June 30, 2007

Lobby ( Pages from my universities literary folio )

"Very observant-notices everything him and describes them funnily. But a very artistic person."

June 14, 2007

Corporate Social Responsibility

HSBC Corporate Social Responsibility ( CSR) - Many advocates would distinguish CSR from charitable donations and "good works" (i.e., philanthropy, e.g., Habitat for Humanity or Ronald McDonald House). Corporations have often, in the past, spent money on community projects, the endowment of scholarships, and the establishment of foundations. They have also often encouraged their employees to volunteer to take part in community work and thereby create goodwill in the community, which will directly enhance the reputation of the company and strengthen its brand. CSR goes beyond charity and requires that a responsible company take into full account its impact on all stakeholders and on the environment when making decisions. This requires the company to balance the needs of all stakeholders with its need to make a profit and reward shareholders adequately(Wikipedia).

June 9,2007 – Wawa and Ipo Dam, Norzagaray,Bulacan

Wawa and Ipo dam is a surreal place. Trail of fire trees tower alone sinuous line of wild bougainvilleas and dainty colored wooden houses built beside roadside mango plantations. Old planters’ bungalows nestle behind acacia trees with their bright canary flowers and orchids grow beside lined palm trees in the gardens. The network of pathways and sheer scale of the bamboo work terracing that created the infrastructure for the locals and visitors to marvel – there is mile upon mile of lovingly tented land, traversing near – vertical ridges and meandering up emerald-green valleys.

The walking routes are idyllic and suited to all ages and levels of endurance and endeavors. Despite its’ location, the landscape does evolve; vast abandoned wooden houses with neglected fields that wild flowers have carpeted soon have given away the growing vegetables. The trails wind through dense, shady groves of mango, bamboo and mahogany that slowly open up to reveal vistas of Ipo and Wawa Dam; an undulating sea of grassy hues, emerald man made lake, the waves rippling to the horizon like a giant green flood.

June 11, 2007

eye still shut pass eight

There’s so much to do on a Monday that I choose not to do. I’d usually spend hours lounging at a coffee outlet satisfying my caffeine addiction.

I’ve been pretty good with my finances lately. I’m still not on the verge of starving myself and trying to look like a pogo stick. The only time I immersed myself with food was yesterday night at Wendy's.

I still couldn’t believe it, I feel so harassed and it's the first day of the week. Over the past couple of days I’ve been craving to pamper myself like what I’ve been doing few months back. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been depriving myself from being one with the universe, too busy trying to do things I had planned. Too serious with everything, too concerned with doing the right thing that I have forgotten to think about myself. I would sometimes dream of work, imagine your pen and notepads dancing like leprechauns doing the river dance.

I feel like cocooning myself in bed for five hours till I’m the mood to get up and do my usual routine.


the strip made me laugh bigtime!

feeling completely numb - I'm such a complete invertebrate, I swear!

Big birdy and some paperplanes showed up earlier this morning, way too early, I might add, which was just annoying. They tend to cop-out at the last minute and I promised myself that I am dropping by Makati Medical Center for a short check-up.


I felt so crampy and awful that I sacked out in the back seat hoping that I would feel a little better by the time I got there. I had totally lost my appetite, though, and just couldn't bear to eat, which is definitely not a good thing.

I got myself a sandwich but it did not help me much. In my nauseous state, looked completely hideous. I got totally grossed out by the greasy hunk of meat and pouted a little because I was so tired of being asked to eat and having forks shoved in my face. Disgusted....I feel guilty on top of feeling like crap.It was difficult to look ok, when I kept cringing with crampiness, but also because my mind was a thousand thoughts away. I kept starting off into space thinking over this cycle and wondering why big birdy's turning purple. Am I ok?

I have spent good energies keeping up with my health, forbidding myself to freak out and be affected by negativity.

On Serc around Four,stunned. strangled. silent. I looked terribly pale. Could it be something else?

Pinch. Pinching. Lots of pinching........


Seriously. I nearly jumped right off the table when the doctor said that my blood pressure went up to 140/90. I was so freaked out by the level of wide-open exposure in front of three complete strangers, along with the physical handicap of having a hoo-hah full of metal, that I restrained myself out of sheer shock.

