IDEAS THAT MUST DIE 2

I think when I write these articles some people would assume that my blog is just a whinny know it all type of blog. But I disagree ang alam ko tama ako. at tama ako palagi OK? hehe Pero actually, to be serious I am just trying to be funny while kahit papaano nakapagbibigay nang mga ideas that you can think of, o mapagusapan. If you haven’t seen the 1st entry I made about this topic “IDEAS THAT MUST DIE” You can check the table of contents and you’ll see it there. Or just click this link right here.

Pero like things we leave behind, there are those things  that we should just kill. Hindi purkit nakasanayan na ay applicable parin o stands as a fact sa modernong panahon natin ngayon. Dahil if we just do them for the reason na nakasanayan na natin then we impede the process of learning new things and improving in general. Maraming ganito online but mostly sa paksang science at economics.

  1. Mag apply kasama si Brown Envelope

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    Unrecognizable?

Sa sobrang inis ko one day, I started searching about brown envelopes.

 Yup that is the way a true athletic -with girls dating left and right- live their fast paced, wining life! – That is to search about brown envelopes and how they are used around the world.  

Sorry medyo loser lang ang dating. Usually people around the world use brown envelopes to send money.  Some articles I found teaches how to choose the right color of envelopes, especially when you are SENDING a resume through the MAIL. I have researched from all over the net and found out that the use of it is pretty much the same. Pero never once na sinabi na pwede mo itong gawing bag.

For those who aren’t Filipino and haven’t lived in the Philippines during the 90s o kahit ngayong decade. Most of us used it as a hand bag, specifically when applying for a job. You don’t have to be Nostradamus and guess who among the crowd are applying for a job, just look at what they are using to hold – not just their resume- but anything and everything they can fit in there.

This has to die… I don’t look down on those people who can’t even afford a minimum jeepney fair going to and from the specific companies na gusto nilang applyan, at brown envelope lang talaga ang mapaglalagyan nila nang documents, but I am disappointed to those who are somewhat educated and has some form of a touchscreen smart phone and has social media accounts (na may look away or hands to their faces profile pic) to not see that this is not a logical way to transport and carry an important document like a resume in a brown envelope.

Na napakahirap i-maintain at buhatin sa dulas. Na kapag hawak mo gusto mo kagad i-tupi para mahawakan mo nang maayos. At kapag sumakay ka sa LRT na punuan at siksikan at puno nang mga pawisang mandirigma eh lasug lasug na yung pinaka ingat ingatang mong brown envelope at lahat nang laman nun sa loob.

Try drenching a brown envelope in a good amount of water; does it remind you of something you relieve inside your restroom every morning? Right… So please… Parang kinuha mo sa basurahan yung envelope kapag dumadating ka sa pag iinterviewhan.. Love you… hehe

 

  1. Company Christmas party Performances577955_4103382505090_1904791006_n

If I may ask you and just really think about this for a second, honestly, natutuwa ba talaga kayo taon taon sa mga ganito? I mean yung tipong kapag sumapit ang “ber months” majority ng mga kasama nyo, sinasabi sa sarili nila, “excited na ako mag perform sa Christmas party!” Yung pumasok ng dalawang oras na mas maaga dahil trapik, tapos umuwi ng halos madaling araw dahil kaylangan pang mag praktis?

I think hindi natin alam kung paano at kung ano ang Company Christmas party. I mean the exchange gifts (kahit pati ata yun di natin maexecute ng maayos) at yung iba pa nating routine sa mga company Christmas party (raffles etc…) are ok, we can keep doing those. Pero I think a Company Christmas party is similar to a year end party. We do it to celebrate, socialize, and maybe award or acknowledge the top performers.

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Dressed to the 9s

My point is this, kung i tuon nalang natin ang mga effort natin at ang budget sa maayos na pagkain, kahit pa sa mga prizes, o sa venue, at probably sa isang band o dj na nagpapatugtog nang maayos ayos na music, diba mas maganda yun?

Mabibigay pa natin yung oras to enjoy the moment, and the people we work with. Some laughs, maybe a bit (or a lot) of alcohol and some casual dancing (no performances!), and chill! Tutal ilang beses naba natayo nag costume o nag perform ng Moulin Rouge, o ng Grease na walang kamatayan?  O yung mga taong sasayaw ng hiphop na sila lang nakakaintindi ng sayaw nila? I think itong Idea na ito ay patay na katulad ng ngipin nang kaklase mo nung elementary o yung katrabaho mong akala mo lunch nya tae. JOKE! Please remember It doesn’t mean ginawa natin last year yun or for the past 30 years, eh kaylangan nating gawin ulit. Let’s kill this tradisyon, wala na tayo sa 90s. PURJOS MARIKITA ANG BUHOK KO SA PWET NAGTATAASAN! Sorry…Pero I just discovered that maybe 3 years ago, and it’s really amazing.=D

  1. Marimar Complex

untitled1When you don’t have control of the family TV, believe me, you’ll end up a miserable guy =D. Pero it doesn’t matter if you have 600 channels in standard and in HD, when you have the regular/typical oldies like I do, and you live in this country, then you can expect that almost 100 percent of TV time would be only on three channels (SOMETIMES JUST ONE!). Also, Filipinos love their soap opera. I thank god for youtube and internet that I don’t need to suffer with soap operas super predictable and repeated stories.

