Daily Post Challenge

How do you define SUPERHEROES?

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What does it really mean by the word SUPERHEROES

Do we really have SUPERPOWERS?

If you’d search for the meaning of the word SUPERHERO, you’d get the following definition…

  1. type of costumed heroic character who possesses supernatural or superhuman powers and who is dedicated to fighting crime, protecting the public, and usually battling supervillains. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superhero
  2. a benevolent fictional character with superhuman powers, such as Superman.  https://www.google.com.ph/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=superhero+definition
  3. a fictional character who has amazing powers (such as the ability to fly) http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superhero
  4. a hero, especially in children’s comic books and television cartoons, possessing extraordinary, often magical powers. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/superhero
  5. a character in stories or movies who has special powers, such as the ability to fly, that are used for fighting evil or helping people  http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/superhero

If you would notice, they are giving us the same definition. Maybe not the same set of words, but same idea. Wikipedia, Google, Merriam-webster, Dictionary, Cambridge and such. But do you really think SUPERHEROES are those wearing costumes, those who can fly, those who have amazing powers?

At one point in time, we believed. Especially when we were young. We believed that we can be superheroes and that we can have amazing powers. But as you grow older, you get to understand the REAL MEANING of SUPERHEROES…

This is when you do not have to wear costumes, you do not have to have video cameras and reporters just like what we see on TV. This is when you do not have to fly just to save someone.

Being a superhero would mean “HELPING”. Any act of helping, big or small, can already make a big impact on people. Helping poor ones, helping even the rich ones, helping animals or so – it is already an act of helping. HELPING is your SUPERPOWER. You can be a SUPERHERO yourself. Anybody can be a SUPERHERO, even without those capes and masks.

Now check this out! I met these people from the Philippines, who became superheroes themselves.

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So who are they?

They call themselves ZINCO BROTHERS. A brotherhood of young people who have been friends for almost 2 decades now. They have been together since they were young. Through ups and downs, they have seen each other’s downsides and are all very familiar with each other’s flaws. From rural to urban, they still come back to what they consider SECOND HOME.

A few years back, they decided to name the group ZINCO, where they used to hang out when they were young and where they met all the members. One day, they thought of something different from what they usually do. Almost every month, they would drink, hang out, party and all. And then they all decided to do something productive or fruitful. To HELP others who are in need. They can still remember the first time they donated to a certain Orphanage in the Philippines. They started young. The children from the orphanage were young too.

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ZINCO 90’s

And then they all decided to do it annually. So every year, they prepare goods, stuff, and food for the children of that Orphanage. They only started with a SACK OF RICE. That’s it. They only wanted to help. Their only concern then was to make other people smile. Nothing more – nothing less. 

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And now? They can already provide boxes of fruits, boxes of toys, boxes of clothes, boxes of rice and goods for each child and staff, they can now provide a day full of fun, games, and celebration. They participate yearly by preparing food and sharing money for them to be able to make the event for the kids successful. They all agreed to celebrate their anniversary every December with these kids.

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karlos bday 5.jpgFor a long time, they all kept this to themselves. They believed that they do not have to tell the world about their good deeds. Then again, I still tried my luck to have an interview with them because I believe that, we do not have to show this to people for fame, but instead to INSPIRE others in HELPING and doing good deeds.

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When they started it was just a sack of rice sent to the Orphanage. There were only a few of them. The orphans were young then. And now, together with the wives, sisters and their children, they all HELP each other to be able to make these waifs smile every Christmas Season. And the latest PHOTO? It was taken last year. Some of the kids are already adults. All the members participated in the said event wearing different costumes of SUPERHEROES. 

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See, they have been superheroes themselves since the day they started making these children happy. Wearing costumes last year was just a BONUS. To make them happier.

So, what does it really take to be a SUPERHERO? Nothing but A GOOD HEART. Giving without expecting anything in RETURN. 

Looking forward to having another interview with these people in the next few years. Let’s see what the theme is going to be like this December… 🙂

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This week’s Daily Post challenge is to write a post about a superhero who speaks to you. Shhhh, I have actually met all of these SUPERHEROES in person.. :p FLY HIGH GUYS! Till our next adventure ZINCO BROTHERS! Thank you for giving The Anonymous Writer the chance to know all of you. Keep it up! 

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Daily Quotes by TheAnonymousWriter

Reality

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“Life is not what we always see in movies..”

