Saturday, September 22, 2007

Saints and Sinners


For the past couple of weeks, something weird happened. Hmmm, maybe not weird, but something different. I have been going to church regularly. Ta-dah!!!! I attended a mass on a Sunday. I braved the crowd and went to Baclaran for the past three consecutive Wednesdays with a friend and to top it off, I went to Saint Jude Church and got all wet of Holy Water one Thursday last week. Cool huh!@!

You see, I am not much of a church-goer for quite sometime, count years! But I do go to church whenever I feel like it. Whenever I feel like asking for some divine intervention, whenever I feel like blessings were poured upon me and wanted to say thank you, or simply whenever I wanted to be really alone.

Recent experiences have been very enlightening to me. As I went to these churches, I’ve come to realize how much people prayed for their intentions and what they are all willing to do to make it realized. I was sooooo amazed at how determined some people are at Saint Jude to have their pens and papers blessed by the priest. I get so overwhelmed whenever I see people down on their knees, walking from the door of Baclaran church while holding their rosary and novena booklets. These two saints have been very popular to most Filipinos for being helpful to the needy and the hopeless.

A few days ago, a friend of mine told me some success stories on how these Saints have worked their magic on some people. Here in the Manila, you go to Saint Jude on Thursdays – the patron saint of the hopeless, if you are in dire need of something to happen. You go to Baclaran on Wednesdays and say your prayers to the Mother of Perpetual help if you basically need help on something. You visit the Sto. Nino statue stationed at the door, knock three times and make a wish.

So many Saints to go to for different intentions. Somehow, it makes me wonder if we have almost all saints for everything, why do bad things still happen to people? God wants the best for all of us. But then again, we are free. And part of that freedom is that we are allowed to make choices on how we want to live our lives, whether wisely or not. God allows us to make the wrong choices because otherwise, we will not be truly free. After all, He never promised us a life free from troubles, He only promised us that He’ll be there for us, whenever we need Him.


May all of our prayers be answered. Have a Blessed day!

Monday, September 17, 2007

One Fine Day


Have you ever
had a great day recently? I have. Uhm, yeah, I did.


My weekend ended
up with me getting a really bad cold. And when I say bad, I mean nasty. I’ve been sneezing all over the place non-stop. Hahaha. So I did what most sick people do (well, not most siguro), I shopped. Hehehe. Well, that is just my way of relaxing my body and mind to get rid of that unwanted cold. Walang pakialamanan.


Today, Monday. I woke up feeling enegized. Surprisngly, my therapeutic yet non-traditional way of coping with colds was quite effective. That’s when I realized, today is going to be a really lovely day for me! I prepped myself for work, did the usual daily routines and headed out the door. The gloomy weather did not in any way alter my mood. I still feel the energy. Damang dama ko. Today is going to be a lovely day!


As I was walking I suddenly saw an armor of people at the station. As I began to move closer, I realized that people were not moving and the lines simply get longer. A few more steps and then I heard the news… “Walang LRT today”… Will resume after an hour… Wait, a freakin’ hour??? Now I find myself trying to haila cab, but to no avail. Maraming na-stranded obviously and we were all trying to get to work on time, agawan na lang sa taxi!!!! Still, it did not alter my mood. I was not in any panic mode, I was chillin’. Hahaha. Seriously.


And then in the midst of the chaos of people trying to get a ride to work, a guy approached me. He asked if I am going to Gil Puyat – to which I replied yes. Then I find myself being led to this Blue Mitsubishi Adventure – aba, swerte nga naman. Sa dami ng tao, ako pa nilapitan ni manong. He is such a blessing. When I got there, I heard people sigh. There were already nine passengers, ako na lang yung kulang. And at that moment, I became a blessing to those people who were waiting patiently for the car to be filled. Ayos. It really was a lovely day afterall.


