Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Challenge

We are facing the greatest problem there is now.
Day by day it is slowly trying to grasp our attention to take action. But we are distracted by unimportant things such as noneducational tv shows and indecent political scandals. By and by, we also try to ignore it but I know that you know it as well. You feel it even at night.
Yes, it's the effect of Global Warming.
One may think that this is something that you can just put off for tomorrow. But what if that day won't come?
Will you just stand and stare til the Earth comes to its worst desctruction.

You see and hear news about all these natural disasters happening outside our country and you think to yourself that it's not going to happen to us, guess again.
This is no laughing matter. If we try to be more considerate, put aside unnecessary things, then maybe, wait let me rephrase that;
I know that we can make things a little better.

We can start off with sm
all stuff:

1. Use less paper; use
the back of the paper to print on or write on; use recycled paper.

-> We usually make use of a lot of paper (paper money is a totally different issue), and most of the time we just waste such a material even though there's still enough space to write on or even scribble on. People, we need to R-E-C-Y-C-L-E these papers. Think of all the trees your destroying and putting to waste.

2. Plant more trees to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

-> This is usually done during NSTP's, school curriculum, charities or organizational stuff. But how about if we try to develop a green thumb, wherein we plant and invest a better environment for fun. It's also one way of decreasing air pollution. We can start off at home, plant more greens. Or even at school and some places where it's becoming more bald every minute.

3. The media should conduct interviews of legislators to help the public become aware of their ability and willingness to help solve the problem.

-> As you've noticed, some of the news you see or even hear on tv and on the radio are mostly about killings, political scams and who's dating who in show business. All this crap doesn't really do any good to us, so I strongly suggest that the people in the media should add to their program ways on giving back to mother Earth. Politicians should also get themselves much more involved in promoting actions that will benefit our slowly weaking planet. We do not need to hear how they plan to build big buildings nor whatever pompous campaign they'll have in the future nor whoever it is they aren't in good terms with as of the moment.
4. Levy higher taxes on companies that pollute the air.

-> Since taxes are going up and higher, let's try to make our point a bit clearer. Most employees and employers are dodging paying their taxes. How much more are those from companies or manufacturers that contributes to all types of pollution there is. Whether it be bodies of water, imagine the beachwater contaminated by such waste and chemicals. Be it by air, think of the children and babies being brought in to this world only to breathe such health-deteriorating chemicals in the air. If not be fined for inducing chemical waste everywhere, they should, instead, pay higher taxes. Just think of the burden everyone is facing while people from these companies just sit back and pay the same minimal taxes. Justice.

5. Use less electricity; turn off the TV, read books, walk, run, bike, surf, play tennis.

-> If you think that you're going to fall off to sleep while watching TV, then put a timer on it. Reading books doesn't necessarily mean that you'll become a dork but it's one way of making your mind grow, not figuratively. Of course, being active into sports doesn't require that much electricity anyway, so in a way, we save electricity. Right?

6. Reuse newspapers as wrapping paper for gifts.
-> This can be just something to sort of protect the gift more, we're tearing up the paper anyway as we open gifts given to us. It's also an easier way for us to make use of our recycling abilities. :)

7. Protect our oceans - prevent plankton in the ocean from dying

-> I was able to watch a small part of the film, "An Inconvenient Truth", and even the ocean's rainforest (which are the coral reefs) are slowly dying. Physically they look like their bleached or something. Just think about those endangered water creatures and even the common fishes are deeply being affected by this. Not because the reefs look white as snow, but as this slowly develops, it produces chemicals as well to this mass of water. The cause? Factories dumping chemical wastes to our beloved water. Personally, I still want to enjoy swimming at our local beach resorts, but the thought of getting these chemicals in my body sort of puts a stop sign in my mind. Do we want these? Now, some of these elaborated ideas are of course just an action we can take on to contribute a better change to our world. With the world, changing by the second, let's try to be more aware of the damage we're giving to our Earth. You may be enjoying your air-conditioned room, thinking that you're not affected but somehow you will lose electricity and you won't be able to enjoy those luxuries. So I tell you, to be more considerate and be more aware and attentive to whatever is already happening to our world.
Let us not look away from the problem, but look and take action right now.

Change, for the better. Change, is a must. It won't hurt if we try, right?

This is my entry to the Blog Awards Challenge No. 2: Blogging for Global Warming

Monday, April 28, 2008

I'm it.

This one was from Vannie, now I know I sort of exist in this blogosphere. :)
I think some of these facts/habits people can actually relate to, and/or we have the same set of habits. :P
Let's try it out.

