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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hello Everyone...


Welcome to our fairly neglected blog.

Alyssa and I barely post anything here now but that doesn’t mean we’ll be shutting our blog down like many joint bloggers usually do. We are pretty sentimental about material (and immaterial) things and the thought of throwing them away utterly breaks our hearts. So we will remain, and maybe like mushrooms (poor comparison, but we just love mushrooms) we’ll pop once in a blue moon to post something.

We graduated from college centuries ago and since then it’s been a more wonderful journey that God has been taking us in the long trail He wants us to take. Alyssa graduated with a degree in Intercultural Studies as summa cum laude of her batch (clap, clap, clap!). She’s pretty mum about it but I like mentioning it whenever there’s a chance to do so. She taught Introduction to Intercultural Studies for a semester in her alma mater and presently works as a staff member of Homeschool Association of the Philippines (HAPI), a not for profit organization that helps build people through homeschooling. On the other hand, I graduated with a degree in Journalism, took a half-year gap and volunteered (with Alyssa) for True Love Waits Philippines  where I ended up working in.

We didn’t really choose to work for non-profit organizations but we strongly believe that where we are right now is where God wants us to be. Many people ask us, that with our nice-sounding degrees, we would be in a job more closer (and higher paying) to the courses we took. I would be in a news organization writing stories and Alyssa would be in foreign service. Yes, we’d love to be in those fields but careers only last for so long and money doesn’t really make us happy in comparison to helping and seeing lives change in what we do.

By the end of the day, in our line of work, we still get to do what we always love doing since time immemorial: reading and writing and truly living.

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P.S. We’re extremely late bloomers and after being forced in certain situations, we finally broke our lifelong vow to hate makeup and have gradually softened to it. Alyssa began it a year ago then I followed suit three months ago and some say I now talk like a pro makeup artist. Thank YouTube for that.

P.P.S. We believe that this world is a school and learning must never stop until we die. Alyssa is learning French while I’m learning Korean.

P.P.P.S. We may not post here often but we post regularly in our personal Twitters. For more useful tweets, check Alyssa’s twitter.com/peraldaiel. For less useful but you might find useful anyway, check mine twitter.com/ponderosacanopy.

P.P.P.P.S. This is the last postscript, I promise. Don’t forget to visit The Rebelution.com! It has tremendously played a great part in our lives—and still is. If you think that going through the posts is too much clicking and reading, you might want to settle for a more concise version: Do Hard Things.