Wednesday, May 16, 2018

29 // Mga paalala sa sarili:




Nagsisimula ka pa lang. Siguro sa mata ng mundo, wala ka nang ibubuga. Pero sa totoo lang, marami pa. Marami pa. 

Anong mali sa pagtanda? Anong dapat ikatakot dito? Bahagi ito ng paglago. Hindi maiiwasan, kailangang pagdaanan. Malayo na ang iyong narating. At marami ka pang mga daang tatahakin. Malawak, mabulaklak, pataas, pababa, madulas, tuyot, masikip, nagyeyelo, tila nagbabaga--malalakaran mo lahat. 

Sabi nila, kalaban mo ang iyong sarili. Siguro panahon na para tratuhin ang sarili bilang kakampi. Iniintindi ang kakampi, pinaglalaban. Kahit tagilid, minsan tinatanggap pa rin.

 Sa buhay na ito, ang layunin ay umabot sa dulo at manalo. Ang marinig na ika'y naging tapat at mabuting lingkod.  

Monday, December 26, 2016

Out of the blue

(Writing this here because I left my notebook and my bag at my late Grandpa's house. Galeng nu.)

Love that wins is not the kind that always gives us what we want. It could be something we might not even want at the moment.

It's good love. This could be the type that the heart cannot accept because of fear. Or something that could bring change we don't want. Then again, it is something we need. It can be stubborn or misunderstood but at the end of the day, it is what we need. It's hard to believe but it's the kind we truly deserve. Through time we realize that after all, it is patient and persevering, looking past all flaws and rejections.

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Or something like that. I don't claim to be an expert on this topic but people keep using the word "love" so loosely. Like it no longer has weight. So here's my contribution to the conversation.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

I'm back?!?

Sorry for the year-long absence.
Life happened.

ANYWAY! NEW.BROOKE.SINGLE. 



There's a lot on my heart. 
It's all out of my hands. 
Is it ever too much?
It's all out of my hands. 

I can so relate.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Throwback Thursday 01: More Than Life



Somewhere in time there’s a teenage girl hiding out in the attic (her bedroom) blasting this tape. She saved up some of her Christmas money to buy the record. She doesn’t understand much about life and the future seemed to be drawing closer. 


But for some reason the songs brought peace at a time when everything was a blur. #

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tuesday Tune: Home




Home - Hillsong Worship
I remember listening to this song on my discman (!!!) while trying to fall asleep one night during our Seniors Retreat ten years ago. My friends were already snoring but I was twisting and turning in my bed because it was while listening to this song that I received something from God. It was a nice surprise at a time when nothing was sure. Back then I didn’t know where I’d go for college, what course to take up, how we’d pay the tuition, etc. But somehow I was given a glimpse of the future. That we’ll be alright. I’ll be alright. That the things we worry about will come to pass if we trust Him and that He always gives the best. He never fails. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuesday Tunes: Digital Dreams



I don't know how long I'll be able to keep making playlists but I'll keep going even if no one's really reading this blog. As usual, this is another playlist of songs that I enjoy. (Who would make a playlist of songs they hate, anyway?) Right now I'm having this synthpop-indie-electronica mood. And with this mood comes my desire to write stuff that is not work related. Maybe I'll get to that later. In the meantime, enjoy the music!

P.S. Happy birthday, Iceal! #

Monday, September 14, 2015

Tuesday Tunes: Encourage Yourself :)




Please don't take yourself too seriously. If you're feeling low, these tunes will encourage you. I personally love these songs because they're so encouraging and fun to listen to. Also, the women in this playlist are my faves. :)

Brighter Days - Clara C
Hopin' this'll all be worth the wait
Keep on racin' to a place of brighter days
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Falling - HAIM 
Don't stop, no, I'll never give up

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Brave - Sara Bareilles 
Honestly, I wanna see you be brave

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Kings and Queens - Brooke Fraser
Forget the wars we fight, forget the tears you cry

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Don't Be So Hard On Yourself - Jess Glynne
Let's go back to simplicity
I feel like I've been missing me

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Someday - Barbie's Cradle
Someday, I say
We'll make a brighter day better than our yesterday

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Live Your Life - Yuna
Rise before you fall
And hope for something more

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I'm All Yours - Rachael Lampa
I'm not gonna fall, I'm giving it all


P.S. I don't think I'll be online tomorrow so I'm posting tomorrow's playlist today. I'll be out of town for a work thing until Thursday so here's me wishing you a happy and productive week.#