On Life Crisis

“Wasn’t hitting bottom the thing you had to do to knock some sense into yourself? Wasn’t hitting bottom the thing that showed you which way was up?” Rainbow Rowell, from the book Attachments

On True Love

You need someone who can help you reach your dreams and protect you from your fears. You need someone who will treat you with respect, love every part of you, especially your flaws. You should be with someone who could make you happy, really happy, dancing on air happy.     Cecelia Ahern, from the... Continue Reading →

Three months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, we are overwhelmed and grateful for the outpour of aid and support from the rest of the world. Sharing some love. Here's a little thank you video.

The Rainbow’s End

A couple of months ago, I was involved in making sure that my sister's pre-nup photo shoot run smoothly. It did, and while they were busy, I was able to go around and snap a couple of pictures. We were at Bonifacio Global City, one of those areas in Metro Manila that's losing most of... Continue Reading →

Getting Lost, Being Found

“We all get lost once in a while, sometimes by choice, sometimes due to forces beyond our control. When we learn what it is our soul needs to learn, the path presents itself. Sometimes we see the way out but wander further and deeper despite ourselves; the fear, the anger or the sadness preventing us... Continue Reading →

I read this for the first time back in in high school; it's included in the book "Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul." There are a few lines that really struck me, even then. Three years ago, I downloaded the "song" version by Baz Lurhmann (yes, the director of Moulin Rouge) and listen to it... Continue Reading →

Ways to Stay Creative

I came across this at Stumbleupon. I really am starting to love Stumbleupon. Some (most) of the ways seem obvious, but most of the time, the obvious is what we don't see. Some are outdated (I mean, who carries a notebook in the age of tablets and smartphones) but are, trust me, effective. Case in... Continue Reading →

On first capture

Few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a place in our memory to which, sooner or later - no matter how many... Continue Reading →

Oh! The Wonders of Reading!

  I recently came across an article about reading. It is basically a compilation of quotes about reading from 40 writers. Reading is my first love. No, scratch that, books are my first love, reading, and eventually writing, is the natural by-product of it. When I was a kid, I got by on 3 hours... Continue Reading →

#MyPath Challenge Day 12

"If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh I have always believed that everything has a right time and place. I have always believed that everything that happens in my life happens because of two reasons: the first reason is that it was brought... Continue Reading →

#MyPath Challenge day 9

"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face." ( to a five-year-old blind child) - Helen Keller I have always considered that it is a never-ending challenge to live a beautiful life. A beautiful life is a life filled -with people, experiences, and emotions - good or bad -... Continue Reading →

#MyPath Challenge Day 8

"It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded." - Anne Marrow Lindbergh I have to admit, I am no stranger to failures. I think I've had as many failures as successes, maybe even more. I mean, how could I not? I am impulsive, I am stubborn,... Continue Reading →

#MyPath Challenge Day 7

"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine." - Ralph Waldo Emerson I have been raised to believe that everything that happens in my life is, in one way or another, of my own doing. My successes, my failures, my triumphs, my mistakes, my happiness, my heartbreaks - all... Continue Reading →

#MyPath Challenge Day 6

“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” - Buddha Finding and living one's purpose is a never-ending process. I believe that I have a different purpose for every stage in my life, each of them leading to what I want to achieve: a life that is... Continue Reading →

#MyPath Challenge Day 5

One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, “What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?” - Rachel Carlson   Contrary to what it may seem, I am a very private person when it comes to my emotions. My family and friends have always... Continue Reading →

#MyPath Challenge Day 4

There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.   - Rainer Maria Rilke So many things have happened, especially in the last year, that I find it difficult to just pick one thing as the most difficult. But, for the purposes of this... Continue Reading →

#MyPath Challenge Day 3

The present is the blocks with which we build. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow So far, I'm having difficulty finishing this challenge. So many things happened to me the last few months that it's pretty difficult to choose something concrete to share. Plus the fact also, that most of my achievements are brought about by failure on... Continue Reading →

#MyPath Challenge Day 2

    A person's life is shaped by many different things. Happiness, which enlightens one's life, love, which fulfills it, or even misery which challenges it. But above all, life is shaped by choice, as choice is what truly defines it. - Anonymous   Today's prompt is something that has always held true in my... Continue Reading →

#MyPath Challenge Day 1

Let those that would move the world first move themselves.- Socrates   I have a fear of regrets.   As far as I can remember, having regrets has scared me more than death. I've always thought of death as the next great adventure after this life while I've always thought of regrets as hindrances for... Continue Reading →

The #MyPath Challenge

As stated in my previous post, I have pledged to join the Self-Guided Path. Also, I have been telling my friends about it specifically because of two reasons: 1. It's always fun to do things with friends 2. Something like this, something that provides you with the opportunity to do something to reach you goals,... Continue Reading →

My Path to Self-fulfillment

Last October, I took a pledge that I hope would greatly impact my life. I pledged to the Self-Guided Path. The Self-Guided Path is a writing initiative that will start on January 3, 2012. For 14 days, inspiring quotes from inspiring people will be posted along with some questions for reflection. The challenge is for... Continue Reading →

Written by a 90-year-old

This is something we should all read at least once a week! Make sure you read to the end! Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio . "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.... Continue Reading →

Book Quote

None of us are without a touch of the savage. That is why we are given a mind with which to choose. Everyday we must make the choice whether to hate or love, whether to be good or evil. -Iris Johansen, "Reap the Wind"

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