On Eccentricity


By Apolinario Villalobos


The dictionary defines eccentric as unusual or abnormal behavior or character which for me is wrong. Just because a person keeps to himself and rather read than attend parties is being eccentric, or sprinkling pasta with fish sauce is eccentric, etc. The problem with the scientists kuno, who study the mind and personality is that they rely on questionable “standards”. On the other hand, the dictionary publishers pick these information up, just like the way they pick up street words and expressions from all over the world to expand their publication for more money. That is why even the simple symbol of the heart has become a synonym of the word “love”. Although, supposedly intelligent guys are using groups as basis to qualify and justify their findings, I would like to think still, that they have gone beyond what should be a fair judgment, especially on aspects that involve human behavior. An example on this is the case of “special people “ who were viewed during the Medieval Period as lunatics, and epilepsy as a “devil’s disease”. Scientists kuno still go on with this malpractice of unfairly identifying people based on their discerned characters.


I am bringing this out because several times I have been dubbed as eccentric, because:

  • I dip green mango and singkamas (jicama) in vinegar
  • I dip table banana in soy sauce
  • I melt at least two pieces of “Snow Bear” menthol candy in my mug of coffee
  • I enhance my pasta sauce with bagoong (fish sauce)
  • I prefer to eat the burnt portion of steamed rice
  • I hate parties and formal dinners
  • I prefer sidewalk food stalls than restaurants


In this regard, I would like to call those who do not understand my ways as “ignorants”….they who do not even know or refuse to understand that unpolished rice is nutritious than the polished white rice; that the chemically-washed “refined” sugar in all its whiteness glory is one of the causes of cancer; having meat in diet 7 days a week without even a single sprig of green vegetable can result to colon cancer; uncontrolled partying could be a sign of insecurity masked with ear to ear grin; burnt rice can alleviate stomach acidity; vinegar reduces acidity in green mango, add flavor to the bland taste of jicama, and the soy sauce can enhance the potassium in banana; etc.


It is unfair for a person who deviates from the ways of others, to earn an eccentric reference. The word’s connotation as being “abnormal” is already unfair. The accusers on the other hand, are the abnormals, because they are not supposed to be judgmental. By being judgmental, they unknowingly try to reflect on others their (accusers) own kind of bad personality and that is not being kind…a normal person is supposed to be kind to his fellow man.


For me, the following are just some of the eccentrics:

  • Corrupt government officials
  • Aging Roman Catholic bishops who do not give a damn to the future of the youth of the land
  • Graduates of universities who use their learned expertise in exploiting others
  • Drug lords who do not know that what they do is “slow murder”
  • Drug addicts who rape innocent children, and even their own mother and sister

My question now is, have the few mentioned above ever been called eccentric by the supposedly bright journalists as such, for their obviously abnormal behavior?….my answer is a big NO!



Kung Babaguhin ang Ugali, Isama na rin ang Pananaw sa Buhay

Kung Babaguhin ang Ugali, Isama na rin ang Pananaw sa Buhay

Ni Apolinario Villalobos


Walang silbi ang pagbago ng pagkatao kung ugali lang ang magbabagong anyo, at ang pananaw sa buhay ay hindi. Ang isang halimbawa ay ang pagbago ng isang lasenggo na nabawasan nga ang pag-inom ng alak subalit hindi pa rin naniniwala sa kahalagahan ng pag-impok para sa kinabukasan….kaya kahit hindi na lasenggo, ay bulagsak pa rin sa pera. Ang ugali ng tao ay tungkol sa mga nakasanayang gawin at sabihin. Kung ang isang tao ay hindi na nga nagmumura pero mapanira pa rin ng kapwa, wala ring silbi an kanyang pagbabago.


May mga ugali ring mahirap baguhin dahil lulutang at lulutang ang likas na nakagawiang hindi kayang takpan ng pagpapaka-plastik o pagkukunwari. May mga taong sensitibo sa ugali ng iba kaya nararamdaman nila kung bukal sa kalooban ang sinasabi ng mga kausap nila dahil naipagkakanulo o betrayed sila ng ekspresyon ng kanilang mukha, at kahit ng simpleng galaw ng mata…sa Ingles, ito ang tinatawag na “body language”.


