Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Olive Theory

The Olive Theory Video <------click on it to watch it

(short blog post this time)
After watching the pilot episode of "How I Met Your Mother," i found myself captured by the idea of 'The Olive Theory.' So apparently, since Marshall doesn't like olives and Lily does, they are a perfect match. I guess that does sound right in a cute sort of way, but what if it goes towards everything then? 
It could be that opposites do attract, or that the love of your life has to be the type of person you would never want to be with. 
So in all, this big epiphany popped into my head that the love of my life has to probably be the exact opposite of me. He'll never hog all my ketchup. I can always argue with him about what I think. Of course he will have the obvious traits like being nice, sweet, handsome. The only differences will be our hobbies and interests. It may sound weird at first, but it will always keep the relationship interesting. And since most relationships end because of boredom, it will probably work out.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Panda. My Hero.

Most kids have a special toy in their lives. Like Toy Story, Andy had Woody and Woody always had a special part in his heart. Kids have a nice stuffed puppy or a cute teddy bear or a nice fluffy blanket. Me? Well I have a nice Panda Bear. My best friend, Bamboo <3
It was fate
I first got Bamboo when i was about 7 years old. My sister and I had to have our tonsils removed. Luckily, we got out of surgery alright and safe, and my sister and I were living off on mashed potatoes and mac&cheese. Sadly, my sister got sick after surgery and was stuck in bed for a while. Our eldest sister, at this time, had a boyfriend who was very sweet and heard that our sister was sick, so he bought her a Panda bear to make her feel better. I remember the very night I saw him. My eldest sister walked into our room with a big black blob and gave it to my sister, but I heard her reject it. Then I saw her put it in the corner of my bed. But being half asleep, I didn't have the energy to get up and see what the black blob was. That following morning, I wake up and see a nice stuffed Panda bear in the corner of my bed. It was the cutest thing I had ever seen in my life.
Life with a Panda
I was a 7 yr old girl. Of course I took this panda everywhere I went. He would be in the car with me. I would watch tv with him. (and yes i declared him a he). I wouldn't sleep without this Panda bear. But once you name it, it shows that you really are close to it. Where did I get the name? The library. Since this Panda bear was so unique and special, I decided to do some research on it. So I went to my school library and would check-out books about Pandas.
specials facts?
1) Pandas aren't really considered bears. They are actually closely related to raccoons.
2) Pandas are mainly vegetarian so they mainly eat Bamboo
3) If given the option, however, Pandas will eat dead animals
4) The natural habitat for Pandas is in China and are endangered
After reading the Panda books a billion times, I came up with the perfect name for my Panda, Bamboo. It was the most beautiful name I had ever come up with (i was 7) and it was perfect.
Bamboo was always there for me. Whenever I got mad at my sisters, I would tell Bamboo about it. If my parents were fighting, Bamboo would be there to hug me. If I was by myself at home. Bamboo would be there to keep me company. And if I need to cry, Bamboo would be there to dry my tears with his soft fluffy fur. He gave me so much and he knew too much about me. I wanted to even return the favor for everything he does for me. I found him a bear to marry and keep him company while I was at school. So he would never ever be alone. And let me say that the wedding was beautiful :).
Growing up.
As years passed by, I was starting to grow older and some of my toys were being given away. Sometimes my mom would get some of my old stuffed animals and put them away in the closet or the garage. And even sometimes, my mom would try and sneak Bamboo away from me, but I would always end up finding it. Or sometimes, Bamboo would find me. Whenever I was sad, he would find me hiding in my closet and would dry my tears and listen to my problems. And I kept him there in the corner of my bed, ready to be there for me. But then came the point where I was going to college, and without a second to think about it, I packed Bamboo with me and took him to college. Even though I'm growing up and everything, i swear i'm never leaving Bamboo behind. I might not take him with me everywhere I go like when i was little, but in the end of the day, I know that Bamboo will be there. I've never felt alone with Bamboo.
My Promise

Bamboo has been there for me. When i needed a hug, his nice furry hugs were there ready for me. When i wanted to cry, Bamboo has been there to dry them off. When i had problems going on, Bamboo was there to listen to me. Bamboo has my whole childhood life in it. Bamboo knows all my secrets. No judgement. Just love. And i've decided to keep him forever. And my promise is that when I grow up, and if i'm blessed with a family of my own, i promise that i am going to give my first kid the gift of Bamboo. Bamboo will be there to be a friend of my kid and make that kid feel as happy as i did with him. My kid will have Bamboo know that there is always someone there for him/her to listen and hug when it seems like no one else is there. My kid will have Bamboo. My kid will have my life.

Friday, January 6, 2012

La Montaña

A brand new year. New changes. Becoming a better person. Etc. 
Most of my New Years, i have always had the same resolutions like doing better in school, acting better towards everyone, lose a couple of pounds but those resolutions would fade away by the second day of the new year. 
Sadly, my New Year did not go very well because I got into an accident that day. No one died or got seriously injured. Sure, cars got damaged, people got scared, hospital visits happened and such, but all those things can be replaced or fixed. But accidents like that also changes people.
So many thoughts went through my head, "what if i went that way?" "what if this never happened?" "why me?" but asking these questions was not really going to get rid of what happened. And i must admit, that i fell in a deep depression and fear because of this. My image of a perfect world was gone. I was afraid and filled with guilt all around and truly felt like i wouldn't get better. I had friends who would try to help me feel better and my family tried their best to make me get over it, but nothing really seemed to help.
It only got to a point when my mother told me to motivate myself to become better. It depends on ourselves to feel better. But i know that it also took some help from God (i'm Catholic) and then it came to me. What everyone has been trying to tell me this entire time. I should be thankful that I am alive. No one died. The damage is not that bad with the car. The insurance agency has been treating us with kindness and clarity. And my whole family bond feels so much better. I remember that i told God to please help me not feel alone anymore. Sure I had to go through an accident to realize i was never alone, but the lessons God gives us are worth it.
When people try to find happiness, they try to look at big extravagant images or situations. But i found mine yesterday. I was in the car with my mom. The sun was almost setting. The weather was beautiful. I turned on the radio and Roberto Carlos came on. A certain song came on and it's called La Montaña. The message says how he's going to enjoy everyday and that he is happy for everything he has. It's a beautiful song of joy towards God. The message it had made me smile and the conversations my mother and I were having was nice. It reminded me of the times when i was little and i remembered how happy i was. When i didn't worry about anything in the world. And i realized that these are the moments where you find truehappiness. Everyone has a small moment when they're happy, they just have to go look for it. Because it is, we only live once. Hence the title of my entire blog site. and now, i've barely realized what my title meant. We do only live once. We can't let negative things or people ruin or days. Each day is different and we choose to either let negativity ruin it or let ourselves make the day great and memorable. We have 366 days this year to make each one great and all it takes is for ourselves to make it great.

 La Montaña (here's the song i heard. yes it is in spanish, but hopefully the mood of the song makes you enjoy the message)