21 May 2007





when we are in pain, its the devil at work, countering the good things GoD has planned for us. so what better way to face our battle with satan, than by using our suffering to make the world a better place?

grabe.. parang kailangan ko na talagang bumalik ng school para matupad ang philosophy dreams ko.. ang daming tanong sa utak ko!! aaack! nakakabaliw! thank you to my tita sandy for sharing this most beautiful and meaningful question with me. sana mahanap ko, at ninyo, ang kasagutan.

59 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello there Bianca,

I am actually in need of a positive things, and when I looked at this post.. it helped me though in a way. It made me calm when I feel like blowing my top.

Thanks

yellowcandy

liz said...

Philosophy is my favorite subject way back in college..(at saka psychology /sociology din) pero minors ko lang sila lahat. And I don't think kaya ko silang i-major..Haha nakakasira kasi ng ulo! Sabi kasi nila analyzing life is what makes it more complicated..kaya dapat leave things as they are :)

If you have extra time, you can try to read other blogs..there, you'll find other's philosophy. Learn from them, argue with them...ang saya :)

bOnsKi said...

hmmm yeah school rules!! though sometimes school gets into my nerves.. i still agree and i think you're really a great person.. smart and just about everything.. give yourself a pat on the back.. everybody makes mistakes.. :) you rock!!

bellepepper said...

ey bianca:)
I tried to leave a comment here pero hindi ako sure if nasend talaga un.
anyway.. just wanna say hi:)
hope you can also visit..
bellepepperish.blogspot.com

kaRen_myxmatch said...

its so philosophical yet its really really true... how can all the negative things or thoughts in you can turn someone's life be meaningful? paano nga ba?

Bianca, hope you can go back to school... for sure hindi lang ikaw matututo, coz we know you will share whatever learnings you have :)

VJ said...

I agree talaga.

bhitzs said...

When im in suffering and in pain i always remind myself of a part in the poem "footprints in the sand"...let me share it...:)



"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why, when I needed you most, you would leave me."
The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints in the sand, it was then that I carried you."

Napoleon said...

Hello po. Since this is your latest post, dito po ako nag-comment. I would just like to say that you are so great in being one of the hosts of PBB. You make the worlds of persons like us (kids) become inspired and through you, we set a goal in our lives and it will be in our hearts and minds for all time. ;)

Hanna said...

I studied language and literature but I took mostly philosophy classes just because. I especially enjoyed Chinese Philo. Anyway, when we're going through something it either destroys us or makes us stronger and when we've overcome whatever it was that caused us a great deal of pain, we either forget or try to help other people who might be going through the same thing and that, I believe, is how we get to help the world be a better place. instead of cursing the world for screwing us over, we fight back by helping those in need.

Anonymous said...

hoping to see u here in bacolod tom.....

bellepepper said...

ey bianca!:)
it's me again myla aka "bellepepper"...
i can't find anyway to reach you kaya gawa na lang ako comment sa blog mo..
It's so nice to know na spiritual ikaw maxado.. I'm just one of ur hundreds and thousands of fans..
No wonder why we really love you..:)
continue to shine!
GOD SPEED!

princessliezl said...

hmmm, i've been reading your blogs eversince. this is my first time to comment.

If you have time you can read the cats and dogs theo [this was recommended by my friend] and Understanding Job.

i agree to you, the enemy will do all his best to hinder us from getting close to our walk with God; countering every blessing that God wants us to have.

I just want to share this with you:
"Everything we don't know about God will be taken against us by our enemy [satan]."

God bless you more! He has been blessing you with the power of influence! common!

Weng said...

Hi Bianca!

Nabuha ang blog mo! *er tagal nakong hingi nag blog-hop* its Weng, from CDG days =) remember reality group? :p

You're so positive, despite of, that's what's so infectious! By the way im not in TrendMicro anymore, not sure if your number is still alive,so im posting it here so if they call your bro dropping my name, kindly ignore hehehehe!

Oh and madami ako ofcmates who are your fans, and they have these friendster 'accounts' of yours added..? eeee i told them what you wrote here, you don't have an account.

Take care!
-Weng

Anonymous said...

