Wednesday, March 24, 2010

the lovely bones

just watched THE LOVELY BONES. i dont recommend the book to the kids. just watch the movie. und oh, i saw a movie poster with RYAN GOSLING as the salmon father. but in the movie, it was MARK WHALBERG. but still RACHEL WEISZ as the mother. :]

Sunday, March 14, 2010

the reason i live by planet shakers

I was no one when i first met you
I had nothing of worth in my life
But then i found you and it all became clear
You're the one that i've been searching for

From the start i couldnt figure it out
Why someone like you would die for me
But i know that your love for me is so great
And that is why im giving you my life

I am yours every part of me
Jesus you're the reason i live
Take my life lord and use me as you will
Jesus you're the reason i live

I can't believe that you're with me til forever
I'll never leave you and you'll never leave me
It's what i long for your presence here in my life
Cos you're the air i breathe my reason why

Saturday, March 13, 2010

this song sets me on fire..

oh precious is the flow..

i so love the song..

suddenly i see!

i first heard it long ago, in several commercials, but the rexona commercial was able to 'tell' me what song it was.. several people on youtube were asking while watching the rexona commercial, what's the title of the song?a

then someone said, 'suddenly i see' by kt tunstall..


Friday, March 12, 2010

i am not photogenic..

*this photo was never published on facebook*

if ever i join the Miss Universe pageant, or any beauty pageant there is, it would be impossible for me to bag the 'Miss Photogenic' sash.. haha.. really, i am not photogenic..

everytime i get a photo of myself, it would be hard for me to get the right angle.. so, in every fifteen photos i get, i only pick one of them as deserving-to-be-publicized-on-facebook..

i would also photoshop one of them if im really hopeless.. i dont remove the blemishes or what, i add effects or edit the brightness or colors a bit to cover the faults of my face.. yeah, the faults of my face..


1. ugly nose - you can never tell the difference of my nose between a tomato

2. my teeth - my teeth is overbitten

but, im still happy with the face i inherited from my beautiful mom and handsome dad.. haha.. there was a problem but still happy there were no abnormalities.. like cleft lip or what..

beauty is inside.. inside..

coca coooola!

coca cola, in the philippines, we call it 'coke'.. 'coke' could mean cocaine to others.. but generally, its a drink.. a drink most people think of as the most refreshing.. it is a drink people have in their minds when they have walked two miles under the midday sun, when they are really thirsty.. *aside from water, iced water*
pepsi is not really popular in the philippines, but coke is..
an ibaloi would say, "ngan toy cokes mu? orange wenno sprite?" haha.. "anung colgate mu? close up o beam?"
but my parents and grandparents dont like us to drink too much coke.. it burns the stomach and the kidneys.. i also have heard stories of people saying that they have tried coke to clean the tiles of their bathrooms and found that it is effective, more than zonrox! haha.. so, does that mean that drinking coke is drinking zonrox too?
zonrox [n] - a bathroom tile cleaner, also used to remove tough stains on clothes, or to whiten yellowing shirts
- synonyms: chlorine, domex
also, in an experiment, someone dipped a nail in a glass of coke, and all of a sudden it corroded and was dissolved! that part was scary..
but what can we do? whenever we say refreshment, its the coke we first buy.. there are no second thoughts on its effect to our health, because what we think of is how to 'treat' our thirst..
after basketball practice - coke
at the beach - coke
at the picnic - coke
after community service - coke
miryenda - coke
tanghalian - sabayan ng coke
i wish tropicana will be soon more popular than coke..
tropicana [n] - leanne's favorite drink, it is an orange juice, but also has an apple variety with real juice pulps
hmm.. yummy.. but if you are sleepy and want to remain awake at your physics class, try coffee twist - hazelnut or orange..
you can drink coke, but in moderation..

abortion: term paper

this could have been better if i had time to sit and work on it.. i just wrote what was coming out of my mind, random words without a second look..

I. Introduction

There are two types of abortion, one is the spontaneous abortion, the expulsion of an embryo or fetus due to accidental trauma or natural causes, or in other words, miscarriage. The second type is the induced abortion, which is done due to several reasons, save the life of the pregnant woman, preserve the woman's physical or mental health, terminate pregnancy that would result in a child born with a congenital disorder that would be fatal or associated with significant morbidity, selectively reduce the number of fetuses to lessen health risks associated with multiple pregnancy.

