2 years of MJacksonwords

"In a world filled with hate, we must dare to hope.
In a world filled with anger, we must dare to comfort.
In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream,
In a world filled with distrust, we must dare to believe"
~ Michael Jackson ~

I have been tweeting since 2 years ago, - and it's almost 2 and a half year since Michael passed away! I can’t believe time flies as a blink of an eye.
And you’ve realize everything has changed when you see your followings suddenly decreasing, which means s/he deactivated their accounts (not that I’ve been blocked, lol) – your timeline is not moving as fast as it used to be, which means they’re less active as they used to be, or.. when you realize you have more followers than your tweets (that’s me!), which never had I imagine I’d have this lots of followers, more than 8300 followers meantime.
But one thing remain, the love that will never be dismissed, even with time.

The way of the Love may change, but not the essence of love for Michael. For a year after the tragic and sudden news on 25 June 2009, I used to cry whenever I watch him on the television, hear his songs on the radio or any public space, noticing that he had gone for real, noticing that my dream to meet and hug him is now only a...literally a "good night dream". And as the time pass by, lately his songs on the radio brings smile in my face. Why? Because I know his words are true: "Music has been my outlet, my gift to all of the lovers in this world. Through it [my music] I know I will live forever.” (~ Michael Jackson), and he does, he is now living among us through his music which contains all his messages.

We can never bring him back, that’s for sure. We do want for justice, Michael said there were a conspiracy around him, "In my Sony Catalog, is all the Beatles music, ahem, all of the music I own – I own Sly and the Family Stone, I- I own such a volume of so many, I own Elvis – so many Elvis songs and it’s a huge catalog, very valuable, it’s worth a lot of money. And there is a big fight going on right now, as we speak about that. Now, I can’t say whether or not – I can’t comment on it, but there’s a lot of conspiracy, I’ll say that – conspiracy going on as we speak." (~Michael Jackson, 2005)
and of course we want them who involved are given the punishment as it has to be! Murray has been found guilty, but we also know that he’s only the fall guy. They are many of them behind his death, namely $ony and AEG, and other who conspired againts him, even the media that influenced public’s view on him, that’s my opinion. But look what they done lately: documentary movies, post-humanous album, tributes, books, and the list continues. He really is WORTH more in dead. I’m mad, I’m in rage, I’m so upset everytime I hear this news.
Even more, the exploitation of MJ3, most of public – even the fans seem to forget his efforts to protect his kids: “I’ve been living in a fish bowl all my life, and I want my children to have a normal life.” (~Michael Jackson)

Ironically, Prince and Paris seems happy for doing those things, they love their father so much and this is one of many ways they know in order to give it back. Could we blame it to the Jacksons, knowing that Michael had made some distance with them before he passed away? and now they used his children for this???
Prince and Paris are 16 and 14 now, too young to have a comprehensive understandings of what had happened during his father’s 45 years achievement in the entertainment industry, or even Blanket... So I will say, too sad that *maybe* THAT's the only way they know HOW to give it back, *maybe* no significant others around them who can tell them what to do. And, *maybe* if Elizabeth is still alive, she can tell every single thing about it, a lovely lady that Michael loved and TRUST so much.
You know, *maybe* isn’t an answer, though we always try and make the answer more than maybe.

Anyway, I think I’ve gone to far (lol), my point is, there are many ways to show your love for Michael, I kinda keep distance from the twitter or any online activities lately. My love for Michael is personal, none of those tributes, documentaries, books, and any of those profitting things would decrease nor increase my love for him - simply because it's not directly from his own.
I have a dedicated blog for him – but then, I’m not a good writer, and English is not my mother language, so I do have some problems with it. I also have youtube channel, but I’m not a good movie editor and I’m lack of HQ video of him. And I do have a tumblr page, but noticing that tumblr has lots of talented artists who dedicate their artworks, edits, and gifs for Michael, it makes me quite inferior. So, most of it, I have a twitter account, a more simple way to do, the only thing I have to do is read his books, read or watch his statements, interviews, speeches, home videos, or anything, then quote some great words that are his messages for us. My blog, youtube channel, tumblr page, and especially my twitter account: @MJacksonwords are just several ways to show that I’m still be here for Michael.

