Happiness

I do agree with the statement that a picture may be worth a thousand words but i guess in this situation these pictures are worth a thousand calories.

I love desserts. I guess most of us do. But there’s something about ice cream that makes me happy.

I am drawn to its simplicity and I am perplexed by the endless supply of its flavor. If you would ask me what would make me happy, well then i guess by now you already know the answer.

How ’bout you what makes you happy? Write it down in the comments below.

By: Jaymark Perpetua

My Mother

My Mother
By Ms.Yellow

I know a person
My only reason
She’s an angel to my eyes
And she’s pretty and nice

She’s as sweet as a flower
And as busy as a bee
She’s my only mother
Not like any other

In every problem
She’s there to solve them
And in every darkness
She casts some lightness

She’s a hero indeed
With a very good deed
Now I’m here to repay
To my mother, I’ll obey

Time Machine

TIME MACHINE
(A short story inspired from Khaled Hosseini’s work: A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS)
by: Alao, Rhea Mae and Fernandez, Imee Marie
She needed to escape. She wanted and needed to see her mammy.
Everything seemed suffocating for her. She got out of the orphanage, breathless. She was grasping for air. Aziza clutched a hand in her chest and tried to control her rapid breathing. When she got her normal breathing back, her innocent eyes wandered the place. Aziza is an intelligent kid and even though she’s only 12, she recognized that she was no longer near her old home- the orphanage.
As her eyes wandered, her eyes landed on an old telephone booth. She suddenly had the urge to call her mom. She dialed on the phone but no one answered. Hopeless, she stepped out of the booth and noticed that she wasn’t home.
The place was odd and very strange. She looked back to where she came from but the telephone booth was gone. She felt goosebumps because all eyes were on her. People wore strange clothes, so different from what they wore back in the orphanage. She wandered around, finding her way back home.
A man in a blue uniform holding a black bat approached her. Her feet trembled and as much as she wanted to run away, she couldn’t. It seemed like her feet were glued to the ground. He bought her to the authorities and she feared for her life. She thought it was the end of her life and she soon started crying. She was only 12 and all she ever wanted was to see her mother.
People were hovering over her but she couldn’t understand a thing. They talked to her and she listened carefully even though she cannot understand anything. She tried to tell them about her mammy and everything in Afghanistan but all they did was shook their heads. They didn’t understand her as well.
Despite the miscommunication, they fed her, bathed her, and accommodated her for the night. The strangers were very kind and hospitable to her, that she felt calmed and at rest. Aziza felt the heaviness of her situation and dozed off. She just thought about finding her mammy for the next day.
And when she woke up the following day, the room looked familiar. She wandered her eyes and realized that she was back at the orphanage.
She idly wondered if everything was just a dream.

Etched Feelings

Drawing is a complicated process for me. When I draw, I don’t just simply draw. I study what I draw.

When I draw full bodies of people, I study the anatomical structure of the human body, to make the drawing look right. When I draw clothes on people, I study the different fabric types; how creases would look like, how folds would look different on different kinds, how gravity and wind affects how clothes would flow. When I draw animals, I would also study their figures, their skin type; if they’re scaly, slippery or furry.

See? Although this doesn’t apply to all artists and frustrated artists, It applies to me and undoubtedly to some other artists out there.

Drawing is not just drawing. It’s like drawing a totally new world on a blank piece of canvas. It’s something we put our hearts into. I don’t want to be forced to draw, that makes my drawings crappy. However, when inspiration strikes, then I often draw what I want to draw until it’s done without taking breaks. Drawing is a passion, something we do with our hearts.

So whenever someone shares their drawings to you, don’t make fun of them, or their drawings, because they are sharing a piece of their self to you, learn to appreciate it.

Rant and digital drawing by: Rhea Mae Alao

REALationships

I don’t sometimes understand why people bother with relationships. I’m not trying to be bitter or anything, it’s just confusing. If it’s hurting you, why bother staying? If you’re crying more than you’re smiling and laughing, why are you even continuing a twisted relationship? If you’re not happy anymore, why are you even bothering to fix things? Relationships, for me, are meant to make you feel like it’s worth living.