I feel like we never really got pass the soap operas of the 90s. What I mean by the Marimar complex is that almost all of the Filipinos series today goes around this story. Yung malalaman nya na yung tatay o nanay nya pala yung pinaka o isa sa pinaka mayaman sa bansa at hindi na sya kaylangan maghirap pa. Sasabihin “parang ang gaan gaan ng pakiramdam ko sa batang yan.” Or yung titira sya sa isang mayamang lalaki na tatay nya pala pero aabusuhin sya ng asawa o nung mga anak na parang hindi nauso ang pulis at ang common sense. Hehe.. Like Bollywood films alam mo na kaagad na magsasayaw sila at alam mo din nagagawan nalang nila ng paraan para masabing ibang story ang mapapanuod nyo pero not really.

Ok lang siguro kung nasa 90s pa tayo, and if we closed the country to the world. Kung walang kahit anong literature, or series na napanood nadodownload, pinipirata ang mga pinoy sa loob ng 20 years, eh pwede pa siguro. Or kung literal na immortal ang mga taong gumagawa at nanonood ng palabas. But hindi, from books and awesome series hindi lang sa US pero pati sa iba pang continent at bansa napakarami nating references -para HINDI mangaya- pero at the least ma inspire to do a different beautiful stories. Parang feeling ko those producers, writers and the artists are either afraid or just talentless to produce a different yet engaging series.

Can we please move on and get smarter and braver in producing at least a different story? Hindi yung binago lang yung combination tapos babalik din sa marimar kapag kaylangan ng pahabahin o tapusin.

  1. Sinakulo

Now, I may be walking on thin ice here, but have you seen the news last year about our sinakolo? Nope? Exactly! =D
For those who are reading this that is not Filipino,  you can google this one out and find out this long time tradition.

The most famous and specifically what I am talking about are those not performed in churches but sa daan na supero low budget at mga tunay na nagpapako o nagpipinitensya. Feeling ko hindi na ganoon kahalaga at wala narin masyadong gumagawa ng tradisyon nito. (Na BTW a tradition that is not completely supported by the Catholic Church)  Although some would say na this is a form of learning pero I think maraming ibang paraan para matutunan ang isang bagay, at kapag hindi na gumagana at wala naring gumagawa bakit kaylangan gawin nang gawin. Wala naman governing bodies that fact check or at least naninigurado na safe ang ginagawa nila.

Yes, if you’re going to give some hate my way, because you believe highly of the benefits of this tradition, or just to tell me na just let it be, – and there is nothing to lose if we just all be happy and observe. Well… I think sabihan mo yung nag wa-wallpaper ng mga santo sa bahay nila habang nag mamadyong sa sala, at sabihan mo na rin yung mga nasa #Maldives kapag hollyweek na nag sisimbang ligaw kapag December para pumorma at dahil baka matutupad ang wish nila… at payuhan mo na talagang magbasa ng biblya, at umatend ng misa at intindihin hindi yung jokes ni pader, kundi yung scripture na tinatalakay. hehe.. might as well do all of those things din..

Hey I just want for the things I believe and do to worth something and if this tradition is just something we do for the sake of doing it, then we might just kill it.

Oh if you would ask me kung anong nangyare dito sa may barangay namin? Well may nag sinakulo 10pm sa barangay dahil bibigyan sila ng donation ni chairman at mainit kasi sa hapon. Perfoming while Bugoy’s song is playing in the background. …If you’d ask me if I gather anything from it na talagang truly worthwhile, nope, not really…

  1. Sidewalk

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    Malaglagan ka nang bato o masagasaan ka?

I could post pictures forever and just show you how this can’t be solved even with the greatest administration we put in the palace. I’m sure you’ve heard our older kababayan speak these words. “Kapag inusog nila yung bahay nila saka namin iuusog yung sa amin.” Pertaining sa kalye na nasakop na nang bahay nila. The other thing that bothers me is that we don’t really know the rules when it comes to anything pagdating sa mga sidewalks. Simula sa pag tayo nang bahay at kung saan lang pwede magtayo nang driveway etc…

img_1592Mula sa overextended na parking lot hanggang sa pinilit na potted plants na parang nasabugan nang plapla at naka handusay lang sa lapag na parang biktima ng gera hehe. There is nothing worse than unmaintained potted plants that are almost dead and doesn’t give that much oxygen and that just blocks the way! The rage that goes through me!  =D

But this one is a bit tricky and people here just don’t give a rat’s behind sa mga bagay na nasasagasaan na ba nila o hindi. SO This has to die, sad to say but I think we no longer have sidewalks. Yung nakikita natin ngayon sa tabi nang daan, ay parang sinasabi lang nanay ko sa mga bagay na sira na. “Wag mong tapon yan, hindi sira yan, papagawa lang.”

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