If people think that I only quoted his words from those “quote sites” on the internet, have to say that I’m sorry but I don’t rely on them because I need to read or listen to the complete sentences, and apparently they usually has no source of the quotes.
Sometimes I’m selfish, I quoted words that I needed him to tell me. For instance, when I feel down of visioning not gonna achieve my dreams, my favorite quote is: “No matter what, no star is too far to reach. And you never give up.”(~Michael Jackson) - I even collected and post his words on my blog post here: "Keep the Faith" - Those words will keep me stronger to move my feet again.

Or when I feel so much blessed after seeing a beautiful sunset, which I always love sunset and sunrise, I quoted: “You see the most beautiful sky where the clouds are hues of orange and purple. God, it's so beautiful.” (~Michael Jackson) - or this one: "There’s a reason why God made the sunset red or purple or green. It’s beautiful to look at – it’s a minute of joy. Escapism and wonder is influence. It makes you feel good, and that allows you to do things." (~Michael Jackson), and I know that he was there enjoying the sunset with me.

Other times, I just want to encourage other whom I see were feeling down, I tweeted so they remember Michael’s advice: “My best advice is to believe in yourself, know there’s a tomorrow, walk tall... don’t pay attention to the garbage.” (~Michael Jackson) – even though those words are meant for the tabloid, but it was how Michael dealt with the negativism around him.

There are also sometimes when I just want him to be remembered as a human being, like us, who like to do things like we do: “I made a wish every time I saw a shooting star.” (~Michael Jackson) – well, we do make a wish, too, right? :)

And, remembering how playful he was, “I love a good water balloon fight.” -- "If you’re wondering why I love supersoakers so much, it’s because if you come to Neverland, it’s a rule that you are bound to get wet. Either be thrown in the pool, or you have a water balloon fight or a supersoaker fight. And… [smiles] I love all of the above." (~Michael Jackson) - lol remember when he said this? This was from the home private movies ^_^

"I'm the Michael Jordan of water balloon fight." ~ Michael Jackson ~

But mainly, my twitter account is to spread his messages, which is love.
My favorites are from his books, especially Dancing the Dream "I wrote a book called Dancing the Dream. It was more autobiographical than Moonwalk," (~Michael Jackson),

or from the Oxford Speech: "the foundation of all human knowledge, the beginning of human consciousness, must be that each and every one of us is an object of love. Before you know if you have red hair or brown, before you know if you are black or white, before you know of what religion you are a part, you have to know that you are loved." (~Michael Jackson),

and others are from his songs: “Man In the Mirror” ♫ If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change ♫♪ very powerful message!!

Oh, my favorite is “Earth Song” – which I usually followed with this words: “We've been treating Mother Earth the way some people treat a rental apartment. Just trash it and move on.” (~Michael Jackson)

One of the best for me is from the Shmuley's tape (I know, I don’t like that man either...), "Follow the Golden Rule. Be kind to your neighbors, love them as much as you would love yourself, do unto others..." (~Michael Jackson)

And so on, and so on and on on... lol
There was some times when I don’t have time to tweet, since I don’t have time to re-read his words again, but then the keep increasing followers encourages me to do so. I like to think that as if Michael reminds me to keep spreading his words, lots of people need those words, like I do most of the time. A dear friend of mine said even I can not tweet every single hours, at least do one tweet per day. And so I’m trying to do it now. So, forgive me for not being able to be on twitter everytime, but I will try to keep maintain my account, and hopefully with many followers who RT MJ’s words, his messages will always be remain in the heart of the fans, and touches all people generally.

Last, but not least: I never say this on twitter nor I ever express how much I’m very thankful for following my twitter account: MJacksonwords. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Thank you for has been with me for 2 years, I love you all, and I love you most, Michael!

"What one wishes is to be touched by truth and to be able to interpret that truth so that one may use what one is feeling and experiencing, be it despair or joy,
in a way that will add meaning to one's life and will hopefully touch others as well.
That is art in its highest form.
Those moments of enlightenment are what I continue to live for."
~ Michael Jackson ~


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Michael's Christmas Story

Perhaps you have had read this story,
thought I want to re-post this to welcoming the special moment of the year, Christmas :))


My close encounter with Michael Jackson
By Gwen J. Cariño (The Philippine Star)

Handing out a loot bag to a boy during the Orphan‘s Christmas Party held at Manila Hotel on December 1996

MANILA, Philippines – When I was a PR officer at Manila Hotel, I was assigned to head the annual Orphan’s Christmas Party where 300 children from different orphanages around Metro Manila were treated to a day of fun and surprises. It was one of the biggest projects on my plate and it was such a challenge to focus on work the day before the big event, knowing Michael Jackson was billeted in the hotel.