Ang paniniwala ay nagsisimula sa isip ng tao at ito ang nagpapakilos ng iba’t ibang bahagi ng katawan. Dalawang lakas ang nakakaapekta sa isip – positibo at negatibo….sa simpleng salita – mabuti at masama. Kung hindi tutugma ang ikinikilos ng isang tao sa kanyang iniisip, “nadudulas” siya sa pagsalita, na kung sa Ingles ay tinatawag na “slip of the tongue”. Ang tawag sa pilit na pagtatakip ng tunay na ugali ay pagkukunwari.


Upang maging kapani-paniwala ang pagbabago na ginagawa tuwing Holy Week at Bagong Taon, piliin ang mga ugaling “kayang baguhin”. Hindi kailangang mag-ambisyong maging santo o santa ang isang tao upang mabago ang masama niyang ugali. Kahit hindi siyento por siyentong mababago ang masamang ugali ng isang tao, basta aminin niyang siya ay talagang masama, ito ay katanggap-tanggap na, dahil nangangahulugang alam niya kung ano ang dapat baguhin sa kanyang pagkatao. Sa ganyang paraan, kahit papaano ay mauunawaan ang kanyang pagpipilit  kaysa naman siya ay magpaka-plastik pero madalas namang madulas!!!

On Extra-Terrestials, Man’s Evolution, His Toxic Food and Self-Destructive Habits

On Extra-Terrestials, Man’s Evolution,

His Toxic Food and Self-Destructive Habits

By Apolinario Villalobos

I believe that man went through evolution to become what he is now, but via genetic manipulation by the ET’s who came to earth thousands of years ago, and not through the “natural” process as Charles Darwin alleged. When before, scientists were skeptical and avoided discussion about the issue, today, they are more than open and willing, even going to the extent of bringing out to light long-kept dissertations and clippings. Even the Vatican has dipped her finger into the issue, as there are sketches and paintings with religious themes, and with landscapes that include controversial spherical objects hovering in the background. Some painted Nativity scenes are depicted with UFOs as the source of the light illuminating the manger, instead of a star. Even the “angels” whose ability to fly is symbolized by feathered wings are now presumed as ET spacemen equipped with flying gear.

Images from the past in the form of sculptures, paintings, and embossed renditions used “symbols” to indicate different qualities of leaders and gods, represented by animals, such as lion, leopard, cat, dog, eagle, bull, etc. These representations were made by early earthlings, who were artistically skilled but limited in scientific knowledge. The symbols, then, literally manifested the physical characteristics of gods being presented without the need for text in any form.  Along this line, the bull horns and lion have been, since the early time, used to represent power and strength, that is why, most gods are shown wearing headgear with horns, or whose head is that of a lion. These images purportedly represent visiting ETs.

Different ET’s that may have landed on different regions of the earth, could have “developed” their “own people” out of the upright walking creatures that they found, particularly the apes. This process could have involved the use of their (ET) own genes to modify or improve the earthlings’ characteristics. For doing this, the ETs may have selfish motives. It should be noted that apes are not just of a single kind, and their characteristics depend on the region where they thrive. The gene modification could have resulted then, to early earthlings with different characteristics depending on their region, and which have manifested in the color of their skin, height, shape of the face, kind of hair, etc. In the Old Testament of the Bible, there are mentions about races or tribes that suddenly appear from nowhere.  I thought of this because different races in the Bible kept on insisting about the power of “their own” god ….a recognition that they give to the power of their “creator”.

Each race even had a name of its own god. This is how I reconciled the differences of races that are populating different regions of the earth, such as the blacks in Africa, the white-skinned and blond-haired in the western and northern hemispheres, the chinky-eyed with white skin in the east, and the slightly to dark brown, short people in the south, and southeast. Obviously, they did not evolve from fish, lizards, etc that Charles Darwin had insisted in his theory of “natural” evolution, more so from apes, otherwise, today there should already be hairless, pretty and handsome apes with curly or straight hair, black or blond hair,  broad or aquiline nose, or walking fish and lizards. On the contrary, the apes of the thousand years ago are still the same apes that we find today.

