Saturday, May 26, 2012

God's Planned Generation

This is it. I thank God for giving me a chance to be a part of the Leadership Camp held here in our barrio. I know this is the way God has planned my life, to serve Him, and I know, this is an answer to my prayer. It was amazing, and I will continue to do this ministry. Big or small things, they are all for the glory of God.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ang Sapatos ni Digrit


Malayang taludturan

Nang ika'y nakita, 

Mata'y lumuwa sa taglay mong ganda.
Ako'y nag-isip-isip kung bibilhin ka,
Walang magawa sapagkat butas ang bulsa.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What the word MEME means (Alam mo ba talaga?)



First of all, we should settle first on how we really pronounce "meme" because even I myself made a mistake when I pronounced this word at first and for several times. I asked my classmate, and he told me that it is not pronounced as \mi-mi\, like when you're reading the word "me" twice, or even \meh-meh\, like what a goat sounds like.

All right, don't be surprised because according to Merriam-Webster.com, "meme" is actually pronounced as \ˈmēm\! It rhymes with cream, dream, scream, team or what have you. So, share this to your friend to stop the mispronunciation of this word. Oras na para barahin ang mga nagsasabi ng meh-meh. Wahahaha!

Game! How far is your knowing about this? (please check the grammar) It's not only about these meme faces which got viral over the Internet!

Dictionary.reference.com defines a meme as an idea or element of social behavior passed on through generations in a culture especially by imitation.

From the word meme, here come another term, the "Internet meme". It is an idea that is propagated through the World Wide Web. I may be a hyperlink, video, picture, website, hashtag, or just a word or phrase, such as intentionally misspelling the word "more" as "moar" or "the" as "teh". It may spread from person to person via social networking, blogs, direct emails, news sources, or other web-based services. An Internet meme may stay the same or may evolve over time, by chance or through commentary, imitations, parody, or by incorporating news accounts about itself. The above definition is according to Wikipedia. Actually, Rebecca Black's Friday is an example of this.  >>Click this link to see the Best Memes of 2011.

OK. Clearer now? Let's give an example.





Photo Credit:
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/you-dont-say

Actually, this meme is a rage comic face based on a contour drawing of Nicolas Cage that is that is used as a sarcastic response to an obvious observation or statement.  ^1  Moreover, it is used to convey surprise or astonishment and it can be also used sarcastically in response to an obvious statement.^2

Now, this is my question! When you were reading the article, did you still read "meme" as \meh-meh\ or \mi-mi]? ahaha. You don't say!


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footnotes: ^1 http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/you-dont-say
                   ^2 http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/you_don%27t_say

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Supermoon out Tonight

I went outside a while ago to check this SUPERMOON. It's cloudy and I can't see the moon. Where are you Mr. Supermoon? 




The Flea Who Doubted The Existence Of The Dog

This poem was written by my friend, Jep Nonat, who used to question the existence of God before. This poem is so powerful because it was written from the author's heart and joy for finding God in his life. God moves in a very passionate way, we should only open our doors so that God will reveal Himself to us.


People are living with what they accept as "correct" and "true."
That’s how we define reality through and through.
But what does it mean to be correct and true?
Simply vague concepts generating manipulated hue.


Our reality may all be just an illusion,
Leading us all to absurd and wrong conclusions.
Can we consider this as living in our own world,
Shaped by our own subjective beliefs and words?


A question emerged that bothered me in the past,
And baffled my mind consequently like a blast.
"Does He really exist, from the beginning of time?
Is there really a Creator, that controls every created chime?"


I looked for answers, I searched for the truth.
But I was lost forever in this hopeless route.
I was losing my light in an endless dark.
Then an idea struck me in this unknown arc.


What proof am I searching for?
What evidence am I looking for?
I was so foolish and deeply imprudent.
Everything could’ve never been an accident.


The planet is rotating on its own axis,
And revolving around the sun for this.
The seas and the oceans expand,
As the land and the mountains respond.


Animals and plants coexist with us,
Showing us the very way of life thus.
The day and night is there to balance,
While every organism here is to dance.


Every single cell in our body,
Moves with rhythm and harmony.
And these outstanding bodies of ours,
Heal themselves from wounds after hours.


We can think, we can feel.
Everything is real.
He is the Creator that made my soul.
These gifts are incomparable and whole.


I am still new to this long and painful course of life,
Watching people face unimaginable degree of strife.
But I could see that they still smile and stand.
Are these not enough for me to understand?


