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About esterdeluna

Reading... it's a way to lose your self, a way for you to travel, way for you to go to a different time and a different dimension. Writing... it's a way of expressing yourself and opening gateways where people could travel... Just keep on reading and writing and one day your thoughts will lead you to where your heart is... and that's where you're supposed to really be...

LDR and Total-Tech Mess

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LDR and Total-Tech Mess

“What would you do when your long distance-relationship is challenged by the very thing that connects that relationship?”

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We live in a generation where technology is a part of our daily lives…

And OBVIOUSLY I am no exception to that since I’m writing this post…

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But I never thought a day would come when I would feel so damn sad, worried, annoyed and frustrated because of one social networking site’s strict security measures.

Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not entirely mad to the point of cursing anyone, I am just utterly at a loss of what to do since I honestly don’t know what to do next and can’t do anything tangible.

DISCLAIMER: THIS POST IS WRITTEN FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF EXPRESSING MY ERRATIC THOUGHTS AND MELANCHOLIC EMOTIONS DUE TO THE ABSENCE OF MY SPECIAL SOMEONE AND IS NOT INTENDED TO MALIGN OR HARM ANYONE.

 

If not for the advent of the internet I may have never even met him, after all, we are literally miles and oceans apart. I never did believe that you could fall for someone whom you’ve never really met personally and that it’s impossible to develop feelings when only radio waves and computer equipment connect two total strangers. Yet here I am, venting out in my 1-year stagnant blog, conveying my feelings for a special someone I haven’t talked to for days.

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Too much drama huh? Psssssh, I’m definitely aware of that. I’ve exhausted all my options in reviving his account, and as much as I want his account to be allowed to become active again, I really don’t have a choice, but to wait until the suspension of his account is lifted.

 

We’ve been officially together for only 2 months (yep, probably not much YET for your standards)…

Our medium of communication have been convenient enough to serve the purpose of talking to each other to our hearts’ content (well, before this incident happened actually)…

And I haven’t had access to any other mobile messenger apps (until recently)…

So we never felt the need to actually exchange ‘other-more-important’ contact information. (Smooth move… I know)…

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Haaaaaaaaaaaaay (and a really exasperated sigh at that)….. I guess I just needed to write everything so I can finally calm down and wait patiently until the suspension is lifted.

It’s not like I can walk from Legazpi City to Bathurst to check and see if he’s okay (trust me, I would have done that already if that’s even possible).

 

Ever been in a similar situation like this? Words of wisdom would really be much appreciated. 

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P.S.

So…. to a certain guy there in Charles Sturt Uni, like seriously, please be well and safe… and (I still can’t believe I’m typing this) I MISS YOU SO DAMN MUCH.

 

 

VOTE ‘WISE LEE’ !!!

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question-mark-face  Sooooooo… Who’s Wise Lee?

    The 2013 May Election is near, but people are still caught unawares when trying to think of the candidate who deserves their vote. There’s still time for us to rightly choose, but we have to be really careful. To us, one vote may seem insignificant, but in the grand scheme of things that one vote could mean losing or winning to someone.  One wrong vote, added with other wrong votes could might as well be the end of our future as we know it. However, if we all choose wisely, it will not only benefit the present generation, but the future generations as well.

    How are we supposed to pin point which candidate is the right candidate? What you read here is never absolute, these are just things that we should all know and do, so that we would be able to decide in the end who deserves our trust. I still haven’t really decided yet, because I’m still trying my best to see through their popularity, charisma, credentials and smiles. (It’s my first time to vote for the senatorial elections and well, this country deserves the best leaders it could ever have) Just browse through this post and I hope I would be able to help you find what you are looking for.

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“Tama na ‘to, at least hindi ako magsisisi sa huli at hindi ko iisipin na mali pala ang aking ibinoto.”

“This is way better, at least I won’t regret anything in the end and think that I voted the wrong leader.”

This kind of thinking actually has a point, if I don’t shade any of those circles then I won’t be contributing any wrong decisions to my country. But what if we think of it differently, what if we think ahead of the negativity and try to think positively instead.

