EMPTINESS

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My day ended without a single note on my planner. Let’s call it a day!

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Ask Clauie: Wednesday Edition

Dahil sa isang grupong nabuo (online), nag-uusap at nagkukumustahan (online), nagbabahagi ng kanilang mga buhay (online), nagkaroon kami ng panahon upang kilalanin ang isa’t isa sa pamamagitan ng pagtatanong sa bawat miyembro ng grupong ito tuwing Miyerkules na tinawag naming, “Ask Wednesday.”

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Ito ang ilan sa kanilang mga katanungan sa akin:

Q: Normal or caesarian ka ba nung ipinanganak?

A: Normal po.

Q: Anong pinakapaborito mong movie at libro?

A: Spiritually speaking, Bible. Pero when it comes to novels, favorite ko yung book written by Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember. Everytime I read that, iniiyakan ko pa rin.
Movie – Bridge to Terabithia. Sobra akong naka-relate dahil sa bullying part. Hehe

Q: Ano ang maibibigay mong tips sa mga students na gustong magtapos na Cum Laude gaya mo?

A:   1. Let God flow in your life.
       2. Set your Goal: Maging Cum Laude or even higher
       3. Pray
      4. Study smart
      5. Focus on achieving your goal
      6. Make friends, participate on activities
      7. Develop your soft skills
      8. Believe in yourself and to the best version that you could ever be

Q:  Bakit ka single?

A: Because it is not the time yet to fall in love. Nasa season pa ako ngayon ng growth, pruning, and maturity. Not just in spiritual, but also mentally, emotionally and financially. Single by choice ika nga. 😉 #breadwinner Ate duties and ministry duties muna. God and families’ love are still enough. 🙂

Q: How do you see yourself 5 years from now?

A: Hindi na ako single. 😛

Q: Ano ang mas masakit, ikaw ang nang-iwan o ikaw ang iniwan?

A: Depende siguro sa situation kung bakit nangyari yun. If iniwan ka tapos ginawa mo naman lahat, masakit yun. Pero masakit din ang mang-iwan ng taong wala namang ginawang masama sayo. Unless wala kang puso, damdamin at konsensya. 🙂

Q: Mahilig ka ba sa mga hayop (aso, pusa, ibon)?

A:  I like doooooogs. Either, sobrang liit (shih tzu and the likes) or sobrang laki (husky).

Q: Bakit ang tagal mong nag-online ngayon? Late ka ba nagising o umiiwas ka sa #AskClauie o none of the above?

A: Late po ako nagising. Hahaha. 10am na. Napa-online ako sa SMS mo.

Q: Bakit di ka crush ng crush mo?

A: Ewan ko nga ba. Hindi nya kasi alam na crush ko sya. Hahaha. Pero at least kilala nya naman ako. 😛

Q: Anong mas masakit yung iwan ka ng taong mahal mo o yung mabangga yung daliri mo sa paa sa pader?

A: Mas masakit siguro yung iwan ako ng taong mahal ko. For me, emotional pain is more painful than physical. Mas madali kasing gumaling ang physical pain compared to emotional e. 🙂

Q: Bakit di mo crush ang may crush sayo?

A: E kasi hindi rin ako crush ng crush ko e. Para patas lang. 😀

Q: Kumakain ka rin ba ng ice cream kapag bagong bunot ng ngipin?

A: Hindi ko maalala kung nagawa ko yun e. Pero feeling ko naman binilhan nila ako ng icecream. Hehehe

Q: Mahilig ka ba sa desserts?

A: Yesss! Pero depende sa desserts e. Choosy ako. Haha

Q: Saan mo gustong sumulat, sa ingles o sa tagalog?

A: I prefer writing in English kasi hindi lang naman Pinoy ang blog followers ko. Tsaka int’l audience talaga ang target ko sa mga blog posts ko kaya rin most of my entries are in English. Though hindi naman ako magaling mag-English. So so lang. Hehe

Q: Kung pagbabawalan kang sumulat, ano na lang ang iba mong gagawing expression?

A: Ire-record ko na lang sa Soundcloud.

Q: Eto pa pahabol… Sino ba yong crush mo? Full name please.

A: Wahahaha. Next question, please.

Q:  Beer? Wine? Hard liquor? Why?

A: Wine, para good for the heart.

Q: Ano ang favorite color mo?

A: White and pink and black. Colors pala.

Q: San ka mag-spend ng Christmas?

A: Sa Batangas! With my family and relatives sa mother side. 😉

Q: Ano ang ilan sa mga nasa wishlist mo ngayong pasko?

A: 1. Celebrate Christmas with my lolo and lola in Batangas.
     2. Makapag-shopping for my family and closest loved ones.
     3. Makapagpa-facial. Hahaha

Q: Mataas ba yung standards mo pag dating sa guy? I mean, marami akong kilalang single na tumanda talaga dahil isa sa mga factors nila ay yun nga, mataas yung standards. Hahaha. And ano yung standards/qualifications?

