There’ll be days when you’ll find yourself stuck in a rut. It’s still the same activity you’ve been doing for months now, but this time, you find yourself getting less and less interested with it, and more and more detached from the whole thing. You’re slowly becoming this joyless black hole of negativity, and what’s worse, you’re now starting to spread pessimism and apathy to the people around you. Continue reading
In a world where pictures can be photoshopped, where memes can be easily created, where videos can be spliced and edited to show just one side of the story.. In a world where the news can be bent to serve personal interests, where surveys can easily sway the undecided, and where public opinion can be influenced by anyone with a penchant for drama, let us not be easily swayed by what we see on television, or hear on the radio, or read about in the paper, or discover through social media.
“A sense of shared destiny”
This is what I love about Miriam Defensor Santiago, and what makes her stand out from the rest of the presidential aspirants. She intends to inspire every Filipino to be part of nation-building, to be part of the solution. Not just bystanders watching from a distance, waiting for something to go wrong. Not just apathetic citizens just going about their daily lives, who couldn’t care less what happens to the nation.
Even if you don’t have anything profound to say, or even if you have no idea what’s going on, sometimes all that really matters is that you’re there for your friend in times when you are most needed.
It’s funny how everything connects, even those seemingly insignificant events that you can no longer recall, or would rather forget.
It’s like trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle, where the pieces are handed to you one piece at a time, and you haven’t the slightest idea what you’re going to get.
As far as you’re concerned, everything that goes on around you have no relation to each other. They’re all just random events that just eventually occured, whether by your own choice, or by circumstances beyond your control.
And then something happens, and all of a sudden your face lights up, and just like that.. you know.
They say the future isn’t written in stone, and that anything can happen in this lifetime. That in front of you there lies a hundred paths, with each path branching out to more different paths. The horizon is wide, and your choices are multiple.
And then it came to pass, one cold December night. Clarisse was supposed to go to bed, but for some reason, sleep would not visit her. She kept looking towards her desk, where she placed the coloring book she just bought that day. Continue reading