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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lagi na lang akong may sakit

Isang tanghali, may kailangan akong tawagan. E walang telepono sa bahay, kaya naman kinakailangan ko pang lumabas at maghanap ng payphone. May nakita naman ako sa tapat ng eskinita. Kaya nga lang sila lang sila lamang ang maaring mag-dial ng numero sapagka't masyadong maliit ang daan para magkasya ang kamay ko o ang kaha ng telepono. Kaya hayun, pinadial ko na lamang ang numero. Binigay ko yung unang set ng numero, dinial niya, kaya lang busy. Binigay ko yung isa pa, kaya lang busy din. E nahiya naman na akong ipaulit pa kaya nagpasalamat na lang ako at naghanap ng iba. Minsan naiisip ko na ang street namin at ang barangay namin ay hindi sibilisado. Kasi naman, iilan lang ang computer shop at wala pa silang mga printer. Pati payphone, pili lang ang tindahang mayroon.

Hayun na nga, naglakad na ako, nilibot ang buong street namin para lang maghanap ng payphone. Kaya lang may problema, di pa pala nakakaalis si Juan, kaya hayun, umuulan, ang lakas-lakas ng ulan. May isa pa palang problema, di ako nagdala ng payong. Di ko naman kasi nakaugaliang magdala ng payong kapag lumalabas, kahit na ba alam ko pang umuulan.

Habang naglalakad ako, tanong ko sa sarili ko, "Bakit kaya iba ang ginaw na nararamdaman ko?" Saka ko naisip ang sagot sa tanong ko, nilalagnat pala kasi ako kahapon, lalo na kagabi. nakalimutan ko pala na may sakit ako. Kaya pala kakaiba ang lamig, nakakaramdam ako ng panginginig at panghihina. Pero di ko na nagawa pang umatras, andun na kasi ako e, nabasa na ko, nilalamig na ko, bakit pa ako aatras, kaya naman tiniis ko na lang. Kasi sa kabila ng ginaw at panghihinang narraamdaman ko, nakakaramdam pa rin ako ng ginhawa at saya habang naglalakad ako sa ulan. Nakakatawa, natatawa ako sa sarili ko. Natatawa na lang ako sa kalabuan ng nararamdaman ko.

Ganito naman kasi talaga ako, malabo, magulo. Pag nakaramdam na ako ng kaunting kaginhawaan pagkatapos ng sakit, sumusugod na ulit ako. Sa ulan man ito o sa hirap ng trabaho. Sabi ng mga tao masokista daw ako. Pero anong magagawa ko e dun ako magiging masaya. Ayoko namang pigilin ang sarili ko sa mga bagay na makakapagpasaya sa akin.

Parang pag-ibig lang yan, minsan, kapag sobra ka ng nasasaktan, sasabihin mo sa sarili mo, "susuko na ko." Hindi ka na gagawa ng anumang bagay para sa taong tinitibok ng puso mo. Pero unti-unti mong marerealize na hindi ka pa pala tuluyang sumusuko, nagpahinga ka lang sandali. malalaman mo sa sarili mo na sa oras na mabawasan na ng kahit kaunti ang sakit nararamdaman, susugod ka nang muli. Babalik ka naman sa pangangarap na mahalin ka rin ng taong mahal mo, at minsan, di ka lang basta-basta nangangarap, kundi gumagawa ka rin ng paraan para matupad ang pangarap mo. Minsan nga nabubuhay ka pa sa ilusyon ng iyong mga pangarap. Masakit, pero masarap. Nakakaramdam ka ng tamis sa gitna ng hirap. Ganun naman kasi ata talagakapag nagmamahal, may ngiti at ligaya sa gitna ng sakit na nararamdaman. lalo na kapag ikaw yung tipong in-denial sa mga bagay bagay. harapan ka na ngang pinagmumukhang tanga, go ka pa rin. Sabagay, there is no play safe in love, in it, you're always on the danger zone; you're aware of the danger, but you are still taking the risk of being hurt, because in pain, you can feel the joy that you always long for.

Nung pabalik na ako ng bahay, may nakasalubong akong bata, hindi ko siya kilala, nakapayong siya kasama ng isa pang bata. Ngumiti siya sa'kin sabay sabing, "Ate, ang lamig-lamig nagpapaulan ka, di ka pa nagdadala ng payong." Nagulat ako, pero napangiti na lang din ako sa kanya. naisip ko bigla na marami akong kaibigan na nagpapaalala sa'kin na kapag nagmamahal daw ako, kailangang handa daw ako, huwag na huwag ko raw basta-bastang susugurin ang sakit na dulot ng pagmamahal. Magdala daw lagi ako ng panangga sa sakit, parang payong. Sabi nila, magtira daw ako ng para sa sarili ko. kaya lang matigas ang ulo ko, di ko sila sinusunod, kasi pag nagmahal ako, gusto laging all out, kaya hayun, all out din pag nasaktan ako. Nakakatawa lang kapag iniisip. Pero sabi ko nga, may sarap na nararamdaman sa gitna ng hirap at sakit. Ayoko kasing mamuhay na iniisip ang mga what-ifs kapag ginawa ko o binigay ko ang mga bagay na kaya ko namang gawin at ibigay.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Public Relations Students’ Congress

Di na namin nagawang mag-edit. Wala na kaming lakas. Nakakahiya yung article.

Lao, Adrien Axel
Mangotara, Ayedah
Feature Writing
September 27, 2010
Public Relations Students’ Congress

“You’re plan is so vague,” said one of the judges of the Public Relations Students’ Congress (PRSC) in the Grand Prix.

PRSP, established on February 19, 1957, is a non-stock, non-profit organization by leading PR practitioners in the country. Its mission is to advance the practice of public relations by (1) uniting those engaged in the profession; (2) encouraging continuing education of practitioners; (3) generating public confidence in the profession by promoting high ethical practice and encouraging high standards of public service; (4) playing the active role in all matters affecting the practice of public relations; (5) and strengthening the relationships of public relations professionals with various stakeholders.

Being the premier organization for public relation professionals who represent business and industry, government, non-profit organizations, hospitals, schools, hotels and professional services among others, Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) facilitates an annual prestigious competition among different colleges and universities in the Philippines called PRSC.


The said competition was joined by prestigious colleges and universities nationwide, such as University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, De La Salle University Manila, De La Salle University Dasmarinas, University of Santo Tomas, Southville International School and Colleges, St. Paul University Manila, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, including the five-time champion, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

This year’s theme was Bagong Pinoy, Bagong Pinas, New Filipinos, New Philippines. Each school will present a market plan, and its case study is to brand the Philippines in the 21st century, just like how other countries branded theirs, such as Malaysia Truly Asia, Incredible India, and Hong Kong Live Life.

This year’s screening committee of the competition is composed of a dynamic and competent line-up of PR Practitioners. The following screening committee includes Stratworks PR Manager Harold Geronimo, WestRim, Inc. Communications Head Lou de Guzman, Publicus’ General Manager Malou Tiquia, former MeadJohnson’s Corporate Communications Manager Judd Sales, Globe Telecoms’ Head of Community Relations Division, Jeff Tarayao, Full Circle Communications Account Executive Paolo Escalona, MRM Worldwide (McCann-Erickson) Project Manager Mabie Encarnacion and Chito Maniago, Chairman of the 2010thPR Education and Student Affairs Council of PRSP and Senior Manager for Corporate Communication of Pfizer Inc.


From number schools, only seven advanced into the finals, the PRSC Grand Prix: Colegio de San Juan de Letran, De La Salle University- Dasma, De La Salle University-Manila, the 5-peat champion Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Southville International School and Colleges, St. Paul University Manila, and after six years of wait, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) for the first time has been qualified to enter the finals of the PRSC. The UST got the 2nd highest place in the screening.

