WHATEVER FLOATS MY BOAT

THE DAVID THAT WOULD CONQUER GOLIATH

I’m 17.

I’m 17, still at the day stage of my life as the elders would say. I haven’t reached the peak. I’ve experienced a lot, some I already forgot, and some I tend to repeatedly reminisce and relive every single time. 

I’m 17. Seventeen years of my existence have been grounded by a single question, “What’s my purpose?” Too early to jump into conclusions, too fragile to realize. 

I’m 17. I’ve been through partly the course of life’s turns and downs. Rejection, embarrassment, selfish demeanor, depression and anxiety.

I repeat, I’m 17

I’m 17. I’ve been through partly the course of life’s dulcet beauty. Achievement, fulfillment, fantasies, dreams and love. 

Again, I repeat, I’m 17.

17. A number. It would remain as a number. Yes, just a number and not a limitation. 

"Kasi Mahal Ko Siya"

“Binigay ko nang lahat…” “Ano pa bang pagkukulang ko?”

Ito marahil ang mga katanungan na naglalaro sa isipan ng bawat taong nagparaya at sumuko, nabigo at muling sumubok. At kung tatanungin mo kung ano ang dahilan nito, ang sagot nila marahil ay, NAGMAHAL AKO. Oo, masarap magmahal at hindi ko ito ikakaila, ngunit ang hindi ko lubos maintindihan ay kung bakit ang pinakamasayang pakiramdam ang siya ring sasampal at hihila sayo sa kawalan?

“Binigay ko nang lahat…”

Binigay mo na nga ang lahat, dumating na nga sa puntong wala nang natira para sa sarili mo. Mahal mo nga siya, eh ang sarili mo? Mahal mo? 

“Ano pa bang pagkukulang ko?”

Subukan nating baliktarin ang tanong, “Ano pa bang pagkukulang NIYA?” Ayan! Mas magandang pakinggan, diba? Hindi ikaw ang may kasalanan, kundi siya.

MALI KA, kahit na sabihin nating ginawa mo na ang lahat pero wala ka pa ring natanggap mula sa kanya, nasayo pa rin ang sisi. Oo, ikaw pa rin ang may kasalanan. Kung ganun na pala ang kinahinatnan, bakit di mo siya binitawan? Bakit di mo siya pinakawalan? At siyempre, babalik tayo sa sagot na, “Kasi mahal ko siya.” 

Summer….. Summer…… Summer……. Summer…….
The long wait is over. Pull out your best swimsuits, get your sunnies, put on sunblock and you’re all set to go! Jolting to every stop and turns of your cars on its way to your wished destination. 
Splash….. Splash……. Woooosh…….
The call of  an endless surface filled with water, the heat, the sensation, the excitement. Yes, you’re finally feeling the summer breeze. 

Summer….. Summer…… Summer……. Summer…….

The long wait is over. Pull out your best swimsuits, get your sunnies, put on sunblock and you’re all set to go! Jolting to every stop and turns of your cars on its way to your wished destination. 

Splash….. Splash……. Woooosh…….

The call of  an endless surface filled with water, the heat, the sensation, the excitement. Yes, you’re finally feeling the summer breeze. 

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Sushi Monster featuring Bone Brosas.Photographed by Pao Racelis & Post-processed/Styled by Bacs Arcebal. 

(via bonejairo)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYAhkCLlJUk&feature=youtu.be&a
If you click the link above, you will see the performance of our section in our Choral Elocution last Friday. 
We didn’t won any place yet I’m contented. I know that our class did our best and I’m simply proud of what we’ve done. We may not win to any class contests, but I’m sure that we’ve won a greater prize rather than medals and certificates - trust and camaraderie with one another.  -MR-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYAhkCLlJUk&feature=youtu.be&a

If you click the link above, you will see the performance of our section in our Choral Elocution last Friday. 

We didn’t won any place yet I’m contented. I know that our class did our best and I’m simply proud of what we’ve done. We may not win to any class contests, but I’m sure that we’ve won a greater prize rather than medals and certificates - trust and camaraderie with one another.  -MR-

June 13 marks the official start of my Junior Year. As of now, I’m already 11 years in Claret. The thought of it makes my stomach clench like a fist. The act of introducing yourself in front of everyone gives me embarrassment and annoyance. When first week was down, I felt relieved. I must admit it’s a good start. Not great nor bad, just a plain good start. As of now, it’s currently the third week and I’m starting to like my section. I’m trying my best to socialize as well as interact to them. I’m reaching out and giving them the chance to know me. I know that as this school year starts, another 9 months of hardships and accomplishments are in wait for me to face. I just pray for this year to be great as my sophomore year. With lots of hope, may this school year’s subjects mold my character and hone my talent upon writing and literature. I know there’s a tough road ahead but with the love of my parents and friends, I can surpass even the mightiest boar. -Marvil R.-

June 13 marks the official start of my Junior Year. As of now, I’m already 11 years in Claret. The thought of it makes my stomach clench like a fist. The act of introducing yourself in front of everyone gives me embarrassment and annoyance. When first week was down, I felt relieved. I must admit it’s a good start. Not great nor bad, just a plain good start. As of now, it’s currently the third week and I’m starting to like my section. I’m trying my best to socialize as well as interact to them. I’m reaching out and giving them the chance to know me. I know that as this school year starts, another 9 months of hardships and accomplishments are in wait for me to face. I just pray for this year to be great as my sophomore year. With lots of hope, may this school year’s subjects mold my character and hone my talent upon writing and literature. I know there’s a tough road ahead but with the love of my parents and friends, I can surpass even the mightiest boar. -Marvil R.-

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LAVISH 
Ph: Pao Racelis
Styling & Make-up: Bacs Arcebal

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LAVISH 


Ph: Pao Racelis

Styling & Make-up: Bacs Arcebal

Bought these books lately. I really find them amusing and fresh. Reading books are really a way to escape from the real world. It takes you to wondrous paths and serves as your own cynosure. It deals with dulcet ideas as well as woebegone moments. 

I truly recommend these kind of books! :) - Marvil -

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