my own mindanao..

days ago, i promised myself that i would never blog about the maguindano massacre.. but i changed my mind. i want to talk about the massive killing of the defenseless people and how slow the government is taking action regarding it. it's just that, i can't take it anymore.


i.


would you kill in order to get whatever it is that you want? of course, not. right? why would you do that? you respect the right to life of every human being. thus, you would never take it away from every person even if it means getting what you want. you know that there are legal and moral ways in getting the things you want.. why not use them? DO NOT KILL, even if it's for the name of love. why? simply because it's not right. it's immoral, it's sinful.

i don't really understand why the suspects of the maguindanao massacre did the crime. yes, killing entails them getting the things they want but at the same time, it would hurt and wound their souls. so, why do it? i wonder, are they happy seeing hopeless people die because of their greediness?


ii.

when you vote this coming 2010 elections, remember this..


iii.

please join these causes in facebook:
We Condemn The Maguindano Massacre, Jusrice for the Victims!

Justice for Maguindanao Massacre Victims



facebook user comments:

Jonathan Geslani: Kung aksidende sana to katangap-tangap pa. Pero hindi eh, sinadyang patayin ang 57 na katao ng walang kalaban laban dahil lamang sa hidwaan sa pulitika.

Mae Salvatiera: It breaks my heart. I don't want to think that there are more bad than good people. More selfish than selfless people. This incident really saddens. But, I never lose faith. God will make a way to make everything better. God bless the Philippines.
bWho in their right mind can perpetuate such a crime? Do they honestly believe they can kill 57 people in broad daylight and get away with it? what lunacy! The audacity is unbelievable! whoever did this should be punished harshly by the full force of the law and should be made an example so huwag pamarisan.

Meach V. Doroteo: I hope that the best gift that the victims family will received this Christmas is "JUSTICE"... May they rest in peace..


iv.

just a reminder: never judge a person with the group that he or she belongs but for who he is. it's not with what religion the person has, it's WHO HE REALLY IS. so please stop saying bad things about the Muslims because they don't deserve the negative generalizations.

don't mention ALLAH, Islam & true Muslims in your insults & foul words.


an excerpt from Maguindanao Massacre:
never say injurious words against ISLAM. Muslims may differ in social, political and other opinions, however, we noticed that, when someone expresses blasphemy against ISLAM—Muslims unite to defend the religion.

we are one in the eyes of God. we all believe in the Higher Being. we are brothers and sisters.. we shouldn't fight against one another. instead of saying negative things about other people, let's just pray for PEACE AND HARMONY. let's pray that we may have an openmind to accept everyone. :)



The Zahir

Finally, I'm done reading Paulo Coehlo's The Zahir. I got the book as a present from my brother on my 18th birthday which was celebrated 6 months ago. I didn't have the chance to read it over the first semester because of the demands from my studies. I got a chance to read the amazing book during the semestral break. :)



Those who follow and read my blog know very well that I enjoy taking some lines from the books I read and the movies I watch. Click here to see my previous entries.

''What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.''

NARRATOR

''There is, after all, that invisible institution called the Favor Bank, which I have always found very useful.''

''I'm rich, I'm famous, and if Esther has really left me, I'll soon find someone to replace her. I'm free, I'm independent. But what is freedom?''

''How could they possibly know if they were in the mood or not if they have never tried?''

''I don't regret the painful times; I bear my scars as if they were medals.''

''And yet, I cant't accept it, I can't accept that she would leave like that, without giving me a reason.''

''When someone leaves, it's because someone else is to arrive - I'll find love again.''

''We humans have two great problems: the first is knowing when to start, the second is not knowing when to stop.''

''It was good for a woman's ego to be with a man and know that he had chosen her even though he had had the pick of many others.''

''In my hearts of hearts, I believed that my career as a writer was over, because the woman who had made me begin was no longer there.''

''When people praise us, we should always keep a close eye on how we behave.''

''Blessed are those who are not afraid to admit that they don't know something.''

''When I had nothing more to lose, I was given everything.''

''Maybe I really don't understand, but that's precisely why I'm here - in order to understand.''

''Fate, however, had other chance.''

''There are two kinds of world: the one we dream about and the real one.''

''The Zahir always won, though; it was always there, making me think, 'I think she was here with me.'''

''Love is giving me a pretty hard time at the moment, as you know.''

''No one is alone in their troubles, there is always someone else thinking, rejoicing, or suffering in the same way, and that gives us the strength to confront the challenge before us.''

''If there is suffering, then it's best to accept it, because it won't go away just because you pretend it's not there. If there is joy, it's best to accept that too, even though you're afraid it might end one day.''

