Here’s a song I dedicate to the people in Libra, New Zealand and other countries whoa re suffering today.
PRAY - JUSTIN BIEBER
I just cant sleep tonight. Knowing that things aint right. Its in the papers, its on the tv, its everywhere that I go. Children are crying. Soldiers are dying Some people don’t have a home But I know there’s sunshine behind that rain I know there’s good times behind that pain, hey Can you tell me how I can make a change I close my eyes and I can see a better day I close my eyes and pray I close my eyes and I can see a better day I close my eyes and pray
I lose my appetite, knowing kids starve tonight. And when I sit up, cause my dinner is still on my plate. Ooo I got a vision, to make a difference. And its starting today.
Cause I know there’s sunshine behind that rain I know there’s good times behind that pain, hey Haven`t tell me how I can make a change I close my eyes and I can see a better day I close my eyes and pray I close my eyes and I can see a better day
I close my eyes and pray For the broken-hearted. I pray for the life not started I pray for all the ones not breathing. I pray for all the souls in need. I pray. Can you give em one today. I just cant sleep tonight Can someone tell how to make a change?
I close my eyes and I can see a better day I close my eyes and pray I close my eyes and I can see a better day I close my eyes and I pray
What happened in New Zealand and Libya is now all over the news and the internet. This news just bothers me so much and I feel very bad. Here I am getting mad and wasting my time worrying of such useless matter when people in New Zealand and Libya are much more suffering. I feel so guilty.
Another earthquake has struck Christchurch just barely five months after the last. This is so devastating and a lot were killed and people who just moved on from the past calamity were then again put into danger. I mean, we cannot blame anyone here. It’s nature’s game. But as human beings, we need to do everything we can to help other people. Prayers are needed by these people. It wouldn’t hurt for us to take a few moment of time and give them wishes for the good of their life.
This issue is a lot more bothersome than the one about New Zealand. It’s too much for me to bear and I really got so, I dunno, mad? But yeah, Gaddafi used his power to bring down people who are opposing him. I mean, who in their right minds would kill their own people just to stay in their position? It’s freaking genocide!! Doesn’t it bother him that he is wasting precious lives just for his sake? Talk about greed. If his people really believes that his ruling is not good for their country, why not let them speak their minds? I can’t believe that people protesting against Gaddafi were shot even while they were praying? Where is his heart? Those are people not preys. How could he do those things and not be bothered by his conscience? Are people so blinded by power and glory enough to do these inhumane things? If so, I would rather die than to live in a world like this. This just has to stop. Will someone, anyone, be brave enough and put an end to these merciless killings?
In a world where everything is not going right, faith, hope and love is the answer. Peace is not impossible to attain, especially when one heart is pure enough to see the light.
I am relieved that the death sentence for the 3 Filipinos in China was postponed.
I just was it would be for good. I can’t stand the thought of killing for justice. As what I said before, I am pro-life. Death penalty is not the answer to the call of justice.
Here’s what I learned in my Sociology class about death penalty:
It is not the only solution.
Hey, after that convicted person is dead, what happens? Does that make the victims any better? Better, after taking away someone’s life and every right attached to it? Is there any justice in judging when to end a life that was a gift from God?
The deterrence factor
A lot of people in favor of the death sentence say that it is a deterrent factor. There isn’t a concrete proof that death penalty would actually eliminate or lessen crimes. It could go the other way around, since law- breakers would just think of other ways to avoid getting caught.
It is against God’s commandment.
Even if it’s done to acquire justice, it doesn’t change the fact that it goes against the commandment, thou shall not kill. Although not everyone in this world are Christians, we have to consider the fact that taking away life in change of a life taken does not make it even. It would only hurt the people who love the person sentenced to death. Is it better to make them feel that pain even if they don’t deserve it? Yes, the victims don’t deserve the pain too, but do we have to put in on them too?
Please just remember that every life is important. Mistakes, bad things, crimes, those are just sins committed by a person but it doesn’t mean that that person cannot change. If we only give them a chance, it would be great. I do firmly believe that there is always a part of us which is good and pure, waiting to be noticed.
And then again, as like almost all the movies go, they got their happy ending.
Best friends who both have feelings for each other, but are reluctant to end their friendship, end up being together. Problems solved, smiles on both faces as the screen dims. Another film ending with satisfied characters filled with monstrous amount of joy.
