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Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Reality of Death

Hello my covert and random readers, 

It's been a while since I last posted here. I couldn't even muster the strength to write an entry for Christmas 2013 or the New Year. No one's to blame. Too much workload, a busy social life and time-consuming academic plans had nothing to do with it. I have no excuse, really. I simply didn't have the heart to write anything - not even my unfinished novels.

My last post dates back to November, more than a week after typhoon Yolanda tore my country apart and wiped off structures, livestock and 7,000 Filipinos in the Visayas. The whole world grieved with us. For a moment there, I thought China would have a change of heart and cease being greedy after seeing how badly beaten the Philippines was. Ah, never was I so wrong. I am, however, consoled by the fact that the ASEAN, together with Japan and India, continue to watch each other's back.

Now everyone's picking up the pieces and making an effort to move forward. It may take some time and there may be a long list of roadblocks to overcome but the idealist in me believes that things will somehow, someday, fall into place.

So why didn't I write anything for 6 months? Well, I'm that kind of writer. I do not write for the sake of writing. All the posts I've written so far have all been driven by a compelling purpose. 

And I do have one today: my paternal grandfather just died.