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BER months AGAIN!

Happy September! It’s the Ber season again and for us Filipinos is definitely the Christmas season already. August came as the craziest month for me so far for this year and I hope I can write something about that here in this blog without my attention being called by someone from the higher ups.ย 

Last four months of the year and still I am doing my best to make it count and to catch up on posts that I have not yet written and ideas in my mind that I still have to share with you. Having said that, wishing everyone an awesome September and the rest of the Ber months of the year!๐Ÿ™‚

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Okay, this is a very delayed post. I saw this video few weeks ago and it was my first time to hear this song too if not for the UN World Humanitarian Day Celebration. Beyonce’s song was just fitting as a challenge to everyone who is treading this world to leave a mark, to make a difference to do something for someone. It may not be something big but in our simple acts we can indeed make a difference.๐Ÿ™‚

Click on the link below to know more about United Nation’s campaign
http://whd-iwashere.org/

Mark those calendars friends! The Man of Steel will be taking the skies once again next year! I can’t wait to see this movie. Nolan-Snyder tandem! How cool is it?!๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know about you but 2013 is too far but after the amazing Dark Knight finale, another Nolan-feel movie is something that I am rooting for next year.๐Ÿ™‚

โ€œIt is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names.โ€
โ€• Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Another movie that I am excited towards the end of the year๐Ÿ™‚

Okay I am an avid fan of animated movies, makes me feel like a kid once again. So the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, Santa and the rest of the gang trying to make a better world for the kids. That’s cool and as if awesomeness is not enough, the characters are voiced by Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fisher and Hugh Jackman!!!๐Ÿ™‚

Will be looking forward to watching this๐Ÿ™‚

I must have forgotten to post an entry regarding the flack that was brought about by an ad of Bayo, a clothing company here in the Philippines which had models of FIlipino lineage but with a certain mix of other nationalities in it and with bold white letters present the percentage of the Filipino race and the mix and asks WHAT’S YOUR MIX? — well this happened maybe 2 weeks ago.ย 

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And just when I thought I have forgotten already to post something about this then there comes another boom which now involves the infamous Belo Medical Group, known in this 7,107 island-nation at the “beautifier” of the stars. Kind of similar to the percentage ad that Bayo was trying to sell but this time, the has the selling point that you looking lighter makes you look rich and well yeah, more “chicks.”

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So my two cents worth. With the Bayo ad, I for one have always admired those “hybrid” mixes of Filipinos and other nationalities because of how charmed a living they lead with two nationalities to cover but do I need say more that them being a cross-race doesn’t discount the fact that we are still equal and even if they are FIL-AM, FIL-CHI, FIL-JAP, FIL-AUSSIE, FIL-BRIT, FIL-INDIAN, FIL-SPANISH or any mixes that you can think of, there is no SUPERIOR breed, NONE. I guess Bayo wants to convey a message for us to be confident of our own skin, to be proud of what we are made of. And I hope so, I am right. But if it is not the case, I guess race is not a factor or even mix of races is not something that we should be considering when looking into how beauty or class is measured because after all this, having the right mix does not dictate excellence but character that’s is embedded in the deep recesses of one’s being does.

On the other hand, the ill-conceived ad of Belo Medical Group’s Men’s Whitening products which I believe was a product of a well planned ad (pun intended) is really shocking. I understand that for ages now all these grooming products have been doing their best to capture the market by sometimes over-selling it through advertisements but this time around I think it’s an overkill. ย I mean for the love of god, the ad does not only focus on the fleeting prowess of beauty but also enjoins a world of social climbing and inducing a make believe world that a lighter skin can grant the approval of the world. Ill-conceived? Yeah right, this made me look BMG to the lowest. Come on?! I know everyone wants to get a better looking skin but hell the medium turned out to be wrong so wrong. I really do not mind people wanting to be white but making it that as the means for something, now that’s awful. Glad the Belos apologized for this ad and I hope they take that down completely. Remind yourself the as long as you are hygienic and you the will and the character. What else could go wrong?

I just hope that after this hubbub, more companies would be responsible in the advertisement that they approve. It just reflects sometimes how well they understand their market or how “cheap” they consider their products are to produce a rubbish sales pitch to the masses. And for us on the receiving end, we may choose to go with the flow or we can choose to take a stand and acknowledge that external or races is ย immaterial as to the beauty of our character and our will to excel.๐Ÿ™‚

I have been a vocal anti-smoking human being. I mean if there’s a number of “good” things that smoking can do for you, there are millions of reasons that smoking will definitely do nothing good but ill things to you.

I saw this video circling the social pages in the web and I believe is worth a space in my blog. And yeah, I guess perhaps this is one of the most striking campaign there is. I can’t imagine telling someone especially a child that it is not good for them well in fact, I am not actually living it. Actually more than the words we speak, our actions still speak louder than words. So to parents out there, try to live it when you say NO SMOKING.๐Ÿ™‚

Well it’s another rainy day in the Metro. It’s been drizzling, raining, drizzling and raining since yesterday and well some areas in Metro Manila is already flooded. Monsoons are indeed an integral part of living in Manila and yes flood.๐Ÿ™‚

I’m back at work and since I have been out for a few days. It’s been like ages. I have actually missed doing paper works, reviewing contracts and everything. But let me take this one step at a time though missed working days means catching up, I think being busy and panicky is not me. I hope I can finish all the requirements within the week so that I can start next week with a cleaner table and yes literally a clean slate.๐Ÿ™‚

3 days at the hospital bored me out to my wits but thanks to a good friend who have shared her classic movies and so armed with a laptop, I was able to watch some of the great classics people keep talking about even if 50 years have already passed. And one of my favorites, this. Audrey Hepburn and Moon River? Nailed it.๐Ÿ™‚

First half of the year was such a whirlwind, started the year with so much uncertainties and apprehensions in so many aspects of my life but hey I am just thankful am still here and sane on the 2nd half the year. For all the people ย who made it possible THANK YOU. And to my Savior who keeps on rescuing me when I fall in those steep valleys of wrongs, THANK YOU.

Spent last 3 days in Makati Med for an infection and I just want also to thank the amazing guys of Makati Med for taking good care of me. Now I really know how it is to live alone with only yourself to depend on but yep few tests and blood were drawn and yet thank God that I am still unscathed. Looking forward to better days. After all, it’s July already.๐Ÿ™‚