Stop dreaming.

Do you remember all your wildest and biggest dreams when you were a child? You even thought that you could fly, be a mermaid using that pillowcase, a supermodel together with your barbie dolls, a fashion designer using your bath towel, you were that entrepreneur kind of kid or you tried selling stuff. You admire your teacher back then and told yourself, “I want to be a teacher” and even lead your small classroom of dolls or your group of friends. Then you saw another one after your mother brought you into the hospital, you said “I want to be a doctor” and you ask your mother to bought you a set of medical tools toys.

It’s funny. But to think that the older we got, the less things we dream about. Maybe because as we get older, we realize that things aren’t that easy to achieve. We got discouragements from the people around telling us, we cannot do it. We got rejections until it leads us not to continue or pursue our dreams. And sadly, we don’t believe in ourselves anymore because of too much failure and too much trying.

Do you remember all your wildest and biggest dreams when you were a child? What I admire to the children is their bravery and courage. They are fearless and will definitely do the things they want regardless of the embarrassment and the hurt. Why? Because they have that spirit to do it, simply because they love it.

We can always go back and have that kind of mindset. And this time we’re on the right age to stop dreaming and start doing. 

Cafe review : Carpe Diem – BF Homes

Today was supposed to be a Pinto Art Museum day for me and my sister yet because of some reasons, it was cancelled.

But I don’t want this free day to end without trying something new and as always, the Plan B, coffee shop hunt! I searched on Zomato and find high rated cafes in BF Homes Paranaque.

And here we are! Carpe Diem is a latin word which means seize the day. Their tagline goes, “seize the day with good coffee and food”.

If you’ll go there without a car, from BF Homes-kanto, ride a special tricycle near Pares, give the address 122 B Aguirre Avenue and pay 30 pesos. To make it sure, always look around while you’re in the tricycle because sometimes the driver doesn’t know all the shops here in BF, because it’s just too many.

Honestly, the place isn’t that inviting on the outside. We didn’t even noticed it because of its small place and also the ads aren’t too creative. Surprisingly, it’s spacious enough inside. It has 2 tables with 4 sofas and group 4 tables with chairs on the side. Atleast, 30 guests can occupy the chairs in the cafe. The place is simple, it felt like home plus their playlist is good. As we go in, most of the guests here are studying maybe because of their fast WiFi, ambiance and of course the food.

The staffs seem so nice and very accommodating. We ordered Iced Cappucino honestly didn’t expect that it has a strong coffee taste but hey I like the latte art (mice are drowning! lol). Nutella Haven is recommended if you like sweets, it has gummy worm on it.  Three-Cheese Panini and Chicken Cream Pasta are good! Thumbs up to the cafe’s price competitiveness.

My rate: 3.5/5

It is open from 9:30 AM to 12 Midnight. Air Conditioned. Cash only. Wifi Available.

 

Why do people feel the need to share everything on social media?

Why do people feel the need to share everything on social media?

I am active on many social media. Facebook, twitter, instagram, tumblr and wordpress. There are many times that I have deactivated my account, I just felt that I need it.

Those were the days where I found myself posting too much to the extent that it has become my diary. Don’t get me wrong, posting is okay but I think is better to be mysterious sometimes. Not just to show that ‘this is who I am, this is what I want, this is what I do’. We share about so much of who we are until we forgot, is this really who we are? Or we just making ourselves look good to the public?

We are easily affected by the likes or the followers that we have. We become so opinionated about things and issues that we really do not understand. We tend to complain about everything, the traffic, the government and in the worst case, about our parents over the internet. We show so much of ourselves that there’s nothing left for us to be kept.

We trick ourselves into thinking people care about all the things about us. Talk about it to your friend or much better to your family. Pray about your problems or concerns. Talk to God about what’s in your heart.

Things to ponder : Does it matter? Does it change the situation? Does it encourage people? 

I was just really thinking, how did my father pursue my mother. What’s her favorite food, where is she, what’s more about her. Surely, mother didn’t post it over the internet. I think is better to be mysterious sometimes.

Don’t let the people label you.

To someone who think they are never good enough,

We live in a world where it’s the society that will tell us what is right or wrong.  We let the world define us and how are we gonna act in different situations. It’s suffocating, sometimes. They said just be who you are but in the end they will judge you. They said you must accept on another but in the end people will try to change you into something that seems like “accepted.” They said you must do what everyone else is doing to be somebody. You are born to stand out and be extraordinary not only to be like them. A life well lived is a life not trying to please all people around you. Never rely only on human standards or else you’ll think small about yourself. These labels that they give you doesn’t say who you are. You are what God says you are. You are beautiful. You are loved. You are favored. You can do it. Don’t live a life that you’re not happy to live on. Remember that 2000 years ago someone died for you, for that life. Enjoy it.

This is your season.

Enjoy your season.

This is the topic when I received Jesus Christ in my heart. That was February 13, 2012. It thrills my heart everytime I here those phrases. Youth only comes once in a lifetime, it’s an opportunity that once you missed, you can never take it back. One of the reasons we miss opportunities is that we fail to see them for what they are. ‘Enjoying your season’ has been defined in many other mundane things in this world, often we called it Y.O.L.O. According 1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. It doesn’t mean do the wildest and out of control things that most of the youth are doing.

You are waiting at the same time.

Waiting will always be the least thing we’ll do. Admit it, we hate waiting. And as the years pass by, I’m finally beginning to realize it’s in these seasons of waiting and being still before God and in waiting does some of his greatest work.

Waiting is an opportunity to know God better through spending time in his Word. It’s in waiting that I get to know God’s heart more intimately and finally begin to realize he is my life.
Waiting is an opportunity to know yourself better. There are so many things that God has revealed to me through waiting. God restores my hope, dreams and vision and deepens my character. I was reminder how significant I am in His eyes.
Waiting is an opportunity to know others better. This is the when I have all my time to know many people, to listen to their stories, to lead, to minister, to share and to be with them. Why? Because this is the season that you think of self less.

Marry a man who loves Jesus. 

Who loves God before he even knows that you exist. A man who falls to his knees, with tears in his eyes and hands held high, without a care to the world watching him. A man who knows that God is the best foundation in your relationship. A relationship that brings you each other closer to Him.

The man who loves Jesus will respect you. He’ll pursue you and treasure you. He won’t pressure you or control you, but gently walk beside you and lead you. He will appreciate you as the gift and beauty you are, and remind you of it every day. He will worship with you. He’ll pray for you and pray with you. He will lead you with strong hands, stand up when you can’t, but remind you that only God can satisfy. (repost)

Love people when they deserve it least.

Look around and think of a person that is most hated. Maybe because of his/her attitude or the way he/she reacts on situations. We tend to dislike a person easily by their actions, simply because we are human, we have feelings. Have you ever wonder how that person becomes like that? How the “monster” was build in their hearts? What made them hold that strong ego inside of them? How you love the unlovable? 

There was this person who irritates me, I am not easily irritated on the way a person acts but it came to the point that she tested my patience. She embarrassed me, finding all my simple mistakes, shouting, too proud of herself and so many unwanted attitude that she has. How you love the unlovable? 

Until I knew her story. Her story made her strong that no one can try to break her walls. This story pushes her to the limit that this is the only way she can cover up things. It changes everything. I just want to hug her so tight as if I can pick up all the pieces that tore her down.

Love people when they deserve it least. They’re the one who’s hard to accept their real situation so they act like they’re so strong so no one can hurt them again. We can’t always know the real story of the people for them to be understood but we can love them because they need it the most.

Scripture :

Mat 5:46  If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. Mat 5:47  If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that.