Greetings My Friend

Welcome to my personal blog. This blog is all about life, faith, love and anything under the sun. Peace out.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Nikon D3100

Calling Mama and Papa, ok na tong graduation gift. Mas mura kesa sa kotse. Hahaha.

Read and watched some videos and I am impressed with the features and performance of this DSLR. Cool! Entry level camera for a beginner like me. I want! 

Busy February

Just want to share my activities this February. A lot will happen next month. Better to take note all of them. :)

Feb 1 - Release of Parachute's Band new album: Love Without Measure
Feb 2- Graduation rehearsal
Feb 4 - Birthday of our Senior Pastor
Feb 5 - GRADUATION - yeah men!!!
Feb 6 - Tagaytay with the Villegas' Family
Feb 9 - AFC Challenge Cup: Philippines vs. Mongolia (1st leg)
Feb 7 - I HEART: We're all in this Together DVD Release
Feb 12 - True Love Waits Seminar
Feb 13 - LIFEJAM Special
Feb 14 - Valentines Day. :)
Feb 15 - Hillsong United Album Release: Avalanche
Feb 20 - Birthday ni Bert
Feb 22 - Tatay's birthday
Feb 26 - Super Junior: Super Show 3
Feb 27 - JIL Sta. Rosa 18th Church Anniversary

*Ticket meetups for Planetshakers between these dates.

WOW! Busy busy busy month for me. Maybe that's the reason why I can't get a job for now. Will focus on career hunting the month after. There's a time for everything. His grace is enough. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Azkals' Training

Too bad I can't watch the February 9  match, that's why I decided to went to UMak last monday to watch the first training of Azkals with their new coach, Hans Michael Weiss. It was also the first day of open try-outs. 42 aspirants came. Got to see Dan Palami, Nonong Araneta, Chino Trinidad. TJ Manotoc, Chiqui Roa and the whole Philippines National Football Team. The best is yet to come! All out support for the Azkals. Thank God for the LRT and MRT. Hehehe

Here's some pictures. 

Great to see new faces and fans. Football is now getting recognized here in our country. It's really a beautiful game. Excited for the future of AZKALS. You guys are great!

Samsung Wave s8500

Hoping to get this phone ever since I watched the demo video. Fast. Sleek. Has a good camera and video capability. HD. Samsung Apps. Waiting for the right time to buy one. Watch the video and see for yourself.

Hyundai Redefined

How can you not love Hyundai with these beautiful lineup? 



 Genesis Coupe


 Grand Starex



 Santa Fe



Can't choose? Buy all of them! Hahaha

Elantra and Tucson. I want!

Planetshakers Live in Manila!

Planetshakers Even Greater Tour March 2011 

Come join Australia's Planetshakers in their mission to "empower a generation to win a generation" this March 2011! The Melbourne-based band is coming to Manila for the third time, following their mall tour in August 2008 and their last concert in December 2009.

Date: March 12, 2011
Time: 7:30PM
Place: Phil. Sports Arena (former Ultra)


VIP Patron: PHP 1000 (reserved seats)
Courtseat: PHP 800 (reserved seats)
Ringside/ LL: PHP 800 (reserved seats)
Ringside II: PHP 500 (free seating)
Gen Ad: PHP 300 (free seating)

Contact me for Ticket Reservation:

Job Hunting

I am now officially free to the stress of exams, homeworks and professors. Another chapter of my life is about to begin and I am very excited what will happen next.

I am currently in search of a job that suits my skills I gained from the University. I may not be as good as you think, but I know I can be of use to the company with proper orientation and training. Got a lot of things to work out. Need to build my character more. Just like what Francis Kong is saying, CHARACTER is more important than the degree you have. It is the true measure of success.

WIP - work in progress. That's me! I am not perfect but I'm striving to learn everyday. Not afraid to make mistakes. Because I know through that, I can grow and be mature. 

What will happen next? Maybe months from now, I'll be working full time. I always wanted to work in Makati. He knows my heart and I believe for the best in my future.

Chill. He's in control.


Simple Realizations

We must put value to these people:

1. Friends - Have some good time with them. Laugh with them, cry with them. Be there in good times and in bad. Sometimes, you can share things to them you can't tell to your family. Value your friends.

2. Family - They always got your back. Even if you did a lot stupid stuff. They will be always there for you no matter what happens. Eat with them. Go out and have fun with them. Value your family.

3. God - The One who started everything. He gave you life. He gave you people that will mold your character. He is the reason why you are here. Talk to Him. Spend time with Him. He understands when no one can. He sees your heart. His love is unconditional. He is our Father.

There's no need to complicate life. Value these and you will live your life to the full.



Wednesday, January 19, 2011


"Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me." John 15:4

Powerful words indeed. Everyone wants to be productive and fruitful in everything they do - whether in their studies, work and relationships. It's great to know that the Bible says it clearly that if we want to be productive, make sure you are attached to the source.

Let me say it this way. Imagine a LED TV, 48 inches, brand new and high definition. It looks good. The purpose of that TV is to entertain us with the shows and movies. But if it's not plugged in to the power outlet, you can't use it. It's useless. Just a decoration. The same way goes to our relationship with Christ.

No wonder we can't see things happen when we do it in our own way. We want to be more loving, more forgiving and more helping person. But sometimes, or most of the times we fail. Why? Because we focus on our abilities rather on the Source of that love. I can hear God is saying that you can't do it on your own. You can't change yourself. But I want you to know that I am here and together, we can make things work out. 

Think about this thought especially to those who are involved in the ministry. Yes, you can plan and have some great activities. But don't get busy with the kingdom, make sure to contact with the King first.

Remain in Him, and you'll see things happen more than what you can ask or ever imagine.


