Masasabi kong mapalad akong ipinanganak sa mundong ito nang walang ano mang diperensya sa aking pangangatawan. At lalong mapalad ako dahil hindi kailan man sumagi sa isip ng mama ko na ipalaglag ako dahil alam niya kung gaano kahalaga ang isang buhay.
This is roughly a 2-month old foetus which was mercilessly aborted. I, myself, value life and strongly oppose abortion. We humans are pro-creators of God who has given life to every living being in this universe. And no human has the right to take life by any means, except in very few instances wherein there is no choice but to take it without the intention of aborting life, such as therapeutic abortion, which is approved to be practiced by the Roman Catholic Church.
I could still remember the motto in my Human Ethics Subject in my University: NOT ALL LEGAL ARE MORAL -- NOT ALL MORAL ARE LEGAL.
Here we go again... MORAL vs ETHICAL!
Article II of the 1987 Philippine Constitution says, in part, "Section 12. The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception."
Good thing I was born in a country where abortion is strictly forbidden. Nevertheless, there are some people in this country who discreetly perform abortion which could be very risky for the pregnant ones; mga walang pakundangan baga.
Let's just say, I met the person who has still great significance in me. But that ain't matter now! This made me very happy to the point that I want to improve my knowledge in Japanese!
Oh yeah, DEKAGREEN retweeted on my tweet! For those who doesn't know him yet he is YOUSUKE ITOU (伊藤 陽佑, 이등양우 / 이토 요스케). He hails from the city of Sapporo (札幌市, 찰황시 / 삽뽀로시, 삿포로시) in the island of Hokkaido (北海道, 북해도 / 혹가이도, 홋카이도). And voila, I have never expected that a Japanese actor like him would retweet me! 優しいね！
It dates back when I last checked Tomokazu Yoshida's blog, and I saw his pictures with his other fellow Dekarangers, including DekaGreen. I really didn't know what strucked into my mind, but I searched for DekaGreen's blog. And when I got onto his blog, I saw his link on Twitter... which meant that I might have a chance to interact with him! And voila, he retweeted on my mention to him!
And awhile ago, I tweeted him that I really can't speak Japanese (though I managed to tweet in Kana and Kanji characters, since I have a little idea about Kanji). And guess what? He retweeted me in English! I should have made more effort in gaining more knowledge in Japanese so that I would have not bothered him to tweet in English. But it's alright, because it's an accomplishment that I made an interaction with a Japanese actor like Yousuke Itou!
Hmm, I wonder if some rangers have Twitter accounts too. I want to interact with them as well through Twitter. And how I wish, my Korean idols would respond to my tweets... ᄏᄏᄏᄏ
Here's 보아엄마 (but I shall call her 보아언니 in case we meet in future!). Like me she was born on November and both under Scorpio. No doubt, she's the real Queen of K-Pop due to her beauty, charm, and talents.
And here are 보아엄마 & 시원아빠 (but I really meant to call them 언니 and 오빠 due to my strong emotional attachment to them!)
With the picture above, here's mommy BoA with Daddy Yunho. Now let me tell you this, I'm not a Cassie by heart, but I'm kind of interested with some of the TVXQ's songs including one of their recent single "WHY (Keep Your Head Down)" in both Japanese and Korean versions. And speaking of Yunho, I like hearing him speaking in Jeolla accent. It's because whenever I hear Koreans speaking, majority of them speak in Seoul accent, the basis for the Korean language in South Korea.
And here's Daddy Siwon, let me tell some things that made me fascinated about him.
Because I'm an ELF by heart, Siwon, for me, is one of my driving forces to sing at our church every Sundays (though my voice is so terrible). Moreover, Siwon's undoubted religiosity made me more inspired to occasionally post some bible verses on Twitter. He may be Protestant and I may be Catholic, but that doesn't mean the my viewpoint on him may totally be hindered. In fact, I like people who take time to post inspirational bible verses on Twitter or elsewhere on the web.
And here's Daddy Siwon with Daddy Yunho from the TV Series "Poseidon".
And here's another Scorpio folk like me and mommy BoA... Daddy Dongwook! I wonder if he'd be an attorney someday... hmm...
Tadah! Another Scorpio folk, Daddy Vennie, bearing the alias SE7EN! Coz I know we'd better together!
