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I Support Anti-child Abuse Campaign

>> Sunday, December 5, 2010

Last Friday, I wondered why my officemates were so busy changing their profile picture in Facebook.  I thought it was just a new Facebook craze and everybody wants to join the “in” thing.  I never took it seriously until I saw this very sad and touching video.  I changed my profile picture on Friday night to show my support.  This may not stop the abusive parents or adults from hurting children but this small step would bring awareness that this horrible reality has to stop.  Children are angels.  They should be nurtured and protected.  They are helpless and need constant guidance. 

I am lucky to have loving parents that took care of me from childhood up to the time that I was able to stand on my own.  This made me appreciate the childhood I had.  I may have not enjoyed the luxury of material things but I was so blessed to have parents who showered me with so much love and affection and taught me to appreciate the simplicity.  Not all kids are as lucky as me so I did my small part to help these unfortunate children with their plight to stop this horrendous reality. 

How about you?  I am sure you are a Facebook user like me.  Did u change your profile picture?


A Working Student's Life

>> Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hello guys! How are you all?  It has been a long time since I was here.  I have been very busy as always with work and studies (hmmm…the irresponsible me).  I am sorry.  I am reading a case for my Constitutional Law subject tomorrow night.  I am in the middle of reading one of our assigned cases (Bautista vs. Juinio G.R. No. L-50908 January 31, 1984) and then I got bored and feel sleepy so I have to stop reading.  I can’t force myself to read anymore as it is just a waste of time.  I won’t understand everything already if I force myself to read.  I decided to blog for a few minutes to divert my attention.  I feel tired and I want to sleep already.  Maybe I will just continue reading tomorrow.  

 Last night, I set my cellphone’s alarm at 3 a.m. but for some reason, it did not go off.  It was already 6 a.m. when I woke up.  It is so frustrating.  I am still having difficulty waking up in the morning but I do not have a choice.  I can’t study during daytime as I am working the whole day.  I do not have the luxury of time.  Sometimes, I envy my classmates who are full time students.  They have time on their side. They can study whenever they want.  I want to think that this is the happiest month but when I think of the upcoming trinal exams I forget all my reasons to be happy.  I have six subjects and I do not know how to divide my time between studies and work.  Sometimes I only sleep for four or five hours.  I do not know if it is still healthy but this is the best thing to do for the moment.  It was a good thing that I do not have a class in my last period in tonight’s class so I was able to go home early.  I got time to read my assigned cases and of course update my blog. 
By the way my friend is talking about Inaul Fashion show next week.  I will just share some pictures here for you to have an idea what it is all about.   Good night guys.   


Free Pacquiao-Margarito Fight Live Video Streaming

>> Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hey guys, my cousin send me a link where to watch the fight online.  I am sure you will enjoy it like I do. Just click here or here.  Whichever you feel suits you.

Good luck Pacman.  We are so proud of you.


The Marines are Here

>> Friday, October 29, 2010

It was weeks ago that I was wishing for them to come.  I am so glad my prayer was answered as they are here now.  I feel secure now.  They have helped maintain the peace and order here a few years ago I hope they can make the same feat again.  The situation here has stabilized a bit.  The killings stopped.  I don’t know about the robbery but so far, I have not heard about it anymore.  Are the criminals afraid of the marines?  I hope so.  Now I can go home without fear already.
Good thing we have a mayor with strong political will.  He employed the help of these brave guys despite the opposition of some of the members of the city council.  I do not know why others are opposed to the coming of marines here.  They have not done any human rights violation the last time they were here.  They were so courteous when they inspect the vehicles going in and out of the city.  So I do not see any reason for not letting them stay here again.  For so long as you are a law abiding citizen, there is no reason for you to be afraid of the authorities as they are here to protect the people and not just the interest of the few.


Semester Break Here I Come

>> Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hurray!  After two grueling weeks of not being able to sleep, now I can say that I can finally relax my tired mind and body.  I had my last exam earlier in Political Law.  It feels like I am in heaven right now.  Although the feeling is not absolute happiness as I still have to pass 30 digested cases in Criminal Law on Tuesday and 4 digested cases in Statutory Construction; deadline will be on Saturday.   The last requirement was given to us only yesterday.  Maybe it was just an afterthought of the professor.  And I am laboring on it right now but since my hand is aching, I had to stop writing for a while because you know guys; I have to do it handwritten on a long coupon bond. 
I don’t like writing in a coupon bond as it has no lines.  My words will get as high as the peak of Mt. Apo without the lines.  I wished that she let us write it on yellow pad.  I am more comfortable with it.  Well, anyway I am not the boss so I have to follow the instruction.

I am thinking of a worry-free semester break.  I have plans of going to General Santos next weekend to buy books for the second semester.  I have to read in advance to prepare myself for the battle as my professor in Criminal Law 2 would be no less than the Dean himself.  I know of his reputation.  I have heard stories like when one of his students was not able to answer during a recitation he told the student to look outside the window.  Their conversation more or less went like this:

Professor:  Look outside the window, what do you see?
Student:   Nothing sir because it is very dark outside.
Professor:  That is your future in the college of law!

See, how embarrassing that might be on the student.   If I am that student, I would have killed myself in front of him due to humiliation hehehe... I don’t know if it really happened but a lot of students say the same thing.  So I think this not just an urban legend, it really happened in the past.  I would need more than just luck next semester.  I need your prayers.


Another Allergy Attack

>> Saturday, October 16, 2010

I have been trying to sleep for four hours now but with no success. I do not feel good at all. My neck starts to feel itchy then my ears look very red. The itchiness goes down to my back and arms and then I feel my face starts to thicken and I feel tightness inside my chest. Oh my God, this is the moment that I hated most. This is a manifestation that I am having another allergy attack!