Whoever wins the said competition; their plan will be submitted and presented to the Office the President. The criteria for a good marketing plan are issues involved in the plan that grasped the problem, effectiveness and attainability, creativity of collaterals, presentation and handling of questions.

But the UST’s theme Philippines I’m Home was not able to win in its congress debut. One judge said that their plan was vague, but did not explain anything to supplement his critic. Jose Margo Flores, one of the members of the UST team, contested, “Our case study is more of internal, if you’re going to review it, it’s not like promoting tourism in the Philippines as what other countries are doing; Philippines, I’m Home aims to capture the internal being of the Filipinos. The Judges didn’t understand Philippines as home; they misunderstood the plan as for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW’s) to return to their nation and serve as idles in their home.” “Home indicates idleness,” said one of the judges.

One of their coaches, Ruel Ferrer said to the team, “You’re plan is not vague, his comment is. A communicator should be able to communicate his comments well.”

Other judges also questioned their logo being Nippa Hut. They said that Nippa hut, the logo, and other designs such as banig, halo-halo, and jeepney were considered old styles in the 21st century and defined the country’s inferiority.

“We feel that ours is really a brand name, other participants sounded like a shampoo product and one even used the Panatang Makabayan as part of their presentation,” said Flores.
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Ferrer said, “PLM’s Shine Pinoy and DLSU-Dasma’s Angat Pinoy were more of a good strategy in a plan than a brand for the country. These “strategies” would have been better if they were to be use in our own plan which is Philippines, I’m Home.”

Despite their lost, the team is still happy with the result of their marketing plan, “Masaya kame nung natapos yung contest kahit di kame nanalo, yung feeling na nakagawa kame ng magandang plan,” said Flores.

“Awards are just supplementary; I think that they have made a good marketing plan. They did their campaign well,” said Ferrer.

For the team, they don’t have any regrets. Even the feeling of “we should have done this or that.”

When asked if they think that the competition was fair, Flores answered, “Feeling ko fair naman, depende naman talaga kung sino yung judge, kung magprepresent ka ng plan laging may subjective sa judges, kung ano trip nila. Kahit gaano kaganda ung plan nyo, kung hindi yun ang trip nila, hindi mananalo yun. Kahit pa ma-tackle mo yung issues, may personal na gusto pa rin sila.”


The UST team was composed of different senior communications students from different sections in the University of Santo Tomas, faculty of Arts and Letters, who are taking up Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) under Mr. Ramon “Bong” Osorio.

Osorio gave his students, six groups per section, a case study called Bagong Pilipinas, which served as a screening for the students who are going to participate in the said competition. The plan was composed of products, services, and advocacies. The participants were chosen depending on their outputs in IMC—how they presented their works and their level of participation in the class.

The following students that were chosen include, Maritoni Basa, Jose Margo Flores, Pamela Magbitang, Deedah Velasquez, Andrea Lim Juico, Katarina Rebullante, Monica Chico, Marge Opilla, Pot Bernabe and Katrina Bauto.

They were grouped according to their specialties—Accounts, Tactics and Creatives. Accounts will form the plan on paper, Tactics will think of a way how to do the strategy in paper, and the Creatives will execute the plan. Basa, the group leader was also in charge of the Accounts.

Their coaches, who are professors in the media department in faculty, include Mr. Ramon “Bong” Osorio, Mr. Ruel Ferrer, and Mr. Nicky Salandanan. These coaches helped them through guidance in their brainstorming in the PR integrated plan, how they would present, what should they tackle, and what approach should they use. The participants submitted drafts to their coaches to be corrected and hear recommendations.

In the span of their preparation, they experienced tension in meeting their deadlines. The Creatives have to wait for the accounts to finish the paper before they could start their duties, and once the paper reaches them, they are pressured to finish it in a short period of time.

Another problem that they have encountered is the financing. They have to shed their own money just to produce the collaterals, costumes, props, and designs for their presentations. Over all, it cost them P16,000. But the university promised them to reimburse their expenses.

“Our block mates were very supportive. Let’s face the fact that as a student, P500 is already heavy, however, they are still there,” said Deedah Velasquez.

Velasquez also won the Best Presentor Award.

Writer Part II

Yung first time, hindi naman talaga siya magaling magsulat o di nga rin siya gaanong mahilig magsulat, pero nagsusulat siya every once in a while, di ko lang alam ngayon, baka nagsosolve, oo. Though writing is not his real forte, he’s into science, math, and the likes. The things that I dislike most, we don’t speak the same language, actually, hanggang ngayon, pag naguusap kami may mga times na hindi kami nagkakaintindihan. AB and BS kasi. Pero we find a way to understand each other. He’s teaching me his language (hindi literal na pagtuturo ah, explanation lang pag wala na talaga kong maintindihan), though minsan nabobore ako, pero kahit papaano naman, marami akong naaadapt, marami akong natututunan, I’m even using it pa nga in my daily conversation with other people e. He’s one of the best friends that I’ve ever had. He’s my ex-boyfriend, my first boyfriend. I’ve met him at our first day of high school. He’s an old student of our school and I’m a transferee. I vividly remember our first meeting. He was patiently waiting for me at the gate of the school together with his childhood friend that I’ve met the summer before the school year. Then, his childhood friend introduced us, since then, we became friends, close friends, and even best friends. After two months of getting to know each other and becoming friends, he courted me for another two months, and on the 6th day of October 2004, at our early age of 13, we became “lovers”. Ang landi no? Ang bata-bata lumalandi. Haha. Naalala ko pa yung tulang ginawa niya nung “best friends” palang kami. Eto yung excerpt, di ko na masyadong memorized e:

“The Girl of My Dreams”
The girl of my dreams
Appeared in my sleep.
She was so beautiful from tip to tip
When she passed by,
I did weep.


Haha. Di ko na talaga maalala. Anyways, sa pagkakaalala ko maganda yung buong content e, kasi pati supervisor (adviser) namin napabilib niya diyan.

We’ve been through thick and thin (literally and figuratively). Ang pag-iibigan or should I say paglalandian namin noon ay against all odd. Di ko na lang i-eelaborate, masyadong mahaba. Basta ang alam ko 2 days bago ang 10th month anniversary namin, nagbreak kami. Bakit? Isa lang ang explanation na lagi kong sinasagot diyan sa tanong na yan, due to insistence of public demand. Hayun, kayo na lang ang bahalang umintindi diyan sa explanation ko. Hehe.

Pero kahit bata pa kami niyan, alam ko sa sarili ko na minahal ko siya, hindi lang yung basta-bastang puppy love. Yung how we handle things and the situations, alam kong dun kami naging napaka-immature. Aminado ako dun.

After a year or two sabi niya sa’kin, isa lang daw ang regret niya sa naging relasyon or sa naging ending ng relasyon namin, sabi niya, “pinagsisisihan ko na hindi kita pinaglaban.” Nung panahon na naririnig ko yang mga salitang yan mula sa bibig niya, grabe yung kurot na nararamdaman ko sa puso ko. Ang sakit sobrang sakit, kasi nung mga panahon na yun, alam ko sa sarili ko na mahal na mahal ko pa rin siya. Alam ko na hindi ko pa kayang magmahal ng iba. Graduate na kami sa high school nung mga panahon na to. Bale 3 years na ang nakakalipas. Oo, 3 years na ang nakalipas pero mahal ko pa rin siya. Actually, hindi lang ako 3 years nagmove-on, for another 2 years ramdam kong mahal ko pa rin siya. To sum it up, 5 years akong nagmove-on. At sa loob ng 5 years na yun, nagkaroon na ko ng maraming fling at dalawang boyfriend. Oo, nagka-boyfriend na ko nun, isang 1 month (pero I still consider him as boyfriend) at isang 1 year and 5 months (dito, sobrang naguilty ako sa kanya, kasi naka-1 year and 5 months kami na hindi man lang tunay at buo ang pagmamahal ko sa kanya, he’s a great person at wala kang pintas na maibabato sa kanya kasi sobra niya kong minahal at napakabait niya, ngayon nga I wonder kung kamusta na kaya siya, I want to see him again, it’s been 6 months since we last saw each other). Hmmm. Balik na tayo kay first boyfriend. Nung nagbreak kami, mas lalo kaming naging close. Haha. Ang labo no? Pero ganun talaga e. Kaya nga narealize ko na we’re better off as friends. At least ngayon, wala na kaming bitterness na nararamdaman sa isa’t isa,I can say, pero ewan ko sa kanya, siguro naman wala. Haha.