But as for me, it’s not like in the movies. Or maybe it’s a bit like the movies, but the sad part is that I don’t get to have my happy ending. I’m just a spectator, always dreaming of a day when I can be the lead, and experience my own world of joy in the end. But I guess they were the ones to get to their happy endings first and I get to stay where I am now, still hoping and watching.
“Mirrors are wonderful things. They appear to tell the truth, to reflect life back out at us; but set a mirror correctly and it will lie so convincingly, you’ll believe that something has vanished into thin air, that a box filled with doves and spiders is actually empty..”—Neil Gaiman (Smoke and Mirrors)
Sobrang epic lang naman kasi kagabi. Ang saya kapag kasama mo yung pinakaclose mong mga kaibigan. Ganito kasi yun, nag-EK kami kahapon para icelebrate yung debut ni Diane. Oh, di mo alam yung EK? Tao ka ba? Enchanted Kingdom yun, amusement park. Search mo na lang sa google.
So moving on, edi ayun nga, para kaming mga ewan at ang hahyper talaga namin kahapon. Napag-usapan namin na lahat ng “extreme” rides ay sasakyan namin. Edi go naman kami maliban nga lang sa best friend kong si Regina. May sa matanda ata kasi, kabadong kabado sumakay ng mga rides.
Eto ang mga nasakyan namin na rides in order:
Ito yung una naming sinakyan. Contrary sa napagusapan, hindi ito “extreme” ride. Jusme, ano ba namang extreme sa bump cars? Hindi naman talaga ito yung dapat na first ride namin. Dapat dun pa sa air balloon. Kaso napakahaba ng pila at narealize namin na mukha kaming tanga pag sa air balloon kami kasi puro bata lang nakasakay. Edi go na kami. Madali lang naman yung ride, kaso para may thrill, instead na umiwas kami sa banggan, lalo lang namin hinabol at tinarget banggain ang isa’t isa. Hello? Ang saya kaya ng feeling na parang magkakawhiplash injury ka sa impact. :))
EKstreme TOWER RIDE
Bagong attraction daw ito sa EK. Alam niyo yung unti unti kayong iaakyat pataas tapos bigla na lang kayong babagsak in a free fall manner? Sus, nako si Regina nasa pila pa lang ee kung kabahan kala mo sasabak sa giyera. Laughtrip tong ride na toh kapag nasa pila ka pa lang. Kita mo yung mga bentang pagmumukha ng mga nakasakay habang binabagsak sila. Pero nung nakasakay na kami, sobrang nakakakaba yung pataas kasi di namin alam kung ibabagsak na kami. Ayun, instead na magwala ako sa kakatili, humagikgik lang ako dahil parang kiniliti ako na ewan. Alam niyo yung feeling na parang hinatak pababa lahat ng laman loob niyo? Ganun! Kala mo maiihi ka naewan. Pero okay naman, masaya. Sobra. Kahit na nangangatog yung binti namin pagkatapos.
Dito naman kami sunod na sumakay. Di siya ganun nakakatakot kasi parang swing lang siya. Dito namin napili sumakay kasi gusto muna namin magchill after nung makalaglag pusong Ekstreme Tower Ride. Pinahinga muna namin yung kumakabog naming dibdib. At hindi pa din kasi nakakasakay dito si Regina. So ayun, chillax lang muna kami habang ineenjoy ang librang malamig na sampal ng hangin. Libra pampatuyo din yun ng pawis. Tska kita mo yung view ng iba ibang parks. Wag ka lang hiluhin kasi paikot ikot yun.
At pagkatapos namin mamahinga, isa pang “extreme” ride ang aming sinakyan. Ito yung parang malaking ship na nagsuswing left and right. Mahaba man ang pila okay lang. Si kuya operator naman, habang nasa pila pa kami, game chumika. Tinatanong pa kami kung pang-ilan na ride na daw namin yun. Tas sabi pa bat daw di na lang kami kinabukasan nag-EK para sa hug-a-palooza daw. Sus, cehver ka naman kuya, gusto mo lang kami i-hug ee. Ayun na, so dun kami sa pinakataas sumakay para pag tumaas na, kami yung nasa pinakataas. Kay jusko, alam niyo yung feeling na parang naglalaho lahat ng laman loob mo? Ganun. Kala mo nawalan ka na din nga kaluluwa. Si Regna, simula pa lang, kung makatili kala mo wala nang bukas. Kami naman ni Lovely, tawa lang ng tawa kasi nga nakakakiliti yung feeling. Si Diane naman, ayun mukhang enjoy naman kaso mukhang naririndi sa walang humapay na tili ni Regina.
