You're My Rock

1:47 AM

This is one of my favorite songs and this evening, I was in tears because of a reason you'll most probably tease me about one day--and I tell you, it's a heartbreak. haha


Well, God has plans and one just have to trust that the Father knows the desires of your heart, and that He cares for you and loves you even though sometimes, things may not happen your way. And in this case, that He cannot give me what I want. 


I think I am learning to trust more and depend on Him more than I ever did before. I know He loves me stil--and forever willl.

Anyway, this song is perfect 'cause in the middle of my tears, I remembered this and found myself singing. Exactly what my heart is crying out right now. ;) I just wish it's found  on the web; sadly it's not. Just read on. I hope this touches you as much as it touched mine the first time I heard it.

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Sometimes I get lost like a child in the dark
Who's wandered off just a little too far away

But then I see Your face

And when I reach for too high a star
Sometimes I fall just a little too hard

Well, that's when I call your name
And there You are

You're the river that leads me home
You're the believer when my faith is gone
And when the ground trembles under my feet
I just fall into Your arms
And thank You, Lord for what I've got

'Cause You're my rock

Sometimes I feel like the world plays too rough
Too many tears and not enough love to around
There's more lost than found

But like a dove who's come home to nest
I've found a place where my heart can rest

And it's time I let You know
How much I've been blessed

--Becca Jackson

John Piper Will Be On A Leave

2:06 AM

I felt a little sad when I read this. I've been following John Piper on Twitter and have been refreshed and strengthened with his ministry. So until December, I won't be reading finding his tweets everywhere in Twitter. That's so sad. I will just miss the wisdom from such a godly man.

Well, we can still read his previous blogs and listen to his old messages. The Word of God doesn't change anyway. Let's just pray that the Mr. Piper's leave will serve its purpose.. that he'll grow to love God even more..and also his family. Let's also pray for his church. I know God will work mightily.

Fridge Design Challenge

7:55 PM

So here's how our fridge looks like:

Okay. I know that's quite messy... and yeah, not good to look at. haha And I'm really wishing our fridge would look a little colorful and artistic.

And that's my mission for the coming days. ;) I'll be having a couple of days off work because of the Holy Week.. and I'm planning to spend a "Day With The Lord" and do this stuff. I'm excited to show you the result.  Will get back to you as soon as it gets done. <3


Well, anyway... this afternoon, Ptr. Dario gave Papa something that really made my heart marching, leaping and singing!



The black and white Japanese chocolates that I always loved since I was a kid. Remember playing soccer with Yuka and eating this in my Grandparents' garage.

Ice Cream Sunday and A Crazy Week

4:30 PM

So I`m not feeling so well and I decided to stay and have ice cream with my Mom and Dad.


The past few days has been quite a struggle, although there were some perks and you know, God just made me know that no matter how much things can go bad, He will still be there to cheer you up and provide people to make you smile and see the brighter side of your situation.

Nashee is like an angel that God sends to me whenever I`m almost an inch from giving up. I mean, I won`t give up. But there are just times when you badly need someone to stand by you and pray for you or you`ll die (in tears, that is.. hehe)...and Nashee just comes exactly at the right time.


Can`t believe I made it through this week.

I`m really thankful that Kuya Noy and Nashee gave me a hand in doing the videos... Kuya Noy with the editing (He`s a genious!)  and Nashee with the brainstorming and floor directing (She`s the best!) And PB, of course, when we need to be taken to San Jose for the interviews we had to make.



I don`t know how things will turn out this week. I`m looking forward and I`m counting on God to turn the bad things around. ;)

 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
       where does my help come from?

Psalm 121:1



Anyway, love staying with my Mom and Dad. Missed them so much. They`re always so close...but I am always distant...because of all my responsibilities and concerns. I wish everything will just stay like this. haha

Ever Been Accused Falsely?

12:01 PM

I know sometimes people wonder why I am like me. You know, why I think and act the way I do. Sometimes, I think I'm not becoming submissive or whatever. But there is a difference between "being submissive and compromising the truth" and "knowing the truth and standing for it while being submissive at the same time".

I remember Francis Chan's video about this.


You know sometimes, the bad things people say gets to me. I'm also a normal person.  But standing up for what's right, for what's biblical... is better than just keeping your quiet and doing nothing. The Bible says it's okay for people to mock you for the sake of the Gospel, for the sake of the truth, for Jesus...

And even though it gets to me, even if constantly get hurt for being speaking the heart of God...that would be okay. I wouldn't want to have any regrets for compromising or for being afraid to stand for what I know is right.

But of course, knowing when to speak up is wisdom. You don't tell a person, esp. if the person is higher than you, that he's wrong. You have to wait on God for Him to deal him. What I'm talking about here is when you are  speaking about truths at the right time, at the right place, and you're not intending to spear anybody with what you're saying and  yet people hate you.

But the rewards in heaven is great. Just think about those things. And remember that we are called for humility, patience, kindness and everything godly.

“Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”- Colossians 3:12

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This Week In Pictures

11:31 AM

Wednesday Bulalo Dinner at Tagaytay

The pastors were just talking about eating bulalo and suddenly, they decided we go to Tagaytay, at 6 o' clock in the afternoon. So I sent Micah an SMS that I wouldn't be going home with her that day, and Mark had his small group meeting cancelled (but for more than just the reason of us going to Tagaytay. More complications. haha) And we were off!

Mind you, the bulalo was great...although I didn't eat meat but munched on the veggies. We also had mango-bagoong salad, chopseuy, and fried breaded tawilis...and overflowing iced tea. 

I was full and everyone was feeling heavy in the stomach. We brought the dessert--peanut candy--home with us but the whole thing kept on falling on the floor of the van the whole time so it just ended up in the trash can.


Woodwork Shop in Tagaytay

We also dropped by a wood shop to buy the thing were couples kneel in a wedding ceremony. Don't know what it's called though. 

Wish we stayed in the shop longer 'cause I really had fun looking through all the stuff, trying out things... The furnitures were unique and if my mom was there, she would've gone crazy over the good finds. The wooden faces were fun! And how I wish we had a swing like that in our backyard.


Thursday's Ice Cream Treat at the office from Tatay

Daughter of the King

So What Is Periwinkle?

2:26 PM

Ok. Periwinkle was my favorite color in Grade 2 when my parents bought me the 48-color Crayola because I already needed them in school and I'm big enough not to break them. lolz

And it was not until I was in college that I learned that Periwinkle is the name of the purple flower we always had in our backyard. Or it is that flower? :p

Now what does it have to do with my blog? 




 Periwinkle is associated with the words:



   serene, purity,
    infinity



I believe that as we grow into lovely young women of God, we must always seek to be an example in purity, speech, behavior, and even in the way we dress up. It doesn't mean that we're gonna be left out with the latest fashion. It just means that as we keep with the times, we also keep our godly values intact and become ladies who, at first glance, can be recognized as Ambassadors of God. ;)


I couldn't imagine myself dressing up in banana leaves. lolz I,myself, love elegance. My black dress and pearl necklaces!!! And my inkling for cutie little stuff... and my  pretty Tropical Punch manicure! But then again, I would have to watch out where my skirt ends, and how low my neckline goes down. I would also have to check that my actions don't hurt anybody, like for example, my brothers in Christ. I would also need to make sure that in every word I say, every decision that I make even in little everyday stuff, that I am glorifying my Father and heaven and living like His daughter--a daughter of the King Himself.


So this is what this blog's gonna be about. The normal,everyday happenings for a young lady who's determined to live her life the Periwinkle* way. ;)

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The Everyday Design Challenge

3:10 PM

I've been reading on DesignInformer.com and accepted the challenge on designing something daily. Perhaps I can do that in the morning, every 10am, as soon as I get in the office.

I don't know but it really works when you are not pressured to do anything and you just challenge yourself and do what you love to do. Honestly, being a newbie in the design industry, I find it hard to come up with something when I feel the pressure hitting hard on me. But when I am just enjoying the assignments... on free times when I just do the things I love... here's what I come up with:





But more than anything else, doing designs daily also means that I am becoming a good steward of every gift God has entrusted to me.

I love this verse:

2 Corinthians 3:18 (King James Version)

18But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.


And  although, it might be out of context, but I guess, it also means that as we behold his glory, we see all the talents that he has given us and we grow in our desire to use whatever it is that He has given us for His glory.

I want to take care of the gifts God gave me and I will do my best (not just "try") to develop my gifts, so when I get to see Jesus face to face...he will be proud of me.

I'm taking up the challenge but I'll be posting that in my design blog that is currently under construction. ;) Soli deo gloria!



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Wordpress Theme Dilemna

1:40 PM

Ok. I give up. I've been looking around for pretty Wordpress themes only to find out that you can't change a Wordpress.com theme and if you really want to, you could go to Wordpress.org which obviously is not a free site.

So here I am in Blogger. ;) I'm moving my first Perinkle Confession here, too. ;)

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So, here’s my first shameful confession. I don’t know how to change my WordPress theme, although I can get satisfied with this cutie, minimalistic theme I have found on the presets. Suits my newly polished pink nails.. Will show you a picture tomorrow ’cause I don’t have a camera with me.

By the way, I was trying to hold back tears the whole morning because in our staff devotions , we talked about how we first came to Christ. I always get teary eyed whenever I speak about me, encountering God as a child, as a 6-year-old, and seeing my life change as I was growing up.

I realized, there is an endless list of things to be thankful to God for. It always amazes me that God could reach a kid like me, as naive as a pre-schooler can be. It always breaks my heart when I come to think of it that God reached my parents at the same time, even though they were physically apart (Dad was in Japan, mom in the PI.) which made way for me and my two younger sisters to grow up in a Christian family. I love it when I think about my mom not wanting secular songs in the house, forbidding us to watch kissing scenes on TV, taking every care for us not to get saturated with media.

Now, look at what the passion we have for Jesus. Every little obedience that my parents have followed, made way for God to mold us into godly girls… and now women of God.

I just can’t help but stand amazed on how God is working in my family. And personally, on how he constantly pursues me to Himself. How can I just walk away?

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