From my sour bowl of cereals

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I am my husband’s official cupbearer. How I got that title was when we drank a bowl of stale milk while eating our cereals. I knew for sure there was something wrong with the milk; he, on the other hand, didn’t notice any difference at all. After being convinced that the milk was stale he dubbed me as his official cupbearer, making sure he won’t drink any stale food or milk for that matter.

I’ve noticed, in this new season of my life, I need to upgrade my time studying the word of God. Like training my tongue to know whether the food is good or not, I need to train my myself to hear the voice of God through the scriptures. We are living in a generation that shoots information faster than the speed of light; we consume thousands of these

every.

single.

day.

Whether these pieces of information are good or bad we absorb them like a sponge. Exposing myself to the Word of God I can easily glean out things that will not be beneficial for me. Like a good cupbearer, it is my duty to know what information will poison my system.

It’s time for an upgrade!

 

160  Current mood: UPGRADE!!!

Common advice to all single men and women

Huwag assuming. 

It ruins potential friendships. Also, who are we to judge other people’s intentions?

To single women: Hanggang walang sinasabi ang guy na mahal ka niya huwag mag-assume. Malay ba natin kung talagang mabait lang siya or talagang weird lang.

To single men: Uh . . . Di ko kasi alam kung uso sa inyo ang mag-assume. Pero ito lang masasabi ko, nakakaturn-off ang feeling gwapo.

Assuming

 

139  Current mood: Unexplained . . . (neks)

Why am I not satisfied with my work?

I’m back! Patawad kung medyo matagal-tagal akong hindi nakasulat. Naging busy lang sa trabaho at wala akong panahon magmuni-muni. Sa mga mangbabasa kong na windang sa aking previous English posts huwag mag-alala balik na tayo sa ating Filipino-English/Taglish/Colloquial blogging style (nagbabasa kasi ako ng CS Lewis nung mga panahon na yun kaya napa-english ako).

Anyway moving on.

Tinanong ako ng aking officemate kanina lang (as in, mainit-init pa) kung nagagandahan ba ako sa aking mga nagawang design? At ito ang aking sagot sa kanyang tanong . . .

Dapat. Kasi kung hindi ko maappreciate ang sarili kong gawa sino pang makakagusto nun?

Pero hindi ako satisfied sa aking sagot at pinagmuni-munihan ko ang tanong na iyon. Thus this blog post.

Actually na realize ko rin na hindi sa lahat ng panahon satisfied ako sa work ko. May mga panahon na meh ayoko ata ito ipakita sa boss ko. At nararamdaman ko yun kapag ginawa ko ang mga sumusunod . . .

1)   I didn’t give my best. Sa dami ng trabaho minsan basta may ipasa lang ibibigay ko na kahit hilaw pa. I end up disliking my work kasi alam kong may ibibigay pa ako.

2)   Ginawa ko nang lahat pero parang kulang. May mga times na meron na akong nakikita sa utak ko na output pero yung nagawa ko wala pa sa kalahati ng na imagine ko. Ibig sabihin kulang sa techniques. Frustrating but it pushes me to study more about my craft.

3)   I compare myself with other people. Kapag nagsimula na akong magcompare ng gawa ng iba sa gawa ko nalulungkot na ako at nakikita kong basura ang gawa ko. So I stopped doing this [comparing] and instead I steal from them. Mwahahahaha!

Well, not really steal from them but save their designs and be inspired by their works. I call them pegs. No, not the bacon type.

Lastly, I have to remember that God has entrusted me with this talent. I should make this grow and practice more to be better. I do not want to be the wicked lazy servant who gives excuses and tells God “well this is what you gave me Lord, it’s not that much so I’ll just do nothing about it.”

Also pray and ask God to give you satisfaction in what you do, remember that to be satisfied in all your toil is actually a gift from God. (Ecclesiastes 3:13 emphasis added)

will sleep  Current mood: Tulog-tulog kapag may time. kthanksbye!

New look!

After 2 years nagbago din sa wakas ng design ang Coffee Cup Adventures. Medyo matagal tagal kong siyang pinagnulay-nulayan, kasi pinag-iisipan ko kung papalitan ko yung nakagisnan nating Coffee Cup Girl. I decided to change. Bagong approach din since gumamit ako ng photo na may kasamang vector art.

Sa totoo lang mamimiss ko yung dating banner. Kaya para hindi ko mamiss ipopost ko lang dito yung dati kong layout (and just in case mawala ko yung file).

Old banner with my old WordPress theme "Tarski"

Anong tingin niyo sa bagong design ng Coffee Cup Adventures? Please let me know. Salamat! 🙂

 

Tuzki Bunny Emoticon current mood: WAGI!!!

I love desktop wallpapers

Nagsimula uli akong gumawa ng desktop wallpapers, i call it the 100 desktop wallpapers project.

why am I doing this:

1) para mapractice ko ang aking photoshop and vector skills

2) to learn something new

3) portfolio

You can download the wallpapers here. By the way since the wallpapers are free, please don’t sell them without my permission. thanks!

current mood: ang init sa Pinas.