“Kung ang boto ko ay makakatulong sa pag-unlad ng lipunan, eh ‘di sisiguraduhin ko na ang nag-iisang boto ko na ‘to ay mapupunta sa taong nararapat na manalo.”

“If my vote could help improve society, then I’ll make sure that this one vote will go to the person who deserves it most.”

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“Ipinapangako ko na ipapaayos ko ang kalsada sa bayan nating ito, na magkakaroon na ng tubig sa mahal nating barangay…. etc…. etc….

“I promise that if I win, I will help repair the roads in our community, that there will no longer be any problem with the water supply in our barangay… etc… etc…

This is one of the hardest thing to do, because we can’t look into the future and see for ourselves how well our candidates could live up through all their promises. There’s no guarantee that the kind aspiring candidate will become the fair and just ruler he/she has emphasized in his/her speech. That everything in their platform of government will be successfully implemented and that their dazzling smiles don’t hide a cunning interest for the wealth of the people. I am not telling you that we should all think badly of the people who aspires to become our leader, because ALL PEOPLE ARE CAPABLE OF EVIL, but we should bear in mind that ALL OF US ARE CAPABLE OF GOODNESS AS WELL. So, how do we make sure that when they win they will do exactly as they had promised? It’s actually quite simple, the answer lies in our own hands. We have made it so far as praying for our favorite candidate, why stop when they have already won? We shouldn’t be idle, once they win we have to make sure that they remember every single promise they spoke to the public. How do we do that? We become active members of the society, we participate in their programs, we don’t gossip against them behind their backs, we complain through the right channels (letters, set-up meetings with them) and we must always know which program to support (if you don’t like their proposals, then suggest a better way don’t kill them with malignant words and gossips).

We should also try to be supportive (if not innovative), we should think positively about them, pray for their decisions, talk to them with respect. Bear in mind that they are human beings as well, they also commit mistakes, but it’s up to us if we allow them to commit these mistakes repeatedly.

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These people are veterans in the game of politics, the only way for us to win against their underhanded tactics is to play fair and square.

There are policies that will help us determine who among these aspirants follow the rules and regulations. A GREAT LEADER WILL NOT COME OUT OF A RULE BREAKER. LISTEN TO THE NEWS. BE AWARE OF THESE REGULATIONS. FIND OUT WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOING IN THE PAST. RESEARCH ABOUT THEIR WHEREABOUTS. The internet is a good enough place to start investigating, but make sure that what you’re reading is legit. Watch the news on televisions and listen to the updates on the radio (not just on their unforgettable campaign ads). Visit websites, learn more about the upcoming 2013 elections. We can never truly tell the difference between their truths and lies, but at least we can find out who broke or followed the rules of this game. COMELEC – http://www.comelec.gov.ph/ DENR on Basura-free campaign – http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/metro-manila/04/02/13/denr-launches-basura-free-election-2013-campaign DPWH with COMELEC – http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/362625/dpwh-joins-comelec-drive-vs-illegal-election-propaganda http://www.gov.ph/2013/02/21/dpwh-assists-comelec-in-ensuring-fair-election-removes-illegally-placed-propaganda-materials/ DSWD on 2013 elections – http://www.dswd.gov.ph/2013/03/dswd-no-cash-handouts-during-elections/

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Credentials aren’t the only thing that matters, a great leader has to have a good heart as well.

Don’t base your decision on fast spreading rumor, we have the gift of free will. We only have to base our good judgement on precise, well-researched facts and not on the amount of money they can spend for their campaign. Don’t let your judgement be clouded with their smiling faces and awe-inspiring speeches. FIRST WE SHOULD KNOW WHO THE OFFICIAL CANDIDATES ARE. Click these links and get a copy of the list of the official candidates running for specific positions indicated on the webpage. COMELEC – http://www.comelec.gov.ph/ Nacionalista FB page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nacionalista-Party/197002442379 United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) FB page – https://www.facebook.com/UNAph Liberal Party FB page – https://www.facebook.com/TeamPNoy Nacionalista Party website – http://www.nacionalistaparty.com/ Liberal Party website – http://www.nacionalistaparty.com/

AND FINALLY,

THINK AHEAD OF TIME

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If you are prepared you are less likely to commit mistakes, than when you are in a cramming-state-of-mind.

