College & Updates on Life!

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Hey! I know its been a long time I haven’t posted anything and I deeply apologize. Life has been quite busy and quick and, in other words, dramatic and crazy. But God has definitely been good in my life. And by the way, I’m in college now! I enrolled at CEU, Manila taking Pre-Dentistry as my pre-med to become a proper dental student. So yeah, there are lots of ongoing changes in my life right now and surprisingly… I’ve been doing well, which makes me even more confident of the Bible verse, Philippines 4:13 “I can do all things THROUGH CHRIST who strengthens me.” and He very well did!

At the age of 15, being pampered and very, let me stress it again with bold and italic letters, very dependent on my parents, going back to my hometown to study and (hopefully) survive without their presence is very daunting to imagine. I mean, they’re only going to stay here for 1 month to guide me through, but then for the rest of the years (6 or more), I’ll be on my own. Then again, I’m not really on my own because, believe it or not, God had EVERYTHING planned out. From the flight home to my schooling and studies- everything was so perfect, even if we haven’t seen it laid out in front of our eyes, everything just comes to place right in the very moment. God provided for everything! Believe me.

Okay, so I haven’t told you this story (because I apparently haven’t updated you guys about anything- sorry about that), but I also enrolled to study in UST to take Nursing, which was a blurry choice of course for me to take- well so is dentistry- ANYWAY (going out of topic), I passed the exam ~ with flying colors! Haha kidding aside, I passed the exam but failed the interview. Which by the way, was held at Skype at Feb 14, 6am which was on Valentines day- isn’t that cool for my very first interview? I wasn’t so sad about not passing, and I trusted God that He had a better plan- but at that time, that was the ONLY school I enrolled in and basically, it would be considered late to enroll into any other school for that matter.

Long story short, I am now officially an Escolarian (what they call their students here at Centro Escolar University) and I am proud to be one! I stay in a dormitory with my 3 roommates, one of which includes my best friend, Shayne (who’s been my bud for 3 years). I can say that the dorm and the school is very secure and well managed. #blessed! And believe it or not but, college is fun and exciting… I’ve made new friends, this and that. AND I didn’t experience any cultural shock or any BIG changes, though externally there are quite many big changes in my life- but no doubt, my God has kept me stable. There are times when I feel out of place (or what we call, OP here in the Philippines), because most of the students are older than me and have already experienced drinking, smoking, and partying. But I’m totally fine with that- with all the things that the Lord has provided for me, I’m pretty sure that He will provide true friends as well 🙂 Another thing I’d like to address, is my need for familiarity. Though I didn’t experience any culture shock, the need for something or someone familiar constantly– how do you say this– it feels ouch and sad. Yeah, that’s how It feels. I just miss my friends, all my church-mates, my sibs, classmates, etc. I just miss them all. I miss Grayham as well (my rabbit), and the smell of the beach and the fresh air. No offense Philippines, but the air, if you haven’t noticed, smells polluted. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Philippines, especially the people- and I do somehow prefer it over Dubai (don’t be too shocked), but it isn’t exactly the cleanest and safest country out there. And many would agree. To put it out more kindly, its a progressing country.

I haven’t found a church near the dorm yet, but I do attend a Christian church in Pacita which is probably an hour and a half away from the school. I don’t mind, as long as I get to attend the service. You have NO idea how important it is to have friends who will help you and guide you spiritually in your life. The fellowships we have at church is like no other get-togethers. They’re the ones who will encourage you and strengthen you in your journey. With this in mind, I started searching for small community churches near Mendiola while I was still abroad. I’m left with none at the moment. But then again, the Lord will provide.

