Jana Magno, RPm

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There's plenty of room to grow. To exist with meaning. MD in the making

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2017 was truly one of the best years I had. These unfiltered moments were the highlights and while I was looking back, I was reminded how much God had blessed my family, my friends, and I. It was a little sad to say goodbye to an eventful year. But, I know that as I move forward and welcome a new year in this lifetime, endless adventures and opportunities will come again. Here's to another best year to come. Wishing you a new great chapter to write in your book of life! ♥
I imagine that in a different world, you are a simple man living a happy and contented life, doing music not for a living but as a hobby that might have prevented you from feeling the need for validation. For you, the world may have felt it robbed you the happiness you have sought out for so long; thus I pray that you may find the happiness and peace you have been longing for in the heavens above with the Almighty One. You did well. You did well :( Rest in Peace, Bling bling. Shine brighter in the skies above. Sing and dance with the angels above. #RIPKimJonghyun #RosesForJonghyun
Let me go and walk to different places
I just recently discovered my phone's macro focus setting lol
This book reminded me of the animated movie 'Up'. It's about a grumpy old man named Ove. But, just like Carl, there's more to what people saw about him.

I'm not the sort that tells tales about what other people do,' he said." This quote reminded me about the nature of man that turns a blind eye despite the world's clamor to search for truth and justice. Ove is the type of person that is vulnerable to the unfair practices in the world. Thus, silence can sometimes be detrimental in pursuit of goodness and fuels the evil to continually conquer.

Men are what they are because of what they do. Not what they say,' said Ove." Ove was a principled man. He admired his father and followed his father's principles. Ove was a man of few words but people saw how good he was when he does his work. However, other people saw his meekness as an opportunity and started taking the recognition for themselves.

People said Ove saw the world in black and white. But she was colour. All the colour he had." Despite the awful things that happened im his life, Ove met Sonja. The best thing that happened to him. She was the opposite of Ove: spontaneous, free-spirited, jolly and optimistic. She was the colour he needed and the only colour that blended with him so well.

This book made me miss my grandmother and how I regret that I wasn't able to talk to her about her life as a young woman. The first few pages of the book may not be appealing at first but as you continue reading it, you will eventually laugh and cry.
Rating: 4.5/5
4 years ago, I chose this school because I was supposed to pursue a career that my father wanted to take before. I chose that degree program to achieve my father's dream and because most of my cousins had promising careers ahead of them after passing the boards. I was ambitious but lacking in perseverance. I liked the course but I was not enjoying. I lost a lot of weight, I grew distant from people, I was always crying and was diagnosed with suicidal ideation. After failing the exams twice, I was forced to choose a new degree program in 5 days. My parents lost hope for me. They were so disappointed and I felt the same with myself. They told me to choose a program that did not need any exams to be taken. Out of curiosity, I chose psychology. I never thought I would end up in it.

But God really takes you where He will allow you to thrive with Him and where He wants you to be to fulfill your purpose in life.

It was not an easy road. I grew more distant from people. I lost friends and people were sending me pity stares. I was someone they did not expect to be kicked out of the program. I kept my head held high but I was slowly, piece by piece, being shattered inside. I didn't want them to think I was a lost cause.

And God intervened. He sent people who helped me heal and be restored. 
I became alive again. I was enjoying my college life no matter how many times I was in the midst of failing because in the end, God proved to me that He is bigger and more powerful than any of the exam grades I had. I almost graduated with honors lol. But I was still thankful to Him because if I had chosen to kill myself before, I wouldn't have the opportunity to let other people know how great my God is.

Finally, I can post my graduation photo and sleep soundly. Thank you to my God, to my college friends, to all the professors that inspired me to do well and be the best in everything, to my Church family, to my parents and my sister, to everyone who made a significant impact in my life, to the people who chose to leave, to the people who broke my heart, to my roommates, and to everyone I failed to mention here.

Jana Raiza S. Magno, RPm
Soon-to-be MD
"We need to recognize that our God-given dreams are not just about us and more about what God desires to accomplish." I was talking with one of my friends a few days ago about the inevitable commencement of new seasons in our lives. One of the things that resonated in me was something that a brother in Christ told her when she was unsure about what God is telling her. After months of waiting, she was told, "Maybe a season that you weren't anticipating for will come first." She also told me how God remembered every little detail that she had prayed for.

When I was doing my quiet time today, the word 'Waiting' stood glaringly at my eyes. I understood right then that sometimes, we are so stubborn to hear and listen to what God is trying to tell us. I was feeling hopeless about my dream but God reassured me that as I continue to delight in Him, as I continue to walk in His ways, I will arrive to my destination. As I was reading Psalm 139, I was reminded how God had closely watched me since the time I was still being formed and that He has never had the intention to create me without a purpose. It also reminded me how much God has loved me even in the times that I had completely forgotten about Him :( "Today, give God your dreams again and ask Him to give you His. Allow Him to show you how to be victorious in the waiting."
Romans 8:28: And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

It's been a while ♡
Crossing to a new stage of life in a few months... But my love for Kpop will never change lol jk
A different bloody war is happening to my country. When I was 17, I cried because I did not survive the accounting exams. But a few days ago, a 17 y/o boy cried for his life but he was still mercilessly killed by the people he was looking up to.

This is a painting by a Filipino little girl entitled "Kalinga." My country needs "Kalinga." The people cries for "Kalinga." We are begging for "Kalinga."
We found a strip full of light decors and spent an hour finding our best shots. One thing I discovered, I suck at portraits *cries in Korean* jk

I still don't know what this place is called lol
Favorite shot to date. I don't know why but this photo gives me hope ♡