23 9 / 2014

04 9 / 2014

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Your Big Love Exists Within The Tiny Moments


Love exists within the cracks of the big moments. It’s not about the flowers, socially-mandated holidays, vacations to picturesque locations. It’s in the minutiae, the little moments that you don’t think to recognize. The way they know exactly where to massage your neck when you say it hurts. The way they know that you’ll grocery shop for an army, vow to cook every meal, then order take-out that night. The way in which a weekend away makes you crave your home, not your actual home, but them: they are your home.


Love is not often about the big moments we see on television. We’re not urgently kissing in the rain under street lamps. We’re not running through airports and declaring love to you with an audience of a hundred other strangers. We’re not eating dinner by candlelight on a rooftop. We’re not being pushed up against walls, desire and lust coursing through us.

We’re falling asleep in an entanglement that works with us. We’re developing a language that only we can understand. We’re helping each other get better, have more joy, experience life in new ways. We’re remembering to grab honey at the grocery store because they like it on their bread in the morning. We’re looking at a menu at a restaurant and knowing exactly what they’ll order. We’re coming home after a weekend away to a cleaned home. We’re appreciating these small gestures that lie within the cracks of the big gestures. We’re moved by them knowing what will cure a hard day, because they know us, they’ve taken the time to get us.

It’s a weird thing when you realize that this person has been knowing you for a while now. They’ve picked up your quirks. They know your moods and your antidotes to said moods. They know when it’s time to leave you alone and when it’s time to pay attention. You’ve both been learning each other and thankfully within the discovery process of who you are, they’ve stayed around and they’ve been insatiably devoted to knowing you. As you have been with them.

You thought love was romantic gestures, but it’s actually right in between the big moments. It’s that day to day familiarity that nobody but they get to have with you. It’s about realizing that you are so incredibly known and still loved. It’s in the 364 days that aren’t Valentine’s Day. It’s in the absence of worrying about whether they love you. It’s right there, in the middle of you two, like a secret you’re both in on. It’s in the boring life moments, the absence of drama, the absence of a need to worry about their intentions. They are there. You are there.

Love is about a sorry that means they are sorry, not a bouquet of flowers used as a stand-in for something genuine. Love is the intimacy of waking up to the same person, smelling their morning breath, and making them a coffee in the way they like it. Love is in that level of familiarity that breeds a true connection, one that strengthens over time. Love is finally feeling like you’ve found a person that eases your commitment issues, that makes you feel less alone in the world, and who knows that the best birthday present they could ever give you is a Starbucks latte delivered bedside. The cracks in between the big moments. The every day, the steadfastness of a persistent love that makes you stronger and feel more capable. The kind of love that gives you an absence of insecurity, that, truly, amazingly, makes you feel wanted, known, and undeniably loved.

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02 9 / 2014

Channeling my inner Meryl Streep

“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.” _ Meryl Streep

02 8 / 2014

Don’t Date a Girl Who Travels

(Source: youtube.com)

29 7 / 2014

You can never go wrong with a prayerful decision.. read this on twitter. I guess somehow I’ve always known this is right and yet my human nature tried to control things.

There are just choices made that sometimes you can’t take back anymore. All you can do is just try to make things better and have the courage to stick with that decision.

At the end of the day, always choose a loving response =)

14 7 / 2014

I am in love with this song write now. Hope this helps a lot of girls. might use this song for a talk I’d be doing for girls.

TRY LYRICS BY COLBIE CALLIAT

Oooh
Oooh

Put your make-up on
Get your nails done
Curl your hair
Run the extra mile
Keep it slim so they like you, do they like you?

Get your sexy on
Don’t be shy, girl
Take it off
This is what you want, to belong, so they like you
Do you like you?

You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don’t have to change a single thing

You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try
Yooou don’t have to try

Oooh
Oooh

Get your shopping on, at the mall, max your credit cards
You don’t have to choose, buy it all, so they like you
Do they like you?

Wait a second,
Why, should you care, what they think of you
When you’re all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
Do you like you?

You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don’t have to change a single thing

You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to bend until you break
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don’t have to change a single thing

You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try

You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try
Yooou don’t have to try

Oooh
Oooh

You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don’t have to change a single thing

You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try
You don’t have to try

Take your make-up off
Let your hair down
Take a breath
Look into the mirror, at yourself
Don’t you like you?
Cause I like you

11 7 / 2014

2 cases solved! #mysterymanila

2 cases solved! #mysterymanila

06 7 / 2014

What a tiring yet rewarding day this is!

Salamat ng marami sa lahat ng tumulong sa 1st GK Taguig CYD Olympics. Alam ko hindi ito naging madaling task pero dahil sa pinakita nyong puso napasaya ninyo ang humigit 350-400+ na mga bata sa gk taguig pati narin Gk Onyx Cyd

I feel honored and priviledge to be in this service with you. Thanks po sa mga volunteers (PUP taguig, cyd volunteers, wwtp, gtag vm core, at JCI), sibol teachers and sponsors for being my inspiration today!

One CYD!
Para sa Diyos at Bayan! Walang Iwanan!

06 7 / 2014

He has been practicing this for quite sometime!

"The word of the Lord" Wesly usually says this in different tones because he recently applied to be a lector/commentator in our parish. I am truly in awe of what my brother can do. Before his first lector stint, he had to teach the kids of Taguig and prepare them for their entrance exam.

Lord I pray that you continuously bless my brother in his dreams and in his life. May you always cover him with your love and just guide him into becoming the person You desire

06 7 / 2014

Ok, 2 weeks ago Mom suggested a condo to me that I might be interested in. Actually this was a result of my uber late night outs. The cost of the condo was so extreme that I think if I buy it or loan it.. I’d end up so broke! hhaha..

I am actually seriously considering whether I just put a business with that amount. Anyway, definitely I need a lot of thinking for the next few days or weeks.

06 7 / 2014

July 6Now happening CYD OLYMPICS of GK Taguig. Thanks to PUP for arranging the event :)

July 6Now happening CYD OLYMPICS of GK Taguig. Thanks to PUP for arranging the event :)

03 7 / 2014

Belat! Cropped ate :) her baby is so cutesy patootsie! I am a proud tita :) #cuteypie #loveMaria

Belat! Cropped ate :) her baby is so cutesy patootsie! I am a proud tita :) #cuteypie #loveMaria

03 7 / 2014

It’s like I’ve placed my life on hold to prioritize others this first half. I realized today that we need to strike a balance most of the time. I am blessed with a great God, job, school, family, friends and cause to live for. However, I do find myself taking for granted of SOME of these blessings.

As such, this second half I would prioritize on things that truly matters. Looking forward to this catch up phase! May the good Lord give me more time to live, love and to serve every single day of my life

02 7 / 2014

Modern hug from mom :)

Modern hug from mom :)

02 7 / 2014