Through the Faith


July  15
I decided to be home as early as I could. PAGASA announced that a strong typhoon will landed the PAR and it might bring strong wind and heavy rain. I left the client's place at exactly 5pm. There's no rain. I reached the house at 6pm. There's no rain. Since the DepEd already declared suspension of classes for the next day, I asked my siblings to join me to watch movies. All in all that night, we finished watching 3 movies. 
July 16
4:30am I woke up earlier than the usual days. Not because it's started raining but because I was excited to go to the office. It's the first day of our training. (Training we usually conduct to new clients for SAP Business One). I should be early because I need to be in Makati by 8.  I checked my phone and asked our HR head if work would possibly suspended due to the typhoon.  After an hour she texted me to stay  home to be safe. 
6:00am The wind started to blew stronger. Mama was almost yelling, instructing me to text my uncle. She was  so scared and so was I. The wind blew stronger. . And we cant control it. My brother stood beside me and my mama. My mom was praying to saints to stop the wind. I was praying to God. I pray louder as the wind got stronger. For the first time, I pray louder in front of my family. But I didn't pray for the rain and win to stop. I prayed that the Lord protect and seal our house with love so we'd be safe. 

8:00am I texted my friends to pray for us. The wind destroyed our roof as we all witnessed it. I tried to comfort mama. We're all wet. It's too cold. And my body was trembling. But not my faith. In the middle of the storm. God was telling me that 'when the storm comes, it'll reveal what we're made of. 

10:00am The storm aftermath http://www.tuxedosonline.com.


When I was praying for the Lord, I couldn't pray to God to stop the storm. I know storm are uncontrollable. But God is still God.



There's No Short---------------Cut to Success


For the past 3 days, again, my patience has been tested. I admit I get easily irritated. Ask me questions 4 times in a row, and my eyebrows will draw a mountain. Mention a name I dont wanna hear, and I'll frown.

I've already mentioned here that I was not born a "people person". I seldom initiate greeting other people, whether an old or a new found friend. But people change, the kind I person I hate, is becoming I am. I was moved to change and it became my heart to be with people, talk to other people, know their needs, serve them, (of course with the love the Lord.) And help them.

Yeng Remulla said in his book "Start Something" that when we find the job that we've always wanted, the job that we've always dreamed of, with the F-I-T. The Job that fulfills us. Generate an income, and develops our talent, there we will feel the sweet spot. I guess, I'm on my sweet spot now.

Part of my so called job-being an Application Consultant, is to help the client to walk through in their business processes. (Btw, our company is selling SAP Business One, an Accounting system for SME) Communicating with the clients is one the things I've love about my job. That is something I cant explain. In the end of each day, I could always say, I am fulfilled with what I do.


Back to the last 3 days. As much as I love talking to other people, I honestly hate it when I failed to communicate with them because Im so occupied with the challenges Im facing. I've been updating and locating errors, and correct them. (It's challenging. I failed a lot uploading Payments from DTW) And in the back of my mind, I am complaining how could I finish doing those things without everyone's help. I was reminded of what Pastor Dennis Sy said, "If you want to succeed, help other people succeed first"


But I have another lesson learned from DTW.
The pain in failure is nothing compared to the joy of success. 


Since I prefer to stay at home most of the time instead of going anywhere, I am into playing guitars again. It’s kinda my emotional outlet. I cant even understand how an extrovert like me turns in to an introvert. Amazing!! All I want now is to stay at home, read books, play guitar, and travel alone for some quite time.


I am considering if I can car that I saw in  international car shipping But as of now, I do enjoy my guitar sessions. In the future, I want to learn how to play piano too. 

More than words

July 4 is the day. Its the awaited day for our company because we'll be celebrating our 3rd anniversary. All of us were excited for the group presentation. All were competitive and have a winning spirit. 

In our group, we're still finalizing the concept but I have in mind to sew our own costume. I might use this Burlap Fabric by the yard for our presentation.  

Post-Father’s Day Post

While everyone was busy greeting their dad last June 15, the official Father’s Day date, I didn’t go online. It only breaks my heart so see everyone posting pictures with their dad and appreciating them. Oh how I wish I could also do the same. But it’s impossible now. 

Maybe some of you already read my blog post about my dad, that for the past 23 years, He’s not beside me. I only had the chance to see him when he died. Gone the days when I’m still hoping to be embraced. No more dancing with my dad again song. It’ll never happen anyway. And I regret that I stopped looking for him. But I have forgiven myself. It happened. I can’t take back the time.

Even if it’s a late father’s day post, I want to write for two groups of people.
A.      Those who still have their dad
I don’t know what your story is. I don’t know if you’re dad reflects a kind of father we have in heaven. It could be yes. If could be no. Whatever it is. Maybe, your dad beats you. Or maybe your dad shows a loving father.  Whether your dad shows that he’s proud of you or not, appreciate your dad. Show him that he’s the most important man in your life. Love him and respect him. Why? Because first and foremost it’s a commandment from God. And second, He’s your dad and nothing can change that. You’ll only regret that you didn’t make him feel loved once he’s gone. And third, you’re blessed enough that you still have him.

