Monday, February 28, 2011

Pagsubok Lamang 'Yan


           Minsan ang buhay di malaman kung nagbibiro dahil sa mga di inaasahang unos na dumarating sa ating buhay. Minsan naiisip natin na sumuko na lamang at huwag nang lumaban pa pero tayo rin ang kaawa-awa sa dulo.    
          Hindi natin mawari kung sinusubok tayo ng Diyos dahil sa mga suson-susong mga problema sa buhay. Namatayan, nawalan at nasaktan pero sa kabila ng mga nangyayari sa atin, nananatili pa rin tayong matibay, matatag at masaya dahil wala namang idudulot na maganda ito sa atin kung hindi natin isasara ang pintuan ng nakalipas. Marami nang beses na tayo ay nadapa. Paulit-ulit at halos hindi na makayanan pa pero magpasalamat pa rin tayo sa Diyos dahil ang lahat ng nangyayari sa atin ay may iniiwang ginintuang aral na nagbibigay sa atin ng ispiration para tayo'y mabuhay pa. Naiisip din natin na sana sa ating buhay, palagi na lamang tayong masaya, na hindi nakararanas ng hirap at pagod pero paano natin maaalala ang Maykapal kung hindi tayo makakaranas ng hirap at pighati? Sana rin hindi tayo nawawalan ng mahal sa buhay dahil mahirap at masakit ang mawalan. Kung maaari lang sana sa araw na sumahukay tayo'y babalik din tayo sa ating pagkabata,pero hindi. Habang tumatanda tayo'y lumalapit din ang ating katapusan. Sana din sa ating katapusan ay makamit natin ang mga mithiin, taong may ipapamana tayo kahit paano sa ating mga mahal sa buhay, pamanang magiging kasangga nila para labanan ang badya ng kahirapan. Mayroon ding mga pagkakataong sumusuko tayo at nawawalan ng pag-asa sa kadahilanang hindi natin ito kayang labanan pa pero naniniwala ako na ang mga taong nawawalan ng pag-asa ay ang mga taong walang magandang kinabukasan dahil pinaiiral nila ang kabiguan sa kanilang puso kaysa sa pagbangon sa sariling mga paa. Tayo rin lang ang gumagawa ng ating kapalaran. Ang Diyos lamang ang nagsisilbing gabay natin upang ituro tayo sa tamang landas na ating tatahakin. Kaya huwag natin isisi sa kanya kung anu mang klase ng buhay mayroon tayo ngayon. Mag pasalamat na lamang tayo dahil patuloy  pa rin tayong lumalaban dahil habang may buhay, may pag-asa ika nga. Kumayod tayo nang kumayod pasasaan ba't dadalhin din tayo ito sa tugatog ng ating mga pangarap at mithiin para sa atin pati na rin sa kapakanan ng ating pamilya at ating magiging pamilya sa kinabukasan.
          Ituring natin na lahat ng mga ito'y pagsubok lamang para tayo'y maging matatag at matapang dahil ang mga taong lumalaban ay mga taong nagiging ehemplo ng bawat nilalang sa mundo. Isipin din natin na sa bawat pagtapal natin sa pusalian ay katumbas ng pagtapak natin sa kalangitan. Magtiwala lamang tayo sa Maykapal dahil alam niya ang mas nakakabuti para sa ating lahat.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Aunt, I Salute You

From the time that I was born, you were with me
when I cry and needs some food, you carried me
and when I am sick, you are always with thee
that why I salute you and I am happy


After being a second mother in the school,
you'll become a mother of your three children
and even though you are not with your spouse
I believe that you can do it with rapturous smiles.




Thank you for the love that you are giving.
Thank you for the care and support that you are showing
I will always ask god to give you more blessing
And to keep on benevolence from other human being.

Don't anticipate those problems in life
they are just tests for us to be remain strife
because teachers are like soldiers to be trained
to be a model, and a mother to be obeyed.







