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That bright noon, the sun was high and it hit 33.6 degrees Celsius. As I and my friends were trudging along San Pedro St. Corner Roxas Boulevard, I saw something that made me think deep.

Scorched by the 10am sun, no one seemed to notice these brood of junk boys. The heat and the dry season seemed to be out of their concern. What else do they need to do but to run errands for their lives and/or find means to support their families? No one ever thought of what they feel inside but at that very moment when i saw them, it struck me inside. I just thought that what if I was on their shoes. Would I care to do such thing just to sustain the vitality of my loved ones? Perhaps.

If only I could just do something to help them. What would it be? My imaginations ran when we already rode a jeepney leaving those guys continue their activity. What if I would organize a program or raise money to help them? How about selling my old books and clothes and feed them for a while? How about giving them seminars on how to do little businesses that would help them prosper? I was confused. I didn’t know what to do then. My heart sank. I know I am powerless. But I know I could help them in my own little ways. And those ways are just around the corner. All I have to do is figure things out.

That bright noon

I’m Back..

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I’ve been listening to more Colbie Caillat songs these days while dropping things on my baggy blogsites. I have no job anymore so i think i could drop more as often as everyday.  Being in the call center for almost two months, I learned many things. And i never regretted every single thing that I did in my life from very first mistake to the very recent part of my adventure. I never worried about anything because I know there is someone above who never fails to be with me even though how hard-headed I am. I learned from each experience like a student. I know I won’t grow if I’m not learning. I love this life.

P.S. Never mind the song i posted. That doesn’t correlate with what i’m feeling today. I already got rid of those miserable feelings. I learned so much. I just love Colbie Caillat and her pulchritude and genuineness.  She does five things that i cannot do that I want to do and I started learning them: riding a bicycle, driving a car, swimming ( I can’t swim :-(..), playing piano and guitar. But this Sunday I’m so glad that my neighbor Ate Carol volunteered to teach me how to drive. And I vowed to myself that i will practice at least once a week playing the piano and guitar. I just don’t don’t with regards to the swimming thing, i’m actually afraid of deep waters. But anyway, Colbie composes most of her songs. I just love the bravery and the character this song is showing. So enjoy listening.

<3..<3..<3

Every where I am There You’ll be

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Life is really full of uncertainties. We do not know what will happen next. We do not know where exactly we are going. We do not know when our time on earth is up. But despite those uncertainties there is tomorrow that would bring us hope though we don’t know if each of us is going to wake up one day or never wake at all.  We can’t predict the future but we can make the future clear with our thoughts.

There may be important persons we want to be with. But the possibilities of being with them are covered with unavoidable circumstances which eventually hurts us for the wrong reason. We may be missing them so much but life has to go on. If we can not do anything about having them beside us, all we have to do is just hope that they are fine and doing good. Not to sooth our anxieties but to let them know, as always, that our love is true. Guess that’s how painful love is. We just have to give what our love ones wanted for them to be happy.

You can’t have the guarantee that they will never hurt you. You just have to be strong and open your eyes so you’ll understand that it will really happen at one point in time.

Now, i’m tripping over my favorite soundtracks. The only song that got my attention is the “Pearl Harbor”soundtrack “There You’ll Be”. Though it’s a little bit old but it really hits what i feel today.

SO sit back, Relax, enjoy the song…

Click this link to listen to the song

Passion to Serve

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June 13-14, 2010 marked the days of new learning for the student leaders of Cor Jesu College. Held at Shrine Hills, lectures were absorbed and activities were participated by various organization leaders of CJC. They were accordingly participative and were willing to learn new things for the good of their organizations as well as their growth as student leaders and, eventually, as future leaders of this country.

Like them, I was so blessed to learn from the event too. The speaker and good friend of mine, Robin Charles Ramos, invited me to come along and assist him in the said activity. Without knowing of what will be the outcome, I grabbed the opportunity. There i met Sheryl Mae Ortizano, an active fellow who comes from a family of faithful stewards. Since then, the three of us became the organizing team of the workshop.

The whole experience was amazing. Although I’ve tried organizing such events at school, the difference is that I was able to meet another set of people from the neighbor institution of my school. facilitating them was worth the hard work. Each one learned through intellectual inputs that Robin discussed to them with the assistance of Sheryl and me.

I made new friends, built linkages, and shared my knowledge. I learned different things from this 2-day program. Though there’s many to mention, I want to state few of those stuffs I learned. I learned that it is still best to serve others, because God is doing the rest for us, He knows what we need. He just wants to see our willingness without hesitation and the pureness of our intention to share what we have to others without expecting something in return. Another thing i learned especially from Rob is to expect the unexpected. Each one of us doesn’t know what lies ahead, but all we need to do is to trust the Supreme Being, do His will, and accept everything. God’s plans are unpredictable. He knows what’s best for us so we just have to develop our passion to serve and expect the unexpected.

I Caught Fire (In Your Eyes) by The Used

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Seemed to stop my breath
My head on your chest
Waiting to cave in
From the bottom of my…
Hear your voice again
Could we dim the sun
And wonder where we’ve been
Maybe you and me
So kiss me like you did
My heart stopped beating
Such a softer sin

(I’m melting, I’m melting)
In your eyes
I lost my place
Could stay a while

And I’m melting
In your eyes
Like my first time
That I caught fire
Just stay with me
Lay with me
Now

Never caught my breath
Every second I’m without you I’m a mess
Ever know each other
Trust these words are stones
why cuts aren’t healing
Learning how to love

I’m melting (I’m melting)
In your eyes
I lost my place
Could stay a while
And I’m melting
In your eyes
Like my first time
That I caught fire
Just stay with me
Lay with me
(Stay with me lay with me now)

You could stay and watch me fall
And of course I’ll ask for help
Just stay with me now
Take my hand
We could take our heads off
stay in bed just make love that’s all
Just stay with me now

I’m melting (I’m melting)
In your eyes
I lost my place
Could stay a while
and I’m melting

In your eyes
Like my first time
That I caught fire
Just stay with me
Lay with me
In your eyes
I lost my place
Could stay a while
and I’m melting
In your eyes
Like my first time
That I caught fire
Just stay with me lay with me
(Stay with me, lay with me)

In your eyes
Let’s sleep till the sun burns out
I’m melting in your eyes (I’m melting in your eyes)
Let’s sleep till the sun burns out
I’m melting in your eyes