Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Just Ask for Jack

We all have talents and gifts. They make us unique people. These talents and gifts have the power to change the world in ways they can only do. People, including ourselves, recognize our talents.

Our talents have to be used.

Even with talent, people are inclined to do, or like to do certain things. A lot of happy and supposedly successful individuals like what they are doing. A few have the talent to do what they love doing. Some "successful" people just get lucky in terms of where they end up; but fate I think is a better term for it; and most of them love what they do.


Again, even with talent, people are inclined to do certain things. Quite a few people may have been given all the means to accomplish something with their talents, but still they forego the opportunity and choose to do something else. Some end up with nothing in the end, while some who work hard go far, even without talent.

This is what's bothering me. How can they not match at times? Why can't we end up liking what we are gifted with all the time? In this way we can get farther right? I don't know. Why do we feel so heavy when as members of a particular society that showcases our talents, we are asked to do something, when we do not even like it? It really hurts when people shove your talents up your face when you don't even like what you're doing..

Or are we not just searching enough? Who knows? Maybe there is one thing we love that we are talented in. We just have to find it, and not wait for it to come to us. I don't know. What's happening??






79 comments:

lagim214 said...

pano ka magba blog niyan? nasa tv ka. XD

Mish said...

WOW. You just said every thing that I've been thinking about these past few days. (Sorry, random stranger commenting. Hehe. But really, this bothers me as well. =/)

micx said...

well said!!

SaSSy_GurL`` said...

Ur sooo cute!!pwomizzz...

SaSSy_GurL`` said...

ur sooo sooo sooo cute!! hahaaaayy...la lang!!daan lang ako..

pao said...

Hey! Just bloghopped.. and i read your entries too.. masyadong malalim mga posts mo. haha =)

Anonymous said...

what's happening? you're thinking. and that is a good thing. you quoted Calvin Coolidge in one of your previous posts.. "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common that unsuccessful men of talent."

our talents do have to be used as they ARE gifts. what we love to do are not necessarily our inclinations based on our talents. though what is meant above is (sa tingin ko lang, a..)we cannot succeed via our talents alone, i think it is also appropriate to relate it to your post(Just Ask for Jack) as another meaning may be drawn from it. a person has certain dreams which are not, in any way, related to his talents as his goals are set as somewhat reactions to his environment. for example, an aspiring scientist/creative writer infuriated by the present political crisis in the country seeks to pursue law (a pre-law course for that matter as he cannot got straight to law school) in order to help in reforming the country. in pursuing what passion he is aflame with, he succeeds. his talent may even aid him in doing so.

provocative thought..

Marnil said...

Very well said! Thats whats weird about this world.

Anonymous said...

wow! ang galing mo naman mag english you are so smart. keep up the good work

bneg of TFC

Earl - bluethehero said...

hi, im a neophyte in the world of blogging, my entries are still more on the personal site, but im really trying my best to qualify as a semi-journalist in the world of blogging



please add a link of my blog to your blog

http://earlmacabulos.blogspot.com


p.s. ikaw talaga ang big winner para sakin.

carmimi said...

hey mikee! once you get out of kuya's house you'll be able to read this. anyway, just stay in there, be with kim. bagay kayo. kilig. super! mikee <3 kim!

Anonymous said...

i agree. we're unique in nature eh. and our talents are something to be put in action

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_*blink

Jayson said...

Talents are intrinisic in us, that is if you believe in a higher being. However there is still hope for the non believer, he or she may assume that his/her DNA sequence gave her an edge over others in a certain aspect.

How bout me? I think there really is no such thing as talent etc. All we do is specialize in a field which we think would be of most benefit to us.. i.e. to get money, fame etc...

;)

marieven said...

mikee hope you all the best!
hope you make it to the big 4.
you may noy know any single info about me,but i'm your loyal fan.
i'm very pleased that eventhough you're very good at math,you still keep your feet on the ground.you're a very intelligent man.
Godbless!
Marieven

Jayson said...

OMG! haha Post ako ng post si Mikee ka pala sa BB :)) good luck ;)

Anonymous said...

GO MIKEE!
GO MIKEE!
go kim rin!
hehe...
gudluck sa finals.
=)

Lost Wandering Soul said...

ei Mikey, know you'd probably head off to reading this blog a few days after the final week, just want you to know that it's not the text money or the loads spent to vote for you that counts, it's the constant belief I espouse that of all the people inside, you've got the substance, humility and the true personality that stood out there.