Work was fine. No hassles, no biggies, no nonsense, no worries. It went all smooth and cool, which is somehow freaky. I then hurried to attend my Monday combat workout. I arrived at the gym unusually early for the class. And so, I stayed at the lounge. Got myself a cup of coffee and some newspaper to pass time. Then came a 6 feet tall, dark, lean and handsome guy who somehow sat right in front of me. Well, I’m quite sure I’ve seen him there before because he is such a looker to be missed. Hehe. And then I went on with my reading, halfway through the paper, I noticed him looking – as I was turning the pages. Ok, inaamin ko, I was trying to check the site as well – HIM. Hahaha. And by some stroke of luck, we found ourselves looking at each other, gave a polite nod and smiled. *kilig*


I am not good at this looking on and off thing that I decided to go to my locker and check my phone. Retouch! Hahahaha. When I got back sa lounge, I was a bit disappointed to see that he’s also gone. Oh crap! Well, it happens. So I simply continued my reading. A few minutes later, I saw the guy and this time, he sat beside me. All 6 feet of him – right beside 5’8 of me. Yikes. We then continued to give each other that occasional polite smile. In my mind, I was silently praying for diving intervention. Lord, please let him be not deaf or mute – sana kausapin niya ako. And then it happened… Somebody heard my prayer!!!! After a while, all I can remember was him leaning towards me, trying to get something – a calling card perhaps? His cellphone? Was he now going to ask for my number and save it ASAP?.......


Then I saw a yellow paper, he handed it to me and I willingly took it. Baka number niya to, pero teka, I got alarmed. The paper is just too big of a size to hold his number – kahit lahat na ng number niya. And guess what, here’s what I actually got!!!!!


A menu.

Yes, tawa ka jan! I was all too assuming – afterall, it was supposed to be a lovely day right? Hahahaha. How silly of me to think that he’s into me. Hahahahaha. In other words, nag-feeling lang talaga ako. Hahaha. After workout, I went back to the office and told my good friend about the story. Nakakatawa. Hindi ako nahiya, if you’ve been reading my blogs, something like this already happened, this is not pain or shame I am feeling – it’s nostalgia! Hahahahaha. The irony of life tlga. It has such a weird way of making you feel great and then putting you back to where you really belong. Buti na lang talaga, I keep Bengay handy. It’s for times like this. Times when somebody, intentionally or unintentionally, bashes my ego! Wahahahahaha..



p.s.

To the guy - pag nakita kita ulit, isusumbong na kita sa management ng Fitness First. Bawal yan sa loob ng club! - I am saying this with all bitterness! hahahaha.. Joke.


Sunday, September 09, 2007

Surprising Survey


I got this survey text from one of my friends and decided to join in the fun. Hehe. Ang text ay isang mahiwagang survey. And according to the message at the end of the text, "send mo din sa iba, matutuwa ka sa sagot nila". And that's what I just did. Te-te-te-text-text-text-text-text... Ay Globe pala ako, pang TM pala to... Hahaha..

Ang tanong:

Kung iibahin mo ang position ko sa buhay mo, ano ako?

- kapatid
- bf/gf
- special friend
- Ex
- Asawa
- Pinsan
- Bestfriend
- Manliligaw
- Kabet
- Kakambal
- Crush
- Kaaway

At first, nakakatuwa nga ang mga sagot na nakuha ko. Kakambal, pinsan, BF, etc. Pero habang tumatagal, mejo nauulit lang ang isang word. KABET. And most of the people who answered are the ones that I kinda like. Hahaha. This got me thinking, mukha ba tlga akong pang-Kabit? Am I beginning to have this querida aura without me knowing it? Or baka naman pinag-t-tripan lang ako ng mga mokong na to. Hahaha. Na-bother daw talaga ako! Hmf.


Moral lesson, wag magpapatol sa mga mapanirang survey na yan. Nakaka-alter ng mood. =P

Friday, September 07, 2007



I've read this article soooo many times in the past and I still couldn't get over it! This is one of Coelho's best article/blog/online journal whatever you call it. He's really such a wise man incapable of writing something shallow. Hahaha..

Closing Cycles


One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through. Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters - whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished.

Did you lose your job? Has a loving relationship come to an end? Did you leave your parents’ house? Gone to live abroad? Has a long-lasting friendship ended all of a sudden? You can spend a long time wondering why this has happened. You can tell yourself you won’t take another step until you find out why certain things that were so important and so solid in your life have turned into dust, just like that. But such an attitude will be awfully stressing for everyone involved: your parents, your husband or wife, your friends, your children, your sister, everyone will be finishing chapters, turning over new leaves, getting on with life, and they will all feel bad seeing you at a
standstill.


