Paparapapa Love Ko ‘To

Photo opp at the newly built and newly opened McDonald’s at Sta. Cruz Sambat. The wall arts are all so nice it could be an Instagram haven for wall art addicts like me. 👌

Go visit them now! 

Thank you beshie rei for being my photographer and for tolerating my weirdness. 💛


Simply Me

P1: Di ba pulong niyo mamaya? Andito na mga gamit mo? (referring to my backpack) 

KC: Oo andyan na. 

P1: Pati damit mo andito na? Pano sapatos mo?

KC: Eto na. (Points to the pointed flat shoes I’m wearing) 

P1: Hindi ka talaga babae. Ang mga babae kapag nagpapalit may isa pang dalang bag. Pero ikaw andito na gamit mo pati damit mo. Ang mga kapatid ko, kapag nagpapalit may isa pang bag. 

KC: 😂😂😂

Hahaha. Okay, so that was a conversation I had yesterday morning. I don’t know if I should be happy or not for that kind of comments about me. I mean, I’m always like this ever since -simple and ordinary. Today, since I finished my work a little early than the usual I wanted to do a little introduction about myself. 

I’m Karen Clide Espinosa Montegrande, 24 years old and you can call me KC or Kace or K, whichever suits you. Occupation: an aspiring beam of sunshine. (Lol, but I intend to be. I really wanted to just be a ray of sun shining on people’s faces to give them good vibes throughout the day) As far as I can, I tend to make things plain and simple. Just like me. 

Back when I was little, my mother would buy us clothes which I don’t usually like. Haha. You see my mother like clothes that are too decorated. I mean with ruffles, shiny sequins or whatever style is “uso” during our childhood days. Well, as a kid I have no choice but to wear them. Years passed, and finally I get to have a say on clothes that I want to wear and that eventually molded my “style”. Hahahaha. Can you even call it style? Seriously, I’m not a fashionable person and using the word style makes me feel uncomfortable. Hahahaha. Okay enough laughing. 

To make the long story short, here I am today being called “hindi ka talaga babae” because of me being odd compared to other girls. I don’t know, it’s just that I really believe in comfort over style. I would not sacrifice being comfortable with being stylish, fashionable and all. So what clothes are comfortable for me? Jeans, shirts, sweatshirts, flats,slippers and rubber shoes. When it comes to clothes for Christian meetings, I prefer pieces that are not loaded with too much details, usually with just soft colors but I like red, always with sleeves, knee length and fits my perception of what is not attention drawing or seeking. 

I don’t usually wear make-up but for the sake of the feeling that I’m a girl, I purchased few items that I use for my no-make up look. My sisters would laugh at me because my make-up items are just like decorations because first, I don’t use them and second, parang wala lang talaga kapag gumamit ako. Hahaha. 

My routine is just really simple, take a bath, put on perfume and baby powder, comb my hair and voila! I’m ready to take on the day. In that case, I’m the fastest when it comes to preparations. My mother and my three sisters are all KILAY IS LIFE girls! Hahaha. No offense, I have nothing against them I really love them. 

I like keeping things simple. I feel uneasy with other people noticing me for stuff like I like your make-up, I love your clothes or you look good today. I hope people will love and accept me even if I’m just typical and very ordinary. 😊🌻💛

Stay Gold Pony Boy

Pony boy, won’t you ever change.

Don’t you lose your twinkling eyes, your bright face.

‘Cause even though the day is gray

Your smiles are like sunshine’s rays.

A heart of gold, and a soul so white!

Oh boy, little do you know how you got me feeling light.

You made me rhyme, you made me write.

So you better stay gold, yes, you heard that right.

(c) KC Montegrande, 2016



The Paper Kites


“Wake up to the sound of your fleeting heart..”

It’s been a while since I tried spilling my thoughts and feelings here because other than random quotes and song lyrics, I have been too lazy to actually share what’s been cooking in my life right now. So okay, I’ll try to put into words what’s up.

Well, nothing big has been happening. I still have work on weekdays, I’m still juggling time for pioneering, family, friends and work. I still have several pimples on my chin and eye bags but I’m glad to say that I’m happy. I know life isn’t always all laughter and fun but it’s safe to say that I’m doing all right. I’m handling myself just fine.

Pioneering has been a great help for me. Teaching other people about a beautiful future that Jehovah has promised and giving them hope truly strengthens your faith as well. I’m at my happiest every time I’m on the field doing our ministry. I really hope I’ll give my best shot in this work all the time. I know I’m a work in progress and I am more than willing to be trained and educated to be a more effective teacher to others.

