Saturday, December 30, 2017

flyover

minsan isang gabi
pauwi mula sa bidyisi
sakay ng uber na malataksi

habang naiipit sa trapikong mabigat
nag-aagaw ang araw at gabing marapat
sa ibabaw ng flyover na malapatapat

sumagi sa isip ang mga mahal
dumaiti ang kanilang mga mukhang mariringal
sumuot sa puso ang pag-ibig nilang pampawi sa katawang pagal

humayo na ang aming mga magulang
tinawag na sa kaharian ng maylalang
baon ang aming pag-ibig at parati silang nariyan lamang

buo kaming anim na magkakapatid
kasama si tita jo at sampu ng aking mga pamangkin na tuwa’y hatid
nagsipaglakihan na’t sa pagdaan ng panaho’y lalong tumitikid

paminsan-minsan may sulirani’t di pagkakaunawaan
dumarating ang mga araw na may tampuhan
o karaniwang pagdaramdam na mangilan-ngilan

sa huli, kami pa rin ang anim ni judith at roberto
pinagbigkis ng pag-ibig na hinulma ng tamang timpla’t panuto
magkakadugtong ang pusod, kapatid at kapatid, sandaang porsyento

dumaan man ang hilahil at maipa man ang palay
walang anuman ang sa amin ay makapaghihiwalay
mananatiling matingkad ang pag-ibig mula sa bawat isa’y sumisilay

dalangin sa maykapal ang bawat isa’y tuwinang ipag-adya
ilayo sa anumang kapahamakan at makamit ang ikasisiya
nawa’y pagpalain ang aming bagong taong nagbabadya

sa gitna ng trapik na tila di na gumalaw
nakatatawang may luhang dala ng tuwa ng mag-anak ang sumungaw
napahunta tuloy sa drayber tungkol sa buhay pamilya at mga sabaw!

Friday, December 29, 2017

ang larawan

mahusay, mahusay at mahusay!

magaling ang mga nagsiganap lalo na sina joanna ampil, rachel alejandro, nonie buencamino, menchu lauchengco-yulo… pero pinakapaborito ko si robert arevalo.

mahusay ang disenyong pamproduksyon at iba pang teknikal na aspeto. epektibo ang mga close-up shots at ang tila nakakahong pagsasalarawan sa mga karakter.

may mga linyang mas maigi sana kung pasalita na lamang at may mga porsyon na tila nasawata ng iskor ang emosyon. pero sa kabuuan, mahusay pa rin ang musika at libretto ng ang larawan.

damang-dama ng manonood ang masidhing pagmamahal, sa sining at sa obra ni nick joaquin at ang salin ni rolando tinio, ng mga tao sa likod ng pelikulang ito. mabusisi ang produksyon at talaga namang pinaglaanan ng panahon, kuwarta at pagsusumikap na ito ay maitanghal.

isa itong pagtangis sa lumipas na panahon at sa pangangailangang umagapay sa pagbabago at pagsaklaw ng makabagong pamumuhay. malinaw na isa itong lamentasyon sa sining at pagkalimot ng marami sa mga tao rito. lamentasyon din sa pagsupil sa kalayaan bunga ng pananakop. at higit sa lahat, panaghoy ng mga taong nananahan pa rin sa nakaraan at pilit na pinipigilan ang pag-inog ng mundo… contra mundum nga ba o kontra lamang sa di ayon sa iyong pansariling pagpapahalaga at panlasa?  

marami-rami rin ang kasama kong nanood sa waltermart at ito ay mabuting senyal na kapag dumami ang mga ganitong pelikula, dadagsain din ng mga pinoy ang mga sinehang magpapalabas ng mga pelikulang gaya ng ang larawan.
 



seriously?!

tennis players' priceless reactions to dumb questions!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

entitlement

16 Signs You Have a Sense of Entitlement Complex


When we were young it was kind of cute when we threw tantrums as toddlers, not getting what we wanted.  People would coo at us, maybe even pick us up and hold us, telling us in ooey-gooey tones that “you’ll get it later” or “you’ve got to wait a little while“.  Then our tears would be mopped up, our snotty little noses would be wiped, and we’d be placed gently to the ground again.