So, it is for the best that before that day arrives you already have a list of the candidates that you are going to vote for. Just don’t ever lose that list, your decision is yours and yours alone to make. Know your precinct no. (especially for first time voters, like me ^_^) YOU CAN GO TO THIS LINK (http://www.comelec.gov.ph/) AND SEARCH FOR YOUR PRECINCT NO., but you can also double-check on the COMELEC office located in your locality. You can also find a sample ballot on COMELEC’s website (http://www.comelec.gov.ph/). Explore their site and learn more about the upcoming elections, share what you learned to others and don’t ever forget that your vote matters. Well… This is all for now, I guess. Thank you for reading my post, I hope I was able to help and shed even a little light to some of the intuitive thoughts running in your head.

OH WAIT!!! This is the most important of all, without this everything else I have said could still fall into chaos. All of us believes in something, we only need to…

HAVE FAITH.

Not just on your candidate, but on yourself as well. Doing something right, even if there are only a few who does so, MATTERS A LOT.

HAVE FAITH.

Not just on the complexity and negativity of the minds of the people that surrounds you, but also on the goodness in the heart of each person.

HAVE FAITH.

Because on the grand scheme of things only He has the power to change even the darkest of intentions to the purest of souls. Pray, meditate or if you wish, just think positive thoughts.

This simple act of unity can actually be the positive change that we have all been waiting for. Catch up with you later! 🙂

Prieto Diaz: Our Marine Sanctuary Expedition

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Prieto Diaz: Our Marine Sanctuary Expedition

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Memories like these are the ones capable of making you smile…

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Reminiscing them during post-graduation times is like travelling back in time…

But you know what’s best in this kind of travels?

You learn the best lessons life has to offer… 

‘Cause appreciating the beauty of God’s gift is just one thing…

Doing something for nature is another…

We only have to keep in mind that taking care of our home  should be our gift to Him…

The first moment that the Prietto Diaz tour was announced to our class, excitement and anticipation was an evident atmosphere in the room . We first heard of it during our third year and at long last, we finally had our chance to visit this marine sanctuary. We knew what we would be up against since there was a half-day lecture held specifically for our tour. We knew that we will be gaining new knowledge, that we will be learning about a different environment and experiencing a closer encounter with sea creatures for the first time.

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But what we didn’t know was, everything that we had anticipated and expected was only a fraction, that all those photos of mangrove, sea grasses and coral species the speaker flashed to us during the lecture was nothing compared to the real thing. The place captured our senses, the knowledge we have gained were embedded in our minds and everything we saw, heard, felt and learned was held dear not just in our thoughts but also in our hearts.

August 2, 2012

19We planned to leave by 8:00 am, but plans can’t really be relied on too much. Not everything goes the way as planned, and usually the best experiences happen when they are the least bit expected. I’ve always wanted to travel, but I’ve never been the best traveler, not when I often experience motion sickness (especially on air-conditioned vehicles). I wasn’t able to talk much, every time I wake up from my forced nap I feel as if the bus was still going in circles. Dizziness set aside, I was glad when we finally stopped and arrived at our destination.

39We arrived by noon and we waited until the food was ready. We were even getting impatient though the wait proved to be worthwhile, it’s because the food tasted great. Having been told to unpack, we were glad that we decided to bring the tent with us. If we hadn’t brought it with us, we probably would also be one of those who had to draw sticks to determine if we will be sleeping in the quarters   or not.

Right after lunch I felt a little better, the dizziness was probably also caused by hunger. Everyone was so excited when the President of the Seamancor and Sir Roco said that we need to change and get ready for our first activity. One paragraph can’t describe what we encountered in Prieto Diaz.20 33

It was the first time that I went on an overnight tour and our destination is at sea. We left a cloudy Legazpi, but Prieto Diaz during our two-day tour was really sunny. That afternoon the sun particularly took a liking to our group.

