If there’s one thing in this world that may be received by giving – it is happiness.
As put forth by the Second Splendid Truth: One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy; and One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.
Yes I am a firm believer of this, and I hope you are too. As such, I’d like to offer this section of my blog to make myself happy – by making you happy.
A lot of my friends say that one of the qualities they like about me is my ability to make them laugh. No matter how corny or not my jokes are (which most of the times are :D), the thought that these bring forth a smile to other people’s faces is enough to make me smile as well. Continue reading
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As much as possible, I’d like to avoid indulgence in personal anecdotes of love. But recently, I’ve been finding myself torn asunder by the winged creature we usually call Cupid. I’ve decided to jot down some thoughts on the whole thing – not getting too personal, – and see what everyone else thinks.
After watching the sunset on our rooftop yesterday illustrating the beauty of color, only to be soon turned into gray, disappearing into darkness, I couldn’t help but think of relationships. Continue reading
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Tak. Tak. Tak.
Tunog ng keyboard ng computer habang ako’y nagpipissbook.
Kay aga-aga kompyuter na agad ang aking kaharap, pero di bale, hindi naman ata ito isang walang kwentang bisyo – kung iisipin nga sa panahon ngayon, mas inaabangan pa ata ng kabataan ang nangyayari sa kanilang “pissbook” kesa sa balitang napapanood sa “T-Veeeyyy Patrol.”
Tingnan mo kung di dahil sa passbook di ko pa malalaman na ikakasal na pala ang naglaho kong kaibigan na si Aling Nena, sa kanyang ikapitong asawa. Hindi lang yan, napag-alaman ko ring may bagyong paparating dito sa Gensan. Kaya naman pala malamig at tila ba ayaw pakita ni haring araw dito sa amin.
Teka, tama na nga. Hindi naman talaga tungkol sa pissbook ang blog post ko na ito. Continue reading
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“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson
Yes, traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.
Yes it is brutal. But if this will be the case – then let me be a masochist. Continue reading
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If travelling is my epinephrine, photography is my amphetamine.
One of the things that I am most thankful for last 2011 is the birth of my newest baby – my Nikon D3000.
I know that it may already be an outdated model, or a beginner SLR, but what do I care? Its value lies not just because it’s one of my heart’s desires since then, but because it was born out of my own perseverance & hard work. In short, the money that I used to purchase it was my own. How fulfilling could that be!
I think it’s innate with my imaginative Aquarian Horse personality (at least that’s what astrology says) to fall in love with photography. I like to see things in a different perspective and I guess my SLR just makes that easier. And so here’s a preview of what my imagination has in store for the world. Continue reading
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I’m walking along a bright and sunny rural day here at my grandma’s countryside house. The future stretches out ahead, in the valley, hills and mountains that surround me. The past is there too, but today I prefer to walk forward: to live “in the now”, and truly see all the good things in the world. The air is warm and dry. Fleecy clouds float high in the bright blue sky, and the sunlight glitters and shines off the trees. In the distance, I saw my cousins playing in the path that follows the river. They talk and point, and laugh together, as they enjoy the day. What a beautiful and peaceful scene it makes!
My heart is suddenly full of joy as I remember that it is New Year’s Day. A day to start afresh and to feel overwhelming gratitude for the gift of life that God has given me. It is the beginning of a beginning, and tears gather in my eyes with the power and sweetness of this simple thought.
I decided to pay tatay a visit in his grave, as the breeze blows by and makes the leaves flutter on the trees next to me. I am reminded of other days in the past when sadness and hopelessness were my only companions. I say a silent prayer for him, and profound thanks, to God, for me. Then I walk on. Continue reading
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