My name is April and I am made of so much more.

UP Youth Camp

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For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life and those who find it are few” -Matthew 7:14

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(Please forgive me for the low quality pictures. I just grabbed them all from Facebook. :’( Sorrrry)

Praise God, it’s my second time to serve. First, Discussion Group Leader, now, Camp Servant! I thank Ate Kaye for helping me out, I would seriously freak out and breakdown if it weren’t for her. I love you ate Kaye, though I know you won’t be able to read this haha.

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We had our youth camp at (as usual) ATC Hall, Manresa, Cagayan de Oro City, 25th ‘til 27th of July 2014. Why do yfc activities always happen every 25th, me and Paolo’s day? Hahaha. It makes me, us, more blessed spending our time serving the Lord. Charrr.

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Look at our palanca-holder-t-shirts and the doodles by yours truly. Isn’t it the cutest? Haha. And it still not in its final look. Hahaha.

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On the first night, the weather was clearly not on our favor, two of our prayer warriors didn’t arrive, we had no visitors due to the mild rain, but still we had a successful Talk 1 and Talk 2. So since we lack prayer warriors, me and ate Farrah, one of the secretariat, became prayer warriors, together with Richard, the sole prayer warrior. WOW, ang rami kong first time! Ang sarap talagang magserve sa Lord! Hahahaha. 

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On the second day, MY HEAD WAS LITERALLY KILLING ME. Migraine missed me too much, he finally paid a visit. I had a make up class that day which is equivalent to two days attendance, and yes I didn’t attend the make up class. So, again, I became the prayer warrior together with Queenie, Kentoy, and Nana. I did not attend not because of the camp, but because of my headache. Okay, maybe because of the camp haha. I might miss all the fun and all the people and everythinggg (Separation anxiety? No? Okay.)

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We had twenty-two new YFC members, yeeeeeey. Ang dami ko na namang friends at soon to be friends. Teehee. I  pray to seldom see, if not always, these twenty-two youths not only in prayer meetings and conferences, but also in random moments and I hope I would forget there faces huhuhuhu. *fingers crossed*

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At the strike of midnight, we all sang a ‘Happy Birthday’ song to Jaya, a participant but now and official Youth for Chirst. Awwe. (birthday celebrant: third girl from the left in the photo above) She’s so blessed, natunong jud sa iyang birth anniversary. 

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E night! E night! E night! E NIGHT! It was so fun I can’t even. You know how some people say “I can’t even”, and some people don’t understand it? Well, guess what. I. CAN’T. EVEN.

Our activity ended at 2am and call time was 5:30am. The funny part was, we woke up at 6am all because of Kuya Garth singing, or maybe shouting… no, wailing. Definitely wailing ‘BANGOOOOON Pilipinas kong Mahal!!’ again and again. HAHAHA. It was no doubt an effective wake up call. I felt guilty afterwards because it was my duty to do the wake up thingy. I’m sorry Kuya Garth and Ate Kaye. And then again, due to lack of sleep, migraine keeps on keeping on. Overly attached illness ba ‘ka mo? Hahaha. 

So after breakfast, I just had to close my eyes or the worse scenario would happen. I missed the Sunday mass because of this, boohoo. But hey, my headache’s gone so still, thanks Papa God. ^_^ I was able to be a part of the trust walk activity.

Last day, talk Five, my favorite. No matter how many times I’d hear this talk, I still cry like a baby missing their mummy’s arms or a kid without their favorite toy. :(

Happy to witness a family hugging and crying and loving and awwwee. I felt jealous but at the same time hopeful. I’ll experience that, one day. In God’s perfect time. :”)

I thank and honor you, my fellow service team, for a successful UP Youth Camp. I will never forget this  youth camp experience. I’ll miss staying up and getting only an hour or two of sleep. I’ll miss praying with special friends and I don’t mind praying the rosary five times with no break.  I’ll miss going back and forth from the hall to the dining room just to check how things are going. I’ll miss the sharing and chika-han especially about our current relationship with God. Disgusting to say but I’ll also miss holding my pee HAHA dugay man jud kaayo mo mahuman ug ligo oy. Unfortunately some things can’t last forever, which is why cameras are invented yeyyyy.

All photos are from Vince Bragat and CL. Thank you Vince and CL baybeehh. And some mobile photos are from Beiyah. Thanks too Biyaaang. :*

Next up, MisOrCon!

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Misamis Oriental Conference: THE LEGACY will be this 23rd to 24th of August 2014 at City Central School, Cagayan de Oro City. I’m so excited I’m already having goosebumpsss!

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The 7 Pillars of the Youth For Christ.
We are YFCs and we are known for these Identities. :)

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I got almost everything

 I just want to make my man happy on our seven hundred thirtieth day togethaaaaaa~ 

This is just another letter written to you just like the ones I have given you on your birthdays and our special days. But then, no matter how many times I give you a letter, it would never contain everything that I ever wanted to tell you for I will never run out of words to say when it comes to you. 

Happy 2nd Anniversary to the sweetest, caring, cutest, charming, sometimes stubborn, amazing, and-all-the-right-adjectives-I-can-think-of, guy in my whole world.

Look how far we’ve come. Though the future’s uncertain, I hope and pray that I’d still spend it with you. Spending my time with you is and will always be the greatest investment I had from God.  I thank Him for bringing you into my life, and I thank you for staying. 

