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Monday, November 25, 2013

PEACE FOR TOUGH TIMES


THIS GOES OUT TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO CREATED A BATTLEFIELD OUT OF THE DEVASTATED CITY OF TACLOBAN (AND OTHER AREAS BADLY AFFECTED BY SUPER TYPHOON YOLANDA). 

MAY THOSE PEOPLE WHO TAKE PRIDE IN INSITING THEIR DIFFERING BELIEFS IN POLITICKING AND BASHING PUBLIC SERVANTS BE COVERED WITH PEACE. 

MAY THEY DECIDE TO AID IN MAKING THE HUNGRY AND COLD NIGHTS OF THE VISAYAS CALM, INSTEAD OF ADDING TO THE WAR-LIKE NOISE THAT ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTE MUCH TO THE VICTIMS' SUFFERING.

AFTER ALL, WHAT WE COMMONLY DESIRE IS FOR THOSE DISPLACED FAMILIES TO FINALLY REBUILD THEIR HOMES, RESTART THEIR LIVES AND RELIVE THEIR DREAMS. 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

BREAKFAST TURNED CRAZY

ONE MORNING OF JULY, I HADN'T GOT ANY SLEEP YET, AND I NEVER NEEDED ANY SHOT OF CRAZINESS AT THAT HOUR OF THE DAY. BUT THERE'S THIS OLD WOMAN WHOM I BUMPED INTO WHO MADE ME SWEAR AT SIX A.M.

I WAS AT MCDO, SITTING ALONE, WHEN SHE APPROACHED ME. SHE WAS WITH A YOUNGER LADY, WHOM I SUPPOSED WAS HER DAUGHTER. THE OLD WOMAN (WITH WRINKLES AND MAKE UP) ASKED ME IF THEY COULD SHARE THE SEAT WITH ME, AS ALL OTHER SEATS WERE OCCUPIED THEN, AND THE OTHER DINING SECTION WAS NOT OPENED YET.

I TOLD THEM I CAN LEAVE AND JUST LET THEM SIT DOWN, FOR I WAS PLANNING TO DO IT AN HOUR EARLIER. I WAS REALLY WAITING FOR SOMEONE THEN :)
BUT THE WOMAN INSISTED THAT I STAY,  AS I WAS THE FIRST TO GET THE SEAT. SHOULD I CHOOSE TO LEAVE, THEY WOULD LEAVE ALSO. I WAS THINKIN OF GOING OUT, BECAUSE I DIDNT NEED THAT AWKWARD CONVERSATION AT THE BEGINNING OF MY DAY, BUT OTHER PEOPLE MIGHT NOTICE AND I MIGHT APPEAR SO RUDE TO THE OLD WOMAN. SO I FACED MY PHONE AND KEPT SILENT. SHE APPEARED TO KNOW WHAT SHE WAS SAYING FAST.

THE OLD WOMAN EVEN TOLD ME TO SPEAK WITH HER COMPANION. THEN, SHE HEADED TO THE COUNTER AND LEFT HER DAUGHTER AT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE. I NEVER SPOKE TO HER. TT WILL NOT HARM ME IF I STAY WHILE WAITING, AND WHILE THE WOMEN HAD THEIR BREAKFAST.

SEVERAL MINUTES HAD PASSED, THE OLD WOMAN RETURNED. SHE PUT THE FOOD ON THE TABLE, AND HANDED THE YOUNGER LADY A ROLL OF NEWSPAPER, AND TOLD HER TO GET UP, READ AND SEAT SOMEWHERE ELSE. THE OLD WOMAN NEVER BOUGHT FOOD FOR HER COMPANION, WHOM I LEARNED TO BE HER PERSONAL ASSISTANT. THE OLD WOMAN SAT, AND SEEMED TO ENJOY EATING ALONE.

AT THAT MOMENT, I HAD THIS DRIFT:
I THINK THE OLD WOMAN HAS NO WISDOM. SHE GREW OLD AND WICKED.
SHE HAS BEEN DOING IT EVERY MORNING FOR YEARS, LETTING OTHER PEOPLE WITNESS HER SHAMEFUL ACT OF BRINGING AN ASSISTANT WIT HER, NOT BUYING FOR HER EVEN THE CHEAPEST ITEM THE STORE OFFERS, TELLING HER TO GET OUT OF HER SIGHT WHILE SHE EATS. SHE ENJOYS THE SHOW SHE PUTS ON.

I REALLY TRIED STEALING A SNAPSHOT OF HER, BUT SHE ALSO SEEMED SUCH A SMART ASS. I MIGHT END UP IN TROUBLE. LOL!

