Tuesday, November 26, 2013


By: Elie Balaquiao
June 16, 2013

Date a girl who studies law. She is not meant for everyone. But a person like you, with enough courage to try the extraordinary, deserves nothing less than a girl who has the fabric of what keeps peace and order in the world at her fingertips.

A girl who studies law is strong-willed. She has a strong sense of justice. She will fight for what she thinks is right, whether it entails telling off people who cut lines in the train station or volunteering for an NGO to fight mining companies. A girl who studies law speaks her mind. She will take none of your nonsense. She will tell you when you are wrong, even if it hurts you. A girl who studies law cannot be contained. You cannot tell her what to do, or what to believe. She knows what she wants. You cannot make these choices for her. A girl who studies law questions authority, dogma and conventional matters. She finds her own way of doing things. She dances to the beat of her own drums. A girl who studies law does not need you. She is a strong girl who can take care of herself. You do not need to be at her disposal. She will not run to you to carry her books, or fix her broken things, or finish her uncompleted tasks. She knows how to deal with these things, without your help. A girl who studies law will scare you. And you should be scared.

But a girl who studies law is a girl who understands the things that matter. She is strong-willed because she comprehends the need for people to fight for what is right. She may be abrasive, she may tell you off if you are wrong, but know that a girl who studies law has read and seen too many injustices to just remain quiet. She speaks her mind because she has something to say. She understands the inalienable right and the undeniable value of being able to express one’s beliefs. It is in her DNA. A girl who studies law challenges conventional thoughts because she knows that enduring the status quo has caused far too many sufferings in the past. A girl who studies law has a sense of the order of the universe. Her thoughts are inextricably linked to her society, her country, her world. For this, a girl who studies law will always have concerns that are above you and her. Her mind wanders in the greater scheme of things. Hence, you can never contain a girl who studies law. She can live without you. Her master is the law. She breathes and lives for the law. And because of this, you can never completely have her.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Piece of Advice: What to do when what's on the book you read is different from your Professors' point of view.

In one of the lectures of your professor, you heard him say somewhat different from what you learned or read. What do you do? I mentioned before you may want to discuss the matter with him privately and in a respectful manner. But what if after the discussion he maintains his position, what then should your answer be if that would be asked in the exam? Then you have to give the answer as taught by your professor. Remember he is the one who will check your booklet. However, be sure you know what the correct answer is when asked in the bar exam.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

There's a difference between an Attorney and a Lawyer!

You might have heard the words attorney and lawyer used interchangeably in TV or movies. So much so, that you might think that the words are synonyms, but in reality they're slightly different things!
A lawyer is someone who is trained in the law. Anyone who has been to law school can consider themselves a lawyer.
An attorney, however, is someone who has passed the bar exam in the jurisdiction that they intend to work in.
This means in practice, that someone who's strictly a lawyer can give legal advice, but only an attorney can legally represent someone else.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

No Boundaries

I just heard from one of my friends in Law School that the Theme Song for this year's BAR OPS is "No Boundaries" by Kris Allen as popularized by Adam Lambert. I was very happy to hear it knowing that because since I started my journey of becoming a lawyer, it has been one of my boosters not to give up, never to give up! I already posted here my other theme song such which "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus but the impact of this song is really deep! Oh well, let the lyrics speak for itself. :)

Seconds, hours, so many days
You know what you want, but how long can you wait?
Every moment last forever.
When you feel you've lost your way.

What if my chances were already gone?
I started believing that I could be wrong.
But you give me one good reason.
To fight and never walk away.

So here I am, still holding on

With every step, you climb another mountain
Every breath, it's harder to believe
You'll make it through the pain, weather the hurricanes
To get to that one thing.

Just when you think the road is going nowhere
Just when you almost gave up on your dreams
They take you by the hand and show you that you can
There are no boundaries.
There are no boundaries.