''No one should ever ask themselves that: 'Why am I unhappy?' The question carries within it the virus that will destroy everything. If we ask that question, it means we want to know what makes us happy. If what makes us happy is different from what we have now; then we must either change once and for all or stay as we are, feeling even more unhappy.''

''If I behave in the way people expect me to behave, I will become their slave.''
''The trouble is we're heading toward a point where things are becoming too comfortable, where love stops creating problems and confrontations and becomes instead a merely solution.''

''If a lie is said often enough, it ends up convincing everyone.''

''I've taken the first step and I must continue to the end.''

''I am a child again, doing something that is wrong, forbidden but which gives me enormous pleasure.''

''This story needs to reach its end.''

''There are moments in life when we reach our limit.'''

''Our human condition makes us tend to share only the best of ourselves, because we are always searching for love and approval.''

''I began to imagine how many millions of people were, at that moment, feeling utterly useless and wretched - however rich, charming and delightful they might be - because they were alone that night, as they were yesterday, and as they might well be tomorrow.''

''Everything in life has its price.''

''Information is one of expensive products in the world.''

''We must never make our parents sad even if it means giving up everything that makes us happy.''

''I was nothing and that seemed to me marvelous.''

''I write because I want to be loved.''

''...the moment when her hand touched mine and changed my life.''

''Critics are insecure, they don't really know what's going on.''

''Mediocrity and anonymity are the safest choice. If you opt for them, you'll never face any major problems in life.''

''...being with someone you really want to be, not because convention obliges you to be.''

''I fought and lost as well. I'm not trying to sew up what was rent. Like you, i want to fight to the bitter end.''

''And that is enough: knowing that the fundamental questions of life will never be answered, and that we can, nevertheless, still go forward.''

''I am the most generous person because i am close to my objective and afraid of what awaits me. my reaction is to try to help others, to show God that i'm a good person and i deserve this blessing that i have pursued so long and hard.''

''If she repeated every morning that she was happy with her life, then she would doubtly end up believing it herself and making everyone around us believe it too.''

ESTHER

''We've built our lives together. I love my man and he loves me, even though he's not always the most faithful of all husbands..''

''What is fidelity? The feeling that i possess a body and a soul that aren't mine?''

''Precisely that. I have everything, but I'm not happy.''

''And I'm with the man I always wanted to be at my side..''

''There are moments in life when we need to trust blindly in intuition.''

''That's all I ask. To create a world where I can always find refuge if I need it: not so far away that i can't be seen to be having an independent life, and not so close that it looks as if I'm invading your universe.''
''Tonight i'm going to pray with all my might and all my faith and ask God not to let me spend the rest of my days like this.''

''I waited as Penelope waited for Ulysses, as Romeo waited for Juliet, as Beatrice for Dante.''

MIKHAIL

''Reviewing history's a great idea, that's the only way you can change things.''

''That's how love got lost, when we started laying down rules for love should or shouldn't appear.''

''In how many other areas of our lives are we obeying rules we don't understand?''

''I realize that that all it takes to become someone in the world is a little intelligence.''

''She tells me not to worry, just tell the truth and he will understand.''

''People can't go on deceiving themselves forever.''

MARIE

''...Because i'm in love and i'm afraid of suffering.''

''I'd like to know if you love me as much as I love you. but I don't have the courage to ask.''

''I wouldn't dare ask that question because the answer could ruin my life.''

''Well, I'm going to fight for you anyway because I think you're worth it.''

''I could repeat what I said to you once: 'I'm going to fight to the bitter end.' Well, I fought and I lost, and now I'll just have to lick my wounds and leave.''

''I suffer every day, did you know that? I've been suffering for months now, trying to show how much I love you, how things are important when you're by my side. But now, whether I suffer or not, I've decided enough is enough. it's over. I'm tired. If blow comes, it comes. it can lay me on the canvas, it can knock me out cold, but one day i'll recover.''

''Suffering occurs when we want other people to love us in the way we imagine we want to be loved, and not in the way that love should manifest itself - free and untrammeled, guiding us with its force and driving us on.''

NOMAD

''They are the prisoners of their personal history. everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan.. they never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. they accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people's ideas, and it's more than they could possible cope with. and that is why they forget their dreams.''

''In order to live fully, it is necessary to be in constant movement; only then can each day be different from the last.''

''The nomads has no past, only the present, and that is why they were always happy..''

''When love grows, we grow with it.''

''Only when we close that story or chapter can we begin a new one.''

''The important things always stay.; what we lose are the things we thought were important..''

