Taking a Break

Hello everyone! Yes, as you’ve read in the title, I’m taking a break on blogging.

I’m not giving time in blogging without saying a word to my readers. I thought you guys would have to know.

I’m just taking a break and I’ll come back 15th of December – where I’ll start my Blogmas posts as well. I’ll prepare something good for you guys!

And I’m also taking a break because my phone doesn’t work nicely. If my parents would be able to get enough cash this month, then I think I’ll have a new laptop soon. If not, well I’ll have to stick with my phone haha. Please pray that I’d get the laptop. I badly need it in school as well…

Anyway thank you so much to everyone who’s greeted me last Tuesday. You guys are the best!

See you soon, guys! I’m so grateful for everyone of you. 💗 Trust me I have so much to tell you about my experiences in serving God through the youth and the kids! But that would be next time!! 😉 Byeee!

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Announcement + I’m 17 Tomorrow!

Hello everyone! I’m very sad to announce this but I’m stopping the gratitude challenge. Don’t get me wrong, guys! I so love the challenge but yeah I’m really having trouble with my phone right now 😦 I’m really sorry. Anyway if you’re wondering, I use my phone to update this blog because I don’t have a laptop.

I’m currently using my phone right now and I can barely type. It makes me so sad, I really love this phone.

Plus, I’ll try to update this blog if I’m able to. Thank you so much. I hope everyone understands!

Another thing, sorry for not replying to your comments. It’s really hard to type things! 😦


Anywaaaay!!! It’s my birthday tomorrow! Woot– I’m turning 17!!!!

Saving Money Struggles!

Hello everyone!

We’ve all been there. We’ve all said the line “I need to save money. I won’t buy anything tomorrow” kind of thing. But… does it happen?

6 months ago before school started, I noted to myself: do not buy a lot of food. Do not buy. Do not buy. Do not buy. Save money. Save money. Save money. You need to buy a camera. You need to save! Yes, I’ve said these before school started but what happened? Wanna know?

Nothing! *claps hands and cries*

Absolutely, nothing has happened with my saving ideas. I did not save any money. And now, I’m crying. I have so many expenses to pay and I don’t really like asking my parents for money. It makes me feel soo ashamed! I don’t really like it.

And the worst, I won’t be able to buy a camera!!! *cries and cries* The year is nearly ending and aaaahhh I don’t have any moneyyy!!

It’s not like I’m money addicted, no. But let’s face the truth, in the world today, you need money to buy you stuff. Yes it won’t buy your happiness but still, it’s an essential. You won’t even have food if you don’t have any money.

And because my heart is broken because I don’t have any savings… here are some reasons why I can’t save money.

  • F O O D E V E R Y W H E R E

Sadly, but yes! I have 100 pesos daily allowance and here’s my routine in school:

  1. Break time– we’re going to the canteen. I smell siomai and then I become attracted to rice. I have no choice but to buy a 35 pesos meal.
  2. After eating my delicious siomai and rice, I head over to the counter again to buy Chunkie cookies which costs 10 pesos and sometimes I buy two or three– depends on my mood! So let’s calcute, 35 + 10 + 10 + 10 = 65 pesos. Like it’s still the morning and I have bought 65 pesos of my money already!
  3. Lunch time. I eat my packed lunch and later on I crave for more food. I head on to the counter again and sometimes I buy a chocolate drink or milk drink which costs 30 pesos. So let’s estimate, 65 + 30 = 95. *crying*
  4. Dismissal. They over this really good Chow rice and I can’t help but eat them because they taste so yummy! Chow rice usually cost 35 pesos. So look, I am so bankrupt now.
  • Tickets

Sometimes there are events for the youth– like Live Pure Movement and such. I do my best to save money to buy tickets– I don’t really want to ask for my parents but when the event day comes, I have to ask for money because I am totally bankrupt.

  • School expenses

Nothing really big about school expenses but for example, like the strand shirt, we have to pay 250 pesos. I’m proud that I didn’t ask them money for the shirt!

  • Sometimes you just really crave for a milktea or a Chickenjoy Jollibee.

And this is so true. I go outside the house even if I’m alone to buy a milktea or a Chickenjoy!! And I also really crave for Dakasi!

  • Phone load.

So that I could use the internet. Ughh.

Any of you have some tips to save money? Haha please don’t say that I should avoid food, because that won’t happen.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post! See you!

