The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
—  Amelia Earheart
  • Lord Shen:How did you find peace? I scarred you for life.
  • Po:Scars heal.
  • Lord Shen:No, wounds heal.
  • Po:Oh, right. What do scars do? Fade?
  • Lord Shen:I don't care what scars do!
  • Po:You should Shen. You got to let go of the stuff from past, because it just doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is what you choose to be now.

This girl tickled my heart so much when I had an encounter with her, last Sunday. After receiving her school supplies and pair of slippers, I approached her.

Fate: Hello, oh ano kasya mo ba?
LGirl: (yakap yakap ang mga tsinelas) Maganda po, ate. Salamat po.
Fate: Oh, tulungan na kita! Suot na natin sayo.
LGirl: Huwag na po, ate. Ibibigay ko po sa Mama ko. Wala din po kasi syang tsinelas.
Fate: Ang swerte naman ng Mama mo sayo :) 

Seeing how sincere she is, touched me so much. Considering the fact that the slippers might not fit her mother’s feet, still, her thought of not using them proved to me how she loves he mother so much. Kids, nowadays, really.

My life revolves around my God and my family, everyone else is just secondary. He alone loved me first, provided me with a loving family; they’re my priority — above anyone else.
—  Even if I have met the person who means so much to me, I still want to remember my Mom’s reminder: not to allow my life to revolve around someone else and be constantly reminded that God should be the center of our lives, to put priority in Him & our families first; let everyone else just be secondary.
On Dying Twice;
  • Mitch:What do people fear most about death?
  • Reb:Being forgotten. They are as men who have existed not, theirs is a loss of past loss of third breath. It is the second death. To think that you died and no one would remember you. Our young people post their deepest thoughts on public websites. They run cameras from their bedrooms. It's as if we are screaming, "Notice me! Remember me!" Yet the notoriety barely lasts. Names quickly blur and in time forgotten.
  • Mitch:Can you avoid second death?
  • Reb:The answer is simple, family. When they remember you, I live on. When they pray for me, I live on. All the memories we have made, but that, too, is limited. Faith is so important. I may have not be remembered in many years but I believe and have taught - about God and our tradition - that can go on. It comes from our parents and their parents before them and if it stretches to my grandchildren and to their grandchildren, then we are all, you know....
  • Mitch:Connected?
  • Reb:That's it.

I really enjoy movies like these. Not only does it make us entertain, but it also teaches us many values in life. It may be really for kids to enjoy but it gives me the same kind of happiness and life-learning(s) too.

  • You’ve got to let go of the stuff in the past because it just doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is what we choose to be now.
  • Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift. That is why it is called “Present”.
  • The most important thing is now.
  • Your story may not have such a happy beginning but that doesn’t make you who you are, it is the rest of your story, who you choose to be.
  • Inner peace!

Stop fighting… let it flow. 


(Kapampangan Version)
Trans by: Candace T.

Itang atlung malating kuting, awala de ing kaput da tapos ginaga la.
“Oh Ima! Awala ne ing kaput mi”
“Nano? Awala ye ing kaput yu? Ika yu ne, ng ka salbayi.”
Ali dakau kanian dinan putu"
“Meeow, meeow, meeow, ala nakaming putu.”
Ikit na ning atlung malating kuting ing kaput da,
Kaybat ginaga la
“Ima o! Lawen mu,Lawen mu!”
Ikit mi ne ing kaput mi"
“Sulod yu ne pin ing kaput yu ikaung magalo a kutinH
Banta dinan ko na kaung putu”
“Meeow, meeow, meeow,
Ngeni,mangan tanang putu.”
Sinulod na neng atlung malating kuting deng kaput da
Kaybat kenan na la deng putu da,
“Oh ima, matatakutan kami 
Kasi atin neng dinat ing kaput mi.”
“Nano? Medinatan la deng kaput yu? Salbaying kuting!”
Kaybat, ginaga la na naman “Meeow, meeow, meeow”
Kaybat meg mengisnawang mabayat ing mga kuting,
Binanlo na ning atlung malating kuting deng kaput da
Ampung pelangi na
“Oh ima,ali me ba dimdam
Na binanlo mi na ing kaput mi.”
“Nano? Binanlo yu ne? Kaganaka yu ne mga kuting”
Pero atin kung ababawung dagis
“Meeow, meeow, meeow” Dagis banda keni… 

