Sa Noli Me Tangere, maraming mga tauhan ay kilalang kilala ng mga kababayan natin, kahit hindi pa nila nababasa ang nobela! Kasali sa mga pinakasikat na tauhan dito ang walang iba kundi ang mga prayle ng kwento: sina Padre Damaso at Padre Sibyla.
Dapat ang mga pari ang nagpapakita sa atin kung ano ang dapat at kung ano ang tama sa mata ng Diyos. Sila dapat ang nagtuturo sa atin kung paano maging isang mabuting tao para sa ating sarili at sa ating komunidad.
Sa kwento ni Jose Rizal, inilalarawan niya ang mga prayle bilang mga taong nagpapanggap lang sa harap ng publiko. Ang katotohanan, sila mismo ang gumagawa ng mali sa kadiliman. Imbis na maging maka-Diyos sa kanilang ginagawa, sila ang sumasangayon sa hindi karapat-dapat.
Talagang natatakot ako sa mga prayle ng kwento. Kung kilala ko sila sa totoong buhay at alam ko kung ano ang ginagawa nila, magtatago talaga ako sa kanila. Pero dahil sa kanila, talagang sinisikap kong maging maka-Diyos sa maliliit na paraan.
Para sa akin, ang pagiging maka-Diyos ay hindi ibig sabihin na kailangan itong isigaw sa buong mundo. Ang pagiging maka-Diyos ay ang paggawa ng tama para pasayahin ang Diyos. Dapat maging maka-Diyos tayo para rin maipakita natin sa kapwa kung paano maging isang mabuting impluwensya sa mundong ito.
Imbis na punahin ko ang mga tauhan katulad nina Padre Damaso at Padre Sibyla, gusto kong magpasalamat sa kanila dahil pinakita nila na HINDI dapat akong maging katulad nila. Pinapaalala nila sa akin na maging maka-Diyos, kahit saan, dahil parati tayong nakikita ng Panginoon.
I rather enjoyed Chemistry this quarter especially when I learned about balancing chemical equations. I found all the activities really fun and decided to look for more on the internet and answer them. I definitely enjoyed figuring out what to change to make the equation work.
One of the saints we studied for this quarter was St. Therese of Lisieux or St. Therese of the Child Jesus. She was known for carrying a string of ten beads in her pocket as a means of counting the good deeds she would do as her daily devotion to God.
We thought it was a good idea to recreate these beads for ourselves and have them blessed. It was a really good project.
St. Therese used her beads to count the good deeds she had done for the day. I’d like to use my beads to count the many amazing blessings God provides me with each day. It’ll help me to be more grateful and to be more humble. Earlier this week I read a quote that really got to me deep inside. It said:
For those who follow me on Spaceship to Infinity, you might know that for the month of September, I did a 30 Day Character Challenge. For each day, there was a specific character to draw, and I did most of them digitally. Here are some of my favorites!
This is Edward Elric from the anime series, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. I did him for “the funniest character” because I love his sudden outbursts when people make fun of his height.
This is Leo from Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series. I drew him for “the hottest character” because he literally is flaming, being the son of Hephaestus!
This is Chihiro from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away. I decided to draw her for “a character from a previous favorite fandom.” This year, it was sadly announced that Hayao Miyazaki, the founder of Studio Ghibli, wold be retiring. He is such a great inspiration to me and his films will always be my favorites!
When talking about “a character who acts like you,” it is none other than Mabel Pines of Gravity Falls who comes to my mind. She is so quirky, talkative, creative, and weird. I just see so much of myself in her!
Who are these four characters? Well they are Aang, Katara, Toph, and Sokka; better known as the Gaang! I drew them for “a group of characters most like you and your friends” because they all have their differences, but together, they make one kickbutt team!
Lastly, this is Vanellope von Schweetz from Disney’s Wreck-It-Ralph. I drew her for “a character who makes you cry when they cry.” My heart absolutely broke when Ralph destroyed her go-kart. You could see how much she really wanted to race, and all the hurt in her eyes. *sobs*
I’m very proud of these digital artworks. I’m trying my best to practice more with them while still practicing my traditional art. What do you guys think?