Day 3 Year 56 😊

What’s in the age? Yes, that’s what we say, usually in jest, when we don’t really want to grow old and be treated like one. But, yes, age is also a a beautiful thing – what with the lessons that we have learned, the experience that come with the tears, the laughter, the pain. And the wisdom that only come with age. This has always been my prayer for my birthday : to thank Him for a wonderful year and to claim for a best year ever for the following year. It is, almost always, the case. Every year. Like this year is better than the last. There were trials, of course, and struggles, and failures and disappointments, and pain, and tears – but they can never outweigh the good things that happen. I do see a better year every year. This year was different though. I got complacent, very pleased with how things have gone. And then trials again

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There is a thing called “prerogative”

I found this in my old memory stick, I can’t even remember who wrote this, but whoever it was, he/she must have hated the boss :), at one point in our career life, don’t we all? This made me smile, I have told exactly the same things to my husband several times and we both laughed it off. It has become a laughing matter in what is supposed to be a serious conversation about work. The piece is entitled: Me and My BOSS When I take a long time to finish, I am slow,When my boss takes a long time, he is thorough.When I don’t do it, I am lazyWhen my boss does not do it, he is busy.When I do something without being told, I am trying to be smartWhen my boss does the same, he takes the initiative.When I please my boss, I am apple polishing,When my boss pleases his boss, he is cooperating.When I make a mistake,

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Life and near misses

While driving to work today, I thought of my bed time prayer last night, the usual, some parts that asked the Lord to give me strength to face the new workweek, to protect me and my family from harm, to give us good health. It actually was a hurried prayer which I thought was necessary because I am currently not in the best shape. Prayer has always been my armor, I am not ashamed to say, and the faith that God is always there, will always be there, is my strength. There are a myriad of questions I want God to answer, the whys, mostly, but then, who am I to ask Him to explain? Again, my faith always gives me the push to prod on, even during the most difficult of times. Even in the most confusing of times, even in the most questionable of times. My faith allows me to sing “the sun will come out tomorrow”. There

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I thought it was my wallet

“If you bring home your officemate’s wallet, thinking in all good faith that it is yours, and your officemate later on charges you with theft, you will, in all probability be acquitted absent any proof that you intended to defraud your colleague, but you will still be ordered to return the wallet and its contents for the simple reason that it is not yours,” he explained. Read more: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1061436/revilla-must-pay-despite-plunder-acquittal-law-dean-ibp-head#ixzz5ZNCE3CK1  That’s Fr. Ranhilio Aquino’s alleged statement on Former Senator Bong Revilla’s acquittal.  By the way, I have to point this out, Fr. Aquino is the Dean of the San Beda University Graduate School of Law. Actually, I found the statement funny that I decide to write about it, just to share the laughs. As I have said earlier, an early morning laugh is good for the health 🙂 I wanted to stop writing about politics in the Philippines, I am tired. I don’t want to just shrug-off my shoulders because I am

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Red Spot

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this image of Jupiter on April 1, 2018. Citizen-scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran processed data from Juno’s JunoCam instrument into this stunning view. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstäd/Seán Doran

Don’t play the game of politics

I just can’t help myself. I didn’t want to say anything. After all, if the President of the Republic didn’t cast his vote during the recently concluded barangay and SK polls for #noreason according to #BongGo, then the #elections would seem not that important anymore 🙂 But, hello, there is #socialmedia and I think I spent most of my time on it outside work. Ha ha ha, yes, #fakenews abound, and there are also clear displays of sentiments. My take :  a)  there are a lot of ways where we can serve without going into politics.  Service can be done anywhere, any time. But, we keep those in power accountable, continuously, without bias.  If we say corruption is wrong, it is wrong, and we should keep it that way. b)  we accuse the winners to be guilty of vote buying, maybe they are, and if they are,  and with proof, we bring them to the proper forum. That’s how justice

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Filipinos celebrate Mother’s Day every second Sunday of May, for this year, it falls on 13th May. For me, today is nothing out of the ordinary, except that I got several Happy Mother’s Day greetings from family and friends. But what got me thinking is the role that I have played as a Mama to Ate Adz, Manay Jai and Kuya Jul. I have been away from them for a good part of their lives, been absent in very important moments of their lives. I wasn’t available in times when they needed a shoulder to cry on, wasn’t there to cheer them on in times when they’re down, wasn’t around to witness their triumphs. I realized I was not even a friend when they needed one. I have I missed a lot as a mother, and while I always say I love them, they may not have really felt that I do.  There is a huge difference between telling each

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Social Media : a boon or a bane

I have read a blog entitled What’s It Like Being Filipino which basically captures the good side of, yes, being a Filipino. I am a Filipino, and while I agree with what the blog says, I have discovered a lot more about being a Filipino, and who I am for that matter, with the advent of social media.  Of course, I have also observed, that what social media brought to light is not just about how is it to be a Filipino, but it has also brought to the fore a human character which otherwise has been hidden because of the division of space and time. Anyway, for this blog, I will limit myself into a scrutiny of the Filipino character, in relation to the current events that are unfolding in my country, its politics, its government, the people in the government and those who claim to be guardians of the Philippine democracy. Yes, Filipinos are a happy bunch, we are one

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How much lower can we get

6 billion pesos worth of shabu (poor man’s cocaine) imported from China to the Philippines. The tattoo at the back would have shortened investigations, instead it led to a number of issues, not as big, but enough to get our attention away from the shabu shipment. Then there are the impeachment cases, that against the COMELEC chairman, that against the OMBUDSMAN, and that against the Supreme Court Chief Justice. All found to be sufficient in form and substance according to the joint house session that assessed the cases. And there is the P1,000 Commission on Human Rights (CHR) budget for 2018. In between, the allegations of millions, if not, billions of personal bank deposits of the First Family.  And that of Antonio Trillanes who is now infamously called Trilliling :). Amidst the seriousness of it all, we are entertained by the comedy drama unfolding at both houses of congress – the hearings in aid of legislation and the positions our

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