Sunday, January 8, 2012

welcome 2012

i admit there were really moments when i was so silent. there were times i opted not to write anything or shared whatever "bits and bobs" that were going on in my life. when those times come, it doesn't mean i am bidding goodbye to my passion to write. nope! it only means, i am only giving myself a chance to be quiet and lighten up. whether i am happy or otherwise, i just sometimes feel the need to give in to silence and solitude.

well, for those who know me well, i know this is not surprising to you. you know my mood swings. and you know exactly what propels me to write. when you don't see me posting anything on my blogs, it never does signify i have forgotten my inclination to writing. i still write though but in my journal, log or planner. So, for those who do not really know me, better be quiet if you have nothing good to say!

honestly, the year 2011 was really hard. it was in fact the hardest year i have ever experienced in my entire life. it seems that all things in life were mixed up together and have caused so much confusion in my head. i have reached the point of really wanting to say "ENOUGH!" and then lose my sanity. i know this is rude but you see, life was just so unfair. i may not be able to put everything here in detail but really i find my life so unfair. i hope one day, i have all the answers to these questions. i hope in due time, i will have the peace of mind that my heart so desires.

God, i don't ask for anything beyond what i need but even meeting my needs have strained my faith a lot. i have let go and i said i LET GOD but still i saw something was wrong which i just couldn't define. my kids are growing up. they are trying to understand what we are going through but for so many times, it was I, who mostly had a hard time understanding life.

i don't expect for anything. i just want peace and at least make my heart have its share of joy and peace. things had really been strenuous with me and i hope and pray that by 2012, life would be very different and a victorious one!

i choose to fight. i choose to survive. I choose to move on! This is my life and no matter how annoying some people are sometimes, i have no choice but to accept them as they are and choose to change myself for the better.

i am looking forward to a better year in 2012 - at work, family, friends, studies, other things and most especially in spiritual aspect.

I am giving God full control this year and ahead!

happy 2012!


You bring light to my darkened life
You bring joy to my scarred heart
You bring inspiration to my discouraged soul
You were there when i needed you most
Cheering me up, giving me the challenge i need
And loving me even when i am at my downiest moods
You understand my flaws
You listen to my never-ending qualms in life
You make me laugh when I need it the most
You comfort me when i felt like hope is gone
I never want to lose you
For it will only make my life
Not worth living
I want to spend the rest of my life with you
It means living with you
And dying with you.
I have found my truest happiness in you
Your love may not be perfect
But it is so perfect to complement with mine
You complete me
You took away the emptiness
You filled the vacuum within
You are the one I have been waiting for.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My Perfect YOU

My perfect YOU

In my pain, you are my reliever
In my sorrows, you are my great comfort
In my frustrations, you are my sun
In my heartaches, you are my medicine
Oh how can you be so perfect?
Perfect for my empty soul

In my defeat, you are my victory
(the champion of my life)
In my doubts, you are my assurance
In my sadness, you are my joy
In my loss, you are my gain
Oh how can you make me win the battle?
Turn my foes upside down, so here I stand

In the darkness, you are my light
(that keeps my path bright)
In my discouragements, you are my hope
In my weakest moments, you are my strength
At the downiest part of my life, you lifted me up
Oh how can you put up your love with me?
Love so great, a love so true?

In my failure you are my success
You set me free from bondage
(and broke my woes away)
You made me new
Gave me a brand new start
I am free, this is me
Thank you for your love

You said I’m your perfect masterpiece
You are my great artist
You etched every part of me
You carved me excellently
I am beautiful and my life is
because of you
With colors that brighten my life
How beautiful…
You are (you…You…you)

2012, roll!

4 years ago, i gave birth to this site. This was my baby and i took good care of it. this served as an important part of me because this is where i usually poured down my rain of thoughts and emotions. This has become my confidante each time i felt like giving in to life's obstacles.

it's really wonderful to have this. This used to be my "metamorphosis" which pictured out the tapestry of my life. from a very tiny larva, lurking inside a chrysalis, in due time, i came out from my cocoon, ready to spread my wings and fly like a colorful butterfly.

i may have been scared in life. I may have been a coward at times but the long years inside my cocoon have made me brave and ready to face the challenges in life...

this is another year and i am excited to face new challenges in my life...This means sharpening my being me more to become a better and polished individual.

this is what we call life...

