You're Eeriesistable

Do you know how extremely difficult it is to guard your heart from falling for someone? What's even tougher is if it's someone you can't have, out of reach. It's like an obese kid having to only stare at a chocolate cake, you just can't have more of what you want, 'cause it might kill you. That's why too much of a good thing can lead to an addiction, and even further; death. People ask me, "What were you thinking?" And I paused. I couldn't find the perfect answer. Then I realized all of this came without thinking. I was feeling when it all began, not thinking. Can you really manage what the heart feels for? Even when it's a one-way street, it's inevitable. I think I really should consume less of you, I've overdosed.

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Best Compliment

I think all girls would agree that we would rather be complimented based on our personality than our outer appearance. We fully realize that someday our beauty fades, at one point her boyfriend might find a much more attractive woman, but he would never even consider another because he knows what he has is unlike any other, what counts is on the inside. He would be constantly reminded that there can only be one girl that make him smile, that would love him at his worst. Talk with him until he falls fast asleep. Tell him silly jokes or make silly faces when he's having a bad day. Put his arms around him when he feel the lowest in life. Cooks for him, sing for him, she knows it best how to turn his frown upside down. Even he knows she can get someone better, yet she stick around with him through whatever. It's simple. If the girl makes you a better person, then you're with the right person. Because what matters is how she makes him feel on the inside, it doesn't have anything to do with what he physically looks like.


keep the faith
xoxox

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Dear future Valentine,

Whoever, and wherever you may be. I want you to fall for me so hard, that you become scared to lose me. I want you to dwell in my existence; where a day without me would feel incomplete. I want you to fall as hard for me, as I'll fall for you. I want you to remember me always, and I want you to chase after me when I push you away. I want you to pull me back when I'm trying to leave. I want to feel the reflexes of my own words. I want you to keep me grounded when I've done wrong. I want you to be relentless. I don't want any constrictions in my chest, but the bones that shapes our interest. I want you to fall so hard for me, that you realize you've never even felt this way about someone before. And if I left, I would want every thing we ever shared to make you remember me. I want all the things we did, said, and never got to; to make you remember me by. I want to know you'll fall so hard for me that if a song we shared came up on the radio; it would make you have this sudden sharp pain in your chest. And in those fleeting seconds, I hope you know how much you fell in love with me and how you can't live without me. I hope then, you'll come chasing after me. It's selfish I know, but I want to be the only one you have your eyes on. I want to be the only one you actually fell for. I actually want to be the one you end up with. I want to know you'll fight for me.

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You're Dying When You Stop Trying

When things turn out to be the exact opposite of what you expect it to be, will you still keep your hope on? When you resent the fact that you failed and disappointment came crashing in like a hurricane, will you still have the courage to stand up again? We all thought miracles happen once in a lifetime, I learned that miracles actually have to happen in our daily routines. You might not be the best at what you do, but guess what, if you love doing it anyways, don't stop. I mean, I might not be the best writer in the world, I entirely realize that there's so many people that are so much better, but that doesn't stop me from writing. I believe in doing things you love doing and everything else, like fame or money, only come as a bonus. In my honest opinion, the two words that shouldn't even be in the dictionary are perfect and impossible. You don't have to be perfect at everything, or at the thing you love doing, but guess what, nothing is impossible. The best things in life are those you have only dreamed, things that happened which you have never planned and the ones that you actually thought were the worst thing that could ever happen to you.



