Saturday, February 17, 2007

Emotions: Limited Edition

Here's an interesting (but nonetheless disturbing) article i found on the net.

Human Compassion Surprisingly Limited, Study Finds

I found myself nodding as i read about the study, and it's really disturbing. But it's true. Now i wonder- why?

I have a theory in mind, though.

Nonetheless, as the researcher Paul Slovic said, "The studies ... suggest a disturbing psychological tendency...Our capacity to feel is limited. Even at two, people start to lose it.”

I wish i can make a researcher related to this matter in the future.

loving this busy month

click. and capture the good times. here are some pictures from february 9 and 10. more at my multiply. ^_^

Smiling emo kids :)

No longer the puyat team! chesca sumilang, faith moral, irina rey, and me.

Feb. 10, '07. Jam, Duh-vid, Me, Pochoy of Dicta License. PsychSoc Bar Concert.

FOREplay: The Heat is On. PsychSoc's Bar Concert in line with this year's theme, On the FORE at 54. Happy 54th anniversary, PsychSoc!

me, Stonefree's vocalist (!!!woohoo), and my household partner jamo.
Feb. 9, '07. YFC's Battle of the Bands and Mini-Concert.

>came home late from mimah's debut last night. i love you girl! :)
>the mock debate went well. but as for the presentation of our proposal in 115, i felt like i screwed up. nonetheless, i was able to answer the questions thrown afterwards, so it wasn't that bad.
>the real debate will be on tuesday, feb.20, 8:30-11:30am at clar m. recto hall. i really should be polishing my speech now but i guess i'm just way too lazy.
>currently listening to snowmagnet's third indie album. :) i do wish that these guys would finally be in the mainstream. they're good. :)
>about TOFI, i will be posting my speech here after the debate. and perhaps i'll include my teammates' speeches as well.
>i miss my kuya daryl! i hope you're back in manila in time for your birthday so we can go to the beach!!! you promised!
>another concert to go to on the 23rd! :) my fourth for this month, if ever. haha :)
>i hate the fact that my GWA was miscalculated. hence, i'll be missing the ceremony for the College and University scholars. hmp. MUST FIX THAT ASAP. tsktsktsk.
>by the way, went to studio 8 in abs-cbn for Blog. kuya eric and kuya ian promoted the 1MB event on february 25. :) i'd like to invite you all to build with us on the 25th! this will be a simultaneous worldwide event, since we also have gawad kalinga villages in other countries.

so far, i'm loving 2007. january was generally a good month for me. as well as february. :) [geez, sorry if i seem to be abusing the smilies. it's just that i'm really happy.] and for all of these, i would like to acknowledge God's work in my life. sometimes, i do feel like i'm being a hypocrite. i'm a YFC and yet i tend to be a brat. also, i feel like i'm not really serving in the true essence of serving. and sometimes i feel like my actions just don't reflect the actions of a true Christian. so i'd like to thank my brothers and sisters in YFC for giving me the spiritual advice. i love you all :)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Last week, I lost...

-hours and hours of sleep due to the demands of acads and due to the big magnet that is going to events.

-my trust in people who come my way. not because i'm now suddenly cynical but because i realized that before i can really love anyone or commit to anything, i should learn to really love myself first.

-my dislike for alcoholic drinks because at psychsoc's bar concert, i actually drank. well, it's not like i'm now into alcohol because hey, we actually want to do away with it in yfc. but juno and david made me drink something (kalua? i really don't know how it's spelled because as i've said, i really don't like the taste of anything alcoholic) and i loved it! :)

-the case of my camera. geez. i'll prolly be scolded when dad finds out. that costs around P850 to P1000+, i think. not that it's sucha big deal. (well, at least i didn't lose the cam, right?). thing is, dad might not let me bring the cam anymore, thinking that if i can't keep a not-so-important thing such as the case, i might lose the cam next time. geez. i tried looking for a case that resembles that one. unfortunately, i suppose it was specifically for my cam model.

-a very important possession: the ring with the tiffany-cut diamond that my mom gave me on my 17th birthday. more than the fact that it has a tiffany-cut diamond and how it looks so good on my finger, it has a sentimental value. it was given to me on the last birthday that papa was still alive. (papa's my mom's dad). that ring was papa's new year's gift to mom way back in 1988- yes, the last new year that she was single and the new year before my birthday. i've been planning to give it someday to my would be son/daughter, or to my niece/nephew just in case i don't get married (haha!). and now it's gone. i'm still in denial that i lost it for good. i hope i can still find it.


On the other side of the coin:

so maybe i lost some things but here's a rhea-lization: when you lose, that's when you start to seek, and when you seek, that's when you find- maybe not what you're looking for, but something that will make you smile, at the least.

Friday, February 2, 2007


So many thoughts, yet it seems like i can't string anything together.

I wasn't able to write any RRL for 115. guess why? darn. i feel so dumb not to be able to write something coherent. i hate it when i can't write for research. because for one thing, i've been doing research since my sophomore year in manila science. and that makes me feel more pathetic for doing such crappy papers. (well, at least in my standards.)


It's cold. burrrr. and as the wind chills my insides, seeping through my thick jacket, i feel like i just want to turn back time- those years when i would barge into my grandma's kitchen and feel the warmth of what she's cooking, or those times when my parents would take me and my brother to somewhere nice and sunny.


Anyhow, here's a snippet of rhea-lization:
"God loves you. That's the sweetest thing about February... and about all the other months." -me

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Happy Days

I've been happy these past few days. :) Life's good, generally. Despite my busy sched juggling acads, org responsibilities, and family and social life, i'm feeling good. :)

I suppose sticking with my previous decisions and my general resolution of "to a year of self love" has a lot to do with my current happy state.

January has been a very eventful month for me. eventful in the sense that i found out a lot of shocking revelations and eventful in the sense that a number of things happened. and hey, it was only the start of the year. the thought makes me excited of the other months to come.

I'm loving life right now. My February's jampacked and i'll be having a lot of semi-sleepless nights (because really, i cannot not sleep)due to all the concerts and parties i just have to go to, the GK events lined up, plus the thing called Acads that i have to attend to- exams, a debate on UP's tuition and other fees increase, and lots of paper work for my major subject in Psych. And yet i know if i just do things calmly, one at a time and with faith in God, i can make it through.

That's all for now. Still need to get back to work.

Smile, y'all =)