Saturday, April 30, 2011

THE BAND PERRY'S IF I DIE YOUNG

When it comes to music, I'm always one of those who immediately search for a song after hearing it and finding it great. Last thursday, my father was on overtime duty and that means, no television. Why? Because, I don't watch a lot of tv shows unless if its Showtime and Eat Bulaga's Pinoy Henyo. My father is a fan of ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida shows especially Mara Clara so since he's not around yet, I did not turn the television on, instead, I turned the radio on. And the song really struck me.

I didn't knew what the genre of the song. It was mellow but sounded a bit of country. It was kind of like the songs by Gregory and the Hawk. I was totally hooked by every line of the song and the chorus was awesome. The song is totally legen...wait for it... dary. [LOL] Anyways. it was a sweet song even if it just tells the wishes of a person in case if he dies young. Here is a YouTube video of the song.

 

The song is entitled "IF I DIE YOUNG". It was sang by The Band Perry.  I immediately searched for its lyrics and downloaded the song. Now I'm going to share its lyrics. Enjoy and sing along.
IF I DIE YOUNG

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

Lord make me a rainbow, I'll shine down on my mother
She'll know I'm safe with you when she stands under my colors
Oh, and life ain't always what you think it ought to be, no
Ain't even gray, but she buries her baby

The sharp knife of a short life
Well, I've had just enough time

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

The sharp knife of a short life
Well, I've had just enough time

And I'll be wearing white when I come into your kingdom
I'm as green as the ring on my little cold finger
I've never known the loving of a man
But it sure felt nice when he was holding my hand

There's a boy here in town, says he'll love me forever
Who would have thought forever could be severed by
The sharp knife of a short life
Well, I've had just enough time

So put on your best, boys, and I'll wear my pearls
What I never did is done

A penny for my thoughts, oh no, I'll sell 'em for a dollar
They're worth so much more after I'm a goner
And maybe then you'll hear the words I been singing
Funny, when you're dead how people start listening

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

The ballad of a dove
Go with peace and love
Gather up your tears, keep 'em in your pocket
Save them for a time when you're really gonna need them, oh

The sharp knife of a short life
Well, I've had just enough time
So put on your best, boys
And I'll wear my pearls.
 
 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

My Brother's Pants


My brother was on a hurry. He had to attend to our older brother's wedding. So after arriving from China, he left all his baggage in his boarding house and went shopping for new pants and shirt for the wedding. He hated bringing too much baggage so he took his flight with nothing but the Polo Shirt and the pants he bought and a bag of chocolates for our nephews and niece.

Three months later, he came home for christmas vacation. When he was about to leave, he got lazy about his baggage that he left some of his clothes including his three months old pants. I didn't really know what was running in his head that he threw his pants on the bed and said, "It's yours." I didn't know if I would say yes or no. I just didn't answered.


When he was finally finalizing his baggage contents, his pants was still "pending for approval" [LOL] in his bag. I didn't know what went into my mind that I said. [Maybe that makes us really siblings, things just pop up into or heads] "Fine, that's mine already."

So he left and his pants hung in the closet.

Four months later...
Just last week, I had to go to the city to open a bank account. So after taking a bath, I went looking for something to wear only to discover that I already run out of pants. They're all in the laundry. So I rubbled the closet in search for something to wear. I found two skirts, those I used to wear for high school events, skirts that I never wear for already four years and I have no plan of wearing them again unless I'm left with no choice. Finally I found a black freego pants. I grabbed it out and realized it was my brothers pants.

Having no choice, I wore it. After all, it's mine already. Good thing I have a belt to make it fit in my waist. It's quite bigger. It's waistline is bigger than mine and my brother's waist. [My brother waist is something ladylike...LOL... about 27-29?]

I wore it and paired it with my plain gray Lisa Gildan t-shirt. I faced the mirror to check what I looked like and it made sense. I think I know what my brother thought when he gave me his pants. :( 

Friday, April 22, 2011

I Learned Them From Movies Compilation Part II

I've always been collecting inspirational lines from movies. In fact, I have an old post here sharing inspiring lines from great movies. However, it's quite hard to update it every now and then for additional lines for the new lines I have collected from the latest movies I've watched. For that reason, I've decided to make a series of it and this post is Part II of the I LEARNED THEM FROM MOVIES series.

CLICK HERE to read the first part.

And now, here are my new collections.