When this reality dawned to me, I immediately scratch my arm to make the rashes visible. I would rather that it would manifest outside my body than have it inside. I was told that it is dangerous to internal organs especially the heart as it would inflame it and it causes the tightness that a person under allergy attack feels.

I am thinking what triggers it again. I have not eaten anything unusual today except for a bar of chocolate. I am not allergic to chocolate as far as I know only with danggit and crabs. These two happens to be my favorite food. It breaks my heart to think I can’t have them when I want to. When I was working in a private company, crabs used to be always present in our menu when we have our meeting. I do not worry about allergy attack since I always bring antihistamine with me. Speaking of it, I groped for it inside my bag only to be appalled because the pocket where I put my medicine was empty. I immediately searched inside my ever reliable Power Puff Girls container. I was greatly relieved to find two precious tablets.

Actually, I am feeling drowsy now. It is the effect of that medicine. My body still feels very itchy but I am patient to wait for the medicine to take its full effect.


Overcoming an Obstacle

>> Thursday, October 14, 2010

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Mellow Yellow Monday: My Classmates

>> Monday, October 11, 2010

It's been a while since I last posted an entry for Mellow Yellow Monday.  Once again, I am back.  I took this picture last Saturday after our seminar on Persons and Values, one of our subjects this semester.

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Send in the Marines

>> Saturday, October 9, 2010

The peace and order is getting worse.  The criminals are having a field day these days.  Two weeks ago, a nurse was gang raped and last night, another Chinese businesswoman was kidnapped and her driver and escort were shot to death and not to mention the killings that happen almost everyday.  I am getting desperate.  The crime rate is escalating to an unbelievable rate.  We are living in a culture of fear and continue to live like nothing happened.  All we can do is sigh and watch the events as they unfold and hope that it will be the last.  

I really want to leave this place.  A month ago, my friend’s family business was robbed and until now, it still remains unsolved.  Yesterday, the Secretary of Justice, Sec. Leila De Lima herself went here  to meet with the prosecutors.  Everytime I heard this news of crimes, my heart sank but I cannot do anything about it.  Everyday I live in fear that somebody might snatch my bag or my cellphone.   Well, I already became a victim of pick pocketing.  I hope nothing worse would happen again. 

Whoever calls this place a City of Peace is crazy, this is a city of crimes. Oh please God, send in the Marines!   


My Day at Work

>> Monday, September 20, 2010

I went home tired from working all day.  My shoulders hurt.  I really want to go to school to attend my classes but unfortunately, I feel so dead tired.  I texted my friend and asked if we have class.  So fortunate of me because we do not have classes in both of my two subjects tonight.  Now I can relax my body and take a nap. 

Tomorrow will be another day of struggle to finish my task before the deadline comes.  I wish I can tell you about it but since it is work related, it has to be confidential.  I cannot divulge the details.  Sorry guys.  But I can tell you that from time to time, I witness a lot of corrupt people in my line of work.  I am very lucky because I have a boss who does not approve of this incurable disease of our society.  Corruption is our country is as famous as Manny Pacquiao in the boxing world.  It is very disappointing.  Just this afternoon, I overheard her admonishing the person because of his “proposal” in exchange for a favor to be bestowed on their part.   If only all the government heads are like her, maybe there would be no such thing as corruption in the Philippines. 


Exam Week

>> Monday, September 6, 2010

Just done with my Criminal Law exam for midterm. The MCQs are quite harder than essay. This will be the format of the bar exam next year. One of my professors said that the bar will be 60% MCQs and 40% essay. Wow, this is kind of hard. You cannot just choose as all of the choices are plausible enough to believe as the right answer. The MCQs gave me a headache actually. 

It’s a good thing I don’t have an exam tomorrow. I have a lot of time to do my papers on Legal Research and Foundation of Laws subjects. As of the moment, I try to relax and my idea of relaxing is playing a Frontier Ville on Facebook. This is the only game I play since June. This is some sort of deviation to entertain myself and forget for a while the rigors of studying and working. I am sort of living a double life being an employee by day and a student at night. And oh this reminds me, I have to get copies of the latest COMELEC Resolutions for our exclusion cases set on September 15, 2010 after the Ramadan. I also have to look for some books that I would need in some of my subjects. I am getting impatient too. My sister has not yet bought the book that I would use in my political law. Actually, I already have one but unfortunately, I feel like the author is from another planet that I do not get what he says. I want to have a book of an author that I am most comfortable with and that’s Rolando Suarez. 

I guess I have to stop now. I am getting sleepy and I am running out of things to say today. Good night guys.


An Appeal to the People of Hong Kong

>> Saturday, August 28, 2010

I want to start this by apologizing to the family of the victims of the unfortunate hostage drama that took place last August 23, 2010.  Since the incident happened, I could hear nothing but our top people blaming each other for what happened.  For this, I want you to know that I am not happy for what these people are doing. However, I was not there so it is not for me to pass any judgment on who was at fault as I am not an expert as most of us are.

 We are all humans and as such, all of us share the feelings that every human is capable of.  We are all capable of feeling anger if we witness that our fellowmen are being subjected to atrocities.  I understand your emotion and I sympathize and pray for your loved ones who were innocent victims of Captain Rolando Mendoza.  I know the feeling of losing a loved one.  However, let us bear in mind that only a number of people are responsible for it and not the whole citizenry of my country Philippines.  We should not blame everyone for the fault of one person.  Not every Filipino is responsible for the hostage crisis.  Jackie Chan is right and I admire him for being open-minded. 

I have heard of the news about Filipino workers being dismissed from their respective jobs because they are Filipinos, of a family of Filipino tourists who went to visit your beautiful place only to be treated cruelly and being spit at.   Like you, we are also not in control of everything that happened.  They have done nothing to deserve such treatment.  Please do not hate all of us because of this mishap.  If you believe that there is somebody to be blamed, bring your grievance to the proper court and collect for the damages that you think the responsible individuals owe you.

