On Relationship Among Men

DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIP AMONG MEN REGARDLESS OF RACE SHOULD BE LIKE BUILDING A FENCE MADE OF CONCRETE BLOCKS PILED OVER ONE ANOTHER TO REACH A DESIRED HEIGHT. RELATIONSHIP INVOLVES SACRIFICE FOR THE SAKE OF OTHERS WHO HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS. THE PILING OF BLOCKS MANIFESTS SACRIFICE….AND THE WILLINGNESS TO SACRIFICE MANIFESTS COOPERATION

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On Friendly and Intimate Relationships

ON FRIENDLY AND INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS

By Apolinario Villalobos

 

Both relationships mentioned in the title are founded on “trust”. However, trust sometimes is established haphazardly, without even checking thoroughly the kind of a person with whom it is established. Some people may discover too late that their “best friend” cannot be trusted al all, as some, come out to be innately insecure. Some couples may also discover that their partner is not really “sincere” as expected, despite the signed marriage documents, and worse, discovery is made after having several offspring. This situation is what dissatisfied partners as “hellish life”.

 

Another act that spoils the relationship is the “abuse” of either party. The one who commits the act selfishly presumes that anything can be done to the trusting friend or intimate partner. Initially, there would be tolerance “for friendship’s sake”. But in time, such abuse may no longer be tolerated and expectedly results to the severance of relationship.

 

Abuse on the part of a partner who commits the act is hidden or camouflaged by a “merry intent” or “joke”, though, in reality, the intention is to humiliate the trusting and unsuspecting friend or partner in front of others. This happens most often to friends and partners whose success is not acceptable to the offender due to envy. I know this because I am in touch with people who are victims, and until now are languishing in regret for having wasted their lives in the company of insecure people.

Ang Pagkagusto sa Bagay o Tao

ANG PAGKAGUSTO SA BAGAY O TAO

Ni Apolinario Villalobos

 

 

Hindi lahat ng tungkol sa isang bagay o tao ay nagugustuhan natin. Sa mga prutas at gulay ay may mga bahagi silang hindi natin kinakain, ganoon din sa isda at karne. May mga ugali rin ang ating asawa na hindi natin gusto subalit pinagtitiyagaan na lang ang pakikisama sa kanila kahit may kaakibat na dusa dahil sa sinumpaang pangako at pinirmahang kontrata. May mga ugali ang ating mga anak na hindi rin natin gusto, no choice tayo, kundi tanggapin na lang ang buo nilang pagkatao dahil inilabas na sila ng kanilang ina,….alangan namang ibalik pa sila sa sinapupunan nito. Maski sa ating sariling pagkatao ay may mga characteristics din tayong hindi natin gusto kaya naiinggit tayo sa iba. Halimbawa, ayaw natin ng ilong nating pango kaya naiinggit tayo sa ibang may matangos na ilong, ang ating pagkapandak kaya naiinggit tayo sa matatangkad, etc.

 

Maski sa bayan kung saan tayo ipinanganak, may mga bagay doon na ayaw natin kaya ayaw nating balikan, pero dahil required na ilagay ito sa mga application form at bio-data ay wala tayong magagawa kundi talagang isulat na lang. Sa relihiyon ay ganoon din dahil may mga Katolikong ayaw magsimba sa mismong simbahan nila… ayaw kasi nila ang style ng pari sa pag-sermon, pero dahil Katoliko nga, no choice kundi tanggapin na lang si Father, dahil baka magalit si God. Sa trabaho ay ganoon din…ang workplace halimbawa ay ayaw natin dahil maraming lamok, at ang boss ay ubod na nga ng pangit ang ugali ay pangit pa ang mukha!…pero no choice pa rin tayo dahil mahirap maghanap ng trabaho ngayon.

 

GANYAN DIN DAPAT ANG TURING NATIN KAY DUTERTE. AYAW NATIN ANG KANYANG PAGMUMURA PERO DAHIL GUSTO NIYANG MAWALA ANG BISYO NG DROGA SA PILIPINAS O KAHIT MABAWASAN MAN LANG NG MALAKI AY I-LIKE NA LANG NATIN SIYA. KAHIT MUKHA SIYANG SANGGANO O BUTANGERO, SIGE NA LANG, DAHIL ANG KATAPANGAN NIYANG ITO ANG KINATATAKUTAN NG MGA HINAYUPAK NA MGA RAPIST, DRUG PUSHERS, DRUG LORD AT IBA PANG KRIMINAL.

 

Habang nabubuhay tayo sa ibabaw ng mundo, wala tayong magugustuhan na 100%. Kung minsan nga pati Diyos na gumawa ng lahat-lahat ay pinagkakatampuhan natin dahil sa mga nangyayaring kalamidad….at lalo tayong nagagalit sa kanya kapag nagsunud-sunod ang kamalasan sa ating buhay, sabay tanong ng, “WHY ME, LORD”?

 

Sino ngayon ang unfair?…ang Diyos na hindi patas sa pagbigay ng mga biyaya?…si Duterte na sinisisi dahil sa pagkamatay ng mga drug pushers na nang-estapa ng pambayad na kinuha sa drug pusher kaya sila ay binalutan ng packing tape sa mukha at tinadtad ng saksak o pinaulanan ng bala?

 

Para walang problema, iwasang magkagusto sa mga bagay-bagay o mga tao nang buong todo!…upang kung maging disappointed ay hindi rin todo-todo ang sakit na mararamdaman.

Better Are…

Better are …

By Apolinario Villalobos

Better are those born of a simple family

For later, they shall not wallow in sinful luxury.

Better are those who grew up on simple gruel

For later, they shall not despise a meatless meal.

Better are those who grow clothed in simple trappings

For later, they shall not be desirous of worldly things.

Better are those whose wants are simple

For later, they shall not unnecessarily crave for more.

Better are those who earn by dints of hard work and honesty

For later, they are assured of unquestionable integrity.

Better are those who are not exposed to the frivolous city life

For later, they will not be swayed by even just a simple strife.

Better are those who pray to God with private sincerity

For theirs is a voice, pure and not tinted with hypocrisy.

Better are those who give with honest intention

For they do not expect anything in return.

Better are the couples who don’t flaunt their love for each other

For they know that they need not be ostentatious, if they are sincere.

Better are those who readily admit their faults and failure

For they know that doing so, lessons are learned for the future.

Better are those whose love for God is not defined by cults or religions

For they know that God’s infinity is boundless as shown by his creations.

Better are those whose love to others is unconditional

For they know that they can only be just as such –

Giving enough of what they have, and not so much.