Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Where Art Thou?

Ok, I have a bit of a good news. I am finally done with my research data gathering which actually constitutes 50% of my research. And whats more amazing is that it was finished in a day! Thank God for this. However, I guess my being so keen observer (himantayon in bisaya) got a glimpse what could possibly be a bigger research compared to the one I am currently doing.

First of all, I do not hate the government but I not their fan either. Late this morning, I was a bit disappointed (again) on how our Department of Health operates their system. I got a bit stranded in Villanueva because the head of their municipal health office is currently in a business trip together with the mayor to Cagayan de Oro City to visit some health offices. Because of this I waited nearly three hours just to be able to get the confirmation that I was allowed to take the data I need and mind me it was thru text that she confirmed. 

Also, earlier that moment, I was in Jasaan conducting the same data gathering and by a strike of luck and coincidence, the head of their municipal health office is also gone and this time she was in Manila for a conference. However, it was not a blockage to their service and in less than an hour I got the data I need for my research.

So now, I am asking myself how can one municipality provide me the information in a swift manner while the other one takes so much time given the fact that both their heads are gone? It is really a sad tale but it can be clearly seen that many government officers (not just DoH) are out of focus and lacks initiative. Hey, people in their let me remind that you all should be service oriented. One nurse, working in the Villanueva  health center, even reprimanded me why I asked her co-employees not her about this matter. Man, what a shame, you mean only you, knows how this health center operate and the others do not? Tsk. tsk. tsk.

I just hope that next time the government should do something to improve the quality of their service. Sometimes people tend to blame our technology and resources (the nurse keeps on telling me that Jasaan is different because they have a hospital that's why their processing of their data is faster) why service is poor but in reality it is poor because the workers itself are not putting into heart what they should be doing. Being a public servant or employee mens that you are to serve your fellow countrymen with all your passion and commitment. If you don't want to do it then I have a good work plan for you: QUIT AND GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE.

Hoping for a much better government employees next time,


Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Great Myth

Let me just spank this on your face, "Nothing that lasts comes easy, you always have to pay the price."

I am mad, totally mad. I am mad because the pair of shoes that I just recently bought got, let's just say that it got itself a little self destruction. So, reflection? Don't buy counterfeit products buy the original ones for they are the one who holds real quality. Don't mind the price after all its worth it. That I will guarantee.

Funny, because I find this one not only applicable to buying shoes but rather in every aspect of a man's life. Reality is, quality comes in a price, one must work harder to achieve something more magnificent in his lifetime. Truly, life is really complicated and hard but if we want real things in life then we must not give up. Its all in a matter of perspective.

So I'm busting this great myth that everything comes easily. That is not true! Life is full of colorful challenges and trials and when one tries to induce more strength, the more he will be able to traverse the sea of life and reach further places. Remember, a man who never suffered has either not lived oir has nbor done anything in his lifetime. We can always try to cheat other people by doing little instead of doing what we should do but we can never cheat nature. At the end of the day, the person who sow little will also reap little.

At first it maybe hard to accept because of what burdens we may be carrying right now. Sometimes we tend to compromise things because of different reasons. But here is one big tip, don't make your life cheap strive for real success.

Being happy is a choice not a natural process,


Saturday, August 25, 2012

You Only Live Once (YOLO)

I have a bad news for you, your days are counted. Even as you read this essay, time is running out.

Don't worry I feel the same threat. Sometimes, when walking in front of church, I would just pray hoping that I won't die or I would be given another life in earth. However, I know this wouldn't happen for death is always the greatest equalizer of every creature in earth. It will always serve as a reminder of how vulnerable we always are.

Yesterday, I came across my FB wall and Tumblr dashboard where I saw pictures of what the society has become. I am in no position to judge but my mind was shouting, "For goodness sake! Where in hell are we we?". I was really disappointed about what is happening. I really don't give a damn where you are at the side of the bed, whether you are in black or white. But the concept of YOLO is not for you to make an ass out of yourself but rather to go out and do something with your life that matters. 

When I say doing some things that matter, I do not put you in a box. I am in no position to judge you about what matters the most for you. We all have our different paradigms and priorities. We all have the freedom to decide what to do, the only thing is that we only live once in this planet and let us make this world a better place for the next generation. Remember, we are not the only inhabitants of this world and whatever we do to will surely have an impact tomorrow.  

So before the sand of time dry up, make a big move right now and do things that really matter the most. It doesn't matter if people will hate you for that, who are they to judge you? We may have different perspective and beliefs but one thing is for sure, we only have one life to live and let us live that life to the fullest!

Yeeeha! Got to go and live my life,


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Disadvantage of Technicalities

Last week a has little colloquy with a friend of mine and our topic? Report Cards.

