easier than I expected: Superman Ride

Post #80

What have you feared that turned out to be much easier than you expected?

It’s the…..

Superman Ride @ Subic Tree Top Adventure

As I have mentioned in one of my previous posts, I and a friend went to Subic for some “conquer-your-fears” challenge. We went there for a Tree Top Adventure.

The most extreme challenge that we had was the Superman Ride, or the zipline.

We were really determined to try it out, and were excited as well, not until somebody screamed “whoa!!! ayoko na! (I don’t like this anymore!)”. Upon hearing those words coming from somebody on her zipline ride, fear started to eat us. Haha!

Then our turn came. As the men up there were guiding us, and helping us set up for the zipline ride, we were really close to backing-out — we suddenly felt scared.

The Superman Ride guide, assured us that it will be fun and even took a picture of me and my friend (to be printed later on as a souvenir).

After one of the men counted to 3, the next thing we know.. we were already “flying”!

And it was indeed a super fun, SUPERMAN Ride! ๐Ÿ™‚

Below is a picture of me and my friend, Jaye before “flying”.. hehe! ๐Ÿ™‚

before the Superman Ride

I hope to fly again like that, someday. ๐Ÿ™‚

bfgf tvc

Post #79

From Plinky.com

Name a discontinued product that you wish you could still buy.

I can’t think of anything, but there’s something that was discontinued, that I still want to see. It’s the McDo TV Commercial which was aired in a very short time. This was the McDonalds Philippines 2011′ BFGF commercial.

I searched for it in Youtube and here it is:

transcription:

Girl: Am I your girlfriend?
Boy: No! I’m not yet ready!
Girl: Huh?
Boy: Girls are demanding – they want this, they want that..!
Girl: I only want McDo fries, eh~
Boy: Really??
Voiceover: McDonalds Everyday McSavers. Only 25 pesos!

This TVC has been discontinued to air because of the reason that they believe this isn’t presenting a good example to kids – making kids play a boyfriend-girlfriend role in such a very young age.

I just don’t agree. This may not be something for kids, but if you can understand what the skit is trying to convey, this TV commercial teaches us, adults, something – that simple things can really make someone happy. This teaches us simplicity.

Adults are supposed to teach kids good examples, but these kids can teach adults more important things even without them being aware of it.

I still want to see this tv commercial – not just because of what I think it teaches, but simply because they’re cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

everything happens for a reason

Post #78

They say โ€œeverything happens for a reasonโ€ โ€“ do you think this is true?

Bonus: If you do, what do you think was the reason for us picking this topic today?

Yes.

I have always believed that everything happens for a reason. We may not know the reason at the time something happened, but sooner or later, we’ll find what it is.

This alone – WordPress.com’s prompt has its reason. The admin who posted the question may just simply thought of that phrase and just decided to post it, but there is still a deeper reason (well, maybe) why it came to that admin’s mind to ask about the phrase “everything happens for a reason”.

It’s difficult to understand, but I hope somebody gets it. ๐Ÿ™‚

I have previous posts that somehow make a good example of “everything has a reason”, and I would like to share it again, should anyone be interested to read them:

So there! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lastly, being involved in this Post-A-Day challenge is one of those things that happens for a reason. ๐Ÿ™‚

the last person I had a great conversation with

Post #77

Got this prompt from Plinky.com

Who’s the last person you had a really great conversation with?

I’d say it would be one of my friends in College who we dearly call ‘Kuya Jay. We had a chance to have a small chat in Facebook. He asked how I was, what I have been doing, and I asked him the same. I enjoyed our conversation and I have learned a lot of things.

We rarely get that chance, but every time we have a little conversation, it always is meaningful.

Since we first became friends in College, kuya Jay has always, since then been there to scold me of things that he thought I should know better. He’s really like an older brother to me.

He has always shown confidence about me, so I’d be confident about myself. He was there when I cried over a thesis defense, he was there when I cried over what I thought was my failed performance.

Since I have graduated from college, he was still there from time to time, asking how things have been going. And yesterday, was one of those rare times.

kuya jay:ย  you are born for greater things.. you choose the better things

ย ย ย ย  well.. yo should not be a victim of your condition and conditioning

your condition is.. that you are trapped ..
well your heart is…

tell yourself… this time.. “I would be better”
let go…
you owe it to yourself

one way or the other.. you will always find an excuse
and that will always be the case… an excuse!
when somebody asks… what makes you happy…?

Those words really made me think about my current situation, though I’m not really thinking that this situation is a big deal.

I have always been the ‘accepting’ type – I accept things as they come. I’d become hurt sometimes, but that doesn’t keep me from holding on to something that has been making me happy.

I know that at the end of all this, I would still be the one to choose for myself, but I still thank kuya Jay for making me face realities.

Hehe.. ๐Ÿ˜‰