Yor Ryeter

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[1: 1,957 of 10,000] Oh The Confident To Live Long

In Journal on November 23, 2018 at 12:15 PM

My dad died at 49 and my mom died at 58 because of unhealthy living. At 38 I do think about my mortality, I do wonder where will my remains be buried especially that I am not yet rooted in any country. How will I die without causing any distress or inconvenience to my sisters who will be the point person for my body?

Leaving the thought of morbidity aside, I have the desire to live my life without thinking about the future too much. I don’t always have the fascination to make plans that I’ll follow through and there’s that downside that I end up clueless about where will I go then? I am more concerned that I am enjoying my life now. I have the courage to try extreme sports like skydiving because what is life without excitement.

Oh, the confident whenever I go to bed at night thinking I’d wake up with a sunlight the next day. Oh, the confidence that I have many more chances to take a route different from yesterday.

[1: 1,902 of 10,000] Time Was My Kryptonite

In Article on February 17, 2018 at 3:36 PM


My ego, the part of me that can constantly tell a story that I’m the best and worst – all for the sake to operate from fear instead of love, has obsession about time or age and it is dilapidating.

Some of my scared ego-talks:

  • I want to be the youngest member of this club because I am special.
  • I need to get that thing to elevate my status now.
  • I am too old to become famously rich.
  • I got white hairs… how do I expect to get a husband and raise children?
  • 38 and still an employee? (even hearing this in a snotty remark)
  • It will take time to learn and become an expert, how will I do school ‘again’ and still work to be a responsible adult and practical?
  • Your peers have achieved so much in their career (company owner / VPs) while you are still a manager.
  • You’re so slow.
  • What is the point of doing great? Are you intending to leave a legacy, but wait who do you think you are who is worth leaving a legacy? You are going to die one day, so again, what is the point of all these hard works?

So how do I calm my fearful ego that is a part of me and that I lovingly call my intellect that needs a leader?

  • I meditate and pray to calm my nerves. I don’t always get the answers when I meditate and pray, maybe I am not there yet, but the fact that I could become calm and not go to panic mode at all times that I even lose proper sleeps because I was paralyzed with the amount of goals I want to immediately achieve.
  • I forgive myself that I have so much eagerness and not capable to move a mountain yet. And then I do what I can that leads to my ultimate goal. It doesn’t matter if it takes time to learn; so instead I lean on my incremental growth every day.
  • Choose one battle at a time. Choose a team to help if it’s the additional ingredient of success. If I die before I achieve everything, I will be fine without regrets because I was able to accomplished some things.
  • Treat my journey as mine and not to compare myself with others. My own growth is my business and the key is my life is rooted with good intentions.
  • I enjoy the journey and celebrate the destination; and then I do it all over again with a new pursuit. If I wake up every morning, it means I have this moment to enjoy life, if a day turned out to be excruciating than I have hoped for, I could go to bed, release the past, and I will wake up the next morning again to have another clean slate.

What is your kryptonite and how do you overcome it?

[1: 1,858 of 10,000] The Illusion of Time

In Poem on January 11, 2017 at 10:44 PM


Don’t get fooled

I can create time

There is always time for the things that I want

Excuses for the one I don’t

This moment is the one that truly counts


Right this moment

With my heart beating

Living peace





[1: 1,832 of 10,000] Not A Decade Late

In Journal on December 12, 2016 at 11:09 AM


No one can really tell what the future holds, we can only taste the essence of love and hope, but beyond that the details are unknown.

It will never be my right to judge the decision of people today because the future can only tell if it was meant to be.

So zip it Yor, it’s the last time you’ll ever question the birth of your nephew. No more why now and not later? Let it be.

[1: 1,716 of 10,000] Catching The Day

In Article on June 8, 2016 at 12:00 AM


From Dubai, there’s a stop over in Doha, before landing to my final destination Bali. In each city, there were different time zones. It amazes me that time becomes fluid or kind of magical.

Travel dear ones, so your soul gets awakened. You will cherish life with new discoveries out of sights, smells, and tastes. Meet new possibilities, try things you’ve never dared before, but most of all be open to appreciate what are beautiful in the journey. #Relax

I’ve been to Paris, Munich, Berlin, Salzburg, Hong Kong, Alexandria, Cairo, Sharm el-sheikh, Amman, Muscat, Buraimi, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain, Manila, Davao, Ilagan, Cauayan, Santiago, Quezon, Tagaytay, Laguna, Marikina, Pasig, Caloocan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tuguegarao, Iloilo, Mandaluyong, but I truly fell in love to Bali.

[1: 1,713 of 10,000] Pain Goes Away

In Article on June 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Are you hurting right now? The pain will go away but before it does, find the gem it brings. It may be trivial like teaching you to forgive, okay that’s a little big, or make you love yourself more, ooppss that’s pretty big as well; the thing is pain brings big lesson that is worth all the sleepless nights, the excruciating agony that seemed no end, and then when you’ve reached rock bottom you’ll realise that there is no other way but to rise up.

Check where your focus is. I don’t know if it is my talent that I am capable of forgetting the painful details, it’s like having an amnesia, it’s not really about trying to hide away and not facing reality, but I have help ignoring the ugly and focus on what’s good out of it. There is always good, you don’t need to trust me, but for the sake of your healthy life, believe it.