As we grew older, some of us would learn to wait our turn, be patient and show consideration for others.  Some of us, however, didn’t.  We’d continue throwing tantrums, but in more mature and sophisticated ways.  We’d continue to demand our fair share from others, but more subtly, and often without screaming or rolling around on the floor crying.  And last of all, we’d continue to expect special treatment just because … well, just because we’re us and it’s because what we deserve.  Naturally.

Well here’s the thing … you’re not so special.  And this article will explain why.
Me!  Me!  Me!

Linked with narcissism in the world of psychoanalysis, having a sense of entitlement can easily be mistaken as natural, and even healthy.  After all, don’t our parents and societies constantly tell us that “we’re unique”, “we’re special”, and “we’re number one”?

The truth is, having a sense of entitlement is a malignant form of Self-Love, because it often harms the people around us, which indirectly harms us in the long term.  In essence, a sense of entitlement is established and upheld by the belief that we are the center of the universe, and if the universe doesn’t meet our needs and desires, all hell will break loose.

This narcissistic mindset is often the result of failing to learn as children and young adults that we are not so special, and other people don’t merely exist to serve our needs and wants.

Some typical examples of narcissistic sense of entitlement behaviors, include the following:

Tim and Estelle are in a long term relationship.  Tim works full time to support Estelle and their child in a small two bedroom apartment.  Estelle spends a large portion of Tim’s money on dresses and fancy accessories.  When confronted, Estelle screams that she never wanted to live a “poor and lonely life”, and Tim never treats her anyway.

Antonio shows up unexpected at his mother’s house drunk one night expecting to receive a bed, and a meal.  When his mother refuses, telling him to call his girlfriend to pick him up, he argues with her and drives away in a drunken rage, not talking to her for the next 6 months.

Katie and Xiang are best friends.  But when Katie doesn’t respond to one of Xiang’s texts within half an hour, Xiang blocks her and doesn’t talk to her for the next week.  Xiang fights with Katie accusing her of “not caring” and “forgetting about her”.

Alex and Ben are a gay couple who are about to get married.  While Ben wants a humble and modest ceremony, Alex wants it to be extravagant and expensive.  Meeting with the wedding adviser while Ben is sick one day, Alex raises the budget from $5,000, to $20,000.  When Ben finds out he demands angrily why.  Alex says that he “deserves more than a measly little wedding” and guilt trips Ben into going through with it.

These are only a few illustrations, but there are countless stories out there that exemplify both passive and aggressive disregard for others.

Sense of Entitlement Symptoms

By now you may be wondering: do I have a sense of entitlement?  Like anything in life there is a spectrum, and while you may not be a full-blown narcissist or have a borderline personality disorder, you may exhibit a certain level of selfishness that makes other people’s lives hard.  If you have a sense of entitlement, symptoms include the following:

1. You impose unrealistic demands onto your family, children, friends, acquaintances, lovers, employees, and/or employers.

2. You tend to feel sorry for yourself if things don’t work out the way you wanted (self-pity), and openly advertise this in melodramatic, attention-seeking ways.

3. People have called you a “bully”, “manipulative”, “ruthless”, “egotistical”, “vain”, or a “liar”.

4. You believe that you deserve happiness and go to great, sometimes extreme lengths to ensure that happens, often at the expense of others.

5. You punish people when they don’t do what you want either passively (e.g. silent treatment, gossiping, spreading rumors) or aggressively (e.g. shouting, verbally/physically abusing).

6. In order to “succeed” in life, you believe in going to any lengths.

7. You constantly see other people as competition or “threats”.

8. You tend to exhibit many double-standards in the way you behave/interact with other people, e.g. I can be late and forget my duties and commitments, but YOU can’t; I can treat myself, but YOU can’t; I can abuse or disrespect you, but YOU can’t to ME.

