Monday, June 10, 2013

Blending Contrasts

     I've been busy attending a three-day seminar last week. I was required to attend the said seminar before I can officially start my new career. The entire three days were filled with different interesting topics. One of which required us to act as if we were the lecturer's students. The lesson was something to do with adjectives. We were divided into four groups and were obliged to create a title together with an adjective-filled story out of our chosen painting. Our group chose this very nice painting, which we think really caught our attention. The title of the painting was "Bulb fields" - painted by Van Gogh.

     Since the activity is only for five minutes and because I'm a blogger and I can definitely feel the figurative emotions portrayed by the artist, I initiated in composing the story and let my group mates give their comments or reactions on what I've done. They agreed on the outcome and we ended up presenting this short story in front of everyone. 
Blending Contrasts

     Once upon a time, I woke up in the middle of a world filled with contrasts. The sky looks gloomy yet the field was filled with lovely colors. I felt a little scared yet there's intense emotion of gladness blooming inside of me. What a contrasting yet perfectly blended world there is. I came to realize that our world is indeed full of contrasts. We were all born different from each other, but we all have to blend and complement one another for us to successfully mend this broken world. 

Photo courtesy of Van Gogh Gallery

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Why We Volunteer

     A friend of mine asked me earlier through Facebook, "Don't you have any work right now that's why you're [just] volunteering? Just volunteering... Attaching "just" with "volunteering" is a little bit off for me. I ended up answering him (still in a friendly manner) that I'm a volunteer regardless whether I have a work or not because it is my simple dedication towards building this nation. 

     Being a volunteer is not "just" an option when one does not have a job. We don't volunteer simply because we need to offset our free time and use it as our pastime. Volunteering is a personal commitment and one, who engages in this kind of activity, should have passion for it. 

     We volunteer not because we expect something in return... we volunteer simply because we care for others in dire need. We inspire people and we change lives. These are our main motivations and prime reasons why we are still active in volunteering. We don't [just] volunteer, we make CHANGE happen.

     For people interested to volunteer with cause-oriented projects, I strongly encourage you to do so. Being a volunteer is not a money-making career... It is more of a chance to express your love, time, and talent to the society. Happy volunteering!

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