Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Feel Christmas

taken in one of my travels...

A few more days to go and its Christmas... over the dinner earlier... Little Mac, Ayyi and I can't help but discuss about Christmas this year...

ME: Ilang days na lang, Christmas na pala... can't feel it.
AYYI: Yeah, ako rin. .seems like ordinary days.
LITTLEMAC: Even nga mga bata ngayon, don't seem to feel Christmas. Iba talaga noon.

I guess Little Mac is right... things are really different now... and sometimes I feel guilty not having to feel Christmas while everybody else is so busy preparing for this important season of the year... people seem to be so nice and so warm... so kind... and yet, I feel so ordinary... nothing seems to be special... I didn't even buy gifts for anyone this year (except for the office party by the way).

Maybe I need to do something special this year to feel the Spirit of Christmas... not so grand but a simple and special thing to do... "GIVE", I really want to feel inspired, as what Bo Sanchez once quoted in one of his books... If you want to be happy, GIVE. I wanna do it differently this year... I know there is always something I can share, even if I only have enough... so this time I'm sharing my gifts to those who really needs it... they are very dear to my heart... the Kids I've come to know in one of my travels... people with colorful lives... they remind me how blessed I am.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

All These... In a Day =)

Hmmm... wanna know what I did today? I had a great time with my Brother, Vhon, Ayyi and Little Mac... actually my day started doing my laundry... ate breakfast at 10 in the morning... took a bath... getting ready to leave.

My Bro and I got bored that we decided to grab some burger and fries... along the way we talk about future plans... his new business and some bills we need to pay.. and talking about it? I still have to pay my own bills... this is what I get for workin' so HARD... (kidding)... finally we arrived at the burger house... so we talk about so many things... been a while really that we bonded as siblings... so we decided to watch a movie: "gameplan" It's a nice movie... its the conventional type of a flick though... but its kinda funny... :) right after the movie... I dropped by the Bookstore to check on some books, I haven't bought any books in 6 months now... I used to buy books every two months... hmmm... I have been looking for a great gift for myself and I feel like I need a new book... so I searched on the pile of books and my eyes caught Ricky Lee's "Road to Quiapo"... I read a portion of it during our Film Directing Workshop with Film Director and Critic, Nick De Ocampo last October and I find it useful in my filmmaking career (as if!?!) and I saw another book again... entitled: "The Tao of Writing" I like the book so much, it gives good ideas. Hmm... I wanna buy both! I'm about to grab the two book when I figured, I didn't bring enough cash!?! So Smart of me!?! I have to come back some other time and buy those books for myself... (Yeah, like I have a choice?) So I decided to go to the editing shop and met up with Little Mac and Ayyi... there I waited for the two and we went to dinner together... and so Little Mac went on with his jokes on me again... after dinner Little Mac and I headed for the shop while Ayyi went her way to the coffee shop and have coffee with friends... along the way Little Mac and I agreed to buy an Ice Cream so we passed by the convenience store and bought 2 pint of ice creams. (YUM!!!) Hmmm... too bad, my friend Dura isn't around we could have had pizza plus ice cream... her treat!!! (giggles)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

A One Whole Day of REST

Finally, I was able to sit and have time for my blog once again... hmmm... been really busy for the past days... I spent my entire week researching and writing articles for the office publication... as well as doing the layout of the said pub and updating the IIPE website. Finally, I'm almost done with the layouts.

I'm just glad that I finally had the time to breathe... and really relax for just one day... tomorrow I'll be updating my own business site, my developer have been asking me for the site content for like a month now, good thing I have the time to finally finish it. :)

My schedule have been quite hectic for the past months... doing researches, scripts, business proposals, clients, shoots, video coverages, event planning, layouts... wow, do I own the world? (laughs)

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Friendship Tested Through Time

At 3:40 am.. still awake and chatting with my friend, miah. We haven't given the chance to spend time because of work... but i'm glad we had the chance now... I remember, we used to have sleep over sometime in the past, and do some movie marathon. Well, kinda miss it though... :)

Miah and I have been friends since college... actually I consider her as one of my best friends. We have been through challenges throughout the years but was still able to keep the friendship... that's when I know that she's one of the few that is for keeps... :)

Friday, December 7, 2007

Another Case of Child Suicide

I was watching local news earlier this afternoon, after Marianette Amper, another child, a Grade three student commits suicide again. I'm just really alarmed by the way kids are taking the situation these days... SUICIDE is really not something for children... they are meant to play, study and live life the way they should.

Marianette Amper's
death made a big issue in the country... and what scares me now is that, children may have a wrong interpretation about her death that they think suicide is a heroic act. Of course, investigation about her death is still ongoing. But my concern now is not about Marianette Amper's death... but the effect of the news of her death on our kids.

Its in the media... they hear about her almost everyday, and kids may have this notion that if they kill themselves, they would be heard... and that grown ups would finally pay attention to them, just in the case of marianette.

Parents, we really need to take extra attention to our kids when it comes to media... media is not always good. How do we prevent this from happening? COMMUNICATION. Listen to your kids... know how they really feel. Have quality time with them... in that way they would feel that they are loved. In disciplining... talk to them in firm but understandable manner.