I LEFT HER AT THE TABLE, GOT MYSELF FOOD AND CHOOSE A SEAT FAR FROM HER.
I WISHED THE HAPPY MEAL HEALS THE WOMAN OF HER GRAVE ILLNESS :/
Use  of this photo does not mean to associate the encounter with the woman in this pic.

Friday, July 19, 2013

I'M KEEPING MY BLOG!

FOUR MONTHS HAD PASSED SINCE I LAST POSTED A BLOG ENTRY.
BUT I NEVER THOUGHT OF MAKING A "MEMA" POST (MEH MA-POST LANG) 
JUST TO HAVE SOMETHING TO PUT IN HERE. 

I ALSO HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY. 
I ALSO HAVE SO MUCH TO WRITE ABOUT, 
I, TOO, HAVE SOME REACTIONS ON NATIONAL ISSUES 
WHICH I THINK WERE ALL BLOGGABLE.
BUT I KNOW, NO ONE NEEDS MY INSIGHTS ON THEM.
AND IT WILL NOT CHANGE ANYTHING.
I MAY HAVE NOT BLOGGED ABOUT MY COMMENTS, 
BUT I HAVE DISCUSSED MY THOUGHTS WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE.

I KNOW WORDS CAN FLATTER AND OFFEND.
A BLOGGER MAY EARN REACTIONS FROM PEOPLE WHO READ YOUR BLOG. 
OTHERS MAY GET OFFENDED BY WHERE YOU STAND.
OTHERS MAY APPLAUD YOU.
I AM AWARE OF THE POWER OF WORDS, THE POWER OF THE INTERNET,
AND THE POWER OF A SINGLE BLOG ENTRY.

IT'S NOT COWARDICE. IT'S NOT MERE ABSTINENCE.
IT'S JUST NOT ADDING TO THE EXISTENT AND PERSISTENT TURMOIL ONLINE, 
IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED, THE TREND OF ONLINE REACTIONS 
(THE PULSE OF THE NETIZENS)
IS JUST BEING USED BY SOME MEDIA PEOPLE TO CREATE THOSE NEWS
WHICH THEY THINK WOULD DRAW MORE AUDIENCE. 
SOME MEDIA PEOPLE ARE AFTER HIGH TV RATINGS. 

THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, THE GOVERNMENT HAS EXPOSED ITSELF TO THE NATION THRU MEDIA. FILIPINOS HAVE LEARNED TO ANTICIPATE THE APPROACH OF ITS OWN GOVERNMENT ON NATIONAL ISSUES, AND SOME WOULD EAGERLY POST THEIR ANTICIPATION ON AIR OR ONLINE. A MISUNDERSTANDING OF A CONCEPT CAN EASILY SPREAD AND WOULD CREATE A LARGER MISUNDERSTANDING. 

ONE CAN EASILY TERRORIZE HIS ENEMY THROUGH MEDIA. AND THE MAD PART IS, SOME MEDIA MEN WOULD NOT CARE TO VERIFY A FACT, FOR THE BENEFIT OF PERSONS CONCERNED. YOU SEE, IT'S ALWAYS "THE PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS!", "I SHOULD POST ABOUT THIS!", "NO ONE CARES WHAT I WRITE ABOUT, IT'S MY OPINION!", "WHATEVER MY STATE OF MIND BE, I SHOULD LET MY FOLLOWERS KNOW IT!"

THE SCOPE OF NEWS IS BROADER NOW, AS IT NOW INCLUDES THE CURRENT EVENTS ONLINE. THAT'S WHY IT'S CALLED REAL TIME. IT SHOULD NEVER BE DISREGARDED. IT'S ALSO PART OF CURRENT EVENTS AND  A QUALIFIED CANDIDATE FOR RECORDED HISTORY. THUS, THE NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS DEPARTMENTS OF BROADCASTING NETWORKS NEVER FAIL TO CHECK THE INTERNET FOR NEWS-ABLE STUFF MORE OFTEN THAN THE VERIFICATION PROCESS WOULD TAKE THEM.

THE ANTICIPATION OF THE MEDIA, THE PRO-POOR, PRO-MASS MENTALITY OF SOME MEDIA MEN, THE TOO-LAZY-TO-VERIFY HABIT OF THEM, ONLY TEND TO CREATE MORE PEOPLE HATING THE GOVERNMENT, MORE PEOPLE HATING PEOPLE. MORE PEOPLE CRASHING OTHERS ONLINE. TRY TO GET BTH SIDES OF THE STORIES, AND DO NOT SENSATIONALIZE STORIES. WE SHOULD PUT IN MIND THAT THE MEDIA HAS THE POWER TO BUILD OR MAR A NATION, GLORIFY OR DESTROY A PERSON, AND CAUSE PEACE OR CREATE CONFUSION AMONG PEOPLE.
SO THE PEOPLE WORKING IN IT, SHOULD BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR EVERY THING THEY PUT ON AIR OR ONLINE. AND BE PRO-ACTIVE ENOUGH TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE THROUGH RESPONSIBLE NEWSCASTING, OR COMMENTARIES.