In laboratories today, gene modification, cloning, and organ transplant are being done, as if scientists are dissecting frogs…meaning, the three mentioned processes are being done with ease because of modern medical technology. Where did such knowledge and ability come from? Of course, not from the early earthlings!  It is a big question that the religious and the overly skeptics still hate to hear. But for sure, they did not come from apes!

The health-conscious of today are against the scientific process of gene modification when applied to vegetables, grains, and fruits. They forgot however, that the modern fruits and grains are the result of this process to make them juicier, seedless, soft, sweeter, etc. The corn that we know today did not come in cobs, thousands of years ago. The corn of long ago had grains, instead of the big and chewable kernel. Corn is among those mentioned as food in the Bible, but they did not come in cobs, that is why nothing can be found in the Bible about “roasting of corn cobs”, but “baking of corn grits”, when what they meant actually were “corn grains”.

Other grains that were supposed to have originated in a region, somewhere in Turkey, were developed to improve their size, and even rice originally grew in swamps not on land. It should be noted that Turkey is among the regions purportedly used by the ETs as their landing ports, according to myths in the Bible.  In some regions of America, wild rice is still being harvested from swamps. Today, there is an effort to make rice resistant to floods, short of saying that it is being returned it to its former watery habitat.

Cross-breeding is one way of altering the genes of plants and animals, and this process still fall under the process of gene modification. There are many other genetically modified organisms (GMO) that are discreetly introduced. Lately, however, just because scientists would like to make vegetables last long and resistant to pest, health-conscious groups, are overreacting by  declaring them dangerous as they could alter the “characteristics” of man, and worse, even as unhealthy. When did man start living healthily, anyway, when all these claims for healthy living are full of deception?

These western groups are the ones that flood the social media with the contra-indications of natural substances and drugs. They feed the internet with information about fruits that should not be eaten together with certain meat or fish. They even come out with “findings” about certain fish not fit for consumption, such as tilapia because of the level of toxic substance in its meat, when practically all fish that thrive in the oceans have high toxin level, especially those in the European waters that have become dumping ground of toxic materials.  Why single out tilapia? Because of their allegations, all fishes should better be banned as they are poisonous!

These groups promote “organic food” – vegetables, fruits and meat that are not supposedly fertilized and fed with the harmful synthetic chemicals, but they forgot that the air is replete with toxin. In other words, the “organic food” that these groups allege to be safe are still contaminated due to the toxin from the atmosphere that they absorb since the first day of their growth.

Ironically, man continues to fill the air, the oceans, lakes and streams with the sediments of modern technology that he invented to be used for his survival….an unconscious(?) self-destruction. No food in its “pure” state can be found anywhere on earth. The quantity of toxin, though, that is taken in by man, depends on the region where he lives, thus, determines the length of his stay on earth….of course, with special consideration to available modern medical technology. In this regard, the third-world countries that have become the “catch basins” of these toxins, but without modern medical facilities are at the mercy of the highly progressive nations due to their factories that spew toxins in various forms …while their people enjoy the protection of their modern medical facilities.

This blog is not meant to destroy the faith in God. I believe that the universality of God is such that whatever faith we have in Him, could have just been passed on to us by the “better kind” of visiting ETs thousands of years ago. And, as regards the issue on creation, the ETs could also be the creations of God and who just delved in science to modify other creatures to suit their needs, hence, the evolution of the earthlings from the modified ape. This is what the highly intelligent earthlings are doing today…modifying creations to improve their “quality” and maximize their usability. So, why make the issues on UFOs, ETs, God, Creation, and Man very complicated that just result to unnecessary confusion? Are the religious and scientific authorities hiding information from the rest of the earthlings….though, may be divulged at the most appropriate time?



By   Apolinario    Villalobos


Generally,   it    takes a   strong   will    power    before   we   can    take    control    of    ourselves    to    instill   even    a    grain   of   total    discipline   in   us.    Not    even    those    who  have    gone    through    strict    military    training can   proudly   declare    thatthey     are    well -disciplined. Even   canonized    saints    are   not   100%   disciplined   in   all    aspects    of    their    lives.    Not   even   Jesus   who  lost    his     temper      as     he cursed    a  poor   fig   tree    for   not   bearing   fruit,    and   let  out   his   pent    up    anger    when   he   drove   the“ sinners”away     from   the    temple.    This imperfection,   should   not    give    us    an   excuse    in   violating    the   rights    of   our    fellowmen   or   break    the   righteous   Law   again    and   again.