At dahil kasama niya si Krung-Krung, magta-tagalog na ako! And speaking, Scorpio rin si Sandy! Bale dalawang araw lang ang pagitan ng birthday nila ni SE7EN. Matagal na nga rin pala noong huli kaming nagkita ni Krunggie dito sa Pilipinas. At naalala ko pang nag-Japanese ako sa kanya noong nandoon kami sa dressing room nila at wala pa siyang alam sa Hapones. Samanatalang ngayon, daig pa niya ako! Sila na nga!
Oh well, that's it for now. I wanna see you guys in person. At kay Sandara, bumalik ka na rito teh! Nasarapan ka na diyan sa Korea ah! Ayos lang yun, pero huwag mo sanang kalimutan ang Tagalog ha! :)
Here's Kai Samezu (鮫津 海) from Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger (百獣戦隊ガオレンジャー), one of my favourite Super Sentai Series (though it wasn't aired here in the Philippines due to airing of Power Rangers Wild Force, its North American counterpart). But I'm not going to talk about Kai!
I was really bothered by Teyr's entry about his doppelgänger experience. I don't really know why. Now let me share you something about Teyr. He was my schoolmate during my High School period. Although we never became close friends due to our year level differences, we have known each other by our names because he's the son of my Social Studies Professor while I am known by his batchmates, especially by some of his best buddies whom are well acquainted with me. I could say that I somewhat envy him because he can do sports hard while studying harder. Before, I used to see him doing his assignments either at the library or at the quadrangle every breaks or while waiting for his mom after class dismissal.
I have heard some news from my friends about doppelgänger incidents. One example is a Filipina-Japanese student of a well-known university in CAMANAVA area, whose other being was seen by her classmates and schoolmate walking at the stage while the stage play was going on but it wasn't her role yet since she was fixing herself with her significant other inside a dressing room.
I don't know if I have to reveal this matter through here, but I believe that I have seen Teyr's other being at the MRT few days ago! It was like 6:30 PM and I'm bound to my workplace. We were both standing and he was like a couple of inches away from me. I was about to call him but he stared at me like he's on rage! And what's more astonishing? I was alighting from MRT when his "other being" suddenly vanished like a bubble! I don't want to assume that it was his "doppelgänger" but it was really weird!
All I can do is to pray for all those who were victimised by their doppelgängers. I bet, it's only a matter of strong faith to our ever Omnipotent Creator.
THIS BLOG ENTRY WAS POSTED BY MY SCHOOLMATE "TEYR" ON HIS BLOG ALMOST 3 YEARS AGO.
At first, I thought it was a little weird.
A week ago, I posted the Doppelganger incident which I found very weird.
I also posted of what doppelganger can bring, I have included that it can bring sickness or even death.
Last Wednesday, exactly a week after my classmate saw my so called "evil twin" at an LRT Station, I got sick.
Now that's weirder, isn't it? Hahaha.
It started with a headache last Wednesday night, I slept through it thinking that when I wake up the next day, I would feel superb again.
But the next day, oh great! I feel.... AWFUL! the hell! I had a fever thursday, whole day. I was supposed to go to school but I really feel bad. Then suddenly, i recalled that we'll have a long quiz on one my subjects. Then, I also remembered that it is our college week celebration. So, I wasn't really sure if we'll have class or what.
What a great timing! I'm sick then I don't even know if i should check out my class or not. I decided to go to school. Took a bath, wear my school uniform. then, took off. I arrived at my class 15 minutes late, I was really worried because I'm late. As I entered the room,
Yeah Great! my classmates were there. The prof? WALA!
I waited until 12 noon, then I decided to go home! (sayang Effort! Na-stressed pa ko!)
Ayun, pagdating ko sa bahay! Bagsak ang katawan, kain ng lunch then tulog.I slept for almost the whole day! Pagkagising ko gabi na! Ayun, ang bigat ng katawan ko.
Was it a coincidence? or was it the doppelganger's fault? I dont know. All I know is that I'm part of the blame. (or should I take all the blamehehehe). Kasi nung Wednesday, before sumakit yung ulo ko, I had my p.E class which is the Hellball este Volleyball pala. Ayun, nakalimutan ko pala magbaon ng Pamalit na T-shirt kaya umuwi ako na yung pawis na pawis na P.E shirt ang suot ko. Then kinagabihan, ayun sumakit na ulo ko.