Until now, we see each other, we go out together, we chat, we text, we talk, and update each other about our own lives every once in a while. Pinagalitan niya pa nga ko nung minsang uminom ako kasi di ko kinaya yung depression na nararamdaman ko dahil sa isang kaibigan na nagawan ko ng napakalaking kasalanan. Sabi niya sa’kin nung tipsy ako, “di naman sa pinagbabawalan kita o sinasabi ko na mali yung ginawa mo, pero sana hindi ka umiinom pag may problema ka or pag malungkot ka, pano kung mapahamak ka.” Sabi niya sana daw iba na lang daw ginawa ko, kumain, nag-coffee, nanuod ng sine basta wag lang daw ako uminom. Kaya hayun, kinabukasan, nanuod kami ng Despicable Me sa Gateway. I had fun being with him, ramdam ko pa rin ang security kapag kasama ko siya, kaya lang di niya na kaya pang punan yung emptiness at longing na hinahanap ko sa isang tao (alam ko naman kung sino ang may kakayahang pumuno nun, pero I doubt kung may balak akong hingin yun sa taong yun). Now I can say, I don’t love him, like I did yesterday. Napatunayan ko sa sarili ko na nakamove on na talaga ko sa kanya. Masaya naman kami sa set-up ng relasyon namin ngayon e. Thankful pa rin ako ng mabuti kaming magkaibigan, mula pa nung una kaming magkakilala.

Itutuloy.. Di siya yung main character e.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Writer Part I

Ayokong humawak ng papel, ng bolpen, ng cellphone, ng computer, o kahit na anong klase ng panulat. Bakit? Kasi ayokong magsulat. Ayokong magsulat kasi ayokong mag-isip. Kaya lang anong magagawa ko? Di kayang huminto ng utak sa pag-iisip. Sana may paraan na lang para hindi makapag-isip. Sana, pag nagpapahinga ang katawan, kaya ring magpahinga ng utak, yung wala kang maiisip, kahit ano, sana may ganun, kaya lang wala e.

So eto ako ngayon, di mapigilang mag-isip, at lalo nang magsulat. Pag nagsusulat kasi ako may naaalala ako.
Dati huminto na ‘kong magsulat, inabandona ko siya dahil may mga nangyari, complicated masyado. Pero ano kinuha kong course—Journalism—peryodista, manunulat. Ang labo. Ayoko na ngang magsulat pero eto pa rin kinuha ko. Siguro kasi, di ko maiwan ang first love ko.

Pero nung moment na nagdesisyon akong magjoujourn ako, kinundisyon ko na ang sarili ko na magsstraight writing lang ako.

Literary? Matagal na kitang iniwan. Kaya nga kahit pumasa ko sa second choice ko, which is Literature ay di ko siya kinuha, though tempting siya ah. Ayoko na kasi ng writing which involves emotion, creativity, passion, and the like. Pero tanga ko! Di ko man lang naisip na di ako makakawala, kahit ba Journalism is stereotyped to write objectively, stereotype nga lang siya. Hinding hindi ako makakawala sa literary writing, at least minimized lang siya; ‘di dun iikot ang writing career ko.

Pero there is one truth that I can never deny. I can still easily fall for good writings. And then I realized one thing, if you will get to know the one behind the writing, mas madali ka pa lang maiinlove sa writer more than their writings. Tsk. Bakit ba hindi ko binalaan yung sarili ko? Di ko kasi alam na may ganung klaseng setting pala ang buhay. Oh yes, I fell in love with a writer. First time? I don’t think so; it’s not the first time.

Itutuloy ko pa to…

Ipapakilala ko sila.

Monday, September 6, 2010

“THE QUEST FOR THE NEXT IDEAL COMMUNICATION ARTS PERSONALITY”

“The Quest for the Next Ideal Communication Arts Personality, also known as Mr. and Ms. Communication Arts will indeed make an impact to the whole of Communication Arts Students’ Association, even to whole Faculty of Arts and Letters (Artlets) community,” said Rogelio Mariano Jr., Vice President Internal of CASA and the officer-in-charge of the upcoming MMCA in an ambush interview at the Artlets Student Council office while rushing with the (legal) papers of the said event.

In the past years, MMCA has always been a traditional pageant; a search conducted for the representatives of every section of the CA students to represent their major/society in the college’s/faculty’s pageant called the Mr. and Ms. Arts and Letters (MMAB). But the CASA executive board promised that this year’s MMCA will make a difference; a difference that will leave an unforgettable mark to the hearts and minds of every Artlets.

Breaking the tradition will be a hard task for them to perform. But how will they do it? First thing that they have done is to think of a concept that will help them attain their unique goal. All things should start with vision and purpose. They envisioned using the “pageant” to help their society bloom and make a boom.

This year’s MMCA is entitled, “TYPECAST”, a production term which means a person who always portray a certain characteristic of a character in plays/productions and cannot portray other roles. This title is an irony of their concept/theme which is “breaking stereotypes”.

“The society has a way of limiting us,” said Mariano.

That is why Typecast will repackage the students; it will be a campaign of real beauty of the CASANS, beauty that is not just based on face value, but that with essence and substance; beauty that is found in the inside and outside of an individual. This “pageant” will let the people see that CASANS are not only good singers, dancers, and beauty queens, but they are the people with so much substance, talents, skills, and confidence.

Typecast also aims to give a social awareness that people should not be bound by stereotypes and should not do stereotyping as well. There are more to it than what the eyes can see and minds can perceive.

It also goes beyond the traditional type of choosing representatives—voting—that is based on face value, popularity, and lots of friends. The “pageant” will present a complete package of the contestants. They will undergo series of trainings like, writing and acting trainings, personality development and so much more.

Typecast will also give opportunities to all its guilds to function. The guilds are Chronicle, Retorika, CASA Cast, and others. The Chronicle’s task is to conduct the writing trainings for the contestants, Retorika will hold the public-speaking trainings, and through the community development that is spearheaded by the CASA Cast, the contestant will hold an acting workshop to the children who have a passion on acting but cannot afford to attend workshops.

The screening for MMCA just happened last month at St. Raymund’s Building, room 106. The judges for the screening are last years’ AB’s representatives to “The Search for the Ideal Thomasian Personality”, Cristina Cipriano and Alex Aroa, department adviser, Mr. Nicky Salandanan, CASA guild heads, and CASA executive boards. Out of 20 pairs, 9 pairs have just been chosen to get to the MMCA: Typecast.

The pageant will be held on the 17th Day of September at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium, also known as the Education Auditorium.

As parting words, Mr. Mariano said that, “We hope that we could use this interview as an opportunity to extend ourselves to those who would be sponsors and co-presentors. Thank you.”

