Meki 365: Mirror, Mirror

Today’s prompt:

Finish this sentence: “When I look in the mirror, I . . .”

I make a wacky face, then smile. And I seriously quickly utter a quick thank you to God for creating me this way–yes, flaws and all :)

 

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On another note, I just got home from a night with my favorite office friends (Twish, Lemuel and DL) to watch Bituing Walang Ningning the Musical @ Newport Performing Arts Theater. The last time I saw a performance there was for The Sound of Music, so this was a welcome break. Also, there’s no limit for a self-confessed jologs human being. I didn’t fall asleep while watching, but there’s a lot of room for improvement. I’m glad I got to watch it with good friends though :)

My key takeaway from the whole thing is how BEAUTIFUL the lyrics are of Bituing Walang Ningning the song. Especially the chorus:

Balutin mo ako ng hiwaga ng iyong pagmamahal
Hayaang matakpan ang kinang na ‘di magtatagal
Mabuti pa kaya’y maging bituing walang ningning
Kung kapalit nito’y walang paglaho mong pagtingin
Itago mo ako sa lilim ng iyong pagmamahal
Limutin ang mapaglarong kinang ng tagumpay
Sa piling mo ngayon ako’y bituing walang ningning
Nagkukubli sa liwanag ng ating pag-ibig

I can just imagine this to be my song with the Lord. It perfectly captures how we can have everything in the world, yet it is all trash compared to a relationship with Jesus. Lovely, lovely truth.

Meki 365: Laughter

Today’s prompt:

Tell us about the last time you had a real, deep, crying-from-laughing belly laugh.

“Don’t make laugh. Ha-ha-ha.”

I just had to put that phrase and video clip in this blog post because it was literally the first thing that came into my mind when I read the prompt for today. Yey once more for Meki’s pop culture fondness.

Compared to the prompt for yesterday, today’s is a little bit easier for me to answer given that I ALWAYS laugh boisterously. The last time I laughed with utmost tummy pain and tears, however, was when my sister, Rhythm, and I were trying to take pictures of our new Suits messenger bags from JACK TV. After she took a hipster-y photo for Instagram, I decided that I want a photo as well. ‘Cause of that, I grabbed another messenger bag (which looked EXACTLY THE SAME as Rhythm’s) and asked my sister to hold it up against the same wall where Rhythm took a photo of her bag. In short, we were attempting to take two different pictures using two bags, with the SAME photo set-up/layout/lighting/etc. We could have just used ONE PHOTO and posted it separately on our accounts. When we realized how stupid our decision was, we ended up laughing our hearts out…but still taking the photo.

Also, just because I got to spend some time with them today, these two people always bully me, yet at the same time make me laugh so hard. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I’d end up being good friends with Mark and Lem but surprise, surprise. Thanks for making me laugh all the time, guys. Madalas naman benta sa’kin mga joke niyo. ‘Di lang ako tumatawa para ‘wag kayo masanay. Bwahaha.

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Meki 365: Mysterious Me

Because I miss writing (cue corporate awww…) I am going to attempt to OBLIGE myself to post daily via the 365 Days of Writing Prompts by The Daily Post. Side note: I am seriously in awe of how awesome The Daily Post is. Each time I drop by the site, I get encouraged to blog more. Mission accomplished, I guess.

Here’s the July 3 prompt:

Tell us something most people probably don’t know about you.

Sooo, my blog challenge welcomes me with a tough question. Being an “open book”, questions like this always stump me. My least favorite ice breaker is anything along the lines of “give us one fun fact about you”. I really end up giving a crappy answer; the crappiest of which that I remember is this:

I once listened to David Cook’s version of Always Be My Baby 100 times consecutively.

And I even shared that “fun fact” for a Philosophy class. Way to make a first impression!

Yet, fine. Since we’re in the digital age and it has almost been 10 years since I graduated from high school, I’ll share a not-so-fun fact: I had weight/eating issues in college that almost brought me to borderline anorexia.

I used to be a 200-ish pound kid, and because of insecurity, I signed up for gym membership some time in college to shed some pounds. It was quite effective–since my conscience bothered me on the gym membership cost, I spent 4-5 hours in the gym. I lost weight eventually but it was never enough. I didn’t want to eat, afraid that I would gain back all the weight in one meal. I would ask people ALL THE TIME if I looked fat. A simple “Uy, tumaba ka” (trans. “Hey, you got fat”) comment, despite being said jokingly, would make me skip all my meals–except for one cheese waffle in the afternoon–and go crazy in the gym for hours. It was insane, and it was not good for me.

The moral of this story, thus, is that we should not make quick quips on people who are “too fat” or “too thin”. We do not know if they are struggling. May our society soon get over outward appearances–or maybe just get over our issue with weight and focus instead on health. Also, please don’t comment about my weight in a degrading manner. (Yes, I already gained back 75% of the weight that I lost.) It makes me reaaaally sad.