I fought to the limit, to stand on the edge
What if today is as good as it gets?
Don't know where the future's heading
But nothing's gonna bring me down
I've jumped every bridge and I've run every line
I risked being safe but I always knew why
I always knew why

So here I am, still holding on

With every step, you climb another mountain
Every breath, it's harder to believe
You'll make it through the pain, weather the hurricanes
To get to that one thing

Just when you think the road is going nowhere
Just when you almost gave up on your dreams
They take you by the hand and show you that you can

You can go higher, you can go deeper
There are no boundaries above and beneath you
Break every rule 'cause there's nothing between you
And your dreams

With every step, you climb another mountain
Every breath, it's harder to believe

Yeah, there are no boundaries
There are no boundaries

With every step, you climb another mountain
Every breath, it's harder to believe
You'll make it through the pain, weather the hurricanes

There are no boundaries.
There are no boundaries.
There are no boundaries.

Good luck to the aspirant lawyers who will take the BAR EXAM this coming October.
May the odds be ever be in your favor!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Ten Hidden Perks of Being a Law Student

#1: You will gradually develop into a bodybuilder as you power-walk your computers and casebooks around campus. In many ways, the library can be very much like the gym.
#2: Many studies have found that strenuous thinking burns calories. Need I say more?
#3: Non-law writing projects will seem like such an easygoing pastime you may find yourself randomly writing a 6-inch thick allegorical novel for the sheer joy of it.
#4: You will be easily entertained by anything else besides law homework, including certain wedding shows on TV. The line may blur between simple pleasures and simple-minded pleasures.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

PUP College of Law - FAQs

Since I've been receiving a lot of emails lately asking about information one needs to know on PUP College of Law, I decided to post all the FAQs that an interested applicant would want to know. However, please note that some of the information here may change without prior notice and almost all the details posted on this particular one are the same as you'll see on the PUP website. Thank you! I hope I was able to help you :)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Midterm na naman!

May isang dahilan kung bakit karamihan sa mga kakilala ko ang nkakalimot sa bday ko, yun ay dahil sa midterm! Sobrang busy ng lahat para makapag-review at wala ng ibang nasa isip nila kundi ang ipasa ang lahat ng exams -- aba! lalo naman sa Law School! kaya kung nakalimutan man ng mga kumpanyero ko sa PUP College of Law ang birthday ko, don't worry! naiintindihan ko kayo :)

Bsta isa lang ang gsto ko, sana maipasa nyo ang lahat ng exams nyo.
Yun lang masaya na ko ^^

Good luck sa lahat ng magsusunog ng kilay ! AJA !

(c) William Abarca

Thursday, August 8, 2013

10 Steps to Understanding the Law Student in Your Life

Law students are something of a different species. Though NYU Law students are a diverse bunch in many ways, there are traits and common understandings we come to share as we go through this journey together. As they say, above all, law school teaches students how to think like lawyers. It all develops very naturally, gradually, almost insidiously.

Then, the inevitable occurs: that moment when you realize that one of your loved ones on the outside just doesn’t get it.

You know the moment.

Maybe it was when your friend from college came into town for the weekend, clearly assuming you could go three days without doing a lick of work whatsoever.

Or when your significant other’s eyes glazed over when you discussed the fascinating world of the non-delegation doctrine.

Or when that family member *shudder* asked you for legal advice.

Recently, I wondered: if I could have given my loved ones a little pamphlet called “Knowing Your Law Student” before I began my 1L year, what would it have said?

The following aspires to be just such a primer, for anyone who has a law student in their life who they love enough to understand better. Students, feel free to send a link to this post to your loved ones (or print this page and mail it to those less tech-savvy loved ones).

1. Some things are going to be a lot different. You may not be able to watch “Law and Order” or “My Cousin Vinnie” again without your law student pointing out the inaccuracies, almost as a reflex. Legalese will find its way into your dinner conversations. You may gently mock your law student for this.

But if it's something this egregious, mock away.

2. Take an interest in your law student’s life. At some point, your law student will enthusiastically tell you about something interesting she’s learned. Do not panic – it’s okay if you don’t understand! Law school is remarkably good at putting a bubble around students that convinces them that everyone must understand what they’re talking about. If you aren’t clear on what she’s talking about, just ask – she won’t mind. If you really want to bone up on the subject, by all means – but it’s certainly not required.

There's no need to be the awkward penguin.

3. But don’t overdo talking shop. As much as they enjoy talking about all things legal, law students love talking about everything else, too. It reminds us that there’s still a whole other world outside law school, and that can be incredibly refreshing. Your law student has other law students to talk about that stuff with, anyway.

