SUNSETS AND SORROWS

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I was thirteen years old when I became fond of sunsets. It always brings me realizations. It makes me ponder on the day’s events, reflect on the big or little mistakes I did and smile at simple or noble deeds I made. It reminds me that as the day comes to an end, no matter how good or bad it had been, tomorrow will be another day.

As I stand here in the parking area, sadness overpowers the feeling of appreciation for the beauty of the sunset in front of me. Starting today, I will watch the sunset without the man who taught me to see its beauty. I will say goodbye to each day with sorrow, not knowing how I’ll face tomorrow.

I wipe away my tears and gather the strength to say my final goodbyes to my father in front of all who came to his wake.

ME

Who am I?
Why am I here?
Is life to love
Or a thing to fear?

Why am I?
Why do I live?
Am I to take
Or am I to give?

What use am I?
What can I do?
Were you my friend
Or just one I knew?

Is there love?
Is it great?
May I love
Or must I wait?

What is love?
I really don’t know,
Is it just there
Or does it grow?

Who are my friends?
Who are my foes?
Can I trust anyone?
Nobody knows.

Why am I happy?
Why do I cry?
Why am I living?
When do I die?

by: Linda Kay Bishop

THE LIEBSTER AWARD!

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Thank you Melony @ SIX STORIES A WEEK for dropping by my blog and giving me this award. I want to thank all of the others out there who happened to stumble on my blog to read my posts. Thank you from the bottom of my red heart. So, to answer the questions from Melony…

What is your favourite midnight snack?
I can eat any food at midnight given that I’m hungry.

What was your favourite toy as a child?
Doll House

What would you want to have written on your tombstone?
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
I’ve read it in Harry Potter 🙂

What is your phone’s ringtone right now?
None. It’s in silent mode. Always.

What is your current wallpaper on your phone/computer?
Phone: Myself on a cliff, at the top of the mountain. Computer: Oscar the Grouch saying “there’ll always be better days”.
The reason why I set it as my wallpaper was not asked but I’m going to tell anyway. Phone: It’s a reminder for me to give time to myself to travel and explore the world. Computer: It’s a reminder for me that, well, there’ll always be better days.

What is your guilty pleasure movie?
On the Job (Philippine indie film). I love it because it revealed a lot on the unfairness of life using authority and power.

If your life was a reality show what would you call it?
What’s On Your Mind?

If you could only be in love once and it was passionate but ended with a heart break, would you still choose to fall in love or would you never fall in love?
Of course I would choose to fall in love… but with someone else who’s worth the risk.

If you tried to fail and you succeeded, was it a failure or a success?
It’s a success because you succeeded in failing.
Does that made any sense?

Have you ever collected something? What was it?
Books!

Are you a night owl or a morning person?
Rarely both. I’m a sleeper. At the moment.

Here are my nominations for the Award:

https://yzhengblog.wordpress.com/
https://joypassiondesire.com/
https://joywrite.wordpress.com/
https://daisywillows.wordpress.com/
https://seagirll.wordpress.com/
https://keepingupwiththeintrovert.wordpress.com/
https://mariawenttotown15.wordpress.com/
https://swritings.wordpress.com/
https://drizzlinghappiness.com/
https://iamiamsky.wordpress.com/
https://summerstommy.com/

What You Have To Do:

Nominate up to 11 other bloggers yourself (preferably those with fewer than 500 followers, this is more of a newbie award). Provide those bloggers with 11 questions of your own for them to answer. Don’t forget to put the Liebster Award sticker on your blog!
And here are the 11 questions for you:

1. In what place would you love to go to right now and why?
2. If you are to die tomorrow, what will you do in your last 24 hours?
3. What is the last sentence that you said to your special someone?
4. What is your biggest regret in life to date?
5. What is the most heroic act that you’ve done for someone?
6. What do you love about your work now to make you stay?
7. What do you hate about your work now to make you quit?
8. What do you think about death?
9. What is your opinion about the moral principle of others: “the right to die”?
10. What is your most interesting personality?
11. What do you think about heaven and hell?

Enjoy! 🙂

BUWANANG PAGSUSULIT PARA SA GRADE 9

I. Multiple Choice: Basahing mabuti ang mga sumusunod at bilugan ang letra ng tamang sagot.

Eleksyon na naman mga brad. Excited na kong matapos ito para matapos na rin yung mga ginagawang kalsada sa kung saan-saan. Lahat yata ng madaanan ko sa high-way ay may ginagawang daan. Bakit dati kasi hindi yon naisipan? Kaya laging traffic e. Tuwing may eleksyon, paulit-ulit ko itong reklamo. Wala ba silang ibang mabakbak na daan? Yung hindi masyadong nadaraanan? Seriously, OK naman e kasi at least magagawa yung mga kalsada (yung mga kalsadang may sira, pero yung mga maayos naman, ewan ko lang). Kaso, why now? Hindi naman masyadong obvious.

