Let Me Write Again

“Let me write again”
By SherryAnna Issa de la Cruz

I used to write (in simplest way I can)
I found it a way in which I express myself
I write to inspire others when I am happy;
I write to speak my deep thoughts especially when I am sad;
even when I don’t have anything to do, I write to keep myself busy
…time passed! I can’t exactly bring to mind why I stopped writing
But now, I want to write again!
Let me express the inmost part of me which I think I should
I know I have to, before this unexpressed feeling will ruin me!


By Apolinario Villalobos

The vastness of science of Psychology is such that it has practically covered all facets of man’s emotion. The science has tried to uncover the unexplained feelings which were generally classified before only as contrasting manifestations. The most popular among the subjects for discussion within the scope of Psychology are the phobias or fears of man. It is interesting to note however, that the “phobia” as a scientific term was used only since 1801.

Here are some of the common phobias to help you identify which apply to yours:

Acerophobia -sourness
Ailourophobia -cats
Akousticophobia -sound
Algophobia -pain
Altophobia -heights
Amatophobia -dust
Ancraophobia -wind
Androphobia -men
Anginophobia -narrowness
Anthropophobia -human beings
Antlophobia -flood
Apiphobia -bees
Arachnophobia -spiders
Astraphobia -lightning
Atelophobia -imperfection
Baciliphobia -microbes
Barophobia -gravitiy
Bathophobia -depth
Batophobia -walking
Batrachophobia -reptiles
Balonephobia -needles
Bibliophobia -books
Brontophobia -thunder
Carcinophobia -cancer
Cardiophobia -heart condition
Cheimatophobia -cold
Chaetophobia -hair
Chionophobia -snow
Chromophobia -color
Claustrophobia -enclosed places
Clinophobia -going to bed
Coprophobia -feces (human waste)
Cryophobia -frost, ice
Crystallophobia -crystals
Cynophobia -dogs
Demophobia -crowds
Demonophobia -demons
Dendrophobia -trees
Dikephobia -justice
Eisotrophobia -mirrors
Elektrophobia -electricity
Eleutherophobia -freedom
Enetephobia -pins
Entomophobia -insects
Eremitophobia -solitude, loneliness
Ergophobia -work
Gametophobia -marriage
Genophobia -sex
Graphophobia -writing
Gymnophobia -nudity
Gynophobia -women
Hedonophobia -pleasure
Hematophobia -blood
Hydrophobia -water (used also in rabies)
Hypeglaphobia -responsibility
Hypnophobia -sleep
Hypsophobia -high place
Ideophobia -ideas
Kakorraphiaphobia -failure
Katagelophobia -ridicule
Kinesophobia -motion
Koniphobia -dust
Logophobia -words
Metallophobia -metals
Musicophobia -music
Mysophobia -dirt
Necrophobia -corpses
Nelophobia -glass
Neophobia -anything new
Nephophobia -clouds
Nosophobia -disease
Nyctophobia -darkness
Ochophobia -vehicles
Odontophobia -teeth
Oikophobia -home
Olfactophobia -smell
Oneitrophobia -dreams
Ophiophobia -snakes
Ornithophobia -birds
Ouranophobia -heaven
Panphobia -everything
Parthenophobia -young girls
Pediculophobia -lice
Peniaphobia -poverty
Pharmacophobia -drugs
Phasmophobia -ghosts
Phonophobia -speaking aloud
Photophobia -strong light
Pogonophobia -beards
Pteronophobia -feathers
Satanophobia -satan
Sciophobia -shadows
Selaphobia -flashes
Siderophobia -stars
Sitophobia -food
Spermophobia -germs
Stygiophobia -hell
Tachophobia -speed
Teratophobia -monsters
Thaasophobia -sitting idle
Thalassophobia -sea
Thanatophobia -death
Thermophobia -heat
Tocophobia -childbirth
Toxiphobia -poison
Traumatophobia -wound or injury
Tremophobia -trembling
Trypanophobia -inoculation
Zoophobia -animals

Anglophobia -England or things English
Gallophobia -France or anything French
Germanophobia -Germany or anything German
Negrophobia -Negroes
Russophobia -Russia or anything Russian
Sinophobia -China or anything Chinese
Xenophobia or
zenophobia -foreigner

Trust, Confidence and Betrayal

Trust, Confidence and Betrayal

By Apolinario Villalobos


More often than not, it is not easy to just trust anybody… anybody for that matter. Without trust, there is no confidence.  Even within the family, members sometimes hold back information and feelings from each other. It comes to a point, that even the mother sometimes misunderstands her children because they do not confide some of their feelings, especially, problems with her. More so with most parents, as husbands and wives, they cannot help themselves from not divulging everything about themselves. Some couples are fortunate that despite this predicament, they still persist in maintaining their relationship for the sake of the children.


Betrayal results when despite the effort of a person to trust somebody, behind his back, the confidante does otherwise, especially, due to selfish motives. A trusting wife for instance is betrayed by her philandering husband; a trusting husband is betrayed when the wife dates her college boyfriend; a sister who sneaks out of the house to date a suitor may be betrayed by a brother to their parents, just because she failed to give him the promised money in exchange for a cover up. The greatest betrayal was done by Judas when he turned over Jesus to his enemies in exchange for a few pieces of silver. The betrayal was done despite the trust given him by Jesus as one of his apostles.


Practically, no country is free from the hideous betrayal of their leaders after they were elected to their posts by the citizenry.  Somehow, in time, due to selfish motives, the trust and confidence given by voters to their officials crumble. These selfish motives are spelled by corruption which has become a common mark of the various governments, today.  No government in the world could attest that it is free of this evil stain.


Among friends, to prevent betrayal to ensue, insignificant differences are endured which is a commendable act, although, the level of their trust and confidence to each other has been affected. But not everybody can be persevering enough, especially, if pride comes in the way. We have to be honest about that.


Mankind will never be free from this quandary. There will always be a reason for not trusting and commit betrayal. Even among countries that have forged treaties of mutual protection, there will always be a hidden agenda of selfishness. Not even the United Nations will ever be an organization of countries that trust each other, as signs evidently show how underdog countries are left by their big brother allies at the mercy of clandestine exploiting ones…not even the different religions with their respective hierarchy within which, a scramble for supremacy regularly puts them in embarrassing headlines.


Heaven was not spared from this.  All we have to do is check the bible for the story about “fallen angels”…