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Friday, December 31, 2010

Top 10 of my 2010

  1. KKB-CYN Youth Summit 2010
  2. Last term in DLSU - Thesis
  3. Internship/OJT in SMART Communications
  4. Azkals
  5. Bangon Pilipinas Campaign
  7. Passion Live in Manila
  8. Citipointe Live in Manila
  9. Go Negosyo Youth Summit / Krystal Box 
  10. Super Junior - Super Show 2 / Fairy Tail  / Twitter
To be continued....with details :)

    The Youth Summit 2010 Experience - Part 2

    Part 1: Click here

    Part 2 of my UNSTOPPABLE experience as they call it. Everyone were tired and went to bed already before 12. Tired yet excited for what God will do on the second day. 

    Hazel told me before I went to sleep that 2 of our jeeps we rented refused to  give their service on the second day. We immediately propose our van and Kuya Bong's to be the substitute. God really works behind the scenes. Special mention to Kuya Anthony who drove Kuya Bong's van. Unstoppable.

    Day 2 (December 29)

    Our meet-up was moved to 5AM since we know we'll have good seats on the Lower Box section. Unfortunately, the Urvan needed to go early because of the number coding. Now, the boys and Arian were left on our van. 

    - Got to Ninoy around 7AM. Sarap ng byahe. Swabe. No traffic. The girls lined up for us. Thank you!

    - An opening number was performed by KKB Cavite. Galing ni insan. Super like.

    - First speaker on the second day was Pastor Alex Garcia of JIL Pampanga. Natamaan lahat nung sinabi na about sa lovelife. "Huwag nyong limitahan ang sarili nyo. Wait for God's timing. For now, enjoy the friendship you have."

    - By the way, there were 31 delegates from CYN - the international counterpart of KKB Movement outside the Philippines. Benjie, from Italy led worship. Amazing team indeed. Isang araw lang sila nagpractice. Knowing that they came from different countries. Kaya nyo yon?

    - KKB Pampanga and KKB Cebu also led the congregation to worship with new songs. Refreshing.

    - One of the 15 students of Bro. Eddie spoke on the 2nd session. Pastora Amor was the first SCOM head during the early days of JIL. She shared her story on how they do evangelism during their time. They were UNSTOPABBLE!

    - To finish the 2nd day of the Leaders' session, Bro Eddie concluded that we need the Holy Spirit's power to be UNSTOPPABLE. No matter what happens, press on toward the goal and set your eyes on the things above and eternal.

    - Finally, our delegates got together again around 4PM at the baseball stadium. This time we were sitting on the field. Parang picnic lang. 

    - Sec. Joel preached again and introduced his baby to the 12,000 young people. All I can say is WOW! Seeing that baby made me believe that God indeed is sovereign despite the situations we have in life and He can always turn the things around for our benefit and for His glory.

    - Edith Mendoza talked about worship. We need to worship God everyday not only during summits to be UNSTOPABBLE. Another altar call and Bro. Eddie said this simple words that made us cry - Mahal na mahal kayo ng Diyos. Powerful. Sarap pakinggan. Nothing can separate us from His love and grace. Thank You!

    - Brenan Espartinez sang a Christian Remix Version of OMG by Usher. Napa-partyparty lahat. oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

    - The rest is history. Praise and worship to the max! Everybody went crazy! As in CRAZZYYYYY!!!!!!! Wohooo!

    - Picture picture before leaving the venue. 

    Next year ulit. Now time to put all those learnings into action. Grace at its best!

    Bagong Taon - 2011

    Ang bilis ng panahon, ilang oras na lang 2011 na. Naging makabuluhan at masaya ang aking 2010. Marami akong natutunan. Maraming nakilalang bagong kaibigan. Maraming taong nakasama na nagpasaya sa akin. Maraming biyayang natanggap. Maraming pagkaing natikman. Maraming napuntahan na lugar. Maraming pangyayaring nagpabago ng aking kaisipan. 

    Sa kabila ng lahat, nalaman ko na masarap mabuhay lalo na pagkasama mo si Lord. May mga pagkakataong masaya, meron din namang pagkakataong malungkot. Sa bawat araw lagi kang may matutunan at kailangan mo lamang ng bukas na isipan upang matanggap ng buong buo ang mga bagay na magtuturo kung pano talaga mabuhay na puno at kasiya-siya.

    Ako ay lubos na nagagalak sa mangyayari ngayong 2011. Alam kong maraming darating na bago. Bago sa paningin ko. Mga bagong bagay na huhubog sa aking pagkatao. Kaya naman maligayang Bagong Taon sa inyong lahat. THE BEST IS YET TO COME!

    Thursday, December 30, 2010

    The Youth Summit 2010 Experience - Part 1

    A day after the most awaited event of the KKB-CYN Movement. Refreshed. Energized. Hyped. Changed. Now time to share my story.

    Day 1 (December 28)

    I just came from our 4 day vacation in Cabanatuan. Haven't got a good sleep yet but all is worth it when you spend time with your relatives. I called Hazel and ask her the final details for the SUMMIT. She told me that we will rent 4 jeeps for all of our delegates. Woke up early by 3AM. Thanks to my alarm! Got to church around 4AM and surprised that we're almost complete. Yeah!