Curious that someone would comment reading Job without really understanding it.

If pain is given to us by Satan then Satan is doing it with God's explicit permission. If you read Job you will see that God allowed Satan to hurt Job because God wants to score a point against Satan. For the sake of winning an argument, God sacrificed Job's family.

While Job was rewarded in the end, the fate of his wife and children wasn't even interesting to the writers of Job. It would really suck to be Job's wife and child, you know. Yet, they get no sympathy.

If pain is brought to us by the devil, then what about the stigmatists? Padre Pio became a saint because of it. Devil's gift? Or God's?

Study Philosophy, Bianca, but do not restrict your reading to those approved by the Church. You will be hearing only one side. I was on the side of the church once. But after wide reading, logic and reason, I discovered the truth. Was it Ingersoll who said that he finds it strange that God would give us reason and logic and then punish us for using them? Do not be afraid.

Read and think, Bianca. The truth is painful (it was to me) but the truth shall set you free.

Robert
sadiztik.blogspot.com

Quote of the day:
"Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith. I consider the capacity for it terrifying." Kurt Vonnegut.

PS.
No need to post this. Take care.

Anonymous said...

i explained the question to my 3 yr. old brother and he answrd...

"manlimos ng pera at ipamigay..."
hehe

i think, the book "tuesdays with morrie" answers this question.
morrie the dying teacher, made his neat death his last subject.

wa! magulo ako.
ung book hinde.
mitch albom woohh!!!
-jin

BitterSoliloquy said...

Nakakatulong talaga ang mga struggles sa buhay. Roses are incomplete without thorns, light without dark, etc. Lahat ng bagay ay may balance.

Struggles are here to shape us into better individuals. All of us are susceptible to problems in life. It's about how you face it talaga, and being able to overcome it.

Heheh, tingin ko tama na ang mga sinabi ko. :p


-Jan

P.S. Yeah, try to read some blogs too. :)

talahibgirl said...

hi bianca,

i am an incoming 2ndyr. Philosophy student at UP Diliman.
It's really a breath of fresh air hearing how you talk about your love for philosophy...I'm so tired of hearing people say "ano ka ba, sinasayang mo ang buhay mo...bakit philo pa ang kinuha mo?" I guess they won't understand let alone appreciate it unless they immerse themselves in it. good luck in pursuing your dreams of taking up philo one day. continue writing...thanks

talahibgirl

Camyl said...

Wow that's deep. Favorite ko rin Philo eh kasi nagagamit ko talaga yung brain ko :)

Cathe said...

I kind of disagree on what you said on the first paragraph.

When I am in pain, I never thought that the devil is at work on me. I think that it is part of my life and God intended it to be so that I can come out to become a stronger person, better than before.

And I agree on your last paragraph.

You should really go back to Philosophy class. If you do, I have lots of questions to ask you myself.

Good luck! Enjoy the rest of summer if you can!

mishiru said...

annyeong ms. bianca!! ~~ i luv all your posts!! actually, i've got your site from a magazine and i was curious so i came to check it out...you're ryt...it's the devil that works in times of suffering!! kaya all we need is to stay strong and have faith in HIM. kaya miss bianca...bbasha!! fighting!! ^^

Carissa Gomez said...

Hi Bianca.

I'm Carissa and I'm an avid reader of your journal and this is my first comment :)

I think I have an answer to the question posted on your blog :)

I do think these sufferings can make the world a better place by sharing the learnings we have grasped in those experiences. In a way, these people whom you have shared your thoughts with will help then refrain from expriencing the same circumstance/s that you went through.

I don't if this is exactly answers your question. Hihi. :D

Anonymous said...

suffering is the best prayer that one can offer. Wether it be for world peace or for that lost brother.

chezka said...

that's so philosophical... i never thought that you could be this smart... you know what, i think it's better if you'll study back in school... hindi lang ikaw ang matututo, for sure you'll always be able to share your knowledge and principles with others...

