Tuesday, March 31, 2009

THE HAND BEHIND THE LETTERS


I have been tagged (again, and thanks!) by my good friend, Ron of In My Own Words, one of my favorite blogs.

They call this tag, “The Handwriting Tag”.

Honestly, I am not fond of “graphology”. I don’t believe in it. Besides, it scares me to find out what my penmanship will reveal about me. In short, I just write because I need to as it is required to communicate with others. That’s all!

Well, many have commented that my handwriting looks like a lady’s. Frankly, I noticed that, too. I do not know if that is a positive or negative comment. But what can I do?


The rules of this tag:

Write down who tagged you in white paper and your answer in numbers 2 and 3. Take a photo of it and upload the photo on your blog to show us what your handwriting looks like.

Answer these:

- your name/user name/pseudo
- right handed or left handed?
- Your favorite letters to write?
- Your least favorite letters to write?
- Write “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”

Tag five people.

I would like to victimize and see the handwriting of the following great bloggers:

1) Joel Lumen of The Daily Grind
2) KCee of Barefooted Me
3) Irish of Irish on Bizz
4) Xprosaic’s World
5) J. B. Masigan of ULTRAELECTROMAGNETICBLOG

Saturday, March 28, 2009

"UBER AMAZING BLOG AWARD"


Another award for A Friend Named Goddy!

Thank you, Ron Centeno of In My Own Words! This award will further motivate me to post ‘quality entries’ in my blog.

Uber (synonym for Super) Amazing Blog Award is a blog award given to sites that:

a) Inspire you
b) Make you smile and laugh
c) Or maybe give amazing information
d) A great read
e) Have amazing designs
f) And any other reasons you can think of that make them uber amazing

I would like to pass this award to 5 “Uber Amazing” blogs:

1) Joel Lumen of the The Daily Grind
2) RhonB of Pin(k)oy
3) Czel of Vanity’s Child
4) Irish of Irish on Bizz
5) J. B. Masigan of ULTRAELECTROMAGNETICBLOG

Monday, March 23, 2009

SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT - 3

HOW DO I ENVISION HEAVEN?
(Miss Rei’s Assignment)

When we were young, our parents would advise us to be good or we would not go to heaven. Similarly, in grade school, our teacher would warn us to behave or we would not go to heaven. Our playmates, too, would yell at us and rebuke us for whatever offense we had done to them saying we would go to hell. There is even a popular song for lovers with title and lyrics that run like this: “You’ll never get to heaven if you break my heart.”

Heaven, thus, had been equated with reward for goodness and proper behavior.
My early concept of heaven was that learned at home: a place above the clouds where God and the angels live; a place where loneliness, crime, hunger, oppression, slavery, injustice, and unfairness do not exist. It is a place reserved for those who lived their lives properly and in accordance with the will of God.

As I grew older, however, and harsh realities came my way, I found it quite difficult to cling to that concept I learned in my youthful past. The world can be so cruel sometimes that we get so disillusioned and cynical about life. Injustice, broken dreams, illness, death of loved ones, life’s unfinished symphonies… all these led me to doubting if there was really heaven. No one among those who died has ever come back to tell his living counterparts what it’s like to be in the world beyond.

There are times when I think of heaven only as a state of mind and a condition in life where there is peace, contentment, and happiness. But this condition may be so fleeting for life is so full of uncertainties. What is here today may not be here tomorrow.

I envision heaven as a happy and holy place reserved for people who lived their lives doing good not only in time of joy and peace but who continued to do good even in time of sorrow and pain. It is a final reward for those who, despite sufferings, did their best to fight for what is right and made the world a better place to live in. It is an endless world for selfless people with God.

SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT - 2

DEFORESTATION
(Ombok’s Assignment)

Deforestation is another environmental problem our country and other nations face at present. This problem can easily be felt and obviously seen. One of the root causes of the unusually hot temperature not only in summer but also during rainy days as well as the occurrence of natural catastrophes such as floods and landslides can be traced to our vanishing forests. We can also put the blame on the rapidly increasing population that has growing needs for real estates and materials for everyday living. Each day, acres and acres of lands, both on level lands and on hillsides and mountaintops, are lost to the development of subdivisions both for commercial and residential uses.

Trees are part of our natural environment and are essential to life. They give us our most basic needs—oxygen, foods, and shelter. Unless properly protected and preserved, these essential part of our environment cannot provide us of our needs.

The government and the private sector must join hands in taking care of our forests. On the part of the government, it must review licenses and permits it granted to persons or groups with logging concessions. Every tree cut down must at once be replaced. If their logging operations cause more harm than good to the public, their permits must be recalled or cancelled. On the part of the private sector, especially those engaged in the manufacture of products made from trees, their logging operations must be carefully watched and regulated.

