Hello, everyone! How did last week go for you? I hope y'all had a great one. Mine went fine except for the last few days. A friend we know recently passed because of a car accident (or avoiding a car accident rather). It was heartbreaking to know that just a few days apart would be Father's day. His children were childhood friends of ours and it was devastating to know how they'd feel after the loss. So for the drivers here in the UAE, please be very alert and careful when driving. It doesn't mean that there'd be time for you to relax while even when the road seems clear as this often is what causes the accident — when you're so relaxed and didn't see things coming. Losing a loved one may be horrible but let's say that at the end of it all, we will all have to say goodbye to this earthly home and be welcomed in the next life— where pain and sadness won't exist anymore. Moving on, I thought of sharing with you a Sunday Currently entry because one, it's Sunday and two, I couldn't think of a new post yet :P
Here's my Sunday Currently entry:
Hello, everyone! I hope you are all having a great Sunday so far.. It's been a month since I last wrote an entry in here and I absolutely feel guilty for not being able to come up with something to write. May has been a pretty toxic month for me and my family. The first week of May was spent shifting things in our new place — or new room shall I say. Imagine having to meet course deadlines while embracing the pain of sore shoulders that came from carrying heavy things! Anyway, to top off the month of May, some good things happened like preparing the decorations for Zach, my *ehem* godson. (I'm feeling so old but yes) We spent the rest of May making slideshows, cutting off crafts for decor, buying stuff and literally just putting things to places. Another event that happened is the awesome Hillsong x Voice International thanksgiving dinner that took place last 27th of May. The food was delish and also, it has been great meeting the volunteers I got to work with during Hillsong United's concert in Dubai last 28th-29th of April. Read about that here. Lastly, the the birthday celebration we have all been waiting for happened just 2 days ago (June 2) and the picture above is the Piñata where kids (mostly adults) joined in and had so much fun catching all those candies. Long story short, May may have been a lot stressful but maybe it's been the most productive too. Here's another entry for the Sunday Currently. Enjoy!
Hello lovely people! It has seriously taken such a long time before I can come up with another blog post for today. I have felt super uninspired the past few days and I just wasn't into blogging. For whatever reason. I know that I just lacked the motivation to get up and start writing. So...here's my Sunday Currently entry.
Hello, everyone! It's been a while since I've written here. 35 days to be exact. A lot has happened like losing our internet connection for two weeks and all the busy stuff I've gotten into lately. In 35 days, I've been able to visit Heritage House Dubai, witness the spectacular lights festival in different areas of Sharjah, spend some time at the beach in Palm Jumeirah area (it was pretty stormy which made the view even more beautiful), and we were also blessed to be able to watch the women's grand finals of Dubai Tennis Open for free. So many blessings, yet so many trials that continue to test my maturity and character. Also, the most recent thing I've been a part of was the KidsGames 2017 Winter Edition that took place on 2 Saturdays (Feb 25, Mar 4).
I just wanted to let you know what's been happening in my life as I've been so silent the past month so here goes the Sunday Currently Volume 08!
Finally, it's 2017! All the fireworks, the noise and the happy faces all around — all marked the coming of this brand new year. I really do not have much to post but I wouldn't want to miss the chance of writing an entry for The Sunday Currently on a New Year. Well, I hope you had a wonderful new year's eve celebration last night. My family however, we didn't do much of a celebration. We just stayed at home and watched movies from drama, comedy to action. My sister Tina and I also got to watch the livestream of the all-famous lights / water / fireworks show at Dubai Downtown. Someday, I'll get to watch it live in front of my eyes. Anyway, here's my Sunday Currently.
Hello everyone! I would like to greet y'all a very Merry Christmas. Hope you enjoyed Christmas Eve and Christmas day today as well. Last night we attended the Christmas Eve service of our church at the Dubai World Trade Center. It was a blast! The singing, the venue — everything! The only enemy, I'd say, is the parking lot and the time we spent walking just to reach the main hall. Even then, everything went well (except some personal issues) that we headed right after to Burjuman just to take pictures and straight home to eat the yummy meals my mom had prepared in advanced. So... Here's a Sunday Currently entry from me.
Hello! The photo above was the flowers I got from a kid's mom in the last summer camp I've joined. Cool, right? There were problems that came up the past week that my family's really worried about things and how to solve them. We haven't attended church last Friday as we had no car so we just watched the service via live streaming. It was okay but it's still different to be at the actual place itself.
Anyway, here's my Sunday Currently entry for today..
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. It's the classic book that we're studying on now and I'm glad we came across it. Also, I'm done reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I really fell in love with the story
The Sunday Currently Volume 5
to Sunday Pinasaya as my sisters are watching it while I'm writing this up
house clothes that are really comfy
this time I get to write this post and the new theme I chose for my blog. I got really afraid at first because it didn't seem to be responsive on phones but thankfully, I got to ask Weebly for help and they did!
a really happy life, free of stress and pressure
a good movie to watch!
a bit anxious as it's my birthday tomorrow. I don't know what to feel or am I just over-reacting and all. I just hope that there will be answers to my prayers asap
That's it! Hope you like it :) It's a bit boring but I love writing for this..
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Hello! The photo above was taken last January 2015 at the Miracle Garden, as we celebrated New Year with our family / relatives. Anyway, today has been pretty hectic for me. After home study, we went straight to Sharjah Public Diary to borrow some books and taught piano/guitar lessons to our friends also residing in Sharjah. I'm totally drained because I haven't had enough sleep last night for some unknown reasons. Nevertheless, I'm genuinely thankful that I got to borrow "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho from the library. I have always been wanting to read the book and so even if my eyes are bulging out because of sleepiness, here I am, done with a few pages; still managing to write this blog and read even more.