Laurene said...

hello bianca. :)

it's good that you're updating your blog again.

yes, i agree. i believe that even if we are at our lowest points, we should still choose to do the right things. :)

fishboi said...

like you. Andami ko ng tanong sa buhay ngayon. I thought tapos na ako sa stage na yon since 25 years old na ako. Pero recently, i lost my cousin who is very close to me. And then eto na naman ako magtatanong. Ewan ko ba, pero sometimes I even find myself thinking that sometimes God is unfair. To whatever reason, i hope in time we find the answers.

Anonymous said...

one does not need philosophy to understand the "basics" of life and to seek answers to questions about life. If you rely on them to seek the truth --- they are just a compilation of the thinking of thinkers made famous because its either eccentric or profound...or just plain outrageous. Im fascinated by it as well, once upon a time... but i was glad i was already a mature christian who knew the basic truth in the bible when i delved into philosophy. I was hungry for truth like you but i found ALL the answers in the BIBLE at the end of my seeking. Also, i do not think that all our sufferings are brought upon by the enemy. It could be a consequence of a mistake/bad decision/sin. Although we are always forgiven but we arent spared of facing the consequence of it...It could also be a testing allowed by GOD...just like Paul having a thorn in the flesh to teach him something...I pray that you will hear the answers from the Saviour HImself and He will speak to you in a special way..God bless

Ann said...

When you're down and in pain...so many questions are rambling in your mind. Sometimes you even question God why this things happens. Sometimes you doubt him for giving others what they want and yours not giving a chance ... Para maiwasan ko mag-doubt sa Kanya ... I always tell to myself, "Ann, pana-panahon lang yan ... your time will come :)"

Anonymous said...

Hello there Bianca,

We have pain because God watns us to carry the cross just like his beloved son Jesus.

Please read this
letter from a minister to a woman with cancer.

It's very touching. It really made me cry.

Marktams said...

hi bianca...if you have a lot of questions in your life...try joining the life's directions retreat. it is mentored by father ted gonzales of the ADMU CEFAM.

lovelle said...

malapit na mag start ang classes and i'm not too excited. well, i can't really explain. but parang feeling ko sobrang pagod na naman kasi nga pag psych ang daming paper works na expected galing sa amin. hehehe. mabuti kapa feel mong bumalik sa school. hehehe.

rhon said...

hmmm...that really made me think… suffering is really a strong and painful word. It could make someone bitter… or make him learn humility.

Well… perhaps, it’s a matter on how you look at things. What kind of attitude you show in dealing with it.

kim said...

Nice question, it actually made me realize that people can be totally selfish at times we are complaining that our life's pure pain.

Pain is not always caused by the devil, and sometimes, it's the other way around.

God gives you pain to become a stronger individual.
And satan gives you an equal share of luck to help you change your faith.

But either way, we should really try to do things for a good cause.

=]

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Paula pinKIKAY said...

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shamae said...

ate bianca_
i adore ur blog?
can u give me some tips on how to decorate mine too?

waiting for your reply

Anonymous said...

hi ate bianca!i really adore your strength..hope i am stronger like you when painful moments come in my life..haay when im in pain..i just listen to any xtian songs, reading the bible and pray..that alone can make my world a better place and of corz do not look back of the pain rather pick those lessons learned..hehehe..have a smile day alwways!!!

eugene said...

miss...our suffering cannot make this world a better place...nobody`s suffering can...only one person has done that,that all might live..and hope..that all may be saved..there is nothing wrong in searching for the answer..its just that you already know it..we search deeper,farther,further..our search becomes suffering...
in school we learn theories...outside we learn to live...

MC said...

Hi Ms. Bianca,

First time to read your blog.
I am actually enjoying.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful stories;
I am learning a lot.
Keep it up!
God be with you.

MC

shamae said...

hi ate biance,i'm shiela , 16 yrs old ,
i am a fan of your blog ever since i can remember.
i wanted to start my own blog. and i want to make it more personalize just like yours.
only i'm not brilliant as you are and i have absolutely no idea how.
i have started the blog but i don't know how to personalize the background and everything.
can you give me some tips on how?

waiting for your reply
shiela^.^
thanks..

marian said...

hi po ate bianca! feeling close na ehe!
gus2 ko lang sabhin na sobrang i admire u! I rily love watching u sa mga shows mo. I watch pbb celeb dvd everyday sobra. Continue touching oders lives,be hapi po! sana matupad lahat ng endeavors mo. U rily desrve to be hapi. il olwyz be 1 of ur biggest fun. Hope to see you 1 day. aabangan q mga shows mo.

