Thursday, September 8, 2016

Bose QuietComfort 35

when i bought my headphone months age...
the constant borrower is my husband, he love it to death :-)
so he got his own too
much lovelier



this headphone is just perfect for the new iphone 7 plus :-) bought it for 23,000 pesos in Megamall Bose branch

Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III Wireless Music System

there are only two person who love music in this house, guess who? - so obviously, this recent gadget buy are for both of them
a black and a white

unboxing


black is for the father of the house
he put it on his home office
and this white color is for the youngest person in the house
she put it on her room
when they tried it, guess what, i wanted to have mine too :-)
bought it in Megamall branch of Bose for 36,000 pesos each

TJ's Birthday Prayer


MY 13TH BIRTHDAY PRAYER

DEAR LORD,
          THANK YOU FOR ALL THE BLESSINGS YOU HAVE GIVEN EVERYTHING FOR ME, A BIG HOUSE, AN EXPENSIVE SCHOOL FOR BETTER EDUCATION WHEN I GROW UP, MY NEEDS, TOYS, BOOKS, TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT, AND MORE, THAT EVEN MY PARENTS NEVER HAD A CHANCE TO HAVE THOSE THINGS WHEN THEY WERE A KID.

AS A CHILD, I THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN ME SO FAR, MANY GIFTS AND MIRACLES. WITHOUT YOU, WHAT WOULD MY LIFE BE RIGHT NOW? SINCE YOU WERE THE ONE WHO GAVE ME A KIND AND LOVING HEART THAT IN MANY OLDER BROTHERS OF THE WORLD ARE ALWAYS VERY BAD TO THEIR YOUNGER SIBLINGS BUT YOU CREATED ME TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENTLY. I WAS CREATED SPECIAL. IF I WERENT’T AS HELPFUL AND COMPASSIONATE TO MY SIBLINGS, ALEX, URIEL, AND KRISH, I WILL NOT GO TO HEAVEN. YOU WERE THE ONE WHO SAVED MY MOM AND DAD’S LIFE FROM DYING OR DIE WORST, BUT YOU MANAGED TO SAVE THEIR LIVES WITH INJURIES THAT I THINK YOU SERVE IT TO HAPPEN FOR A REASON OR A PURPOSE AND TO LEARN FROM IT TO CHANGE.

THERE ARE MANY THINGS I WANT TO TALK ABOUT BUT I WILL TRY TO JUMBLE OR SUMMARISE THEM ALL HERE BEFORE I BECOME A TEEN, NO LONGER A CHILD BUT NOT YET ADULT.

FOR STARTERS, THE PAST FEW DAYS OR PROBABLY A WHOLE MONTH, I KINDA OR THINK THAT THERE IS A PART OF ME THAT WANTS ME TO GROW UP TO ONE DAY HELP MY FAMILY AND MAKE A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY AND TO SERVE GOD. BUT ANOTHER PART OF ME WANTS TO THINK THAT I AM NOT YET READY TO GROW UP, TO LEAVE MY CHILDHOOD.

ALL THAT I HAVE DONE TO HELP MY MOM FROM DEPRESSION TIMES AND CHEER HER UP, TO SUPPORT MY DAD’S ACHIEVEMENTS AND TRY NOT TO GET MAD SO HE COULDN’T HURT US, TO GIVE EVERYTHING AND DEVOTING ALL MY LIFE DREAMS AS A CHILD, I GAVE IT ALL TO ALEX TO GIVE HER THE BEST LIFE THAT SHE WANTS AND NEED UNLIKE OTHER PEOPLE. TO ENCOURAGE URIEL TO ACT MATURE, TO BE A “MAN FOR OTHERS” AND TO THINK FOR AT LEAST SOMEDAY THAT HE SHOULD THINK ABOUT WHAT MUST HE DO TO LIVE HAPPILY WHEN HE DO STUDY HARD BUT SMARTNESS OR INTELLIGENCE ISN’T ALL THAT MATTERS, IT IS FAMILY - LOVING THEM AND CARING FOR THEM WITH GOOD DEEDS. GOD DOESN’T LOOK THROUGH THE MIND, BUT THROUGH THE HEART. AND LASTLY,TO MAKE SURE KRISH,ONE DAY OR SOMEDAY GOING TO LEAVE AND I HOPE MAY FIND A KIND BUT RICH HUSBAND AND HAVE THE HEART THAT HAVING CHILDREN ISN’T A BAD THING AT ALL OR SHE MIGHT REGRET IT SOMEDAY, AND TO CHANGE HER HEART THAT LIFE MATTERS...IT IS A TEST, NOT FOR GAMES, AND LIFE CAN’T BE REMOVED BY SOMEONE EXCEPT GOD.

THE REASON WHY WE ARE STILL ALL ALIVE RIGHT NOW IS BECAUSE GOD HAS A BIG AND GREAT PLANS FOR US IN THE FUTURE AND WE JUST CAN SEE HOW CAN OUR LIFE NOW BECOME THAT IN THE FUTURE THAT GOD WILL FULFILL OUR DREAMS IF WE STICK OUR TRUST AND FAITH IN HIM AND NEVER GIVE UP.