Serving The Kids: My Experience + Photos!

Last Friday, I’ve posted Serving The Kids– the post is all about my expectations and how I feel about serving. Now, I’ve experienced the real kid’s camp and it is something that I would never forget.

I never really liked kids. Yes I was once a kid but I don’t really like clingy people and kids are…clingy. But little did I know, kids give out the most genuine smile you’ll ever receive in your life.

Almost 30 kids attended. I’m not exactly sure but I guess it’s more than 30. It wasn’t easy. Serving God is never easy and that applies to the kids as well. You’ll experience everything. They ask your permission first before doing something and it’s like wherever you go, a kid will call you because they need help. It’s tiring, it’s not easy but it’s worth it. The feeling while you’re there is so much more.

I love how kids pray– it is so sincere, so true, so pure. They don’t think for themselves instead they think of their mother and father and siblings left at home. It’s so sweet and very heart touching.

Since I am a facilitator, I was tasked to know the kid’s heart and the problems they’re facing at home. Sometimes it’s about their parents, siblings and sometimes all about their friends. For some of us, the youth, the kid’s problems are very light but you’ll never know how hard is the problem if you’re not the one experiencing it. I’ve learned a lot from them and I hope I touched their hearts.

During the first day or the kids day, it was so tiring. You’ll be tired physically but emotionally? You can’t explain it. There’s pure and overflowing happiness while serving. So, during the first day, we are all tasked to dance so that the kids will imitate us in dancing. I’m not a dancer but geez, it felt really good to dance and sing and pray at the same time. It’s more better if you see the kids around you dancing and enjoying the song as well.

I am so thankful that I got to experience this camp. It is so memorable and I have really learned a lot.

During the kids activities, I held like 10 kids to play for each station and I am so proud to say that our team is somehow the best. The kids are very competitive and during the games, they are like competing but of course, having fun at the same time. Everytime we finish a station, they’d all run to me and give me a high five– which I really love.

Night came and we’ve got bonfire. The kids were so happy, of course, and we also had a praise and worship surrounding the bonfire. I love how the kids dance– because they learned the dances in just one day.

Another thing, some kids weren’t allow to stay for the night so before they go home, one kid came to me and hugged me. It was the sweetest hug I’ve ever received. I was like, thank you for hugging me. You don’t know how I feel right now. It was very heartwarming and after him, two kids came to me then it became three and four and five and I gave them a group hug. Being surrounded with so much positivity and smiles is something I wouldn’t trade for. That is so far the best experience I’ve had in the kids camp.

Now, I’m expecting to see the kids I’ve seen in the camp in the upcoming assemblies and fests. I hope that all the kids praise God all the time.

Here are the photos– I’ve collaged some of them and these are not all the kids who attended. I haven’t had the chance to take a picture with everyone! 😦

Look at those smiles!!! *heart emoji*


I’ll add more photos later on. Thank you all so much for reading! I hope the kids’ smiles in the pictures will touch your heart as well!

May God always be praised! ❤

PS. I will do the missed gratitude days tomorrow!

Serving The Kids!!

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to another blog post. Hehe. I know I post everyday but that’s because of the gratitude challenge which I’m loving SO much! The challenge makes me reflect about the things that I’m grateful for.

Anyway, let’s get started with the main topic!

You guys know that I joined a really cool Catholic community where we serve others while serving God. I just joined last May but my experiences were so beautiful– and being in the community made me learn a lot of new things.

Now, I will be serving the kids. I am scared, nervous and excited at the same time. Scared and nervous because I’m not really fond of kids. I don’t really like nosy kids and I don’t know how to interact properly with them. Excited, because I know this will be something that I won’t forget in my life. This is the first time I’m serving the kids.

But…why serve the kids?

Last November 4th, I attended a training. It’s for the youth who wants to serve the kids. I don’t know why I went there. I don’t know why I attended. The weather that time was cold and it’s nice to sleep in bed all day but I know God woke me up early so I could prepare and attend the training. My mind was full of negative thoughts and I don’t really want to attend but then I found myself preparing for the training. Eventually, I found myself in my co-servant’s house and there, it happened. God called me that day and I’m glad I answered.

