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Inauguration – one such historic moment for another Aquino

a new light and a beginning; a freedom and an escape; dreams merged from two visionaries; people hoping for a better point…a new revolution

A heroic odyssey to bands of yellow and eyeglass(es). Now took oath as the President of the Philippines, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III had consistently used the color “yellow” to represent his and the Aquino legacy.

We had just come to a point that we must create such historic moment of putting Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, now President, as the highest ruling leader of the country.

Similar with the idealistic campaign of “CHANGE” by US President Obama, President Aquino himself and the Filipino people are now hoping that his administration will truly bring if not that considerable, but at least a distinct and evident change of what he promised during the election. With his campaign tag line: KUNG WALANG CORRUPT, WALANG MAHIRAP, he purposefully and somewhat subtly merged such idealism with “change,” so as not to look directly similar with the then candidate President Obama. Now that he took his turn and successfully influence a huge number of voters, ours is to support and celebrate such historic event….reinforce his advocacies; love him; negate his ideas and plans; create or make him through media; attempt to create a rally and even a coup; plan assassination (the same with the late Ninoy Aquino); create harsh and good criticisms on his administration; ….or we could just simply unite for one better “revolution!”

You chose him and so you have the freedom to recycle and re-invent our history….and we should just accept imperfections…we never know what’s in store for us under his administration…

WELCOME TO AQUINO ADMINISTRATION!

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….first WEEK/WEAK of MAY/…

Tuesday, 04 May – purchased 1202

Wednesday, 05 May – opened S/A

Thursday, 06 May – submitted my very first write-up at writers.ph

– the whole day, I was thinking how will I approach my immediate supervisor concerning my plans to file a resignation the earliest time possible. And just the thought of it made me more stressful at work and with my colleagues.
It seemed that I could not find a good turn to personally talked to her since she was then pre-occupied with paperworks and with her personal stuffs.
…planning was very difficult…and so until the end of the day


Friday, 07 May – It was morning, shortly after 5:00 when our AVP announced that our supervisor will be resigning, effective 15 May but her last day of service will be on the 14th. Upon hearing those information, I was like ‘anu daw?’….and to may dismay, all I can think of was ‘sh*t! That was totally unfair!
UNFAIR!
UNFAIR!
UNFAIR!

He said that there will be an informal turnover to a new Team Leader later during that day and all of our files and downloads will be forwarded to the new manager.

What made it more disappointing is, when we’re done with the AVP, she came in telling some sort of stupid revelation that there’s actually one colleague who already knew her  plan of transferring to another new company. She made her application last February and just recently received a confirmation within that week that she will be officially starting her ‘new career’ with the new company on the 17th.
And what the heck! I was keep on thinking how many months did our fellow teammate knew her plans of exiting the company – in between the months of February and May, for how long did she knew it?
Well, i feel like she just made us stupid for doing that ploy and one of my teammate sarcastically and jokingly asked, ‘Boss, ba’t s’ya lang? Hindi mo ba kami agent?’

Friday afternoon, I came in to my Alma Mater and found out this information: Vicissitude 2009 was released on 23 April 2010 – exactly a year and a month after our memorable Commencement.

***I met Lenny, one of my high school classmate in sophomore – remember year 2003 when I visited her every night just to have some sensible and non-sensible conversation.

NOW I HAVE MY YEARBOOK…AND IT MADE MY DAY!

***I came in for work at 7:57 in the evening when in fact, we’ll be starting our work at 8:00


Saturday, 08 May
– I was late AGAIN! And now I found out that I had a reputation for ALWAYS BEING LATE!

And now, she (new supervisor) is starting to be a “hassle” in my life! (literally)

Sunday, 09 May – MOTHER’S DAY

I decided to meet my former classmate in high school who was just having a lavish vacation in Manila for we haven’t had any communication for 2 years or so, together with another classmate whom I haven’t seen for more than a year.

And that was a whole lot of fun!

FELT LIKE WE’RE IN HIGH SCHOOL AGAIN!

Monday, 10 May 2010
NATIONAL ELECTION IN THE PHILIPPINES

NATIONAL ELECTION IN THE PHILIPPINES

NATIONAL ELECTION IN THE PHILIPPINES

NATIONAL ELECTION IN THE PHILIPPINES

NATIONAL ELECTION IN THE PHILIPPINES

NATIONAL ELECTION IN THE PHILIPPINES

NATIONAL ELECTION IN THE PHILIPPINES

NATIONAL ELECTION IN THE PHILIPPINES

NATIONAL ELECTION IN THE PHILIPPINES

NATIONAL ELECTION IN THE PHILIPPINES

It’s been more than a year since I wrote a blog entry for February 2009 (if I’m not mistaken), pointing out details and a little argument whether the automated election will be a reality in 2010 – which is evidently today.

