"Sometimes you'll never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory."

Month: November, 2012

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.

I remember reading a poem ages ago and how it positively affected my life, and how I wished I could just share it to the world so that it can affect everyone else. Well, good news! I’ve found the poem of long ago! I hope it will only change your lives for the better. 


“Dear Yesterday,

Please don’t let me forget about you.
I need my mistakes and my memories of failure.
In order to succeed for Today and Tomorrow.
Show me what I’ve done so I can do more.
And teach me ways I can visit you, without staying for too long.

Dear Today,

Refuse to be taken for granted.
And encourage my choice to love you.
Help me to make you beautiful.
So that when you become Yesterday
I will remember you Tomorrow.

Dear Tomorrow,

Be nothing like Today.
And everything more than Yesterday.
Teach me the value of time
As I appreciate your arrival.
Because Yesterday and Today both know, you can never promise to arrive.”




A Secret Thank You.

November 12, 2012


1. Thank you for being there despite of my random aggravation and anger I have toward you when you fail to take me seriously. At the end of the day you are you, and I’m happy that you’re in my life. I love you. Thank you.

2. Thank you for being a provider. We both know you can work to become a better one, and I know we argue countless times about this particular matter, but nonetheless, you still provide, and if it weren’t for your provision, Sissy & I would be malnourished. I love you. Thank you.

3. Thank you for never leaving me in the fluctuating hell hole ride we never asked to experience. I’m just so glad we had and will always have each other when life decides to give us another lemon to squeeze. You’re the bestest. My appreciation I have towards you is endless and will never be enough. I love you. Thank you.

4. Thank you for loving me the way you do. I know I can be the most frustrating person to deal with sometimes, but hey, you always pull through. It’s not easy to try and understand even 50% of me, but you try, and as much as I hate to admit the following confession, I need to be poked 90% of the time so that I can be “free” from my thoughts, and you do it just right. And because of that, I love you. Thank you.

5. Thank you for being my reliable go-to person. You and I both know we are not the friendliest people, especially when we are in our melancholy state, but for some reason, we get each other when no one else seem to, and that truly is a blessing because if it weren’t for you, to be frank, I don’t know who else to run to. I know I’m the least affectionate person, but I’m truly and genuinely grateful to have you as my friend. Thank you.

6. Thank you for entering my life at the right time. Some may disagree, but I cannot stress enough how absolutely happy I am to have met you. You might think I’m a b*tch for doing what I had done, even after what happened, but you & I are so well connected that you know we most definitely WILL remain buddies! Keep making me laugh and keep lending me your solid ears, por favor! Thank you.

7. Thank you for being the perfect stranger. We’ve known each other for a while now, and I hope this friendship of ours will only grow for many more years. You’ve proven me that good people with good intentions still exist, even from a distance. Thank you for picking up my emergency calls and still having the audacity to make fun of me when I’m all about the waterworks. Thank you.

8. Thank you guys for giving me a tangible motivation. I know I hated it at first, but it became something that I just loved instantly- oxymoronic. You both have always been the most considerate people I know, and I am beyond blessed to have ya’ll in my life. My motivation could not have been given from better people than you guys. I love you both. Thank you.

9. Thank you for teaching me a valuable lesson in trust and betrayal. I would have never in a fleeting second imagined that you, of all people, would hurt me the way you did. Thank you for teaching me that even a human being could fall as deep as the fallen angels. I know I may sound cruel and unforgiving, but you don’t deserve even a fragment of my kindness. You, you are a curse in disguise, a blessing in the end; if it weren’t for you, I would have never realized that people like you actually live. Thank you.

“I just want to be thankful. Even if it means to be awfully cruel about it, at least I’m telling the truth. You should be thankful for my honesty.”


Separate Dreams.

October 29, 2012
Thoughts evolving into words unspoken.
 The questionable questioned, the unanswered remains.
 Darkness invaded the luminous road,
 Ending the quest of two lovers dream.
 The ambiguity has mislead the pathway, the silence has destroyed it.
 Actions intended for the best, taken and received as the worst.
 Silence thought to be gold, discovered only to be dull.
 Stories untold became the tragedy of the fleeting existence.
 The winding road may be bleak.
 The darkness may have intervened.
 The silence may be deadly, the unknown a mystery.
 Winter turns into spring, summer came and brought us here.
 Autumn leaves, autumn nights, whispering wind, hold it tight.
 Pure (six) years of cinematic love story,
 Came to a halt in hopes for improvements.
The future, we’ll never know.
 The past will never go.
 Today is yesterday’s tomorrow
 Let the roads end the sorrow.
 Start fresh, start anew,
 Separate lives, chasing dreams.
 One day if true
 Still lovers, it seems,
 To be apart is to return back fully whole
 For lovers dream will find again, its one true soul.


When all is said and done,

mistakes and apologies,

“Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.” – Swedish Proverb

Music, My Catharsis.

Anyone who’s into gospel music should have a go on Heritage Singers. Their inspiring lyrics, soothing melodies, and celestial harmonies will melt ya’ll to the bones. I’m going to list my current 11 favorite original songs and covers from the Heritage Singers, & I really do hope whoever reads this, will download their music! They’re a classic. Take my word on this. =]]


1. Forgive Me
2. There's Always A Place At The Table
3. We Are The Band, But He Is The Music [A mixture of English & Portuguese]
4. A Quite Place [Bossa Nova-esque]
5. Adonai
6. Renew Me
7. Someone Is Praying For You [An old Heritage song ❤]
8. More Than Wonderful [A classic]
9. Redeemer
10. Holy Spirit Rain Down
11. His Strength Is Perfect

Fleeting Moments.

After my Euro trip in 2010, I can’t seem to go through my day without looking at a particular photo [shown above] my sister had taken of me in Rome, Italy. Standing in front of Fontana di Trevi, with my back against the world, as I made my thought-out wishes. It was a moment I wasn’t fully ready to let go now that I think about it. I don’t know what it was, but as I was making my thousand and one wishes, I felt as though I was departed from reality- and it was nice. I opened my eyes, tossed my coins over my left shoulder & I felt….new. I know, I know, “Rachel you sound lame and dramatic!”, but I’m actually pretty damn serious. Hence the reason why I couldn’t go on my day without depressing myself over the perfect photo my sister had taken of me. Everybody has their moments, and the interesting part about it is that some people wait for “big moments” to alter their life when in reality, at the end, those little brief moments are the ones that will transform and revamp a person’s life instantaneously. Recently, I have found myself steered into a different direction, and another of this moment sure would help me get back on that route I was in. So please, God of Fleeting Moments, reveal yourself to me. I’m desperado for a coin toss.