Hindi ko alam kung mabilis ba o mabagal ang panahon. Sa isang banda, parang ang bilis ng panahon dahil akalain mo yun, 1.5 years ka nang nagtatyaga sa kin! :) Pero sa kabilang banda, sa dinami-rami ng mga pinagdaanan natin - mga masasaya at malulungkot na pangyayari, nakakabiglang isipin na nangyari lahat yun sa loob lamang ng 1.5 years!

Salamat sa pagtanggap sa akin ng buong-buo, kasama lahat ng pagkukulang at hindi magagandang kaugalian. 

Salamat sa kulitan, asarahan, at iba pang masasayang samahan.

Higit sa lahat, maraming salamat sa pagmamahal at pagiging aking kapareha sa ating pagtanda. Mahal na mahal kita! :)
Amazing how an aching tummy (damn you milk tea!) inspired me to update my blog. Since I can't go to sleep and my mind keeps on commenting on things that I see and read, I decided to use this opportunity to make some posts here. Random thoughts:

  • Respect speaks of the "How" and not the "Why". You can never be disrespectful for believing in something, or nothing, or everything. Lack of respect is a matter of action and not of intention.
  • I know everyone is entitled to have his/her own opinion, but I really think that atheism is simply stupid.
  • Sometimes, you may feel that you're a star, but in reality, you're just a clown (no offense to all the clowns out there).
  • You can never lose in life. Good experiences can become good memories, bad experiences can become good lessons. Yeah right! Tell that to my aching tummy.
Wala na. Ubos na ang lakas ko. Sakit pa rin ng tyan... Hay...
"Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference."

This is the only memorized prayer that I pray for its meaning and not for mere recitation. I love the way that this prayer emphasizes the role of God and the role of us, humans - God gives us His "gifts", but the ultimate decision and action still lies with us. This empowers us and gives us control and meaning over our life, at the same time acknowledging that there is still Someone infinitely more powerful and intelligent watching over us.

I have been reciting this prayer more often than usual these past few days (and weeks... and months). After a long calm, I feel that a big storm is about to come into my life. Or rather, I'm about to conjure a big storm that will shake my currently safe but passive existence. Deep inside, I know that this is for the best, since only in the face of challenges could we grow and mature. Even with this knowledge, however, I still cower in fear and frustration on the uncertainties that will surely befall me.

Though I know that a lot of people will support me in my actions (with a special mention to my special someone), in the end, this challenge is mine to face, and mine alone. There are a lot of bad things that MAY happen, but if I do not do anything, nothing will change, and contentment is something that I am currently not enjoying.