8I’m a physical science major and all those talk of species and scientific names got my brain all worked up. It was a foreign language to me, but I could never deny the fact that what Sir Roco was sharing to us is unparalleled information, after all, everything around us is a gift from God.

2 1 437Behind all those scientific complexities of how each those sea grass species were named and what their characteristics are, each of them plays a vital role in the balance of nature. Who knew that because of these three marine ecosystems (sea grass, coral, and mangrove) the residents were shielded against strong waves and tides, a natural defense system against the wrath of the sea.

36Although I never knew that corals could be so sharp, almost all of us got souvenirs in the form of scrapes and cuts, a few even got pricked by sea urchins. Luckily, I wasn’t one of them and I had to give it to those sea urchins though, they sure have nasty thorns which you can’t possibly get rid of (my friend had to wait before the pain and swelling subsides, unfortunately there’s no way to remove the thorns). We were given a sneak peek of the coral reefs ecosystem, and we were even more excited when we were told what we have on our next agenda.

August 3, 2012

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My friends and I only spent a few hours for sleep, but I don’t really care ‘cause that was the first time I get to camp under the stars. The moon shone bright above our tent, the sea breeze got its fill on blowing on our damp clothes (the ones we used when we visited the marine ecosystems), and our classmate’s singing voices were eagerly rising above the crickets’ chirp. We ate marshmallows and chips while we enjoyed a conversation with one of our professor, we were laughing and joking and sharing our past experiences with each other. What more could a college student on a camping-tour-trip ask for? We said we wouldn’t be sleeping, but that really didn’t happen, the instant I rest my head on my pillow I was immediately boarded towards dream land.

32The second day of our trip was even more challenging. I didn’t know that life vests were made of Styrofoam, I thought it would be made up of something else, a sturdier material I suppose. We all looked like a member of the marine’s while wearing those orange vests, surely an outsider would have thought us ignorant with our smiling carefree faces. I’ve always wanted to snorkel and look at corals while I’m swimming in the sea. We had to make sure though that our feet are nowhere near those group of sea urchins. If the hairs on my arms weren’t wet, I’m sure they would’ve risen from the sight of those black prickly thorns.

I was trying to remember everything while writing this, but I just can’t get rid of the feeling that the more days pass, the lesser details I will be able to remember from that tour. We may have all visited the same place, but I’m certain that we won’t be parting as the same person we once were when we arrived in that humble barangay.

34I never once thought that I would be walking on a sea grass bed which is almost one kilometer (okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration). No, it’s not about how tired and hungry we were trying to ask each other how much longer are we going to wade through those grasses. Sure, we got tired while walking on sea water up to our knees with sea grasses that stick to your toes and unexpected mud holes that try to bring you down. Tiredness and hunger are just passing feelings, we were able to rest on our way home and we ate our fill when we had our chance. What I’ll never forget was how we tried to hold on to each other, our hands never losing their grasp with a nearby friend while occasionally shouting in surprise each time our knees or the sand holes give in.

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We spent hours under the sun (and we have the sunburns and skin darkened marks to prove it). It’s not really healthy to get burned by the sun. Although I don’t suppose that the sunscreen really did its job in shielding us while waiting for the second batch from the sea coral area to arrive. Still, all those make-shift gowns and get-ups are priceless. Not in a single day in my life will I ever forget how we became stylists with nothing but white sand as bronzer and our own clothing, scarves, cap and sunglasses as resources. Our usually camera-shy friend even transformed into a (camera-loving) confident poser person. Hmmmm, how can we call it again? Right, his poses were ‘epic’.

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Those cuts and scrapes? Really, those were nothing (although I can’t say the same for the sea urchin thorns). I would never trade those small cuts for a safe steady footing on ground, not when along with those cuts and coral slices, I was able to experience how to eat merienda on sea (while riding a boat).