What I am going to discuss is about abortion done when the mother does not want to continue her pregnancy whether if she is still young and she got pregnant, or she cannot afford another child.

Abortion is illegal in the Philippines and in other countries. The Philippines is a Christian country and believes that abortion is murder. There were several arguments whether it is illegal or it is just okay.

I have read and heard and watched lots of real stories about abortion. Really horrifying, some mothers throw the fetus in the garbage, in the river, or leave them in public comfort rooms. Some even died due to complications of the abortion, and some went mentally insane, maybe because their conscience cannot hold the fact that they killed an innocent baby.

According to research, despite legal restrictions, in 1994 there were 400,000 abortions performed illegally in the Philippines and 80,000 hospitalizations of women for abortion-related complications. 12% of all maternal deaths in 1994 were due to unsafe abortion according to the Department of Health of the Philippines. Two-thirds of Filipino women who have abortions attempt to self-induce or seek solutions from those who practice folk medicine.

II. Effects to the Society

A. Sin
People may just play around, outside marriage, you know, have premarital sex and will never think that they have done an immorality because they can just remove the baby from the womb anytime. Okay, they sinned, and then, they sinned again. The fact that there is so called abortion that is practiced makes people think it is okay to do ‘it’, that if a baby is formed, they can just remove it from the womb. They will think it is as easy as that.

B. Immorality
If abortion will be legal, then people would say that same sex marriage and homosexuality are okay. They may use it to justify their sinful acts.

C. Death
Of course, abortion could be fatal. I have read that some even use metal coat hangers to insert into the woman’s vagina to puncture the baby! Ew! Then, if the coat hanger is rusty, then the woman gets tetanus, then, kaboom. Dead.

D. Awareness
Pro life, pro choice. There is this certain organization named ProLife, which is an advocate against abortion. People are getting aware of abortion due to these organizations.

III. What the Bible Says About Abortion

Exodus 20:13 "..thou shalt not kill.."
John 1:3-4 "All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was Life; and the Life was the Light of men."
John 10:17-18 "I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again."
Proverbs 8:36 "But he that sinneth against Me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate Me love death."
Genesis 42:22 "Spake I not unto you, saying, do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? Therefore, behold, also his blood is required."
Proverbs 14:34 "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people."
2 Samuel 12:13 "I have sinned against the LORD. The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die."

IV. My Opinion as a Christian and as a Student

Life is beautiful. Children are gifts from God. See the joy a child makes? When a baby smiles, and laughs, his parents are in great happiness, just seeing their baby sleep. Life is given by God. Who are we to take it away.

Some say, its not a baby that is being taken from the womb, it is just a tissue. That is foolish. So when does life start? When the baby is born?

Life takes a process to form. It starts when the baby is conceived in the mother’s womb.

Abortion creates heated arguments between people. There are a lot of questions asked, ‘How if the mother cannot afford to raise another child?’ ‘How if the mother is too young?’ ‘How if she is just a rape victim?’ ‘How if she is still studying?’ ‘How if the pregnancy will cause her humiliation?’

Okay, the mother will suffer the consequences of her actions. She will be put to deep shame for being pregnant early, or she cannot afford another baby. But after all those humiliations, blessings will come. We do not know, how if the baby is a blessing? If she cannot afford to raise it, there are people willing to help, the orphanages, DSWD.

I have heard a story told by my mother. My brother is enrolled in Tot’s Tutorial Center. In that same tutorial center is a very smart child, he can read at the age of three. He is very talented. He sings, dances, paints, and writes poems at age six. He knows how to play the piano, and now he is taking up violin lessons at Music World. This child, a very talented child, is a real blessing to his parents. And you know what, he is adopted. He was adopted by a taxi driver. Once his father had a young woman passenger, crying. She is pregnant, and still studying. She does not know what to do. The man who fathered the baby ran away, after knowing she got pregnant. She asked for help to abort the baby. He said that he will take care of the child, just not to abort it. He will provide the expenses for her check up and hospitalizations, just don’t abort it, he said. See? A baby nearly aborted became a huge blessing to those who accepted to take care of him.

A child could be accidentally formed in the womb but God has plans for this child, just like each one of us.