WITH MOST OF THE PEOPLE PRACTICING ONLINE THEIR RIGHT OF EXPRESSION ON POLITICAL ISSUES, MY 4-MONTH SILENCE WOULD MEAN THINKING FIRST AND THINKING WELL BEFORE POSTING.
OR MAYBE I WAS JUST TOO BUSY TO WRITE. I'M BACK!

WITH ALL THE GOOD THINGS BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE FLOURISHING OF MEDIA, LET'S ALL BE VIGILANT AGAINST THE THREAT OF CREATING THE OPPOSITE VALUE OF IT FOR OUR NATION.




Tuesday, March 05, 2013

GNOME.9 : VIRTUE IN TRANSITION


I JUST FEEL HORRIBLE.
I FEEL THAT THE ESCAPIST IN ME STRETCHES ITSELF OUTWARD
REACHING ITS MOST GLORIOUS FORM.

I ALSO FEEL THAT MY VIRTUE IS GETTING OUT OF ITS SAFE ZONE,
REVEALING A TOTALLY DIFFERENT VALUES:  FROM THE PAST AND NOW.

I FEEL A LITTLE MORE COMFORTABLE IN CARING LESS.
I HAVE SOME TROUBLES IN MY HEAD THAT I CARE ABOUT,
AND BEING SO WATCHFUL ABOUT MY ACTIONS
AND BEING CONSIDERATE WITH OTHERS' DEEDS ARE JUST NOT MY PRIORITY.
HASHTAG: TOINK

THIS IS IN OPPOSITION TO MY OTHER CONCERN:

THAT I DO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT THAT I NEED HELP.
I SEEK FOR CONSIDERATION. 
I NEED TO UNDERGO REHAB.
BECAUSE A MAJOR PART OF ME HAVE BEEN DAMAGED,
AND IT JUST TENDS TO GET WORST.

I DO ASSESS MYSELF SO I MAY KNOW HOW LONG I CAN ENDURE
THE BATTLE BETWEEN MAKING MY LIFE BETTER
OR JUST ACCEPTING THE STRONGER POSSIBILITY, THAT... 
MAYBE, I WAS BORN TO BE MISERABLE.
AND NO MATTER HOW I CORRECT MY LIVING, 
I CANNOT WIN AGAINST THAT POSSIBLE DESTINY.

I WANT TO PUSH MY WAITING TO THE EXTREMES.
I WANNA WATCH THINGS HAPPEN BEFORE MY VERY EYES,
ME, HAVING MINIMAL PARTICIPATION IN IT. 

CHALLENGING DESTINY MAY MAR THE GRACE THAT AWAITS ME. 
BUT IF A THING IS DESTINED TO HAPPEN, 
IT WILL SURPASS THIS WORLD'S AND MY SELF-INFLICTED CHALLENGES 
AND PUSH THROUGH.

Photo: DEMIGOD WINZTON



















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Thursday, February 21, 2013

ANONG IPINAGLALABAN MO.

NANG MAKAPAGTRABAHO AKO SA GOBYERNO NOONG 2007, 
NARAMDAMAN KONG KAUNTI LANG PALA TALAGA 
ANG NALALAMAN KO SA POLITIKA.
PERO KUNG KAPIRASO MAN ANG KAALAMAN KO NOON UKOL RITO, 
HINDI KO IYON KAWALAN, AT HINDI KO IYON TINUTURING NA KAHINAAN.

HINDI AKO TAGAHANGA NG "PULITIKA".
NAAAWA AKO SA MGA TAO NA KINAIN NA ANG UTAK NG PULITIKA.
KORAP ANG MGA UTAK. MAS KORAP PA SA MGA TRAPO.
MARAMI SA MGA ORDINARYONG MAMAMAYAN AY HINDI NA ORDINARYO.
MARAMI SA KANILA ANG NALUNOD NA ANG UTAK SA PAMUMULITIKA.
SILA PA ANG MAS PULITIKAL KESA SA MGA POLITIKO.
WALANG KAKUNTENTUHAN ANG MATA SA PAMUMUNA, 
WALANG PRENO ANG BIBIG SA PANINIRA,
PERO NAG-UUMAPAW NAMAN SA KAPALPAKAN ANG KATAWAN.

