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The easiest people to get annoyed at is family. You have to agree. I’m sure you have an experience where you go to your friend’s house and then this person starts yelling at a family member then turns to you with the sweetest voice “come on in, you must be starving.” Haha! Maybe it’s because of the comfortability that overruns the respect… I don’t know, but I for one is guilty of this especially with my younger sister. Aminado!
I’ve realized traveling is not a luxury. It is a necessity. It gives you time off to reboot the state of body and mind. You realize things, you learn, and most importantly it gives back stronger relationships. There’s always a need for change and you know you’ll never be the same person again after a travel. Inspirations: http://www.lostgirlsworld.com/ , tim ferriss - http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/category/travel/
My sisters and I make it a point to travel even once a year. Just the three of us. Last year, we went to Mt. Pulag (Philippine’s second highest peak) and this year March, we went to Hong Kong.
Getting ready. This is after the seminar. Fres. No idea it’s gonna get gruesome!
We did it! Both my sisters have their periods that time and one even had bouts of nausea and vomiting BUT WE DID IT!!! Define test of character.
The photo don’t do justice.
I miss you mt. pulag and manong guide. Kumo-congresswoman pose! haha!
Family is the number one bringer of happiness. Love for and from friends will come and go, but love for and from family is a true constant. –
I have been ultra melodramatic lately. I can’t help it. I do not know any Filipino (or even non-Filipino) who was not affected by storms that just hit our country. I have never been this empathic… and this thankful, that I am still here with my family.
For days a lot of us have moped, skip that now. I’m just happy we are all standing up and trying to help in one way or another. If I would be given a chance to choose to be pinoy again or not, I would without hesitation, be pinoy over and over again. I love my country. super lang.
Though what happened crushed souls, it makes you want to grab anything from life more!
I know it’s a bit early to start wrapping up my year, but so far, I am happy. Though it may look little to some people, this year I felt I’ve grown and experienced a lot. Discovered myself in becoming more fulfilled and now a lot more knowing of my passions in life.
I’ve read more. Played more. Painted a lot more. Sang and danced more. Met amazing new people. And just everyday getting fired up and inspired to live a full, happy life.
Me and my sister have made our bucket lists already, very LOOONG, so here’s just my own very-immediate-for-the-next-coming-months-sorta-bucket-list:
1. diver’s licence – I can now be officially called “master of intro dive”, hehe. I wonder how I have come to a lot of dives and never got myself a decent license. erm.
2. read more books – and articles.. and blogs… I know, sounds geeky, but when asked if you were in an island and asked to bring three things, one would be a great read.
3. violin – must study violin! cant let my violin rot like that, would be a big shame.
4. pottery – my friend introduced me to this and i am very very interested.
5. film animation – my main waterloo in art is cartoon making/animation, I am planning to learn more about this.
6. bonsai – i heard my friend saying taking care of a bonsai can be challenging. I love nature, very domesticated, but you know what they say, if all things fail to design and prove art, move to plants. Haha! Madaya to be frank because nature is an art on its own.
7. Hug more and kiss more – When language is a barrier, a kiss can settle everything bleak.
Sheesh! So many things to do! Exciting!
Great day today! OOH sun! Time to get started!
I am about to make one of those shameless conclusions:
If you are addicted to something, OF COURSE, you are selfish.
Well, I am not talking about JUST addiction to smoking or drinking (of course those are default premises attached to addiction), but I am talking about addiction in most broad aspects of…everything! Addiction to food, money, family, friends, relationships, religion, prayer, fitness, music, art, whatever! I am putting this without exception, if you have any, whether it is for good or bad, heavenly or hell-ish, addiction is addiction. Selfish. Period.
I am selfish.
For the past few days, I suffered overstretched hamstring. My god, who knew there is such a thing?! I overdid a lot of training, convincing myself that I was doing the right thing, that pain is part of everything, blah, blah, blah… of course I was rationalizing, I have most fun when I run and do capoeira. It’s when I feel most alive, I was addicted. Hence, the classic overdoing.
I know a lot of people who smoke, and I ask them why. Most of the time find myself wincing after the “wala lang” phrase from them. Hey, not that I am excusing myself from anything. I had my fair share. I smoked, but there’s this one person who asked me why (the only person who dared), and as soon as I found myself out of answer, I dropped everything. I just dropped smoking realizing it’s the most preposterous thing I have ever tried.