Wednesday, February 23, 2011

From Philippines to Hawaii

           At the age of 6, I migrated to Hawaii. Sad as it was, I needed to. My parents and my two younger siblings lived there. And in order for our family to be completed, I needed to move. I was reluctant, I didn’t want to move. I didn’t want to leave my school, my relatives, my classmates, and especially my friends behind. I had so many things and people left behind in Bacarra. I remember crying on the day I left Bacarra. I cried until we got to Manila. I remember hanging onto my Aunt’s hand, begging her to let me stay with her. My grandma and grandpa carried me away and we bid our farewells. When I got on the plane, I still sobbed. Until the plane took off, I stopped crying. Why? I was fascinated with the take-off. As soon as the pilot announced our take-off in the intercom, I felt butterflies in my stomach. My stomach flipped upside down! It felt like a roller coaster ride. I looked out the window, we were flying up in the sky! After 11 hours of a grueling, vomit-filled plane ride, we finally arrived in what they called the “paradise”, Honolulu, Hawaii. We stepped out, there were so many cars, so many people, and so many luggage! Then suddenly, both my grandparents rushed to this lady and man. Then soon, this man and lady hugged me real tight. I guessed they were my mom and dad. Then I saw a little girl, about 4 years old and another girl in the arms of another lady, a year old. I guess they were my siblings. I still felt awkward around them, and I felt shy. Being the 6 year old that I was, the only English word I understood and spoke was “yes” or “no.” I couldn’t communicate with my cousins nor my siblings, even if I wanted to.
            I remember my first day of school, I felt like crying. Everyone seemed scary, I didn’t talk to anyone. After that first day, I didn’t want to go back at all! I missed home every single day, I remember crying every single night, begging my grandma to take me home. I wanted to go back to Bacarra real bad. Then soon enough, I made some friends. They didn’t make fun of me and my broken English. I was glad that I was put in an English as A Second Language program. I owe a lot to that program, without it, I wouldn’t be speaking as fluently as I am right now. As years passed, the more accustomed I got to the American culture and the Hawaii culture. As years flew by, the more comfortable I got with the English Language and school. I soon made friends, friends that I treasure now.
             It took me about a year to get used to my new environment. Took me a good 2 years to comprehend and speak English fluently and gain my confidence with my speaking abilities.
I’ve been living here in Hawaii for 11 years now, more than I have lived in the Philippines. I now consider this state as my home. But Philippines will always be my homeland. =]
   This story was emailed to me by my friend in Hawaii. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Trust is our Weapon

          Pasensiya po sa inyo kung hindi ako nakakadalaw sa mga blog niyo kapag Saturday at Sunday, ginagamit kasi ng anty ko ito kapag weekends at ako'y nakikigamit lang but anyway, I'm back again.

 


As I walked through the journey of my life,
I surpassed those struggles with strife
I crossed the deep narrow oceans behind
And leaved them with lessons in my mind

Sometimes, we cant realize that all things work for our good
That no matter how hard that trial, we should not refuse
Because He will carry you when you cant carry on
Just believe in yourself and you'll never be alone.

Trials are not the reason for you to be sad,
trials are not the reason for you to lose hope
and trials are not the reason for you to give up
but to motivate and to fight to keep it up.

Life is not unfair because this is a gift
never put it down but you must lift
because life is the product of trust and belief
that you must manage and you are the chief

Do not ask why this things are done to you
Do not ask questions why challenges are always with you
but to thank the Almighty that he gave you another chance
to continue your battle for one more chance.


















