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September 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Success, like death, is inevitable. Today, I landed 7th place in Sports News Writing – English category (Secondary Level) out of the almost 300 students who participated. For me, it was an unexpected victory. I don’t really like sports. If people ask me about basketball, the only name I can mention is Kobe Bryant. But knowing Kobe Bryant isn’t enough. I don’t even have any “favorite” players in any sport. But because writing requires versatility in most conditions, I tried and I came up with a “mediocre”, if I may  call, sports news article.  That mediocrity made me taste the first apple of discord in my whole life.

Writing a sports article is not my cup of coffee. But because I have a background in story writing, I think I managed well the flow of emotions and descriptions but failed to bring in the jargons of the live sport we covered which is basketball. After the three day National Sports Journalism Congress, I found my new love: sports feature and news writing. I was disqualified in the Sports Feature category because we arrived late. It  saddens me most because aside from news writing, I also have a strong ability in writing a feature story. Besides my extreme love for fashion journalism, I think I can do well in both fields of writing. All the speakers inspired me, which is very rare in a congress like that.

My triumph was eye-opening for me.  I’m not going to cry because I wasn’t proclaimed the champion. For me, doing something that I am not really used to is already something worthy. The feeling was like I got 95 in Trigonometry which is extremely impossible for me to attain! I’ve drawn a good match to my capacity.  Even if I didn’t win, I learned much more than the surface level of sports writing. I learned how to value the sport industry in the Philippines. Now, I understand how hard it is to be a sports journalists; the ups and downs and the predicaments that one can face through his way of chasing the dreams of other people.

Albeit unexpected, I still dedicate my triumph to God. I’m not trying to sound like a Catechist but  I know he guided me that very moment I was writing my draft entry.

I’ll leave my entry with this quote by Dr. Burns:” Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.”

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September 10, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s been a long time. A hiatus, perse. Today I want to talk about emotions. One may perceive that emotions drives a person either to excel or to degrade his or her being as a human. Emotions are so powerful. It can make a person successful, and it can be a reason for somebody’s demise.

It depicts and captures the innate feelings of man. Either grasping euphoria or dysphoria, emotions tend to let us venture to the unknown. The unknown which is something more than skin deep. Emotion can be like a palace. A palace, perhaps if it makes you shift into the paradigm of utopia. Or, it can be hell. Emotions can slide and go down into the underworld where one meets Hades. Sometimes, it skips Charon, and the angry dispute will swim in the temptestous pool and burst the clasping emotion of anger.

Sometimes, we opiate and cage ourselves from emotions. We drift into our emotions and solely rely on it. We contribute to the faint of heart and consign to the oblivion of our mind.  Sometimes, what you’ll be reading in the local dailies would be about a married woman killing her husband because of  third party. That explicates how emotions can lead to a very unfortunate demise.; a woman felt enraged and stabbed her husband 20 times. Can you imagine that? 20 times! Emotions are so dominant,  controlling and sometimes wicked!

Frequently, when people tends to be nervous, they would blabber and tatter a lot. They will talk about random and awkward things that are not related to what he or she is being nervous about. During declamation speeches or anything that will require someone to face a multitude of crowd, he or she will put a coin under their feet and believe that all negative energies will be there and that there will be a constant flow of energy in his or her body which will make stagnant of their emotions.

Emotions brings life to a dead and pale soul. Laughter and happiness has been proven to prolong a life of a person. Happiness can be an instrument in slowing down the development of unwanted wrinkles in your face. A smile takes only few muscles to move, and a thousand for a frown.

I was urged to write something about emotions today because first, its the most important thing in writing a sports article. A sports writer should make the reader feel like he/she is in the game, feeling the same fete of the crowd and even the players. Second and lastly, because my dad was enraged and so much driven by his emotion today.

Intermittently, only a few would understand how emotions function. On how to understand what people feel and on how to decimate the right words to tell to someone who fall into the chasm of chained emotions. But always keep in mind that is should be the brain that should function the most when we commit an action. It is placed in the top part of our body because it should govern and guide ourselves as a whole, and our heart, in the center, for it will serve like a moral judgment of our action.

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Left with undying desolation

September 10, 2011 Leave a comment

[20:29] nemo_0027: congratz. gnda ng scorpion mo. :

[20:29] nemo_0027: :d [20:29] narris.carmilla: hehe thanks

[20:30] narris.carmilla: hindi na po ba malaulaunch ung aquinian?

[20:30] nemo_0027: nope.

[20:31] narris.carmilla: oh. aw

I have read Kuya Nemo’s blogpost once more in his multply account.

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