Thursday, August 27, 2009

For the common good

Are we worthy of our heroes?

08/21/09

By Senator Richard Gordon

The question remains, are we worthy? In this day and age, in spite of all the martyrdom of many of our heroes, it would appear that we have not learned our lessons.

Corruption is still upon us; our military die and rebels die in war; there seems to be untrammeled assassinations in our country; motorcycle assassins abound; many mayors, many journalists, many politicians have been killed; apparently, we all know how to talk about the problem but we can’t seem to fix it.

My own father was assassinated and there was never any closure, neither was there any closure on Senator Ninoy Aquino’s assassination. Up to now, we can only suspect who actually had him assassinated. The essential matters, the sense of it all—justice—we have not been able to secure.

We need to have an attitude change in this country once and for all. That attitude has to come out from the fact that we have to learn our history, the fight upon which all our martyrs, including Sen. Aquino, had died for.

We have to start thinking of the common good. We have to think of the national interest. Even if we stumble and fall, we should rise together as a nation and learn from our mistakes. Maybe then can we prove ourselves worthy of all these sacrifices.


Today, we can see how the media and popular culture bombard us with advertisements and obligations that begin with the "self." Seems like everything can be solved if a person do a little act of kindness. One can notice that in the "Ako Mismo" publicity ad and the TV Patrol campaigns. But in my opinion, those kinds of ads only breed the "I've done my part attitude" wherein one person is becoming inattentive of what others do as long as he has contributed something from his own. It doesn't perpetuate "collective action" which I still believe can do a lot.

I do agree with Sen. Gordon's article, we really have to think for the common good as of the moment where our country is on the verge of a fall. And we have to know our history! In one article, I've read that both Jose Rizal and Ninoy Aquino went back to the Philippines to try to stop extremist acts because it is said that the country and the Filipinos are not yet ready for a revolution. But why? I think it is worth knowing the reason and that can be done thru knowing our history. Yes, that can be taxing but its better than endlessly rant about our government.

Hay... There's a lot to do.

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At anu ang nangyayari, hindi na ako makapag-post?
Hindi.
Nakakapag-post pa rin ako, pero may mali daw dun sa pino-post ko kanina? Anu ba yun?
At ano ang problema ng Blogger? Akala ko pa naman I found the right one.
Ayaw ko pa naman nung mga naglolokong bagay. Bagay lang sila, hindi tao kaya wala silang karapatang magloko.
Hmpt!
Ma-try na nga lang ulit.
Sayang, kung kailan ako ganado mag-post, dun naman ako pinipigilan.
Hay...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

If it kills me

Hello, tell me you know
Yeah, you figured me out
Something gave it away
And it would be such a beautiful moment
To see the look on your face
To know that I know that you know now

And baby that's a case of my wishful thinking
You know nothing
Cause you and I
Why, we go carrying on for hours, on and
We get along much better
Than you and your girlfriend

Well all I really wanna do is love you
A kind much closer than friends use
But I still can't say it after all we've been through
And all I really want from you is to feel me
As the feeling inside keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me
If it kills me

Well how long, can I go on like this,
Wishing to kiss you,
Before I rightly explode?
This double life I lead isn't healthy for me
In fact it makes me nervous
If I get caught I could be risking it all

Baby there's a lot that I miss
In case I'm wrong

Well all I really wanna do is love you
A kind much closer than friends use
But I still can't say it after all we've been through
And all I really want from you is to feel me
As the feeling inside keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me
If it kills me

If I should be so bold
I'd ask you to hold my heart in your hand
Tell you from the start how I've longed to be your man
But I never said I would
I guess I'm gonna miss my chance again

All I really wanna do is love you
A kind much closer than friends use
But I still can't say it after all we've been through
And all I really want from you is to feel me
As the feeling inside keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me
If it kills me
If it kills me
I think it might kill me

And all I really want from you is to feel me
It's a feeling inside that keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me
If it kills me
If it kills me
It might kill me

Thursday, August 20, 2009

blackboard punishment

I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip.I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip. I will not gossip.
I will not have any prejudice on anyone. I will not have any prejudice on anyone. I will not have any prejudice on anyone. I will not have any prejudice on anyone. I will not have any prejudice on anyone. I will not have any prejudice on anyone. I will not have any prejudice on anyone. I will not have any prejudice on anyone. I will not have any prejudice on anyone.
Today is a good day. Today is a good day. Today is a good day. Today is a good day. Today is a good day. Today is a good day. Today is a good day. Today is a good day. Today is a good day. Today is a good day. Today is a good day. Today is a good day. Today is a good day. Today is a good day. Today is a good day. Today is a good day. Today is a good day. Today is a good day.
I will have no worries. I will have no worries. I will have no worries. I will have no worries. I will have no worries. I will have no worries. I will have no worries. I will have no worries. I will have no worries. I will have no worries. I will have no worries. I will have no worries.

* Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V were not used

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A new blog?

I have yet created again another blog site. And I'm asking myself why. I already have one in LJ. And of course it is automatic in Multiply. But why do I insist myself in this virtual world? Perhaps, I am still trying to supress my inner frustrations of being a writer.