Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"Unleash the Hero In YOU"

Wow. I was overwhelmed after hearing the news that our fellow Filipino,
Efren Peñaflorida won this year's CNN Hero of the Year award. This is
definitely a recognition that doesn't just show how good Filipinos are in
sports but that we are good people of good heart most importantly.

I am touched with this man's words during his acceptance speech, which I got
from Inquirer's online site. He said,

Our planet is filled with heroes, young and old, rich and poor, man, woman
of different colors, shapes and sizes. We are one great tapestry. Each
person has a hidden hero within, you just have to look inside you and search
it in your heart, and be the hero to the next one in need. So to each and
every person inside in this theater and for those who are watching at home,
the hero in you is waiting to be unleashed. Serve, serve well, serve others
above yourself and be happy to serve. As I always tell my co-volunteers …
you are the change that you dream as I am the change that I dream and
collectively we are the change that this world needs to be

I so agree with him. In each one of us lives a hero that is just waiting to
be unveiled. We are all heroes only if we allow ourselves to be one. We are
all heroes only if we allow that desire to come out. I, for instance, I have
this desire to one day be able to make a difference. I believe I can even in
the smallest way I could. But that is still waiting to be realized. Why?
Because I am scared to start making a difference.

That scenario I guess is the problem we have to overcome. There are a lot of
people like me who has great desire but too scared to conquer that desire.
With Efren's triumph in realizing his desire to make a difference, realizing
a dream that he once had, I was stunned. Now I say, I will be working on
that difference that I want to materialize. I won't hesitate. That desire
should turn to passion.

To you Mr.  Efren Peñaflorida, I believe you just don't deserve neither a
salute or be applauded, your example deserves to be followed. I guess, the
best legacy that you could give to this nation, is the legacy of being able
to not just inspire but allow other Filipinos to be like you.

To you, Mr.  Efren Peñaflorida, you are indeed a hero not just in words,
praises, or deeds. You are a hero of passion and love for the Filipino
nation. Kudos!


Watch his acceptance speech. Just click THIS.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Home Alone No More

For almost three weeks I was alone at home. Independence. Freedom. Serenity. Peace. Joy. Sorrow. Longing. What else? These are just some of the emotions I've had during that almost three weeks of being alone in a two-storey apartment.

It was awesome! I wish it did last, but come reality, my eldest brother is back (so are my wild emotions are :p). Anyway, I love the feeling of just being alone. I mean, you know, you have no one to think of (if the person have eaten or not, or if he's there watching 24/7, etc), you have nothing or no one to worry about, no one brings out your bad moods, you're not pissed, you eat whatever and whenever you want to. Those are just some of the great privileges of being alone, living alone.

Surprisingly, I thought since I am just alone at home, I would ask friends to come over my place or perhaps spend the night away (oh gimmicks and other getaways). That was not the case though, it was actually just this weekend that I had my friend sleep over at my place. I was so into the feeling of independence that I did not even thought of inviting friends over (oh, I remember, I actually asked three of my girl friends to sleep over but they weren't free) and you know, have some party on the side.

It was then that I realized that being alone doesn't necessarily mean being wild. You may have that privilege but being responsible is what really rules more. I'm surprised really. All my speculations of being alone and having total freedom were all wrong.

That almost three weeks of being alone transformed me into becoming more responsible not just for the house, but all the more for myself. Of course, no one would take care of me but me alone. Uh-oh, I tell you, I was a bit scared of ghosts but just for sometime (hahaha). I got over it easily. Mind over matter did work for me I guess, or should I say, "it's all in the mind"  is really true.

Anyway, if there's one thing that scared me then, that's being heart attacked inside my room and no one would care. Okay, a brief info, I have a heart failure and for the past days or weeks I guess, my heart was on it's irregular mode. I was scared enough not to even tell my parents about it (hahahaha). Well, I don't want them to worry much. After all, I want to let them see that I can be responsible for myself even if no one's around.

Oh, let me just share, my brother left on November 2, which happened to be All Soul's Day. My mom, my other elder brother, and my sister (who's living in Cavite), were scaring me. They were telling me that someone's gonna visit me. Oh well, that didn't work. I conquered that fear.

Oh, and speaking of fear, I conquered my fear of being left alone, of living alone. I am just so proud of myself! :)

Anyway, I am just so thankful for the whole experience. I am so happy that I was able to surpass it. I wish one day, it's gonna be for real. I will leave alone, all by myself, nothing to worry about before and after the day. The feeling is just indescribable.


Freedom doesn't necessarily mean you have all the benifits of getting wild. It's actually just a tool for you to become a more responsible individual.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

And the Countdown Begins

Okay, you might be wondering why's that so. I am not talking about Christmas countdown here, though I am also looking forward to it. :)

Anyway, in about twenty-five days, I am going to celebrate my blog site's first year anniversary. Wow! I never thought this would last for a year (well, and counting). I am so excited and is looking forward to another blogging year with full of insights, thoughts, and realizations (as much as I could, it's going to be all positive), and of course, another year of meeting new co-bloggers while keeping a stronger blogging relationship with my co-bloggers now (i mean those in my blog list. :p).

