Martes, Nobyembre 29, 2011

Iba siya sa LAHAT

Karamihan ang nagtatanong sa atin kung bakit si ganito, si ganyan o bakit sinu-sino pa ang ating nagiging syota, irog, kaIbigan, partner, honey o anu pa man. Sa dinami-dami ng babae eh bakit pa yung hawig ni Betty La Fea o bakit sa ganda daw niya eh bakit sa isang geek siya nagpabihag? Kung bat diumano napili ni Mr.Right ang babaeng bayaran sa kanto? At kung bakit natipuhan ng isang magandang dilag ang isang tambay na nagibibilang ng poste ng Meralco? Kay dami ngang agam-agam ang bigla nalang pumuputok sa ating mapaghusgang isipan.

Marami sa atin ang mapang-lait at mapang-asar. Marami sa atin ang nagtataka kung anung gayuma ang pinainom ni lalake sa isang hiyas, marikit at magandang dilag. Marami sa atin ang nagulat kung bakit si babae eh nagpakatanga sa isang walang kwentang lalaki.

Ganyan ang PAG-IBIG, WALANG PINIPILI. Kahit sino pwede.

Di ba natin pansin sa mga nagsisikatang soap opera at pelikula ang katanungang nanggugulo sa atin. Katanungang bakit sila pa ang nagkataluyan. Bakit? Paano?

Hindi alintana o inisip ni Juliet na miyembro ng kaaway nilang grupo si Romeo, ang Montagues. Hindi natakot si Bella noong malaman niyang bampira si Edward at nakuha pang magpabuntis nito kahit delikado. Hindi inisip ni Sir Jose na mahirap si Maria La Del Barrio. At hindi rin inisip ni Rose na isang hamak na dukha si Jack nung silay nagkainlaban sa Titanic.


Kahit anu pa mang standards ang ating naisin para sa ating ideal lover, the fact will always remain that the person we fall in love with----- will always be an EXCEPTION. Dahil iba siya sa lahat.

Linggo, Nobyembre 27, 2011

How sweet are GOODBYES?

"Never beg people to stay against their will. Sometimes the gift of goodbye opens up another door. All you can do is move on but don't move away."

YES! Sometimes we may see the good side of saying goodbye to the person whom we cherished and loved the most for how many days, months or even years. Saying goodbye doesn't mean that we should forget the person and throw the memories in the garbage of past. Remember that once in your life, that person made you happy and he/she became your ultimate inspiration why you're living life the way you wanted it to be.

Some would probably say goodbye because they wanted to exclude themselves from the so-called forbidden and illegitimate love.  With teary eyes like a flowing stream, they started to divorce themselves to the person whom they shared pure love and happiness with.

Most of us believe that leaving our loved ones is not an easy task. True! It's not as easy as putting a band-aid in your lacerated hands or wounded knees. It's not a joke either. It is a mature decision that we should face and embrace undoubtedly. It hurts but sometimes it brings out the best in us. Eventually, we learned how to be strong and we become a well-mannered individual.

If the person we loved endlessly, bids goodbye to us, we should happily set him/her free. We should be mature enough to think that loving is not owning as what Juris wants us to realize through her song. Love is only a gift given to us, we should not hold in tight in our hands for we may never find the strength to let it go when it decides to leave. This is what a friend of mine told me. Partly true. Don't claim that he/she can be yours forever. There are really times that we should unclasp each others hand and move separate ways.

There are really reasons why they wanted to keep distance from us, that is to weigh things and decide well.

On the other hand, never think that you're not good enough to him/her. Sometimes you should also ask yourself if they are good enough for you. It should be a vice-versa concept and a process. To make things stay in status quo or equilibrium, one should work hand in hand to achieve a harmonious and endless relationship.

Oftentimes, we get tired that's why we chose to say goodbye and end the relationship. No matter how subtle the break-up is. No matter how serious you are in telling him/her the truth, it is still painful. Yes, we have to face it. We can't escape from it. That's the twin of loving, but it pays back if you accepted it wholeheartedly.

There are valid reasons why they wanted to say goodbye to us, and we should respect it fully without any single doubt. Maybe one of the reasons why they wanted to, is that they wanted to search for better options in life. Or, they wanted to be what they wanted to be. I mean, when you see each other again in the cycle you'll be totally proud of him/her. You can say that she/he reach that far. When fate wants you to be with each other someday, then, be it.

Leaving our love partners is also proving him/her that you wanna change for good. Change is inevitable and its prevalent. Maybe, he/she wants to change his/her world that could surely fit yours.

Remember, you are not a beggar, so don't you dare beg for him or her to stay. Move on bur don't move away. Get love and be hurt.

Now tell me, is goodbye as sweet as a child's lollipop? I doubt.

Love Master,

Biyernes, Nobyembre 25, 2011

THOR: the Jack of the Voyage called LIFE

November 24, 2011 at around 2:53 AM--- I am weaving this piece. Good heavens, it's THANKSGIVING Day in the United States. Americans were busy preparing for this annual event. It only means that we are on pet-tics mode, I can even count my calls either.

There are a lot of things that I should be thankful of. Since today is Thanksgiving Day, I wanna pay tribute to the people who once accompanied me as I sail on the voyage of life. I'm not a good sailor or seafarer, that's why I am so grateful cause there are a lot of people who taught me how to be a good one and how to travel in the right direction.

