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Appreciating Kenshin Himura

Kenshin Himura—the Battousai, the man with X-scar-mark in the face, the monster turned into an angel (Yes, for me his kindness is just heart-melting.)

I know a lot of people love watching animes and reading mangas. I don’t blame them for loving those–for I am also one of them. I even grew up admiring and crushing on anime characters instead of my “human peers”. It even gets to the point of falling in love with them.

I really have a lot of anime crushes. They include Shinichi from Detective Conan, Tamahome from Fushigi Yuugi, Takishima from Special A, Tsukimori from La Corda d’Oro, yeah, you name them! But one character that I really, really love the most, (I mean he really got my heart–bull’s eye!) the one who always caught me off guard with one strike of his sword, the one I would imagine myself dating with—is Kenshin Himura.

Kenshin is really one character that stands out in the anime world. Aside from his ideals and principles, his funny moments with the rest of the characters were just hard to forget. Those “funny moments” he had shared that are quite paradoxical to what he really is on the inside.

One reason why I love Kenshin is that everytime I watch him, he is actually making me feel like Kaoru herself. It’s quite inexplicable but I guess some girls could relate to this. Once they watch their TV crushes, they start to see themselves as the leading lady of their crush. It’s like identifying themselves with the lady character.

Well, Kenshin is just fun to watch. Though he’s not that expressive towards Kaoru, the viewers/readers could still sense that something is going on between them–which makes them crave for more. I just kind of feel sad that the anime series does not have the final ending that is written in the manga. I hope they would continue making more of those episode until they get to the “real” finale wherein Kenshin and Kaoru finally had a child named “Kenji”. (I hope the producers and staff of Rurouni Kenshin could get to read this. Fingers crossed.)

It was also in the manga where I confirmed how Kenshin loved Kaoru the most when Kenshin saw the dead body of Kaoru (which is actually not the real body of Kaoru) and cried out her name as “Kaoru” without “-dono” (Ms. Kaoru) for the first time. Kenshin was really heartbroken and even gave up living his life for he has found no reason anymore to continue living (though he had recovered from the pain after). It was also in the manga where Kenshin mentioned that Kaoru is the one most important person in his life. Megumi also told Kaoru before leaving that Kenshin has finally chosen her. He did not choose Megumi nor Tomoe but he chooses Kaoru to be with him. (Honestly, I keep reading those lines over and over again. I just can’t contain the feelings of giddiness for Kaoru.)

Truly, Kenshin is one of my ideal men in terms of personality and attitude towards women. Though I know that Kenshin Himura is not real, I hope that those watching him will make him an inspiration to be a better man. Kenshin is the one who firmly stick to his ideals and fight for those who could not fight for themselves. He also has the heart to change a person (especially the bad guys) to realize and actualize his life to become better. Kenshin is really one of those guys whom we can say, “He’s the man!”

I really would like to write more but I guess it’s now with you to find out who Kenshin is (if you’re not familiar to him yet) or argue with me (if you know him and disagree with what I am talking here) or better yet, agree and share in my giddiness. 🙂

Photo grabbed form Google

Kenshin Himura is just so handsome! This is actually my phone’s wallpaper. 🙂 (Photo grabbed from Google)

She unfollowed me on FB!

I thought we were okay. To be honest, I already consider her as one of my best friends/sisters. We’re not actually from the same age level but she is only a few years older than me. Though every time she is around, I always have this strange feeling towards her. It’s actually like a feeling of incompatibility but I just let it go. I still try to befriend her.
She is actually very generous towards me. She even gave me clothes that do not fit her size anymore. I really thought she likes me. She would even like every single photo and status of mine in Facebook until one day… I found out she unfollowed me!
I was hurt. I really don’t know her reasons. We were okay. We are okay. But I really don’t know why. Is she hiding a secret hate towards me? Am I too much of a bother to her news feed for crying out loud? I mean, it does not make any sense. Why? Maybe, just maybe, my negative instincts toward her from the very start was right.
So okay. I moved on and just pretend I was not aware of what she did. Out of my hurt, I also unfollowed her. I just could not bear the thought of what she did. Was she just putting up a show all this time? I mean, am I a threat to her? I really don’t know. She even keeps tagging me photos of our nephew until now. Like, okay… “You just unfollowed me and you’re tagging me photos? What are you trying to show?”
I know it’s not really a big deal to others but for me it really matters–especially because she is my sister-in-law.
Right now, I just accept it. I will try to understand her. I will just continue being nice to her despite what she did. She is not only a sister-in-law but also a sister-in-Christ… so all the more that I have to understand her.

Have you experienced this one too? If not from a sister-in-law then maybe from a close friend? Feel free to tell me how you feel through the comments below. 🙂

MY BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT

When you apply for work especially online, there is always that application question required for you to answer so your application could be fully evaluated and considered. Well, in my experience, I have this application question that goes: What would you consider as your biggest achievement and why?

At first, I was reluctant to answer. I tried asking myself several times the same question. “Ano nga ba yung biggest achievement ko? Or do I even have one?” I tried answering “graduated from college with flying colors, landed a stable job, found a suitable partner (husband), etc.” but whenever I say “biggest” achievement, they do not seem to count. For me “biggest” is something more, something extreme, something worth it. And so I just remove any hesitations to answer what was really in my heart, ignoring what will be the employer’s reaction upon reading my answer.

This is what I wrote:

Biggest achievement for me is not measured by means of defining what you are or what you’ve become, what you have or own or even where you’ve been. For me, it goes beyond that. It’s simply living a life full of contentment. This may sound strange or too unspecific but this is what achievement means for me. It’s living a life of finding purpose in God. It’s just that you enjoy what you do and you don’t feel like comparing yourself with what others have achieved because you believe that every individual is unique, wonderfully made and has his/her own purpose. I think this is my biggest achievement–learning to live a life of full dependence in Him. It means simply living life to the fullest, being happily married and trusting Him for whatever wonderful purpose He has in store for me. My biggest achievement is what I am now–what God created me to be. And I believe that it would never be hard for me to love what I do because I do it for the Lord. 🙂

You are Loved

If God never discriminates, then we have no right to do so. We are all sinners and fall short in the glory of God. There is NO EXCEPTION and the most amazing thing is: WHOEVER WE ARE, GOD LOVES US.

Try to grasp this (Be careful not to faint or fall off your chair):
You are loved. You are loved by a King. You are loved by the Greatest of all. You are loved by the Most High. You are loved by the Perfect one. You are loved by your Creator. You. Are. Unconditionally loved. By GOD. Yes. You are loved by God and no one else could ever love you like He does. And that’s all that matters. Right? 🙂

Better give up the driver’s seat and let God take control of your steering wheel. Trust Him. He’ll take you to the best-est destination you could never imagine. 🙂

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Narrow

My closest cousins had arrived and I am scared to tell them that I badly wanted to see them. It’s been forever that I was longing to see them home yet they just can’t. And when I left, they did. It’s frustrating to think that it’s done on purpose. Yes, I’m sad and disappointed. I’m sad that there are really people born with narrow minds. Narrower than what you could imagine. If they only knew how much I care for them but their hearts are just hard as stone. Why are they like that? It’s unimaginable. I just can’t stand their attitude anymore. Let God deal with them.