Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Spaghetti Meat Sauce Pasta

Cooked spaghetti meat sauce pasta for dinner


Maybe God did create us as equals, that somehow the idea that all of us can be happy and great can in fact makes us happy and great. That all of us has the potential to have what the others have. Maybe that is God's idea of equality.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Just Thinking

 The infinity of tomorrow gives us something to hope for, to dream that in the future life can be better, but tomorrow is a day away to what we have now.

Looking Beyond

Have you ever looked on humanity
and see not the ugliness but the beauty of its creation,
Have you ever looked on humanity
and see not the imperfections but the likeness to the Creator,
Have you ever looked on humanity
and see not the fear but the courage to confront what can be imagined,
Have you ever looked on a newly born child
and see not the vulnerability but the hope,
Have you ever looked in the eyes of a dying man
and see not the suffering of the body but the celebration of the soul,
For there are things we can see and things we cannot see
but we are not defined on our ability to see things but on the choices we make on what is worthy to look at.


Common is the word we use when seeing a politician's logo or initials on our street but common or not it is unacceptable. When a Mayor gets elected does the city becomes part of his property? Then why does a Mayor brand the city he's governing with his initials? There is no explanation other than shameless. Take for example the letter "B" for Binay. "SB" for Sonny Belmonte and of course our very own "Y" for Ynares. Do this politicians have no sense of decency. That's our money not yours... We don't owe you for building infrastructure, that is part of your job description and responsibility after all we pay our taxes.


What lessons do we exactly teach each other when a person being accused of plundering this country gets away with the crime she committed. How about the lesson we teach each other for having a different kind of justice to an ordinary man who steals bread so he can feed his family to a President who steals millions if not billions just to satisfy her greed. In this country we have two kinds of justice the former is for the poor and the latter are for the rich. Take for example former President Gloria Arroyo. In power for almost a decade she's been accused of enriching her family's wealth at the cost of people's taxes. And now that she's out of power the current administration is seeking justice for her crimes yet it comes too short for an ordinary Filipino being accused of a lesser crime. Here she is enjoying a hospital arrest on one of the country's premiere hospitals and now seeking a house arrest. Maybe there is nothing wrong with that, after all she's suffering from an illness but does our government provide the same privilege to an ordinary criminal. Am I allowed to stay in my house if I get caught stealing money from a bank. This kind of preferential treatment to politicians is shameless not only to the accused but to the prosecutor who tolerate it as well. President Aquino maybe calculating the political repercussions of his actions that jailing Arroyo on an ordinary cell might be perceived as an overkill. But overkill or not everyone should be treated equally. Being a former President does not entitled you for a special treatment out of respect, in fact punishment should even be harder because you have been entrusted with power and uses that power to your benefit. Then again our justice system is not perfect but whatever considerations they are providing the former President it is my only hope that the same privilege be provided as well to an ordinary Filipino if they cannot treat Gloria Arroyo as an ordinary citizen. The time of death is the time of great justice, someone said that... at least Gloria Arroyo is near to that ultimate justice.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


I dream and long for someone like you,
To come in my life and bring something new,
For I need some changes and perhaps hoping someday,
You would come to give answer to my prayer.

You have your life and I have mine,
Living apart from each other where everything is fine,
But there is a part of me I knew that is lacking,
I did not realized until you came knocking.

What a joy you bring when you came into my life,
Taking away the pain the past left behind,
My failures, defeats and all those stories,
Will be gone and replaced with your wonderful memories.

One Year of Blogging

When I began this blog about a year ago I never really knew what was going to come out of it. I'm not expecting something magical, I just wanted to express myself. Like many of the bloggers out there I want an outlet to express in words the thoughts that comes out of my mind about everything that is going on. You may find it boring or irrelevant but it is real for me, same thing that is happening in your lives that you wanna talk about. Whether it's just a thought or an actual experience I want to share it to someone else. To whom? I don't know. To you I guess whoever you are reading this. The potential is limitless.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


What we all want is to be free and secure. What we find hard to accept is that it is impossible to be totally free and totally secure.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Point of View

Do you go to Church that condemns you for being who you are, just so you can feel holy for an hour... I don't think so...

Monday, November 14, 2011

Understanding One's Self

If we do not understand ourselves we cannot know what is right for us, and if we do not know what is right for us we cannot begin to approximate what is right for other people. And fortunately for us, the more we know ourselves the more aware we are of our own doubts and dilemmas, while the more we can hold the belief that there are once and for all solutions in the major problems of living.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Valuable and Lovable

     We keep ourselves locked in this conflict over whether or not we are good, and we hang on to the fantasy of perfect parents because we have not questioned our assumption that 'My sense of self-worth is something other people give me'. When we change our assumption to 'My sense of self-worth is something I give myself', we see that other people's good evaluation of us is the icing on the cake, not the cake itself, that the conflict over whether or nor we are good is irrelevant, and that the fantasy of perfect parents is one that we have outgrown.
      Those of us who had ordinary people as parents can, if we think about it, gain our freedom from the fantasy of perfect parents because we can construct a realistic belief along the lines of my parents tried to do the best they could. Through their own lack of understanding and through the necessities of their lives they cause me pain. This pain made me believe that I was not valuable and lovable, but now I know that this belief is incorrect. I was, as I am now and shall always be, valuable and lovable.
     Those of us who had as parents people who were cruel and indifferent to us have more difficult task in gaining freedom from the fantasy of perfect parents, for we have to see that whom we are born to is just a matter of chance. Some of us are very unlucky. That is annoying, but still no reason to believe that because we are unlucky we are unlucky in everything else. The realistic belief we need to construct is along the lines of, 'No matter who my parents were or what they did, I was, as I am now and shall always be valuable and lovable.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Just a Thought

There is no reason why we should not indulge in a little sacrifice if it makes us feel better and helps to restore self-esteem. But we need to remember that we do good because it makes us feel good.