My Blunt Existence

The rhythm of my hand goes well with the drops of ink and with words floating in my brain. I do not have highfalutin words to speak of, instead, the way of my emotions and the labyrinth that my soul’s going through are the ones obliging me to put the significance of other’s life into scriptures.

Seven Money Saving Motivation

No one says no to a bulkier bank account, so say a big “hello!” to our list of money saving motivations. In the current economic climate many of us are feeling the pinch, so here are seven handy ways to boost your bank account:

Effect of Growing Population

I'm not an economist, so my knowledge on the effects of high population growth on economic development is solely based from the research I have done, and it clearly oppose the government's stand.

World Peace. Anyone?

Generally war is the result of a national entity wishing to improve the standard of living for its people. A major second cause is when a nation perceives a possible reduction in a current standard of living and fights to protect what it already has.

On My Way Back

They say, the only permanent thing in life is change. I have learned to cope with the changes. I have realize that I have to change in these changing times. But change does not mean that I have to change what I do or drop what I have. Change don't make me give-up my dreams. I just need to change my way. Can I be the best? Can I be a winner?

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Forgive Me When I Whine

I just want to share with you guys a very inspiring song from Zain Bhikha. I lately play this song over and over on my mp4 player.

Forgive Me When I Whine
by: Zain Bhikha

Today, upon a bus I saw a girl with golden hair,
And in my heart I wished that I was just as fair
When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and wore a crutch, but as she passed, a smile.
Oh Allah, Oh Allah, forgive me when I whine.
I have two legs to walk upon and the world is mine.

I stopped to buy some candy; met a boy who had such charm.
We talked, he seemed so happy, if I were late, it do no harm.
And as I left, he said to me, "Thank you, you've been so kind.
It's nice to talk with folks like you. You see," he said, "I'm blind."
Oh Allah, Oh Allah, forgive me when I whine.
I have two eyes to see the world and the world is mine.

Later that day on my way, I saw a boy with eyes of blue.
He watched the other children play; he did not know what to do.
I stopped a moment, then I said, "Why don't you join the others, dear?"
He kept on looking straight ahead and then I knew he could not hear
Oh Allah, Oh Allah, forgive me when I whine.
I have two ears to hear the world and world is mine.

With legs to take me where I'd go.
With eyes to see the sunset glow.
With ears to hear what I'd know
Oh the world is mine

I stopped for a moment, just look how much I have
Everywhere, in all our lives, these are His signs

Oh Allah, Oh Allah, forgive me when I whine.
I have been blessed indeed, and the world is mine
Oh Allah, Oh Allah, forgive me when I whine.
I have been blessed indeed, and the world is mine

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Are You Willing To Do Mistakes?

They always say that mistakes can teach us valuable lesson and I would jokingly answer, "Are you willing to do mistake then?". If it teaches us a great lesson, why is it that nobody is willing to do such? If anyone ask me that question, I would answer yes. I am willing to be wrong. I'd rather try and fail than to do nothing. To be willing to make mistake is to gain one's greatest asset, that is self-trust. I don't want to diminish myself second-guessing myself by worrying about failure. With all those mistakes that I've done, I can now consider the prospect of failure, but I don't need to preoccupy myself with pointless worries. If I fail, so be it, I just need to deal with it.
A man grows more from failure than he does from success. Success cannot test his resolve in the way that failure can. Success has its challenges, but a man learns more about himself when he takes on challenges that involve risk. When a man plays it safe, his vitality is lost, and he losses his edge.Having been said, I refuses to play it safe. Taking on all challenges even if it means stabbing myself with a blunt dagger over and over again, until I grow numb of the pain. I would risk anything even if it means going beyond my comfort zone.

