• LIFE,  MY JOURNAL

    GOODBYE 2017…

    It’s already normal for people to post on social media their highlights for the outgoing year as another year fast approaches. In the Millenial setting, mostly photos of travels, significant learnings, events, and other things that went through that passing year. Similarly, they also somehow place their goals for the upcoming year. May it be lose weight, save money, travel the world, etc. There’s nothing wrong with it actually. Anyone can list down which they consider a significant change in their lives in order to gauge how much have they achieved and how far they still have to go in order to reach their dreams. Therefore, I don’t quite understand…

  • CHILD LOSS,  LIFE,  MY JOURNAL

    MARVEL ZANE – vol. 4

    Christmas just came last Monday and the start of another year is fast approaching. For Filipinos like my wife and I, it’s like the longest season of the year. As soon as what we call the “Ber” months starts (September, October, November, December), we start counting the days before Christmas. Buildings and houses are decorated with dazzling lights and colorful lanterns; various parties are being organized and; sumptuous feasts are being prepared at every place where it is being celebrated.  Gifts are also being given and like the usual, my wife and I received only few clothes given by some of our relatives. Adulting huh? LOL! Well, it doesn’t end on…

  • ADULTING,  LIFE,  MY JOURNAL

    WAIT thing

    Our church just started a series for the Christmas season and Pastor Nolan, our pastor, had a sermon that everyone hates (even him… LOL!). Something about waiting. Dreadful right? My wife and I think so too. Who wanted to wait anyway? The questions “why can’t we have it now?” or “how long will it take?” suddenly pop up into our minds. Sundays are rest days for most of us (for my wife and I at least). People would either spend the day resting at home, going to church or to the mall. Well, my wife and I may not have went to the mall but we did went to church then rested at…

  • AUSTRALIA,  LIFE,  TRAVEL

    Our HILLSONG takeaways

    It’s been a month now since we went to Sydney, Australia to enjoy the remaining days of my wife’s maternity leave; and we really can’t get over it. Sometimes, we want to live and start a new life there… urgently (LOL!). Kidding aside, I have lots of ideas in my mind what to blog about it. In fact, I’ve already lined-up the series of blog that I’m going to post. Yet, let me share one of our highlights when we came in this place. I would be giving a huge disclaimer that this specific blog post is not just a where-to-go in Sydney. But something much deeper. Something essential for our life with…

  • CHILD LOSS,  LIFE,  MY JOURNAL

    MARVEL ZANE – vol. 3

    Most of our thoughts revolved around these phrases each day: “She’s supposed to be born this month.” Yes. Apparently, October is her supposedly due month. But this marks the 3rd month of our daughter being born… in heaven.  Anytime now, we’re supposed to go home from the hospital carrying our bundle of joy in our arms. Instead, we go home empty-handed and feels defeated in life. My wife being back to work instead of this month just being the start of her maternity leave. Also, instead of buying cute dresses and onesies like what usual parents do, we’re buying flowers and candles then visit the place where she was buried. That…