A Note on Tuesday

I was scanning my journal when I got my eyes fixed on this thought which I wrote a long time ago. Sharing with you tonight as I bid my good night. BEING COURAGEOUS IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF FEAR BUT THE EVEN GREATER PRESENCE OF OUR FAITH.  I pray that in the midst of your…

Grateful for all the Closed Doors

As you reach the age when decision making is tougher than just deciding which is the best shampoo brand for your scalp, you become very entangled with all the chances and choices.  You grab as many opportunities possible and take hold of what you already have. You become so afraid of losing one for another…

1 Insanely Good Movie + 900 Plus Words

To be different is not a crime, so you should not be punished because of that. ~iamJirah I can still fully remember how I poured out my heart into writing the first reflection paper about the movie “Taare Zameen Par or Every Child is Special” (titled Like Stars on Earth internationally) during my college years. This is a…

Beauty Comes in Different Packaging

Then if all are white, black will be the standard. Since most of us are clamoring for white complexion, that became the standard. The human mind, as complex as it is, creates the standards for achievements, distinction, behavior and even beauty. This is the reality! As years are aging, the measures of how beautiful someone…

Waiting: The Lost Art

“This generation cannot wait any longer!” Time is expensive, irreversible, consumable and ambiguous. In its ambiguity, one thing is made clear by its existence: TIME IS IMPORTANT and wasting it is unacceptable. Everything in this world uses up our time. Right now, I am using up my time writing this and this costs me something…

Never Lose It

Pen Pen de sarapen de kutsilyo de almasen Haw haw de carabao de batutin panyong pula, isang pera panyong puti, isang salapi mugmog kalimugmog mangang hinog.  Before this term ended, I was so surprised when my class played a very similar game I used to play when I was a kid. The only thing that…

BETTER OVER BITTER

There’s time for everything. No one would disagree with this. A time to be born, time to be educated, time to build friendship, time to experience the thing called LOVE and even death has its own time. Though this reality exists, at some point, we experience the hardship in accepting another reality in life that…

BULLETS: Control Over Our Words

“Words are like bullets; if they escape, you can’t catch them again.” I think this African proverb answer the question: should anyone post anything on their social media accounts? I’ve been reading a lot of hateful posts (not towards me though, thank goodness!) and belittling articles on social media these past few weeks. Really? Is…

ACCEPTANCE: The Social Media Trap

My younger brother (Buboy) said, “My Instagram followers are fluctuating. Some are unfollowing!”; giving me the disapproving look of what’s happening with his account. His reaction is based on one thing and that led me to this. One of the basic needs of a human being is ACCEPTANCE. Acceptance is a NEED and not a…

Celebrate Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! A salute to all the women who continuously make the world a better place, who sacrifice, who battle the day-to-day responsibilities, who never get tired to love, who dream dreams, who pursue happiness and empowerment, who selflessly serve others, who give it all in the name of family, who inspire people…