keep the faith
xoxox

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King of Fire

I'll write just a tiny portion of what I know about someone, a small amount of facts, but enough to convince that he has taken a considerable size in my life nowadays. I used to think that the longer you know someone, the better you'll get to know them. Boy how I was wrong. Well, this guy changed that view, to say the least. It didn't take long for him to start calling me names and tease about my not-so-pointy nose. But as he speaks, I learned to admire him a little more. When we first briefly met a few months ago, my mind juggled a few words to say to him and thought, "Hmm," before he gave me some sort of weird handshake, smiled and said, "Hello." Long story short, out of the blue, without any plans whatsoever, we met up recently and he took me to a place that didn't take miles to get from where I live, and I was curious to know where his thoughts are taking me to, because his mystery evoked a joyous mind. Probably one of the few guys, and I say this in the utmost respect because this is a very good trait, who doesn't smoke. He reads, that's probably where he gets most of his creativity sharpened by time, I can tell he's not the typical shallow young man you'd meet anywhere, I'm one of the lucky few. He shared stories of how we grew up, how his parents mold him as the man he is today, things you would never expect coming out from a guy who knows what's the name of the perfume I was using that night (No, seriously, no guy has ever guessed or even exactly recall what perfume I use, got to adore his quality of detailed identification). Even when his stories showed me how independent this man is, I can easily tell that family is a huge part of his life. What never ceased to amaze me is that he knows me more than I know myself! I would never imagine someone who thought Michael Faraday was Superman actually paid attention to me. A nobody. While him, with all the glory and natural skills to boogie, actually would meet up with me and say, "You look like Kate Beckinsale." (Okay, the Kate Beckinsale part was made up! He didn't say that, ha! But he sure loves talking about Kate... And everything else I wrote about him is true) It wasn't weird, or strange, even the most unusual topic like how he told me I should have pulled my nose while I poo before I was 17 so it would end up more pointy than it is now (Yes, exactly, it makes so much sense, if only I met him earlier, my nose wouldn't look this way... Sense the sarcasm!), everything we talked about didn't sound strange or uncommon to me. Behind his very laid-back nature that I can see when his eyes lit up when he told me his desire to go backpacking, I can also see a serious and deep character, one that stood out. Who'd also knew that he loves penguins and doesn't enjoy a good game of soccer. Then I stopped and gaze into his fiery eyes when he said he loves jazz. As if I need one more reason to admire him any more. He said something that gave me chills. I didn't need any more convincing when he told me he's a man with both a mission and a vision, it was downright believable. He is one of those gifted people that I met who can make you feel better without even saying one word. Just his presence, his aura was so strong, it's almost overwhelming to me. It's like I want to keep up with him, because he's just too astonishing, almost as if I try hard to impress him yet he doesn't even have to try, I'm already impressed. As promised, I'll keep his name anonymous, a venerable young gentleman. Been a fan, still a fan, always a fan. Whatever happens in the future, I really hope I'll get to see him doing the things he loves to do in the long run. Oh, maybe he just needs to learn how to drive a stick shift right!



keep the faith
xoxox

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I went for a swim yesterday. You know what I just realized? Swimming is the closest thing you can ever feel to flying. Floating. When you're not touching the bottom end, and you're not up on the surface at the same time. So I guess the sensation of flying best describes when I remind myself that you exist.

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I Salute You

This post was inspired by a good friend that Tweeted, "F*ck you, distance!" I never had any, yet I heard a lot of my friends' stories and I want to share my thoughts about it with you. It is not an easy task, not having someone to hug when you miss them, to just simply touch their skin and know that they're physically there when you need them. The time difference, trust issues, all of those just in the way of your relationship. Seeing the person on a 15 inch screen about to get ready to go to bed when you're just starting the day, or vice versa. Small problems become big when distance weighs in. It will be so easy for you to give in to that situation, but remind yourself just how much you are putting at stake. I fell for someone afar once. We weren't in a relationship, but there was an expectation to that level, at least to me there was. Sadly, it didn't end well. I feel exhausted for the one man effort I tried to pull since I worked hard for it to work things out, yet he just can't seem to be bothered. People say long distance relationships could never last. I say there's always a first in everything. Love. At the end of it all, that's the one thing that keeps you going. Wouldn't it hurt you just to think about giving up knowing you fought for it for so long? So, for anyone going through a long distance relationship, I salute you.



