"Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you" [Matthew 6:33]

Friday, March 30, 2012

Geek Charming by Robin Palmer [ Reading Log entry # 4 ]

Part 1

Reflect : Dylan's attitude is  a must-be-reflected  bring up to most girls around. Being materialistic, self-centered and selfish could eventually mess up everything around you when you keep raging on being like these. Being the most popular individual in school does not require a full-asset show up of rich or beauty.Even in Josh' behavior, someone could possibly pluck fame by using a simple blow of humility. However, if people would only see the hidden things about someone's life especially the popular ones, they are also humans who were just being shaped by emotional longing and real relationship with others.It is a good circumstance for Josh as a film  geek and for Dylan as a public figure to meet each other and discover the meaning of life by forgetting who they are.

Question : Why didn't the two characters end up in a romantic relationship?It was a sad and open ended story that has made me feel life's surprises about love. If ever Dylan had fallen in love with Josh, could their be a possibility that Josh would also try to feel the same way?If Amy did not pursue her schooling in High Castle, could have Josh turned her side on Dylan's?And if Josh was not too humble to ask Dylan to make  a documentary with him,could Dylan change her bad attitude in a way only she could do?

Connect : I can see the world's standard as a deceiving kind of existence.Fame continues slashing all the cause of  simplicity in a room of rejection. Dylan's life made its drive into a simple ending of true living. Without Josh, she would not have known that there are a lot of times being wasted in a world of materialism. Accordingly, being geek like Josh is not an all-about-a-nerd approval. I am a geek. Not a film geek but a life-searcher freak. This story has caught up all the meaning of teenage life. It has made me realize that love in its simplest definition, turns everything in order as long as it sees you totally matured and changed enough.

Predict : Josh might not have changed his perspective without Dylan's presence. And Dylan might not have saw her uniqueness without Josh' simplicity. Josh might have a good relationship with Amy as well as Dylan with Robert. Josh and Dylan may not have ended up in romance but the experiences they have shared would have  probably made them realize that they were truly best friends ever but less than lovers. Additionally, Josh might have reduced using his inhaler especially as he already had Amy who would teach him to breath in a heart-beating way.

Part 2

Monday, February 27, 2012

To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee [Reading Log Entry # 3]

Part 1                                                         
Reflect - I was awe stricken when I discovered  that Boo Radley  had stepped out of his comfort zone during the night Jem and Scout were struggling from an attack. It was really out of my mind to anticipate that someone-like Boo Radley, who was a man who never got out of his haunted house , would eventually save the two kids from danger. What had happened the night when Jem and Scout were walking in the middle of darkness, was  a traumatic experience. I think, it was more than good enough for the Finch family to believe that Bob Ewell fell on his own knife, instead of suspecting that it was Jem who killed Bob for a purpose of self-defense.

Question - It's still a question for me on how Boo Radley knew that Bob Ewell was to assassinate Jem and Scout. Did he already know in the first place of what was going on the Finch family? Was he always on a watch out for Jem and Scout investigating that he was the main purpose why the two naughty kids were very interested to draw him out? And if he did not come out of nowhere to rescue the kids, could have Scout found a way out of the danger and run for help?

Connect - During my childhood days, I used to hang around with my buddies and seek for adventure without my parents' consent. We went out for ghost-hunting, river swimming, caroling and etc,. Like Scout, I was very inquisitive and sensitive as if I was a Psycho spectator. Even in matters that only adults exclusively do, I never let time to pass by without my tongue to slip off and and make a blasting interruption just to raise a question.
My mind kept on swirling around just to end up interrogating. Not until I aged like Jem when I realized that I was  a meddler.

Predict - I think that Boo Radley would have been Jem and Scout's friends after the incident. Scout would have obviously inquired more and more from her father about Boo's purpose of saving them. And about Bob Ewell's death, his family might have gotten mad and would have possibly made threats on the Finch family.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

If I have two hearts...

I would choose the one to love God...

And the other one...



You don't have to drown yourself in a world of complacency
He knows you are still longing for something
You just don't see the signs for a change
Because you think life is all about your drive

When you're bored
you just step out of your room to look for happiness somewhere
shopping, strolling or bar hopping
When you got home
you would say "I've fun"
then later on 
you catch yourself all alone

Inside your room all you can hear is stillness
You cant sleep 'cause you just don't know why
If  a question comes out of nowhere and ask, 
"Are you happy?"
Then you'll answer
"Yes,I am."
And ask again,
"Do you want something more than what you've experienced before?"
Then you replied,
"Off course!"
Then "You're not happy."