Sunday, September 5, 2010

ILAW

Minsan nakaupo ako sa sala.
Nag-aaral, nagbabasa, nagsusulat,
Habang ang ulan ay bumubuhos ng napakalakas,
Nagliliparan ang mga bubong,
Nagsisiawitan ang mga aso sa haliw ng buhos ng ulan,
Sumasayaw ang puno kasabay ng malalakas na hangin.
Habang ang lahat ay nagkakagulo sa labas,
Unti-unti namang kumikislap ang ilaw sa loob ng bahay,
Kumikislap-kislap hanggang sa ito ay mamatay.
Buti na lang at naiayos ko na ang lahat ng gamit ko sa baba,
Buti na lang at napaghandaan ko na.
Kaya naman hindi ko na kinakailangan pang mangapa sa kadiliman ng paligid.
Ayos na e, handa na ko sa pagkamatay ng ilaw.

Bigla ko tuloy naalala na minsan,
Bumaba ako
Para magsulat at magbasa.
Nakakalat lahat ng gamit ko sa mesa,
Pinindot ko yung isang switch,
Di ko naman kasi namalayan na wala dun yung bulb,
Kaya hayun, pumutok.
Kasabay nang pagputok nito ay namatay lahat ng ilaw,
Nawalan nang kuryente ang buong baba ng bahay,
Sumisigaw ako, tumatawag ng tulong sa mga nasa taas,
Kaya lang tulog na sila,
Di na nila ko naririnig,
At kung marinig man nila ko,
Wala na rin silang magagawa,
Kasi naman hindi din nila alam paano haharapin ang nangyari.
Hayun, nangangapa ako sa dilim
Habang inaayos ko ang nakakalat kong gamit.
Ang hirap pala,
Ang hirap na wala kang nakikitang liwanag
Habang inaayos ang mga bagay-bagay na nagkalat,
Nasanay kasi ako na smooth flowing ang lahat e.
Wala namang ulan, wala namang malakas na hangin,
Kaya hindi ako nabahala.
Hindi ko inaasahan ang pangyayari,
Kaya naman nagsisisi ako,
Sana habang nung may ilaw pa inayos ko na lahat.
Hindi kasi ako sanay sa biglaan,
Unti-unti na lang sanang nawala ang ilaw
Na nagbibigay liwanag at buhay sa mumunti kong pangarap.

Hindi ako sanay sa biglaan, unti-unti na lang sanang nawala. Sana lahat ng bagay ay dahan-dahan, para napaghahandaan itong mabuti. Para naman alam mo kung ano ang gagawin mo kapag dumating ka na sa mga sitwasyon na kinakailangan mong harapin sa buhay. Para naman hindi masyadong mabigat at mahirap ang lahat. Para hindi ka nangangapa sa kadiliman. Para lagi kang HANDA. Para HINDI ka MASAKTAN, masaktan ka man, ang mahalaga, handa ka.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

How oh how?

How can I let You go if you were not mine?

How should I lose the grip if I never had a chance to hold you?

Tell me how..

Please tell me.

I don't know.

I don't know what to do?

I don't know how to act?

I will never know.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

YOU'RE THE BIGGEST TWIST IN MY SOPHOMORE YEAR

Bigla ko lang siyang nakita kaya niReblog ko :))

I saw you for the first time
It came simply natural
Nothing special came to my feeling
You will be just an acquaintance,
A friend just like your colleagues will be.

After that first time,
We came across that busy, yet mysterious corridor
You offered me your smile, your kindness
Then there's a sudden shine on your face
I can see the light and the spark
You gave me a glow on that dull day.

At another encounter,
You talked to me,
Shared the anxiety that you feel
I'm impressed for the courage that you show
You didn't even know my name
But you didn't show any hesitation when you came to me,
And sit beside me.
Your shame and anxiety made you more attractive.

Oh, how I long to see you everyday.
On normal time, I wish a glimpse of you
On work, I'm high with your presence
I enjoy small glimpses from you,
Though it is nothing for you.

Your simple actions, our small talks
They are everything to me.
Every moment are memories.
How I wish you would love me,
And I'll love you in return.


--Ayedah Mangotara

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Not that personal.

1. This survey gets a little personal; can you handle it?
--> I think so. :)

2. If you married the last person you texted, what would your last name be?
--> de Ausen. LOL

3. Were you happy when you woke up today?
--> No. Haha. I'm gonna be late na e.

4. When were you on the phone last? And with who?
--> Hmmm. Check ko, wait. Haha. Si tita.

7. What are you excited for?
--> School (weeeeeeeeeeeeeh?)

8. What were you doing yesterday?
--> Doing article, deliberations, talking to people and stuffs. LOL

9. Honestly, who was the last person to tell you they love you?
-- > Hahaha. Hmmm? I dunno.

10. What's the last thing you put in your mouth?
--> C2 :)

11. Have a best friend?
--> Should I consider that person as best friend? HAHAHA. Jk.

12. Are you scared to fall in love?
--> No.Yes.Maybe. LOL,I'm confuse.

13. Do you think teenagers can be in love?
--> Yes. Why? Bawal?

14. Last person you wanted to punch in the face?
--> None :D

15. What time is it right this second?
--> 12:38 am

16. What do you want right now?
--> Food :|

17. Who was the last person you took a picture with?
--> Margo and Ada?

18. Are you single/taken/heartbroken/or confused?
--> Confused. LOL

19. When was the last time you cried?
--> Ay? Oo nga no? Kailan ba?

20. Do you have a good relationship with your parents?
--> None.

21. Do you find it hard to trust others?
--> Not really.

22. How fast does your mind change?
--> Hahaha. Ewan

23. I bet you miss somebody right now.
--> Yeah, I miss You :)

24. Can you honestly say you're okay right now?
--> Yeah :D

25. Why do you think so many people cheat?
--> Because they want to achieve things on easy ways.

26. Tell me what's on your mind?
--> Food!

27. What are you looking forward to in the next three months?
--> Fun days :))

28. Have you ever worn the opposite sex's clothing?
--> Yes. :)

29. When did you last talk to your number 1 top friend?
--> Sino ba? HAHA

30. When is your next road trip?
--> I don't have any idea.

31. Do you have someone of the opposite sex you can tell anything to?
--> Yes.

32. How's your heart?
--> Heart pa rin. LOL

33. Have you ever felt like you weren't important?
--> Yes :( Emo ko e. Haha

34. Do you think somebody's in love with you?
--> Ay! I dunno. Assumera! Haha

35. What are you planning on doing after this?
--> Hmmm.. Haha. I plan to sleep but I'm thinking of something else.

37. Have you told anybody you loved them today?
--> Yes :)

38. Who do you not get along with?
--> Isa-isa talaga? HAHA

39. What does your 3rd recent text say?
--> "Ewan ko po. Di po ba nagtetext? Di pa rin po nagtetext sa'kin e." HAHAHA

40. What are you wearing right now?
--> Uniform.LOL

42. When's the last time you had a grilled cheese?
--> Wala pa ata.

43. What's your favorite boy and girl name right now?
--> Hmmm. Wala.

44. How did you feel when you woke up?
--> Bothered.

45. Do you wish someone would call or text you right now?
--> YES! Kaya lang lowbat na ko :|

46. Do you crack your knuckles?
--> No.

47. What were you doing yesterday at midnight?
--> Writing, texting.

48. What are your LEGAL initials?
--> ASM

49. Who's the first B in your contacts?
--> Biboy.

50. When was the last time you laughed really hard?
--> A while ago. Ada's fault. LOL

51. Your number 1 top friend walks out of your life, do you go after them?
--> Di ko nga alam kung sino yan e. HAHA

52. Last awkward moment?
--> Hmm.. Nung day na pumunta kaming SM San La ni Ada, bago kami pumunta dun. :))

53. Are you afraid of the dark?
--> Not much.

54. Do you have good vision?
--> YES!

55. Have you ever tripped someone?
--> Yeah, I trip people, it's my hobby. :))

56. Have you ever slapped someone?
--> Yup,

57. Are you Irish?
--> Nooo.

58. Do you use chap stick?
--> Haha. Di ako marunong.

59. Do you have any scars?
--> Yeah, sa puso. Haha Joke kasi!

60. Is there someone you will never forgive?
--> No one.

62. Name the last person to text you?
--> Adrian Nico de Ausen.

63. Would you marry someone 8 years older than you?
--> I dunno.

64. Can you go in public looking like you do?
--> No.

65. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
--> Right.