If you start surrounding yourself with great things, the bad starts fading away. There was this man that I adore not because he’s perfect but there is so much about him that I associate myself. I knew that he was meant to be part of my life until the expiry of our relationship needs to end. The best way to completely end the connection is to burn the bridges, I didn’t regret how it played because it was the best way. I thought we need each other, I thought I need to help him, and now I still remember him but the ardent desire to be part in each other’s life is not there anymore. I could only pray that he’s truly happy wherever he is right now. I am very happy. I always bounce back and chirpy glad that I am alive.

I could always feel when someone is in pain and I question why do I need to feel it. I feel like I have to do something about it but when I am too close, I get burnt way too easily… so in ways I can, slowly finding another medium to help, to share like to write about it. When I am in pain, I take a rest as simple as getting a good sleep, be kind to myself and to selected people that I can reach, and then I do the work to love what I do whatever it is like working to survive or cleaning the house or doing the dishes, finally I am grateful for the blessings like I breathe maybe not very easily but getting there.


[1: 1,689 of 10,000] Your Greatest Wealth Is Time

In Article on February 19, 2016 at 4:05 AM


The writers and wise folks realised that TIME is a real wealth. I now describe it as a currency that I didn’t earn but it just is within my grasp. How am I using my greatest wealth?

Carelessly, thoughtlessly, doing what please me without good intentions, without proper awareness that I can appreciate and utilise it with its full glory?

I have this beautiful moment that just passes but right now I am typing this word that I hope molded into a thought that makes sense, that gives inspiration, that has meaning, that satisfies the blogger in me that adores every tapping of letter on my laptop, the flow of words as I see it on my screen, and really again the very essence that the ideas are flowing through me that needed to come out.

I am very happy on how I am spending my time right now. No regrets. No second guessing. A woman who is now not afraid to speak up her mind. A person who still makes mistakes and loving the learning process. I am happy.

[1: 1,553 of 10,000] How Do I Spend My Time?

In Article on August 9, 2015 at 10:09 AM

Rabbit Time

After college and working for over a decade, I am very concern on how I spend my time. I don’t like it being in a career that I feel useless, used, and stagnant. I know that work is my calling and I got to make the best out of it to serve but if the drama is just too much to handle, I freeze and run away.

In idle moments, I know that my focus wanders to negative thinking and it’s not helpful too. I really have to be present and watchful that I don’t just drift. Having conscious effort on how I spend my time will help me improve, grow to be my best version.

I should remember this to have a great time and to feel that I’ve achieved good things.

  1. Relax through prayers.
  2. Read.
  3. Journal.
  4. Learn.
  5. Serve with a smile.
  6. Have courage and act.
  7. Be kind to everyone and self in equal amount.
  8. Try new things.

How can you spend your time wisely?

[1: 1,511 of 10,000] Good Morning at 1AM, 4AM, 8AM, and Finally 9AM

In Journal on June 28, 2015 at 11:51 AM

Good Morning

I am home alone and I thought it’s a good time to gather my thoughts and accomplish numerous crucial tasks. Well, I had a bubble bath (love this activity forever) last night and as soon as I hit the bed at 7PM (I am in Dubai, it’s summer, believe me when I tell you that the sun is still up) because my bed was so inviting. My laptop and the book I am keen to finish were at my bedside table, and yet doing anything is not appealing at all. I prayed and then doze off after being awake for 15 hours.

I don’t set alarm nowadays but my biological clock woke me up at 1AM. Normally, that’s the time I hit the bed, so my body thought it’s a funny prank to wake me up. I ignored my body clock, I thought it’s not funny at all, so instead of getting up early again and start reading a book, I doze off.

My dream that I am a Princess woke me up. My father sort of a King was not at home, so the Army General approached my Queen Mother for permission to kill some angry and disloyal people. I was present in the conversation and voiced out my comment saying, “Why is killing the immediate solution that you can think of? You are asking my mother’s permission so she can be blamed? Why are they angry in the first place?” I woke up believing I’ve always wanted to go to the root cause of an agression and address it, instead of judging the symptoms that fascade the truth. I think this was the time that I had an idea on what to write for today’s blog post, I have not written it down so I forgot, instead I am sharing my Good Morning alarms.

8AM, I saw the sun greeting me, and gleefully tried to open my eyes, but my body was still glued on the bed. I also have some memories of a man I am trying to forget so I thought if I get up now, it’s like getting up at the wrong side of the bed, so while musing, I doze off again.

I was surprised that the next time I open my eyes, it’s 9AM and couldn’t believe an hour had quickly passed. I smile and thank God for the warm and loving sunshine. With my lazy body, I took my phone and started browsing Instagram posts, and I feel very guilty when I read a Mark Twain quote, “20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the things you did do.” I tried to be very awake, finished the browsing and liking, took the selfie of the day (kept privately in a Pinterest Board), and then viola I’m up!

Time flies and it has to be a good time by selecting the worthwhile activities to spend upon. As soon as I was up, did a quick laundy, swept the floor, researched the meaning of my princess dream, drank a cup of coffee, checked on my sissy, wrote this blog, and it’s a long day ahead with more fun things.

How’s your morning today? 😉

[1: 956 of 10,000] 11-11-11

In Article on March 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM

It amazes me seeing things that has a match like I took an iPhone screenshot of March 11, 2013 at 11:11PM.


Yeah 11:11 on a date of 11th don’t mean anything at all but somehow it resonates that life is a combination of science where we can count things and human’s kinder spirit to get inspired with simple things to go beyond what is obvious – or a simple way of saying making things a bit complicated to get a new brilliant idea.

It makes me smile whenever I see my phone reflecting the hour is of the same number as the minute. My favorite number is 2 so it is totally acceptable and a bit less weird.

This is a good take for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details too 😉