desc Walking in Fields of Grace

Sunday, August 31, 2008

huling hirit ni warla =)

Siguro nga ganun talaga ang buhay... hindi maiwasan na may dumarating at may aalis rin. hayyy... Isa na namang butihing kasamahan at kaibigan namin ang tatahak na ng ibang landas - yan ay si Angelica o Angie na kilala rin sa tawag na "warla". Sa mga tunay na nakakakilala sa kanya, siguro alam nyo na kung bakit. hehehe...

Narito ang ilan sa mga masasaya (at malungkot rin) na eksena sa huling araw ni Angie dito sa Oberthur...

yellowish despedida! =P

with Angelica's special guests - Ferdie and Jay :)

Buddy's Pancit Lucban, Spaghetti and Cassava...with Angie's Barbeque and Ice cream sponsored by Aldrin :D

Video presentation by Onax, featuring Angelica as "Dyesebel" =P

watching the "memories on tv" presentation for warla :) kunwari lang nakangiti pero naiiyak na talaga kami waaaah....

ayun, humabol si itay Axel sa picture taking hehe...

excited sa scrapbook nya! :D

reading my message for her :)

ayyy...nakatulog na si jay sa haba ng messages haha... pero salamat sa pag punta kahit masama ang pakiramdam mo bro. ;-)

ayan na... naiyak na sa message ni Tabel.. tsk, tsk...

tawa naman ngayon hehehe... grabe iba na ito =P

pero sa totoo lang happy at sad sya na iwan kami... :)

Para sa iyo Angelica, Angie, Warla... salamat sa lahat ng nai-contribute mo sa I.S.T.! hayyy...tatahimik na ang room natin hehe...mamimiss ka namin! Hanggang sa muli kaibigan...Hangad namin ang iyong kaligayahan at tagumpay! :D


Thursday, August 28, 2008

another one of us...

I really never had much chance to see my PCU highschool friends. The last time I met them was during Lorinna's despedida before she left for the U.S. (about a couple of years ago). And seeing them again this time is a blend of happy and sad feelings. It's totally great to see them and catch up with each other again, but I can't help to feel sad knowing that one of us is leaving the country again. :( It's Consorcia leaving for Dubai this time. Oh well, I guess that's how life really is... I wonder who would be next? Could it be me? :D Who knows... We'll just wait and see who would be the first to text to meet up again for a despedida. :D

We're supposed to meet at Edsa Shangrilla for dinner. But due to some demands at work, I wasn't able to join them that time. huhuhu... Lizbeth had to go to work by 9pm, so I wasn't able to see her :( Good thing, Consorcia and Yvette decided to meet me at UCC Park Cafe near Glorietta. It was a great time catching up with each other and hearing news about our friends, classmates, batchmates and even teachers back in highschool...oh how time really flies soooo fast! I somehow feel old hearing each other's stories. hehehehe...

Here are some captured moments... :)

wala ako dito... huhu.. (kunwari na lang ako kumuha ng picture hehe...)

hmm... by phone ba ang pag order dito??? =P

enjoying the cake and coffee... yummy! :)

so nice to be with my good ol' friends again! :D (Si Lizbeth naman ang wala dito. Kunwari sya naman nag take ng pic hehehe...)

We'll surely miss Conso or "Ling" as some fondly call her - our dear friend. With her determination, good heart, intelligence and charm we're sure she will be successful wherever life may lead her. And as what I always say, it's never "goodbye" but "until we meet again". Anyway, she promised to come home if one of us gets married soon, hehehehe... So i guess we just have to assure her that happens really really soon :D

All the best to you, Consorcia! :)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wedding by the Beach... =)

Noel & Karen's Wedding
Munting Buhangin Beach Camp
Nasugbu, Batangas

This is the 4th wedding I've attended this year, yet the first ever beach wedding I've been to so far. And I should say, one of the most beautiful as well. It was a 3-hour travel from Alabang going to Nasugbu. Unfortunately, we missed to see the beautiful bride walk down the isle. But we're just thankful for the on-site video which was shown during the reception, somehow we're able to see a glimpse of those moments we missed.

