I trust that even when I can’t see how things will work out, You will bring increase in unexpected ways. Help me keep my eyes on You, Jesus, the Author and Finisher of my faith in Jesus’ name. Amen.

     — Dew

hey, i dont know why i found out about your blog but it seems that you're an interesting person. anyway, i wanted to take up medicine at cebu institute of medicine. any tips? -philip e. (i just followed you on twitter 3-5 mins ago.)
- Anonymous

Hello Philip! Funny, it’s been a while since I haven’t been posting blogs here because of school. Just a few seconds ago, I just decided to take a quick peek at my blog and inbox where hundreds of questions weren’t returned to (sorry guys :( huhu) 

Here’s a list of the things I did:

1. Take the NMAT. In order for you to be able to get inside the school, you need to have an nmat score of 60 above. That’s the cut off score now. I’m not sure what it will be next year. :)

2. You can visit their site for the list of requirements. You can also call the office for further questions.

3. Do well and be confident during the interview. There are lots of blogs talking about what to do and not do during interviews so you can look for tips in the internet. ;)

4. Pray. Pray. Pray. Nothing is impossible with God.

I’m sorry for my short reply. I really have to catch up with a lot of things right now so just leave a message in twitter if you have more questions to ask because I’m sure I will be invisible “again” for the days to come. :)))

That’s the thing about food, it demands to be eaten

     — the fault in our diets

"My girl got sick. She was constantly nervous because of problems at work, personal life, her failures and children. She lost 30 pounds and weighted about 90 pounds. She got very skinny and was constantly crying. She was not a happy woman. She had suffered from continuing headaches, heart pain and jammed nerves in her back and ribs. She did not sleep well, falling asleep only in the mornings and got tired very quickly during the day. Our relationship was on the verge of a break up. Her beauty was leaving her somewhere, she had bags under her eyes, she was poking her head, and stopped taking care of herself. She refused to shoot the films and rejected any role. I lost hope and thought that we’ll get separated soon… But then I decided to act. After all I’ve got the MOST Beautiful Woman on earth. She is the idol of more than half of men and women on earth, and I was the one allowed to fall asleep next to her and to hug her. I began to shower her with flowers, kisses and compliments. I surprised and pleased her every minute. I gave her a lot of gifts and lived just for her. I spoke in public only about her. I incorporated all themes in her direction. I praised her in front of her own and our mutual friends. You won’t believe it, but she blossomed. She became better. She gained weight, was no longer nervous and loved me even more than ever. I had no clue that she CAN love that much.

And then I realized one thing: the woman is the reflection of her man.

If you love her to the point of madness, she will become it.”

     — Brad Pitt

Hey guys!
Are you still researching for the right place to spend your summer vacation? Are you still busy making a list of all the area attractions that capture your interest? or are you still thirsty for another white sand and clear water adventure before the month of May ends? 
Not to worry, my friend. I’m back with more updates and I’ll show to you where you would spend your last summer getaway before you go back to reality: school/work.
Keep posted with our Camiguin Island escapade!

Hey guys!

Are you still researching for the right place to spend your summer vacation? Are you still busy making a list of all the area attractions that capture your interest? or are you still thirsty for another white sand and clear water adventure before the month of May ends?

Not to worry, my friend. I’m back with more updates and I’ll show to you where you would spend your last summer getaway before you go back to reality: school/work.

Keep posted with our Camiguin Island escapade!