So matapos kaming mawalan ng kaluluwa, siyempre dapat chill muna. Kaya naman nag-rialto kami. Eto yung para movie theater pero yung seats gumagalaw kaya feeling mo nasa parang roller coaster ka. Happy Feet yung showing. Napakacute ng mga penguin. Kaso nga lang, di masyadong enjoy kasi parang nagsaslide lang kami sa snow. Mas maganda yung natry ko na dati na parang yung view is roller coaster talaga at kami yung mga riders. Sulit din naman, kasi may cutie boy na lingon ng lingon samin. Sana pala kinausap ko na. Edi may boylet na sana ako para bukas.
Temporary kasing sinara yung ibang “extreme” rides in way for the fireworks display. Ee sayang naman kung maghihintay lang kami na magbukas ulit, kaya tinry na din namin itong isa pang bagong attraction sa EK. Eto yung mga giant transparent balls na nakalutang sa tubig tas yung sasakay ka sa loob at gugulong. Akala naman madali lang. Pero please, pwedeng parang nag-work out kami ng bongga? Napakahirap magbalance. As in tutumba ka talaga. Narealize tuloy namin na mahirap pala maging hamster. Kaya sa susunod, wag niyo na silang patakbuhin dun sa umiikot na wheel ha?
Ito na yung pinakahuling ride na sinakyan namin. Dapat kasi maglalog jam pa kami at Rio Grande, kaso wala kaming dalang damit na pamalit pag nabasa kami. Eto yung ride na sobra ang discussion. Si Regina kasi ayaw na talaga sumama kasi di daw niya talaga kaya. Pinilit namin siya ng bonnga, but to no avail, di talaga siya sumama. So kaming tatlo na lang nila Diane at Lovely. Siyempre ako yung walang katabi kasi yung best friend ko iniwan ako. Napagusapan din namin na sa harap kami para mas masaya. Etong si Lovely naman ang kinabahan ng bongga. Ayaw daw niya sa harap. Aba siyempre di kami payag. Last ride na nga ee, so dapat to the max na. Edi ayun, wala din nagawa si Lovely, sila ni Dhie yung nasa pinakaunang cart ako naman sa likod nila. Epic ng sobra kasi sobrang suspense yung paakyat pa lang. Tapos nung narinig na namin yung release, hala, mabibingi ka sa tili ni Lovely. Maski ako napatili nung una, pero humagikgik na lang kasi nakakatawa si Lovely. Dapat din kasi nakasmile kasi may nagpipicture. Hay, kahit more than 30 seconds lang yun, parang lutang na lutang kaluluwa namin pagbaba. Siyempre tinukso namin si Regina. Ang loser kasi. Haha. Pero joke lang yun.
So ayun na, closing na ng EK kaya dapat na kaming umalis. Pero siyempre pasaway nga kami, nagpicture picture muna. Mas iokay kasi wala na masyadong tao. Wala nang umeextra sa likod pag nagpipicture. Nagmukha man kaming tanga sa mga posing namin at pag-upo sa gitna ng theme park, oka lang. Kanya kanyang trip to. Gaya din kayo kung gusto niyo. Sobrang saya lang talaga. Iba talaga pag kasama mo yung mga taong importante sayo. Sana maulit pa ulit. At next time, lahat na talaga ng rides ang sasakyan.
I don’t know how to split myself and do several things at once. Yes, I do value my friends but they have to understand that I have exams. I can’t party and celebrate with a lot of things occupying my head. I just hope they could understand. I do have other priorities, but that doesn’t mean I neglect our friendship. I know I missed a whole lot and I really am sorry. I just wish I could make it up to them. God, this is so difficult.
“..do I kill you? Do I not kill you? But I have to.. because I’m not human, and I miss it. I miss it more than anything in the world. That is my secret. But there’s only so much hurt a man can take.”—Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries S02E12: The Descent)
I just watched the movie and I think it’s really brilliant. I don’t want to spoil things up but I would just say how I understand it. I think it shows how much life could get to you in a dark way. Too much pressure from family, work, and even from yourself would only make you suffer. It’s not good to push people too hard because at some point, they would burst and it could blow out of proportion. I think life would be well spent if we wouldn’t be so conscious of how we do things. No matter how hard we try, we can never be perfect and there would always be someone who would criticize us. But do we have to worry and obsessed about pleasing them? No. If we do, we can never truly take hold of our lives. We would always change to satisfy others and it will never end.