Wednesday, September 13, 2006



Death may be the greatest fear of some people but to some death is what they crave for. Death may strike in many forms, accidents, murder, old age, in one’s sleep, and etc. It happens when you least expect it. A quick and painless death is what every one wants but not everyone is lucky. Death usually occurs slowly and painfully in the form of disease and one can only wait and watch helplessly as one’s life passes by and comes to an end.
Cancer ranks third in the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the Philippines. It can occur at any age and in any social class, no one is safe from this disease. Cancer is like a silent killer that strikes without you knowing. You only know when the cancer has progressed to a larger scale, multiplying and spreading throughout one’s body unnoticed until it is too late to perform any treatment. It’s like being stabbed with out you knowing and you only realized this when it’s too late.
I have seen and read many movies and books of real people going through cancer. My own Godmother had this disease and I know how she really fought to live for her family and keep her family together. Cancer had changed their lives totally. They went through not only the pain while undergoing treatment but also through emotional pain, fear, and even denial. They need not only the treatment for the disease but they also needed spiritual support to keep them strong. Being alone during this time can be very hard because one can fall into a state of depression and hopelessness and will just embrace death just like that.
In the Philippines however, not every one can afford to undergo treatment so even if they have a huge chance of being cured of cancer they cannot avail of the expensive procedures and I find this unfair.
I empathize with the patients with cancer because I know how it is to be sick. Being sick is the last thing that I want to happen to me and a mere fever is already too much for me and I really suffer. So I am really amazed at the people afflicted with cancer, I am amazed at their strong will to undergo chemotherapy and endure the pain. I especially am amazed at the children with cancer.
Having knowledge of cancer and other diseases had really changed my perspective in health. It is really scary to think of the possibilities that I might acquire any of these diseases. It simply sends chill down my spine as I am made to think of a scenario where I have cancer. This is why I am more interested and more motivated in pursuing nursing, as I want to be able to save a life someday by being able to educate people of proper health practices and learn more of these diseases and how to treat them. I only hope that treatment for cancer may improve in the future and have lesser side effects and of course may be affordable even for the poor cancer patients.
Only one-third of all cancers are curable if detected early so yearly check-ups are really needed. We should invest in our health because what will money do if we are dead? But prevention is always better than being treated so one should always practice good health habits and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
We only have one life, let us not let negligence destroy it.

Saturday, September 2, 2006

Virus Warning


Advisory sent in by LIGHTHOUSE
Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment that you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not be able to fix it!

If you get an email along the lines of "Osama Bin Laden Captured" or "Osama Hanged" don't open the attachment.

This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe, but mainly in the US and Israel.

You should be alert during the next days:
Do not open any message with an attached filed called "Invitation" regardless of who sent it.

It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch that "burns" the whole hard disc C of your computer. This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list. That is why you should send this e-mail to all your contacts.

It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it. If you receive a mail called "invitation" , though sent by a friend, do not open it and shut down your computer immediately.

This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.

This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


PLS 4WARD 2 ALL UR FRENDS & LUVD ONES: "All drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are being recalled in the USA. Stop taking drugs with this ingredient (alkaseltzer, dimetapp, robitussin, dexatrim, bioflu, neozep, tuseran, dissudrin, etc.) it is linked to INCREASED HEMORRHAGIC STROKE (bleeding brain) among women ages 18 to 49 and seizures in children. Please take tym to

Monday, August 7, 2006

Who am I?

Yes... Sometimes I can't decide who I want to be... I don't know... I'm suffering an identity crisis. I know it's normal for teenagers my age but I want to know what lies for me in the future... do I even have a future. I know that I should work hard because I am the one that will build my future but everything for me is so dull... nothing is hapening right... I have everything that I need but I don't have the will to go on... No... This is not one of my depressed states... This is serious. I need to decide and choose who I want to be and what my future will be. Everything is held up by a thin line that could break at any moment. I pray to God to give me a sign. What am I going to do now? Where will I go from here? I can't even make sense of what I'm babbling about. I don't know... It's all so dark...

Saturday, August 5, 2006

Lady In the Water

I watched this movie a few hours ago at Limketkai called "Lady in the Water" and once again M. Night Shyamalan impressed me again with one of his movies. He isn't just an award winning actor/director, he is also now an actor! He plays a role of a writer in this story who is destined to write a social situation book entitled "The Cookbook" and this will inspire a future US President who will promote change for the world.

But Mr. Shyamalan is not the main character. It's really about a superintendent of a certain apartment. This apartment is visited by a sea nymph sent to inspire and awaken the character of Mr. Shyamalan here to write the story. The sea nymphs are creatures who can see the future and provide enlightenment to the people that is why they should be heard by the people so that they could help the people change their greedy and evil ways.

The conflict of the story is that an evil force is preventing the sea nymph to return to their world (the Blue World) because if the sea nymph (Story) is to return to their world, this would serve as a sign of good hope to the other nymphs and they would continue reaching out to the people.

What inspired me in this story is that the fact that the story showed how inter-related people really are. One action of a person can affect another person directly or indirectly.

This is avery good movie!!! You should watch it! It's better than Sukob hehehe...