THERE'S A FINE LINE BETWEEN WRONG AND VISIONARY, UNFORTUNATELY, YOU HAVE TO BE A VISIONARY BEFORE YOU SEE IT.  [Dr. Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory]

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO DIG DEEP BEFORE YOU FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR. [Rango]

DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THEY CALL YOU, IT'S THE DEED THAT MAKES A MAN. [Rango]

REPUTATION COMES FROM THE COMPANY YOU KEEP. [Sorority Row]

I'M BEGINNING TO THINK THAT MAYBE IT'S NOT JUST HOW MUCH YOU LOVE SOMEONE. MAYBE WHAT MATTERS IS WHO YOU ARE WHEN YOU'RE WITH THEM [William Hurt in The Accidental Tourist]




EVERYBODY GET SCARED SOMETIMES BUT YOU CAN'T LET IT STOP YOU [Eddie Murphy in The Haunted Mansion]

SOMETIMES BEING SPECIAL .. .. ..SUCKS [Glee]

YOU TRY, YOU FAIL, YOU TRY, YOU FAIL BUT THE TRUE FAILURE IS WHEN YOU STOP TRYING. [The Haunted Mansion]

I LIKE DEAD SIGNS. I THINK THEY'RE KIND. THEY AT LEAST HAVE THE DECENCY TO LET YOU KNOW YOU'RE GOING NOWHERE. [Bugs Bunny]

THE WORLD CAN BE NICER TO YOU IF YOU WOULD BE NICER TO THE WORLD. [Jericho Rosales in I'll Be There]

IF YOU WANT TO FLY, ALL YOU NEED IS FRIENDSHIP [Spongebob]

THE KEY TO A GOOD LIE LIES ON THE DETAILS [Dr. Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory]

SOMETIME, WHEN SOMEBODY'S WORTH IT, YOU JUST HAVE TO PUT YOURSELF OUT OF YOU. [The Diary of a Wimpy Kid]

A LESSON OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR. WHEN YOUR FRIEND FAILS, YOU FEEL BAD; WHEN FRIEND TOPS, YOU FEEL WORSE [Three Idiots]


Watch out for more in the next parts.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A REFLECTION ON THE YEAR 2010: A WINNER OR A LOSER?



Last year was a rough year. Several things happen. Some of them happened the way I expected and most of them happened unexpectedly. I became a loser and a fighter. I failed on the decision I first chose. Things did not happen the way I pictured it last 2009. Was it really the reason or it just happen that I was so carried away by the present that I forgot to plan the future rightfully? Yeah, maybe the latter was right. Maybe the picture I created wasn’t that clear enough. And then, I chose to stay and move on from all the failures and chose not to regret anything about the decisions I made in 2010. I don’t feel any regret about the loser acts I did last year. Why? Because last year, there were things that happened and they would’ve never happen if the thing I expected happened. I did things that I never thought I could do. There were things I thought impossible for me to achieve but I did. I had a clearer mind and I’ve created a plan. My father said “no one is rich enough to buy back time” and I didn’t want to spend that year wasting my time on regretting about my first decisions. I chose to accept everything, the failures, everything. I chose to move on and did things I wanted. In the comfort of my home, I met several people that became my friends. I forgot all the negativities.

So what happened last year?

Many. Many things happened last year and I’ve learn something.  Things happen for a reason and most of these things happen the way you never expected and usually, they happen the way you didn’t wanted. Either way, YOU ALWAYS HAVE CHOICES. You have two choices. Either you chose to be weak and get carried away by all the negativities or chose to accept all the failures, move on and take the positive side. Life isn’t always ups, ups and ups. Sometimes winners become losers and pride isn’t the most important thing in life. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO ADMIT YOU ARE A LOSER TO BECOME A WINNER.

I may not be successful yet but I can say that I’m a winner because I CHOSE TO MOVE ON.
Thanks be to God for the strength He has given me.



Monday, April 18, 2011

HOME AT LAST

This link is the first part and this post is the continuation of Edgardo’s story.

After being away for several months, Edgardo Aradillos was finally home just last Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Argao, a few-hour trip away from Cebu, a place somewhere in Visayas. 

Two months ago, my father brought a skinny man who was about in his mid 40’s age. He was a picture of man who haven’t eaten and slept well for how many days. We only have three bedrooms in our house and only one is vacant but he never accepted the offer of allowing him to occupy in the vacant room. Instead, he just stayed in the small area that used to be our storage area for corn. He said that he was from Argao so my father planned of bringing him with him when he sets to go to Cebu for his checkup and visit to my brothers.

He was hard-working during his stay. He would wake up early in the morning and shepherd our cows and do things even if he wasn’t asked to do so. There were times that when my father lacked workers for their building project, Edgardo would go with him and he got paid as well. On regular days, he stayed in our backyard the whole day cutting woods for sell and for our woodstove use. My mother would pay for the woods so he got to save money for himself. He fed the dogs, chickens, the goats and the pigs in the backyard.  My father also gave him one pig for himself. He planted gabi and ginger at the fences of our backyard. My mother would carry milk and bread, sometimes oatmeal or coffee during snack time like 10am and 3pm and he slept when he wanted to rest. We were happy about him because he really was a great help in our house especially with cutting woods because it was really one of problems at home. Besides, he has really proving that my father wasn’t wrong about taking him home.  He was also a good cook, it was only with him that we saw a different way of cooking Ginataang Langka. We felt great having him around but it was just not right. He seemed to be over workaholic. Sometimes, I would hate going to the kitchen because he would insist of washing the dishes.


When the small barn was finished, he built a small loft and made it his sleeping area. The barn was neat and kinda like Clark Kent’s fortress of solitude in the loft of his barn…LOL…  All the activities everyday was his routine and every day, he seemed to be growing and his face circling. He’s gaining some fats already.