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This is what we call real life… Happy endings would only mean Life with Jesus… Getting married doesn’t mean you will have a happy ending.. There would always be challenges in life… Seeing yourself having your own house, expensive cars and luxurious life don’t mean the same – you are only blessed to have a good life. Happy endings in movies aren’t real.. Because life doesn’t end there.. Real life is the life that you are facing now… Happy or not – this is REALITY…

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Featured Article of the Month

SEPTEMBER ISSUE (Featured Article of the Month) The Vlogger

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“Start small, do what you want and enjoy” -Mika-

 

“How to be one of the most Beautiful Butterflies in the world? Let us meet the first Featured Article of the Month. Our SEPTEMBER Issue — The Rebel of the Universe”

 

I was browsing the internet a few days ago and I pulled out this youtube vlogger who happens to be a young beautiful lady. I watched her vlogs and I learned that she is a Filipino, who can speak English well and can make her viewers listen until the end of her video log.

As I was watching her, I felt like I am seeing myself when I was young. I used to be a frustrated writer and I have always dreamed of being a writer, making my own stories and sharing them by publishing my own books. But unluckily I wasn’t able to follow my dreams because I took a different path then. Good thing with this young lady is, she’s following her dreams at a very young age. She is trying her best in showcasing her talent and enjoying at the same time. I tried my luck and fortunately I got the chance to talk to her. She is Mika. I asked her random questions about what she loves doing. And she was able to answer all of my questions confidently.

What do you like about vlogging Mika?

“Vlogging helps me remember the fun times that I had during those moments and I like sharing it with people. I like making them laugh.” 

See at a very young age, she is not just doing her passion, she is also enjoying it at the same time.

Did you ask your parents before you started vlogging?

“Yes, of course.”

What did they tell you or what was their first reaction?

“They supported me, supporting me and will still support me in the future. They are both happy with what I am doing and they are pushing me to do what I want. “

This is one of the first few steps to follow our dreams. We have to have the guidance of our parents. They are more experienced than us. Good Job Mika!

As a young Vlogger, how do you see yourself in the next 20 years?

“Well, I see myself settled down and possibly working at home. Editing maybe, basically doing what I love – VLOGGING.”

At a very young age? Doing what she loves to do and seeing herself doing the same thing 20 years from now — that is just INCREDIBLE!

What other things do you learn in vlogging which you do not learn in school?

“Hmm, I learn quite a lot in vlogging. I will have to include the local culture. I kinda learn it in school, but not the first-hand experience. 

What particular topic do you usually vlog in your site?

“Travel. I usually post travel vlogs. But of course I am looking forward to expanding my content in the future.”

  Great Mika! You do not just stop there. We learn every day and we always have to look forward to what we can do more in the future.

What can you suggest to new vloggers?

“Start small, do what you want and enjoy”

I guess that answers it all. Way to go young lady!

Vlogging is different from Blogging. Are you ready for fame? How are you going to handle it?

“Not yet. but if I will be famous, I definitely would consider the guidance of my parents. They know better than I do.”

If you will rate your experience in vlogging, from 1-10, what is going to be your rate?

“I am definitely giving myself a 10!”

You surely deserve a 10!

 

I had a fun convo with this young lady and I surely am very grateful to have met her. A very confident girl who will definitely be a famous vlogger in the future. I can’t wait to have another interview with her after a few more years! Good job young lass! Keep it up!

One way or another we get to pursue our dreams. It might be late for others but not for young ones. What’s important is we love what we do, we CREATE good memories, we SHARE it and we INSPIRE other people. 

 

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“Start small, do what you want and enjoy”  Mika

 

Here’s one of her vlogs..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVOuWMrnA78

 

If you would like to visit her vlogsite, go to youtube channel and type MikaRVlogs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would also like your stories to be featured in this section please feel free to send us a message at singlemoms1214@gmail.com and let’s start choosing your month.🙂  Watch out for the October Issue of this section. Thanks for reading! ^^

 

 

Featured Article of the Month

“The featured article of the month” Create, Share and Inspire”

“I create.. I share.. I inspire people.. You do not need to be famous.. You only have to have one thing in your mind.. PASSION.. And everything follows.. Remember, it’s never too late to try.. You do not need an ALARM CLOCK, your PASSION will wake you up..”

