Saturday, January 24, 2009

Jan. 24, 2009 (Mr. and Ms. Cardinals 2009)

For this post, I'll be using Buddie's good luck card.

So much has happened yesterday. It was a very toxic day to say the least. But even though it was a tiring one, it was all worth it.

After my last class, I decided to take a breather at SM Manila, while waiting for my friend who'll accompany me for the pageant night of the Mr. & Ms. Cardinals 2009 at Mapua. Fact is, I'm so much worried about Chelle, and how she'll fare during that night. But nonetheless, I know she can do it.

After having a quick chitchat with my AT1 friends at McDo and meeting my friend, we went straight to Mapua for the Red Carpet presentation of the candidates. I can sense her nervousness during the presentation.

After the short premier, she asked me to see her together with some of my friends. We took pics and wished her good luck. Afterwards, we waited for minutes before getting on the queue that leads to Mapua Gym, the venue of the pageant.

Actually, I was also kind of busy during that night. I've had to help her at the dressing room with her stuff, give her spiels and the like. It was tiring, but yet, it's worth it. The two of us even prayed before her opening ramp. I held her hand to show her that I'll be supporting her til' the show ends.

Just for the sake of my Buddie delivering the best performance of her life.

And she delivered.

She did well upon the theme wear, sports attire and formal dress presentations. She even won two major awards and bagged the top spot for the top 5.

But then, she came up short winning the title. She made it upon the fourth place.

Although with the given result, it was all worth it. She proved that she could do it, despite the different pressures. Even though she came up short, for all of us she was the winner.

I came home very late. I arrived past 12am.

It was truly tiring, yet I don't regret it.

Friday, January 9, 2009

So-happy Friday.. :)

09-01-2009. Friday. That day, most devotees celebrated the feast of the Black Nazarene.

Actually, we don't have any classes at all yesterday, but I elected to go to my aunt's office and stay there until the malls do open. I'm bored kasi at home, so there you go. Wala akong ginawa dun but to browse the net while drinking coffee.

Luckily, my close friend Melissa went to San Beda yesterday even though wala din silang pasok just to meet her classmate and retrieve her book in She has also seen first hand the stream of devotees approaching and waiting at Recto and Carriedo.

So I asked her to go to MoA with me. I missed her company kasi, plus the fact that I think it's a good time for the two of us to, you know bond again and reminisce old times.

So we went to MoA. And God, we've had an awesome time there. From our usual shopping rituals, to trippings, and much more. We enjoyed every single bit of each moment passed.

Thank you so much Melissa for giving me one heck of a good time. :)

Even though that day was tiring, I have no regrets..

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The thing about homosexuals, bisexuals and straight people..

Time Check: it's 12:10 am. I have to sleep na but knowing that I have to express what I feel bout' these gender issues today, I elected instead to stay up late at night and think of a proper view to post here.

So let us deal with the issue at hand:

"When and how does one become a homosexual, bisexual or straight?"

I actually got curious about this issue since Tuesday pa. I was listening to Secret Tuesdays at Mellow 94.7 when suddenly, a lot of listeners pitched in their secrets telling that they have done it or they were attracted to someone of their same sex, but they consider themselves as straight.

So, just like how Djs Marco and D reacted to these secrets, I got confused too by how we must define homosexuality and the like. Because of the brewing confusion and curiosity bout' the issue, the two of them decided to include it as a topic for Relationships 94.7 today. It was a great topic. For the first time, they over-extended the topic for 3 hours because of too much responses, curiosity, confusion, and the listeners as well as Marco and D's desire to understand further this matter.

So, first things first. I am not posting this post just because I want to pin down these gay people nor judge them neither to tell what is right and wrong. I am here to share my piece of perspective about that, in hopes that I can help you in understanding the matter. I do believe that this issue is indeed relevant to our present society, as well as in a relationship. I also have the utmost respect for these homosexuals, due to the fact that they are able to carry who they are.

So, again. Do we have to conclude or rather, label these people easily that they are gay by simply depending on their attraction towards persons of the same sex? Or do we have to simply see how they act and feel about their sexual tendencies?

