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Mt. Timbak - Scaling the third-highest Peak in Luzon

Scaling Mount Timbak was really such a great experience! Meeting with new folks, be inspired by the locals, sharing insights and laughing over silly jokes with the Conqueror Outdoor Club it was indeed a meaningful and fun experience that I will treasure forever.

Cagbalete Island Experience - Php 1,200 Cheapest Budget Ever!

Glad our CAGBALETE ISLAND Trip was a success. Thanks to Ms. Tess of Villa Cleofas who answered all of my inquiries and to Josiah Sicad of Lakas Trip. I'm glad that I stumbled upon his blog for this made our journey possible in the cheapest way.

Calaguas Island - Beach Bum's Paradise

What I love in Calaguas Island is its shimmering grains of powder-white sand and its awesome turquoise waters. No doubt, these make me want to go back again!

Dare to Climb a Mountain?

We face a lot of challenges everyday of our lives. Some are easy to handle while some may seem too much for us to take. And as I gradually became fond of climbing lately I realized that Life is.. Life is also a mountain to climb!

From Religiosity to Relationship

I was very sincere in seeking God. But I also saw the reality that my religiosity in church did not carry over to my life at home. I got angry at my nieces and pinched them whenever they touched my things, gave my mom, my ate, a weeks/ or month of silent treatment in rebellion to their strictness, spent hours devouring novels and giving way to my imaginations. I was selfish and self-centered.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Pasig Love Ko

Our mother earth needs saving. Different environmental campaign are seen in the news, radio, on print ads,  and now if you noticed some companies are even trying to cut down by sending us our monthly bills through our account online.

Recently, an anti-littering and intensified waste segregation campaign was launched in Pasig City, "Pasig Love Ko". This is to help lessen the volume of waste that will be accumulated and dumped into garbage disposal sites. It is important to segregate our waste since Christmas and New Year's Eve are approaching surely the volume of waste usually increases. Glad that our Mayor, Honorable Bobby Eusebio intensified the Pasig City love ko Campaign. Where they have launched a project dubbed "Pa Zero" or "Bukod-Bukod na Basura Tungo sa Zero na Basura" this is also to help encourage us, pasigueƱos to segregate our waste and re-cycle re-usable materials

The project was initially launched in San Jose, Bagong Katipunan, Sta. Rosa, Sumilang, Santolan, and Kapasigan. We should immediately start learning how to segregate and recycle some of our waste not just in accordance of the "No segregation, no collection of trash" advocacy. But also, on our own little way we can do our share of helping the earth.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Talk Sense

I used to work on a printing and publishing company where conversations on just about anything abound.  We mixed show business, fashion, street tales, movies, mall wide sales, or the latest funny  stories we have heard. And the jokes and stories we laughed at were often filled with sexual innuendos.

Even after I became a Christian, I enjoyed listening and laughing to this kind of humor simply because I thought it as funny. I also had some of these jokes and stories up my sleeve, ready to be rolled down when the opportunity presented itself. I also used some expressions easily thrown about in the office, which seemed harmless to me, but were actually cuss words.
Then in one particular meeting, my Christian friend took up Ephesians 4:29, my first encounter with the passage. “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths…”  to illustrate his resolve on the matter this friend of mine shared that he refuses to join in whenever his male colleagues exchange lewd jokes and that he never laughs at any of them.

I was stunned. Here was a man who kept his mind and mouth free from indecent talk, while here I was, a woman actively contributing to the unwholesome discussions going around in our office. I was so ashamed by the revelation that I resolved never to engage in or enjoy such talks from them on.  By the ways, unwholesome talk does not only include lewd jokes, but also gossip, swearing and useless expressions.

But Ephesians 4:29 doesn’t end there. Inversely, we are also told that we should say only the things that will bless other people, such as words of comfort, encouragement, or appreciation. “… but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit whose who listen.”

The way this verse has changed me has been a wonderful, continuing journey. To this day, I try as best as I could to live out this second part of the verse (as this doesn’t come naturally to me) And God continually convicts me If my conversations don’t please Him. More so, the verse has not only changed my attitude, it has also changed people around me  -- or at least it seems so.

Talk about good sense! :)
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