keep the faith
xoxox

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Getting Better ♥

Other than meeting old friends that I haven't seen in a while and also meet the friends that I've known since forever in cyberspace but never meet in flesh, I just feel happier in general these days. I don't know why. I really wish this is a start of something great. Two months ago, the last guy that I was attached to actually ditch me because I was seemingly changing and said that I'm not "as optimistic" as I used to be. He's a best friend. We never had an exclusive relationship, we were stuck in the friends zone. I can imagine losing a lover, I could never imagine losing a best friend, which unfortunately, I have. He said I wasn't the girl that was full of dreams and passion that he knew back then, few years back. Not that I'm stubborn and that I can't take any critics in, but none of what he said move me. I feel the exact opposite actually. I felt like I'm more enthusiastic than ever nowadays. I look forward to waking up and facing the day. More lively. There are still those humanly worries that haunt me, anxious of what life has in store for me. Well I promised myself to be open to new things from this day on, here's to the changes to come, to the arrival of love, to the amazing opportunities that could possibly change my life.



keep the faith
xoxox

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Blood, Sweat, Tears

Do you feel frustrated every time someone asks you what do you look for in an opposite sex like I do? It seems like there just can never be a perfect fit, on how to answer such question. I think of it as a trick question most of the time. And trick questions are never meant to be answered.

I know how to answer to people now whenever I'm being cornered with the subject. I think the only criteria is he has to be a lot like my brother. I know he occasionally reads my blog, so just in case you are, Jason, stop smiling as if you don't look retarded enough.

I know, I know. You must think I'm crazy and shaking your head wondering why. I'll give you a few reasons why. It's because no matter how mad I would possibly be towards him, he'd be one of the first people I meet in the morning and the last person I wish good night. So many people mistaken my brother and I as a couple rather than just the ordinary Tom-and-Jerry kind of sibling rivalry. That's because we make all of our conversations fun, none of it was awkward-- or moreover-- made up. He knows me too well that he can tell if I nag because I'm having my period, or if I just got out of a fight with someone, or if I was just simply having a bad day. I am so close with my brother that he lets me have a say on who he should date or if he's about to make someone his girlfriend (well other than using me to get to my pretty friends that is!), the point is that he tells me everything. He respects girls in general and it shows by how close he is to Mom. He once saw a girl wearing a kinky outfit and he whispered to me and said that if she was his girlfriend, he would have told her to go back and change what she's wearing... and why does it start to sound like I'm promoting my own brother?!

Well honestly, we can't go a day without each other, we have to keep in touch, whether it's via Blackberry or Twitter, if we have to not see each other in 10 hours or more. Whenever I'm wrong, he tells me how to get things straight again, not judging why. Since I'm the geek and he's the jock, we use both 'potentials' to a maximum, he uses me as a walking calculator slash dictionary, and I use him to bring my bags. He is so protective that I remember the first time I went out using an eyeliner and he scolded me like he's Dad! I remember the one time he was out of town and I had to go somewhere, so as usual, I took the Busway and I had 2 creepy man followed me and I can't think of anyone else but my brother to be around to keep me safe. I guess I cling on him too much. We have so much inside jokes together that people might think we have our own world when we're laughing together. He gets along with my friends so well, I find it scary and sort of annoying at times. He also has great taste in music, which I love, and he enjoys the same movies that I do, so it's never a strange thing for us to just go out and watch the movies, just the two of us (okay now it's getting obvious why people think we're dating!). He eats the same stuffs I enjoy eating. And every time I call him names he just laughs along and won't mind. He pats me in the back to sleep whenever I'm sick because he knows I like it. We laugh, cry, sing, think alike, make the craziest jokes, and what I love is that he asks me often what I really want to do in life. He gives that extra boost when I'm down, in general, he believes what I dream in. So I guess he can tutor the next guy that is up for a try, maybe because my brother is the only guy who stuck around for my lifetime.



keep the faith
xoxox

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Dummy2Dummy Guide 'Skills Schmills!'