67. What's the first thing you'll do on your wedding day?
--> Wake up,

68. Do you fall for people easily?
--> No.

69. Has anyone put their arms around you in the past 5 days?
--> Yes.

70. Do you miss the way things used to be?
--> What are these things? HAHAHA

72. Song you're thinking of right now?
--> I'll Be.

73. Want someone back in your life?
--> No.

74. Will tomorrow be better than today?
--> I'm hoping.

75. What’s the color of the shirt you are wearing?
--> I'm wearing blouse. :)

76. Has anyone ever sang or played music for you personally?
--> Yes.

77. Does it bother you when someone lies to you?
--> Yes?

78. Is there anyone who understands your relationship status?
--> Yes. :)))))

79. Are you a naturally happy person? Or is your happiness forced?
--> Naturally happy person :)

80. Is there anyone you wish would fall in love with you?
--> Definitely. LOL

Ayedah


Ayedah,

Makasarili ka! Wala ka pang nagagawang tama sa buhay mo. Lahat ng bagay na ginagaawa mo para sa sarili mo lang. Laging sarili mo lang ang iniisip mo. Wala kang pakialam sa iba. Wala ka pang pakialam sa iisipin ng iba,wala kang pakialam sa nararamdaman nila, wala kang pakialam sa gusto nilang mangyari, wala kang pakialam sa gusto nilang mangyari. Para sa’yo, ang mahalaga lang ay ang sarili mo. Basta magawa mo lang ang gusto mo, kampante ka na.

-Ayedah

To Ayedah,

O tapos? Ano ba yan, emo letter to self, napakaselfish pa rin. Get a life, bitch.

- Margo


Margo,

Masaya rin minsan maging selfish, selfish sa sakit. Sinasarili ang sakit, at least walang ibang masasaktan. I have a life but it is full of misery.

- Ayedah

Friday, August 13, 2010

Marriages: Philippines, 2007

Mangotara, Ayedah S.

3JRN4

Information Technology in the News Room

Preliminary Examination

August 13, 2010

Philippines— There is a decreasing trend of registered marriages in the Philippines.

Data from The National Statics Office showed a decrease of 2,612 marriages or 0.5 percent from figure on 2006.

The registered marriages in the country declined from 492,666 on 2006 to 490,054 on 2007.

The National Registry illustrated comparative data between the year 2006 and 2007 and found out that the registered marriages declined.

According to the data showed, the decrease are cannot be observed solely on one region but on all regions of the country as well.

The highest number of registered marriages was recorded by the National Capital Region (NCR) with 72,584 or 14.8 percent of the national total. NCR was followed by Region IV-A (CALABARZON) with 62,299 (12.7%) and Region III (Central Luzon) with 61,942 (12.6%).

On the other hand, the least number of registered marriages was recorded by the ARMM with the data of only 2,610 or 0.8 percent of the total registered marriages in 2007. (http://www.census.gov.ph/data/sectordata/sr10511tx.html)

The ranks of the peak preferred months to get married changed from that of 2006 to 2007, it became May, April, and December. December went down from the 2nd highest number of marriages to the 3rd.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A JOURNEY TO THE PLACE OF THE UNKNOWN

Life is an exciting journey.
Journey to the place of the unknown.
You will never know
where you are headed to.
What's important is to live your life to its fullest extent,
enjoy every bit of it.
Do not restrain yourself from the the things that frustrate you,
and to those that hinders your pruning.
Let your feelings and emotions be like a river
that freely flows on the streams.
Live by the wind-- FEEL IT and LOVE IT.


-Ayedah Mangotara (August 2010)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

NEVER GIVE ALL THE HEART

Never give all the heart
Never give all the heart for love
Will hardly seem worth thinking of
To passionate women if it seem
Certain and they never dream
That it fades out from kiss to kiss;
For everything that's love is
But brief, dreamy, kind delight
O never give the heart outright,
For they, for all smooth lips can say,
Have given their hearts up to the play.
And who could play it all enough
If deaf and dumb and blind with love?
He that made this knows all the cost,
For he gave all his heart and lost

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

ANALYZING NOYNOY’S ECONOMIC BLUEPRINT IN THE SONA

Sa mga oras na feeling ko nanghihina na ko ng bonggang-bongga dahil sa fever at pagkatapos pa ng 30 minute press conference with Dr. Alvin Ang, Director ng Research Cluster on Culture Education and Social Issues and Board Member of the Philippine Economic Society, kailangan na naming tapusin ang 12-paragraph news article namin bout that press con and deadline is 9pm sharp at that same day. Geeesh.. :l

----sa mga oras na yan, isang mas busyng tao at mas "maysakit" na tao ang nagsabi sakin na:







LOL!

Kaya hayun, nahiya naman ako sa sarili ko kaya sa abot ng makakaya ko ay tinapos ko ang news article ko, na di ko alam kung saan nanggaling. HAHAHAHA.

Di ko alam kung matutuwa ako o maiinis ako sa gawa ko, haha. Eto na yung article oh:

President Noynoy Aquino’s first State of the Nation Address focuses on criticisms about the past administration.


PNOY presented explosions about the past administration that he has preceded, but did not presented clear actions on how he can make the nation prosper.


He just criticized the Calamity Fund in Pampanga, the MWSS system, and the MRT issues.


There were no specific recommendations on the issues he released.


Noynoy Aquino’s way of delivering his speech on SONA is of so much difference on how CGMA delivered it.


There was no clear vision presented on his speech.


“Noynoy has no vision for the Philippines (in pertains to SONA),” said Dr. Alvin Ang, Director of the Research Cluster on Culture Education and Social Issues and Board Member of the Philippine Economic Society on a press conference done at room 208 of the St. Raymund’s Building.


Dr. Ang told the class that there is nothing new on the things that PNOY told the public during his SONA.


He explained that MRT has long have been a problem but no one is discussing it.
He has also told the people that the real issue behind the excess rice of the NFA is they got panicked during the year 2007, and stocked rice.


Albay Representative Atty. Lagman said that PNOY has presented wrong figures.


But Dr. Ang answered that the speech is not a matter of wrong figures, but a vague vision on the Republic of the Philippines.

-Ayedah Mangotara

Friday, July 30, 2010

Pwedeng Kiligin, Bawal Mag-assume

Ang pinakamahirap na sitwasyon pagdating sa pag-ibig ay yung di mo alam kung saan ka dapat lumugar. Sabi nga ng isang status, pwedeng kiligin pero bawal mag-assume.


Kasi naman di ba? Alam mo naman na mayroon na siyang mahal na iba (which you are not sure kung sino yung mahal niya), pero di ba, the fact pa lang na alam mong may iba nga siyang gusto, magaasume ka pa rin ba na gusto ka rin niya. Asa ka! Asa ka talaga!!One time, di ko alam kung bakit ko ginawa, nag- "fortune" thingy ako, yung application sa Facebook, sabi dun hinihintay lang daw niyang sabihin na mahal ko siya. Weird!! Lalo lang tuloy akong di naniwala sa mga ganung bagay. HAHAHA. Grabe naman kasi e, minsan ko na nga lang gawin yun, yung impossible pa ang lalabas. (Infairness ah, masyado kong senensationalize yung application answer. LOLs).


Haha. Well, balik tayo dun sa "pwedeng kiligin, pero bawal magassume". Ang haba ng segway e, lols.


