Usually, Mama Lelen and Inay were my constant companions during literary events but this time, I enjoyed being with my HS best friend, Andrea (Iza Calzado) hehe. We arrived just in time. Like 2-4 minutes before 2PM. ahaha sorry! Traffic. We (Aeus, Yeyet and I) were supposed to have lunch but it ended up a hi-goodbye thing. Haha Bawi ako sa susunod. (I will make it up next time) ahaha. we got selfie before A leaves ahaha
Well, I enjoyed at Commune… why?
Got to launch my autobiography there! It’s like a dream come true for me to share my story to the live readers and the rest of the romanceclass community as well.
I got to meet Kaith(finally!), Rix, and Yeyet… my editors!
I got UNLI hugs from GIO GAHOL! ahaha and the words from him after the event is love! ahaha
Spent time with my fave people! Romance class community!
2 of my books were sold! That’s a blessing!
Happy birthday MINA!!!! Yes, we were able to surprise her for a change.
But she made bawi ahaha THE STAGED AND THE KISS! I am not prepared at all… I was like staring while holding my heart ahaha I want to faint sana ahaha kaso I cant ahaha
Spent time with JOHANNA! FINALLY! I think she surprised us ahaha
The most exciting part is the reading from Yeyet… My words . . . Her voice!
Share your blessings. I gave loot bags for those who helped me in promoting A Triumphant Detour . . .
The International authors!
I just want to take this time to thank the romanceclass community for the acceptance. I may not be able to go to our gatherings as often as it should be but you will be in my heart forever!
To the live readers, thank you for all the feels. See you soon! Take care!
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Now, I understand why God allowed Cerebral Palsy to be in my life. It is because He will use it for His own glory. Yes, I am differently able. But it doesn’t hinder me to fulfill His wonderful and amazing plan for my life.
After I graduated from college, God allowed me to be disappointed in finding work. He wanted me to focus myself in His ministry. I led few missions and was trained for a greater work ahead of me.
He directed my path into His ministry because my future job would be a bigger one. He allowed me to be hurt, allowed me to grow in the harder way, and amazingly, I was trained for the job God had prepared me to do.
Although I made a few mistakes in my past, God allowed it to be part of my wonderful testimony; for His glory alone.
Now, I am prepared for another triumphant path as a missionary by heart. I know it will not be easy… but God is with me to fulfill another of His wonderful plan for my life.
I planned for a separate book launch on Styling Serendipity but ended up launching it in a #romanceclass event. I planned to submit my autobiography to a publisher but ended up having a self-published paperback!
That’s how God redirect my career into a better one.
August 12, 2017. A date that I will never ever forget. A day where I risk all my efforts to an unsure book launch. I trusted God that much. If that is His will, He will provide.
I already told you about my current job as a staff in Binan City Hall. I think it was the answer for a prayer I had when I submitted my plan of having a book launch to the church council of my home church (Jesus Christ Rules Bible Christian Church).
The church provided me the venue and a committee. Well, I only asked for the venue but they offered me to have a book launch committee. The committee is composed of my dear friends… Thank you!
I prayed so hard that God had answered me; a job for the expenses of the book launch.
All I can share is the AVPs I prepared a week before the launch. Yes… I have to wake up 3 AM just to collate and make the AVPs
Nurse Amer Hussein Pagadilan facilitated the first phase of dialysis session
You all know about my father as I shared to all of you that he is undergoing dialysis. I visited my dad in B-Braun Dialysis Center. It is located at the 2nd floor, Unihealth Southwoods Hospital and Medical Center.
There are some patients who are positive despite what he/she had been going through
There are patients who are not smiling at all. Maybe they were undergoing certain things on their minds…
The nurses . . . aside from their good looks (naks . . . mga kapatid ko kasi yan ahaha) they treated all of their patients as their extended family.
I talked to some of the dialysis patients and I can see how God is molding them to be strong like Dad’s disposition.
I want to make a shout out to those families undergoing dialysis treatment:
Accept: The first thing you need to do. Just like any other disability or ailment, we need to accept and embrace that sickness with open arms and know that we have a BIG GOD to help and overcome our fears, anxiety and pain.
Listen: Listen to the doctors… they know what they are doing. If they say to have a fistula, go for it!
Research: Get a book about dialysis and ask the doctor if possible.
Get Involve: We assure our Dad that we visit him or just check on him when he is scheduled having a dialysis. It will help the patients if they know that you care and love them
Pray for them: The weapon to every problem is a prayer. It is the most important task I guess and the most powerful one too.
Thank you to our friends and the dedicated nurses of B-Braun Dialysis Center namely:
Conrado C. Carvajal II “Ron”
Carlo Nino G. Cayco
Amer Hussein Pagadilan
Klarise Ann Paris
Ma. Kassandra Venturosa “Casey”
Mga kapatid . . . salamat sa pagmamahal at sa weekly na pagligtas sa buhay ng madaming tao lalo na ang dad ko . . . Mahal ko kayong lahat!
(Bros and sissies . . . thank you for the love and for saving the lives of many people especially my dad . . . I love you all.. )
I will be releasing my autobiography here in the Philippines! Since my last contract expired last year, I planned to release it here. So, I wrote the newly elected council of our church, Jesus Christ Rules Bible Christian Church, to be the venue because I know it’s for free. Thank you for allowing me to launch my book in my beloved place, the church.
Aside from the place, the church gave me a book launch committee namely Tin Manalaysay, Lang Handayan, Kokai Leoncio, Mark Argota, Chesca Taino, and Omi Serrano. Thank you guys for the effort and time!
Be inspired. Be blessed. Be like Racqui who is experiencing God’s faithfulness her life.
Racqui, a woman living with cerebral palsy, challenges you to be like her in trusting God in tough times.
If Racqui can, you can. Anything is possible.
A Triumphant Detour
Racquel Sarah A. Castro
Coming this August 12, 2017!
(Image by: Cheska Taino)
What: A Triumphant Detour Book Launch
Author: Racquel Sarah A. Castro
When: August 12, 2017 Saturday, 1PM
Where: Jesus Christ Rules Bible Christian Church
Block 2 Lots 1 – 4 Juana 1 Complex, Brgy. San Francisco, City of Binan, Laguna
Why do I have to be there?
1. I want to be inspired by Racqui
2. I want to support Racqui on her advocacy on cerebral palsy awareness
3. I simply love Racqui so I have to be there…