EVERYDAY I FEEL SAD THAT SOMEDAY I WILL NO LONGER BE A CHILD, BUT I KNOW GOD HAS A BIG PLANS AND IT IS TRYING TO GET CLOSER AND CLOSER TO US BUT WE MUST WAIT WITH A PATIENT HEART, THAT I CRY, SOB,AND MOURN ABOUT WHAT I MISSED SO FAR.

I DIDN’T MISS ANYTHING IN WHAT I MUST DO BUT I DID MISS MY TIME FOR REST. EVERYDAY,I EXPERIENCE HARSH AND DIFFICULT TIMES THAT EVEN AT SCHOOL GOD IS TESTING ME IF I WILL BE A BIG SINNER JUST LIKE MY CLASSMATES, BUT FOR 8 YEARS I MANAGE TO RESIST THE TEMPTATION SATAN IS HOPING FOR ME TO GO TO HELL, BUT I KNOW THAT I HAVE A STRONG FAITH AND RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THAT SOMEDAY I WILL THANK HIM.

AT HOME, SOMETIMES, SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS. A FIGHT, INJURY, DISRUPTION, AND MORE THAT I TRY MY BEST TO STOP BUT NEVER DID THEY SAY THANK YOU TO ME WITH A “KUSA” HEART, BUT I HOPE ONE DAY THEY WILL, IF THEY ONLY SEE IT, BUT NOT FEEL THAT I AM LIKE GOD TO THEM. JUST THERE, WAITING FOR THE ANSWER THAT I WISH I GET BUT GOOD DEEDS MATTER, NOT POPULARITY OF GRATEFULNESS.

THEY DO SAY THEY THANK ME AND YES I BELIEVE THEM SINCE I AM ALWAYS HONEST AND NOT KEEPING ANY SECRETS WITH THEM AND BECAUSE THEY ARE IN DEED MY LOVING FAMILY AND THAT THEY SAY I AM ALSO NOT GRATEFUL FOR WHAT THEY GIVE ME. I ALSO MADE THAT MISTAKE AND I AM SORRY LORD THAT I JUST WANT THAT THEY SHOULD AT LEAST NOT GET EVEN MADDER SINCE THEY GOT MORE STRESSFUL AND ANGRY EVER SINCE WE HAD MOVED. TO END THIS, I WANT TO SAY I THANK AND LOVE YOU TOO LORD FOR ALL THE CHALLENGES YOU HAVE MADE ME WENT THROUGH AND I CAN’T WAIT THAT SOMEDAY, I WILL BE WITH YOU.

THANK YOU LORD!

IN JESUS NAME I PRAY, AMEN AND AMEN!!!

                                                 -TJ 

WRITTEN ON SEPTEMBER.2,2016




RoNaLdO oJaStRo TaLaGtAg Jr.

Ronaldo Ojastro Talagtag Jr.


I LOVE YOU DADDYKRISH/KRISHIE/KRISHYURIELTEDDY!ALEX!MOMMY/MOM PO!, MYSELF!,AND JESUS!!!
 cake from goldilocks (rocky road flavor for 3,800 pesos)

 balloon decoration from party pals ph (check their instagram account)






 large teepee in heavy duty canvas (cost 7,500 pesos) and beanie from pottly n tubby (for 3,750 pesos), our gift to TJ
to Jesus, his life, we surrender :-)

Note: i saw this letter typed in my computer, and i asked TJ's permission to post it here ...all photos here we're taken on the day of his bday :-)


Mom's Letter To TJ

To my son, TJ
It is hard to believe that you aren’t the little baby I once held in my arms. Have I prepared you enough, taught you enough to navigate the years ahead of you – years that will be marked by hormonal changes, growth spurts, and emotional tests?

In our family we don’t call these years the teenage years. Your dad and I have explained that thirteen means you are a young adult. But this doesn’t mean that you won’t have to deal with the same challenges that “teenagers” go through. You will meet transitions, upsets, disappointments, failures, wins, highs, and lows, and I want you to understand first and foremost that this is all a part of growing into the person God has planned for you to be.

