Last week, we decided to buy a car, just a 2nd hand one, so we searched for an economical and not so classy car. In other words, just a simple one. The only requirement is as long as it is in running condition. So the other day, we have found one that suit our needs. Fortunately, when we brought an expert mechanic(our neighbor Edwin) which is a friend of my father to check the car he said it is in good condition and just having some minor glitches which were very manageable. So upon the recommendation of Edwin we bought it immediately. And because of the holidays(24&25), we need to wait 2 days so can withdraw money from the bank. Darn, the then owner doesnt accept anything but spot cash. phew. So it was yesterday that the car was officially signed off and is now sitting on our garage.
By the looks of it, we were all really happy. Me, I am glad to have it and probably drive it in the next few weeks when I can learn the art of driving. For the meantime, my father will be driving it because he's the only one who knew how to drive in our family.
This car is really a great addition to my family eventhough we already had a “sakbayan”(looks like a box type volkswagen) which my Tita Wen bought from my uncle for my brother Andre's transportation. Lookwise, this has to be a little more classy.
These past few months I would say that the Lord had been giving me so much blessings and I would like to really thank Him for it. I would take no credit of all these earthly possessions because i know that these are all God-given. Without him there'll be no way I could've buy anything even a pair of shoes. Like this month, a bigger project was awarded to me by a client. I know that project was tough, but with the help of Lord no problems that could not be solved, no algorithms that could not be traced, no bugs that could not be fixed, no application could be renedered useless. At this stage of my life i dont say that i am successful or that I have reached certain status or am still a failure on some aspects, I always keep in mind that those things you hear from them(people) are just mere labels of human standards. But the words that I always long to hear or that matters are the words on how the Lord God will evaluate the life I have lived. Upto this day, im still searching and waiting for the right path that He really wants me to take. I can sense that he has plans for me but i'll just wait. Anyways, im trying to sound like a preacher here but it doesn't hurt sharing my faith in a minute or two right?
So back to that Car, why did I buy it? I think its because of the fact that I need it and mostly because I can already afford it. Its not like I spend all or a great sum of my savings just to buy this one so I think this is a smart buy. or maybe i would like to buy myself a present this christmas(I can't remember when was the time I was given a gift at christmas, so I have to do it myself) after a whole year of hardwork, struggles and late night coding routines.
This moment, sitting here infront of my laptop and thinking about that car, it brings a good amount of smile in my face. At this age i am proud to say that the Lord had not forgotten me afterall the years of waiting(i really had a hard time on those years Lord, I know you knew it!) for his blessings. I had bought things personally out of my hardwork, dedication, God-given skill and most importantly my faith. If some mock the “faith healers”, then you would've also have to mock me because I feel I am a “faith programmer”.
Exactly 2 yearsÂ before, when I was still at USEP… Marco Thrasher, “Lago2x”, a degenerate individual in the purest sense(but I would like to thank also for those guys back there who thought that I was sort of a genius at programming when im not), now I've change. Changed to worse(“Lago2” to the nth power). Kidding. Anyways, i can still remember a friend and I always kidding and saying to each other when we can see a dazzling car “Sus tol, ultimo knot sa ligid ana di jud ta kapalit ba, maski pa magipon tag isa ka tuig”(Trans: “nah bro, even the knot on its wheels still we cannot afford, no matter if we will save for 1 year”). Which was really true back then. Now looking back, All I can say is “Damn! The Lord must've trusted me that much that he pushed me to the extreme limits because he knows I can handle and live by it”
Also here are some photos:
PS: these photos were not photoshopped to appear being parked in our garage just like you said when accusing me ofÂ photoshopping my face to look good in my avatar. Nyahaha! FYI i dont do photoshopping in any of my personal shots. I can accept the fact that Ive got a distorted face, can you accept your reality? If your doing it then dont apply it to me.May God Bless you so that you can stop your job of being a hater. And you know who you are.. Peace.