It Ain’t Normal

YES, WHAT’S happening here in the Philippines ain’t normal anymore; the heavy rainfall and all. There’s flood everywhere as if it’s a normal thing to happen. It ain’t normal. It ain’t.

Hearing the news makes me deaf
Seeing the pictures makes me blind
Feeling the sympathy makes me stone
Thinking of the people makes me dizzy

The following photos are not mine, those were just taken online..

Believe It Or Not, It’s NLEX

Look At The Water Level

People Trying To Pass By

Last week, Monday and Tuesday, classes were suspended because of Typhoon Gener. But the following days that week were still rainy and windy.

This week, Tuesday, classes are also suspended in all levels due to the heavy rainfall. Tomorrow classes may still be suspended.

Metro Manila is approximately 50% flooded. Many dams have overflown. Many provinces are already under the state of calamity. Many people are affected. Many lives are at stake.

And in this kind of thing, what we can do is hold on to the faith. If we can’t help physically, then let’s help in any other way possible. Let us pray for the Philippines, pray for my fellow Filipinos. Stay safe.

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(photos were taken online)

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As I Walk Through

AS I walk
through the road
of oblivion
I’ve remembered you;

As I walk
through the mountains
of life
I’ve searched for you;

As I walk
through the crowd
of xenos
I’ve met you;

As I walk
through the clouds
of dreams
I’ve dreamed of you;

As I walk
through the letters
of the keyboard
I’ve found U;

As I walk
through the sound
of music
I’ve listened to you;

As I walk
through the series
of wrongs
I’ve learned from you;

As I walk
through the river
of tears
I’ve longed for you;

As I walk
through the chains
of solitude
I’ve loved you;

As I walk
through the red carpet
of the altar
I’ve said ‘I do’;

As I walk
through the path
of death
I’ve followed you;

As I walk
through the blurriness
of ups and downs
I’ve loved you

and always will.

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Learn To Say; All is Well

3 Idiots (2009) – HAVE YOU ever asked yourself (wherever you are right now, whatever you’re doing right now) about what you have reached and what you are now, is it your plan? Or a plan of others for you? Think. Go back to where you started. Remember the dream you wanted for yourself and not the others’ dream for you. This is a movie which reveals a story behind everyone, especially college students. A story about competition, pride, hope, faith, family, love, life, and —friends. This must-watch movie touches my heart. It shows that life is not about a race or money, not about competition or getting ahead of others, it is not what others want it to be. Life is just what you want it to be. Education is not about memorization or ranks, not about who’s first and who’s last or who’s top and who’s not, not about time and mind pressure, not about the degrees you have attained. Education is all about what you want to learn and what you have learned and how you have learned those. Love is not about prices, not about being an asshole for being blind or being dictated by others. Love is what you are feeling deep inside, true and everlasting. Faith is not about religion or who you believed in. Faith is simply what connects us to what we believe. Family is not about a command-and-follow relationship but a speak-and-listen relationship and a lean-on-me thing, not about a responsibility but a privilege. And most of all, in this movie; friendship. It is not about where-you’re-from or what’s-your-name thing but it is who you really are and how you really care.

I never regret the almost-three hours of my time, the almost-three hours that made me laugh, smile, and make my tears escape. Funny how friends can standby with their fellow friends no matter what, how friends can do strange things for the sake of their beloved friends. Aal izz well. Aal izz well!

(written: June 5, 2011)

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(pictures from Google images)

I Kissed Dating Goodbye

I JUST have finished reading I Kissed Dating Goodbye. I have read it in one day, atleast ten hours straight. Joshua Harris has touched my life. I have learned so much, knew things I never think of, saw what I have been doing with my life, thought of how the world has changed its clothes over the years. It feels like something in me undergoes a bit changes as I turn the pages and it triggers my hand and heart not to stop but to reach its final page. Reaching until the end didn’t fully answer and just left some questions swimming in my mind, still more and more came pouring in. But then some things must be left unsaid, unanswered, for us to learn what we need to.