Makikita na naman natin ang mga pagmumukha ng mga kandidato sa mga pader ng kalye. Nakapili na ba kayo ng iboboto? Alam kong nahihirapan ang karamihan sa inyo dahil ako mismo ay nahihirapang magdesisyon (hindi ko na sasabihin kung bakit). Napakaraming ads ng mga kandidato: sa TV, radyo, internet, pader, sasakyan, kalendaryo, t-shirt, sumbrero… Halos sa lahat ng sulok Laguna tatambad sa akin  yung mga pagmumukha nila. Minsan naririnig din sila sa mga interviews nila na hindi moa lam kung gusto mong pakinggan o magbingi-bingihan na lang. So ito na lang: Tandaan, malaya tayong makakapamili. We are free, so choose wisely.

Gayunpaman, may mga sitwasyon din kung saan ang ilan ay napagkakaitan ng kalayaang dapat ay sa kanila. Ito naman ay dahil sa pang-aabuso ng mga taong nasa pwesto na, may kapangyarihan, awtoridad, nakatataas, bully… – you can name it. Matagal na panahon na ring gumagala ang mga ganitong klaseng nilalang sa ating bayan na nagsisilabas upang maghasik ng lagim. Talamak na ang mga ganitong klaseng larawan at marami ang nagsasabing hindi na ito mawawala at huwag nang umasa na mababago pa ito, pero para sa inyong mga Goons: huwag kayong pakasisiguro! Hindi na namin kailangan pang tawagin si Mang Jose (ang superhero na pwedeng arkilahin) dahil alam naman natin na hindi nagwawagi ang kasamaan laban sa kabutihan! Bwa-ha-ha.

II. Tama o Mali: Basahing mabuti ang mga sumusunod. Isulat ang T kung tama ang mga sinasaad at M naman kung mali.

Car crashed in Tagaytay. 6 dead. At ang balita ko ay puro mga kabataan ang laman ng sasakyan na itinakas lang nila para daw mag-joyride. Masaklap dahil graduating students pa sila. Hindi ko na masyadong ginalugad yung news kasi nakakapanlumo pero isa lang ang naging reaksyon ko na connected sa balita: ang mga kabataan nga naman of today’s generation, ibang-iba na talaga. Kung nagging kabataan ka nung 1990’s- 2004, baka sang-ayon ka sa’kin. Dati nung high school ako, Chinese garter at Jackstone lang ang alam kong laruin, ngayon pataasan na ng pixels ng cellphone ang mga high schoolers ngayon! Daig pa yung iPhone 5S Whitebox kong sira na nasa service center pa hanggang ngayon. Ang mga kadalagahan ngayon, pamahalan at pasosyalan na rin ng make-up! Daig pa yung PHP95.00 kong lipstick na hindi ko na matandaan ang tatak dahil napilitan ko lang bilhin sa katrabaho ko. At kung mapag-party-party ay talagang all-night kung all-night! Daig pa yung pagpupuyat ko sa pagtapos ng libro ni Dan Brown at Harlan Coben. Matigas rin naman ang ulo ko dati at sumusuway din paminsan-minsan sa magulang, pero mas malala pa ang pagkapasaway ng mga kabataang kilala ko ngayon. Ang hirap pasunurin. Iba. Paano na? Maging pag-asa pa kaya sila ng bayan?

Kung sang-ayon ka sa opinion kong ito at isa ka rin sa mga nanghihinayang sa henerasyon ngayon at nagkukumpara ng childhood days mo sa ngayon, confirmed! Tumantanda ka na rin katulad ko. Pwede pa tayong tumulong sa kanila sa pamamagitan ng pagiging role models nila. Sa mga kabataang masigasig, disiplinado, at magalang, saludo ko sa inyo. Pagbutihin pa ninyo, itayo ang bandera ng henerasyon ninyo. At para sa lahat, laging tandaan: Mabagal ang pag-unlad ng Pilipinas dahil sa mga taong nakakahadlang sa paglago nito. Kung si Pia Wurtzbach nga na akala ng lahat na 1st Runner Up lang ay nasungkit pala ang title na Miss Universe ay nabigyang parangal ulit ang bansang Pilipinas matapos ang napakaraming taon, kaya rin natin! Bakit? Dahil alam naman natin na hindi kailanman nagwawagi ang kasamaan laban sa kabutihan! Bwa-ha-ha.

III. Essay: Ano ang implikasyon ng nabasa mo sa praktical na buhay mo? Meron ba? (right minus wrong).