It's the personal values. Early this morning if you recall, at around 1 am, Gerald started the topic on mast__bation... the girls (Kim most specifically) pitched in... it was weird when Gerald questioned he doesn't believe the girls don't do it, and almost proceeded to make the gesticulations as to how to mas__bate..

You don't need a showbiz girlfriend dude to make this world a better place the way you view it. We don't need to even gauge who among the housemates needed the money and stuff, who's rich and who's not. The point is, we voted for you because we believe YOU stand out--in all aspects, in all areas.

Goodluck and have a nice day! Voting starts! hope my votes will be enough at least to carry my best wishes through.

Ingats, keep the faith!

anna said...

i just hope it will never be too late when we've finally found that... i'm 23 and i still don't know what the hell i'm on earth for!

Lost Wandering Soul said...

so far..top 2 na kayo...i told you we'll do something bout this. :)

at this point, everyone did their best, i hope we carry the message through how "true" a person you are among them.

shine through!

beam said...

i'm sorry but i have to do this. this is totally unrelated to your post.

congratulations on your win. you've truly shown the Filipino people the kind of stuff the Filipino youth are made of. all the four of you did. but let me tell you this - and my apologies if i offend you - you were the only one who gave me hope in the youth of today. yung nag-iisip, yung nag-pa-plano, hindi padalos-dalos, at hindi pinapayagang puso (emosyon) lang ang ginagamit sa pagdedesisyon. yung marunong maghintay, marunong kumilatis ng sitwasyon, at higit sa lahat, marunong pa ring makitungo sa kapwa tao sa kabila ng unos. the world needs more youth like you. saludo ako sa iyo. at dahil rin sa iyo, lalo ko pang ipinagmamalaki na hindi ako nagkamali sa pagpili sa ateneo para mag-aral. salamat at mayroon pang mga kabataang kagaya mo. God bless.

beam
bs mgt '02
"Kung gusto niyo kaming sigawan
Bakit hindi niyo subukan?
Lalo lang kayong hindi maiintindihan..."
Awit ng Kabataan by Rivermaya

Lexy said...

whoah...deep thoughts ha...galing mo magsulat....keep up the good work!


oh and btw..congrats!ingat po lagi...god bless...^_^

Jeff said...

Loud philosophical thinking? Nyahaha!

Well, we all have our talents to share. Kaya lang, unless we discover what these talents are, they will be unknown even to ourselves :p

kimmy said...

hey congrats nanalo ka as 1st runner up sa PBB teen edition! you deserve it ;) update mo naman dito yung experience mo :)

Nix said...

nice post....=)

Anonymous said...

Hey Mikee! I'm a fan from ADMU (college na ko *lol*). You have a Candymag Teentalk thread:

http://www.candymag.com/teentalk/index.php?topic=112095.0

(if its not there go to candymag.com/teentalk and go to TV Talk.)

Dami pa rin support sayo. Dont let your intelligence go to waste.. amin ka na lang wag na kay Kim! Haha!

trisha6 said...

Well it's true...

cherry_blueberry said...

hello poh... congrats nga po pla sa pagiging secong teen big placer nio.. :D hehe..

""~* cathe *~"" said...

hey mikee, just a li'l question: IF YOU'RE GIVEN A CHANCE TO RESEARCH ON ONE THING/SUBJECT/TOPIC FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD YOU RESEARCH ON? i'll be dropping by your blog once in a while and check on your answer. take care!

alex said...

Mikee, you're a very deep person.A really smart one...Among all the teen housemates, i liked you the most because you are not just smart but you're responsible, good-natured, kind, gentleman and God-fearing...I liked Kim too especially during the first four weeks of your stay inside the PBB house but it somewhat changed when Gerald came into the picture.I really like the MIKIM tandem because you look good together.I hope now that you're out of the PBB house, you will get to know Kim more and hopefully she would realize that you're a great catch.I mean,it's totally her loss...She can find a hundred more Geralds but she will never find another one of you mettle and class.Someone with breeding.Nag-iisa ka!!!A lot of us admire you and you have proven to be a very good role model for the youth so keep up the good work in your studies and showbiz career.I hope that you will have shows and be given a chance to be paired with Kim too!!!By the way, I want to be your friend.Hope you can give me your e-mail add or just e-mail me pls.!!!greysl112@yahoo.com TNX!!!

alex said...