None of us can be in the present and the past at the same time, not even when we try to understand the things that happen to us. What has passed will not return: we cannot forever be children, late adolescents, sons that feel guilt or rancor towards our parents, lovers who day and night relive an affair with someone who has gone away and has not the least intention of coming back. Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away.



That is why it is so important (however painful it may be!) to destroy souvenirs, move, give lots of things away to orphanages, sell or donate the
books you have at home. Everything in this visible world is a manifestation of the invisible world, of what is going on in our hearts - and getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place. Let things go. Release them. Detach yourself from them. Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Do not expect anything in return, do not expect your efforts to be appreciated, your genius to be discovered, your love to be understood. Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over and over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else.

Closing Cycles


Nothing is more dangerous than not accepting love relationships that are b
roken off, work that is promised but there is no starting date, decisions that are always put off waiting for the “ideal moment.” Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back. Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person - nothing is irreplaceable, a habit is not a need. This may sound so obvious, it may even be difficult, but it is very important.

Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life. Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust. Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

The Bitch is Back


"It's Britney Bitch!"

Dropping it like it's HOT comes Britney's latest single - Gimme More!!!

After the whole shaving her head drama, the top-less pics as well as the bottomless one, comes a new track from her fifth and latest album schedule to hit the stores on November. Listen as she tries to give us more of her music with this latest track. Ne-Yo produced a couple of songs in this album (from what I read). I love her new song - I hope she gets to perform this coming VMAs!!!!!


The Song: Gimme More

(It's Britney, bitch)
(I see you, and I just wanna dance with you)

Everytime they turn the lights down
Just wanna go that extra mile for you
Public display of affection
Feel's like no one else in the room (The room)

We can get down like there's no one around
We'll keep on rockin' (We'll keep on rockin')
We'll keep on rockin' (Keep on rockin')

Cameras are flashing my way dirty dancing
They keep watchin' (They keep watchin')
Keep watchin
Feel's like the crowd is saying

[CHORUS]
Gimme gimme more
Gimme more
Gimme gimme more
Gimme gimme more
Gimme (Uh)
Gimme gimme more
Gimme gimme more
Gimme more
Gimme gimme more
Gimme gimme more
Gimme (Uh)
Gimme gimme more

Center of attention ('tention)
Even when they're up against the wall
You got me in a crazy position (Yeah)
If you're on a mission (Uh-uh)
You got my permission (Oh)

We can get down like there's no one around
We'll keep on rockin' (Keep on rockin')
We'll keep on rockin', rockin' (Uh-uh)

Cameras are flashing my way dirty dancing
They keep watchin' (Wait)
Keep watchin
(Feel's like the crowd is saying)

[CHORUS]
Gimme gimme more
Gimme more
Gimme gimme more
Gimme gimme more


Gimme (Uh)
Gimme gimme more
Gimme gimme more
Gimme more
Gimme gimme more
Gimme gimme more
Gimme (Uh)
Gimme gimme more

(I just can't control myself, oh)
(They want more? Well I'll give'em more, oh!)

[CHORUS]
Gimme gimme more
Gimme more
Gimme gimme more (Gimme more)
Gimme gimme more
Gimme (Uh)
Gimme gimme more (Ooh)
Gimme gimme more
Gimme more
Gimme gimme more
Gimme gimme more (Gimme more, oh yeah)
Gimme (Uh)
Gimme gimme more

Ohh, gimme more, gimme more (More)
Gimme more, gimme more baby
I just wanna more

[CHORUS]
Gimme gimme
Gimme
Gimme gimme more
Gimme gimme
Gimme (Ooh)
Gimme gimme more
Gimme gimme
Gimme
Gimme gimme more
Gimme gimme
Gimme (Ooh)
Gimme gimme

Bet you didn't see this one coming
The incredible Lygo
The lengendary Miss Britney Spears, haha
And the unstoppable Danja
Ha, you gonna have to remove me
Cause I ain't goin' no where, haha
(More)