A strange blessingDaring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten but they may start a winning game
In a cyber cafe across the stretch of mega market, I sat on a rolling chair as I'm typing my fluid thoughts in this blog. I just finished encoding the reaction paper as well as other miscellany for my related learning experience at Kidapawan Medical Specialist Incorporated. I decided to blog to somehow make the remaining time worthwhile. It's been a long time since I took control of the blogger spirit in me.
I was bloghopping when I chanced by Jag Alskars' latest entry- CdK Intramurals- enormous
. It talks about our school's intramurals last week. Like what ate Hannah said, Intramurals created a significant mark among sports enthusiasts. Hitting the physical facet of individuals growth, intramurals paved the entry of extra curricular. However still an extension of learning in a more diversed view. Sportmanship on the other hand is one bond that has to be keep stift in whichever aspects of sports and games. And in a way or the other, intramurals takes part in it's existence. Each day of the intrams has never been idle, each day initiated delight with thrill and excitement among both the players and audiences. Cheers and yells were truly expected during and after every contest.
Three days before the opening of the intamurals, as I'm faking attention to the lecture of my pharmacology class, I saw cha and clifford entered the room and talked to ma'am Lav and I received a shock when they called my name. I asked why. Pinatawag daw ni Ma'am Vaqs. I dunno why. I left and walked together with cha and ford until we reached the faculty room. I was shocked for the second time when ma'am Vaqs told me that I'll replace Rex. Rex, as far as I know, is the Paramedical department male representative for the search for Mr. and Ms. Intrams 2006. Bali-balita na ang pagback-out nya cause by various factors beyond mans control. Pressure was all over me. At first, I refused. Who am I anyway, Zanjoe Marudo? The second time, they offered bribes (something offered that causes people to do something against their will). But I don't believe in bribes. And besides, I have OR/DR duty at Amas two nights before the contest and three semifinals exams the day after. I'm not Zanjoe Marudo for that matter.. I'm just an ordinary college student who has a typical average looks. Para silang kumuha ng bato at pinukpok sa kanilang ulo, I thought. The third time, they make a deal sweet enough, so GO FOR IT. A reminiscent of Kris Aquino's Deal or No Deal. DEAL. It's not that I've forced against my wills; I choose. I change my mind because rewards are worth it. I left with no choice. Although my conscience dictates that I have to opt the right thing, the right thing isn't all that easy.
I would like also to stress that I resent the impression that I just accept the offer to withdraw my I.R. during my DR/NICU duty at CPH. Whichever way their opinions sway to, the fact what they say is alaready in their conscience.
I admit I was trying to muster up enough guts to do it. They underestimated me. I didn't have enough time to practice and to prepare. But I believe that God was with my side when the competition started. I got intimidated by the quality of other contestants, their attires, charm and appeal. I must say that they are good, but at that moment, I'm simply better.
But of course, we can't deny the fact that there are students and by-passers had opinions that flew through ehems and huh that night. Well, we're all entitled to our own opinion.
Makilala BombingAnother turning point, a fork stuck in the road.Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go.So make the best of this test, and don’t ask why.It’s not a question, but a lesson learned in time. BBC News:Six killed in Philippines bombing
At least six people have been killed and many others wounded after a bomb exploded during a town festival in the southern Philippines, police said.
The bomb went off at about 2000 (1200 GMT) in front of the town hall of Makilala on the island of Mindanao.
The bomb exploded during a celebration for the town's 52nd anniversary, said Mayor Honofre Respicio.
Earlier, a blast in the market in the city of Tacurong, also on Mindanao, wounded at least four people.
Emmanuel Pinol, governor of the province, said six people were killed and 26 wounded when the bomb exploded in a bar.
North Catabato provincial police chief Federico Dulay said the Makilala blast was caused by a homemade bomb, fashioned from a mortar round.
Earlier reports that put the death toll at 12 were due to a double countring of bodies, Makilala Mayor Onofre Respicio told the Associated Press news agency.
posted: October 11, 2006