26That was the only time in my life that I’ll ever see a bangkero throwing a glass of orange juice because the sea splashed its salt water inside the glass. I wish I was able to take a picture of that exact moment.  That was hilarious. Lucky for me my orange juice wasn’t as salty as the others.

Our hearts were all touched by those experiences, but I can never forget the solemn expressions of the people around me every time we see plastics entangled on the roots of those mangroves. I was astounded to hear that the sea urchins were indicator of pollutants, after hearing that, we finally understood its role in the environment. I also realized that despite the number of those fascinating sea sweepers they can never compete against the neglect that we humans have for our environment.

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We were all given the chance to catch a glimpse of the beauty of nature, and it’s in our hands if we will play blind while our own actions destroy these precious creations little by little. It’s up to us if we do something about what we saw in that marine sanctuary. And it’s also up to us which of these two things will we choose. Treasure the memories and just be contented in taking pictures of these beautiful places or… act and do what should really be done for these priceless gifts…

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“Take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time, and leave nothing but footprints”… Let’s all hope that the footprints we will be leaving are footprints of changed persons, determined to become real stewards of the earth.

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Misplaced Deadline…think first…

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This is the first column i submitted for our school paper, and although i wrote something about it, it doesn’t definitely mean that I’ve perfected the art of time management, i get pretty schedule wrecked at times too… either way i still want you to enjoy reading this as much as i enjoyed writing it…

     We’ve always been particular to take notes of certain things we need to do. Reminders, just a flicker of recognition from a now distant memory.  No matter how  many times we try to let ourselves remember projects and homework to be done before that deadline, we always end up getting all crammed up with only one day left before the deadliest day we know of.

A friend once told me that she lost her flash drive, of course she got worried, more than just worried, and she wanted to be furious to someone just so she could put the blame to a concrete cause, a person. But she never really did get to put her blame to someone else, not because she was really one to blame and being too much furious with her flash drive getting‘stolen’??? from her, but because it was a huge misunderstanding (and to think she almost blamed for that). Her missing-slash-stolen flash drive was all but forgotten to have been placed on her bag’s secret pocket.                                                                                                                                  

It’s not everyday that a friend of yours would go on hysterics when looking for something. But it’s not uncommon too.

Two exams on Wednesday, an output to be submitted on Friday, a project on Tuesday, a group presentation on Thursday, and a seminar to attend to on Monday… Logically we are not superheroes to finish them all with a flick of a finger, Oh and also a ten paged reaction paper on the Climate Change Seminar, with 12 font size, Arial, and single spacing (talk about disaster-prone areas). It would take a lot of our eyebrows to finish them all in one go but it would only take a  few if we were able to plan and manage it all out in the first place.

It frequently occurs to students, and I am no exception to that. The two million dollar question is Why and How? I can’t advise about something I’m not really good at but here’s a point to ponder: If there’s a tiny part or a voice in your mind telling you to do this now and not later or take note of this so you won’t forget it in the near future. Trust me to trust that voice.

That’s your guardian angel trying to save you from mountains of work and loads of regret.  

ANyOne has A TiMe mAcHinE????

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 What do you do when you realized you’ve wasted time, doing nothing, or worse complaining???

Feeling like the calendar has been literally ripped off its pages, time and time again we always have to remind ourselves that all of us have 24 hours each day, 7 days a week, 30/31 days a month (well February does have 28 days and 1 more every four years), and 365.5 days a year (the .5 makes up for the additional day in the month of love). So why is it that people always end up regretting things, well not things that they have done (actually, that too) but things that they could have done.

Being a student is tough, being a nurse is tough, being a teacher is tough, a police officer, a computer analyst, a writer, a (well, you get my point I suppose). Life is tough, that all boils down to that, but really do we have to always complain about it?

Let’s see, I last heard a schoolmate complain about all the school projects and exercises their professor told them to do… Really, that’s school isn’t it, you can’t change that… Complain, complain and complain.

What on earth is taking them so long, can’t they call my name sooner?” I heard someone complain in the cooperative, when we were paying for our electric bills (I even end up having the same thoughts as his, whew, good thing a book is always handy. What about you? what’s your time filler?) It’s true, there are a lot of people, but there’s no need to be hasty, that’s just how things run.

