Randomness on the 4th of July

This has nothing to do with the celebration of  US Independence Day, but just the same “Happy 4th of July” to all our American friends!

It’s the second day that the local authorities declared “No Classes” for the pre-grade and elementary levels in most schools here in Metro Manila due to floods and heavy rains resulting from “low pressure area”.  Yesterday was a whole-wet-day but today the sun is shining a bit but being interrupted by drizzles from time to time.

As expected, the cancellation of classes is trending and social media threads and time lines are flooded with rants from irate parents.  Instead of joining the rants (and reading lots of rants) about the incompetence of the authorities in the announcement of “no classes”, we put on our running gears and headed out to have a run by the bay.

I am thankful that we did!  For out of this randomness, we are able to add more simple but memorable moments in our family life, plus the chance to contemplate some neglected lessons in life.

Sometimes, we are so caught up with our selfishness and bitterness that we missed the opportunity of seizing the good times out of bad times.  If you look at life negatively, the worst is what you get.  But if you look at life positively, the best is what you get.

We always appreciate the beauty of sunset and sunrise.
  Sometimes try to look at the dark clouds and see what you can learn or gain from it. 
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When things gone badly, we focus on blaming instead of making it an opportunity to teach and learn from the situation.

When was the last time you told the young people that there are more enjoyable things in life than television and computer games?

my daughter enjoying the sunless sky and some drizzle wearing her singlet from her last run (Hyundai Run).  She will be running in the 5K category of the 36th Milo Marathon on the 29th of this month together with her brother.  Hubby is running 21K while I will be challenging myself to meet the event’s cut-off for the 10K category.
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… that the reason for this city flooding is because people don’t know how to take care of the environment.

that whatever you throw , fate and nature will throw them back to you
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.... that people face even the worst adversities in life just to keep on surviving.

some people fishing in Manila Bay waters in spite of the weather and polluted water
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When was the last time you were photographed by innocent hands?

teaching my daughter to capture a scene with one central subject while giving emphasis on the important things at the background.  see the difference from her first shot vs. the second.
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When was the last time you enjoyed buying cheap toys from a roving vendor and enjoy them by yourself?
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...  then use that joyful moment as another opportunity to teach some basic lessons in life.

that failure is normal especially during the trial times, but you will improve eventually...

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Thank you God for this day!

27 comments:

  1. Na-miss ko tuloy ang paglalaro ng plastic balloon na yan! hay! sarap talaga maging bata! ッ

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    1. Hay naku sis enjoy na enjoy nga ako ha ha (di ba dapat yung little girl ko?)

      dali try mo ngayon ang saya lolz

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  2. Buti hindi tayo nagkabanggaan noong nagjogging ka dyan. Haha

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    1. nag-jogging ka din nung 4th of July Marco? Hala mula ngayon hahanapin ko na yung muka mo dyan :)

      ngapala laging pumapasok ang comment mo sa Spam folder - SPAMMER ka lolz! Pano ka ba nagko comment?

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    2. hahaha, akala ko sa akin lang napupunta sa spam comment ni Marc, pati pala dito? lol

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    3. naku nasanay na nga akong abangan sa spam folder yang comment ni Marco ha ha ha.

      Peace Marco the Spammer!

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    4. HINDI ko kasalanan! Hahaha! Ewan ko ba bakit ba napapasok sa spammer? HMP! Kainis! Lol

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    5. hayan Marco kaka-hango ko na naman eto from the SPAM folders! Spammer! ha ha ha

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  3. I love it, tama naman kasi, dapat lagi tayo positive! Pati pala ang mga bunakis e runners din, so cute!! Yun pamangkin kong si Chin, taga-picture ko yun, kulet! Gusto ko rin ng plastik balloon!! :)

    Anyways, napatingin ako sa twitter convo, bakit parang high blood ka teh?

