Thursday, October 30, 2008

It's Your Life... Face It!!!

"its okay to rest... giving up is another thing"

Everyone is entitled to a life of its own… one’s success or failure does not depend on the people around him/her… but rather how he/she chose to live his/her life. “Life is what we make it,” such a cliché yet it mean so much.

One can make a move on an impulse and before you know it… it already changes a life. Perhaps it is right to say that every move one makes can either make or break its life. Indeed, coming up with decisions isn’t always easy like the usual days… sometimes, its hard to come up with one when you know a lot of things is at stake… you weigh things up over and over again… until you still cant come up with a right decision. So you weigh it up again. Perhaps, you really just have to make a decision now and get ready for the scenarios. Let those people who are meant to get hurt be hurt… let those people who are meant to get mad be mad… just let things be. In the end, things will fall to its place.

Face it… life is filled with imperfections… failures and hurts are part of it… just as success and joy also have their part. What works for someone may not work for another… one is different from the other. So you have to deal with it. Sometimes going beyond what is conventional can even put a direction to person’s life… (I’m not insinuating rebelliousness here…I’m just stating the reality of life.) Just because a son or daughter decided to leave home, it already makes him or her the ungrateful son or daughter… just because a person chose to live beyond the norm, it already make him or her less that of a person… just because a person is silent, it already makes him/or her a person without substance… just because a person finds it hard to have good diction, it already makes him/her dim-witted.

In this world… there will always be people who talks behind someone’s back… some would even throw insults right through someone’s face… there will be people who puts judgment on the things someone does who for them seem so unlikely.

It doesn’t matter how wrong you have been… it doesn’t matter how you have messed things up. What matters is you’ve learned from your mistakes and you’re willing to give your self the chance to make things right again… go on with your life… along the way… people may not approve the things you feel is worth the risk… just do your thing… stand your ground… never lose your character. Because when all the things around you seem to fail… it would not be so hard to get up again… because you know who you are.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Active Saturday: Busy ME

  • took a shower at 430am. Had coffee, sausage and toast for breakfast. I was preparing for a Meeting with the Manobo Community of San Toribio, Esperanza, Agusan del Sur.
  • Arrived at the place at 9:10 in the morning, had a chat with “Datu Makalipay” with regards to the Agenda of the meeting – CADT Application together with the National Commission for Indigenous People, and discuss about the things needed to be done and plan the activities in the processing of the Tribe’s claim.
  • Traveled back to Butuan at 1:44 in the afternoon, where my friend, Mona is currently waiting for me at my place, she arrived in Butuan all the way from Manila this morning at 10:20 in the morning, today.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Manic Monday: Meeting with Mayor

I had a very early morning... I left for the office at 530 am, had a 30 minute ride from my place to the office. And prepared everything I would be needing for the meeting with the Mayor of the Municipality of Esperanza, Agusan del Sur.

After 3 hours of travel, I finally able to reach the mayor’s office. Indeed their Mayor is approachable and kind different from how I pictured her to be. She was so accommodating and even offered to be of help in our project.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Maria's Farewell Dinner Sunday

  • Woke up at around 9 in the morning, had coffee with my officemates, Lot, Jerlyn and Lot’s Siter, Maureen, they went for a sleep over last night after we had a good time at Maria’s Despedida Party.
  • Went to the office, and had a little chat with our Engineer, Nico, who will be flying for Thailand at 1:30 in the afternoon.
  • In the evening, I went to Maria’s place (an expatriate from spain) She had her despedida last night and this evening is a special dinner with Pafid Caraga family. She and friends, Aitana and Macarena prepared a typical Spanish meal --- omelet. Of course, with my favorite—PIZZA Baby, had chicken and man Ice Cream (ICE CREAM MONSTERS>>>>)