It is I, Joan
Born on 1986. Proud Filipina. Impulsive Shopper. Fashion Victim. Rockstar in the shower. Prisoner of hope. Humorous and Drama Queen at the same time. Friend. Sister. Daughter.
I'm His Beloved! yes, Im a Christian. I'm one of those awesome people who have an intimate relationship with Jesus. This blog is all about loving Him and Him loving me.
DON'T Hate rather "RELATE".
"The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety." - Ps. 18:2
You may or may not know I have a slight obsession with nature and traveling.
So, let me start and take you back 2 weeks from now.
When music ministry peeps pulled it off from the morning service and decided to meet around 13:30hr (which never really happens!) we knew exactly that we will be late to what we planned. (which always happens) lol
Finally at 15:00-ish the engine turned on and bee-lined to Dukhan with a goofy smirks for a little date with my loves (sun and ocean) . 10 cars convoy to beach. good music on.
we came at 16:00-ish. I was literally shouting at the passenger seat when i saw the very peaceful ocean. Makes it prettier as the sun reflects to it.
There was something urgent in the way i felt during that quick drive. I told to my self “i needed this”. The second I hit the sand, i ran for the water.
Gentle waves tickled my feet. The warm ocean breeze tried to tell me that summer is approaching. ~there’s something about being outdoors with nature that soothes the soul. It felt oh-so-good to be outside in the fresh air, away from the city. Unexplainable but absolutely satisfying.
Suddenly i looked around and saw my personal pet peeve. HAHA. Ok, so i hated this slimy-looking-dead jelly fish. Why i hated it? Well, it’s family member burned my leg (2 years ago). Crap! i still remember the feeling and of course the 2nd-degree-burn ( i guess?, making it super-superlative. lol) Sakit promise! Thank God it didn’t leave a scar, but the feeling does. (Charot! hahaha.. pati sa jelly fish may hinanaket? HAHA)
So enough from the hatred confession… hehe
here are some photos of my other loves:
My family at church. Good people…..
meet Elijah a.k.a. “nini” :)
my co-baks : Maya and Bem
My other co-baks “Raquel Joy” with her hubby kuya Chris
Nenok food from other church mates.. the pancit i think was a left-over from morning service at church and the not-so-meaty puto-poa .. hehe..
the other kiddos.
the next photos are some of those “me and nature time” ~my love break <3
Above the ocean that naps serenely is a beautiful sunset of golden sun-ray beams behind from the lil’ sum of clouds ignoring any signs of rain’s approach. I was so astonished at how gracefully that moment reflects the glory of God.
mother and child…
and all of a sudden, the gentle waves begun to change..
violent sandstorm… (lasted for 5 minutes)
and it rained ….. awww..
Coz all the food were swept away by a massive sandstorm, ngsign language si Baks Maya to spread the news ~will finish our afternoon meal at the nearest McDonalds. wagas an tawa ko. HAHA
so that’s my story about my recent adventure away from Doha.. Even it took only 1 1/2hr only, it still worth spending.
All things aside, i can’t really be disappointed with the beach, the wind, the sun, the sand, the rain, the food, the laughter, the beautiful people.. ~a very grand blessing from God that day! <3
Note: All photos are taken by me thru the oldest BB phone. haha.. i will get my self a descent SLR cam soon so pls bare with me for now. :P