Speak It Out

Work is my commitment. Learning is my passion. Faith is my strength. Love is my life.

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The name Ardythe:good war (Anglo-saxon); flowering field (Hebrew); spiritual prosperity (Swedish); Norwegian goddess.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Way Back Into Love

I've been living with a shadow overhead
I've been sleeping with a cloud above my bed
I've been lonely for so long
Trapped in the past, I just can't seem to move on

I've been hiding all my hopes and dreams away
Just in case I ever need em again someday
I've been setting aside time
To clear a little space in the corners of my mind

All I want to do is find a way back into love
I can't make it through without a way back into love Oh oh oh

I've been watching but the stars refuse to shine
I've been searching but I just don't see the signs
I know that it's out there
There's got to be something for my soul somewhere

I've been looking for someone to shed some light
Not just somebody just to get me through the night
I could use some direction
And I'm open to your suggestions

All I want to do is find a way back into love
I can't make it through without a way back into love
And if I open my heart again
I guess I'm hoping you'll be there for me in the end
There are moments when I don't know if it's real
Or if anybody feels the way I feel I need inspiration
Not just another negotiation

All I want to do is find a way back into love
I can't make it through without a way back into love
And if I open my heart to you
I'm hoping you'll show me what to do
And if you help me to start again
You know that I'll be there for you in the end

-from the film Music and Lyrics

Friday, February 23, 2007

The 2007 World Bank Essay Competition

The World Bank invites you to participate in the International Essay Competition


corruption affect your life?

to fight the corruption that you face?

PRIZES $5,000 & $1,000
Deadline for submission: March 15, 2007
Participants: Students and non-students alike, between 18 and 25 years of age

To know more and to submit, please visit: http://www.essaycompetition.org.


La Banque mondiale vous invite à participer au Concours International d?Essais


la corruption affecte-t-elle votre vie ?

pour combattre la corruption à laquelle vous êtes confronté?

PRIX $5.000 et $1.000
Date limite de soumission: 15 mars 2007
Participants : Étudiants et non étudiants, entre 18 et 25 ans.

Pour plus d?informations sur le concours d?essais (sujets, règlement complet,
critères etc.), et pour soumettre votre essai : www.essaycompetition.org


El Banco Mundial te invita a participar en la Competición Internacional de
Ensayo 2007


afecta tu vida la corrupción?

para combatir la corrupción que te rodea?

PREMIOS: 5.000 dólares y 1.000 dólares
Fecha limite de admisiones: 15 de marzo de 2007

Requisitos de los participantes: Jóvenes (estudiantes y no estudiantes) de entre
18 y 25 años de edad.

Para obtener más detalles sobre normas, premios, criterios de selección y
participación, así como para enviar tu ensayo, consulta:

Days of Reflection

I am wallowing in my own cell, my only repose. It has been days that I have been half-happy. Although I appear normal, able to fulfill the tasks expected of me, and much more that I excel as always, I am not really that fulfilled. Some person has constantly been in my mind. It is okay as long as there are no aches being felt, and it pains me to know that this is the person I love. There are als implications on sleep and eating habits. Photographs do not lie. Even with smiles, because there are different ones.

Why are relationships a risk? And sometimes why does it pave the way to an end to a friendship which love started?

It has been years since I last got involved with someone. Although at first there was no proper closure, we were able to remove his excess baggage, as delivered during the third talk of the 2005 ILC at which he himself edited. On our way back to Manila, it was done. His famous lines were:

Love is a painful risk to take but the risk must be taken for only then will you experience the fullness of humanity and that is love.

To remember is either to be happy or to be sad.

To make mistakes is a thing that should be learned.

To listen and understand are gifts that take time to master.

To err is human, to forgive is divine (quoted by Alexander Pope).

During the 2007 ILC, I learned that there are twelve important words that one could say whenever they have an argument. Of course this involves humility and forgiveness, and the appreciation of the presence of that person, to make it known and real that you love him.

Another reflection that I had is that I should not question God everytime He calls us to serve Him, as we surrender everything to Him, all our plans, and our hearts desires.

To hope in the Lord is to trust in Him, to acknowledge His power and majesty. For God loves us.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Realizing the Blessings

We had our Singles Weekend Retreat 3 last February 2-4 at out GK site in Tatalon. During this period, we were able to mingle more with the people in the community. There were realizations of different economic status and lives. They told us of their stories and the changes, and we told them ours. There were activities that made us bond with them more than just serving them during our GK activities.
Sometimes, we fail to realize how blessed we are. Each one of us a less fortunate in some things. while more fortunate in a lot more. That is why we are made to be capable of sharing and loving.