In that note, though I know there's only a few of you who read my blog, I would want to solicit suggestions as to what I would be posting on my anniversary. I would want it to be really special. This blog is one of my babies, but just like parents, this is my favorite among my babies. :)

So guys, help me out here please. Please suggest a probable topic intended for my anniversary post. Thanks a lot and I'm really really looking forward to your suggestions.



By the way, there's something exciting that's about to happen in this blog site! Woah! So excited, really. Wanna take a wild guess? :p


FYI: I started blogging back in 2005 using Friendster's Blog feature (is that how you call it?). It's actually a little discovery I've had just recently. I almost forgot that I also have another blog site pa. :)


Writing is a passion I never thought I possess until my mom told me to pursue a degree in Journalism. I guess I owe that (discovery) to her.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

On Track

"Another cycle is coming to an end."

That is how I see the happenings in my life these past few days. I see it as part of closing a cycle in my life. It's not really an end, but a new beginning that would soon take place.

Anyway, let me share to you some of the highlights of some important aspects of my life. Let me share something about myself. Those co-blogers of mine who doesn't know me would benefit from it (well, that is if you want to know me. hehehe).

Here it goes.

LOVE. I am over it. I has had my share of katangan and ka-martiran, and that's finished. I am so done with my past slash first ever romantic relationship. I am happy for him, but I am happier for myself. Getting over everything was really a tough one for me. But at last, we can now continue our journeys separately. But hey, I believe we remain good friends, and I think that's what we are good at for each other. A new one's coming my way? That I do not know yet.

FAMILY. Same issues, same people, but one thing's for sure, they are my source of strength. The God above has been good to us despite our imperfections as a family. Ours is not perfect, not the way other people thought it was. I am just thankful that I am at ease with how my family is doing right now. Time really passes so fast. The next thing we know, perhaps one of us will start a new family as well. Wow, we're really getting bigger now.

FRIENDS. I am happy with how my relationships with my friends are. Everything is smooth-sailing. There may have been times when some of us misunderstood one another, good thing is, everything was patched up. I am happy that I am gaining new friends. I am happy about the fact that someone's going to touch my life, and perhaps I to their lives as well.

WORK. If there's one thing that could be associated to the saying, "nothing's constant but change," that would be work. Everything changes in no particular time, moment, place, or season. I guess just like in romantic relationships, when it's not for you, it will never be yours. The right job would come along. It may not be today, but for sure it will come. All we have to do is to continue searching for it. After all, it won't find you, you have to.

DREAMS. I am starting to do some things in fulfillment of my dreams. I am doing things one step at a time. I know I will reach them someday. I just need to back myself up with a lot lot more patience and determination. Nothing is handed to you easily, you have to work hard for it. I know I will catch them soon. I just have to hold on to it, believe, and do my part in realizing them.

FAITH. If there's one thing I am proud to have, that is my faith. In whatever situation I am in, my faith is my shield. I continue living my life inspite and despite everything because of my faith. Living is not easy. It's a continuous cycle of rejoicing and disappointments, but if you have faith, everything will be easy to bear. Thanks God for He never abandoned me even during the times I even questioned Him about how my life's going.


Life is a continuous journey of learning. It's a never ending journey of good and bad times. You better be ready all the time.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

It's Over! Stop Ranting.

Voters' Registration is over. Tapos na po ang pagpaparehistro since October 31, 2009 midnight.

Sa mga nakapagparehistro:

I salute you guys for being the responsible citizens that you are or have become. The start of something new is just a step away. The change that we have been eyeing for is right on our hands. Ngayon po na nakapagparehistro na tayo, marapat lamang na ang sunod nating gawin ay ang maging masigasig sa pag-uusisa sa mga politikong ating iboboto come May 2010.

We have done the first step. Next is to become resposnsible in selecting the right person, if not the best. Remember guys, our vote is very important. It portrays a very important role in realizing the change that we have always wanted. Muli, maging mausisa po tayo. Let us not go after the popularity, the who's who. Let us vote for the person who we can trust and entrust our nation, who haven't done anything wrong against us or against our nation. Let us become the wisest voters that we can be.

Sa mga hindi nakapagparehistro:

Common, we were given years not days para makapagparehistro. Some of you kept complaining about the process and all the other stuff. Guys, come to think of it, kung tutuusin kasi, wala kayong karapatang magreklamo. I don't get why people tend to do stuff kung kelan last day na. Now, pag hindi na-meet ang deadline, magrereklamo and would ask for extension.

Isn't three years enough? Yes, we were given three years. A day after the 2007 elections, nagsimula na agad ang pagpaparehistro. Imagine how long the time was? You wasted your chance. You wasted your chance to help this nation be back on track. You wasted a lot.

Wag kayong magrereklamo pag ang namuno sa bansang ito ay yung salungat sa gusto nyo. Wala kasi kayong karapatang magreklamo o mag-raise ng hinanaing dahil hindi kayo bomoto. Okay?


Next in Line:

Sa mga tatakbo for 2010 Elections
, sana po wag kayong magsiksikan sa last day of filing of candidacy, which would be on December 1, 2009. Be a concrete good example to the Filipino citizenry.

People, this is something to watch out for! Sino kaya ang unang-unang magfafile ng candidacy? Hmm.. Excited na ako! Sana kayo rin! :)