To Our Heavenly Father for being the best tutor in the world. He taught me how to be patient along the journey. He even taught me how to be proficient in everything I do. I salute You for being the best porter.

To My ever supportive Family for accompanying me all throughout the journey. They've accepted me for Who I am and for what I can be. I'm not a stubborn child and brother but sometimes I disrespect Mama and Papa and I ignore Boks. I'm sorry for the heartaches. And for being an immature one. I was so impertinent.

To All my Friends, you know who you are, thanks for showing me what real happiness is. Thanks for all the nice shaggy-dog stories we've shared along the way. You are all good trekkers and I hope that you'll continue the memorable trip that we've started.

To my workmates, Cyber Peeps, who happened to be my first family here in Davao, thanks for the indelible expedition marks. I am so delighted and gratified cause I got the chance to include you in my everyday peregrination. It was a travel full of fun and remembrance.

To all my haters, thanks for the inspiration. You taught me how to be muscular and stout. I don't wanna name names cause I know you knew it. My best regards to all of you.

To all who became a part of my boring life, thanks for adding color to it. We're like rainbow, we can't be complete or we cannot be called as rainbow if one is color is missing. Continue to decorate my life and continue creating the world were dreams are from one point to another.

I know I have long, long way to run and sail. And I'm pretty sure that there are still  a lot of creatures who will accompany me in my expedition.

I'll continue being an innocent swabbie and I'll continue to travel up to my last breath with God, with all of you, and with all the people who'll accept me for better or for worst.

Sailing Back and Forth,

Huwebes, Nobyembre 24, 2011

I was once an IDIOT

Last Wednesday, November 23, 2011, I received the worst call ever in my life as a Call Center Associate. I was really disturbed and my hands are shaking. My mind was in total black-out and I feel like my eyes wants to cry out.

Here it is. I wanna share to you the whole story.

At around 4:00 o'clock in the morning, November 24, the following day, I received a an order call from an American customer named Z. Ramsey. She's an old lady who wants to order the Double Security Zip Around Fan Wallet of our company. On set of the call, I was wondering why she wants me to scream, not knowing that she's kinda deaf. I just realized it when she told me she's on a speaker phone. I was astonished and shocked cause she shouted like somebody's gonna take her away from the phone. I'm not in the mood to argue with her cause I am not feeling well. To my surprise, I shouted back to her cause in the first place she wants me to do. It's not being me as unprofessional but it is with her who's very demanding. It's like we're talking on top of our lungs. It's like I'm on the ground floor and she's on the nth floor of the building. 

I even explained to her that agents are also taking calls, so If I will shout up to the edge of the roof they might be disturbed and they will look at me with face which a painter could not even paint. She told me she don't even care. We're shouting on the entire transaction.

Here's the funny thing. We're almost done and I was about to offer her our Money Saving Program, when she interrupted me and asked where am I located. I told her that our corporate office is in Chatsworth, CA. She's very happy cause she thought that the call was processed in the US with an American agent. She then asked me for the second time, "Where are you physically located?" I told her that I'm taking her call in one of the offshoot callcenters in the PH and works for D****P*****.

I was again shocked for the third time because she's murmuring and she told me that I'm lying. She no longer wants to listen to me. Well I am just following our Client's Directive and proper call flow. I told her that we are not allowed to say right away that we are located in the PH. She didn't listen to me. She's like delivering a homily when she said, " God Loves You, and Jesus Christ died on the the cross to save us from sins and now you are lying?. I can't imagine it. You're a LIAR." I explained to her about our client's directive and she rejected my explanation. I even tell her that I know what I'm doing, I know what I'm saying and I'm a Christian. She didn't mind me.

I really can't imagine why there are people who are underestimating one's potential without even letting the person show what he/she can do. I helped her in placing the order and yet she acted like an untamed animal.

What hurts me most is that she generalized that we, Filipinos are Idiots. That I myself is an Idiot. That I cannot understand her. That I lied to her. That I cannot speak English well.

She even requested me to transfer the call to US. I told her that as much as I would like to do so, I don't have the access to transfer it to CA. She's really demanding. She didn't hang-up and she shouted for how many times that she don't wanna talk to me. WT* How will I end the call properly If she will not talk to me or she'll not hang up either? I heard her saying that she wants her call to be routed in the US. Sometimes we have to accept the fact that there are really a lot of racist in this arena. I can name a few of them.

My patience was lost and still I tried my best to end the call, but she's really hard-headed. I can't think of what to do so I let my Supervisor take the call. I dunno what happened next cause I just saw my Sales Manager wearing my headset and talking to the b*tch old rugged lady. Good thing the call was saved and good heavens it ended up so smooth. Thanks to my SM. (Grin*)

She should be thankful cause there's someone who wants to help her place the order. If all customers are like Ms. Ramsey, I bet all call centers are like battlefields.

LESSON? Don't talk to stupid people, you might be tagged as IDIOT. Why? Because only stupid people can understand their words and language. I've tried talking to one of them that's why I WAS ONCE AN IDIOT.

