July 3, 2013

hashtag push

it has been such a long long long long time since i last blogged about what my thoughts really are. i somehow have fallen out of love with expressing myself through the written word but here i am again hehe since i am being plagued by my thoughts relentlessly. these are just some of the things i have in mind that i think i need to put down in order for my brain to breathe hehe

1) the topic about the relocation of illegal tenants in certain parts of the metro was brought up in journalism class earlier and this had me thinking. my initial reaction was to be intensely annoyed with the seemingly oppressed squatters who are now being forced to move somewhere else, preferably to the rural areas where they wouldn't be as much of an eye sore in the bustling streets of the city. i expressed such emotion earlier since their reluctance and objection to what the authorities are telling them to do really irked since i couldn't believe the audacity they had to complain when in the first place they don't even contribute to the tax-paying done by the working mass.

but then our teacher enlightened us with a story of a documentary she saw. in this particular clip, the host really went in depth and tried to live as a 'squatter' would meaning she had to set forth and move to a relocation site in the province. it is then shown that the living quarters provided by the government can barely be classified as livable since their previous quarters in the city would appear to be as mansions compared to those given by the government in the said areas. plus it was mentioned that their source of income would be the cleaning of bottles or something that only gave out a super low salary.

with all of these sides in mind, i came to a conclusion backed up by a strong feeling in my heart that in order for us to develop as a country, the government should really straighten up, provide decent services and that in turn would spread peace all over the nation. but with how crooked we are already, it seems to be an impossible feat. the only solution that i have left is for us to have an uber strict president. a president that would demand for attention and respect. but then i asked myself what could the president possess or do to achieve that? and since my mind was working overtime, i answered my question right away. he or she would have to be radical. i'm talking about conceivably killing people in order to implement a strict but effective regime. this person would have to step on a lot of people since i think a peaceful alternative would never be feasible at the state we are in.

so that is how my fleeting thoughts of becoming the president of the philippines were squashed.

2) earlier in our humanities class, we were shown the clip from the musical, rent wherein they sang their famous song called seasons of love. now i've always had a soft spot in my heart for this particular song. and seeing it play other than on a laptop screen, with its fancy subtitles had me feeling oh so giddy.

i cannot express how much beauty i find in that song. especially the resounding theme that they convey which is to measure a year not in days or anything but in the love that you receive from people and i think the love you give out. for me, no words have been strung together as powerfully as this one but then again i have only lived for 16 years.

i can't write anymore about it without going all philosophical and preachy, and those two p's are adjectives that i cannot afford to embody right now for i still have work to do hehe hehe hehe

3) i love india so much and if india were a person this would be my letter to him/her:

dear india,

i know i may not have entered your premises ;) but it seems to me that i have fallen in love with you. with your past, not so much your present but we can work things out, and your future. your colorful outlook in life draws me in like a moth to a flame. i have actually tried and tested myself to see whether or not this is just a phase but it has been years since that fateful day in 6th grade when i introduced myself saying 'hi im gab i like british people and indians' and til now i still find myself yearning to be part of your world no matter how the little mermaid-y that may sound. no matter what people say about you, i will always be adamant about my fascination with you. i hope we meet someday mwa mwa mwa.


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