It's a whole new world out there.

4. When the law student in your life says she’s busy, over and over again…she probably is. Be understanding – law school is time-consuming. It’s just the nature of the beast. Voice your needs when appropriate – and, if possible, not during final exams time. Which leads us to…

5. During finals time, be understanding. There may be a drop in your law student’s ability to tend to the non-law school parts of his life. Be supportive. Should any conflict arise during this time, address it in a calm manner at an appropriate time. During final exams, your law student may feel he’s under a lot of pressure. Much more could be the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.

Well...kind of like that, I guess.

6. During final exam season, you may want to find yourself a hobby. You may hear from your law student less around this time of year. It isn’t that she doesn’t miss you or wouldn’t love to hear from you – she’s just really busy and probably stressed out. If she doesn’t return your calls/IMs/texts/carrier pigeons, don’t panic. Let her connect with you on her own time. (And if you do actually pick up a hobby, introduce it to your law student when finals are over!)

"I don't think we should continue the hike - this could be a legally sufficient warning."

7. But do not forget about your law student! Any little gesture, like making him cookies, sending an uplifting email, or even just giving a big hug will absolutely make his day. Guaranteed. I mean, your law student will have been sitting in the library for hours on end among casebooks – it’s a sure thing.

We're talking this level of satisfaction.

8. When finals are over, they’re over. Not all law students love to post-mortem exams. Probing beyond “how did it go?” may not be a good idea. Quite likely, your law student wants to leave that experience behind – what’s done is done, and it’s time to celebrate (and/or sleep).

Approximately how your law student feels by the end of final exams.

9. Law school can be stressful – but you can help. It may not be The Paper Chase, but it’s not Sesame Street, either. Your law student may feel disillusioned about something that sounds trivial to you. You may feel helpless to comfort them – but actually, it’s quite the opposite. You have the power to ground your law student in reality, and remind them of the bigger picture.

10. Don’t ask your law student for legal advice. Please don’t do this. Your law student can face very serious, even career-threatening consequences for giving legal advice, and she knows it. She may really want to help you, but please don’t pressure her into making that kind of choice.

Having a law student in your life can be a challenging experience, but a rewarding one. Hopefully this little post will promote more of the latter. Special thanks to the many law students who provided me with their words of wisdom!

This post was originally posted last August 16, 2011 here.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

People You Meet During Exams: The Freak Out

Originally posted last May 10, 2005 here.

One of the most entertaining exam creatures is the Freak Out. This is the person who wilts under the pressure of exams until they have a memorable and embarrassing public breakdown. The Freak Out is expected during the first semester of the first year. Nobody can really fault an emotionally frazzled student embarking on their first set of law school exams to lose it. Usually, this person will either adapt or drop out. But a small number of first semester Freak Outs continue to freak out each subsequent exam session. Their predictable histrionics garner little sympathy past the first semsester. Rather, they provide a much needed comic relief and confidence boost to their more emotionally stable classmates.

The typical freak out comes in two forms: The first is the Preemptive Freak Out. This occurs before they have even started studying. It most often happens between the last day of class an the first exam. This person realizes the amount of work that lies ahead and loses it. This type of freak out is unexpected, but not nearly as entertaining as the other type: The Slow Build. The Slow Build, as the name suggests, slowly wears down as exams wear on. The pressure mounts and they become more frazzled. A percieved poor performance on one exam will increase the pressure on them. So will the complete inability to understand an important concept from one of their classes. You can usually see the warning signs: Mood swings, irritability, unsafe caffine consumption. They will do something ridiculous like spend 40 straight hours at the library. Bags will form under their eyes. They will wear the same clothes for days at a time. Their behavior seems a bit off. Then, all of the sudden, when confiding in a friend, they snap: The tears flow, their voice echos through the library. During the first semester, people will fell sorry for her. After that, they will laugh at her.

Considering the pressure involved in law school exams, one would think that the freak out would be more frequent. The hidden freak-out are aplenty but they prefer to go by the identity: The Functioning Alcoholic.

People You Meet During Exams: Smugman

Originally posted last May 06, 2005 here.

