ko silang makita, makausap, mayakap… Kasi hindi naman biro ang inyong pinagsamahan. Kung sa bagong kakilala nga feeling close ako minsan, gasino na lang sa mga taong kasabay kong namulat sa pagharap sa buhay. Sila na naging saksi sa bawat pagsubok na pinagtagumpayan ko. Hanggang sa sinubok kami, at isa sa amin (o minsan parehas) ang kailangang umalis, mang-iwan. Feeling betrayed, hindi kasi ito ang pagkakakilala ko sa samahan namin. Kadami naming pangarap, mga memories na minsan ay kasarap balik-balikan..noon yun, ngayo’y masasaktan ka na lang ‘pag naaalala mo yun, hanggang mabwisit ka na..ayaw mo kasi mag dwell sa nakaraan, pero bahagi sila, o naging bahagi sila.. ng paghubog sa kung sino ka man ngayon.

May mga bagay na intended sigurong tanggapin kahit hindi natin maintindihan.. acceptance ika nga. Masaya ako dahil alam kong past life na kung ano meron kami nuon. Prinsipyo ko sa buhay, kung hanggang saan pwede tayo magkasundo duon ako. It takes two to tango. Gusto ko lang sabihin na nakaka miss din sila. Pero parehas kaming ma-pride, nirerespeto ang space ng bawat isa.

Salamat sa nakaraan. Inikesan ko na kayo, ikesan n’yo na rin ako.

Posted in Qatar

My First Doha Metro Ride (A Simple Guide)


Almost a week since the soft opening of Doha Metro Red Line Rail (Wakra to Lusail en route various stations), I decided to take a ride and have a first-hand experience of this well-received transport. As local newspaper highlighted, 08 May 2019 is a major turning point of Qatar’s ambitious journey to transport development.

Here’s a quick guide 😄

  1. Check your journey against the above map (ctto).
  2. Go to the nearest station.
  3. Ask nearby attendants for Metro Office so you can purchase card (you don’t want to mess with self-service machine 😅, not yet). They’re friendly and are more than happy to assist. Cards come with three types:
    • Standard Travel Card (STC) which is a reusable plastic travel card that costs QR 10.
    • A non-reusable, paper travel card that contains either a single journey or day pass, Limited Use Travel Card (LUTC) (single journey/day pass).
    • Gold Travel Card (GTC) is a reusable plastic card that costs QR 100.
  4. Head to train station. Feel free to approach any attendant you can find (they’re everywhere) for direction, or when in doubt.
Look for the Doha Metro flag
Go down, get the card, enter the train..
State-of-the-art technology (Announcement is being aired in Arabic and English)
Doha Metro don’t just live up with the hype, it exceeds expectations!

I usually go by Bus #76 (CityCenter to Bus Station) then transfer to Bus#55 bound to my place. I excitedly hailed the approaching Bus#55 the moment I stepped out of the Metro Station thinking that it will lead me to my place. To my dismay (because I’m an idiot), it headed straight to Bus Station 🤦‍♂️ I must be travelling on the wrong side of the road! I did it right the second time though 😎 #thuglife Lesson learned: let go of the past 😜

Posted in Books

Time to Read!


It’s my dayoff, and I don’t feel like connecting to the outside world so I decided to read while it’s raining cats and dogs outside.

This controversial book is unusual read for me. Back in the days when I was in college at thectime of its release, I’m skeptical to read this book. You know, I was narrow-minded that time and the self-righteous-me attitude is kickin’ in 😁 I’m glad I managed to think outside the box and be freed from my hypocrisy of self-righteousness – praise God!

My boss handed this book on my colleauge. I borrowed it intended to read it over the weekend. I guess I have to keep it a bit longer.

I’ll post a review afterwards.

Posted in Let's Celebrate!, Qatar

Bella Turns 2!


Let love and faithfulness never leave you; – Proverbs 3:3

Today we celebrate Belle’s happiness as she just turned 2. It’s an honor to witness her parent’s joy as they watch her grow in beauty.

I can’t help but remember one night, I was conversing with Bella’s dad Ian. They were expecting for a child then. Surely, in God’s perfect time they shall receive their heart’s desires.

After few months, I heard the good news! Time flies indeed, their baby is now 2 years old.

My prayer for her that she grow in love each day.

Posted in Let's Celebrate!, Qatar

Bella Turns 2!


Let love and faithfulness never leave you; – Proverbs 3:3

Today we celebrate Belle’s happiness as she just turned 2. It’s an honor to witness her parent’s joy as they watch her grow in beauty.

I can’t help but remember one night, I was conversing with Bella’s dad Ian. They were expecting for a child then. Surely, in God’s perfect time they shall receive their heart’s desires.

After few months, I heard the good news! Time flies indeed, their baby is now 2 years old.

My prayer for her that she grow in love each day.