Well, see my archive and look for its tags – I will always remember how I passionately put in words like PCOS in my entry when in fact, I do not have the complete idea how that system works.

Another thing is, I created 3 blog entries on national, political or any other issues that interest me as s partial fulfillment in the subject Computer Journalism.

ano sa tagalog ang ‘POLITICAL WILL?’

Anong meron sa buwan ng Nobyembre? Hindi ako susulat ng entry para gumawa ng summary o i-highlight ang mga pinakasikat na nangyari sa mga nakalipas na araw ngayong buwang ito, bagkus isusulat ko lang ang isang ‘di malilimutang’ tanong na narinig ko kanina lang….

Pero bago yun, ayoko mawala sa ala-ala ko ang mga bagay na ito…

Una, ang Pinoy boxer na comparable kay legendary Muhammad Ali
Pangalawa, our very own, fellow Caviteño na si Efren Peñaflorida na tunaguriang CNN Hero of the Year
Pangatlo, MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE…mukang mas matindi pa sa Davao Death Squad ang execution “nila”
Pang-apat, ang medyo sarkastiko pero malaman na tanong ni Bayani “BF” Fernando sa special ng GMA News and Public Affairs na pinamagatang Isang Tanong,
“ITO ANG AKING ISANG TANONG. ANO SA TAGALOG ANG POLITICAL WILL?”

Ikaw, alam mo ba?

a view from the coastline–

After a dive for clams, people from Brgy. Longos in Bacoor, Cavite seemed to have done it all and they may finally come home

After a dive for clams, people from Brgy. Longos in Bacoor, Cavite seemed to have done it all and they may finally come home

Buyers and sellers of clams gather after a day's venture in the sea

Buyers and sellers of clams gather after a day's venture in the sea

 

A view in the Coastal Area during an ironically rainy season in October

A view in the Coastal Area during an ironically rainy season in October

 

 

 

a little girl sits under a look-like bank terminal as she watches her brother out in the sea

a little girl sits under a look-like bank terminal as she watches her brother out in the sea

clams matter and so the money!

clams matter and so the money!

Blessed with clams
Count 'it' in
This boy had recently collected clams and ready to pull it off for business

This boy had recently collected clams and ready to pull it off for business

_________________ going back to__________________
Street children on their leisure...

Street children on their leisure...

-Pi-na-quiao –

Ang galing ‘no?!!

Akalain mo ba namang sa loob lang ng dalawang rounds e napabagsak na ni Pacman si Hitman! Take note, tatlong beses n’ya pa napabagsak ang Briton.

Purong komento: Hindi ako “big fan” ng boxing at lalo na ni Manny Pacquiao, pero aaminin ko, nanonood ako ng laban ni Pacquiao no’ng high school pa ‘ko dahil sa isang napakasimpleng rason na lahat ng tao sa bahay e nag-aabang sa laban n’ya – alam mo kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng “tensyon!”

Tama.

Puno ng tensyon ang sambayanang Pilipino ‘pag si Pacman na ang umariba at malamang, pati ang bahay n’yo e minsan nang napuno ng tensyon, hiyawan, pagkagigil at kung anu-ano pang paraan ng pag-chi-cheer kay Pacquiao kahit hindi n’ya naman kayo naririnig sa Nevada.

Disclaimer: Hindi ko ‘to sinulat bilang pagsuporta kay Pacman o para suportahan pa ang mga gambler or kung sinu-sino pang mga politiko o kongresista na nagpupustahan kung si Pacquiao ba o ang kalaban ang mananalo.

Eto ang punto: Ano nga ba talaga?

Balik tayo sa “purong komento:” Nakakainggit si Pacquiao! Akalain mo ba namang dalawang rounds lang yung inabot ng laban pero sa dalawang round na ‘yun e 30 minuto ang inabot sa TV! Anak ng—

Ang galing ‘no? Hindi lang namakyaw si Pacquiao ng TF sa 55/45 na hatian (tama ba?) nila ni Hatton, e akalain mo ba namang kumita rin ang network na “kinabibilangan” n’ya dahil sa sandamakmak na advertisements na maya’t-maya ang flash sa TV screen – at sa totoo lang, nakakairita! Imbis na makita mo yung ringside o binti at hita nina Pacman at Hitman e sige naman ang flash ng kung anu-anong produkto sa TV screen mo.