''We need to forget who we think we are in order to become who we really are.''

et. al.

''That's the way things are'' - Trainman

''The day that man allows true love to appear, those things which are well made will fall into confusion and will overturn everything we believe to be right and true.'' - Dante

''You're the one who's poor - you have no control over your time, you can't do what you want, you're forced to follow rules you didn't invent and which you don't understand.'' - Beggar

''That is why it is so important to let certain things go. to release them. to cut loose. people need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. don't expect to get anything back, don't expect recognition for your efforts, don't expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. complete the circle. not of our pride, inability, or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life. close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of t dust. stop being who you were and become who you are.''

''The accomodator or giving-up point: there is always event in our lives that is responsible for us failing to progress: a trauma, a particularly bitter defeat, a disappointment in love, even a victory that we did not quite understand, can make cowards of us and prevent us from moving on. as part of the process in increasing his hidden powers, the shaman must first himself from that giving-up point and, to do so, he must review his whole life and find out where it occurred.''

''Why don't we look at our world as it is and not with what we imagine it to be?'' - Party guest

''Everything that once made me happy just bores me, leaves me cold. for the sake of my marriage, the love of my children and the enthusiasm for my work, i decided to take two months off just for myself, and to take a long look at my life. and it's working.'' - Jan, a pilgrim

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symptoms of love.

IT'S NOT JUST LOVE :)


Symptoms and prognosis:

1. Skippy heartbeat when you think of him/her.
Symptoms: Love
Prognosis: Ventricular fibrillation and Myocardial Infarction.

2. Restless trembling of hands, feet and other body parts.
Symptoms: Love
Prognosis: Parkinson's Disease

3. Constant smiling.
Symptoms: Love
Prognosis: Bell's Palsy

4. Absent mindedness, inability to focus on tasks at work or at home.
Symptoms: Love
Prognosis: Early Onset of Alzheimer's Disease

5. Weakening of knees and bursts of energy when she calls or comes over.
Symptoms: Love
Prognosis: Multiple Sclerosis

6. Inability to stop thinking about her.
Symptoms: Love
Prognosis: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

7. Bruising on neck, and other tender areas.
Symptoms: Love
Prognosis: Leukemia

8. Insomnia.
Symptoms: Love
Prognosis: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

9. Feeling that you can smell/hear/feel her when not in her presence.
Symptoms: Love
Prognosis: Schizophrenia








sometimes, songs are all you ever need..

people at home got nothing to do.. all we can hear was the sound of the sea waves and the laughter caused by the baby in the house - evo. so, one of us turned the magic sing on and started singing our hearts out..

i'm not good in singing using the mic, so i just ended up singing along (pretending i'm good at it) and taking some lyrics of the songs for my blog (another topic. LOL). :)

note: these are just randomly selected songs by the singers.. comments placed inside the parenthesis are based on my own opinions and experiences. i understand that you too have your own. feel free to oppose and shout it out..

SONGS YOU SHOULDN'T LISTEN WHEN YOU HAVE A BROKEN HEART:


TELL ME: ''why did it have to end so soon when you said you would never leave me? tell me, where did i go wrong?''
(no, don't ask yourself where did you go wrong. it's not only you.. it's the two of you. as the common saying goes, 'it takes two to tango.' the relationship ended because both of you did something for it to end.. sometimes, promises are made to be broken. get up and move on from your lost love. quit asking yourself why.)

HEAVEN KNOWS: ''even though he's gone, i'm still holding on..''
(you're still holding on? okay.. it's normal but how long have you been holding on? how long will you keep on holding on. those are questions only you can answer.. will you continue to hold on even though you see there's no way that person will come back to you? oh come on, wake up! let go.. save yourself.)

SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE: ''give me a chance, listen to my lonely heart beating fast since you've been gone.''
(no, it's yourself that you should give a chance to be happy. why have a lonely heart when you could have a happy one?)

TO LOVE AGAIN: ''it's hard to love again. and i don't wanna go on pretending.. it would never be the same without you baby.''
(sure it would never be the same without the person you once had.. why? because every person affects us differently. every person gives us this certain "magic" differently.. the next one could be better.. or worse. well, it's up to you on how you deal with it. open yourself once again. that way, it'll be easy for you to love again. just don't give too much.. brace yourself too.)

ALL OUT OF LOVE: ''i'm all out of love. i'm so lost without you.. what am i without you?
(you have a lot of things to do without him.. you’ll feel lost at first but you’ll get better someday only if you allow yourself to. good luck!)

