"My philosophy is: If you can’t have fun, there’s no sense in doing it."
Rest In Peace Paul Walker (September 12th, 1973-November 30th, 2013)
If You Ever Change Your Mind | Marion Aunor
"But if you ever change your mind, don’t you dare come back to me cryin’, "I want you back again." ‘Cause though what we had was more than fine, I needed someone who would love me more than he loved himself.”
This morning, I watched the news from different networks which I don’t normally do. My Facebook newsfeed is covered with posts about the Typhoon Haiyan and even if I have a list of agendas to do today, I have my own personal dealings to overcome, I just can’t ignore this tragic situation that my country and my hometown is dealing with right now. I can feel the trouble and the emotional trauma that these victims are going through and it breaks my heart deep inside. My eyes were literally tearing up watching people not having essentials to survive (especially food and shelter) and Filipinos abroad who have been contacted just to know that they’ve lost their whole family. It’s like a zombie apocalypse in there, everyone is desperate to survive. It’s disheartening. So terrible that I really need to get it out of my chest.
Although in contrary to this feeling, the other side of my heart is beaming with happiness and positivity that the UN countries have given help. The Philippines cannot go though this alone. They can’t survive without the aid of other countries and it’s really encouraging to know that there are people who cares. I know that not many people read my blog and I don’t post personal and emotional posts on Facebook but I just want to put it out there that I’m thankful for this. As a Filipino, I am deeply touched by the fact that there are people and nations who are willing to help.
In the news, several different issues were talked about including the Filipino government and how slow the relief operations are. People are complaining so much and I can’t blame them for feeling this way. However, even organisations who are helping Philippines right now understand that this is a major natural calamity that went beyond the country’s expectation. People have been informed and they prepared for it. I feel like the blaming should stop and action, more action needs to take over.
May God bless the Philippines. I know and I have faith that they will get through this phase with a stronger will to live.
[Disclaimer] Photo above isn’t mine.
In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated parts of the central Philippines. It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The death toll is estimated up to 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more displaced. The country has declared a “state of calamity.”
To everyone else, please help those desperate for clean water and food by donating to the UN World Food Programme:
- USA: Text
27722to donate $10
- UK: Text
70303to donate £3
- Canada: Text
45678to donate $5
- Donate online
Slowly, but surely, it seems.
There are days when I think I will never meet you, that I have conjured the enchanting idea of you I greatly attribute to countless of classic love ballads, novels, and to people who constantly present the kind of love I hope to have one day.
I look for you in the gentle, curious stares of unfamiliar men and in the intelligible, bold words of kind strangers.
But, it seems that for every somewhat, somehow, almost, maybe ‘love’ I chance upon, you end up slipping farther and farther from me. Somehow, I end up losing more interest in the idea of you. Maybe I am jaded and naive—insert big, fat question mark—but I have grown less enthusiastic.
I comfort myself by thinking that you possibly need more time to grow, that there are certain people that have yet to come into your life before you come into mine, and that you have to be free until I can envelop you with a truthful, liberating love.
But, it seems that my passionate, hasty, reckless longing for you over the years has been replaced with something more permanent, life-changing, beautiful, and lasting—my pursuit of a Greater Love.
This Love transcends the love I could ever have for you, as my gaze is directed towards Something earthly words can never fully make sense of. I have found a Love capable of sacrifice, a Love incapable of abandonment, a Love that is constantly renewed day by day, and a Love that my anger nor my imperfections can cause to withdraw Himself from me. I have learned that my worst day with Him will and can always trump my best day with you.
I am so exhausted wrecking my brains out, stitching reasons why you are still not here. I am done with mistaking heartbreak for love, with romanticizing things that hurt, and with equating my worth with your presence, or absence.
I have a lot of things to discover, to learn, and to appreciate.
We may cross paths, unconsciously, in empty bookstores, populated railways, and quiet coffee shops. You will be you, where you are, and I will be me, where I am and one day—in our constant pursuit of the Greater Love—I may find you one step behind me and, I might say hello.
Love Of My Life Ft Common: Eryka Badu
So I’m just sat here- in front of my desk trying to finish this paper that’s due in tomorrow noon time.
how i feel