     “The weather’s too hot, this is so annoying” that’s what we’d always hear if the rays of the sun would show up behind those white clouds in the middle of the vast blue sky, but then again if it rained “Sheesh, why on earth is it raining? I’m soaked already”. Soooo, where do we go from there? Here’s another one, I bet it’s popular.

     “Ughh, that is one crappy voice,” I’d often hear that along contests, where the audience tend to become a real keen observer when pinpointing flaws. Being in front of the stage is frightening enough already, ever tried standing in front yet? Got the guts to complain, but none to  stand in front and do the same.

     “What a lousy leader she is, keeps on telling us what to do, but couldn’t run things straight as promised.” Some guts they have to complain, after voting for her. Okay, maybe you didn’t vote for her, that still doesn’t give you the right to complain. Have you ever contributed anything to help improve the situation?

     “Oh geez, look at the time, where did it all go?” It’s not time’s fault though, she doesn’t have the privilege to make choices and control her actions. Well, time’s duty is to tell us that another second, another minute, hour, day, week, month or year had passed; and she can’t stop. But we can stop, wasting time and complaining too.

Stop complaining, life had always been like that (why is it that there are people who can’t grasp that though?), time won’t stop when people complain. We can never make up for lost time, it had passed, you can’t bring it back. (Not unless you have a time machine lying around in the attic).

     Make up for lost time??? literally and technically impossible. How about, stop wasting time with too much complaints? At least that’s literally and technically possible.

Drizzle Not….

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         Have you ever met someone who left an imprint on your life? Like he or she just came unexpectedly, yet he made that moment really worth spending with, even if its just for a few minutes?… It’s not every time we appreciate every person we have met, we tend to forget that we’re not the only ones spending a life down here on Earth… and we never know what a simple gesture of appreciation will do to someone….

Rain, please don't go away...

The drumming of rain in my window pain was enoughto wake me up in that one stormy night, it’s not like I’m scared silly by it, because I’m not even alone in the house, but still I’m the only one wide awake at three in the morning. The concept of going back to bed was very enticing, it’s tempting to slouch back and curl up in a defensive ball against the cool night breeze, but something in the rhythmical splat splat drum drum and whoosh whoosh of the wind and rain against the eerily silent and empty seeming house, drove me to get out of bed and write something to get it off my mind…

      His smile was all I could think of that first day of school, a typical start of semester actually, for it to be so wet and raining, too bad i didn’t know who he was, and so I committed his smile to memory, thinking for no apparent reason about some guy I don’t even know.
     “Right a complete stranger in the midst of one rainy encounter,” I mumbled to my self, kicking air in an attempt to look nonchalant.I wasn’t the hi-there-let’s-be-friends type of person back then, and its taking all my resolve to at least answer those that wanted to talk to me. 
      “Smooth move, could you at least try to be friendly with ease this time? for crying out loud you’re in college already,” I thought to myself while a girl wearing a pink hood smiled at me.Nothing was so special during the class hours, what got stuck in my memory was the person I encountered when I was going home that day. I saw a guy crouched low near an acacia tree in the school grounds that afternoon, I didn’t know why I did but i walked towards him and looked at what he was doing there getting himself all wet and cold.
      “What are you doing? You’ll get yourself wet and you might get sick,” I suddenly blurted out before i could even stop myself. The guy looked up, a bit surprised at first but he smiled after seeing me.”Poor thing, I think she’d been here from the start of the heavy rain,” he spoke, pointing at an orange kitten that I was sure to be adorable given the chance to get cleaned. I was so heart stricken, I love cats, who would be so heartless as to leave her die and shiver here, I just thought, seeming at a lost of words in the sadness that was starting to envelope me.”I know, how could someone leave her like this,” he said, having the same thought as mine. 
      I was surprised that a guy of this looks would even bother empathizing with animals, but I was even more surprised when he kneels even lower and touched the kittens furry forehead, it seemed to respond to his touch, even with just the barest hint of recognition, the shivering kitten started to calm down, for a minute there I thought it was too much for the animal to take, but when I heard the kitten’s soft purr and it meowed in its high pitched kitten voice, I almost forgot that it was raining when I let go of my umbrella and crouched beside the stranger, petting the cute orange fur ball that I almost cried for a minute ago.
      “There, there now, don’t cry we’ll find a home for her soon,” he assured me in that same soothing voice, I really can’t help but smile at him, it made me happy just to know that there are still those willing to care for animals.

