What are your convictions?

Being single is new to me.

Embarrassing as it is, singleness has been a long lost friend. Glad that we reunited a couple of months ago. Haha!
To those who didn’t know, I just broke up from a relationship I was dying to save three months ago.
After that one painful day when I took that leap of faith, it has marked the start of the glorious day of my singleness journey. It opened the door to the unexplored world of new relationships, new goals, new passions, and new discoveries about myself.
And there I met a new found friend, convictions.
Honestly, convictions are new to me. I never even thought about this before. Yikes!
It is actually just this night when I wrote these convictions and prayed over it. So, hooray to this new season!

First, what is conviction?

a firmly held belief or opinion.

Here are my convictions:

1. The 11PM no contact rule

I am a very emotional person.
All emotions are pouring out beyond this time. So, I will not entertain any messages or calls from a guy beyond 11 pm aside from emergencies or if the need arises.
Let me start this one by telling you a sad story.
After a chat with a guy friend which ended at 12 midnight, I need to check some details on our previous conversation. While looking for it, I read how I communicated. I saw my long, full of emotions chat messages. And pained me. I was embarrassed. Did I really say this? Did I really mention that? Boy, I needed to pray over it right then and there.
Guess I poured out everything to this guy friend when I have everything to just stop, talk to God, write it on a blog, or sleep instead.
Though the conversation is not about ‘us’ or about ‘flings’, I feel like I gave him something which is not really advisable for a single lady who just got out of a bad relationship. I just poured all my emotions over chat and I think it’s not healthy.
Don’t get me wrong, I can always talk to a guy friend about something. But over chat, at midnight? I know we can talk about it some other time or in broad daylight when my emotions are not that intense.
And this didn’t just happen once or twice. It happened countless times already and I thank God for really, really reminding me about guarding my heart.

2. Always go back to God in this healing process

Sure, all those mountains I climbed, friends I made, church activities I have completed somehow helped me forget my aching heart, but then God reminded me to always seek Him in this healing process.
No amount happy memories from travels and worldly activities can heal my broken heart because it is in Him alone that I will find healing and restoration.
There was this month when I just thought I am completely set free from the bondage of that past. I thought feelings were just part of the story already and that I have finished the healing process that quick.
Mind you, after a number of calls and texts from my ex, I slowly began to feel the same pain again. I was crying out to God.
“God, I thought you healed me already? Can we just go out of this already?”, I said.
Though I proclaimed that God is my Healer, and He makes all things new, I was dumbfounded when I hear Him reply to my plea, “Daughter, why in a hurry? Let’s take everything slow. See these dusts? See these ashes? We will create wonderful, beautiful, and new memories together out of these pains, out of your tears. I will mend your broken heart as promised. But this time, we will take it slowly but beautifully, you and me.”
God reminded me that slowing down the healing process is actually beautiful.It is not about how fast you’re heart mended or how many months and years you’ve been in the healing process.
It is about how faithful and loving God is for never leaving our side during the journey.

3. Don’t pour out everything over chat to your guy friends

It is lovelier to talk about life, faith, and everything in between in person, right?
Why not reserve these stories when you and your guy friends has set the time to meet? Besides, pouring out everything will eventually lead to opening hearts which can lead to immature emotions.
This time, I would really want to guard my heart.

4. Don’t just take anyone who wants to enter your life

5. No stalking, please.

My friends know how I am really good at this.
Really good that this helped me know secrets that I never should have known. But yes, guarding my heart now means stop stalking. Let’s not feed our emotions immaturely.

6. Wake up at 6AM -- and see the promise of mornings

I love mornings.
It is one great reminder for me of Psalm 30:5. “..weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

There is Beauty in Surrender

My friend, love yourself to walk away from a man who doesn't acknowledge you, who doesn't appreciate you, and who doesn't want to commit himself to you.

Yes, it is hard. I know.

But you know what? There is Someone greater who loves you, Someone who appreciates every little thing that you do, Someone who wants to be with you every single day, Someone who actually died for you.

His name is Jesus. Jesus Christ.

He is smiling right now because He loves you, hugging you while you're in the abyss of your deep emotions, comforting you each time you feel unworthy and alone, loving you in your most difficult situations.

