“Around the world governments have an obligation to respond to their citizens. That’s true here in the United States. That’s true in Asia. It is true in Europe. It is true in Africa. And it is certainly true in the Arab world, where a new generation of citizens has the right to be heard. When I was in Cairo shortly after I was elected president, I said that all governments must maintain power through consent, not coercion. That is the single standard by which the people of Egypt will achieve the future they deserve.”— President Obama’s Remarks on Egypt
Overdue shots from our Bukidnon convention-slash-adventure
I don’t care. Hahaha. Let’s post this because I look like I’m about to poop or something. But really the water is just freezing. Can you tell? My jaw was locked!
XU JPIA before departure
@ the Monastery of the Transfiguration. Spot me. I’m in black.
Jumpshot??? Taken by our professor Mr. Jester Tingcoy.
XU JPIA again. Still by Sir Jester. Hihi
We had fun. I had issues with some people but what happens in Bukidnon stays in Bukidnon. Haha.
I was supposed to compete in the debate contest but we were disqualified because we were late yadda yadda yadda. So it wasn’t really much of a convention for me. Just a breather. We went to Bukidnon immediately after our midterm exams.
I just got back from attending the Sunday service. It was an impulsive decision. Much like how I go about with my everyday life. My life used to be so planned out up until the last goal but now I live on trips to somewhere I decided on the last minute and procrastination and regret.
I can’t say it’s all that bad. People always tell the uptight and inflexible to loosen up and enjoy life. To live impulsively. Exactly what I did. I tried. But I’m done with it. I’m going back to my life. Because the more I deviate from who I really was, the less I feel like my old self. I’m not so sure about who I am neither but I feel less empty when I abide by the handbook of my life.
So let’s talk about my first sentence. I went to church, yes. It was my first Sunday mass of the year 2011. Sucks right? I’m not entirely religious but at home my dad always brings us to church. Even more often now that my mother is sick. She stays at home every Sunday while the rest of us go to church. But whenever I move back to CDO, I always have an excuse for not going to church. Maybe that’s why my life is so fvcked up right now.
One time I told my friend that I’m done with religion. And prayers. And faith.
That my prayers never get an answer. Not even a no. It just hangs in there. Unanswered. Uncertain.
Most of my prayers are about my mom who has cancer. It sucks to be away from her and having to deal with all the pressure in school at the same time worrying about her at home. I’ve been praying for her but she’s not getting better.
But today, I regained my faith. I always go to the Xavier Chapel and I don’t know that Jesuit priest that delivered the homily today but he said these things that really shook me:
"All of us are struggling with something. We fall, then we rise. We fall, we rise. Nobody stays up. Being a good Christian is never easy."
"When we are sad, lonely or poor; that’s when we hold on to God because He’s the only one we’ve got. That’s when the experience of God becomes real."
"When we live truthfully and do the right things, we always get a sense of peace and a sense of God."
"The challenge is difficult but it is possible. Because God is already on the other side, waiting for you."
"Jesus is a LEADER. The Beatitudes is His platform and He abides by it."
His homily was so inspired. I felt like every word he said was for me.
The funny thing was that the last quote above was entirely speaking to another decision I have to make in my life immediately. Did God just talk to me about running for the JPIA? My friends have been encouraging me to run for VP Communications but I have yet to confirm my decision. I do not know if the offer is still standing but surely the homily got me to reconsider.
This has been a long and very personal post. I blogged about this day in order to remind me of the lessons I learned today when the future gets tough.
“A Filipino may denationalize himself but not his stomach. He may travel over the seven seas, the five continents and the two hemispheres and lose the savor of home, forget his identity and believe himself a citizen of the world. But he remains- gastronomically, at least- always a Filipino. For, if in no other way, the Filipino loves his country with his stomach.”—From the essay: Where Is The Patis? by Carmen Guerrero Nakpil (via cold-nostalgia)
Not at all. I have so many gay friends and I don’t look at them and notice first that they are gay. I look at them and I recognize the unique and awesome person that they are and I respect them for that.
coffeeconcepts replied to your post:I don’t get it
Yes, should have been BBT. Sheldon Cooper wins over Will Schester, hands down. Unfortunately, Glee has a bigger audience. (Only smart people understand the BBT humor.haha. XD)
fritzunlimited replied to your post:I don’t get it
Glee has a bigger audience impact factor LOL hahahha or viewers if you may, hehehe.. and yes big bang Theory dapat…. I LOVE THAT SHOW hahaa and I dont watch glee LOL
Yes Glee is very popular and just the breather tv needs but I am not very happy about how they go about the show. I mean there’s so much talent and so much synergy but the continuity and consistency of their storylines are always questionable. It’s almost as if it’s a music video with an inset show.
I’m still happy Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer won. They deserved it. But Best TV Series - Musical or Comedy? Not as much. They snubbed The Big Bang Theory? Modern Family? They don’t sing and dance but either of them getting the award would suffice. The Big Bang Theory has this amazing genuine science behind every show and Jim Parsons! Mr. Shue would never go against Sheldon Cooper. He’s going down without a fight. And Modern Family is a mockumentary with so much diversity and despite that they still remain true to their concept and story. And these two shows are genuinely funny. Glee claims to be a dramedy musical but the humor is sometimes run down.
I just don’t get it. Not really. Not really.
I don’t know. Ryan Murphy please get your shit together. Don’t let the gleeks down.
This week has been a total fail and slap in the face. My scores are trending into a downward line that means I have to work double for the midterms next week in order to get a mere __. I know it’s mediocre, I know. But that’s if you’re non accountancy. We get this a lot these days. But that issue deserves a separate post.
I think one of my teachers hates me because of jealousy. No bragging rights here because this might just be a misunderstanding but for the love of god I’m not dating your crush who is my classmate. I’m not.
I’ve been trying to wake up early to jog but two weeks into 2011 I haven’t done a single stretch in the morning. I need to get rid of the flab now. T_T
MULTITASKING AT ITS BEST: I’m currently studying tax, answering tax test banks, texting my bestfriend who needs good advice about relationships but is currently in Davao right now. I have two cellphones and it beeps simultaneously it’s driving me crazy!!!
I FORGOT LEA’S BIRTHDAY. I felt really terrible missing her birthday. I told her I won’t even make an excuse because there’s no excuse for missing the chance to greet her on her day. :( So I posted this on her wall. If you can, would you leave her a greeting on her ask box? Please?
Current state of my crib
Does this look like a bed to you? I hope it does because it is my bed. It looks like a dumpster now but I’ll just shove those things later. Hrhrhr.
Finally, because I’m taking a break just to post this
My life’s hard but all things worthwhile are worth the sacrifice. :)