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Time to sleep!

My father had just saw me in front of my laptop and reminded me that it’s already time to sleep. I was about to call the day off when a memory about sleeping popped in my head.

When I was a child, we (the whole family) slept together in one room. Almost always, I was the last one to fall asleep. Thinking that my parents won’t sleep till they’re sure I’m already sleeping, I would intentionally move my arms or legs just so they would know that I am still awake. I didn’t want them to sleep. I wanted them to just watch over me. I was afraid that if they will sleep, I might wake up in the middle of the night, realize that I’m the only one awake and then start to experience scary things. Of course, I did not want that to happen. Just imagining that scene gave me anxiety. Really.

My father once noticed my behavior and asked me why I can’t get to sleep. He suggested that I imagine a herd of sheep jumping and then count them till they stop. I did it but that time I just really can’t sleep.
We tried flipping my pillow (they say flipping pillows help people of any age get to sleep faster), but it didn’t work.

Then my father asked, “Have you prayed?”
“No, I haven’t.”
“Oh, that’s why you can’t seem to sleep. Okay, let us pray.”
And so we prayed.

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray Thee, Lord, Your child to keep
Your love guard me through the night
And wake me in the morning light.
Amen.

My parents taught this prayer to us and till now, I still sing this good night prayer song. This reassures me that I need not be afraid (even when I wake up in the middle of the night while everybody is sleeping) because God’s love will surely guard me through the night till I wake up in the morning light.

Thank You, God. Thank You for watching over me every day and every night. Amen.

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Farewell Song

Times like this when I am missing my school days as a student and as a teacher, and would just want to spend my time reminiscing, this song – our school’s farewell song –  would always come to mind. Singing this to myself brings all those sweet memories back to life. 🙂

It hurts and pains my heart
To leave sweet memories back
To part and bid goodbye
To friends I truly love

But I have to face the world
Go out and try to survive
To act on the stage of life
And to perform my part

Let’s cherish all sweet memories
Let us forget what might have been
The fun, the jokes we have shared
Tears of joy we’ll remember

From my heart to you, my dear friend
May this parting be not the end
We’ll be together in dreams and in prayers
And let’s remember friends are forever

Till then, till we meet again
My dear friends

I miss being in school. I miss my classmates and teachers then. I miss my students and my co-teachers. I miss my school life. I miss FCPC. I miss my dear friends – the friends I truly love. ❤

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Silver concert ideas

Kung magko-concert kami ni Bok sa 25th bday, dapat maisip na namin kung anu-ano ba ang kakantahin namin.
Hindi ko sigurado kung meron bang kanta na pareho naming gusto. Di kasi kami expressive. Parang nahihiya kaming iparinig sa isa’t isa ang playlist namin. Maeexpose kasi ang feelings namin. Malalantad kung anong pinagdadaanan namin at kung bakit kami nakaka-relate sa mga kantang yun. Hmmm. Pano kaya?

Oh well, sana bago kami mag-25 e maging mas open kami sa emotions and experiences namin para maayos namim ang line up of songs namin. Maganda kung maging honest talaga kami sa isa’t isa. At higit sa lahat, sana maging centered kay Christ ang concert namin. 🙂

Ayun lang naman. A night (or day) of songs and stories. Sama na natin ang pictures at jokes? Haha tapos favorite food namin ang handa, ganyan.

Oooh. Pwedeng simulan namin sa istorya ng “Happy birthday to me” sa bubong ng tricycle HAHAHA pwede! :)))

Yung next songs, di ko pa alam. Siguro isang rap song, tapos Tuliro ganyan, or love team (basta mga songs na nagagamit namin nun para ipang-asar sa classmates namin hehe)

Glory of love (piano + rock)
Canon (piano + rock)

Mahal na mahal kita + yes Lord. Mga unang kanta na natutunan namin bilang youth 🙂 yey! Sana nga makanta namin ito. Please Lord. Yehey! 🙂

Instruments.
Ukulele. Gitara. Piano. Wow! 🙂 meron kaming kanya-kanyang solo tapos meron ding duet hehehe. Merong tugtog siya, kanta ako, and vice versa HAHAHA push!
Oooh we may invite our friends to sing and play, too! HAHA pwede!

Pao, Kyle, Yvette, Sabel, Eliz,
Cha, Nats, Dianne, Jay

Elaine, Ate Dianne, Lads, Leoj, Rik
Bok’s college friends

Basta, 25 songs lang. 🙂
*I found this on my drafts just now oooh. Matuloy kaya ang concert naming dalawa? Haha

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Catching up

To my beloved roommate,
Nakakamiss ang bedtime stories natin- yung tipong patulog na tayo, nakahiga na sa bed (nakapikit na actually), pero tuluy-tuloy pa rin ang kwento haha.
Kaninang magkausap tayo, feeling ko dormer ulit ako. Bakit ba ngayon lang natin naisipang magtawagan? Hahaha

Salamat sa Diyos at may panahon ulit tayong mag-catch up sa buhay ng isa’t isa. 🙂 Sige, mag-rant ka muna, I think healthy pa naman yan. Pero pag feeling mo sobra na, edi tigil na ang rants. Makikinig lang ako. (Tapos pag hindi na listener ang kailangan mo, saka ko magko-comment haha *wink!)

Chickenjoy pag-uwi mo, okays? 🙂

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Delaying tactics

Kanina pa ako dapat bumangon at nag-ayos ng bed ko pero di ko pa rin ginagawa. Di na ako nakakatuwa.

Kanina ko pa pinanood yung huling video at binasa yung huling article pero hanggang ngayon di pa rin ako tapos. Para akong nakagapos.

Tsk.

Kanina ko pa gustong i-chat mga kaibigan ko pero hindi ko gagawin kasi nga hindi pa ko nakikipag-usap nang masinsinan sa Diyos ngayong umaga.

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Tanghali na.

Kanina pa ako dapat nagbasa ng Bible pero andami kong biglang naiisip gawin online. Walang focus. Ano ba yan. 😦

Tama na nga. Mag-o-offline na ako. Bye for now, online world.