Banaue-Sagada 2015 with the whole family

Truly thankful for the long holidays and the chance to have an adventure with the whole family to Banaue and Sagada – north of Luzon! Physically challenging, but truly worth it!

Banaue Rice Terraces



Trekking towards Echo Valley with my mom and dad feeling the pain hahaIMG_2568IMG_2592

Trekking to Bomod-ok Falls – fantastic sceneryIMG_2688IMG_2696IMG_2700IMG_2718IMG_2740

Hanging out at Sumaguing Cave. Thanks to Kuya James (and Kuya Kit) from George Guest House for keeping us safe throughout the whole spelunking experience. My first time! :)


Checking out the local artistry – PotteryIMG_2554

Kuya trying his hand at pottery. Thanks to Tessie for the very informative demo on pottery making. She speaks fluent English, better than mine!


Special thanks to Kuya Maui our driver from Leunamme Tours who brought us to Sagada and back home safely. :)

The whole trip cost us around P4,000 each per head. We rented a van with driver (P19,000) and stayed at George Guest House (P300/head/night). Meals were around P120-150 per person.

It was funnnnn and relaxing. Spirit is renewed and happy!

I wish I never met him

is… is the love of two people worth… all this destruction, all this attention? I mean, if it were a choice, who would choose this kind of love? So I wish we never met. But we did. And I tried. I tried and failed and tried and… Failed again to hide, to stop loving him, but I couldn’t. I was weak. I hated myself. I-I wore this ring to remind me of my weakness. And when our affair was exposed, I had to follow my own advice and stand in my truth, to own who I am, to accept my faults. And I won’t ask for forgiveness. Just don’t ask me to… Undo the past. Don’t ask me to fall out of love with Fitzgerald Grant, because if I could, I would.

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Help me cling to you Lord, when I am anxious and defeated.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” Corinthians 4:16-18

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16.33

“Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” Psalm 55:22

“Search me, O God and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.” Psalm 139:23-24

“I will always look to you, as you stand beside me and protect me from fear.” Psalms 16:8

“So always trust the Lord because he is forever our mighty rock.”
Isaiah 26:4

Come to me when anxiety robs you of your peace. I will carry your burden.

I cry my eyes tonight
for pieces I lost
that I fear
will never return.
Sometimes you don’t
make mistakes
Mistakes make you.
Too bad, too sad
that what I had
to lose
was you.

I told you I loved the way you see me. I’m afraid of what you see now. And it just tears me apart.