PARTING TIME: ''you've been a part of me. i wish someday you'll be back home 'cause i really miss you, darling.. please come home..
(of course, he or she has been a part of you. you once loved him or her.. or worst, you still love that person. BUT i think it's time for you to get rid of those false hopes. he or she won't be coming back again. if ever he or she will, then, there is a greater chance of that person hurting you once again. would you allow him or her to do that to you? i bet not.)

FOREVER: ''you and i, we have moments left to share.. we belong in each other's arm. now i know we can have it all forever.”
(there is no such thing as forever.)

SONGS TO WAKE YOU UP BACK TO REALITY


SOMETIMES LOVE JUST AIN'T ENOUGH: ''baby sometimes, love ain't enough.. there's a danger in loving someone so much.. there's a reason why people don't stay.''
(oh yes, it's not coming from me but i'm quoting it. i, who's so in love with my current partner. sure, i love him too much but i have already reserved something for myself in case whatever we have will end. sometimes, love is not enough to make you stay. consider other factors.. if you're no longer happy, leave.. if you feel you've been hurt, talk to your partner and if he or she reacts in a manner that hurts you more, then think twice of staying with him or her.. the ugly truth is "no matter how messed up you are, the person who truly loves you won't do anything to hurt you.")

WITH A SMILE: ''we'll get by with a smile. now it's time to kiss those tears away good bye..''
(oh yes.. move on. kiss those tears away goodbye and say hello to another love.. keep smiling because it'll help you attract more happy things. would you like to see yourself unhappy while the other person is happy?)

HIGH: ''dreams won't die.. you got to hold your head up high.''
(be the best that you can be.. show your ex-partner that you can live your life without him or her. remember that before he or she came, you already have your life. now is the time to bring it back and to make it better..)

DREAM ABOUT YOU: ''when you love someone, you gotta learn to let them go.''

I WILL SURVIVE: ''i will survive!''

DREAM ABOUT YOU: ''thank you for teaching me how to love.. thanks to you for teaching me how to feel, showing me my emotions, letting me know what's real from what is not. no heartbreak will stop me from believing..''
(i know you would hate me from what i have to say next. YES. THANK THE PERSON WHO MADE YOU FEEL THAT WAY - wrecked, frustrated, devastated, hopeless. that person may have hurt you in the **s and you hate him or her for that. when you continue hating him or her, you're allowing yourself to be hung up in the past. so, instead of cursing that person to die or to feel the same pain you're feeling, thank him or her for the experience and for the lessons he or she taught you. maybe right at this moment, you don't remember the good things he or she does while you were still together but come to think of it. days, weeks, months or years ago, he or she made you really happy. well, at least, thank that person for those times. yes, it was you who was hurt but you don't have to be angry to that person forever. it's normal to be mad at him or her but please try to at least lessen the anger everyday as you move on. trust me, it's you who'll get all the benefits for feeling good. you know what's the sweetest and greatest thing you could do to the person who hurt you the most? kill him or her with your goodness..)

NOW, LOOK WHO'S TALKING.


someone who has been there. 
oh yes, it's me, thecoffeechic. i'm talking to you straight from my very heart..

i once had my heart broken by someone i LOVED dearly (readers and followers of my blog (especially my close friends) knew how much i was into him,) everything was so perfect between us until one day, things started to fall apart and we failed to notice that we too were already drifting apart. it was too late for the two of us to save the relationship.. and just like that, we broke up. he left my heart broken into pieces. i never thought i would be able to love again.. i was greatly devastated about what happened. i even tried being alone in my room, crying over the loss and laughing over the memories i once had with him.. sure, i was almost crazy BUT I REALIZED I SHOULDN'T ACT IN SUCH WAYS. i chose to be happy.. i got up from my downfall, accepted the fact that he's completely gone, surrounded myself with friends, thought of happy thoughts, moved on and started to open the doors for new things..

THEN, ONE DAY, i met someone who makes me really happy, who brings out the best in me. he makes me love him more than i love anybody else.. my friends would even ask me, 'where's (insert my ex name's here)? i thought you were so inlove with him, why?..' i would just flash them my smile and say, 'wala na.. i'm so happy with the new love i never thought i would find so soon.'

sure i no longer have anything for my past love.. i am so inlove with my current partner and i hope he loves me more (well, he keeps on saying he does). i don't know how long will this last but i'm hoping for it to last for so long because i don't wanna lose him.. but in case, he has to leave or somebody has to take him away from me, i'll let go and accept the fact that another man left me.. for sure, it will hurt like hell but it will hurt more if i won’t let him go. 

YES, ACCEPTANCE IS THE KEY. :)
i am at my best now. i am happiest.