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Panata sa Sarili… at sa Bayan

Malapit na ang aming unang pagsabak (actually, sa ibang araw pa talaga yung first/pilot day namin). Ito ang simula ng pagbabago sa kinagisnang pagtangkilik sa Philippine Free TV. Challenging kung tutuusin in terms sa ratings, pero no doubt na ang pagbabagong ito ay parte ng pagiging matured/open-minded ng mga Pilipino sa kanilang lipunan.

Gusto ko lang balikan yung pinagpipilitan kong pangarap simula nung nag-graduate ako sa PUP. Gusto ko mag-work bilang news reporter, radio DJ, host, etc. sa kabila ng aking pagkabulol, possible negative criticism at kakulangan sa kumpyansa sa sarili. Medyo nainggit nga ako minsan sa mga unang nakapasok at nagtagumpay bilang news reporter, singer, radio DJ, etc. na kasabayan ko lang nag-graduate, pati rin siguro sa mga P.A., researcher, etc. na nasa likod ng mga successful na programa. Minsan ko na ikinuwento yun dito sa Tumblr, pati yung frustration just to fulfill that ambition. Kahit papaano, “better late than never.”

This month lang ako nakapasok sa isang TV network. Nagkataong urgent talaga hiring nila kaya ganon. I still feel myself blessed dahil ang bilis ng mga pangyayari. Buti hindi ko naranasan uli yung pangyayaring tipong ipapaasa ka lang pala sa huli. Medyo challanging nga eh, dahil bukod sa reformatted ang channel at bagong shows ay ang taas pala ng expectations nila kapag PUP graduate ka. 

Nang makapasok na ako, nagbalik na uli ang diwa ko. Matutupad na ang matagal na inaasam ko. Pero may kaunting pagbabago sa pangarap ko. Siguro nakapasok ako dito dahil binawasan ko ang pagiging hambog sa sarili ko, yung pagiging mainggitin at yung pag-iisip na bawat taong nasa paligid mo ay kakumpetensya mo. Nakakasawa na kasi minsan yung ganong perspektibo. Nakakamatay rin. Yup, pangarap ko pa ring ipakita ang aking galing at talino, pero sa pagkakataong makakatulong rin ako sa mga tao. Naisip ko na ang tunay na dahilan kung bakit ako napabilang sa TV network na ito ay marahil magiging instrumento ako para sa katotohanan at pag-ahon. Ito ang naisip na paraan ng Diyos para ihaon hindi lang ang sarili ko, pati na rin ang lipunang kinabibilangan ko.

Dahil oras-oras, may nagtatanong at oras-oras, may naghahanap ng sagot, kailangang oras-oras, alam mo. 

* Dahil nandito na ako ngayon, siguradong “oras-oras, alam ko!”

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Limestone Cliffs
Palawan

Palawan is the Philippines’ Last Frontier. It is home to 40% of the country’s remaining mangrove areas, 30% of the country’s coral reefs, 17 key biodiversity areas, 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 8 declared protected areas, and the country’s last remaining stretch of old-growth forests. It also has a wide variety of flora and fauna species. Palawan has been designated as a Man and Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations, yet it has been sold out to mining corporations. 

Environmentalist and anti-mining activist, Dr. Gerry Ortega was shot dead last January 24, 2011 due to his fight against the expansion of mining activities in Palawan which causes landslides and floods, threatening the lives of many people in Palawan. He fought that mining was not the solution to poverty in Palawan, since it is a short-lived source of income that kills the environment and its costs outweigh the benefits. The best solution was through eco-tourism, preserving the environment and providing long-term jobs for many people in Palawan.

If we destroy Palawan, we don’t just destroy its resources and heritage, we destroy one of the country’s last remaining treasures. Doc Gerry is dead, but let his dream live on by signing the NO TO MINING IN PALAWAN PETITION. Filipino or not, please reblog, sign the petition, and help the country!

http://www.no2mininginpalawan.com/

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Matagal nang hindi patas sa akin ang mundo simula ng isilang ako. Ang masaklap, dahil sa “kundisyon” ng buhay ko, nagpa-apekto naman ako at sadya man o hindi, nag-take advantage ang mga tao sa paligid ko dahil doon. Kaya hanggang ngayon, nagkagulo-gulo pa rin ang mga pangyayari sa buhay ko.