Once again, I am appealing for your indulgence and humbly asking for your forgiveness for what had happened.    


SMARTBRO Connection Sucks!

I am so busy guys.  I have a lot of things to look up on the net but sadly, my internet connection is not cooperating.  I had this problem since Saturday and it is one week now.  I already called the customer service but I was only told to observe my connection since they cannot determine the cause.  I cannot access the 3G connection and their representative just told me to used the slower than snail GPRS.  It sucks!  Imagine it would take me 15 to 20 minutes just to open my e-mail?  It is taking up all my patience and sometimes I feel like going amuck because of this poor service of Smartbro since last week.

When I first avail of their service, I was very impressed because it was fast.  I can view a video without encountering any problem.  My problem started only last Saturday.  I was disappointed because I am paying on time and yet, the service I am getting does not commensurate my effort to pay my bill.  I feel cheated.  I am getting agitated because the midterm is fast approaching and I have yet to research for my Legal Research and Foundations of Law.  This afternoon, I called again to inquire about the present status of my internet connection and I was told to go to the nearest Smart Business Center to have my modem checked.  If they have told me earlier than let me wait this long, I have addressed my problem earlier too.  I have to wait for another two days since tomorrow is Sunday and Monday is also holiday.  For the meantime, I have to deal with the slower than snail GPRS connection.   I hope they could resolve my connection issue and have my 3G connection restored sooner.
By the way, just posting this entry here took me two hours to do as compared before that I could do it in less than five minutes.  See the difference?    


Weekend Party

>> Saturday, August 7, 2010

I went home tired but unable to sleep. We had our Welcome Toast and Testimonial Dinner at the pool side of Estosan Garden Hotel earlier this evening. Atty. Del Rosario my professor in Legal Research welcomed us freshman by way of a toast with a very sweet red wine. I love the taste so much! Can we have a toast again? Hehehehe. Our Dean welcomed us too. The freshmen (and that includes me) were called one by one and we stood up and walked around like models as the upper class are watching. It was so nerve wracking that when I reached my seat, I was sweating a lot although the weather was cold.

We also had a new lawyer as an honoree. She passed the bar examination that was given last September of 2009; while the typhoon Ondoy was thrashing our country to destruction and catastrophe. I admired her because despite of being sick while in the middle of her review, she was able to make it. The way I look at her, she was so down to earth. She has no aura of being a show off that says, “hey, I am a lawyer you should respect me”. I like her. I hope someday, I can be like her too. That is, if I survived my freshman year at the college of law. As of now, I am still struggling to adjust myself and it is not easy. I find it difficult to memorize everything. Although I read a lot but I have problem with retaining what I have read. Sometimes after reading for two hours and then I would stop and think about what I read, it feels like I never read at all. I hope my adjustment time will not last long. Gladly, as these passed by, I can now feel that I am a student. It is difficult for the truth to sink in my mind because It was ten years ago that I graduated from my previous course. It is not easy really.


Proud to be a SocialSpark Blogger

>> Friday, July 30, 2010

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That night following our conversation, I immediately look up for SocialSpark. I found it easily in a matter of seconds. Then I signed up and registered my blog and waited for their verification. I did not encounter any problem about registering. The instructions were so easy nothing technical at all. I did it for only 10 minutes. I was a little excited but not expecting too much that it will be noticed immediately by the administrator of SocialSpark. However only thirty minutes ago I received a notification while checking my e-mails that this blog was already approved. I am so happy. I felt like all weariness has vanished into thin air with this good news. Thank you SocialSpark for approving my blog, I am looking forward to work on the diverse opportunities with you.

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Baptism of Fire

>> Monday, July 26, 2010

It was the term used by my Legal Research professor the other week referring to the trinal exams that is supposed to start tonight.  My scheduled exam for tonight is on Constitutional Law.  However, due to some confusion with the schedule, we ended up postponing my first subject until next week. 

Earlier, I thought I was late because I stayed a little while in the office listening to President Aquino as he delivered his first State of the Nation Address.  After he finished delivering his speech, I hurriedly went to the university.  When I got there, I found out that there were just a few of us inside the room.  So, I took the liberty to go over my notes for the last time hoping to get a little more information that will come out in the exam.  I don’t know how minutes had passed before I heard the bell rung signaling the beginning of the examination.  I nervously waited on my seat waiting for my professor like I am waiting for the end to come.     The door opened and revealed my professor in Criminal Law!  I feel like my doom just came.  I was thinking, was I wrong to think that my schedule for today is Constitutional Law?  Oh no, how am I going to answer the questions when I have not reviewed everything yet in my Criminal Law?  My stomach tightened and I felt hungry all of a sudden I wanted to eat 5 plates of rice.  I was only relieved when I found out about the confusion. My professor in Criminal Law got confused with the schedule.  She thought our schedule is today instead of Wednesday.  Maybe the same thing happened to my other professor.  Whatever it is, the important thing is we do not have a scheduled exam today as it was postponed next week.  
So my classmate and I went home to begin reviewing for our next subject.  Thanks God, I still have ample of time to do my requirement in Legal Research.


I’m Here Again

>> Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hi guys!  I am stealing a little time allotted for my lessons just to update my blog.  Yeah I know I am guilty of being an irresponsible blogger.  Of all my activities, blogging takes a back seat when I started studying.  I got a little time to do blog hopping more so with posting my entries.  It is really difficult to manage my time.  I am still in my adjustment period.  I am very much willing to overcome the difficulties that I encounter everyday.  It is not easy to study my lessons while I am at work.  I can only do it during my free time.  Sometimes no matter how hard I try to remember everything, I would still forget a lot of details. 

