Christmas BluesExactly a week before Christmas day, I can't help but have a hint of the blues. My dad left last 2 December '06, just when we were all excited to celebrate Christmas as a whole family something comes up. Something like the company requesting my dad to accept a project abroad, another six months till we see him (letting out a big *sigh*)
I just texted him a while ago, they are on their way to Hamberg, Germany. They'll be in Rotterdam, Netherlands just in time for Christmas.
I'm not actively posting this past few days since I'm really busy with my capiz bisniz, I'm enjoying the experience immensely rewarding. Hopefully by next year we'll have a small store or sumthin' XXX keeping my fingers crossed.
An open letter to the envierThe question: To write my thoughts on this matter, or not? Recently, I'm bothered by the thought of someone using my blog, the entries that I write against me, my friends or my family, "using/manipulating" my entries to fit their preconceived plan of destroying the authors' treasured relationships. The thought of "someone out there, a person or a group of human beings just itching to see you fail". A sad realization.
Envy is an emotion that "occurs when a person lacks another’s superior quality, achievement, or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it.” At the core of envy seems to be an upward social comparison, that threatens a person's self-esteem: another person has something that the envier considers to be important to have. If the other person is perceived to be similar as the envier, the aroused envy will be particularly intense, because it signals to the envier that it just as well could have been him or her who had the desired object. - Wikipedia
I'm sure at least once in a persons' lifetime, he/she felt wished they had what others poses and a like. As a kid we begged our parents to buy us the latest shoes/toys cause your classmate has it or it was "the" trend. As we mature and cope up with reality that we can't get everything that we want in an instant we have to work for it, we grow out of this phase. Modesty aside, I for one am proud that I am not the envious type hence I can't really understand "a person who is willing to do anything to the extent of destroying someone he or she envies". If I can't have what I want, despite effort exerted, I just deal and get it over with.
I am not perfect our family has it flaws, why are you envious of us? I just really can't understand.
An open letter to the envier.
Handa ko ipaglaban ang mga mahal ko sa buhay, kahit ikamatay ko pa. Matagal mo na kaming ginugulo, sana magpakita ka nalang magpakilala ka at harap harapan tayong magusap. Wala kang guts, isang duwag na nagtatago sa mga kasinungalingang sinasambit mo. Kung akala mong nayayanig mo ang pundasyon ng aming pamilya sa mga pinaggagawa mo, dun ka pumalpak! Sa mga ginawa mo sa amin natuto kaming "mas"pahalagahan pa ang isa't isa, binuksan mo ang masaganang komunikasyon sa aming pamilya. Ngayon "higit" sa dati sisikapin ko na pagbutihin ang aking buhay.
Sa aking refleksyon, tingin ko naangkop na bigyan kita ng pasasalamat, dahil maraming mas magandang bagay na naidulot ang pang-gugulo mo. Binigyan mo ako ng inspirasyon, ang mga taong tulad mo ay isa sa mga insipirasyon ko, na lalong paunlarin ang aking sarili at pahalagahan ang aming pamilya. Kasama ka sa aking dasal, na way bigyan ka ng Panginoon ng grasyang paghilom ng mga hinanakit at inspirasyon na pagbutihin mo ang iyong buhay.
Salamat, maraming Salamat!