Celestial Hunter

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Entry 2: vlogging observations and dagdag alindog challenge
2017.05.03 Wednesday Quezon City

We went to Bicol this weekend (long weekend!) and I did some videos which I still have to edit and upload. I watched it on the camera and still have to see it on a bigger screen to see if 1) I can hear myself speak, 2) I will not get dizzy watching it, 3) it is interesting to watch. We had to go to work yesterday after arriving around midnight and with a 4 hour sleep I felt lightheaded and will not be able to produce any vlog worthy of watching. I have also been taking a LOT of pictures. So during this trip I took more pictures than shooting videos, this made me wonder which to prioritize during the process of documentation. If I took videos using an android phone I would be able to take some pictures but it will depend on the resolution I will use which I think will use up a lot of memory space. Hence this decision making process of choosing between pictures vs videos. During shooting there are some instances I wished I could have shot that pic instead of shooting a video and vice versa. How difficult it is?! Need more time to process this one out. Can anyone point me to the right direction? Does anyone out there also has this difficulty?

On another note, I will start the Dagdag Alindog challege (Dagdag Alindog = add charm). My boss gave me a supplement that will help me readjust the capacity of my stomach without curbing the appetite and aid in burning and elimination of fat. It is the Sunrider product Suntrim+. I have taken it this morning 30 minutes before breakfast. After eating breakfast I have felt the urge to move my bowel and after the first move I thought that that was it. It was like a regular BM. Then after a few minutes my abdomen was hurting and it felt like my intestines were being squeezed and trying to pust everything out and I also felt like vomiting. I then moved 3 more times before everything calmed down. I will update this until the end of the 10 day challenge. Wish me luck!
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reaction: Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 3
Air Date: April 19, 2017
Episode Title: Metal Lee Goes Wild!
Episode Guide: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boruto:_Naruto_Next_Generations

I was so excited last week when they showed the preview for this week's episode. It is because of Metal Lee! He was not outstanding during the Boruto Movie, or did not have much dialogue or scenes and I want to see how similar or different he is from Rock Lee (as he is one of my favorite characters in Naruto). So without further ado, I give my reaction to today's episode.

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I will not go into details of the episode's story as one can find it on the net or better yet you can watch it online.

I was expecting to see Rock Lee in this episode teaching his son some lessons about working hard or something similar to that. It was a bit of a letdown, BUT, I did get to see ShikaTema and NaruHina! This made my day. I was so happy!!!
Seeing another side of the Nara family at home is so sweet!!! Temari being all mother to Shikadai and wifey to Shikamaru with pouring him some sake(?) after arriving home. Being true to form she is strict with both of them, and ended up not giving them dinner. Ha! Ha! Ha!
And then at the Uzumaki household, Himawari is so cute at making faces at her big brother after refusing her request to play with her after dinner. Poor Naruto! He is so tired after an all-nighter and went straight to bed without dinner.They also showed a picture with Neji in it! As Hinata was explaining her biyakugan. :)
This is a happy episode for me because I see Naruto's generation. It also shows the development of the next generation's characters. I think this episode is much better than the two previous episodes. The storytelling is much better.

Entry 1: going to do vlogging and blogging
2017.04.13 Holy Thursday, Quezon City

I have been watching vlogs (video logs) for the past month and I say, I have been hooked. It started out as watching a video on YT about make up how to's and I was pulled into the rabbit hole. Now I am following a few channels and I am watching their vlogs. My cousin is telling to do vlog too. At first I am at a lost on what to vlog/blog about. But most of the sites say "JUST BE YOURSELF". I have some troubles regarding this:
1. I AM REALLY VERY SHY - I tried shooting a vlog this morning and edited it even but my voice was really low that the background music is much louder. It was even put on low. hahahaha...
2. What will I talk about? I have so many varied interests that I don't know if I could even share it. Should I list it down? I think I will but I am not sure.... I am having anxiety attacks now (maybe I should vlog/blog about this).
3. How to start? The pros said:  JUST DO IT. And one does not need a high end equipment. One just need a camera and some video editor and a channel. Easy peasy... (yeah right, I have shyness issues)

A mentor did say that I have to talk to a picture so that I can have better confidence in speaking and talking to others. I think, I will. I will make this public then.

