February 25, 2014

I Know Write MNL

February 22, 2014 is a special day for me! It is when I met some of the superb and cool teen bloggers of Manila!! And, I finally met Ms. Arriane Serafico of Wanderrgirl! I was so excited when I saw her. She is one of the most inspiring bloggers I know of. Ms. Arriane gave a talk at the event and she taught all of us to write what our message to the world is. So we should make every effort to do it well!
It was also my first time to meet the I Know Write Manila team, Arielle and Niña! They're ah-mazing. It was so fun to work with them!
Here's the group photo of the attendees with Ms. Arriane Serafico!

 The I Know Write MNL Bloggers are planning to have another event this summer! It might be a tea party! If you're a blogger from Manila, Philippines, make sure to follow @IKnowWriteMNL on twitter and like our facebook page here! You wouldn't want to miss this one!!

The I Know Write MNL team with Ms. Arriane Serafico! 

I also shared my blog testimony during the event. So here it goes:

 "Hello. I am Jodie Alejaga and I write at A Sunny Day Blog. I've been writing for 3 years now. I started a blog called 'All About Me'. A lot of people who are really close to me advised me to change my blog's topic. Because it was too much focused on myself. And I am not glorifying Jesus. The blog shouldn't be 'All About Me'. It should be 'All About Him' because after all everything is all His. So I made a new blog and titled it 'Heart Strings'. Then I felt my blog title wasn't making sense and the topics don't connect. So I changed the blog name once again. And now, I am happy and contented with the way my blog has turned out. 
I'm not a perfect blogger. I still have typos, grammar errors and coding failures. I thank the Lord for giving me the gift of writing. I am just returning the glory back to Him. And to the people who have helped me in my blogging , Jemimah and Ms. Bames. Thank you so much for the inspiration! In my blogging journey I don't worry to much because I know God is in control as He promised in Jeremiah 29:11, ''For I know the plans I have for you,”  declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.''"
In behalf of the IKW MNL team, We'd like to thank all of the attendees. And making our dream possible!
Thank you to the hard working Arielle for suggesting the name 'I Know Write' and for being our amazing graphic artist!
And to the supportive Nina, thank you so much also for promoting I Know Write. 
I am so happy and blessed to work with these lovely and smart ladies. And to our parents, thank you all so much for supporting us. We couldn't make this possible without ya'll!

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February 4, 2014


John 14:27
image from we heart it
I'm so sorry for the lack of posts. I've been busy about school, house hold chores and I Know Write Manila. (hehe)

If you followed my instagram account, I posted a selfie with our new baby dog Wonka. He's 2 months old and we took him from the shelter. His mom was among the 20 dogs due to be executed at the Quezon City pound. Thank God, a group of good souls saved all of them, including Wonka's mom, and the pups found a forever loving home. 

To be honest, I already forgot how to take care of a puppy. My sister and I are taking shifts in taking care of him now. Our dog Rover who was our family's best buddy crossed the rainbow bridge last year of June. Our little rascal Wonka has helped us move on. But Rover will be in our hearts forever. 

I'm currently reading Love Rosie. It's a fiction book by Cecelia Ahern,
I heard about this book from Sam Claflin Fans
They're doing a movie based on the 2004 novel Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern. Rossie Dunne will be played by Lily Collins & Alex Stewart will be the awesome Sam Claflin. Click here to learn more about the film. The book is filled with emails, chats aka conversations. It's so sweet, so perfect for Valentine's Day (hehe). I'm so excited to finish this book soon, Thank you so much Ate May for lending me your books! (Love, Rosie and Mocking Jay)

The long wait is over and I'm so excited for I Know Write Manila! Our team is preparing activities and stuff. I hope this will be successful! 

I am so delighted that I'm having a regular meet-up with Ate April. (She's our sunday school coordinator. Ate is really caring and sweet!) Aside from my mom she's going to be my mentor.  It's like having an older sister whom you can share your 'teen problems' with and she'll advice you with Godly tips! So excited to meet up with her this Sunday! 

 I am also blessed with my co-lifeshapers for mentoring the kids to be Christ like! I've been handling the pre-school students with the help of some co-youth lifeshapers.

I thank God for my dgroup leader Ate Des, for talking to me when I need someone to talk to. She's like my sister too, but our age gap is quite near so, we fangirl A LOT. 

Have you seen the new blog design? Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think! ;)

--sorry for the long post, i missed blogging! 

Ate-Tagalog (Filipino) for older female relative or peer. Pronounced A-teh. Can be used preceding a name as a title or as a pronoun.