Project 365: January 3

Quote for January 3Quote taken from John Eldredge’s Walking with God

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Just another 365 days thing

Quote for January 1

It’s already a new year on my side of the planet and the undeniable urgency of certain things suddenly dawned on me the moment I woke up today (read as: thesis). As my mind was scrambling for a semblance of organization and my hands were mindlessly typing some words on chat boxes, I saw a post by my friend Samantha. No, it’s not a personal diatribe but a site showcasing the projects some people vowed to do for every day of the year, hence the title “Make Something 365 & Get Unstuck.”

Most people feel stuck all the time– with their work, relationships, and the slew of decisions that they have made. As the year ends, while we look back on the good memories that the year has brought, we also can’t help but ponder on our regrets. But the new year brings with it the promise that, indeed, we can get unstuck from the quagmire we have been in. We can start over. (But, no. That does not mean that I am going to start my thesis all over again, okay? What needs to be overhauled is a sense of responsibility.)

The 365 days project could be as simple as taking a photo of cute babies everyday or as complicated as making owl figurines out of, let’s say, broken uncooked pasta. It could be anything, as long as it encourages you to be creative. I really want to do something simple, yet still thoroughly stimulating. If anything, the two things I feel rather proud to be doing on my spare time are reading books and tinkering with Photoshop. (The other things  I do but am not proud of includes sleeping, eating a lot of salty chips, and watching way too much Spongebob Squarepants.)

So, I have decided to do “365 Quotes from page 365.” (And, yes. Some of my books are that thick.) I have already started with a quote from the Holy Bible. It’s on page 365 of my Bible, the one that I am personally using right now. Not only is it a great quote to start this project, but it also serves as a great promise for us this coming year. May you have a great and prosperous new year, my friend! 🙂

Meet me at the Sagittarius

I have officially started my internship at CBN Asia, Inc. And the office happens to be in the Sagittarius building in Makati. I really felt like a working girl, walking down the street with the so-called corporate herd. But who am I kidding? I look nothing like them– in my plaid shirt, denim jeans, and espadrilles, I look like an activist looking for a building to picket against.

It’s been a long time coming since I applied there last year, but I wasn’t really able to start due to some intervening factors. Read as dengue fever, delayed endorsement letter and thesis proposal.  I have been assigned where I have been previously assigned, in the Special Projects. Supposedly, I will be a part of the team handling the administrative and creative aspects of Super Book Reimagined. 80’s and 90’s kids should know what this is– if not, at least you should have heard of it and The Flying House. I am really excited for this project, and I am really looking forward to glorifying God through my service and the success of this children’s television program. 🙂

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Great Balls of Mud

He answered, “Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.”

John 9:25

My daily devotions took me to this verse and it compelled me to read the full story of how Jesus healed the man born blind using… great balls of mud put on his eyes, that the blind man also had to wash away in the Pool of Siloam.

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