We are all powerless in the face of evil. No, no, that's not true. We are powerless when we wait for other people to act on our behalf. Yes, that's it. The truly powerful man is the man who stands alone.
"As if you do not care whether your heart will melt or crumble in the process because your brief courage undoes your tremendous fear of disbelief."
“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
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.
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 →
“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 →
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 Some are outdated (I mean, who carries a notebook in the age of tablets and smartphones) but are, trust me, effective.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 →
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 →
15 Electronic Billboards. 5 Minutes of Billboard Airtime. 100 Million Filipino™ global superstars. 1 Brand. Change the way you look at a nation on June 12, 2012.
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 →
A couple of months ago I signed up for a 14-day writing initiative. It started last January 3 and ended January 16. It was a challenge, alright. I wasn't able to write one post a day as I planned to but I am happy that I finished it. So, what did I... Continue Reading →
"To do is to be." - Socrates I am a brave soul who chooses to be happy and live a life with no regrets. End of challenge
"Today is the only time we can possibly live." - Dale Carnegie At my age, it's difficult thinking about my last day. There's just so many things that I'd like to do and one day would not be enough for me to do everything I want. But supposing that I only have 24 hours left on... Continue Reading →
"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 →
"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of people to elevate their lives by a conscious endeavor." - Henry David Thoreau For the last few months of 2011, I had been excited for 2012. I had been in a kind of limbo for quite some time - I had plans... Continue Reading →
"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live." - Goethe I am impulsive. I am a bit (okay, a lot) stubborn. I take risks. I sometimes make decisions in a snap. I listen to my heart and my gut more than my head. I am usually loud when with friends.... Continue Reading →
"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 →
"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 →
"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 →
“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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
There are some times in life when you fall down and you feel like you don't have the strength to get back up. Do you think you have hope? It is not the end. It matters how you're gonna finish. Are you gonna finish strong?
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 →
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 →
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"