Crossing Bridges. A short anecdote for this day| Thoughts of An Ahjumma

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“By understanding the past you understand the future, unless you change your ways, life will repeat in an endless cycle.”

In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful…

No words can begin to describe what I am feeling today.

Graduation….graduating from college is one of the said most important turning points in one’s life. The crucible, the climax of a stage.

No words can come from me, but by God, that can describe what I’ve learned.

Graduation. Life. Turning Points. Stages.

The moment where I’ll be stepping out of this plane, and crossing the bridge onto the next.

Graduating from college makes me think of that future stage when I’ll be “graduating from life.”

All of the moments, all of the tears, all of the smiles…All of it add up to who and where I am today. And none of them are truly because of me. No, not even the success. I see that now.

Above all, I am always and most grateful unto the One True God.  And certainly, no words can express how grateful I am for the people I’ve encountered in my life, even those I didn’t actually talk to.  Even the shows I’ve seen on TV has taught me certain significant things. *laughs*

And through it all, it’s the tears that seem the more weighty amongst all the experiences.  The struggle, the hurt…all of them, for reasons I’ve came to understand, for reasons I’m just coming to understand and for reasons I have yet to understand, were worth it.

 

And that’s just talking about going through the “phase” called college.

What more in the whole journey  called “Life”?

What about those who were past this stage? What were you thoughts back then? What are you thoughts now, whenever you look back?

 

 

I only pray that I’ll be able to “graduate” from Life, and not flunk it. Ameen.

 

 

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I ONLY ASK OF GOD| Song Speak 1| TOA

My first official post for 2014. But because of the hectic schedule I’m having, I’m finding it hard to have time to write down thoughts and learning decently.

So I thought, since music is a HUGE medium nowadays, why not share thoughts through this? “Song Speak”

This first video/song share is an “old one” but I believe has a message that is “a classic”. It also sends the message of this blog’s theme for this year once, by the One True GOD’s Grace, I can go back to writing again (hopefully, ameen!)

So this time, I’ll let the song speak, and hope to let it speak truth and inspiration:

(LYRICS)
I only ask of God
He won’t let me be indifferent to the suffering
That the very dried up death doesn’t find me
Empty and without having given my everything

I only ask of God
He won’t let me be indifferent to the wars
It is a big monster which treads hard
On the poor innocence of people
It is a big monster which treads hard
On the poor innocence of people

People…people, people

I only ask of God
He won’t let me be indifferent to the injustice
That they do not slap my other cheek
After a claw has scratched my whole body

I only ask of God
He won’t let me be indifferent to the wars
It is a big monster which treads hard
On the poor innocence of people
It is a big monster which treads hard
On the poor innocence of people

People…people…people

Solo le pido a Dios
Que la guerra no me sea indiferente
Es un monstruo grande y pisa fuerte
Toda la pobre inocencia de la gente
Es un monstruo grande y pisa fuerte
Toda la pobre inocencia de la gente

(I only ask of God
That i am not indifferent to the battle,
It’s a big monster and it walks hardly on
All the poor innocence of people.)

People…people…people

NOAH (2014) – a film that holds so much potential…

NOAH (2014) – a film that holds so much potential…

So I was going to log-on to youtube and have my fill of inspirational and reminder videos which I have been missing since the semester started.

Honestly, I was a fan of the Harry Potter films when I was little so seeing Emma Watson on the video icon that YouTube was advertising drew my attention…

Of course, I didn’t read the description first…and was boggled when I finished the trailer!

WHOA! That’s my first reaction.

I had watched The Ten Commandments, the Prince Of Egypt as well as other films that dealt with the Biblical stories of the Prophets of God. Not every film depicted the story as per word that the Bible had told them, but from what I know, it’s not surprising at all. The most accurate, when basing on the true and unprejudiced tradition (Scripture) that they are supposed to be based on would be,  The Message.

But putting all that aside, what really excites me about NOAH is the relevance of the story of Prophet Noah (which I just realized upon reflecting why would they release a film like this in these times) and the possible impact that it might make in the hearts, minds and spirits of today’s generation.

With the wars, economic breakdown, typhoons, earthquakes, catastrophes, social meltdown and all other soul-shaking challenges that our generation in humanity is going through, the potential impact of this movie can be no less than timely. I can only hope that besides dedication to truth, it would bring a spark of hope to the viewers of generations far and wide.