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Growing up, old & beyond with Papa’s Love

15 Jun

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Pardon if I go extra mushy today. I realize my gift of freakingly accurate rememberance is somehow compromised lately due to either old age, new ideas, taking in fresh concepts, details of new experiences and processing them to make sense on future dealings ( i.e Expanding Muiltiverse).

The need to document the lessons learned and awesomest memories, especially those from my father, who we physically lost last 2008) seem imminent so I will need to go back and forth to this post for updates and stories behind those lessons.

Lessons Learned from Papa:

Reconciling the JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out) with YOLO
Silence when Sober
Alcohol helps dillute the Pain
The  rationale of discipline by the Belt
Enjoying Photography
Formal Outside, Kooky Inside
Chilling Out
Sense of Entitlement – A legit sense of spoiling as a reward or punishment
Freedom and Limits
Religion and Spirituality

Just reaffirming how I love and truly miss Papa – while I’m having tons fun now, can’t wait for the day we’ll get to catch up again IN PERSON.

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To All the Fathers out there, Biological or Functional (The Single Moms, The Breadwinners, The Decision Makers), hats off to you all ūüôā

Playing with Perceptions this Holiday Season

15 Dec

The reason for the season?

The Philippines is known to have the longest Christmas celebration period in the world¬†with the fact that we start as early as the ber months begin.¬† Some cultures¬†perceive this practice as¬†crass due to the holiday’s association with how commercialized the occassion has become.¬† Others¬†see the Filipino spirit as courageous and contagious, given in some countries it is said that most of the suicides occur during this lonely time for those who don’t have anyone significant in their lives.

If your household has an Overseas Filipino going home for the holidays you’re awash with joy for the chance to again be with this loved one (additional excitement¬†for their neighbors, godsons, goddaughters and relatives).¬† For the common salaried employee, it’ll be¬†exciting¬†to receive the Christmas bonuses to pay off debts or upgrade existing gadgets or wardrobe or other things.

With the secular and other organizations starting to rise in numbers, alternatives to a Jesus’ birthday centered occassion (oh well, not really for the most of us, admit it!)

 

Human rights with current events.

Taking some excerpts from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to play with the recent events that struck me with good and bad vibes at some point.

Article 5. No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading   treatment or punishment.

Article 11.

(1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed   innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has   had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.

(2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or   omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or   international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier   penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal   offence was committed

Article 12.  No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family,   home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Money-induced family feud resulting in a murder.

Forcibly outed homosexuality on national television by a reputed¬†UN Ambassador and being ostracized by the rest of the nation really leaves a bad¬†taste in anyone’s mind in comparison to an implied outing via a viral mic dropping reaction video that was eventually¬† brushed aside with class.

Malicious intent to malign is present when one does not exercise diligent care on preventing the leak of private and very sensitive data as seen on that video confession.  If your accusations are indeed true, you are encouraged to go to court and file the necessary charges rather than fuel the fire further.  It would have been easy to have contacted that video sharing site at the first instance of viewing that you were made aware of and formally request that it be removed instead of releasing more inflammatory statements.

Executive and Judiciary go into battle as Legislative are made dogs out grappling for pork while sitting on the Reproductive Health and Freedom of Information bills that continues to rot.

I’ve never been part of the sample surveyed for the public opinion polls.¬† I guess that goes into the bucket list.¬† Recent release on approval ratings really off me.¬† Uhm, in the presidential elections may I remind you, more people did not vote for you than the actual ballots under your name.¬† It is not equivalent to public mandate authorizing you to do your every whim.¬† Each day I get more convinced that Pinoy Monkey Pride was correct in assuming that the story of the mentally-challenged kid on TV is your life story and that it’s being used to condition the public to have confidence on your decisions. In short: You’re more and more proving to be a douche!

The appearance of urgency during the season’s mall, road and public transport congestion.¬† Bazaars. Sales.

Being “authorized” to redesign a rotting airport by apparently an overscoping government representative turns 8 months of free work with implied contract approvals ends up to nothing.

