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Making my own sketchbook has always been in my to-do list. I was finally able to accomplish it last year. It took 30 pieces of 200gsm watercolour paper, three days, and lots of glue–I originally planned to sew it, but it was too tedious, so maybe next time. The sketchbook was made for a three-month […]

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It has been so long that I don’t remember when I last opened this blog to write. Life went haywire: I found myself deep under piles of tasks, responsibilities, and varieties of stress.  I was exhausted and overwhelmed and the usual short-term remedies of weekends, coffee, or planning/organising days could no longer work. A lifestyle […]

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…so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs. You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy. (Psalm 65:8) God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning–the first day. […]

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THERE’S A DETOX PROGRAM you have to do right now. No, it’s not on fruits, or vegetables, or juice. It’s good for your health, but you don’t have to diet. What you do have to do is to close your computers… after you read this. I had been MIA for a while. I made a […]

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Last March 14, Xavier School Nuvali held a Lenten prayer concert right after its regular 5PM Saturday mass. The prayer concert, entitled “Find Stillness in Me,” featured the inspirational vocal ensemble Hangad. The School glee club, Xavier New Voices, did the opening performances. Hangad means desire in Filipino. It is a group of friends, young […]

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“So, how’s summer so far?” my friend asked me just before day one of summer ends. I tried not to message her a list of everything I did (“OMG! I was super productive like I did this, studied that, made a ton of plans, then slept for the rest of the day. You know what, […]

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The last quarter of 2014 was mostly for catching up and planning for the next year. Although having no goals for my Book It challenge, I was able to read 8 books from October to December. 8 Habits of the Happy Millionaire by Bo Sanchez Just to get back on reading (after quite some time […]

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December and January aren’t just for winter wear and holiday feasting. In these months, bookstores are usually filled with planners, to-do list templates, and other organizing tools to help those whose resolutions are to be more organize, to manage time effectively, or to be more productive.

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150101 2014 Highlights: To wrap up the past year and to kick-start this new one, here are fourteen things that made my 2014 an awesome 2014.

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142612 Photo Journal: Some shots from an impromptu shoot a few days back with the most adorable models. (We found a random bleacher in the park!) Also, I’m seven hours late at my side of the world, but: Merry Christmas!