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Daily Reflection: 2017.03.31 - trials and endurance

One Bread, One Body - Reflection for March 31, 2017

A TRIED STONE (see Is 28:16)

"Many are the troubles of the just man, but out of them all the Lord delivers him." –Psalm 34:20

Our trials, rather than being wasted time and experiences that keep us from being fruitful for Jesus, are actually a means to purify us and make us more fruitful disciples. "There is cause for rejoicing here. You may for a time have to suffer the distress of many trials; but this is so that your faith, which is more precious than the passing splendor of fire-tried gold, may by its genuineness lead to praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ appears" (1 Pt 1:6-7). Those who try us with insults, oppositions, or challenges are actually helping us to grow in radical trust in Jesus.

"My brothers, count it pure joy when you are involved in every sort of trial. Realize that when your faith is tested this makes for endurance" (Jas 1:2-3). "When you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for trials. For in fire gold is tested, and worthy men in the crucible of humiliation" (Sir 2:1, 5).

"No test has been sent you that does not come to all men. Besides, God keeps his promise. He will not let you be tested beyond your strength. Along with the test he will give you a way out of it so that you may be able to endure it" (1 Cor 10:13). "Many are the troubles of the just man, but out of them all the Lord delivers him" (Ps 34:20).

PRAYER: Father, "I consider the sufferings of the present to be as nothing compared to the glory to be revealed in us" (Rm 8:18). May everything that happens to me work for Your good (Rm 8:28).
PROMISE: "The Lord redeems the lives of His servants; no one incurs guilt who takes refuge in Him." –Ps 34:23


Daily Reflection:

One Bread, One Body - Reflection for March 18, 2017


"The son grew angry at this and would not go in; but his father came out and began to plead with him." –Luke 15:28

We always hear about the prodigal son, but his older brother was at least as prodigal. The older brother looked good but was just as alienated from his father as the younger brother. The younger brother did not feel worthy to be called his father's son (Lk 15:18). However, the older brother spoke of life with his father as slavery (Lk 15:29). He did not know that everything his father had was available to him (Lk 15:31). The older son felt resentful his father had never given him "so much as a kid goat" (Lk 15:29).

Many Christians today are like the older son. We appear to never disobey one of God the Father's orders (Lk 15:29). We are church-goers, good citizens, and hard workers. Our vices are socially acceptable. We look good, but aren't in a good relationship with our heavenly Father. We're not cheerfully serving God but begrudgingly slaving for Him out of fear, habit, or social pressures. Our Father has come out and is pleading with us to accept a personal relationship with Him. Say "Yes" this Lent.

PRAYER: Father, may I let the world know I'm happy to be Your child.
PROMISE: He "does not persist in anger forever, but delights rather in clemency, and will again have compassion on us, treading underfoot our guilt." –Mi 7:18-19
PRAISE: St. Cyril, though exiled more than once, faithfully pastored his flock. His lessons to new converts, written in the fourth century, survive today and have led the Church to proclaim Cyril as a Doctor of the Church.

March 18, 2017: 1st reading: Mic 7:14-15, 18-20
                            Responsorial psalm Ps 103: 1-2,3-4, 9-10, 11-12
                            Gospel: Lk 15:1-3, 11-32

The parable about the prodigal son always bring out an emotion out of me. I always feel angry and can relate to the older brother. I wanted to ask about this to a priest or nun but had no opportunity when I meet one or I forget to ask or I am ashamed. Reading this reflection, I can understand a little but will need to digest what Jesus is trying to convey regarding the older son. I can understand why the father is happy that his lost son is back but I also felt betrayed like the older son. I still need guidance in regards to this.