Just the other week, he went to one of my father’s building project. He worked like superman. So workaholic. He worked and got soaked in the rain. The next day, he got sick and of course, we gave him home medications and even thought of admitting him to the hospital because he had fever for how many days but he refused. He would feel sick and then he would feel better and every time he did feel better, he would go walking around and doing chores. He couldn’t stay resting. It was then my brother called pressuring my father to go to Cebu already because he was asking my father’s help in the house he was building and my other brother also wanted him to go there for his checkup. My father thought it was the time that he planned of bringing Edgardo but how would he bring him if he’s sick. To encourage him to rest and feel better, he asked him if he wanted to go with him and he said yes. It was the only thing that made him rest…J to have a better trip.

Last Saturday, they took a trip via ship to Cebu. After my brother took the baggages and other pasalubongs, my father and Edgardo took a trip via bus to Argao where his sisters lived [he wasn’t married anyway]. It was a reunion that looked like a scene in a TV show. Edgardo’s sister cried while hugging Edgardo. She thanked my father for his kindness to him and later that day, my father left and took a trip back to Cebu. Upon his arrival in my brother’s house in Bonbon, he called and shared his experience.

I wonder how he felt about the experience. I know it is heartwarming.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Song Remix

I got bored last night while watching Mara Clara and just like any other day, boredom leads me to crazy thoughts. I don't know if what I did was really crazy bt what happened next was there I was, in my room writing in my Blah blah Notebook Book 3 writing a song. Hahaha... Not an original song really but a composition made from mixing lines and lyrics of different songs. So let me share the crazy composition I wrote. There were three of them actually.


I need another story
That doesn't always makes you want to cry
Because I think I'm sick of all
And I don't want to fall in pieces
I just wanna be a supermodel
I wanted everything.

If you just realize
You're just like a pieces
Coz I'm addict, addicted to you.



Remember those walls I built, baby they're tumbling down
So I throw all your stuff away and then I clear you up in my head
I clear you out of my heart and ignore all your messages.
But i never wanna say I'm sorry for breaking us apart
I never wanna call you back 'coz I know that I was wrong.
So what? I'm still a rockstar, I got my rock moves and I don't need yo
I'm alright, I'm okay, I'm so much better without you
more than you, more than you know
I don't love you like I did yesterday...
You're so yesterday, yesterday
I'm just a bird who already flew away.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I'm only up when you're not down
don't wanna fly if your still on the ground
it's like no matter what I do
We're so inlove that I acted insane
and that's the way I loved you
Maybe it's true that I can't leave without you
I don't want to work this out if I got to do it solo
I can't believe that it's true, I've run a thousand miles to get you.
Your voice is lilke soundtrack of my summer
It's like unlike any other, always be my thunder
You're all I want, you're all I need, you're everything, everything
When I'm with you, I'll make every second count
'Coz I'll miss whenever your not around..
You must have been heaven, hearing you call me and
You're all that his not, you got it all
You have stolen my heart
And tonight will be the night that I will fall for you over again
And we belong together now yeah!!
You got a piece of me and honestly!
My Life Would Suck Without You!!!


Haha.... Did you figure out the song titles?

Friday, April 8, 2011

Giants and Elves Badge


I’ve already created a badge for my Giants and Elves blog. I’ve created it just last month and this post about the badge had been in my drafts for quite some time. Too bad that there was brown-out which stopped me from publishing it and then when there was power again, I became lazy to post it and forgot it in the next days. It was only last night after I received a message from SittieCates, my new friend from Triond who told me about how her daughter loves my Giants and Elves blog which is of course, very pleasing and sweet for someone to admire my work even if there are still some typographical errors with the story.



[Hey Sittie, if you’re reading this, thanks for the appreciation…:)]

Okay, back to the real story. So after receiving Sittie’s message in my Triond inbox, I directly checked the blog. That’s when I remembered this unfinished post. I saw my green Giants and elves badge on the upper left sidebar of the blog. The badge is from the background of the blog. I just changed its color theme into light green and embossed it. Now, if you are thinking how I did that? Don’t think about other image editing softwares like Photoshop and Coreldraw because the badge was made with only Microsoft word and Paint. I’m not really savvy when it comes to Photoshop. I only know the basics and Coreldraw is not that friendly with me. It’s only AutoCAD that I can work with and blah blah blah[enough about the software stuffs]. The badge was made in cooperation with the printscreen button on my keyboard. The characters printed on the badge are George[middle] holding his staff, Cedrick[right and Vaiola[left]. I used Paint in drawing the three characters. I just hope someday I can improve them.

What else should I say? Ahhhmmm… [thinking mode] Aha… I have an idea, since I haven’t uploaded the image in Photobucket and in Flickr which is the reason that I still don’t have a badge code, I’m calling all those interested friends out there to just copy the image of the badge in your drive and just upload it on your picture widget and then insert a link to Giants and elves blog. That is if you are interested but if not, thanks for dropping by anyway. :) :) :) ….HAVE FUN and GOD BLESS.

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