Monday, December 6, 2010

Counting Blessings

This is not just an ordinary post (you can skip read it if you want. I dont care)

Alam nyo naman na nag punta ako sa Singapore last week para sa isang shot na makakuha ng trabaho doon, right?! Today, I would like to testify the goodness of God about my journey there. Wala pang final result. Two to three weeks pa daw bago ko malaman kung kuha ko ang trabaho or not. But right now that is not the most important thing to reflect and think about.

Tinawagan ako ng HR recruiter from Singapore last week ng makailang beses. Sabi ko nga sa previous post ko. Na cancell ko ang call ng ilang beses din. Finally, na kausap ko rin yung recruiter. Nakita daw nila yung profile ko sa website, at match daw ito sa client nila. Nag painterview naman ako, it was short interview. Around 30 minutes lang ito. After that, nag send sya ng followup email asking for an essay about technical stuff. So sinagutan ko naman yun (maraming salamat sa tulong ni Kuya Google). Tapos kinabukasan tumawag ulet at schedule daw nya ko ng Client interview. It's a Europe based Oil and Gas company. May office daw sila sa Singapore. So, sabi ko sige gow! Kinabukasan tumawag na yung HR kasama yung dalawang Hiring manager mula sa Client. Naka conference call kame. Na interview ako ng client around 45 minutes to an hour. I did my part. Sumagot ako sa lahat ng question nila to the best answer na kaya kong iprovide.

After ilang oras.

Tumawag ulet yung recruiter sabi nya gusto daw akong ma meet ng Client, bali Hiring Manager yun. Sabi ko wala akong pamasahe tsaka short notice masyado. Sabi nung HR, kelangan ko daw talagang pumunta at very positive naman daw ang feedback nung client.

Sabi ko tawagan nya ako after 1 hour. Mag check ako ng flight kung kaya ba or hindi.

Nalilito na ko ng mga oras na ito. I say a little prayer asking God for wisdom tapos tulungan nya kong mag decide. Tumawag ang HR ulet, tinatanong kung okay daw ba akong pumunta ng SG kasi nga shortlisted ako. Sabi ko, flights are expensive these days kasi december pero hindi ko pa naman na check talaga. Sabi nung HR hindi daw nila kasi pwedeng sagutin yung pamasahe and that is the risk that I would have to take if i wish to join their company. Sabi ko sige mag book ako ng flight without even thinking kung may pang book ba 'ko. Sabi nya good, send me an email of your itenerary and I will schedule yung face to face interview with the Hiring manager ng 10 AM thursday.

I got the 13th month pay the day before pero nag co-contemplate parin ako, kasi nga kakapunta ko lang dun para mag tour two months ago at hindi ito mura. Magastos ito. lalo na ngayon, wala akong matitirahan, ma pwe-pwersa akong mag hotel. Kung uubusin ko naman ang lahat ng 13th month pay ko, mag tititigan kame sa pasko nila Mama at Papa. At wala akong gift sa mga inaanak ko. Inshort, im gonna be damn broke and I can't afford that. Hindi ko kayang makitang nag didikdik lang si Mama ng latik ng kakanin habang ang mga kapitbahay namin ay may turkey at spugeti at maraming gifts sa ilalim ng Christmas tree. Hindi ko yun maatim.

But God is so Good. why?

1. Pag logon ko sa YM, naikwento ko sa isang kaibigan ko ang nangyari nung araw na yun. Sabi nya, okay you need a place to stay?! Go to my place. I'll pick you up at the airport. Give me your flight details.

2. May Seat Sale ang Jestar, mura ang flight kahit kinabukasan na kaagad ang alis ko.

3. Yung instant VL ko na 3 days at kinabukasan na kaagad eh akalain mong lumusot?! Kahit hindi kame in good terms ng boss ko, lusot parin kahit txt lang ako nag paalam.

4. Nakalampas ako sa immigration smoothly walang tanong-tanong. Mind you, medyo mahigpit ang immigration natin kasi alam na nila ang style ng mga pinoy na pumupunta doon to find a job ng hindi dumadaan ng POEA. Kayang tamang hinala sila. Pero this time, lusot ako. Siguro muka kasi akong mayaman. hihihihi

5. Nung nalaman ng mga kabigan ko na darating ako for interview, nag invite sya sa mga dati naming team na nag tra-trabaho narin doon to gather. May nag host ng bahay, umulan ng pagkain ang saya-saya parang instant reunion. And it was nice seeing them all. Words of encouragements are just what I needed. Mga tips and stuff. Diba, kasi sa abroad kanya-kanya ng buhay and time is really precious to them, para mag bigay sila ng time to gather not just for me but for the fact na magkitakita kame ulet was really something. And syempre gagastos sila dito dahil food and all. Blessing right?

