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The Thing That Pushes you to do IT!

27 Nov

Why are you motivated? What motivates you? Who motivates you?

My blogs was supposed to be done last semester but my laziness got the better of me. I lacked MOTIVATION.

First, what is motivation? According to Wikipedia, it a psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal and elicits, controls, and sustains certain goal directed behaviors.

As I was saying earlier, I was supposed to do my blogs last semester but I got lazy so I got an INC for my Psychology grade.

When my parents want to see my grades, I was afraid at first because of the thought that my dad would want me to stop training and playing for the school’s futsal team, and I showed it to them. I showed it to them a few days after the semester started. My mom was the first to know then dad overheard when me and my mom was talking. Before my dad knew about it, I told him that we, the futsal team, were going to Naga for the championships after winning fiesta that we joined in Las Pinas. Going back to my story, my dad overheard us and he talked to me about it. He made me a deal that if I want to go to Naga, I should complete my INC. The thought of not going to Naga was my main motivation to these blogs. I just had to be honest sir. Sorry!

But their were other motivations in my life right now and before. My motivation now until my time comes is to be richer than my dad in the future, so I can provide more for my family and send my children to great schools like Ateneo high school, La Salle Greenhills, and Enderun.

I also dreamed of becoming a professional football player and become the best player in the history of world football. I want to play for my favorite teams like Manchester United and Real Madrid. But I guess it’s too late for me to play for them. But I just need to train well in our practices and hoping that I can play for the national team.

Right now, my “long term” motivation is to be more well-off than my dad. That’s it. Thank you!



27 Nov

How long have you been smoking? A year? A month? When did you start? I don’t know.

I first started smoking when I was in my senior year. After the Christmas party in school, we went to play laser tag, and all. We decided to sleep over at our friend’s house; since, his parents weren’t home,we went to the park and we decided to buy some drinks, chips, and cigarettes along the way. There my friends were smoking, then out of curiosity, I tried it and I felt guilty of what I’m doing to myself but I was like “It’s okay!”

Then came the next day, I totally forgot about the game we had that day. I went home immediately, packed my stuff, and went to the game. As the game was starting, I had a hard time catching my breath then I was subbed out. My parents didn’t know about my smoking habits until the opening day of the NCAA Season. I went home, forgot to fix my stuff, and went to sleep because I wasn’t feeling well. My mom fixed my stuff and she found a half pack of cigarettes in my bag. She told me about it and, yes, she spoke about it with my dad. My parents talked to me and told me to not get addicted to it because I had a history of Asthma, which I got from my dad’s side.

Before graduating, I seldom smoked then college. I took summer classes and every time we had a break I smoked with my classmates then the regular semester started. I have been buying cigarettes ever since. I smoked after classes, in my bathroom, malls, and the nearby sari-sari store, even in my house! Well, of course, I smoked when my parents aren’t around or when they are sleeping heavily.

One Sunday night, I smoked in my bathroom then went downstairs to watch late night football matches. All of a sudden, I felt nauseous. I puked then I looked at it and found that it was red. I was scared because I thought it was blood. Then I remembered, I drank Sting, the red one, earlier that day. I was relieved. Out of fear, I threw away my pack, even though it has a few sticks left. After that event, I tried to quit smoking but I just can’t; so now, I have been moderating my smoking habits, from 2 sticks a day to 1-2 stick per week.

I now learned my lesson. I always put what my parents told about it. Yes, it’s okay for them if I smoke but I should moderate it or best if I stop. That’s all. Thank you!

Courage vs Fear

25 Nov

What is Courage?

According to my dictionary, it is the ability to confront fear, pain, uncertainty, danger, and intimidation. It is the ability to face or overcome what makes us fall, afraid, and weak. In the contrary, fear is makes us cowards.

Have you watched the Green Lantern movie?

For me, that movie taught me to face my fears just like Hal Jordan, the main character, faced the main antagonist, Parallax. Parallax symbolizes fear and he grows stronger every time he feeds on a soul that is fearful.


Just like us, if we get intimidated by it, it will take over, your fear will eat you alive. You will succumb to it, and eventually, you’ll find yourself dead, in a sense that you’ll find yourself being afraid of it the rest of your life.

So, how do we overcome our fears? Easy, face it. Just like how Hal Jordan defeated Parallax. When you see a flying cockroach, get a pesticide and kill it.

Personally, I’m afraid of the famous flying cockroach, ghosts, wild animals, demons, and True-to-Life horror movies/stories. However, I haven’t overcame my fear of True-to-Life horror movies/stories because of the suspense, especially if it’s the kind of movie that has faces that pop up out of nowhere.


I can face this by watching more movies like these even though I am really jumpy while watching.

I also have this fear of my soul going to the Hell. I am afraid of what God will do to my soul when the time comes. To avoid this, I must follow the The Ten Commandments.

We may have different fears, we may have common ones but if we become courageous enough we can overcome anything that makes us afraid.