Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Real Friend

A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.

A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names.
A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.

A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A real friend comes early to help you cook and clean.

A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed.
A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.

A simple friend seeks to talk with you about their problems.
A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.

A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.
A real friend could blackmail you with it.

A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.

A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.
A real friend knows that it's not a friendship until after you've had a fight.

A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!

A simple friend will read and throw this letter away.
A real friend will keep sending it until he's sure it's been received.


Memories last forever, never do they die, Friends stick 
together and never really say Goodbye
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Life's Realities

            Life doesn’t stop when you have already reached your goal and stability, it doesn’t end when you already think that you have transpired your mission as a child of God; and most especially, it doesn’t end when you are already at old age and do not have sufficient strength to do worthwhile activities, nevertheless, it is just the start of your mission as a mentor to the young.
            Spending time with “lolas,” even though it was only for about 6 hours and a half doesn’t only taught me to open my eyes to the realities of social justice and to extend a hand to them, but they served as a guide for me, touching my heart and making me realize that even our simple deeds like listening to their heart-warming stories, singing and dancing with them and caring for them means really a lot for them. Actually, these are only small things that teens can do and doesn’t cost a lot from us but these small things make them feel they are special and really loved, even though they used to feel that they are left behind by whom they call their biological family , they have found the true spirit of family from us. Honestly, during the first few hours of our immersion, there is really nervousness and a little impatience within us, but as the time stays longer, there is a feeling of attachment born between us and our lolas. Actually, right now, I am really looking forward and really excited for our next meeting, for our next bonding. Hearing their laughter and even their painful cries because of what the past left them, really make me feel that yes, I am young and some people would think that I cannot do something to help them but what I can offer to them is our time to let them feel they are still special and that they are still significant in this society as creations of God. They are not only the ones who benefited from us, actually, it the other way around, I have really learned a lot of things from them. I am thankful that they have allowed us to share with us their remaining time and memories here on Earth. They have been good teachers of life for us and how lucky we are to be somehow part of their lives.
            At this moment in time, I really am excited to see them again even though they would not be remembering us again because I believe I still have the time and energy to touch their lives and share them the happiness of existence here on Earth.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Let Us Take the Lead

One Family.One Victory.

"You can't just get success if you are just waiting for it. It is a daily routine which involves patience, hardwork and faith."

These pictures were taken at Rizal Park, Manila with my AMC for the shoot of our commercial entry for the Societal Marketing 3D. It was never too easy to stay long under the sun just to shoot the video, but we made it because we have the passion not only to win but to spread our advocacy to our fellowmen that we, even in our young age, could make a difference with our simple little ways, nevertheless, we should not wait for tomorrow of the next day to act, let us  start NOW so we could pass on the change to the succeeding generations.
"There is never a  right time, to do the right thing."

Friday, February 3, 2012

I'd be here someday.:)

Be Happy

A bonding to be treasured:)

It is more fun here in the Philippines!:)

Waiting for the Right Time

They often tease each other,
they fight about a lot of things,
but they love all of the same 
movies and music.

She is always upset with him
but she always looks for him.

They both say they hate each other
but secretly are happy with
each other's company.

They act like they are nothing more 
than friends,
but everyone knows otherwise.

She admires him;
He longs for her.

When people ask about them,
he immediately diverts the topic
but silently wants her to know
how much he likes her.

She doesn't know she's beautiful
He already does.

She's waiting for someone,
and He's searching.

They are in complete different worlds
but they are absolutely perfect 
in each other's arms.