Monday, December 27, 2010

Live, Laugh, Love (It's Christmastime)

LIVE. Because one’s arrival is no accident. I have to remind myself all the time of my purpose in this foreign land. I am working my ass off here to fill in the gap described as poor man’s destiny. I have to live as I ought to live – stay healthy, frame my mind rightly, and keep homesickness at bay (Ugh, it sucks when homesickness takes over).

LAUGH. Because happiness is majorly a choice. The current circumstances of being miles and miles away from home don’t deserve to make me any less happier. I have to forget that I am celebrating Christmas differently this time. I may not be with my real family on Christmas Eve, but I am with old and new friends anyway, who themselves have the same degree of wishful thinking. It is not the easiest to tell myself that, though, but knowing who I am with on this very special day is more than enough reason to smile, which is infectious per se, making me laugh at the simplest to the silliest of things.

LOVE. Because thriving in hate is an everyday time bomb. Most of the time, if not always, you subconsciously become what you hate; and for that, you are unlikely being congratulated, which makes you hate yourself in the end. I might dislike something or someone for that matter, but at the end of the day, I let it pass for what it is worth. I just have to. I can’t afford to let it waste my time sulking in for something which is way beyond my control, thinking that I can turn the tides the next day. Moving on is the only way to see the brighter side of things. I just want to spread my arms loving all there is in life. Life is so beautiful, let the Zen radiate in me.

Merry Christmas!

P.S. I am writing because I am inspired by Takashimaya’s (Singapore shopping mall) “Live Laugh Love” Christmas bears. They have a meaningful message for everyone.

Image: Orchard, Singapore


  1. Ganahan kaayo ko aning imong gisuwat. Maayong Pasko Joemill! :)

  2. Well said.

    Thanks for spending Christmas with us. :)

  3. Wonderful! All such simple acts and yet we get caught up in silly details all the time. Happy holidays to you my friend! :)

  4. @Cindy Velasquez: Daghang salamat kaayo! Maayong Pasko ug Malipayong Bag-ong Tuig! :)

  5. @peenkfrik: Thanks to you, your family and friends! Thanks for making my Christmas like home. :)

  6. @Cindy: Thank you my friend! Merry Christmas! God bless to you and your family! :)

  7. @rss: Happy New Year! Thanks Sir Rino! :)