9. You tend to take more than give in friendships and relationships.

10. You tend to look out for yourself, your needs and desires more than anyone else almost 100% of the time.

11. You have a hard time negotiating or compromising.

12. You have a deep-seated conviction that you have priority and should always come first, even at the expense of stepping on others.

13. People always seem to be offended or upset by what you do or say.

14. You generally think that you are better, or more important, than other people and other people should see this and unquestioningly respect you.

15. You crave admiration and adoration.

16. You like to assert your dominance or superiority over other people, finding it second nature.


sense of entitlement

5 Ways A Sense Of Entitlement Reveals Itself


Self-entitlement is when an individual perceives themselves as deserving of unearned privileges. These are the people who believe life owes them something; a reward, a measure of success, a particular standard of living.

You can probably tell when you are dealing with such an individual because they will exhibit the following 5 traits.

1. Like the alphabet, I comes before U.

A sense of entitlement brings with it an uncompromising attitude. There is a lack of understanding of others’ needs and of certain social situations, accompanied by an expectation that you should be far more interested in their life than they are in yours.

Narcissism is at the very heart of this trait; the over-exaggerated sense of self-importance accompanied by fantasies of power, beauty and brilliance. Compromises, that require one to meet others halfway, don’t exist in the world of the entitled. Everyone else is either competition – threatening their own success – or irrelevant.

Headstrong, forceful ‘my way or the high way’ thinking is a common attribute. A meticulous route to success is chartered and followed. This course may be fruitful for them, but they are totally unaware of the carnage that lay in their wake, and they are in complete denial about holding any personal responsibility for their actions.

The belief that ‘it’s all about me’ is often instilled in the home, when, as children, their parents make them the center of their universe. Sadly, their route into maturity does not coincide with growth in their empathy. Often, the self-entitled have become stuck in a mindset more reminiscent of a self-absorbed teen.
2. What’s yours is mine and what’s mine is my own.

The double standards that stem from a sense of entitlement can feel bewildering in a society built on reciprocity. Whilst being unyielding to the requests of others, self-entitled individuals make unrealistic demands, oblivious that their personal happiness comes at another’s expense. Just imagine that person you hold the door open for, but who never holds it open for you, not even when your arms are fully loaded.

Ungrateful attitudes are often directed at you after you have performed a good deed for them. You might constantly change your shift pattern to accommodate their holiday/children/personal appointments, for instance, but they never offer to return the favor, even when you really need it. The self-entitled often appear totally oblivious to the inconvenience they have caused you.

Additionally, their relationships tend to be one-sided and they can be incredibly lazy. Socially expected norms are not performed, such as not helping to wash the dishes after a meal that has been cooked for them, or taking their turn making coffee in the office. Development of the idea of sharing has not taken place. With all the focus and determination of a two-year-old, no shame or guilt curbs their demands.
3. Expectation of privilege is so great it leaves equality feeling like oppression.

A sense of superiority resides in the self-entitled. They have the intention to start from the top of the ladder, without the typical grafting, bottom-up approach that most others take.

Ever had someone cut in front of you in a supermarket queue, or reserve seating in a ‘purchase prior to eating’ fast-food restaurant – leaving you with food but no seat? Exasperating! You have to look deeper, because an expectation of privilege can be hidden in the very essence of who we are: a higher rate of pay due to gender, preferential treatment at the bar due to age, or social opportunity due to race or class.

They overrate their own achievements whilst simultaneously underrating yours, creating in their head ‘justification’ for their expectation of privilege. As a parent, you soon figure out which other parents will happily ‘take’ the offer of a lift from you, when little Johnny has a party invite. This system works out great when you both take turns driving. Yet certain ‘takers’ never quite seem to have the opportunity to reciprocate. In situations where they are forced into taking their turn, they do so dramatically, making sure everyone is aware of their ‘great deed’.

It’s this sense of entitlement that eventually harms themselves. Ultimately, we distance ourselves from such people to limit the damage of their actions upon us. This type of behavior would appear to be driven from an unrealistic view of the world, one that includes an assumption of favorable living conditions and treatment.