Opportunities for volunteering and giving to charities abound, a short-term “spiritual cleansing’ of sorts. Campaigns, tons of T-shirts. Gourmet coffee notebook planners.

Being more excited on the release of the latest gadget the following day.

Commission of Appointment grilling and rejecting confirmation of appointed diplomatic envoy to China and DSWD secretary.

Social media and it’s impact on the public’s easily swayed attention span. Occupy movements¬†losing momentum and traction without measurable accomplishments.¬† Sigh.

Closure and hope for new beginnings.

Ups and downs included, it has been a fruitful year.¬†¬†Windows and doors opening that allows me¬†to pursue the life that could have been continues to overflow. Inspite of the difficult decisions¬†one has to¬†make to commit, it has all been worth it.¬† Pruning and trimming stages¬†are both¬†done.¬† Now is the time to let everything fall into place. THANK YOU UNIVERSE, MORE PLEASE.¬† Here’s to another great year ahead!

Happy 40 Days Papa – Miss you!

16 Aug

Can’t think of a better term to replace Happy. Death is a final comfort after all. His remains have been staying at his room since after his cremation and today was moved to the St. Peter’s Cathedral Columbarium in QC.

Good People

17 Aug

You win
Its your show, now
So whats it gunna be
Cause people
Will tune in
How many train wrecks do we need to see?
Before we lose touch of
We thought this was low
It’s bad gettin worse so

Whered all the good people go
Ive been changin channels
I dont see them on the tv shows
Whered all the good people go
We got heaps and heaps of what we sow

They got this and that and
With a rattle a tat
Testing one two,
Now whatcha gunna do?
Bad news, misused,
Got too much to lose
Gimme some truth
Now whos side are we on?
Whatever you say
Turn on the boob tube
Im in the mood to obey
So lead me astray by the way, now

Where’d all the good people go?
I’ve been changin channels
I dont see them on the tv shows
Whered all the good people go
We got heaps and heaps of what we sow

Sitting round feeling far away
So far away but I can feel the debris
Can you feel it?
Yo interrupt me from a friendly conversation
To tell me how great its all gunna be
You might notice some hesitation
Cause whats important to you is not important to me
Way down by the edge of your reasons
Its beginning to show
And all I wanna know is..

Whered all the good people go
Ive been changin channels
I dont see them on the tv shows
Whered all the good people go
We got heaps and heaps of what we sow

They got this and that
With a rattle a tat
Testing one, two
Now what you gonna do?
Bad news, misused, gimme some truth
You got too much to lose
Whose side are we on?
Whatever you say
Run the resolut but in the mood to obey
Station to station desensitizing the nation

*** First to get correct Artist/Album wins coffee.

Mga Crush Ko ‘To!

4 Aug

See the list at the left?

These are the celebrities that I have weird crushes on.   Right now celebrities pa lang.  But who knows?  Baka next time some of my Friendsters would end up in this list.  Should that happen, huwag kayong yayabang ha.  Tsaka don’t think patay na patay ako sa inyo.  E baket.  Sa type lang.  Ano beh.

They’re not the Super Guwapo types. 

But I love their attitude. 

Ang lakas ng dating.

Wouldn’t mind ending up with a guy who has similar attributes.

I’m a Coward!

26 Jul

Darn it!

The “likes” are there:

  1. Appearance – Well, you’re not totally handsome.¬† Let’s say uhm, TOLERABLE (=CUTE). But I’m not a bombshell either.¬† That makes us even.
  2. Affection –¬† Yes, you’re cocky (Hahaha. Should I use a different term?) Admit it or not, you CARE for me.¬† You really, really care.
  3. Interests – We have our own, but the similarities are “strange”.
  4. Longing – I miss you too.¬† Hope to see you soon.¬† And spend more time with you…and so on an so forth…

So you ask, I’m a coward on what?

YOU IDIOT!  You cute IDIOT! Stop reading and ask me.

And if you happen to be NOT this idiot, go away!¬† This post is not for you.¬† Come back when I’m more or less of the coward that I am now.

(Sarap talagang mag-blind item) Hihihihi…..

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