On Monday, we will be having our trinal examination.  One of my professors calls it, our baptism of fire in the college of law.  I have already studied two of my subjects already but I know it is not enough.  I have to do better to retain what I have read.  I am excited for the exam and nervous too.  I just hope my effort will fare well this coming Monday and hopefully, for the rest of the week.  I always believe that if I do my best, God will do the rest.

To be candid with you guys, I never expected that the simple wish of my heart will be granted.  During my boring moments, I would fancy that one day I will be studying law.  At that time I was really thinking it to be impossible judging by the nature of my job.  I worked for a private company.  In my previous job I would spend almost 12 hours a day just so I could finish up everything.  I thought it would never end.  However, one day the course of my fate changed.  I was able to find a job that I could have ample time to spend for myself.  Then one thing follows another then I found myself contemplating on getting another degree.  So here I am now trying to survive the rigors of studying that goes with it.


Helpful Tips on Dog Bites

>> Saturday, July 24, 2010

 The other night, when my friend was walking his dogs they encountered some wild dogs that cut off short their usual activity.  I for one is very much scared thinking of a dog biting me.  Every summer, the veterinary office conducts activity of impounding stray dogs.  This is to protect unsuspecting people especially the children of being bitten.  The following steps will help you in case a dog will bite you.
9 Steps to Take After a Dog Bite

The best way to react when somebody gets bitten by a dog is never to panic and to do the right thing. After a dog bites you or a family member, you have to seek medical attention and initially treat the victim, make sure others are not in danger when the dog is still around, find out the dog’s identity, talk to a witness, ask for the insurance information of dog owner, consult a dog bite lawyer, take pictures of the dog bites, report the incident to related authorities, and obtain other necessary assistance for the victim.

You have sought medical help, now what should you do next? This is a very common question that bothers the family and victims of dog bites. Here are suggested steps that will guide you to know what to do after a dog bite incident.

Seek medical attention and initially treat the victim
Right after the dog bites someone, immediately seek medical attention. Wile waiting for help, you can initially treat the victim by washing the bite with soap and water to help avoid infection. If there is any bleeding, apply pressure on the wound using a towel or a clean cloth. When medical assistance arrives, carefully take note of instructions for treatment and other possible remedies. Always follow instructions to make healing faster.

Make sure others are not in danger when the dog is still around

If the dog is still in the area, make sure other people are kept safe. Never let anybody run or make a commotion that will frighten the dog and make him more aggressive. Ask everyone near the dog to remain still and calm until the dog is away.

Find out the dog’s identity

Right after the incident has taken place, you need to identify whether the dog that bit the victim was a stray dog or personally owned. You can ask somebody to inquire about the owner of the dog, and gather basic information such as his name, address and contact details. You will need this information right after medical attention has been sought.

Talk to a witness

Whether the victim is seriously wounded or not, it is advisable to talk to a witness about the incident. Ask for contact details just in case you need his assistance for possible investigations.

Ask for the insurance information of dog owner

When the victim has been given medical assistance, approach or contact the owner of the dog and ask for insurance information. Make sure not to accept any money right after the incident. Instead, offer your contact details for future negotiations as you will be expecting a call from their insurance company anytime soon.

Consult a dog bite lawyer

Do not hesitate to immediately consult a dog bite lawyer. Almost all dog bite lawyers and animal law firms in the US offer free services to legally assist you with dog bite incidents. An Orange County dog bite lawyer, for example, offers free consultation and case evaluation on dog bites to help you decide your next course of action. Relay everything about the dog bite incident as detailed as possible to help the lawyer determine how to exactly help you.

Take pictures of the dog bites

Your lawyer might advise you to take pictures of the victim’s dog bites. When taking photographs, make sure the dog bite is easily seen. Keep wounds and the victim clean. There must be no blood and stains on him. Let the victim appear as conservative as possible and without accessories on him.

Report the incident to related authorities

Report the dog bite incident to responsible authorities, such as the police, health department, and local animal services or control officers as soon as you speak with a lawyer. The lawyer can help you ask for important information from these people and answer their questions.

Obtain other necessary assistance for the victim

Especially when the victim is a child, the dog bite incident might be very traumatic. Observe the child’s behavior even when sleeping. Is he or she abnormally fearful when outside? Does the victim have nightmares and other signs of trauma? If yes, you need to consider trauma counseling or therapy for the victim or whatever is advised by your physician.

Always have presence of mind when a dog bite incident occurs to you or a family member. Never say too much before a lawyer. Always follow your lawyer’s advice since you are not the expert. Remember, you are the victim here and should be the one to regain losses.


Reading, Reading and More Reading

>> Sunday, July 11, 2010

As usual, weekend is always a source of joy for me.  I can sleep as late as I want and I can also wake up as late as I want.  I love weekend.  Whoever created it, I am a big fan.  For me, weekend started as early as Friday.  It is because we are celebrating a Muslim holiday.  That is the advantage of living in my place.  There are a lot of holidays aside from the national holidays.  I am glad to have a long weekend.  I am able to read my books to my heart’s content.  It is tiresome though.  Well, do I have a choice?  I don’t think so hehehe.  I decided to take this course so I have to do whatever it takes to pass it as it is my personal choice and nobody coerced me. 

I really have to read to cope up with the days that we don’t have classes.  Last week, I only get to meet my professors on Monday and Tuesday.  If you are wondering what I do with my free time, yes I spend it with reading.  That’s what eating most of my time these days.  Even if I am at work I still read on my break time.  Reading is my life now.  I think I will die if I can’t read my books.  You see every night in our class it is always oral recitation.  How can I answer if I did not read my books?  It is scary because we are standing in the middle aisle to recite without the help of our books and notes.  My God, I always found myself with sweaty hands.  Every night as I go to my class, it feels like I am going to the gallows to be hanged hahaha.  Well, this is all for now.  I have to go back to reading again. L


Orientation Day

>> Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I thought classes would start yesterday but when I arrived at the room assigned to us, the lights were off and students like me were also waiting outside only to find out that we have no class again as the faculty of the college of law held a meeting.  After waiting for an hour and a half, I went home with a new friend I met there. 

