Creative Writing, Photography & Digital Art, Travel

Motion and Stillness

I remember the first time I realised why people take so long staring at photos displayed in museums. I can’t remember what I was looking at, but I can still recall the sensation of  emotions and thoughts mingling. There is something unique and fascinating about looking at the brush strokes and the colors blending together. The particular beauty of focusing on individual sections of the painting, then stepping away from the artwork to appreciate the majesty of the whole. Also, when I look at paintings, my right brain seems to enter a trance of manufacturing words and words and poetry.

There’s also that similar sensation that I get when I look at photos. Maybe it’s why I really got into tumblr in high school. Photos can really capture a thousand words. Just the other day as I was skimming through photos from the past months, I saw this one. I took it while I was in the car and we were passing by these fields, on the way to a resort.

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Bible & Prayer

The Heart of Prayer

Nowadays, people have become confused about what prayer is really about. Sometimes, people portray it to be a holy act reserved only for clergymen. Sometimes, we limit it to litanies and memorised religious poetry. Sometimes, we think it’s some kind of skill that only some people can do. Like a balancing act or a note only certain vocal chords can reach.

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Heiress of His Promise, Personal

Pasasalamat

Pasasalamat, n. gratitude or indulgence

In the past few weeks, including the closing weeks of 2017, I had a lot of fleeting moments of immense gratitude.

Noticing something I bought months ago that’s propped up on the bookshelf, or remembering an experience that was once a prayer, or seeing faces of people I have come to love all over facebook. Each time — flashes of joy spreading through my body accompanied by humbling gratitude from the overwhelming realisation of the love from my ever-faithful God.

Here are some things that have made me feel that simple but powerful gratitude.

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Reviews & Feedbacks

AliExpress for Filipino Buyers

I have several reviews of different shops and websites to do. I’m doing this one first since I just got my package yesterday–which was a real thrill! Happy mails at the start of the year are exciting! 😀

For those who don’t know what AliExpress is, it’s a retail platform owned by Alibaba. Much like Lazada or Shopee, there are different sellers who use this platform. Buyers come from all over the world. This post will be written for buyers here in the Philippines, so the process may be different from others.

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Personal

Hello 2018~

Hello to the new year!

You could say I got swamped by so many events and other interests, hence my inactivity here, but hopefully this 2018 could be better for this blog.

I’m starting a BuJo so I hope I can keep myself on track. There are already so many backlogs to post and so many photos to share here. I might end up flooding this blog soon enough.

This is just a quick hello-slash-year starter post, so catch you all later in my upcoming posts. 안녕!

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Reviews & Feedbacks

Wise Online Shopping

I’m writing this post partially because I wanted to write a lengthier review of the products I just got from Lazada, but I couldn’t do so in the limited customer feedback form. Later, I’ll talk about the three things I just ordered from Lazada. But before that, here are top 15 things we should remind ourselves when buying anything online, whether it’s brand new or second-hand.

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Bible & Prayer

Holy Spirit

The moment you recognize that you cannot achieve God’s standards of holiness and look to Jesus as your Savior, God marks you with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit guides, reminds and speaks to the Father on our behalf.

Along with the declaration of our limitedness, we begin to open our spiritual eyes. We begin to experience the Holy Spirit moving in our midst. From then on, the Holy Spirit indwelling in us does not change. Either we harden our hearts and feel a gaping distance or we humble ourselves and experience the Holy Spirit fully, but the Holy Spirit does not leave us. On some days we become more sensitive to the Holy Spirit compared to other days. But it doesn’t mean the Holy Spirit’s presence fluctuates based on our feelings and whims.

Don’t give in to the lie that the Holy Spirit has departed from you. Instead, believe in Him and ask for more faith.

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