Two nights before, I had been fortunate to be part of his welcome line at the hotel lobby together with the rest of the PR and sales staff but was content enough to see him walk by.

The day before, a guy claiming to be Michael Jackson’s aide from Mamarao Productions came to the office. I couldn’t recall his name but he looked for the “person in charge” and said his boss had read the announcement about the event in the Dear Guest flyers we had circulated to all the rooms a week before. Michael wanted to know how he could help. His aide went up to the Penthouse and down to the PR office several times after we gave our suggestions.

Michael offered to fill up the 300 loot bags with goodies and toys, candies and chocolates. But after getting close to 50 sponsors, it was actually a problem for us to dispose of everything.

So I thought hard…how can the King of Pop meaningfully join the affair? I couldn’t possibly have him be with the kids in the palayok game or the pabitin as he might end up being mobbed! And since the annual event was really all about giving, I mustered all my courage and told the Mamarao guy that the best thing I could think of was for Michael to literally be present to help distribute the loot bags, sign autographs and pose with the children for photos. “Wow, that may not be easy. You’re talking about handing goodie bags to 300 children and I can just imagine the chaos. We’ll see, Ms. Jacinto. I’ll get back to you,” he said.

Lunch break came and it was the most hurried one I ever took in my entire life. It wasn’t until after 5 p.m. that Michael‘s aide came back and said, “Michael is more than happy to do whatever you suggest. How do we go about it tomorrow?”

I wanted to scream. I had to calm myself and regain composure as the Lizzie Maguire in me said, “Get real, get back into focus.”

We agreed that Michael would join after the games, musical program and snacks, and at the last part to give out the loot bags. My colleague Annette Africano and boss Dulce Agnir requested for additional security around the garden and the stage area as this was where we decided to distribute the gifts. We made sure the children would form an orderly line.

Then the moment arrived. It was at the Champagne Gardens on Dec. 7, 1996. I was surprised to see him walking towards us, guided by his aide. Michael came up to me as I had to brief him.

Hi, how are you? Thanks so much for letting me in, I know I’m early ’coz I didn’t want to miss the program.

I said, “Are you kidding? Thanks so much for volunteering! Here’s what Michael, why don’t you just sit here and watch the musical numbers before we get into the gift giving. I will have to tweak the program a bit.

He replied, “Sure, anything you say… (pausing to look at my name tag) Gwen!

I was stunned at how incredibly sweet and modest he was. And in my mind it was, “Oh my God, this is really happening!”

Amazing how he patiently sat through the whole program. Carol Banawa, then an Ang TV mainstay couldn’t believe MJ was watching her perform. She had her red blouse signed by him right after her number. Then followed Stefano Mori’s dance number. Later, his back up singers and dancers came up on stage followed by select kids from different orphanages who danced to the beat of Billie Jean. Oh, the smile on Michael’s face was just amazing.

Then we announced that Michael will be distributing gifts onstage. I explained to him that there’s a loot bag for the younger kids and another for the older ones and he nodded. The thrill and excitement he gave those children was incredibly touching. It was in between the gift bag distribution that I caught a glimpse of MJ, not as a performer but as a person.

It was one in the afternoon. Santa Claus (David Endriga, a friend of fellow PR officer Francis Capistrano) was with us. The heat was scourging and I was worried that Michael felt so hot with his black long-sleeved signature attire and hat.

Are you alright Michael? We can let you take a break,” I asked.

He said, “I’m cool Gwen. Just imagine how Santa feels inside his velvet suit and beard. We’ll be fine.

I never heard him complain or say a word about how hot it was or how long the line was. He had the most beautiful manners. He didn’t even ask for a drink or a towel to wipe his sweat but one of our banquet staff made sure he got a glass of fresh orange juice.

An hour passed and we were halfway through gift-giving when we noticed that the garden was getting filled up. Suddenly, there were people from media, politicians, officials and hotel guests including those in a wedding reception at the nearby Champagne Room who deserted the newly-weds just to get a glimpse of the King of Pop.

Oh oh, this isn’t supposed to be, I’m so sorry,” I said.
"It’s all right, we’ll get through it,” Michael said smiling.

As we finished giving out the last loot bag to an 11-year-old orphan, a new line of more kids and adults formed. Michael’s bodyguard, Wayne, said. “We can leave now.

Michael replied calmly, “We can’t leave when there are still people in line. It’s Christmas, dude.