Anonymous said...

This may be an ordinary comment u receive everyday coming from millions hu rily admire u, I just want to let u know that iam one of them. I rily admire u as a person. U’v touched my lyf in simple ways. Napaka ironic to say this e d naman tau close bsyds hndi mo pa nga aq namimit, pro upon watching u, and reading ur blog, naiinspire ako sa mga words mo. From d moment I 1st saw u on tv, na admire na kita. Naging idol na kta. Iam one of those who supported u when u entered pbb, isa din ako na nagvote para magng big winner ka. I’v experienced a lot of pain, sobra pero watching u and reading this blog, nagkakaroon ako positive outlook in life. Sobrang u’v touched my lyf po. Sana 1 day mamit kita, tapos maging tutor ko to be a good host like u. Graduating na ako dis year e. lagi po kitang susubaybayan. If ever maisipan mong magsend ng msg skin, eto po email ko, proactive_26@yahoo.com.. Godbles. Sana matupad lahat ng endeavor mo. Madami din pong nagmamahal sau. Continue inspiring oders. Actually, pinapanood qta now nguuplate ka... ehe!
Thankz!
-ur biggest fun. (jorist from pampanga)

jorist said...

itz me again po ate!
ur so prety!
godbles!

Anonymous said...

Hi bianca :) Maybe you should try reading CS Lewis's SCREWTAPE LETTERS. It's about how the devil works their way to human hearts. If you haven't read it, I mean :) -ruthie

supercow said...

Bianca! This may sound off but I am so elated to see you back blogging!

Yey!

~supercow

Anonymous said...

nice to see you in yellow outfit. pastel colors maganda siguro sa yo. Palagi ka kasing naka black or dark colors sa pbb update. nakktanda! bata ka pa naman at charming. lab talaga kita. lab ka rin ng kuyakoy ko. hanap daw siya ng gf tulad mo...hehehe

HellCat said...

Bianca, you rock in the cover of Manual magazine! You look very alluring there! Wickedly foxy! Oh la la! You should be the poster girl for Philosophy. Show the world that girls who dig philosophy are not all pasty faced, homely and nerdy types.

Any chance you will do a spread for FHM, Maxim or other men's magazines out there?

bebe ann said...

ms bianca....sory pero super out of the topic ito....

ang isang katulad mo ba ,(celebrity,atenista/zobel,) ay nag babasa ng tagalog romance pocketbook?.....

walang ibang paraan po para makausap kayo... thanks!

Xtian said...

hi "Ate bianca"! NAKS!

Well I find your blog nice po.. full of positive things and interesting posts!

I linked you in my blog! hope it's ok for you! ;)

An said...

thanks for your blog! now i have my own Yabang Pinoy abaca band!

God speed!

bob said...

i love you bianca!

che-che said...

hi ate bianca! bago pa lang ako d2!fan mo talaga ako...

napoleon said...

Na inspire talaga ako dun. Hehe. ;)

Murderman said...

It's the same way that the death of a bovine begets beef...

Life is an endless cycle of life and death and joy and suffering, for how can one appreciate the ups without the downs? Or appreciate the coming of the dawn without the dark night?

leia said...

Ang deep naman ng mga words na yan.

How can that be possible kaya?

princess tea said...

wow ate bianca super sipag mo talaga to study unlike me haha i salute you ate bianca =)

Cliff Ramos said...

That's one of life's biggest mystery... Kailangan natin maramdaman ang sakit para may matutunan tayo... Pero sana hindi na lang ganun ang process...

jayvee f. said...

uy youre back. nice to see that youre blogging again

Patricia said...

this reminds me of something.

i've read the story of the 3 kids from fatima. si jacinta, yung youngest, palagi niyang inooffer yung sufferings niya for the conversion of sinners. na even sa huling moments niya, pinili niyang maghirap para mas marami pa siyang maconvert na sinners.