V. Reflection / Conclusion

God created life. And He has the right to take it away. But people want that right too, to take away life.

God loves us and has a purpose and plans why we were conceived. Early pregnancy could be really humiliating, really shameful to the family, but God will turn that problem into blessings.

Abortion is not the answer. A mistake cannot be corrected by another mistake. For me, people who think that a baby in the womb is just a tissue are all foolish and heartless. Why don’t take a look into the ultrasound and see? A baby with a heart, eyes, legs and arms. It is a baby, obviously.

grr.. 'mona lisa smile'..

we just finished watching this julia roberts movie.. and we were asked to make a reaction paper about it.. but in a different light.. haha.. :D

i'll post it later.. for our subject Strategies of Health Education..

grr. stress..

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

do you see

One day a 6 year old girl was sitting in a classroom. The teacher was going to explain evolution to the children. The teacher asked a little boy: Tommy do you see the tree outside?

TEACHER: Tommy, do you see the grass outside?
TEACHER: Go outside and look up and see if you can see the sky.
TOMMY: Okay. (He returned a few minutes later) Yes, I saw the sky.
TEACHER: Did you see God?
TEACHER: That's my point. We can't see God because he isn't there. He doesn't exist.

A little girl spoke up and wanted to ask the boy some questions. The teacher agreed and the little girl asked the boy: Tommy, do you see the tree outside?

LITTLE GIRL: Tommy do you see the grass outside?
TOMMY: Yessssss (getting tired of the questions by this time).
LITTLE GIRL: Did you see the sky?
TOMMY: Yessssss
LITTLE GIRL: Tommy, do you see the teacher?
LITTLE GIRL: Do you see her brain?
LITTLE GIRL: Then according to what we were taught today in school, she must not have one!


the dangers of social networking

this was my speech for our public speaking in english. this is the worst speech i ever made since high school. grrr. the time limit was 5 minutes. i practiced this and it ends at 5 minutes. but when during the actual speech i was half way then the bell rang. gosh. i spent much for the visual aids, i slept late finishing it, i wore a principles blouse, an editions skirt, a glamorous belt, a new look flats, even black panty hose, i put make up on, then my supposed to be purrfect speech was sabotaged due to that im-sorry-you-have-to-end-there thang!

I have been thinking of a topic to lecture. I have thought of horror movies, self esteem, end of the world, heroes, chocolate, Manny Villar, CSI: Las Vegas, and then all of a sudden, the bulb above my head, said TING! And I have finally come up with my topic.

In the past few years, social networking sites have attracted millions of users around the world, bringing them together, and many of whom have integrated these sites into their daily practices. You must have already come across the term ‘social networking’.

According to dictionary dot com, social networking means ‘the use of a website to connect with people who share personal and professional interests and other information.’

While according to urbandictionary dot com, social networking is ‘a collection of websites that allow people to join networks that allow them to
1) socialize with people who have similar tastes
or 2) allow them to stalk the girl next door

man from early 21st century: ‘i really need a new way of stalking..’

Tom Anderson: MySpace!

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook!

Michael Birch: Bebo!

Random Internet Guy: Insert Social Networking Site Here!

Outdating Friendster - the pioneer of all social networking sites in the Philippines, Facebook is now the most popular in the world and in the Philippines, with a population of 420 million. IMAGINE THAT. COMPARE IT WITH THE OTHER’S POPULATION.

Social networking sites are a great help to keep in touch with our family and friends bridging the gaps between them and us, no matter the distance. Social networking also aids in business promotion, and in acquiring feedback from others, meeting new people and sharing personal views and opinions.

But of course, there is always another side of the coin. Because of its overwhelming popularity, social networking sites have its detrimental effects to the users and to the society.

First is identity theft. Like what happed to the wife of the president of a certain university in the United States. Someone made a profile of her on Facebook, then adding almost all the students of the university. Then later on she started sending them malicious messages which offended the receivers of course. And her status message often contained morally explicit phrases. The creation of the profile violated Facebook’s Terms of Use, AND, DESTROYED THE IMAGE OF THE PERSON.

