The Sunday Currently/ 21

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Happy Sunday everyone! How’s your weekend so far? The days gone so fast right? Have you thought of we’re almost done with the half of the first month of 2017? I also spent my weekends at home and did nothing. I needed to relax my brain for I know the coming days will be hectic again at work. But my brain is also telling me to do something worthwhile that’s why here I am again writing. I don’t religiously update or publish much these past few days but I am trying my best to once in awhile visit here. I truly miss writing and I am happy to have purchased some stuffs that would help me rekindle my writing skills.(Naks! Parang totoo and pro) I am also starting my 2017 with making a journal. (This would be my first ever official journal and I am excited about it.)

CURRENTLY 

Reading

 

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As you can see, I am still into my Lang Leav book. I haven’t read all of it but with what I have read already, so far so good. I am enjoying every piece and I am also inspired to do the same in the future. I hope my writing skills will love me the way I love reading especially poetry books. 

Writing
my 21st edition of Sunday Currently

Listening

I am enjoying the newly released singles of Ed Sheeran. I am digging the lyrics and tunes especially the Castle in the Hill

 

Thinking
of what to write in my journal. What is the first step in doing such. (Any suggestions people?)

Smelling
my MS lavender lotion. Super soothing and relaxing smell

Wishing
I could fill my journal with good memories and writings.

Hoping

Despite the stress that my work gives me, I hope I could endure them and with God’s guidance, all of it will fall into place.

Wearing

my spaghetti strap mini dress topped with black fitted sando.

Loving

my new Journal notebook

Wanting

a new *toot! I will divulge everything when I already have it on my hand.

Needing

enough sleep. I think I may be in bed all day but I still lack sleep. How was that batugan? 

Feeling
happy because of life. confused with work and the things my colleague have been doing lately. Sleepy (buona notte!)

Have a great weekdays ahead everyone! Let’s welcome the new week with full of enthusiasm and positive perspective and perception in life. This kind of attitude makes me endure those days that sometimes make you feel dull and weary. And of course God’s guidance too. (Always seek for His guidance and protection) Good night again! Ciao!

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The Sunday Currently/ 20

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So, one week has passed for the year 2017 and so far so good for this new year! I’m optimistic for a better or best version of myself. I’m motivated to find genuine happiness in which it’s a decision that depends only to me. 

CURRENTLY 

Reading
The Universe of Us by Lang Leave (which I purchased via online and just delivered on me literally today. It’s freshly handed and being read.)

Writing
20th edition of my Sunday Currentlies

Listening

The commentaries of A&M in IYAM. (It’s a multitasking Sunday for me. I am super excited reading my Lang book then writing this one plus I am carefully listening to every commentaries in the said DVD. Trivia, my IYAM DVD was at the same time just handed to me today which means, my late Christmas gift to myself came at the same time today. It’s better late than never right?)

Thinking
Of my goals this year in which I want to fulfill and I am praying hard for it.

Smelling
Nothing. Clogged nose or there’s none really.

Wishing
That all my aspirations and dreams in life will come true or fulfilled. Let’s also wish good to everyone.

Hoping
That my thoughts of buying this super mahal thing will push through or worth my money.

Wearing
Army green spaghetti strap mini dress. Super comfy.

Loving

My new purchases. The Lang Leav book and IYAM DVD.

Wanting
To go for a vacation and write poems more.

Needing
Some cough medicine. My mama is already worried on the extent of my cough.

Feeling
Happy, contented and grateful

 

Have a great week ahead. Let’s welcome the coming weeks and months of 2017 with a motive to be genuinely happy, carefree, full of positivism and live in realm.

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CHRISTMAS 2016

 

Just a few more hours left and we will be celebrating the day of birth of our Savior Lord Jesus Christ. Most of us I think are already preparing foods and gifts in time for Christmas.

In our family, what we traditionally do is preparing a simple dinner and after dinner, we will be going to our Aunt’s house and mingle with our relatives, my cousins. (More kwento, more fun). Since, I am already working, every Christmas, I was the one in-charge or who gives gifts or presents to my young cousins, nieces and nephews. I have goddaughters and godsons who also come over our house and mostly I give them toys that I bought from previous months because I usually anticipate that many will come and I prepare in advance. But this year, because of my hectic schedule from work like I am already on a Christmas break and I got a message  the other day from our bosses that I need to attend a conference that happened yesterday so, I had no chance to buy gifts for my families and friends. (Whoever decide to come in our house, expect that I cannot give them presents. I am so sorry in advance)

But, aside from the exchanging of gifts because if we say Christmas, what pops out in our head first is always the material things like exchanging of gifts, buying new clothes and many more. We often neglect to remember the true essence of Christmas and that is remembering how God loves us that He made our Lord Jesus Christ human for us and in time save us  from all our sins. Did you know or I already said from my previous posts that my most favorite bible verse is John 3:16 (By the way, this verse was thought by my 98 year old grandmother when I was a child and until now, it is instill in my head) “For God so love the world, that He gave us His only son. That whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life” This verse serves as a reminder of how God loves us and we should always be a loving person always and always believe in His mighty power.

