Friday, December 10, 2010

The trials of today are stepping stones to a brighter tomorrow

Shit happens.

That's the truth I realized outside school.

In the University, everything seem to be carefree, everything seem to be so fine. After school and after I started working, I came to discover the said cruel world. I came to see cruel people can be. I was so naive that I always believed in the goodness of the human beings' heart.

However, that belief failed me.

Nevertheless, I learned, and those in-your-face situations that showed me how mankind is and how much more effort should I give in to toughening up myself are, believe it or not, gifts from God. I see them as the little stones that God throws at me to serve as my guide towards the dream that He has for me. It's as if I am Gretel and He's the Hansel walking by my side while throwing stones to the ground so that I would not lose my way.

Amidst those difficulties and situations that my belief in the goodness of people failed me, I pray that the Lord give me a strong heart, that He make me more assertive in dealing with others and that hopefully, I will not lose this single string that maintains my urge to largely help the people of my country in the future.

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Hay... For the moment, I can just conclude that writing and pouring out my true feelings can be a great stress reliever.

Happy weekend.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fear

Some fear can be good, it can put you into action. But it is not good when you are so afraid that it keeps you from doing anything. (Fight!)


A status post from my friend Renky. Perhaps these are the lines that I should always remember. It fits my current state of mind perfectly.
 
 
May the good Lord help me.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

edited using photoscape


Jazmine, Jhajha, me, Carol, Ate Beth and Karen
This photo was taken by Ms. Shaira Luna (the promil kid) during the celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the independence of Mexico, and was edited by yours truly using photoscape. I had a lot of fun in this event and was able to meet new people and see celebrities.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A lost generation

I am part of a lost generation
and I refuse to believe that
I can change the world
I realize this may be a shock but
“Happiness comes from within.”
is a lie, and
“Money will make me happy.”
So in 30 years I will tell my children
they are not the most important thing in my life
My employer will know that
I have my priorities straight because
work
is more important than
family
I tell you this
Once upon a time
Families stayed together
but this will not be true in my era
This is a quick fix society
Experts tell me
30 years from now, I will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my divorce
I do not concede that
I will live in a country of my own making
In the future
Environmental destruction will be the norm
No longer can it be said that
My peers and I care about this earth
It will be evident that
My generation is apathetic and lethargic
It is foolish to presume that
There is hope.
And all of this will come true unless we choose to reverse it .
- Jonathan Reed
Read it now from bottom to top.
Refuse to be part of a lost generation.

re-posted from Chevy's tumblr.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Another escapade with photoscape

before
after


Was there any difference?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

office photoshoot

Here are the pictures during our photoshoot for the El Galeon de Acapulco News, a publication of the Embassy of Mexico in the Philippines. It can be accessed online through the following websites: elgaleon.weebly.com or the Embassy's website http://sre.gob.mx/filipinas/.
I have written some articles in that newsletter, but go figure! :)

Monday, May 31, 2010

photoscape escapade





For those who are lazy enough to edit photos in Adobe Photoshop, you can use Photoscape. It's downloadable in the internet for FREE! :)
Above are some of the photos I edited and collated using Photoscape. :) I know it can be amateurish-looking. That's because I just discovered it and I use my spare time in the office to explore Photoscape so there's not much time to practice using the tool. But I hope to get better in it soon. :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

another doodle

Another doodle to include in my collection.:)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

poodles, noodles, doodles

I once saw a book in a second-hand bookshop that contains doodles of the former presidents of USA compiled by this certain person (he/she must be formerly working in the White House), wherein I discovered that Ronald Raegan has a talent in drawing. I did not really read what the person who compiled it has to say on those doodles. I was just simply amazed that some really great people made some terrible drawings (hehe.>=D).

It's fascinating that some other people are interested in someone's doodles. Even if they don't have a crush on you, they are still intrigued by what you draw/write if there's a spare time or if you are bored. That's what fame and prestige can do. Or am I talking about psychologists eager to analyze a person through their doodles?

So, to facilitate the work of that certain person in compiling my doodles if ever I become rich and famous, here it is, posted in my blog. I hope it can help him/her so that she won't be rummaging through all my notebooks from elementary to college, my scratch papers in the office and at home.

Whoever you are, I have one message to you: Wake me up!
:P

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

binabalik-balikan

Location: UP Diliman (obvious ba? hehe)



 

 


 


 

writings later

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

my living stuffed toy

I present to you one of the cutest creatures on Earth, Moo!
how cute!

baby pa nito si Moo

a Moo collage

emoo


ako yun ah! :))


Thursday, April 29, 2010

silang malilinis at walang kasalanan sa bayan

Bakit ba hangang-hanga kayo kay Liza Maza at Satur Ocampo?
Ang katotohanan na pagpanig nila kay Villar ay maling-mali! Huwag mo sabihin na wala silang alam sa mga maling gawain ni Villar! Bulag ba sila? At halatang-halata na sya talaga ang "no-longer-secret'' candidate ni GMA.

