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About kaylathetheoxenophile

Hi everyone! I’m kayla. This is my first attempt to share my thoughts through blogging. Got lots of exploring to do. Don’t even know where to start and what to say. To start the ball rolling, allow me to share with you some of the fallacies about Kayla Marie Sarte. 1. Writing is just not my line. Although most considered me as a creative writer, I doubt I have that knack. I’m direct to the point. My essays are straight. As long as I get the message across then that’s fair enough for me. 2.I’m not a walking encyclopedia, got that? How funny it is to be asked by some bunch of kiddos bout tons of stuffs I don’t know or even have heard. Worse? They expect me to answer their queries in a snap. Good thing, I can always find the usual “busy” excuse to elude their endless questions. 3. You just don’t know how pain in the ass reading is to me. I always record the days I spend reading and do my best to keep the pace. Yeah, I’m a literature major but it’s uhmm, …. Except for required readings in my literature classes in the class, I haven’t truly deal with literary works personally. Good heavens, I found John Grisham and Dean Koontz – my all time faves. (In my later posts, I’ll be sharing my thoughts bout their books.) 4. One thing I found truly bleak about me is my loved for movies. I don’t like cinematography or even crave like Glenn Ortiz to be the Steven Spielberg of this race. I just enjoy watching movies on the big screen. That’s all. So, it’s a fallacy that I like cinematography… just the movies. 5. Call me braggart, arrogant. Many think so because of the achievements I gained in the past aching yet meaningful 15 education years of my life. What they don’t know is how negative and perturbed, covered with worries, stressed I am most of the time. No matter how great the laurel I get, I always look back at the failurs I’ve been through in the past. So, that goes to mean, I don’t think highly of myself or consider my awards that much. Top 3 things about me: 1. A Theophile 2. A Xenophile 3. Just Kayla Marie B. Sarte That’s all for now. You’ll get to know more about me soon and about the project 2012 that led me to explore blogging. J One thing is certain for me though, I love who I am for I am fashioned the way I fit exactly in a large mosaic we are all in. Be happy. Live life according to God’s will. – Kayla Sarte

Photo Diary #219: January 27, 2019 Sunday, Happy Birthday Rick

Few takeaways from the Q and A with Rick…

Today’s service for me centred on living a life of integrity. God loves a person with integrity – whose ethics and morals are consistent. I believe I am one big hypocrite. I believe in church but I attend service online only for example. I believe in Kindness but I can turn down an opportunity to help due to inconvenience. I believe in community but I sometimes gossip about people (with my parents). I profess I am humble disguised through charming smiles and one-word responses but I brag silently and loudly at times to hide my insecurities, and measure people up according to my standards. I am guilty as charged. And I thank God for still loving me and for trusting in the direction of my heart. Lead me God, teach me to live a life of integrity.

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Photo Diary #218: January 26, 2019 Saturday, Toad Hall

Clean-up Saturday 🙋🙌😊

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Photo Diary #217: January 25, 2019 Friday, Fernwood

Breakfast inspired by Pick Up Limes

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Photo Diary #216: January 24, 2019 Thursday, Fernwood

I so love Salmon Nagiri and the calming chatter at the food court in Canberra centre… This is what contentment feels like.

I have also been watching the video below to affirm my decision. You gotta protect yourself, girl. Yes, they may not be aware of it, but you have to protect your well-being. 3:25 – 4:00 says a lot about this! And my decision to remove this toxicity has been so calming.

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Photo Diary #215: January 23, 2019 Wednesday, My Birthday

I loved how I spent this day…

Two movies and an iced chocolate!

And as usual, the celebration back home

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Thank you God for bringing me into this world.  Thank you for last year, Year of Excellence. Thank you for teaching me how to be strong, to work hard, and give more. Thank you for all the blessings: the blessings of travel with my mama, my dream, my savings, my work, my academics, my health journey. Thank you for giving me another year in my life. I want to live this 2019 for You. I want to draw closer to You, God. I want to re-learn, and get to know You more. Send people who will draw me closer to You, and to loving myself more. God, help me see You more and more in the mundane and the ordinary – in the unexpected – in the crackles. Awaken my SHAPE. Show me again how you want me to live my life. Most of all, teach me how to be a woman of humility, faith, integrity and generosity. My real goal is to go to heaven and bring people there. If that’s your will for my life this 2019, show me the people and the environment and strengthen me. God, thank you for the 27 years of closeness and journey with You. Thank you for not giving up on me and protecting me from evil threat and my enemeis. Thank you for bringing people to wake me up, to direct me and to nudge me closer to the vision You have for my life. Teach me how to live my true purpose. Make me the person you designed me to be. I do not know God, but like Rick I hold on to Isaiah 55 as Your promise for me. God, I entrust my past, my present and future to you. My dreams. My happiness. My heart. I love you Kuya Jesus.

Yours forever and your birthday girl,

Your Kim-kim

 

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Photo Diary #214: January 22, 2019 Tuesday, ANU Clinic

I had my appointment again today with Dr. Bessel. She had all referrals ready for my dietician, and gyneacologist, so it was a pretty quick check-in. My appointment with my specialist is on Feb 18 while my dietician on March 13. Well, at least I get to solely focus on my workout sessions and meal preps now. After the appointment, I went straight to the library to return three big books and head home to eat lunch. I also had to work early at 1 PM, so I could exit and attend the zumba session in the afternoom then come back online again after. And oh, I waited from 4.30 to 5.20ish for Belle in front of Koko Black to return her keys. In order to make it on time, I had to leave Toad at 4 PM to catch the bus. That made for an hour or so lost in work. It would have been okay, but I informed my manager that I will be working UNTIL 5.30. PM. Not until 4PM. Definitely not cool. Anyway, at least I was able to dance zumba. In the cumbia part, I was silently crying… Everything suddenly felt right and all the memories of dancing to zumba for an hour or so back in 2014 played in my mind. I remember the feeling…that serene feeling no matter how arduous the dancing gets. I love it… But I admit I lost the stamina I once had. Thank you God. People may sometimes judge us because they do not know the whole story, the whole story that we did not want to wait because we promised our manager we will be online not because we are greedy of our time. People can call us ‘greedy’ but they didn’+ know everything. They do not even know how we use the money. How we have to double our effort so we can provide for our parents… Greed is when you work hard for yourself and buy stuffs you no longer need in order to please the world. Are they even listening to themselves? I normally do not post this, but backhanded remarks like this do not go unnoticed. If I were greedy, I wouldn’+ have donated this amount to a dying baby- a stranger- a month ago. Anyway, God sees…

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Photo Diary #213: January 21, 2019 Monday, Fernwood

Had my weigh-in today and fortunately I lost 500 g. Hahahah. I do not get frustrated anymore because I now better understand what is happening in my body that causes the slow weight loss.

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Photo Diary #212: January 20, 2019 Sunday, God’s Five Purposes for Your Life

Something to ponder on and work hard at every day…

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Photo Diary #211: January 19, 2019 Saturday, Fernwood

Went to Gunghalin today to attend church service and work out with Melda afterwards at Fernwood. This rowing machine is a killer. Only close to 5 min in it and I thought I almost died. This shows how terrible my level of fitness has been… But I will never give up.

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Photo Diary #210: January 18, 2019 Friday, Toad Hall

After getting back from Fernwood, I decided to finish my pralines so I can begin my detox and start eating healthy.

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