Random Surprises: A Gallery

Danke schön. 谢谢. Thank you…

To the team that has taught me a lot.

To the mates who know how to make light of things.

To friends who remain.

To the people who matter most — family.

To life and its heartaches and joys, tears and comfort.

To God who loved me first and loved me best.

Cheers to another year!

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The Not-So Secret Life of My Pet, Oogway

“One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.” – Master Oogway

Inspired by Kung Fu Panda, I named my turtle after Master Oogway.

Not everybody knows that I have a turtle but when they do, they get surprised. This is probably because not everyone would choose a turtle for a pet. Similarly, when I meet someone who also owns one, I feel sort of connected to them as if we, turtle owners, are the only ones who understand why we have this kind of pet in the first place.

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Two and a half years later

Tidbits II

Two and a half years – almost three, since I began working. Two jobs since then.

Positive changes.

Growth.

Grateful.

Exceeding. Exploring. Enriching.

Discovering things that bring out the best parts of me.

Trying things I have never done before. #99FirstsAndCounting

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99 Firsts and Counting

When was the last time you did something or experienced something for the first time?

“Good evening Fellow Toastmasters and our dear guest. Here’s to another session in our Toastmasters Club.

To be your Toastmaster of the Evening (TME) is actually not the original plan. However, my Toastmasters experience thus far has showed me that whether we create plans or not, there will always be circumstances that bring us to where we are now. Joining Toastmasters was the first time I ever joined a club outside of school and the first club I joined that aims to develop one’s communication and leadership skills. I am fairly new as I became a member just last January, with this as my fifth session and in fact, I haven’t delivered my BSP No. 1 yet.

During my very first meeting, I was already given a role, again unplanned, to be the Ah-Counter, in lieu of my colleague who was a speaker that evening. After that, I got to take on the role of being a Grammarian, Table Topics Masters, and now, your TME. With just five sessions, being in this club has already given me a lot of firsts.

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Homecoming

Homecoming – the perfect word for that day. I was quite thankful to the priest who used that word when he held a mass that day for someone close to a lot of people’s hearts, most especially to me and my family’s.

Homecoming

It was the second Saturday of February and we were in the province for my grandfather. My mom’s father, we call him Daddy Love, a nickname dubbed by my mom and a name that stuck to him ever since. We were there to be with him to see him off as his time on earth has already come to pass.
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