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(picture from Google images)

Harry Potter Without a Doubt

A movie which leave a mark on my mind and heart…

Harry Potter (1999-2011) – BEING AN avid fan of Harry Potter series (by J.K. Rowling) I’ve read and watch all the series (many times… and I’m still waiting for the Part 2 of Deathly Hallows) and I can say, it’s full of lessons, full of significance. A story/movie about school (Hogwarts), friendship, trust, faith, abilities, family, death and —love. For all we know, Harry Potter is in a world of magic but it is not that far different from the real world where we exist. There are limitations in both real and magic world, wizards are also human beings who also have feelings and live their life just like normal people in their magic world. The very importance of this movie are about friends, death, and of course, love. The friendship of Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) is very firm, it was tested by other people, by fear, and even by death but because of love and trust they are giving one another they stayed in each other side. As we all now, Harry will not be alive anymore if Hermione and Ron were not on his side all the time. About the Dark Lord, in real life, there is also someone who hated or does not like us or even wanted us to be dead and prayed that we did not exist but there will always something that give strength to us, that made us stand up and fight. Harry’s protection and source of encouragement here is his dead parents, and the love, the love his mother had shown and given to him. That was the one thing why Voldemort cannot and never will defeat him. Death can take people away from us but not the love and feelings we shared and gave. Unconditional love can defeat even the unbeatable, death can take us away but not our memories, feelings and the most important, love.

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(pictures from Google images)

Factual Nightmare: Those Sleepless Nights

WAY BACK three years this “thing” was first experienced by me. Every night whenever I go to bed I am frightened thinking that it will happen again. Every night I found myself lying awake staring at the darkness that encompasses my room wondering how real it was, how real it has happened.

We were peacefully sleeping, four of us in bed; in my right was my sibling and in my left was my aunt. Before long I heard a loud BANG!, just like something really gigantic has fallen in our roof. Then I questioned myself, didn’t they (people I’m with in the room) hear that? That sound was loud enough and it scared me, I was confused that they didn’t even hear that. I saw a shadow in our window which was open but we do have a screen so the insects cannot get in.

Back with the shadow I saw, it has red eyes but it was only a shadow, a shadow that looks frightening which I can call as a bodyless beast.  I was anxious, uneasy; it was pulling me towards the window, pulling me using its red eyes. I felt my body floated heading for the bodyless beast except something was holding me back, I think that something was myself, I was holding myself back. I heard someone was praying, begging God. I veered my head and saw my aunt murmuring, speaking softly but very fast. She was the one praying, a rosary in her hands with her eyes tightly closed. I decided to fight back, to stop the bodyless beast from abducting me. I was kicking and punching so hard but I cannot move. I tried to move my head but I can’t, my hands, my feet, it was like “they” was holding me tight. “They” were I do not know if human beings or just many shadows like bodyless beast. I yelled at them.

Sonofabitch! Let go of me!”, “You sonofabitch!”, “Let me go!”, “You all are shit!”, those were the phrases I barked but how much louder I shouted those, there are no sounds coming out of my mouth, it’s just in my mind that I’m shouting. I cannot move, cannot speak, and cannot even open my eyes. Then I need to do something, I tried and tried to move and shout but nothing happened. The bodyless beast was so close to getting me.

Before long I attempted again to move my leg then I woke up. I was so nervous and I inspected my surrounding, all of them were sleeping. Nothing had happened. It was just a nightmare, but a very real nightmare. Sleep. My body was begging me to sleep, my eyes wanted to sleep but I don’t want to. Like something was drugging me to sleep again. So I get up, turned on the light and jumped and jumped and jumped. I went to sleep again with the rosary in my hand praying for God’s protection.Since that happened, I find it hard to sleep at night. I started to search it on the net and found out that some had also experienced that. Until today, it never stop happening to me. It will occur for at least twice a week or at most twice a month.

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(pictures from Google images)