This is the second 'Dummy2Dummy' post I made in my blog. Click on my 'Labels' tag below to see the other 'Dummy2Dummy' post. Okay. First of all, I know I'm not an expert on this, not like I'm some kind of blogging guru or a New York Times best-selling author (...yet!), but here's a few tips on how I write. I hope making points doesn't make me seem such a know-it-all! Trust me, I still have lots of learning to do. So, feedbacks and comments are always welcome! :)

  1. Don't sweat on the little things! Imperfection is perfect. Don't put too much effort worrying if it's 'neighbor' or 'neighbour', your or you're, should you use a colon or semi-colon, long or short hyphens, using apostrophes, quotation marks and all those stuffs. Truth is, blogging is not merely about sending a message to the readers, but also learning about yourself. You'll get better by time and you'll learn from your mistakes! Allow people to comment and be open to critics because it'll make your blog better, but don't let people who make bad comments for the sake of bringing you down get to you.
  2. For a beginner, find out which lane do you fit most. Are you here to write about solely your personal life, or do you want to review movies or such, or you can promote yourself like creating a fashion blog or even open a business through blogging. From there onwards, you can start making topics and it'll be easier for you to distinguish yourself from other bloggers! You'll never know what offers you might get with just simply typing about how smelly your feet are after wearing a pair of sweaty socks! Well, maybe not so much, other than a cotton-made socks company that could give you a complimentary pair of socks when you mention the company name when you blog, but! You'll never know...
  3. Get ready to write about anything and I mean anything at all! You are your own reporter (and sometimes cameraman!), blog is your newsroom! I keep my notes on my Blackberry and simultaneously typing new topics in and maybe later on expand the topic to a certain level before letting the world know what's going on my mind. My tip is do not procrastinate when it comes to writing down your thoughts or you'll regret it! If you have to, write on a piece of a napkin. It'll worth the waking up last minute, grabbing a pen and writing it down whenever you have 'surprising new ideas' before going to bed. Well since I'm weird, I talk to myself in front of the mirror, projecting Oprah 'the talk show host' to keep the topic flowing. I'm not losing my mind, I'm just in my blogging zone!
  4. Read, read, read! Read about how other bloggers make their posts, read about articles you can find on the web, read books, reviews, the dictionary, or even Wikipedia if you have to! Don't forget to write down words that sound new and unfamiliar to you and challenge yourself to write with those words that you've just found the meaning of on your next post. You'll learn new things while 'teaching' the world about yourself along the way!
  5. Be yourself. I know I'm starting to sound like some kind of Multivitamin, Supplement-Selling motivator speaker on a boring seminar, but I just want to emphasize in this case where you don't have to be anyone but you! Blogging is like your fingerprint, everybody else's are different. Read other blogs as references, but never-- I repeat-- never become a copycat! There's a fine line between being inspired and committing plagiarism. Inspired is getting an idea and totally make it your own. Having said that, it won't totally erase the fact that 'you got it from someone else,' but it still represents you, making your own mark. That's very different than simply copy-pasting someone else's post.
  6. Create a writing mood. Listen to music that soothes you, watch funny or inspiring movies, read some more, I don't know how you do it, but for me, I have to be in a very good mood before making a post or it won't be as good as the ones made with a jolly heart. That way you'll get the hang of it and will start to miss blogging if you haven't done it in a while.
  7. Let it flow. Don't make too much rules or it'll be such a burden. My only rule is as simple as this: If I put way too much thought into it, then it's just simply not good. Whenever a topic comes popping in your head, it should come continuously flowing; and know this, blogging isn't about impressing anyone, it's about expressing yourself! Inspiration, not perspiration! Good news is, your blog is your world, you can decide who you want to be in it. Don't worry about if people would relate to what you write or trying to please people by writing something that is currently hip or cool, but try writing what you feel as a start. Everybody feels, and that's why we can connect through words alone. It's like telling the world, without having to say a word (because you know, you type, and saying means talking it out loud, and you don't talk it out loud since you only need to type and yeah... I should stop now!). Somewhere out there, someone can relate to what you feel. Even if it's random, even if you think it is not that important, you can actually make someone stop and think.
The great thing is that blogging allows me to meet lots of amazing writers that also inspire me to do more blogs, and I love hearing comments about what I write, too. I love how people message me on Facebook saying that they miss my blogs whenever I slack off on my writing hobby, or suddenly receive a Blackberry Messenger message saying how much they could relate to what I went through or things I shared in the blog. It made my day. No, that's wrong, I'm still up in the air about the comments I read last year, so it really made me enjoy writing, is it something I see myself as a career, I'm nowhere near such opportunity, but at this point in my life, anything is scarily possible, that's thrilling!