6. The day of my interview. Muntik na kong mahimatay pag dating ko sa office nila. Naka panel ako ng 8 tao. 2 french, ung recruiter and yung iba pang singaporean. Akala ko, meet and greet lang ng client tapos yun na yun. But NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! panel interview ito. Inabutan ako ng marker para mag discuss sa Whiteboard. Lahat sila naka laptop at may white paper na susulatan at lists ng questionaires. Tangina! Gusto ko nang matae sa kaba. It was 1 and half hour panel interview. I feel good. Hindi ako napahiya. I felt na sagot ko lahat and I feel na impress sila sa pag sasalita ko. BWahihihihi pero no exageration, I really felt good. Pero hidi pa doon nag tatapos yun. Kelangan kong pumuntang ng Tiong Bahru office to meet the HR directory. Nampota! wala na akong pang taxi!!!!! At alam nyo kung ano nangyari? Hinatid ako ng HR recruiter naawa yata sakin kasi butas ung leather shoes ko. Totoo butas talaga. tapos nag usap kame ng HR director. I felt good again. Alam mo ung pakiramdan na kuha mo na trabaho, ganun. Naniniwala kasi ako sa ganun. Ma feel mo yun. Pero syempre wala pang JO kaya wala pa. Pero point is, yung mga nangyari was series of blessings that I know GOd is in control.

7. Sunday, i was invited to go to Church by my co-org. tapos invite ako sa place nila. kasama yung mga ibang Alumni nmain. It was a blessing kasi ang dami kong na tutunan sa kanila. Tapos pinag pray pa nila ako. We had a good talk. At na libre pa ko. The whole day akong hindi gumastos ahahah. Pulubi much? Another blessing...

Sa ngayon nandito na ko sa Pinas at papasok nanaman mamya. Pero as I reflect sa nangyari last week. I see how my God lead me and bless me. Kung sakaling hindi ko makukuha yung work, hindi parin ako talo. I was able to experience the power of the Lord, although, they are small but those blessings are so important to me. Alam mo yung series ng unexpected blessings that sometimes you feel you don't deserve pero na binibigay parin sayo? Ganun na ganun. Also, naisip ko na when opportunity knocks at your door, you have to give it a shot! Kesa naman you'd ask your self in the future, ano kayang mangyayari sakin if I did take a chance?

The God of Abraham and the God of Moses is still the same God that we have. Faithful. Remember when David was crying out loud to Yahweh because the enemy is about to capture his Kingdom, the Lord asked David, just one question.

"I am the Lord thy GOd, Is there anything too hard for me?"

Trust in the Lord and you'll never go wrong. Believe in Jesus and you will be saved.

Okay hindi ako Pastor. Na overwhelmed lang. Sana nakapulot kayo ng konting aral.

Have a Blessed week ahead....

53 comments:

  1. Wow!!! Sana makuha mo ang work.

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  2. God is good.
    And......
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    naman, wala nako maisip bigla.

    parang 52kbps lang kasi takbo ng utak ko ngayon.

    Anyway, lam ko kuha kana dun.
    lam mo yun? lam ko na eh? lam mo na. dami ko alam eh. :)

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  3. So far ito ang pinakagusto kong post mo Jepoy...God bless you! Sana matutuloy k n talaga doon... :)

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  4. @Salbehe

    Salamat salamat, sana sana. Papakainin kita pag nakuha ako :-D

    @Muntik ng maging pari

    Oi salamat po sa pag babasa, sige po mag isip you muna tapos balik u here ahahhaa

    @Soltero

    Kuya Josh salamat ng marami!!! :-D

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  5. weee!!! goodluck jepoy! :D He's got your back!

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  6. Amen.

    Goodluck to you Jepoy.

    Alam ko matagal mo ng hinihiling yan, pero ngayon abot kamay mo na di ba?

    sana makuha mo yung job, you deserve it. *brother hug*

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  7. wow Jepoy! I am so happy for you! at walang halong plastik un. che!
    sana makuha ka na. feeling ko naman ay positive ang outcome nyan.
    alam kong matagal mo ng gustong magpakayaman sa SG.
    ako naman e magpapakadalubhasa muna dito hehe.
    Good luck to us!

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  8. parang gusto kong umiyak sa post mong to kuay jepoy..di ko lam kung bakit pero gusto kong umiyak talaga..tsk God is soo good talaga..

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  9. God is really great...:)

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  10. GodBless pala ng marami sa iyo.. Kung makuha ka man o hindi dun.. :)

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  11. makukuha mo yung work na yun i'm sure :D good luck jepoy! God bless :)

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  12. ah, kaya pala ilang days ka din di nakapag-update.