It's no surprise that egos abound at law school. However, after a semester of one-upmanship and socratic questioning, every broad-shouldered, bright-eyed Biff Loman shrivels down to his disappointed, self-doubting father, Willy.

One law student, however, manages to "suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune" with ease. That law student is Smugman (pronounced briskly as Smug-Mun.)

Smugman saunters through the halls with his chin up and his chest out, never obsessing about minute points of law or his standing amongst his peers. His self-confidence is a carnival mirror for further excaberating the anxiety of his peers.

While I cheer the fact that there is at least one emotionally well balanced person in law school, I can't help wonder if he was always this way.

Smugman at Age 2: Don't get too used to all that wiping, Mom. I plan on being consistent with the potty within a month.

Smugman at Age 6: Let's not waste your valuable time, Nurse Weathers. I can read the bottom line of this optometry test. K, 5, E, M, P.

Smugman at Age 13: Realistically, this Bar Mitzvah is just a formality. When I walked through the doors of this temple, I was already a man.

Smugman at Age 16: Parallel parking? Hell, I could even do it perpendicularly if it was allowed.

Smugman at Age 18: Be Gentle? Don't worry, my dear. After all, I didn't bring this "French Tickler" as a gag.

Monday, August 5, 2013

People You Meet During Exams: The Braggart

Originally posted last May 02, 2005 here.

The polar opposite of The Possum is The Braggart. Obviously, this is the person (usually a guy) who has the unyielding desire to inform everybody of his extensive exam preperations. The Braggart is painfully ignorant of any sort of efficiency theory, choosing to substitute quantity over quality when it comes to studying. Nothing vexes the Braggart more than those who choose to spend even one waking moment during exam time on anything other than studying. Unless, of course, they are bragging.

One of the most entertaining interactions you can witness is the meeting of two Braggarts on the way to the library restroom or in the computer lab. Similar to a meeting between two Bull Moose, they will figuratively butt heads in a struggle for bragging supremicy.

Braggart A: "I'm exhausted, I've been here for eight hours."

Braggart B: "Really? I've been here for ten and I'm just getting started."

Braggart A: "Well, I just finished my Tax outline. It's 60 pages long."

Braggart B: "60? Is that all? Mine is 75, and I finished a week ago. But I'm sure you'll still pass."

Braggart B has won. He is the new Alpha of the bragging nerds. Braggart A must retreat back to his cubicle to see if he can lengthen that tax outline at all.

The Braggart seethes when he finds out that someone is doing well in law school by merely using their notes and a commercial outline. "Judas," he mutters to himself as he pulls himself onto his cross of self sacrifice. Hey, Braggart, its a simple cost/benefit analysis (and don't forget who got the 30 pieces of silver at the end of the day).

People You Meet During Exams: The Possum

Originally posted last April 29, 2005 here.

Exam time brings out a whole new set of law school characters. They lie dormant all semester, until the stress of having their future ride on the results of a few tests brings these creatures out into the open. One such creature is The Possum. The Possum is the person, often a girl, who will jokingly talk about how badly they are going to fail. The Possum will compliment your knowledge of the material while deriding her own. One of the favorite jokes of The Possum is to say, "Sit next to me, so I can copy off you!"

For someone so sure that she is about to fail, she is in surprisingly good spirits, isn't she? Is she drugged? Did she have a self-actualization on the last day of class and realize that she isn't meant to be in law school, and is just finishing out the semester for good measure? Is she just happliy content with being below average? Of course not. As you can gather from the name, The Possum is just playing dead.

In reality, she is fully confident in her ability to succeed on her exams. Her "playing dumb" is just a smokescreen to hide the many hours she spends perfecting her outlines and memorizing the UCC. Of course, the following semester, when she learns that she got a 3.7, she acts genuinely surprised, as if it were some fluke.

At the end of the day, I like to have The Possum around. She is sort of like a stripper: She makes you feel better about yourself, even though you know she is lying.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Just a reminder to those who are studying law and lawyers themselves...

“Right now, while you are still in law school, make the commitment – not just in your head, but in your heart – that, although you are willing to work hard and you would like to make a comfortable living, you are not going to let money dominate your life to the exclusion of all else… BELIEVE in something - CARE about something – so that when the culture of greed presses in on you from all sides, there will be something inside of you pushing back. Make the decision now that you will be the one who defines success for you”.
 – P Schiltz (1999).