B.      Those who didn’t see their dad yet
Look for him while you still have time. Believe me, it’s as heartbreaking as losing my own life to see my dad on his coffin without hearing any words from him. Go after him. Create a wonderful memory with him like you’ve always dreamed of when you’re still a child. And forgive him. Forgive him that he left you. He might have reasons why he left you. By the time you meet him. Ask him why. And forgive him. There’s no perfect father here on earth. These. But don’t worry. God is father to the fatherless. You don’t need to look for a father figure in your life.


I’ll be glad if you share your story about your dad. Please do send me an email at marjietayoto@gmail.com

Take More Breaks

I myself know the importance of being detailed in every presentation. I once conducted a classroom training and neglected some details of my presentation. And in my mistake, those details were supposedly the highlights on my presentation.  Lesson Learned? We cannot always count on our “familiarity” Just because I’m familiar with my presentation doesn’t mean I can deliver it well. The importance of what John Wooden said “Failing to Plan means planning to Fail” taught me to become more cautious about planning every detail of my presentation.

If I’d given a chance to unlock a skill. I’d choose never forget any detail. I guess that the power a presentor should possess. (Of course next after the confidence that everyone should have.) Not only in presentation but it is also true to everyone’s life. It’s no good if you miss your friend’s birthday. No one wants to be forgotten anyway. It is also a no no when you didn’t pass on your exam because you almost forgot the formula of the computation. It’s not about being not forgetful but about mindful about the things your do.


I remember when Im still new with presenting to the clients, I always cling with my break buddy. Kitkat is the only  break that I love.  

phototaken on my first day of training

Magnificent Maleficent Movie!!

If you haven't watched Maleficent, I highly recommend to watch this movie before all your social media friends spoil you. The movie has nailed to be magnificent. From the plot and twist up to Angelina Jolie's comeback. I wont spoil you but I'll tell what I learned from the movie.



There's only one thing that  change the way I look about it. Bad People are not bad at all. There's a certain reason why they treat other people badly. And that is the same with our daily lives. You have your maleficent in the office, in your community, even in your own home. But, they if they're treating you bad, it doesn't necessary mean that they are really evil and they cant change.

What's the reason why people change? Love. Love is always a  powerful weapon for all of us to change. Bad people, as we see them as they are. Are not bad at all. They just need love. So matter how hurtful they treat you. Love them anyway. As Mother Theresa said “People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway"
The adversity reveals your character. It is revealed on how you will respond when someone criticizes you. It is revealed when someone offends you. When someone does wrong with you. You are not you when you're angry. You can say things you didnt mean. So you better watch your word. Or even the most popular I guess. 

X-MEN: Days of Future Past

"Forget what is behind and strain toward what is ahead" was one of  Apostles Paul's teachings and one of the powerful word in the scripture. While others are prisoner of the past, others are trying to escape what was happened before. While others want to forget their past, others want to go back to correct what they did wrong. If I will be given a chance to go back in time, I'd go back when I still have the time to meet my dad. 

I grew up without him by my side. I never had a chance to hold his hand, to hear his voice, to be known that I am his girl. The only time I saw  him was when he's lying on the coffin, breathless, emotionless. 


If I could only had a chance to go back in time, I'd go back when I still have the time to meet my dad. To tell him I love him. I really do.



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Shoot that Goal!

I  wont count myself an avid fan of basketball. But I had a crazy childhood fantasy of marrying a basketball player. (crazy right?) And when all my friends on facebook post about the San Mig, Rain or Shine, or the Meralco Bolts standing, I can’t relate. The only basketball game I could  watch is what’s in Anime Series.  The only team I could cheer, SHOHOKU.


If I have time to watch the anime every morning, I love watching with my siblings. It’s a quality time with them.  Just like we had today. But today is more than a quality time.

As we all watched the series, there’s a certain line I remember all throughout, because one of the players in the shohoku team repeatedly said. “”We will be the number one team in Japan”. The former MVP, Mitsui. He showed a good leadership. Driven with a goal. And he inspired his teammates to have the attitude that he has.



Good leadership.  Everyone wants to possess that. But not everyone is willing to pay the price. When everything gets tough, who rants first? When other people criticize the team, who continue to reach the goal? When the vision is out of sight, who is willing to create a new one?

Just like the player in the basketball in shohuku team, a goal oriented is an attitude of a good leader. He makes his move with a goal in mind. Whether to win the game, to be number one, to become an MVP. To be the top salesman. To become the CPA Topnotcher. To become a better person.  To become a millioner. To run your business well.

Leaders couldn’t be called leaders unless he has followers. And good leadership isn’t about the goals that he sets for himself but for the others. It’s when the goal is about the team to be recognized. To lay down his life serving other. And  to produce a leader greater than he is.


Goal Orriented.  Secured.  Are few characteristics of a good leader. If you want to become one, start setting goals not only for yourself but for the whole team aswell.