MINSAN TANUNGIN MO ANG SARILI MO.
ANONG BA 'YANG IPINAGLALABAN MO?

ANONG IPINAGLALABAN MO.
SAANG LABAN MO DADALHIN ANG PAMILYA MO. 
AT ILAN MO PANG KAIBIGAN.
NAIS MONG PATUNAYAN NA MARAMI KANG ALAM.
NAIS MONG LAHAT NG HILING MO AY PAGBIGYAN, 
AT SA IILANG BESES NA DI KA NAPAGBIGYAN 
DAHIL NA RIN SA MALI MONG DISKARTE, EH NAGHINANAKIT KA NA.
ANONG IPINAGLALABAN MO.
NA MAS MAINAM KUNG IIBAHIN MO ANG TATAHAKIN MONG DAAN,
KUMPARA SA SAMA-SAMANG TINATAHAK NG NAGKAKAISANG MAMAMAYAN?

NAAALIBADBARAN AKO SA SINGAW NG PAGKA-PULITIKAL MO.
KADA ARAW NASA ISIP MO AY PULITIKA.
BUONG LINGO. BUONG BUWAN. 
BUONG SCHOOL YEAR. BUONG FISCAL YEAR.
BUONG BUHAY MO, PULITIKA ANG NASA ISIP MO.
PINANINIWALA MO ANG SARILI MO 
NA PINUPULITIKA KA NG MGA LINGKOD BAYAN, 
GAYONG IKAW ITONG INAALMUSAL 
AT GINAGAWA PANG MIDNIGHT SNACK ANG "PULITIKA".

SURIIN MO ANG SARILI MO.
LUMALAPIT KA SA MGA POLITIKONG PURO KALABAN,
KASI NAIS MONG MAGKAROON NG SARILING KAPANGYARIHAN.
NAIS MONG UMEKSENA. UMEPAL. MAGPASIKAT.
NAIS MONG MAGING "MAS" KUMBINYENTE ANG BUHAY AT NEGOSYO MO
KESA SA IBANG TAO NA PAYAK AT PATAS NA NAGNENEGOSYO.
IYANG PANGARAP MONG KAPANGYARIHAN AY HINDI UUBRA RITO.

MANINIWALA AKO SA IPINAGLALABAN MO, 
KUNG DADALHIN MO ANG PAMILYA MO SA LIWANAG NG ARAW, 
AT DUN KAYO TUMAYO PARA IWAGAYWAY ANG BANDILA NG KALABAN.

KAYA MO? HINDI.
IYANG INGAY MO, BAKIT DI MO IPARINIG SA KINAKALABAN MO.

HUWAG MONG IPALIGO ANG KARUWAGAN MO
AT HUWAG MONG PAANDARIN ANG INGAY MO 
PARA LANG MAGHASIK NG KAGULUHAN, DITO SA BAYAN KO.

DUN KA SA PINANGGALINGAN MO MAGKALAT.

ALRIGHT! 
EASY KA LANG. 
SAPUL.

KAHIT SAN TAYO MAGKAHARAP,
TANDAAN MO, NASUSUKA AT NAAAWA AKO SAYO.
 
PHOTO COURTESY OF http://www.mspaforums.com

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

IDLE TIME

TIME CAN BE PLAYFUL.
IDLE TIME CAN BE PEACEFUL, OR IT CAN SOUND WAR-ISH, 
IT CAN FEEL LIKE ETERNITY, OR IT CAN PASS BY FASTLY.
IT CAN BE SHORT, BUT IT CAN ACTUALLY CHANGE THE WORLD, I SUPPOSE.

IT FLIES BY LIKE THE WIND AND LEAVES YOU FEELING INDIFFERENT.
IT MAY BRING FORTH WARMTH AND RELIEF NOW, 
THEN AFTER A FEW SECONDS, IT CAN FREEZE YOU TO ILLNESS.

IDLE TIME CAN BE ENJOYABLE, TOO.
BUT IT CAN ALSO MEAN  WASTED TIME.

I REALIZED, SOMETIMES,  IT'S NOT REALLY "IDLE".
IT CAN BE A TIME ALLOTTED TO RESPOND TO YOUR OTHER INTERESTS. 

IT IS A CHOICE WE MAKE, AND A DIRECTION WE HEAD ON.


Photo from: http://www.pxleyes.com

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

ANOTHER HECK OF A YEAR IT WILL BE!


