Christmas For The World

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Today is Christmas Eve and I just can’t wait to greet everyone a Merry Christmas!

This is such a beautiful time to be grateful for all the wonderful things that is happening even though in the midst of it, trouble is always trying to keep up. As for me, I feel very thankful for all the blessings that the Lord has given me. Despite the challenges that I personally faced, I still feel great knowing that someone loves me up there.

I hope everyone feels the same way too. The past months have definitely not been easy due to the different calamities the country is facing. Aside from that, every person may be currently in a struggle which can also be a difficult thing to deal with.

A few hours from now, the event is going to be official! It will then be Christmas Day! I wish for everyone to take this moment and make it count.

May this simple message of mine make you smile especially for those who are struggling with something. Take all your worries away.

Let’s enjoy the Christmas spirit with the world!

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An unexpected turn with One Ok Rock

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I have always been a fan of music. No matter what genre would that be, I will always enjoy listening to it. Even if it is in English, Korean, Chinese, Japanese or in any language, I will eventually learn to love it.

Just lately, I was so high listening to some new beats. And then the unexpected happened. I came across with this Japanese rock band named One Ok Rock.

To be honest, I am not that familiar with the music scene in Japan (although, I was already a fan of pop idol Utada Hikaru since way back). But when it comes to other genres like punk, rock and metal, I am so clueless.

When I first heard the band’s song entitled, “Answer Is Near”, I thought that they sounded really awesome! I didn’t realize at first that they were Japanese since their music sounds like from various Western influences…

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Song OF The Day: The Day You Said Goodnight

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I was listening to this song a month ago and it seems that my memories on how much I love it definitely came back.

The title above is actually a melancholic song that talks about a boy’s broken heart over the girl, the love of his life. The story is much more depicted in the music video which shows a typical scenario of a love that has failed. It failed in the sense that the boy in the video was not able to proclaim his love to a girl due to a certain circumstance.

This song was written and performed by a Filipino rock band named Hale. With this being their debut in the music industry, they have definitely become a breakthrough artist. In fact, this song became so much popular back in 2005 during my freshman year in high school. The song became a hit as it topped in…

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A New Day Has Come

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I have realized that it has been more than two months since I last posted something in this blog. I guess it is just time for me to start sharing my stories again.

These past months have really been hard not just for me but I guess for everyone as well. After the quake hit our place, a storm had made its way into the country.

It was on the 9th of November wherein each person would consider this date as the ultimate nightmare. It was on this day that Supertyphoon Yolanda (International Name: Haiyan) hit the country leaving her ruins of an enormous damage in the Visayas region.

Luckily for me and my family, we were just doing fine although the winds were really a bit strong than the usual. For the next three days after the typhoon, the supply of water and electricity were down and we did not have any updates on what is happening in the outside world. What is even troubling is the limited contact available that we have for our relatives and friends. It was only when the power was up when we became aware of the effects of the supertyphoon in other areas.

We then relaized that our relatives in Madridejos, Bantayan Island and in Medillin, Cebu have actually lost their homes and possessions. What is even worst is that in the region of Leyte and Samar, thousands of lives were lost due to the storm surge that came along.

Houses and various infrastructures were washed away and with that the lives of individuals, children, parents and people. It is such a heart breaking and depressing scene having to witness this in the news the entire day. How the water came up and devoured all those living and standing is unimaginably horrifying.

I think there is no exact words for this tragedy.

Perhaps this might be one good reason why I could not just easily type in my laptop and blog. Although I did not experience the very worst of the storm, I felt the need to sacrifice this in respect for everyone who is struggling. In many different ways, my fellowmen are indeed having a hard time coping because of this tragedy.

This is hard to take all in and it is honestly so overwhelming knowing a lot of people need help. I guess the earthquake and the storm really made me so fragile that I could not even write anything until now.

I guess the time has come to rise up and move forward from this experience. I guess it is time to wake up from this nightmare. Aside from giving back through the relief efforts, I guess I should do something more.

I believe that if I contnue living my life to the fullest, I can pay tribute for those who have died. I like to think that I will dedicate my life for them and live accordingly wherein I do not hold any regrets. It is the only way I see that I could make a better change not just for me. Moreover, I like to think that I am doing something to begin a new day and to start fresh by chasing my dreams and loving others more unconditionally. 

I wish I could truly visualize that. I really hope so.

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