Happily Ever After
Have you ever heard a Rose Story?
It’s not a legend (Ano, Alamat ng Rosas?)Not a koreanovela (Lalong hindi Green Rose)
But it’s an inspiring story. Believe me. It is entitled DREAMS and I was about to enjoyed. I read it from our school mag in Reflection Section. It was all about Rose, a eighty seven years old stude. Yes, she’s 87 and challenge herself having college education despite of that age. It was too long for me to reiterate the whole sequence of the story. But here’s inspiring lines from the story…
Here it goes…
Rose stood facing the crowd to that football banquet. She dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and little embarassed she leaved into the microphone and simply said, "Im sorry, Im so jittery. I gave up beer for lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know." As the audienced laughed, she cleared her throat and begin, "We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to stay young, being happy and achieving success. You have to find humor everyday. You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it! There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up. If you are nineteen years-old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty -seven years old and stay in bed for one full year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight. Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability, The idea is to grow up by always finding the oppoetunity in change. Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets."
And speaking in front of audience, she concluded her speech by courageously singing "The Rose". Rose ended her speaking engagement that day with a challenge.
And now, what have you learned?Tha moral of the story was it is never too late. We should achieve our goal in life and live it a challenge. Whatever obstacles we meet n the way, we should face it and do an action. We should understand the significance of "Living in precious life" or "happy living". Happy living is not just for pleasure and fun. It is one that has reached a deeper level. It talks about facing reality, achieving our dreams and what we want to happen.
But really have you learned something? I hope so… (I let you print the lines of Rose speech and read it everyday)
At the yerars end, Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after the graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep. Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to her.
Do I have to end this with: AND ROSE LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER?
Yes (actually) because the death of a wonderful woman taught by example that it’s never too late, to be all you can possibly be…
2nd year; 2nd sem of a Student nurse
Almost half- away through college. I enrolled last November 3, 2005. And here’s my new subjects to venture…Physics 3- Physics with LabSocSci2- General PsychologyEcon2- Health Economics with TLRSTS- Science and Technology and SocietyHxSci3- Health Care 2RLE- Related Learning experiencedNaatSci7- Microbiology and ParasitologyP.E.221- Recreational AcivitiesI had 23 unitsall and all. I met new clasmmates from Ateneo de Davao . I can’t reallydig why they transfer here in our school. Let me think first why or Ijust ask them. Weee! Crush ko yung isa… Second courser pa yung isa, naging Medtech student na Atenista sa Davao.
Na naman, may paparating na number… Physics. Our teacher letus to memorize the SI system or English System for our first lessonwhich is unit conversion.
My ultimate Ambition
Ifancy watching movies and in televisions that star heroes andsuperheroes ;ike Superman, Spiderman, Batman, X-Men and a lot more.Locally, there’s Panday. If you still don’t know Panday, then you’requiete late as this epic turned from comics to silver screen and now onprimetime television. Everyone knows that the persona beyond thishero was the late Fernando Poe Jr.. And now, Jericho Rosalestakes the role Tristan as the son of Flavio (FPJ). This ABS-CBN programis about love and victory of good over evil.
Talking about Ang Panday, I want to be PANDAY! Okay, it may sound outimpossible, nut what the heck. To be Ang Panday is to be great! Here’swhy:1.He has a sword. It’s probably one of the greatest weapon in theworld. If I have one, I’d be the ultimate protector of the weak.2.Panday knows Wushu. And if I have this talent, I don’t worry about mycelfone and wallet getting snatched or a loved one being kidnapped ormurdered. And possibly, one of the members of the Philippines WushuTeam this coming 23rd SEA games.3.Simply, I wanna kissed Ms. Heart Evangelista (my crush). Yeah…! I know it’s too impossible… 4.The song “Makita Kang Muli” by my favorite local band Sugar freewhich was the theme song of Panday, my favorite song this year.Dedicated to my ex- girlfriend. Hope Magkita tayong Muli. Weee!5.Panday shoots in two of my favorite places n my dreams- Bohol and Vigan, Philippines6.Ang Panday definitely going to be Idol ng Bayan7.I became a well respected, well-honored and well-loved by my friends and colleagues 8.I will go a long way with a kind heart9.I have the chance to be an opposition leader. Oust PGMA!10.Ang Panday has the qualities of courage, patience, perseverance and humility which I have none.11.I like to see myself wearing Filipino stuff- a long loose pants, long sleeves, barefooted and uncombed… Rugged look,,…12.I need guidance from Tata SeloAnd lastly, I want to be Ang Panday because he knows to love. No matterwhat obstacles I may face, I will keep my spirits up and fight in thename of Love…
No question: There is way to put a horror mask this Todos Los Santos
The Arroyo government has not made life any easier for Filipinos.Arroyo’s willingness to support the E-VAT or Expanded Value Added Tax,the Philippines seems to be taking the araw ng mga patay [na buhay] toanother level.
I hate PGMA for “launching” E-vat in the Todos Los Santos. I mean, it’s?. We Filipinos, face a tomorrow of unceratainty, shaded by cloudsof hopelessness. Fact of the matter i, E-vat means that the prices ofcommodities will gone too high. We can’t deny the fact that the peopleare still overburdened with too many taxes imposed by the government.