When people ask me to define love, I say, "Love is like handing someone a gun, having them point it at your heart, and trusting them to never pull the trigger." (Sponge Bob)

When they ask me why I laugh at my mistakes and even write them with pride in my blogs, I say, "I'm not crazy. I just don't give a damn!" (Daffy Duck)

When one time I was conducting a group activity, a student asked what road sign I love the most, I said, "I like dead end signs. I think they're kind. They at least have the decency to let you know you're going nowhere…" (Bugs Bunny)

And when for the nth time a friend would ask me what do I get from writing, I'm not even sure if there are good old souls out there visiting my site, I just smile and say, "Kung gusto mong maging manunulat, eh di magsulat ka. Simple." (Bob Ong)

And last night when Eva said she wants to quit from her work because nobody believes in her, her boss got mad at her, she doesn't even have friends at her agency, and she's crying like hell, I said, "Either you stay to prove your worth or you quit and just show them you're a loser, you have to strive for your happiness." (MY original)

My CHOICES: I remained believing in love. I continued spicing up my mistakes and rewriting my life, accepting failure but keep on dreaming until words would fade into thin air.

Oct 19, 2007

Thanksgiving and Dedication

To Mr. Paulo Coelho, your book, Warrior of the Light: A Manual gave birth to this idea. Hope you would understand that each time, I would be referring to a line or two, or a passage lifted from your book. I also wish that you get to appreciate this labor of love. Thank you.

To Maricel, your struggles of being a mother gave me the inspiration too. You have showed me that happiness comes from simple things in life through your posts in Blog Your Blessings Sunday. Indeed we don’t need extravagance to be contented about life. Books and crayons are enough to show us that happiness is within us.

To Hazel, Lifting the Petticoat was such a nice read. Simple but meaningful. My childhood was almost the same as yours, except for wearing that petticoat. Your entry motivated me to start my introduction as I did.

To Nanay Linda, the only parent I have left in this world. We may sometimes have misunderstandings, but I truly appreciate your presence in our life. I admire your courage and how you stand beside your family no matter what.

To my mother, Mama Ding, who is no longer in this realm from whom I have first seen and felt agape encapsulating her every fight. Ever-forgiving. Ever-understanding. Ever-enthusiastic. Ever-loving. She is all these, even in the midst of pain caused by people around her, more painful than bouts of cancer.

To every woman who are present and has departed… I write this for you.


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PlanetMars said...

you made me cry...
your writings will always merit a standing ovation from me

Anonymous said...

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Each day brings us Eternity."

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