Tuesday, March 04, 2008
My paternal grandmother underwent a procedure last Sunday at SorDoc (that's in Sorsogon). She is 94 years old and she is as frail as frail can be.
A couple of years back, my Lola Mommy (that's what I call her) also had some lenses inserted in her eyes because she suffered from astigmatism. Now, she had some tubes inserted because the tubes that delivered urine out of the body were blocked.
Because of her age, the procedure was risky. Right now, she is still recovering although my sister who's a nurse says that she's afraid that my Lola Mommy's condition may already be getting worse but I'm pretty sure that Lola Mommy's a fighter.
shared her thoughts at 09:42 am
Monday, March 03, 2008
I thought I lost it. But I actually didn't. It had just lay dormant and now it has stirred and opened its eyes once again.
Since SonicWall had been up and running in the office, I was unable to visit most of the sites that I usually haunt and that includes Bikoy
's blog. I find his blog totally interesting because I kind of see myself in him through his posts. We're both from CMC. I also love photography. If digital cameras were already as common as they are now, my blog would maybe be filled with images of UP life.
I find myself remembering those times when I was back in college each time I read his blog. And this happened just right now while I was reading his blog. There's stuff about rallies on budget cuts and tuition hikes and the call for the current president to step down from office. And then there's also stuff on Bikoy running as councilor for the University Student Council.
If I hadn't read that post on the elections, I may not have remembered the past week has probably been that tiresome for those candidates wanting to win a spot in the USC. I remembered those times when we would help our political alliance win. I remember being with orgmates and friends from STAND-UP losing sleep over making pins, preparing campaign materials, and guarding waiting sheds. But during those times, I had fun doing those stuff even if they were tiring.
I remember during one of the preliminaries when the alliance was still choosing the standard bearer, questions were thrown at the possible candidates. Our alliance was known as people who usually joined rallies, mobilizations, and protests on the streets.
As part of preparing the candidates, one of the questions asked was, Why do you still have mobilizations on the increase of the price of fuel, tuition increase, and privatization (among many other issues)?
The best answer I heard was: "Why should we stop? For you it may not be a big deal anymore because it is not new. Those issues have been around for years and we would still be continuing our campaigns because our cries have not yet been heard and because the issue is still there. If the issue were already solved, then maybe that would be the time that we would stop our chants and us going out in the streets."
That was pretty enlightening. Of course, we all have become deaf and blind because we would rather sit behind the comfort of our own homes and never think about what's happening to other people beyond those walls. And then we start to complain at how the way things are going. Or there are those who become apathetic because they currently have the right amount of finances to live well but they never did think about the future of their children if nothing is done now.
And when you come to think of it, at the end of the day, the issue is still there. And it's going to still be there until we do something to let those in position know that we do not like the situation and we want changes. Sometimes, we all just become too selfish that we don't care about the future. We just think that as long as we're living well right now, that'd be enough.
shared her thoughts at 12:31 pm
Saturday, March 01, 2008
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shared her thoughts at 04:43 pm
Saturday, March 01, 2008
My head feels like floating right now. The thing is, I think I need sleep. Lots of it.
Yesterday, after work, a couple of colleagues and I went to eat batchoy. We stayed there until around 730 or 8pm. Then we decided to go singing at this bar with a videoke machine. Haha.
My throat was quite smarting because I had to do a "talk" on blogging yesterday morning. But I didn't care. I just sang. And sang. And sang. Haha.
We went home at around 10pm. Early for us, yes. But see, when I arrived at home, my son was still up (as always) and we ended up playing and laughing and talking.
Now, I'm at work and there's just tons of things for me to do. But my mind's floating somewhere that it's even hard for me to finish writing this entry.
shared her thoughts at 07:07 am
Friday, February 29, 2008
Take a look at my high school yearbook and you would find that I had "Write a best selling novel" as my ambition.
So okay. I've been wanting to publish a book
since those days and that's maybe because I really thought of myself as a writer. And with that, I have been thinking that if I had a book published, I would be able to really say that I was a real writer.
From watching the Johnny Depp movie The Secret Window
, I found out that there are tons of things that a writer wanting to publish his work should take care of. There's always the writing part, the finding a publisher, to selling and to everything else in between. Oh well. Good thing there are good online sources for that.
My high school ambition may just have to wait. I'm fine with "published" works online. But there's always that part of me wanting to see all my work in print.
shared her thoughts at 02:40 pm