I thought that I'd never get you out of my system. You were in my veins and in the air I breathed. But, one day, I woke and there was nothing left-- just the dark dingy streets and unfamiliar corners. The city had ceased to be mine.
So I whine and wonder about how I could've lost this love for you, a place I was so enamored with, a place I was so convinced I belonged to and belonged to me. I walk these unfamiliar roads trying to remember how you smelled, how you tasted, but there is nothing but the sounds of a different city and the sun on my face.
And I think: I could get used to this.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
I remember explaining to a very confused classmate that piracy was bad and it was stealing. I remember getting very frustrated because he could not seem to grasp what I was saying, It seemed odd to me that he had no idea that he was stealing intellectual property. “How could he have not known?”, I was asking myself the whole time.
Turns out, most everyone in this country either do not know, do not care, or do not bother to think about it. Having a parent whose work dabbled in IP, I was not part of that majority. Having lived with random lectures on the topic and a strict no pirated rule in our house, I grew to understand and care about this issue.
Why does it matter?
Monday, November 4, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
..and with so much time in her hands for the next few weeks!
It's been forever since my last post and so much has happened since then. I never really understood how people could be too busy to tell their stories up until the last few months.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Today on Rappler's #TalkThursday episode, Jose Ramon Albert, Secretary General of the National Statistical Coordination Board spoke on poverty and statistics in the country. He mentioned that income inequality exists in the Philippines, that there's a divide between the rich and the poor.
THIS VIDEO explains that thought perfectly.
And we wonder why things are this crazy.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Trapped in this vast, void darkness,
I walk with arms bound and eyes wide open,
although I do not see a thing.
I do not stop.
Feeling and groping as I went,
not noticing there were even others.
in my own unparalleled mind,
and always will be,
I feel my heart,
thank God it still beats.
I now have the need to be assured I still live.
But eternity streches far beyond where I can reach.
I see a light,
but it is not for me.
I am failing.
I have started to fall.
I wake up at the foot of my bed,
with a short lived moment of relief as I realize;
Dearest, I have just witnessed a dream of my emotions.
(Written by yours truly, January 10, 2005. Still one of my favorites.)
Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
By Anna Isabel C. Rodriguez
|The author with just some of her pet dogs on a normal weekend.|
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way animals are treated,” Mahatma Gandhi said.
The young doktora smiles as she proudly shows this quote. We are in the City Hall, inside the busy Health office. Being interviewed is Dr. Karen Vicencio, City Vet, Parañaque’s one-woman Animal Welfare Division.
According to Section 7 of Republic Act 9482 or the Anti-Rabies Act of 2007, local government units (LGUs) are not only required by law to employ a veterinarian, they are also required to establish and maintain a city pound and a city veterinary office. The latter provisions have yet to see light as Parañaque struggles to implement RA 9482. In the meantime, Dra. Vicencio, seemingly misplaced in the City Health Office, looks to the future for possible programs and improvements.
Animal Welfare in the Back Seat
Republic Act 8485 of the Animal Welfare Act of 2008 calls for humane and proper treatment of animals, penalizes animal torture and neglect, and empowers the Bureau of Animal Industry to regulate animal handling through proper issuance of permits.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Got new hair!
I should've expected that I'd get tired of my semi-blonde ombre this quickly. Finally (well this happened last week), I had my hair coloured. Had everything colored an odd shade of brown/purple and voila, a safer, less conspicuous ombre.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Hello friends! Avon is having a fabulous sale as of the moment and as an added treat to celebrate their 35 years in the country I will be giving away an Intimate apparel gift certificate to one lucky lady for the last 3 days of the sale. That means one GC winner each day from January 29, 30, and 31! Join now!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Received a package from Avon a few days ago and I was more than thrilled when I saw what was inside.