Tuesday, July 31, 2012

HAZING TO DEATH


Another law student died due to senseless brotherhood. It's sad that those who dreamt of serving justice someday, ends up seeking for one.

Andrei Marcos, a first year law student at San Beda College was brought to DLSU Medical Center in Dasmarinas, Cavite Sunday night and was pronounced dead yesterday, Monday afternoon. It is said that the initiation happened at a farm in Cavite, which the son of the owner, Gian Veluz, happens to be a fourth year law student in San Beda.

The thing about being paddled, whether on the arms or legs, is that it limits the normal flow of the blood, which we all know affects the heart. That's why us girls would sometimes have those "pasa" during menstruation right? Or even by just being slightly hit by an object. So just imagine being strongly paddled that the lower part of your body would literally be colored violet. Yes brothers, one can die not just by seeing blood, but also by controlling its normal blood flow. I know this is not the direct aspect that I should tackle, but I just want to push to those KIDS that you are no different from those with guns and knives. Yes, you too can kill someone, even if it was just a wooden paddle. Again, to further explain the what-may-seem-to-be-an-irrelevant-topic, I would just like to BEG if you could make your initiations non fatal. TOO MUCH IS DEADLY - maybe I could explain my point with that phrase. Coz I know these fraternities won't stop, and even the process of initiation won't change. It has been like that since whoever stupid man started those kinds of brotherhood. So the least that I can do is to screw on their head how a hard hit of a paddle can lead to death, not just a week old injury... if it was not taken moderately.

I remembered a part on this year's Cinemalaya entry 'The Animals' where in the role of Patrick Sugui (being a neophyte at a HS fraternity) was asked to randomly beat up someone at an open party, and ends up beating the poor kid to death just bec.Patrick wasn't able to control himself. See? That's even worst. You get to kill someone who isn't even part of your nonsense craving for brotherhood. 

What made the Andrei Marcos news more alarming is that the same incident, on the same college, occurred just last February of this year! Marvin Reglos also died due to hazing, two suspects were arrested while the rest are yet to be found. YET? How soon is yet. I hope that the soonest those deaths due to hazing occur in a year, is the same as how they are resolved too. Unfortunately NO. Hello to the case of Lenny Villa (Ateneo) who also died from hazing, it was just this year that they made a final decision... after 21 YEARS BABY! 

I swear, two very similar incidents in 5 months, is very alarming! I will not fully attach San Beda College from this, but I feel sad for them because inevitably news like this does leave an impression to people... to parents. One great way to vindicate the San Beda College of Law is to basically make it good on producing bar exam top notchers. At the end of the day these parents would still want to send their kids to the most credible school for law. I also do believe that those studying law are at the right age to make their decisions. Yes I would still advice parents to have an open communication regarding it, but you students, c'mon IT IS YOUR DECISION AND CONSEQUENCES. This doesn't just apply to the victims of hazing, but to the suspects as well. See, instead of enjoying life as a future lawyer, you are now to wherever country your filthy parents can send you, just to hide from the justice system. 

Again, too much paddle can lead to death so be moderate with the initiation. San Beda, continue the great education you offer students, and guide them to the deeper practice of PAX (greeting of peace thought in San Beda). Those who are planning to get in a fraternity, it is your choice, but you are not a hero nor Jesus Christ to be beaten to death, wag kang feeling. And to those who actually hit the paddle, how sweet it is to finally get back at those neophyte days of yours right? It's finally your turn man! F.U.! 

I wrote an old post about hazing back in 2007, this time about Chris Anthony Mendez's (U.P.) death, and I hope I won't be writing a third one anymore. 

To end this up, I would just like to leave a simple message: love yourself and be contented with those who love and cares for you. After that, I don't think you need some sort of initiation rights to prove you are worthy. HE already sacrificed Himself for us because we are wonderful as it is, you don't need to sacrifice yours anymore.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

RAIN DOWN ON ME



Sudden wet look / wavy hair. Thanks for being soaked in the rain :) #rain #hair (Taken with Instagram)



the talk.      (Taken with Instagram)

palakihan ng braso night :/ (Taken with Instagram)


So despite the heavy rain, I think I still managed to fulfill all duties for the week. But of course since mr.rainy days just keep on showing on your doorstep, it was really a hassle on leaving the house for work, for leisure, or for whatever activity you have for the day. Admittedly, being offered for a ride home, or even being fetched from home, has been a life saver for me. Thank you for those concerned.

