• Amalgamations of Peter Paul


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    Peter Paul
  • Author's Note


    The term 'amalgamation' pertains to a combination of two or more. This is a personal blog which is a combination of musings of my activities, thoughts, inspirations, ideas, and everything that happens around me.

  • Be inspired, have peace of mind


    As a personal blog, there are articles written not just for the sole intention of writing but are also directed to share experiences to uplift and inspire the downtrodden.

  • Love, love, love


    There's beauty in everything. Be filled with love as you listen to love songs you may want to sing along with.

  • Tragedies and Disasters


    Life isn't always about fun and happiness. Get a glimpse of me as I speak my mind about tragedies, disasters, and pains.

  • Hope


    Life won't have meaning if everyone turns blind and start to see no hope. There is always hope, just waiting to be lit. Read through articles filled with hope.

  • Movies and so much more!


    Occasionally, I'm inclined to write reviews for movies, places, restos, or just about anything. Watch out for those cutting remarks! =)

  • Journey


    Hey, life's a journey. What better way to immortalize oneself than through writing?

  • Share your thoughts!


    I would greatly appreciate it if you shared your thoughts with me. Please feel free to leave messages at the comments box below each post. Thanks!

If One Day..

Friday, August 24, 2012

If One Day.. | Amalgamations of Peter Paul

If one day you feel like crying..
call me.

I don't promise you that I will make you laugh..
But i can cry with you.

If one day you want to run away..
don't be afraid to call me.
I don't promise to ask you to stop..
But i can run with you.

If one day you don't want to listen to anybody..
call me..
I promise to be very quiet.

If one day you call and there is no answer..
Come fast to see me..

Perhaps i need you.

I Look To You

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Faith | Amalgamations of Peter Paul

I Look To You

As I lay me down
Heaven hear me now
I'm lost without a cause
After giving it my all

Winter storms have come
And darkened my sun
After all that I've been through
Who on earth can I turn to?

I look to you
I look to you
After all my strength is gone
In you I can be strong

I look to you
I look to you
And when melodies are gone
In you I hear a song, I look to you

About to lose my breath
There's no more fighting left
Sinking to rise no more
Searching for that open door
And every road that I've taken
Led to my regret
And I don't know if I'm gonna make it
Nothing to do but lift my head

I look to you
I look to you
After all my strength is gone
In you I can be strong

I look to you
I look to you
And when melodies are gone
In you I hear a song, I look to you

My levee's have broken
My walls have come
Tumbling down on me
The rain is falling
Defeat is calling
I need you to set me free

Take me far away from the battle
I need you to shine on me

I look to you
I look to you
After all my strength is gone
In you I can be strong

I look to you
I look to you
And when melodies are gone
In you I hear a song, I look to you

I look to you
I look to you

Fix You

Friday, June 8, 2012

All it takes is for one person to believe in what you can do.
Resilience | Amalgamations of Peter Paul

"Fix You"

When you try your best, but you don't succeed
When you get what you want, but not what you need
When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse

And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

And high up above or down below
When you're too in love to let it go
But if you never try you'll never know
Just what you're worth

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Tears stream down on your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down on your face
And I...

Tears stream down on your face
I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
Tears stream down on your face
And I...

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

The Hilt

Friday, May 18, 2012

"Friend" | Amalgamations of Peter Paul

There comes a time in life when you will run out of options, but one will always remain open no matter what; burn the bridge, and leave everything behind as the only way to keep trekking forward.

Goodbyes are just too hard to manage, like it rips your heart apart and you're paralyzed beyond explanation.

If you are reading this, you know who you are, this is the end of the road of this twisted relationship, but you will remain a perfect memory in my world. And in my mind, there is nothing more precious than what we shared.

Thank you for the temporary strength you gave me, it's enough for me to carry on.

Take care,

"You Were There"

Time passes, the world changes
But I'm still the same ole' kid
And your jokes still bring me laughter
As if you still were here
And it hurts
When I smile
'Cause my heart still remembers
When you were around

'Cause you were there
When no one was
Just when I thought nobody cared
You showed me love
'Cause you were my friend
You always told me
And I am still here
Because you were there

So precious, small treasures
A time when truth was innocent
True friendship, was all we were after
A place where kids could still be kids
And it hurts
But I'm glad
'Cause at least I was blessed
To have you as my friend


You're my best friend
There are no accidents
God has a plan for everyone
And he brought you in my life
To show me what a good friendship was



Saturday, May 12, 2012

"Guardian" | Amalgamations of Peter Paul

I've been putting off blogging for quite sometime now. With all the chaos that's been going on, I can't hold anything in my head for more than 2 seconds.

