Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chain Text.......for a Cause?

Sino kaya ang mga taong 'to na walang magawa kundi siraan si Noynoy, isa sa mga Presidential candidtaes para sa darating na May 10, 2010 election. Naisip ko nang una akong makatanggap ng text from an unknown sender, bakit kaya sila nagsasayang ng load para siraan siya? Heto ang number ng unang nagtext sa'kin noong March 13: +639995177260. Actually, hindi ko ma-gets ang text niya kasi putol. Ito lang ang nakuha ko: "7 peasant farmers, who were protesting their take home pay of P9.50-a-day at the Cojuanco/Aquino-owned Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac, were murdered in cold*"...hayun, putol na. Kainis, magbibigay pa sila ng "information", putol pa! Ano ba yan? Di ko tuloy maintindihan ng lubos kung ano ang ibig nilang sabihin.

Yung pangalawang texter naman na may cp number +639995109726, nagtext siya noong March 23. Actually, nawala yung unang part ng text niya. Pero heto ang buong text message na natanggap ko: "* ma COO ng hacienda. ?No. WE'RE NOT GOING TO!! Ayon sa New York Times, 5yrs ng nilalabanan ng mga Cojuanco/Aquino sa SUPREME COURT ang utos ng pamahalaan na ipamahagi ang LUPA!" Ewan ko kung totoo yun, pero I'll make sure na ire-research ko ang issue na yan before election.

Then today, March 30, saka pa lang ako nakatanggap ng buong text from Noynoy's detractors. According to my texter na may cp number +639995342301, "NOY ipinagbabawal ang MEDIA magtanong tungkol sa Hacienda. Ngayon pa lang, puro cover-up na. Pa'no kaya pag naging pangulo na? Pls pass to unmask  TRUTH about NOY!" Hmmmm, mukhang grabe ang tama ng mga 'to. Hindi talaga sila titigil hangga't di bumibitiw ang tao kay Noynoy.

Pero kahit papa'no may advantage naman ang mga text na 'to. Aminin??? Iri-reply ko sana yung unang texter kaso natakot ako noon na baka madami i-charge sa'kin kasi baka sa abroad ang number na yan (wow, sosyal..haha joke lang. I know, dito lang yan sa Pinas). Naisip ko kasi sayang naman ang load ko, hehe. Sayang naman.

Teka, bakit ko ba 'to pinost na mga text nila? Excuse me, di ko 'to ginawa para siraan si Noy. Gusto ko lang i-display ang numbers na text ng text sa'kin. Hayan, sikat na sila, hahaha. Mabuti pa yun network na yun, nabentahan ng madaming sim cards dahil sa election. Kumikitang kabuhayan talaga, hehehe. Sa texters na yan, sana padala din kayo ng load para siguradong maipasa ko ang chain text na yan. Pwede?

Ay, sandali? Bakit pala sabi noong third texter (hindi ko sinabing last kasi baka may magsend pa, hehe)  please pass? Sure ba siyang nakumbinse niya ako? What if, isa pala ako sa mga supporters ni Aquino? Hay...buhay. Amoy-election na talaga.

P.S. May nagtext din pala sa globe number ko. Sabi ng texter with mobile number +639085866496 sa text niya nung February 10, "Kaibigan, gusto mo bang maging KOMUNISTA ang ating bansa? Kung HINDI, vote wisely! Wag iboto ang mga partylist na BAYAN MUNA, ANAKPAWIS, ANAKBAYAN, MAKABAYAN, KABATAAN, GABRIELA, AT SINA sina Satur Ocampo, Liza Masa, Riza Honteveros, Tedy Casiño. Isa lamang sila na sumusuporta sa makakaliwang grupo na ang layunin ay palitan ang ating DEMOKRASYA. Send it to your friends and relatives as many as you can. Ang bawat text mo ay mahalaga. Salamat, kaibigan."

Hay, nakakaloka ang texters na 'to. Nagsasayang ng load para manira ng kapwa tao. Ewan ko ba? Hate ko talaga ang chain texts.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dong!

I want to greet Tam, isa sa mga pinakamabait na lalaking nakilala ko. He's my boardmate/friend/ka-chika-han/etc, hehe too many to mention kasi kung idi-describe ko ang relationship namin, hehe.

