SPILT ON A PERSONAL NOTE
To purely describe from personal experience, it’s like hundreds of drums of inks that won’t mix with salt water. Thick black fuel covered the rich shores of Botongan. Fumes spread all over the area. In less than an hour of visit, I honestly can’t take a deep breath even behind a mask.
I can only imagine how some people drowned in thick oil. I can only imagine how many houses were destroyed. I can only see figures in papers. I can’t imagine how many people tried to manage the loss. And I can only hope for fast recovery.
While most victims can understandably rant all they want, I can’t understand how some people, not even involved, get to say a lot about things they hardly know. It’s easy to convince ourselves that somebody’s at large. Maybe I’m on the other side of the coin. Maybe we can blame the government for not informing, the media for misinforming or both for misleading. I don’t know. I can only spill some opinions just like the many expert analysts most people become after every tragedy. I’ve heard stories from those who lost lives and a living… heard stories from those who can do nothing but pray at the time nature was running amok over its caretakers.
But in times of calamity, who would’ve wished disaster and serious destruction? Who would expect something that was never seen before?
Sure, nobody wanted it. Sure, we’ll get over it. But when evacuation was not a way of life decades ago, there must be a way to avoid the rant of nature.
We accept the fact that some are accountable, even at fault. But rethinking, we must realize soon that everyone must be responsible ‘coz maybe… it’s a lesson being repeated since we refuse to learn after all.
They love to tell you, ‘Stay inside the lines’. But something’s better on the other side.
Audio Selfie. Okay. Dahil di ko na kayang ulitin, pagtyagaan na ang boses basta achieved ang beat! Inspired by Bossing Vic… The Cups Song by Ana Kendrick :)
Lupang uhaw sa pag-ibig, naghihintay sa halik ng langit… Halina’t sumayaw sa ilalim ng araw, maghawak-hawak ng kamay, sisigaw ng sabay-sabay… “KAPAYAPAAN”! #nofilter #peace #serenity #kapayapaan #simple #kubo #MorefuninthePhilippines #lascasasfilipinas #Bataan #mirror (at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar)
We never fail to spell out fun and happiness when we’re with you. We’ll always be the lucky kids to have a very cool daddy. And it may seem unobvious but for what we have surpassed and what we have become… we are so PROUD of you, DADDY! Thank you, Daddy. I love you soooooo much! ♥ Happy Father’s Day! #FathersDay #Daddy #fatherandson #loveyoudad
MADE MY INDIE DAY. :) Yuhoooo!!! I won!
You know, to save up for our BIG day, Lablab and I agreed to lessen or refrain from dating for a few months… But we never stop finding ways to spend quality times together, spending less from our pockets. :D
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Oooh! Let’s alk about transformation!
While we face daily news telling us our country’s in trouble, I only get to be the optimistic girl who prays, believes and hopes that everything will be fine… and wish we’d be given a chance to transform and save our country.
But WHAT IF in an enchanting moment I’d be given that chance? What if Superman knocks on my door one night and ask me if we can switch positions for a week? Who knows? He might be interested to blog his adventures as the Super Sanguine for a week! :D
Surely, I’d take the deal. But while there’s a lot I can do with all man of steel's supernatural powers, I only have 7 days to do what?
Okay. I have 8 things on my mind:
1. Being oh-so genius, I’ll develop a cheaper and sure-cure remedy to save cancer and AIDS patients. (Hope it would take only a few hours to make.)
2. I’ll run fast up north then fly down south and pave roads and bridges for kids who walk miles and swim rivers just to get to school.
3. I’ll fix drainage systems in the Metro and catch illegal loggers in provinces.
4. I’ll use my powerful sense of hearing and sight, my gift of speed and flight to find weeping OFWs being abused abroad then bring them home.
5. Akimbo, I’ll challenge bullies of the Philippines and destroy or drive away all threatening machineries they use to exploit our resources.
6. I’ll help PNP chase big time criminals (so they won’t end up always portrayed late in crime scenes on TV).
7. I’ll go to the outer space, take photos of lifeless planets then go back to the Earth. I’ll shoot and show it to the world… Just so we realize how lucky we are to be in a living planet and how ungrateful we’ve become for not taking good care of it.
