mandirigma

My Lord, My God, Sorry I have lost focus on you, i was doing the wrong things, i was thinking about the wrong things, I was looking for the wrong things and I was longing from the wrong things; Not realizing that I only need you.
—  Jet
My Repentance to Jesus

Jesus, today I surrender my life to You. I have decided to turn from my life the way I was before to my life now with You as my savior. Prior to this, I was doing things on my own until I turned around and found You. You got my back all along. Now, You are in control of my life. I come before You and repent all my sins. Change me and make me Your new creation. There will be times that I will be tested, but I will be still and know that You are my God. I will gather strength from You alone, because You are more than enough for me. I have made plenty of poor decisions back then, but right now, I have no regrets because the moment I decided to follow You is the greatest decision I have made in my life. Lead my life Lord as I live to praise and worship You with all my life, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

written last September 26, 2013

Anina, maharlika

Anina is an Earth elemental and sister to the rest of the element holders. She grew up understanding the ways of the Catalonan, the ancient priestesses of the land of gold and was able to harness the power of the Earth–by moving the largest chunks of rock and earth, to being able to control plants with roots big enough for her to control. She used to be a Mandirigma, the warrior class, but retired from her post to focus on being a Catalonan. Despite that, she still trains her mind and body everyday to keep it fit for fighting. In her homeland, she is also able to communicate with the earth spirits known as the Anito.

She is a pure-blooded Filipino native and speaks fluent Tagalog and the dialect of her origin, Ilocano. Despite the change of times, she still upholds the traditional beliefs and with her gained wisdom, helps those who seek it. She harbors an old soul that has been reincarnated through various other Catalonan before her, which makes her speech similar to the elders, and also results to her disinterest to the modern living. She is calm, quiet and would often only show expressions as a response, having been taught by the elders to keep her mouth shut unless spoken to. She then grew up harboring a serious demeanour and maintains a premature gravity. Physically, she is 21 years old. 

Anina is overly fond of plants and spends most of her time sleeping on top of trees, under rocks as long as it’s with vegetation, across flowery fields and vines. If not, she spends her time talking with the Anito, and other various elementals which nobody else sees except for her. Despite all her power, she is particularly weak to ice, thus being afraid of it. 

Her main weapon is the Kampilan, and her animal companion is a female python named Ahapon.

Although appearing distant, Anina is very loving towards her sisters and would not hesitate to use her full potential to protect them (although honestly she thinks they’re pretty much formidable themselves!). All the more, she is very much willing to teach them what she knows and would gladly be /literally/ the rock they could hold on to.

My Convictions on Muay Thai

I wanted to learn Muay Thai because I want to give function to my muscles in line with my body building. I want to gain muscles not just for aesthetics but for a purpose.

I wanted to get involve in Muay Thai beause I want to learn martial arts. I want to learn how to not just defend myself but also to the people I care and to those who need help.

I wanted to train in Muay Thai because i want to be healthy. I want to be physically fit and have an active lifestyle in order to avoid sickness and overcome asthma.

I wanted to know Muay Thai because i am tired of being weak. I don’t want to be a pushover and an underdog anymore. I want to stand out for something. I want to gain confidence.

I wanted to participate in Muay Thai because i want to become a champion. I want to give inspiration to others just as how I got inspiration from them.

I wanted to engage in Muay Thai because I want to find my greatness. I want to experience something new. I crave for adventure.

I want to learn Muay Thai because i want to honor God through hardwork and persistence. To God be all the glory!


Why I wanted to learn Muay Thai:
to be strong
to learn a sport/martial art
to defend myself and those in need
to become a better person
to gain confidence
to become fit
to live a healthy lifestyle
to acquire a valuable skill
to meet awesome people
to be an inspiration
to enjoy life
to find adventure
to find my greatness
to become more closer to God
to honor God