I haven’t been reading and rummaging my mails quite a while now and it’s not a question why I have piles and piles of messages to reply to and questions to answer to. Recently, I have received messages from the pretty therandombibliophile & thetinydreamernet. They asked me to post 5 random things about me and here it goes:
1. My extra rice would usually be 2-3 cups. Bwahahaha
-Yeah. I’m not your average girl. I’m not the girl that is really conscious about her weight. I don’t do diets. In fact, I’m on a SEE FOOD DIET. It means, I eat all the food that I “SEE.” Hahaha!
2. I am a Ryan Gosling fan.
-I have been a die hard fan since I saw the movie “The Notebook.”
3. I hate Cheese.
-Yes. I hate cheese. I don’t like eating it and I even loathe its smell. Haha. I know you’d probably say I have weird taste buds, no, I think I have unique taste buds. ;)
4. All throughout my life, I only ate 1 slice of pizza.
It may be quite shocking to you but it’s real. I guess the reason why I don’t like eating pizza is because of the smelly cheese. XD
5. I am nothing without my God. 
The only good thing about me is Jesus Christ, Who saved me when I was a 10 year old girl, because I believed on Him to forgive my sins. The Holy Spirit has been with me ever since, guiding, convicting, comforting, teaching, and chastening me when I do wrong. I am nothing without God. Jesus means everything to me, for without Him I’d spend eternity in the darkness. I am nothing.  I am nothing special. I am a sinner, and so are you. I am nothing but Jesus Christ is everything. 
Now it’s my turn to tag and read random facts about you:
♥ dreamer-in-lost sheiscrazyesha
♥ alyssatothewest mydearestmaria
♥ ilovewhiteorchidss icedcoffeeinthemorning
♥ iamshaisun damnitsaj
♥ ooheelicang ooheeang

I haven’t been reading and rummaging my mails quite a while now and it’s not a question why I have piles and piles of messages to reply to and questions to answer to. Recently, I have received messages from the pretty therandombibliophile & thetinydreamernet. They asked me to post 5 random things about me and here it goes:

1. My extra rice would usually be 2-3 cups. Bwahahaha

-Yeah. I’m not your average girl. I’m not the girl that is really conscious about her weight. I don’t do diets. In fact, I’m on a SEE FOOD DIET. It means, I eat all the food that I “SEE.” Hahaha!

2. I am a Ryan Gosling fan.

-I have been a die hard fan since I saw the movie “The Notebook.”

3. I hate Cheese.

-Yes. I hate cheese. I don’t like eating it and I even loathe its smell. Haha. I know you’d probably say I have weird taste buds, no, I think I have unique taste buds. ;)

4. All throughout my life, I only ate 1 slice of pizza.

It may be quite shocking to you but it’s real. I guess the reason why I don’t like eating pizza is because of the smelly cheese. XD

5. I am nothing without my God. 

The only good thing about me is Jesus Christ, Who saved me when I was a 10 year old girl, because I believed on Him to forgive my sins. The Holy Spirit has been with me ever since, guiding, convicting, comforting, teaching, and chastening me when I do wrong. I am nothing without God. Jesus means everything to me, for without Him I’d spend eternity in the darkness. I am nothing.  I am nothing special. I am a sinner, and so are you. I am nothing but Jesus Christ is everything. 

Now it’s my turn to tag and read random facts about you:

♥ dreamer-in-lost sheiscrazyesha

♥ alyssatothewest mydearestmaria

♥ ilovewhiteorchidss icedcoffeeinthemorning

♥ iamshaisun damnitsaj

♥ ooheelicang ooheeang

Who here is a big fan of mangoes?

I certainly am! I have been a big fan of sweet mangoes and it sure is not a question why I’m a big fan of mango cakes, cupcakes and all that has mango in it!

This is actually a customized mango cake by a good friend. A month ago, I decided to give my sister a gift. Since she was getting married and it would be her last birthday as a single woman, I asked my friend to make a big rose cake made out from slices of mangoes.

Viola! Lo and behold, this beautiful mango cake. It’s so beautiful that I don’t want to even eat it. haha. :D

Have you ever dreamed of mixing all your favorite chocolates that would create the most jaw dropping dessert ever? I guess we have to wake up and stop dreaming then because it is already happening! You can order this delicious super sweet cake anywhere. If you know how to bake then you won’t have a problem with any of it.
It’s my first time to witness this cake face to face. hihi. Recently I haven’t been a big fan of chocolates but when I saw this, my eyes went really really big. This cake is actually rather easy to pull off but the ingredients are very costly.
They call this the "Death by Chocolate: M&M and Kit Kat Cake!". It’s so beautiful I don’t even want to touch it! Hahaha :D 
P.S. The scorching heat totally melted the m&ms. It’s totally summer here in the Philippines!

