Thoughts on The Social Networking

Ugh goodness. That movie was really awesome. Like dude! I’m still in awe right now, Can I now consider Mark Zuckerberg as an example of a living person with extraordinary imagination? He thinks differently and how he processes codes of ideas on mind is flashing every second.

Still I Rise

grace_kelly_by_ochrasy_02goo08_dmsdmstnYou may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

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눈, 코, 입

UpZY9oC‘Eyes, Nose, Lips’ by TaeYang (Big Bang)

This is a tribute song to an artist who understand the pain I’ve felt through music. The lyrics deals burning emotion from within and melody that soothes every thought he made. Great job!

Below is the English translation.

Don’t be sorry,
that makes me more pitiful.
With your pretty red lips
please hurry, kill me and go.
I’m all right.
Look at me one last time
Smile like nothing’s wrong,
so when I miss you I can remember.
So I can draw your face in my mind.

My selfishness that couldn’t let you go
turned into an obsession that imprisoned you.
Were you hurt because of me?
You sit silently.
Why am I a fool, why can’t I forget you.
You’re already gone.

Your eyes, nose, lips
Your touch that used to touch me,
to the ends of your fingertips.
I can still feel you

but like a burnt out flame,
burnt and destroyed
all of our love
it hurts so much, but now I’ll call you a memory.

Love you, loved you
I must have not been enough
Maybe I could see you just once by coincidence.
Everyday I grow restless,
Everything about you is becoming faint.
You smile back in our pictures,
unknowing of our approaching farewell.

My selfishness that couldn’t let you go
turned into an obsession that imprisoned you
Were you hurt because of me?
You sit silently.
Why am I a fool, why can’t I forget you.
You’re already gone.

Your eyes, nose, lips
Your touch that used to touch me,
to the ends of your fingertips.
I can still feel you

but like a burnt out flame,
burnt and destroyed
all of our love
it hurts so much, but now I’ll call you a memory.

Your black eyes that only saw me
Your nose that held the sweetest breath
Your lips that whispered ‘i love you, i love you’..I….

Your eyes, nose, lips
Your touch that used to touch me,
to the ends of your fingertips.
I can still feel you

but like a burnt out flame,
burnt and destroyed
all of our love.
it hurts so much, but now I’ll call you a memory.


Faith does. Substantialize it.

1  fThis is a paper in response to Leo Tolstoy, a Russian writer and philosopher on his short story entitled “Work, Death and Sickness”.

God desires man to treasure the gift of life He has given and share it with others. However, that was just like a castle in the air. Man haven’t understand God’s Will.  Self-centeredness take over human race. God loves man so much that he could not imagine his children like this.

Man should be responsible and able to survive their own. They are divided by work. Some are jealous and so insecure that they struggle more than before. People having power rule the poor and weak. Human rights was never equal and discrimination between races surpasses. Everything was chaotic, a world where nobody can escape. Then, what God thought out was effective? No. A different story was. They are afraid to experience when they come in contact with the sick. God was all alone. Man was by himself.

Catastrophic! Human history has always been so tragic and weary. Chances are and maybe over. Are they? Man has been so weak and slow to realize God’s plan. All are vulnerable to any type of suffering as God is somewhat furious and disappointed on us. Only what He wants is to understand the value of existence. Peace and unity, joy and happiness and love where we could share. Could these be?

Humiliating. The scenario I am facing everyday was a result of ignorance and self-centeredness. It’s a cause and effect setup. That was a trap and a test. A heavy sigh could describe. First, it was just Adam and Eve but now all are devastated. A funny thing to know but reality is an uncovered cycle. Cover all you want where you can’t no matter what. Today, failure and downfall was been just around the corner. No wonder succeeding generations suffers much than they had. Wealth, position, and power. We are craving for these special delicacies, in denial isn’t it?

I was not blaming anybody but rather stating what I feel about it. This is so bad like a newly born baby who just started to open his eyes and see world of hatred and sorrow. Scary and beyond belief. Aches all over. How could these happen? How could man disappoint God this much? I am somehow angry and can’t help to think about these.

God’s Will was to create harmonious world. To let man live with all His glory. It is wonderful to imagine. Now, He is alone and sad. God wants me come back to Him indefinitely, praise and offer all to Him. I recall the two greatest commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. And love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus told us these greatest principle which is the answer and the solution of the story told. Right?  It makes difference and unlocks my consciousness on what to do. Thus God’s Word opens my heart to Him, isn’t it?

I can communicate with Him everyday, tell all of my life how thankful I am for the blessings and show to Him I can be worthy as His children. Hearts laugh with happiness when God smiles and that would be fulfilling for me. This is a desire and a responsibility I uphold – to create the world of joy and happiness with God.

Revival!

How many months had passed? Can’t remember anymore. Ahh! Long indeed.