    Its good na na-interview ka na at god thing din na nakakuha ka ng ticket na mura papuntang singapore.

    In 2to 3 week, sana ay makareceive ka g tawag or email saying na hired ka.

    TC

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  13. Awwww... I so love this post Jepoy! God is indeed very great! Nakuuu... mukhang iiwan mo na kami dito sa Pinas ah...

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  14. Good luck and God Bless papi jep.

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  15. magandang pambalanse to ah. yung sa "kabila" medyo bastos tas eto nman inspiring. LOL

    makukuha mo yan. tyak yon. magaling ka nman eh.

    pasyal ka nman d2 sa min pag natanggap ka.

    :)

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  16. wow gudluck parekoy..buti ka pa sure na SG mo..ako last call na alng..tapos na interview at exam ko... pag natuloy libre mo o dun..hahaha

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  17. wow gudluck parekoy..buti ka pa sure na SG mo..ako last call na alng..tapos na interview at exam ko... pag natuloy libre mo o dun..hahaha

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  18. God is Awesome. Prayerfully you get the job. and continue to be greatfull no matter what happened.

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  19. Hindi ako nag-skipread :))

    True. Blessings come in different forms - small or big, and at an unexpected time. Lagi lang naman andyan si God e, madalas tayo lang nakakalimot. Pray tayong lahat for you to finally get the JO. :)
    Goodluck ng uber uber!!!

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  20. Im sure pasado ka :) at pag nangyari yun malilibre mo na ako para close na tayo hehehe. God bless you more!

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  21. eh di ang lagay nga eh wala ka pag uwi ko!!! hmp!

    goodluck sana makuha mo talaga ang trabaho na yun!!! happy for you!! alam ko na susunod ulit...si Glentot ang susunod sayo na mag rarants about sa work at sa bayang sinilangan..ahahaha

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  22. Jeps, seryoso, nakakawow. Haha. Natuwa ako sa mga kwento mo at sa blessing na yun. Pero dapat ibalik mo lahat ng praises and honor kay Lord.

    Everything you do in the Lord's service is ever useless. Tama ba? Blessed ka kasi naging mabuti ka din (siguro) sa mata ng Diyos. Haha.

    Pagpray mo na sayo na talaga yung work. God bless. Wilkam bak.

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  23. Goodluck. Hehehe. Kaya mo iyan. Refer mo ako pag natanggap ka. =p

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  24. *crossed fingers na ala parent trap* sana makuha ka talaga! :)

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  25. The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It's our handle on what we can't see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.

    Hebrews 11:1-2 (The Message)

    Hi Kuya Jep! I was humbled seeing this post from you. God will be with you where ever you go. Remember, where God leads, He also provides. If it's God's will, it's on God's bill.

    Hope to see you before you leave for Sg kuya. Praying for you. God bless you more.

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  26. Sinwerete ka kasi birthday ko ngayon hehehe

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  27. matapos ang madibdibang pag-skipread ang masasabi ko sa structure ng post na ito ay mabait talaga si Lord kahit sa mga makasalanan like you akalain mo bliness ka pa nya kaya share your blessings!

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  28. Goodluck Jepoy! I hope you'll get the job. :)

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  29. iba talaga si Lord! naiyak ako ng slight sa post na to... im happy for you jepoy... God is almighty and He'll never forsake us. once you get the job, do your job well for the Lord's glory...

    and, kay Soltero ko ata nabasa yun, kapag mabait ka sa parents mo, you'll be very blessed!

    merry christmas

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  30. God is good all the time!

    Para sa iyo talaga ang panahon na yun, ayaw lang ni God na maging boring ang stay mo sa Singapore kaya ginawan nya ng konting challenges para masaya. Sweet ni God no? :)

    Dapat share mo din ang blessings ni God at yun ay magpaparty ka pag natanggap ka heheheh :)

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  31. Wow! God is truly great!! Ang galing Niya at ang galing mo rin!!! Alam ko makakamit mo na ang mga pangarap mo!!!! Malapit na malapit na!!!!!
    Kaya, higit sa lahat, share your blessings!!!!!!!!! :D
    Haha Maligayang pasko!!!!!!!!

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  32. I was inspired as I read your post :) Amen to that, God is good all the time. Ika nga sa kasabihan, ang mababait ay pinagpala. I think you've been good kaya more than twice ang binigay na blessings sa iyo ni Papa Jesus.

    May God continue to shower you with more graces!

