FRIENDSHIP IS A TWO-WAY STREET
By: W.E.L.L. (PHOTO COURTESY: http://mar2dar2.blogspot.com/2009/06/emo-story.html) “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” When I read this Martin Luther King, Jr. quote, as I was leafing through the pages of an inspirational book, I begin to feel the excruciating pain of disconnection that has been running for days as I stop pulling...
Of Ropes and Relationships
By: W.E.L.L. When we met someone, we are instantly holding each other a long imaginary rope that links both ends of the partner. As you get to know the person, the close you pull each ends to be closer. Some ropes are thick and strong; others are thin and soft; others are tangled at the start or got even complicated in the process. There are important lessons that you should learn on how it can...
2012: A Year of Taking Risks and Chances
By: Walter Evans Lasula It was last 2010 when I started to add theme in my life and went for the “My Storyline” and in 2011, I had “The First Times” since I had tried so many new things and adventures during that time. This 2012, I took more exciting leaps of my pale life by adding more colorful strokes on it. I named my year 2012: “Taking Risks and Chances.” I chose this as the theme for...
The “L” Words to Living Life
by: W.E.L.L. Life is cruel: you get to take the test first before you have a chance to learn the lessons later. Sometimes, in our quest towards the heights of our maturity and satisfaction, we tend to forget the rudimentary lessons to having a more satiated and fulfilling life. Julie Anne Ford reminded me once again the five basic “L” words to make my life meaningful,...
LOVING YOU JUST LIKE A SCRABBLE GAME
BY: W.E.L.L. (PHOTO COURTESY: http://flashyfiction.blogspot.com/2009/08/tuesday-prompt-scrabble-love.html) The truth about love is that it is as exciting and unpredictable like a game of scrabble. It takes some wits, waiting, connecting, and giving to get the game right. In scrabble, we get seven tiles to start. The board laced with squares of green, blue and red lies in...
LOOKING BACK AND MOVING FORWARD
By: W.E.L.L. (PHOTO COURTESY: http://www.foundationsforfreedom.net/References/OT/Pentateuch/Deuteronomy/_res/_Dt05/Looking%20back_movingforward.jpg) There are times you wonder how life might turn out if only you had that one chance to turn back the clock. At some point, you begin to ask yourself if have you utilized your potential to its optimal purpose or have you grabbed all the...
DE-CLUTTERING MY LIFE
By: W.E.L.L. (MY ROOM AFTER DE-CLUTTERING IT) Unfortunately, my life now is like a junk closet or a makeshift storage area. It is so crammed with odds and ends that I no longer know what’s in there. This has to be blamed for all the sleepless nights and overwhelming predicaments that I got myself into these days. So, I came to a realization that it is the right time to “De-clutter my...
HAPPY ENDINGS, NEW BEGINNINGS
By: W.E.L.L. (PHOTO COURTESY: http://www.rivercommunitychurch.org/assets/rivercommunitychurch/New%20Beginnings..jpg) This day marks a profound and bittersweet milestone of my life as I bear witness to both an end and a beginning to another series of winding, convoluted, and exciting path as I careen down my chosen road of self-actualization. Truly, my days of getting stuck in the...
By: W.E.L.L. (PHOTO COURTESY: http://dailybibleplan.com/2011/09/22/when-answers-are-delayed) The race in life is not always to the swiftest, but to those who can endure the test of waiting. The finest of wines withstood times passing giving the flavor and strength it is distinct for. For how long are you willing to forego the rush of time and finish the race without dilly-dallying? Wouldn’t...
CROSSROADS OF UNCERTAINTIES
by: W.E.L.L. (PHOTO COURTESY: http://www.123rf.com/photo_8485095_a-man-stands-at-a-crossroads-and-chooses-the-golden-bricked-path-to-prosperity.html) I have now come to the senses that my life is full of crossroads and I have to make decisions before I could take some more steps forward towards one destination that I wanted to lead myself into. However, with so much options at hand, I might...
SCALDING TEARS AND MENDING HEART
by: W.E.L.L. (PHOTO COURTESY: http://www.lavazzaarticle.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Moving-Out-5.jpg) When we are wounded by betrayal, scarred by lofty promises, jaded by false hopes, and harassed by painful words, we might immediately succumb to casting too much blame to our self for not doing much to let unfixable things work denying the fact that the other end might be total empty already....
