May 22, 2009

Innocence?



I spend almost two hours searching the net while thinking about the best article that I could write for today. Searching from one topic toanother but still I could't focus. Suddenly I was directed to this picture. A perfect picture of "Innocence". If only I could go back to childhood, I would spend every second to the fullest. I miss those days when I am playing under the tree near our home. Playing from morning till dawn. Back then, there are no worries, no problems. But looking at this picture in details, if you are a keen observer, you will notice one thing. That I will leave for you to find out.....Guess what? hahahaha......!!! This picture is taken from http://www.flickr.com/photos/eduardc/2598203026/
Thanks for the picture !!!!



May 20, 2009

I hate Injustice!


I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Working at night gives me ample time to sleep in the morning. Yesterday, I wokke-up at around 6 in the evening and as usual do the ritual, 5 minutes of sitting down doing nothing. I opened the television...how I wish I didn't!
Another news about the mail ordered bride Filipinas and the appeal of government leaders to the news which they considered degrading not only to the Filipino women but to the whole Filipino race.
I myself feel the same. Remember the comment about the Domestic helpers, the Filipina maid who was forced to dance and a libelous comment about the medical profession in the Philippines? I feel sorry and sad because.....I AM A FILIPINO!
My appeal to our fellowmen:
1.)Don't underestimate the Filipino domestic helpers, for without them who will take care of yoru household and your children. They are sacrificing and ignoring the pain of spending their years away from their families...all these sacrifices they endure for the benefit of their children.
2.)Don't make fun of your household maids. They are humans too, created by God for a purpose. They are obeying your instructions not just for money but to make you happy.
3.)Don't criticize our medical schools and practitioners. They are practicing the medical profession and made their oath to save lives.
Always remember that we can find people from all walks of life (rugs and elite) even to the richest and powerful countries in the world.

May 19, 2009

Seven Wonders of the World

video

Due to the complexities of life, we tend to focus our attention on tangible things. Those things we can have if we have money.

I remember one lesson in my history class. My students and I are discussing about the ultimate goal of human existence. According to some philosophers, we should focus ourselves in attaining "happiness". If we define happiness based on material things, then we won't reach our ultimate goal because humans crave for material things is unending.

We should direct our pursuit of Hapiness to it's real essence. Finding hapiness through the comfort of God's love and accepting Him as our savior.

The video above was sent to me by "Merritt Hurst" a friend of mine who never fails to send me inspirational messages and breathtaking pictures which reminds me that that life on earth is still worth living for.
To Merritt, thanks for everything!

May 18, 2009

Life's Uncertainty

"You need to feel a bit deprived at times- a bit lonely and in a way incomplete. Because if you got everything, would you still look up to heaven?"

Sometimes I thought life is unfair. Despite the fact that we're living a good life, we're being deprived of the things that we want and worst, the things that we need. I keep on asking questions why life is so unfair. People thought that I have everything and I'm lucky. But the fact, they never knew me at all. They're not aware that I have my own share of hearthaches and despairs in life.

But of course, things like that shouldn't be left open for public viewing. I have to save something and I knew it should be open for me and for HIM who always help me. In between the hardships, my UPs and downs and all the troubles, I am trying my best to remain upright and optimist though sometimes it feels like giving up.

Standing still and being quiet will give you the chance to weigh everything and see that in this huge playground called the "world" and the never ending game known as "life" in which the rule is "survival of the fittest, you will realize that you have something that will make you standout among others and realize that you are sometimes better than your detractors. What's next? So be it, just smile at them and leave everything to HIM who knew every single strand of injustice.

At this point in time, there are two things in me that keeps me holdin' and keeps me kickin'. [1] the only thing left inside Pandoras box when all else flew "HOPE" and; [2] the most important among the three virtues; "LOVE"