Oct 29, 2011

samu't saring kwento 8: Masaya

Masaya lang ako. Problems are nothing when you have friends who are with you through the good, the bad, and the worst. If I'm being narcissistic, I'd say that they're lucky to have me. If I were to be honest, I think I'm the lucky one.

Noon, kain kahit saan.
Ngayon, kung saan-saan na lang kumakain.
Noon, nagtitipid para may pang-gimik.
Ngayon, nagtitipid para may panggastos.

Totoo nga pala talaga ang sinasabi nila... matututo kang magtipid kapag ikaw na mismo ang kumakayod para sa sarili mong pera. At totoo rin na mas masarap gastusin ang perang pinagpaguran kesa perang inabot lang sayo. Isa na lang siguro ang mas sasarap pa dun... kapag nasabi mo na sa nanay mo na, "ma, ako naman ang bahala sayo."

Sino ba ang hindi nakararanas ng problema? Wala. Kaya kung nagtataka ka kung bakit may taong malungkot at may taong masaya, isa lang ang sagot diyan... may mga taong dinadaanan lang ang problema at may mga taong tumatambay sa problema. Are you willing to admit defeat? or... Are you willing to say, "Bring it on!" The choice is yours...

Oct 22, 2011


I was recently asked to write about pain. Why is there such an obsession about this subject matter? Why are we so intrigued about it that we equate writing about great deal of emotion to a literary goldmine? If that is so... why not happiness? joy? why does it always have to be about pain? Sometimes I wonder, do we read about pain to recover from our own? or for the sheer pleasure of knowing that somebody out there have had it worst than us and that our pains may not be as painful as we thought it were?

We are we so quick to judge people who are "plastik!" Sometimes, what we get is a reflection of what we give off. If you give authenticity, then you get truth. If you give anything other than that, then what do you expect?