Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Scholar's Sentiments

It has been almost three weeks and yet I still see the slightest traces of mendhi on my palm. I kept on waiting for every Whatsapp message. I kept all hoardable stuff on my bedside to keep my Caux Spirit tangibly alive. It is difficult to find words that would do justice to my Caux Scholars Program-Asia Plateau experience. If missing AP is a serious sickness, then I take this conscious effort to never recover!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Why Brunei

I doubted our very impulsive move to book for a weekend trip to Bandar Seri Begawan, but one of my friends who visited Brunei assured me that I would definitely love the Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures. Whoa. Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures. I smiled, as I find the tagline very grand, deep and formal. I just can't...because it's simply more fun in the Philippines. Haha. Now, I smile ear-to-ear as I write this for the unspeakable kilig about the experience, realizing how it takes genuine experience to nullify ignorance...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Forever 21

When I went to a tree planting activity more than a month ago, I met two amazing ladies who both came from my hometown. They were a few years older than me; successfully working for big companies, big hearted, passionate and free-spirited. I was engaged with them, and I listened to them very well. One shared, "When I was 21, I was filled with ideals, and dreams! I believed my voice matters and I thought all things are possible and every opportunity is out there waiting for me." Then the other replied, "But when you're 25, you would understand reality better and laugh at yourself”  That captured me, so I asked “I am 21, and I feel exactly that way. Do you think I will outgrow this feeling?”. “Well, it happened to us!”, and they kept filling in the blanks, exactly describing how it was like being 21.