Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bawal Ang Pork!

The whole world is set on alert mode once again as the recent swine flu virus scare is slowly crawling across different parts of the globe. Schools had closed. Hospitals were jam-packed. Facemasks are in again. And other countries miles away from the virus’ epicenter are freakin’ out. All because of Porky Pig and his cohorts.

Now back to serious business. The Philippine government asserts that there is no cause for alarm yet. And I strongly believe that. And hopefully, there won’t be any. However, it would still be best if we set our defense mode before it could happen, if it will happen.

For the hog raisers, get your porkies vaccinated. If ever they’ll get the friggin’ virus, the most probable first victim will be you.

For the government, just continue what you’re dong right now. And always keep the public informed.

And for the people, be informed. Know everything about the sickness; it’s causes, symptoms, and most importantly the prevention. And do not compromise.

One last note: The last thing we should do is worry. We can still eat pork. But if you don’t want to, don’t fret! Just think of it as an extended Holy Week.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

After the Day of the Earth

Just a few quick thoughts on yesterday's special day.

I sincerely applaud the various organizations and government units that are continuously spreading awareness all over the globe regarding the changing climate and the desolating natural environment. Go check
Greenpeace and EarthDay.Org and you will be overwhelmed by the myriad of activities, programs, news features and tips on how to save the ailing Mother Earth. The efforts are real and evident, but the results, I think, are barely tangible.

It’s given. People are aware, but the awareness seems to stick only on the mind, never reaching the affect. In simpler terms, people know what to do but they never do it by heart.

But I can’t blame them, though. There are a hell lot of issues that has to be thought of aside from being Captain Planet. Even I sometimes tend to have slips of mind and do things careless people do.

So how do we resolve the problem? I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t. Still, we can have Earth Hour everyday or Earth Day every week (or we can also have an Earth Month and an Earth Quarter and an Earth Year. :)) just as long as we put into our consciousness the things that must be done. Conscious effort, I think, is the key.

Sorry for posting this article yet not providing substantial solutions. Anyway, as what I learned from school, people (adults) learn better if they themselves think for themselves.

So what do you guys think?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Si Badong Bilang Estudyante

Balik Taglish na naman ang blog ko.

Kagabi, habang nag-aayos ako ng isang drawer ay nakita ko ang mga lumang report cards ko mula kinder hanggang elementary. Hindi maiw
asang maging nostalgic, kinuha ko ang maga 'yon at sinimulang basahin. Bukod sa nakaka-nginig na NI (Needs Improvement) na grade sa Christian Living noong kinder, higit na nakaka-sindak ay 'yong mga komentong natanggap ko mula sa aking mga pinakamamahal na mga guro. Ito ang top 10 sa kanila:

1. Minimize talkativeness.
2. Avoid being mischievous.
3. Iwasan ang laging nakikipag-away sa kaklase.
4. Makinig lagi sa guro. Ayusin ang pagsulat.
5. Sikaping matapos ang mga gawain sa takdang oras.
6. Magulo sa klase.

7. Maiwasan [sic] ang pakikipag-daldalan sa katabi upang maunawaan ang pinag-uusapan.
8. Dagdagan pa ang sipag at tiyaga sa pag-aaral.
9. Sikaping makilahok sa mga talakayan sa klase.

At ang pinaka-malupet..


Kung personal mo akong kakilala malamang ay magugulat ka rin sa mga nakasulat sa taas. Pero ganyan talaga ako noon. Kahit ako mismo 'di makapaniwala.

Pero kung ano man ako ngayon, malayo 'yon sa taong minarkahan ng mga guro ko noon. Unang-una, hindi naman ako tamad mag-aral. Sa katunayan, gustung-gusto kong matuto. Gustung-gusto kong lamanan ang utak ko. Tamad lang talaga akong mag-klase. At hindi porke mistulang pinahiran ng ketchup ang report card mo, nangangaluhugang wala na ring laman ang ulo mo. Ang tagumpay ng tao, nasa kakayahan niyang bumangon sa mga pagkakamali at baguhin ang kanyang sarili.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Neno's Award

For the second time, Mokong a good blogkada of mine, gave me a very special award. Very flattering indeed. Salamat ng marami uli, Moks!

As a part of accepting this, I am compelled to write the reasons why I love blogging and they are as follows:

1. To write.
2. To inspire (?)
3. To be famous. LOL.

So here are the rules:
The aims of this award:
•As a dedication for those who love blogging activity and love to encourage friendships through blogging.
•To seek the reasons why we all love blogging!
•Put the award in one post as soon as you receive it
•Don’t forget to mention the person who gives you the award.
•Answer the award’s question by writing the reason why you love blogging.
•Tag and distribute the award to as many people as you like.
•Don’t forget to notify the award receivers and put their links in your post.

Of course, my principal reasons for blogging are basically the same as you guys. If I'm going to write it all down, it will be just like any others. That's why I'm not giving this award to specific persons only but to everyone who shares the same passion for blogging.

Congratulations to you, dear blogger!

Monday, April 13, 2009


Alas, I'm back after 3 days of reflecting and communicating with the Lord.

Yes, I did it.

Evil as it may sound but since I was a pesky little kid, I hated Holy Week to death. It was downright BORING from beginning to end. That I am absolutely NOT proud of.

I've never given the occasion much respect till now. 'Coz I finally realized that I've never given much attention to how un-holy I became. I don't how it crossed my mind to do such intimate communication with the Lord. I seriously don't. Maybe God felt it was time to give me the necessary kick in the butt. And I'm thankful it happened soon.

I am renewed. Awakened. Replenished. And I know it will not be short-lived.

Happy Easter Monday everyone!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Three Big Reasons Not to Watch American Idol

1. The show’s boring.

2. The show’s corrupt and biased.
3. There’s no more Megan. : (

First, I’d like to clarify that I am not sour graping about the latest results. Megan’s early departure was apparently anticipated by many so I practically prepared myself for it, refusing to read spoilers on the net.

Honestly, I’m starting to slightly lose interest on the show already. For some reason, I wouldn’t care much if Anoop gets eliminated next or if Gokey wins the whole thing. Everything is ‘Meh’ right now. Were the weekly themes plain boring? Were the contestants starting to get uninteresting? Two maybes.

Or maybe it was this feeling that I have that show’s outcome being perfectly weaved by the magic hands of the producers and judges. Go ahead Simon Fuller; let your British namesake dictate who will be in the final four. Fudge you. They could’ve saved Alexis before but for obvious reasons, they’re reserving that saving power either for Danny or Adam (I’m starting to be unappreciative about him as well). Sigh.

No wonder the show’s ratings continue to sag.

I told you I’m not sour graping.

I love you Megan! The character you showed last elimination night made me admire you more. You are very Megan-da inside and out. LOL.

Seriously, I will miss you.