This afternoon, I saw one of the faculty members who happen to be one of the lawyers who regularly appear in our courtroom.  He told me that there would be an orientation this afternoon and I have to attend.  During the orientation, we were introduced to the faculty of the college of law.  Some of them I am familiar with because from time to time they are appearing in our court.  We were informed about the dress code and how we should behave as law students.  We were informed about the dress code.  We were told that being admitted to the college of law is not a right but rather a privilege.  It being a privilege, we ought to take advantage of it and explore every avenue of learning to advance ourselves.  We were further told that we should adapt a virtue of humility being law students.  What I can’t forget was the line of one of the lawyers who gave the closing remarks.  Law students are expected to become lawyer and not just law graduate.  And that if we study law for the sake of promotion we are in the wrong place.  Very well said.  I liked it. 


I'm Officially Enrolled

>> Friday, June 11, 2010

Finally after days of waiting, this morning I got hold of the list of my schedule of classes.  Officially, I am enrolled as a freshman in the College of Law of Notre Dame University.  That makes me a working student.  It makes me feel like I am living a double life hehehe.  I work during the day and I study at night.  I have class from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.  On Saturday I have two classes in the morning and one in the afternoon.  I feel a little sad coz I cannot visit my parents anymore on weekends except of course if there would still be long weekends like what we have now.  We already have a new president now I doubt if he advocates holiday economics.
Classes will start on Tuesday (since Monday is holiday) but I don’t know where Room 214 is.  Well, that would be my classroom for the whole semester.  Next thing to think of are books.  I have apprehensions about my going back to school.  It was ten years ago since I graduated and everything feels like new to me again.  Well, I have to undergo another period of adjustment.  I just hope that I can do it so as not to disappoint my boss.
Whether I like it or not, sleepless nights and piles of books here I am being a student again after ten years.  I hope I have the super power to endure this.


Another Bad Day in my Life

>> Monday, June 7, 2010

I woke up early today to prepare for work, but before going to the office, I went to Notre Dame University.  The personnel from the registrar’s office told me last Thursday to come back today to get my class schedule.  Around eight o’clock in the morning, I went to the registrar’s office excitedly because I already want to see my schedule.  But to my great disappointment and dismay, I was greeted with the bad news that the schedule is not yet prepared and that I have to go back on other days.  I want to frown in front of her.  Why in the hell, did she let me come back when the schedule is not yet ready?  She told me that it is alright as the classes will start next week.  Can you imagine that answer?  How could they make today as the enrollment day when the schedule is not yet ready?  She could have told me last Thursday that it will not be ready until Friday of next week.  I hate being lied upon.  I wish she is professional enough to tell me the truth so I would not expect at all.  I was very much tempted to lash her with my acerbic tongue but I was able to hold my temper in check.  She wasted my time for going there when I can get nothing.   Well, she told me again that it will be available this Friday.  I just hope this time she is telling the truth and not only making me feel better because I really hate it.

Okay, I was a  appeased but not totally, if this Friday I can’t get my class schedule, I swear I will not leave that office without my class schedule.  If they won’t give it to me, then let’s just see what will happen.


Late Posting

I was supposed to post this entry on Friday, but due to a minor accident that I encountered, it remained a scribble on a piece of paper.  But since I find time to visit my blog tonight, here it is.

Beginning of classes is only seven days away.  I can already see endless pages of books that I am going to read and sleepless nights that I have to endure when the classes start on June 14, 2010.  Law school here I come.  Official enrollment will be on June 7, 2010 but last Wednesday, I started processing my documents and complying with the requirements for enrollment.  I am grateful that I am already halfway through my enrollment.  I had taken off 50% from my burden of this whole enrollment process.  When I went to the registrar's office, the personnel assigned for the college of law told me to go back on Monday as it is the official day of enrollment so that I could get my class schedule.

This enrollment is not a joke.  It took me half day yesterday to continue processing my enrollment.  My feet hurt from walking to and fro.  I was wearing a sandal with three inches heels so naturally my feet complained.  To console myself, I thought of it as having an exercise that I needed.  Sadly, I was not able to fulfill my New Year's resolution of getting healthy.  I was not able to take exercising seriously, so I think this is the right way to burn calories.  Well, I really have to think of it this way or I will be crabby and frowning the whole afternoon.

Wish me luck guys with this new adventure that I am going to take.


Just Some Updates

>> Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I’ve been quite busy lately guys; not only with my job but with my plans of going back to school.  Last weekend I had a panel interview with the faculty of the Notre Dame University College of Law.  I thought it will go just like a breeze; but it did not.  It was scheduled at 9 in the morning.  As I reached the building where the dean’s office was located, it was still closed.  Anyway, I was thirty minutes earlier than my schedule so I patiently waited outside with others who like me were also scheduled for an interview that morning.  I passed the time reading notices posted on some boards until I saw my name posted as one of the interviewees.  When one of the staff arrived, she let us in and showed as our ratings in the admission test.  I was glad to have “very high” and “superior” ratings on different areas of the test.  I was not really disappointed with myself.  I was not really expecting it.  It has been years ago since was subjected to this kind if test.  The last examination I had taken was the Career Service Professional wayback in 2000. 

Going back to what happened to my interview.  Well, I was sitting inside the dean’s office waiting for the lawyers to arrive to conduct the interview wondering what time they will come because I do not want to prolong my agony of waiting for something that I do not have an idea what will take place.  It was like sitting and waiting for Judgment Day to come.  I tried to cheer up myself and forget apprehensions by chatting with other people around.  Finally, the door opened and revealed a familiar face.  To my shock one of the lawyers who frequently appear in our court was one of the members of the panel.  It did not alleviate my anxiety but made me more anxious instead. 

