January 30, 2011

So Grateful

many thanks to my mom and dad for everything! you're God's gift to me. and to the rest of my family (kuya, chi, nicole and esmuky), too. you're my lifeline. love you all!

Thank You

January 29, 2011

Resisting Temptation

the D Shopping Fest has started last 2oth Jan and will be on till the 20th of Feb. So many SALEs happening everywhere... problema ko nga lang walang pang-shopping. wehehe...
kaya pasyal pasyal na lang ang drama ng lola niyo. naglalakad ako lagi sa gabi dito sa aming street kung saan ang happening every year. parade every night, fireworks pagdating ng 8:30 sa gabi, tapos rides galore. nagmistulang isang peryahan ang whole stretch ng rigga road. as usual, nauuwi sa bargain hunt ang lakad ko. di naman bawal tumingin-tingin e, at sabay pisil-pisil na rin, kilatis-kilatis kunyari bibili.

haaay. i'm trying to save kasi. pero hanggang try lang yata talaga ako. waaa! o tukso, layuan mo ako!

let's see. if there's a will, there's a way.

kailangan ko ng mas matibay at mas solid na visualization!!! naman!! begin with the end in mind, abigail!

Stormy Weather

it was very dark when i went down from my flat to go to work. immediately i flagged the first cab i spotted just as it was rounding the curb towards our building. i thought i should hurry before it rains. it looked like it's gonna be heavy.

just three blocks from my place, however, i noticed it was not rain that came. the wind was picking up. and i mean picking up, like all sorts of things that can go along with it... scraps of paper, cardboard boxes, plastics, and sand- lots and lots of sand. a sandstorm was brewing and i didn't even recognize it for what it was. hardly had i seen it face-on. always i've watched sandstorms from afar. but this time, i was on it. i was so afraid. man! suddenly, the whole surrounding turned dark. i felt like i was inside a tornado. but this was dry and all sand.

the taxi driver's head was moving left and right every so often. i realized then that i was not the only one scared to be on the streets at that time. we could hear the howling of the wind and when we got near the workplace, we had to stop for the signal to go green, and the big sheet streamer at the tunnel was banging against the wall. it was just scary.

when i got off, me and just about everyone were scurrying to get inside the buildings. trees were falling on the cars at the parking areas. whew! it was really dangerous being out.

it was the first time in my life that i experienced that. i was so scared.

January 14, 2011


i was at a F21 shop here in deira city center when this song suddenly played on air.

and suddenly i was back to my college days. watching julia roberts' movies. runaway bride. etc...

An OFW's Prayer

Feeling melancholic but once again, let me post here a prayer lifted from the prayer book that my mom gave me. It's from Straight from the Heart, a St. Paul's publication.

Dear Lord,
source of hope and our salvation,
guide me as I travel,
lead me on the right path,
and never let me depart from you.

Grant me a safe journey from the home
I leave behind to my destination:
may I find true friends as well as
a decent and rewarding job;
may I enjoy the beauty of the place;
may I appreciate the grandeur
of your creation.

Watch over me
and lead me safely back home:
keep me away from harm and danger;
spare me from embarassment and humiliation;
deliver me from scandal and shame.

Stay by my side
and always remind me of my true home:
as a pilgrim, I am just passing by in this world;
as your creature, I must return to you;
as your servant, I must lead others to heaven.

Watch over those whom I leave behind.
Protect my family and loved ones
while I am away.
Keep us always safe
in the palm of your hands.

Watch over all of us
though we live far apart.
With your grace and blessing,
may we see each other in the future:
to enjoy once again each other's company,
to hear and listen to our own life stories,
and to accompany one another
on the road that leads to you.

In Jesus' name.

January 08, 2011

Some More Bakes

here's a few more attempts i did at baking... ",)

me and my sweet tooth!!!

January 03, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

Happy New Year to everyone! All the best for this new year! May we all have inner peace and joy throughout the year... God bless!