Seems Legit...

Friday, June 14, 2013

What is the soundtrack of your life?

Sorry but I feel the need to explain why I chose this song :)) This has been the soundtrack of my life since God knows when. Every line from this song speaks for me. The way I feel. The things I've been through and still going through and how I face them gracefully. Remember, no matter what we do, other people will always say something to us and oftentimes will pull us down but at the end of the day, we must realize that what matters most is how we see ourselves because only YOU know who you really are . Thank you so much !

CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY - Mariah Carrey

They can say, 
Anything they want to say, 
Try to bring me down, 
But I will not allow anyone to succeed hanging clouds over me, 
And they can try 
How to make me feel that I, 
Don't matter at all, 
But I refuse to falter in what I believe or loose faith in my dreams

'Cause there's, 
There's a light in me, 
That shines brightly, 
They can try, 
But they can't take that away from me
From me

Oh they, 
They can do
Anything they want to you, 
If you let them in, 
But they won't ever win, 
If you cling to you pride, and just push them aside, 
See I, 
I have learned, 
There's an inner peace I own, 
Something in my soul that they can not possess
So I won't be afraid and the darkness will fade

'Cause there's, 
There's light in me me, 
That shines brightly, yes
They can try, 
But they can't take that away from me

They can't take this 
Precious love I'll always have inside me, 
Certainly the Lord will guide me where I need to go

They can say 
Anything they want to say, 
Try to bring me down, 
But I won't face the ground, 
I will rise steadily sailing out of their reach, 
Although they do try, 
How to make me feel that I, 
Don't matter at all, 
But I refuse to falter in what I believe or loose faith in my dreams, 
'Cause there's a light in me, 
That shines brightly yes

They can try but they can't take that away from 
Me... From me..

Originally posted here.
How about you? What is the soundtrack of your life?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

All firstborns ...

Young Blood

All firstborns


When I’m asked how many siblings I have, I normally respond like this: “I have two—my sister and my brother. We’re all firstborns.”

That last part catches people off-guard, and I brace for follow-up questions such as, awkwardly: You all have different fathers? I understand that this comes from the impression that women like my mother are either unfortunate or “hostesses,” thanks (but no thanks) to films like “Tanging Ina.”

There are many times when I want to tell my friends the truth about my bizarre family story. But something holds me back, being in a country that hangs on to strong family ties and values.

I believe I have the most courageous and dignified mother of all. She is 51 and a single parent. I am her only child with my father; my sister and brother are her only children with their fathers.

I consider her the greatest actress of all time because she can play different roles at the same time.

She is our father who works hard day and night to support us financially. Like a protective dad, she fights like a lion and defends us whenever she feels we are being belittled or oppressed. She is our  ate  (elder sister) with whom we can chat and exchange silly jokes. Sometimes we can’t tell her everything under the sun, but she tries to be a good listener when we need one.

She is our kuya  (elder brother) who guards us from danger. She taught me to be street-smart—a great help when I have to go home late. She is our  yaya  (nanny) who always does things for us, including doing our laundry and folding our clothes neatly in the cabinet.

Finally, she is our mother who gave birth to us and continues to provide us shelter and love.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The people behind the success of PUP College of Law

I've been receiving messages from different people asking who the faculty members are in the PUP College of Law. Some of them are going to be part of the PUP-COL Family this coming school year. So to guide each and everyone of you, I copied the list of the faculty members listed in the PUP website.

The following are the current members of the faculty of the PUP College of Law headed by 
Dean Gemy Lito L. Festin.

Justice Efren De La Cruz
Master of Laws, University of Santo Tomas, Manila
Bachelor of Laws, University of the East, Manila
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1981
Chairperson, First Division, Sandiganbayan
Associate Justice, Sandiganbayan

Judy Lardizabal, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recoletos (Valedictorian)
First Placer, 2008 Bar Examinations

Tuesday, April 30, 2013



As law students we’re learning skills that will serve us well not just in a legal career, but also in many business fields and (possibly) life in general. However, there are some completely ridiculous expectations that people have of law students that no matter how hard we study, we just cannot live up to. 
Here are some of the expectations people, generally friends and family, have of me when I talk to them about my studies….


