Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Walkway: Reflections on the Stations of the Cross 2010

This Holy Week, why don't you swing by Bonifacio High Street and check out Walkway and reflect through the stations of the Cross.

And also, dont miss the concert on April 4, 7pm featuring the artists of the contemporary album Are You Listening?

Inquirer Article featuring Walkway

Monday, March 29, 2010

13/52 A Day in The Life

13-52 A Day in The Life, originally uploaded by marcogol.

For my 13th entry, I'll post this picture that I took during my 4 day vacation in Camarines Sur.

These boatmen know nothing more but serve people who would need to travel by water. Even through the roughest waves, these guys would really go around the boat barefooted trying to keep the whole thing stable.

They'll lean on the beams to counter waves and do everything else to keep your trip memorable.

To them I give this salute... may you be blessed with more tourists to serve.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

12/52 Companions

12/52 Companions, originally uploaded by marcogol.

“Doctrine and theology are always meant to be applied to our lives - to shape and reshape not only a statement of faith but also the practical decisions of how we think and act.”
— Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris


one night I prayed
for everything to be layed
that if it's not for me
would He just let it be

I could only take so much
It's already hard without her touch
I thought things would pick up a notch
only to be brought down as such

That night I prayed
the next day things were said
I thought there's something there
it felt good, I layed it all bare

Impatient, maybe
But things were needed to be
So that you and I could see
That, I truly love thee

But now I think I understand
where both of us chose to stand
we're not on the same land
our hearts, yours and mine can't seem to blend

I just have to make peace with reality
For there's nothing more to wait and see
Now I'll just have to pray for thee
Like me, I would like you to be free


While checking my notebook of drafts and unfinished poems, I happen to pass by this particular one, re-read it and checked it out.

I'm usually a fan of my own work, but a bit meh on the 2nd to the last stanza. But whatever haha... At least it got it's own resolve.

Hope you like it!


Monday, March 15, 2010

11-52 Shifting Control

11-52 Shifting Control, originally uploaded by marcogol.

This shot was inspired by one of my Flickr Contacts, Paul.

And since this was basically this weeks trend in my walk in life, why not pay a tribute about it.

For the past months (probably this whole year) it has been nothing but a wild goose chase for my 'own' desires. And during these chase I've forgotten who I am and who I was designed to be.

I've mixed my own will and flexed my own muscles after these 'wants' and that lead me to compromise even the very standards that defined me of who I am as a follower of Christ.

It lead me to nothing but emptiness and being numb to the point that I begged for a feeling from none other but Him.

From there on then... I've relinquished control of my life and set aside my desires of my own.

Used to be the commander-in-chief of my pimp ship flying high.

Everything that I am is surrendered and control over this life is no longer mine. I decided right there and then that I'd trust Him more and let Him work on me for the betterment of me, and the people around me.

With that... here's my 11th entry of my Project 52 for 2010...
"Shifting Control"

Thursday, March 11, 2010

10-52 Brewing Storm

10-52 Storm Brewing, originally uploaded by marcogol.

This is a picture I took during my niece's birthday last year.

I forgot to take one during the weekend because I kinda left the camera here in the condo.

Anyway I just saw this while I was browsing for pictures and kinda liked it so here's the delayed 10th entry for my project 52.

A Brewing Storm

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March 10, 2010: Post Birthday Weigh In

2nd week of march.

No Workout during the 1st week of March since I was sick with cough and colds.
Food trip since it was my birthday week.

Weighing in today was scary.
In this video I tell why.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Edge of Twenty Four (The Soundtrack)

Morning Rituals at 5:00 am

24 - Switchfoot

Meant To Live - Switchfoot

This is Your Life - Switchfoot

More Than Fine - Switchfoot

Dare You To Move - Switchfoot— this is where I got off the bed to prepare breakfast (Wheat Bread with Mustard Spread and Yakult to kick it off)

Good Times - Tommy Lee

The Best of What’s Around - Dave Matthews Band

Better Man - Pearl Jam

Reminiscing December 09 (yes friend, this about you hehe)

Back to You - John Mayer

With or Without You - U2

Shimmer - Fuel

Bad Day - Fuel

All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye - John Mayer

Slow Dancing In A Burning Room - John Mayer

Dreaming With A Broken Heart - John Mayer

So Long, So Long - Dashboard Confessional

Grace Is Gone - Dave Matthews Band

Space Between - Dave Matthews

Walking Away - Craig David

I’m Gonna Find Another You - John Mayer

Breaking off the hook at January 09 and Marco V2.0

Love Song For No One - John Mayer

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For - U2

In Repair - John Mayer

Beautiful Day - U2

With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles

I Am - Nichole Nordeman — How can I forget the great I AM during my reversioning. If it wasn’t for HIM I’d still be broken and in the dumps! Props to you Big G!

With A Smile - Eraserheads

Love Me Sexy - Jackie Moon

I’ve Just Seen A Face - The Beatles

Hey Beautiful - The Solids

Edge of Twenty Four

Technically we're way past the edge of 24 but just for traditions sake, let's push through with this. I'm already looking at the dawn of 25 but what the heck.

What can I say about 24? It really had alot of ups and downs for me. Well lets recollect what happened during the past year.

After a depressing end with my tenure with my old job, I left them on the same week of my birthday last year to head on to my new family here at Theorem. I could never ask for a better decision on my part. Even when I took a cut on pay, I can't replace the warm acceptance that my new family gave me. They didn't just give me a new job, or a new purpose, they gave me a bigger room to grow and improve myself both as a professional and a person. I can't believe that it's already been a year with the guys... to them I raise my glass.

To my life group, who is sharing my journey in knowing Christ with me, here's a toast for you. For the past few years I've been losing meaning and purpose in walking in this wonderful planet. I've known and found my purpose in God and in the same way lost my way as trials came in. I could never ask for anyone else but my group of friends in southcity church who keeps on holding my head up high when I can't carry em anymore. To the Monday Night Ball peeps, my Friday Night Lifegroup, to the Holy Band of Sausages! I raise my glass with you... you guys are the Jack Bauer on my 24.

To my dear friend... I could never ask for anyone to love, and wouldn't regret any decision I made this year. I've never felt anything for anyone but with you. You were the Robin to this Ted... But we all know that even good things has to end. Things were broken, but they'll eventually heal. People hurt, but will eventually understand. Thank you for being there, thank you for being a big part of my journey. Thank you for staying you. Even if things didn't end up great with us (too bad for you hahaha) well we eventually did end up as awesome friends didn't we? So in the end nobody lost. You're still that girl that got away hehe... 24 peaked at the right time, climaxed at the most climactic fashion (what?) and yeah... I meant every single word that I said. Broken but healed, some things just needs to be ended right... and here's a glass raised for being awesome friends! *cheers*

To my family. I love you guys! I wouldn't exchange you guys even for being Heff's number 2 guy. You guys are the best! Mom and Dad, you're the best parents/friends that a busno could ever have. My Kuya's and Ate... I could never ask for anyone to guide me with my decisions than you. I'm a better man because of you guys. You're the people I really look up to, and hope to become as well. Thanks for everything, and most of all giving me a space on your condo! Loving it here!

To what lies ahead. All I can say to what lies ahead is... are you ready for Marco DJ v2.0?
Marco lite (now with less fat)
THE Sexy Beast himself (not quite yet)
Are you ready?

So here it goes... taking the last steps in being 24 and jumping on to apparently-not-my-quarter-life 25.

3...2...1... *poof*

PS: Thanks for greeting me first! by doing that you already made a blast out of my birthday!