The Thing About Rice

One thing Asia is known for is rice. Majority of us Asians have it as our main staple food because we are an agricultural continent, and because we are able to produce a lot of rice, sometimes we end up doing something creative with it. Say having brown rice, white rice, and many other colored rice. However, nothing beats the idea of having to make it a scrumptious and very tasty snack or merienda as we call it here in the Philippines. Sticky rice can be made into different things; if for the Japanese, they can make their sticky rice into Onigiri, Sushi, etc., then the Filipinos also have a counterpart for that -- Puto Bumbong, Bibingka, and many others!

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Yes, Puto Bumbong. Why, you ask, would I talk about Puto Bumbong other than Bibingka, Halo Halo, and Puto? Well, that's quite simple. I've always had a knack for snacks with so much butter, coconut, and brown toppings(I apologize for I do not know what you call it) on it. Long story shortened, it is my favorite Filipino delicacy. Just think about that melted butter with the sticky, delicious puto sitting on top of it.. and the chewy brown toppings that melt in your mouth creating a perfect combination with some wonderful hard-to-bite white coconut.. It just serves as the perfect snack for me. I love butter simply because it makes the snack look shiny and slippery.

I don't really eat much Filipino delicacies, but it is always when I go out of the city that I do.. or sometimes when I go shopping in Landmark and take a break to eat these in Via Mare. It's very rare for someone to see me eating Puto Bumbong, and I don't show it often, but I really, really, really love it. When "Filipino delicacy" comes to my mind, Puto Bumbong hits me smack middle. It is sometimes served hot, sometimes cold, from what I remember. Either way they taste great, no matter how cold or hot it is! The toppings just do the trick to surprise you, but of course.. there's an advantage to eating it hot. The steam (smoke?) that comes from that hot, purple rice makes it a nice dish to eat because it gives you this feeling that it's fresh. Seeing that small slice of butter melt on the puto's surface is heaven.. it makes you want for more. So I suggest that you go to a place where they sell this and try out my opinions for yourself. You will never see it the same way again.

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Let us be Brave

Ohayo, minna-san!

I just came back from an overnight, and I can say all my questions were just about answered. We discussed about Paranormal Activities, Ghosts, and a little bit about the after life. Don't worry, though, it was a bit scary.. but at the end of the sessions, we were taught/able to realize that we were never supposed to be afraid of anything.

As you might have noticed, I am a Christian - someone who believes in God. So to those who aren't really comfortable with what I'm about to share, then, it's okay if you quit the tab. However, if you are one who is quite curious about what I am about to share, then you are of course welcome to continue reading.

As I was saying, we were never supposed to be afraid of anything in the first place because spirits are afraid of the Lord. Inside our hearts, we have the Holy Spirit. That is only, of course, if you are truly a Christian. At first I never believed I was Christian, even if I did take part in practices. However, at some point in my life.. I began to lose myself. Only then, I believe, did my true HUNGER for the Lord came. I remember feeling this two years back -- yes, my Grade 7 year. It was one of my closest moments with God :)

On our last day(sorry I wont explain too much of what happened ;;), we ended up praying after our session. It was a very unexpected thing. We prayed so hard, we all started crying. God had his hands over each and every one of us in that moment, and he still does. The feeling was just free after that prayer. We committed our sins to the Lord, we said sorry, and we were also able to apologize to some friends and to some teachers.

I really felt happy and thankful to God. We were praying.. and our Pastor/Life Coach said what we can have the time to thank God for holding on to each and every one of us. At first, I thought God had already let me go.. however, after everything, I thought again.. The fact that we were able to have a family talk and fixed things, the fact that my friends and I are already okay, the fact that I was FINALLY able to apologize to my history teacher for the things I showed to him(I was having attitude problems that time, and he happened to see that..). I really realized that God still held on to me. I'm hungry for the Lord, I really am... and if it will take a long to get to Him, to be in His arms, then I will take the chances.

I will pray that every Sunday, I wont be lazy to go to Church.. I will pray that I will be able to read the Bible and give myself some devotion time :) Anything to get back with the Lord. I will really give my all. Pray. Pray. Pray.


Give up or Fight?

Ohayo, minna-san..

