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You Gossipmonger!

I wanted to share with you an excerpt from a transcript in a film starred by Philip Seymour Hoffman and Meryl Streep entitled DOUBT. This is a sermon about gossip and how it can impact life and cannot be undone. Here is the scene:

A woman was gossiping with a friend about a man she hardly knew – I know none of you have ever done this – that night she had a dream. A great hand appeared over her and pointed down at her. She was immediately seized with an overwhelming sense of guilt. The next day she went to confession. She got the old parish priest, Father O’Rourke, and she told him the whole thing.

‘Is gossiping a sin?’ she asked the old man. ‘Was that the hand of God Almighty pointing a finger at me? Should I be asking your absolution? Father, tell me, have I done something wrong?’

‘Yes!’ Father O’Rourke answered her. ‘Yes, you ignorant, badly broughtup female! You have borne false witness against your neighbor, you have played fast and loose with his reputation, and you should be hearti…

Goal Setting

I spent some time thinking over what is it I value and evaluating the goals I have set. I am excited to begin this journey with a clear picture in my head of what I want my achievements to be. My goals can be classified as both professional and personal or as long-term and short-term. There is an overlap and continuity of objectives necessary for my goals to be successful. Each of these goals leads to achieving a sense of success and satisfaction. Due to the completeness in my goal setting process, I realized that satisfaction is reachable even if success is not achievable. My intent is to concentrate on professional goals using my short-term goals to support and work toward fulfilling my long-term goals.

Professionally it is my intent to obtain employment with a multi-national company. Further it is my intention to complete my studies with an eye towards completing another curriculum for MA in Psychology with a Major in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Here are my goals as segmen…

My fond farewell to Tita Cory

One of the perks of working here in the heart of Makati is to witness historical events be staged along the road. Never did I expect that to start it off, it was the Aquino cortege that I have to behold. I was then 2 years old when “People Power” demonstration took over the streets of Manila and I apathetically sleep instead of walking my way to EDSA (since I lived along Ortigas) to take part of what they called “People Power 2"in 2001. Now, I was among the crowd to honor the passing of former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino, who by this time captured my heart, the hearts of every Filipinos, by keeping democracy alive in our beloved country.

As I went outside the TEC tower, I was amazed by the number of people standing still along the street fervently anticipating for Aquino’s convoy to pass. Not only that, more and more employees left their offices rushing out to join the growing number of crowd converged along Ninoy Aquino’s monument. Most of them, if not wearing yellow themed s…

Losing a friend

What happened tonight was a complete mess. It was my fault and I do feel sorry for it somehow looked like as if I used you. I never thought of you anything but a friend to me, and I had it clear even from the very first time we spoke. I pushed my limit by challenging you and making you fall to my bait for the sole intent of knowing you are different from them. My cynical and suspicious thoughts took over and that complicates everything. I never rejected you for I have no reason to. And knowing I made you felt that way have me spent a good deal of time thinking about how I've wronged you. I thought that things were getting a bit out of proportion. Again, I want to let you know how sorry I am.

You probably are right. We are of different worlds.
Still and all, I will be here for you.

Thanks for the times ... the minus and the plus.

Corazon Aquino Passed Away at 76

Former President Corazon Aquino has passed away ay 3:18 am, Saturday at the Makati Medical Center.

She was 76.

Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III confimed that she died of cardio respiratory arrest.

Mrs. Corazon Aquino, known as Cory was the widow of the late Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2008.

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Corazon C. Aquino


To the world, she is the widow in yellow who toppled a dictatorship in a stirring show of People Power in 1986. To her native Philippines, she is the courageous president who saw off a series of coups d’etat and single-mindedly restored the institutions of democracy. But to herself, Corazon C. Aquino is a plain housewife who, in all conscience, could not refuse her country’s call to service when her husband, former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., was assassinated in 1983. She continues to serve after her term of office ended in 1992 through her work with nongovernmental organizations. …