For us high school students, reports cards are really important for they are like credit cards, if it has good grades then off we can a lot things and everything seems to be fine but then when the red stain comes in, expect hell in earth just like receiving a bill where in the credit limit has been breached.

As childish as it is, it happens everywhere. Where in man's capabilities are bounded by what is written in a paper. Examples of these are resumes, transcripts, income tax returns, statement of assets and liabilities and etc. All of these paper are used to either measure one's talent, resources and  whatever that this society has seemed to accept as measurable.

There is no problem about this systematic way of identification and information processing but too much relying on these matters is not enough and in fact, this system will never be enough. Why? because relying too much on what is given is not humanistic at all. No amount of paperworks will ever measure the value of that person. Also another fact is that these technicalities are not always true at all times. If a person is smart enough he could cheat his way out of the problem by simply changing facts in his whatever document is that.

Just like the report card, whatever written on it is just a mere representation of the truth. It does not mean that when one has a failing mark he is dumb for there are several factors that should be studied first. It may encompass truth but in totality it will never be enough to quantify a person. Technicalities has indeed a very big disadvantage, it steals a person of its potential for it quickly makes a conclusion without even trying to resort on really analyzing the person.  

So whatever document you have right now, throw them away (ooops. not literally). I mean throw the concept that these paraphernalia you have are enough to describe you, wherever you are right now. It takes more than one sheet of paper to tell you you're value.

 Keep believing in your potentials,


Monday, August 20, 2012

A Different Kind of Love

What is love? Ok, let me get that back for I know you can come up with a thousand if not a million definitions. But honestly, love is the most overused word in the English dictionary. Even if we are not sure if  it is really love we tend to generalize and conclude that what we feel is love.
"Nakakita ka lang ng babae na maganda sa unang pagkakataon - pare mahal ko na siya!"
(You saw a beautiful girl for the first time - man, I'm in love.)
Remember, love is different from lust. Also love is different from infatuation and crush. 

So what is point? Love is something abstract that could not be defined by words but can manifest through actions. It is unfair to say that only couples experience love for a mother and son relationship also depict the same type of love. Also, love is not limited to opposite sex just like what the norm is. Examples of love between same gender are brothers and father-son. However, there is a big difference between sexual desire and love, these two things do not intersect at all. It does not mean that love always need to accompanied by sex and that having sex means you love that person. In this matter, homosexuality (sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one's own sex -dictionary.com) is something that could not be justified. For different people they might accept this culture but for Christians this concept is a sin.

So as it might shock a lot of people, there is basically nothing wrong about loving your fellow "gender mate" but when sexual desire comes in there is something wrong going on. A different kind of love toward your same sex is still love and should not be confused with other desires. As long as it is love in its boundaries, there is nothing wrong about it. Love in itself is amoral. But it also means that we have to be prudent enough of what we really feel. It might be that everything in the world is good but for sure not everything is beneficial and glorifying to God.

Keep that mind open,


Sunday, August 19, 2012

God is Able

Whether you like it or not, it is everywhere. It is in you, it is in your family and even in your neighbor whom you find so noisy every night. As a matter of fact, we all have it, we are just afraid to face them, afraid to challenge our problems.

As far as reality is concerned, life is always accompanied by troubles and hardship, there is no such thing as storm-free. Even Christianity does not assure a life of no problems. But there is a good news, there is always a way out in every problem that we face and that is faith in God that He will get us out of where we are.

As much as our pride cannot accept help from others, it is also the same pride that makes us stay in the mud we are in. The first key in solving our problems is accepting the fact that we cannot solve it in our own. Only then will  be able to see how God's glory move in our lives. We have to focus ourselves on what God can do, let us not magnify the problem for God does not fit in a box.

Another thing is that we should believe in the right words. During our problems, we would always be deceived by what we can see, hear or read. But we don't have to look things at our perspective. The fight is only not ours. We should listen to what is true and not what is common. We should be bold enough to take a move for the opposite of faith is not doubt but fear, fear of making a difference.

Remember, God never allows any obstacle that we could not conquer, so rise up and be victorious in that fight of faith. Live a life to the fullest.

God is able,


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Long Weekend!


Ok, now I know what yahoo feels. :D

Anyway, the long weekend has finally arrived after the tenacious moments (UPCAT-Quarter Exam-Kasadya). However, I really don't know if I should call it a vacation. It might be a long weekend but the paperworks have also been extended. But all in all, I should maybe need to find time for fun. So, if you are ready and vacant please pm me about our plans for this weekend, I am available on Monday. For real, I really need to get the hell out of this house! Let's get the party rocking.