Beat the Heat!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Summer is here and there’s no stopping it! Because of that, confusion on what to do is at large. Whether it is for school or just for nothing at all, it wouldn’t matter anymore. What will surely count is the thought of you having lots and lots of things to do. In line with this, we would like to be of help to make your summer a productive, fun and meaningful one. So, are you ready for summer? We bet you do!

First things first! Make sure to plan what you really want to do all summer long. It’s going to be a long one so make sure to plan well enough. After such mentally exhausting process, it is best to take it one step at a time. Also, you might be interested to consider some activities that would help hype up the season.

Sports, sports, sports! When would be the best time for them but this summer? It’s one way to burn some fats you have acquired because of pigging around the whole year round. There are a variety of water sports to let you feel that summer’s here. Beach Volley to get away from the boring Volleyball courts that you perhaps saw numerous times already. Get those sunburns on from swimming under the heat of the sizzling hot sun! Does the option to go green sound interesting? Then you might consider scuba diving in the country’s many dive sites. Or better yet, go mountain climbing. But if you feel lazy to engage in these activities, you can always plant trees and help Mother Nature revive what it has lost. This way, you can stay fit and healthy this summer. If those weren’t capture your interest, then maybe giving yourself a break will do the trick!

Go far, far and away this summer! Travel like you never did and see the world’s wonders! Traveling enables you to learn a lot of interesting facts and information. We know that traveling abroad could be very, very costly so a good alternative would be to travel within the country. That won’t be as painful to the pocket as traveling abroad, would it? However, if you still find this costly enough, your last resort would be to travel to tourist attractions nearby. This way, you will get to still have fun without spending much for a trip.

There are a lot more things to do this summer that may spell out f-u-n for you. It’s just a matter of thinking it over and doing what you really like to do this summer. So, what’s holding you from enjoying? Go on, have a great summer and make sure to share your experiences with friends and classmates when you’re back to school!

Just a Thought

Sunday, March 14, 2010
I never relied on astrology to tell me what's in store for me, nor have I believed in wishing on falling stars. It's my life, I make my own fate. My choices, they drive me to where I should be...

A Not So Graceful Farewell

Friday, March 5, 2010
February 28 - the last day of February of this year marks another last day for one variety show in a national television network - SOP. I was browsing through several videos in Youtube when this one video of SOP's final episode caught my attention. Take a look and see for yourself what is exactly wrong with this projected "happy ending:"

I was fine watching it until the part came when the singers-turned-frustrated-rappers started singing or shall I say blabbering these infamous lines: Itong ASAP tuwang-tuwa ngayon, natalo na nila ang dating hindi matalo. Ngunit bakit hindi niyo ba alam, kami’y magbabalik at hindi pa magtatapos ang laban!’ What was supposedly a graceful exit was deliberately turned into a bitter and disgusting banishment of the show. What example were they trying to set to the people aspiring to be next on cam and behind cam? With this unprofessional act that Philippine television has witnessed, I'd have to say that the aforementioned variety show has set a new world record being the first to add insult to injury amidst their attempt to an unforgettable end due to defeat in the ratings game. I wanted to just let this pass but a side of me is convinced that what happened wasn't such an appropriate thing to do especially in this semi-conservative country. Let defeat speak for itself; nothing else will help...

Not So Sweet Revenge

Not so long after a catastrophic earthquake with magnitude 7.0 Mw hit Haiti that killed more than 230,000 people, another environmental disaster occurred in Chile with an even higher magnitude of 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale. The February 27 earthquake not only shook the homes and took the lives of a considerably high number of people but also caused a deep trauma to them. Right after, nearby countries were warned of possible tsunamis to hit due to the intensity of the quake. Could this imply that Mother Nature is taking a toll on humanity?

Since the advent of the new technology, man’s intellect and innovations have been causing a lot of harm to the environment through excessive use of resources added with the destructive pileup of pollution especially in the industrial field. Unfortunately though, man’s intellect is not even half of Mother Nature’s for it is her who knows what’s best for the world. But despite that, man has continued to break the natural cycle causing the earth to operate abnormally. Right now, slowly but surely, Mother Nature’s not-so-sweet revenge is heavily felt from typhoons to floods, drought to earthquakes to mention a few. Just like humans, she can only endure so much and the moment she gets so fed up, an outburst of disasters will be at large. It’s no surprise that nature can be cruel as man could be. Man should not discount the fact of falling short in giving back to the environment. Perhaps it is high time that we realize the value of protecting our habitat for it is not only the lower species that benefit from it but us also. Being given intellect to rule supreme over other creations, it is our responsibility to lookout and maintain the land that every human being steps on. Whether it is Mother Nature’s intention to allow such calamities to occur or not, they have all passed and it’s too late to utilize our pointing fingers again to assign the blame.

Perhaps the best thing to do right now is to be united as one, regardless of race, language or other differences. In the first place, it is not the people of Haiti or Chile’s fault having experienced Mother Nature’s wrath. Our help, big or small, will surely help a lot to at least ease the physical and emotional pain that the victims are into right now. If there’s one perfect time to make a difference, it is NOW.