I felt my heart beat faster and the hair on my arms and the back of my neck stood up. He wasn’t just the most electrifying performer, but the most generous person.

One of the most memorable moments was when a lady came up to him for an autograph. Laughing and holding his tummy, he said “Hey Gwen, you’ve gotta check this out. He whispered, “It’s a blank check. The lady is making me sign on a blank check.

We laughed hard and little did we know that it wasn’t even half of the comedy. He later showed me and Wayne other stuff people would use or pick up on the ground when they couldn’t find paper for him to sign on. One lady made him sign at the back of her elegant, designer Filipiniana gown. One teenager came up to him holding a dead leaf and another one, a popped balloon. Imagine how our laughter ballooned as well.

It was an amazing, genuine experience. At one point he asked if I was going to catch his History concert and I said “tomorrow night.”

Oh, you’ll have a blast!” Michael told me.

At this point he became concerned about the stage as adults outnumbered the kids. His face had nervousness written all over it but he still didn’t complain. He tapped the wooden floor with his foot several times making sure it was sturdy enough not to fall apart. “I’ve experienced the stage collapse and I just want to make sure we’re all safe here,” he explained.

Half of me wanted the line to finish because we were literally melting and worried about our safety, but half of me didn’t, knowing that once the line ended, Michael will leave.

At some point it did end. I managed to get an autograph for my sisters and me before our general manager, Clem Pablo, requested him to sing Give Love on Christmas Day.

Cesar Sarino, one of the hotel’s officials, addressed his thank you note to the King of Pop. Then I saw his guards and aides whisking Michael off stage.

I said in my mind, “Oh man, I didn’t even have the chance to say goodbye.

Suddenly, I saw Michael return on stage and say, “Thanks so much to you and your team, Gwen. This really means a lot.

Then he held me beside him and said, “I’ll see you at the concert.”

As Michael Jackson is laid to rest and returned to pristine condition in the afterlife, these two incredible acts of the King of Pop — volunteering for charity and unselfishly spending time with the less fortunate, will forever be the way I will remember this man.


Here's the video :)

Enjoy your Christmas season, everyone :))
Peace around the world and may the joy of Christmas spirit be inside of us - not only on Christmas seasons, but through the year of our life.

I love you, Michael
and I love you all ♥

For those who want to read/watch Michael's Christmas message, click here: Michael's Christmas Messages


Respecting Michael's own words, and others'

I've been on twitter for one and a half year with a dedicated account to share Michael's own words. I tweeted what I read, watched and listened, may it's from his songs, interviews, dialogues, speeches, and other sources that came out from his own, written or spoken.

I don't mind if anyone copied and tweeted the quote I just tweeted, because it's not mine, it's Michael's, and my goal on twitter is to share Michael's words around the world. (Yes, I see several times it happened, sometimes they 'favorited' my tweet to tweet it on their account... perhaps it's hard to click the RT button.)

BUT anyways,
What saddens me is, to see other quoted some words/statement/phrase and claimed it as Michael's when actually they're NOT.
For instance, I saw someone quoted: "Those who know don't talk, those who talk don't know." and says that it's Michael's -- NOPE, it's not, it's Lao Tzu's.

And, read this:
"God knows the truth, and that's what really matters to me" ~ Michael Jackson -
Michael never literally said that.... (???)
"God will handle the situation" ~ Michael Jackson --tell me, when did he say this?

why changing his words to this -- "Before you know if you have red or brown hair, if your black or white, or what religion you are apart of, u must know that your loved" ~MJ
while the exact words from him:
"Before you know if you have red hair or brown, before you know if you are black or white, before you know of what religion you are a part, you have to know that you are loved." ~ Michael Jackson ~

I know the messages are alike, but it's still not his.

I just need to post this on my blog, I hope you guys who read this, Please...:
- Do not use other's words as if it's Michael's..
- Don't write your own words and put is as Michael's
- and please,... you do NOT need to change his words, as if you're revising his statements. His words are beautiful as the person he was.

If you don't like them how they are, leave them, dont' change anything.
If you have no time to check what's the real phrase? Leave it and let it up to others who lovingly quote the right words, there several others who are dedicating their accounts to spread MJ's quotes: @InDefenseofMJ, @MJJQuotes, @MJQuoteOfTheDay, @omgmjquotes

if you want to respect other,
start from the very single thing: RESPECT your own IDOL.
It may be simple, but every thing start from the simple thing.