A Christmas Poem

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Inspiration struck last night when I was staring at my "Christmas Project" last year. I wrote a poem about it, just to capture the essence of the message I want to portray. (After quite a while, I finally was able to extract some creative juice from my brain. Haha.)

P.S. Read between the lines. :)

A Night Like Any Other

That night must be just like any other.

Fathers going home after work,
Mothers preparing a good dinner.

Children playing and laughing,
Their carefree laughs echoing and filling the evening air.

That day has been both tiring and fun.
It has been another wonderful day,
And a good night's sleep is a reward well earned
for every person in town.

Yet, throughout the mundaneness of that day,
Something memorable happened.

A star,
brighter than all the rest,
Is shimmering in the night sky.

A little lad who's barely eight
Is sitting by the window,
Waiting for his father to come home,

When he noticed that a star,
brighter than all the rest,
Is shimmering in the night sky.

He ran hurriedly, called his mother,
And they went out to see that star.

To that little lad and his mother,
That star is the most beautiful star they've seen.

The most beautiful star, it is, indeed.


My 2008 "Christmas Project":

Advanced Merry Christmas to all!

It's almost December.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Here I am once again stuck in limbo between bumming and doing schoolwork, and it is so frustrating. Half of your being wants to do something that you can say you have accomplished, while the other half wants to lounge around and do nothing. So once again, in an effort to start a momentum of doing schoolwork, here I am. Blogging. Again. After a long long time.

Less than three weeks left, and Finals week is there. Less than a month, and Christmas comes. Less than 40 days, and welcome New Year!

I want to go do something really creative right now, but I guess blogging will suffice. This term is pretty life-changing because I'm a bit active with non-academic activities, and somehow, I have learned that grades do not sum up who you are in college. I thank God for that. I'm not as grade-conscious as I was when I first stepped into La Salle, and I appreciate how it is to have a circle of friends who doesn't mind being weird (actually, sometimes, very weird) and laughing at seemingly (or maybe really) stupid things quite often. Life's fun like that. Even without a love life. LOL.

I've lately been listening to Owl City (a.k.a. Adam Young), and his music de-stresses me... especially his songs "Hello Seattle" and "Tidal Wave." Haha. I love that "Tidal Wave" has a subtle Christian theme to it, while at the same time being a general song.

Yeah, I'm actually reading Joshua in the Old Testament right now. Joshua is just "wow". He does whatever God commands without question because he knows that what God has in mind is for their (Israelites') own good, and that, I must say, is extreme faith. Wow.

I guess that's all for now. Haven;t really written a "regular" blog for quite some time now, so this is refreshing. Oh, BTW, I had typhoid during our Cebu plant visit (October 21-24), and I was probably the only one who lost weight during that trip. (That made October quite an adventure.)

To end this post, here's a quote that's been pooping in my head every now and then (I do not know were I got it, but I remember it quite frequently):
"A Christian is an ordinary person living an extraordinary life."

Random Poem + School + Musings

Saturday, October 10, 2009

It's another typical Saturday afternoon,
And here I am inside me room
Typing words for a blog I haven't written to
Since the ninth of July, three months through.

Once again here I go
Trying to express my inner thoughts
And I should be doing my homework now
In accounting and economics a.k.a ENGECON!

In other words... I missed blogging (and writing crazy poems. haha), and I've waited for that ideal moment to start again. I'm now in my second trimester of third year life (that makes me feel old), and so far, everything's okay. I need some excitement in my life. LOL. In other thought, aside from watching "Up" (which, in my opinion, is Pixar's best feature to date), last term has been pretty exciting.

My CGPA was already qualified for first honors dean's list even if those are just the grades for 16 out of 17 units, however, due to a crazy chain of events, which included my programming professor getting mad at our class (and giving almost everyone a grade of 0.0) because our programs are similar (therefore concluding that we copied each other's programs when in fact, the similarities were just mere coincidences); having a panic attack, severe headaches, crying because of a one unit subject and getting a high-grade fever out of nowhere; and, in the end, being given a "grace grade" (though I wanted a higher grade) of 1.0.

(Note: That was one very long run-on sentence.)

That happened last September 9, 2009 (09/09/09), and was one of the toughest days in my academic life, but that's what makes life good. LOL. I'm so glad those are all behind me now.

