Saturday, September 28, 2013

Having no Religion just Faith



While browsing twitter, I came across with the phrase “I may not have a religion but I know I have God inside me”. 

Considering the fact that there are a lot of religions all over the globe together with some other sects, it is also true that there are some who do not have a religion or do not believe in the supernatural being. There are videos circulating in the internet proving the existence of the supernatural being but there are also some disproving it.

I am a pastor’s grandson so it is safe for me to say that I grew up as a believer. As far as I remember, I am very active in the church during those years. However, I became busy and my focused was gradually directed to some other stuff until such time that I no longer go to church at all.

In filling out forms, I still use to write my religion though it is really not an issue at all. On the other hand, I sometimes ask if I am still considered a ***** even if I am no longer attending weekly mass. In reality, I can no longer remember the last time I entered my church though I am also passing through churches but not to attend the mass.

While writing this post, I am watching TV and I just learned that quirkyalone is someone who enjoys being alone. Going back to the main topic, when I am with my Catholic friends, they used to go in churches whenever it is along our way and have a quick moment of silence to pray. I often times wait for them outside but sometimes I am joining them but not kneel down and pray with them. I am simply observing what they are doing at the same time appreciate the architectural design of the church.

I strongly believe that going to the church regularly is useless if a churchgoer is not practicing the lessons that the bible teaches in real life. I believe that sitting in the church cannot make a person a believer because sitting in the garage cannot turn someone into a car as well. Thanks to Jerome for this input.

Perhaps, “I may not have a religion but I know I have God inside me” were the best group of words to use whenever someone ask me what is my religion. However, it is too long for forms, so I guess I would just leave it a blank.

I just want to clarify that I am not an atheist; I strongly believe that there is a supernatural being. I just do not have a religion. I guess believing in God is the common denominator in all religions so as long as I have God inside me; having a religion is not an issue.


Friday, September 27, 2013

5 Reasons Why I Hate the Government


I love the Philippines; I just have some concerns about its government.

Corruption
The country is currently in the middle of a dilemma related to corruption. We cannot deny that corruption is very rampant not just today but even in the past. I and my friends were joking at times that corruption is already a way of life so we just need to accept it. I am paying my taxes for each month so I am expecting that those who are assigned to use it should use the fund well.

Palakasan System
I am a victim of this when I was still in the province. I was working in a hospital nearby as a volunteer knowing the fact that there are several nurses who were secretly given job orders from Capitol just because they have relatives working there. It hurts a lot because in terms of qualifications, I belief there are a lot who are more deserving.

The way Government Offices Operate
I just arrived from BIR Pasig and I am very disappointed to the way they operate. I was there around AM; I was already next in line when suddenly the operation stops. Nobody even bother to inform us that they are having system issue; they stand in their desk and walked out leaving us with nothing. I asked the guard on duty so I’ve known. I politely ask the guard if I can go out and just return this afternoon and he say okay. When I returned, He cancels my number and issued another one; to my surprise I am again last on line. (Just imagine the inconvenience!) At last, I am next in line again and same thing happened, maybe I was just unlucky during that day because they again experience technical issue. I asked myself what system they are using. It is so poor and they do not have back up plan either. A concerned employee ask me where I previously work, I politely answer just in the building next to Tektite. He told me to go to Shaw because I can do the transfer there. I went there and though there are minor problems like not following the line because the officer in charge knows those who are behind me. I made the transfer at last. 

Politics
No big deal for me...  (Just kidding) Of course it is big deal. Personally, I do not believe in Philippines politics. I often times see same names during the election and I honestly hate it. I am a fan of check and balance so I believe it is best to have different names in the ballot. The Jurassic idea of dynasty from China is still living in the country so I believe it is a factor why the country’s economy can hardly step up.

Mismanagement of Natural Resources
The country is considered as the pearl of the orient because of its astonishing beauty and abundant resources. Japan is a very little country but it is very progressive. Why does our country cannot do it considering it resources? This is something good to think about.

There are additional issues such as those related in the justice system but I limited it to the top five most alarming for me.
I want to acknowledge the intelligent input of Grandeur and Michael for this post. 



Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tamad pero Maswerte



Parang Karugtong to nung nakalipas kong post. Bale tatlo yung pinagpipilian kong gawin pero wala kong mapili kahit isa dahil sa iba ibang kadahilanan pero sa wakas at sinaniban din ng bathala ng kasipagan at nagkainterest akong maghanap ng trabaho.

Kung swerte lang din naman sa paghahanap ng trabaho dito sa Pinas ay isa siguro ako sa madami daming nahakot nung nagsabog ng kaswertehan ang kalangitan. Hindi naman sa pagmamayabang pero sa limang kompanyang pinasukan co netong nakalipas na limang taon ay walang kahirap hirap ang pagpasok co.

Sisimulan co ang kwento sa unang una kong trabaho pagkatapos ng board exam pero bago ako magpatuloy ay etot kakarating ni mykle na kasama co dito sa bahay galing sa paghahanap ng trabaho para sa abroad.. Sabe nya, paupo naman at what’s the latest? Hindi muna ako kumibo para matapos co tong sinusulat co sayang naman ang momentum. hehe

Balik tayo sa unang trabaho co, bale pagiging customer service representative ang una kong trabaho. Pinagandang version ng call center agent though masarap din naman sa tenga ang call center agent kasi tunog magaling mag ingles. Inaasahan co na mhirap akong matanggap kasi baging graduate at wala pang experience. Kumpara sa mga kasama kong naghahanap ay ako ang unang umabot sa job offer kaya maswerte naring maituturing. Isang kumpanya yun sa EDSA Central pero dko nalang sasabihin.