Dear one, you are so much worthy of a love that is true.

Let go of that tight grip on your own rope. Trust the free fall. It's worth the fall because God will always be there to pick you up.

Yes, it will hurt. No one's going to say it will not. It will certainly hurt.. You will cry yourself to sleep, maybe you'll forget to eat. There will be those days when you can't just go on with life.

But then, know that God is there through every pain. He is close to the brokenhearted! He never leaves. He is here, my friend. He knows every pain, every struggle, every tears from your eyes.

Yes, He knows everything because once in His life, He was rejected, He suffered so much for us, He died for us. That is how much He loves us.

Go back to Him. Acknowledge Him. Know that there is Someone who wants to save you from this mess. You need Jesus. Go back to your original identity in Him.

Because you are loved, you are capable, you are strong, you are beautiful! And God only wants the best for you. He wants the best man for you.

Let go, dear one. There is beauty in surrender. This is the sweetest surrender.

Konnichi-WOW: Win a Free Trip to Japan with TravelBook.ph!

In celebration of their 4th year anniversary, TravelBook.ph, the leading local hotel booking website in the Philippines, is sending three (3) lucky winners to Japan for free! 

To join the promo, simply make a hotel or resort booking through TravelBook.ph from March 11 to May 31, 2017. Both check-in and check-out dates should be within the said period to qualify. In addition, only customers who complete their stays (must check in and check out) are eligible to join. Please note that all rooms are subject to availability.

Each of the three winners will win roundtrip plane tickets to Japan for two, free hotel accommodation, and pocket money. One (1) winner will be drawn at random each month for April, May, and June 2017, which will be announced on TravelBook.ph's website and its official Facebook and Instagram accounts. 

The winners will be notified via phone call and e-mail from TravelBook.ph's customer service representatives and will be given instructions on how to get their claim certificates. Claiming of prizes will be from April 1 to August 30, 2017, while the winners can avail of their prizes starting April 1 until September 30, 2017.

This promo is open to all Filipino citizens aged 18 and above and should be residing in the Philippines. The winners can choose to travel solo or bring one companion on their trip to Japan. Should the winners be unavailable for the trip, the prize cannot be converted to cash, but can be transferred.

So what are you waiting for? Book that summer trip now and TravelBook.ph might just make your dream vacation in Japan come true! For more information, visit https://www.travelbook.ph/blog/free-trip-to-japan/.

About TravelBook.ph

TravelBook.ph is one of biggest online travel e-commerce company (online travel agent or OTA) in the Philippines dedicated to offering great value hotel bookings and with a varied selection of Philippine hotels and resorts in Baguio, Batangas, Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Davao, Laguna, Metro Manila, Palawan, Pampanga, Tagaytay, Zambales, and more. A total of 3,000 of affordable hotels are currently listed in Travelbook.ph.

TravelBook.ph offers the best price guarantee with attractive discounts for hotels and resorts, and various types of payment options without a credit card:

- Pay at Hotel
- Over the Counter: banks, 7-Eleven, department stores, and payment centers

Travelbook.ph also offers exclusive reward points: Customers also automatically earn back 5% of the total amount they spend as reward points, which they can use to get discounts on their future bookings (1 point is equivalent to PHP 1.00).

Customers can also use TravelBook.ph’s convenient mobile app to book accommodations on the go. It is available on the App Store and Google Play.

Lastly, TravelBook.ph is a proud Philippine-based company with 24/7 support. It has a Filipino call center ready to assist customers anytime. They can be reached through these numbers:

Landline: +63 2 662 1111

Sun: +63 925 887 2835

Globe: +63 917 850 9029

Smart: +63 998 961 3012

To know more about convenient and affordable hotel bookings all over the Philippines, visit www.travelbook.ph. Follow TravelBook.ph on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TravelBook.ph/, Twitter https://twitter.com/travelbookph, and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/travelbookph/


The TravelBook.ph Blogger Affiliate Program is a game changer in the affiliate marketing scene. Aside from the usual opportunities to earn income, TravelBook.ph offers other exciting perks to reward and engage its blogger affiliates. 