Another menace of social networking sites is the threat to personal safety such a stalking or threatening, especially to the young people. YOUNG PEOPLE, THAT’S US. Marietta Nova Triani, 14, from Indonesia, went missing from their home on a Friday night. Her parents tracked down the password of her Facebook account and they found out that she had intense communication with a 16 year old boy, who asked her to come along with him. She agreed and after two days she was found. Though she was apparently safe, another recent incident highlights the risk. 23 girls were recruited through Facebook by two men, then their photos were used for prostitution.

And in MySpace, a certain Lori Drew was indicted for her role in creating a fake profile that eventually led to a Megan Meier committing suicide. Megan was led to believe she was chatting with a 17 year old boy who in reality did not exist. AYYY. After Lori sent her cruel messages through the fake 17 year old boy’s profile, Megan KIK hanged herself.

Another in Facebook, I remembered a news saying a 21 year old man who made a profile saying ‘1 million and I will have all the Pokemons tattooed on my back’ which really reached a 1 million, and then, hewas beaten by a group of young men after he failed to fulfill his promise.

And in Multiply, another social networking site only popular in Asia, Karylle, the daughter of Zsa Zsa Padilla, YOU KNOW HER? THE EX OF DINGDONG DANTES. Her photos was used by a woman to date a, I DON’T REALLY KNOW if it was an American, or British, online, and that woman was able to get money from the man, using, the photos of Karylle. ANYWAY, MY COUSIN SAW HER AT THE PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL.

Another danger is that you may not have a job in the future. Most companies research about their new employees, because MAYBE THEY THINK THE NBI OR FBI CLEARANCE IS NOT ENOUGH. Like in the case a newly employed elementary teacher who was fired, because his boss found out that he has been using drugs, through a photo she saw on Facebook. SEE THAT?

United States President Barrack Obama delivered a national address at a school event in a high school in Virginia, warning the students across the nation about their use of, again, Facebook.

Of course, there are a lot of ways to prevent the said dangers of social networking.

Personal information should not be posted. Like address, school, class schedule and if possible your fullname, or else you will be prone to stalkers and pervs.

Always secure your password, if possible don’t add strangers, and don’t give away your number online.

See to it that the photos you post are not offensive and it does not invade someone else’s privacy, and even yours too.

Social networking sites skyrocketed in its popularity and being responsible internet users is the best way to be safe.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

public speaking na namin!

malapit na akong mag 'public speak' para sa aming english.. topic ko is, -the dangers of social networking, pero actually dapat - the dangers of facebook kasi puro facebook ang sasabihin ko ee.. im scurred..

i rofled upon reading these jokes.. [haha]

A neutron walks into a bar and asks "how much for a beer?" The bartender says, "for you? no charge."

How many phyciatrists does it take to change a lightbulb?
One. But the lightbulb has to want to change.

What did the tree say to the mountain?

Stop peaking at me.

What did Batman say to Robin before they got in the car? Robin, get in the car.





what do you call a deaf man? it doesn't matter, he won't hear you.

what do lawyers wear to work? Law-Suits!

what do you call a cow with no legs? ground beef!

I drank 8 cokes today... I burped 7-up

Constipated People Don't Give A crap.

Why was the mushroom invited to the party?

Cause he's the fungi!!!!!! (fun guy :D)

whats brown and smells like honey?
winnies poo...

Favoite cheesy joke- Why couldn't the little boy go see the pirate movie? Because it was rated ARRRRRRR

a lion would never cheat on his wife but a tiger wood!!!

wots green and turns red at a flick of a switch?? a frog in a microwave !!

Just read in the paper how someone pickpocketed a could anyone stoop so low?

If the Mona Lisa didn't do anything wrong, then why is she locked up and surrounded by security?

She was framed

Did you hear that the Energizer Bunny was arrested?

Yeah, he was charged with battery.

Customer: Hello, may I have a pound of walnuts? Cashier: Sure, go NUTS! BAHAHAHAHA!!!

What did the German police officer say to his bellybutton?

You are under a vest!

A lady was filling her tank at a gas station, smoking a cigarette, even though all the signs say not to. The fumes that came out of the gas tank ignited, severely burning her hands. But it also lit up her arm, too! Instead of rolling on the ground to put it out, she panicked. She took off running down the street. A car was at the intersection where it happened and he tried to stop her to put out her arm, but she just kept running and screaming. All the officer could think of doing was to shoot her. This took everyone by surprise. The officer ran over to her and put the fire out, then called for an ambulance.