I know I’m one of worst types of girlfriend, no exaggeration, I don’t know how to handle fights and just flip out, but still you love me unconditionally. All those times, I was expecting you to leave me, yet you didn’t. And I love you not only for that, I love you because I love you and everything about you. I love you and your flaws. I love how frizzy and pointy your hair is, I love how big your tummy is, I love how your height complements to mine, I love how my hands fit perfectly to yours, I love your crooked teeth, I love your nose (Oh gad your nose <3 ), I love how you smell, I love how you cross your legs when you sit, I love how you take care of me when I’m sick, I love how you bully me when I’m not sick (-__-), I love how inclined you are to music, I love how mature you are in our relationship, I love how immature you are whenever we’re together alone, I love our late night jeepney rides, I love our taxi rides, I love every hour when we are together, and lastly, I love the fact that you love me too.

I would not mind staying as your only one for a very long time. I love you so much, myoo. Photos below are for you to be reminded how epic our two years together have been (teehee!) 

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Lola Mama’s Birthday

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Movie Date! (Maleficent, I think)

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Lunch Date! 

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Yey-we-both-wear-glasses photo \(-o-o-)/ \(-o-o-)/

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Predebut date! Hahaha, okay.

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Our idk-can’t-remember monthsary dinner date!

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Well, study date? Haha. Samoook

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Before-you-fly-to-MNL date! (I just made that up but still legit!)

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My 17th Birthday Celebration!

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Top 3 of your cutest and funniest photo by yours truly ;)

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Summer 2014! <3

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Valentine’s Day! <3

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You-know-na date hihihihi

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Katrina’s Debut

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MisOrCon (most haggard photo ever hahaha)

Your 19th Birthday video by yours truly! <3 <3

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Dinner date with your family

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I still have many photos yet I’ll save it for future purposes haha. Seeee, how can you not marry me? Just kidding! No, seriously. Haha k.

May God Bless our relationship. Happy 2nd anniversary!!!!

Love story to be continued…

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#JUMPSTART: Jesus U’re My Perfect Start

Here ‘ye! Here ‘ye! We just had a successful fun-filled Campus Fresh last July 19, 2014. Ain’t no heavy storm nor butt loads of school work can stop us from praising! :)))))

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July 19, 2014

I would say I had a good start. My head wasn’t aching anymore (yey no more expensive meds!!) I got to join our make-up class! I’ve got 99 problems and my headache ain’t one hahaha. After our make- up class, we (YFC Service Team) had our confession in Loyola House. After that, I did a little office duty then proceeded to the event, Campus Fresh! Had so much fun  can’t even remember the last time I had actual fun and yes, I’m blaming Finance classes -_-“

More photos soon (kung naay plano mag upload si Ate Jen). Looking forward for our Youth Camp this Thursday to Saturday!

Crazy couple, I don&#8217;t care. He still gave me premature ventricular contraction. 5 more days till 2nd anniversary :)))))

Crazy couple, I don’t care. He still gave me premature ventricular contraction. 5 more days till 2nd anniversary :)))))

Stalker level wanmelyon crop dayun para chuuyy taaaak DMD!

Stalker level wanmelyon crop dayun para chuuyy taaaak DMD!

This aching sleepless night

July 17, 2014

I arrived home around 9:40pm, thanks to Paolo for sending me home (wee taxi rides!), with a severe headache. I told papa about it and he told me to just go to sleep directly. I used to study and recall all the lessons before I go to sleep but then the pain is too much for me to handle so I forced myself to sleep.

July 18, 2014

I woke up at 1:00am crying due to the pain. It was like my headache had pulse. And every pulse, the intensity grew stronger, aching a lot. The pain was so new to me I can’t stop crying. At 3:00am I arrived at MRXUH, and was directly sent to the ER. They don’t know what happened to me, or I guess they just won’t tell me, they just instructed me that I need to have a CT Scan. Can’t have it till office hours, 8:00am, so they gave me medicines to ease the pain.

We went home at 5:00am because I don’t want to be admitted (haha too expensive). Papa bought me breakfast and went to sleep (finally). I woke up at 11:00am and went to school (YOLO). I won’t have my CT Scan today because papa isn’t available yet. So I’ll just have to wait and be dependent to the medicines I’m taking now.

I still don’t know what happened. Stress? Maybe. My eyes? Maybe :( Lawas ra jud ang puhunan.

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Why do I have to be the jealous one? Why do I keep hurting myself? Why do I have to feel this way? I just can’t understand why I’m still having this crazy jealousy whenever I see them together. I just hate it, no, I despise it. I freaking want to strangle everybody telling me that ‘Friends raman na sila’. Well, can you tell that to my heart? Can you give orders to it that it’ll obey? No? Then shut the hell up.

I then go bitter-mode. Wherein none of his ‘lambing-lambing’ tricks ever work on me. There is no better remedy of bitterness than being bitter more.

I really hate that girl. Every time we cross paths I love to stare at her to make her uneasy. Ha ha bitch mode.  

Oh well, life continues…

Major Course, Major Problem

I branded my self as a book lover. Yes, I can read books for a living. Everything fiction to feed my imagination. I don’t care how the reality is so opposite to the world I’m loving. But then, I kind of wonder why every time I say ‘I love big books and I cannot lie’… it does not apply to the books I need to read most, business books. Why? This is the phase where in everything is so crucial and I’m living struggling to breathe even though I’m above water. I have a quiz on my Bank Management this evening but I haven’t even finished reading one chapter! Why?! I’m so exhausted telling myself to read and study, reason why I’m releasing stress to contain my self from break down. Good riddance, help me Lord please. 

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Happiest puppies in the world

I clutched my heart and gasped audibly upon seeing these happy pups. Hand me a fan, these little friends gave me the vapors!