Oo alam ko, ‘yan ang business ng advertising dito sa Pinas at paniniwalaan ko yung statement na nabasa ko sa isang Advertising book na sinabing: You can tell the ideals of a nation through its advertisements.

O ano, agree ka ba? E ang business ng mga TVC at ad campaigns dito e mukang desperado – yung tipong lahat ng publicity e gagawin para kumita. Kaya nga pinaglabanan ng ABS-CBN at GMA ang East & West Battle na ‘to e dahil sa milyon-milyong malilikom nila sa ad placement sa TV…..at tandaan natin, pera ang pinaglalabanan dito!

Ayun, sa kasikatan ni Pacman, hindi lang Broadcasting Networks ang nag-aagawan sa kanya, hindi lang sampung kumpanya ang gustong mag-place ng ad sa East and West Battle na ‘to, at hindi lang s’ya recording artist/professional boxer/actor/TV host, hindi lang ilang tao ang kumita sa laban n’ya, kundi pati si Pacman mismo, kumita sa lahat ng ito!

P.S.

Sa lahat na yata ng nasulyapan kong laban ni Manny Pacquiao e ito yung “parang” walang thrill – yun bang walang tensyon yung suntukan at basagan ng mukha sa ring. Akalain mo ba namang maya’t-maya mong yakapin yung kalaban sabay saka mo didikdikin ng suntok….ano ‘yon, boxing pa ba ‘yun? Away-kanto na yata ‘yon!

Mabuhay ang mga Pilipino!

Mabuhay ang mga naiinggit kay Manny Pacquiao!

Mabuhay ang mga pumupusta sa laban ni Pacman, mabuhaypumupusta sa laban ni Pacman, mabuhay!

clap! clap! clap!

. . . Suwertihan lang . . .

Ok.

Today is May 1st……

So what’s so special about this anyway?

What about you?

Is this your birthday?

Wedding anniversary?

Or maybe another embarrassing moment that fell on this particular day….

…..another year that marks for Pinoy laborers – a “working” Filipino indeed!….

Let’s ponder how millions of Filipinos abroad and those unemployed, employed and underemployed consider this day as Labour Day, which I suppose shouldn’t be given much interest about. Aren’t you happy that you were categorized as “employed,” “underemployed” or maybe “unemployed?” There’s something to celebrate dude! You might be happy to be included on various surveys which say YOU are now one among millions of Filipinos who couldn’t find a job for a matter that YOU DO NOT FIT THE QUALIFICATIONS or YOU JUST GRAB THAT POSITION SIMPLY BECAUSE THERE IS NO CHOICE – YOU’RE QUALIFIED FOR A BLUE-COLLAR TYPE OF WORK!

*Sigh

It’s been a year though!

It’s been a year since I was passionately doing photography for good – not to mention that I roam somewhere down the hill just to get a good shot, good angle, a perfect picture of any thing. I was also on the status of an incoming senior then.

And here comes again that fateful day, just another year has passed and I was out with my photography stuffs. Totally out! Not a single penny for film and developing fees. And since I am an alumna, I was supposed to “go out” and find a good job – not (I think) a career for now. May career ba kasi dito sa Pilipinas? What I am settled to do now is to find job, visit job fairs, apply online, and personally walked-in to companies and gave those hardly-worked resumé I have labored for weeks or even a month just to craft it impressively hoping that somewhere along the line, I may be able to impress those hiring execs.

And yes, were at that point of giving out resumé, so what then?

***Finally, a year had passed – from photography to job hunting! Isn’t it an overwhelming transition?!?

They say that most of first-time experiences will never be forgotten, and I myself did. The very first taste of failure in seeking a job is indeed incomparable! I assume you had your own hint for the phrase, ‘very first taste of failure.’ And what exactly did I suggest with this thing is that when you do your job hunting seriously and you expect that somehow and somewhere along the road, your resumé will be pick out for a 30-second glance and then voila! And one day, when you picked up the phone to follow up your application, the hiring exec will just simply tell you: ‘ahm…..as of now, we’re not hiring fresh graduates…..we actually prioritize those who had the experience…..and blah blah blah….maybe you could re-apply if you had the experience.’