Here's my Sunday Currently entry to keep you updated..
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Emma by Jane Austen.
The first book is actually really easy to understand while I must say that the following two books are a bit of a challenge as they're all Classic novels. It certainly needs more effort to be able to decipher every word, but as I go on everyday, I become more interested in the plot and the superb writing as well.
A guest post about volunteering; Sunday Currently volume 04
to the noise that our AC is creating
shorts and a white t-shirt
the time we spent at the library earlier! Nothing beats the silence and the calm atmosphere while being surrounded with books.
a good night's sleep; I would absolutely want to get some uninterrupted slumber.
God's given wisdom to decide whether we (my family) keep fighting this battle or we just let it go and move on.
accomplished for being able to write this without the feeling of laziness even if my eyes are literally about to fall. I just don't want to sleep in the late afternoon as I won't be able to sleep right away tonight. So instead, I tire myself even more and get the much needed deep sleep that I desire! hahaha
There you go, guys! Have a nice day slash night. . .
Hey guys! I hope you all are doing good. It's Sunday — the busiest day of the week once again. ( In the UAE ) The photo above is a picture of Mamzar beach taken last 2014. I can't believe that in a few months' time, we'll soon be waking up to 2017. My life has been steady for some time; there are no up-highs or down-lows, however, it's safe to say that I'm not letting situations get the better of me. Not yet. Like I've written in my previous post here, I'm turning 20 in a few weeks' time and I'm trying to escape from the reality that I am going to be out of my teenage years, out there to see what life has for me. I've been quite busy teaching writing to homeschooling friends + sisters, and doing all my independent coursework, reviewing for my GED test while making sure that I don't miss out on posting here from time to time. Anyway, to cut the long story short, I'm okay for not being really okay. Here's my Sunday Currently Entry. . .
"Don't Waste Your Life" by John Piper. I have been searching for new books to read and I haven't realized that for the longest time, up on our bookshelves are some really good books in the, Christian category or not. This book has so far been so good. It encourages me as I read along its lines telling me that education is not the answer for everything. As long as I live this life for Jesus, nothing goes to or will go to waste. I have also been reading Wuthering Heights and Emma as part of the reading sessions we do.
Sunday Currently volume 3. I have also been writing some poems about feeling anxious and also, I've been working on a post about the essence of volunteering as a guest post in another blog. I will keep you posted!
to some of the songs sung during Passion Conference 2016. I figured out that attending a Passion conference would be so cool, so I'm putting it on my bucket list.
*sniff sniff* the leftover air particles of the burger I just ate awhile ago.
that life would just surprise me with good things as I turn 20. #ImStillYoung
a grey shirt and black jersey shorts. If I'm not mistaken, this are exactly the same clothes I wore when I wrote my second Sunday Currently entry.
the new course I have been working on. It's called Leaders of Learning under Harvard University, delivered by edX. It just gives me a whole lot of insight regarding the different methods of both learning and teaching. I've been quite interested in teaching lately and this course helps me a lot! Can't wait for the certificate!
to buy contact lenses; I've been wearing my eyeglasses for many years now and I'm deeply irritated by it. If only I could wear contacts to lessen my dark circles and evenly apply make up (as if I wear make up *smirks* ).
a good person to talk to; someone who would laugh with me and listen to my drama about all my insecurities and inferiority in life. If you're that person, come tweet me on Twitter and let's have a Twitter date.. #Shhhh
so ill and annoyed because of the allergy attacks I have been getting recently. I don't have any medical tests done yet, but thankfully, my mom's a nurse which technically means I can trust her about any health issues. Good thing I'm taking some anti-histamines that really help lessen the pain and occasional shortness of breath. However, our observation has led us to the thought that anything meat (chicken and beef) are the main causes of my allergy. But I love meat and beef, and burger (I just ate burger!), and steak, and nuggets, and hotdogs, and egg. Help me, God.
There we go, I hope you enjoy it!
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P.S. Happy Birthday to my youngest sister and frienemy, Angel. I hope you're eating, singing and dancing just fine. I love you. Insert *eyebrow wiggle*
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The photo above was taken during the celebration of Eid Al Adha, somewhere in JBR. Boy, it was cool seeing the skies lit up with different colors. I know, sorry Ozone Layer. I just got home after a long day teaching super basic piano lessons to one of my favorite kiddos in planet Earth <3
Anyway, here's what's happening currently. . .
Emma by Jane Austen — I'm going back to reading Classics after the summer break and I'm loving the story so far. Talk about Match-making.
or editing rather, some poems I have made in the past. Also, I've been working on a very special interview with a Christian band that consists of super talented young people. Hopefully, it will be published at the end of this week. Watch out for it!
to nothing so far . . . Any new music to recommend?
about all the books I have to read, the song I wanted to finish playing in the guitar using tabs, and the courses I still have to finish.
Also, about what's happening in the Philippines. Duterte, Delima, Matobato?
that I had a bigger house with less troublesome neighbors and a nice place where I can invite friends.
that life will get easier as the days go by. At least 10 per cent easier :)
A grey t-shirt and black jersey shorts — my favorite combination!
the upcoming interview that I'm sure you'll love!
that this allergy which has been irking me for these past few days will just be totally gone!
a stress -reliever; preferably some chocolates haha!
relieved, happy, sad, anxious, hyper... crazy maybe?
Finally, that's all for today! See you next Sunday Currently.
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