Archive for April, 2012


It’s the Passion Week again. A long weekend. Time to rest, pack our things and head off to our favorite place to unwind but before anything else lest we forget the reason for this is that because we are commemorating one of the greatest event in HISTORY where a perfect love embraced us humans and offered us life beyond what we believe or imagine.

Yes, we celebrate the life that our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ laid down in the cross for us to have that life eternal and the assurance that He is a God who is full control of anything.

So before anything else, before we get busy packing. Let’s reflect and ponder what have we done to honor the ONE who offered His life to just pursue us and offer us a life that transcends from glory to glory.

And with that, let us be reminded that no matter what we have done, still as the song goes, it is God’s stubborn love that pursues. We are never too late or early to go after Him and commit our lives. πŸ™‚

Have a meaningful commemoration of the Passion Week everyone! πŸ™‚

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Readers and movie goers may just consider The Hunger Games as a purely young adult fiction story but behind the story and even the fuzzy love angle of the the whole plot, I realize that one of the underlying theme in this story is man’s quest for equality and independence.

All throughout the fascinating storyline Suzanne Collins brought to life, I have been bombarded with depictions with inequality. Who gets the lion share, who can afford life’s luxuries, who has access to the basic rights like food, home and education.

Hunger Games is a dystopia. People living lives that I cannot imagine as someone could lead but more so when you think about it is existing in our very real world. I have inserted this piece on Hunger Games not as a review but more so as a reflection of inequality in its truest meaning is prevalent in our world nowadays. Just like the Capitol, some big counties or even big cities just suck out the life of other small places and some of them are just exploited for what they can offer to the bigger markets. Small scale industries usurped by those big industries and are constantly devoured into sole power controlling them.

It is a great challenge from all points nowadays to maintain equality across all classes, oppression and exploitation of the poor and more so rich individuals getting richer and people who works their ass off for them aren’t getting any help that can uplift their lives. Then inequality that sometimes powerful people think that, the other lower class people owe them their lives but NO. Each people is an independent being and controlling someone or something just for the sake of one of gaining for just a specific group is something that our real world is good into. I wonder when Utopia will be achieved but then it’s called Utopia because of Β its idealism that sad to say we may never achieve.

I guess the point of me writing is that we may never achieve Utopia but there is a big chance that we move this human race forward without stepping on someone promoting equality and valuing one’s individuality and independence. Understanding that we do not own anyone or even we did not breathe life into anyone. Hunger Games reminds me to strive hard for that, it has that recall in me now and in my conscious being that power is never intended to be abused. And as what President Snow himself said that there is power in hoping and not in fear. And to everyone who chances upon this blog, I challenge you stand up for EQUALITY and not to compromise our quest even in our little actions that may soon affect humanity.

Guess I’ve said too much now! πŸ™‚

 

So last March 31, people around the world who have gave a damn about Mother Earth was able to show their support to a cause that raises the awareness of every human being about taking care of the world we live in. And so last Saturday, from 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM, we gave an additional hour to Mother Nature when switched our lights off. It was not that much of a sacrifice for us, after all it was just an hour, on a Saturday wherein most of us are not at home and wandering anywhere but this year’s challenge was to go beyond earth hour — to do our best to save energy and keep our place a place wherein after a zillion year, people might still live. So go beyond the earth hour? Does this mean I have to turn my lights off every week for an hour? Well actually not really but if you like to, then go ahead.

GOING BEYOND THE HOUR

And so what the organizers thought when they said that we need to go beyond the hour is that for us to have that conscious thought in everything that we do has in impact on the place we live in. Those lights that you keep on all through the night. Those air conditioning system that you do not turn off while you are not in your room. Those computers, printers that you leave connected when you leave work. Each little actions, things that we often forget to do has an indirect effect and sometimes it may be as adverse to out environment.

So what are you doing? Do turn the lights off when you leave the room. Make sure all your electronic gadgets are disconnected from the socket. Try opening your windows and feel the evening breeze when it’s a bit hot before turning those air conditioning on. Walk or bike, if possible – that would save you hundreds of pesos in gasoline and at the same will be healthy for you.

Do everything in your conscious being to be cautious about the things that we do for Mother Earth. Make it count before it’s too late! Spread the word and let’s go beyond an hour.

So until next year everyone! πŸ™‚

For more information regarding EARTH HOUR and its advocacies visit their website: http://www.earthhour.org

Who would have thought that the first quarter of the year has just ended? Time is flying, I can still vividly remember how we welcomed 2012 and now we are in our fourth month already. And of course, APRIL!

I really love April. Okay, this is my favorite month of all the months. The sun may be freaking hot for us living in the tropics but who cares? Summer time is the best time! And of course, this month is very special in the sense that this is my birth month too (ayeeeee!)!

Well looking forward to another fun fun summer and of course another year in the life of this blogger!

Have a great April everyone! πŸ™‚