Friday, December 28, 2012

On Making New Year's Resolutions

In a matter of days we will be saying goodbye to 2012 and say hello to a new year. This is the time to make a list of what we want to do or accomplish next year. It's the time that we like to have a clean slate to start over again.
Every year, we also produce a sadly familiar repertoire of aspirations dealing with bad habits. On the first days of every year, we always mean well, but it's clear that some of us lack firmness of purpose. The spirit is willing, but the flesh loses its temper. You could say, that's the essence of New Year's Resolution. It's a wet sponge, slurping up the black marks of the past, leaving a clean slate for the future.
What if, going forward, you aren't determined but instead you have determination? I know, you're wondering "What's the difference?" Other words for determined are: resolute, gritty, and unwavering. I'm not sure about you, but all I feel when I read those words is "blah"! I don't feel very inspired. When setting goals and making plans, being inspired is an absolute! Now let's look at the word determination: it also means purpose. Another word for purpose is intention, which also means goal. 
What is the purpose that you want to accomplish this year? Is it really quitting a bad habit? Is it really about exercise or is it about feeling great inside and out? 
What if this year you said "My purpose for 2013 is to look great, feel great and love my reflection" instead of saying "My New Year's Resolutions are... blah... blah... blah..."? How do you think that would change your outlook? 
But still, if you break your goal/resolution, don't feel bad about yourself. After all,  it's not the breaking of resolutions that counts so much as the making. To make a resolution is to travel hopefully, to reach beyond one's grasp, to try a better life-style on for size, just in case --- this year --- you'll finally be able to say, "I've finally grown big enough to fit into it."

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Poke Me, Poke Me Not

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The new Facebook Poke iOS app lets you send expiring images, videos and messages to Facebook friends

In a blog post of Facebook last December 21, 2012, they announced the arrival of a new application for iPhone called Facebook Poke. This free standalone iOS app, allows you to send fleeting messages, pokes, photos and 10-second videos to Facebook friends. The messages expire after a set period of time, from 1 to 10 seconds, and cannot be retrieved by either party again. This makes the app perfect for sending salacious images without leaving a trail. The poke feature has been a part of Facebook since 2004. Now they're sharing a new poke experience for mobile.
So they really think that setting it to self destruct will keep it private? If anyone has a way to take a picture of the screen, bingo! This is really scary, especially having teenagers with phones. To encourage this kind of behavior with these apps is appalling to me. It's just saying "here kids, beat the system!".  All you need is a second device, either another phone or a camera or you can even take a screenshot  and suddenly 5 seconds is forever.
The only thing this app is going to do is make it more tempting for pedo's to send nude pics and vids to their victims and feel more safe while doing it. Just watch the pile up of cases with this app and see if I'm wrong, Facebook is going to be in headlines at a constant pace with this app rolling. Who needs a 10 sec video or pic displayed?... Unless you're a spy or a flash freak. It is my wish that things like this app don't come about, it's not progress or genius when you make something more safe to do more harm than good is it?
Now, poke me? or poke me not?

  • Wednesday, December 26, 2012

    The Story of a Blind Boy

    "It is He Who created for you (the sense of) hearing (ears), sight (eyes), and hearts (understanding). Little thanks you give." [The Qur'an, Surah Al-Mu'minun; 78]

    A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

    Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. 

    The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, "Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?"

    The man said, "I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way."

    What he had written was: "Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it."

    Do you think the first sign and the second sign were saying the same thing?
    Of course both signs told people the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?

    Sunday, December 23, 2012

    I Wish I'm a Phoenix

    I'm screaming behind this bars
    On this world of selfish desire
    Longing for an escape
    Free myself, whatever it takes.

    But try hard as I might
    I always get lost every night
    Each passing day I grow weak
    No one to hear me as I speak.

    So I pray my breath to leave
    Take away my life with it
    Consume me with fire from hell
    Go forth, you have a story to tell.

    And leave me alone crying
    With burning tears never ending
    Making a pool of blood beneath my feet
    My reflection laughing, I was deceive.

    Oh how I wish I'm a phoenix
    That burst into flame when his heart ache
    From ashes, a new life begins
    Free from misery, no memory of the past.

    Saturday, December 22, 2012

    Fairy Tale Story


    I knew you was my `once in a lifetime’. That you are the one who’ll always matter, the one who’ll always be different, the one who’ll always stand best. 

    You gave me my life back. The music I lost, I began to sing. The poetry and romance, I had lost my faith in and had forgotten, grew within me, all over again. It felt like I was alive for the first time, like everything was brand new, and that for once, the fairy tale felt real. 

    You had the most passionate kisses, and the warmest embrace. You made the sweetest whispers and drew the deepest breath. You looked through me with your eyes and you spoke deep into my soul. You caressed every inch of me with a single touch of your hand and beside you, I felt the world was perfect and I was complete. 

    If anyone had seen me dance beside you, you would’ve noticed that I did not see anybody else. If anyone had seen me walk by you, you would’ve noticed that I owned the world. If anyone had seen me watch you slept, you would’ve noticed that I was watching my life, reflected on you fast asleep. 