We must all be aware that there are certain ecological sites that must not be touched or disturbed. We must at all times think that we live in one planet and one person insensibly using its resources affects everyone.

SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS

When I was in the high school, it was part of my daily routine to make school assignments for classmates, friends, neighbors, and other schoolmates. I even remember making an assignment in Math or Algebra of one college freshman from the University of Santo Tomas—finding her college subject being just a review of our high school Math or Algebra.

Quite ironic, though, I was not very much concerned about making my own assignments. But when I went home. I’d find waiting for me a pile of notebooks half-foot in height from different high school students of different year levels.

I was going through some of my things one day when I came across copies of some assignments I made for some students couples of years ago. Not knowing what to do with them, I thought they’d find a better place in this blog.

THE GARBAGE PROBLEM
(Vanessa’s Assignment)

One of the most serious environmental problems of our country today is the garbage problem. From time to time, we see tons of garbage being properly or improperly dumped by people around us and collected by government garbage trucks for dumping in the sanitary landfill.

We cannot avoid having trash. Some things, like foods, are perishable and are subject to decay. Other things outgrow their usefulness and eventually become waste materials. But they have to be disposed of properly or they will be eyesores or, worse, pose as health hazard to the public.

Some solutions to the garbage problem are as follows:
  • Have separate containers for biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste materials. This will make sorting of garbage much easier.
  • Recycle waste materials. For example, old newspapers can be used as wrappers. Bond papers or pad papers that have no writing on the back side can still be used. Reuse old plastic bags instead of buying new ones.
  • Burn combustible waste materials in a secure and safe compost pit.
  • For the non-bioldegradable waste materials, have them collected and sold to junk buyers.

Garbage need not be too much of a problem. In fact, they are really still useful and help us save money. Scavengers make a living out of mountains of trash in landfills. As others say, “There is cash in trash.”

Saturday, March 14, 2009

AN INVITATION TO READERS AND FELLOW BLOGGERS

Hello dear readers, fellow bloggers, and friends!

I created my third blog. It is titled “Paranormal Phenomena”. Its contents will be purely supernatural occurrences in my life. My paranormal encounters! So, expect some strange stories and anecdotes. They’re all true-to-life experiences.

I intentionally put those mysterious experiences all together in one separate blog so as for them to be categorized in a group. And although I really don’t have an inexhaustible supply of such kind of stories or experiences, I believe they will be enough to let the world know I have my share of such inexplicable happenings.

Welcome! And read on…

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

THE "RIGHT NOW" TAG

Ron of In My Own Words, my (and Vanity’s Child’s) favorite blogger, gave me a tag (again!). But I thank him for this as this makes me feel wanted. I am not done with our Department’s Project Procurement Management Plan yet but he must be missing me and wants me back in Blogosphere right away. So, here I am.

The basic premise is this – answers should all be “at the current moment.”

Let’s do this.

  1. Where is your cellphone - on top of my desk

  2. Your hair - short

  3. Your father - in Heaven and in my heart

  4. Your favorite thing - watching VINCENT BUENO on videos

  5. Your dream last night - I did not dream last night

  6. Your favorite drink - hot chocolate

  7. Your dream goal - meet, hug (and kiss!), and thank VINCENT BUENO

  8. The room you are in - my office

  9. Your fear - I fear God; I fear losing God

  10. Where do you want to be in 6 years - Gapan City, blogging

  11. Muffins - like 'em

  12. One of your wish list items - house and lot for everyone that I love

  13. Where you grew up - Gapan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

  14. The last thing you did - sat down on this chair I am sitting right now

  15. What are you wearing - a smile (just a sweet smile!)

  16. Your TV - Samsung 21" and Panasonic 14"

  17. Your pets - don't have any

  18. Your computer - I have no computer

  19. Your life - checkered, colorful, controversial

  20. Your mood - pleasant

  21. Missing someone - mother

  22. Your car - I have no car

  23. Your favorite store - Jeleebee in Olongapo City

  24. Your summer - I'd like to unwind

  25. Your favorite color - yellow

  26. When was the last time you laughed - last night

  27. When was the last time you cried - can't recall

  28. Last person who emailed you - the very outspoken Nida Arganoza

  29. Your favorite food - rice and sinigang na bangus

  30. A place you would rather be right now - Vienna, Austria (just because VINCENT BUENO lives there)

I would like to pass this tag to 5 of my favorite bloggers, namely:

1) RhonB of Pin(k)oy
2) Joel Lumen of The Daily Grind
3) Ren Calago of In My Journey
4) Ruthinian of Nagging Thoughts
5) Roy of The Struggling Blogger dot com