----sa susunod na lang pala. :) Di pa ko handang magbigay ng facts e. ----but don't worry, di ako takot na malaman mo :) See you!! :D

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Feature Leads

The best rule in feature writing is to observe no rules, aside from those of basic journalistic style and structure. The best lead for the feature story is a natural extension of the story - nothing forced or contrived without consideration to the tone or subject of the story. More bluntly stated, the best lead is the lead that is relevant, grabs the reader's attention and fits the mood of the story.

The following are novelty leads. They should be used with caution and never forced to fit a story. When a novelty lead serves the purpose of grabbing the reader and holding his attention while establishing the tone of the story, it should be used without reservation.

LITERARY ALLUSION: Relates a person or event to some character or event in literature.

To have been ordered into battle to attack a group of windmills with horse and lance would have seemed to Joe Robinson no more strange an assignment than the one given to him Thursday by Miss Vera Newton . . . (The literary allusion is to Don Quixote.)

HISTORICAL ALLUSION: Relates a person or event to some character or event in history.

Napoleon had his Waterloo. George Custer had his Little Big Horn. Fortunately, Napoleon and Custer faced defeat only once. For Bjorn Borg, the finals of the U.S. Tennis Open have become a stumbling block of titanic proportions.

(Or) Washington's trip across the Delaware was child's play compared with Dave Jason's span of the Big Lick River. Astride a six-foot log, he chopped his way across the ice-bogged river yesterday.

CONTRAST: Compares extremes - the big with the little, the comedy with the tragedy, age with youth, rich and poor - if such comparison is applicable to the news event.

His wealth is estimated at $600 million. He controls a handful of corporations, operating in more than 20 nations. Yet he carries his lunch to work in a brown paper bag and wears the latest fashions from Sears and Roebuck's bargain basement.

PUN: A novelty that uses a pun to quirk the reader's attention.

Western High's trash collectors have been down in the dumps lately.

DESCRIPTION: (Site)

The road to Nsukka in eastern Nigeria is rutted and crumpled, the aging asphalt torn like ragged strips of tar paper. In the midday heat, diesel trucks hauling cassava and market women to the next town kick up clouds of fine yellow-orange dust that lingers in the air. Strings of one-story cement buildings in dull pastels with brooding eaves hug the roadside here and there marking small pinpoints of commerce; hand-lettered signs proclaim the "Decency Food Canteen," "God's Time Hotel," "Praise the Lord Watch Repairers."

DESCRIPTION: (Person)

Diana Ross is wearing no lipstick. She is lounging around on a hot and muggy late afternoon. The windows are raised high throughout her Fifth Avenue apartment. She is dressed in black short shorts and a matching sleeveless blouse that plunges low in the front. She is also wearing fishnet stockings and burgundy suede boots. Three or four bracelets jangle on her left wrist. Her long nails are the color of pearl, nearly iridescent. She curls up in a corner of the sofa and sips orange juice through her unpainted lips.

She is 37 years old, divorced, the mother of three children, who this afternoon are out at the country house in Connecticut. Diana Ross is in town to attend to business: approving and disapproving photos of herself, working on an album. She is, by her own assessment, entering a new phase of self-determination. She thinks of her career in terms of "cycles": the Supremes, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Diana Ross as solo, Diana Ross as movie star, and now Diana Ross as mistress of her own fate.

She leans back and puts her hand to her forehead. "There's just so much I don't know about. It's so funny. I was really a pampered, chaperoned, protected teenager - all the way through my twenties. I'm just now beginning to take on responsibility. And it's time. It's right. It's in order. I finally know it's not healthy to be pampered."

DESCRIPTION: (Event)

The air inside the darkened gymnasium is heavy with the heat of an uncommonly prolonged North Carolina summer. Smoke from some tin containers placed around the basketball court lends a touch of mystery to the scene.

The thick smoke rolls into the intense light of floor-level arc lamps, then up against a raft of lights hovering like a Steven Spielberg spaceship. Out of the dark, a white-clad figure appears, bounding a basketball. Michael Jordan drives for the basket in one of his many crowd-pleasing moves, ball tucked under his arm, then scooped up and over into the hoop. All of the way to the basket, Jordan's tongue sticks out, curled up in an expression of pure joy at his defiance not only of imaginary defenders but of gravity itself.

CAPSULE OR PUNCH LEAD: Uses a blunt, explosive statement to summarize the most newsworthy feature.

The dream is over.

The Beatles are back!

ONE WORD: Uses a blunt, explosive word to summarize the most newsworthy feature.

Awesome.

That's the best term to describe the Rattler girls' basketball team, which notched its 15th consecutive win Friday night.

MISCELLANEOUS FREAK LEADS: Employ ingenious novelty to attract the reader's eye. This list can be extended indefinitely, to the extent of the reporter's writing ability and imagination (tempered only by accuracy and relevance).

For sale: one elephant.

The City Park Commission is thinking about inserting that ad in the newspaper. A curtailed budget makes it impossible to care for "Bobo", a half-grown elephant lodged in special quarters at Westdale Park.

PARODY LEAD: Mimics a well-known proverb, quotation or phrase.

Whisky, whisky everywhere, but 'nary a drop to drink.

Such was the case at the City Police Station yesterday when officers poured 100 gallons of bootleg moonshine into the sewer.

DIRECT ADDRESS LEAD: Speaks directly to the reader on a subject of widespread interest or appeal.

Do not expect any pity from the weatherman today. He forecasts a continuation of the bitter Arctic cold wave that has gripped the city for a week.

STACCATO: Consists of a series of jerky, exciting phrases, separated by dashes or dots, used if the facts of the story justify it.

Midnight on the bridge . . .a scream . . .a shot . . .a splash . . .a second shot . . .a third shot. This morning, police recovered the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Murphy, estranged couple, from the Snake River. A bullet wound was found in the temple of each.

ANECDOTAL LEAD: Uses an event to represent the universal experience.

It was 1965 and the Dallas Cowboys were making good use out of an end-around play to Frank Clarke, averaging 17 yards every time a young coach named Tom Landry pulled it out of his expanding bag of tricks.

One day, Clint Murchison, owner of the Cowboys, wondered aloud in Landry's presence how successful the play might be if Bob Hayes rather than Clarke ran with the ball. Hayes, after all, was the world's fastest human.

"Tom gave a lot of mumbo-jumbo about weak and strong side and I nodded sagely and walked away," Murchison told the Dallas Morning News three years ago.

A few weeks later, Landry called a reverse. Bob Hayes got the ball. "We lost yardage," Landry recalled this week, "and I haven't heard from Clint since."

SEQUENCE OR NARRATIVE: Places the reader in the midst of action.

Trainer Eddie Gregson was walking 10 feet behind his Kentucky Derby horse, Gato del Sol, when they emerged from the quiet of the stable area at Churchill Downs and began that long trek around the clubhouse turn toward the saddling paddock. There were 141,009 people packed into the Downs last Saturday afternoon - a warm, bright day in Louisville - and thousands lined the clubhouse turn, a few yelling at Gregson as the colt strode by. "What's the name of your horse?" Less than an hour later, that nameless horse stood in the champion's ring.

THEN AND NOW: Shows progress over time.

The Rio Grande once flowed through here, a wide and robust river surging between steep banks as it followed a southward course hugging the state's curvy profile.

No more.

Four-plus years of drought in West Texas and the neighboring Mexican state of Chihuahua have turned the storied river into a trickle meandering through mud and gravel fields adorned here and there with discarded tires.

(Or) The year was 1964. Lyndon Johnson had swept into the White House by the largest landside victory in American history. The Beatles owned the Top Ten. And a 23-year old ex-Marine opened up a small westside Mexican restaurant. Today, Luis Alvarado is a millionaire many times over, and his restaurants are found in cities from Boston to Austin to San Diego.

