Pambungad na Panalangin sa Klase

Ama naming bukal at tagapagtaguyod ng karunungan
Dakilang pinagmulan ng lahat at Siyang tamang daan
Nawa’y tanggapin ang aming pasasalamat sa iyong mga biyaya
At buong pusong paghingi ng kapatawaran sa aming mga nagawang pagkakasala sa Iyo at sa aming kapwa
Gabayan Ninyo po kami sa aming mga gawain sa araw-araw
Bigyang lakas at husay sa pagharap sa bawat pagsubok ng buhay
Habang nananatiling nagpupunyagi at nagsusumikap 
Para sa ikauunlad ng aming sarili at pamayanan
At para sa ikararangal ng aming Paaralan at ng bansang Pilipinas. Amen.


​Para Sa Kulibangbang Na Minalayog Pa Sana

Hale duman sa may tampi kan sapa
Dagos na luminayog so kulibangbang na may kung anong ogma
Pabalyo-balyo ki tugdunan, padigdi paduman
Manlaen-laen na kaburakan, mawot nyang makamtan.

Ta baga bagôhan, dae syang kapagalan
Paduman padigdi, paha garo daeng kapanuan
Mahamis na kayanga dangan an rosas na pula
Nan so dakul na iba pa, muya nyang makua

Mala sa kalalayog nan baga kaburo-balyo
Wara syang pakamangno sa padangadang na peligro
Marikas syang napaduman sa may burak kan balig-ang
Kun sain may masarig na sapot kan lawang andam an pamangihan.

Photo Credit:


a rawit dawit for an LGBT friend who’d begin exploring his sexuality. Here’s to a reminder to moderate his craving for promiscuous encounter, another way of telling that “not all bananas are edible! and yes… have fun but be safe!!! ” 

Don’t let these suck the life in you

Face it, there will always be days where your demons are up to drag you into the pit and bring out the zombie in you. And during those days, though you try to be in control especially of how you feel, you know you’re drawn into the Bermuda Triangle of emotional chaos and even psychological masochism. Thanks to your optimism and archaic belief that since you’ve been nice you deserve good karma.

Life’s not what you expect it to be as wonderful as you’re trying to imagine it. You’ve been good and nice and accommodating… and have become the most amiable version of yourself.  And you’d expect everyone to be the same!?

Well you have to stop right there… and maybe, start crawling out of your cocoon before the same chrysalis became your own death chamber depriving you of the air you needed badly.

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Now, take a look on how people suck the life in you, even without them knowing it. The book Spirit Healing (I always look forward to read at BookShack Café) lists down three negative energies to watch out, and of course, avoid:
> Leftover Vibrations – energies “that still hang out due to undesirable people, activities or unfriendly ghosts.” Sometimes these are feelings which are actually remnants of your past aches that should have dried up along with the tears on your pillow many sleepless night ago. Hoarding negative sentiments on people is allowing them to consume terabytes in your emotional virtual memory. There should be no recycle bin, in the first place, to traumatic encounters with people (that includes exes – ex bf/gf, ex friend, etc.)

> Energy Vampires – “usually needy family members or friends who are quite aware of their ‘talent’ from draining the life energy from other people. After you have become in contact with them, they feel better and you feel worse! Spouses, teenagers, needy friends and sickly relatives are usually the unwitting culprits, as they have no ill intent or awareness of the process.” Do we need to elaborate further? Nuff said.

> Drainers – “are able to draw your energy because you feel the need to take care of them – either because of guilt, a need for self-punishment, or desire to keep the person around you.”  Clinging on to something that exhausts the vibe in you just because you have to prove your worth is sickening. The same with people who have become part of your life because they wanted you to be around when they’re in dire need of your presence and ditch you off whenever they like to.

Life’s short to exhaust the life in you to anything and anyone which does not make you feel alive!

If only…

“Why didn’t you say this to me when I was alive?” says Hanna Baker in the TV series, Thirteen Reasons Why. [#ThatHannahBakerLine. a screenshot of the scene is found below. Credits to the Owner]

If only we were true and brave enough to tell those we’ve lost that they matter to us long before they’re gone, then we could have probably saved a heart from being broken, a life from being shattered…

But not all that we’ve lost are gone. Somewhere, someone is in the limbo desperately wanting for reasons why some bridges are burnt, why feelings have come to end too soon, why things transpired the way we least expect them to be… and what drives people to feel us neglected, rejected and unloved… and so many more questions about truths we’re even afraid to confront, sometimes. 

And, it’s never too late.

It’s never too late to tell people they’re special to us… it’s never too late to let someone know we care for them, that we’re sorry for making them feel bad about themselves, that we’re more than willing to make things up… to start anew, to love deeper and build more wonderful memories together. 

It’s even never too late to put closure to whatever that is dragging you down. It’s never too late for acceptance, for allowing yourself to put a halt on relying too much on false hopes, and for mustering courage to rise up from that awful fall and eventually move on.

The time for everything is always now… After all, life is too short to be wasted to “if only”.

Life is about getting inspired… and being an inspiration!


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