Mikee, you're a very deep person.A really smart one...Among all the teen housemates, i liked you the most because you are not just smart but you're responsible, good-natured, kind, gentleman and God-fearing...I liked Kim too especially during the first four weeks of your stay inside the PBB house but it somewhat changed when Gerald came into the picture.I really like the MIKIM tandem because you look good together.I hope now that you're out of the PBB house, you will get to know Kim more and hopefully she would realize that you're a great catch.I mean,it's totally her loss...She can find a hundred more Geralds but she will never find another one of you mettle and class.Someone with breeding.Nag-iisa ka!!!A lot of us admire you and you have proven to be a very good role model for the youth so keep up the good work in your studies and showbiz career.I hope that you will have shows and be given a chance to be paired with Kim too!!!By the way, I want to be your friend.Hope you can give me your e-mail add or just e-mail me pls.!!!greysl112@yahoo.com TNX!!!

JeEvEs RoQue said...

ei,,, nice blog you have there... hehe like what others have said amin ka na lang yaan mo na si KIM... you deserve a girl more than kim!! (hehe peace po kung ayaw!) i really appreciated your blog... galingan mo chong!! update ka lang huh!! lagay mo na din po yung experience mo thanks!! go mikee!!

Anonymous said...

AAAAYYYYY!!! SI MIKEE!!! OMGOMGOMG AND TALINO MOOOO I LOVE YOU MIKEE LEE!!!!!!!! IKAW TALAGA ANG BIG WINNER SA PUSO KO! xoxo joselyn<3

boris said...

hey yo mikee! Congratulations sa win mo sa PBB. Talagang pinagpray ko yung pagpanalo mo syempre eh medyo magkamukha tayo hehehe... at first hindi ako naniwala sa mga friends ko then when I saw you laugh. Yun! magkamukha nga about 70%

talents should be used pero sometimes we are ashamed of showing it. We may tell some friends but not everybody.

as a friend, kung may nakikita akong potential sa isang tao, I'll push him to go and show his talent.

i guess thats it. hindi ko muna ipagkakalat itong URL napulot ko lang a-hihihi baka kasi magalit ka :]

kAe said...

hi.. LaLan! hindi nmn to related sa post mu ih! eion..

um! xmpre.. just wanna say my congratulations to you, for being the 2nd placer of pbb teen edition! you deserve it.. :))

goodluck senio ni kim.. aiun! pero kung ok lang seu, bagay rn qeu ni brenda! haha! lalan.. share ko lng!

um.. ngah pla! approve mu nmn ung friend request ko seu sa friendster mo! please! masaya na ku don' :))

um.. and if you have time.. visit my blog too.. here it is:

http://thebest-estever.blogspot.com/

thanks! godbless!

Joanne said...

'nuff said... very good. I never thought you're also good in writing...

Joanne said...

'nuff said. very good. I never expected that you're also good in writing. nice job.

wehkid said...

oi mikee, i'm a big fan of yours and i don't know if you care (because it's done already) but i really do feel cheated for you in PBB. it started with the whole love triangle thing with you, kim, and gerald - how PBB made you look like the third wheel even though you're not really doing anything. it made some people perceive you as a loser or something. also, in the last 2 weeks of the show, about twice as much exposure was given to kim and gerald compared to you and clare. i lost my confidence in the show after seeing all these happen. the unfairness is truly evident even in the the commercials when one housemate is featured (so the public will be able to decide who should be the big winner). they identified kim and gerald with the ending phrase: '...yan si princess kim' and '...yan si prince gerald'. and you and clare simply with '... yan si mikee' and '...yan si clare'. PBB really wanted to advance kim and gerald you know. well, enough about that. despite all their efforts, you still won 2nd place. i am very proud of you - how you handled the challenges you faced inside the house. if you've noticed, you were usually in the "hot seat". but you stayed mature and calm about the situation. i bet, if the other housemates were in your shoes that time, they'll freak out. plus, i really liked how you were with kim. you're such a gentleman (i just wish kim would see that... but i realized, you deserve someone better man). for me, you are the big winner. stay the same and continue being a role model to the youth. i hope you'll go back to your studies though, instead of taking a career in showbusiness. you really proved something to us.

anyway, i really agree with your entry. sometimes, we don't have passion to do something related to our talent. and there's 2 things pressuring us to use it anyway: God who gave us the talent and wants us to use it before He takes it away from us and, secondly, the people who depend on us. but, i believe, we just have to do what our heart desires because, in the end, we'll realize that what we do won't mean anything unless we have the passion to do it. even if we're already succesful, we won't be contented because we don't like what we're doing. so, just follow your heart but, at the same time, use your mind in deciding what you want.

yun lang.

trisha6 said...