4. An angry man/woman, who feels his/her anger is just.

The self-entitled are no strangers to confrontation. Often known for fits of rage surpassing any tantrum a toddler may throw, their ruthless, egotistical stance allows them to believe this is justified. ‘I can’t believe I have to work with such morons’ and other such inappropriate outbursts flow freely from their mouths.

Their anger can simmer passively too, a cutting glance or rolled eyes signal their contempt for those around them. Simmering negativity is displayed in cynical and overly critical viewpoints. The self-entitled, for instance, can never praise you for your promotion; instead, they believe (and make clear) that you gained it because you were ‘close with your manager/best of a bad bunch/about time you were promoted’.

Rage, and other volatile emotions that accompany a sense of entitlement, are often fuelled by underlying shame. The mask of entitlement may be used to cover a deeper need. Like most bullies, the anger projected onto others is often driven from their own insecurities.

5. Poor little old me.

When dominant, aggressive behavior doesn’t help the self-entitled reach their goals, a case of the ‘poor me’s’ may break out. Self-pitying attitudes coupled with manipulative and attention-seeking conduct makes their company draining.

Although consumed by the belief that social rules don’t apply to them, you can be sure they will loudly complain if they feel they are being short changed! This often rears its head in team work. Let’s say a group of you are putting a presentation together. One person falls short of meeting their share of the hard work. Yet that same person expects the largest amount of credit when the project goes well. Furthermore, that individual will desert the sinking ship if it doesn’t. This can often be derived from a behavior where their ‘wants’ are expressed as ‘needs’. They misinterpret their feelings as facts and others are often blamed for the situation they find themselves in. Their unmet expectations leave them feeling dissatisfied and chronically disappointed.

Behind all this behavior is an individual who craves to be admired and adored. They are in constant need of validation from their peers, whilst simultaneously demanding respect. So desperately full of insecurities, it is their own emotional distress they are trying to remedy through enforcement of their superiority. Socially destructive qualities have isolated them from society, and in the end, even those near and dear learn to hold their guarded distance. Depression can set in when the wall of self-entitlement begins to crumble.

The underlying emotional dynamics of self-entitlement in others needs to be managed. Giving the shirt off your back would not be enough. Recognize when you are being drawn into a ‘no win’ situation and gently extract yourself. ‘No, I’m sorry I am unable to meet at 4.00pm. We can reschedule to 5.00…’ Be firm, but fair. A halfway compromise from you is enough, but draw a line and be prepared to walk away.

Now to cast your eye upon your own soul. To some degree, we all have a sense of entitlement within us, but as with most personality traits, we sit at different points on a sliding scale. Do you pay attention to the needs of others? Show an awareness of other people's feelings and situations? Are you able to forgive those who have, either by intent or negligence, done you wrong? Entitled traits are within us all, we can re-address the balance with humility and gratitude. Our personal and societal happiness relies on it.


Sunday, December 24, 2017

maligayang pasko!

que quienes lo intenten, lo consigan
quienes lo consigan, lo conserven
quienes lo conserven, lo valoren y
quienes lo valoren, lo compartan
.

#palabrasdeperdiz 
borrowing this short but powerful lines from palabras de perdiz


i hope that those people who are trying to make, get it
i hope that those people who get it, keep it
i hope that those people who keep it, value it and
i hope that those people who value it, share it.

- english translation from pi del pilar (instagram). 


sinumang nagpupunyagi, nawa ito'y makamtan
sinumang nakapagkakamit, nawa ito'y pakaingatan
sinumang nakapag-iingat, nawa ito'y pahalagahan at
sinumang nakapagpapahalaga, nawa ito'y ibahagi. 

- ang aking salin. 


feliz navidad!
merry christmas!
maligayang pasko!