During the training, I realized a lot of things. As I’ve said, I don’t really like kids but as the training goes on, I’m starting to feel that being with kids is fun too. I started to realize that I once was a kid, maybe it’s nice to go back and see myself as a kid again by looking at the kids I’m serving at. We were trained on how to talk with the kids, on how to approach them, on what things to say and the rules when serving them. One rule that’s gotten into me was never say ‘kunyari’ which means pretend in English. I wondered why but later on my question was answered. They said, the kids will adapt the kunyari word. And kunyari also results to lying. I also learned that kids are kids, they are honest so we shouldn’t be offended by what they’ll say to us.

For example:

Ate, bakit ang pangit mo?”

“Why are you so ugly?”

Do not be offended. As I’ve said– kids are kids. They are still insensitive about what they’re saying.

Another point on why to serve kids is because kids are the purest. Kids are the most innocent ones and they are closest to God’s heart. Just think of it, serving someone that is very close to God– so heartwarming. And as Mark 10:14 says,

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

This is an enough reason to serve the kids. And we are all tasked to share Christ in all people– so then let’s do it.

After the whole day of training were some announcements and I was given another challenge by God again. They chose me to be the facilitator of kids with ages 11-12. Being a facilitator is SO much– I am thankful, I really am, but I can’t help but be nervous as well. Being a facilitator means you will hold the kid’s life– you will know their personal lives and you have to touch the kid’s soul and they have to learn something from you. I hope I can do this one– of course, through His help!


The kid’s camp will be this weekend and here a little announcement!

  • I don’t think scheduled posts works for me so I think I’ll skip two days of the blogging challenge. I’ll just post them Monday.
  • There won’t be an After Party series post tomorrow because yeap, I won’t be online and ‘sides, I have posted an After Party last Wednesday.
  • Lastly, I will share my experiences with you guys! Just stay tuned!

And that’s it. Thank you so much for reading!

After Party Series: Soulfood101blog

Hello everyonee!!!

Yay. Hello!!! I’m really happy to do this kind of post again. I’m really sorry for the delays of this series. I’m starting it once again. I know today is not Saturday but I’m still doing this and I’m publishing on a Wednesday. Haha!

Anyway, let’s get started!


Yup, yes. Yuuup! You guessed it right! Today I am featuring Margaret from soulfood101blog!!

Soulfood101blog

Soulfood101blog shares about the Word of God. Everyday Margaret posts Bible verses that will surely help you throughout the day.

The Word of God feeds your soul– and by reading God’s Word I think you’re doing great about your spiritual nourishment. Margaret’s blog could help!

And I really appreciate that Margaret went to the party. When I posted the invitation, she told me that she’ll try to drop by because she’s going somewhere where there’s low internet connection.. I’m glad she made it! And our timezone has also helped! Haha.

Introduction about Margaret:

Soulfood101blog is not the blog where you’ll find Margaret’s personal life. It’s more of a Christian blog and as I’ve said, she posts daily Bible verses. However, Margaret is one of the best people I have ever met here. She’s like always there to support you and lift you up by her comments. She’s a very supportive blogger and she’s definitely for keeps! Anyway she has a son going to the Philippines and I’m really excited for her son’s trip here! And I really love Margaret’s featured photos!

11/7/2017

This is her post yesterday. I really loved it and Psalms 53:2 had a really huge impact on me.

I cringe… The Word

This was a post way back February when soulfood101 was still new. Anyway, this is a really insightful post that will make you think. I recommend reading this post!

The Word– Challenge

This post was way back September.. And the question… It was really hard to answer. It will make you think. I want you to click on the link and see the question, then reflect on your answer. It will also nourish your spirit and make realizations!

To Margaret, thank you so much for everything! You’re such an inspiration to me and to everyone else, I know! Continue sharing the Word, I personally love your blog and its content. And your posts really make me realize things– so thank you for that!! May God bless you and your family even more!

Do you know Margaret? What do you love most about her blog?

Maddison + Co

Hello everyone!

Like the wall prints and throw pillow cases? I’m totally inlove with them especially the wall prints! So a friend of mine named Taiya Maddison just opened her shop Maddison + Co last October 20 and she just provides the best wall prints and pillow cases ever! Check some more of it!

These prints are totally amazing, right?! So what are you waiting for? Go now and check out Taiya’s blog and shop. I would really appreciate it! Here are also Taiya’s social media links:

Go ahead and check it out! You wouldn’t regret it! Also, she has like the cutest blog ever and she’s one of the friendliest here! You’d love her, for sure!

Thank you for reading! I really hope you check her blog out! ❤