"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

pink power: my weekend find

"Make your feet your friend."
--J.M. Barrie

inexpensive and comfy.
light and pretty.
mine. mine. mine.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

colors and bubbles in the air

"Each day comes bearing its own gifts.
Untie the ribbons."

--Ruth Ann Schabacker

fly, colorful butterfly

good morning, world. i am in a happy mood.

life's getting challenging and, therefore, far from being boring. my recent interactions and observations have given me inspiration and renewed hope. i have been made to see opportunities through different perspectives. things are gonna get better, better, and better!

the good thoughts i have in mind? they WILL happen. i believe so. who knows, maybe as i speak, they are already happening.

meanwhile, i'll exercise more patience.

patience. THAT. that is something i really wasn't born with. being patient and remaining so IS a struggle. it is a virtue i have to continuously sow and allow to grow in me.

i have to submit to and pass tests of patience. yes, the marshmallow test included.


driving patience home

here's for taking the road

allow me to drive patience home by sharing these lines which i am currently doing my best to live by...

continuously build your character. self-discipline is won through practice. develop discipline. always. do not be tempted by shortcuts. have patience. always.

when bad things happen, view them as training. it is a duty not to allow the devil when it comes to steal and destroy. hold your ground. do not grow weary in doing good things.

do not grow weary in doing good things. that is something worth saying again and again.

you reap what you sow. watch your words. do not curse your own life. do not curse anyone. do not curse anything. do not curse at all.

do NOT say bad words. always remember THAT very simple line.

while i still know all those profane phrases and foul words inside my head, i have learned to hold my tongue. you know those... sh*t, BS, g*go, bu*ng, d*mn, and the relative words? i have long stopped releasing them -- even as mere expressions. i realized life won't get boring without them, life gets better.

all i needed to know, i learned when i was younger. since i want to live more, i have to learn more but, first, i have to go back to the basics. i am re-learning them all now.

ride with me.

Saturday, February 16, 2008


"General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed but I don't see that -- seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified, or newsworthy - but it's always there."
-- from the movie, Love Actually

there are a lot of people whom i can run to and be with. i have both family and friends.

during the past few weekends (throw in a few workdays, too), this is something i was made more aware of -- when i had to move from one fun-filled overnight session to another just to make it from one circle to another. i am not complaining. why should i? so what if i had to dash from batangas to laguna to metro manila and vice versa?

it's fun to be stretching my energy to the limits (but i'd like to believe i have boundless energy, hehe) and i always get to have a great time dashing through it all, anyway.

thank YOU so much.

02.01-02.08: weekend photo craze with the p6peeps
this overnight with the p6peeps was followed by an overnight with the ids99 peeps. ids99 pals, when do you think our pictures will be uploaded?

02.09-10.08: still looking sooo bright!
a two-day grand event, a celebration of 10 years... and still counting

i do have both family and friends and they are ever-there. with family, i do mean the whole bunch -- papang, mamang, brother and sisters, cousins, uncles and aunties, and friends of the family -- who do care and who make complete the very idea of family. with friends, i do mean REAL, trusted (and tested by circumstances) friends.

i do not consider myself lucky to have them -- i consider myself BLESSED. very BLESSED.

i hope you are, too.

guess where i'm off to after posting this... i'm getting a haircut and will be spending time with EVER-THERE people.
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