Looks like another struggling night for me. Three days straight, can you believe? *sigh* Well, today, I've realized that I have a friend who's using me to get to someone that he/she likes.. It hurts, having known the fact that I'm being used. I love that person still because that person means a lot to me; he/she is a friend I love dearly. By the way, this person is the sam person I was talking about in one of my posts. The "clingy" person, remember? Well, yeah.

Today that showed a lot. I don't really know whatelse to say.. I'll probably just bring this up to our school's guidance councelor. I bet she'll help guide us in fixing this problem. We really need to clear things up because I don't like this anymore. I'm losing friends, and he/she is taking them away from me..

"You're destorying my reputation," so that person says. Funny, right? How some people value their reputation more over their friendships.. but isn't it friendship that helps in reputations? Rather.. should reputations even matter? I just don't get it.

"Shadow of The Day"

Ohayo, minna-san.

Something happened last night between me and my other online friends. They were telling me that my love for them is somehow fake, and that I prefer to be with others more than with them. In truth, I never really talked to them because their statuses were always full of sadness, anger, and all the negative things you could think of. I only stayed quiet because I wanted them to cool down before I could show them my support, my love for them. Things were cleared out last night, and we both admitted our mistakes.

Before things got fixed again, I expressed my feelings to Person A again (one of these days I might just reveal his name /shot). He has always been there at the right time and at the right place. I can't explain this feeling, but.. every time I'm in pain or in sorrow, he always pops out of nowhere. I remember days ago, when I was being a pessimist again, I prayed to the Lord and asked him to give me someone who'd help me calm down.. another friend who'd be there, just like my other best friend. Moments or hours after, a chat popped up on Facebook.. and it came from Person A. You know, both of us come from way back; around three years ago. I had always despised him, but I'd never thought it would turn out this way. I learned a lot about him, and he learned a lot about me.. I just couldn't stop talking to him because he also produces this aura I can relate to. Well not fully, but it feels as if I can understand him at some point. Going back, he calmed me down at that moment. He made me laugh and he made me realize so many other things. From then on, every after class, we started chatting on Skype.

Why is the title "Shadow of The Day", you ask? Well it's nothing connected to any of these stories I've shared, but it's a song that has been trigerring me since this afternoon. I was having technical difficulties with my laptop so I had to just leave it be and rest. As I was staring at the window to my left, the sun shone so beautifully.. as if life had come back to me. Remember when I was in Grade 7? When I was so motivated to do so many things? That. It felt so good, and because it felt good.. I wanted to enjoy it sleeping. I fell asleep for 2 hours while listening to that song. It just felt so relaxing..

Here is the link to the song:
Shadow of The Day - Linkin Park

By the way, guys! My best friend, Trisha, writes stories very well. I'm also very sure you would like to take a look at her blog. She's someone you can admire because she's got this very different way of expressing that is unlike any other. You'd expect her to say something similar to others, but when she starts speaking.. it's so deep. I'm sure you'll learn something from her. So, this is her blog! ---> A Voyager Through Life

A Friend To Treasure

Ohayo, minna-san.

I was just thinking about this chat I had with a friend(Person A) last night. I was feeling quite down because of another friend who so happens to be stealing all my friends from me(let's call her Person B). Person B added me back to the Skype Group with Person A and my other friends. To make things clear, I left the group because they annoyed me.. sometimes I would feel out of place, and because I feel that way, I leave so not to make myself feel bad anymore. Going back, I left the group right after seeing Person B making an effort to talk to Person A . I never liked her.. she was always too clingy, therefore resulting to stealing them from me. Soon after she befriends them, she starts talking about them in front of my face.. it makes me feel so bad.

Going back..

Person A, as expected of him, noticed something as bothering me. He asked, "You okay?" and I immediately replied with an "I don't know" then I explained to him that I didn't want to feel out of place. He apologized to me immediately and then added me back when he found out, but then I left the group again.. and explained to him the real reason. This is how our chat went:

