Hindi naman holy week pero once in a while dapat yung may mapupulot ka naman na aral. Hindi sapat na tawa ka forevermore. Matuto ka din naman ng mga aral na pwede mong i-apply sa life mo para maging worthy citizens of our nations tayo at hindi pabigat sa lipunan. Right? Right.
Too many times we ignore those people who help us in our everyday lives. I for one have been lucky enough to have met such nice and parang-kapamilya-na-kung-ituring na help. Like, mula nung pagkabata, they never ever made-maltrato or alipusta us. They never made-nakaw 1000 pesos and placed it inside their panty unlike what happened to my cousin’s help. I’m also very appreciative of the fact that even after they left us or ended their service, they never forgot us. Us naman, we never forgot about them. Up to this day, some of our former help come to us to make bisita. Kwento-kwentuhan kumbaga.
This movie drives home the point that no matter how insignificant some of us think house helps are, what they do plays a significant part in our lives. Like, if they did not make-laba your damit then you would be hubad the following day. Kakahiya yun and you wouldn’t want to be that unless boldstar ka. Set in a time when racism is malala, the movie features the dedication and sometimes kalokohan of the people who aid us in our everyday lives. Also, it emphasizes the need to be nice to them or else they’ll make poopoo on your pagkain. Exaj pero totoo. I mean, be nice always regardless. Alam nyo na yun. Maging mabait kundi pupunta ka ng impyerrrrno!
Eto naman, medyo light ng slight. Akalain mo, may competitive butter sculpting event silang naisip. Parang sand-sculpting competition pero greasy artery clogging dairy product ang gamit. I mean, kung totoong butter ang gamit nila, clap clap ha!
Natutunan ko sa movie na to eh you have to take risks. Like, if you always worry that you will be abducted once you get outside your house, then you will end up not getting out of you house at all. Sana naging raflesia ka na lang. Chances are, hindi ka naman maki-kidnap. Heat stroke lang ang aabutin mo sa pagkukulong sa bahay. Sa movie, yung bata, si Destiny, sinubukan niya lang yung butter thing pero she turned out to be awesome. In fair sa mga nagawa nya pang Michelangelo levels. No wonder may award sya! Hehe sensya sa spoiler haha!
So there, ignore na lang yung daldal ko haha! Enjoy the movies!
Peace and love!
this happened. #2048 #4096 #truestorybro #YayMe
For the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling the symptoms of what we generally call the quarter life crisis. Thankfully, I’m a nurse and was able to recognize the signs and accept the situation. You see, most people who undergo this type of crisis are unable to stop and notice that they are not functioning efficiently anymore. And for some severe cases, it goes beyond the aspect of functioning and affects their being causing them to break down and lose their wits. Again, thankfully, I still have my bearings.
I can perhaps name two of the many reasons why people especially young adults get afflicted with this condition: monotony and instability.
When you are stuck in a job you do not particularly enjoy but still keep it so you can live, that is monotony. You can like the job and are most of the time happy but at the end of the day, you still feel like a zombie. You sleep off the dragging feelings and go through the same process the following day. Instability on the other hand means that you are unsure of your footing. You’re like a mentos candy dropped in soda.
Ugh. Apologies for the vague and confusing explanation.
Thankfully (again), I was able psych myself up and take action instead of wallowing in desolation In other words, this song:
Nothing like Natasha Bedingfield kicking your arse and telling you to write your future, right? Yeah!
But more than Natasha, it’s a popular book entitled “The Alchemist” by Paolo Coehlo which I had to admit made me more confused and desperate in the beginning but managed to let me feel a change of outlook.
The book is about a shepherd named Santiago who leaves his flock in order to search for a treasure. He crosses the great unknown to follow his destiny and acquire his treasure. In the end, he gets a treasure literally and figuratively. And at the end of the book, I was able to heave a non-despair-filled sigh.
Now, here are 5 crisis-crushing quotes from the book which can help you get out of the rut and continue living your life:
“He was sure that it made no difference to her on which day he appeared: for her every day was the same and when each day is the same it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.” There was a self-project inspired by the #100happydays tag which I started a several weeks ago. I called it “everyday happy, happy everyday”. It’s principle was the same as the #100happydays tag but instead of doing it for a hundred days, I would do it everyday. Sadly, I failed to continue it because of (a) laziness and (b) my ability to let one eentsy unfortunate incident block the good things that come my way for that day. There are just times wherein your positivity gets drowned out by all the nega-vibes lurking in every minute of your day. It’s a trait which I consciously try my hardest to change because I am aware that each day is fleeting and can sometimes be your last.
“Usually the threat of death makes people a lot more aware of their lives” Oftentimes, we let each day pass without giving a single thought whether it will be our last. We live monotonously to the sound of the clock without considering its adverse impact in our lives. We fail to truly live each day to the fullest. A bus ride each day is fairly normal. A bus ride which ends in an accident is life-changing. You are suddenly awakened from your living stupor and review your life so far. It just took an intensity 1 earthquake and the threat of a stronger one predictably happening in the near future for me to wake up.
“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” It’s kind of like the law of attraction. Positivity begets positivity. A smile given will be returned with a smile as a good deed done will result in another one. One way to break the monotony of life is to try new things. It may be a new hobby or perhaps an old one which you stopped because everyone thought it was corny. A new language, sport, skill, take your pick. There are limitless possibilities for you to enhance yourself. Everything else will follow after.
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Because, yes, this is soooooo true. Given that the universe wants you to have want you want, you will be able to have it. The key here is to be very specific for a speedy response. God works like that. Take this for example: once, I was already running late for work. I said, please let there be a bus. Poof! There was a bus, just not the one which I’m supposed to get on. So I became very specific with my request and after a few minutes of waiting, I got what I wanted. But be warned, not all that you desire will be given to you. As I’ve said earlier, only those that He seemed fit for you will be given. Sometimes, it also takes a little time for what you want you come. You may be unfit for it today but given some time to mature, you will be perfect for it.
“Never stop dreaming.” Do not let any speed bump, detour, u-turn, bridge out hamper you from achieving your dreams. For too long, I’ve let my personal apprehensions be a big hindrance for success. Now, I’ve realized to use them to motivate me to be better. As they say, the road to success is under construction. I say, help construct the road. You may not know it but you may obtain some life-changing learnings along the way. Success after all is ten times as sweet once you know you have endured every dream-crushing obstacle thrown at your way. Also, a success in achieving your dream means that another dream can take its place so that you will always have the need to challenge yourself and live each day to the fullest.
I know that crises will always happen in my life. They are part of human existence and are there to test our spirit. The key now is not to overcome them but to use them to our advantage. Use them to pause for a moment and take a look at our lives so that we can write what is already written for us. After all, it is us who are the writers of our destinies.
Peace and love!
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