Weekly Photo Challenge : Solitary (Alone But Not Lonely)

Another entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge : Solitary

This is my favorite photo, a friend of mine took this while I’m enjoying the sound of the waves.

Why wear jacket then go to the beach? Well, during winter here in Dubai it is really freezing. But then people still go to the beach, not to swim but to listen to the waves and watch the sunset.

Weekly Photo Challenge : Solitary

My entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge : Solitary

This photo was taken during my vacation last March. That plant is in solitude.

There’s life everywhere, even in the darkest part of the world.

And this is what I call ” reunion with mother nature

Pag-alala sa Martial Law

Hindi ako mahilig sa pulitika. Ni hindi ako nagbabasa ng mga artikulo patungkol sa mga ito at hindi ko inalala masyado ang mga tinuro sa eskwela dahil hindi talaga ako interesado.

Sa pagbukas ko ng facebook ay may bumungad sa akin na mga larawan at status na pumapatungkol sa pag alala sa deklarasyon ng Martial Law. Iba’t ibang opinyon, natural dahil iba’t iba ng paniniwala.

Hindi pa ako ipinapanganak noong dineklara ang Martial Law. Isa akong pangahas kung sasabihin kong may alam ako sa mga nangyari, o maghahayag ako ng opinion na parang alam ko ang lahat. Pero napakaraming katanungan at palaisipan na hanggang ngayon ay hindi pa din alam ang tamang kasagutan.

Maraming nagsabi na napakahigpit ng pamumuno ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos. Bukod sa kanyang kahigpitan, ay umabuso pa ang kanyang mga tauhan. Hindi nya naman mababantayan ang galaw ng bawat isa sa mga ito. Umabuso sila dahil nabigyan sila ng kapangyarihan. Sa panahon ngayon, malaya ang lahat. Andyan ang tinatawag na demokrasya. Lahat may kapangyarihan magsalita ng nais nila, ginagawa ang gusto nila, pero nasaan ang Pilipinas ngayon? Maya’t maya may rally ang mga grupong nais maghayag ng kanilang paniniwala, pero may nangyayari ba? Walang masama sa demokrasya, pero dapat may limitasyon. Wala ding masama sa pagiging mahigpit, kung alam din kung hanggang saan ang limitasyon.

Kurakot daw si Marcos (o sabihin na nating ang kanyang mga kamag anak at tauhang abusado), pero magkano ang palitan ng peso sa dolyar noon? Ikumpara mo din sa palitan ngayon.

Ang sabi nila’y si Marcos daw ang nagpatumba kay Benigno Aquino na syang nag umpisa ng kanyang pagbagsak. Sinong makapagpapatunay?

Bilang isang pinuno, hindi ganoon kadali magdesisyon. Oo, kailangang unahin ang kapakanan ng mamayan pero napakaraming bagay ang dapat isa alang alang sa bawat desisyon at maraming dapat isakripisyo para maabot ang minimithi. Maraming tao ang nakakaapekto sa bawat desisyon, at maraming desisyon ang hindi napapatupad ng tama.

Sa mga patuloy na nagsasaliksik, mahanap nyo sana ang tama. Sa mga patuloy na bumabatikos, sana alamin nyo muna kung ano ang tama. At para sa mga nagsasabing hindi na dapat magkaroon pa ng Martial Law, ikumpara nyo ang Pilipinas noon at ngayon sa lahat ng aspeto ng pamumuhay mula sa ekonomiya ng bansa hanggang sa moral ng sambayanan. Timbangin nyong maigi.

Sa ika sandaan at walong taong anibersaryo ng Pamantasang Utak ang Puhunan – Mabuhay ka

Pagbabalik tanaw ng isang Isko.

PUPCET

Kaba-kaba-kaba!

Madaling araw pa lang ako ay naglakbay na papuntang Sta. Mesa kasama ang aking butihing ina. Dala ang bag na may lamang ilang lapis, ballpen, tinapay, mansanas, tubig at zesto. Hindi pwedeng magutom. Baka hindi gumana ang utak. Maraming tanong. Maiksi ang oras. Iwanan na ang mga tanong na nanghihingi ng solusyon. Pag isipan ang kasunod na litrato sa pattern. Sino ang kauna unahang Pilipinang nanalo sa Ms. Universe. Bilisan. At talasan ang isip. Papasa kaya?

Enrollment

Kasama ko pa din ang aking butihing ina. Hindi pa ako sanay sa Maynila. Ang haba ng pila. Pasikot sikot ang proseso. Ako ay nahihilo.

Pasukan na!

Bagong kamag aral. Bagong kaibigan. Bagong ballpen. Bagong papel.

Hasmin Building

Dahil sa aming kurso, iba ang aming building. Mas maliit at mas tahimik. May uniporme na parang kami ay hayskul pa. Pero pagtungtong ng ikatlong taon, kami naman ay nakapang opisina na. Dahil malayo kami sa main campus, kelangan pa naming mag tricycle papunta don kapag may mga minor subject na doon naka base sa main. Tulad ng P.E. at iba pa. Mahirap mag tricycle, lalo na kung walang bubong at wala ding sandalang bakal sa likod. Paano ako kakapit manong?