Gaya ni Ai, di ko rin talaga in-expect na magiging friendship kami ni Tam kasi akala ko nung una seryoso siyang tao. But then, habang tumatagal ako dun sa boarding house, dun ko siya mas lalong nakilala. Siya yung tipo ng tao na akala mo di mahilig makipag-usap pero di naman pala. Ewan ko kung bakit kami naging close, basta ang alam ko naging friends kami nung maingay na 'ko, hahaha joke (pero totoo).

Since birthday niya ngayon, idi-describe ko siya sa inyo, base sa pagkakakilala ko sa kanya sa loob ng 1 year, 3 months, at 23 days. Isa si tam sa pinakanakakagulat na tao. Alam nyo kung bakit? Kasi mahilig siya manggulat. Hahaha! One time nga, akala niya ako yung nasa loob ng CR kaya inabangan niya. Pero maling-mali siya dahil si Tiya, yung tagalaba ng landlady namin ang nasa loob noon. Tawa kami ng tawa pagkarinig ko na nagkagulatan sila ni Tiya. Whatta joke, dong..hahaha! Isa yun sa pinaka-nakakatawang mga happenings sa boarding house namin. Minsan nga, kahit solo ako dun, natatawa ako pag naaalala ko yun. Funny talaga.

Actually, mula naman nang lumipat ako sa kanila, we've been friends na. Besides, we're both friendly naman kasi, hahaha! (May ganun?! Nagbuhat ba ng sariling upuan?) Pero totoo naman talaga, mabait kami pareho. Ooops, wag na magtampo iba kong boardmates. Pag birthday nyo sasabihan ko rin kayo na mababait kayo, hahaha joke! Seriously, lahat naman sila mabait. Kaya nga ayaw ko na umalis dun. As much as possible, gusto ko mag-stay dun. Aminin ko man o hindi, happy ako with their company. At hinding-hindi ko makakalimutan yung support na pinakita nila sa'kin last December. I don't want to elaborate anymore, I'm sure alam nyo naman kung ano yun. (Sa mga hindi alam ang full details about the issue, just email me, hehe. Ayaw ko i-post dito kasi I don't want to hurt myself. Ayaw ko din i-judge "na naman" ako ng ibang people, just like what they did and still doing now.)

For you, Dong (tawagan naming mga boys, hehe), happy birthday po. Hayan, dumagdag na naman ang edad mo, dapat madagdagan din ang friends mo para mas astig, di ba? Wish ko sana makabungguan mo mamaya pag-uwi ang dream girl mo. Ay, sabagay...baka nasa duty siya ngayon..hehehe peace!

Hay, tama na nga 'to. Baka batuhin mo 'ko pag nabasa mo 'to. Basta magpaalam ka pag babatuhin mo na 'ko para makahanda naman ang lola mo, hahaha. Basta Dong, maligayang kaarawan sa'yo.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Do you know how to pamper someone who hates you?

Actually, I originally posted this question to Yahoo! Answers. But then, I am not yet satisfied with the answer I got (there's only one who tried to advice me). So there, I am reposting this to get more response. This time, wala nang expiration ang question na 'to. Sa Yahoo! Answers kasi, five days lang ang timeline ng every question. After noon, close na siya.

Please be patient with my explanation.

I and my elder sister are not very close since we were young, but I know many things about her, including her gap with our father and her failed relationships. She and out father had a major fight after Papa decided not to send her in college due to financial problem and some other reasons.

(My ate sister lost the money that is supposed to be paid for the application form in entrance exam where she is set to take college. My father got furious and recalled my sisters mistakes in the past. According to Papa, my sister should stop studying because when she was in first year high school, she had too many absences without valid reasons. My father is afraid my sister would commit the same mistake. So, when she lost the money, Papa thought that she is incapable of handling cash wisely. Then, he decided to let my sister work instead of studying. My sister was so hurt and I don't know if she expressed her willingness to pursue his studies, I never had the chance to ask.)

When my sister worked somewhere in Laguna, she had relationship with two or three men, which all end to nothing. I want to extend my sympathy for her loss and being brokenhearted, but I don't know how to approach her. When she and bf (let's call him Mr. M) broke up, my sister tried to commit suicide, but my father was there - she went to Laguna to comfort my sister.