1. Earn money easily 
Like any other affiliate program, TravelBook.ph gives its affiliates exclusive access to promotional tools like banners and widgets, which you can easily apply to your website. By using these tools, you can promote TravelBook.ph, convert website traffic to hotel bookings and generate revenues in return. 


2. Be trained by our digital marketing professionals 
Our digital marketing professionals give hands-on trainings and expert advice to help you plan, strategize, and apply the best ways to market your blog. Affiliate trainings are specifically geared to turn bloggers into marketing experts, thereby maximizing your website into a full-blown income-generating platform. 


3. Widen your network 
The TravelBook.ph Blogger Affiliate Program allows its affiliates to widen their network through special events and programs. You can meet not only your fellow bloggers but reputable names as well in the travel and leisure industry. With their help, you can reach a bigger and more active audience. 


4. Get free trips and join exclusive events 
One of the biggest perks you have access to, beyond the chance to earn money, is the series of opportunities to go on all-expense paid trips and join exclusive events where you can get a lot of freebies as well as valuable information and knowledge to build your website and network. 


5. Have access to exclusive deals 
As an affiliate, you will have special deals just for you on top of the current promos available from TravelBook.ph. You will also be given advance notices of our upcoming promos that you can publish in your blogs to entice more people to book hotels through your website. 

If you are a blogger or a website owner and want to enjoy these amazing perks, sign up now for a TravelBook.ph Blogger Affiliate Program account through this link: http://affiliate.travelbook.ph/index.php/register

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Travel Promo Alert: 50% Rebate with TravelBook.ph

For a limited time, get back as much as half of what you paid for.

Typical reward programs would give you at least one to five percent rebate only, but with TravelBook.ph’s special promo for the holiday season, we will be offering an astounding 50% rebate! Yes, that means you get back half of what you spend! This is TravelBook.ph’s biggest and most ambitious giveaway to date, and you only have from November 21 to 27, 2016 to avail of it.

Just imagine how much you’re getting with this promo: If you book a hotel worth PHP 2,000.00 you automatically get PHP 1,000.00 back in reward points. 

With this, you can already book a room worth PHP 1,000.00 for free or use it to further lower the prices of your future bookings. Take advantage of this weeklong promo, especially for the holiday season when staycations and out of town trips are trendy!

This is just the start of our six-week long holiday promo to say thank you to our loyal customers. Check back here every week to learn about the latest special deal that we will be giving away!

Book your hotels now at www.travelbook.ph and earn big reward points!
About TravelBook.ph
In 2012, TravelBook.ph, under the management of Summit Media, started as an online catalog catering to more than 4,000 hotels and resorts in the Philippines. The company was established by Recruit Holdings Company, one of the biggest media conglomerates in Japan, and specializes in classified advertisements, publications, and human resources.
To date, TravelBook.ph is the fastest growing Online Travel Agency (OTA) in the Philippines and boasts more than 2,700 hotel listings all over the country. Over the past three years, the company has achieved a record-breaking 200% growth rate and an average of 3,900 paid bookings per month.
With various offline and online marketing efforts, TravelBook.ph has gained exposure through media partners such as TV stations GMA NewsTV through programs like PopTalk and Biyahe ni Drew, CinemaOne, and radio stations Love Radio, Monster Radio, and Barangay LS.
TravelBook.ph also boasts increasing 1.6 million monthly page views, with 455,000 monthly unique visits, 52,000 registered members, and 299,000 newsletter subscribers.
Its social media presence also continues to grow: it has more than 540,000 likes in Facebook, while its Twitter and Instagram accounts have about 2,900 and 10,300 followers respectively.

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Why Book with TravelBook.ph?

TravelBook.ph aims to cater to the needs of the ever-growing market, which is why it continuously develops and expands its strengths through various customer-driven initiatives.

1. Convenient Booking

TravelBook.ph focuses on improving its offline bookings through 24/7 Customer Care that offers competitive room rates, promo plans, rewards points, membership promos, and GetGo promos.
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TravelBook.ph also has a user-friendly mobile app that offers double rewards for bookings to make the service available for the growing number of smartphone users in the Philippines.