The 4TH Idiot featuring The Three Idiots,

Sabado, Nobyembre 19, 2011

10 UTOS sa Pag-inom

Nakatanggap ako ng mensahe mula sa aking kaibigan, napa-isip ako bigla. Gulong-gulo na naman ako kung ano ang nais kong talakayin sa umagang ito, pasalamat ako dahil binigyan niya ako ng ideya! TUMPAK! Nais kong ibahagi sa inyo ang mga utos sa pag-inom na siguradong ikatutuwa niyo. Simulan na ang rebelasyon. Ito ay ang mga:

IKA-UNA Huwag makulit habang umiinom, hindi ka bata.

Minsan sa atin, o karamihan sa atin ang nagiging instant bata. Malikot, makulit, padance-dance, o di mapakali sa kinalalagyan. Pag tinamaan na tayo ng serbesa eh nagiging instant historian din tayo. Andaming nais ikwento, at andaming nais ibahagi. Mga actors and actresses din kasi may matching actions and feelings pa kapag nag-kwento. Ang ikinatutuwa ko eh may pa-Ingles-ingles pang nalalaman.

IKALAWA Huwag matakaw sa pulutan, wala ka sa picnic o sa foodtrip.

Merong iba eh pulot ng pulot sa pulutan (Pulutan nga eh) pero gulat ka nalang mas nauuna pang nauubos ang pulutan kesa sa inumin. Paborito na nating mga Noypi ang Kropek, Mani, Kornik o anu pang klase ng Pica-Pica. Mas masarap ang pulutan, mas madaling nauubos. Try mo yung super anghang na sisig, try natin kung mauubos agad.

IKATLO Huwag patagalin ang baso, marami ang naghihintay.

"Umugat na yung baso oh." Yan ang kalimitang naririnig natin kapag nasa tomahan. Yung iba, dinadasalan pa o nagsasign of the cross bago inumin yung serbesa.Yung iba eh kunwaring patakip-takip ng ilong. Ang daming nag-aalibi pag nasa inuman na huwag lang makantyawan.

IKA-APAT Huwag inon ng inom, bumili ka rin.

Minsan pag-ambagan na eh nagpa-pass, next time nalang raw kasi wala nang budget, pero kapag nakahain na sa mesa eh napaka-aggressive, kala mo eh perstaym uminom. Mahiya rin tayo, dyahe rin kung palibre lang tayo parati. Makibahagi sa hatian, baka kasi sa susunod eh di kana nila imbitahin.

IKALIMA Uminom ng diresto sa tiyan, huwag sa ulo.

Ito ang utos na iniaalay ko sa mga dakilang WAR FREAK, yung mga taong ang feeling eh sa kanila na mundo. Merong mag-wawild, may patapun-tapon ng upuan, merong kunyaring susuntok sa pader, at merong parang sinapian na ayaw paawat.Gustong sugurin ang naka-away o naka-alitan.MEN! Chillax lang, huwag daanin sa init ng ulo baka kasi di mo pa kilala binabangga mo.

IKA-ANIM Magpaalam ng maayos pag-uuwi, di nalang basta mawawala sa eksena.

Para naman sa aking ang utos na ito. Tinamaan ako. Magpaalam ng maayos kung gusto na nating umuwi at feeling natin eh kakasakay lang natin sa roller coaster ride na animo'y mundo ay umiikot. Huwag magsisinungaling. Kunwari eh magyoyosi saglit o may tumawag daw sa cellphone. Meron daw bibilhin sa tindahan o jijingle lang daw. Yun pala eh naghahanap ng rason para maka-uwi.

IKA-PITO Magtira ng pamasahe para di maglakad pauwi. 

Siguraduhing may itinabi nang pamasahe bago magsimula ang drinking session. Ilagay sa maliit na bulsa, yung parang anak ng malaking bulsa para di aksidenteng madukot pag mag ambagan na naman. Ilagay sa bulsa ng briefs o sa bra. Loko lang.

IKA-WALO Huwag matulog sa harap ng inuman, wala ka sa kwarto.

Bunsod ng kalasingan,ang karamihan sa atin nakukuha pang isandal ang ulo sa mesa. Yung iba naman eh sa balikat ng kainuman at yung iba naman eh may imaginary na sinasandalan. Kapag di na kaya eh huwag ng pilitin pa, baka kasi pag-gising mo kinabukasan magtataka ka. "Anung nangyari sa akin?" o "Saan na ako?" Magdadrama bigla, "loko mga yun iniwan ako." Kung ayaw mong mapahiya, inumin lang ang kaya. Okay lang kung house party ang pinuntahan mo, paano nalang kung sa isang bar? Naku, magtakip kana ng mukha mo palabas ng bar. LOLS.

IKA-SIYAM Siguraduhing sa bahay ang uwi, huwag kung saan-saan.

Yun! Saan ka kaya nauwi pag lasing ka? Sigurado kang sa bahay niyo? Baka naman sa Lodge o sa Motel ang tuloy mo. Witwew! Tamaan ang tamaan. Siguraduhing sa bahay niyo ang uwi mo, baka kasi sa ibang bahay ka kakatok o ibang pintuan ang pinasok mo. Kahihiyan na naman yun.

IKA-SAMPU Huwag tikman ang katabi, hindi siya pulutan.

