Tuesday, March 30, 2010

When (supposedly) It's Time to Repent

This is just going to be a short post.

I am just wondering why it seems like people (referring to Roman Catholics most especially) nowadays spend the Lent Season not to neither repent nor reflect but to go on a vacation somewhere else and have fun!

I just feel bad that we tend to forget the true meaning of Lent. I feel bad because it's like a foresight of the future. Maybe ten or twenty years from now, the new generation might consider Holy Week not as holy but a week of enjoying the beach or going places for a vacation and not bothering the season of Lent at all.

I am not against those who take this as an opportunity to relax, but I do hope, that as they enjoy the atmosphere at the beach or elsewhere, they too would think about why we have this season in our calendars. Meaning, may we not forget that it's actually a time for Him. A time to think about our relationship with Him. Most especially, to remember and really put in our hearts that once, Jesus came and saved us from our sins.

That's all.

GOD bless everyone. :)


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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Local Campaign: It Only Just Begun

As expected, 26th of this month marked as the start of the local campaign period. If the national level seem to be full of dramas and yes, noise, the local campaigns have that as well. Actually, they've a lot more than what the national has.

Fortunately, I am home right now. Which means that I saw how the campaign at my place started. Unlike in the metro, I think the campaign here at the province is funnier than what the city candidates can offer.

Yup, I used the word, FUNNY. It's funny because of the word wars among the candidates. Funny because of their campaign jinggles. Funny because you'll hear them speak and then realize at the end that what they're saying are just full of nonsense.

More than the fun though, there's the scary part. The Philippine election is really hot. Actually, I couldn't understand why there are people who use force just so they'll be in the position they're aiming for. (This is a general statement.)

Anyway, as the election campaign starts, I hope that there would be lesser harm. I hope that people will vote not based on the dramas and promises and money these politicians are doing, saying, and giving but that because of the qualifications of these candidates. 

I believe our voters are wiser now, I hope they really are.

To the politicians, I hope everything won't just be promises. I hope you let the people decide who they want to vote and not force them to vote for you just because. I hope, just like the voters, you too have changed already.

GOD Bless.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

What I Learned

NOTE: This is just a repost. Got this article elsewhere, and just like the author, I myself has learned the same things. Here it goes.

I've learned - That you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up   to them.
I've learned - that no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back.
I've learned - that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.
I've learned - that it's not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.
I've learned - that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you'd better know something.
I've learned - that it's not what happens to people that's important. It's what they do about it.
I've learned - that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
I've learned - that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
I've learned - that either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I've learned - that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.
I've learned - that learning to forgive takes practice.
I've learned - that money is a lousy way of keeping score.
I've learned - that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
I've learned - that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
I've learned - that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many years you've lived.
I've learned - that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed you.
I've learned - that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I've learned - that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I've learned - that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.
l've learned - that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other and just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
I've learned - that sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of their actions.
I've learned - that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.
I've learned - that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.
I've learned - that there are many ways of falling and staying in love.
I've learned - that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.
I've learned - that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.
I've learned - that writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional pains.
I've learned - that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
I've learned - that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon.

In addition to that, I am including my personal learnings...

I've learned - that no matter how hard it is to go, sometimes you just have to.
I've learned - that life is not about being stagnant at your comfort zone, you have to explore and discover more things you thought you can't do.
I've learned - that it's not bad to be humbled.
I've learned - that no matter how you try to think of happy thoughts, you sometimes lose control.
I've learned - that life is all about making decisions - big and small.
I've learned - that you may find some people significant, but do not expect the same thing in return.
I've learned - that part of growing up is getting hurt.
I've learned - that being insensitive is a hard thing to be, being too sensitive on the other hand is harmful in a way.
I've learned - that even if you want to keep things the way it is, you can't control over its changing.
I've learned - that you should not depend your happiness to people or things.
I've learned - that it's always good to surround yourself with positive people.
I've learned - that the saying, "It's all in the mind," is half truth, half false.
I've learned - that God really listens.


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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Do You Believe In Destiny?

My former boss once popped up a question and it goes, "Guys, do you believe in destiny?" Okay, it was kind of weird to hear it coming from her. I mean, we're not really that close for her to ask such a question. Anyway, that actually blew me. I mean, I was trying to answer it but I couldn't figure out if I do believe or not.

Whenever I remember that question, I always find myself stuck with the thought of, "Yeah, there's destiny but you have to work it out. You have to do something to find your destiny and not the other way around." In romantic movies, you'd see how magical destiny could be. You'd see how the scriptwriters were able to make the movie viewers believe that yeah, destiny is indeed true. That there destiny exists and that it's working.

When I was a kid, I have always believed that I too will have my own fairytale. You know, the "...and they lived happily ever after" thing. But now that I am a grown up, sometimes I question if there's really such thing. I would, of course, want to believe in destiny's power and magic, but sometimes, there are things that hinder you from believing on it.

Destiny. Fate. Whatever you call it. Perhaps it does really exist. Perhaps it's really working. Perhaps, for some. As for me, I wonder if it does, maybe because I don't really believe in its capability to work things out for me. Whatever the case may be, if there is such, how come I feel like it's not working on me? Or maybe I am just too blind to see, and too numb to feel? Whatever! I'm not bitter or being cheesy here okay, but really, those thoughts came to mind (defensive?hahaha).

Anyway, again I am not bitter, though I might sound like one. The thought of writing something about it just came to mind. I think I have written something similar to this way back, andI guess even if you reread that post, I still have the same views with me.

Now you! Let me ask you the same thing my boss asked me and my friends, "Guys, do you believe in destiny?" Let me add one, "Do you believe in the power that destiny has?"


I actually have nothing to say, and since I did not post anything cheesy way back Valentine's season, consider this as a super post-Valentine post. :p Have a good day everyone! :p


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