Difficult Roads

 

Maybe this tittle of my Blog is very common,  Actually yes! but this is one of the main struggles of one another including “me”. Each personality have a Difficult road but often lead to Beautiful Destinations, maybe SOMEDAY or SOON it’s depends to our Almighty God, One thing for sure is to Trust Him and Patiently wait for the Miracle and Mercy from Him.

Hey you! if you have some struggles in life don’t worry because you’re not the only one, I understand that life is so Hard, but life is Precious gift  from God. I know na sobrang hirap ng pinag.dadaanan mo/natin ngayon pero lahat malalagpasan natin , If you reading this right now , I tell you that we have the same feelings but different situation i’m not heartbroken to do this, but sometimes talaga may dadating nalang na trials sa buhay natin and all you/i have to do is to accept it,  fight for it and pray for it!!!

I really don’t know what to do so here i am again to write my feelings/thoughts about today, but don’t get me wrong I’ve always pray and ask  God to help and guide us, lalo na ngayon sobra ang struggles minsan iniisip ko nalang Lord what if One day? _______ oh my! actually hindi ko na alam.

The Bible says: Philippians 4:6-8 – Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

See? Sometimes if we allow the negative spirit in our mind, we forget how powerful God is and His word. All we have to do is Accept His Timing.

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6-9

As i read this Bible verse from Joel Osteen, He said that : “I’d love to tell you that if you stay in faith, if you believe, then God will always answer your prayer within 24 hours, or at least within the first week. But we know that’s not reality. God promises He will be true to His word, but He never puts a time frame on it. In fact, He tells us that we need patience to see the promises come to pass. Sure, it would be a lot easier if God told us when we were going to get well, when we would meet the right person, or when our child would straighten up. But the truth is, that wouldn’t take any faith. It takes faith to say, “God, I don’t know when You are going to do it, but I trust You enough to believe that You will do it, that the answer is already in my future.”

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Be Grateful for today……Everyday

So today and Everyday, Let us Choose to Keep Believing, Choose to Praise Him and Choose to accept His Timing.. Knowing that He is Faithful..

 

– Melissa♥

Wherever I go Lord, You are there!

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Where shall I go from Your Spirit? Or where shall I Flee from Your Presence?

If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there;if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.

If I say “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night, “even the darkness is not dark to You; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with You.

Spending time with Nature

 

This year,I decided to celebrate my birthday in a different way. Almost every year, I would treat my family and groups of friends out separately to make spending time.

March 18, 2017, It was really my 23rd birthday celebration. I have not been to Davao-Samal Island- yet in my twenty two years of existence and this time I wanted to celebrate my 23rd at the island and spending time with nature. 😊😊

 

Kaputian Beach Resort 🙂 First time bonding at the Beach 

Hidden Paradise at Canibad Island! 🙂

A bliss of Nature from Hagimit Falls. 🙂 Oh Natureeee ♥

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Smile 🙂 with my Selfie Buddy! 

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Pure and Fresh waters from the nature 🙂

Yes we made it! 😀

This was a such great way of spending my birthday. One of the most memorable for me. The beauty of nature will never be and can never be explained in words nor captured in photos. Nothing beats being there and seeing everything with your own two eyes. Thank you Lord for such a wonderful birthday celebration. And of course thank you so much Jericho you made me very happy that day. ❤❤❤

BEAUTIFUL DAVAO

Colorful banderitas greeted me with a “Hello” as I enter the city of Davao. The hearts of the citizens echo the rhythms of the bright tomorrow.
What do we know about Davao? A lot of us have heard that this is one of the most peaceful cities in the country because of the rule of the Dutertes. The crime rate is very low, smoking is not allowed in public. Most people also know  Davao for its famous durian, pomelo and pearl farms. But what else do we know?

So here it is the much awaited Davao trip. I had a great time,and Davao left such a good impression on me with its laid-back feel and the humility of its people that I was very excited to come back. This time though, I was determined to experience more of the culture and wonders of the city.

The most charming part of the city, I could say would be it’s people. As in soooooobrang mababait and humble.

Celebrating 80th Araw ng Dabaw (Davao) March 16, 2017. 

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But wait there’s moooore hindi pwedeng hindi ko matikman ang isa mga pagkain na ipinag.mamalaki ng Davao.

So eto na yun! 🙂 Kaon ta! 🙂

“PASTIL BBQ SA PONCE”

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Pastil and Panga ng Tuna

Pastil and Panga ng Tuna

Pastil BBQ Sa Ponce looks like your average makeshift carenderia attached to an existing house, but don’t let its appearance deceive you. The place becomes brimming with hungry stomachs and patient customers — yes, patience is a virtue here, because the number of customers that this barbecue place welcomes each afternoon and night.

