For people who go on hearing and watching news. Then, they go on pointing fingers. I completely disagree.
For instance, remember the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks. You assume every Muslim is a terrorist.
(I have a Muslim friend. She is the one of the sweetest people I have ever known.)
Another example is a lone gunman, Stephen Paddock, killed 59 people and injured more than 500 others in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. He was not religious. You assume every atheist is a villain.
(I have a good friend, who is atheist. She's like a sister to me.)
Last example is a teenage woman tragically, unexpectedly died from multiple knife stabs from her uncle. That was my sister. Now, what do you assume?
(Before, I was very uncomfortable to talk about my sister's death. I was afraid people will hate me. I was worried what other people will think about me and my family. Now, I do not care. It is impossible to please everybody. Say what you want. I cannot completely stop somebody from saying something. Go with what you want.)
That is news for you.
The past is remembered. Live in the moment. The future is in you.
I saw a romantic comedy movie, "Crazy Rich Asians." I watched it back-to-back. (The night, and the morning after.) The movie is about an Asian American lady visiting her rich boyfriend's family in Singapore for the first time. It explains the cultural differences. Most of its scenes relate to my life as an Asian American. (My parents are Filipino. I was born and raised in America.)
Since I watched this superb film, I am writing about this blog entry, "L-O-V-E."
Love is just a 1-syllable, and 4-letter word. L-O-V-E. Truly, love has many definitions to it. We each have a heart. That is LOVE.
To keep it simple, I will explain my meaning of "love" to my future girlfriend. (Yuh, I have already written two letters to my future girlfriend, "A Letter to Her," and "Another Letter to Her.")
In a nice way, I was telling him stories. I was talking about his problems. He was truly offended by my honesty.
As he raised his voice, he told me, "You are telling me that I am a messed up person!
We just don’t know.
So far, I have experienced a lot from it in traveling. I met a lot of people in China and in the Philippines. I have built meaningful relationships.
It is impossible to remain in contact with everybody. Also, it is impossible to please everybody. (I cannot greet a happy birthday to each of my Facebook friends.)
Things can change. Things do not normally go according to plan. This ain't a movie. Expectation is what we want, but this is reality.