Friday, February 18, 2011

Ikaw lang ang Mamahalin

               Minsan, naisip ko na parang walang tao na nakalaan para sa akin. Kung saan-saan ko hinanap ang love pero parang kay saklap ang aking kapalaran pagdating sa pagmamahal.
               Nangako ako sa sarili ko na hindi na ako magmamahal pa dahil sa iniwang bakas ng aking pinakamamahal. Ang puso ko'y puno ng pighati't kalungkutan. Sinubukan kong ibinaling sa iba ang aking pangungulila sa kanya pero hindi ko lubos na magawa sapagkat nakakubli pa rin ang pagmamahal ko sa kanya sa kabila ng lahat. Sa sambit niya noon, hihintayin daw ako hanggang makapagtapos ako sa Kolehiyo at kami'y magsasama. Sa matagal ring panahon na naging kami, siguro masasabi ko na mahal na rin niya ako. Nakilala ko siya noong nasa High School pa ako, 3rd year ako noon at naging kami lang noong 4th year na kami hanggang ngayon pero noong nakaraang September 2010, naging malamig na ang aming pagsasama. Hindi na siya nagparamdam maski sa text man lang. Hindi ko na alam kung nasaan siya ngayon pero ang pagkakaalam ko ay nasa Maynila siya upang magtrabaho at makapag-ipon. Dahil sa ganoong pangyayari, hindi ako nagdalawang isip na tawagan ang kanyang number pero sa kasawiang palad, ang kapatid naman niyang lalake ang nakasagot sa aking tawag. maski daw sila ay walang balita tungkol sa kanya. Walang oras na hindi ko siya inaalala. Pinapanalangin ko na isang araw ay surpresahin niya ako sa bahay namin. Halos tinawag ko na lahat ng mga Santo at mga disipulo ng Panginoon para lamang maalam kung ano na ang nangyari sa kanya ni wala nang luha na pumapatak sa aking mga palad dahil sa kahahagulgol sa kanyang paglisan. Gusto ko lang naman iparamdam sa kanya na hindi ko siya makalimutan sa puso't isipan ko. mabuti na lamang at andiyan yung kapatid niya, na kaboses niya mismo at sa kanya ko ibinabaling ang aking pangungulila. Iniisip ko na lamang na kahit papaano'y nakakausap ko siya doon ay masaya na ako pero iba pa rin ang pakiramdam kapag siya mismo iyon. Ngayon, sinusubukan ko na siyang kalimutan pero imbes na makalimutan ko siya, naaalala ko siya saan man ako tangayin ng hangin. Hindi ko alam kung maniniwala pa ako sa kanyang mga ibinigkas pero parang nawawalan na ako ng pag-asa. Nalulungkot na ako parati. Hindi ko maitanggi na siya pa rin at wala ng iba ang laman ng puso ko.
               Hanggang ngayon, umaasa pa rin ako na babalik siya dahil wala na akong alam na isipin kundi siya at nangangarap na sa pagdilat ng aking mga mata'y siya ang una kong matutunghayan. Malayo man siya sa akin, mamahalin ko pa rin siya. Alam ko na may plano pa ang Diyos para sa aming dalawa.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Love is Silent and Deeply Profound II

          This is the Part II of my video. I hope this will inspire you that eventhough love brought tears and sadness in our lives, still we must forgive that person and forget what that person has done to you because love is like a cycle, when we love, we also get hurt and when we get hurt, we forget and when we already forgot that person, we love again.


Monday, February 14, 2011

You're My Destiny

          Sa mga In-love ngayong Valentines Day, I made a poem for all of you. Maari niyo itong kopyahin(pero sabihin niyo kung sino sumulat nito) at sabihin sa minamahal niyo hehehe. Hindi para sa akin ito kundi para sa inyong lahat ito.

At first, I was alone and sad
Hoping that one day, I will be glad
But now, I am very much delighted,
Because I found someone whom I've waited

i am always pleased with your debonair beauty
your tantalizing eyes and your blissful personality
Your smile is the melody of my heart,
And your palms that directs me to a good start.

When I am in downcast, you always make me happy
When I am isolated, you don't want me to be lonely
You are my joy, my strength and my inspiration,
That whatever I do, you are the instrument of my motivation.


When I am sad, you always make me smile,
When I am weak, you always make me strong
And whenever I lose hope, you always make me inspired,
That's why I love you and it will not be expired.

Words can't express how much I value you,
It's not prominent when you say I love you too,
But your presence and trust is all I need
So that my offering in love will always succeed.

Thank you for the love that you are showing,
Thank you for the trust that you are giving.
I am very much lucky that you came into my life,
that you gave happiness to this lonely life.













Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Fiesta Laoag City!!




           Pamulinawen is the official celebration of the yearly fiesta of Laoag City. This is considered as the main tourist attraction in the City.
           The highlights of the celebration include Pamulinawen Street Pageantry, “Dulang” Food Festival, Calesa Festival,Comedia Ilocana,Sarsuela, Balikbayan Nights, Pamulinawen Grand Parade,Pamulinawen Agro-Industrial Trade Fair, Miss Laoag City Pamulinawen Beauty Pageant, Search for Miss ABC (Association of Barangay Councils) and Rural Improvement Club (RIC) Day.