Saturday, December 23, 2017

regalo at "muling regalo"

panahon na naman ng regalo, pagbibigay nito, pagpapalitan at siyempre, lahat ng usapin at mapaghuhuntahan tungkol dito. bahagi na kasi ng kapaskuhan ang regalo, aginaldo o anumang pakimkim sa mga mahal sa buhay o anupamang kapisanan. at sa tuwing darating ang panahong ito, nagkakandarapa ang mga tao na sumumpong ng anumang maibibigay sa mga inaanak at sa lahat ng kapamilya, kamag-anak, kaibigan o katrabaho. at siyempre, nariyan na naman ang pagreresaykel o “muling regalo”, pagreregalong muli sa mga natanggap na regalong di gaanong gusto at ang paistaran sa balutan pero ang laman ay walang anumang wawa!

walang masama sa pagreresaykel ng mga regalo. maigi nga ito dahil mapakikinabangan ang mga bagay na di mo naman talaga mahanapan ng gamit sa iyong sariling buhay. marami rin ang mga pagkakataong nadodoble ang mga natanggap kaya ok lang na muling iregalo ang mga ito. tulad na lang kung puro tasa o flask ang natanggap, di naman magagamit ang mga ito kaya dapat na rin itong ibigay sa iba. pero mahalagang huwag nang magpasikat tungkol dito, higit na mainam na maging tapat na ito’y natanggap mula sa iba at dahil may ganito ka na, ibibigay mo na lamang ito kaysa naman masayang. di rin kailangang ito ay ibigay sa kapaskuhan. mas matutuwa pa ang bibigyan ng niresaykel na regalo kung ibibigay ito bilang “just because gift”, lalo na nga’t batid mong nais ng taong ito ang aytem na niregalo sa iyo pero di mo naman talaga magagamit. huwag magkunwaring binili mo ito o ibalot pang muli. lalo ka lamang nagiging tsip kapag ginawa mo ito.


kapag ikaw ay nagregalong muli ng isang regalo o nagresaykel nito, siguraduhin mo ring wala sa magkaparehong sirkulo ang mga taong nagbigay sa iyo ng regalo at ang taong tatanggap ng iyong niresaykel na regalo! hilakbot sa kahihiyan ang idudulot nito at siguradong mawawalan ng gana ang taong nag-abot sa iyo ng regalong niresaykel mo. tandaan, matindi na ang saklaw ng social media at tiyak kaysa sa hindi, magkakaalaman ang mga taong nagbigay at binigyan ng niresaykel mong regalo. isang post lang sa facebook, utas ang iyong dangal! mainam na maghintay ng ibang buwan bago magresaykel at siyempre huwag gamitin ang aytem o alisin ang tag.  

siyempre, di rin dapat iresaykel ang anumang pinersonalisa para sa iyo. kung may burda ng iyong pangalan o dinikit na kung ano sa aytem, di na ito dapat pang muling iregalo. tastasin mo man ang sinulid na binurda o bakbakin mo man ang dikit, di maikakailang para sa iyo ito. isipin mo na lang ang pagbabaka ng nagbigay sa iyo ng regalo upang mabigyan ka nito tapos ireregalo mo lang ulit!

sa loob ng buong taon, marami-rami ring mga natatanggap mula sa mga pa-giveaway ng mga kung sinu-sino. lalo na sa kapaskuhan, maraming mga kumpanya ang namimigay ng mga aytem bilang pasasalamat o bahagi ng kanilang mga promosyon. ngunit ang mga ito ay may tatak na pangalan o logo ng kani-kanilang mga kumpanya. siyempre, ginastusan nila ito at nararapat lamang na maging kasangkapan ang mga ito upang magpalawig ng branding ng kanilang produkto o serbisyo. tandaan… ang mga ito ay di dapat ibalot o ilagay sa magarang paper bag at ibigay bilang pamaskong regalo! ang mga ito ay dapat na iabot sa ibang panahon at di na dapat pang ipangalandakang regalo dahil binigay lang din naman ito sa iyo ng libre! kapag pasko (o anupamang ispesyal na okasyon), mas ispesyal ang regalo dahil nga ibinibigay ito bilang bahagi ng diwa ng pasko. sa sandaling tumalikod ka sa inabutan mo ng corporate giveaway bilang pamaskong regalo, asahan mo na ang ismid at pagkasura ng taong inabutan mo nito. sadya kasi itong pang-uuri ng tao at tiyak na mabubura ang anumang mabuting intensyon. muli, maging tapat sa taong bibigyan ng aytem… wala namang mawawala kung magsabing, “uy may mga ganito ako rito, baka gusto mo… kuha ka na lang.” mas magagalak pa ang taong bibigyan ng mga giveaway kaysa ibalot pang muli ito sa pamaskong balutan.

