Ed Sheeran’s Castle On The Hill! (Pt. 1)

Yes, I am one of those who waited for him to come back after a year.  Waited for the date and time.  And then the clock ticks and he posts his two very beautiful gifts to us Sheerios! Yay! I listened to the Castle on the Hill first and to be completely honest, I was smiling like crazy the whole time I was listening to it.  Deep down I know the song’s going to sound sad and nostalgic after a few replay but right then I was just happy to hear it.  I was enjoying it’s beat and calm embrace to my mood.  The wait and anticipation has made me ecstatic to hear the first play of the music

Castle on the Hill reminds me of the friends I had since when I was young and naive.  Those were the people who welcomed me to be part of their circle even though we had nothing better to do but be together.  Those friends from my childhood and teenage years saw me despite me being quite the ‘invisible’ girl in class.  And even though I’ve only kept in touch to one or two of my elementary friends, I will always remember the moments that we played and tagged along each other, because they were happy moments.  And to those friends I met in highschool, we still meet from time to time to catch up, because they will always deserve a space in my life. Castle on the Hill makes you remember both good and bad parts of your early years; as long as it’s with friends, those were memorable and meaningful happenings.  It tells you that it doesn’t matter how much time we’ve wasted or used for nothing, because everything and everyone took part of what made you who you are today.  And after all, no matter how far the travel is, we all still can’t wait to go home and revisit the wonderful times.

When you get tired, look back on what makes You who You are today.


What Do I Do? (Part A)

via Daily Prompt: Silence

            Silent.  This is how I have always been since when I was younger.  I have always been silent about how I feel.  About how I truly feel.  There are things I can express.  Like how I hate the way my hair looks that day, or if I wake up on the wrong side of the bed.  Or if I’m too bored to listen to hours and hours of lectures which cost so much that I would regret not understanding later on.  These are shallow rants, meaningless emotions.  These are not feelings.  They are simply situations that need our reactions or responses.  For me, these are the simple things that people define us with.  People from the outside of the circle.  When in truth, the way we react to things are only the symptoms of our raw feelings.   High school came and I found people who accepted the character I have.  Although I still don’t tell my friends how I feel, I learned to share some things with them.  And the thing is, they listen.  That’s enough for me, and enough for them to understand and figure out how I am inside.

           But, what about being silent? Is it so wrong to keep everything in and digest the rage or happiness on our own?  Ha.  I know what you’re thinking.  That maybe I am the introverted kid who sits alone in the corner in every single one of her classes because she doesn’t have friends.  Poor kid.  But, that isn’t exactly who I am.  Introvert, yes.  Maybe.  But, loner? I don’t think so.  I go along with people; I chat and laugh and have fun.  And then college happened.  I don’t seem to be good at starting anew.  Especially with making new friends.  Everyone seems to have a different sense of ‘fun’ from the one I know.  Every time, I try to adjust myself to be in the group without totally giving up who I am as a person.  But, it just doesn’t click.  Sometimes, when you keep trying and then you keep on failing, it gets tiring.  So I started to be silent about my emotions. Again.

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         I guess, I’d have to stop right here for now.  I think you’ve pretty much figured how I feel at this point.  So, I’ll just get back when I get better.  If you’re still reading me, thank you.  You’ve listened to my spiel and that’s enough for me.  Thanks.

Silence is a scream from the inside that comes out of your mouth as a sigh.

Blue Skies and Vivid Colors

It’s a matter of perspective.  How many times have we ever heard this line?  Perspective.  Are people saying when we feel down about something or about life in general, there is something wrong in the way we perceive things?  Maybe.

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When our emotions are heightened, don’t we all think a little differently?  I think this is why someone said to wait until after 12 minutes before saying anything more. When you’re feelings have subsided then, ask yourself, does what happened minutes ago still matter to you? If yes, spend the next couple of minutes thinking of the right words to speak.  If no, then I guess it means to just let it go.  Or you could always have a talk with someone who’s got your back.  Your ever reliable friend.  Sometimes, it helps to have someone paint you the picture from outside the frame; because they probably have the better sight of the situation.

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Either someone’s or yours, right perspective is important.  It determines your action.  Your next move.  And you want your every move to lead to a success.  However you define success, that is.  Choose the perspective that will keep you motivated, inspired.  That way even in the darkest days, you can still see the bluest skies.

Our lives are painted with technicolors.  Can you see it? 
I hope you do.  

Share Your Passion

I have never been in a relationship; which is why I am totally clueless about how it feels to say “Yes” to a simple question for the first time in my life.  I know it’s easy to say the word but what comes after that is what’s complicated.  Who knows about the future anyway?  We all make choices and we think we know for sure where we are and what we want until someone questions us.  Would you commit to this?  Well I thought I wasn’t ready to say yes, but I’m sure I’d not feel good saying ‘no’ either.  The thing is, who says know to something beautiful as this?

I’m sorry to disappoint but this is no love story; just something about life and where a simple choice has taken me.  I said yes and now, I am a member of this ministry in college — You think you know how things will transpire just because you know the purpose of what you’re doing, but you don’t.  Being a member of LSYC, I personally thought it was just going to be my way of giving back all the blessings I received from God and from all the people who’ve been a blessing to me.  Well, I thought wrong. Shall I tell you why?

People always say that you can’t give what you don’t have.  As part of the ministry’s activities, I was able to spend some time with the kids and I realized something: you can’t have what you don’t give eitherIf you can’t give love to people, who would love you?  If you won’t share your time with others, who would make time for you?  I mean you could feel a bit old around a bunch of 6 year olds, but these kids’ smiles tell you something only your heart would recognize.  Their innocence lightens us up, but you never realize how much it’ll inspire you until you share yourself to them.   You come to them thinking that they need you, not realizing you need them, too. Involving ourselves in such activities have a way of teaching us more than we think we already know about life and God.

Now if you would ask me, where has saying yes taken me?  It’s somewhere both the people we serve and I learn something about life, together.  I’m not just saying ‘yes’ to helping other people anymore, but I’m also saying ‘yes’ to become a family to a friend.

You come to them thinking that they need you, not realizing you need them, too.

Daily Prompt: Polite company

January 15:
“It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree?

If you’re a person with an open mind, I think it’s fine to talk about religion or politics with people you don’t really know.  If you can accept ones belief without having the need to fight against it simply because yours isn’t aligned with theirs, then you have nothing to worry about.  Opinions are everyone’s privilege.  We may not be always comfortable to voice it out but that doesn’t mean we don’t the rights to say it when we want to.

It’s a delicate topic to talk about for people who are not very close to each other.  If you want your friendship to grow, I suggest you don’t bring up religion or politics until you’ve spend some more time together.  Although if you want to start a conversation that will tell about the person deeply, then you can enjoy your time listening to them talk about their values.

Friends tell each other secrets, best friends know it before you say it.