When you’re addicted to something you don’t care much about anything that may hinder it, you just do it over and over again in a pulse no hesitations. Hence, my conclusion for selfishness.
Shameless conclusion number two: When you can do everything in moderation, for sure you will succeed in life (and in anything else you want to succeed in).
We are slapped in the face with a lot of balance-driven practices and concepts, like so the chi, but I just realized my lack of care of it. For sure if we find balance in work and play, activity and rest, creating and destroying (hehe!)… everything did in proper moderation, we will be living a life so in bliss.
I was an addict. I overdid. These are just MY shameless conclusions, I don’t think they can be so agreeable.
Nevertheless, today, I will rest.
I just refuse to be selfish again.
i have never been this happy! i am in love. SO IN LOVE WITH LIFE AND GOD!
i had my rough years, years when i continuously asked myself what is my life’s purpose? I know that sounds so mid-life crisis type thinking, but yes, i almost believed i was going to die young because i was experiencing mid-life crisis at the age of 19! hehe
i finished my study as a nurse because i felt that my life’s purpose is to help other people especially the poor. i even asked the Lord to always guide me in my studies so that i can help other people after i’m done, but the truth is i was never happy. I got through, but the same feeling was there… empty. i tried, but same feeling persisted and i gave up. I felt guilty, so I volunteered at church as a nurse, but still i felt empty, lacking.
It is when i started going out of my way, then i realized how to be really happy. my core gifts are ebbed from art and music and me diversifying these things sucked the life out of me!
i learned about capoeira through internet, i have no idea what it was, but coincidentally it hit me on the face. i was never a sporty person (well, i used to golf, bowl, and swim, but was never that into it), but when i saw capoeira i said to myself i have to learn this. i was curious. what reeled me in was the music, the art, more so the passion meshed together from people there. the first few weeks have been very rough (actually, it still is!), but when i first heard the berimbau, their voices and saw the art put in every game, i realized i will endure any pain for THIS. my heart leapt in places!
It teaches me not just how to discipline my mind, control my body, but a way of life!
I breathe and live for art and music, everything that came and went with it, i am most willing to accept. And this is my life’s purpose, to hone my core gifts, persevere in abundance from wealth, love, and to share. It is still there, i want to help poor people. share, share, share!…only this time it is linked to my core gifts.
i will do it. watch me.
Mai in Japanese is synonymous to masarap in tagalog. Why am i saying this? My boyfriend wants to learn basic Japanese and apparently it’s one of his favorite words. Great! It’s about food again!
Anyway, that’s how I feel today! Sarap ng buhay man! Deliciously sweet! Just yesterday I started this blog hoping to vent out plans for my future. And I did say that the world will conform when you’re ready to share. Indeed, the world is conforming! I got a job yesterday! Wee! I won’t be starting though until december because I still have classes. Connections made it possible for me to hold my employment, teehee (not proud just glad. hehe!)
I’m going ahead. Dozo
I was taught basic Jap when I was young. I guess that’s the root of my fascination with the rich culture of Japan. In fact I sometimes include them in my paintings. I find it really interesting to study their ways, philosophy and art. I was trying to recall the few words I learned when I was young… I had a few remissions though I only have two favorite Jap words right now: SAKE and KAMPAI! hehe
I’d like to clarify. Even though I am sometimes inclined into learning different cultures from parts of the globe: I am a die hard pilipina. I am so devoted to my country, I never want to leave it for any reason. In fact I always think of ways to uplift my country in my endeavors (as a future interior designer or business woman). Nag aalab ang puso ko para sa bayan ko. I love our National Anthem (I have it on my Itunes). I love our flag. I consider people behind those compositions geniuses!
I speak and write english not for any reason but to reach a larger spectrum of crowd, for them to understand and see how good we Filipinos are.
my attempted analogue photography (olumpus xa3): Pagudpud, Saud; my favorite beach.
Philippines = Great Beaches!
I am a NFF. a New Found Fan of Potpot! *clap clap clap* check him/(her) out: http://potsquared.wordpress.com