Me :What have I done wrong?
Doctor : What Have you been doing lately?
Me: I've been doing a lot of tralalalas after work just to keep myself busy, Sunday school twice a month, I jog after work for an hour thrice a week.
Doctor: Got'ya! take a breather Ram. You're not Superman, you're not even fat, no need to starve yourself .
Me: Not fat?!! No kaya!!! Bolah Doc!! I'm such a complete invertebrate, I swear.

I confined myself the entire morning at Makati Medical Center hoping to recover fast. Got out around 1:30 pm.

THANK YOU: Edroy Lim, Gayette Tipton, Rosanna Ricafort, Joy Po, Melissa Tipoe, Tim Ang, Anne Centeno, Carlo Rufino, Paolo and Dette Pantoja, Gerene San Diego, James Lo, Pupu, Mom - Thank you again guys, was pretty touched. I totally got my apetite back. Still recovering though.

Between Anorexia and Cheese

I would love to be outside, if only to feel my nose turn red while my eyes squint in the sunlight. But I'm inside, typing away at an anonymous, souless machine, in a room devoid of the heat. It saddens me to think that there are only so many of these precious days left, that soon the roads will be flooded and waking up two hours before work will seem like rising from the grip of death. I would like to reclaim my days and spend them wandering through my thoughts, aimlessly, like an intrigued child. I see nothing above the concrete slab in the window, and it is just enough to taunt me.

I’m just hungry.

Perfect meal to break my Fast. Grams’ Baked Cheese Macaroni and Chili Dog. I finally got my Apetite back.

June 04, 2007

Global Resourcing mission values

As a follow up activity of the roadshow, Communications, Learning and development and Chief of Fun came up with activities to highlight the importance of Rob Muth's visit.

A total of 22 original entries made it on the deadline and were displayed at the office lobby for all to see.


by Raul Ramon Lopez-Vito Bucoy II

" Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity." (Psalm KJV)

The picture depicts people of different groups and different characteristics with a communal relationship towards one goal, one mind and one purpose. True unity, love for what we are doing abd respect for others will lead us to greater heights as a whole cause no one has ever climbed the ladder of success alone. In every work, there is plenty of room for achievement but a self-sufficient spirit overlooks the contribution of others can ruin it. It is amazing what can be accomplished when you don't care who get's the credits.

Yeah, I won haha

June 03, 2007

The mellow sound of birds chirping.

I believe that being subversive doesn't necessarily mean being against everything. What is interesting is finding a fresh way of thinking within the system.

On being alone

Doing things on your own is good. Independence, confidence and self esteem are all benefits of doing things by yourself. It can even be bad for your mental health if you don't. If we are frightened of loneliness that we can't be by ourselves, then we are not very well developed. The capacity to be alone and the ability to spend time with oneself is part of the human experience.

You don't, of course, have to be single to be on your own. We may be lonely sometimes, but we may also unnecessarily define ourselves negatively as lonely because we take on board other peoples' perceptions of us as " poor thing". I rediscover what I like about myself when I am alone. Like when I am in a restaurant, my mind can freewheel without focusing on day-to-day responsibilities. It gives me the chance to reflect on my life in a positive way. I always take a journal with me to the table and jot things down about where I want to be in two years' time. I don't have time to do that at work as I'm too busy drowning myself in front of the computer.

It's nice to share things by yourself far out weight the disadvantages.

( May 2005 - reminiscing )

I had stupidly become immerse to fear. Having spent two months internship at ABS - CBN to pass my communications class ( Television scriptwriting and journalism ) and graduate. For the first time, I yearned for the mundane. For years, my life had been anything but. There was a time when I had to sleep at work for three days with a pre-packed bag beside the newsroom couch at MGB ( Magandang Gabi Bayan) video tapes, a recorder, a handy steno and a flashlight.

Standing right in front a dead kid after being stabbed 24 times by his dad at Philtranco bus station, bullets, witnessing some of the most brutal human rights violations on earth and post-traumatic stress disorder.

It's great to get out alive to tell the story, worse was the emotional toll. My own energy was being drained by everything I witnessed.

11:43 pm
I have problems sleeping just about every night. I just finished reading five magazines I purchased early today, looking at myself in the mirror at the moment, I hate my racoon-like eye bags.