And that’s what I mean with failure – you worked for it seriously, had a “little” expectation for yourself, and then at one point, you failed – and which you might feel you’re all a failure! It’s as if the world is against you-that you had no chance-no opportunity-or maybe, the work turns away from you-and that you would not make any effort for the same thing because you were so devastated of your previous ‘mishap.’

And then, I came to think of these: those well-established companies, those who have carried big names and bigger reputation for themselves maybe had a little flaw for all their deeds and for all the power and professionalism that they are seeking in the industry. And that flaw is “prioritizing” those who have the experience and setting aside those who have not – fresh grads in particular. The problem is that either they don’t want to invest for these pathetic no-experience-at-all fresh grads or they just don’t want to invest time for training and supervision. Maybe, they had not yet realize how invaluable hiring these fresh graduates can be. – they can’t see the potential, the would-be skills of these people who had just newly came out from the academe – all that they can see is the experience…….experience, experience and experience!

Who knows?

-“HOTTEST” Spot for Summer ’09-

Unang-una sa lahat, mag-so-sorry ako kung late akong mag-po-post ng isang napaka-interesanteng entry (para sa’kin) na napanood ko pa no’ng Lunes sa news program ng TV5 na TEN (the evening news). Nakakagulat no’ng lumabas si Lourd de Veyra (radioactive sago project) sa isang segment na kung saan ay ibinigay n’ya ang HOTTEST DESTINATION NGAYONG SUMMER na karaniwang suspek ay Boracay at Bagiuo. Pero ito, pwede mong ireto sa iba mong mga frens at mga forein-gers, at ito ang nasa list n’ya…..

(may mababasa kayong lines na galing mismo sa bibig ni Mr. de Veyra at ang iba nama’y na-paraphrase ko na habang ang iba’y sa’kin na!)

10

Payatas

– ‘mas hanep pa sa Chocolate Hills ng Bohol’

– isang gabundok na basura na malamang ay kumumpleto sa araw mo dahil makikita mo ang iba’t-ibang mukha ng kahirapan at pagkagutom sa Pinas

9

Davao

– Bakit?

– Kung may Mafia ang Italy, siyempre may DAVAO DEATH SQUAD naman dito, ‘diba exciting?

8

North Korea

– baka makita mo ang ‘the great leader na si Kim Jong-il na kamukha ni Dinky Doo – at kung hindi mo kilala si Dinky Doo,’ s’ya yung laging kasama ni ___________

7

Hong Kong

– “a nation of servant”

………….

– baka makita mo sa Tsip Chao at sakaling lumuhod sa harapan mo at manghingi ng sorry….

6

Luneta

– eto malupet!
– dito mo makikita ang ‘napakalaking photo nosaic ng great leader na si Pangulong Arroyo. Balak n’yang basagin ang world record na ‘Pinakamalalang Presidente sa buong bansa!’

– Anyway, nag-joke lang naman si Mr. de Veyra – ‘hindi, joke lang!’

5

Commonwealth Avenue

– magandang dalhin dito ang mga turista

– tara na’t makipagpatintero sa mga rumaragasang sasakyan, at kung madaling araw naman, mga lasenggong nakasakay sa motorsiklo at nakikipagharurutan sa mga trak at kapwa nila lasenggo. Kaya pagdating mg umaga, ayun dedbol sa kanto!

4

Lamesa Watershed

– ‘hindi nga, ang presko dito’

3

Kongreso

– sobrang lakas na aircon

– at siyempre, may chance kang ma-meet ang kapita-pitagang House Speaker na si Prospero Nograles na may -22 Net Satisfactory Rating mula sa isang survey agency

2

Sulu

– alam mo na ‘yun……

– Talipao, Indanan….ano pa ba?….

– Al Quaeda? hahaha

– talo pa nito kahit saang Disneyland ka pumunta…..dito sa Sulu, masaya, punong-puno ng aksyon

– may chance ka pa to meet and greet the Abu Sayyaf Terrorist Group

. . . may hula ka ba kung ano ang no. 1? . . .

. . . sige na . . .

. . . wala talaga . . .

1

Bilibid Prison

– aba, may tennis court na, may hamburger stand pa!

– baka ma-meet mo pa ang dati mong kakosa, este ang dating kakosa ni pareng Jalosjos

________

And that’s the end of our countdown……but wait, Mr. Lourd de Veyra has his final say…..

‘ANG SUWERTE MO, HINDI KA SUMAKAY SA HELICOPTER’

_______

nakuha mo?