Ibat ya keni. Ing kaluguran ming ayni eya makaying byasang mag-kapampangan. Pero pag dimdam meng magsalitang kapampangan, balamu emune buring patuknangan. Asneng ka-kyut. Ing tono ampong ing pamagsalita na asnang kasanting pakiramdaman. Kayapin, mengapabilib ku talaga, anyang gewa na ini – ing kapampangan version ning Three Little Kittens. Kagaling mo, Dhae. Ika na, the best ka! Gawan muna kanyan itang live-action na nini, ne? Ampo tang audio na. Miss danaka. :)

Authenticated Freedom;

Thank you for allowing me to grow independenty but still with plenty of limitations. Thank you for giving me enough freedom as I am growing up. Thank you for protecting me not to experience everything just to learn from the mistakes I might encounter. Thank you for preventing them to happen because you have always been there all the way.

Thank you for continually guiding me and providing me with the wisdom I still lack. Thank you for trusting the decisions that I want to make in my life. Thank you for providing me with the needs and wants I yearn to have. Thank you for letting me live my life to the fullest, giving me the freedom to explore things I want to do, allowing me to have time for myself or even with my friends, leading me to the right path and always pushing me to my limits.

If people will ask me who my bestfriends are, I have to say they are my parents. They have been there all the days of my life and whatever it is that is happening in my life, they are always the first to know. They are my confidanté, my partners in crime and the people who inspire me to do better, always. Thank you for always being there for me and my sisters, for always making us feel loved and equally special in your eyes. <3


Lolo tells it all — the secret to real happiness.

Buy One, Take All

I value my family so much that whoever wants to be part of it may have to take all what it takes to gain the trust and respect of each of them. The family that I am talking about is never perfect but one that lives in simplicity within the grace of God. The family that has simple joys in life, one that loves unconditionally, who is non- judgmental of people, values honesty & sincerity and, a family humbled by the mistakes committed.

Whatever destiny may give, whoever person we are meant to be, I believe that he should first love our God and our family. I hope that each of us may find that person our family truly hopes for – that is, a man who has genuine love and fears the Lord and his own family (more than anyone else). With that said, everything else will beautifully follow – his own dreams in life and the future that person may want to have with us.


Nafeel mo na ba yung masakit yung loob mo kasi ayaw mong magpagupit pero kailangan na talaga? Yung sinasabi mong ‘wag pakahaba ang putulin sa buhok mo? Yung dapat trim lang 'wag yung super magiging ikli na? Yung bawat gupit ng gunting kinakabahan ka kasi baka sobrang i-stlye ang buhok mo? Ganun eh.

Na-trauma na kasi ako ata ako. Nung bata pa ako, pinutol ang buhok mula malapit sa may baywang hanggang sa balikat. Linaw pa ng alaala kong iyon. Iyak ako ng iyak kase raw sabi ng naggugupit, maikli lang. Pagkaalis namin ni Mama, parang pwede ng gawing wig yong nakuhang buhok sakin. Tapos everytime na magsusuklay ako, bitin ang sukat ko kasi sobrang ikli na ng buhok na sinusuklayan ko. Nakakalungkot lang.

Naging panatag naman ako ng wala masyadong nakapansing at nakahalatang nagpagupit ako. Atleast, hindi ganoon ka-obvious pero feeling ko andami ng nabawas. Pero sa totoo lang, mas malungkot pa yung mga kaibigan ko kaysa sa akin dahil nagpagupit ako. At nag-impose na sila ng bagong rule, na huwag ng magpagupit hangga’t hindi magkaka-level ang mga haba ng buhok namen. Belo na sa mga panahong iyon ang buhok ko.