Nakakalasing naman 'tong utos na ito. Speechless ako bigla ah. Di ko mabigyang paliwanag. Ah, basta yun na yun, bahalana kayong umintindi. Sel-explanatory naman eh.(Chuckle)

Ilan lamang yan sa mga utos sa pag-inom, alam kong marami pa kayong alam na ibahagi.

IKAW? Anung utos ang para sayo?

Huwebes, Nobyembre 17, 2011


Galing kay Ser Google. Salamat Preng.

Pamilyar naman tayo sa mga keys sa ating keyboard. Ibat-ibang nga commands ang pwedeng gawin upang maisatitik natin ang ating mga hinaing, hinuha, o diwang maririmarim sa ating magulong utak. Ibat-ibang mga letra, numero o mga keys ang makikita. Ganyan din sa pag-ibig, sari-saring mga emosyon, mahahalang mga petsa, o kung anu pa ang nararamdaman natin. Samut-saring salita ang namumutawi sa ating puso't isipan. Sa pag-ibig pwede mo ring gamitin ang mga utos na pwedeng magamit sa iyong keyboard. Tulad ng mga:

ENTER Sa pag-ibig kailangan mong magkaroon ng lakas ng loob upang ipagpatuloy ang iyong nasimulan. Go lang ng go. Wala namang mawawala kung gusto mong pursue ang iyong nasimulan. Sa pag-ibig marami ring mga pagsubok na dumarating, kung pwede pang i-SAVE (Ctrl+S) ang relationship bakit hindi? sayang ang mga in-ENTER mong time, effort, money, love at iba pa. Move forward. Hakbang lang at wag-madiscourage dahil parte lang yun ng isang relasyon. Kailangan mong maging mature.

BACKSPACE Kung may hindi kayo pagkakaintindihan ng iyong irog, o may alitan o may mali sa inyong dalawa kailangan niyong pag-usapan. Move One-Step Backward, i-backspace mo. Di niyo naman masosolve ang problema kung minsan eh enter nalang kayo ng enter, o go nalang kayo ng go. Kailangan niyo ring isipin na ang tagumpay ng inyong relasyon ay ang pagbalik tanaw sa mga nangyari at pagbigay ng solusyon sa mga dagok na dumarating sa inyong pagsasama.

CONTROL Maraming mga temptation ang pwedeng dumating at sumira sa inyong relasyon, kailangan mong kontrolin ang iyong sarili. Huwag basta basta bumigay dahil nananahimik naman ang KARMA eh, di niya ipapaalm na dadapo na siya sayo, o di yan magpapakita na hinahabol ka na pala niya. Kung may awayan man kayo, huwag basta bastang magalit, kontrolin ang sarili dahil masosolusyunan naman ang mga problema o alitan sa mahinahong paraan. Dasal lang, upang makontrol ito. Mawawa rin ang mga temptasyong yan.

INSERT Upang maging mas matibay ang inyong samahan, kailangan mong magp-isip ng mga bagay na ikaka-surpresa niya o ikakasaya ng honey o babes mo. Kahit simpleng bagay lang ang iyong gawin basta't sincere ka okay na. Ang simpleng pagtext ng, "Mahal, ingat ka ha? " o "Bebe, huwag palipas ng gutom." ay malaki na ang impact nito sa iyong minamahal. Siguradong di mo lang kinurot ang puso niya, pinalundag mo pa. Ang pagliligawan ay di natatapos sa panahong nakuha ng lalake ang Oo ng Babae, dapat ang ligawan ay hanggang sa silay nagsasama.

PAUSE May mga panahong kailangan din tayong mag-isip at mapahinto. Before tayo tuluyang umenter eh isipin mo natin kung okay pa ang ating gagawin o hindi. Di lang tayo dapat go ng go. Isipin natin kung mapapasaya ba natin minamahal natin o makakasakit lang tayo. MEDITATE. Maayos ba pa ang pakikitungo mo sa iyong minamahal, o nagbabago na? Assess you love to him/her.

SHIFT Kung alam nating nasasaktan na pala natin ang ating minamahal, kailangan nating mag-isip ng Remedy. Divert it to a most appealing way. Shift your dark mood to a good one. Kailangang baguhin mo ang masama mong pakikitungo sa kanya, baka kasi masawa siya at iwan ka niya. Shift to something new and fresh. 

DELETE Kung may mga masasamang gawain ka na nakasakit sa iyong mahal, walain mo na ito. Kailangan mo ring kalimutan ang mga masasaklap na nangyari sa inyo, importante eh kayo parin sa kasalukuyan. Walain ang mga agam-agam sa wala namang kasiguruhan. Mawawala lang ang iyong tiwala sa'yong minamahal kong patuloy mong pairalin 'to. Move forward. Enter again.

LETTER KEYS Sa pag-ibig marami tayong plano. Dumating yung time na naisipan nating igive-up ang ating minamahal, panahong ipagpatuloy parin kahit nasasaktan na, panahong gusto na nating magpatali sa ating irog, at marami pa. Kailangan mong gumawa ng mga plano kung pano to masolusyunan. Kung di tagumpay ang PLAN A o PLAN B mo, isipin mong sa letra ng keyboard ito ay may A-Z. Marami pang pwedeng gawin, huwag basta susuko.