One of the  main reasons why Pastil BBQ Sa Ponce has become such a hit is its cheap prices. For five pesos (P5), you can already enjoy a stick of pork barbecue. Alternatively, you can also pay the same price for a stick of any of the following chicken parts: skin, liver, heart, gizzard, or neck. -Kaso Bawal saakin :(- But my favorite is Panga ng Tuna the prices are (P100-170) it’s depend on the sizes of tuna. For me this is the best as in!!! Nakakainlove yung saaarap haaaaay (still craving)

As its name suggests, it also sells Pastil, which is basically a cup of rice topped with saucy chicken flakes. The price is ten pesos (P10). With very affordable prices and its success in satisfying  barbecue (ihaw-ihaw) lovers like me. Pastil BBQ Sa Ponce is a must-try food destination for those looking for a back-to-basics food-trip experience. Thank you to my handsome -Dabawenyo- Tour Guide 🙂

 ROXAS MARKET

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Entrance at Roxas Market (Please forgive me for wearing  my Cebu T-shirt hahaha)

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My Food Trip Buddy 🙂

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Fresh and Big Seafoodsssssss

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Street Foods Everywhere!

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Oh! Tuna Jaw here we go!

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The Refreshing Buko Juice 🙂

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I’m Glad to see this hahah! Free Refill Juices (Palamig)

 

I loved my Davao experience. It was quite a short trip but I definitely enjoyed the people, the view, the nature,the beach, and the food. This has been one of my most favorite provincial trips thus far. I know there’s much more to explore in this place, but I’ll leave that for another time. Maybe Hiking in Mt. Apo? Visit the Taclobo Pearl Farm. Better wait for me, Davao.

Every Climb is a different Story..

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January 28, 2017 It was a Foggy , muddy and a  rainy day at Mt. Maculot- Rockies in Batangas. Wait! Mt. Maculot? Yes I’m here again to share my thoughts about my experience in hiking i’m glad to be back in the outdoors adventure after my first ever hiking last June 2015 at Mt. Pinatubo.

Mt. Maculot is one of the famous mountains in Batangas. Aside from the fact that someone died there before, it is known and most visited because of its breathtaking view .There are several things that you’ll encounter at the trail. It is not that unique compare to other mountains, but I still enjoyed it. There are different plants and insects but few rock formations. However, as you climb up, you’ll have a sneak peak of the lake, and it will boost your excitement.

We climbed on a Saturday, so we were expecting that we’re not the only group there, but we were surprised to see the large number of people who hiked with us that day.

From where we were standing, the famous Rockies is probably crowded. They said we needed to wait for 2 hours or more in order to be on the rockies, so we decided to skip it and went straight to the summit instead — though disappointed yet enthusiastic at the same time. After walking for more or less than an hour from where we stopped before the rockies, a foggy and scrum of hikers welcomed us to the summit.

BUT HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS I TOOK DURING THAT DAY:

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I’m Grateful to have hiked safely. Grateful to have had another opportunity to climb.

It was the challenging trail that made this climb sooooooooo worth it.

Catching Up

I fell in love with the tiny frame, the nylon strings, and the high-pitch, relaxing sound of the ukelele.  Playing the uke was easier for me “the basic chords tho” Hahahaha! But I still love everything about the ukelele.

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Thus, I was thrilled when  i saw  Uke Box Caffe, thru Facebook a newly-opened coffee shop in Libis, Quezon City. When I checked it out online, bloggers already knew about it and had positive reviews of the place. It made me even more curious and excited. 🙂 Well this is my second time to visit this Cafe. Last year i went alone and chill out.

before showing  photos from cafe can i just share that I get distracted all the time because  I have a “Laboy Buddy” who is so good looking, as in gwapo talaga! Hahaha 😍

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Aanhin mo ang pagkain kung ngiti pa lang busog ka na. #CHARR

Upon entering Uke Box Caffe, I already loved it! I was so happy again to see the beach-themed photo corner and the bean bag double-deck couches. The small stage, the ukeleles, the wall painted with ukelele chords, the wooden chairs, the glass-encased hanging plants, the coffee, cake,  Everything is well-decorated and the small space is maximized.  We immediately took a seat on the right side and felt so comfy and chill because of the red-striped pillows and the soft bean bags. Because we  got there around 5pm, we had the place all for our-selves. The ukeleles that are on display are for sale and they give ukelele lessons. You can bring your own ukelele but you can rent one for P100/hour. The Ukelele made from Huni-branded. The ambience is really homey and the place satisfies .:)img_20161106_201332img_20161107_125413IMG_20161107_075941.jpg

