A Late Bloomer Fan

A Late Bloomer Fan

We spent Kris’s birthday week in Tagaytay where we had a wonderful time reuniting with good friends from abroad. It was especially relaxing because aside from the absence of Internet connection, we just get to slouch in front of the TV watching Twilight.

I was never a fan of Bella-Edward love team ever. I don’t remember even having an inkling of watching it during the peak of its popularity because I don’t like anything hyped. I just shrugged my shoulders whenever I was asked if I see it. No and I don’t have intentions to. So New Moon and Eclipse passed without me being flustered to go to movie house and join the rest of its crazy-girl-fans.

Not until I saw the DVD of it lying in front of Michelle’s almost 50 inch TV screen in a beautiful house in Crosswind Tagaytay. How tempting was that? I asked Kris to put it on while I was getting ready some food to munch…

Then it all began. I feel like I was Bella that I’m super “kilig” to the mere presence of Edward. I never thought I could’ve feel that way like the rest of the girls who are crazy over this Twilight saga. What’s with this Bella-Edward-thing that I feel like I was in cloud 9 after watching it? … Feels like I’m in love all over again. THAT’S IT! The culprit is my being a woman who after all, loves to be pursued all the time. The snob-yet-good-looking-Edward captured not only Bella’s heart but also many of its women viewers because of his ‘vampire-ly-romantic-pursuance’ of Bella.  I got so much into it that I googled whether Eclipse is still showing in any of the cinema in the metro. It breaks my heart that it’s not so I ended up googling synopsis of is book instead. Not just one but all three of them plus the upcoming ‘Breaking Dawn’. Oh I can’t wait to see it!

Couple of nights ago, Kris surprised me with a DVD of New Moon and watched it with me. I’ve watched it twice but still up to watching it again. Now I can see myself lining up in with great excitement in cinema come November 2011. See you there!

Weddings Here & There

Weddings Here & There

Friends and friends of friends were all getting married and it’s flooding my facebook. Each picture has a story to tell and each story is God-authored like mine. Three of those I witnessed recently are my friends and I am just so privileged to be able to experience how each of those love stories were sealed before God.

First in the list is the wedding of my high school best friend, Tina de Vera who officially became Mrs. Xavier Babista on July 12th. Tears welled up in my eyes as I looked at Tina walking down the aisle. She’s the most beautiful of all and I am just so happy that after a long wait she finally ended up with a man whose heart first belong to God. Xave’s vow was truthful and funny. I just love how he delivered it with all sincerity.

Second is our dear friend, Alex Compton who stood as Kris’s best man during our wedding. He tied the knot with his beautiful bride Michelle who was a picture of simplicity and modesty. He was nearly in tears when he said his vow “ I see you, I know you and I love you”. It brought tears to my eyes as to every one else as well. Alex’ wait has ended as he waited faithfully for God’s promise.

Third is my good friend LJ Moreno who became Mrs. Jimmy Alapag on August 19th. I saw how she loved and how her heart was broken. And then I witnessed how she stood up and found her security in God’s presence.  I am proud of how she remained unshaken by the challenges she went through. I am just so happy that she ended up marrying the man who God intended for her.

Wedding is always a wonderful event. It is always to me a story of faithfulness and a remarkable end to a long wait. There may not be always a perfect wedding, but always a perfect couple.

And as for me, August 17th 2007 marked my own wonderful event when I married Kris who has since became my life. Thank you Lord for your faithfulness and for blessing us tremendously for the past three years and the years to come.

Working From Home

Working From Home

I am watching Isaiah taking a nap on the bed beside me… I am thankful that he’s just within my reach while I face my computer and do my work.

It’s already been a month since I started working for an US-based company. The first few days were really difficult, as I am required to submit a certain number of articles per day and at the same time finding my way into using the software that goes with it. I wanted to give up during the first few days especially because it came the same time we had this 3-day-big-event in our church. I was just so overwhelmed with all those things happening around me — and now after a month I survived the birth pains and is slowly getting the hang of it.

There is now lesser time for me to go surfing on a daily basis looking for something that will interest me. But my big bonus is that, in between breaks I can get to hug Isaiah and smooch him all over. It is both energizing and encouraging at the same time. My day is usually full but I love the fact that though I am tired at the end of the day, I know I’ve been “resourcefully-productive”.

I am indeed thankful for this opportunity of working from home. And I can’t ask for more.

Married to a ‘Jonathan’

Married to a ‘Jonathan’

I didn’t really know who Jonathan was until we discussed it in one of our women’s group meeting. I learned to appreciate the so many good things about him and how he didn’t put himself ahead of others despite the fact that he’s the next in line to be a king. He judged himself realistically by looking at the big picture and acknowledging the greater potential in others… specially that of David who was himself a man after God’s own heart. Jonathan was said to be a “king-maker” because he was the one who encouraged and supported David during the reign of King Saul, his father.

Jonathan builds up David not because he was lacking in potential but because he saw that very potential that David indeed possessed what it takes to be able to reign victoriously in the land of Israel.

Does a Jonathan still exist nowadays? My answer would be yes and I’m sure it’s the same thing for most of you. We all have our Jonathan who encourages us during the low points in our lives. A Jonathan who helps us realizes our full potential to live our lives to the fullest. A Jonathan who brings out the best in us no matter what the circumstance is…

I thank God that I just don’t have a Jonathan in my life but married to one.

My Jonathan — my Kristoffer.