People always assume that I know how to get out of parking or speeding fines, like it’s a subject that’s offered in first year. Sure, in some circumstances there may be some mitigating factors but unfortunately, as we all know, they’re generally strict liability and if you’ve got a ticket, you’re stuffed. The only problem is how do you explain it to a tipsy uncle at a family BBQ?


She’s a ‘judge’ and we’re law students, but that’s where the commonality ends. Sure we have comparative law subjects and we understand some of the similarities and differences between judicial systems, but none of those skills or knowledge will help you to make sense of what goes on in Judge Judy’s courtroom. The best explanation to give someone is to expect the complete opposite if they are ever going to court, or to suggest they try watching Rake instead.


Sure, I have great researching skills – I know how to look up all Mabo decisions and the Tasmanian Dams Case – but that doesn’t mean I’m any better at Googling something. 
Probably like most of you, any searches I do on Google are just pot luck. Insert random words and hope for the best or failing that at least a funny meme. My real skill is searching through videos on YouTube. It’s amazing what you can find when you’re trying to avoid jurisprudence study.


Now being argumentative is not such a bad attribute to have in law, and the ability to read between the lines to infer a certain take on something can be pretty helpful too. After all, that’s what statutory interpretation is all about.
Sometimes people always take it too far, thinking just because you express an opinion and are able to back it up, that you’re argumentative. Not to mention implying that you just love to twist words and butter people up so you can extract what you want from them. 
Personally, I take that as a compliment. It’s good to know my nearest and dearest think I will be killer at cross-examination, but it does get tiresome when people don’t realise that you can switch off your lawyer brain and that we are normal, friendly people that don’t have to have the last word.


Finally, everyone seems to expect that just because I’ve almost survived the long haul of a law degree, I can survive the long haul of running 42.2km.
Strange how friends and family miss the stark contrast between being locked in a room surrounded by books and suffering a massive lack of vitamin D, and being outside and running for hours. Nothing I have had learned in law school has helped me with running, save that I know how to get away from an exam centre damn quick. 
These are just some of the unrealistic expectations of law students that I’ve encountered. Share you stereotype experiences in the comments section below! 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

One does not simply pass the Bar !

Cheers to the set of new lawyers who passed the 2012 Bar Exam !

Click here to see the complete list of the 2012 Bar passers .

For those who didn't make it now, NEVER GIVE UP!
Remember, in life, we only have 3 choices ...
GIVE UP which I think is really not a good choice!
GIVE IN to the things you know worth trying and worth having.
Failing the Bar Exam or other things in life doesn't mean you're a loser, it only means you tried and willing to try and try! You don't wanna waste all your sacrifices while you were still in law school, do you?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Be nice to everyone, they are fighting a battle you know nothing about ...

               Looks can be deceiving. A person may look so jolly and all but behind those silly jokes and wide smiles is a melting heart. A heart that is longing for care and love from people around her. That because she looks so strong and brave, people around her never even mind asking if she's going through tough things. That the only thing that person can do is to conceal the pain she's feeling inside and fake a smile.

               Most of the time, I feel this way. It feels like I'm always alone fighting a battle other people know nothing about. What's worse? They judge you just because they see you the way they look at you. I remember when I was still in the undergrad school, I received a letter from a friend. It was an unnamed letter. I won't disclose everything on that letter but I will tell you the most memorable thing about it. The person told me to change who I am, she said, I may be going through a lot of things but it's not an excuse to act the way I do. I want to repeat it, that person was my friend, when your friend knows what you are going through, they don't judge you, they simply understands. That person didn't know what I went through before becoming the person I am now.  I'm not saying that all my actions are pleasing nor acceptable, but we all live in a world where people want us to live the way they do, and I believe that being yourself in this kind of world is an achievement. I am living the way I want my life to   be. It's by far one of my greatest achievements.

               I want to share with you a post I read from the net. It's all the about the title of this article. I felt guilty when I finished reading the passage. I thought to myself, next time the situation is not so favorable to me, I have to think of the other people's situation first before doing any actions. They might have been going through a lot of struggles, just like me. I hope you'll also have your own realization.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bob Ong Vs. The Legally Blunt

Originally posted here.