As I Sleep Tonight;

I want to share to the world how greatful and thankful I am feeling right now. This week has been one of the best weeks of my life this year. This week —three of my loved ones came home from abroad (My Daddy, Lola Mameng and Tito Mike), seven in our family had their graduation including both of my sisters and of course, celebrated the birthday of a person with a very special place in my heart, Aldwin’s birthday.

Everyday had been a great blessing for us all, really! I am always excited to wake up each day because I know I will be spending the rest of the day with my family and loved ones. May we all have a sound and sweet sleep tonight; a brighter and fruitful day awaits for us tomorrow!

Good morning, sunshine! ☀️For the 12+ hours of sleep I had, could not be thankful enough! No worries to think about and no exams to study on. I thought of giving myself a night of break from everything and just gave some time for myself. I had a long week last week that even my weekends were used for our requirements and recollection. Last night was an extension for my supposedly Friday to Saturday’s long sleep. Thank you Lord for giving me another wonderful day! I am blessed and favored. (at 19th Hot Air Balloon, Clark)

Thoughts at Midnight;

06042015 | Change is the only permanent thing in this world.

Looking back until present, I have came to a realization that throughout the years that have passed and time that went by, a lot had really happened. A lot has changed. It maybe the people surrounding us, the feelings we have, the attributes we possess, the things we like or do not, the dreams we yearn to have, and even our own self – go through the process of change.

Lately I have been thinking, will the same people I have in my life now still be the persons I will grow old to be with? Will the feelings, thoughts, favorites and dreams I have at present still be the same few years from now? Will I still be the same person I am today? Will all these change? Perhaps, yes. Perhaps, not.

At its brighter side, I want to see change, claimed as the only constant thing in this world, as a wonderful part of life. It lets me discover things, people, thoughts and even emotions. It surprises people to come and go. It allows us to see pass through our own self, way beyond our imaginations could give. Change creates a deeper meaning for us to see how beautiful life can be. It creates a wider horizon to have a better view of this world. Yes, I want to embrace change… for the better.

There is a very thin line between the things we comment outspokenly or share our thoughts through social media and, the things we should just keep to ourselves. I learned that some things are meant to be kept privately within the persons involved. It need not to be shared to everyone else, unless it concerns them. It also made me realized not to judge people but to just give due respect to them. Less stress, more happiness.

What I Learned Today;

1. To value the people around me, especially my family and friends, even in the simplest way I can give – my time.
2. To simply be there for others; listen to their stories, share my time with them and be with them if they will need me.
3. To have a time for myself to unwind and be free from any form of stress (just for this summer break).

In the best way I can, I make time to re-connect with my family/friends & even my inner self, it really means much to me. Re-connecting brings life in me, and creates bliss within me. I just simply want to have fun, live life lightly and enjoy this priceless moments. Just pure happiness, no negativity

  • Bermi:Bet! Feel ko Miami mananalo sa Mon. Haha. Gudnyt.
  • Me:Huhu. Feeling ko Mavs eh. Kahit asa school ako, pagchecheer ko pa rin sila!
  • Bermi:Oo nga pala, may pasok na nun.
  • Me:Kami lang, kayo 16 pa. Hehe!
  • Bermi:Sino nagsabe?
  • Me:Ako.
  • Bermi:Kala ko naman may source ka.
  • Me:Meron nga! Hahahaha!
  • Bermi:Sino?
  • Me:Sarili ko pa rin. =))
  • (After 376284 years, nag-pm ka rin sa akin. Ang sarap lang magka-ganitong usapan ulit mula sayo. Seryoso tayo kasi masyado noong huling usap natin eh. Miss na miss na kita, Betkoy! )