After that, everything seems alright. Last December, my sister got married with her first boyfriend. At present, she is already preggy with their first baby.

I thought, we're okay - but we're not. We've been changing text messages on the first week of February. Then, on Valentine's Day, she suddenly texted me, saying bad words like "yawa ka," I later found out means "i hate you, you're devil." She kept on cursing me. She said I must be thankful for her kindness. She said she still managed to help me even if she and Papa are not okay. That's her choice, right? And as far as I know, I did nothing wrong to her.

I think she has mental problem. I think she had a great conflict with her husband, but I have no proof. How can comfort her even if it seems she hates me?

Thanks for spending time, for reading and answering my question. May God bless us all.

P.S. Greengo, answered : "Maybe she has psychological problems and needs some counseling. Maybe you can try to encourage her to see a doctor. Just send her encouraging notes, and be positive. Always notice when she does something good, to give her more confidence. You can't change people, just support them the best you can."

Then, my friend commented : "Don't take it seriously when you sister said those words. Maybe it was your sister's way of "paglalambing" but she didn't mean it. "If Someone Throws you a Rock, Throw him a Bread instead". Try to be more considerate with your sister! Just understand her! Give her encouraging words and hope."

Well, I think, I have already done my part. As I explained to him (to my friend), I already did my best to please her, to understand her, but still...it didn't work. So, what do you think? Please leave your answers below... Thank you very much.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Why Do I Love Him?

This is the question usually asked by ladies who are confused why they loved someone. Of course, you won't ask this question if you already know the answer. So, for now, I also want to ask myself with this question: Why do I love him? Why do I love Ace?

There are some saying that we should not find reasons to love someone and I really agree with that saying. However, there are times when I can't keep myself from thinking about the reasons why I keep myself committed to this person. I have considered leaving him or breaking up with him so many times, but I always end up with him.

I'm pretty sure I don't have any feeling for him when we become an item. All I know at that time is I like having someone who'll text me every now and then, asking how's my day, what's my problem, etc. I must admit, I gradually learned to like his company and appreciate his efforts. That's the time when I start to open up my heart and give him a chance to be a part of my boring life.

If you are going to ask me when did I realized I'm already in love with him, this is my answer: It was when he took vacation (temporarily left his work) and returned here in Bicol. He dropped by in Polangui (where I am studying in College) before he went to their home. When we meet there (at Centro Polangui), that's the only time when I realized I already love him. That's the first time I told him how much I missed him (from the bottom of my heart).

Since then, I became so expressive with my feelings for him. I started telling him how much I love and miss him each time we text with each other. I also started telling my sisters about him. That's the time when I knew how it feels to be "really" in love and to be loved back. Yes, I think that's the right term. I had a long-time crush before and I think I already fell in love with him, but it seems he never know I exists. We know each other, but for him, I'm just his simple classmate. Whenever I remember him, my long-time crush, I can feel no regret at all. Wanna know why? Because his behavior towards me, I mean, the way he treated me, just made me realize that he's not the guy for me; that we're not meant to be; that I deserve someone much better than him. At the end, thanks Heavens, I realized that I didn't actually fell in love with him - it was just a simple crush.

Actually, Ace is my second boyfriend. I don't know why my relationship with my first boyfriend didn't work, but one thing is for sure: I never get hurt when we broke up. I even felt relieved after we stopped communicating with each other. Actually, we didn't had a formal break-up. We just lost our communication. That's all.

As for Ace, we started as friends and remained friends until now. Since I have no brother and he's five years older than me, I sometimes consider him as my "kuya" --- sounds weird, right? I'm so happy because I found someone like him - not a perfect boyfriend, but at least, a good one. Yes, I admit we had several fights, but even if we are facing troubles, I know he still loves me. Sometimes, I want to keep from being too confident with his feelings for me, but what can I do? That's what I feel.

I think, the greatest trial we had ever encountered was what happened on the last quarter of 2008. I thought, I am going to lose him, but thanks, God - we're still together. I still cried each time I remember that fight, but at the same time, I'm thankful. After that fight, we tried so hard to revive our relationship and it worked.