Have you ever dreamed of mixing all your favorite chocolates that would create the most jaw dropping dessert ever? I guess we have to wake up and stop dreaming then because it is already happening! You can order this delicious super sweet cake anywhere. If you know how to bake then you won’t have a problem with any of it.

It’s my first time to witness this cake face to face. hihi. Recently I haven’t been a big fan of chocolates but when I saw this, my eyes went really really big. This cake is actually rather easy to pull off but the ingredients are very costly.

They call this the "Death by Chocolate: M&M and Kit Kat Cake!". It’s so beautiful I don’t even want to touch it! Hahaha :D 

P.S. The scorching heat totally melted the m&ms. It’s totally summer here in the Philippines!

Malaysia Truly Asia

It was 4:30 am in the morning at Singapore. The city was silent and still; People were still asleep and sound. Well except us.

We were to set out for Malaysia early in the morning since it takes a lot of hours to get there. Good thing the agency had a really nice bus with reclining seats and an awesome air conditioner. Despite the disrupted sleep, we were still able to have enough rest.

Upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We went directly to Genting Highlands, “Fun City Above the Cloud’, since its nestled on a mountain peak. The cooling climate was 19°C that day so it was kind of cold but we still had fun and enjoy the indoor and outdoor entertainment rides offered. The scenic view of surrounding rain forests were also very pleasing to the eyes.

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This was a roller coaster inside the theme park. :)

Next stop: Batu Caves

They said that Batu Caves is a well known tourist destination in Kuala Lumpur due to its unique 400 million years old limestone hill. But not only that, they also said it is a vast cavern complex that consists of rugged limestone cliffs and a series of caves as well as cave temples. 

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This was on our way to Batu Caves. At the base of the hill are two more cave temples which are full of Hindu statues and paintings. But we weren’t able to get inside since the stairs are to high and it would add up stress to my parents (the disadvantages of aging)

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With our handsome Uncle Jun and beautiful Auntie Lani

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Here’s a picture of me enjoying and scaring the pigeons to make them fly..

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..and decided to smile beside them instead. I guess they’re not scared of me. at all.

While waiting for the others to get back. Me and my family decided to have fun. We thought about “JUMP PHOTOS”

On a count of one….

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two…

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THREE!

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Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpur
Currently the temple has become Kuala Lumpur main Hindu temple and it plays an important role during their Thaipusam festival…

Next stop: Petronas Twin Tower
No visit to Kuala Lumpur would be complete without experiencing the jewel in the city’s crown-THE PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS. The architecturally outstanding building is probably Kuala Lumpur’s most visited tourist attraction. :D

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Inside :)

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Once the towers are lit at night, well, they’re just breath-taking. They make you smile. They make you feel as though you are witnessing something so grand, so beautiful, so elegant. No photos ever taken can give justice to the beauty of these buildings. I love love love them!

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That’s it for now. <3

Coming up! 

A blog all about my sister’s wedding last May 1, 2014 (Thursday). Keep posted! I’m so excited to share to you the beautiful wedding of this beautiful couple! Get ready with your tissues and handkerchiefs! :)

KEVIN ABDALA style and creatives
RAVIE WONG photography (first photo only)
ALAIN ADEVA hair and makeup

Hi, I'm planning to take up nmat soon. Can you help me? Can you give me some tips, please? Salamat!! :)
- Anonymous

Sorry for the late reply, dear. I hope I’m not too late. If you are an April taker then I already am late but if you are planning to take this November/December then  I can really help you. If you like, you can leave me a message after reading this. It’s better if you don’t message me anonymously so that I will not keep on publishing your replies. Or just send me an email here: dewbet_14@yahoo.com

Mmmm. Tips?

