<3 Trois

Earlier, an officemate commented that my Facebook page looks so IN LOVE. I laughed and told him that I’ll share the whole story next time. But in my mind I thought, “Why not? Why not feel so in love?”

After finding my tall 3-year high school classmate cute and then dancing to our Grad Ball’s last song; after the years in college when we became better friends and my love for him grew, why not? After texting him if he could be my 18th rose, and he answered “siyempre, ikaw pa” — 3 simple words that melted my heart, why not? After inadvertently sharing CURSOR Awitan progress to a very secretive and very competitive IE Clubber, why not? After his courtships to other girls that eventually faded away, but I knew everything about (being the good friend that I am ;-)); after a lot of prospects and exaggerated hopes for me; after heartbreak that came and went for both of us, why not? After those sporadic movie and dinner meet-ups when I would jump at the chance to see him; after the timed replies to his text messages and wondering why I still liked/loved him through my working years, why not? After a fateful drunken night of admissions and realizations, of tears and “I love yous”, I ask myself again,¬†why the hell not?

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Mathias

Mathias

Mathias

On July 4th, we welcomed Mathias to the world :) He is the little boy of my favorite doctor couple — Ate Mitzi and Kuya Mark. It is heartwarming to think that I was third wheeling for many years with them, and now they have a permanent third wheel in the person of this little baby.

While seeing this little one over Google Hangouts and connecting with family, I felt the outpouring of love. Family will forever be family, and love will always be available to everyone of us. So much grace and thanksgiving was felt when Mathias was born.

Welcome to the family, Mathias! :) See you soon online and I hope your mom doesn’t gigil you too much :) We love you!

Forever Boyzone Fangirl

#BZ20

#BZ20

I was sure to watch Boyzone’s 2nd concert in Manila on May 26 of this year, but the question was, who was the best person to bring? Upon asking my sisters and boyfriend why I should bring them, I got the following responses:

Paula: May outfit na ko for the concert!
RG: Ha?!? Ako ba isasama mo?
Kris: (sang ALL the Boyzone songs I quizzed her on. She knew everything!)

So it was obvious that I was bringing Kris. :) But it became more obvious when Boyzone appeared onstage that Tuesday night at the Araneta Coliseum. Even with the 1.5-hour wait and lots of complaints from my sister, she beat me to the classic, shrill, fan-crazed scream! And who wouldn’t scream when one lays her eyes on this one?

Ronaaaaan!

Ronaaaaan!

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The Good Life at Anvaya Cove – Part 2

The Good Life at Anvaya Cove

The Good Life at Anvaya Cove

When we first visited Anvaya Cove 4 years ago, I was gushing of the beautifully landscaped resort community, its clean pools, and inviting waters. When we eagerly came back this year, some things have changed, but the overall feel is the same. The place still makes me want to wear my shades and sing —

Oh, this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good good life

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Hesus ng Aking Buhay

Hesus ng Aking Buhay
Arnel Aquino, SJ

Sikat ng umaga, buhos ng ulan
Simoy ng dapit-hapon, sinag ng buwan
Batis na malinaw, dagat na bughaw
Gayon ang Panginoon kong Hesus ng aking buhay

Saan man ako bumaling, ika’y naroon
Tumalikod man sa ‘Yo, dakilang pag-ibig Mo
Sa akin tatawag at magpapa-alalang
Ako’y Yong ginigiliw at siyang itatapat sa puso

~

One of my favorite worship songs, and incidentally, a song composed by one of the directors in the retreat I attended over the Holy Triduum. I learned a lot this weekend, and I hope I can keep everything in my heart and mind in the coming days and months. It is a blessing to have these priests share their knowledge and show their love to us through their service. I feel blessed be a part of the group who was touched and changed because of them.

Indeed, God is always good! And Jesus is risen! Happy Easter! Alleluia! :)