I was the first one who will be interviewed.  I gingerly open the door to the room where I would be interviewed.  I felt butterflies inside my stomach.  I thought I would faint any moment but I get hold of myself.  I only saw one member of the panel.  He was the lawyer I was talking earlier.  I took my seat and then he started asking about my personal circumstances and about my family.  Minutes later, another member of the panel arrived.  It made me more nervous when he asked me about the Philippine Constitution.  Omg!  The last time I opened a book on Constitution was in 1999.  When asked about how many Constitution does my country have I answered two without even thinking.  I only remembered the 1935 and the 1987 Constitution.  I know that there is another one during the time of Marcos but I don’t know what went over me that I only said two hehehe.  Well anyway, they are more than three but I didn’t pay much attention to it while I was in college because we were concentrating on the present one.

All in all it went fine.  I did not faint at all but I laughed when asked how I am related to Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno.  I just answered I don’t know except that we just have the same surname. 

This is all for now guys.  Till next time.  God bless.  


There is No Turning Back Anymore

>> Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It’s been a while since I last updated this blog.  I am not being irresponsible.  It is just that I am a little busy with a lot of things for the past week.

I am glad to have passed the entrance examination required to enroll in the College of Law in a local university.  At least I can put my mind to rest from juggling with the thought of making it or not.  Yesterday, I went to the university to inquire about the result.  I was directed to go straight to the office of the dean of the College of Law as the result was already forwarded there.  The secretary told me that I made it and required additional documents like my good moral certificate duly signed by disinterested parties, my certificate of honorable dismissal from the college which I previously attended and got my first bachelor’s degree, a copy of my birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office and a lot more.  Then she gave me my interview schedule.  It is the next thing I will be worrying about.  I am scheduled for an interview this coming Saturday.  I am a little nervous though.  I hope I can make it so as not to disappoint myself, my family and my boss who encouraged me to go back to studying and take up law as a second course. 
It is somewhat a hard decision for me to do.  Financially, I am not sure if I can cope up with the expenses especially now that my sister whom I am also sending to college is on her fifth year.  I would not only think of my own tuition and books but also hers plus her thesis and her review for the board examination.  My office mates say that I have no problem financial wise as I am single.  Little did they know that sending a sibling to college is no joke and if I would go back to studying this June, I would be sending two people to college already.  My only consolation is the fact that she is striving hard to pass all her subjects and comply with all her requirements.  
I have so many things to think about and consider but with God’s help, I know I can make it.  A little voice within me is telling me the same thing.  There is nothing impossible if we ask God for help especially in our dire need.   


Mellow Yellow Monday 5: Santan

>> Monday, May 10, 2010

These unkempt flowers of my aunt locally called Santan took my fancy while I was taking an early morning walk earlier.  They are still thriving despite lack of care.

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My Candidates for 2010 National Elections

Going over the listing of candidates from the official sample ballot given by the COMELEC (Commission on Elections), I have made my final list of candidates whom I am going to vote for tomorrow.  I am sharing herewith the list of my chosen candidates.
President:  Simeon Benigno C. Aquino III
Vice President: Manuel A. Roxas
1. Adel A. Tamano
2. Gwendolyn D. Pimentel
3. Franklin Drilon
4. Danny Lim
5. Martin Bautista
6. Miriam Defensor Santiago
7. Teofisto D. Guingona III
8. Risa Hontiveros
9. Pia Cayetano
10. Juan Ponce Enrile
11. Ariel Querubin
12. Silvestre H. Bello III

I hope my candidates will win.


Latest Update

>> Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hi guys, I’ve been away for a while.  I went home to my parents again last weekend to spend time with little niece Erin whom I missed so much.  I couldn’t establish a good internet connection that I was fretting about it.  I tried to focus on other things aside from internet.  I was glad I was able to endure three days of not being online.   Wow!  I couldn’t believe I did it but I did.  I want to give myself a pat on the back hehehhe….

Yesterday, we were supposed to have a court hearing back in our old venue inside the compound of the Hall of Justice of the Regional Trial Court of the 12th Judicial Region but it was postponed.  I heard another colleague mentioned about the threat that the RTC is one of the target of bombings.  I was this paranoid that I want to be out of the place asap.  Well I have reasons to be freaked out.  Last week, a grenade was thrown inside the compound of the residence of one of the judges here.  Luckily the whole family is not at home when it happened. 

I don’t understand why it is happening again.  I don’t think it is election related cases as these people are not politicians.  I don’t want to speculate about things I have no knowledge about.  My life here right now is just on a “wait and see” basis only.  Well, I just hope and pray that our situation would improve a little; too much chaos for a very small city like ours.  I shudder when I think of myself being torn into pieces if ever I become (God forbids) a victim of this bombings.  The last time I witnessed it was on July of last year and it was not a good thing to see.  It’s horrible and heart-wrenching.


Christmas Song in the Middle of the Year

>> Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sing a song and light up the lights
we need to make this Christmas bright
Hang your favorite dream on a star
Wish upon it Christmas night
Sing about the better things,
The friends we have, the joy they dream
Hang a dream upon a star and wish it Christmas night
Peace on earth we dream for the world
Time to love and time to share
We can wish for love in the world
Time to give and time to care

On this day is born the child Jesus Prince of Peace

Hear him whisper in your heart let all hatred cease
His star will brighten the darkest light to light your way if you believe
The love you seek will be in your heart, ask and you'll receive

On this day will rise the morning sun

All the bells will ring (ding dong ding dong)
Hope is born for peace throughout our land
Let Earth and heaven sing

Repeat Chorus

Sing about the better things

the friends we have the happiness they give
Sing a song of dreams come true and bless the new year, too.

