"Today is Earth Hour"

Let us altogether switch our lights off at around 8:30-9:30 (local time) tonight to support earth hour. Let's help save energy. Let's save our mother earth.


The Amazing Race reaches India

i am not a regular viewer of this kind of show, "The Amazing Race", however at times when i start to search for a good t.v program, i would come across with it once in awhile and the contestants already to me become familiar.

this is indeed an amazing race that it seems like they have to travel different places actually far enough. now i wonder if they'll reach Philippines(hehe!). in this show you'll see how they struggle to survive with each challenge only to get to first place, of course to win this game. just seeing India even on tv, i was surprised to see the place that aptly taught me how these poorest of the poor really live and survive. and it's very moving because while the contestants were on their way to their destination riding a cab, one lady and a young man (from the contestants) really burst to tears upon seeing the people along the streets like little children being dirty while some really naked, animals so freely roaming around rummaging food from garbage and the damaged buildings and houses. that was part of India, showing a real picture of what poverty is all about.

but what really got me teary-eyed was when this contestant really kept crying for pity that his mother was trying to console him saying "it's okay"..only later then too when i realized that during their exchange of messages that this young man could even hardly speak. yet inspite of his disability, his concern went to the poor ones even realizing that he's still lucky to have a good life back home.

am back to realization too that we just couldn't go on complaining in life for not getting what we want more than what we already have... because if we look around us, we'll realize that we're still lucky after all.


just a thought

I thought about the "what if's" and the "could have been's" I might have opted to write. There are a lot of them creeping in my brain at this moment. But I am not a star..still to me this is not my stage even when I continue writing.

"What if" I would talk about Pacquio and the new issue that he's been into with the t.v industries? But whether Manny has violated some contracts or not, I can only hope that when Manny says that "his games and winnings are for his country", there is truthfulness in it. It would be very frustrating to have started to feel like seeing him already swinging the boxing arena( in purely business) only in the name of fame, power and money. I still hate his political ambition, with all my honesty.

"What if'" I would talk about the rape case of Nicole, now being recanted by the DOJ? For sure I am not happy about the 'victim's' abandonment of the case. But, whatever 'truth' there may be, I would not attempt at all to 'add insult to injury' to both the victim and the accused. Whether justice is served in my country or not, may we just continue to pray for them to find that inner peace one day. So much so that in this life, we just have to be happy knowing that at the end of the day, these personalities still have people to hold on to.

Well, these are just some thoughts banging on me..lousy thoughts though, but worth the lessons.


asking the difference..

"Te, unsa diay kalainan sa true love ug commitment?
(what is the difference between true love and commitment?)

Sometimes I am still in disbelief with how my cousin, in his teen, has already grown to be asking such kind question. He's already a sophomore in college but then to me he's still just that young boy I used to know whose interests are only into riding bicycle, playing around his neighborhood or just watching DVD's. Though we only see each other during family gatherings or special occasions, I never failed to ask my cousins how are they doing in their studies. But this time, his little query brought me into a thought that he'd already grown up while I have aged.(LOL!)

At first he showed me a picture of a young lady in his phone and then asked me if the girl is cute. I plainly answered 'yeah..'. I was about to tease him but it seemed that the wind had blown my thought away. With that look of seriousness in his eyes he asked, "te, unsa diay kalainan sa true love ug commitment?".

I gave my view without a second thought. However, I was hoping that I answered him just right to at least open up an idea. Although I wasn't sure if i'd grabbed the exact views for that matter but then it's still good to know that he bothered to ask. As young adult, I still would love to hear them asking things like this. There's always a 'kilig' factor when talking about relationship whether it's a failure or a success. Love is the only niche where all just seems eternal and nobody is an exemption.

At times when I look back and ponder on it, I too come up and wander just what really there is between true love and commitment . And why some things still fail even when two people already venture into it. Reconstructing my thoughts over and over. And perhaps, just perhaps, it happens to every one of us, just like a young boy...still asking for the difference.


Thanks blogspot..

This is a short one.

I have been here for years but have not thanked this space for freely giving me just the right spot to gather my thoughts. And so here's my gratitude for all.
I may not get the chance to cross rivers and seas, climb hills or mountains and yet I am able to travel the world to this thing we call as 'blogosphere'. The wonderful thing of it all is that I find solace out of this little contemplation; a place to learn, to discover, to affect, and even to brace my self when at times I lose the courage to hang on. I have said good-bye to blogging then but it was a poor attempt. I have breathe in here perhaps. Now, I can't believe this is my already 241st post. And even when some do not make sense at all, still they mean much to me. At times I miss life back from basic like working with paper and pen. And I shall go back to my old diary when this online journey is over. However, I will still consider this blogging experience as one important highlight in the story of my life.

Daghang salamat blogger! I am really thankful we discover each other.


i just finished watching GMA 7's World View report entitled: "Si Barack at Si Juan." quite late though but it was worth my wait to see this report. there i just understand what the Filipino-American veterans went through after the past US governments' promises to them; the racism they went through and for how many times a bill for an equity benefit for them was not honored in the US Senate during the past governments. it's sad. now, i really hope that the lump sum for the war veterans that's included in Pres. Obama's recent signed stimulus package will really be very much beneficial to them.

i have learned a lot from the documentary report (or whatever it's called). life, wherever you go, must simply be cherished no matter what you do for a living because we can never tell what tomorrow may have in store for us. we can only hope what the government can do for us but it's important that we can also do so much for what we can do to be productive individuals. this global financial crisis might be too much for everybody to bear. but we can keep praying...it is never with a price.


life for rent?

I came across with one blog where the lady expresses her thoughts (quite pathetically) and how this song relates her life. I can only wish the lady in that blog is feeling better now. I have not really been religiously following Dido's music but once I get into it, her songs would really get you down to your nerves. I love her "Thank You" for sure. Well, I didn't know she came out with this song last 2003. Just click on the title to listen to the music.

Life For Rent
by Dido

I haven't really ever found a place that I call home
I never stick around quite long enough to make it
I apologize that once again I'm not in love
But it's not as if I mind
that your heart ain't exactly breaking

It's just a thought, only a thought

But if my life is for rent and I don't lean to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

I've always thought
that I would love to live by the sea
To travel the world alone
and live my life more simply
I have no idea what's happened to that dream
Cos there's really nothing left here to stop me

It's just a thought, only a thought

But if my life is for rent and I don't learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

While my heart is a shield and I won't let it down
While I am so afraid to fail so I won't even try
Well how can I say I'm alive

If my life is for rent...