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    1. THANK YOU Juana! korek ka dyan parang ikaw laging smiling para tuloy laging good vibes :) Ay oo tumatakbo kaming lahat in the family. It's one of our family bonding :) takbo ka na rin!

      Alin ba sa mga pics mo na si Ching (na kulang sa suklay lol) ang nag-shot. interested akong makita. 10pesos lang yung nabili kong PB kahapon sa aleng naglalako pero madali syang pumutok (may ganun lol)

      Twitter: kasi naman may mga bloggers na kung maka-tweet walang ginawa kundi okrayin ang mga kapwa bloggers. kala mo sila na lang ang magaling. Dapat kung hindi rin sila makatulong wag na rin silang manlait. kala mo naman SOBRANG kagaling na eh may mga mali din naman sa blogs nila. Feeling great and perfect ba!

      ang haba pwede ng isang post eto. lol

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    2. Waah! hindi ako si Juana!!! hahaha.. Ibang tao yun, isa siyang babaeng nanloko dun sa friend ko, hindi ko siya bati, haha!

      Sino kaya ang blogger na yun? Dedma na, laging may ganyang tao sa mundo! Be happy and stay stress free, Mwah!

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  4. ang ganda ng post....... ang dami ko tuloy naalala sa tag line na "When was the last time....?"

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    1. THANK YOU Lawrence... ako din after yesterday dami kong tanong sa sarili ko na "When was the last time..."

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  5. ganda sana ng dagat ntin kso aun oh madaming dumi haha

    anyways nung ng aaral pa ko inis na inis ako pag ng cacancela na sila ng clse dhil msipag ako ksi ba nmn late na mxado

    haha plastik balloon want ko ulit matry yn hahahaha

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    1. hindi kasi matuto ang mga kababayan natin MECoy eh :(

      ok lang naman ang cancellation, para sa safety din naman ng mga estudyante yun.

      at ako nga rin biglang natuwa sa plastic balloon. try mo dali! :)

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  6. Happy 4th of July! Dami ko lessons in life na natutunan ngayon!!! Thanks Ms Balut!

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    1. THANK you Super M!

      salamat naman at kahit pano nakaka-inspire tayo sa ganitong way di ba? Salamat din ulet :)

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  7. One of the best post about random things/thoughts I have read ever. Great job Balut!

    That plastic balloon reminds me about my childhood days and school days too. I just had 1 peso when I started at school, I could only buy ice candy and a rice cake that time. Later on nadagdagan ng 1 peso so naging 2 pesos na baon ko, since may sobra na yun na ang time na nakabili nako ng plastic balloon after classes kaso nalalate umuwi kasi tumatambay pa sa waiting shed para magpalobo lol. take note, andami sa classmates ko gustong magblow, eww kahit yung uhugin :D

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    1. aaaw THANK YOU Gracie! salamat sa pagbasa :)

      carry na sana ako sa mga school memories biglang nabalik na naman tayo sa uhog! ha ha ha eeew talaga :(

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    1. ha ha taraletz arvin takbo tayo :)

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  9. Hi Balut,

    Eto na ang bago kong favorite sa mga posts mo.Ty!may bisita ako kagabi n puro Negative energy ang dala, nakakahawa....timing n ngayon ko sya binasa, Inspired n ako ulit.

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    1. hello lucky dodeng THANKS at naging fave mo eto :) naku forget the nega ek ek. Lets keep positive and inspired!

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  10. This post really made my day and there are so much to chew and to digest and to think twice. I am so glad you shared this. With what you write, I can feel and see that you are a very good person, mother and with lots of God given wisdom. I am so happy knowing you. Good luck to the family who runs:)

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    1. THANK YOU Joy for this awesome feedback. I am also so happy knowing you. Your posts are among my favorite read din kaya lagi akong bumabalik dun :) THANKS again! and God bless us all.

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  11. Mas nice ang second photoshoot

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    1. Hi Irish,o nga nag improve si little one sa next photo :) THANKS for dropping by :)

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