Christmas for me equates in Love. From God’s love to us to loving others the way He loves us. We should always be grateful still for whatever circumstances that we are facing. We should pray to our Lord for His guidance that we are doing the things the way He planned for us.

Have an amazing Holidaze to all of us. Merry Christmas and a Bountiful New Year everyone!

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Someone greeted me an anniversary today. Yes the picture above says that I am having an anniversary in blogging my thoughts, crazy antics and being a fan for A&M. It has been  a crazy, whirlwind and happy year indeed. I am who I am here. I get to share pieces of my life and I am loving it because in here I have been more open to myself.

Here’s a link of my very first entry here: Yay! https://annjerusalem.wordpress.com/2015/12/23/when-you-wanted-to-say-something/

Conquer

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Me speaking in front of prominent people of our town. Photo credits to the FB of our beloved Board Member of the First District of Cagayan, Ma’am Olive B. Pascual.

Have I written in my previous blog that I have fear of speaking infront of even the smallest group of people? What more if you are tasked to speak to some of the most prominent people of your municipality or even the whole province? What would you feel speaking to people older and wiser than you?

It was already 1:30 in the morning of December 14, 2016 when I was able to come home from a work related report that we needed to rush and finish to pass on that same day. Because of the team effort from our boss and us, we were able to finish it on time. When I arrived home late, sleeping was very hard for me (insomniac moment) so I only got my sleep at around 3:30 in the morning. I intended not to go to work that day but in unexpected circumstance, my phone rang and I got text messages from my boss instructing me on something. Because I’m a diligent and responsible person, I need to do what my boss tell me even though he promised that I need not to go to work to this day.

I was clueless on what will I do this day based from the instruction of my boss plus include my having a lightheadedness and being woozy from the lack of sleep. As per instruction, he said that I’m the only one who knows about the book we are making for each barangays in the municipality (I feel flattered from that kind of compliment. char) so I need to present such infront of the barangay captains who were having a meeting in our Multi-Purpose Hall. My boss asked me if I can do it? Being my own self, I doubted of course so I answered him I don’t know if I can. But he said I can and I know at the back of my head that I needed to brave myself to conquer my fears. I went at the meeting of the Liga ng Mga Barangay late because I needed to read first the presentation I am showing them.  Then came my time to speak when our beloved Board Member entered the room. That added my nervousness of course. What I am worried more is that I will be rattled in stating her name and it will be very embarrassing on my part. Of course, I need to stay calm and not show them how my heart was beating so fast, how my hands are so cold and how I am sweating profusely. I always get that symptoms of nervousness whenever I speak in front of many people and the people I am talking too are the important people of our municipality. Included in my nervousness too is that I need to present them minus the presentation I prepared. This will be an impromptu presentation.

After the presentation, I felt consumed. My energy is as low as you could imagine. But even if that was the case, I still felt proud of myself. I was able to speak to them in my calmest self, I was able to deliver them in the best I could be or in a way they could apprehend what I am saying about, I did not rattle especially the names of these people, and most especially I CONQUERED MY FEAR. I was not to there to impress but to convey the message I want them to understand and I believe that I was able to do it. I am no expert at public speaking but I felt I did well this time. This boosted my confidence a little bit even though it’s already innate in me being timid and still having fears about it. I still am not looking forward on having public engagements or sort of because i am like that but when there come a time that the same will happen, I know I have this kind of experience to back me up.

“It’s alright to have fears because this will remind yourself that you’re also human but there are times that you need to conquer them too so that a better you will come out victorious.”

 

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From a complete strangers ➡ then there came an unexpected encounter that rocked the whole nation ➡ the Tamang Panahon came ➡ a friendship was built ➡ it became closer & deeper relationship ➡ she said yes and he was the happiest ➡ after five years of relationship came the proposal ➡ the Wedding of the century happened ➡ after a year the wedding dance was relived and the best news in this budding family came ➡ then the family is completed with the birth of the twins.

What a turn out of events it is. We riding in a very memorable and happy journey of Alden and Maine. We are very lucky to have witnessed this love story that will only come once in a lifetime. The above timeline is a rough draft of what happened to this journey and we are not finished yet because the best is still coming. This is how a phenomenon will live forever at least in my heart for I am enjoying the ride of what happened or will happen in this love story. From my realization, I know I need to step back and give them enough time for each other so that their relationship is just between them only and no one can butt-in in this relationship even though it’s impossible nowadays because of their phenomenal status in which I still brag about it coz they are still on top. I know that it is hard to maintain it but because of the uniqueness of how this team was made, it will remain in our hearts always.