Overall, it was definitely a glorious and memorable day for the newly-weds - with the bright skies and fine weather (Thank God He has heard our prayers as well as of the hundreds of couples who are also being married that day - 8/8/8 :D), with the great view of South China Sea, lovely setup, sumptuous delicious food, all the wonderful people who shared the couple's special day and of course the beautiful and touching wedding ceremony and celebration itself. A lovely wedding indeed! :)

in beach wedding attire :D

the lovely couple - Noel & Karen :)

the wedding ceremony by the sea...

the promise... :)

the cute flower girls :D

the much awaited kiss! :D


w/ Vanie, Cheli & Onax :) ...So happy for the couple :D

Oberthur Technologies Family celebrating with the newly-weds :)

the lovely couple ... and the glorious sunset... perfect! :D

doves of love...

w/ Cheli at the reception :)

@ table 13 :D

the lucky man and woman of the evening :D

the couple expressing their heartfelt thanks...

from all of us - Congratulations and Best Wishes to Noel and Karen!!! :D

Special thanks to Vic and Onax for the photos :)

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Passion World Tour - Manila!

August 1, 2008
PhilSports Arena (ULTRA)

Few days before the concert, Dan asked me if we could watch the Passion concert. I told him I would really love to, but I just wasn't sure if we could still get tickets because they're really selling like hotcakes! And there were really many people (like us) who wanted to experience this once in a lifetime Passion World Tour. I also never got the chance to pass by any House of Praise outlets to inquire, but I guess heaven has heard our plea. :) Got a text message from Deb and she said she still have some extra tickets for the concert. yahuuuu! So I immediately informed Dan about the good news and he called Deb right away to reserve 2 tickets for us. :) cool!

Concert day came and it's still quite rainy around the metro. I already told kuya Bob and Ayi to reserve seats for us since they will be arriving early at the venue. Good thing they did, because it was quite an adventure for me and Dan to get there. Our work scheds, the weather, the traffic, the hot-tempered fx driver, the choosy taxi drivers, the long queue at the jeepney terminal and several other hindrances made our travel from Makati going to ULTRA quite like an Amazing Race! Concert started on time (7:30pm) but we're still in Makati at around 8pm. waaaaah! Kuya Bob kept on texting us asking our whereabouts. I kept on asking him if we already missed a lot - and if my fave Chris Tomlin song "Indescribable" has already been sung. He told me it wasn't played yet. whew! twas a relief! :D We finally arrived at around 8:30 and met with kuya Bob and Ayi. I looked around the venue, and even if it was dim, I sensed that the arena was jam-packed with people! It was Kristian Stanfill singing beautifully when we arrived. :)

I was a little worried about the time because I still have to attend my uncle's wake afterwards. But I told myself to just be still in God's presence and to allow myself to be ministered. And that's really what happened. Pastor Louie's message especially when he shared about Ashley's diary really struck me and left me crying. I was once again reminded how precious life is and how many people around me needed to know Jesus and accept Him as Lord and Savior. And just like the life story of Ashley as told in her diary, and how her life was changed because there was a "fruitcake" (as what she calls her room mate, Christa) who shared to her about God's love, I was challenged as well to be a "fruitcake" in the "Ashleys" around me, while there's still time.

Tears kept flowing even as Chris Tomlin sang "Amazing Grace" and "God of the City". I believe there's still hope for our cities and for our country as a whole, if we will just acknowledge and let God be God in our lives. And finally, the song that I've been waiting for all night - Indescribable - got me worshipping God all the more. It was really awesome to hear Chris Tomlin sing it live! I couldn't wipe the smile off my face. :) All praises to God Who has truly made the concert victorious! I know many lives have been touched and changed by what we have seen and heard. We left the venue with our hearts still singing "How Great is our God!" :)

Let me take this opportunity as well to send all our love and thanksgiving to our brothers and sisters in London who supported this Passion-Manila concert with their prayers and finances. Because of your love and support, more than 8,000 souls have heard God's message through the Passion concert!!! God bless you more and more! :D Click below to see and hear them cheering for Manila! :)

For us here in the Philippines, we too had the chance to "pay it forward" by praying and giving our financial support for Passion's concert in Malaysia (last Aug 3). We all wore our concert bracelets until Sunday to remind us to pray for our brothers and sisters in Malaysia. And the other day, I just found out that there were about 4,000 souls who experienced the Passion's concert in Malaysia just like we do. God's is truly amazing! :D

Here are some photos (from Dan and kuya Bob) and video (from YouTube) taken from the concert @ ULTRA last Friday. :D

For more photos and write-up about Passion's "Thrilla in Manila", please visit:

You may also browse their blog site to learn more about Passion's concert in London and Malaysia. :)

To the Passion Team, thank you for sharing God's message and your beautiful music with us. May God continue to bless and empower you more and more as you make Jesus Name famous!!!