isang kardinal na pagkakamali rin ang muling magregalo ng anumang bagay o aytem na ginamit na. o ang muling pagbabalik ng tag sa bagay na napakinabangan na at pagbabalot dito bilang pamaskong regalo. ano ba naman? taluktok na yata ito ng imbi at saliwang pag-uugali tungkol sa pagreregalo. halimbawa sa damit o anumang kasuotan, ginamit na at dahil nakasawaan o siguro naisip na makatitipid, dadampot sa kabinet ng alinman at ibabalot ito… hindi ba ito salaula? ang nakabubuwisit pa rito, ibabalik ang tag kuno, lalabhan at ilalagay sa magarang balutan. ay sus! tandaan… may tiyak at partikular na amoy ang damit na bagong bili at di pa nagagamit. maski ang pinakamahirap o bobong tao ay alam ang amoy na ito. kapag nag-abot ng damit, kahit pa may tag, alam ng tao kung ito ay bago o ginamit na at niresaykel. kung gamit na ang bagay, damit man ito o anupaman, huwag na huwag na muli itong iregalo. kung di na magagamit ang mga damit, idonasyon na lamang ito sa mga kapuspalad. kung maayos pa naman, ibigay na lamang ang mga ito sa mga kapamilya o kamag-anak, di bilang pamaskong regalo, kundi sa ibang ordinaryong panahon. ang mga bagay lamang na “gamit na” pero maaari pa ring muling iregalo ay alahas, antigong mga bagay o mana’t manang gamit (heirloom).      


pakatandaan… di maitatatwa ng anumang mamahaling balutan o paper bag mula sa kung anu-anong establisyimento ang niresakyel na regalo. huwag nang ibalot ang mga ito at ibigay bilang pamasko. maigi pa ring ibigay ang mga ito pero sa ibang panahon, hindi tuwing pasko, at malaki ang maitutulong kapag naging tapat tungkol sa mga ito. sa halip na matuwa ang taong tatanggap ng iyong niresaykel na regalo, abot langit pa tuloy ang matatanggap mong kapintasan mula sa mga ito. siyempre, di naman harap-harapang magsasalita ang mga inabutan ng niresaykel na regalo ngunit siguradong bumaba ang pagtingin ng mga ito sa iyo.

marami naman kasing paraan upang makapag-abot sa mga tao tuwing kapaskuhan at di kinakailangang magbigay ng niresaykel na regalo o anumang bagay na nagamit na. una, uso na ang pangmaramihang pare-parehong regalo. maging pagkain man ito o anumang maliliit na aytem. mura ang magpagawa ng homemade na pagkain kung marami ka rin lang naman oorderin. mula sa peanut butter, spanish sardines, graham balls, chili paste, garlic chips at napakarami pang iba… ang lahat ng ito’y swak sa badyet dahil sa bawat isang reregaluhan, di pa lalagpas sa sandaan ang magagastos sa isang maliit na garapon. talian ng lasong pamasko, ayos na ang pangregalo mo. di mo pa kailangang mag-isip ng bawat aytem para sa bawat isa… tipid sa pera at tipid din sa pagsusumakit na makipagsiksikan sa mga pamilihan. siyempre, puwede ring mag-eksperimento ng anumang pagkain at ang pinersonalisa mong ito ang ibigay.  

