Archive for August, 2012

Evolution of our immune system

Posted: August 31, 2012 in Uncategorized

Evolution of our immune system

          I am a Christian and I know that evolution is not something a Christian should believe. I don’t actually believe Charles Darwin but the evolution of our immune system, it is another thing.

 

          Please take time reading the linked article, it is very informative.

When the light starts to fade,
when my hope is shaking
Day is breaking
and my fear is starting to break in,

I come to You
To ask for Your gracious help
And Divine assistance
For you are my protector

The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit,
You light up my way
Showed me how to live it
For you are Amazing God

Your unselfish love is My foundation,
The rock of all your creation
It protects us from damnation
Jesus Christ, the Word of Perfection

The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit,
You light up my way
Showed me how to live it
For you are Amazing God

For you are Amazing God,
My God.

Philippines is located in the Southeast Asia and the natives are called Filipinos, the national language is Filipino, the second most spoken language is English, in fact, many foreign people not just from the neighboring countries but all over Asia come to The Pearl of the Orient just to have a better education in English. Filipinos are known worldwide for the passion and diligence they put into their work. The general information about the country and the people can be traced down to the tiniest data but when we talk about National Identity, what makes a Filipino, truly a Filipino? This question baffles me up until this time. Does every Filipino know what it takes to be a Filipino? During my elementary years, I was taught that Filipinos use a PO and Opo as a sign of respect for the adults, but the thought that if a foreigner use the word PO as a sign of respect to the grownups, does that make him a Filipino too? It surely didn’t make sense to me but then, the answer is NO.

While I was watching the video(The Word of The Lourd: National Identity) along with my new-found friends, I was dismayed not because of the people who don’t remember those historical people but for myself for not knowing each and every one of them, it was kind of melancholic because as the generation pass by, less and less are taught about them and absorbed by the minds of the younger generations which gives little to no importance to the people who sacrificed themselves for the younger generations’ future. Do Filipinos really tend to forget the past or is it just a generalization and a result of not enough research done? Or are Filipinos just more inclined to the show business industry than to the Philippine history? If the answer to the latter question is yes, then, the show business industry really corrupts the minds of the people.  If a person does an experiment, asks questions like which one is more interesting and the consensus agrees on the answer, show business industry, then it shows that the show business industry has a lot of influence upon the mentality of the countrymen. As for me, I am not really interested about Angel Locsin and Phil Younghusband’s fairytale love story because I am not fond of looking into someone who is insignificant in my life for the reason that it does not affect my well-being as a human person and the community I live in, it’s like going in circles.

According to the film, the reporter said, “Maybe it’s just a defense mechanism.” – My mind says, the past may hurt but that doesn’t mean that it has to be forgotten; only fools forget the past, for the past plays an important role in the future, the past silhouettes the future, the mistakes done in the past can be avoided in the future. Simple logic, it’s just like solving a Mathematical Equation, you already know that using this and that formula is wrong so you tried doing the correct one to avoid getting the same wrong result, you study the past to avoid committing the same mistake in the future so I personally disagree when he said that line because I don’t forget the past even how hurtful they may be, it’s part of me and my life, my past experiences are the reason to be standing where I am standing now. But when we talk about national identity, I think I have a national historical amnesia too ‘cause I can’t really quite think about what it takes being a Filipino.

What further devastated the sense of national historic identity of every Filipino was when former President Ferdinand Marcos almost single-handedly repaired the Philippines’ relationship to Japan further diminishing their pride.

If my assumptions are correct about the show business industry, then kids at a young age should not be exposed to it or their time should be limited when watching TV shows so that their brains will not just be thinking about the celebrities but also the vital things they need as they grow older. Maybe it’s not the citizens but the past leaders that lead the citizens to forget the past.

                 “People often say that there were no civilization in the Philippines, not until the Spanish era. My article is here to try to disprove their notions. Before reading, I would like you to watch the Gintong Pamana on youtube, to be truly enlightened by some facts.”

              The term Civilization has been used primarily to denote complex principles of the people in terms of technology and culture. The word civilization in traditional view is used to put barriers between people that are “civilized” from savages, while in present-day perspective, “civilized” is used to separate “civilized people” from the primitive people. After weighing things and incessant searches of articles whether there was a civilization or not in the Philippines long before the Spanish era I came to the epiphany that Philippines have civilization long before Ferdinand Magellan sighted the mountains of Samar on March 17, 1521.

                As to the information I have gathered, it stated in the Philippine history that the first group of people to have set foot on the Philippines was the Negritos, followed by the Indones and the Malays; who dominated the archipelago. Relics, bones and bangas were found in different parts of the country, the fossil found at the Kuweba ng Tabon 22,000 years of age, in addition the Banaue rice terraces that are carved in the mountain of Ifugao and are 2000 years of age which shows that there were life forms and rich cultures many years ago– that was before the Spanish voyagers came here. Being civilized, our ancestors were able to live according to their characteristics and skills; others even made gold carvings or items that are 10 to 13th century old – that was also before Ferdinand Magellan came here to the Philippines.  Yes, there is no guarantee that the gold carvings, especially the Kinari, are made here in the Philippines and if it were our ancestors who made them but no one can also provide proof that those were made in other countries, and the details of the gold carvings are so “Filipino” – as the speaker of the video was trying to imply. Furthermore, it was said on the video that the early Filipinos are good at seafaring and are traders of other countries which are also a good indicator that our ancestors have a complex knowledge when it comes to sea navigation.

                Though the early Filipino people or the Philippines is not that much of a well-developed civilization like China and other neighboring countries where they have built megalith structures, one cannot deny the fact that Philippines in a small scale have civilization, the idea that one says no is because he or she is comparing its civilization to bigger countries thus covers the small and other not-so-small things that shows civilization in the country.

Putting Faith in Science …

Posted: August 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

Putting Faith in Science is like adding a a gasoline in the water; it loses its sense of purity.

That butterfly you get in…

Posted: August 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

That butterfly you get in the stomach when your partner leans at your shoulder.

I’d rather have a poor s…

Posted: August 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

I’d rather have a poor sheep lead the other sheep than a wealthy wolf leading other sheep to the mouth of his friends.