As of now, we still had some misunderstanding, but as much as possible, I don't want to take them seriously. I don't want the problems to reflect on my face, haha. I just hope Ace would always remember how much I love him. I may sometimes get attracted with cute and sweet guys I meet, but he have nothing to worry - I still belong to him and will always be, unless he give me enough reason to leave him.

So, why do I love him? Because he's one of the people who never stop loving and understanding me even if we're not in good terms. Of course, one of the biggest factors is the fact that he accepts me - he respects me and my beliefs. He likes my family and vice versa. Most of all, he's not like the other guys who will leave the girl if they still don't get "what most men want" after four years. Yes, he loved me that much and he's willing to wait the right time for that "thing." I know some girls would criticize me or would think I'm playing-hard-to-get type, but I'm not. I just want to preserve myself. (Nagpi-preserve nga tayo ng electricity, sarili pa, di ba?) Besides, I want to be a good example not only to my younger sisters, but also to all the youths. I am so glad he's always with me, willing to support and understand my views in life.

I don't know kung kami na talaga sa future. Basta ang alam ko, happy ako with him. Hope nothing will change between us, Ace.

To my one and only Ace, happy 51st monthsary. May God Bless us always. I love and miss you. Hope to see you, soon...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

How to Earn Money Online

Sa panahon ngayon, masasabi nating most of us are experiencing financial crisis. Nakatapos ka man o hindi, aminin man natin o hindi, apektado tayo. Kaya naman patok na patok ngayon sa mga kababayan natin ang online jobs. Marami sa atin ang naghahanap ng money making opportunities. Ngunit madalas, nasasayang lang ang kanilang mga pera sa pag-i-internet, sa pagbabayad sa internet cafe dahil mga scam ang napupuntahan nila. Ang scam sites ay madalas magbigay ng kunwari ay paid survey pero sobrang hirap naman mag-cash out kasi ang taas ng minimum amount na pwede i-cash out. Sa tagal ng aking paghahanap ng money making sites, paid surveys, at paid to click sites, dalawa lang ang pinakanagustuhan ko: ang A.W.Surveys at ang MoneyBumper.

Ang A.W.Surveys ay nagbibigay ng automatic $6 once you signed up and allows you to earn as money by participating online surveys. This site also allows you have a chance to earn much as $500 a month pag sumali ka sa kanilang contest. Kahit di ka manalo, may $1 ka naman each time you complete a survey. May survey din sila na nagko-cost ng $4 to $6! Ang pinakamadaling paraan para dumami ang ipon mo sa A.W.Surveys ay mag-refer ng friends. Visit the site to know more about their latest offers. Just click the image below if you want to sign up.

Samantala, ang MoneyBumper ay hindi nagbibigay ng any amount after you joined them. Pero kung araw-araw ka nag-i-internet, this site is perfect for you. It allows you to earn $0.02 each time you bump a site. You can bump up to 5 sites only per day, pero mas okay na yun kesa wala, di ba? Pwede ka rin mag-invite ng friends to share the blessings and earn more at the same time. As your friend bump a site, you also earn $0.01. Sounds okay, di ba? Pero mas maganda siguro kung magregister kna, hehe. Click the image to sign up.


Reminder: Make sure you have a paypal account before registering to the above-mentioned paying sites. This is to ensure you will be paid in participating online surveys and bumping a site. To apply for paypal account, go to PayPal's official site.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cheer Up, Friend

Nabasa nyo na ba yung post ko sa fanbox "To My Friend"? Malamang hindi pa dahil nasa fanbox yun. Alam nyo, di ko talaga in-expect na madami ang magri-react dun sa blog entry ko. Imagine, madami ang na-touch sa story ng friend ko? Wish ko, sana wag magalit sa'kin ang friend ko kung kinuwento ko yung mga sinabi nya sa'kin that night (peace!). I'm not sure kung accurate yung kwento ko, but I really hope malaman niyang madami pa talagang nagmamahal sa kanya aside from her loved one(s). To my friend, please don't lose hope. I love you and I will always do. Thank you for calling me and letting me know about your problem. I'm so glad for being ne of those people na sinabihan mo about it. I really love the idea that you consider me a friend. After all what happened to you, after all the problems you've been through, I can say na may nakilala na naman akong tao na patuloy na mag-i-inspire sa'kin to keep on living. Before, akala ko, I'm strong. But when I meet you, I realize na you're stronger than me. So, don't give up. Kaya mo yan!