There are times when I just want to go and run away somewhere far where nobody knows me.

But there's no escaping heartache. I am human too, and no matter how many things I do to occupy my mind, this feeling of loneliness is always going to haunt me no matter where I go, no matter how I try to pretend I'm okay.

Appa has been an angel. I've said it several times, he's the only stable relationship I ever had, and he's the one keeping me sane these days.

Yesterday, I spent the whole day with only this on my playlist.

Thank you, Alanis.

And thank you, God.

In times I feel most vulnerable, you always send something to remind me You're there and that I'm not alone. But this solitary world becomes just too unbearable sometimes that even crying becomes a blissful solitude.

Is this all the journey I have in life? I know everybody's telling me to trust You every time doubt creeps in, but I feel like my time is running out, and I can't seem to hold on to that happiness. Surely, there's something greater for me, isn't there? Please show me, before I lose all the good I have left in me.

The Hillsong Inspiration

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Darlene Zschech - http://www.darlenezschech.com/ | Amalgamations of Peter Paul

The Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia, is a congregation of 17,000 plus members. After two decades, Hillsong branched into the gospel music industry. Soon followed music pastor Reuben Morgan's solo debut, World Through Your Eyes, released in November of 2004, and a slew of other releases, including Unified Praise, Jesus Is My Superhero, and Christmas, featuring Hillsong starlet Darlene Zschech as well as Brooke Fraser.

The worship team at Hillsong Church is led by Darlene Zschech, writer of "Shout To The Lord." Darlene works with a dedicated group of singers and musicians who week in and week out give their time and energy to lead their church into an atmosphere of worship. It is this dedication that is reflected on the albums.

The songs, "Through It All" which Darlene sang, and another one entitled, "Still" are my two 'Epiphanies' because the story about how I came to know Hillsong through these two songs is one of faith that I truly hold dearly in the heart.

In the place where I used to rent internet service to communicate with my sister, where they always played loud and wild music, one day played a song that struck a chord. The melody stuck in my head and I found myself humming to it until I got home.

The next opportunity I got to go online I tried Googling words I could remember in the lyrics. A Google result directed me to a YouTube video.

Unperturbed, despite a noisy internet cafe, I held the headset closely to my ears and basked in the words of worship. And as tears flowed, a deep sense of safety and security seemed to hover and descend on me like an overwhelmingly comforting embrace that lifted sadness and worries away. It didn't matter if I was in tears in a public cafe. Nothing mattered because I am carried in 'everlasting arms'.

It's been many years since I've gotten to know Hillsong, but I wish I had known them sooner. And until now, these songs "Through It All" and "Still" are the two songs I go to for comfort during troubled times. Today, is no different.

I am writing this blog with the hope that one day, Darlene Zschech can read my message to her. Thank you, Ms. Darlene Zschech for the tremendous light of inspiration and comfort you have showed me, as I'm sure many others.

My troubled times are nothing to the sacrifice made out of faithfulness He did for all of us. And your songs brightly reflect that truth. Thank you for the gift of songs you are sharing to the world through the wonderful gift that the Lord has so graciously given you and your team.

May you reach the farthest corners of earth to spread the word of God's everlasting arms and mend broken faith and shattered hopes. May God bless you always.

Love and prayers,

Happy First Anniversary eConfluence!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

eConfluence | Amalgamations of Peter Paul

Lechon | Amalgamations of Peter Paul

We celebrated a great milestone in eConfluence's history on the 1st of April. Our first year anniversary beach party was not short of fun specially because important friends were there to share the moment with us.

The beach was very welcoming and it was a great summer Sunday to celebrate.

Yasay Beach Resort | Amalgamations of Peter Paul

Yasay Beach Resort | Amalgamations of Peter Paul

I had a speech prepared but the next hut was too noisy having the videoke machine at full blast that I had to shorten my prepared speech. But this was the full one I had wanted to share.

Speech | Amalgamations of Peter Paul

I am very happy for this opportunity to be with all of you today to celebrate eConfluence's first year anniversary.