Events come running for and can’t even breath. Amazing. I am thankful yet skeptical, this life marathon is the most challenging. You know every tick of the clock is crucial but never know what may happen next is exciting. Bygone days, imagine yourself holding on your senses, keeping your feet on the ground and trying to be on track. Can you still support yourself to stand? The faith I seized might plunge to doubt because of fast beats of drums in my head that I can’t even think straight anymore. Stammering! I prevail over the storm. Hahaha!

Be with me as I continue my flabbergasting type journey and as we wait for my posts to be published. I sincerely apologize for being out-to-date. I study in a program which many aspires to be but only few survives. Cheers!

Get Off Your Backside


“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Simple yet a well-uttered inspiring quote from a famous basketball player, Michael Jordan. Success. A seven letter word of somewhat bittersweet stories to contain. It is something that is more than just a goal in life. Success is your pay check because that is what makes you happy, and that is what makes you who you want to be.

Now, I got to ask you something. What keeps you going? What forces you to push harder against all odds? What causes you to endure life’s challenges? Perhaps, we have different answers. Like the word “success” as a seven letter word, I got the same. Seven reasons as my motivators to respond with these questions.

Accordingly, motivation is a driving state; it is also a behavior-arousal state within the individual. Motivation directs the behavior towards a goal. It is thus an internal external condition of the organism that forces him/her into action.

I profoundly motivate myself to do things and that’s the starting point to achieve my goals. Behind the wheels are capacities I exhibit to perform beyond my limits, the strengths and weaknesses which enables me to work towards my target, and the uniqueness as an individual encrusts my inner pressure. Thus, self-motivation is a hidden from our consciousness – our own personal hidden agenda.

Sometimes I look at others as it is. And I look at myself with so many things attached to it. People, who are they? Most likely my elders, relatives, friends and acquaintances are the key feature of the pressure I receive extrinsically. They influence my personal standpoints about certain issues, even the way I act upon some situations are affected. However it doesn’t mean I’ll try harder and harder just to please them but I seek points of the good pieces of their though and rough assumptions on me.

Perhaps it was my father who first inspired my thirst for success.  A farmer and a turned-out politician in a small town, he never ceased to emphasize the value of being a good person to his five daughters. I witnessed his firmness in facing life’s struggles which all along people never notice. However, the father-daughter close at hand connection is somewhat different from my mother. Throughout my early years we haven’t had a good quality time together and we argue as like as chalk and cheese on situations.

Mama is a loving parent and a public servant, her time is limited for us and understanding it took me to fully appreciate her sacrifices. Although I cannot express wholeheartedly my gratitude despite of everything, I consider them as my role models. I praise and salute them for standing still against the battle. They sit top on my list and are powerful individuals that influences how and what will I become.

Goals never die. Allowing one’s personal aspirations to fall victim to life’s hardships may be a desirable solution, but also a costly sacrifice. It takes perseverance, drive and passion to rise above difficulties, and a long-term goal always serves as a light at the end of a seemingly never-ending tunnel. A goal is something that we want enough that we make an effort to reach it. I dreamt to be a person who will serve and help others, and a professional individual in my field.

More often than we not, these three life essentials are significant on the goals I have: Harmony, peace and happiness. Harmony is when all parts of a whole are in sync, in balance, and working together towards a common, beneficial goal. When this state exists, the result is pleasure, love, peace and happiness.

Next to last are the things I believe which reflects on my character as a human person. It navigates how I will sail across the ocean of life. It embodies the values and principles I learned from my parents and especially God’s teachings I treasure all my life. However, there is no real right or wrong answer when it comes to your philosophy. For me, what is important is that the essence of that philosophy should be cherished well.

As I remember these motivators, they let me think on how much my achievements may be significant towards myself and to others. Well, all of them are the reasons why I am here with you today. But, the last is the greatest of all. Our God is so powerful that His eternal love really radiates to our hearts and thus we feel joy and gratitude. It is unexplainable and unknowingly makes your heart jump or bounce and makes you naturally smile. This magical feeling is so good to be motivated toward my victory. In fact, He is my strength and provider for everything I had. Without Him, everything is impossible.

The common denominator is that what motivates us to do things comes with our passion and determination to fulfil our yearning aspirations. Believe. Good things will come after the struggle. Nevertheless, it’s all that motivates me and perhaps to all of us also.


Sorting of Pain

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“Everyday we get to give the gift of life. It can be painful, it can be terrifying, but in the end it’s worth it. Everytime. We all have the opportunity to give. Maybe the gifts are not as dramatic as what happens in the operating room. Maybe the gift is to try and make a simple apology, maybe it’s to understand another person’s point of view, maybe it’s to hold a secret for a friend, the joy supposedly is in the giving, so when the joy is gone, when the giving starts to feel more like a burden, that’s when you stop. But if you’re like most people I know, you give till it hurts, and then you give some more.”
– Meredith Grey, GA

Reap and Sow

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“To be treated well you must first treat others well. You reap as you sow. Sow evil to reap evil; sow goodness to reap goodness. Your concern should be how to give, and how to give well. As for the return to you, you must trust in God. He will take care of it.”