Rainy days are also moments of emotional nostalgia. Like when you look at the window and see the raindrops, you suddenly remember precious memories while Boyz2men plays on the background. Very MTV eh? Good thing as I grew up, rainy days didn't became a season to be sad anymore. I just became oblivious with that fact. 

Beer weather / The weather is inviting. Yeah, you know that feeling! Like shivering makes you just wanna gulp a glass of beer! I prefer hard though, the weather's cold and the alcohol's warm, aaaahhhh, perfect! Not to mention lighting a cigar while succumbing to the night's coldness, whew, perfect again! Best time to say the word "Chill!".

Lustly, I mean, lastly, rainy days makes you feel like you just wanna hug somebody. Or more appropriate would be, to cuddle with someone. Honestly, I can't remember associating that feeling with the rain though. But it applies to many of you I'm sure. Though I do find it romantic being inside those car windows fogging up due to the weather's humidity. That's just about it I guess. Don't get me wrong though, I love kisses in the rain, but getting wet and all, hmm... okay, I'm maarte like that :)

Rain, storm, typhoon, they're not done sabotaging us yet so prepare yourselves! Also, if you think you cannot continue your day plan because of mr.rain, not true. If there's one thing I learned last week, that is to not let the rain get in my way. Ugh, I attended the Thursday mass at St.Jude after work even if I'm aware with the rain's possible fall. True enough, it rained hard, but I don't care coz I felt like it was even a little sacrifice for the Lord! Another incident was when I met up a friend at Eastwood and have to cross the bridge at Citibank. Ow my friggin' world, it was my first time to be walking on the overpass with the very very hard rain, and whoala, strong wind as well! I was literally talking to myself as I manage to control my body from being carried by the wind. I'm on a bridge hello, that was scary! I didn't let the rain control me and managed to fight with it instead. Got a box of cupcakes and a big hug (ow hugs and rain again?) upon reaching eastwood, lovely ending. Revengeful as mr.rain is, he did gave me minor fever, flu, and never ending cough. Hmph! 

How about you, can you stand the rain?


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

QUIRKYNESS


RIGHT: Me wearing a yellow and green tassel &feather necklace.
UPPER LEFT: Recently purchased fabric accessories.
MIDDLE LEFT: Purple tassel necklace.
LOWER LEFT: Previous purchase of tassel and connector accessories.

All from Quirkypedia! Yay colorful :)

Quirkypedia is created by one of your favorite fashion blogger Khai Nunag.


I have been a fan of this online store for a couple of years already, and it never failed me! They constantly change themes and styles, from cross to ribbons, from connector bracelets to multiple-way accessories, from feathers and tassels, from detachable collars to turbans, and from fabric accessories and stacked bracelets / arm candies. 

I got to know Quirkypedia because of their connector bracelets and multiple-way necklaces, which happens to be my fave too. I was curious on how those things work, and became a fan after that. 
Connector ring-bracelets are bracelets with connectors to your fingers to serve as rings. 


Multiple-way necklaces are necklaces of different purposes! Yup, it can be styled into a bracelet, to another style of necklace, to a hippie band, or connector ring. This one in particular is one of their Infinity necklaces, which can be worn in SO MANY WAYS... creativity is limitless!

What I really like about the two styles is that you are not just paying for a single item, coz it's more than your usual bracelets and necklaces!

Another thing that made me love this shop, is its colors! Yeah I love colored accessories, just too eye candy to resist. Check their many uber cute vibrant and pastel colored designs!

Derived from the word quirky (meaning odd, peculiar, unique), Quirkypedia does offer some unconventional accessories that may strike others. I remember getting certain comments from my workmates whenever I wear some of its quirky stuff. The earrings-necklace accessory got the most weird stares, haha. Imagine a necklace with feather earring on each end, so instead of locking it around your neck, you just hook it on both ears and tada... a necklace and earrings in one! My workmates thought it was a gold headset haha! 

They also have an increasing number of celebrity customers: Laureen Uy, Julia Montes, Yeng Constantino, and Cristine Reyes, to name a few.

Do check their affiliate store for clothes too: Quaint Culture


So, would you like to be part of one of today's quirky trends on fashion accessories? Browse Quirkypedia and grab yours now!  

Saturday, July 7, 2012

MAN VS. FOOD AT TAFT


MAN VS. FOOD AT ZARK’S BURGERS! (photo from zark’s burgers page)


Since I am a burger lover… i would definitely give this one a try. This won’t be complete without the company of a heavy eater of course. We would both definitely take the challenge of the Jawbreaker! GAME ON TAFT! :D


I chose to make a less detailed / short write-up about it coz i'm reserving a post after trying it myself :)