Or maybe you’re just clinging to a hope that everything will be alright someday, that things are going to go back to how it used to be. You used to be happy before this relationship happened; maybe some people are just scared to continue living without their newfound happiness. I honestly don’t know. I never tried having a destructive relationship yet. I directly cut off ties with people I don’t like.

Maybe that’s why relationships are precious. It’s like a double-edged sword. You’re giving someone something that could hurt you and at the same time, you can also hurt them. Maybe that’s why we must choose the people we want to form relationships with wisely.

By: Rhea Mae Alao

Bible quotes for students

As a Piety student, there is an indirect expectation for us to be close to God.

So here are some bible quotes for struggling students who needs inspiration and someone to lean on:

“Do not be anxious about anything.” – Philippians 4:6-7

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.” – Matthew 6:33

“Be still and know that I am God.” – Proverbs 46:10

“The Lord will comfort His people.He will show His tender love to those who are suffering.” – Isaiah 49:13

“For I know the plans I have for you.” -Jeremiah 29:11

“A fool utters all his mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards.” – Proverbs 29:11

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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6

” Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for human masters” – Colossians 3:23-24

“The Lord is with you wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:9

“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” -Isaiah 41:13

“Be still. Let go and let God.” -Psalms 46:10

“Never stop praying.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17

“He who started a good work in you will carry it to completion.” – Philippians 1:6

“Faith, it does not make things easy, it makes them possible.” – Luke 1:37

“Your mistakes do not define you.” – Psalm 37:24

“The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.” – Exodus 14:14

“Let all that you do be done with love.”- 1 Corinthians 16:14

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These are just some bible quotations that will lift yourself up. Get up, get your notes,study and don’t forget to pray for guidance

 

cr: to my beloved bible, all these quotations are compiled by Shane Therese Bacali

Poems by Fernandez IM C

We Used To Be

By: Fernandez IM C

I was once a child alone so innocent

But then I came to this very moment

I never knew someone out there could love me

As hurtful as the sting of a bee

You said promises you never granted

And now you’re happy but look at me, I’m haunted

You found someone new to pour out your love

As I am stuck nowhere like a homeless dove

First love is indeed painful when it fails

Makes you believe no more in tales

You once were the closest guy to me

Now our closeness is just a memory

You taught me how to love yet watch me fall

I thought you’d be different from them all

Well now everything seems to be in the past

Your love was never meant to last

Everything for you was just a lesson

But, which part? To my depression

I am alone in my room, empty

Thinking of what we have, we used to be.

You and Me

By: Fernandez IM C

You and me, we’re meant to be

But you went away and then left me

You and me, I thought forever

But your actions made me believe in never

You and me, I thought there was us

But when I cried, you didn’t budge

You and me, now I am all alone

You’re with her, never on your own

You and me, please fix my broken heart

Mend the pieces you tore apart

Prove to me that I am capable

Capable of being loved, without a broken cable

You and me, fear ate my whole self-up

Allowed something good to pop

You and me, regret is written on my face

But I have to smile and keep up with life’s pace

You and me, I wish we were not through

‘Coz you know, I’m not yet over you

You and me, you made a choice to leave

Now it’s all in the past, I have to believe.

Illogic Tradition

By: Fernandez IM C

(From “The Lottery by Shirley Jackson)

Forgot the date

Remembered tradition

Tried to oppose

The sinful culmination

They picked a paper

Each with shaking hands

Finding the “lucky” one

With a black mark on each end

“It wasn’t fair”

“It wasn’t right”

Protested the wife

Wishing to save her husband’s life

Draw by lot again

Still it was a fail

Hutchinson’s must be spared

But, to no avail

Wanted to be saved

Yet it was too late

A stone hit her head

Gave an end to her fate

Justice must be served

Illogic tradition must now end

Putting end to innocent lives

Should not be the way it is