SPECIAL CHARACTERS Sa inyong relasyon maraming mga taong naging parte na at magiging parte pa ng inyong relasyon. Ibat-ibang ugali ang ipanapakita nila. May mga natutuwa, may mga kinikilig, may mga walang pakialam, may mga naiinggit, nagagalit, mga taong gusto kayong siraan, isa sa inyo ay gustong agawin at iba pa. Ibat-ibang tao na nagpa-anghang at nagpatamis ng inyong samahan. Sila ang mga espesyal na tao na nagtataglay ng ibat-ibang karakteristik. Ibat-iba ang ipinapakita sa inyo.

ARROW KEYS Kung ika'y nagmamahal dapat maging loyal ka. Don't look to the left or even look to the right. Wag ka nang maghanap ng iba pa, dahil wala nang mas hihgit pa sa iyong mahal kung alam mong siya niya ang nakatadhana. Kapag ika'y lugmok, arrow up lang nakikinig ang Diyos. At kung kailangang magpakumbaba, arrow down your mood.

NUMBER KEYS Marami ring mga memorable dates ang masarap balik-balikan. Mga specila dates such as monthsaries, lunarsaries, daysaries (Yes, limang araw na kaming mag-syota) at mga anniversaries. Ang date ng una ninyong pagkikita, at date nung nakatanggap ka ng oo mula sa nililigawan mo. Mga dates kung saan naging parte na ng buhay ninyo. Mananatili itong nakatatak sa puso't isipan magpakailanman. Isa pa, ang numero ay mula sa 1 patungo sa 10, nawa'y alam natin ang dapat i-prioritize kapag tayo ay committed na. Dapat unahin ang mga bagay na mas alam mong magdudulot ng kagandahang loob sayo.

FUNCTION KEYS Hindi madali ang magmahal. Kaakibat nito ang mga pagsubok at mga responsibilidad. Hindi ka lang basta magmamahal lang, dapat mong isipin ang magiging functions mo. Dapat di ka lang niya BF/GF, dapat maging bespren o parang kapamilya na. Alam mo rin kung saan mo ilulugar ang iyong sarili. You should use your functions well.

PRINT Marami sa atin ang nagtatago ng mga love letters o anu pang regalo ng ating mga minamahal. Ang iba nakuha pang ipa-print ang mga memorable pictures nila together.

BREAK Hindi lahat ng relationship ay successful. Meron ding sablay. Minsan kailangan nating tapusin na di na karapat-dapat pausbungin. Kapag di na ka masaya, take a break, and save yourself. Break muna, kasi kapag ipinagpatuloy mo ito mas lalo kang masasaktan. Natural lang ang ganitong pangayayri, di ka naman matuto kung parati nalang permanente ang nakakasama mo.

END Tapusin na ang dapat tapusin. PUT AN END ON IT. Wag na patagalin pa kung wala naman ding patutunguhan pa. Masakit man pero wala nang mas sasakit pa kung malaman niyong naglolokohan lang naman pala kayo sa nararamdaman niyo. Kill the fire that burns your weary heart. Wag kang magpatali sa pag-ibig na di sigurado. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

HOME Wala nang mas sasarap pa sa pagmamahal na magmumula sa iyong tahanan--- sa iyong Nanay, Tatay, at mga kapatid. Nasaktan ka man sa iyong irog, wag kang mag-alala dahil andyan naman ang iyong pamilya na hindi nagbabago at paulit-ulit kang tatanggapin kahit ilang beses ka mang masaktan o ilang beses ka mang magkamali sa buhay.

After moving on for how many days, weeks, months or years dapat open ka parin sa sa posibilidad na magmahal muli. Alam kong marami pang mahahanap na---

ALTERNATE Wag kang matakot na magmahal muli. Get love and be hurt para kapag nakita mo na yung taong para sayo eh alam mo na ang gagawin mo. Wag kang matakot na masaktan, rekado yan sa pagmamahal. Mapait man o maalat ang iyong nakaraan, siguradong papalitan ito ng tamis ng kung sino man ang iyong mahahanap. Wag kang matakot na laitin ng iba, di naman sila ang nagmamahal diba? Maghanap ka ang taong kayang makibagay sa mundo mo at taong kaya mong makipag-sabayan. Yung tipong Superman mo o Catwoman mo. Yung kaya kang tanggapin anu ka man, o anung kaya niyang gawin para sayo.

Marami talagang nagagawa ang pag-ibig. Binabago tayo nito. At higit sa lahat mas marami tayong natututunan na bagay-bagay na pwedeng magamit at pwedeng ibahagi sa iba.

Sa pangkalahatan, anung utos man ang gustong ipagawa sayo ng tadhana para sa pag-ibig, harapin mo ito. Ika nga, "There's no harm in trying."

IKAW? Paano mo gagamitin ang keyboard ng buhay mo?

The Love Encoder,

na-LSS ka na ba?

Are you suffering the apprehensive "Last Song Syndrome?"

I DEFINITELY do! Parati kong kinakanta ang huling kantang napakinggan ko---

Sometimes, I stupidly tuned into a so-so FM before going to work and had Bruno Mar's 'Today my Life Begins' playing over and over again, then I suddenly realized that I've been singing it for the entire shift in our call floor. Addict. They are all chuckling. I passed by agents and they're all staring at me and some even gave me a fearful snob. The h*ll I care?! I just wanna embrace music.

"Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone blah blah blah..." kanta ng Aleng katabi ko sa Internet shop.Ilang beses nya itong inuulit-ulit. Wala na ba siyang kayang kantahin? Sa tantya ko eh mga nasa Kwarenta na siguro siya. Gulat din ako kasi busy siya sa Farmville niya. Tingnan mo nga naman, maraming nainspire kay Lola Techy. Si Ale eh maka-Taylor Swift, siguro eh hinahanap pa niya ang kanyang Romeo. (Grin*)

LSS also known as Last Song Syndrome.

Ayon kay Boss UrbanDictionary,  ito ay ang pakikinig ng musika bago umalis ng bahay at yun tumatak sa iyong isipan kahit san ka mapunta, anu man ang gawin mo. Sinunsundan nito ng matindi at cute na humming. Ang syndrome na ito ay sinasabing nakakatakot because the song happens to be the most pathetic, crappy, albeit catchy song ever. And, when you end up singing random songs that you last heard whether you like the song or not.

Matagal ko nang gustong gumawa ng artikulo na tungkol dito. Di ko lang alam pano simulan. Pasalamat ako sa Aleng paulit-ulit na kinakanta ang LOVE Story by Taylor Swift.  lols.

Minsan wala kang idea kung san to nanggaling, narining mo ba to sa dyip kanina na sinakyan mo papuntang work, o dun ba sa bar na nadaan mo? Di mo nalang mamalayan, paulit-ulit mo na itong kinakanta, hina-hum, kinakanta, hina-hum, kinakanta, hina-hum ng walang katapusan.

Is it really contagious?

Scene in the center after every Amy's call:

Amy: Kunin mo na ang lahat sa akin blah blah blah...
Thor: AGAIN? For how many times?

After an hour

Thor: Kunin mo na ang lahat sa akin, wag lang ang aking mahal blah blah blah...
Amy: Nadapuan ng sakit? Ginaya? Ginagaya?

Hahaha. I just realized nakakahawa rin pala minsan. Di mo nalang mamamalayan sabay na kayong kumakanta nung kanta paulit-ulit niyong kinakanta.

IKAW? na-LSS ka na ba?

Martes, Nobyembre 15, 2011

Ang BUHAY ay parang isang TSINELAS

Ilan sa mga magagandang karakteristik ng tsinelas ay ang katangiang pwedeng ibagay sa lahat, pwedeng dalhin kahit saan at kahit sino pwedeng gumamit nito, bata o matanda, mahirap o mayaman, tambay o propesyonal atbp.

The newest pair of HAVS I had, I am a BROWN lover.

"Havaianas, Ipanema, Spartan, Beach Walk, Islander, Fila, Adidas, Puma, Reva, "Havananas", "Havan", at marami pang iba." Maraming brand ang tsinelas. May mga mamahalin, meron yung kayang-kaya ng bulsa at meron yung tamang-tama lang ang presyo. Ganyan din tayong mga tao. May ibat-ibang pananaw at ibat-ibang katayuan sa buhay. May mga taong ang biyaya'y umaapaw, meron yung ayos lang at meron yung ipinagkaitan ng kaswertihan sa buhay. May pamilyang mayayaman, merong pangkatamtaman lang at merong dukha na talaga. IKAW? Anung brand ng tsinelas ka?

"Dilaw, Puti, Asul. Berde, Tsokolate, Itim, Pula, Dalandanan, Multi-colored at marami pang iba." Maraming mga kulay na pwedeng pagpilian. Meron din yung sobrang makulay talaga. Meron yung matitingkad ang kulay, meron din yung mainam sa mata at meron din yung walang kabagay-bagay ang kulay kapag sinuot na.Ganyan din tayong mga tao--- ibat-ibang kulay ang ipinapakita natin sa kapwa. Ibat-ibang katangian na nababanaag sa ating mga sarili. Minsan tayo'y mabait, minsan nama'y parang walang pakialam sa mundo. Minsan masumpungin at minsan ay sira ulo. Tulad ng makukulay na tsinelas, ang budhi natin ay may ibat-ibat kulay. IKAW? Anung kulay ng tsinelas ka?

"Pwede sa daan, pwede sa school, sa beach, sa opisinam pwede din sa mall, sa kalye, pwede sa bundok at pwede kahit saan." Yan ang pinagusto ko sa tsinelas--- pwedeng gamitin kahit saan. Pwede sa maayos na daan, pwede rin sa putikan. Pwede sa bahay, pwede ring ilabas ng bahay. Ganyan din tayong mga tao--- nababagay kahit saan. Pwedeng makisalamuha kahit kanino. Pwedeng ipakita kung ano tayo, mapapamilya, kaibigan, katrabaho, kainuman, kaparty-party, kachat, katextmate, kaFB o kaTweeter at kanino pa man. Pwedeng ipakita kung sino ang totoong tayo, kahit saan kahit kailan. IKAW? Tsinelas kang pwede saan?