May napatunayan na ako kahit kaunti, pero hindi yun sapat para takpan ang bawat pagkukulang ko. Sadyang mapaghamon ang mundong ito. Kapag pinilit kong maging tanga minsan, ayan na, abnormalidad na agad sabi nila. Kapag pinilit kong maging perpekto minsan, ayan na naman, nagmamagaling lang naman raw ako, dahil hindi nga magaling (at may “kundisyon” pa).

Bittersweet ang naging pasok ng 2011 sa akin. Hindi pa natatapos ang unang buwan, parang gusto ko na bumitiw (uli). Ewan. Kung tutuusin, it must be a better start for me, pero iba ang nangyayari.

Okay. Sa totoo lang, ayoko pahabain ito, na maging issue na naman about me. Nais ko lang magtanong at maglabas ng saloobin. Sana, “… in time, everything will fall into place.”

Paul Michael A. Perez

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lynceelychee:

Today I was trying to take a photo to test my newly painted walls. My dad finally gave into painting it green, and I wanted to see how it’d look like on webcam. My hand accidentally slipped and the photo was taken without me knowing. I looked through my documents to check the picture and I saw this. Can you see the little girl? I can see it. I showed my parents this photo and they gave me a concerned look. I gave them some time to themselves and eventually they decided to tell me that, before I was born, they found a baby in the master bedroom. They didn’t know what to do with it. They called the police, the hospital, but no one knew where she was from. They considered on taking her to an orphanage, but they couldn’t let her go, so they tried raising her on their own. 

A few months later, the little girl passed away because of poor health, even though my parents tried so hard to help her survive. I guess now that I see this photo, she haunts the place that she died in, maybe to stay closer to my parents, maybe to disturb their living child now, or maybe to wander the earth, forever a lost soul.  

Now if you don’t reblog this photo in the next six minutes, when you go to bed tonight, you will hear her. You’ll hear the quiet footsteps near your body and feel something crawl under the covers. Then you’ll be invaded by the little girl and she’ll disappear up into your ass, eating up your intestines.

r3bl0gin cuz i’m so scurrred rn.

good god, lyncee fucking scary shit out there.

omg wae now i have to reblob

oh fuck i just had to

SORRY GUYS IM TOO SCARED NOT TO REBLOG THIS. :l

Naniniguro lang. May God bless us all!

(Source: eye-bags)

A LIFE WITH OR WITHOUT YOU

(original poem)

  • Life with you was a sudden blessing
  • Knowing you was heaven in surprise
  • Life with you was a self-cursing
  • Knowing you was believing in lies
  • Life with you was a game of chance
  • Being with you was a treasure in my eyes
  • Life with you was like rays of the suns
  • Being with you was like redemption from cries
  • Life with you was a struggle for survival
  • Having you made my suffering eternal
  • Life with you was a challenge for acquittal
  • Having you made me quite an anti-social
  • Life with you took my sanity away
  • Learning that mess served as my warning letter
  • Life without you might be the possible way
  • Learning that mess would make me reborn better
  • Life without you is my self-defeat
  • Letting you go as my heart’s missing piece
  • Life without you is my calm retreat
  • Letting you go is my freedom released
  • Life without you is a realized worth
  • Free from you is my sweet victory
  • Life without you is a recognized effort
  • Free from you is my great history

- Paul Michael A. Perez

Alaalang Naliligaw

  • ALAALANG NALILIGAW
  • ni Paul Michael A. Perez
  • Sa ‘sang malikot na pagbabalik-tanaw,
  • Naaninag ang iyong muling paglitaw.
  • Ang ating pagtagpo sa mundong ibabaw,
  • Sa alaala’y nagpasaya ng araw.
  • Mga kahapong ugnayang nag-umapaw,
  • Matamis na mga salitang sinigaw.
  • Pagpintig ng bawat pusong nangligaw,
  • Maging mga pangakong ating binitaw.
  • Buong mundo ko’y tuluyan nang gumunaw,
  • Sa damdamin ko tila ika’y ninakaw.
  • Dahilan ng paglisan mo ay malabnaw.
  • Kalungkuta’y walang patid sa paghiyaw.
  • Buong buhay ko’y ayaw na sa pagsayaw,
  • Tuliro’t tulala katulad ng singaw.
  • Isip na nagtago sa mga pagkantiyaw,
  • Pusong nais magpalamon sa halimaw.
  • Mukhang sa bukas na hindi pa malinaw,
  • Pag-ibig ay hindi na muling dadalaw.
  • Ang tanging baon sa buhay kong inayaw,
  • Ang mga alaala mong naliligaw.

(original poem)

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