1. Download and study the reviewer found on the site. I did buy the MSA NMAT Reviewer but when I scanned through the pages, the questions were exaggeratingly hard, plus it would not guarantee to give you a good score. Besides, there are tons of ways to access information for studying. You can read books from High School and search through the internet. Anyways, let’s get back to the tip: the reviewer is really super duper helpful when it comes to preparing for the exa . Going through the reviewer will help you be more familiarized with how the test feels like.

2. Practice answering the reviewer in a pressured time. It is really helpful if you would pretend that you are already taking the NMAT on a specific day and time yourself. Do not take time in answering 1 item. Remember to skip it and proceed to the next number. Remember that Time Management is an important key.

3. Know your schedule and what to bring. Know your schedule, building, and room assignment. Arrive early. You should be there before 7AM. Also, don’t forget the things you need to bring (NMAT Identification form, I.D., pencils, etc.). You might also want to bring jacket because some rooms are very cold and it might disturb you. It’s always nice to answer comfortably. 

Bring packed lunch as well since it is VERY inconvenient to line up with the other people to buy food. You only have less than an hour to eat and return to your room. 

4. Write the Alphabet-Number equivalent on the scratch area of the answer sheet.

Once you get to start, copy the alphabet with its letter equivalent on the scratch area (A-1; B-2; C-3, D-4, D-5 and so on..). Try doing it, it’s easier for you to answer especially during Part 1.

 5. Review and familiarize

It is really impossible to put in your head all sorts of information regarding the subtests for Part 2. I mean students study just one field for their entire college degree. So basically, familiarize yourself with general terms and concepts. Remember or better yet memorize formulas (most formulas aren’t given in the test) as well and note how they relate with other formulas if you would need to derive and do those sorts of things.

I read a blog before saying that what you should do teach part is…

Part 1: Improve with practice

Part 2: Improve with reading and familiarization

6. Study Hard and Pray Harder

Combine productivity and determination with Faith and I’m sure you will have a good score. I really studied hard but I also spend a lot of time during the day and night praying and asking God for knowledge, wisdom and determination. We know that we human beings have our own limitations, why not ask help from our Almighty Father who is All Knowing, All Powerful and All Present? 

I hope I helped. God bless you! :)

I’m in love with an italian. He is an amazing cook! I’d love him to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner for me someday. Other than that, being spontaneous is one thing I really love about him. His choice of words are just so good!

I think I’m in love. I’m in love with Joe Bastianich. Haha. Don’t know him? Google him. :))

     — Dew

Hey guys! 
Recently, I had a date with my favorite dentist. Kidding! If you have braces, you always have a monthly check up with the dentist. In other words, I get to see my dentist 12 times a year! Other than just checking for my teeth&#8217;s progression, the dentist will be cleaning, changing, and adjusting my rubber bands. And since my sister is getting married next week, I will be changing my current green braces to FUSCHIA PINK! Fuschia pink and turquoise will be the theme color of her big day: her wedding day!

I just can&#8217;t wait for this big event! 

Hey guys!

Recently, I had a date with my favorite dentist. Kidding! If you have braces, you always have a monthly check up with the dentist. In other words, I get to see my dentist 12 times a year! Other than just checking for my teeth’s progression, the dentist will be cleaning, changing, and adjusting my rubber bands. And since my sister is getting married next week, I will be changing my current green braces to FUSCHIA PINK! Fuschia pink and turquoise will be the theme color of her big day: her wedding day!

I just can’t wait for this big event! 

Hebrews 9:22, it is said, “In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”

Last Friday, me and my family decided to have a small gathering to thank Jesus Christ for dying on the cross for our sins. We worshipped and praised him as the skies turn from orange, red orange to dark blue and then black. 

Happy Black Saturday!