Jeep

Hindi ka isko kung hindi mo naranasang sumakay sa patok na patok at bumabangking na jeep ng bagets na bagets na si manong at ng kanyang poging poging kundoktor.

 

Human Rainbow

Kasali ako dun. At ako ay kulay asul. Sa aking alaala ito ay para sa sentenaryo.  Hindi ko makakalimutan yan sapagkat ako ang ingat yaman ng klase at napakahirap mangulekta ng perang pambayad sa t shirt at sombrero. “ Hwag nyo muna labhan” ika ni ma’am, “baka kumupas, saka na lang.”

Unli Goto

Hindi ko yan natikman. -__- Hindi ako makasinget. Hanggang kwek kwek na lang ako. Balita ko ngayon, uso na daw ang Angry Balls?

Pila sa pagbabayad ng tuition fee

Wala ng hihigit pa. Alam mo kung ano ang sinasabi ko. Isa lang ang pipila, pero maya maya, buong klase na ang nakasinget sa harap mo. Unahan base to! Save mo ko!

Tuition fee

Tuition fee namin sa buong semester, baka baon mo lang sa isang araw ate!

Baha

Limang piso para itawid ka ni manong sa mga batong malalaki na ginawa nyang tulay para hindi ka lumubog sa tubig.

Tren

Ayan na ang tren!!! Bawal na tumawid!!! Kapag mahuhuli ka na sa klase, iyan na ang tinatawag na agaw buhay moments 🙂

LRT

Sa mga tulad kong ruta ay pa Santolan, salamat sa LRT at sa iyong maluwag na kalooban. Kami ay pwedeng magsayawan \m/

Pagiging aktibista

Habang nagkaklase kayo, may makikita ka na lang na mga estudyanteng naglalakad sa korihidor at may dalang mega phone.

Rakista

Porma pa lang alam na. May key chain ka bang voo doo doll? May bracelet ka bang bakal, yung parang kay kurapika? Makapal ba eyeliner mo? May bangs ka ba? Nakapanood ka ba ng concert ng Parokya sa Gymnasium? Ako hindi, kasi hindi ako nakasinget man lang o nakapasok sa gym 😦

I’m sorry my love

Napanood ko sa ulat ni Jessica Soho. Ang tamis mo kuya, pero mag aral ka muna at mag tapos. 🙂 Kapayapaan!

 

Higit pa sa lahat ng ito, pinaka hindi ko makakalimutan ay ang mga tao na nakasalamuha ko. Nakasama sa loob ng apat na taon, mga propesor na nagturo ng mga leksyon ng buhay at mga karanasang hindi mapapantayan. Mga bagay at tao na naghubog sa aking pagkatao. Salamat sa inyo. Sa aking sintang paaralan, tunay kang tanglaw ng bayan. PUP Pinagpala!

Share daw ng Pizza for Lunch

Hango lang sa una kong blog sa kabilang website…naaliw lang ako basahin hehe

Unang una, hindi ako kumakain ng keso, pagkaing may keso, at kahit anong may kinalaman sa keso.

Pangalawa, sino ang nag alok ng pizza?

Nakakapagduda talaga dahil inalok ako mag pizza for lunch ng babaeng hindi ko talaga makasundo sa opisina.

Ano ba ang tamang reaksyon?

Reaksyon number 1:

Thank you so much, I’d really love to share your pizza for lunch.

Resulta:

Pag ganyan ang sinabi ko, mauumpisan na ang plastikang walang hanggan. At manunuot lalo sa kaibuturan ng aking puso ang pagka muhi ko sa keso.

Sabihin na nating pumayag ako na sumabay sa kanya maglunch at makishare sa pizza nya, so ano ngayon? Magtititigan na lang ba kame habang kumakain? Malamang wala naman kaming mapag uusapang maganda.
O paplastikin ko ang sarili ko at sasabihing ” This pizza is really good! Lets order pizza once a week for lunch. ” Kahit sukang suka na ko sa paglunok ng pagkaing may keso na para sa akin ay kryptonite ang dating.

Pwede rin namang dito na maumpisahan ang aming “friendship” (ahem).

Reaksyon number 2:

Thanks but I don’t eat pizzas especially with you. (Sabay ismid)

Resulta:

World War III

Reaksyon number 3:

Thank you so much, I’d love to join you but I don’t eat pizza.

Resulta:

Plastic pa din, pero in a good way.
Napigilan ang world war III. At napigilan ang plastikang walang humpay.

Naku po!
Sa susunod na may magaalok ng pizza, kelangan ko pa bang isipin ang lahat ng to bago sumagot?

🙂

Mailing Miguel

This is my first attempt to join this Weekly Writing Challenge and I really find this theme (Mail It In) a very interesting one.

