Life, is full of uncertainty. It’s full of surprises may it be good or bad. We are all uncertain of what lies ahead in the future but one thing’s for sure, everything changes. One moment you’re enjoying what life has to offer you, the next, everything just changes; everything will turn around 180 degrees or so and all you got to do is just embrace the change.
Sunday morning, my sister just sent me a message saying that she was saddened Paul Walker died, late that evening a friend messaged me that a batchmate/friend passed away the same day. Paul Walker, one of my favorite actor in the “Fast and Furious” franchise and James Cañete a fashion designer, make-up artist and photographer. Both of them excelled in their fields. Both of them left a mark and inspired a lot of people, they may be gone too soon but their stories will remain in the hearts of the people that they have inspired.
Life is indeed full of uncertainty, full of risks for we may not know what will happen next. As for me, my road is kind of blurry but I know that it will all be clear pretty soon and Katy Perry’s new song (and new album) on loop in my iTunes is like a constant reminder LOL “One day you will find, That you just can’t push rewind. All we have is this moment, Tomorrow’s unspoken.”
A simple reminder: Just enjoy every journey, everyday is another adventure. Be happy, be thankful.
Last night, I watched a light movie entitled “The Internship”, it was pretty good, a good advert too (if you know what I mean :p )
Well, it just reminded me of many things about life, one of which is about how beautiful the world is. In the movie, there’s this geek teammate of theirs who’s always on the phone then this one guy told him about how beautiful the view is in front of them and you can’t see it or appreciate it in the 4-inch screen of your phone.
Now you’re wondering, how in the world is it related to the photo? Well, as you can see, it’s just an ordinary bar phone, just a call and text type of phone. I just took a photo of it ‘coz I really find this phone too damn cute and it’s white which I really like. LOL
Anyway, I just realized how busy and preoccupied we all are, gadgets here, shopping there that we maybe forgot or set-aside the basic ones, our basic needs that we forgot to just simply enjoy the beauty of the world in your own self in your own naked eye. Me, for a fact that I do love taking photos, I’ll make an excuse about using a camera to take a photo of the beautiful world out there. LOOL Well, you get my point right, coz I just feel like blabbing here without any direct point at the moment :p Pardon me for that.
To wrap it all up before this post gets weird:
Just look up, enjoy the beauty of the world, ditch your mobile phones for a while and have fun!*
*I hope I can/will do this in due time in a totally different place with different races. (EAT.PRAY.LOVE)
Typhoon Yolanda brought destruction to structures, hunger and despair to people. Some have lost families, houses, and even hope.
Christmas which is fast approaching seems to be an event that people in the typhoon affected areas won’t be feeling this year. The biggest pain of all is the scary experience of the children the typhoon has brought will be paired with the absence of the spirit of Christmas.
Christmas is the most important event for children. Fashion for Babies is planning to restore the Christmas spirit to children. This is a way to at least rehabilitate them from the trauma the typhoon brought to them.
We are knocking on your door to ask for help in any way for our Christmas cause for these children. Any donations are welcome.
Let’s put a smile back on the kid’s faces.
Thank you for your generosity and kindness.
God Bless You and Merry Christmas!
Today, I’m just a dreamer dreaming my life away.
One of my philosophies was “Help your memory, keep shooting”, I have hundreds worth of gigabytes of photos stocked up in my hard drive and now I haven’t had any chance to take photos.
But now, I should create new memories.
Stop. Refuel. Go on. Move forward.
My kuya once said to me, “In order to travel life easily, one must refuel every now and then and check your car if it is fit and ready for traveling and of course follow the road signs.”
In life, we are like cars traveling in a distant road. Re-fueling ourselves with God’s words and cleaning ourselves through confession and such. And one must follow the street signs that will lead us through. In that way, we will enjoy every journey we have and arrive in our destination safely.
-This is a caption I wrote for my photo way back 2011. But isn’t is ironic how I always motivate and inspire other people but I fail to do so for myself? This is just a simple reminder for me that I should stop, refuel, go on and move forward. That alone is understandable. Rest, pause, enjoy every moment, listen to God’s words, go on and move forward, and just be happy.
Courage. Hope. Love. FAITH.
It’s been 2-weeks since the super typhoon left my homeland devastated and it’s been 2 weeks that I’ve been reading posts good and bad alike about the wrath that it brought. I won’t just narrate my whole story (from the days before the super typhoon to this very day) but instead I just want to share how my little nieces and nephews take it.
The day after the typhoon, I went home (Ormoc City) and arrived there at around 10pm, the scene was bad, and I mean really bad. The moment I saw my parents, I just hugged them tight and tried my best to hold back my tears from falling but knowing what they did, specially the little ones, I just can’t help but cry. It was a lot for them to take, it was traumatizing for the little kids, my 5-year-old niece just hugged the image of Mother Mary and prayed, prayed a lot and asked for the typhoon to stop. She is just 5-years old who cried while praying and hugging the image real tight while her elder brother was also crying and covering his ears with the pillow, the sound was too loud and the pressure was too strong but good thing my 2-baby nephews (1&2year-olds) just sat still without even knowing what was happening during that day while my 4-year-old niece who’s in a separate house just said “I wasn’t afraid” when I asked her, “Baby Mariel, were you scared during the typhoon?” and even said to her mom when asked the same question that very day, “No ma, you said I am brave.” I just paused and smiled.
Looking at my little ones altogether just playing (no gadgets since power was out) 2 days after the tragedy, it gave me a smile on my face, despite what happened they still managed to smile and be happy, I know they’re kids but it was really traumatizing for them, it made me smile for the fact that they’ve been raised well by my brothers and sister, raised strong with faith in God and I am just grateful in every way.
I passed this “drama” stage already, it was time to move on, there’s always that hope that everyone will be back up on their feet, but what reminds me are my sister’s posts on facebook today.
This one just made me teary-eyed:
When little Mariel (4) drew this and gave it to her mom the day after the typhoon.
I miss them, I miss my family.
Hugs to my brave little kiddos.
(photo was taken last Christmas season, and Christmas day is fast approaching)