(march 26, 2007) I have survived. To all the people who have been consistently showed their support. For those who cried with me in my most trying moments. For all those who put me down and challenged my ability (yes, I'm not numb)… I sincerely thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I will forever cherish everything ..You have changed me…you made me more value the greatness of humility and yes! you guys pushed me to the utmost limit of my sensitivity .. and yet I have discovered that I could still continue loving people despite of the pains. The journey has never been easy and honestly until now still I can’t believe you wonderful people put me in this level. This is the first time I will tell you all, this may sound hypocrisy for you, but I have never considered myself extra ordinary pretty and believe it or not I have my fair share of flaws but I knew I am special not because of some depth of explanation but as simple as I am a child of God just like YOU.. There is just one thing that I could really brag about…I fell…I cried…I whined…I changed…I tried my best…and I have risen…I found myself small realizing I have fall short in God’s glory…but in the end of the weary day there is still left strength in me an enthusiasm to strive righteousness… I am a fan of every hardwork shown by my co survivors. I wish everyone be on the top as I want to see everyone happy. That is a crazy wish I know. I did not pray to be the number one, all I wanted when I started was just a simple desire to experience how it is to be there and enjoy the trip. Let me also say it neatly, I have not campaigned to win your votes through this site.( I am better than that ) as I want it to be just a channel of our communication. This blog is so special for me that I could impart to you a bit of me somehow… little but big deal! What a blessing! I have BOARDED, I PAID for it, and it is so fulfilling that I was able to TAKE OFF. I have not dream to be in this position which may sound absurd! Show business is not my first love. Don’t get me wrong please. All I wanted is to make a difference. I am just a fortunate worm. Now that I am here I know I have to give justice to this chance of a lifetime. I am happy to share this journey with you.
Wow. I can't believe I was only 16 when you first loved me.
The tongue is a vicious animal, whose words are capable of causing ultimate destruction.
The idea of a 'sharp tongue' was always humorous to me as a child. Mental pictures of huge pencil sharpeners shaping one's tongue into a spear would play across my mind. Such weird imagery is reminiscent of cartoons drawn by the late Basil Wolverton.
Probably no other part of the body has been used with such effectiveness both to build and destroy human lives throughout history. The tongue of powerful leaders have stirred nations to seemingly impossible feats or inspired episodes of willing personal sacrifice. An individual's expression of love or pain, even the fewest and simplest words, can reduce entire rooms of people to tears.
Who has not longed to hear a word from one we deeply love? Yet which of us has not also experienced great anger, frustration, irritation or pain from words expressed by the same person? Conversely, who among us is not also responsible for words of love and kindness that encourage and build---as well as for words that have shaken, hurt or even devastated another?
Is it not ironic though, that we most often direct these contrasting words of kindness and cruelty at the same individuals? A wife or a husband, a child, a parent, a brother or sister, or a friend. An old song goes: 'You always hurt the one you love, the one you shouldn't hurt at all.' Words can be the warmest of embraces or the hardest slaps in the face. Unfortunately, we tend to lose it with the people we know will love us anyway. THIS SHOULD NOT BE.