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“Be resilient, move forward and still be thankful that someone has dropped by, formed part in your life and made you unfold your comfort zone. Pain might be excruciating, however, regret not, wear a smile and say “this person was once a part of my existence, but to make him happier, will be the greatest gift to offer.” Memories will always fathom you, simply accept the sudden changes, though hurting, recover the best way you can. People we love come and go, some stay long, some abruptly go. The positivity to any predicaments we encounter, in any manner, will surely awake us of not to stumble the same feat again.“
Maybe, I’m not meant to forget you
Maybe, you’re meant to hold a piece of my heart forever
Maybe, this love is true
Maybe, it hasn’t started yet, but it’s already over
Many years have passed
Exchange of hellos dumped on dusts
Neglected photographs and paintings
I buried my real feelings
Maybe, “I love you” isn’t needed
Maybe, we can see each other right now
Maybe, without you, I’m jaded
Maybe, I’m missing you somehow
You have no idea
That I fell for you
You have no idea
That I love you too
You have no idea
I was lying when I said no
You have no idea
I still can’t let you go.
“Rosas ng Digma/Tugon” by Edge and Ava
Last October 19, as part of the Juniors’ Original Play Showcase, our block mounted the play “Rosas y Bellum: Rosas at Digma“. This original musical is set on a fictional place occupied by the Spanish, a musical that has the spirit of patriotism and a dedication to the women and mothers lived during the Spanish era.
As one of the ensemble of this musical, I’m overwhelmed to the positive thoughts given by the critics during the showing. An experience that truly be remembered. I’m very proud to myself to be part of the company which gives life to the production.
At The Walrus, read an excerpt from The Escapist: Cheating Death on the World’s Highest Mountain, by Gabriel Filippi with Brett Popplewell.
Watching Filipino films with good quality when it comes to the storyline is a rare opportunity for me, and when our professor in Media Writing class presented the film “100”, a 2008 Cinemalaya entry, my personal perception of Filipino films changed once more.
The film revolves to the last days of Joyce (Mylene Dizon). She is an opulent woman who realized that she will be dying after being diagnosed with cancer. She had to do 100 things to be accomplished before her death. A roller coaster experience for her and for the people who are surrounded by her.
Personally, I see myself to Joyce. In some instances, I have been opulent and optimistic about what I am doing each day in my life. I always see the wrong things of others than my own, and I have an attitude wherein I can get angry easily. Like other independent productions, this film has no any decoration just to make the story interesting. The natural portrayal of all of its cast members made the film story wise.
“100” tell us the story of acceptance of our fate in earth and show the love that our family and friends wanted to deserve. It shows the importance of bringing back to the good things we have done and undo our wrongdoings. I’ll be quoting a bible verse which I think can reflect to Joyce and to person surrounded to her, from Ecclesiastes 9:5-6, “For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even their name is forgotten. Their love, their hate and their jealousy have long since vanished; never again will they have a part in anything that happens under the sun.”
This letter is dedicated to myself.
July 23, 2016
Dear Future Self,
As you take the new chapter of your life, you slowly realize why there are happenings that change your personality and point of you. I know that you’re a shy person, but still look forward to find your personality other than what people nowadays tried to see you. I feel blessed because I have the opportunity to keep you in mind these things to make you happy and always positive at all times.
As I have written a while ago, you shared with me your experiences of being shy with many people. I feel your attitude because you have the desire to choose your friends and acquaintances. Nowadays, it’s hard to find true friends and you have no time to trust them. But I don’t want to hinder you on making friends with people, I just want to realize how important to have friends. Another thing to keep in your mind is the continuous love and respect to your family. All what I know is that your family is the top priority of yours, even having a love life is you abandoned. Well, it’s your choice but still put little more quality time to yourself. Enjoy life and don’t keep yourself isolated.
Future self, don’t let yourself down against the bashes. Take it as a compliment in order to boost your confidence and self-esteem. In your life, it’s common, but you can make these things right.
Before I go on, I want to remind you to this Bible verse, from 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” This is my favorite verse because it reflects my life right now. Despite challenges and trials, don’t forget to say a little prayer and trust Him at all times because I know that you’ll be rewarded with spiritual growth and confidence to face the days of your life.
God bless you!
Ymman Jake M. Biaco
“ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” ~ Philippians 4:13