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The Legarda Debacle


A couple of bloggers got invited by the group of Senatorial Candidate Loren Legarda. Since she is an advocate of the environment, we prepared several serious questions. I was never a political person to begin with but since she's a smart lady, I was challenged to formulate questions ranging from national issues to local issues. Especially on the issue of the Sabah Standoff and the plan to put a 7 kilometere stairway to Mount Apo.

We were called to go to the venue at 3:30pm. Several minutes before the actual determined time of meeting, the organizer (one of Legarda's volunteers named Gretchen) said that the meeting was moved to 5:00pm. That touched a nerved on me. The move was so sudden. This Gretchen person referred me to another volunteer named Ana. This Ana person texted me and told me that they are getting a bit late because they weren't allowed to leave early in the General Santos. She blamed President Aquino for speaking too long. 

She moved the time to 6:00pm which irritated me more. What's more annoying is the line of reasoning I was presented with. She said, in this manner, that we should already know by now that politicians do not really keep their schedules. 

Bless her soul, this Ana. First of all, they were the ones who invited us. Don't tell me that incompetence runs through their staff by not anticipating delays. 

Bloggers are not media people that are paid to write. Most of us, if not all, simply just love to write and we have lives to live besides blogging. Bloggers, Davao Bloggers in particular, goes to a venue 15 to 30 minutes before the actual time because our Filipino time is always on time. If your candidate was late, you simply apologize and own up to it. Don't simply apologize and reason out that you are not at fault. Because frankly, that is just annoying. 

This story goes on until 6:45pm where there was no sign of a representative or the good Senator.

We told another person named Donna (since we were referred to, AGAIN) that 6:45pm was the last straw because she called and there was another REASON that she will be late because of something and blamed Ana Mae for being unable to notify her early to meet us. 

We are not special. We are not asking for special attention. What we are asking is to be treated with respect. In the first place, Legarda's group invited us and not the other way around. 

There is always a first time for everything. And yes, if you're wondering, this was the first time this whole thing happened. So no, Ana Mae, we don't know that politicians do this because as far as I know, we were treated with respect. 

Let me be clear, we weren't insulted that the Senator stood us up. What annoyed the hell out of me are the reasons by their supposedly "competent" staff as to why we were stood up  and did not simply just cancel the meet instead of waiting for almost 3 hours. Stop with the damn blame games. 

To Gretchen, Ana Mae, and Donna. Please quit. You'll just ruin your candidate's name. 

Best Summer Ever!

I know I have been on a high lately. Everything is falling into place and so far I am so happy that I am blessed. This summer was no exception. When I said in my tweets that this year was all about family, I was not lying. This summer really revved up and I feel as though it was the highlight of my year so far. More, after the jump!

Why I would make a Terrible "Bad Guy?"

I love villains.

Having said that. I sometimes side with villains if their reasoning is logically sound and it would seem the only way to execute it is by doing something of a lesser evil. I sometimes side with villains when the protagonist is somewhat sappy and sickeningly emotional. But there are other shallow reasons why I would pick a villain, like for example, the aesthetic appeal whereas the costume is bad ass and awesome while the protagonist looks tame and unappealing. More from this after the jump....

Organizing my Life this Summer

School has been pretty hectic but this summer vacation allowed me to unwind and think about the decisions I will be making this coming semester. Several things crossed my mind but first things first, I need to get my life organized. Everything in my life has been pretty much blown out of proportion, especially my hard disk. Well, my hard disk consists a huge portion of my life anyway and what better way to start organizing my life than my hard disk.

Here is what I've done so far.

I have reformatted my netbook and installed a bogged down version of windows 7.

That's pretty much it.

I still have a long way to go in organizing my life and I hope I will be done before Holy Week. I still have a lot of chores to do but when I'm over, it's a fresh new life again and ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow.

Fed up

I am a rule person. I can't bring it upon myself to break rules because I love rules. Rules keep people in line but unfortunately, in this society we live in, rules are nothing but formal words. Rules are only brought upon when there is a point to be proven or something profound has happen that caused the rules to be enforced.

But enough about rules.

The purpose of this post is to let people know that I am fed up. All those empty promises and people taking me for granted is now over. Something made me realize that no matter what you do, nothing is ever good enough.

I'm done.

Don't get me wrong, I still do favors for people but not in the sense that I will slave over it. If I don't want your favor, I will reject it.

If you threaten me. You'll simply waste your breath. I'm a passive person. If I don't like you, you simply don't exist in my world.