QUESTION: Serves best when a problem with reader appeal is the crux of the story. The question should have direct relevance to the reader - not a cliché like, "Have you ever been poor?"

You think you have it bad? Consider Ron Mullens. Once vice president of a major real estate corporation, he is today penniless. Once married to a beautiful model, he is now wanders the back roads of America alone, in search of a smile and whatever odd jobs fall his way. You think Ron Mullens is upset by this turn of events? Not on your life. "I gave it all up - the money, the glamour, the security - for the opportunity to see America as it really is," he said.

Are you tired of hormone as cultural myth, as shorthand for swagger and machismo, ferocity and obnoxiousness, the bearskin beneath the three-piece suit?

Do the ubiquitous references to "testosterone poisoning" and "testosterone shock," to "testosterone-fueled heavy metal" and "testosterone-crazed oppressors" make you feel a bit, well, testy? Do you think it unfair to blame one lousy chemical for war, dictatorships, crime, Genghis Khan, Gunga Din, Sly Stallone, the NRA, the NFL, Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf and the tendency to interrupt in the middle of a sentence?

Ready to give the so-called male hormone a break and return all testosterone clich&eacutes with a single pound of a drum?

Retire away. As it turns out, testosterone might not be the dread "hormone of aggression" that researchers and popular imagination have long had it. It might not be the substance that drives men to behave with quintessential guyness, to posture, push, yelp, belch, punch and play air-guitar.

If anything, researchers say this most frightened of hormones might be a source of very different sensations: calmness, happiness and friendliness, for example.

QUOTE: As a general rule, avoid quote leads. When used, the quote should be dynamic and capture the theme of the story. The following lead comes from a story about Joely Fisher, who plays Paige Clark on the TV series, Ellen.

"People usually have two completely different opinions of what my life must have been like growing up," said the actress Joely Fisher, 28, a child of the short (1967-69), unhappy union between Connie Stevens, the sex kitten of 1950s TV, and Eddie Fisher, the singer and former matinee idol. "Half think it must have been so difficult, and the rest believe I got everything I ever wanted," added Fisher. "I see my life as wacky yet grounded."

She was raised in a mansion in Beverly Hills and was well-fed, well-educated and well-traveled. so what was the problem? An absentee father was a self-confessed drug addict and a mother whom Fisher describes as a "sexpot."

BY BOBBY HAWTHORNE
Former Director, Interscholastic League Press Conference
Please see that Bobby Hawthorne and the ILPC are appropriately credited.
Thank you for the surprise greetings and gifts.

Too bad I have a family dinner right after class (I have to leave by 5:30 to avoid the road bedlam) and I have to go home right away. But here's the deal:


By 5:30, the whole class should go right away--as one big group, and it's MANDATORY--to Sicilian (in Dapitan Street) as my expression of gratitude (though without the drinks, hehe) has been served already.

I hope that moment, even though without me, is my humble contribution to the fostering of togetherness among the members of the class.

Again, thank you. I am humbled by your expression of generosity.

Cheers!

Hmmm... Message ni Sir Jere after ng surprise ng class namin sa kanya. Sabi niya aalis na siya, well, umalis ngasiya, at inabutan namin siya sa Sicilian. Haha. Kami naman angsinurprise niya :))

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Journalist's Creed

The Journalist's Creed
By Walter Williams




I believe in the profession of Journalism.

I believe that the public journal is a public trust; that all connected with it are, to the full measure of responsibility, trustees for the public; that acceptance of lesser service than the public service is a betrayal of this trust.

I believe that clear thinking, clear statement, accuracy and fairness are fundamental to good journalism.

I believe that a journalist should write only what he holds in his heart to be true. I believe that suppression of the news, for any consideration other than the welfare of society, is indefensible.

I believe that no one should write as a journalist what he would not say as a gentleman; that bribery by one's own pocket book is as much to be avoided as bribery by the pocketbook of another; that individual responsibility may not be escaped by pleading another's instructions or another's dividends.

I believe that advertising, news and editorial columns should alike serve the best interests of readers; that a single standard of helpful truth and cleanness should prevail for all; that supreme test of good journalism is the measure of its public service.

I believe that the journalism which succeeds the best-and best deserves success-fears God and honors man; is stoutly independent; unmoved by pride of opinion or greed of power; constructive, tolerant but never careless, self-controlled, patient, always respectful of its readers but always unafraid, is quickly indignant at injustice; is unswayed by the appeal of the privilege or the clamor of the mob; seeks to give every man a chance, and as far as law, an honest wage and recognition of human brotherhood can make it so, an equal chance; is profoundly patriotic while sincerely promoting international good will and cementing world-comradeship, is a journalism of humanity, of and for today's world.


© Copyright World Internet News 2006-07

Friday, July 16, 2010

BALANG-ARAW


Someday this friendship will be pure.

No hidden agendas.

No lustful intentions.

Feelings will be mutual,

Just pure friendship.

No bitterness felt.

No jerks,

No liars,

No aloof feelings.




Someday, someday.

This friendship will leave an embarking mark,

To the future of the next generation.

This friendship will trailblaze.

Trailblaze for the betterment of this world.

In this world.

In this world that's so full of anger,

Hatred, and hurts.

In this mediocre world,

We will contrbute for it's dramatic change.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pwedeng Kiligin, Bawal Mag-assume

Ang pinakamahirap na sitwasyon pagdating sa pag-ibig ay yung di mo alam kung saan ka dapat lumugar. Sabi nga ng isang status, pwedeng kiligin pero bawal mag-assume.

Kasi naman di ba? Alam mo naman na mayroon na siyang mahal na iba (which you are not sure kung sino yung mahal niya), pero di ba, the fact pa lang na alam mong may iba nga siyang gusto, magaasume ka pa rin ba na gusto ka rin niya. Asa ka! Asa ka talaga!!

One time, di ko alam kung bakit ko ginawa, nag- "fortune" thingy ako, yung application sa Facebook, sabi dun hinihintay lang daw niyang sabihin na mahal ko siya. Weird!! Lalo lang tuloy akong di naniwala sa mga ganung bagay. HAHAHA. Grabe naman kasi e, minsan ko na nga lang gawin yun, yung impossible pa ang lalabas. (Infairness ah, masyado kong senensationalize yung application answer. LOLs).

Haha. Well, balik tayo dun sa "pwedeng kiligin, pero bawal magassume". Ang haba ng segway e, lols.

----sa susunod na lang pala. :) Di pa ko handang magbigay ng facts e. ----but don't worry, di ako takot na malaman mo :) See you!! :D

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Feelings

OUT OF REACH

You are out of reach. You are so far. How can I reach you if you don't allow me to? I want you to love me, but don't worry, I won't pursue you. Di ko nga alam kung may balak akong aminin kung anung nararamdam ko sa'yo e.

Tama na siguro na ganito tayo. Steady pa naman ang nararamdaman ko sa'yo e. Tama na masiyahan ako kapag kasama kita, di na ko maghahangad ng level-up. Out of reach ka e.

Pace, oh my PACE

PACE oh PACE. Ano ka ba?? Haha. Pack of Accelerated Christian Education.

Pano ba tayo nagsama??

1) Iniyakan na kita.

2) Kung anu-ano ng ginawa kong kasalanan para lang matapos kita.

3) Pag iniwan kita, mapaparusahan ako.

4) Masaya ako pag nafufulfill ko ang gusto mo.

5) Marami akong natutunan sa'yo.

6) Tinakasan na kita, pero di mo pa rin ako iniwan.

7) Ikaw ang naging susi ng pag-alis ko.

8) Ang dami kong nakilala dahil sa'yo, actually, kahit sarili ko, nakilala ko nang dahil sa'yo.

9) 1144! Natapos ba kita?

10) Di kita naumpisahan, di rin kita natapos.

