Life has never been fair. Some may not care but somewhere in the darkest hour, someone will be there and give a damn about it. As we commemorate the World AIDS Day, let us take some time to pause…reflect and say a prayer for those who are currently battling this epidemic…and for those who have lost their lives and those they have left behind.
I believe that we are responsible for all the things that we do…to ourselves, to others. Sex is good, at least for the heat of the moment, but if you truly care enough for a longer, much brighter future, you will protect yourself & your partner and be safe at all times.
Personally, I’ve heard of a few deceased acquaintances and friends who did not seek of early medication nor bothered to get themselves checked up in the first place and these have all led to their early passing. That was just sad.
And very recently, a very close to my heart was infected by it. It came to me as a shock as he usually confide in me not until he truly got the results from the lab and that’s the only time my dear friend opened up with me. It was painful. It hurts. Reality sucks. The day we had a heart-to-heart conversation about it through Skype, I have consoled my friend to be thankful still that at least, he got diagnosed earlier…better than late. I told him that life still goes on, at least it is not like stage 3 or 4 cancer where the doctor will give you a few months or a year to live depending on the prognosis but with HIV, if it is diagnosed earlier and you start the treatment early, the life span prolongs.
And that’s just my own way of supporting my close friend…I have to cheer him up and remind him like a mother to start drinking all the possible prescribed meds that he could take although he opted to treat himself first with some herbals which somewhat helped him when his recent test results showed some good news that his immunity improved.
In general, both the infected one and those who are close to them have their own ways of dealing with it. Even famous celebrities like Cyndi Lauper and Madonna had their own way of dealing with it…through music. In 1986 (80′s was the height of the AIDS epidemic), Cyndi Lauper wrote a song and dedicated it to her best friend who died of AIDS titled, Boy Blue. Proceed from the sale of the song were donated to AIDS organizations. Madonna also wrote a song in 1992 titled, In This Life for her friend who died of the same thing at such an early age of 23.
So for me, that little “boy blue in this life” that both Cyndi Lauper and Madonna are referring to is my dear close friend who I know, is a fighter. And may I say that he once again became an inspiration to me to live even a healthier lifestyle 0:-)
So today, if you know of someone who is currently battling this disease, reach a caring hand to show him or her your earnest support. After all, it’s love that what makes the world go round, so go ahead and spread love…not HIV/AIDS.
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Three global beauty pageants were held yesterday: Miss Earth 2012 in Manila in which our very own Stephany Stefanowitz was crowned Miss Air; Mister International 2012 in Bangkok
as I foreseewherein our representative did not make it even as one of the finalists (proving that the phrase, “The third time’s the charm” is not really always the case when a back-to-back victory for Philippines eventuated both in the Land of Smiles earlier this month for Kevin Balot who nabbed the title Miss International Queen 2012 and for June Macasaet who won the Manhunt International 2012 belt); and last but not the least, a 1st Runner Up victory for Andrew Wolff on the Mister World 2012 competition held in Kent, England.
But you see, it’s not just “beauty & brains” day for the Philippines yesterday. It was also about sports as our very own Azkals (portmanteau of Filipino slang term, “Asong Kalye” or “Street Dog”) did their very best to score at least 1 goal over Thailand‘s War Elephants who tallied 2 goals at Rajamangala Stadium here in Bangkok during the opening of the Group A matches in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup.
The Azkals will have two more round of games to wrap up this week hoping to emerge victoriously over Vietnam on November 27 and with Myanmar on the 30th.
In the long run, I just want to congratulate each and everyone of them whether they represented our country on the stage of pageantry or in a sports arena…for making us Filipinos so proud. Mabuhay to all of you!
It’s a triple celebration today as this blog turn 3 years old and simultaneously, it just hit its 1 million views mark. As you can see, there’s a new look of the layout to give it a fresher vibes.
Here’s the screencaps from my Dashboard taken this 11:15 a.m. showing the 1,000,033 views. . .
As this blog turns 3 today, let’s take a look at some of the popular icons, symbols and other stuff that has 3 or at least signifies this powerful numeral on it. . .
In fictional superhero:
In fairy tale:
In comedy and popular culture:
I guess that’s all for now. Once again. I would like to thank and congratulate everyone who has been there for me since day one. Three years and counting with a million views…and it’s all because of you my loyal readers. I’m speechless and grateful. Cheers to you all!