January 24, 2008

Our mind and brains are big help to our own body. We think a lot of things from work to simple jokes and so on and so forth.According to Wikipedia a mind collectively refers to the aspects of intellect and consciousness manifested as combinations of thought, perception, memory, emotion, will and imagination; mind is the stream of consciousness. It includes all of the brain’s conscious processes. It comes hand in hand with your brain, whatever is in your mind and you want to do it, it will process it. A powerful tool of our body.

A beautiful mind

What are you thinking right now?your future, your work, your family. Thinking too much would stress your mind but using it properly will give you good results. Human brain controls the central nervous system (CNS), by way of the cranial nerves and spinal cord, the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and regulates virtually all human activity (according to wikipedia). I’m not good in sciences but I do understand a bit, well some of our medical friends out there knows what I’m talking about. A brain check up and medicine is too expensive unless you have a health card. Sometimes we forgot things we come to a point that we are getting older or we need a vitamins like memory plus. I’ve been to one of our modern hospitals that especializes with brains, Cardinal Santos Hospital in San Juan Greenhills. The place is beautiful with all doctors that are very good at the same time with beautiful nurses, of course the price is high, you need a reservation fee just to be an in patient. How about poor people who dont have money can they afford to be hospitalized or even experienced to have a check up. You want a good life, you need to work for it but here in our country even if you work like a carabao (National animal that symbolizes working hard) you cannot eat or do what rich people can, you cant blame Filipinos going abroad.

I’ve read this article from Philippine Star it gave me an understanding about brains Read the rest of this entry »



January 3, 2008

On the 31st of December, a day before the main celebration at night I’m still tired because of work and I needed a long sleep to be awake at night. Were not going to prepare any food since the Tita’s or aunt’s of my wife are the one’s whose going to prepare the food. If you’re going to sum up what happened to us in 2007, I may say that we did well as a family because of the investment that we made not unlike a year after, in which we can call it “puwede na”(fair).Another year is coming which is 2008, hopefully we can double what we have made the other year.What’s in it for us this coming year? that’s a question that you should ask yourself and probably plan what you need to plan, you may not accomplish it but at least you have a goal and you’ve tried your best to reach it, but in the end it would still be you who would rate yourself if its indeed a good or bad year.

Let’ go back to the topic. My wife is busy assisting her Aunts in the preparation while me, I’m busy updating this blog but once in a while I would be ask to buy something for the feast. New years celebration here in the philippines is one of the most happiest and also one of the most dangerous because of the fireworks but people nowadays tends to get away from it. The government is doing its job in preventing accidents by going to the media and informing the people of the hazards. It’s been almost 7 years that I have bought a fireworks and I wont buy anymore cause I dont want any parts of my body to be cut off, we call it “putol”. The celebration could have been much better if there was an available videoke but all have been fully booked.

At last I was able to sleep, wake up at around 10pm to take my dinner and watch tv. Time is clicking and its 15 minutes before midnight, I went to my daughters room and wake her up so that she can be a part of the celebration.Fireworks nowadays is not as many as before but its still a new year. Check out some of the pictures that I have posted.

Here is my story of New year, what’s yours?

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Inferiority Complex: A Filipino Malady?

December 31, 2007

I would like to share an article that made an impact to me. Sometimes it takes a foreigner to see the real problem that we Filipinos don’t see.

A Point of View
by Barth Suretsky

The unedited article below was written below by an American friend, Barth Suretsky. This will still be edited but you will get the gist. I find his observations interesting. I hope this will make an impact on the Filipinos who read this article as I greatly lament the worsening situation of our country. – Frank Woolf

My decision to move to Manila was not a precipitous one. I used to work in New York as an outside agent for PAL, and have been coming to the Philippines since August, 1982. I was so impressed with the country, and with the interesting people I met, some of which have become very close friends to this day, that I asked for and was granted a year’s sabbatical from my teaching job in order to live in the Philippines. I arrived here on August 21, 1983, several hours after Ninoy Aquino was shot, and remained here until June of 1984. During that year I visited many parts of the country, from as far north as Laoag to as far south as Zamboanga, and including Palawan. I became deeply immersed in the history and culture of the archipelago, and an avid collector of tribal antiquities from both northern Luzon, and Mindanao.In subsequent years I visited the Philippines in 1985, 1987, and 1991, before deciding to move here permanently in 1998. I love this country, but not uncritically, and that is the purpose of this article.First, however, I will say that I would not consider living anywhere else in Asia, no matter how attractive certain aspects of other neighboring countries may be. To begin with, and this is most important, with all its faults, the Philippines is still a democracy, more so than any other nation in Southeast Asia. Despite gross corruption, the legal system generally works, and if ever confronted with having to employ it, I would feel much more safe trusting the courts here than in any other place in the surrounding area. The press here is unquestionably the most unfettered and freewheeling in Asia, and I do not believe that is hyperbole in any way! Read the rest of this entry »