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cutiemeowmeow said...

just keep up the good work.. and always believe in your self that you have a talent...

Cheddar Almighty said...

HOY

Aba naman, may fans ka na all over the world. *suka* hahahahaha. Dream come true ba? Loko lang hehehehe. At bakit ang comments ngayon, hindi na upon confirmation mo? Hmmm.. iba na ang sikat! HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Loko lang Mikee, kinukulit lang kita :)) ingat. sana wag ka mag mukang tanga sa ASAP bukas =))

Cheddar Almighty said...

Ay, after blog owner approval pa rin pala. Hahaha. Ibig sabihin nag login ka na? Tsk. Mag post ka na nga! Hinihintay na yan ng fans mo! HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

(binobola lang kita para pakilala mo na ko kay Gerald :D)

macao said...

hi mikee,

u know ndi ka lang cute, smart ka pa! sana u still continue ur studies kahit exposed ka na sa showbiz world...oki...studies pa rin ang impt! sayang un!

and btw, ok lang yan kahit ndi si kim...dami dyan ibang girls na mas deserving sau...lolz...

Anonymous said...

hi mikee,

u know ndi ka lang cute, smart ka pa! sana u still continue ur studies kahit exposed ka na sa showbiz world...oki...studies pa rin ang impt! sayang un!

and btw, ok lang yan kahit ndi si kim...dami dyan ibang girls na mas deserving sau...lolz...

Anonymous said...

wow. sikat ka na. may gumawa pa ng promo video mo before:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhbMnfc4mzQ

you-know-who said...

matalino ka nga.. ang deep ng mga sinabi mo.. woow, iba ka talaga :p hahaha, idol kitaa! wahahaha.

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camille said...

hey! lagi kitang nakikita sa tv. i thught ur just cute and smart..
but you are a total astig in the making.. i've read your posts and it's well said.. :))

Anonymous said...

i hope you continue writing on this blog.

Anonymous said...

i hope you continute writing on this blog.

CLARA said...

ASTIG :)

CLARA said...

Yo! Astig ka talaga :) Astig itong post na ito ah!

Haha :) Alam mo ba? Matatawa ka! Kasi nag-audition ako PBB pero, hanggang 1st screening lang ako nakapasa. Yung titigan ni Direk! Tas pinabalik ako, pero wala eh. Di na kaya nng powers ko eh!

Nwei, goodluck sa studies and more power! God Bless!

nix said...

Hey Gab!:D hahaha. Oo nga Mikee...

nix said...

Hey Gab!:D Oo nga Mikee...

Paola said...

hi!! npadaan lng sa blog mo... nice posts.... :P

PaoLa said...

hi!! npadaan lng sa blog mo... nice posts.... :P

Paola said...

hi!! npdaan lng sa blog mo.. nice posts...! :P

sweetblush_03 said...

nice writing mikee...ur very smart! :) u have inspired alot of young people because u set as a good example 4 them. di naman tayo lahat perfect pero somehow u made an impact to some.:) i just want u to know that alot of people appreciate u..dami mong forums dito.kahit di ka masyado visible sa tv ngayon, dami pa rin support sayo. galing ah....:)

anyways, ang blog mo ginawang message board. hehehehe! gawa ka ng site mo...para naman ma update mo mga fans mo. :)

good luck mikee!...stay humble k?..dami nagmamahal sayo! :)

btw, dami nyong fans ni kim sana..u look good together eh. sayang noh?..di bale ok na rin na wal kang loveteam..showbiz masyado eh. :)

sweetblush_03 said...