Now, I felt refreshed and reminded of what I want in life. As you know, I’m the type to have goals and lists of everything I want to accomplish. I want to be everything at once. I know it sounds crazy and a bit too ambitious but hey, libreng mangarap. When I was 18, I made a list (more of a bucket list) of things I should do before I turned 25. I’m doing it again! Haha. Well, I’m never too old for that right? I just turned 24 so I still got time. I want to be the go-getter girl I aspired to be. I don’t want any regrets. I want to learn how to do a lot of things. I want to meet new people, go to new places. Feel things that I never had the chance to feel.

So watch out guys! I’ll go get and chase my dreams.





“There’s a part of her heart that is off limits. Because someone, somewhere in the past, broke it. Don’t take it personally, it was unbelievable hurt that she was sure would kill her. But it didn’t. But you must know she will never bargain that piece again.”

Convo with the super friends talking about watching Train to Busan:

T: Ate, dalawang Korean na ang nagpapaiyak sa akin. (referring to Korean movies)

R: Dalawang Korean sa’yo? Ako isang Pinoy lang.

Me: (talking inside my head) Mga bes, ako nga dalawang Pinoy na. <//3


“Make You Feel My Love”

When the rain is blowing in your face,
And the whole world is on your case,
I could offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel my love.

When the evening shadows and the stars appear,
And there is no one there to dry your tears,
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel my love.

I know you haven’t made your mind up yet,
But I will never do you wrong.
I’ve known it from the moment that we met,
No doubt in my mind where you belong.

I’d go hungry; I’d go black and blue,
I’d go crawling down the avenue.
No, there’s nothing that I wouldn’t do
To make you feel my love.

The storms are raging on the rolling sea
And on the highway of regret.
The winds of change are blowing wild and free,
You ain’t seen nothing like me yet.

I could make you happy, make your dreams come true.
Nothing that I wouldn’t do.
Go to the ends of the Earth for you,
To make you feel my love
To make you feel my love.

♥♥♥ haaaaayyyy Adele, I love your song!

Remember September

Hello-September-gif-pictureHi guys! It’s September again. Happy New Service year for all of us. ♥

And so, just like what I always do I’ll be listing up some things that I want to accomplish for the next year and maybe some realizations of what the past year has taught me.

For the next 12 months, I want to:

  1. Be more disciplined. It’s hard for me to really stick into a plan that I made for myself. For instance, I have a schedule for my pioneering but sometimes I just ignore it and think that I can just adjust my time. I’ve learned that this isn’t the way if you want to hit your target. I know my priorities in life, it’s just that sometimes I get sidetracked by the idea of cramming. So hopefully, I’ll be able to adhere to my schedules and plans and learn how to say NO with unexpected affairs and events.
  2. Be organized. I love cleaning! But sometimes, when I’m drop dead tired I just can’t find the nerve to fix  my things neatly. I want to allot a bit more time for organizing my stuff as well as my thoughts. Haha (my thoughts are more tangled than my headphones)
  3. Save. Learn how not to give in when I’m tempted to buy things that I actually don’t need. Save money for being a regular pioneer with only just a part time job in the future.
  4. Continue learning and educating myself. Though I’ve stopped schooling for quite some time now, I never really stopped looking for useful information. I read a lot. I study. But what I want is for me to never settle for less. I mean I still want to improve the quality of my personal study. I want to be submerged in all the teachings of the Bible.  I want to explore on different topics. I want to know the culture and history of other places. I want to learn how to do things I think there’s still a lot of space in me that needs filling. (plus, I still want to learn a new language)
  5. Be extra kind and understanding. I’ll admit that I put in extra efforts to be kind and understanding to everyone. But there are times when I also lose my patience especially when things and people have been “too much” already. I always pray for a stronger heart and a wide understanding every time. I know people can sometimes be rough and just plain stubborn and I always want to look beyond their imperfections and see their good side. I hope that I’ll never lose this kind of insight even if I’ve been treated wrongly. I want to stay as a sunshine girl no matter what. And mostly, I hope I can treat everyone the way I want to be treated.

There’s a lot more that I want to include like going to new places and meeting new people but my time’s kinda running out and I have a lot of work to do. So maybe I’ll update you soon. Ta ta for now and have a great day! Keep on shining.