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Uke box with my LDR love after 4- 5 months na hindi kami nag-kita at nagkasama, Masaya ako na makakapag hang out kami together! Yaaaaaaay  (Sorry for the cheesy words) 😀

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But wait The Food!? Kuya and I, ordered Lemon Iced Tea, Raspberry Iced Tea and Uke’s signature cake. 🙂  Our bill was around P400. The food is a bit pricely.IMG_20161111_103000.jpg

There are a lot of coffee shops in the Philippines,  I am not really a coffee drinker. But Uke Box Caffe offers a refreshing and wonderful experience that people will surely want to come back to. In fact, I loved everything about Uke Box Caffe that I wanted to take it home. So come and check out the place because I am sure you will love it too!🙂IMG_20161106_195646.jpg

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Thank you to my good photographer. 🙂

The Day I Trekked Mt. Pinatubo

 

Yes! This is my First Hiking in Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake. Bucket list achievement 🙂  Thank you Lord for this moment nakita ko yung napakagandang disaster sa Tarlac and lahat ng pagod sobrang worth it!!

Iba yung feeling kapag nakarating kana sa summit. First peak sobrang excited ako nageenjoy ako sa mga nakikita kung view kasi nakasakay din kami sa 4×4 adventure. The ride was definitely thrilling  I felt like a kid riding in a roller coaster except I couldn’t open my mouth to shout because mud might splash on my face and enter to my mouth hahaha! Narealize ko kahit one (1) day lang mafeel ko naman na nakaalis ka ako stressful place. Nung highschool ako lagi ko lang sinasabi sa sarili ko sana someday maexperience ko maghiking pero ngayon napuntahan ko na talaga, para saakin kapag nag-hiking ka hindi lang reason na gusto mong makakita ng magandang view actually big bonus na yon sa mga mata mo. 🙂

Ang sarap umakyat sa bundok kahit once a year lang gusto ko kasi yung pakiramdam na ang layo ko sa kabihasnan puro kasi toxic dahil sa traffic at trabaho.fb_img_1475991957927

May reason din talaga ako kung bakit gusto ko maghiking/trekking gusto ko maramdaman ang sarili ko . Makapag-isip isip kung ano ba talaga ang gusto ko, mga plano ko sa buhay ko. Pero habang naglalakad ka at tirik na tirik yung araw maiisip mo ba lahat yon? It’s a Big NO!! Nakakapagod sobra pero naisip ko parang buhay lang din yan.

First mahihirapan ka, kapag nahirapan ka maghahanap ka ng mas madaling way para makahanap ng solution. Like sa paghike nung nakakaramdaman na ako ng pagod at sobrang sakit na ng mga paa ko parang gusto ko ng bumalik at wag na ipagpatuloy at palagi ko sinasabi sa guide  “Kuya Malayo paba?” pero ang lagi nyang sagot “malapit na mawawala lahat ng pagod mo kapag nakarating na tayo sa summit.”fb_img_1475991997339

Second. Finally!!  Narating na namin yung Lake!! Sobrang pagod na pagod ako gutom, uhaw then nung nakita ko yung Mt. Pinatubo ang nasabi ko lang talaga ay “WOW” 😲😊 tapos naghanap lang ako ng magandang pwesto para makapag rest at pagmasdan yung magandang view haaaaay grabe sobrang ganda!!! Nawala lahat ng pagod ko.. Tapos narealize ko siguro kung sumuko na ako at di ko na tinuloy yung pagakyat ko hindi ko to makikita, hindi ko maeexperience yung feeling na nasa harap ko at pinagmamasdan ko yung Mt. Pinatubo ang sarap ng simoy ng hangin, ang lamig sobrang fresh 🙂 nakapagisip isip din ako nung mga panahon na yon kung sa problema oh pagsubok sa buhay kapag hindi strong yung faith natin, kapag mahina ang loob hindi natin alam may mas maganda palang plano si God para saatin kailangan lang natin magtiwala sakanya ng buong buo at maniwala din sa sarili natin na kaya natin. Kapag napagod tayo, pwede naman tayong magpahinga at wag munang isipin ang lahat, para atleast narerenew yung mindset natin and syempre huwag natin kalimutan na mag-dasal, kausapin sya. Actually kinausap ko sya nung nandun ako nagpray magaan sa pakiramdam. Haha ang weird ko sobra kasi naluha din ako ewan ko iba talaga yung feeling 🙂

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LDR can Work

.img_20160628_111600     If you put God in the line of distance. Every distance wont be matter when God be our love story writer. Distance is the toughest thing a relationship can go through, but  “Everything happens for a reason.” But I guess  the reason for these miles between us is so we can GROW STRONGER.