11) Wisdom?? I gained wisdom because of you.

12) Nainlove ako, alam mo ba yun?? HAHA

13) Sobra mo kong pinahirapan.

14) I spent sleepless nights because of you.

15) You broke my heart.

ANO PA BA?? Isipin ko ah. Haha

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dahil ayoko pang magblog :))

Dahil ayoko pang magblog. HAHA

[ZERO] Who was your last text from?

- Margo.

[ONE] Where was your default pic taken?
- Trinity rooftop.

[TWO] Your relationship status?
- Single, but in love. LOL

[THREE] What' s your littlest siblings name?
- Hmm. Sino ba mas bata? Lian Mangotara or Julianne Rei del Rosario? HAHA

[FOUR] Have you lost a close friend?
- Yes.

[FIVE] What is your current mood?
- Stable, haha.

[SIX] Whats your brother(s) names ?
- Mansour John Mangotara

[SEVEN] Sister's names ?
- Marife Santos, Gretchen Santos, Julianne Rei del Rosario, Lianne Mangotara.

[EIGHT] Where do you wish you were right now?
- Beside him. LOL

[NINE] Have a crazy side?
- YES! :))

[TEN] Person you are closest with?
- Closest? hmm. Hirap naman nito.

[ELEVEN] Something you do a lot?
- Think.

[TWELVE] Angry at anyone?
- No.

[THIRTEEN] What' s stopping you from going for the person you like?
- Fear of rejection.

[FOURTEEN] When was the last time you cried?
- Hmm.. Haha. 2nd day of recruitment ata or first day. Ewan.

[FIFTEEN] Is there anyone you would do anything for?
- Absolutely.

[SIXTEEN] What do you think about when you are falling asleep?
- Many things. HAHAHA

[SEVENTEEN] Who was the last person you talked to on the phone ?
- Tita Judy. :)

[EIGHTEEN] What is your favorite song?
- I'll Be.

[NINETEEN] What are you doing right now?
- Chatting.

[TWENTY] Do you trust anyone right now?
- Yes I do.

[TWENTY-ONE] Where did you get the shirt you are wearing?
- Ate Marife.

[TWENTY- TWO] Have you hugged someone lately?
- Yes. :)

[TWENTY-THREE ] How many people have you loved?
- Define love. :)))))

[TWENTY- FOUR] Describe your life in one word.
- EXCITING!!!!! :D

[TWENTY-FIVE] Who/ What are you thinking of right now?
- Him. SDP.

[TWENTY- SIX] What should you be doing right now?
- Criticizing articles.

[TWENTY- SEVEN ] What are you listening to?
- Sabihin mo na. :)

[TWENTY- EIGHT ] Who was the last person who gave you a hug?
- Monch. :)

[TWENTY-NINE] Who was the last person who yelled at you?
- Tita.

[THIRTY] Do you act differently around the person you like?
- I don't think so...

[THIRTY-ONE] What is your natural hair color ?
- Black.

[THIRTY- TWO] Who was the last person to make you laugh ?
- Ate Jing??

[THIRTY-THREE] Who was the last person to make you mad?
- Hahahaha. Secret.

[THIRTY-FOUR] What pets do you have?
- None.

[THIRTY-FIVE] Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
- Middle. Lol

[THIRTY-EIGHT ] Hugged the opposite sex in the past 3 days?
- Yes. :)

[THIRTY-NINE] Do you use smiley faces on the computer?
- Yes. :) Obvious??

[FORTY] Plans for the weekend?
- School. Meeting :)

[FORTY-ONE] Are you happy with your life right now?
- Yes. :))

[FORTY-TWO] Are you currently jealous?
- YES! :)

[FORTY-THREE] What jewelry are you currently wearing?
- Ring.

[FORTY- FOUR] What were you doing last Friday night ?
- Thinking? Texting??

[FORTY-FIVE] Have you ever had your heart broken?
- Yes.

[FORTY-SIX] Have you ever broken a heart?
- Yes.

[FORTY-SEVEN] Is there anybody you're really disappointed in?
- Yeyes!!

[FORTY-EIGHT ] Last person you hangout w/?
- Margo.

[FORTY-NINE] How late did you stay up last night and why?
- 12:00 am, late na ko nakauwi e.

[FIFTY] How is your heart lately?
- Steady :))

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

05202009

May 20, 2009.

Haha. Hmm. How did I spent my day? Quarter to twelve, we run to Mercury Drugstore to buy medicine for my brother. I got scolded because I was not able to remind my aunt to buy my brother a medicine. Tapos I slept at 3 am. Woke up at around 10 am. I was supposed to bring Mansour in his school pero tulog pa siya kaya wag na lang daw. Tapos I remember that I need to be at Crossroad at 10 am to help clean the SLP, unfortunately, mabagal ako kumilos at kakagising ko pa lang nun. Hayun, pagkagising ko nakipagkwentuhan muna ako kay Ate Jing habang hinihintay matapos maligo si Ate. And after niyang matapos small talks muna bago ako naligo. And finally, narealized ko rin na super late na pala ako. :(

I arrived at the SLP at around 12 noon. Nakasalubong ko si Ephraim and sabi niya na magstart pa lang daw ang devotion :D. Great! Umabot ako! :) Naabutan ko sa SLP si Toni, Choed, and Christine. :) Sg na sg e. Hehe. Kami lang pala talaga. Then, we started the devotion with Pem and Daniella. Tapos we started carrying the things outside. People came to help us clean the lib, like, JPT, Hannah D., Francene, Joy, Narge, and JPC. :) We ate lunch at around 3 pm. Haha Chicken Joy! Then may nagbigay ng food sa'min kasi natutuwa daw siya na kami yung naglilinis ng SLP, yummy talaga yung cakes! :D Joy came and greeted me,also Narge. Then Kara came and greeted me too, tapos dumiretso na siya sa small group niya. And suddenly, Francene realized that it's my birthday,

Francene: Ui, birthday mo, Happy Birthday!
Toni: Ay oo nga pala, sorry nakalimutan ko, happy birthday Ayedah.
Narge: Kanina pa sila magkasama di pala naalala. Hehe
Ayedah: Haha. Thank you.
Choed: Happy birthday. :D
Ayedah: Thanks.

Then back to work. Karen came.

Karen: Ayedah! Happy birthday. Ui birthday niya. (giggles and jokes)
Kristine: Ayedah sorry nakalimutan ko, kanina pa tayo magkasama. Happy birthday.

Back to work again. Tapos habang nagmemeeting ang MMS, nakikipagkwentuhan muna ko kay Kara and kay JPT. :) And when cleaning is over at around 10 pm, we are commanded not to go home yet, but Toni had already left.

Jollibee delivery! Dumating ang Jollibee for our dinner. Haha. I got a Jollitown tumbler! I so love it :D Pinagaagawan namin yun pero ako ang nanalo dahil birthday ko, Haha. Tapos naghugas na kami ng kamay at nagpalit na ng damit. Getting ready for our dinner. :) Yumyum! When everybody is on the table na (Me, Karen, Francene, JP C., Ephraim, JP T., Narge, Choed, and Kristine) then JP T. began the happy birthday song. Cool! Not expected. :D Basta, it was fun. After eating our steaks, JP C. and Francene get sandwiches. Di pa daw busog e. Hehe. Tapos hayun kwentuhan and stuffs. Masaya super! Tapos hayun, uwian time, pero di na kami nakauwi ni tita kasi super late na daw kaya dun na lang kami natulog sa office niya.

Basta, it is my best birthday ever! Di ko maexpress kung bakit. I'm overwhelmed. Thank you so much friends. Thanks sa mga bumati. Thanks sa mga nakaalala. Thank you Lord sa lahat-lahat. Ikaw ang dahilan kung bakit super happy ako! :D