Here are the rules:

1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.
3. At the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment on their blog and tell them they’ve been tagged, and to come back and read your blog for the whole story.

My 8 random facts/habits:

1. Whenever there's something to be anticipated, I often become a pessimist. Because usually, at the back of my mind, the opposite would happen. Say for example, there's this competition right? And I think to myself about losing and stuff, when in fact I'm totally expecting to win. Confusing right?

2. I try different routines every morning, to see which would complement my schedule. *I wake up 5:20am and I come to work at about 6:10am*

3. I mumble a lot. Well, often only to myself. My mom already thinks I'm crazy. Ain't that wonderful?

My nicknames' are totally unrelated in what-so-ever to my real name. *I'm often being teased of having an old-fashioned name.*

5. I have extreme opposite personalities that I'm struggling to handle.

6. I'm sort of multi-talented but I don't tell people that, because I'm ever so humble.

7. I'm not that great of a friend, but I try.

8. I am easily annoyed by uninteresting people. *do I sound too obnoxious?*

Tagged tagged tagged: Tina, MeL, Bam, and the rest is for those interested to answer this. :)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

It strikes again!

I can't believe I'm even posting about them here. Yes, I'm talking about the ever so tiring PBB teen watchamacallit edition. Partly because I have nothing to talk about today. They have definitely casted a different set of youngsters today. And yes, I'll be ranting about them completely, with a smile on my face.

PBB, this just goes to show how chismoso we are. Just think about it, we're watching live feeds about what goes on in the lives of these people. Intrigera. Still we enjoy it, because every now and then there's always a new guest. I'd love to name them one by one and point out what I don't like about them, rather I'll generalize them. Somehow, in the process, they all look the same., except for that skinny Dabawenyo. I know that I also know better than to expect something extraordinarily deep about them but hey, these are kids. Add up to that their psychotic and extreme parents (well, some of them are the typical type).
Anyway, all this talk about them even bores me.

So enough of them, I just want to express my deep regret of being unable to be at the awarding ceremony for our so-called sports fest. But hey, I got the trophy with me already. The prize money? Not so sure when they'll give it.
Here's the pic of the most coveted trophy (along with another award that's totally a different story)

Cool eh? It was a tough nerve-wrecking fight. But we got through it. Seryosohan na toh. :)

As for work? Well, since our whole team won in the Family Day Cup (30K to be exact), a party is to be expected. We definitely live up to our motto: Work hard, Party harder.

This won't be official, but since I have a well-adjusted schedule now, I'm sort of back into the blogosphere. :)

Friday, April 25, 2008

What is it!?!

The question that pops in my mind whenever someone tries to talk to me. Do I sound too obnoxious now? I have issues when talking to certain people. Yes, I'm very picky. And I am known to have very few patience. To which is why, it certainly amazes me as to how I had survived and even tolerated stupidity in this line of work. I'd rather not talk about it, now I'm beginning to be too discriminating.

Some people are often misled to believe that if you work as a call center agent, you're referred to as someone who's cool. You'd think that your friends would think highly of you if you chose this kind of occupation. This is not one of those regular jobs where you can just slack off. This is also not something to be envied of. It drains your mind and your body if you don't know how to manage time and energy. You are often forced to leave the life you had been living. And the routine would be work-sleep-eat-bathe-work and you know that cycle. It's just a matter of getting used to it and setting your mind to think of anything but the negative.

As for me, I'm lucky enough to have gone past those eye-dropping, aging, zombie-like days. New team, new schedule and a well adjusted life. Although the pay won't be as much as what GY shift would be like, but hey it's either money or a normal life. At least, that's what I think. Sometimes it amuses me as how some of the people I know are trying so hard to get into this kind of work, I've given hints that it's not that easy but they persist. Well, it's not like I'm undermining their capacity, but I know them well enough to be unable to handle stress and pressure at the same time. Oh well, to each his own.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

My First

Would you agree that life is full of mysteries?
Well, maybe it is. I don't really have an exact answer for that. All I know is that, because of this thought about life being like this, we seem to make it much more complicated.
Searching for answers that's already in front of us.

Quoting a certain book I just finished reading, what's important is invisible to the naked eye. It's like admiring something beautiful, figuratively or not. The secret to it's beauty lies beneath it, something we won't be able to see not unless we allow ourselves to know it more.

We just have to know ourselves better for us to understand life much more as well. At least that's what I think. I'm still in the process of learning everything life's been teaching me. Somehow it kinda confuses me but I try to comprehend it.

If I can just get away from this fast-paced world.