That memory still brings the goosebumps out of me, it was as vivid as far as memories could go and I can’t blame myself for not doubting what that Julian guy really is, at least he told me a name to call him, I sighed turning off the bedside lamp on my right side.
Placing the pen and the notebook down, I closed my eyes and let the comforting warmth sink in. The rain stopped outside and I was starting to feel the sleepiness return to me when a weight on my foot made me avert my gaze at the end of the bed, I smiled and caressed the soft familiar orange fur that was now at my side, I let drizzles soft fur and comforting purr finally bring me back to sleep.

      How do you show your appreciation for others? That may just be a story I wrote, or it could be true .
While riding on a crowded bus, and an old person got in, but there’s no seat available for him, have you tried standing and giving your sit for someone on a crowded bus?
      On a rainy day, have you shared your umbrella with a stranger who needs a shelter under the pouring rain? What do you do when an old lady is crossing the streets carrying tons of groceries?
      Do you still greet someone with a smile?
      Have you greeted a neighbor with a ‘good morning’ before?
      Have you told you parents that you love them? or even tried saying good night to them before going to bed? What about giving your snack or an extra coin to those asking for alms?
      There are lots of simple things that can make a person happy… 

      Try them, and you’ll see what it means to really feel glad and heart warmed with something you did for someone, without asking for anything in return…

Website design tips

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How you dress always matter, how people look at you and how they perceive you shows a great deal on how people will approach you. If they think you are the type to be friendly and respond to a quick smile at them, then surely they will wave and approach you with a friendly smile as well, but if they think that you are a professional and needs to be approached with caution, especially if your rank in terms of work is higher than them. It goes the same with Website Design as well, create a Website that will capture the attention of internet users and exude the right impression you’d want them to see.

Select a Concept for the Website

What will be the content of the website? If the content and the things to be placed in it are already given by an employer, then work on it as relevantly as possible. As a website designer it is important to know how to organize the contents that are given by an employer, requiring that a designer should be able to know what to place in a site which is relevant to the overall content of it.

Eye Catching but still Professional

            After learning the concept that the website will be revolving in, select a design that will work best with it. Look for a color scheme that is appropriate for the web content being worked at, either by choosing any two or three complementary colors or surfing the internet for a pattern that will be appropriate for the website design. Pre – designed templates will also work, now that there are available websites who offer specialized template designs in website designing.

No to Too Much Special Effect

            Special effects like rotating introductions take too long for download, and before it even begins, the user was already bored enough to exit the site. These kinds of effects will not be a hindrance if only to add appearance to the page, and make it more pleasant and interesting to look at, but too much of it will be very distracting and instead of focusing on the content a viewer would rather watch the effects play. In creating your background, make sure that it will not come out too glairy to be looked at, if your backdrop color plays between moss-green do not attempt to have texts that are dark as well.

Make Sure to Have a Handy Navigation System

            Usually, navigation bars are located on upper corners, and that is how people generally think it will be located. Placing navigation bars apart from the one on top in the bottom will save the users the time needed for them to scroll back on top. Even external links should be considered, making sure that they can be easily navigated to and from the website as well.

Search Feature and Content

In making websites, it is important to focus on the content and not on the design only. If the website will be about nature, it will be appropriate and more visitor-friendly if the website design is that of nature and wildlife not pink pastels and ribbons.

Making all the efforts in creating the website would be put to waste if the things a user is looking for cannot be found in the promised website, and so it is also important to have a search feature where it will no longer be bothersome for them to navigate in your website, especially if it is a huge site to find their way into.