You may be growing up in a positive home environment where you are treasured and loved unconditionally by your dad, siblings and me. However, not everyone outside of our family is going to applaud your principles, like you as a person, or give you a medal for effort. Sometimes, reality will fall incredibly short of your expectations, too. Worst of all, something precious and important to you may even be taken away.
As you know, something unprecedentedly evil happened to me with your dad on our first few years of our marriage. We have talked about how I was a victim of abused wife. This experience awakened me to the reality of evil in the world, deep pain, and darkened hope. I think now, more than ever before, it’s necessary for me to remind you that we live in a fallen, sinful world. My tragedy was not unique. There are many people who go through harrowing circumstances, some much more terrible than what I had to endure. And i thank you son for holding me during those times.
I tell you this not to frighten you or make you afraid of your future. I tell you this because you must understand that there is brokenness in this world because of sin, and someday, this brokenness may pierce your own heart. You may question everything you believe about who God is as you meet a cross road where you must face the question of faith.
It is at this juncture when you must cling to the truth that will anchor you. God loves you. He has a plan for your life. Even if you may not always be able to see this plan with your physical eyes, believe that it is good because God is good. In the book of Hebrews it says, “faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) My prayer is that you will have the maturity to interpret every circumstance with spiritual eyes – to have faith in God’s character. I know in my heart too that you will be a great and responsible husband to your wife and the best father to your children someday, just like your Dad now.
Years ago I chose to believe that God never wastes our pain. He is a redeemer. He causes all things to work together for the good of those who love Him. “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
When I look at my life today, you are a testament to this goodness. God gave me a child like you to love. He gave me your dad and our family. Furthermore, He gave me the privilege of serving Him and telling others about Him by using my life’s story.
God is also writing your life’s story. Let Him continue to do so by trusting Him always. Don’t try to grab the pen when the plot becomes uncomfortable. He’s got everything under control.
In the meantime, walk with Him one day at a timeLove Him and obey Him. If you do so, you don’t need to worry about what lies ahead. As Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
When I think about you growing up, this is what comforts me. If you have Christ in your life, you will be okay. You will have His peace, joy, grace, hope, power, and presence. This means that you will have everything you need to persevere and to overcome the obstacles and challenges you will face. Best of all, you will come out of these life lessons and tests stronger, better and wiser. You will be equipped for the special work that God will entrust you with. You will also be able to maximize your gifts and talents for His glory.
Finally, let me end this letter with the charge and encouragement that God gave to Joshua when he was about to conquer the Promised Land. “No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you…Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Like Joshua, God has a purpose for you to fulfill. It stretches out before you just as the Promised Land did before the Israelites. This thought is both intimidating and exciting! Furthermore, your dad, your siblings, and myself may not be physically present everywhere you go (even if we would like to be), but God will ALWAYS be with you. And just like Joshua, He is telling you to be strong and courageous, to let His Word and principles guide you. If you do so, you will be prosperous and successful.
Know that I love you always, through everything. And no matter where you are or where you go, remember that I will be praying for you, entrusting you to the One who is able to uphold you and shield you.
Always here for you,
Mom
original letter



Daddys Letter To TJ

My Dearest TJ,
Today is a very special day as we formalize your passage into a young man. You are no longer a boy in my eyes, in the eyes of the men who matter in our lives, and in the eyes of your Mom.
In this new stage, my prayers for you are the following:
1. Be a young man of purpose. Grow and develop like Jesus did: wisdom, stature, favor wtih God and men (Lk 2:52). Don’t waste time doing things that don’t fall under any of these growth areas. As you do, have BIG dreams for God’s glory. Don’t fall into the culture of mediocrity. Instead, try to envision the greatest thing God can do through you with all that He has blessed you with. Do all you do for His glory, my son. (Dt 6:5-7)

2. Be a young man of purity. This stage will usher in all sorts of curiosity especially towards your body, a woman’s body, and the natural sexual interaction God has designed between the two, but in the context of marriage. As I’ve told you before, I cannot protect you (not completely anyway) from the devil’s temptations in this area –pornography, immoral relationships, and things of that nature. But I can prepare you. This is my way of doing so. Letting you know that it is a beautiful thing in the right context, in marriage. “How can a young man stay pure?”, the Bible says, “by studying God’s Word”.(Psalm 119:9)
Remember this is the only sin in the Bible that says “flee”. (1 Corinthians 6:18) So many times this is what you might have to literally do when friends (maybe even relatives) expose you to the same.
3. Be a young man of strength and courage. As Joshua was charged by God to take on leadership from Moses to finish the job of bringing His people to the Promised Land, God exhorted him to be strong and courageous, several times. He needed this pep talk to accomplish the great task God laid before him.
My son, the same is true for you. God has a great task before you, I don’t know exactly what it is, but I know you will need strength and courage. And that’s what I loved about our travel together. It pushed you to apply strength and courage as we explore the roads and get lost in the cities, shouts in every scary and dangerous rides of a theme park attractions, and meeting different folks in different strokes in between. Life will hurl many of these roadblocks that will need you to be strong and courageous, pursuing the purpose and purity I encouraged you with earlier.

4. Be a young man of love. Jesus modeled this best. Fix your eyes on Him, my son. Not daddy. I will do my best to model Christ-likeness. Copy that. Where I fail, pls forgive me and do NOT do the same. Love like Jesus did. Have compassion towards others. Be motivated ultimately by this. Help the poor, orphans, and widows. But above all these, i thank you for loving me, your mom and sister always. I know you have a BIG heart for your family and i am grateful that you have Jesus in your heart.
I love you with all my heart, my young man. I am very proud of the young man you are becoming. I am here for you every step of the way, as long as God allows, and solely by His grace.
Love,
Dad
original letter