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Love Life

Living life to the fullest is qualitatively different than merely existing. 

Live a life that others will only live on the future.

Believe that you can overcome any battle and trust God more than yourself.

  Making a decision is the beginning of something.When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Entry 2 for Reading Log

 The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coehlo

Part 1

Reflect: Life is truly broad. It keeps on giving so much fuss about human existence and his own world. Human mind continually explores that even sometimes he mindlessly goes beyond the limit. Like Athena, she searched for an absolute answer to fill in the "blank spaces" of her world. Questions and unsatisfying happiness inevitably intervened and anger furiously interceded. She chose to surrender her future by searching for that "something" until she went through painstaking encounters from the physical world. She believed that she was the Goddess Mother or a god herself because God for her is another type of existence who rules the world. She deeply believed that the best way to live is to know who you are beyond your own ability to describe yourself. 

Connect: The story brings out metaphysical approaches.It is all about questions throughout a living until pushing yourself to explore something you think is impossible to encounter. I hardly get the main point because I myself doesn't understand why most people have to search for something and take the risk for their dreams when the only answer for everything is to believe that there is GOD who rules over our lives. I was once lost and now I've found the answer through seeking the real God. Athena life was all about searching and looking for her own happiness but she was only destroyed because she only believed that she was also a goddess who could turn everything upside down through her ability to possess what God only possesses.

Questions: It is really a quest for life to explore something we do not understand or what we see a "blank space" inside of us. But do we really have to go beyond the limit when the only answer to our quests is to seek for the truth and believe that Jesus is the only way for us to discover the real meaning of living? The story "the witch of portobello" is a novel about searching for that "unknown" and believing that the answer is that we are also gods. Philosophy sometimes contradicts belief. But do we really have to live all throughout with traditions when the best way to achieve spiritual contact is to seek for Jesus and real persons to whom we can confide? It is not wrong to break away from a church. But why some people have to backslide believing they don't grow but are building their own kingdom and not of God? And why do we have to push ourselves travel to a metaphysical world when the truth is to surrender our life to God and have a deep relationship with Him?

Predict: I think that Athena, or Shrine Khalil could not have encounter pains and heartaches if she opened herself to a world where life endlessly flows with love where only God untiringly offers. She should not have taken the risk and left her son if she believed that there are a lot of chances for her and that she was only a human to serve the omnipotent and not a goddess. And if there was a true Christian who could have led her to the truth, she could have had  believed that the "blank spaces" are orderly designed by God that He is the only authority to answer and fill in the spaces.

Part two

"Learn, but always learn with other people by your side. Don’t be alone in the search, because if you take a wrong step, you'll have no one there to help put you right."

* Godly friends are the only people to whom we can lean on. Through them we could see the reflection of ourselves and our real purposes as persons and confidants.

"Love is enough to justify a whole existence." 

* In searching for something we don't have to go beyond our limits because God Himself is beyond description. Love itself would only manifest when we humbly submit to Him all our questions and doubts. There is no other way to define life when you are contented in living with purity and godliness.

"...regardless of how love is manifested, love forgives our mistakes and redeems our sins."

* Jesus is the only description of love because if we truly have the best understanding of salvation, we will no longer live with desires but instead live with real happiness.

"You are what you believe yourself to be."

*Our fate depends on how we believe in our own characters. We are the greatest prophet of our lives so our future holds on our will in understanding our capabilities. This line is important to know because most people fail to appreciate their capacities of fighting their weaknesses.

"We get lost because it is the best way to discover interesting places."

*This line means so much. When we get lost, we turned to a wrong road and it is sometimes hard for us to recognize the best path because we only choose what we think is good to see instead of choosing right to be stepped on. And we get lost because of our sins. We unconsciously live in a world we think is a real happiness until we catch ourselves in sufferings and pains. To seek for His presence is the most interesting place and bow down our heads for repentance and say "I'll pray".

"Live now what others will only live in the future."

*It is important for us humans because in every moment we do simple decisions, our future takes hold of it. So to laugh, love and live are the greatest choices we have to choose to define the real meaning of the present. What we are doing now might be other people's dreams.

"To make life interesting, is to make a gesture you do each day but not repeating them twice."

*Everyday is not an ordinary day because everything we are going encounter is a battle.So to make each day an interesting experience is just to undergo something new to blot out boredom and complacency.When we do this, our everyday routine would be something extraordinary- great as it may seem.