Daily Reflection: February 21, 2017 - HOPE

One Bread, One Body - Reflection for February 21, 2017

"HOPE IN HIM" (Sir 2:6)

"Study the generations long past and understand; has anyone hoped in the Lord and been disappointed?" –Sirach 2:10

Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers and then imprisoned, losing at least ten of the best years of his life (Gn 37:1ff). Yet he never wavered in his hope, and God restored him far beyond what he could have imagined. Abraham, Joshua, Caleb, and Ruth also suffered for years in "the generations long past...[They] hoped in the Lord" and were not disappointed (Sir 2:10).

"Hope is the confident expectation of divine blessing" (Catechism, 2090). When divine blessing seems withheld for a long time, it could be a time of trial (Sir 2:1), adversity (Sir 2:2), or testing (Sir 2:5) meant to strengthen and purify us. If this trial lasts months or even years, we can become heartsick (Prv 13:12) and be tempted to lose hope. Since hope is also "the fear of offending God's love and of incurring punishment" (Catechism, 2090), as we lose hope, we become less afraid of God and more susceptible to sin. But then, as sin increases, hope decreases. Sin can drain our hope. Therefore, repent! "Make straight your ways and hope in Him" (Sir 2:6). "Happy the man whose conscience does not reproach him, who has not lost hope" (Sir 14:2).

Ask the Lord for a great increase in your hope. "None who hope in Him shall fail in strength" (1 Mc 2:61). God says: "Those who hope in Me shall never be disappointed" (Is 49:23).

"This hope will not leave us disappointed, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us" (Rm 5:5).

PRAYER: Father, "sustain me as You have promised, that I may live; disappoint me not in my hope" (Ps 119:116).
PROMISE: "Take delight in the Lord, and He will grant you your heart's requests." –Ps 37:4
PRAISE: St. Peter generally shared his meals with several poor people, serving them himself (cf Lk 14:13-14).


H - Hold
O - On
P - Pain
E - Ends

H - Have
O - Only
P - Positive
E - Expectations

Daily Reflection: Feb. 20, 2017

One Bread, One Body - Reflection for February 20, 2017


Jesus said "to the crowd, 'What an unbelieving lot you are! How long must I remain with you? How long can I endure you?' " –Mark 9:19

A lack of faith distresses Jesus (Mk 6:6). Jesus came into the midst of a crowd which lacked faith and expressed His exasperation quite openly (Mk 9:19, 23). Many of us are surrounded by crowds of people who lack faith. What is our comfort level in these crowds? Does it likewise distress us that people live lives lacking in faith? What kind of words do we speak when in the presence of a lack of faith? Do we say:

  • "I understand your financial problems. I agree, you really should use birth control."

  • "It must be awful living with such a wife. I agree, you really should leave her."

  • "I know you are fed up with the Church. I agree, you really should get away from those people."

Or are we distressed by a lack of faith and speak as Jesus did?

  • "Trust in God. He will provide for your large family" (see Phil 4:19).

  • "God will give you the grace to love your spouse more deeply. Be faithful to your vows" (see Mt 19:6, 26).

  • "Do not leave the Church. Believe that Jesus is working powerfully in the Church" (see Heb 10:25; Eph 1:22).

After Jesus expressed His exasperation in today's Gospel reading, He challenged the father's faith (Mk 9:23), raised the father's level of faith (Mk 9:24), and then taught His disciples to expel demons by prayer and fasting (Mk 9:29; Mt 17:21, NAB). Are you distressed by a lack of faith enough to pray, fast, and speak as Jesus did? "Your attitude must be that of Christ" (Phil 2:5).

PRAYER: Father, give me the mind of Christ (1 Cor 2:16).
PROMISE: "Fear of the Lord warms the heart." –Sir 1:10
PRAISE: David fasts twice a week in penance and in petition for abortionists.