    - Got to Ninoy Aquino Stadium at exactly 6:30AM, walang traffic. Good thing we lined up already coz by 8AM the line went through the entrance of Rizal Baseball Stadium.

    - 6 of us we're seated on the VIP area and the rest including me were in the Lower Box section.

    - All were excited and hyped during the Praise and Worship (more of Citipointe and Planetshakers) Kuya Jade and Ate Jovi were the hosts. KKB Merchandise all around. Sayang naubusan kami ng Stop Me, If You Can shirt.

    - First speaker was Pastor Bobot. This was the first time that I listened to Him with full attention. He talked about Intimacy with God. Great preaching to start the Summit. Before you can be unstoppable, you must know and have an intimate relationship with God first. How? He must be your HOME, HELP and HAPPINESS. Listen to Gary V's Warrior Is A Child and you'll know what I'm talking about.

    - Kuya Jade and Ate Jovi introduced the KKB Movement Card. Pero di pa ko nakaka-avail. Hahaha

    - Second speaker was Sec. Joel. I heard him talk many times but this time it's different. He talked about the role of the church in the society. How the church must influence their respective communities and be the light in those dark places. He also testified about his first born son, and his child was a living testimony that God is a miracle-working God. Amazing!

    - The last speaker for the Leaders' session was Dr. Dory Villanueva. She talked about the importance of mentoring in building relationships with fellow believers who are just starting their walk with God.

    - General Session started at 5PM. We were on the bleachers of the baseball stadium together with all of our first timers. It was a BIG venue!

    - Production numbers were great. Thumbs up for all those participants!

    -Rev. Joey shared his story and led thousands of young people to come Jesus and make Him the Lord of their lives. Young people ran towards the stage. Goosebumps. Parang Billy Graham crusade! It was a great sight to see those young people to surrender everything and put their full trust on God.

    - Youth Tube is back! Donita Rose shared her story that God is the only who can complete their life, not material things or relationhips, only God. She also shared how can we be a good testimony and let our life be the living example to the people around us. And through our life story, people will see the change and eventually come to Christ.

    - Got home by 1030PM. Bilis ng byahe. Kelangan matulog ng maaga para magising ng maaga for the second day. 

    Part 2: Click here.

    Photos by Rhezel and David.

    Monday, December 20, 2010

    Sunday Rewind - 12/19/10

    - went to church at exactly 8AM

    - had a great Christmas program at church. The sunday school kids did a great job.

    - I can feel the Christmas spirit with all those songs performed in stage.

    - Me, Guian, Ryan, Dong and Mark danced a remix of Here I Am To Worship. Been a while. I still love dancing. First love

    - PS Alain preached about the real spirit of Christmas and that is WORSHIP. He talked about what the witnesses(Mary, shepherds and the three wise men) did on the first Christmas, and we should do the same too.

    - Church's Christmas Party was held at The Old Spaghetti House in Paseo. First time to be there with my spiritual family.

    - Games were crazy. Delicious pasta. Ham giveaways. Picture-Picture. Good times.

    - got home by 6PM, excited for Azkals game at 8PM

    - Azkals lost to Indonesia. Gonzales' goal was great! Still proud of our team. The best is yet to come. Got 3 games on 2011 already.

    Tiring yet fun and blessed.
    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Thursday, December 16, 2010


    Honor your father and mother.

    One of the most neglected commandment by the youth. As a teenager a few years ago, naks! (feeling matured). I know the feeling that you can do anything and you don't need any help. You like to be with your friends rather than spending quality time with your family. 

    During the last session of FORMDEV, Doc Sison asked one of the students if she know and do God's will. The girl said yes, and Doc asked her a follow up question if she's obeying her parents. It will be hard for us to obey God whom we don't see if we don't obey our parent whom we see everyday. That hit me hard. I remember when I always yell at my mom, I realized now that it's not a good example to set for my younger siblings. Good thing, God is always there to remind and correct us for our mistakes.

    You can be active in church/school/organization/club and do all those stuff but if you're not obedient at home, well better check you heart if its still on the right path. As a son or daughter, we must learn to obey them even if it's against our will. But one thing I do know, and I guarantee you this: They just want what's best for us. Period.

    Azkals: The Philippine National Football Team

    Football is loved all over the world except here in the Philippines. We all know that basketball is the main sport here but now things are starting to change.

    Introducing, the AZKALS!!!

    Why Azkals? (got this form their FB page)

    An askal is a Filipino term for any dog with no pedigree, no breed, no class. The askal is usually astray, unsupported and survives by feeding on whatever provision it can find. The Filipino national football team can relate to this mongrel, they have almost no support from a government thats suppose to support them, they are underdogs not just only to the world but even in their own region, South East Asia. But despite these odds, just like an askal the National Team is a survivor. No matter how many 5-0s or 7-0s it suffers, it keeps on fighting. Despite no funding, it continues to strive to become better. And in a country where basketball is the main sport, even if they don't have a whole lot of support from their own kababayans they still manage to pull out results and try their very best to inspire a nation marred by corruption, violence and civil war.

