If you are like me, you probably start the week a bit slow. I sued to hum a song that says Mondays get me down. Perhaps it’s because of the hangover from the weekend’s gimiks with friends or cleaning my room. I had to force myself out of bed and take a shower. Mondays found me lazily preparing for school in the morning and yawning through the professor’s lectures the rest of the day. I usually can’t concentrate. No brilliant ideas surfaced, and my schoolwork was so-so. I’d finally get perked up in the afternooon but, by then, the day had practically gone by. One tall glass of brewed coffee from the nearest Starbucks should do the trick.
Later, I realized that it’s not Mondays that get me down. It’s my attitude. If I truly wanted to honor God with my studies, then I would pursue excellence no matter what. I won’t write term papers, answer exams or listen to the professor just so I would pass the course. I would do all these because I am serving the Lord.
And here’s what’s encouraging. Even if we should not expect something in return, God promises us a reward for serving Him. To get the highest grade or a teacher’s commendation or our classmates’ admiration or an exemption from the finals are perhaps some of those rewards. But the joy that our accomplishments bring to our parents and the honor it gives God are the best returns for our hard work.
Do your work willingly, as though you were serving the Lord himself. In fact, the Lord Christ is the one you are really serving, and you know He will reward you. Colossians 3:23, 24
(Devotion: Real time)

If you are like me, you probably start the week a bit slow. I sued to hum a song that says Mondays get me down. Perhaps it’s because of the hangover from the weekend’s gimiks with friends or cleaning my room. I had to force myself out of bed and take a shower. Mondays found me lazily preparing for school in the morning and yawning through the professor’s lectures the rest of the day. I usually can’t concentrate. No brilliant ideas surfaced, and my schoolwork was so-so. I’d finally get perked up in the afternooon but, by then, the day had practically gone by. One tall glass of brewed coffee from the nearest Starbucks should do the trick.

Later, I realized that it’s not Mondays that get me down. It’s my attitude. If I truly wanted to honor God with my studies, then I would pursue excellence no matter what. I won’t write term papers, answer exams or listen to the professor just so I would pass the course. I would do all these because I am serving the Lord.

And here’s what’s encouraging. Even if we should not expect something in return, God promises us a reward for serving Him. To get the highest grade or a teacher’s commendation or our classmates’ admiration or an exemption from the finals are perhaps some of those rewards. But the joy that our accomplishments bring to our parents and the honor it gives God are the best returns for our hard work.

Do your work willingly, as though you were serving the Lord himself. In fact, the Lord Christ is the one you are really serving, and you know He will reward you. Colossians 3:23, 24

(Devotion: Real time)

White Island sunset.
(..and until now I haven’t blogged about our camiguin escapade. Sorry, guys.)

White Island sunset.

(..and until now I haven’t blogged about our camiguin escapade. Sorry, guys.)

Here comes the sun.

Here comes the sun.

Because today is #ThrowbackThursday!
Here’s a picture of me and my family more than 10 years ago when we were just too cute and innocent. hahaha! The right photo is our Jan 2014 family picture and we never thought that our arrangement was same as the old picture. Cool ain’t it? :D
"A family that prays together. Stays forever."

Because today is #ThrowbackThursday!

Here’s a picture of me and my family more than 10 years ago when we were just too cute and innocent. hahaha! The right photo is our Jan 2014 family picture and we never thought that our arrangement was same as the old picture. Cool ain’t it? :D

"A family that prays together. Stays forever."

Hello Tumblr lovies!

There are no words to express how I miss interacting, blogging and scrolling nonstop here in tumblr. I think most of you already know why I am no longer active here. Yeah, that’s life. Sometimes we have to learn to prioritize things first, in my case, studies. 

But let’s forget about that and let me introduce to you my beautiful groupmates in medical school! We are the group 10 or also known as the “IN10SE” group.

Last saturday was our Acquaintance party and it was all about Blacklight: Fluorescence from within. So everyone of us are expected to wear neon colors, thus, the light and flashy colored clothes.

Comment or message us if you love our outfits! :D

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

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 searching 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 searching 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!

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