Nice blog mikee..ur very smart!:) i found out also dat ders alot of forums,threads and blogs posted around here related to u..wow naman..:)

Alot of people admire u mikee..most of them r saying dat ur a good role model for the youth.u embodied the true kabataang pinoy para sa karamihan. U made an impact to our youth :) congrats sayo..hope u will continue to inspire more young people pa. u still have alot of supporters even tho di ka na masyadong visible sa tv ngayon..marami pa rin nagmamahal sayo mikee boy...:)

anyways,ang blog mo ginawa nang message board.hehehehe...we just want u to know dat we appreciate u.hindi na nga ako teen noh hahaha pero avid talga ako ng PBBTE.we have 24/7 infact so napapanood talga kita and ive seen ur good personality.mabait ka talagang bata...sobra! sana naging kapatid na kita..hahaha.

good luck sayo and stay humble k?..

btw,cute nyo ni kim sana..u look good together eh. dami nyo pa rin fans kahit di na kayo close hehehe :)refreshing kasi kayo sa paningin..innocente talga ang dating at hindi showbiz,may "kilig factor" kumbaga hehehe. di bale ok na rin wala kang loveteam...pang showbiz lang yan eh.:) pataba ka konti mikee para lalo kang gagwapo..tama? :)

GoD Bless!

leo said...

grabe mikee, tinadtad ng fan messages blog mo...:P hahahaha... good luck sa pagbabasa, medyo mahaba-haba rin 'to..:P

Jean said...

Hello Mikee. I've watched you in PBB, I even vote you many times. Magkaubusan man ng load. I really wanted you to win because I see in you myself more than 10 years ago. Being misunderstood kasi matalino.Anong magagawa di ba matalino tayo,hehehe! I hope you will focus more on your studies rather than your showbiz career. God bless! and More power...

~ate jean~

Jinjiruks said...

kung may counter lang itong blog na ito malamang thousands na sya..

boris said...

hey yo. bakit hindi ka pa naguupdate?

xienah said...

padaan lang mikee ha.

jairah said...

Hey, that was a great blog entry. but i specifically liked your entry about that old man you and your bro encountered with in a minor car mishap. I somehow believe those situations are pretty common and I could wholly relate to it. Hypocrites galore. Haha. Hope you update our blog soon.

Jasmine said...

Interesting sentiments. I rather like Banal na Aso. It's so true. The exact same thing happened to my father once.

Keep on writing. You're very profound, you know. Your entries are rather addicting.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mikee! well sobrang from the very start of the PBB Teen Edition, crush na kita. yii. anyways, i just wanna congratulate you for being part of the big 4 and of course, being th 2nd placer. well, sometimes, naiisip ko tlga to.. na masdeserving tlga si Mikee kase yan ung totoong model of the youth. if i am to describe you, you're smart, intelligent, brave, self-disciplined matured man. YOU are best described as a PERFECT good model of the youth. :) i love you, Mikee! whatever happens, we'll always be here for you. ok lang na nwala na si Kim sa picture. mas umokay nman buhay mo eh. it's a big loss for her. kung ako siya, Mikee ako. kase it's not about the looks after all. it's about the willingness of the person. sana marealize nia yun. i will admit to you, nging fan ako ng MIKIM.. pero when Gerald came on the picture.. i saw..(everyone saw) the real color of Kim. but anyway, ikaw lang nman tlga ang ngpakita ng totoong kulay sa loob ng bahay ni kuya. you deserve evrything. :)

Anonymous said...

MIRIAM STUDENTS ADORE MIKEE LEE! WE LOVE YOU! :) (WE ARE FROM THE YELLOW BATCH!) :)

hanz said...

mikee!!!!!:D:D:D....grabee!!ang bait mu tlga ...tpos mtalino pahh!! sna patuloi k lng maging humble...at sana malaman mu rin na andaming nagmamahal sau sa buong mundo!!!!!maka- mikim aku dati ksma ng bezpren ko..kaso wala eh...napunta xa ky gerald...nanjan p nmn c brenda eh!!hehehe....ang dami mong na-inspire na tao...talagang isa kang huwaran sa mga kabataang pinoy!!!take care and God blezz....

Anonymous said...

hmmm.... :)

if youre somewhat lost, trying to find what you are here for in this world, read the bible, or viktor frankl's man's search for meaning.

it's a worthwhile investment... hope this helps...

Anonymous said...

.... and please, dont go into something you don't like, such as *bleep. :)

Martin said...

Hmm. Non causa pro causa fallacy.

Talents are not the only measure of the individual's uniqueness.

Simply because there's no such existing concept that you would coin as "intelligent design".

Natural law gives quarter to none, haha.

Yes, I'm quite the logical bastard at 3 a.m.

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