Buti nalang talaga na nataon na wala masyadong klase nung nagkasakit ako. And THANK GOD I feel like I'm stronger than IRONMAN again! =)
MORAL LESSON?? KILL THAT F*&*^ DOPPELGANGER! hahahaha
-TEYR (not his real name)
Alright, here's my only comment about my schoolmate's entry: Can a doppelgänger be killed?
THIS BLOG ENTRY WAS POSTED BY MY SCHOOLMATE "TEYR" ON HIS BLOG ALMOST 3 YEARS AGO. HERE'S HOW HIS STORY WENT:
This happened last Wednesday(January 14) but my classmate and seatmate, Mitch, told me the whole story the next day, Thursday (January 15).
hmm.. To start things up. What is a Doppelganger?
At dahil tinatamad ako mag-define, buti nalang andito si ever-reliable search engine. hehehe
According to wikipedia: Doppelgänger or "Fetch", is the ghostly double of a living person, a sinister form of bilocation. The word "doppelgänger" is a German loanword. It derives from Doppel (double) and Gänger (goer), although the German part word -gänger only occurs in compound nouns. As is true for all other common nouns in German, the word is written with an initial capital letter.
In English, the word is conventionally uncapitalized (doppelgänger). It is also common to drop the diacritic umlaut, writing "doppelganger." The correct alternative German spelling is "Doppelgaenger."
In the vernacular, "Doppelgänger" has come to refer (as in German) to any double or look-alike of a person. The word is also used to describe the sensation of having glimpsed oneself in peripheral vision, in a position where there is no chance that it could have been a reflection. They are generally regarded as harbingers of bad luck. In some traditions, a doppelgänger seen by a person's friends or relatives portends illness or danger, while seeing one's own doppelgänger is an omen of death. In Norse mythology, a vardøger is a ghostly double who precedes a living person and is seen performing their actions in advance.
Well, here's Mitch experience:
It was a Wednesday. She took the LRT on her way home. She's on the side of the station going to Baclaran, then she claim that she saw me on the other side of the station. She said that I'm wearing my school uniform, with my usual get-up as well as my body bag. The ???? ??????? (I'M SORRY BUT I HAD TO CUT HIS NAME TO RESPECT HIS PRIVACY) whom she saw rode the train going Monumento.
The next day, she told me then that she saw me. I answered back, " o talaga? san mo nakita sa underpass, sa may parian, o sa lawton? di kita nakita"
She answered back, "sa may LRT." I got confused and said, "hmm, sigurado ka bang ako yun? hindi ako nag-lrt kahapon(wednesday) eh. Nung tuesday oo, pero hindi kahapon."
But she said she's sure, really super sure!
I even claimed that if I rode the LRT yesterday, I should've wearing my P.E uniform since it was my last class and I usually go home wearing my p.e uniform.
I recalled that I had thesame experience way back from my elementary days. Classrooms were not airconditioned during those years. Doors are just kept open for ventilation besides the electric fan and ceiling fan. I was the super shy-type of student way back then that I seldom talk to teachers even if I needed something. Then one of my teachers while seating on the teacher's chair shouted, "Tawagin nyo nga si ???? ???? (OOPS GOTTA CUT IT AGAIN), bakit lumabas yun ng hindi nagpapaalam?" I heard her voice while seating on my chair. My classmates then told my teacher that I was sitting on my chair the whole period and never stood up. And silence just echoed all over the classroom. I can even recall that before dismissal that day, my adviser, who is a religion teacher, together with my classmates prayed for me. Ako naman, hindi ko alam kung ano nangyayari. That floor was really haunted, I guess. One teacher left the school because of a traumatic experience as well.
HAhaha, I never thought that I'll have two experiences with those carbon copier. Who knows, the next day. I won't wake up anymore *knock on wood*
The thing that I realized is that WE are REALLY living in a MYSTERIOUS but CRUEL WORLD.
Indeed, I am a Filipino citizen born in the Philippine Islands under the government of the Republic of the Philippines. But behind my Philippine identity is a deep desire of the peaceful Korean reunification. In my heart, I can feel that a part of me is an ethnic Korean longing for One Korea. For those who are familiar with my facial features, it is clear that I am of Asian ancestry, though I am also of European heritage.
