Saturday, 7 April 2012

He is My Hero

As I was searching for a mellow song at Grooveshark, I found Mariah Carey's Hero. This song may be old but the melody won't just die out. It just connects to my heart at some point and for me this song always makes me cry and sang from the heart.

I don't know if I'm going to be a hero for someone, I just hope that I can make someone happy or I can save someone from any critical situations or simply encourage someone. I don't know if I have done those two that I had mentioned. Making someone happy is just difficult because you don't know what they like. Encouraging someone is easy to say but when they see me living in a pathetic world, I don't think they can get something from me.

I have helped other people from dangerous situations though. I felt proud every time I remembered those things; it makes me smile. There's only one thing that I still can't get over with; I can always feel this guilt ever since it happened.  And for that, I will never be a hero.

I looked up on him as my hero, because he was always there to share good things with me. We may always had a cat-fight but moreover, we always had shared more fun and laughter. He always made the family laugh, he was our joker with him around you will never have a dull moment. And, he was our encyclopedia! boy, how he loved sharing ideas and information to us and how we stopped doing something and just listened to him. When he started to talk everybody just listens - I don't know how he grabs attention that easily, maybe because everything he said true or not was like real as if it really happened. Is that what you call the charismatic magnet or anything?

He never lost those personalities, even though I know he can't do it anymore and forever. I saw his body slowly deteriorated and it was awful looking at him like that. But his spirit was strong as a gallant horse, he was full of hopes and dreams, and we witnessed how strong he was because he was able to face and accept death at an early age. Even in his last days with us, he still brought joy. That's why he IS always my hero.

This guilt that i felt since he passed away is always haunting me. My mom, don't know anything about it, I just can't give her another pain. I felt guilty that I was so slow, to get his blood for transfusion, i felt guilty that my family haven't had enough money for a weekly dialysis. I felt guilty even more, when the doctor told me that he would have live if we were just able to give him a twice a week dialysis without any absent and all. For me, it was like telling us that it was our fault because we were so poor and that we haven't provide him anything for his medications. We were guilty on that part :(

He IS my hero, that's why I wanted to help those who are incapable of treating themselves in this ever expensive hospitals. I always prayed for that to happen. Because I don't want to hear anymore news about death caused by renal failure. These patients have a big spot in my heart now, and I wanted to help them. I don't know how but I know it will happen. I just hope that through this purpose I can be a hero for my brother.

The song Hero was my brother's favorite.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Summer time! It's going to be more fun in the Philippines

Yup that's right summer is here, and everybody is ready to have that vacation they've been waiting for. A summer get away as they may call it, and it would be more fun to spend it with friends and families.

Are you planning to go to the beach this summer? Maybe I can help you choose which beaches are less known than Boracay but have the same sparkling water and fine white sands.

To start with, let's take a closer look at Mindanao Island where everybody think as nothing but a war zone. Hey guys think and look again, If this place is a war zone then nobody will live here anymore. Anyway, Mindao has lots of beaches to offer.

In the northern part of Mindanao, the island of Camiguin which is a two or more hours of travel from Cagayan de Oro City to Balingoan and a ferry boat to finally reach the island. The long travel is all worth it when you finally see the island offering its vast forest and white-sand beaches. Ideal for family and peer bonding this island is not just famous for its white sand beaches but for its hot springs too.

In the Eastern part of Mindanao, you will find Siargao island, the surfing capital of the country. Ranked top 8 of the best 50 surfing spots in the world, surfers love to be here because of the huge waves. You will find more beaches in Siargao I promise that.

You don't want to miss this next Island from the biggest city in the world, the southern part of Mindanao, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao are clusters of islands where you can find here the infamous Pearl farm beach resort. This place is just a paradise that you wouldn't surely want to go home when you have experienced the unspoiled marine life and underground caverns.

The famous beach in the western part of Mindanao. Dakak beach resort is just another world class resort, located at Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte. On the lower part is the Zamboanga Peninsula where you will experience the PINK sand beach located at the Island of Santa Cruz.

Experience Mindanao, and you will realize that this island is not all about wars and terrors. This island offers a lot not just to the Philippines but to the world its grandiose beauty.

You will find more beaches in Mindanao, just discover this Island and you will see more.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Love in writing or Writing in Love?

How long have I been gone? Are you worried about me?:) I was busy making articles for someone else actually and I think I now like what I am doing. To be honest, writing is the last profession I would chose but now it is the one giving me more opportunities to discover what's inside the virtual world; how ironic isn't it? The one you've been pushing away is the one that's meant for you.

