Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Commitment Is More Important Than Reasons for Doing So

Whatever compelling reasons and influential factors that pushed someone to make drastic changes in their lifestyle and eating habits don't matter as much as the individual's strong commitment towards making those changes permanent.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ingrato

For breakfast, the cat is eating a can of Spanish sardines for 26 pesos (15 pesos more expensive than the usual sardine can) and a P20 bowl of vegetable soup with a generous amount of rice. But, he's acting like he's being starved, growling under his breath. Frankly, I'm eating only twice today, but I'm thankful I can still eat. His behavior annoys me very much. Millions are truly hungry around the world, and here he eats and gets full, but still not grateful for the food.

Luxuries in Life

Sleeping like a baby and feeling well-rested is a luxury to me. So is eating healthy and feeling full. All I can do is drink water and munch on anything I can get my hands on. I'm thankful for clean drinking water and bread.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

And with power...

"To whomever much is given, of him will much be required; and to whom much was entrusted, of him more will be asked." This is the last line of Luke 12:35-48 in the Bible. Not much of a believer. In fact, I'm an agnostic atheist. But that can't mean the Bible can't be useful to someone like me. Like the teachings of Buddha, the teachings of Jesus follow the same vein of reasoning. Only organized religion bastardized them. Anyways, that biblical quote somewhat applies to what I'm experiencing now. I don't have power or privilege, but I have a talent at writing well. It's sometimes a burden; it's sometimes a blessing.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Things That Describe Me

I'm happiest when I'm alone. I'm sensitive to noise and other people's emotions. I don't like cold weather. When it's cold outside, I like to snuggle under a mound of blankets and between several pillows. I can sleep even when it's hot and there's no fan. I like all kinds of cheesecake. I like sipping raspberry iced tea when I'm eating my favorite dessert.