Today's Gospel (Mark 9:14-29) was about a father who was worried for his son who is "possessed by a mute spirit.
Wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth, and becomes rigid". The crowd and Jesus's disciples were unable to drive the spirit out. Jesus was distressed about out lack of faith and that only "through prayer" can we drive out a spirit so powerful.

medlinks: 02.18.2017
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Daily Reflection: February 8, 2017

One Bread, One Body - Reflection for February 8, 2017


"What emerges from within a man, that and nothing else is what makes him impure." –Mark 7:20

"All these evils come from within and render a man impure." –Mark 7:23

The source of "acts of fornication, theft, murder, adulterous conduct, greed, maliciousness, deceit, sensuality, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, an obtuse spirit" (Mk 7:21-22) is the impurity inside us. Consequently, it is very important to be cleansed inside and to remain clean inside. This means that:

  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of God's most precious gifts because of its cleansing power.

  • The penitential rite at the beginning of Mass is one of the more important moments of our day and life.

  • To hear God's cleansing Word daily is even more necessary than to wash daily (see Eph 5:26; Jn 15:3).

  • Fasting, because of its cleansing power, should be highly valued.

  • The defilement from most TV programs is intolerable.

  • "Dirty language" and "dirty pictures" are aptly named and are worse than living in a garbage can.

  • The defilement from unforgiveness must be removed immediately (see Mt 5:25).

Be clean and stay clean – deep inside – and thus be free and holy.

PRAYER: Father, whatever it takes, cleanse the temple of my heart (see Jn 2:15ff).
PROMISE: "The Lord God formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and so man became a living being." –Gn 2:7
PRAISE: St. Josephine forgave those who enslaved her and gave herself freely to her Lord.


Daily Reflection: February 2, 2017 - present yourself

One Bread, One Body - Reflection for February 2, 2017


"Who will endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears?" –Malachi 3:2

Today the Church celebrates the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple at Jerusalem. In that same spirit, we present ourselves today to the Lord, especially in the Mass. We present ourselves to Jesus, the great High Priest, Who became like us "in every way, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest before God" on our behalf, to expiate our sins (Heb 2:17). "Since [Jesus] was Himself tested through what He suffered, He is able to help those who are tempted" (Heb 2:18).

We have days when things are going so badly that all we can do is come before the Lord Jesus just as we are and tell Him: "Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner" (see Lk 18:13). We can always present ourselves to Jesus and tell Him: "Lord, I don't have much to offer You, but what I have I give You" (see Acts 3:6).

Jesus invites you to present yourself before Him, just as you are. He says: "Come to Me, all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you" (Mt 11:28). Jesus says: "No one who comes [to Me] will I ever reject" (Jn 6:37). Jesus became like you so that you would realize that you can "approach God through Him" (Heb 7:25; Eph 2:18). Present yourself to Jesus today, just as you are. Receive His life-giving love.

PRAYER: Jesus, I will present myself to You in the Sacrament of Reconciliation as soon as possible.
PROMISE: Anna "gave thanks to God and talked about the Child to all who looked forward to the deliverance of Jerusalem." –Lk 2:38
PRAISE: Praise Jesus, "a revealing Light to the Gentiles, the Glory of Your people Israel!" (Lk 2:32)


Bullet Journal: weekly spread ideas
I have been doing the Bullet Journal for almost nine months now and have been trying to find the ideal weekly spread for  me. I wanted a weekly spread so I can see what will happen in that week and not to clutter my daily entries. I hope I will be inspired by tinyrayofsunshine's post in her blog. 

Quotes: moods

One Minute Meditations: June 1, 2016 - not alone

Don't give way to sadness when it feels as if the Lord has given up on you. Seek Him with greater determination. He who is Love does not leave you on your own.

Be convinced that "He has left you on your own" out of Love, so that you may see clearly in your life what is his and what is yours.

- St. Josemaria Escriva, The Forge, #250

One Minute Meditations, June 1, 2016

One Minute Meditations: May 4, 2016 - YOU CAN!!!
You Can!
Small child, you would cease to be one if anyone or anything came between you and God.

- St. Josemaria Escriva, The Forge, #350

One MInute Meditations, May 4, 2016


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