I don’t know what happened to me that I suddenly thought of playing Christmas songs.  I played Jose Mari Chan’s A Wish on Christmas Night; a personal favorite of mine.  I may sound silly for playing Christmas song in the middle of the year.  I remember my teacher said before that we can make everyday in our life as Christmas.  If we want to experience it the whole year round, we have to do everyday the things that we only do on December.  If we can be generous everyday then everyday can be Christmas.  It does not only happen on December 25.  We can make it 365 days instead of the usual one day a year.


My Political Color

>> Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Monday everyone. It's Mellow Yellow Monday once again.  For this week I got a little bit serious about my political view.  Shown here is one of the campaign materials used by my presidential bet Simeon Benigno Cojuangco Aquino III or popularly known as Noynoy among the Filipinos.  He is the son of the famous political couple.  His mother is the former president of the Republic of the Philippines Corazon Aquino and Philippine hero Benigno Aquino, Jr.

Let me quote what is written in this campaign material.  It says,  

"Corruption is the single biggest threat to our democracy.  It deprives the poor of the social services they badly need.  It destroys the very moral fiber of our society.  No reform agenda will succeed without a determined program to eradicate corruption.  It is the business, not just of government, but of every Filipino to fight corruption."

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New Experience for Me

>> Sunday, April 25, 2010

For the first time since Erin was here, I was able to hold her in my arms without fear that I might break my fragile niece.  But yesterday for the first time, I did it.  Hurray!  She is bigger now with chubby cheeks that I want to squeeze but I am holding myself at bay or I might make her cry.  She cries like her mom used to when she was a baby.  This I learned from my mother.  Of all her children, Elanie was the one who cried a lot as a baby.  She thought she was going to be a singer when she grows up.  Sad to say, she did not. lol 


Creativity from Mud

Meet Oliver Bagcal a.k.a. Putik Painter, a talented young man who hailed from Bagnos, Aurora, Isabela, Philippines. I watched Rated K just a moment ago and saw Korina featuring him in her show. I can’t help but feel very proud of this young man. He is a painter who utilizes mud as a medium in painting and other things that provided by nature. He is presently a scholar of the University of the Philippines. To know more about him and his masterpiece, click here. He is an example of a Filipino youth worthy of our praises and should be emulated. Keep it up Oliver. The Filipino nation is very proud of you.


Mellow Yellow Monday 3: Erin Leila

>> Monday, April 19, 2010

This is my niece Erin Leila.  This is the name I had given her.  She is my sister's second baby.  Eldridge's baby sister. This picture was taken when she was barely two months old and peacefully sleeping.  Look closely at her hand.  We had a good laugh when we saw her hand like this.  I am gonna make this picture a part of my scrapbook and will show her someday.

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Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

>> Sunday, April 18, 2010

I’ve been tagged by a friend in Facebook in the note, “Why Did The chicken Cross The Road?”.  I love some of the answers.  They’re hilarious while some made me confused as to what they are really trying to convey.  I also find another version by David Madore which I like even better.  Read on and I hope you will enjoy it the way I do. 

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER: To get to the other side. 

PLATO: For the greater good. 

ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross roads. 

KARL MARX: It was a historical inevitability. 

TIMOTHY LEARY: Because that's the only trip the establishment would let it take. 

SADDAM HUSSEIN: This was an unprovoked act of rebellion and we were quite justified in dropping 50 tons of nerve gas on it. 


CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK: To boldly go where no chicken has gone before. 

HIPPOCRATES: Because of an excess of phlegm in its pancreas. 

ANDERSEN CONSULTING: Deregulation of the chicken's side of the road was threatening its dominant market position. The chicken was faced with significant challenges to create and develop the competencies required for the newly competitive market. Andersen Consulting ,in a partnering relationship with the client, helped the chicken by rethinking its physical distribution strategy and implementation processes. Using the Poultry Integration Model (PIM), Andersen helped the chicken use its skills, methodologies, knowledge, capital and experiences to align the chicken's people, processes and technology in support of its overall strategy within a Program Management framework. Andersen Consulting convened a diverse cross-spectrum of road analysts and best chickens along with Anderson consultants with deep skills in the transportation industry to engage in a two-day itinerary of meetings in order to leverage their personal knowledge capital, both tacit and explicit, and to enable them to synergize with each other in order to achieve the implicit goals of delivering and successfully architecting and implementing an enterprise-wide value framework across the continuum of poultry cross-median processes. The meeting was held in a park-like setting enabling and creating an impactful environment which was strategically based, industry-focused, and built upon a consistent, clear, and unified market message and aligned with the chicken's mission, vision, and core values. This was conducive towards the creation of a total business integration solution. Andersen Consulting helped the chicken change to become more successful.

LOUIS FARRAKHAN: The road, you see, represents the black man. The chicken `crossed' the black man in order to trample him and keep him down.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: I envision a world where all chickens will be free to cross roads without having their motives called into question.

MOSES: And God came down from the Heavens, and He said unto the chicken, ``Thou shalt cross the road.'' And the chicken crossed the road, and there was much rejoicing.

FOX MULDER: You saw it cross the road with your own eyes. How many more chickens have to cross the road before you believe it?

RICHARD M. NIXON: The chicken did not cross the road. I repeat, the chicken did NOT cross the road.

MACHIAVELLI: The point is that the chicken crossed the road. Who cares why? The end of crossing the road justifies whatever motive there was.

JERRY SEINFELD: Why does anyone cross a road? I mean, why doesn't anyone ever think to ask, What the heck was this chicken doing walking around all over the place, anyway?

FREUD: The fact that you are at all concerned that the chicken crossed the road reveals your underlying sexual insecurity.

BILL GATES: Our soon-to-be-released Chicken '98 will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your checkbook.

OLIVER STONE: The question is not, ``Why did the chicken cross the road?'' Rather, it is, ``Who was crossing the road at the sametime, whom we overlooked in our haste to observe the chicken crossing?''