Dati okay ang dalawang iyan sa'kin. Pero ngayon, pweh! Wala silang pinag-iba kay Loren Legarda, gumagamit ng ibang tao para sa sariling ambisyon.

Sige, magsama-sama kayong magagaling at nagmamahal sa bansa!
May araw din kayo!

Before guiltful pleasures take its toll

I am guilty.
I am guilty of living an unhealthy lifestyle...as of now. And I don't like it, on its every aspect, mentally, physically etc. Thus, I prepared a "Dare yourself''' list to get back to who I was before.hehe
  • Go to sleep at 9pm (sharp) for one whole week. Even on Wednesday and Thursday when American Idol is being shown.
  • Read a book during weekends.
  • Work without sneaking into Facebook, Blogger, Gmail, etc.
  • Have at least 2 new spanish vocabularies per day.
  • Jog during weekends.
  • Work efficiently and rapidly.
  • Always monitor where my income is going.
  • Always consult God.
Hmm. Seems difficult, but I gotta do my best with these. Wish me luck!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

For the graduates

I made this post more than a year ago, just before I finish college. Though this post can be very old, I find it very timely. :)
"How do you see the process from where you are now to where you want to be? Because whatever you want to do, it's not only what you want to do, but how the practical way you see it coming about, if you were to write down the 10 steps, from where you are now to where you want to be."


- Margaret Thatcher

I got the quote while reading the transcript of a film we viewed in my Econ 31 class. It was from Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain. She stated it while having a meeting and reaching out to Solidarity chair, Lech Walesa who wanted the workers be freed from the communist regime of Poland and create a free workers union during the 1980s.

I just found the quote enlightening and timely. Since I will be graduating this April (hopefully! *thesis pa*), I felt a need to look at where would I want to be 5 to 10 years from now and how will I be able to get into that "perfect destination."

I remember, back in my sophomore years, I already had in mind what will I do after I finish college. How will I get my dream job, the things I should do in order to attain that, etc. As graduation approaches, all those plans seem to blur before my eyes. I realized how imperfect the world is. Perhaps, that's how life ought to be, pulling off your plans even if you're surrounded by adversities.

Good luck to me!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Blogspot vs. Tumblr

I am thinking of moving to tumblr. since I am not fond of putting long posts in my blog and it is really hard for me to maintain it.

It's been a year

This is my page in our Kalatas 2009 yearbook (ugh! I don't like the font style used with the names). The write-up was written by Sherillyn Raga, of course, a very good friend of mine (that's why it's all positive.hahahah! peace She! I really appreciate it. :D)

I hope this would really get published. The problem with the printer comissioned by our yearbook council is still not solved. They make up excuses, which can really be tiring.

I do not know if I am in favor of the refund, because I still look forward to seeing the yearbook in hard copy.

I guess what we can do now is wait, cross our fingers and keep on bugging this student council on when can we have the yearbook. :(

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

^^

self - portrait daw..hehehehehe


masyadong magaling ang scanner at nakikita na drawing siya sa isang scratch paper... :D

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

just a de-stresser. :)

No te amo como si fueras rosa


No te amo como si fueras rosa de sal, topacio
o flecha de claveles que propagan el fuego:
te amo como se aman ciertas cosas oscuras,
secretamente, entre la sombra y el alma.


Te amo como la planta que no florece y lleva
dentro de sí, escondida, la luz de aquellas flores,
y gracias a tu amor vive oscuro en mi cuerpo
el apretado aroma que ascendió de la tierra.


Te amo sin saber como, ni cuándo, ni de donde,
te amo directamente sin problemas ni orgullo:
así te amo porque no sé amar de otra manera,


sino así de este modo en que no soy ni eres,
tan cerca que tu mano sobre mi pecho es mía,
tan cerca que se cierran tus ojos con mi sueño.




I don't love you as if you were a rose




I don ’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz,
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as one loves certain obscure things,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.


I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom but carries
the light of those flowers, hidden, within itself,
and thanks to your love the tight aroma that arose
from the earth lives dimly in my body.


I love you without knowing how, or when, or
from where
I love you directly without problems or pride:
I love you like this because I don’t know any other way
to love,


except in this form in which I am not nor are you,
so close that your hand upon my chest is mine,
so close that your eyes close with my dreams.


- Pablo Neruda
 
awwww...