          Naragsak a panag-fiesta tayu amin kakabsat nga adda iti Ilocos Norte. Daytoy a panag-fiesta ket indadaulwan ni Gov. Imee Marcos nga anak daydi Pres. Ferdinand Marcos. Intay amin agrambak ken agragsak!!!
         ( Happy Fiesta to all Ilocanos, this fiesta is under the leadership of Governor Imee Marcos, daughter of the late President Marcos. Lets all celebrate and enjoy)


Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Love is Silent and Deeply Profound

           Watch this video that I made to all of you. I wish this will inspire you a lot that despite of loneliness, love will always be there and it will come on the right time and when it is ready to be with you forever. Abangan po ninyo ang Part II. May kasunod pa yan.


Monday, February 07, 2011

I'm Yours Forever

             It's Monday again. Wala pa akong naihandang magandang post, kaya heto muna,may inihanda akong tula para sa inyo. Kaya lang chaka ata.hehe.



Love was never my favorite subject
I’ve always felt I had to object;
That love was splendor and that it was,
But to me it’s like a stinging wasp.

I can take a full blown strike and punch,
I face all the hardships all at once,
But all of a sudden love comes in
And it weakens me hard like a sin.

Why, O why do you do this to me?
You make me cry and weep for all to see.
You say you care, you say you do
But do you really mean I love you?

Are you serious or is this a joke?
Please tell me and don’t you dare choke.
Come and get me before I run out the door,
Because I don’t want to hurt anymore.


Friday, February 04, 2011

Happy 126th Birthday!


        
          Si Lola Juana Rodriguez, isang Cuban ay nagdiwang ng kanyang isang-daan at dalawampu't anim na kaarawan. Siya na marahil ang pinakamatandang tao na naitalang nabubuhay pa. Hindi pa raw siya ulyanin at alam pa niya ang kanyang ginagawa maski ang mga tao sa paligid niya ay kilala pa. Makaka-abot pa kaya tayo ng ganitong kahabang taon at gulang?
          Sa ipinakita ng pamilya sa pagmamahal sa kanilang lola, marahil ay ito ang nagbibigay sa kanya ng lakas upang ipagpatuloy pa ang mabuhay at ang pinakaimportante ay ang pananalig sa Diyos at ang kanyang pananampalataya. Kaya tayo, mahalin natin ang ating lolo at lola dahil pag matanda na rin tayo, aalagaan at rerespetuhin din tayo ng ating magiging pamilya para masuklian ang kabutihang ibinahagi natin sa kanila.



It's Time For Me to Let You Go

          It took me months to forget you, to get rid of you in my heart.

I tried everything from ignoring you, your calls, your messages. But damn it, none of them worked. You just seemed to creep your way back into my heart and crush it again.

What did I see in you anyway? You’re just a typical guy. Nothing special, just average. Maybe you had your way of capturing my heart, making me head over heels in love with you.

I don’t know what has gotten into me back then, but I fell for you, your charms, your sweet words. Well, who can blame me? I’m a girl, and I’m a sucker for sweet talks.

Every time you’d tell me you love me, my heart would start racing. My mouth forming a smile. Every time you’d hold my hand, the world becomes a blur in my eyes. I guess I could say you were my first love.

I remember very vividly the time you first confessed to me. You were being an ass that day. You were irritating the heck out of me. You’d keep bugging and teasing me. You were such a nuisance. Then out of nowhere, you held my hand and suddenly pulled me to your side. You handed me a note and told me to read it. It read, “I like you.” I looked at you, bewildered. I told you “Nice one dude, you really got me there.” I rolled my eyes and shoved it back to you and walked away. You came running next to me and told me you were serious. I just stared at you with disbelief. You kept telling me over and over again that it wasn’t a joke. I replied with a shrug.

A month passed. You weren’t kidding. You really did like me, but I was still unsure of my feelings for you. I only met you my Junior year and I’ve grown close to you, like my guy best friend. I could easily talk to you.

You weren’t afraid to show or express your feelings. You were very vocal about it. Not even a month later, I started to fall for you.