pangalawa, ang anumang pinagbuhusan ng panahon ay tiyak na ikalulugod ng taong niregaluhan. may isa akong kakilala na ang regalo sa kapasukahan ay punda ng unan. oo, punda lamang ng unan. pero pinapersonalisa niya ito, bawat pamilya o indibidwal ay may burda ng mga pangalan nila sa bawat isa sa tatlo o apat na punda ng unan na kanyang binungkos bilang pamaskong regalo. nakatutuwa ito at talagang pinaghandaan. nakatipid pa siya dahil namili sa divisoria at nagpaburda na rin sa banda roon. wala pa sigurong 150 ang nagastos sa isang bungkos.


pangatlo, puwede ring mamigay ng mga online voucher o gift cards. kung nagtitipid, maaaring para sa isang pamilya na ang isang voucher na medyo mataas ang halaga. di na kailangan pang regaluhan ang bawat miyembro ng isang pamilya.

at siyempre, walang masama sa pagse-set ng badyet para sa mga reregaluhan. mahirap ang buhay at mauunawaan ng sinuman kung ang halaga lamang ng iyong ibibigay ay 200 piso o mas mura pa rito. sangkatutak ang mga bazaar bago pa man dumating ang kapaskuhan at sa lahat ng mga tiangge ay tiyak na may masusumpungan kang mura, maganda, kaaya-aya at di mo na kailangan pang magbigay ng gamit na o ng mga corporate giveaway.  

sasabihin kong muli, lalo ka lamang mawawalwal kapag nagresaykel ng regalo gayong marami namang paraan upang makapag-abot maski paano. anupaman ang dahilan kung bakit kailangang magresaykel, kesyo nagtitipid o naipon na ang mga bagay-bagay sa bahay, di ito dapat maging motibasyon upang magbalot ng regalong gamit na o niresaykel basta-basta. kung magbibigay man ng resaykel, huwag na itong ikubli sa mamahaling balutan. alalahanin ding marami-rami rin ang mga institusyong maaaring handugan ng mga bagay na natanggap ngunit walang saysay sa iyong bahay o buhay. kaysa iregalong muli, ibigay na lamang sa mga bahay ampunan o aktibidades ng mga NGO.


oo nga’t mabuti ang pagreregalo at paghahanda upang makapag-abot sa sinuman. ngunit kapag saliwa ang paraan, nabubura ang anumang mabuting hangarin dahil nawawalan ito ng saysay sa inabutan ng regalo. di rin naman ito nakapagdudulot ng anumang galak o tuwa sa niregaluhan at bagkus, inaayudahan mo pa silang sumambit o mag-isip ng mga bagay na di kaaya-aya.

kung magreresaykel o magbibigay ng bagay na gamit na, mas maigi pang huwag na lamang magregalo bilang pamasko. may tamang panahon sa mga resaykel na mga regalo at ito ay hindi ang kapaskuhan.

meri krismas!

Friday, December 22, 2017

storm

i'm currently reading x-men essentials 5. deep within this volume is the story behind storm and the loss of her power. her struggles within herself, her conflicting thoughts on her humanity, her deep sense of responsibility as the leader of x-men and storm's acceptance of her "current" self without the power to manipulate natural elements or to be her old self as the "windrider".

another good thing is this youtube clip on this great x-man, an omega or beyond omega level mutant!


Thursday, December 21, 2017

champorado

mainam na pamatid-gutom.
masayang laman-tiyan.
maligat ang kaning malagkit.
makrema ang gatas na kalahok.

tiyak ang ligaya, sa sandaling ito'y malasahan.
tilaok man ng manok sa umagahan.
tsaa o kape sa hapon bilang minindal.
tatatak sa panlasa, tiyak na hahanap-hanapin.
 
malilimot sumandali ang anumang bagabag.
muling magbabalik ang masasayang araw ng pagkabata.
mapupuno ang tiyan di lamang ng sustansya, kundi ng galak.
masarap, masarap at napakasarap ng champorado sa max's


tomatito

since i do not post about food on my instagram account anymore, this is where i will put foodporn! i've started with quite a few already but this time, i'm going to feature a nice fare i've tried... this time it's all about tomatito's tiradito de pescado blanco or tanigue tiradito in peruvian citric marination. masarap!