I really can’t concentrate here…I’m trying to read but there are kids around the house playing…This one CJ is crying already coz Ella my niece keeps on teasing him…..Ella is really “pilya”….So this Marjay said I’m going to punish you Ella with my powers^^…..The kids by the way were playing like a”holy mass” coz Marjay is acting like the priest….He is even asking me now to lower the volume of my pc while he performs the mass^^….Haha!…such cute kids!
I just wonder like though kids nowadays are exposed with so many “complicated” things still there’s this young kid who I think has that passion to become a priest someday….Somehow or rather God knew how to balance the different “forces”we have on our planet^^….
Speaking of balance the forces^^ somehow I’ve learned to manage pressures that come my way….I’m also proud and thank God that this school year I have a perfect attendance in school^^…..I guess positive outlook in life has played a big part in keeping myself on the right track….Yes as simple as that…..So be positive, more open minded, and more understanding^^
Well until now I’m still trying to become a better person….there are so many temptations , failures etc. around us…..but I always end up going back to the Father….You have to go back to Him coz He is like a big big rock who would shield you from sufferings or hurts….There was a time when I had no decision at all…..Yes, I can do it all by myself….I am a strong person period…. I realized I had to change that….and take the side of truth…. I can’t be strong without God’s help…..that I’m stronger when I side with Him…..so I find my personal strength by siding with the truth….
We’ve had a couple of power interruptions this morning and in the afternoon in my hometown….and no water as well….and had to endure a hot weather too…..Well we’re used to it by the way….Though we have so many sources of electricity in our own country still we can’t avoid to have power failures every now and then…..coz we used up much energy I guess….. So I had no chance to finish some assignments today….Probably by tomorrow things will be alright….I hope so….
Graduation is getting nearer…..I will surely miss my students this year….I never encountered any”pasaway”among them….and hope they will continue their being good students when they’ll be in high school next year….I know they will^^…. What’s in store to all our students?…..Well I really don’t know…..Most of them prefer to work abroad for greener pastures….Why is it that I seldom hear a college student like those nursing students in my country say, “When I finish my course I would love to serve those who are less fortunate …..or serve in a poor town or barrio and help those who are suffering in my own country”….Well there are some who are willing to serve their fellow Filipinos but only a few would dream about that…..Sometimes we can’t blame them coz if you work here like if you are a nurse you would only get a low salary compared to those who are working abroad…..If you are a doctor I guess you will be properly compensated but for a nurse or a gov’t employee….it’s really hard to support your family with an average income….And it’s also a fact that for a nursing student to finish her course here she will have to pay much for her education…..it’s really expensive actually…..I’ve also notice that let’s say to those who study medicine or nursing here….they would be required to pass those unnecessary subjects included in their curriculum….Unlike if you study abroad like in the US they say if you take medicine there you will just have to concentrate on the subjects related to medicine….and if you have to concentrate on the theories then those are what you should study alone…..then if you shall have the training then you shall concentrate on practical work alone…..Here it’s not the case…..They kill our students….First with higher tuition fees then with complicated curriculum…..There are so many bright students here but they suffer from the selfish and business centered universities we have …..My buddy in school has two daughters taking up nursing and she has to really work hard just to support them…..and where will they serve when they finish the course?….The eldest had said “I would love to go to the US”….and what do you expect?….
Well now I will have to finish this entry or we might have a brown out later on^^…..Oh well in fairness….improvements have been made in our hometown…..Maybe we just need good leaders to be able to make our students and graduates stay in their own country and love it as well^^
As one of the common tao living in this world I only have these simple stories to share as well….
I visited my godmother’s house today and gave her the gift that I hadn’t given to her on her bday….She made me feel at home and at ease with her daughters and sons and would always introduce me to whoever is with her…I was always “feeling shy” whenever she introduces me to her guests coz she always mentions how I never forget to show my gratitude to her though it has been so many years since she had supported me in my studies….The truth is I think whatever I do to her I still couldn’t equal the love that she had given me…..
Years ago she had a granddaughter who she really loved so much…..but she had cancer and died while carrying a baby with her…..the baby died as well….During the time that her granddaughter was sick was also the time when she was supporting me in my studies…..I felt like it wasn’t right to give too much to others when you yourself needed so much too…..but she was always there for us with a smile even though she herself was suffering from a loved one’s disease….She just wanted others to be happy….that is her philosophy in life….
Now thank God that though she is already 88 yrs. old she still can do some household chores… though slightly slow when she walks but still she has that lively voice with her^^……I think she deserves happiness too for making lots of people happy in this world^^
It’s funny…at home I am the servant at school I am the boss…Asking the kids to get me a glass of water….to buy me a merienda….asking them to open the windows inside the class…close the door….erase the board…etc. etc. At home I was like a servant, clean the bathroom, prepare food, wash the dishes, run an errand etc. etc…But then it makes me realize that each of us has a role to play in this world….
This morning while I was riding a vehicle going home after running an errand as I always do every Saturday morning…there was this driver who seemed to be drunk coz I really thought that he could have killed both of us with his style of driving….OMG…I realized also that I wasn’t that prepared to die yet when he drove really fast^^….I remember two years ago I had encountered a driver like that who isn’t afraid to die I guess….Maybe he is dead by now with his Evil Knievel style of driving while the latest one was like Michael Schumacher I guess^^…..I remember really wanting to shout at “Evil Knievel” then but because of my “shock” at how fast we are running I just prayed to God then to keep us safe and sound…but^^ instead of praying the Lord’s prayer or Hail Mary then I remember saying “Lord bless this food that we are about to receive from thy bounty haha^^ while holding onto the vehicle really tight^^”…I was really so nervous then OMG….that was also the time that I realized that I wasn’t that prepared to die yet^^But kidding aside…those drivers should know better….They should think of the welfare of those people around them….To all the drivers out there….drive safely ok?
Are we really concern about the welfare of others? Until now I am weak and still struggling to become a better person to be able to really serve others and serve God….and we need God’s guidance to keep us safe and sound everyday…
What’s a little thing you do every day that brightens the lives of those around you?
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Being positive always…..Having so much fighting spirit in me^^…..telling others to have that spirit too as an encouragement to do better on the things they do….
How will you describe life in general?….Our answers would vary depending upon how we have lived life here on earth….if life has been kind to us or not …. or if though we may be experiencing hardships still we appreciate life as something which is so precious and is worth living…..or we find it too complicated and then give it up as something which is not so valuable or worth living….
Yes life is just too complicated at times…There are certain things that we can’t even explain….Why do these things happen we might ask?….Those things I can’t explain I just leave them to the Father….I know He is the last Hope….The One we should cling to so that we will never lose hope….so that we will continue fighting and live this precious life given to us…..When we say we appreciate life it means having as much faith in God….If we do not have faith, life would be useless….Just have strong faith to the Father…and everything will follow…..Trust Him and He will make you a better person…..and life would be as precious as you are…