"May hugis isda, hugis alimango, hugis puso, merong malaki, maliit, meron din yung natural na hugis at laki lang." Tama! Marami na tayong nakikita ngayon na ibat-ibang istilo ng tsinelas sa mall at bahay-pamilihan. Meron yung mabigat, meron ding magaan. Sa panlabas na anyo ng tao, meron ding ibat-ibang hugis. Meron yung malobo, lumba-lumba, merong coca-cola body, meron yung katawa'y parang posporo lang din ang payat. Pero kapag ihahalintulad o ikukumpara sa panloob na anyo. Ganyan din tayong mga tao--- Meron ang mga pangarap eh mas mataas pa sa Eiffel Tower, merong ang pag-iisip ay parang nakaabot na sa ibang planeta (matindi), merong mag-isip na akala mo'y nabuhay na nung mga unang dekada, may mga taong ang utak eh sinlaki ng angkin ng Pandaca Pigmea. Tayo'y may ibat-ibang hugis at hulma ng pananaw at pag-iisip. May mga makurba at meron ding plain lang. IKAW? Anung hugis kang tsinelas ka?

"Ang tsinelas ay pwedeng labhan para kunyari bago ulit." TUMPAK! Minsan kailangan din nating ibalik sa dating anyo at kulay ang ating tsinelas. Mainam na labhan upang maging matingkad ulit ang kulay. Ganyan din tayong mga tao--- minsan kailangan narin nating magbago kung nailihis man tayo sa maling landas. Kung ang budhi mo'y sing-itim pa ng uling, eh pasabunan mo na. Kung minsa'y nawawalan tayo ng pag-asa, tumingala lang at manalangin. At kung minsa'y iniisip nating pinagtakpan na tayo ng langit, ngumiti at lumabang muli. IKAW? Tsinelas ka bang handang masabunan upang tumigkad muli?

Ilan lang yan sa mga katangiang taglay ng tsinelas. Anung brand o hugis mang tsinelas ka ang importante eh marunong makibagay sa iyong kapwa. Matingkad man o maitim ang kulay mo, ang importante'y handa kang magbago para sa ikabubuti mo. At kahit na anung mangyari--- handa ka paring magpagamit sa iba, lalu na sa DIYOS.

Oh ikaw? Anung klaseng TSINELAS ka?

Ang Manlalakbay,


Life is not life if without any stressors, rushing periods, interruptions, worries, sense of anxiety and discomfort, resentment, melancholy, dark moods, lack of patience, scarcity in your everyday needs and so much more. Life cannot be called life without PROBLEMS.

I know that everyone of us are experiencing intricate or difficult problems today. We are bounded by challenges. And we are all prisoners in the so called "cage of dilemma." Sometimes we wanted to give up and say--- ENOUGH is ENOUGH!

Scene 1: AT HOME

"Nak, why can't you be more like your Ate and Kuya?" We are always compared to our Ates and Kuyas who they thought are much better than us, and who they thought are role models. It makes us feel conscious of our actuation when we're with our family. It's always hard to be aware of what we're acting in front of them. And we can't be ourselves. It feels like you can't go out of your cocoon and you cant spread your wings like a Skyline Pigeon. Its really hard.

"Nak, pasensya kana, away mag-asawa lang ito." Living with a worried mother or a depressed father can somehow affect us, their children. When we are always witnessing repeated scenes of conflict and arguments of our parents, it hurts and kills us much.

"You should be here before 6PM or 6PM sharp." It's not that our parents are anti-social.It's just that they don't want us to party till dawn or to stroll in a "where-should-we-go place." Or maybe they are used to it or they've experienced it before from our grandparents. That why they say, "Kung ano ang puno, siya rin ang bunga," The bad thing about this cliche is that what people see in your parents, they should always see it within you. If you're parents aren't good at them, for sure they will think that you're also like your parents. Pretty words are not always true, and true words are not always pretty.

Scene 2: AT SCHOOL

"Im giving you 3 days to comply all your requirements. I will not sign your clearance if you can't pass it on time." I know all of us experienced this scenario in our respective institutions. We are given a short span of time to comply all our uncountable requirements. Akala kasi ni Ser o ni Mem eh isa lang subject natin. We Filipinos are great procrastinator. We are always cramming up to the last minute.

" No clearance, no exam permit, no exam." How many promissory notes have you written before? I bet a hundred times. I've tried this one during my high school years. I mean I've tried this how many times. We're not a privileged family, we're just in a so-so classification. So for me not be late in taking exams, I am always rushing to the Registrar's Office to again ask for their permission to let me take the exam. Funny thing, I can even enumerate how may tables and chairs are there in the office and where can I see the portrait of the former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Thank God, I finished High School with flying colors. I had an epiphany that if you really strive hard, let not poverty hinder your way to success and if you aim high, you'll surely reach and hit the mark up to its zenith.

"I need you manuscripts tomorrow morning, you can leave it in my office." Feels like I wanna vomit when I hear those words from my thesis adviser. It's like she's inflicting corporal punishment in me. We can't really escape from it. Or else I'll not receive my degree diploma without the most expensive yet thinnest book I ever had. Why did I say expensive? --- because I've revised it for the nth time before I was able to produced a good output.

Scene 3: AT WORK

"Did you reached the Quota?" This has been the novena of every boss who wants his subordinates to be productive in all undertakings. We are always motivated by our boss to work under pressure and to strive with nerves. Well, sometimes our best wasn't good enough. One thing, they wanted to squeeze us to be more pragmatic and to be more resourceful.