BTW, this is one weird year. First the AH1N1 scare and just a few weeks ago, it was typhoon Ondoy followed by Peping.

Anyway... Have you ever felt like all people are quite good at something, while you are just so-so good at what you do? I have been thinking about that recently. Such a weird feeling. I can draw, but my drawings aren't at par to what I have pictured in side my head. Same goes with all other endeavors like writing, playing musical instruments, singing, acting, etc... Or maybe I'm just comparing too much... which I am most likely doing. Haha. Anyway, time to get back to my homework!!!

My Artsy Self Needs Some Expressing

Thursday, July 9, 2009

This is what I get for taking up Engineering as a college course - the right side of my brain gets dried up. So, here goes an on-the-spot poem about... we are to find out. Hihi.

The Crowd

Look around.

Many people are passing by.
Faces unknown,
those who you will never see again.
In their world, you are nothing.
In your world, they are nothing.
Yet, each one of you, I know.
I know full well.

You are all special in my eyes,
and I yearn for that day
you will see just how important your life is.

No matter how the world sees you -
even if you are just a tiny speck living among multitudes -
Always remember -
You are known and loved -
You are loved and known.


Okay... somehow, the poem turned out like that. Finally, that concept stuck in my head for quite a long time made its way out... even if it turned out different than what I thought it should be.

I don't get it why my poems always revolve around God. They just do. It's probably the overflow of my soul. Anyway...

It's midterms week, and I cannot feel it. Oh well. Nothing much happening... At least I got to see Daryl Marasigan (a balikbayan friend) tomorrow. Weeee.

P.S. At last two lines: They were taken from "Bombay Rain" by Caedmon's Call. Music is mysteriously finds its way into my brain. Hehe.

The Day that was not My Day

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009. I was prepared to go to school and pass through the day with a breeze. I studied for my Thermodynamics and Physiology quizzes, which were to be taken at 8:00 AM and 9:40 AM, respectively. I even went to the LRT earlier than usual so that I will be on school at an earlier time. Then, everything went wrong. SO WRONG.

After a few minutes of waiting for the train to arrive, the LRT temporarily suspended its operation at about 7:30 AM, and I started to panic. There was no way I'm going to ride the jeepney because the road was flooded with people. So, I called my mother and asked her to take me to La Salle via our car, for the first time ever.

On my way to school, I was really tired because of wondering how I will take my quizzes (especially since there was that "No quiz, you get the lowest grade of all your quizzes as your quiz grade." policy). My hands and feet were clammy, my heart was being squeezed and my stomach has butterflies in it.

When I finally stepped foot in school, I wanted to cry because I did not know how to fix this mess... But then again, I remembered to "Give thanks to the Lord in all circumstances for it is God's will for you, in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:18)" because "...God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28)." IT WAS CRAZY TO THANK GOD BECAUSE I WAS IN SUCH A DILEMMA, BUT I DID IT, ANYWAY... Out of that thing called faith.

I ended up showing up to my Thermodynamics teacher so that I can plead on taking my quiz. Thankfully, he did, but on one condition - I needed to take the quiz by 9:40. I went to look for my Physiology teacher, but I can't find him. I decided to take things moment by moment and took my Thermodynamics quiz. After that, I finally found my Physiology teacher and he talked to us (Nico Ng and I, because we were in the same situation) about our "problem." After giving us suspense on whether he decided to give us a quiz or not, he concluded that "We all have our fair share of bad days" and "S*** happens," and that we were allowed to take the quiz, but on a shorter time span.

I CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW HAPPY I WAS. No wonder God has a reason for us to thank Him even in REALLY CRAZY situations.

The day went by smoothly after that, and though it was really NOT MY DAY (It was proven during my 2:40 PM Digital Electronics subject, when I dropped my file case and it was heard througout the classroom... and my teacher, who also happened to be the one teaching my Physiology subject, declared, "Kamae, it is really not your day." Haha.), I must say it was GOD'S DAY of giving me first-hand, short-term experience of "In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps (Proverbs 16:9)."

P.S. Remember how God lets people experience things so that they can preach from the heart? That happened to me that day as I was assigned to give a nugget talk during Archer's Call (CCC's weekly prayer time and fellowship) about having a Revolutionary Walk (one of the points is "Living by Faith"). Haha.