When questioned about his course of action to stop her, the officer said, "My only thought was to stop her. After all, she was waving a fire-arm."

hellboy visits pacman!

hellboy star ron perlman visited pacman habang nasa training syaa! ang dami nyang hollywood fans..

pnakamatunog si mark whalberg na binisita na sya nang ilang beses.. supporters din sina mariah carrey, eva longoria, steven seagal, batista etc..

swerte tlga ni pacman o..

pacquiao - clottey fight: malapit na!

lapit na pacman-clottey fight..

for more info:

eto na ang reaction paper ko! tapos ko na! haha..

Rizal sa Dapitan


I. Introduction

Rizal sa Dapitan is a movie about Jose Rizal’s life while in Dapitan. It was released in 1997 and was included in the Toronto Film Festival. Albert Martinez, Amanda Page, Candy Pangilinan, and Jaime Fabregas were among the cast. It was directed by Tikoy Aguiluz.

Due to his continuous fight against the Spanish government and friars, Rizal was thrown to Dapitan. He made his life in Dapitan worthwhile by stretching a hand to help his fellow Filipinos there by executing his abilities to teach the children, to cure the sick and manage a small farm. Then he fell in love with an American lady namely Josephin Bracken, who went to the Philippines to seek medical help for her blinded stepfather. They married but failed to keep their child. The movie ended when Rizal went to Cuba with his family.

This movie is generally good, but I found faults in it that makes me say that it is nothing compared to the movie Jose Rizal starring Cesar Montano which if I am not mistaken, released in 1999.

II. Rizal sa Dapitan

Rizal sa Dapitan was a good portrayal of Rizal’s life while in Dapitan. Albert Martinez portrayed Rizal in an impressive way - a well-mannered gentleman, intelligent, respectable and handsome. The choice of actress of Amanda Page as Josephine Bracken was also rational - white skinned and beautiful, really American like. But Candy Pangilinan as Rizal’s sister was a bit unconvincing because she is a comedienne. That scene of her and Rizal arguing seemed like she was trying to make us laugh.

The script was also excellent. Rizal used deep words, like a poet, like Edgar Allan Poe, the what we call as ‘matalinghaga’, and it showed us how intelligent Rizal was. They also used Spanish words which made me say, ‘What? Anu raw?’ because there were no subtitles.

The picture quality was not that good and the cutting of the scenes was confusing. For example, Rizal was talking to Father Sanchez then it abruptly switched to the scene when they were having some coffee.

The movie also lacked music to add more emotion into every scene. For example, in the scene when Josephine Bracken’s baby was being miscarried, there should have been music with an emotion of fear or fright. In the scene when Rizal was burying the baby, there should have been sad music.

When it comes to the lessons that could be found in the movie, certainly much can be found in Rizal sa Dapitan.

It taught me about the value of life and the beauty of children when Rizal and Bracken’s baby died. It taught me about the importance of freedom, and how to still live normally and fully if it had been denied of me. It taught me not to cease and wither when it comes to fighting for what I think is right.

Rizal sa Dapitan is not really a must watch movie, but as a history student or as a person who wants to discover deeper who Rizal really is, or know more about Philippine history, there’s no harm to give it a try.

III. Conclusion

Rizal sa Dapitan was good, the choice of characters was also good, but there should be improvements in the script, cinematography and music. I think the highlights of Rizal’s life was not just only when he was in Dapitan, but during the climax of events before his execution.

If someone will ask me to recommend a good Rizal film, I will say it is Jose Rizal, starring Cesar Montano produced by GMA Films.

rizal sa dapitan

"rizal sa dapitan"

yan ang titulo ng pelikulang gagawan namen ng reaction paper.. kainis ang hirap.. nawawalan ako ng words na ilalagay.. kung dati nung highschool copy+paste lng, tapos na.. ngaun hindi e.. hssh..

palibhasa nung highschool parang out of 35 students, lima lang ang dependent sa internet.. kaya pag parepareho ang source, hindi halata..

ngaung college na kami, halos lahat na internet savvy.. kaya buking ang copy+paster.. isa pa, napaka-rare at specific ng topic.. buti kung about anthrax or AIDS or adolf hitler..

haaay.. puyatan na naman..