2. Multiple Payment Options

Since only about 5% of the whole Philippine population are credit card holders, TravelBook.ph has made sure that it has various online and offline payment methods to make booking hotels for every customer convenient.
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Aside from using their credit cards, customers can pay via online and offline bank deposits or over-the-counter payments. They can also pay at 7-Eleven branches, Robinsons Department Store and SM Department Store branches, Bitcoin, and the newly launched Pay At Hotel, which allows the customer to pay upon check-in.

3. Corporate Partnerships and Alliances

TravelBook.ph has also partnered with top brands and companies in the Philippines, including Cebu Pacific, Robinsons Bank, Sun Cellular, Toys R Us, JG Summit, Robinsons Land, Robinsons Department Store, and Universal Robina to strengthen its presence in the business through various campaigns.
The company also has special partnerships with GetGo, BDO, Union Bank, Eastwest Bank, and Security Bank.

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5. Tours

TravelBook.ph will soon launch its 359 Tour Package Plans to cater to the travel needs of its customers.

6. Affiliate Program

The recently launched Affiliate Program now has over 600 partner bloggers. Through this program, both seasoned and new bloggers are able earn income from the hotel bookings made in their websites.

7. Promotion of Philippine Tourism

More than just being an e-commerce company, TravelBook.ph aims to Philippine tourism by encouraging everyone to travel more in the country. The company believes that traveling should become a lifestyle as it promotes education, quality time, and bonding with families and friends.
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TravelBook.ph also comes up with various creative campaigns to promote local tourism such as the recently concluded #Juanderlust, an international competition where travelers all over the world participated to be the lucky “Chosen Juan” who will embark on an 80-day adventure to 80 places in the Philippines. The winner, Mr. Dave Agbayani, traveled around the country to explore and experience the best things that the country has to offer.


TravelBook.ph Blogger Affiliate Program Held Its First Blogger Getaway in Caramoan

TravelBook.ph is a top online hotel booking site in the Philippines. 

With over 2000 hotel partners, it ensures that travelers have the best options for accommodations no matter where their destination is.

TravelBook Philippines’ latest endeavor is the Blogger Affiliate Program which aims to help bloggers earn more while giving them the opportunity to travel, relax, and learn from various campaigns such as Blogger Getaways, staycations, trainings, and seminars. As an Affiliate, you can earn as much as 65% commission for every successful bookings by referring your readers to TravelBook.ph with the use of their various marketing tools like banners, widgets, and hotel ad links.

Recently, TravelBook Philippines hosted a 3 days and 2 nights Blogger Getaway in one of the most majestic places in Bicol - Caramoan, Camarines Sur. The 15 lucky blog winners were treated to an all-expense paid vacation. With two days island hopping, free accommodation, transportation, and full board meals, the TravelBook.ph’s blogger affiliates experienced fun and adventure, all-in-one!
Here are some words from our Caramoan Blogger Affiliate Winners!

  • ·         Big heaps of thanks to @travelbookph for this wonderful Caramoan vacay! – Allan Bobis of www.thefilipinorambler.com
  • ·         Long weekend well spent. It’s a wrap! Thank you TravelBook.ph and TravelBook Blogger Affiliate Program for the awesome trip! – Charm Gamboa of www.myscatteredthoughts.com
  • ·         We’re now heading home from the Caramoan getaway. A million thanks to the TravelBookPH team for their care!  - Christian Lizardo Aligo of www.capturingweekends.com
  • ·         I am surrounded with the best and the nicest people ever. The rest of the bloggers are so nice. I am having such a good time here. Thank you TravelBookPH. Hooray to new found friends and to more adventure! – Izza Glino of www.savingspinay.com.ph

If you want to experience how it is to be one of TravelBook.ph's Blogger Affiliates, sign up now and be part of our program. Register at http://affiliate.travelbook.ph or email us at travelbookph.affiliate@gmail.com.

The North Remembers, Robb Stark New Movie

Hail! King of the North.

After his character ended as Robb Strak (Richard Madden) of Game of Thrones he is now Michael Mason of Bastille day, a young American pickpocket in the city of Paris.

With his dirty job he accidentally linked to a terrorist group. Watch his moves on how he involved in CIA and help to intercept and chase terrorist group.

Watch it here: http://123movies.to/film/bastille-day-15441/

Photo Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robb_Stark   

                                                         Photo Credit: www.google.com.ph