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Stories I Tell Myself About Church and God


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Stories I tell myself about Church, God and Me


Stories I Tell Myself About Church and God
Stories I Tell Myself About Church and God

I remember watching a Christian video about Oprah ten years ago. In that video, she had a concern regarding a verse in the old Testament where God says “I am a jealouse God” and “I punish the sons and daughters for their Fathers sins up to the tenth generation.” Oprah responded that she cannot accept a God who can be so jealous, petty and bitter.

From that moment on, I judged Oprah as unbiblical and “labelled” her as heretic. All I cared about was if she aligned with “my” Christian doctrine. It didn’t matter to me that she experienced injustice and pain as a child, and trying to make sense of her past.

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Travel time Bacolod Iloilo Boat Voyage


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A Retrospect: Victory Bacolod Ushering Team trip to Guimaras 2017


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Victory Bacolod 5pm Ushering Team trip to Guimaras 2013

Victory Ushers Bacolod Raymen Guimaras (10)
Victory Ushers Bacolod Raymen Guimaras

It’s been 2 years now since I last went out. The world has definitely changed! Half the third world also grown a new baby in the family because everyone stays at home in the pandemic. I dream of older times. Times when we ventured out.

I am just glad to head out with this fun folks to the end of the world!

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Celebrating good times in Victory Dubai Valentines 2008


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A Retrospect: Celebrating Christian Valentine in Dubai 2008


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Celebrating Christian Valentine in Dubai 2008

Arjel, Larry and me prepping
Arjel, Larry and me prepping for Valentines

I have Dubai at the title of my blog and I haven’t posted about this city for a while. While looking at my old pictures. I remenisced about old times.

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Happy Valentines! 2009 MTV One and Only You


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Happy Valentines! 10 Years Since

It’s Valentine’s Day!

After much thought and anticipation, I would like to post a video I made back in 2009. The video might look amateur but its my best effort back then.

One and Only You by Ian Jay Bantilan

One and Only You by Ian Jay Bantilan

10 Years Ago
Imagine yourself 10 years ago. Could you think back on your understanding of love? Ten years ago, I didn’t know a lot about love, but I thought I did. At this time I believed:

  1. Being right was more important than loving other people.
  2. I did not know how to receive love.
  3. Romance was transactional and more about getting.
  4. I have polarized black and white/ good or bad thinking
  5. Caring (in hindsight) looked like for others to see.

But because I was an ok, working in one of the richest cities in the world in an architect job, not only did these not matter. I wasn’t aware I had them. Continue reading


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Your Guide to Visiting Dubai on Tight Budget – Travel Preparations


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Dubai Chronicles: Your Guide to Visiting Dubai on a Tight Budget – Travel Preparations

The Dubai Chronicles

A journey never begins until you take the first step. These are the basic steps.

Dubai Creek at Night

Dubai Creek at Night

Documents:

  1. Passport – check expiry
  2. Visa ( This can be paid for but can be provided by your relative in Dubai)

You can find visa from https://www.facebook.com/mcfabia

  1. Good Reason to come back to the Philippines

Any traveler going to Dubai will be considered by the Philippine Government as a potential expense as many Filipinos plan to find work and get deported by the Philippine government. As great as the OFW’s are to the economy, they are not paying a penny for their government to send them home. It’s the taxpayers back home paying for their repatriation.

 

Dubai Airport Passengers

Dubai Airport Passengers

  1. Petition Letter

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