My relationship with God is improving. I get to spend time with Him more than I did back in Dubai and I’m reminded of Him more as well. I feel very grateful and thankful for what He has done in my life this year. Most especially when I go to church on Sundays… I get overwhelmed and start to get teary eyed because- just because haha. I must admit, though I do take the time to read His word and pray every night, I never really savored it. Get me? I’m always either too tired or too stressed to actually just be in the moment with God. I’m always in a hurry reading the Bible, to finish one chapter just to ease myself from the conviction I get, “SPEND MORE TIME WITH GOD.”  No doubt, I need Him. College is a whole new level. More tests and quizzes. You’ve got the “tests of Faith” and the “Who Am I?” quiz. See what I did there? Haha! 😀 funny… funny…

There’s more where that came from and I’d love to tell you guys every single detail. Man, there’s a lot. But I’ve got to study for my quiz on Botany tomorrow. Hohoho God bless you, mah luvs! ^^


I have always wanted to sing in a band, play the guitar like a PRO and be a worship leader in church. But there are times when I don’t know if I could sing, or if I could not… When I was young, I thought I sang like a PRO! Until my dad took a video and showed it to me, dang I sounded like a dying whale! >.< Soo, I’m not really sure how I sound like… I don’t trust my phone recorder anymore… In lalaland, I sounded AWESOME! singing on a microphone… not so much…

chase gentes

I have not watched American Idol at all this season so far. I used to be into watching the auditions just for a laugh. The crazy, amazing, and frustrating thing about this show and people in general is that the ones who are auditioning always think they are “IT.” This isn’t just on American Idol though…these people are singing at churches all over the United States.

I mean seriously, have you ever watched American Idol. Millions of individuals try out for this gig every year and get turned away. Thousands of singers get put on national television and look like complete idiots. Now, the really sad part is when most of these “singers” are told NO they get upset and tell the camera (America), “they don’t know what they are doing. I am amazing, I have been singing for forever…. blah blah blah blah blah…” Seriously? I know while you’re…

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Grow Up! Serious time!

I had the same conflict you had and it took me shame and embarrassment to figure it out myself… Anyways, the person who found out was a very close friend that I consider my brother, I felt ashamed of my self, before he found out, he shared with me a verse “1 Peter 5:8 be sober, be vigilant” and I kept that verse in my heart… Im not sure if my friend thought it was just a mistake or if he chose to forget my sin and forgive me, but all I know is that if you confess your sins, God will forgive…

the daily rip[ple] effect

My wife said something to me yesterday. “Thank you for growing up, and becoming a man.”  …well, it was something to that effect.  On first glance that might seem like an insult and, in a certain context and depending how it’s said, it could be. But this wasn’t. It was sincere and appreciative for the steps taken for us as a couple and in my personal life to keep God at the center. You see, I had become a chaser of my pleasure and desires and had not fully considered its impact on myself and others.  I was acting immaturely and doing a great job of it.  Today I read a scripture that spoke deeply to me.

2 Timothy 2:24-26 (MSG)

Run away from infantile indulgence. Run after mature righteousness—faith, love, peace—joining those who are in honest and serious prayer before God. Refuse to get involved in inane discussions; they always end up…

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Surprising my Aunt/ 2013’s Bucket List

Dec 30 2012

2:15 pm

Just surprised Tita Ellen for her birthday (Which is technically tomorrow).

We wanted her to feel special, since her husband is in the Philippines.

The food was AWESOME btw. there was Ube cake, Black soup, and water… (xD)

PS. New Year is tomorrow night! >.< Soo excited!

2013’s Bucket List!

Smile more often.

Go scuba diving!

Buy a pet tortoise 😛

Control my (so called) temper.

Get good grades >.<

Grow closer to God

Share the word of God

Write more POEMS!

Sing like a PRO

Go to the Philippines 😥


adventure AWAY from the internet.

Gain more friends.

Be more like Jesus.

Read the bible more often.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change

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How much I’ve changed :}

I love talking about stuff and I just go on random stuffs and this is what I thought of blogging… about before’s and after’s 😀

When I was young I used to like parties like the sleepovers and birthday parties stuffs like that…

now I don’t usually go to parties cause I turned into an introvert but when I do enter a party (which is usually indoors):

And when I was young, I loved opening gifts like:

but now, its like:

 Oh yes… the gift… Its wonderful >:]

Even though I like the gift I try hard to look like I do I end up looking sarcastic 😀

But there is one thing that haven’t changed…

When I was young I used to watch TV like this:

Now its like:

yup :} and nobody can disturb me… I bet YOU can’t 😛 haha joke… yeah…