I drafted a mail which goes out to Miguel (Miggy) the vocalist of my favorite local band (Chicosci) back home but in a format that I usually use in the office. Please note that this is for the fun and the challenge only. Don’t mean to harm anyone 🙂 I’m just a fan.

Here it goes:

From:     Alissa

Sent:       Mon, 17 Sep, 2012 at 12:09

To:           ‘ Miggy ‘

Dear Miggy,

Greetings from the Cactus Fields!

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as your number one fan representing the desert.

The desert is a wide area of land which grows cactus and other rare plants. This is also where all the camels dwell as they can well adapt with the climate. This is also a place where your kind of music is rare and is difficult to find.

I have been here for few years now, and I have visited several bars with live bands. I am really disappointed as I have not heard any of them that have ever tried to do a cover of any of your songs and I do believe that it is such a pity because your songs are of good musical quality with very strong and intellectual lyrics that gives an inspiration and challenge to all the listeners.

It is a great challenge for me to face not to see you perform live on stage, but I can’t help but to stay here and just watch your latest videos and live performances on youtube.com, the only way for me to witness your energetic and ever entertaining performance. I am also glad that your latest single “Stealing Kisses” is now out on itunes, I can say I am at least updated. I followed you on twitter, reading all your sometimes sarcastic tweets and I am looking forward for you to retweet me as well in the near future.

I have been seeing all your gig updates and photos on your band’s facebook page and I am glad to see each and every update. Please extend my deepest gratitude to the admin of your page for a job well done.

I would like to inform you that I have been a great fan for the last 8 to 10 years. Apologies for the confusion on the exact date, but all that I can remember is that one of my classmates introduced your band to me when I was still in college, and you have been a part of my life ever since.

I am also pleased to see your different hair colors and styles and please don’t get me wrong. You always remind me, and I feel that you are the Gerard Way of our country and that is a compliment.

I would also like to bring to your attention that I have been hearing a lot of constructive feedback from people whom I believe does not appreciate your music. I do understand that not everyone will appreciate your stuff, but it doesn’t make you less as a musician.

I would also like to seize this once in a life time opportunity to inform you that I have tried to do a cover of one of your songs and have uploaded it on youtube. It is called CVSC Aysabaw Version 2, and I really did my best to give justice to your song. And it will be indeed a great pleasure for you to see it.

Please advise me whenever you decide to visit Cactus Fields for a gig and I will definitely be the first one to purchase tickets to your show and I am looking forward to seeing you soon.

Please see the attached picture which for me is the best photo of you.

For further inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best Regards,

Alissa

miggy of chicosci

A Small Thought

It was last Sunday when I was invited to go out for a dinner in a small cafe. Although we are in the midst of the hot summer, we all ordered soup dishes as if we wanted to get warm on a freezing winter evening. The cafe’s TV was on an action channel and it was playing 2012 which reminded me of all the predictions that the world will soon end.

When I was younger, someone prophesied that the world will end by the year 2000. I can remember how people fear “the end.” Some of them bought a lot of goods and went to the mountains and hid themselves like hermits. Even at that age, I knew that it was useless to do anything. Because if it is really the end, then it is the end. No one can hide and no one can escape the rapture.

It was written that not even His angels will know when will the end be. So no one really knows when it is except Him.

It is sad to know, that a lot of minds have been manipulated by few, and these few have been trying to mislead the whole world. We had been given the freedom to know and to decide on what is right and what is wrong. But we keep on believing on misleading things that others have injected into our minds. We need to wake up.

Since we don’t know when is the end, at least we should know that we are ready for it anytime.

Prevention is better than cure, but there are things that can never be cured if not prevented.

Question: I Want People To Like Me Or I’ll Die Probably

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J.S. Park: Hospital Chaplain, Skeptical Christian



Anonymous asked:

How does one get over the sin of being liked or accepted by the people around them? I struggle so hard by not caring and reminding me that Christ’s love is enough, but sometimes its just so hard not to care and to not forget that Christ’s love is enough. I want to change, but it seems like every time I try I keep stumbling and failing. What should I do?


Along with anger, lust, and pride, this is one of the most besetting sins I’ve ever had the non-pleasure of battling.  May I first please point you to a message I did on this recently here, called “I Am Addicted To People.”  I talk about the Five Types of People-Pleasers: Entertainer, Rescuer, Romantic, Reputation, and Victim.

The main problem goes by a lot of names: People-Pleasing, Attention-Seeking, Co-Dependency, Peer Pressure, Daddy Issues, Attention-Whore, Class-Clown, Yes-Man.  It’s…

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Reblog 🙂

Roo Howar Yoga

A saint was bathing in a river when he spotted a drowning scorpion. To help the scorpion he picked him up so that it could be set down on dry land. But as soon as the scorpion was picked up he stung the saint’s hand and had to be dropped back in the water.

The saint did not give up and tried again with the same result. This went on for a few more times when finally a passerby interrupted the saint, “Why do you keep doing this? Can’t you see the scorpion will sting you every time you try?”

The saint replied, “The scorpion cannot forget its nature is to sting. But how can I forget that my nature is to love?”

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