Saturday, October 22, 2005

No Creo

After two years of curiosity, I was finally able to see Shakira's old school music video No Creo (I Don't Believe). I love this song because it talks about believing only in love. Parang gano'n.

I missed blogging for a long time! Now, I'm able to do it again, even though there's still a lot of blessings to work upon, such as the English project, Dulang Panradyo, and the Media TV ad. Kaunti lang naman, hindi ba?

For my Religion project, I worked on explaining one of the eight Beatitudes on the Bible, and I chose Rachel Joy Scott so that I could explain the eighth beatitude, "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:10). I'm afraid that I gave more of Rachel's autobiography rather than of the explanations, although I think the accounts from her life support the beatitude, especially when she was shot for saying she believes in God. I don't know if Ms. Olmos would believe that Rachel was able to predict amazing events such as her homicide and dying before the age of 20 because she "seeked first the kingdom of God and its rigtheousness, then all these things were added unto her" (Matthew 6:33). It's because ma'am's teachings make me feel that I don't have any idea about the Catholic doctrine. I hope she would believe, because I believe that that was what happened in Rachel's life.

Since Christmas has begun (in the Philippines at least), starting right now, at the end of my journal entries I will give one random item from my Christmas wish list and one song that I listen to so that you guys will have an idea about my favorite music selections, and trust me as I've said it before--it's weird.


Song I listen to:
No Creo - Shakira

Christmas wish list:
Christian flag

Saturday, October 01, 2005

It took another person to make me realize how cheesy I blog. I don't know that somebody would take one of my posts seriously, until Holy Crap made me realize my big mistake about 'freeing my mind', and remember why I started this blog. I started this blog because I was hoping that someone would be blessed by reading this journal; because I wanted to God-blog (like Tina at Refine Me). Instead I ended up offending someone because I typed in that Gemini is the crappiest song about sex. I was supposed to testify about the blessings God is showering upon me, and now I know that that isn't evident in my last post. I'm sorry to those I offended through the Gemini post. I promise not to bash any artist, band, or anything in this blog from now on. I'll be more careful on typing my own posts.

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
(Psalm 139)

Let me tell you about what has happened to me in the past few weeks retrospectively:

My Christian Service Program institution ain't Noah's Ark anymore, as I mentioned before (if you are really reading my blog), but it's now Foundling Home, an institution for young boys in Marikina. I went there earlier this morning, and that session really made me sweat. I literally fell down on my knees, having the children ride in my back as I become their toy vehicle. Playing with the children was the only thing my schoolmates and I did that morning. I know how fun this may sound, but dealing with 49 children who sleep in 18 beds every night was hard for me. One kid cries because he's wound was scratched while another kid wants to ride at my back, meanwhile others want me to push the swing high, and another kid wants his can of sterilized milk open when the donors who brought the can opener has already left. Sounds fun?

The Reading of Honors was held last Tuesday at the Ateneo High School. I received Third Honor and the St. Stanislaus Kostka Deportment Award. God is so good to me He decided to let me receive those awards. I'm still happy my Filipino mark became C+!

I had our cluster night immediately after field trip. It was the most fun cluster night I had, for it was the first cluster night I had an interaction with a lot of my schoolmates. Our org, Film Critics' Circle, won the basketball tournament and ended up second in a trivia game by one question. I had no idea that I joined an org full of intelligent people!

My class, 2-M, had their field trip in Mt. Makiling in Laguna. Trekking was fun and tiring, and yet we have an output to submit about the outbound education in two weeks! Before this event...

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

And there goes my cheesiness again.
God bless you, everyone.