Hey, It’s 2016!

New year

Yes, It is. 2. 0. 1. 6.!!!  Time sure flies when you’re having fun, right? 😉

First of all, let me all greet you a Happy Happy New Year! Cheers! Second of all, let’s all greet 2016 with a grateful and hoping heart!

This past year was one hell of a roller coaster ride. I believe it’s the same for everyone else. We all share a common thing or two – we all have at least one common experience – may it be landing a new job, falling in love [again] [and oh, by the way with same person as last year] *Damn our hearts*, unforgettable trips and celebration with your buddies, getting into arguments or fights with your loved ones, and so much more.

I just know that we have gone through a lot of downs in the past year but I’m sure as heck that we had more up, crazy-good, and unforgettable moments.

I am proud and humbled that we were all able to surpassed and lived through 2015. We may have failed at a couple of things, maybe tons of things last year. But hey, that’s what 2016 is for – to right the wrong, to learn from the past mistakes, and ultimately use it in the present for the benefit of now and of course, the future. 

That’s why let us all do our best in making 2016 as the best year of our lives. Let’s all strive to do better. To be better. Let’s always seize every moment, my dear friend!

Here’s to more crazy, fun-filled, and blessed year!

Best,

Ardent Wayfarer

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PPS. Excuse my selfie. By the way, a fun and cool trivia – According to Filipino Superstitions, wearing any polka-dotted clothe will bring prosperity for the coming year. No harm in believing your old folks’ sayings. 🙂 Again, Happy New Year! All the best this 2016

This season, to the next

Christmas Tree

Is it true that when you grow up, you feel a little less Christmassy?

I am a 22 year old professional living with my brother in a small condominium in the middle of the busy business district. For this particular year, Christmas seems a little bit less happier. Don’t get me wrong! We went home in the province and got to spend this holiday with our relatives. We had quite a night. A small feast, a few beers, and lots of games.

But yes – despite all the smiles and laughter, there’s a small voice inside of me saying things could’ve been better. Well yeah, if I think it through, we may have a small family problem that got in the way of celebrating this season. However, I know deep inside that this is not the only reason as to why this season feels a little less brighter.

I have been seeing memes on Social Media discussing this very same topic. Among the post I saw are the ones depicting that I am feeling this way because I got a bit older. Heck with that argument!

The spirit of this season, in my opinion, should be celebrated joyously throughout our lives whether it be that in a stage wherein we’re a toddler, a tween, or even an old crippled man.

The season of giving is ageless and so should the people celebrating it. We should still all get giddy when receiving gifts, we should all be ecstatic on the eve of this season and the feast that we’ll be having. We should put effort in giving out gifts for our loved ones. We should all together celebrate Christmas with smiles in our hearts.

Writing this, maybe it is just really because I am a bit frustrated in life as I am going through some personal dilemma and that my family’s going through a bit of a tough patch but nevertheless I promise to celebrate next year’s Christmas with a thankful heart and a happier soul!

Happy Holidays!

Cheers,

Ardent Wayfarer

Aesthetics of Hoping

“Hope is the thing with feathers. That perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words. And, never stops at all”Emily Dickinson

I believe the aforementioned quote fully embodies the true essence of hope/hoping. It is an ethereal occurrence that lies in each and everyone of us – resting deep within our hearts and without fail sings songs of courage without lyrics, but still, we fully understand the message it wants to convey. And it truly truly, never stops at all. Not at the expense of challenge or obstacles the tests the vulnerability of our being human.

It is the beating hearts of our souls. Our dreams and aspirations. Our wishes and our prayers. Hoping encompasses love, passion, depression and hatred.

The comeliness of hoping brings about the best in everyone. Giving light amongst our darkest time. Shredding deceit thus showing honor and truth. And ultimately, pours out love into a pot of hatred.

That my friend, for me, is the truest substance of Hope.

Love always,

-ardentwayfarer

High Hopes

Osaka Japan

I have been always a dreamer. Not just for myself, but for my family, friends and country as well.

I have high hopes for everyone and everything – for a better tomorrow and a brighter future. I believe it is important to dream – and dreaming for me is having a goal, a vision and a mission. Dreaming, i think is the fuel of life. It is what most of the time makes people live to the fullest. It (dreaming) enables a person to push the boundaries of oneself and conquer challenges, which makes them a better person. Ultimately, dreaming exists because of love. You love yourself that’s why you wanted to achieve great things, you love your family that is why you want what’s best for them, same goes with your friend, and your country as well. You always dream for good things. One never dreams for a bad thing for that is not a dream but a nightmare, that everyone avoids.

And one should never forget that when dreaming, one should be doing. As William Shakespeare once said “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves”  We can dictate whatever happens to us. We have the power to choose. Choose to do good and be good. Choose to dream better and bigger. Or we can choose the other way around. We have a universal key in our hands, with the guidance and strength of our faith, all we have to do is choose the right door. And by doing so, it will lead us to the right path, to the right dream – Our dream, which often sleeps, in the deepest parts of our hearts.

So, my dear friend – Dream as big as you can. Do everything as hard and great as you can. And believe and have faith, always.

Love always,

-ardentwayfarer