Gospel according to a rock star: Bono of U2

Gospel According to Bono from U2…knows Gospel Better than Many Pastors

You can find Bono’s explanation of the Gospel at the following link:
Here is a summary of some things Bono states:
 ”The point of the death of Christ is that Christ took on the sins of the world, so that what we put out did not come back to us, and that our sinful nature does not reap the obvious death,” replies Bono. “It’s not our own good works that get us through the gates of Heaven.”
“Look, the secular response to the Christ story always goes like this: He was a great prophet, obviously a very interesting guy, had a lot to say along the lines of other great prophets, be they Elijah, Muhammad, Buddha, or Confucius. But actually Christ doesn’t allow you that. He doesn’t let you off that hook. Christ says, No. I’m not saying I’m a teacher, don’t call me teacher. I’m not saying I’m a prophet. I’m saying: ‘I’m the Messiah.’ I’m saying: ‘I am God incarnate.’ . . . So what you’re left with is either Christ was who He said He was—the Messiah—or a complete nutcase. . . . The idea that the entire course of civilization for over half of the globe could have its fate changed and turned upside-down by a nutcase, for me that’s farfetched.”

It’s a mind-blowing concept that the God who created the Universe might be looking for company, a real relationship with people, but the thing that keeps me on my knees is the difference between Grace and Karma
“At the center of all religions is the idea of Karma. You know, what you put out comes back to you: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, or in physics—in physical laws—every action is met by an equal or an opposite one,” explains Bono. “And yet, along comes this idea called Grace to upend all that. . . . Love interrupts, if you like, the consequences of your actions, which in my case is very good news indeed, because I’ve done a lot of stupid stuff.”
“I’d be in big trouble if Karma was going to finally be my judge,” says Bono. “It doesn’t excuse my mistakes, but I’m holding out for Grace. I’m holding out that Jesus took my sins onto the Cross, because I know who I am, and I hope I don’t have to depend on my own religiosity.”
All I can say is that Bono understands what is at the center of the Gospel: grace, substitutionary atonement, and the deity of Christ. Whether Bono is a Christian is not something I am seeking to answer….but whether Bono understands the Gospel and contended for it in this interview is a resounding yes. I can only hope that the successful megapastors of our day would articulate the Gospel and take seriously the uniqueness of Christ’s claims as Bono does. We would be well off.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Ever since the Azkals played at the AFF Suzuki Cup, my love for football was awakened. I don't know why. I just love the game. You can call me a late bloomer if you like.

With this hype and passion for the 'beautiful game', I began reading and watching stuff about football. I came across this one movie premiered way back 2005. Maybe all the football fans around the world had already watched this film. For me, this is just the beginning. I want to buy a DVD right away. Thanks to Mama, she didn't let me down.


Santiago Munez is a mexican guy who loves football. His love for the game started when he's still young. He got skills and when he and his family went to Los Angeles, a guy named Glenn Foy saw his potential and invited him to England to try out for a professional club namely New Castle. He screwed up but the story didn't end there. Glenn saw Munez's passion and love for the game and asked the manager to give him another chance.

To make the long story short. He made it and played as a substitute in a game versus Liverpool. He scored a goal with a free kick. He got a girlfriend. He got a contract to play for the team.

It was a great movie about pursuing your dreams and don't let anything or anyone destroy the passion you have for that dream. Excited to see GOAL 2!

After watching this film, how could anyone can't love football.

Sunday Rewind - 1/9/11

- Woke up excited for church. syempre!

- Me and my fam attended the second service. Ate Cristy preached about the importance of reading the Bible. The Bible will be our manual and motivator in this life.

- Went to SM to buy some stuff. I looked for the Goal DVD. I found one on Video City. Excited to watch.

- Ate Andok's liempo and chicken. Sarap talaga. Daming ng sauce.

- Madam Alma called and told me to buy some cupcakes and candles for Dong's bday celebration on LIFEJAM. Went to Robinson's for the cupcakes and Goldilocks for the candles. Sakto lang pera ko. Buti na lang.

- Got to church around 2:30PM. LIFEJAM volunteers were wearing the SUMMIT 2010 shirt while I was the only one in white polo. Hahaha

- Q & A portion with the SUMMIT delegates. Thank you Ederick, Shammah, Yeyen, Reynelyn and Kuya Ryan for participating. 

- Kudos to Jane for bringing her friends. Excited to work with you on SCOM. Yeah!

- Prepared something simple yet special for Dong as he turn 21 yesterday. Prayed also for other January birthday celebrants.

- Thank you Dong for the Palabok. Sarap.

- 2 hour meeting with core team for the upcoming events. True Love Waits on February and Inter Highschool dance competition on May. Wooohooo! The best is yet to come.

- got home around 10 and went to bed right away. tired.

I love Sundays. Period.


Amazing grace.

There's nothing like it. My first post this 2011 and to start the year right, it all points out to one word...GRACE.

I'm not a perfect. I commit mistakes. I took for granted the things given to me. I'm stubborn in some way. Disobedient. I compromise my belief. Imperfect person in need of a perfect Savior.

Despite all the things I just said. Jesus chose to love me still. He blesses me. He answers my prayer beyond I could ever ask or imagine. Undeserved. He wants me to live this life to the full. With purpose, meaning and direction. He has a plan for me. In my heart of hearts I pray that this year would be a year of obedience. Seeing the world through His eyes and let Him be my coach in this game I call  LIFE.

What will I do now knowing these truths? Should I continue sinning and abuse His kindness? Definitely NO.

Everyday. Every second. Every decision I will make. I want Him to be involved. I can't trust myself. I will fall down but I will stand up. I will live this life WITH Him. Through Him, I know I can do all things.

Happy New Year to all!
Be blessed my friends.