2012 THE END OF THE WORLD

THE DOOMSDAY PREPPERS HAVE ALL BEEN DISAPPOINTED.
BUT ALL MANKIND REJOICED WHEN IT SAW THE SUN ROSE FOR DECEMBER 22, 2012.
ME, I WAS NEVER ALARMED BY THE END-OF-THE-WORLD "THREAT".
BECAUSE I KNOW NO ONE CAN TELL OF THE ULTIMATUM.
IT WILL HAPPEN ON A DAY WHEN NO ONE IS PREPARED FOR IT.

2013 THE VOICE OVER
 
2013. THE THIRTEENTH YEAR OF THE 21st CENTURY.
THE EARTH AND THE SUN HAVE GOTTEN OLDER. THE EIGHT OTHER PLANETS HAVE AGED ALSO. STARS DIE AND SPACE ROCKS FALL. AND THERE ARE THE NEWS ON STARS BEING BORN AND NEW DISCOVERIES FROM MODERN EXPLORATIONS.
SCIENTISTS NOW HAVE AIMED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE DEPTHS OF SEAS.
WE KNOW MORE ABOUT THE OUTER SPACE THAN THE ABYSS OF OUR WATERS.

AT THIS MOMENT, A PHOTO OF THE MOST GIGANTIC LIVING SQUID GOES THRU THE INFORMATION HIGHWAY. 
IT WAS CAPTURED AND FILMED 'NEATH THE WATERS OF JAPAN. 
 http://news.yahoo.com/kraken-wakes-first-images-giant-squid-filmed-deep-051524936.html 
 

I GOT A FEW DROPS OF CHINESE BLOOD

http://philnews.ph/2012/12/26/2013-year-of-the-water-snake-lucky-signs/
 














 AND FOR THE CHINESE, THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE WATER SNAKE.
I AM AN OX. I'VE BEEN TOLD TO KEEP AN EYE ON MY HEALTH.
MASAMA RAW ANG AKO'Y HAPUIN SA TAONG ITO. ON A LIGHTER NOTE, THIS IS A GOOD YEAR TO GO ON BUSINESS VENTURES.
SWERTE DAW ANG MAGSIMULA AKO NG NEGOSYO SA TAONG ITO. LOL! 

EVERY YEAR, I WOULD TUMBLE ON A CHINESE NEW YEAR MAGAZINE HERE AT HOME. BUT THE 2013 ISSUE OF THE MAGAZINE WE HAVE HERE DOES NOT TELL OF "LUCKY COLORS" AND EVEN "LUCKY NUMBERS". MAYBE THE ASTROLOGER JUST RAN OUT OF IDEAS, AND MADE EVERYTHING GENERIC AND RATIONAL. HAHA!


2013 A WORKING PROGRESS
 
ALL EMPLOYEES ARE NOW WEARING NEW SETS OF UNIFORMS.
I HAVE A NEW DESKTOP CALENDAR, WHICH I GOT FROM MY AUNT.
MY GREATEST SIN: I FAILED TO OBSERVE MY OWN YEAR-END CLEANING.
CLUTTERS PILE UP AT MY POST. IT IS INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE, BECAUSE I KNOW HOW TO FORCE 'EM TO FIT INSIDE THE DRAWERS AND UNDER MY TABLE. TOINK.

I WANTED TO HAVE MY PC SYSTEM UPGRADED, AND GET A NEW CANON PRINTER AND PC SPEAKERS. I WANTED TO HAVE DIRECT CONNECTION TO THE INTERNET, AS I FREQUENTLY  BUMP INTO "BLOCKED SITES". RESTRICTIONS JUST DELAY MY TASK. IF DIRECT CONNECTION ISNT REALLY POSSIBLE, A GOOD, UNINTERRUPTED NET CONNECTION WILL DO :)


THE TOWN'S MUCH AWAITED WEEKLONG FESTIVITY WILL BE CELEBRATED ON THE THIRD WEEK OF FEBRUARY. EMPLOYEES ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A TIGHT SCHED.

ELECTION PERIOD WILL FOLLOW ON THE SECOND QUARTER OF THE YEAR. TIGHT SCHED IS ALWAYS FINE AND BEARABLE. I GUESS WHAT EVERYONE HAS ALWAYS BEEN PRAYING IS A PEACEFUL ELECTION SEASON. ANYONE WHO WANTS TO GRAB THE POSITION FROM THE ADMINISTRATION SHOULD NOT ENGAGE IN BAD, BARBARIC POLITICS.

SEE MY PREVIOUS BLOG ENTRY : "A CALL FOR ENLIGHTENMENT"
Posted May 3, 2010.
http://demigodwinzton.blogspot.com/2010/06/call-for-enlightenment.html