Verset à une Coulée

[Tonight I shall speak in symbols: In such manner of expression there is an utter concealment of one’s] self.











[a deep chronic sense or state of (security) and dissatisfaction arising from] ^


Just Saying

We need gov’t officials na tinutularan yung magagandang sistema ng developed/first-world countries. Magandang ma-implement yung online database na pinasatupad ni Mayor Park Won Soon sa Seoul for transparency’s sake. Dapat magkaroon tayo ng maayos na sistema para masiguradong wala ng lusot ang mga nagbabalak ng graft and corruption. Kahit tanggalin ang pork barrel system, magkakaroon at magkakaroon parin ng corruption hangga’t hindi natin tunay na narerealize na nasa tao ang problema at hindi ang sistema mismo.  

Change right away!

Eto na siguro yung sinasabi sa mga nababasa ko na you get impatient with yourself. Yung gusto mo matured at buo na agad character mo… pero hindi. Hindi mo magawa in a snap because it takes time. Most of the better things taste better in time (exclude perishable goods, of course) pero ‘diba nga yung wine? Hindi ba’t mas masarap ang prutas na hininog naturally ng panahon kaysa sa artificially processed i.e., binabad sa CO2 o kinarburo etc.? With every circumstance we choose not to get knocked down, we get stronger and better every time. We must not let our weaknesses as a person overcome us. <—- That requires real effort.

Mag-bigay tayo ng example. Mula sa pagiging mapagkumbaba sa pag-amin ng isang pagkakamali, buong-buo, at hindi na maghahanap pa ng mapagsisisihan o mapagdadahilan makaiwas lang sa responsibilidad; hanggang sa pagsauli ng grocery item na unconsciously mong nabitbit hanggang sa paglabas mo ng Supermarket *major shame*, I tell you– It’s not going to be easy. Facing the possible consequences of your actions will never be easy. Minsan gugustuhin mong mamatay nalang for a moment there. Pero hindi. A mature person will be responsible enough to account himself to that given action. It requires real courage, and it’s going to buff your character up along the way. I promise you, after all the ‘hardwork’ that person had, the end is going to be of worth. You know, it helps whenever I think of life as a test… including the microdetails in life na madalas we respond to negatively. Example? Yung hyped na hyped kang nanunood sa ng paborito mong Koreanovela at ang timely na pagkabagal ng internet connection. Sakto, ‘di ba? I know we all hate buffering videos but it takes REAL ATTITUDE para itawa nalang ang pagkababaw ng problemang ito. NAKS. Remember life is a test. Hinga muna ng malalim. Mind over matter. It’s all about attitude! Now here’s a little formula to keep in mind:

“Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words.
Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions.
Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits.
Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character.
Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.”
-Author unknown

Got that aback from my fifth grade. It’s actually a little poem I’ve seen flashed on our computer subject’s PC uniform desktop background...okay ang haba nun) as you can see it all goes deep down to our thoughts. I say that if thoughts were the seed of our character, then destiny would be the the fruit of our character.

So start working that right kind attitude…and get to build that good character for a great future. Every decision you make today counts. It either builds or destroys your pathway to success.

Oh, and about the title… you can’t change right away if you want to transform from inwards to out. Plus, this post goes out to the author, too! 😉

Never between you and them

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. 
Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. 
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten. 
Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. 
Give your best anyway.

For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.
– Mother Teresa

The whole world watches you

I’ve been browsing much of my stuff lately, from good ol’ academic, literal paper, to the ones I have in my loppy. So here’s one of my latest tech-eological finds:

The whole world watches you.

We live in the day and age where broadcast media has become a powerful tool that continuously shapes our beliefs, sets the norm and influences our daily lives. It has come to such a point that it has also taken into its custody the political arena.

What does that make out of us? What does it give us?

With the hopes of ensuing you towards “cracking” whatever ideology broadcast media has– I present to you (drumroll please!)…………… the HUNGER GAMES trilogy!

(If you’re well aware of what HG is, you might consider skipping this fluffy intro.)

HUNGER GAMES. Panem is a nation divided into twelve districts under the hegemony of a totalitarian government (headed by the dictatorial President Snow), whose seat of power is a utopian city, called the ‘Capitol”.

Every year since the Dark Days (which occurred 75 years before the events of The Hunger Games), the Capitol hosts an event called the Hunger Games. The Games consist of a gladiatorial combat fought amongst twenty-four children (tributes) aged 12–18, with one boy and one girl chosen by lottery from each district. This is held annually by the Capitol as a propaganda for anti-rebellion.

Tool.Broadcast media, by essence, is a tool used to spread message with a great wide coverage—and quick. That would mean that it is that powerful, it can change a person’s beliefs that easy. The Capitol recognizes this. In order to prevent the start of uprisings, they televise Hunger Games so that indirectly, people from other districts would keep themselves from going against the government, because “HUNGER GAMES” is what happens to those who do so.

Censorship. You might also be aware of how the media people in HG filters what to put on screen. When Katniss honored Rue’s death by covering her up with flowers, it was mistaken by the HG organizers/staffs as an act of rebellion that they did not flash it up on the screen.

There are things that the broadcast industry keeps from us. They have to protect the interests and the welfare of their stockholders (else they might get sued). As for the case of dictatorial/communist/socialist/totalitarian government, they heavily control media content because it has the greatest potential to flicker any form of “rebellion” or “movement against” the government. They realize how great the potential of mass media is as a tool in influencing and mobilizing people.

Katniss the protagonist…it’s a business, put on a good show. Katniss was trained by her mentor, Haymitch, to be liked by people. They have turned her to this admireable young girl so that whenever she pleases viewers, she would attract sponsors. Attracting sponsors would mean getting donations. Getting donations would mean survival.

In the light of broadcast media, media firms must always have the “pleasing effect” to those who “sponsor” them— stockholders, clients, everything business, so that they would attract more “sponsorship” from these money generators, and that these firms be funded to survive.

Not everything we see or hear on tv and radio is real – broadcast media exists for money, and because of money. ($__$)

Broadcast Media is powerful.

It can either build a state, or destroy one

Because indeed, the whole world watches you.

Posted on my other blog which I’ve already put down for no valid reason at all, dated October 2, 2012.