For the Philippines

bookmania:

11/11. We need this kind of day, in which we wonder how on earth are we going to start again. How can it be like how it was before. We miss the land in which we do not mourn, in which we only think of moving forward and everything seems to be really kind, including nature. The day before the huge typhoon came, though it was a bit sunny, we were already hoping and praying that it wouldn’t be a huge loss as how we saw in the previous years. We were wrong. The day that the typhoon hit us, Tacloban started to break; unable to survive from the wrath of the typhoon. It broke, until everything was literally wiped out. It was a feeling of huge loss, of despair and sadness no one has ever imagined we could feel. Thousands of lives were claimed, power and communication lines were down. Everything was lost. We have never encountered a typhoon as cruel as that one. It was the worst typhoon that has ever hit the Philippines.

Every time I switch on the television I wonder where are we going to start again from this wreckage. Relief operations are everywhere. In fact, I was just talking to a friend who is building a relief operation in order to help. People from all over the world join their hands to help those who are in need. I see hope again and I never had a second thought of doing my part. I want to do more to hope more. With the strongest  and one of the most devastating typhoon that we have encountered; it would be too strange not to find hope merely because all that we see in the television is sadness. It would be strange not to seek to be strong again.

simply-divine-creation:

simply-divine-creation:

De Alma e Coracao Photography

simply-divine-creation:

simply-divine-creation:

De Alma e Coracao Photography

“And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!”

And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.”

—  I Wrote This for You by Iain Thomas

Ugly truth :// 

Ugly truth :// 

lilacsinthedooryard:

Nikolay Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky
A New Fairy Tale

lilacsinthedooryard:

Nikolay Petrovich Bogdanov-Belsky

A New Fairy Tale

(Source: witchoflorelei)


The Beginning by Christian Schloe

The Beginning by Christian Schloe

(Source: artmonia)

meeting with my HS batchmate..

meeting with my HS batchmate..

u1der:

Don’t put yourself in a position where you are an option to someone. If they were really into you then you would not be considered just another option. Look for someone that wants you in their lives and wants to be in your life as well. Find someone that Loves you for who you are and that respects and appreciates all of the wonderful and beautiful things that you have to offer. ♥
 
 Paul Adkins

u1der:

Don’t put yourself in a position where you are an option to someone. If they were really into you then you would not be considered just another option. Look for someone that wants you in their lives and wants to be in your life as well. Find someone that Loves you for who you are and that respects and appreciates all of the wonderful and beautiful things that you have to offer. ♥

 

Paul Adkins

(Source: perceptiveartista)

“Narrow minds devoid of imagination. Intolerance, theories cut off from reality, empty terminology, usurped ideals, inflexible systems. Those are the things that really frighten me. What I absolutely fear and loathe.”

— Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore)

You may be a book addict if...

  • 1: You spend a lot of money on books. Even at thrift stores and used book stores. You can never get enough.
  • 2: You have bookcases, shelves, or stacks of books EVERYWHERE.
  • 3: Most of those shelves are warped from the weight of all of your books.
  • 4: You can never pass a bookstore or a store with a selection of books without having just. one. glimpse. inside. ("Just one, I swear!")
  • 5: People give you books or giftcards to bookstores as gifts for special events.
  • 6: You ALWAYS have a book with you. Even if it is a huge hardcover edition.
  • 7: You can never stop talking about books. Ever.
  • 8: You occasionally say, "Oh, that movie looks interesting! Better read the book first, since it's probably even better!" Or some variation of that.
  • 9: You proudly show off the fact that you read an incredibly difficult book that not a lot of people have read. Be proud!
  • 10: Your parents have told you to do something social... maybe go outside, see the sun, smell fresh air.
  • 11: You have mastered the "don't-talk-to-me-or-else-you're-dead-to-me" look for people who have boundary issues when you're reading.
  • 12: Sarcasm is occasionally your friend when people say obnoxious things about you reading so much.
  • 13: You salivate over pictures of books. It's okay, we all do it.
  • 14: You can't browse the deals section of a cheap book website because you know you can't really afford it, but you'll shop anyway.
  • 15: One of your goals in life is to have a personal library in your home when you have your own house.
  • 16: The smell of new books, or old books, is something you look forward to.
  • 17: You always take a step back after putting your book haul away and stare at your growing book collection.
  • 18: You basically live at the library, bookstore, or secondhand bookstore closest to your home.
  • 19: You want to marry a book lover, too.
  • 20: You occasionally break into emotional hysterics when reading a really intense book in public.
  • 21: You ask yourself: physical books or ebooks?
  • 22: You need to place a book buying ban on yourself.
  • Have any more? Feel free to add!

“The truth is, life is rarely exactly the way we want it to be, and other people often don’t act as we would like them to. Moment to moment, there are aspects of life that we like and others that we don’t. There are always going to be people who disagree with you, people who do things differently, and things that don’t work out.”

—     Richard Carlson (via onlinecounsellingcollege)