keep the faith
xoxox

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The Only Exception ♥

Have you ever eaten anything too spicy that it felt like a bomb of chili exploded in your tummy? People call it having butterflies in your stomach, I call it The Chili Feeling. I always make mellow posts when it comes to talking about love. I never like it when my melancholic side shows, I wish I'm vigorous at all times.

So tell me, dear ol' self, are you scared or scarred? I'm delving deeper. No one ever gets tired of loving, but I know everyone, including me, gets tired of waiting, assuming, hearing promises, saying sorry and all the hurting. Every time a beautiful thing starts, I get so caught up in the moment and thinking it would never end, knowing in the back of my mind he will stay, then it all falls apart. But I do realize that I learn valuable lessons every time something ends. I never attempted to find someone perfect because I always knew that he doesn't have to be perfect to be exactly what I need. I wish for a happy ending, thinking this could actually last forever. But I realized why should I hope for a happy ending when it means it had to end? The letting go is the worst part. I was never ready for a goodbye. Who's ever? I mean, you can erase someone from your mind, getting them out of your heart is a different story. Because you don't have to hold his hand, kiss a guy, or be in bed with someone to let him walk into your heart, 'cause that's exactly where he has touched you, in your heart, that's all you need to fight common sense.

Of course everyone has their own criteria to some extent, just don't let your brain fool the heart, and vice versa. Someone who has everything you want won't always make you their everything. So don't make someone your everything if they make you mean or feel like nothing. Just know that someday, someone will walk into your life and make you realize why it never worked out with someone else. Someone, who will be your only exception. No matter how much you keep your guards up, someone will break them down into pieces. Even if the size of the wall you've built is as big as the Wall of China, like mine, someone will bring a crane if he has to. I was told that I've had to deal with all the wrong ones, to be able to tell when someone is finally right. 'Love cures commitment phobia,' I once heard. I'm still here to find out. One guy. Just one. To prove not all of them are the same.




keep the faith
xoxox

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Girls Need to Know and Boys Need to Listen

You will-- at one point or another-- encounter an argument or an ongoing 'debate' in your family, in your friendship and/or relationship. Of course it is human nature for us to want to always 'win' an argument, and that is when our ego kicks in. I've read a book and the author stated something that I, guilty as charged, wholeheartedly agree. She said that an argument is like a coin that has two sides, and it always has to end with one winner, so she HAD to be the winner. It could never end with a draw. So, if you agree to disagree, or people enact the 'sweeping things under the rug' scenario, then that means no one has to be right and no one has to be wrong. Sometimes it's not the topic per se that is in deep importance, it's a necessity for our conscious to obtain the success of the conflict. Come on, I know it doesn't take a genius to figure that out, because we had those moments in life, now, didn't we? But what if we can't let it just... 'Slip by?'

The author gave an example of her own personal experience. So she was out with her boyfriend and her boyfriend brought a friend along. The three of them were just enjoying a delightful evening having sips of coffee until a beautiful girl passed by with her 'dandy' assets. Her boyfriend's friend nudged her boyfriend on the arm and they both stared at each other before grinning like High School teenagers. That pissed her off. On the way back, she told her boyfriend that what he did was rude and disrespectful to her. And she said something that I find interesting, that I often do a lot too, unconsciously. So she said she gather out some points in her head to make this argument her victory to keep and I could imagine that she rummaged facts inside her brain, creating this mini "Power Point slides" inside her head on how to make this match a K.O! (Of course girls do that...) She expected that he would just roll his eyes and tell her she's being way too sensitive (Yes, guys, of course we can see this coming! We read minds, remember? How else could we possibly be good enough to tell that you're lying:p ), but what came to her by surprise is that her boyfriend held her hand and look her in the eyes and said, "You're right. I'm sorry. That was very inappropriate and I would never do that again." She was in shock. She didn't see that coming. I know she must have thought, "Wait! I needed to put my points across!" or "What? A white flag? I need to win this!"