8. I’ll take my fiance for a lovely ride through the clouds, closer to the stars, above city lights with mp3 playing Five For Fighting singing "I’m only a man in a funny red sheet looking for special things…" and call that a date.
Basically, I’ll be the hero that most politicians promise to be. ;-) Although most of this seems concerning only the Philippines, I believe that saving the world starts in saving a nation that promises to be great… And that change starts within yourself. So maybe, being the Pinay Superwoman I imagined, I’ll change my outfit to something like this:
Hehe Credits to the one who made this photo available on the net. I guess 8 things in a week for a superhero is not much work to do. But when these 7 days come, I’ll surely get to think of plenty things to do being the genius that Man of Steel is. :D
Whew! I’m just curious what Clark has to post on my blogs!
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Per DTI-NCR Permit No.1843 Series of 2013.
Lemme share what I learned today:
Lessons From Noah’s Ark
1. Don’t miss the boat.
2. Remember, we are all in the same boat.
3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.
4. Stay fit. When you’re 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
5. Don’t listen to critics. Just get on with the job that needs to be done.
6. Build your future on higher ground.
7. Speed is not always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
8. Remember, the ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
9. No matter the storm, stay calm; all things will work together for good for those who love and obey God. :)
(Photo taken inside a mall somewhere in Novena)
Now this is what you call revival! Good job, @OishiPH! Perfect for Throwback Thursday!
“You can’t have peace and have a gun…” ——-Francis Magalona, Kaleidoscope World
I AM (ALSO) AN EA
I am (also) an EA in a political world. I attend meetings, take down notes, organize files, propose budgets, make reports, set appointments, arrange schedules, coordinate conferences, facilitate seminars, talk to VIPs, establish networks, read at least 5 letters and 5 emails a day, draft memos, presentations, emails and letters, answer phone calls, discuss important text messages and respond to them… and serve water.
Doing this in more than a year makes me want to believe… I’m a Super Woman—seems like I can do anything you may ask from me. Sometimes I even feel no different from my boss. I practice a little of negotiation, a bit of recommendation, some sort of representation and some kind of leadership.
I feel like mentored to becoming a big time leader like my boss. I learn a lot everyday when I talk to different people—an indigent to a socialite, nuisance to significant.
Bottom line: I know what it takes to be an EA and nobody appreciates my job more than I do.
But while I can do certain things that ‘somehow’ help make politics go round and while I believe that joining politics in 10 years time isn’t impossible in the Philippines, I know I wouldn’t make it in a national post ‘first time-big time’ especially if I’m no social media superstar and if there’s no revolutionary clamor for an EA like me.
While I can do almost anything my employer would ask me to, there’s certain things that only my boss can do. First on the list is this: DECIDE. There’s so many things I can’t decide on my own. I may have accomplished a lot of things but most of them would not happen if I didn’t get orders and I can’t consider them done unless approved.
So if given the chance to go mainstream politics someday, I would start where I can start making decisions… ON MY OWN. I would start where I can speak for myself then maybe I can go up to where I can speak for my people. Don’t think I’m playing “the expert” because I have to go a loooong way before I become one. I just know that if EAs like me fall in love with the idea that we can be what our bosses are, we must be able to endure what they have endured.
If I shall say I want to serve, I should understand that servants are never on top.
I know… YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT HERE. In a few hours, we’re set to choose a new set of players on TV. Ooopppss, sorry… senators in congress. And I bet you know by this time that I do not recommend an EA (like me) in Senate.
Don’t get me wrong. EAs, for me, are heroes too. But when we are entitled to be the “BOSSES” of our country, we don’t want a servant who’s used to another boss’ decision. If we are the bosses, then let’s have our newbies take their training, let’s promote those who have served enough and let’s take on board the real skilled ones. We can’t let our company sink just because we failed to put the right persons at the right positions.
Think not just twice. Go over all the names again when you get your ballot just as you want your resume scanned when there are too many applicants in a job post. Don’t look at the tricky names. Try to recall who these people are. What they’ve been doing before the campaign period is what they’ll do after the elections. What you’ll take from them is what they’ll take from you in the next 6 years.
This ain’t a black propaganda or something. This is purely my opinion and I write this not because my boss told me to… But because I am one of the bosses of this nation. I should be responsible for whatever damage my decisions may cause.