Thank you for coming and sharing this celebration with us.

eConfluence started its unofficial operations on January of 2011. And as you saw in the video, our offices were places that had a table and power outlet; coffeeshops, hotels, restos, it didn't matter where it was because the business is first and foremost hardwork, and passion-driven. A system was slowly built from the ground up with only two people, the manager, and the human resource officer.

And I, along with a very few number of home-based transcriptionists worked tirelessly with them. We were later on joined by our Senior Editor.

Looking back now, it is easy to see that these same people are the ones who are still with us today. These are the people who have always been very patient and maintained a positive attitude through thick and thin and through ups and downs.

On April 14th of 2011, together with the launching of the website, we decided to officially mark that eConfluence's date of birth. And that's what we're here celebrating today.

My job as the IT Specialist is constantly compromised because of the fact that we're always short-handed, yet, I've never been happier to lose sleep or break limbs for the well-being of the company because I can see we are getting somewhere greater than what everyone might have expected.

Though it is note-worthy to say that while some still doubt our capacity to run a successful business, I am certain that this only pushes us to do better and achieve even more, always keeping the passion, drive and motivation close in our minds and hearts to not only give the best of what we can give, but to do it consistently, one day at a time and keeping in mind that we should never work as individuals, and rather work, always as a team.

Today, i am proud to say that through tough economic times, we have proven that sheer number of employees isn't always the only way to make money, but finding and keeping the right people with the right attitude for and in the company might just be as valuable or even more valuable.

As we mark our first year anniversary milestone today, I would like to personally thank each and everyone of you who in one way or another have given encouragement and support to keep our heads up despite through some tumultuous times we've gone through and to keep the company running as robust as we can.

To our workforce, always keep up the good job; and to everyone, this celebration today is for all of you. And I hope you all enjoy and have a good time with us. Thank you once again and have a great afternoon.


The celebration ended with a wild videoke session and deflated party balloons.

"Balloon" | Amalgamations of Peter Paul

Happy first anniversary eConfluence!

Joseph Kony

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Joseph Kony | www.amalgamationspp.com

Every once in a while we come across an advocacy too compelling to ignore, specially when it comes to matters of humanities.

There is a simple mission here, to make the name Joseph Kony, a household name.

He might as well become some kind of a celebrity, if it was the only way for the world to know him so he can be stopped from abducting children making them soldiers or sex slaves. Over the course of 20+ years, he has abducted over 30,000 children.

And as if Kony's crimes aren't bad enough, he is not fighting for any cause, but only to maintain his power in his army called "Lord’s Resistance Army" or more commonly known as the LRA.

The perversity of Kony's crimes made him number 1 in the International Criminal Court's list of the world's worst criminals.

I urge you to not only listen to this story, but to also take some kind of action to put a stop to this monstrosity, not just because we have a duty to protect the children of the world, but also because it's the right thing to do.

Lost in Time

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Appa: My Beacon of Inspiration | www.amalgamationspp.com

It's been an unbelievably long blog hiatus and I terribly miss blogging!

I looked at my last entry -- December 5, just a few weeks before Christmas. Where do I even begin to start writing again?

Well, the biggest reason of the extended hiatus was tropical storm Sendong that drowned the city of Cagayan de Oro. Between helping with the volunteer works, trying to continue to keep working, fetching water from far sources, it's been really tough trying to balance everything much less to even try and get a decent sleep while friends are going crazy looking for their drowned relatives and friends.

Many things had to be done because of the wide impact of the storm.

Thousands died.

All the while, I watched heroism at work coming from familiar faces, persons I see everyday right across the street, simple neighbors who stood up and did anything to help.

It was a rare opportunity that I am very honored to be able to see and be a part of, where people opened their homes to strangers whose houses drifted away with the raging flood leaving them only the clothes they wore.

I felt the strength of prayers binding everyone to hold on because there's hope pouring in from all over the globe. It was surreal.

Three months later, people have picked up the pieces and have begun reconstructing their lives. The loss of a friend, or a family member is heart-breaking, but people here have opened their eyes and have seen that despite the difficulties and the trials, hope is not something that can be washed away by a destructive flood or storm.

It is something far greater and bigger.

And for me, through it all, one great bestfriend opened the door to keep the positive attitude despite bad things that can happen. A bestfriend who listens and does not talk back, who loves unconditionally and with no limit, who looks at me everyday without fail having a sense of belonging and connection.

And that's really all I need to get by any storm.

Stay inspired! ♥