Bottom line is, you don't need to win every argument. Communication is everything. A girl can be mad to a guy not for the things he did or the things he said, but for the things he didn't do or the things he didn't say. A guy can also be mad to a girl for the things she did say or have done, but felt like it's too much to him. Instead of arguing so much, fix the puzzle. I know it would feel great to be the person who wins every time. But you know what will even feel much greater? It's when you value your relationship (can be with your family, friends or others) more than you value your ego. Find an equilibrial spot, find peace. Make your peace. You don't need to be at war at all times. If you're wrong, admit it, if you're right, shut up, no need for pinpointing that you were right all along or the 'I-told-you-so'(s).Whatever happened or didn't happen during the day, we go to bed with a clean slate. Just like how any relationship works, nobody gets to bed angry.


KEEP THE FAITH
XOXOX

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New Level, New Devil

Emphasize on the title. That quote jumped out of the book and went right inside my brain, causing the urge of posting another blog. Quote of the month, if not, quote of the year. If you want to be taken towards greater heights then prepare yourself for much tougher obstacles. Fear is not something you can get rid of, but it is something you could still overcome.

Immediately we'll have to face challenges that will obstruct our way before entering a new level, almost right after or while we're still dealing with an obstacle. But there are not one challenge that you face in life that another person didn't go through too. Someone must have experienced defeat, someone must have experienced great loss. The good thing that you should always look forward to- and also keep in mind- is that every problem comes in a complete package; also with its own solution. Someone must have experienced similar difficulties that you have suffered from. Theodore Roosevelt had to lose both of his mother and his wife on the same day before he became a war hero and an effective president to the United States. Henry Ford was broke five times before succeeding in the automobile business. Levi Strauss, invented what is known today as the 'blue jeans,' lost his Dad after a terrible fight with tuberculosis. And who would have guessed that an eminent leader like Sir Winston Churchill had speech impediment in his early life? Remind yourself that if you have to face a problem, it means you're still living. Trust me, if you don't have to deal with any kind of issue in life, you're better off dead. Even though there might be problems that are almost similar, how the mystery is solved always vary.

Imagine yourself hiking in a forest and in just a while you begin to realize that you're lost. All you see on every side is big trees and dirt. And not for long you find yourself scurrying around from ants and snakes. You don't know where this path is taking you, you're exhausted and all sluggish. Instead of doing nothing or waiting for help to come your way, just keep walking, and keep climbing. In times of need, you'll figure it out yourself how to survive. I know it's easier to go downhill than up, but when you get to the top, you'll reminded why you hiked in the first place. I know everyone has goals, you'll get through hard situations, but you'll result being stronger than before you face any of it. It might seem overwhelming when trouble keeps coming your way, you're depleted and almost feel defeated. Keep your eyes on the prize, don't make erroneous decisions without considering how much you have worked for it and also the effort you've put into everything and end up just giving in easily. So many people missed the silver lining because they were expecting gold. There is something working in your favor behind the things that went wrong. Truth is, life goes on. Adversities are meant to be confronted and conquered, so do not run away from it. I learned that no matter how hard I try running away from a difficulty, in a different time or chance, I will be confronted to face it once more, it will only stop until I have overcome.

Courage is not the absence of fear, it is pressing forward while the feeling of fear is present.

This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-- in nothing, great or small, large or petty-- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force, never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
-Winston Churchill


P.S: Do not hesitate on leaving comments or critics. I can handle it :) Just keep them clean, I want my blog to be satisfactory and acceptable to all ages :p


KEEP THE FAITH
XOXOX

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Woots!!!

