Saturday, February 23, 2008

¡Anda, no me digas!

...Se dice, "Get out of here! Don't tell me!"

Former President Joseph Estrada said in an interview today that if the people want him to, he would be willing to return to being president once Gloria is ousted.

I've never been a fan of the former president. But this is just unbelievably(I thought he couldn't do worse) a new low for him.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ms. President

No. I'm not going to talk about GMA. But being an extremely proud sister, I just wanted to share. My sister Meryl is running for St. Paul College Pasig's Student Coordinating Team President. :D

I'm so proud because she stepped up to accept the challenge even if she has to run against the current vice president, who is a good friend of hers and one of my anaks in our grade school student council, and a former bestfriend. We are all so excited for her. And I guess our house misses having to prepare for a campaign. So if I don't go online as often, it's because I'm being supportive by allowing her to use the computer. Hahaha. But friends, since we're not eligible to vote, please do pray for her. :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

daily conferences.

Days like these remind me of how our block used to have a confe every night during the start of the school year.(Kanina 20 pa yan.) hahaha. Looking back, it must have been funny from an outsider knowing a certain block actually did that. :))

Sadly, nowadays, most of the time we're a bunch of kids with too much work to do. :(

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Time for the big switch! =)

Omi Castanar is the Program Director of ASLA for this year. As I said in my blog entry Entrusted to Serve. Entrusted to Lead. :D about the ASLA congress, " It allowed me to meet a bunch of inspiring people who really want to make a difference in this world through service." Kuya Omi was one of the people I was referring to.

When I was at a point where I thought there weren't much people in Ateneo who cared, they accepted me into ASLA. There I was convinced that there are people in this school who wanted to do something positive and were actually already acting on their beliefs. Kuya Omi presided over our congress and it amazed me how he together with the core could effectively bring together a group of strong people, all leaders in their own rights. They made each one of us think about our leadership, asked us to share our insights, give us the chance to assess our core principles and grow from all we learn about ourselves and from the other great leaders around us.

And so I think, he can do the same for the Ateneo community, the Sanggunian - bring us together, dig from our different backgrounds, utilize our respective abilities and help us learn from ourselves and others.

From what little I know about him, I am confident about 4 things:
- He is passionate about service.
- He has vision.
- He knows how to turn his vision into reality.
- And he gets the job done.

Kuya Omi knows what he wants for Sanggu. He has drafted concrete plans and still, he is willing to listen to those who care enough to speak up, about what they want Sanggu to do for them.

A vote for Omi Castanar is a vote not wasted. A vote for him means a school year not wasted for the Sanggunian. :) So let's all vote for him! :)

To read what he has to say and what he wishes to do, visit

Saturday, February 16, 2008

When I'm ecstatic.

Because Ray2 was going through old pictures and was observing her hair(haha.), i came across the pictures with AFP Chief of Staff Hermogenes Esperon, back when he was newly assigned and he visited Pisay. Got these from Rob's multiply.

Just see how ecstatic I was. That's me there, behind Ed holding my file case. :) Nakakahiya pala akong mastarstruck. Hahaha.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Drawing the line.

'You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart;
you may surely reprove your neighbor,
but shall not incur sin because of him.'
- Leviticus 19:17
I guess disappointment in other people is a universal feeling. We have all probably experienced being let down by people we trust and love. Some of us hurt by people we barely know.

And like many, I believe this disappointment, the sadness we feel because of the wrong that others have caused whether to us, to others or to themselves comes from a love that we have for these people. Whether we admit it or not, we care. Because if we didn't, none of his/her actions would hurt us.

I admit my disappointment sometimes gets out of line. I sometimes expect too much and instead of care, I harbor the sadness and take it against the person.

God today spoke so clearly about how we should react to these situations. The feeling of disappointment is understandable but incurring sin because of it is not.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

6:49am. =)

Got this from Jin. :)

You're the time of day right around sunrise, when the sky is still a pale bluish gray. The streets are empty, and the grass and leaves are a little bit sparkly with dew. You are the sound of a few chirpy birds outside the window. You are quiet, peaceful, and contemplative. If you move slowly, it's not because you're lazy – it's because you know there's no reason to rush. You move like a relaxed cat, pausing for deep stretches that make your muscles feel alive. You are long sips of tea or coffee (out of a mug that's held with both hands) that slowly warm your insides just as the sun is brightening the sky.