It is just like in love actually, if you didn't like the person you pushed it away where in fact that person is the only one that cares for you. How, I wished that love isn't as complicated as this. I was wondering, what if there's only one person to choose; like for instance a man decides whom he love, and, the person he chooses will just have to follow. Hmm, makes no sense, love is an interaction of EMOTIONS; as the word itself e-MOTION it's always moving  and you don't know what's ahead of you.

Just like that, you don't know what the future holds on you, and you just wait. Wait until something comes out in your mind, similar to creative writing, after inking all your treasured highfalutin words you will soon gone out of what to write and you suddenly just stop right in the middle of the plot and wondering; what happened to my ideas? where did it go? what you need to do is write every idea no matter how bad or good it is. Just express your thoughts in the paper, after that edit it and, voila, you have a good article.

But this kind of scheme is not always working on love because in love you need to be careful of your tongue-this might be the reason of your misunderstandings. Whatever holds in your thoughts you need to keep  it there, edit it and until you come up with a creative alibi or whatever it is and everything will go smoothly when you let it out.

Love and writing together? hmm, is that a romantic novel?:) Anyway, what I have learned in my journey now as a freelancer is not likely similar to the happily-ever-after love story. In writing, I can just say whatever I want, just jot it down but in love I can't even express the simple three words;see? Oh well, what am I saying here, talking about love. Goodbye for now, I still have words to catch up, they're really fast man.

 I salute all those elderly couples out there who still hold hands while walking. Congratulations:)

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Tetris and You

Tetris. It is now one of the most played games in Facebook today. If you were born in the 80s or early 90s, I'm sure you've already encountered this game. It was a popular game before technology pushes new virtual games in the internet. And now that Faceboook introduces it once again to the public; millions of people have become a fanatic in this game. I admit I'm also a fan of this game before and today the game made me a more avid fan.

Interacting in social games like this one is fun, you get to meet different kinds of people who are also playing the game. What do we actually get from this game? Do they give benefits to the players? On the other hand, are they just distractions to our valuable time?

As my experience in playing the game for a week now, I would say that yes it is a distraction of personal time if you don't know how to control yourself. Good thing that they have  limited energies where one can play only several times. In this way, the user will not totally focus on the game and leave other works behind.

The Tetris game like any other game on Facebook is socializing, unlike before where Tetris was played as a single player mode only. Today, you will have to compete with other opponents and  in return, you will gain friendship from them.

The game in some way help you to concentrate on what you are doing. Because if you really don't give attention to it, you will be knocked out, and you will lose one star putting you to a lower level. As an instinct to humans, we always want to be on top that's why we tend to give our best in the game. I also believe that this is a mental exercise to prepare ourselves to the real world, competing is very rampant that's why we need to focus and give everything we have even if it means losing our energies.

What we do benefit from this game is focus, determination and persistence. You or we may think that this is just another brick game wasting our time over some more important matters, think again because this game may help you become victorious. This is not an exaggeration to put a game as a motivation to become successful, in fact, through games, we showed to the world that we are determined to win battles. In this game, it will show how persistent we are to push ourselves to the limit.

Next time, don't just look at a game as an entertainment, look at it as something helpful to your career or to the improvement of your self-confidence. Okay, you may say that it is habit-forming, and it will ruin your life; you see this will only happen to those who don't know how to control themselves. Instead of getting hooked on the game itself, use it to become addictive with your true passion in life to win battles. Use in the actual world the traits you use to win the Tetris game.

Monday, 6 February 2012

How to make your partner happy this Valentine's day?

Your blogger here is loveless and her Valentine's day would be as cold as winter, but her heart is warm ready to melt whatever frost will form.:-) I am perfectly happy being single right now, that is why I'm going out alone and treat myself with confectioneries; I will find that day. Anyhow, I have my own ways of spending my Valentines so, who says you need a lover to make your V-day complete?

This entry will be for every couple who wanted to give their girlfriends or boyfriends some extra tender, loving and caring day. I think girls should be the queen of hearts, and they should be given a royalty experience in this special moment.

For boys who wanted to give their girlfriends a meaningful day, take a pen and copy these tips.

 * give them flowers a fresh one would really be sweet.

 * A romantic letter that you yourself wrote can make a girl  blush.

 * treat her to a spa, every girls need to unwind and relax.

 * girls love jewelry, surprise them with a genuine necklace or a pair of earrings perhaps.