I was blinded by curiosity,
Killing my own sense of reality.
But I have long since opened my eyes.
Forgive me for not being wise.


I continue to live with this burden,
A retribution I must pay then.
Like a cross on my shoulders,
Tattooed with an eternal verse.


But then I shall head on right,
‘cause I already regained my light.
And I think I can now smile,
Something I haven't done for a while.


I will never be lost again.
For I am now sure, I am now certain.
He always lives here in my heart.
Something I have failed to perceive from the start.


Yet I know deep inside my heart,
My faith shall never fall apart.
I will now leave my doubts behind,
And let everything be healed by time.

This is Yu-Gi-Oh


This is a part of my life that I value so much. From my elementary days up to this time, I'm still playing and collecting cards as much as possible. No regrets, yeah, I can say this because there is no reason at all to hate or abandon this game.

Skill, creativity, faith, power, respect, honesty, luck, these are just some of the things duelists have to have or possess in order to be called a genuine duelist, a true Yu-Gi-Oh player!

Of course, there is so much thrill in every duel. That is why I like the game. The thrill is just so awesome, players do know how it feels like. Every deck has its strengths and weaknesses so everybody will really experience defeat. Either you win or lose as long as you played fairly, you will enjoy the game!

To my fellow duelists, keep igniting the "heart of the cards" in you. Even if people may not understand why we love this game, we will still continue playing this one. Be a proud deulist! United we stand!

Thomasian duelists

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Pagbalibaliktarin Mo man ang Mundo, Ito Tayo


Hospitality=True Happiness
Isa sa mga magagandang katangian ng mga Pinoy ay ang pagiging matanggapin sa bisita, mas kilala sa salitang "hospitable" at maipagmamalaking tatak Pinoy ang kaugaliang ito. Hindi lamang mga turistang galing sa iba't ibang sulok ng mundo ang nagsasabing napaka-hospitable ang mga Pilipino kundi kapwa Pilipino din. Sabi nga nila, ang pakikitungo ng mga Pilipino sa bisita ay kakaiba o "the best" at walang katulad.

Tayong mga Pinoy ay handang ibigay ang kaya nating maibigay sa ating mga bisita. Ni ultimo taong naliligaw o taong nagtatanong lang ay aalukin natin ng upo o kaya'y merienda. Dabes di ba! Ito tayo, parte na ng ating ordinaryong pamumuhay, tatak Pinoy, ika nga, Kulturang Pinoy!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lolo Rizal


PHOTO CREDIT:
http://cherrey.110mb.com/index.php/fort-santiago-intramuros/
Lolo Rizal, kumusta ka na?
Abang lingkod, iyong husgahan at hatulan,
Mabuting masama o masamang mabuti,
Mapagmahal sa wika o mabahong isda?

Lolo Rizal, nasaan ka?
Langit, impyerno, mukhang nag-iisip,
Kung nasa langit, ikaw’y bayani,
Kung nasa impyerno’y nagsusulat pa rin?

Lolo Rizal, matagal na ang nakalipas,
Nang pluma mo'y ginamit sa pagsusulat,
Ngunit ikaw pa rin ang bayaning paborito
Sapagkat ikaw’y sikat, ikaw ang pinili.

Lolo Rizal, kumusta ka?
Matagal nang nakatayo sa bantayog mong ginto.
Lolo Rizal, kumusta ako?
Isang manunulat na naghahanap ng inspirasyon.

Kapag natapos ko na ang Rizal, sana masabi kong tama lang ang RA 1425.
Tignan natin. 

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lamig ng Gunita


Ipikit ang mata,
Buksan ang gunita,
Bagtasin ang daan
Tungo sa nakaraan-
Walang laman,
Walang maulinig,
Tanging lamig.

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Press on Toward the Goal



While listening to some songs in my pc, I felt a sudden feeling of writing a story I have been thinking since last week. I paused and thought of the best way to introduce it, but I can’t still start to write about it. After a while, the word “start” just popped out of my mind, so I wrote this one.



Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Be a Part of my Blogging Journey


I'M just done editing some things in my blog. I hope you guys like the new template. It's my time to sleep. Wait for my future posts. Read some of my articles while waiting, and if you read them all already, check the blog everyday for new posts and updates, thanks. By the way, just feel free to comment on every post so that I can also see some of your suggestions and reactions regarding the stories I'm sharing. God bless us all.