-TheAnonymousWriter-

 

Since I have been meeting and seeing a lot of people who do have different skills and talents in different fields like Photography, Vlogs, Blogs and such, I decided to add a section here on my blog site where I will feature random people, places, food or anything that I’ll be proud of meeting, seeing or trying. I would love to share their stories with other people too. I love people who get to follow their dreams at a very young age… I love people who try their best in everything that they do whether or not they are paid.. I love people who do not give up on their goals… I love people who are confident to showcase their talent to inspire others even if they are already old… For me — AGE is just a NUMBER… You do not have to be afraid of what you can be… Why am I saying this? Because I myself used to be a frustrated writer when I was young. I never thought I’d be able to share my stories with the use of the internet in the future. It isn’t about fame because if so, I definitely won’t be an ANONYMOUS WRITER. 🙂 

I will still be posting my stories twice a month and my daily quotes and other articles.  And added to it is the newest section which is The featured article of the month”.. Get ready for the SEPTEMBER ISSUE! Again, let’s CREATE, SHARE and INSPIRE people TOGETHER… 

 

 

 

If you would also like your stories to be featured in this section please feel free to send us a message at singlemoms1214@gmail.com and let’s start choosing your month. 🙂

 

Love Stories

What if?

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What if? (Babyface 2001)

Goes.. “Now that could be my car. That could be my house. That could be my baby boy that you’re nursin. That could be the trash that I always take out. That could be the chair that I love to chill in. That could be my food on the table at the end of the day. Hugs and the kisses, all the love we make. What the hell do you expect me to say? What if it’s really `sposed to be this way? What if you’re really `sposed to be with me?”

What if? T’was exactly 11 years ago when Missy met James. They were never introduced by anybody. James used to be the typical guy from the university who’d always greet people in his weirdest ways. He’d look at you from head to toe with a grin on his face. You won’t actually know if he’s serious about it or he’s just being playful. Not knowing each other, he greeted her with his valiant hello. She looked back and said hi! From then on, a good friendship started. He asked for her number and they started texting. They talked consistently and had been seeing each other in school every day. One day, Missy asked, “why are you being so sweet?” He answered courageously, “Because I like you!” Days and months have gone by. They became really close. Missy then found out that James just broke up with his longtime girlfriend a few months ago. She then figured “Oooh, it could be an undefined period after a break-up. Rebound baby.” However, James proved her wrong.. He continued sending her messages and called her randomly. Sent her food in the classroom and visited her on her dance practice every noon. She started falling for him. It was not just James who showed care for Missy back then. There were some others.

One noon, James sent her a message and asked her to go see him before he heads back home  since Missy wasn’t done with her classes yet. She went out of the room and surprisingly, James was there waiting for her. He held her hands and told her “I’ll miss you”. Then he headed home. That same day, Missy became a little off. James sent her messages but she replied with unusual responses. “Is there something wrong?” He asked.“I don’t think you’re ready for this. Before I fall deeply in love with you, let’s just be friends. I know you ain’t over her yet.” He didn’t understand why she just gave up without even having it started. He had no idea why she said that without giving him answers.

He left the university. Missy had a kid of her own. James got married after 4 years with the woman he used to make friends with. They had a family and flew to Sydney. After a decade, they saw each other again. Well, where else?! Facebook. James hit her with a“Hey, what’s up?” And she replied “I’m good. And you?” And what else are we expecting for? Good convo. Catching up and hell yeah, most likely trying to find answers from the past. He asked for Missy’s number and called her right away. Video call. Yes. They were so passionate about learning things about each other since there was an 11-year gap between not talking and not seeing each other. In the middle of the convo, he boldly asked. “What happened to us?” She didn’t know he’d ask that after a decade. And not having a doubt she answered, “The day you bid goodbye before heading home, I saw you wearing the necklace of your ex-girlfriend with her name on it. I didn’t bother to ask. I knew that time, that you were not over yet.” He staggered. “Seriously? I thought you just didn’t like me and thought I got busted!” They both then realized that maybe? Just maybe, they were given the chance to talk again to clear things up. And then they asked, what if? Yeah. What if. James ‘kid asked him, “Who is she dad?” He answered in the language that the kid doesn’t really know. “She’s supposed to be your mom” and Missy was like 😧😳😶😍 .. speechless in a way that she didn’t really know how to react to it. All that she knows is that James is happily married, that she’s a single mother and they would always have that space in their hearts.
We live by faith. And fate brings everything according to God’s plan. We may not find answers now, but we’d definitely find answers in the future. In time dear… In time…

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