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

So we think we can dance? =)


It was one of those things I've found myself to love and enjoy doing over the years, but I guess I just didn't have so much chance of doing (and enhancing) so often. Probably, I could consider it as one of my hidden talents (hehehehe...) which I somehow have a chance of sharing to others at some point, like during some events in school, in Church and even now in a couple of our company events. :)

Those dancing stints, plus the influence which I got from watching SYTYCD episodes, pushed me to take a chance and get myself to grooving by enrolling in dance classes. (oh yeah! you read it right! :D) It's a blessing to have a dance school near the office. :) That being the case, it was also quite easy for me to convince my team mate Onax to join me in this quest....hehehe... He willingly enrolled, too! cool! :)

We just finished 4 sessions of dance classes this month. yeyyyy! Though I still feel my legs aching from the steps we did in our last session. Those fast-paced kneeling steps left me feeling like I'm about to have cramps... arghhh. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the session as always. :)

There were a lot of times after our classes when the studio manager approached us and would convince us to continue the dance classes until October so we could join the recital. For me and Onax, it sounded like a great idea which we would certainly want to experience. But still, we have to consider some factors like our working scheds, budget and more importantly, if we would endure until the end. hehehe...

We still have a week to contemplate on it, and decide. we really think we can dance? =)

Hmmm...Maybe, we just have do it to find out. *winks* :D

Monday, July 21, 2008

Hanggang sa muli bro! =)

Isang butihing kasamahan namin ang nag desisyong mag-iba rin ng landas :D Ngunit alam namin na ito'y para naman sa kanyang ikauunlad kung kaya't lubos namin syang sinusuportahan sa desisyong ito.

Kapatid na Jay, salamat sa lahat ng iyong mga naibahagi sa grupo. Nawa'y patuloy kang maging isang huwaran kahit saan ka man mag punta. Hanggang sa muli! :D

Narito ang ilan sa mga masasaya (at malungkot rin) na sandali sa huling araw na nakasama namin si Jay sa opisina.

Hayyy...ang hirap mag tagalog ah.. =P

ang I.S.T kasama si Jay :)

ang mga girls ng I.S.T. w/ despedida boy

the I.S.T. boys at si Jay

pose while it lasts :)

tama na pose... kainan na! :P

hala.. hindi pa puno ang plato o may space pa =P

Doreen-doreen presenting the team's souvenir for Jay :D

ayus na ayus ang personalized starbucks tumbler with IST pics and messages! :D

Dear Jay.... :)

last hurrah w/ Jay and his special someone Joann... yiheee.. :)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Making my way back...

ooohhh my! It's been a really long while since I last managed to type something in this little blog of mine... and I soooo missed doing this!

Well,'s the busy days at work, in Church and in some other stuff (not to mention the lazy days that strikes me once in a while...hehehe...) that basically kept me from blogging. But yes! It's just great to once again see this little space and type something on this blogger editor. :D

I wanted to share a whole lot of events that made my summer wonderful, but I guess it would take a lot (as in a lot) of my time if I would enumerate them all here. Anyway, I already shared a glimpse of them in my Friendster account, so if you have the luxury of time, just kindly check them out there.

Hopefully, I'd be more consistent now in updating my blog and in sharing something to the cyberworld more often. (i'm keeping my fingers crossed :D)

Staying true to that promise, here's a little video that I wanna share w/ you. Hope you would really take time to watch it. It wasn't done by professional actors/actresses but it had such a great impact on me that I couldn't keep my tears and it gave me goosebumps even if I've already watched it several times.

The background song is entitled "Everything" by Lifehouse. I'm also sharing the lyrics below.


Find me here
Speak to me
I want to feel You
I need to hear You
You are the light
That's leading me
To the place where I find peace again.

You are the strength, that keeps me walking.
You are the hope, that keeps me trusting.
You are the light to my soul.
You are my're everything.

How can I stand here with You and not be moved by You?
Would You tell me how could it be any better than this?
You calm the storms, and You give me rest.
You hold me in your hands, You won't let me fall.
You steal my heart, and You take my breath away.
Would You take me in? Take me deeper now?

How can I stand here with You and not be moved by You?
Would You tell me how could it be any better than this?
And how can I stand here with You and not be moved by You?
Would You tell me how could it be any better than this?

Cause You're all I want, You're all I need
You're everything, everything
You're all I want your all I need
You're everything, everything.
You're all I want

You're all I need.
You're everything, everything
You're all I want

You're all I need,
You're everything, everything....

And how can I stand here with You and not be moved by You?
Would You tell me how could it be any better than this?
How can I stand here with You and not be moved by You?
Would You tell me how could it be any better than this?

How can I stand here with You and not be moved by You?
Would You tell me how could it be any better than this?
Would You tell me how could it be any better than this?


Taking from my blog entry's title, I say: "It's never too late to make your way back into the Father's arms. He loves you no matter what you've matter who you are. He's just waiting for you to come to Him. :)