Unfortunately,   we   have   to   accept    the    fact    that    being   undisciplined    is   more    of    a        habit      than      anything      else.    Man    by    nature    is    prone    to   do   what     form    him      is      the     easiest      thing.   For    a    drug   addict,    chain    smoker    and   alcoholic,  for    instance,     it    is   better    to   go   on    with    those    vices    than    suffer    from    the    death-like    withdrawal   seizures.   A     person     who    loves     foods        would    rather    suffer    from   the   consequential    dialysis    and    chemo  or    radiation    therapies     later    on      than    put    a    stop       to        his    regular    uncontrolled      binges.     A     highly –  urbanized     person     who    looks    at    herbal    concoctions    as    strange,       unpalatable, colored    and   odorous     quack    remedies,    would   rather  fill    his    guts   with    synthetic     drugs     and    suffer     from    kidney,    heart, and    liver    failures    later   on    due    to        undigested chemicals    that     are     components    of    the    “medicines”     in    different     forms.


Parents    cry    their    hearts    out    for     their    “well-loved”    kids    who    are    languishing    in     drug   rehabilitation    centers    and    worse,   penitentiaries.    Tearfully,    they    ask    the   Lord,   where    they    have    gone   wrong.     Such    act    is    tantamount    to   passing    on    the   blame    to   Him,   because    these    “loving”    parents    have    never    missed    an   opportunity       tosmother        their   kids    with    things     that    would    satisfy    their    cravings    for    material comfort,    and     most     especially,      they      never      miss      a     single     day      of       worship     service     during      which      they        implore     Him     for     more     financial       security     for     the  sake      of     their      children     who     need     it.


If    we   have    to    go    back   to   the     stories    that    are    written    in    the    Bible,    the    loss    of    discipline    started    with    Adam     who    was    unable    to    restrain    himself    from   partaking    of   the   “fruit    ofknowledge”       that      Eve     offered       him,     who,    on    her    part,blamed    the   serpent,   and      eventually,     made     God     drive       the       three out    ofparadise. Currently,      We     have     this    kind     of     blaming      act  – in      “courts      of     justice”    and        legislative      houses         where      lawyers,    politicians,     and     government     officials      point     at    each     other     with    accusing     fingers     during     case     hearings.   


Today,  for  anything     unfortunate    that    befallsman,    he    is    ready    with    his    forefinger     to    point    at    something    or    somebody.    For    coming   in   late   to    work,       for     instance,       there’s    the   traffic,      not     the     waking    up     late;       for   falling    off    a    stair,    there’s    the   structural    defect    of    the    steps,     not     the      carelessness;    for    vehicular    accidents,     there’s      the    defective brake     mechanism,     not     the    drunk     driving;    for    failing    grades,    there’s    the   bitchy    teacher,       not      the     laziness     to     study     lessons;   for     the     flood     that     brings     back     garbage     to      streets      and     houses,       there’s     the     clogged     drainage     system,      not     unscrupulous      disposal  ;   even    for    calamity,    there’s    God,      not    the     systematic      devastation      of     nature  .      If    only    the    accusing    person  will        take    note    of    his    fingers    while       doing    the   act,    he   will    notice    that    while    pointing    the   lone   forefinger   to     somebody       or     something,    the   rest     of     the      fingers  –   middle,   ring   and   pinky     are   pointing    at    him    and    seemingly    restrained    by    his    thumb.


Belatedly,       we     realized    that    it   is    the    lack    of    discipline    that causes    most    of    our    sufferings.   Practically,     everyone    has    a    share    in    the    deterioration    of     our    so-called    habitat.     The    degree    of     our  participation    varies    according    to    the    intensity      of     our      selfishness    and    lack    of    concern.   Take    for    instance    the   unscrupulous     logging,     mining,    dynamite     fishing,    plundering    in   the   government,    accumulation of  garbage     in    city    waterways,    and     polluted    atmosphere.    Everything     boils    down    to    our    self-annihilation,    toward    which    even    innocent    lesser     creatures     are    dragged…