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  33. count me in sa pagdarasal na makuha mo ang position, but as you said it's enough that you already saw the goodnessand faithfulness of our Lord.

    napagusapan na natin ito sa ym and am blessed with your testimony.

    we can't really over-run God. Kung pwedeng gamiting adjective ang exceedingly and abundantly he is truly Indescribable my breth.

    lastly, pinapakinggan ko yung Forever Reign ng Hillsong, you remind of the song lines, You are good, You are good hwen there's nothing good in me. Tama di ba breth, He is so good.

    ok napahaba na epal much ako.

    be blessed sir!

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  34. good luck and I hope to get to meet you here sa merlion city. gusto ko sanang sumama sa mga EB ng bloggers kaya lang hindi ko alam kung sino ang kokontakin e, hehehe!

    keep on praying and keep the faith ser!

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  35. I'm wishing you all the luck...
    God is indeed good... Imagine, dati muntik ka na d palusutin and to think tatambay ka lang dun tapos ngayon na for work, pasok ka agad--mukha ka naman tlagang mayaman e. hehe!
    Pero totoo, ang galeng kasi sunod2x ung naging solution sa prob mo... I think this is really meant for u. :) May story rin ako same like this kaya God is really great and hindi toh narerealize ng mga tao na lahat talaga blessings, basta ba marunong tayo mag-appreciate and makinig. :)
    God bless Jepoy!

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  36. God is Good all the time! God knows how eager you are to attend that interview. Makuha mo man o hindi ang job what important is natry mo. It's true opportunity knocks only once
    Goodluck! Hope for the best :)

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  37. Indeed, God is good all the time.

    Hindi pa ko nakakaexperience ng ganyang panel interview, kung ako siguro baka nahimatay na ako sa kaba...but then i envy you for that courage to be at a front of 8 people, di bale sana kung using your own language...

    congrats in advance & Keep the faith...

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  38. Ikaw na iyan, Jepoy! Ikaw na! Maniwala ka sa akin! Ikaw na ikaw na iyan! Kasi kung hindi, wala akong gift sa iyo, joke lang!! Good luck, next time, ako naman ang tulungan mo diyan sa SG pag tutularan kitang magOFW, db nga, share your blessings,,, ahihihihi..

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  39. Goodluck.. sana ay makuha mo yung job.. ^_^

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  40. First time ko dito, wow ang galing naman, malapit ka na ding maging isang Bagong Bayani, isang OFW.. Think positive ( huwag lang sa HIV) matatangap ka sa trabaho, at kasunod na yang e Job Offer na..at sigurado malaki sahod, dahil Oil and Gas Industry..Good Luck

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  41. @Jag

    salamat pareng Jag, sana nga matuloy na...

    @Chikletz

    I know, God is faithful. Thanks Chikletz!

    @Supladong Office Boy

    *Brohug* Salamat ng marami Sir, sana nga matuloy na talaga...

    @Oliver

    Plastic lang puta ka! Juk. Salamat talaga ng marami. Hayaan mo't pag okay na ko dun pag kelangan mo ng tulong ko isang comment lang dito hihihi

    @Superjaid

    Salamat Jaidy na appreciate ko ang comment mo.

    @Chingoy

    God is really great, indeed! Thanks :-D

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  42. @Kikomaxx

    Salamat kikomaxx napaka peytpul mo mag comment sa aking mga entries. Salamat sir!

    @Hartleschiq

    Oi kamusta ka na?! Salamat sa comment, sana nga matuloy hayaan mo't i treat kita pag okay na to. heheheh

    @Khantotantra

    Salamat Sir!!! Good vibes tayo sana nga makuha ko na on the next coming weeks hihihi

    @Avee

    Thanks Avee, appreciate it. Hayaan mo pag okay na to kitakits tayo bago ko umalis, promise hehhehe

    @Bulakbol

    Thanks Papi! Pag pray mo ko tapos pag okay na inuman tayo sa flat mo pag dadala kita san mig lights para hindi ka mag tampo na wala akong dala sayo pag punta ko dyan LOL

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  43. @MOks

    Oi pre balak mo rin palang mag SG. Goodluck satin, kitakits tayo dun hehehe

    @Diamond R

    Salamat sir, indeed God is really awesome and he really is the root of all these blessings. Amen...


    @Jake

    Salamat sa hindi pag skipread hihihi

    Agree small or big, unexpected or not these things are all from our Lord. Salamat sa prayer. I claim the JO. Libre mo ko pag nagkita tayo dyan ha LOL

    @Sam

    Sir salamat, Pag nakuha ko sige libre kita para close na nga ahahhaha Salamat Sir!