We started off okay, like a normal couple would. But still, I was confused. What were we exactly? You didn’t actually ask me to be your girlfriend. You just told me you liked me and showed it. You acted like one, but I didn’t know what our status were. As a girl, I’d really appreciate it if I was labeled as your girlfriend.

I didn’t bother asking you about it. Things were going good for the first 3 months. Then we had some problems. We were on and off, we had a very unhealthy relationship.

We both wanted to fix the problem and so we did. But I’ve noticed, things weren’t the same anymore. You were a bit odd. Turns out, you’ve gotten tired of me.

It hurts, it broke my heart. Just when I’ve really, really fallen for you, you broke my heart.

Right after my graduation, you called me and asked me to meet you outside. So I did. You stood there, with a stuffed animal. It had a cap and it was holding a diploma. “Congrats, I’m sorry I couldn’t come.” I ran over to you and gave you a hug “It’s okay. Thanks.” Then you took me out to lunch to celebrate.

I thought we were okay again, we were back to normal? A month later, you sent me a message. “I’m sorry nerdy, but I don’t think this will work anymore. -Your nerd.” My heart dropped. What was this about? I didn’t know what to think or do. Tears sprang in my eyes and nearly a second later, it cascaded down my cheeks like a waterfall. I cried and cried until I fell asleep.

What kind of guy would break up through a text? How stupid could he be! He could’ve had the decency to break up with me in person not a text! You stupid idiot! I hate you! These were the thoughts I had that time. I hated you, I wanted to punch your pretty little face. I wanted to yell at you for breaking my heart just like that.

The following months were heartbreaking. I’d usually cry at night or cry when I talked to my best friend. I was lucky to have her by my side, giving me advice and comforting me.

After our break up, I saw you. You gave me a nod and I gave you a faint smile. You tried talking to me but I kept ignoring you. I wanted to distance myself from you, from the hurt you’ve caused me.

After that first encounter, I’ve gotten better. I stopped crying at night and I stopped thinking about you. When I saw you a couple times again, I didn’t have that feeling of wanting and hating you anymore. It was simply gone. I guess, with the help of my best friend, I’ve gotten over you.

When I heard you moved on with another girl, I was happy for you. I never thought that the day I’ll be able to move on was that soon. I was happy and relieved. I was finally over you.

So this is how it feels to be finally over you and, after what seemed to be forever, I’m happy again.

          It took me long enough to realize that you’re just not worth a single tear, not worth my time, and definitely not worth my love. I shouldn’t linger in the past, I have to move on. My life doesn’t end just because you’re no longer part of it.


                                    This story was sent to me by my friend in Hawaii
                         From "MiMi"

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Kung Hei Fat Choi







Happy Chinese New Year to all of us!
YEAR OF THE RABBIT

          I wish you prosperity, good health and wisdom to continue the journey of life that God had given to us. 





 


Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Love is in the Air

           Dahil love month ngayon, bubusugin ko kayo ng mga nakakakilig at mga kuwentong may kaugnayan sa "love". Heto ang una kong ishe-share sa inyo. basahin niyo kung tama ako. 

Do you know that: 
      
          Do you know the difference between " somebody you love and somebody you like? read this and think about it:
          If you look into the eyes of the one you like, you blush. But if you look into the eyes of the one you love, you smile. In front of the person you like, you tend to get shy, but in front  of the person you love, you can show your own self. one thing more, you can look straight into the eyes of the one you like. But you can always smile into the eyes of the one you love. See the difference? think about it and compare where that person belongs.  Does this person belongs to " somebody you love" or " somebody you like"?.

          Iba naman ito, sa mga single tulad ko, heto at may inihanda akong pagkain para sa atin hehe.  Sana magustuhan niyo:

Heart For Sale 


         Who wants to buy my heart?  I'm having it for sale. Although its only second hand, still it functions well because once, I sold it whole but someone returned it broken. Now, I had it all repaired and now I am back in business. Who wants to buy my heart? Satisfaction guaranteed. It has free service charge, compatible and pure and a lifetime warranty. So if you are asking for the price, well you are in a bargain.. It does not need any amount. And it only costs.... True Love!