CLANDESTINE LOVE AFFAIR
by: W.E.L.L. (photo courtesy: http://icarly.wikia.com/wiki/File:Couple,love,secret,kiss,tree,top,50-2b3d7e8c25966053fc9ad10cc50a65bc_h.jpg) Some say love is felt, others insist that should be shown, but can all love be told? Truly, the irony of love teaches us that not everything in life is open for the public eyes. Even the most profound feeling that we are given freedom to express to others can...
By: W.E.L.L. (Photo courtesy: http://www.123rf.com/photo_8875851_finger-holding-the-wrong-piece-for-the-last-missing-puzzle-piece.html) Some relationships are like the grass; it thrives and lives perennially despite the test of time. Other love’s like that of a moth: fast, ephemeral, and fleeting. Sometimes, Most of us want things to work and in our desperation to put everything to perspective...
GOODBYE IS NOT FOREVER
By: W.E.L.L. Our life in this world is just a bivouac of something eternal. The transient nature of our existence makes life a fleeting experience, a wonderful transition, and a resting place towards the sweet road of eternity. We all embark in different journeys and different paths along the way. We are all meant for something and that is not to stay in the same place as where we are now....
REALITY TV INSIDE THE JEEPNEY
BY: W.E.L.L. (PHOTO COURTESY: http://gegegegeo.blogspot.com/2011/05/pensieve-dont-judge-girl-by-her-handbag.html) Our life here on this realm is one big television showcasing myriads of drama, comedy, tragedy, horrifying, suspense-filled, and boring portrayals of our experience. We are actors and actress in the big screen called “existence.” Being part in this one big act, I have come to notice...
I am not saying I am getting finicky or simply doing something to please anyone. I just have the right to give some decency of choosing the right person with a higher standard. Well, some might say that I got so desperate to fall in love, but neither do I also advocate to compromise quality of relationship. I may tarry in finding the correct person, but it does not mean that I am not...
By: W. E. L. L. When should one give up on a friend? Should that happen by stealth so that time and distance simply allow it to fade away? Appearing to be in a quandary about what to do with our friendship, I decided to abruptly cut the thread that binds and connects us together despite the pain I might inflict in both of us. Everything happens in an instant just like how a bad news can...
THE 90/10 PRINCIPLE
By: Stephen Covey Discover the 90/10 Principle: It will change your life. The 90/10 principle is incredible! Very few know and apply this principle. The Result? Millions of people are suffering undeserved stress, trials, problems, and heartache. They never seem to be a success in life. Bad days follow bad days. Terrible things seem to be constantly happening. Theirs is constant stress, lack of...
TO BE RUDE OR TO BE FAKE?
By: W.E.L.L. “I would rather be fake than to be rude.“ This is generally what I feel after seeing the newly-opened flyover in our place being lambasted with so many graffiti advertising frat groups and expressing hatred for the government. After the sight of how rudeness can be harmful compared to inaction, I have decided to be the former than to outburst like the latter. This just clearly shows...
JOYS OF TEACHING
by; W.E.L.L. Once I got a text message from a friend who is fond of sending chain messages and jokes. The message is about a teacher and a student. The teacher once asked a talkative student: What do you call a person who keeps on talking even when people are no longer interested? The naughty student then replied: A teacher! At first, I can’t stop smiling and thinking on the funny side of this...
MISSING PUZZLE PIECE
by: W.E.L.L. As we pierce the first cry and as we go out our mother’s womb, our life is like a big jigsaw puzzle where its pieces are still not attached to its proper places. As we navigate in the course of our life, we came to find these pieces in the face of a friend, a stranger or to someone we love. The task of finding the right piece to attach in our heart maybe tedious, but if we are...
TRANSITIONS IN LIFE
Can you recall the time when you were still in your first day of school and you can’t stop gripping your mother’s skirt or your father’s legs since you don’t want to get away from their side? Or have you remembered the moment when you have already graduated college and you weighing your options whether to start working or just stay at home for awhile? Or perhaps try to imagine the changes of...
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: UNTOLD FAIRYTALE
By: W.E.L.L. How many of you here feel something is wrong with your body when you look at the mirror? It is either you have too dark skin tone or underarm, too many pimples, scars, and dandruff. Perhaps, you might think to be too tall to be a kindergarten or too old for your age group. How many of you here feel so lame in picking up punch lines while others are already laughing? Do we also have...
A MAN WITH A FAKE TATTOO
By: W.E.L.L. While I was on my way to the office, I had no choice but to squeeze myself in the public vehicle just to be at work on time praying to survive the hassle of getting caught in a traffic jam. All I manage to snag was a very small space barely enough for one butt cheek let alone my derriere, desperately clamoring for a bigger place to relax. I began to feel uneasy. Having resigned...