A: Uhm, yes, I have standards. Pero hindi ko kasi alam kung mataas sya or what. Pero isa lang ang masasabi ko, women are valuable. Yes, we set our standards and we should not lower it for the sake lang na magkaroon ng relationship. Some people are called to Singlehood, pero hindi nila ine-embrace yung calling na yun, at ni hindi rin nila alam kung ano yung calling. Some would say, mataas ang standards ko, pero siguro it’s because I knew what my value is in the eyes of the Lord and I learned a lot from my past relationships. At ayoko na ulet maulit na ma-devalue just for the sake of having a relationship without even thinking about it. 🙂

Standards ko? I have a loooong list to go pero, I believe na nadadaan ang lahat sa prayers. If the Lord says, he is the one, then he is the one. 😉

Q: Would you change religions kung sakaling ibang religion ng taong papakasalan mo?

A: Religion for me is a group kasi e. I could still have my faith without a ‘religion’ because I believe that what matter is our relationship to the One we believed in. And I just know that all things work together for those who love God. For sure hindi naman ako mapupunta sa taong hindi maiintindihan ang mga ganoong bagay. O kung magka-ganun man, I won’t change my faith in any sorts. As long as I believe in God and Jesus, kahit saang church pa ‘yan, ok lang. 🙂

Q: Ano ang mas matimbang? Katalinuhan o kagandahan?

A: Katalinuhan. Smart is the new beautiful.

Q: Proudest moment?

A: Whenever I stand on my ground kapag mina-mock ako ng mga relatives ko because of my faith. 🙂

Q:  Kung magtravel ka back in time, saang panahon mo gusto bumalik? 

A: Sa time nila Abraham/Moses. When God’s voice is so audible and He still shows Himself to those who truly believes.

Q: Your life verse?

A: Psalm 37:4

Q: Message to your future self?

A: Hi Clauie! Good job.

Q: Message to your future partner?

A: Hey! Chill ka lang dyan. God is still working on something in me. Don’t worry, I know that when He officially revealed us to one another, that would be a greater chapter in our lives. See you soon!

Q: Message to PSA?

A: I am so happy to be part of this family! I am looking forward doon sa time na lahat tayo ay hindi na single. Tapos aalalahanin natin yung mga panahong napaka-active natin sa chatbox talking about random things, at yung mga panahong nakilala natin ang isa’t isa ng mas malalim dahil sa #AskWednesday and how we really supported each one with our craft. You are amazing guys! See you all, soon. 😉

Q: Message to your crush?

A: Hi crush! Wala akong masabi. Hehehe. I hope to know you deeper. Salamat kasi dahil sa’yo, nakakabuo ako ng mga tula kahit hindi mo alam. 😉

Q: Read this from somewhere: “If you have two words to say to your younger self, what would it be?”

A: Thank you!


And there you go! Hindi ko isinama lahat due to personal reasons. Sana kahit papaano ay mas makilala ninyo ako sa pamamagitan nito! 😉

To the Bunch of Friends I Barely Know

Communicating by Hans Rindal

It’s 1:08 AM when I thought about writing this one for you. I woke up with this thought – funny how online friends could be so nice to you that it feels like you knew them for a long time.

I want to have a way with words to let people know their worth.

To Ms. President,

You said you were choleric but that’s not how I see you. Yes, you are strong but you’ve got a really nice personality. I like your words and the way you are to me/us. I want to know you even more and I am blessed because we are only few blocks away. I am looking forward to seeing you soon, to some good talks and more bonding moments in the future. Cheers! 😉

To Dr. Eamer,

I personally know you and we belong to the same church in different locations. But I am so glad that I came to know you first through the what you call “blogosphere”. 😛 Thank you for the support that you are giving to a newbie (me) through your comments. And thank you for introducing me to new friends [online] which could relate to what I do (writing). Congratulations in advance to your blog anniversary and future books to be published!

To Cassiopeia,

Hi Lady! I’ve read your 102 things about you. You love coffee? I love it too. And I’m a fan of Starbucks and of course, Coffeebean. Let’s have coffee together soon. I want to know you better. 😉 I was about to write this one in Tagalog, I changed my mind. Haha. I salute you, Teacher Lady! My sister is also taking up BSED. I also like your drawing but I wanna see you face to face. 😉

To Idiosyncratic,

You are truly unique in your own way. I admire your courage of working in a foreign land. Good job, Nurse Ailli! I wish we could personally meet soon and talk about your work and life there, the weather, the people and basically anything under the sun. I would love to hear that from you. I can sense an enthusiastic person within you. Write more, we’ll support you! 🙂

To That Fat Lady,

How’s LA? I really pray that you could go back to school soon. I like the way you write, by the way. I am also looking forward to seeing you. You have something in you that feels like we’ve been long acquainted. And hey there, you’ve got a lotta books! I can’t even imagine myself owning like a small library. Keep reading and writing and inspiring! *_~

To Ako Si Babae,

Hey girl! I’ve read your latest post. It’s ok. Haha. 😀 I feel you. But then again, God has someone better for us (you know what I mean). I hope we could get to have an activity together with the fellas. And I also like that song – Once in a Lifetime. Good luck on the things ahead. I wish more chit chats with you, not just online chats. Hihi 😛

To Signorina Melrice,

At last! It is really nice to have you in the loop. I’m just wondering what’s your real name. 😛 Thank you for adding us on Facebook. Hehe. I admire your writings and really appreciate your comments on my entries. I am hoping to get to know you even deeper and personally. See you soon, Mel! 😉

Words is my love language and though this isn’t how I give love or appreciation to others, I still wanna use words to tell you guys that I am happy to meet you [online] and I am so looking forward to meet you guys real soon. I appreciate the time you gave to give this thing a shot even if we are not so geographically close to each one. Always choose to inspire!