Saturday, August 25, 2012

It's My Time to Shine!

I admit. I am a frustrated dancer. Yes, shameful as it may seem to my friends but I really am. I don't know how it started or who influenced me to like dancing to the point of obsession but I just woke up one day and started obsessing how to get the right steps of Girl's Generation Genie dance step. Laugh if you must but I think I have decent moves in it's chorus part. *dancing to the tune of Moves Like Jagger.*

September is fast approaching and the Civil Service Month is just days away. And so, as part of the HRD team, we are working our asses off to get that month pristine perfect. DAYS AWAY. And where not even close to have that bloody activity design approved. Yeah. That's pristine perfect at its truest sense. *smirk So anyway, one day, this girl showed up beside my table and said to me that I'll be dancing for this month's fellowship. I was like, I can't. And she said, we'll you don't have that much option dear as if saying to me that, dance or lose your job. Nah, just kidding. I was first hesitant since I have never, EVER dance modern with full of body aching pops in my WHOLE life. Oh, maybe once, or a couple of times when I was still a kid and not some lonesome teenager. But that was ages ago! But she left just after that short conversation and I was sitting in my chair with my jaws open. And I felt like I was robbed and left to die in the sidewalk miserably.  But that thing never happened which is really unfortunate but hey, looking on the brighter side, I thought to myself that night that I could now showcase my dancing prowess. Don't you think? No?

Days after I said yes, I asked my friend Sang to bust me some moves to get me warmed up to our official practice but my phone got busted instead. So I came into the practice unprepared. What a shame. The illusion of strucking them with my hidden moves are just gone. EEEE. Whatever. HAHAH! Roll your eyes, go ahead. But I tell you I can dance. Well, some of the frustrated dancers would say that so just give me some sympathy over here.

Fellowship's day is just days away and I'm literally shaking from excitement! Let's shine the stage. Anyone up to be my backup dancers? 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Are You a Responsible Netizen?

The use of social media nowadays is everywhere. And when I say everywhere, I mean all the people are excessively using Facebook, Twitter, G+, etc. Even those babies who have been born this month are now trying to post status messages. How ridiculous can we get?

But that’s just me. It’s not hurting anyone so I don’t really care that much. They’re just taking unnecessary space in the company’s database but it’s their call, really. What I’m concerned about is how responsible people really are in using their social networking accounts.

Sure, no one can stop us from posting photos, status messages, tweets, and share stuff all we want. By all means, this is a free country. But we must always remember that no matter what we post in our accounts, we are always, ALWAYS affecting people – be it a good post or not. I remember this story (related to me by my officemate) about someone who posted a photo of his new bike. But for some reason, the International Police got hold of that post. Turns out, the new bike he bought was a hot one. There’s also this story of a couple of teenagers who posted a video in Youtube of how they murdered a doctor in his own house. Because they thought they outsmarted the doctor by posting such appalling act, the NBI got hold of their necks in no time. And now, with all these calamities, all these dead people and homeless families suffering, I don’t think posting a derogatory remark about a particular part of the country helps. I mean really? Naturally, people from the Luzon area will most likely hunt you down if you post something about them deserving such disastrous event.

We, as employees of the people, need to be careful with what we do, post, and basically everything that we do. We are not paid to use these sites DURING office hours. I know this argument is debatable as some would claim that it’s helping them focus more on their jobs, socializing over the internet that is. Okay so you can use these sns but PLEASE, spare the agency some dignity.

And oh, joking about being happy of the trauma of others? Not acceptable. It’s the kind of joke that will forever leave a bad taste in YOUR history.

People, even me as well, sometimes forget that what we do is a reflection of our upbringing. And even to the point of relating what we do to our own employers as well. The shame is bearable in some ways. But if that shame is pulling down those people we respect, those we owe so much, those we are serving, then I must say we must really be responsible with what we post. A motto that we must all live by: Think before you click.

Everything, even the ones we deleted, will stay over the internet. Remember, almost all of the things that we consume is electric operated, pictures are digital, and things can be restored in just a few clicks. It will multiply in hundreds, thousands, millions, and so on.

Ahhh. This frustrates me. I will not scrutinize. But did I just do that? Baaa. This is just a reminder that using SNS is free.

Free at what price?

Our own lives and freedom, I suppose.


You  must pay for everything in this world one way or another. There is nothing free, except the grace of God. - Mattie Ross, True Grit

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Abominable South West Moonsoon

Credits to GbSb TEchBlog for the image
The Moonsoon weather has left 49 dead and a million of distressed Filipinos in just a week. It has been a sad week. And even though I live in Mindanao, I worry so much about the condition in Manila since I have friends who may be affected by the flood. It’s not even a typhoon. It’s just rain. Heavy and loads and loads of rain.

It’s horrifying to think that something so disastrous could happen in just a week. Reports say that there’s a really a lot of water – even more so than that of Ondoy typhoon. Children, men and women – dead. Thousands were left homeless. Nobody got spared. Hospitals, school, rich and poor, all them suffered. With that being said, I’m imploring to all those kind hearts to donate all usable things that they could muster. A couple of clothes can do much more than let them rot in your closets.

It’s heartbreaking to come home every night and hear/see people trying to survive swimming in that filthy flood and fighting for their lives. It’s as if swimming in the water could also mean swimming away from that awful scene. Water gallons were used for the people to stay afloat, keeping their spirits up as well. I really salute people who go beyond their duties and serve those who are being affected by the flood. I give my highest praise to the Filipinos who give a day of their lives to help, without even thinking about their flooded homes.


Want to help? Click here.

An excerpt from the above article: 
Helping through Mobile (Philippines TelCommunications Only)
You can donate to Red Cross via Smart (and SUN), please text RED <10 100="100" 25="25" 300="300" 500="500" 50="50"> to 4143. For Globe, text RED <5 100="100" 25="25" 500="500" 50="50"> to 2899

Sometimes, I can’t help but think that God must be punishing us, this country. But when I think more about it, God would never allow a great flood that would eliminate this country such that in Noah’s time. All we can do is just trust Him. Because even after all the things that has happened, there’s always a purpose. It will leave us wondering, mad, sad… hopeless even. But remember, he will never give us something we can’t take. Keep fighting. To all the people affected by the flood, my prayers are with you.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Face in the Crowd


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