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Misty Karen

  •   “To what once was and to what no longer is. I cannot promise to forget but I can promise to look back less often. Time erodes all memory, even the memory of feeling.” Isa Garcia, Like Lines On A Map   This is the quote that truly pulled me to get myself a copy of this book and read it. The stories that Isa Garcia wrote here about all the individuals and the moments they shared together made me reflect on all my encounters in my own life as well. And yes, some were pleasant, some were not, but it…

  • Sunday epiphanies

    by Misty Karen March 5, 2019

    Last Sunday, my husband and I went out to look for the Pulang Bato Falls in Valencia, Negros Oriental. In my 4 years of schooling plus 2 years of working here in Negros Oriental, I’ve never gone to that falls, ever. I’m glad that my first time going there is with my husband. ❤️ He was the one who really wanted to go, in the morning right after church, but we didn’t go until about 2 o’clock in the afternoon. I was complaining that it was still hot out, but still went out with him, begrudgingly. 😛 In the end, I’m…

  • 2018: A Year in Review

    by Misty Karen January 1, 2019

    2018. Too many things left unsaid. I have no regrets. If anything, I wish to have been more decisive early on in the year. But in the end, I still did make major decisions this year. I’ve also decided to listen to what I needed the most, and that is to move forward, no matter the cost. And it did cost me greatly. Still, no regrets. I am not sure if the good things can outweigh the bad ones that happened this year, but I offer my deepest gratitude to God for still letting me pull through, through it all.…

  • Last Monday, I made a public declaration on my Twitter account that I will be updating my blog within this week. As I went through that day, I had that goal hanging in my mind, and just wracking my brains on what to talk about on this long overdue update. I went home straight away after getting off work, excited about what I would be sharing here. It’s a little weird for me to share things here that I’ve already written in my private diary. Though I have already accepted the fact that this blog is already like an online…

  • Tonight was fun. I went out with Q the last minute because I needed to send a package to my tito in Manila. Afterwards, we went around the mall just to check things out. Oh, but he did have to buy something at the hardware store and I, at the Japanese shop. Other than that, it was a nice night talking about our plans and goals over ice cream. I loved listening to Q talk about his creative ideas and sifting through them. We also laughed a lot over many stupid things, mostly things that he says, or new things…

  • Today was as challenging as any other day, thank you Lord for getting me through it. I finally sent a message I’ve been delaying for weeks, thank you Lord for the courage. And with that, thank you for revealing to me once again that when I give trust to someone, it doesn’t mean I’ll get it back, and that’s okay. But we can always count on our trust in You, You never let us down. Thank you for reminding me that it’s only to You that I can find trust and security in. Not in our friends, our relationships, our…

  • A few weeks before the start of the year, I have started thinking about what books I can read AND finish in 2018. I still have a number of unread books on my shelf, and every time I see it, I am overcome by guilt. I have already stopped buying books impulsively (hello, 2009-2015 me) because I know I am not going to be reading them right away, which bothers me a lot. I usually end up reading about 3-4 books simultaneously, and I’ve failed numerous times—it’s not a nice feeling. Also, last December, I was already in the middle…