Hallyu is everywhere. It has spread in many parts of Asia. And it’s now invading Europe and the Americas. I, myself, am hooked by the phenomenal Korean wave. K-pop is the most influential component of Hallyu in me. BoA, SE7EN, Rain, Super Junior, BIGBANG, Girls’ Generation, and 2NE1 are some of my favourite singers to mention. Now let me tell you this. During the advent of Hallyu in the Philippines, I already have an idea that BoA is creating her fame in Japan. In fact, I have listened to her first Japanese single “Listen to my Heart” on my friend’s Discman. And at that moment, BoA became my first favourite Korean singer. Since then, I started to acquire some knowledge about Korean language. I started to study Hangeul on my own. And there went the song “Answer the Phone” by Miina. Through that song, it was the start of Korean wave in our country. It was then followed by different Korean dramas that had surpassed Taiwanese and Mexican dramas on Philippine television. By the way, Lee Dong Wook, Kim Tae Hee, Kwon Sang Woo, Choi Ji Woo, and Bae Yong Joon, and Kim Rae Won are my favourite Korean actors and actresses! And as of this moment, I am enjoying songs sung by Korean artists – including my favourite artists of course!
Until such time, I have penetrated my Korean-influenced mind into the realms of North Korea. After all, North Korea will always be “Korea”, despite the fact that they call Korea “Choson”. Now this will be the real start of incorporating the true content of this blog entry. Indeed it’s now behind my interest about Korean culture.
But before I continue with my blogging, let me share you that I personally call Korean Peninsula “Goryeo Bando” or “Koryo Pando” (고려반도 - 高麗半島) with 3 reasons: the word “Korea” came from “Koryo” (one of the first dynasties in the Korean peninsula), to gain possible acceptance to all Koreans in the future, and to suggest the name “Goryeo” for the possible newly reunified nation of Korea. Kim Il Sung had suggested a federation that would be called “Democratic Confederal Republic of Korea” (고려민주연방공화국 -高麗民主聯邦共和國) for combined North and South Korea, in which their initial political states would initially remain. But still, it will be up to Koreans on how they will name Korea on their own.
To continue, I have been reading articles about the progress of Hallyu in North Korea. There was this article I read wherein a North Korean called South Korea “Han’guk” instead of “Namchoson”, the traditional calling of North Koreans to South Korea which literally means “South Joseon” (since North Koreans call Korea “Choson” whereas in south “Han’guk” in accordance of the respective names of Korea in those regions). Products from South Korea such as clothes, toothpaste, soap, and even USB sticks are smuggled into North Korea via China. And speaking of USB sticks, South Korean music, movies, and even TV series are saved in USBs. Hence, the young North Koreans are the potential proponents of Hallyu in the communist nation.
We cannot deny the fact that many of the North Koreans pretend to be unconditionally loyal to their Eternal President Kim Il Sung. Yet behind those pretentious acts hide the fact that they long freedom as it is in their fellow South Korean neighbour. It’s like they’re encaged in a prison without bars. That’s why there are a lot of North Korean defectors enjoying their current lives in South Korea. Good thing that South Korea has the policy of adopting defectors from North. And speaking more about the flourishing things from South Korea, there’s this thing called “piracy” that plays a major role in the penetration of Hallyu. It may be negative by technical means, but there’s no sure way of direct importing of original South Korean stuff in North Korea. Otherwise, their lives will surely be at stake. That’s how cruel their regimen is. I don’t what’s with Kim Jong Il’s mind and he can’t accept the fact that the people within his nation are craving for so much freedom – freedom to happiness and carefree. It’s evident to South Korean dramas that people there are just enjoying the gift of life with no restrictions and fear.
Anyway, I strongly believe that Korean reunification is at hand. With the news about the slow deterioration of Kim Jong Il’s health, many North Koreans are hoping to be reunited with their fellow Koreans in south. And with the help of Hallyu to cushion the future reunification, every barrier between the two Koreas will be a sure shatter. May Saint Andrew Kim Dae Geon and all saints of Korea pray for peace and stability in the whole Korean peninsula. From Baekdusan to Jeju-do… KOREA IS ONE!