Before I give my view bout' that, let us first give the main viewpoints or norms about the definition of such terms:

Heterosexuals: You are attracted and aroused to the opposite sex.
Homosexuals: You are attracted and aroused to the same sex as well as bisexuals.
Bisexuals: Sexual preference include those of the homosexuals, heterosexuals and fellow bi's.
Trippers: Those who prefer both sexes but are coping upon understanding if they are bisexuals.

So, I think it goes like this. Admiring someone of the same sex or probably, being attracted to them doesn't mean that they are homosexuals. But if they choose to become one, or rather think and feel deeply that they want this person(of the same sex) to be their partner then perhaps you can be a homosexual. That goes to all sexual orientations as well. You have that CHOICE. If you choose to be, then you will be.

We must also consider the fact that all of us have this sort of attraction to both sexes as well as having a feminine and masculine side. Having those sides doesn't determine your sexual orientation. Again, it's your thoughts. Your emotions. Your CHOICE. They define what you really are.

Now, let us face it: not all of us are open to this aspect. Some of us can't just touch the reality of who they are and how this society views them.

I really hate how this world uses these labels to declare and define the norms of society. This is definitely wrong. In the end, no one has a right to just easily label these persons. For one's worth, we are human. We are not mere labels.

It's also about acceptance, as well as facing reality and our very own humanity as well. Every single one of us, be it gay or whatever, has a right to be loved, cared and appreciated. We must learn to accept who we are as well as other people and be open to the fact that we all have flaws and that we all desire to be happy.

Still, it is sad to know how much these homosexuals have to cope with the society they're living in. Try to reflect this line from the song "Break Even" By the Script:

I'm still alive but I'm barely breathing
Just prayed to a god that I don't believe in
Cos I got time while she got freedom
Cos when a heart breaks no it don't break even

That's the sad part of being a homosexual. Living in an unaccepting society is like being alive but barely breathing for your dear life, that you'll even wish to God that things were not this way, because in the end, no matter how you stand for yourself, as long as this world doesn't learn to accept, it won't be EVEN.

Thanks to all the people who helped me with this blog post, particularly Melissa. Thank you for helping me kind of understand what is going on..

Again, it's about CHOICE, and ACCEPTANCE.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Reason, Season or a Lifetime.

Reason, Season or a Lifetime.

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season!

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. (Note: please don’t ask us why that last line is there - about the friendship is clairvoyant. It just is.)

Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

A poem dedicated for this new year. :)

Actually, I made this poem a year ago. I just decided that I have to post it here since it suits the new year's spirit, plus the fact that it expresses how much I am in love right now. So hope you'll like the poem. :)


The flowers are set alight,
Sparkling, dancing, releasing a blue dream.

Two petals from these fireworks of dreams fall quietly in the sky.
Did you, who went to the other side, see it too?
It's the same light,
And even if the two are apart, I believe that they'll come together again someday.

I'm singing to you, singing of this love that tears my heart apart. Can you hear my voice?
It's fireworks, bursting in an instant.

Bloom proudly, way up high,
Sparkling, dancing, releasing a blue dream.
The love that protects us rings out in earnest.
At least it will be strong until the end.
The flowers are set alight.

Can you see?
It's fireworks, bursting in an instant.

Sparkle, dance, set up a blue dream,
Until that day comes wherein we'll meet each other once more.
You, me and the love that joins us,
It will be strong together, forever.

Bloom proudly, way up high,
Sparkling, dancing, releasing a blue dream.
The love that protects us rings out in earnest.
At least it will be strong til' the end.
The flowers are set alight.

Can you see it?
It's fireworks, sending us hope in an instant..

A New Year.. :)

Before I start my first blog post of 2009, let me greet everyone a blessed and happy new year!

Time flew so fast, so fast that I could compare the year that was to a sudden flash. It was like everything happened just moments ago, that we're unable to see that everything's ending, paving way for a new beginning.

Many things occurred this year. Love them, or hate them, we have to move on from them and utilize them instead as a means of hope for us to be able to face tomorrow and become better persons.

Well, I just hope that 2009 will be a more awesome year for everyone.

(crosses fingers)