Archive | April, 2012

Into Something Beautiful

27 Apr

If you put your arms around me
Could it change the way I feel
I guess I let myself believe
That the outside might just
Bleed it’s way in
Maybe stir the sleeping past
Lying under glass
Waiting for the kiss
That breaks this awful spell
Pull me out of this lonely cell

Close my eyes and hold my heart
Cover me and make me something
Change this something normal
Into something beautiful

~Something Beautiful/Jars of Clay~

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Sad day: Real Madrid vs. Munich

26 Apr

Last night was the 2nd game of the semi-final match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. I didn’t get to watch it live like I did over the weekend during the La Liga match with Barcelona because the game started at 2:45am in my side of the world. But as soon as I woke up this morning, I reached for my phone and checked who won… RMA’s captain Iker Casillas FB updates read: “Real Madrid 2 (Ronaldo) – 1 Munich (Robben)”. I was like “Yes! We won!”

I was so happy, very positive and even shared the news to my cousin that Madrid will face Chelsea in the Final…. until I reached the office, googled for the result and read, ” Bayern and Chelsea in the Final”…

“WHAT? NO WAY!” I read it again and yes it says, “Bayern Munich” not Real Madrid. Damn!  I actually forgot that during the first game (away match), the score was 2-1 also in favor of Munich, so that means, it was a tie. So there was a penalty shootout. Unfortunately, Munich won with 3-1 during the shootout.

I didn’t know how it happened, but Cristiano Ronaldo and my favorite Kaka were both denied to score in the penalty round. It was heart breaking. 😦 When I watched the highlights and saw Kaka so disappointed, I felt so sad. 😦

But despite the result, Santiago Bernabéu gave Madrid a huge round of applause at the end. I wish I was there to show support to the guys, especially in this difficult times. I am still very proud of the boys, so I still would say,

“HALA MADRID!”

Anyway, congratulations to Munich. They will be facing the Chelsea who ousted the current champion Barca just the other night.

So who will I cheer now in the Final? Chelsea!!!  

Here are some pictures from the last night’s match:

Real Madrid boys, after Ronaldo's goal.

"The Bernabéu gave Madrid a huge round of applause at the end, but it is Bayern who reached the final." - guardian.co.uk

Iker and Mourinho - I love these two men!

The crowd at Santiago Bernabeu. I wish I was there to cheer for the Whites!

Mark of an Educated Man

23 Apr

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

~Aristotle~

Free Hugs

23 Apr

Remember the Free Hugs campaign? The one where people roam around the city holding this huge banner that says “Free Hugs”? Well this morning I remembered that. Reason? I will mention in a while.

From what I remember (I’m too lazy to google right now) “the free hugs” campaign was started by an Aussie guy named Juan Mann a few years ago. He  was depressed and one day at some bar I think, some random strangers gave him hugs that uplifted him. So he thought about giving free hugs to others too, thinking that his random act of kindness would make others (who may be feeling upset) feel better too. Soon after, other countries started doing the “free hugs” too – like in the Philippines.

I came across the video of the Aussie guy a few years ago and I remember, the first I saw it, I was so touched I cried. Same reaction when I saw the video with the same free hugs campaign done in my country.

[youtube:http://youtu.be/vr3x_RRJdd4%5D

 

[youtube:http://youtu.be/iGcjtDXrlVs%5D
Then a year ago (or maybe two), I saw a guy in his teen holding a sign of “Free Hugs” at the mall while walking with his two friends. Of course people were staring at them, some were smiling and others looking very curious at what they were doing. I was thinking of approaching him and get my free hug, but I don’t know, something held me back, probably because  the guy holding the sign wasn’t smiling at all or that he looks shy because he kept his head down most of the time and seemed to be avoiding eye contact with the people around. I don’t know but I thought maybe that teen guy’s free hugs campaign was a flop. Dunno’ really, not sure.

Well, last time I read something about the Juan Mann was that he “retired” from doing the free hugs but was looking for someone to replaced him and spearhead the campaign. Dunno’ if he already found one. There are still people doing this in some countries though.

I think I want to see some do this “Free Hugs” again in my city. Just seeing them makes me smile. Also because after what happened this morning – I cried – I thought I want and need a hug.

image c/o google images

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These Walls

23 Apr

“The sky is falling all over again
Just another day’s conclusion
Another disillusional night
The sky is falling all over again
Am I losing my composure?
Or way too much exposure to compromise
I can’t take all these walls”

~These Walls/Hanson~

El Clasico: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

22 Apr

Last night, an exciting La Liga match between my favorite Real Madrid and its archrival Barcelona, known as  “El Clasico” happened at Camp Nou, Barca’s home stadium.  I stayed up late, like until 4am because I just can’t miss the game. I just have to watch it live! It was pretty exciting and awesome, especially because my boys won! Yey! With a 2-1 score, Madrid is now leading by 7 points in La Liga and they’re just 3 games away from winning the title. Woohoo!!! Although I was hoping Kaka would play because it was the eve of his birthday (April 22) and I thought it would be nice to see him play in the pitch, score a beautiful goal and win the match. It would have been a nice birthday for my favorite Kaka. It is still a great birthday present from God though, that his team won last night. I am really happy for my boys!

Congrats Real Madrid!

El Clasico - Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona

"Calm down, calm down" - Cristiano Ronaldo after he scored the 2nd goal that made Real Madrid the "El Clasico" winner last night.

I just love this picture of these two managers. Jose Mourinho cheering for the Real Madrid boys and Pep Guardiola shouting at his Barca players. 🙂

And happy 30th birthday to my most favorite athlete in the world – KAKA! May our Lord Jesus bless you more and more my dear brother in Christ! So proud of you.

The birthday boy - Ricardo "Kaka" Izecson dos Santos Leite. Happy 30th!

T.S. Eliot Quote

21 Apr

“I learn a great deal by merely observing you, and letting you talk as long as you please, and taking note of what you do not say.” 

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