Happy #ALDUB17thMonthsary A&M and the whole ADN. Let’s continue the reason of why this happened and that is spreading love and good vibes. It’s the Christmas season so let this be a reminder to all of us not to mind those bashers, trolls, negativities whatever you call it. Instead let’s show them kindness even if they’re not.

Love Rhyme

A love that is immature

But thinks about the future

A love that is corny

But makes the other person happy

A love that is simple

Yet it still feels magical

A love that accept flaws

And understand what he/she saw

A love that is silly

With you are worthy

A love so young

But it’s like so long and strong

A love that is patient and kind

It’s you that I found

A love with you

Is real and true

A love that rhyme

Will last a lifetime

Enteng Kabisote 10

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Attention / Caution:

If you haven’t watched the movie yet, you can skip reading this. If you intend to not watch the movie, then you’ll regret it. I warned you.

Disclaimer:

I am no movie expert. I am just a movie enthusiast and I love Bossing Vic, JoWaPao and AlDub that’s why I chose to watch the movie. And because I love these people and watched the previous edition of the movie, I went there not expecting anything grandeur in terms of its special effects,  the casts because most of them were already present in the previous movie of it. I just went there to laugh and be entertained with the movie.

So here’s some points I want to share with you without giving much of it coz I believe that you still need to see it.

1. The addition of AlDub in the cast – their chemistry is still undeniable and unquestionably super kilig and their short stint in the movie gave the love flavor of the movie. The comedic antics of Maine compliment those with Bossing Vic plus the guy next door look of Alden made the movie pleasing to the eye.

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2. Bohol scenery – I love the scenic views of Bohol that is used in the movie. It made me want to go to Bohol too. Aside from the Chocolate Hills that we know, there’s more to see and look forward to experience it.

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3. No more Satana – of course, if there’s a hero, there should be a villain to antagonize the story and Satana is not included anymore. It’s refreshing that Satana already backed as the good one. Epy Quizon as the main villain is effective in this kind of movie. He just fits the character.

4. Levelled up special effects – as I have said I went in the cinema expecting nothing in terms of the special effects because based from the past movies of it, I think it’s always the downside of it but the EK10 is different. They see to it that they levelled up their game. I like how they incorporated the millennial flavah in the movie. Imagine Enteng is doing live videos of him, making IG like updates and many more. Jpeg

5. The father-son/daughter and grandfather-grandson relationship – I like how this movie still values family. See the movie why I said that.

6. The Abangers – I also like them. Each characters were highlighted and no one was left out. They have their own moments.

7. JoWaPao – eventhough I didn’t like much the hubadhubad powers of Tidora (I’m kinda conservative you know), I love the inclusion of the tres lolas in the movie. They are the comedic side of the movie. Every time they were seen in the screen, I’m laughing out loud much.

8. Remy – I don’t know what’s the real name but he for me is a revelation in the movie and he is the one who touched my heart. I thought when the main characters sort of made fun of him in their conferences and he’s not that known for me is somewhat just an addition but I was wrong and you need to find out what I meant. He for has the best message in the movie.

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9. Bossing’s good looks – even though the gray hair is very evident in the movie to sort of making Enteng old, he still looked damn hot. Whoever is his stylist, you pretty made a good job.Jpeg

10. It’s a secret at the last part of the movie. I just love how Enteng said that he wants that face to be the permanent face of his Faye. We all hope so too Bossing. I felt how you’re so in love.

There you have it, my sort of review of the Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers. You need to watch the movie to experience what I have experienced. As for me, I super enjoyed the movie. It’s really entertaining. It is good for families whose children are addicted to computer games, gadgets and the like for it will teach a lesson about it.

The Good in Bad 

So we were having dinner awhile ago when our current suddenly went off. Brown out is uncontrolled nowadays.

On a brighter side,  I was able to go out of our house (I’m actually  a homebody person. I only go out for work) tonight and luckily it’s not raining (it’s the rainy season already here in the Philippines) So I was able to get a glimpse of the night sky. I get to star gaze.I saw the big dipper and small dipper. I don’t know about you but for me the night sky makes you feel calm. It relaxes your mind. From a whole day of work, it has an energy of de-stressing you and pull away the negativity.

I was about to be pissed off with regards to the brownout awhile ago but as they say, not every disaster is a disaster. Learn to live with it and turn that negative thing into a worthwhile one. Instead of ranting about it and making yourself angry, it let me experience the thing I seldom do. It gave me the opportunity to look at the beauty of nature and appreciate the simplicity of life.

Before the brownout experience, I was reading updates in the social media and what caught me is a tweet as quoted, “How can something so wrong feel so right all along? ” I know that it’s a line in a song. But this question made me think again. How was it really be? But do we always have an answer? That’s how life is – so diversed. The irony of life as they say. In a minute we thought it’s a bad experience then suddenly it’s not. As we say THE GOOD IN BAD….