DARWIN: Chickens, over great periods of time, have been naturally selected in such a way that they are now genetically disposed to cross roads.

EINSTEIN: Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road moved beneath the chicken depends upon your frame of reference.

BUDDHA: Asking this question denies your own chicken nature.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON: The chicken did not cross the road... it transcended it.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die. In the rain.

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER: It was an instinctive maneuver, the chicken obviously didn't see the road until he had already started to cross.

COLONEL SANDERS (Famed for Kentucky Fried Chicken): I missed one?

PHYSICIST: Because the chicken's momentum had a positive component towards the other side of the road.

QUANTUM PHYSICIST: Because you measured its momentum too precisely.

MATHEMATICIAN: Because of the intermediate values theorem.

ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRIST: Well, consider a faithfully flat etale coherent sheaf...

C PROGRAMMER: cross_road() was called from get_other_side()

C++ PROGRAMMER: chicken->CrossRoad() was called from chicken->GetOtherSide()

RMS: The licenses for most roads are designed to take away your chicken's freedom to cross it. By contrast, the GALLUS Road Public Licence...

GARY LARSON: ``THE OTHER SIDE - Why do you need a reason?''

ENS STUDENT: Contretest.

I sent my Chicken across the Road,
Some Letter of that Other-side to download:
   And by and by my Chicken return'd to me,
And answer'd ``I Myself am Princess and Toad:''

MARKETING DIVISION OF MICROSOFT CORPORATION: Where does your chicken want to go today?

MARVIN: The other side is just as dull as this one. Don't talk to me about chickens.

ARTHUR DENT: Why did the chicken cross the road? 42? No, that doesn't make sense.

GOETHE: Es irrt das Huhn, solang es die Straße übergeht.

HARI SELDON: It's part of the Plan.

To cross, or not to cross, that is the question: -
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind, to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous side;
Or to take arms against a road of troubles,
And by crossing end them?

THERMODYNAMIST: Because the pressure of chickens was greater on this side of the road, and the chicken's crossing made the entropy greater. 

 If you were to be asked with this question, what would be your answer?  Mine would be because her boyfriend is waiting for her on the other side of the road or maybe because its chicken brain instinct dictates the chicken to cross.  What is yours?

(Note: texts in blue are from David Madore)


My First Baby Turns One

>> Saturday, April 17, 2010

I have good news for you guys, my first blog Sunday Blues has reached its first year in blogging world.  I hope Scribbling Moments would also be live and exist alongside Sunday Blues. I also featured bloggers who have been part of my blog life.  Those are the people who inspired and made me smile.


Ivan Dorschner: PBB Teen Clash 2010

>> Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Erika is a teen-ager already.  Part of being a teen is that her preferences also change.  Although she is so crazy about Naruto, she is also a F4 fan and the latest thing she likes is the PBB Teen Clash 2010.  Her bet is the hottest teen inside the house, Ivan Anthony Dorschner was given the name Ivan Striking Stud ng Rizal by the PBB.  It cannot be refuted; he is the most well-liked teen inside Kuya’s house these days.  Be it Facebook, Twitter, Twitscoop, blogs, Youtube etc., he is everywhere.  He is very popular among teen-age girls.  He is being paired with Tricia a housemate from Davao City.

 Who is Ivan?  Ivan or Ivan Anthony Dorschner is a son of a Filipina and an Irish.  His mother is a head nurse while his father is a retired handyman.  There are rumors that he did not audition for the PBB and that he was just discovered while participating in a game in Wowowee. I don’t know if this is true but who cares?  It is undeniable that the guy is so likable; every teen-age girl and even gays adored (don’t deny it) this chap.
Last Saturday, when PBB started, I was with Erika watching the show as the hosts Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzales and Mariel Rodriguez introduced each housemate.  Erika, Eleonor and I decided to have Ivan as our bet.  I am not really into this kind of thing but if it is one of the ways to make me closer to Erika and for her to think of me as a friend instead of an elder sister, I would gladly do it.


Mellow Yellow Monday 2: Eldrige (EJ) and Erika

>> Monday, April 12, 2010

This picture was taken last week while my baby sister Erika and EJ were having a good time.  She was donning her favorite t-shirt given my Euvelyn as a gift.  We went outside the house because of the brownout and while waiting for the light to be restored, the two of them were frolicking.  I took this picture while she was tickling him.  She only stop when he was already breathless and on the verge of tears.  Like me, Erika would surely miss him when he will go back to Manila this Thursday.

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Release the Kraken!

>> Wednesday, April 7, 2010

This famous line came from the 2010 film Clash of the Titans. It seems to be the favorite line these days that even me and Jason are not exempted from using it. Jason and I are both movie addicts who share the same genre. Mythology is one of our favorites. We even have a private joke about this “Release the Kraken” line. I want to share it here I can’t. If I do, it would no longer be a private joke hehehe.

After Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was released on February, here comes another movie that focuses on my favorite subject, Mythology. I love anything that has to do with mythology; be it Greek or Roman, it doesn’t matter to me anymore. I grow up reading about them and I never get tired hearing their stories again and again, and watching my favorite characters come alive on big screen would be a great treat for a mythology fan like me. I wish I can find time to watch this movie. Sad to say I have to go to Davao City, Koronadal City or General Santos City if I want to enjoy this movie on big screen.

As if the monsters in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief are not enough, Zeus is releasing a gargantuan monster, the Kraken in this movie when humans declared war against the gods of Mount Olympus. The Hydra in Percy Jackson made me cower in fear. I can’t imagine seeing the Kraken on the big screen. This remake of the 1981 Clash of the Titans is no different from the original according to some reviews; but it doesn’t matter to me as I have not seen the original film. I would rather watch the 2010 version as the special effects used is a lot better compare to the stop-motion effects that Ray Harryhausen had employed way back in 1981.


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