Pangalawa kong naging trabaho ay kusang lumapit sakin, nasa call center palang ako nun pero lumabas na kasi yung result ng board exam at pinalad namang makapasa. Nagtext sakin yung kaibigan co na taga samin din na may opening daw sa DOLE, so dahil bagong pasa ay sinunggaban co agad ang oportunidad kasi limitado lang daw ang slot, at talagang limitado, kahit naman hanggang ngayon ay limitado padin. So, sa madaling kwento ay nagresign ako at nagtrabaho sa probinsya kahit mas mababa ang sahod.

Dahil nasa Ospital na ako noon ay dinirederetso co na ang pagtatrabaho kasi mahirap pumasok sa ospital bilang nurse, minsan volunteer minsan naman naambunan ng konting grasya mula sa capitol. Kumpara sa ibang mga kabatch co ay maswerte narin kesa hindi makapasok, pero syempre kelangang mabuhay kaya kelangan sumweldo. Sa makatwid ay umalis ako sa ospital para magtrabaho sa Bataan.

Mga ilang buwan din akong patambay tambay pero ayos lang kasi gusto co din naman magpahinga hanggang sa may oportunidad na namang kusang dumating. Sabe, kaya co daw bang magsulat sa English. Sabe co naman ay nagsususlat naman ako pakonti konti pero di naman ganun kagaling. Sumubok parin ako at natanggap naman pero kulang padin talaga ang sweldo kaya naghanap na naman ako ng panibago.

Lumuwas ako ng Manila at dahil sa swerte nga ako sa paghahanap ng trabaho ay nakahanap na naman ako sa unang araw pero call center agent ulet. Mas mataas ng konte ang sweldo kaya ayos narin. Naging Mas magaan ang buhay noong mga panahong yun pero dahil sa may mga panahon talagang sinasaniban ako ng katamaran ay nagresign na naman ako.

Makalipas ang walong buwan ay sinaniban ulet ako ng kasipagan at di padin kumukupas ang kaswertehan co sa paghahanap ng trabaho kasi umabot na naman ako sa job offer sa unang kumpanyang inaplayan co. Siguro nga tamad ako minsan pero maswerte padin sa paghahanap ng trabaho. Salamat sa mga nagtitiwala at sana hindi kayo magsawa kahit minsan tinatamad talaga ako.

Bukas ay orientation co na! yehey! Kanina tapos na yung medical pero diko alam kung pumasa ako kasi tumaas yung BP co dahil sa ginawa ni Doc. Kung ano yun? Secret nalang.. haha

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Ang Yabang co Kasi

Netong mga nakaraang mga araw, madaming tumatakbo sa isip co kung ano ba ang pwede kong pagkaabalahan habang naghihintay na saniban ulet ng bathala ng kasipagan. Kasama na dyan yung paghahanap ng trabaho, paguwi muna sa probinsya at pati narin pagtake ng prometrics exam para lang ichallenge ang stock knowledge co.

Syempre hindi naman po ako maperang tao kaya inuna co yung paghahanap ng trabaho. Bago ako matulog ay sineset co na sa utak co na dapat maaga akong magising para makapaghanap ng trabaho. Habang nakahiga ako naiisip co na yung mga dapat dalhin, magpriprint ng resume saka pupunta ng ortigas. Ayos na sana ang buto buto pero sadyang ibang iba ang body clock co, hindi ako makatulog sa gabi kahit pa hindi ako natulog buong araw. Alas dose dilat padin, alas dos inom ng gatas pampaantok pero wala padin.. alas tres umiinom na ako ng 4mg ng melatonin pero wala padin kaya pagsapit ng alas otso kung kelan dapat palabas na co at maghahanap ng trabaho saka naman pipikit ang mga tao co hanaggang alas singko kaya wala na naman. 

Naisip co din na umuwi nalang ng probinsya para mas tipid kaya lang iniisip co palang kung anong gagawin co dun nabobore na co. Wala naman na kasi yung mga barkada co kasi nasa abroad na lahat at yung mga naiwan may mga asawa naman na kaya wala din ako makakasama. Cross out na ulet sa listahan. Isa pa, kapag umuwi ako mas lalo lang akong tataba kasi masawap kumain dun saka matulog kasi walang distractions, mabagal ang internet saka mas malamig.

Last option, magtake ng prometrics. Medyo nagbabasa basa na co sa mga forum para sa exam pero nalalabuan ako sa proseso. Naisip cong itweet si Robin para magpatulong pero inactive naman na ata yung acount nya.. Hindi na kasi ako nagloload para tipid at dineactivate co narin yung facebook co kasi nakakasawa narin. Nakita co din na medyo may kamahalan yung pagtake though medyo maganda yung mga feedback about sa mga results ng exam. Mas madali daw kesa sa board exam at nclex saka seventy items lang at 2 hours pa.

So bale wala padin ako naiisip na pagkakaabalahan. matagal na akong street bum, halos mag iisang taon narin. Gusto co namang magkaron ng direksyon tong buhay co pero hindi ko alam kung pano co sisimulan. Masyado na atang magulo kaya siguro nga tama yung mga nagsasabe na kelangan co na ng tulong..