    @Powkie

    Salamat ate powkie, hayaan mo ang training ko daw ay sa Europe so isang tumbling mo lang sa paris mag kikita tayo dun. hihihi Salamat ng marami

    @YOw

    Oi salamat ng marami ha! Tuh-muh all glory and adoration belongs to God, binabalik ko lahat sa kanya hihihi

    Pag pray mo pa pag okay to. kainan tayo ulet hihihi baba kayo ulet ng bundok ha lol

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  44. @Tsina

    Sure sige refer kita pag okay na hihihi

    @Nyabochoi

    Oi salamat ha, nakakatuwa naman parati ka na nag babasa dito

    @Yna

    Indeed. you said it all. I miss you tin, I'll definetly see you before I go. hihihi

    All these things I give to Jesus. Amen

    @Kumagkaw

    Naman! Happy birthday sayo brader ha...

    @Glentot

    Alam ko naman na parati mong iniskipread ang blog ko kasi corny. Ikaw na best blogger for all season. Ikaw na! Share ko blessing pag okay na wag kang excited. Puta ka!

    @Charm

    Thank you so much Charm. Appreciate it!

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  45. @Leo

    Merry Chirstmas!

    Salamat ng marami and agree ako sa sinabi mo God never leave nor forsake us. He is the author and finisher of our faith. Blessings are from Him :-D

    God Bless you more!


    @Klet Makulet

    Thank you tagalag! I claim the blessing! Sige mag paparty ako pag okay na pag pray mo pa ha hihihi

    @Taribong

    Salamat sir, I will share the blessing kung mag papakita ka, hindi ka naman nag papakita eh hehehehe. Salamat sir appreciate it...

    @Jenny

    Salamat naman po at na inspire ka. Amen to that. God is indeed good all the time. :-D

    Thanks Jenny appreciate it so much.

    @Pong

    Brader, salamat!!! First hand ka nakarining ng blessing ni God during that time :-D

    God Bless you more and more each day!!!!

    @Echo

    Sir salamat, inadd na kita sa blogroll ko sana mag sulat ka ng mag sulat. Oi taga SG ka pala. Pag okay na ko EB tayo dyan sama mo anak mong cute :D

    Thanks sa comment and ecouragement sir! God Bless you more...

    @Traveliztera

    Steeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeph!!!!! Thanks steph appreciate it...Indeed God is really awesome, everything is really in place, na aamaze perin ako as I recall.

    Thanks steph appreciate it...

    @Anabanana

    Salamat ng marami, I know that the Lord knows how eager I am. I can feel it. I just pray everything will move as it should be. Appreciate your comment! Thank you!

    @Scofiled jr

    Thanks Scofield appreciate your comment. Kaya ko lang nakayanan yung panel because God gave me stregth and wisdom para maovercome ko yun. Really, the Lord helped me on those time :-D

    Thanks man, appreciate it...

    @Michael

    Pag nakuha ko ito walang problema, hindi ako madamot promise hihihi. I promise I will share the blessing basta ba maging okay na ang lahat

    @Kazumi Fuyu

    Thanks!!!! Sana nga makuha ko na to heheheh. Appreciate you taking time passing by here..

    @Adang

    Appreciate your time passsing by tapos nag comment ka pa. You are right, think positive. Good vibes lang lahat dapat hehehe.

    Appreciate your time here. God Bless You more!!!!

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  46. naku madami akong napulot sa mga sinulat. . siguro nga minsan mahilig lang sa surprises si bro kaya hindi natin inaasahan yung mga blessings na nadating. .

    naku sanam akuha mo yung trabaho . . at magiging bigatin ka!!!haaha

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  47. i agree, God is so good, :)
    kahit at times na parang wala siya sa tabe naten pero out of the unexpected, maibibigay niya sa iyo yung pinaka the best

    :)

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  48. kung hindi ka pa naman nila kunin sa lahat ng mga ginawa't pinagpaguran mo eh ewan ko na lang. congrats pre! oo, congrats talaga, dahil alam kong pasok ka na sa banga! \m/

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  49. @Ibanez

    sana nga sana nga, thanks for the comment, appreciate it

    @TRAurelius

    Aman God is so good...

    @Lio Loco

    Sana nga pasok na ko sa banga. I claim et! Woot! LOL

    Salamat sa pag daan!

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  50. ill pray for u jepoy...makukuha mo yun....tagal ko din nawala...walang kuryente sa baryo..potah hindi wifi enabled ang bukid.ahaaha..


    pag nakapunta ka ng ng singa...gow kami diyan!

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  51. Indeed, God is good all the time. And He never changes since the beginning of time. He´s always faithful.

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  52. eto pala yung journey mo bago magSG, inspiring & a great testimony!

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