Monday, April 13, 2009

Life's Compromises

During a recent visit to our house, my auntie showed us graduation pictures of her son, my 6-year-old cousin who's very comfortable with technology (as if kids nowadays are not!). He graduated from kindergarten last March and is extremely excited about his coming primary education. One of the pictures, was him holding up a microphone on stage. It was part of the program where each young graduate had to introduce himself including his dream/s.

He was sporting a policeman look. The thing is, he really wanted to be an engineer someday but turned out he had to be a policeman because he couldn't think of any way to phrase the right reasons why and acting out the policeman role came easy for him. Maintaining peace and order, call it commonplace! Besides that, he's already complete with costume beforehand.

I was smiling and drifted effortlessly to my little dream when I was about his age. Life has been kind to me ever since, I realized.

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Smoker's Body

It is too ironic how millions with a pipe clenched in between their lips can be so indifferent to something I personally think is a dead match between their already susceptible body and an obvious killer. There's no denying that while they indulge themselves in doing it, they are making a major cutthroat of whatever are sustaining their body.

So why smoke? Every smoker must ask himself this question and provide an answer. Answers can go from peer pressure, self-gratification, the weather, to coping mechanism, especially to those battling psychological issues. It might seem to them the absolute and only answer, but no more when its effects are already presenting themselves right in front of their face, and then the body goes unforgiving.

This is an attempt to distract you, dear smoker, by telling you a friendly advice that smoking doesn't do you any good.

Please click on this very image, and do care to read the numbered texts.

Image: Cebu City, Philippines