Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Novena Church - SG Job Seeker's Shrine

They say that if you come to SG looking for a job, attend a mass in Novena Church and for sure you’ll get one soon. It just so happened that Miko and I went to the Novena area yesterday to submit our resume to some PR companies who hold office there and so we’ve decided to drop by the church.

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Facade of the Novena Church; Located near Novena MRT, NS (Red) Line

There’s nothing great about it really. It’s not even a well-designed church like the one that we visited in Vietnam. There are no elaborate designs on the walls, no impressive architecture and fixtures. It’s just a medium sized, relatively newly built, catholic church. Nonetheless, it is believed to be a job-giver by the Filipino’s that I’ve met here. (Well, actually, two Filipino friends said so. They said their friends said so. And so on… ^_^) One Filipino guy who I met while waiting for a bus strongly advised that I should go to Novena, attend a mass and for sure I'll get a job. That's what he did. Now, he'll be working as a manager in a mall somewhere (He came here just last February 02).

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Novena Church Interior

To be honest, I'm not a believer. Why? Because I believe praying can be done anywhere and anytime. Limiting yourself to one church to give you the best chance of getting a job here is quite... limiting. (haha I don't know what word to put in) And, if you think about being practical, traveling "this far" from downtown will cost you additional fare money which you can spend one something else more important, like a bread when you're hungry, water when you're thirsty or it can bring you to someplace else to look for a job.

I don't want to be rude to those who believe. I know that sometimes, we have to believe in something for us to be able to move on and go on living our lives. Just yesterday, I believe God said NO and WAIT to me. Maybe some of you will say that it's just me convincing myself that it isn't for me. Yes, maybe. Believing that made me hold my head high and keep me moving on. And I believe that God is preparing the best for me out there. And I am willing to wait, coupled with a silent prayer to God: Lord, 'wag naman sanang matagal.... :)

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Miko Praying. Pray and God shall supply all your needs. :)

As I was reading my Bible last night, I came across this verse and I would like to share it to you: The Lord is my portion, saith my soul, therefore will I hope in Him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him. Lamentations 3:24-25

Today's another day. :)


  1. Jpo, that's a lovely verse :) Highlighted already in my bible. Stay faithful.

  2. who knows, it's worth a try naman. see i can see some light today (Tuesday) hahaha! tap on the back!

  3. i know. haha maybe it's because of that visit!


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