My name is April and I am made of so much more.
Fluffy kaayo mi. Ay, ako ra diay :)) Hi Paolo, Iloveyouuu! #paolo

Fluffy kaayo mi. Ay, ako ra diay :)) Hi Paolo, Iloveyouuu! #paolo

This is kinda stressful, but awesome.

I’ve been very busy, I’m surprised I’m still alive. So basically next week, or should I say starting tomorrow, is going to be freaking insane. Why? Here’s why:

MONDAY

  • First thing, BA 10, we will have a group presentation which we haven’t  rehearsed.
  • After that, FinM 1, we’re going to have another topic which I haven’t read and I still need to prepare because for sure there’ll be a lot of random market updates.
  • I need to go to Sir Un’s office to get my midterm test paper (which I got a B- grade I’m so happy I can’t even) and ask for an update about the CSLP(?).
  • I still have to read The Scarlet Letter because why not and I need to return it before next week.
  • I still need to make my voucher and hopefully get my salary by Tuesday.
  • Duty duty duty huhu no time to study
  • And by evening, I think we’ll have a quiz on BA 9.
  • And after that, FinM 3 quiz. WHY.
  • And when I get home, hopefully I won’t die, I still have to study for… (wait for it)

TUESDAY

  • …RS 35 quiz! When will this quiz-madness end.
  • Talk to my group and  buy materials for the RS 35 scrapbook project.
  • Read my forever idled book (no joke) Just One Day by Gayle Forman. A chapter should suffice.  
  • Duty duty duty
  • Make the I-was-not-informed-that-this-exist assignment in FinM 2
  • Study for FinM 2 because why not
  • When I get hope, hopefully still breathing, make plans for the show choir which I have no idea if it’s still on.

WEDNESDAY

  • If ever my plans are right, I/we will go to our Parish to start the RS 35 project by early morning.
  • Then go to school, duty duty duty
  • O-M-G Show choir plans, hopefully we get to rehearse
  • Then by afternoon, PRAYER MEETING. <3
  • Spend some quality time with bae. I will always have time for him :3
  • Crawl back home and study anything worth studying
  • ALSO, continue reading The Sacrlet Letter

THURSDAY

  • I’m expecting for a quiz on BA 10 and FinM 1. I’m that good at making expectations. Believe me, there will be a quiz ugh.
  • I still have to make plans about this interview thing on BA 9. I still have to find an acceptable interview outfit gaaad I’m so poor
  • We need to start on our FinM3 project but I don’t know where to start. Why am I the only one worrying about this? Whhhhhy
  • Show choir practice please please, if none, I give up
  • Band practice *tentative*
  • IF ONLY I CAN GO TO SLEEP DIRECTLY WHEN I ARRIVE HOME

FRIDAY

  • I have my hopes high that I won’t be having problems about my academics
  • Am I ready for tomorrow’s activity?
  • show choir practice
  • band practice
  • ready stuffs for tomorrow
  • do all assignments for the weekend
  • pray pray pray hard

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

  • YOUTH FOR CHIRST MISAMIS ORIENTAL CONFERENCE 2014 BABY BOOYAAAH.

I’m so excited, my heart is palpitating so hard I can’t hear my own breathing. >_____________< I can’t contain the feels.

I thank You, Lord, for making me this busy, I get to blog something haha. Thank You Lord for all the amazing opportunities, by this I can sing, “I’m alive, alert, awake, enthusiastic!” Haha, gotta go and study. Lovelots!

I don’t always do a happy list, but when I do it’s because I’m THAT happy. I’m extremely itching to make a post for the good things and blessing that I have received despite the broken heart and sleepless nights. *GIF above is not mine*

So here it goes:

  • Received my salary! Now I can buy a book!
  • Finally bought a pack of sylvannas and shared it with Paolo and the nutella flavor was mind-blowing *______*
  • No exam today! Tomorrow’s the last day of exam.
  • Had a cup of coffee at the right temperature
  • Watched a lot of rom-coms and love stories
  • I’m not bitter towards my mom anymore
  • I’m starting to miss Cyrin and Hannah and it’s really weird ‘cause the last time I saw them was yesterday but I enjoy missing them.
  • Doing things my way
  • staying up until till 2am and no migraine attacks (this this omg this)
  • Jesus loves me

So basically that’s it for today. I pray that in my next happy list, if I plan on doing it, it would be 10 times more than this one. God bless everyone! 

A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.

     — Robertson Davies (via observando)

this is for you to be reminded that after your midterm exams, go buy yourself a book. what book? FLIPPED. yes i know you still have a lot of queued books to buy but i want you to buy that first. why? i don’t know. go. buy it. be happy. 

-APRIL ANGELOU A. BUTASLAC, the fictional character wannabe

No doubt, I was pretty weird back then. Pretty, weird. 

Stay

You do realize that in a span of two years, I have become so attached to you that I can’t imagine a life without you, don’t you? People can call me overly-attached, OA, crazy, infatuated, etc. I don’t care. Because deep down in this heart of mine, I know that this love is true. That this love is not a temporary feeling. It grows everyday, it smiles with you, it cries for you. Yes I’m impulsive, I say things that hurts you but believe me,  I didn’t mean it. It was just out of frustration. I love you. I love you so much. I am truly, deeply, and passionately in love with you. God knows that.

I must say that for the first time in a long time, I’m scared. I’m scared that you’ll leave me. I’m scared that you’ll give up. I’m scared that you’ll let go. I am scared. I was too confident of US. Of you and me forever. But then, things are staring to shatter, starting to fall apart. Not because of a third party, but because of how we treat each other. How I treat you, to be exact. I’m sorry. I truly am. I know ‘sorry’ is not enough, but I want you to know that I don’t want to lose you. Please stay.

spiritualinspiration:

Because the Lord is near, we can rejoice and treat others with gentleness. He is near because he lives in us through his Spirit. He is near because his coming is at hand. He is near because when we gather with other believers, serve others who are in need, or share the Gospel with friends and people of other cultures, he has promised to be with us. There is nothing more infectious than a joyous and kind person. Because Jesus lives in us, works through us, and is coming for us, we can be both joyful and tender!

spiritualinspiration:

Because the Lord is near, we can rejoice and treat others with gentleness. He is near because he lives in us through his Spirit. He is near because his coming is at hand. He is near because when we gather with other believers, serve others who are in need, or share the Gospel with friends and people of other cultures, he has promised to be with us. There is nothing more infectious than a joyous and kind person. Because Jesus lives in us, works through us, and is coming for us, we can be both joyful and tender!

Campus Fresh: JUMPSTART

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In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.- Proverbs 3:6

We had our Campus Fresh in July 19, 2014 at Tourism Hall, City Hall, Cagayan de Oro City. After the activity, the weather was really bad, Bagyong Henry I guess, so we stayed for a couple of minutes inside the venue til the rain calms. Then this happened. Selfies and whatnots, here they are!

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Oh would you look at this pale small creature, enjoying her night; enduring her headache. Haha, I’m going to pat myself at the back because I’m so proud of my self for not breaking apart.*paaaaatttt* Truly, Philippians 4:13! I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!

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So blessed to have a community where clean fun happens, though that’s what I always do. But hey, it’s always better to have a clean fun with a bunch of Godly friends! Teeheee!

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.

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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.

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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. :(

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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. :”)

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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.

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

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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!

I will follow Your way
For Your love has taken my heart
My life, my praise is all for Yours
And Your heart has captured me
For I am taken by Your
Endless mercies and Your graces, my God
——All For Yours

kirbie:

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

#i.am.proud.to.be.a.YFC

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…