Bob Ong : Ang tenga kapag pinagdikit korteng puso…Extension ng puso ang tenga, kaya kapag marunog kang makinig, marunong kang magmahal

Ako : Kailanman di mo pwedeng pagdikitin ang dalawang tenga maliban na lang kung tanggalin mo, alam mo yan! at hindi porket marunong kang makinig ay marunong ka ng magmahal, saka paano naman ung mga bingi?, gusto mo ba sabihing hindi sila marunong magmahal?

Bob Ong : Ang pag ibig Parang elevator lang yan, bakit mo pagsisiksikan ung sarili mo kung walang pwesto para sayo. Eh meron naman hagdan, ayaw mo lang pansinin.

Ako : Di ka ba pwedeng maghintay? babalik din naman ung elevator, wala ka lang talagang tyagang maghintay…pagbalik nun wala nang laman, pwede ka nang sumakay…magtatalon ka pa dahil sa sobrang luwang ng elevator.

Bob Ong : Kung maghihintay ka lang ng lalandi sayo, walang mangyayari sa buhay mo.. Dapat lumandi ka din

Ako : Ang problema, kahit anong gawin mong landi eh walang pumapansin sayo…may mangyayari kaya sa buhay mo?

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Behind my back ...

Originally posted here.

So many people say that you won’t amount to anything, you won’t make it, you won’t succeed- unless you’re on your own. But those people forget the heroes standing behind them- the unsung warriors- the brave fighters and peacemakers- who make life what it is. These people are friends, compadres, and even the chums- add the vibrancy and color to this world that is otherwise a monotone black and white. These people- who no matter what is wrong and what they are doing, support you every step of the way and hold you up when you’re falling.

Ladies and gentlemen, never forget these people watching you, guarding you through life’s hardships. They will be your light, your happiness to guide you through this never ending darkness. If soon forgotten, the marks- and sometimes even the scars- these people cast on your heart will still exist, though their reasoning may be lost. Everyone you meet- every single person impacts you in some way, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem at the time. Then there are those people- the special people to touch your heart- who leave marks so big or so deep on your soul, that you could never forget their mark no matter how much you try. These people will hold the greatest impact on your life and whose presence will stick with through all times. There marks aid to characterize who you are and how your life will go. 

These heroes will be able to tell you what’s wrong, even though you may not know it yourself. The look in your eyes- they see through your lies, even if they blind you. You can tell them you’re fine- straight face lie- and they’ll see straight through it. You can’t fool them, can’t trick them- they know you too well. Don’t even try it- it’s not worth the effort. 

They are your sunshine, your hope, your light. You can’t let them extinguish or you’ll extinguish yourself. You need them to hold you together- to hold your seams together while you’re breaking apart. They’ll hold you when you break down and cry. They’ll share your pain- no matter rough it may be or how much you hurt. These fighters just want to bring your pain to a halt and make sure no matter what- you’ll be okay. 

They will listen to your problems, and give advice when you can’t find it in your own heart- even when the truth may not be what you want to hear. They’ll do anything- no matter how silly and crude- just to make you smile. 

Your flaws are embraced- these amigos know you aren’t perfect. They’ll accept you for who you are- even if they disagree with who you are or what you do. 

You can call them- any time of day- rain or shine- just to have someone to talk to, to cry to. 

They will take you out and treat you, just to make sure you’re fed and well. 

These warriors become your everything and consume what you thought life was.  
Please, remember these everyday heroes who have done so much for your life. They are here for you- they would even die for you- how could you even begin to toss them away? Something so simple that becomes to embody something even greater- something that almost seems not human. These kind creatures- uncaring about themselves and more forgiving than even the earth itself- are what make life special and worth living. The earth needs the sun to light up its surface, just as we need the friends and family who are watching our backs. Please, I beg of you, don’t let this earthly wonder slip you by. Embrace the ones you love, and who love you. Don’t let that soft flame extinguish. Hold it and protect it from the impending storm. Who knows when you’ll need these heroes later, or when they’ll need you- but no matter what, don’t let the true miracles that have come into your life slip away.
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