    So yes, they are underdogs, but they never surrender our fight!

    Finally, a sport that suites my taste.

    Last week up to now, our Azkals is making a history and putting back our country to the Football leagues in Asia and in the world. For those who don't know and not a fan of football at all. Here's some news that maybe, just maybe will change your perception about this sport. 

    Azkals beat Vietnam, the defending champion with a score of 2-0.
    Azkals won against Singapore, 5-0.
    Azkals tied with Myanmar at 0-0.

    And now, for the first time in history we're on the semis. Last night we were defeated by Indonesia, with all those 88,000 fans I can feel the pressure to our players not being able to play on our home game. Our team did great last night, it was just a lucky goal! 

    Some exciting news again:
    -#azkals and Younghusband are included to top 10 trending topics last night on Twitter
    -Philippines will host the AFF Suzuki Cup on 2012
    -Philippines will join the qualifying round for 2014 FIFA next year
    -Philippines will join the 2011 SEA Games 

    A lot of improvements needed to be done, especially support from our government. All in all, I can say that AZKALS brought a new fever in our country and to all your present and future achievements, I salute you guys!

    Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!


    The truth will set you free.

    For the past days, I know that God is telling me to be truthful and faithful. I must embrace the truth, and that truth is no other than the Word of God. It hit me when I realize when most of us don't read the Bible or hear and don't apply it because we tend to move away and we know deep in our hearts God's message will surely be against our lifestyle. We want to do things our way. Sometimes.

    Even so, God's message is timeless and relevant to every people. His word is sharper than a double-edged sword (sharper than a light saber!). When things don't go our way and everything is falling out, I hate to say it but that's the time when we always come to God, making Him our last hope and chance to save us from the consequences of our mistakes. But it doesn't have to be like this. 

    Let me tell you this truth: God loves us even before we were born, even before we commit our sins and even before our rebellion against Him. But that love is so unconditional and nothing can ever compare to it. 

    His love heals our diseases.
    His love fulfills our every need.
    His love is everything.

    Read His word and know the truth for yourself.

    Christianity starts with and is sustained by how much God loves you; not how much you love Him! -Judah Smith

    Here's a song to make my message clear to you.

    Sunday, December 12, 2010

    Sunday Rewind - 12/12/10

    - woke up at 6AM. sleepy

    - went to church to attend 1st service. had coffee while setting up our booth at the lobby

    - had a great time shouting and promoting YOUTH SUMMIT 2010. thank you for all your donations!

    - ate at Atoy's Porkchop then drove to buy some snacks for the LIFEJAM Christmas party

    - LIFEJAM theme was K-POP. Me and Dong danced to Super Junior's Sorry Sorry. Crazy! Haha

    - Ate Alma preached about Paul and Silas when they were still in jail. Despite of the situation they still chose to worship. And God honored that, releasing them from prison.

    - Paper dance, Crossing the River, Coin Relay and BALUT eating contest. Fun Fun Fun time at the Christmas party.

    - thumbs up for the green team, team TUTA for a job well done.

    - 8 got saved. WOW! One of them was Angelica, it was her birthday too! Amazing!

    - Many registered for the YOUTH SUMMIT 2010.

    - went home at 11PM, slept at 1AM. woah

    Watta Sunday! Year-ender service was spectacular. Greater things have yet to come.

    All the glory is Yours.

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010

    Campus Visit - BNHS

    First stop: Balibago National Highschool

    This was my first time visiting a public highschool here in our area. Thanks to LIFEJAM and our connections to the school, to Teacher Wena, Mrs. Pascua and our very active brother in faith Christian, we got to visit the school twice. The team planned to invite students at our service and this is our first stop, BNHS. It was a great experience, but most of it were unexpected. God really knows how to surprise us and we should be always ready to put on our gears and get in the battle. Aye, Sir!

    Anyway, the students were responsive and thanks to the advisers, they gave us 5 minutes of their time to invite.
    We made small stickers for them to be reminded of the event. Within a short span of time, we managed to get it done. Thanks to all our friends who supported and came along. 

    We plan, but God makes the way. Stay faithful. Even if things don't go as planned, know that God is the director and our job is to play our roles well and always give our best shot. He works behind the scenes. 

    There's no fun knowing it all. Pray, be faithful and watch Him work.

    Sunday Rewind - 12/5/10

    - 1st Sunday of December!!!

    - new series at church. Jesus, Worthy of Our Praise - He is really the reason for the season. Ate Joanne preached at the second service, she preached about some of the characteristics of God. The more you know God, the more you will worship Him.

    - lunch at Erly's Porkchop. sulit ung beef steak! mura na, masarap pa!

    - new faces was present at LIFEJAM. we broke our average attendance record!

    - a lot of praising, jumping and shouting! lives were surrendered to Christ and we all had a great time

    - Kuya Chris is the superman of the day!!! da best!

    - had a great laugh with the team. pahhhh!!!!! wuahahahahaha

    - planned for the Christmas Party next week. crazy things will happen hahaha

    Last LIFEJAM session next week. Be there!!!