"What happened with my schedule? Does it mean I need to work 12 hours a day? OHMAYGADD!" We are again discombobulated with factors like change of schedule, change of time-in or change in OT schedules which leads to confusion. Another factor is, you're not in good terms with your supervisor or with one of your teammate. Truly, there are changes in your daily work routine because of the changes made by the company your connected to.

[At call centers]
"Honey I can't hear you. Can you talk a lil bit louder?" This is my problem every shift. Customers who are deaf and who can't understand us. It makes me irate and it touches my ego. I hate repeating information over and over again. I am already talking up to the edge of my lungs and yet they can't hear us. Back-Off! Call Back!

Scene 4: AT CHURCH

"Kringgg.Kringgg. Kringgg." (Mobile ringing). It is prevalent and will always be an issue inside the church. Are we going to church because we are told to do so or we are obligated by our parents? Some are texting or most of the people especially teens are playing with their phones when they're bored or even in the homily. Isn't it, its a time for us to celebrate the Goodness and Greatness of God on those holy hours? Why can't we reprimand ourselves?

Sometimes we are contented of going to church without even knowing its real essence. Are we going to church because our friends are with us? We should know the reason why we go to church and what is the real Church.

Whatever your problem is, don't forget to pray without ceasing. Problems are never ending aspects in person's life cycle. These are agents why we are still surviving and reasons why we keep on fighting. Conundrum is a never process. Face it and do your best.

Enjoy the rest of the day. God bless readers (kung meron man. lols)

Heartily posted by,


--- this poem is heartily dedicated to Ms. May Tejeda. Get love and be hurt.

For how many months I've been an illicit lover of yours
I'm waking up early just to see if you're on the other door
They tagged me a lazy frog for skipping chores
Well, all I wanted is to walk with you up to the shore

I've been concealing with this unlawful love I felt
When I see you passing by my way I feel like I was about to melt
I'm praying that you're an angel God sent
My time to you I will forever spent

Sometimes I've been smiling with no reasons at all
I'm filled with apprehensions that to you I will surely fall
I'm attracted, I don't wanna dwindle, I shouldn't pall
I wanna scream what I'm feeling now, I wanna squall

Your eyes are hazelnuts assembled in your handsome face
You handled every situation with finesse and grace
I'm just happy when you're around cause we're in the same place
My mind is yelling and, neurons are playing in a maze

I've been hiding this feeling for how many months until this very day
I'm always glancing and peeping on you when I pass by the center way
To be with you in a single day, that's what I pray
"I've got a crush on you"--- above all the words I wanna say

You're not that good-looking but there's in you that I love
Everyday and every night I feel like I'm soaring like a dove
I'm not careless, I'm not rough but I really like to shove
My illegitimate love for you, that's what I take care of

If you happen to read this letter of affection
Don't hesitate to approach me, I'm ready for any communication
Well, I'm just a rep taking orders for Collections
Oh BOY! Just look at me on the other side of intersection

With love,

Martes, Nobyembre 01, 2011

Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead

In the Philippines, its been tagged as Araw ng mga Patay or Day of the Dead, Undas or Todos Los Santos.

No candle to light on. No flowers to offer. No food to celebrate God's goodness to our relatives who were with our father's arms. No hugs and kisses from my family and friends. No Halloween parties to attend to. Its just me. Only me.

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It's been 2 consecutive years that I didn't celebrate this annual celebration with my family. I'm all alone. I'm in solitude. My mother forced me to go home and be with them but the sad thing is, its not my off and I don't wanna file a leave since I already have 3 days unpaid leaves. I was again jealous with my cousins, they're all present in my Tita's place. They even called me to let me envy them. Sigh* Well that's life, sometimes we need to face the reality. Reality that not all the time we are given the chance to celebrate it with them. Living a life independently entails a lot of effort and sacrifices. Effort to live life the way you want it to be. And sacrifices of being alone in combating battles and prejudices of life.

That's really LIFE. We need to face it and we should not turn our backs on it. We need to embrace it.

The annual celebration has been the tradition of every Filipino folk. They are going to cemeteries to visit their dead loved ones who were already enjoying the real paradise. People are very busy in the street going to the cemetery. Some are bringing foods and even liquors. Some are even partying. Does it mean that the celebration is no longer solemn? I believe cause its almost a festival for them and and more of a family reunion genre. Most of the tombs of the dead loved ones are decorated with flowers and candles by their families. In contrary, some would question why Filipinos are celebrating it in a joyous way, its because we people are happy people. It doesn't mean that we are happy because they passed. We are happy, its because we are pretty sure that our dead loved ones are already enjoying the real happiness in heaven.

In some places, they're celebrating it with a twist. I heard from a friend that in General Santos City, they're celebrating this memorable occasion by putting up disco boxes and party lights. In some areas in Davao City, they're also grooving to the beat of the sound. Well, does it mean that we need to enjoy the moment? Maybe partly yes.

Whatever you do, or how you celebrate it, the important thing is they're not forgotten. Offer prayers for them and always make them special by doing the things that will make them happy.

Some were given two days off to go home and celebrate it with their families. Some are glued in their respective work places. Good thing, they're compensated with a special rate of wage.

This special day for our departed loved ones is a day to commemorate and reflect that even if they already passed away, their memories will always linger in our hearts for a lifetime. 

Happy First Of November. Happy All Saints Day. Happy All Souls Day. Happy Halloween.