Our Economics teacher has recently been diagnosed with Acute Leukemia. I’m really not familiar with Leukemia and there were too much results that came out when I Googled it so yeah, I don’t want to say something I’m not certain of. :-)) All I know is it’s something that makes people weak and makes their families and friends sad, and we don’t want that, do we?
So my batch mates thought of giving out donations, in blood and in money but not everyone would be willing to give out blood. I mean, not everyone can, ‘di ba? And about money, let’s be realistic, we eat three meals a day but we’re not exactly rich, am I right? So I thought of using my resources to build funds for donations and I thought for A Ride for Bro. Actually, my friend Alyza gave the name but whatever. It’s a trip from Taft to Kapitolyo for 50 bucks and proceeds go to Bro. It’s 50 bucks for a good cause, plus good company and an air-conditioned car. Win win, ‘di ba? ;-) Anyway, we also thought about having a White Elephant bazaar for her and a newspaper drive. Let’s use our resources people! Pat Nabong’s planning on making a video. Let’s use our resources for a good cause! For Bro! If you have any comments or suggestions, you can tweet me @ erikamoralesays or Colleen Atienza or Joyce. Reblog this or something. :-))
Of course, prayers are welcome. If you can offer Eucharistic celebrations for her, please do! Thanks guys! #ForBro
So far, the past week has been a total blast! Please sense my sarcasm.
I thought these things only lasted as long as the week goes, ending when Sunday was over. Turns out, I’m wrong! As usual, of course! I was so glad to start a new week, but it started so terrible, all thanks to me.
Highlights of my sabawness:
Woke up 30 minutes late, as per usual (but at least I had first period free-cut).
Forgot my wallet at home which held my ID (so that’s left-ID-strike 2 for me).
Luckily, I put my money in my pencil case the night before (idk why I did, but I’m glad I did).
Understood nothing in class (as per usual).
Got in the MRT station and realized I still had my campus pass (which I would get a minor offence for if I didn’t return it on the same day).
Went all the way back to school to return the campus pass (which meant walking, taking the LRT, and more walking wearing my new shoes that hurt my feet so much you don’t even know I WAS SUFFERING).
Went all the way back to the MRT to Shangri-la mall (which meant walking, LRT, walking, MRT, walking in those damn shoes).
Attempted to buy a bag because it was 50% off, then realized I forgot my wallet at home when I was already at the counter.
What is wrong with me lately. I know it’s probably my sleep schedule (3AM ugh) but I really can’t help it.
“I found that you just, you can’t be honest with people in general unless you really, really, really, really trust them. And even when you do, you lose a lot of friends because they don’t understand.”—A patient with bipolar disorder (as cited in Michalak, Lakshmi, Kolesar, & Lam, 2006, p. 32).
Unless we see taxes as our money entrusted to the Government representing us to spend wisely, nothing will come out positively in this country. Yes, taxes are our money entrusted to the Government.
In this premise, I do not see any legality in our dear politicians taking credit in some projects as if they alone conceptualized it, shelled out their own money in financing their project. As if we have to thank them for those things they have made for us. It is part of their duties as elected leaders, and we should never thank them like we are indebted.
Epal takes root from the Filipino word mapapel, in modern internet words, these are the attention whores who love being talked about. They constantly and without shame, love attention and crave for it.
More than the visual pollution their faces cause to our cities and towns, the materials (mostly tarpaulins) are left there until they fall and clog our waterways. They are also a hazard to the environment since they do not decompose readily into the environment.
Due to this gross misuse of funds, the President initiated a shame campaign of labeling this people as epal and ordered DPWH to standardize all project brief announcements, without any name of politicians on it.
In support to this, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago filed Senate Bill 1967, prohibiting any Government Official from trumpeting their projects. The bill is more popularly known as Anti-Epal Bill. Any violation of the law will entail a 6-12 months worth of jail and fine. Dear Senator Santiago, please add permanent disqualification from public service if offenses are too many.
Also, we might as well compose some good reuse methods for these tarpaulins, aside from sun-shades for motocycles.