Friday, November 30, 2007


for my 99th post, i have decided to talk about something i have recently contemplated about. usually, everyone wonders what our tomorrow would look like. since we live in a society dictated by our endless hours of toil, confusion, and grumbling of our stomachs, no one has risen up to provide us with a vision of what we should look forward to in the coming days.

while our pathetic government gives us a vague picture of our nation's "development", we Filipinos are still here, living on a day-to-day subsistence. Where the meals we worry about are the meals we eat today, not giving so much thought on what tomorrow brings. we have holed up ourselves too long in this "present day" attitude of us. because in order to bring forth change, a vision is required.

as our high school class valedictorian has said in his inaugural address, "ano pa ba ang nasa dako pa roon?" ("what is thee over thy yonder?" for the common playwright). usually, we may reply with the i don't know and i don't really care face. or maybe that was just my case. i was the immature young man back in high school. i can happily say that i am now unlike that young man nowadays. life has made me a bit more mature, a bit more ready to take on life. in order to achieve what we see the in future, it is vital that ample preparation should be undertaken.

recently i have convinced myself not to believe in those fortunetellers out in the streets, claiming to know your future. not that i really believed them, but the false overtures that they give sometimes get through the people so much that those whom had seen them attest to their credibility. nagkakatotoo raw mga hula nila. e ayun nga, mga hula lamang iyon at hindi dapat pinapaniwalaan. "manghuhula" nga sila e. hinuhulaan lang nila ang mga pwedeng mangyari. i think that mentality is wrong, but this assumption cannot be helped for their prediction presupposes the forthcoming events. that being said, i theorized that any kind of message related to our immediate future brings to our innate subconscious a kind of message that, these certain events should happen. accordingly, we actually do steps in order to achieve what the fortuneteller has told us. that should not be allowed to happen. we ourselves are in direct and total control of our lives (unless you yourself are being controlled), and our future is a big part of it.

unlike other creatures, we are unique because a) we have a thing called culture, and b) we are the foremost agent of change in our lives. we must not let our visions for ourselves be limited by those who are around us. we are not forbidden to stretch the limits of what we can achieve for the human being is capable of anything that he puts his mind and conscious effort into.

as my professor has told in our class, the construction worker who sees the formation of a church in the piles of hollow blocks and cement is the best worker, for he has established a vision, a visible goal, an end for which all means would lead up to. we must be like this worker. we must work on our lives, set goals and work hard to achieve them. any obstacle in the way is to be conquered. every failure should be taken with lessons learned. every critic should be silenced. this is how human life should be. an adventure of unlimited discovery and achievement. a testament of the power of the will.

the true power of humanity is its ability to change the world. it is in everyone's hands and therefore, all must work for the better life. it may be idealist but what the heck, if it is for the greater good, then it should be done.

My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny. - Elaine Maxwell

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

not today

i was supposed to blog about something today, but apparently, i don't think i would push through with it right now because my pc has acquired this habit of disconnecting from the internet (which is a lot of bull)

please let Christmas come early. i need the money to upgrade my beloved computer.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Your voice was the soundtrack of my summer
Do you know you're unlike any other?
You'll always be my thunder
So bring on the rain
Oh baby bring on the pain
And listen to the thunder

Boys Like Girls

by accident, i stumbled upon this song one boring day surfing your friendly neighborhood mp3 streaming site. the first time i heard this, i was, well blown away. i desperately had to get myself a copy of the song. i actually downloaded the original song, then a few days later i learned that they had an acoustic version. then and there i realized that it was the acoustic version that dragged me into this hole where i can just spend one whole day listening to one song.

the last time i was so hooked to one song was during my senior year in high school. then now as i am spending my third year in college, i stumbled upon this. this is such a good song for those who love somebody.

the song was originally about a summer fling. which, by the time it ended, made the person singing realize that he didn't want another fling and decided to take on his fling to another level, but that was already impossible because it ended pretty badly.

i think being in love gives a lot of people this aura of invincibility. this "you and me against the world" attitude. but sometimes, we need to mix this invincibility with a dose of realism. we need to put into perspective the possibilities of sourness and bitterness in a relationship. having realism in a relationship means that each one of you needs to work hard in order to preserve what has already been established. love is about hard work. being in love is already a commitment and staying in love is a passion worth taking risks for. it's the happiness and the fulfillment that people yearn from love. i think it is what they are looking for in their significant other.

but at the end of the day, we all like to feel invulnerable at some point of our lives. that's what the song points out. it poses a challenge to the world to bring it on. because he can take it all for he is in love.

too bad a lot of people don't know about this song. nice. i hate it when something i like becomes too popular. :)

Friday, November 16, 2007

the week that was..

*due to insistent public demand, i have simultaneously updated both my blogger and multiply blog with the same post. A FIRST! :D*

the first week of my second semester isn't really finished yet, but i did do a lot of things, some of which are entertaining while the others aren't really interesting. i did pick up some new things while i was out there in Manila doing my business (which was to spend and save money).

next week would be our first reporting and our group reflection paper. should be a piece of cake for our group THE FIRM for we are, should i say, the best of the best men in our block.:)

what did i do this week which merits a mention in this space of mine?
- went to Dulce Saguisag's funeral. then the President was there, which explained the tons and tons of security people both outside and inside of St.Scholastica's
- had to adjust myself of going back and forth to Manila (again, the daily grind has left me tired, but nevertheless i find solace in the fact that i got to know something new, although i don't really know what it was)
- spent more time strolling at the mall rather than sitting in the classroom (due to cancelled classes)
- first time for me to encounter a super early bird professor (which made me look like someone who was late)
- bought my coveted nike thong slippers (OH YES!) next on my list: PC UPGRADE!
- had my allowance reduced *sigh*
- thought about blogging my opinion regarding the thin line between being thrifty and being a cheapskate (maybe it's going to appear in my blogspot, when i have the time)
- affixed my signature in a number of accomplished form 5s of the UPM students (salamat chairman Robert sa iyong pagpapa-unlak, kahit di ako USC. wahahaha!)
- thought about joining an org (FINALLY!)
- finally went to Cerealicious, which was delicious by the way, and no, the cereal doesn't get soggy even if it was dipped forever in their milk. SUGOI!
- watching Air Gear (also shown in ABS-CBN), really cool anime. i hope they have prepared a next season
- loving and appreciating life with friends and with the one i love. naks. anlandi. :P

and so it was my Monday to Friday. i still have Saturday though. Chaikofi mode raw kami. Nice. I want the VIP lounge with the strobe lights inside their tables. :)