Sunday, March 28, 2010

Palm Sunday, Election Campaigns, Earth Hour, Criticisms, BLAH... Ü

WRITING a new post is never that difficult. You just let your mind go free, release the internal energies within, and voila, you have your post. Thinking for a new post is the part that's not a piece of cake. When you let your mind go free, it wanders, and when you are finally ready to write what you feel would be your potpourri of ideas, voila, you lose words to make a good post. Simply because there are too many ideas out there, there are not enough words or space to use.

Ano daw?

Anyways, to serve my ideas and to, at least, make an organized post, let me separate the thoughts I have. Much like a word soup, yeah. Served hot and fresh. Nyah.

PALM SUNDAY----------------------------------------------------------------------------

I missed Palm Sunday. Not that "I miss you" thingy but rather, the literal definition of the word itself. I failed to attend the Palm Blessing Rites today. Such a sinner, I know. But Palm Sunday is more than waving palm branches, is it not?

Palm Sunday holds a very significant position in my heart. Other than being a significant day in my life, it's a day when we Catholics remember the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. For me, this day symbolizes the entry of Jesus into our hearts. After His entry into Jerusalem, His passion begins. So is it with our lives. when we finally learn to accept Christ as our Savior, His passion begins. Transforming us into better individuals is a huge work for Him, but nonetheless, He chose to save us from the evil we have become.

Funny how many Filipinos see the Holy Week as a moment to "repent" for their sins and make their ritual "panata". They slash their backs, carry crosses, and even let themselves be nailed on the cross. Anubanamanyan. No one could ever equal the sacrifices He has done even if you shed how many gallons of blood, even if you slash your back every year. I agree with the bishop interviewed a while ago at 24 Oras that repentance comes from within. What hurts the most is that many penitents sin even after they "repented". Hah. Faith is materialized.

If you do not have the capacity to turn your back from evil, then, even if you kill yourself, it is no repentance at all.

ELECTION CAMPAIGNS ----------------------------------------------------------------

Familiar faces of many, uh-oh, several candidates are seen on walls, commercials, fliers, advertisements, calendars, fans, balloons, jeepneys, blah. The rush for office and political power has truly begun. The war over mud has just coomenced.

Mud. Yes. War over mud. I do not get the rationale why ***o A*i**** and ******o *i* throw mud or humiliating words over the other. Cannot they do their jobs without stepping onto the other? It fears me to see the leaders of the nation's capital display such untoward attitudes. Hay. Oo nga pala. anu ba naman ako. It's anywhere. Not just at the capital.

Just recently, a presidentiable was given a warning due to excessive total duration of infomercials. Hah! Mali ang hula ko. After all this time, i thought the one who's got to have the warning is the presidentiable who was close to kids. Uuuy, nagka-idea. Eventually, I was wrong. Ito palang si "L" ang nabigyan ng warning. I can't help but criticize the infomercials of many candidates.

No, I am not against the infomercials. It's a way of letting the people know who you are, right, and why they have to vote for you. What I am against about is the excessive campaign materials candidates use. I can't just help but get anxious of the money they use for these campaign materials. Jusmiyo naman! Gumagastos sila ng bilyon bilyon para sa fliers habang bilyong bilyong Pilipino ang walang makain! If they used their money to feed the less fortunate, then, they would have really become good leaders. Kung sanang makakain lang ung mga fliers at infomercials, WHY NOT?

Another issue. I was watching a TV show featuring presidentiables on a debate where in any one may ask regarding any topic. One person asked a presidentiable we hide by the name %^&* where he got all the money for his infomercials. %^&* answered that all the money he used was from his own pocket. Hah! Edi kita ngayon kung sino ang sinungaling! Para saan pa ung notice na PAID FOR BY THE FRIENDS OF **************?!

Last nalang. This happened a year ago. Haha. I was going home from town proper and I was riding a jeepney when I noticed a large, very large advertisement of a loca lcandidate. I was amazed, if not disturbed, of the advertisement's words. It tells of a candidate's achievements in bullet form, as in ALL of the achievements. Wow. I wished to tell the driver manong, para po! to read what the bulletin has to say. Amazing enough, the achievements were many, but I've never seen any improvement at the local market, or at the municipality. Amazing.

If you cannot trust a person even with the minutest details, then you cannot trust him at all. Maligo ka na lang sa dagat ng basura.

EARTH HOUR ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I love the idea of Earth Hour. It united all nations against Global Warming and Environmental Degradation. if and only if the whole world would turn off its lights one hour each week, at least, then, we might save so much that we might improve the state of our environment today.

I love watching movies that depict the probable consequences of our reckless actions today like Day After Tomorrow, etc. because they bring into consciousness my soul regarding the state of the world's environment today. Though they do not present exact science, still, the thought of being in such a devastated place is a wake up call.

Start by living a green life. Plant a seed, recycle papers, segregate waste, and you'll see how much difference you alone could do. Let us all try save our planet since it is the only one of its kind. It's the only HOME we've really got.

Could Mars provide such life?

TO end it all, I would like to ponder upon something many of us might be doing but not aware of the real deal. Think of criticizing. Many of us criticize many things, or many persons each day. We point out or index fingers and spit out red hot words to people whom we think are unworthy, or in one way or another, wrong or inferior.

Criticizing is often a mistake, if not used constructively. Criticizing someone, or something, without any adequate knowledge of that person or thing is definitely a fool's criticism. One has no right to judge the other unless he knows the very person to the bone marrow. One will never know what the other feels unless they have the same heart, same brain, same amygdala, and same hypothalamus.

Being a critique is not bad at all as long as one learns the limitations and respects the thing or person being criticized. Unless the criticism is for good, then there is not point of criticizing at all. Many the words of an ill critique arethorns to heart, while the suggestions of a constructive one are awards to the soul.

The next time you point out your finger to criticize someone or something that you think may be inferior or wrong, remember that unless you are to say something for the better, then you better remain quiet at all--before you hurt other's feelings.

Ciao for now. Too long post. :)

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