Monday 31 December 2012


While the rest of the blog world is sending their 
TOP 12 for 2012 posts (or something like that)
I have to be honest. I haven't done my 'year that was' entry.

I've chosen this entry to be my last post this 2012
since this is something very important for me.
I'm not who I am now without Him.
He has a name. Jesus :)
Someone asked me, 
"Why bother to go far away when you can pray at the comforts of your own room?" 
I just smiled and looked at him, then smiled again. 
Well, he has a point. God is everywhere. 
And everyone is free to pray wherever he may be; knowing full well that 
God hears his prayer. At the end of the day, it's a matter of preference.

It's my 2nd time to go to Prayer Mountain 
and it was such a refreshing experience.
Here are some details, just in case you want to experience...
Praying at the Prayer Mountain

How to get there? Cubao can be your starting point.
There's a Cogeo FX from there

Rate as of October 2012:
Dormitories (per pax/night) – P250
Attic (per pax/night) -  P 150
Entrance Fee (for day visit only per pax)  – P 70

Address: Sitio Calumpang Brgy. San Jose Antipolo City
Contacts: 986-1527 or 0917-8401288
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Closer to Nature.
Place is surrounded by greens and blues.
Sunlight beams can be felt at your early morning devotion
and sitting around gazing at nowhere will put your mind at ease.
You can un-baggage yourself with the chaotic and complex world for once.
Just toooot. Shut up down. Keep Calm. Literally.

Living the Simple Life.
Going back to basic is one of the things we need to do every now and then.
We sometimes need to remind ourselves that the things we have are all borrowed.
Yet we sometimes act as if it's our birthright to live an extravagant life.
When you lie on a simple bed, with a simple pillow and a plain blanket,
you'll now ready to brush off trivial things in life and focus on more profound issues,
Spiritual, Eternal issues perhaps that will transcend your next 5, maybe 500 years ahead.

Food for the stomach? Or Stomach for the food?
Do you live to eat or do you eat to live?
These are some of the questions that confuse me till now.
Just as you need to be reacquainted with plain bedding,
your stomach needs to go back to basic too!
It's one thing to say, 
"Oh, I care for the people who eat simple food every single day,"
and it's another to experience eating the same food they eat, yourself.
Upon munching the bland food and conversing with my throat not to gag-reflex,
I am starting to realize that without extreme food choices,
life can be much simpler. And yes, my mind is free 
to think and commune with the Divine.

Meet me at Room #38. -God.
Taking Making some time to spend an overnight weekend 
at this side of earth is one of my most important travels for this year, so far.
Being alone in a prayer cell is just surreal. 
Not being bombarded by social media or 
other mini-issues like food, clothes etc., as I read the Bible, 
suddenly it makes more sense. 
Words that I see are not just words but
 it transcends a whole new meaning!
I've thought about my life. Past. Present. Future.
I am amazed beyond words on how God has been gracious to me.

As I leave Room #38...
As I leave room #38, I know I've been strengthened by His love.
Not by theoretical, dogmatic imprints but by the assurance that 
nothing, no one can ever separate me from His love.

As I leave room #38, there are still questions left unanswered.
But it's as if I can hear the word from Jesus to his disciples
(context: Jesus told them he is the bread and whoever eat him 
will live forever, of course the disciples were confused as ever). 
On John 6:61, Jesus asked:

"Does this offend you?" "Do you also want to go away?"
Other version says "Does this make you want to give up?"

May we be like Peter that says, 
"Lord, to whom would we go? 
YOU have the words that give eternal life"

I, honestly, am still a work in progress.
 After meeting God at Room #38, 
I am glad I didn't cancel that important one on One.

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! -CMK



  1. Thank you for sharing...not only i get the pictures i wanted to see, but some good insights too..
    thanks again and God bless!!

    1. Hi FLAI. Thanks for your kind words. God bless you too :)

  2. Hi Kristine!

    It's such a blessing to come across a fellow Christian blogger like you.
    Your blog has all the depth as well as the glitz and glamour I'm looking for in a blog.
    I've also been to TGPM countless times.
    You might want to check out my post about it too:

    By the way, I can't get over your Bangkok adventures and a big congrats for scoring those elusive piso flights!!!! Where did you go?


    1. Hi Kaye!

      I am happy that you stumbled upon my blog. :)Thank you so much for these lovely words. Your face is as pretty as your voice. I always listen to your segment at DZAS :)

      About the Bangkok adventures, yup. It was one great trip. God's willing, me and mum will be flying to SG soon. Thanks to CebPac Piso Flights :)

      Your comment is timely! I'm having a writer's block the past days. Can't seem to write a post-worthy piece. Thanks for dropping by, Kaye! God bless you!!! ♥

  3. Im looking forward to going there soon with my wife. Nice blog & pics are great as well. Hope to experience that one on ONE too. Take care! God Bless! doug

  4. Hi Kristine! I really enjoy reading your blog. Wished I knew about it earlier. I like how balance your blog is, it's like I'm reading a magazine. But let me tell you I found your blog while researching about the stock market. I just opened my own COL Financial account last July. I still have so many things to learn and your Money Matter Series helps me gain new perspectives when it comes to investing, so thank you! :)

    1. Thanks very much! Words like these inspire me to write and share more of my experiences with you guys :) Thank you Edelweiza. You made my heart melt today *Chanelling Olaf* :D Feel free to comment and share your thoughts as well!

  5. Hi! this is perfect! my friend and i is currently looking for a place like this :) this is would be the right place where in we can take more time with ourselves and with God :) thanks for sharing this :

  6. If give opportunity take a leave on may work place i will go to prayer mountain because I know mas maging grow spiritually


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