Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012 - Greatest Realizations


Last year, I wrote a blog about my self realizations for 2011: http://kesico.blogspot.com/2011/12/2011-greatest-realizations.html

Just to be consistent, I'm writing my realizations for this year as well:

  1. Learned by heart the serenity prayer:
  • God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and Wisdom to know the difference.
     2.  Panglao, Bohol is my one true love.

     3.  Love can do impossible things. 

     4.  It can also ruin friendship/s.

     5.  Family first.

     6.  What others think about you is none of your business.

     7.   When you're on your late 20s, stop attending family reunions to avoid "why-are-you-still-single-and- 
           not-yet-married" conversations.

     8.   Quarter-life crisis is real.

     9.   You don't have to burn bridges to avoid people. 

     10.  Happy people are the grateful ones.
     
     11.  Stop the "be yourself" attitude. If you feel that there's something wrong going on, you need to adjust 
            and change for the better to live a happier life.

     12.  Start dreaming again.

     13.  You can't please everybody. Get over it.

     14.  I love airplanes 

     15.  Being nice to someone you dislike doesn't mean you're FAKE. It means you are mature enough
            to tolerate your dislike towards them. 

     16. "Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody." - Stephen Chbosky

     17.  I'm in love with my niece, baby girl :)

     18.  Date someone who loves to read.

     19.  DAMNED if you. DAMNED if you don't.

     20.  Some people are really plain stupid. Insensitive. And no respect.

     21.  Delicadeza

     22.  OPM is still alive.

     23.  It's More Fun in the Philippines.

     24.  This year was my loneliest birthday ever. 

     25.  My mom still cooks the best spicy spaghetti in the world. Yeahmehn.

     26.  It's not yet end of the world, you foooool!!

     27.  Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die first.

     28.  My "The One" is still missing.

     29.  Tattoo hurts like hell.

     30.  It's OK to pretend and act stupid even if you're sober. 


Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Vulture and the Sudanese Child


The priest shared this story to us today. He told us to search for three words: Africa, Poverty, and Vulture. Google brought me here >> 
http://www.squidoo.com/kevin-carters-iconic-photo

The South African photojournalist Kevin Carter won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for this controversial photo taken on March 11, 1993. The photographer was in a place near the village of Ayod in Sudan when he saw an emaciated Sudanese child making her way towards a feeding program nearby. When she stopped to rest, a vulture landed behind with his eyes on the little girl, seemingly waiting for the child to die so he could finally devour her remains. 

Click the link for the story ( http://www.squidoo.com/kevin-carters-iconic-photo). Kevin Carter got depressed - committed suicide. Excerpts from Cater's suicide note read: "I'm really, really sorry. The pain of life overrides the joy to the point that joy does not exist...depressed ... without phone ... money for rent ... money for child support ... money for debts ... money! ... I am haunted by the vivid memories of killings & corpses & anger & pain ... of starving or wounded children, of trigger-happy madmen, often police, of killer executioners... I have gone to join Ken if I am that lucky."

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kaibigan


Matagal ko din pinagisipan paano ko mabubuo ang blog kong ito. Matagal akong nagmuni-muni kung ano ang tamang salita para dito.

Ang blog na ito ay para sa mga kaibigan.

Nung bata-bata pa ako, palagi sakin sinasabi ng nanay ko na mamili ako ng kaibigan. Sabi ko sakanya, hindi ako ganon. Kahit sino pwede ko kaibiganin. Hanggang ngayon, ngayon ko lang naintindihan ang totoong ibig sabihin ni mommy.

Sabi nila, habang tumatagal, sa pagtanda mo, kokonti ang bilang ng mga kaibigan mo. Hindi dahil namatay sila lahat kundi, iilan lang ang mga taong pinili mong maging parte padin ng buhay mo. Titibay ang mga sarili mong paniniwala..mga opinyon. At hindi lahat ng nasa friend's list mo, kaya sikmurain ang ugali mo.

At ang mga tumagal? Sila ang mga taong marunong makiramdam, magpahalaga ng pagkakaibigan. Sila yung mga tao na hindi mo man madalas makita, pero ramdam mo ang pagmamahal nila sayo. Sila ang mga taong hindi ka bibitawan kahit ano pa ang mangyari. Sila ang mga taong, nakaaway mo na't lahat..pero dadating ang panahon na magkakaintindihan din kayo.

"You start realizing that maybe, those friends that you thought you were so close to aren't exactly the greatest people you have ever met and the people you have lost touch with are some of the most important ones."

At para sa akin, maaaring hindi din ako naging totoo sa iba. Siguro pinili ko din i-detach ang sarili ko dahil alam kong mas gagaan ang loob ko.

Sa libo-libong kasama ko dati sa araw-araw na kasiyahan..hanggang sa iilan na natira..swerte pa din ako kasi may mga kaibigan padin akong totoo at maganda ang intensyon sa akin.

May mga tao na lalapit sayo dahil sa kalakasan mo. Pero may mga tao na lalapitan ka at aakayin mula sa kahinaan mo.

Dumating man ang panahon na magkaalaman. Dumating man ang araw na magkabilangan. Alam ko sa sarili ko na hindi ako magiisa.

Para sa mga taong hindi marunong magpahalaga, di ako makikipag-away. Hindi din ako makikipagpilitan. Mahirap makipaglaban sa wala. Magmumukha lang tayong TANGA.

BILOG ANG MUNDO. ANG GINAWA MO SAKIN AY GAGAWIN DIN SAYO.

Friday, February 03, 2012