    I counted the minutes, the hours, the days and the months. I wanted to remember when you came and how. I wanted to remember every moment, every word, and every breath of laughter. I wanted to write a fairy tale love story in my mind. 

    I loved you more than I could’ve imagined, or more than anyone could've dreamed of. I knew I loved more than love itself. No tears, no rainbow, no wedding bells or song's beauty or sorrow, could ever describe the way I offered myself, to the painful reality that it was a fairy tale love that's not really mine. And yet, I loved you. How I truly loved you. Fearlessly. Without hesitation, and never holding back. 

    You doesn’t know now, and perhaps you never will. I had walked away empty, my heart, my life and my soul all within your hands. There really are some things that you lose in love that you can never take back... I walked away to give you away to the life that I could not offer. I walked out for I knew that I can never be the man that you will choose to look at every single day of your life. For I knew, that as you was the core of my world, to you, I was just a spice. I walked away to set you free, as I forever further entangled myself to the pain that was all that I had left of my fairy tale. I had walked away as silently as I could, with nobody ever hearing the sound of my shattering heart. Nobody. So I left... even when I knew that in my lifetime... I would never love anyone else that way again. 

    Oh, how could I have walked away...I can’t come face to face and watch my fairy tale fade before my very eyes. So I chose the easier way out that wasn't easy at all. No confrontations, no unbearable goodbyes. This way, you’ll never know how I cried. You’ll never know that at that fleeting moment when like in near death, I saw the life we had flashing before my very eyes, that I almost died. My heart bled in every way possible, and as I fought for every single ounce of strength I could muster, just to let you go, I was weaker at every second... 

    This way, you will never know that I still dream about you. You’ll never know that my eyes still get watery sometimes… and usually at the weirdest times: While on my way to work, while I run around, while I watch a movie… yes I cry. You’ll never know that even in the middle of a big jolly crowd, the loneliest I am, and the more alone I felt. You doesn’t know now, and perhaps You  never will… 

    My time is up. I’ve taken the last flight out that led me nowhere. I have no regrets, though. I am even thankful that I was able to feel that love exists, that for once in my life I was sure that love was alive... and then realize that love doesn't have to last forever to be real. I know now that love is great. It is indeed what makes the world go around. It is what makes one reach for the stars, and at the same time jump into the greatest depths. It is what makes one altogether scared and hesitant and yet to certain and brave. It is what makes one both shattered and complete. Love is a cacophony of contradictions, and it is the greatest of all magic. Love is not only happiness, it is also a realization that pain and sacrifices can still be sweet, if only to preserve the one you love’s happiness. 

    I go on, now, what's left of my life ahead of me. There’s no turning back. There's nothing to turn back to now. Somehow, I’m no longer afraid to face anything anymore, but not because I’m strong, but because the world can’t do anything to touch me now. No pain will ever be greater than this wound that will never heal.

    My life story closes as this fairy tale ends. It's over. There’s nothing left to write now… 

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    Winners of $20 Firmoo Vouchers

    The following are the winners of $20 Firmoo Vouchers.
    *Please use your vouchers on or before midnight of December 25, 2012.
    * The vouchers applies to any order excluding the designer glasses.
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    Congratulations to all the winners. Please send an email to so that I can send you the code for the vouchers. 
    Thanks to all who have joined on my first ever giveaway. 
    Kahit kunti lang sumali, nairaos din. lol.....

    Monday, December 17, 2012

    A Quick Post

    My Firmoo Giveaway has just ended. I'll post the winners tomorrow. Kinda busy today. I'm sorry, hope you'll understand.

    Monday, December 03, 2012

    Firmoo Giveaway For My Comeback

    I have been away in blogosphere for about 4 months. I have decided to get away from my so-called virtual life to find myself. Plus, I have been very busy with my work lately that I have no time to get on-line much less to write a post in my blog.
    But hey, everything has an end, right? And my hybernation has just ended.
    I just hope that my loyal readers are still here. And I have a surprise to all of you.
    Whats a better way for a comeback than to host a giveaway?
    Yes my dear readers and fellow bloggers, Colors and Grays in collaboration with Firmoo is giving away 25 vouchers worth $20 to spend on firmoo glasses.
    Joining is so easy. Just use the Rafflecopter below to earn entry points. You can have as many entries as you want until December 17, 2012.
    Goodluck to ya all!

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    This is an international giveaway, so everybody can join. The vouchers applies to any order excluding the designer glasses.It doesn't cover shipping charges. This vouchers expires on December 25, 2012 at midnight.