September 23, 2013

Thank God For The “Sin Tax”

I love my family and as much as possible I want the best for them, I want them to live long. I am always concerned about their health; what they eat, their vices and other things that can actually destroy them. I never did like smoking. I tried it before, puffing the cigarette and exhaling smoke to let everyone inhale it. It was not fun for me, and I’m glad I was never hooked to it. My father, mother and brother are so into it though. Every time I see them smoke, it really makes my blood boil; I hate the smell of smoke that sticks to your hair and clothes. Other people might misunderstand me as a smoker and every time I scold them, they would just ignore me thinking that I’m such a whiner. I am a whiner, I whine about these things: things than can harm people’s health, things that can kill you. So I am sorry for being such a whiner because I’m just a daughter who’s concerned about her family’s well being.

I am glad that the sin tax bill in the Philippines was now signed, and effective this year; my father said that he would stop smoking because he could not afford to smoke anymore. I’m glad that it will all be over soon. I guess I’m going to take his word for it and hope that he convinces my mother and brother to join him.

My Preferred Eyeglasses Frames

My friends laughed at me when they found out that I am still using my large eyeglass frames. I do not really care if they do not find me attractive with these eyeglasses. I tried replacing it with smaller frames but I was not comfortable with it. I am the kind of person who is more concerned about comfort rather than looks.

I remember when my boyfriend tried to convince me to make use of contact lenses instead of wearing eyeglasses. I did not listen to his suggestion. I am not used to putting anything strange on my eyes and I think it is quite dangerous. Wearing eyeglasses is my only preference and nobody can change my mind about it.

Fire Crackers and Gun Ban

The New Year’s Eve celebration was a feast, I ate a lot and I think all of the food was stored as fats because I’m as lazy as a pig afterwards, all I did was sleep after New Year’s Eve. The sky is not filled with fireworks but the night is great, you see the stars bright in the sky. It’s a city ordinance not to use fireworks; we only used trumpets, drums, engine roars and other things to make noise to welcome the year. But in other places here in the Philippines the sky is lit with bright colors, and the fire cracker’s noises are deafening, other people will also carelessly use guns.

Every year I would always know the effect of fire crackers and gun in welcoming the New Year. There would be exploded fingers, fires, and gunshots. This isn’t new; I really got tired seeing the news. I hate to see the children’s fingers burned and ruined to the point that it needs to be cut off, I hate it when another child dies because of a gunshot, and I hate how reckless the people handle things in the middle of a celebration. I call for a fire crackers and gun ban. There can be a fireworks display, only few people should be allowed to do so, to minimize the awful effects of the people’s recklessness and mishandling s, but the guns should be totally banned ever! The problem with the people here is that they always want to do their own thing and end up harming other people and even themselves. Why can’t the Philippines just celebrate with a nice fireworks display just like what other countries do?

A Friend's Confidential Story

I want my friend to know that I will support her all the way as she searches for a sexual harassment attorney in San Diego. Not all of her friends know what she is going through these days. I am one of the rare people to whom she confided her story with. It is a very sensitive matter and she knows that not everybody can understand her situation.

She is planning to file a case against her former boss. The man is very influential and my friend worries that she might not get the justice that she deserves. I promised her that I will help her find a really good lawyer so that the man who harassed her will be punished.

September 15, 2013

Save Time With A Dump Trailer

I became a contractor for a small company that hauls gravel, sand, and other materials. We used to own a truck, and from there, we would manually dump all the sand to the floor. Let me tell you, it was very exhausting on our part, not to mention it took us time to unload everything.

I was thinking of quitting when I saw a solution on the internet. Apparently, we could us a truck, or trailer that will do the job for us. After I pitched the idea to my boss, the company bought its very first dump trailers at It was like a weight was lifted off our shoulders. Never again would we have to do everything manually. The trailer was heaven sent.