* take her to a romantic date, in your preferred restaurant or watch movies together, perhaps you can take her to your house and cook for her favorite dish.

If you follow these tips, your girlfriend would surely be the happiest girl on that day. Just be romantic and loving. Be extra caring so that she will fall in love with  you over again. It's just easy to please a girl don't make a hard time looking for extravagant things; love doesn't count on material stuff you give.

Boys, however, only need one thing during Valentine's day, and that is a very romantic date. Well, it is hard to know what boys really have in mind in this particular day because they're the ones giving. Anyway,  I suggest let's just consider their wishes and make them happy; something that would make them feel special too.

Have a warm and romantic Valentine's day everyone! Remember love is not just a one-day affair, make it a lasting engagement. It's so beautiful to be in love with the right person.

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.

- Henry Van Dyke

Sunday, 5 February 2012

My Big Day!

Birthdays!  How do you celebrate them?

Spending your birthday with your relatives and friends is the most memorable moment, nothing can steal that memories from you. Birthdays are the most important event in our life, it's the day we received life and it was the day we  felt the pain and happiness of this world. We have accepted the gift of God and fully took the mission for us to accomplish. And, as for me, this was the day that I had received life, and now it's still the day that I felt the energy of living again and not just merely existing just like before the days and years had passed.

February is my month since it's my birth month. I was born before the EDSA Revolution took place and for me it is something special because I had to witness the turntable of events from a dictatorial regime to a more democratic country. I felt I was part of that revolution, even though I was just weeks old then. (Is this the reason why I'm so rebellious?:))

Let's put aside all the historical events, let's focus on what had happened during my day. I thought it was just like an ordinary day just like before, but it was not. Have you ever felt being so energized? Well, I am, this day seems to be different for me, I just had this odd feeling that I will meet all my goals this year. I felt so energized that I wanted to always move, thought about my work always, and to searching for new topics for this blog. I think I'm already in alignment with my star.

Star huh?

Speaking of star, well I really enjoyed our bonding during my birthday, her name is Bituin (Filipino word of Star)  and she really is like a star 'coz she just shine like one. Amazing huh? A shining human, If everybody shines then our world would be very bright. With us was Janine, another lovely girl that would really make you smile, she's such an amazing friend, a kind of friend that you don't want to miss. The three of us were having dinner and we talked a lot. It was just a short bonding but I'm happy because I'm with them.

This girl surely enjoyed the water. The shot was taken when I was sitting and trying to relax for a while, her amusement with the water pipe made me think to capture her still.
The day before was exciting because it was my auntie's birthday and we joined her and we had a wonderful pool party. My nephews were enjoying the cool waters and almost didn't want to get out from there spot. Foods were not so abundant, we just had grilled fish a very typical dish anyone would bring during birthdays held at pools or beaches; and there are some other dishes that we brought and you would sure love to eat because it's still grilled. It's like a grill party huh, makes sense from the dishes itself :-)

This day shall pass,and still hoping and praying that I will still meet my birthday again next year and many years to come.

Till next time!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Drafting myself

May I extend my sweetest gratitude to my sister and my brother; I wanted them to know that I have been thankful for the support they've given for me to move forward in my life. This is just one of my smiles that really won't disappear because it is treasured. I know they are not expecting something in return, but I think it's up to me to give them a good feedback. I feel obligated now.

What will happen now, is to compose myself first, I've always said this that changing is really the hardest thing to do - aside from saying sorry. I have made some exercises - not physically but mentally - and been trying to maintain them as much as I could do.

What are these exercises?

* Write something

I told myself to post in my blog everyday, I thought I have been doing well in that, though not totally posting day to day, but at least I have maintained to write about personal experiences. I thought it would be easy but when they say writing something valuable and something that is within your niche, I got to stop a while and think what I really wanted to write and share.

* Evaluating Self

At this point, I guess I still don't know myself totally; this is the moment of my life that I asked myself of my purpose and my passion in life. I even took a test or evaluation about what my passion and purpose are in this world. Well, I think I'm still on the process of dealing the real me, since it involved a lot of issues.

* Set my pleasures free but not my brain

In my spare time, I don't stop thinking of what new post I would write. I admit I think I'm getting paranoid because I thought a lot of issues or topics, but I can't come up with what I really like to write.

* Still, set my pleasure free but not my brain

I, now read magazines, newspaper, other articles and blogs just to get something from them and to practice my brain in English communication - I still have grammar issue that is why I read.

The assessment will always be there, and I hope my body will move along with my brain. This is just for now; I will smile after posting this.