I just hope maging tulad ako sa'yo na super strong, daig pa si Reming at si Ondoy,. Wish me luck, hehe!

Monday, March 1, 2010

MarJoLe Through Ups and Downs



Happy Tuesday, everyone!


Today, I want to share something about my relationship with Jonah and Lea, two of the people who never failed to inspire me. Actually, we we're not close when we were still young. Mas madalas pa nga kami mag-away noon kesa magkwentuhan about something. Things suddenly changed when our mother died on March 26, 2002. Since then, I promised to them that I will take care of them. I also told them na whenever they have a problem, they can always depend on me.

Medyo mahirap talaga pag gumawa ka ng promise habang malungkot ka. Sabi nga ng friend ko noon, "Don't make decision when you're angry, and don't make promise if you're sad." Totoong-totoo yun. Sa una, nahirapan talaga akong panindigan ang promise ko to take care of them and to be always the one na pwede nilang asahan when they have a problem. There are times when I got angry or suddenly became mad at them for some reasons. Parang sila yung napagbubuntunan ko ng lahat ng pressures na napi-feel ko.

One time, parang sinumbatan ako ni Lea. Sabi niya, "Akala ko ba pwede ka naming asahan anytime? Nagpromise ka na we will always take care of each other pero bakit ganyan ka? Sabi mo, ikaw ang pwede naming asahan ngayong wala na si Mama?" I also remembered Jonah saying, "Promise-promise ka diyan, di mo naman pala kayang tuparin!" All those words touched my heart. Since then, I promised to myself to be more responsible. Naisip ko din na dapat panindigan ko ang promise ko sa kanila. Besides, it was my fault naman talaga.

By the way, we have created a group when I was high school, during the time we're staying at Marigondon. We called ourselves as MarJoLe Members or MarJoLe Sisters. Obviously, name namin yun, hehe. We don't care if some people would criticize us for being so mean - kasi di namin isinama ang three other sisters namin. Well, we just don't feel na isama sila kasi there are times when they can't understand how we feel. Besides, they don't know and don't care sa mga corny stuffs like that - creating corny group. Also, we (MarJoLe) have something in common: lahat kami isip-bata. I know that. But I'm proud ganun ako. At least, yun ang naging way para maging close kami. In fairness, may sense naman ang pagiging isip-bata namin. I'm not saying na dini-disregard ko yung three ates namin. Ang akin lang, group namin 'tong tatlo. May group naman kami na kasama silang three, yung Six Marias, hehe.

Though hindi kasama ang three elder sisters namin, I want them to know the we care for them. We love them just like how we love each member of MarJoLe. Kumbaga, ang pinagkaiba lang, corny kami. Naiisip ko nga minsan, siguro kung totoo si Doraemon, kung nag-i-exist siya sa Earth, he will never let some things happen. Siguro, gagawin niya kaming close - kaming lahat na Six Marias. Up to now, isa pa rin sa greatest dreams ko ang maging close kaming anim. Sana mawala na ang lahat ng conflicts with each other. Sana maging mas understanding na ang bawat isa sa'min. Sana mawala na yung mga bitterness. Sana. Sana. Sana.

I don't know the exact time or day when we became really close. Ganun naman ata talaga ang tao. Di naman kasi natin lagi nilalagay sa diary kung kelan natin naging close ang isang tao. Minsan kasi, simpleng pag-uusap nyo ang magiging way para maging close kayo ng isang tao. Who knows naman na ang pag-uusap pala na yun ang pinaka-start ng closeness nyo?

As of now, I am still happy kahit madami pa ring nai-encounter na problema. I feel proud na may mga taong masaya na naging part ako ng buhay nila. I am so happy for having two sisters who always make me feel important, needed, and loved. Before, si Mama lang ang inspiration ko. When she died, I felt like I was abandoned and unloved. But then, I learned there are still people who cared about me. So, now... I am tin..troubled, but inspired to live life to the fullest.