Bridging differences through language For a Peaceful Community, Country, and World

"J'taime te Amo", "Jeg elsker deg", "Ani Ohivet Othka", "Muyot tu biem", Ichadaw ko imo", "Kabayaan ko s'ka", "Gihigugma ko ikaw", "Iniibig Kita"...

Different languages...
different cultures...
different races...
and yet evolving within one world...

These words sound differently yet convey one definite meaning and that is "I LOVE YOU". Love in any language, so to speak. But how can people from different cultures who speak different languages understand each other? The answer is simple. We call it the power of language.

Language, as it is commonly and simply defined, is a tool for communication wherein man is able to express his feelings and ideas. It is one of the means for effective communication which enables man to materialize his inner thoughts. Man, even in his solitude, knows and understands that he needs language, may it be verbal or non-verbal, to bridge the wide chasm that keeps him away from other people and even from his environment. He needs to build a bridge for him to be able to come across and reach out to others. This bridge is called language. As an adage goes, "no man is an island", there is a need for man to move, mingle and interact with other people for him to achieve his ultimate goal in life.

Language, no matter how diverse it is, has a way to patch up the missing link between man and his world. It has its way to bridge people's differences simply because language is one essential tool that connects us to all the peoples of the world.

What life would have been without language? Certainly, the world would have been in chaos and life itself would have been in utter disgrace. It is through language that we make other people understand our feelings, desires, thoughts and ideals. And, as it is man's ultimate goal to attain peace, he strives to materialize this dream. However, can peace be possibly attained in the absence of language?

Even from the very start, language plays a very essential role in the creation of the universe. Language was already there. It co-exists with the Creator of the universe. Harmony in nature was achieved, beautiful creations were created out from the language that God used. Perfect masterpiece was displayed with the use of language. The Biblical point of view of the origin of language tells us that "in the beginning was the Word and the word was with God" and it is confirmed in one of the books of the Old Testament that says everything that God said was created. He created Ex-nihilo, meaning, out of nothing, but with the power of His Word. When He said, "let there be light!" and there was light! and the rest of God's creations were made with the use of language - except one special creation, MAN. It is the same language that God used when He blessed Abraham and Noah, Moses and Joshua, and other Biblical characters, prophets and disciples. God used language when He commanded Adam and Eve to multiply in number and the same language when He drove them out from the Garden of Eden because of disobedience. My point is, God Himself knows the importance of language, that is why, language is part of His beautiful masterpiece.

However, we can never equate the value of God's language with the human langauge because God is always Holy and everything in HIM is holy including His language while man's language is distorted because of sin. Biblically speaking, there is a need for restoration of man's language.

Moreover, when we take a glimpse at out cultural background, our ancient people have used language as their way of reaching out to other people. Despite diversity in cultures, differences in races and tongues used in the past, unity was still within reach. There was understanding among different cultures and tribes. Peace was there.

Is it still possible for the present generation to attain peace? as we can see, peace seems to be very elusive! Is there a way to bridge the gap that exists between our Muslim and christian others? we should not forget that our glorious past heritage has valiantly fought and defended our country for the cause of peace and freedom. they shed their blood to attain our life-long awaited dream, peace! is there ever an answer to that? Yes, there is! It's language! although language may not be a cure-everything medicine for peace, but it can break the walls - the barriers that hold us apart. Let us not allow ourselves to be trampled down by our own ignorance. Let God's wisdom teach us to promote peace through language, a means of effective communication. When there's conflict, let's negotiate it properly and let language be one appropriate resort, a language that melts down differences and promotes peace; a language that brings us closer to ourselves, to other people, and to God, above all.

Lastly, let us promote peace by committing to this famous line, "let peace begin with me". it is imperative that peace should emanate from each individual.

How so?

I should begin using language properly with tact, blessings and love for effective communication, one that - bridges, builds, edifies and restores relationships.

May God's beautiful language overflow from His heart to ours so that we can boldly say, "Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me".


1. Explain briefly in 2-3 sentences the significance of language as cited in the essay.

2. If you were to play God for one day, what will you do to improve human communication in the light of all the crises that beset our land / people?(2 sentences only).

3.How does appropriateness in the use of language affect public speaking?

4. Answers to questions 1-3 have to be written in 1/2 crosswise. Question number 4 has to be answered here in the comment box. Just hit the comment button and key in your brief answer with your names across your answer.please print This article adter you have posted your answer.

Question 4: If language, as a tool in communication, is an object, what would it be? Explain your answer in one sentence.

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