So happy about how I started this year!!! :D One of the good things that I did was that me and a good friend of mine, Jesse, just made a song together. Kind of excited that it finished well. It's still a rough draft, but it sounds so good, thanks to Jesse who did the arrangements. So it started out back in the days, about 2 or 3 years ago I suppose, we used to have battles on who makes the best lyrics. And I love how he could use amazing words and turn it to good music. I just could not think about who would become a better partner to make a fun project together other than with him (My brother is going to be sooo mad at me!) Recently we decided to just join our heads together and make a duet. Can't really tell what it's like or how it sounds like. Since he's in the states, it's harder to find the time to meet and really 'talk' about it. I'm glad it's done though :) And we're not "a couple," we just happen to have equal taste in music and love to goof off and turn it into good use ;)
WOOTSSSSS!!!
As Tony Bennett would say, KEEP THE FAITH, BABY!

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What's Impossible?

I woke up today to the news of Power Balance's blow out of the whole fake wristband thing. You know how people make fake versions of the wristband, right? My brother said something that I find is so true, "The idiots are actually those who make fake wristbands out of what is now to be-- fake wristbands." It was just yesterday that I passed by a fitness center and saw a huge poster of Shaq being the spokesperson of the wristband and I thought, "Really, Shaq, did you also fall for it?" because I just feel like something didn't sound right. Magical rubber band? Is there really such thing? The power of the mind, that's what has been the secret to this global success. Or shall I say the unspoken fraud?

Power of the mind. It's also the barrier that restrict you from doing your best, living up to your maximum potential. For 400 years, statistics said that it's impossible for a competitive runner to reach a mile in 4 minutes. It was until Roger Bannister, a passionate young athlete who went against the odds. He trained himself and kept his mind set into thinking it is possible to 'break the rule.' And he did, he prove to the world that statistics are just a bunch of data, and it shouldn't be the bar that holds you back in doing your best. What's interesting is that, in the next 10 years, after the record was broken, 366 other runners also broke the 4 minutes rule! They all ran a mile in less than 4 minutes. Imagine if Roger didn't do 'the impossible.' People would be living under the shallow minds of "I can't run a mile under 4 minutes." So who's up for a jog at the park with me? ;)

Another example of using your mind as a force that drives you further instead of dragging your hope down is Tara Holland. In 1994, she signed herself for a pageant contest and won runner-up as Miss Florida. She decided to do it over and the following year she also won runner-up. She was tempted to give in and put her pageant days to an end, but she kept going and moved to Kansas. In the same year of moving to Kansas, she signed herself for another pageant and she won the title of Miss Kansas. Up next, the Mother of Pageants, Miss America. Yup, you know this ends with a 'happily ever after,' she was crowned Miss America. On an interview after her triumphant battle, she was asked how she had made it that far. She admitted that after losing twice in the regional level, she almost gave up but she rented dozens of Miss Universe, Miss World, and all videos of the past contests. She paid extra attention to the winning ritual at the end of each contest, the process of handing the crown over. She pictured herself in that situation. How she walked down the runway numerous times, waving at the crowd that showered her with applause and standing ovations. She envisioned her victory and it became a reality.

"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle-- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win."- Roger Bannister



KEEP THE FAITH
XOXOX

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Starting Fresh

When could be a better time to start fresh than the New Year's, right? :)

The beauty in realizing all there is in this Universe is the moments where you thought to yourself, "If only I could freeze this moment. Right here, right this second." That moment, when it takes your breath away, when it's almost like you're watching your life flashes before your eyes-- all around you are just lights swirling, it's like seeing your own music video, starring yourself. I'll share you some of the things from the book I read, and this is one of those three books I finished just before the 2010 passed. I'll share you the things applicable to the real world, something we could all relate to.

Take it one step at a time. Don't make major changes, but be brave enough to take a step further, just to keep your foot in front of the other. You don't have to see the whole road, if you have enough light on your car to see where you're going, it's enough to get you through from Ohio to California! There are two things you need to know: Life is divided into things that you could change and things that you can't change, that are out of your hands. And I believe opportunity will knock itself to the door, do your part, what you could handle. Don't sit down and do nothing and expect life will change for you. Hope for the best, just know that life might take unexpected turns, which might be such a downer for you, but hold this dear in your heart; at the end of the day, it is all for the best.


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XOXOX

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