[10/12/2012 10:32:48 PM] Person A: You ok?
[10/12/2012 10:33:22 PM] Me: I don't know.. :\ Just don't add me back please. It just hurts seeing you all like that.
[10/12/2012 10:33:54 PM] Person A: ?
[10/12/2012 10:34:00 PM] Me: Because I'm just meant to be out of place. Lolol
[10/12/2012 10:34:13 PM] Person A: OHHH
[10/12/2012 10:34:16 PM] Person A: DONT
[10/12/2012 10:34:16 PM] Me: I don't know, but I've been uninterested lately
[10/12/2012 10:34:16 PM] Person A: Sorry
[10/12/2012 10:34:18 PM] Me: okay
[10/12/2012 10:34:18 PM] Me: no.
[10/12/2012 10:34:19 PM] Person A: didnt see that
[10/12/2012 10:34:30 PM] Me: ...
[10/12/2012 10:34:32 PM] Me: grah
[10/12/2012 10:34:37 PM] Person A: Ok, I added you again
[10/12/2012 10:34:39 PM] Me: can i just tell you something =_=
[10/12/2012 10:34:48 PM] Person A: sorry
[10/12/2012 10:34:51 PM] Me: NO
[10/12/2012 10:34:53 PM] Me: IT'S NOT THAT
[10/12/2012 10:35:04 PM] Me: =___=
[10/12/2012 10:35:09 PM] Person A: PSALTY
[10/12/2012 10:35:40 PM] Me: No..
[10/12/2012 10:35:53 PM] Person A: MEEEp
[10/12/2012 10:35:55 PM] Me: Noo...
[10/12/2012 10:36:06 PM] Me: Not joanna or p-chan either :\
[10/12/2012 10:36:14 PM] Person A: obviously...
[10/12/2012 10:36:16 PM] Me: yeah..
[10/12/2012 10:36:18 PM] Person A: general
[10/12/2012 10:36:21 PM] Me: she's just clingy..
[10/12/2012 10:36:26 PM] Me: she's come to a point that
[10/12/2012 10:36:29 PM] Me: she's stolen all my friends
[10/12/2012 10:36:31 PM] Me: it just hurts..
[10/12/2012 10:36:38 PM] Me: i mean i can never have a serious talk with any of my friends anymore..
[10/12/2012 10:36:46 PM] Me: because she starts butting in and then changes the mood..
[10/12/2012 10:36:48 PM] Me: it hurts..
[10/12/2012 10:36:57 PM] Me: every time i see and talk to her..
[10/12/2012 10:37:01 PM] Me: i'm just pretending :\
[10/12/2012 10:37:42 PM] Person A: oh
[10/12/2012 10:37:55 PM] Me: then when she has a better relationship with them..
[10/12/2012 10:37:59 PM] Me: she starts rubbing it in my face
[10/12/2012 10:38:01 PM] Me: and i feel like crap
[10/12/2012 10:38:03 PM] Me: =__=
[10/12/2012 10:38:15 PM] Me: sometimes when she's around, i feel like i'm meant to be out of place
[10/12/2012 10:38:16 PM] Me: like
[10/12/2012 10:38:19 PM] Me: i'm meant to be alone
[10/12/2012 10:38:21 PM] Me: because srsly
[10/12/2012 10:38:28 PM] Me: i dont feel happy with a group anymore.
[10/12/2012 10:38:32 PM] Me: It just makes me sadder =_=
[10/12/2012 10:39:43 PM] Me: plus seito doesn't talk to me like he used to.
[10/12/2012 10:39:48 PM] Me: i don't know anymore..
[10/12/2012 10:40:19 PM] Person A: like how how different
[10/12/2012 10:40:53 PM] Me: he just seems uninterested =__= idk it's hard to explain.. when he's with p-chan, joanna, shane, and you.. he's always so hyper-sounding
[10/12/2012 10:40:54 PM] Me: and now
[10/12/2012 10:40:55 PM] Me: i mean
[10/12/2012 10:40:56 PM] Me: when i talk
[10/12/2012 10:40:58 PM] Me: his tone
[10/12/2012 10:41:02 PM] Me: grrrr it just pisses me off
[10/12/2012 10:41:05 PM] Me: it makes me hate myself even more
[10/12/2012 10:41:25 PM] Person A: :< ... whats up with everythin ...
[10/12/2012 10:41:37 PM] Me: I don't know..

Ending it there because the rest is too much.

I'm just sharing this because I have to vent. This guy, he's someone I never really expected to like or be friends with in the end.. I mean, he and I have this "Rivalry" sort of friendship. I just can't believe he's there to listen to me now.. I'm thankful for him. He goes through a lot, too.. and I've been there. Maybe he's just doing the same? I don't know, really.



"I'm glad I met you, I hope you know that."


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