the metaphor of volleyball to life’s realities…..


This object may poignantly represent me for I was a volleyball player when I was in Grade 6 but that stint was cut short because I had to attend to my grandfather’s need for he was deeply-ill. With that, I became his care-giver after my classes in school. Even when I was in high school, I also took care of my grandmother after she suffered from stroke.

Stemming from my early childhood difficult experiences, people believe and say that I had grown to be tough, independent and long-suffering individual. With this, I still had an itch to play volleyball so it drew me to play volleyball in my mind. Serve, pass, attack, block and dig are the skills one has to achieve to become a volleyball player.


This is how I connect playing volleyball to philosophy. Serve is to make the ball land inside the court and it aims to make it difficult for the receiver to handle it properly. In life, it signifies that we need to be competitive because this world is a jungle wherein survival of the fittest is the name of the game. Pass is the attempt to properly handle the opponent’s serve. In life, we need to learn to handle properly the forms of attacks of those people who dislike us. The set is to put the ball in the air driven by an attack into the opponent’s court. It means that we need to outwit the fiercest of those negative elements when our attackers are prowling inside us. The attack or spike is to handle the ball so that it lands on the opponent’s court. It explicitly tells that we need to discern when to play or rest, when to agree or disagree and best of all, when to fight or stop.


A block is aimed at stopping an attack wherein it delivers us from yielding into the trap of our offenders. We need to drop them like a hot potato and block them so as not to enter into our lives unconsciously or consciously. Digging in volleyball is to prevent the ball from touching one’s court after an attack. In life, we maybe put down by our attackers but it inspires us to do not stay on the ground but rise up after the defeat. To sum it all, the philosophy I can unearth in playing volleyball is taken from this quotation “to win the respect of intelligent people, to earn the approbation of honest critic and to endure the betrayal of false friends.”


In essence, on a purely human level, people may love or hate me or may accept or reject a certain part of my personality but this is all what it entails coming to terms to declare my philosophy. However, I question myself…. How do I know that I know what I know? Are they rival sets of facts or just my unredeemed illusions in life? Or what I know is something else entirely? With this in mind, I decided to be willing to expose myself to criticisms and challenges just because of my philosophy exemplifying a young blood yet with aged spirit.


The penetrating power of being a volleyball player for just a short period of time inspires me to love sports and athleticism even more. In like manner, I may explore sports and athleticism at all costs and how I may combine them, work upon them and integrate them in my own mind, body and nature.




the attractiveness of suffering…..


Sufferings in life may either make us an empowered or disempowered individual. It may bring out the angel or monster in us…. We are the products of our experiences in life be it positive or negative. Thus, it is in our choice and decision on how we will react to the unfavorable circumstances in our life.


At the end of it, we will ask ourselves whether we have won or defeated over the battles in our life or if we have become INVICTUS. THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF SUFFERING IS IT BRINGS OUT THE STRENGTH, ENDURANCE AND FAITH INSIDE OUR INNERMOST RECESSES OF OUR SOUL…..



There are people who do not know that they do not know…… what shall we do….. ?

just be it….. let them drink in their own poison….




GRETCHEN  HO-H5 her full lips and piercing eyes  fashioned her to be the CHINOY pride. Every time she extends those lips, a mega watt smile shines upon us. And off-course those chinky eyes spur charm. Oh! a beautiful enchantress she will always be. She is a volleyball player of Ateneo Blue Eagles (FAB 5) before the Queen Eagle Alyssa Valdez.     H9She has this picture perfect and athletic style attitude pose that’s why she’s tough and buff. She is crazy, sexy and cool that’s why we can’t get enough of her.




She is witty, candid and insightful…. Her concepts and ideas on life have universality, intellectual and emotional appeal. She definitely is a combination of a great left and right brain…. But more so on the analytical task…. I vouch for her to be one of the role models in for Filipino Youth. Watch out for her more on ANC and ABS-CBN TV PATROL….







v1Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team’s court under organized rules. It has been a part of the official program of the Summer Olympic Games since 1964, wikipedia. com.


But to make an insight of it, the skills we learn in volleyball are serve, pass, set, attack, block and dig…… serve means to serve people in our own little way, pass means to pass on the message of hope when there is no hope, set means to set the stage for helping our friends in need, attack means to attack boredom, block means to block non-essentials in life like rumors and hypocrites and dig means to dig deeper the creativity inside of us…..


a little too late reaction on ALDUB PHENOMENON



             After having been fascinated to the worlds of TELESERYES, KALYESERYE provides us a new sort of storyline and theme for young and old viewers. It’s quite apparent that the ALDUB NATION punctuated by its sharp sense of humor and spontaneity captures the Filipino nation. Alden Richards is so awesome and charming plus the chemistry of his partner, Yaya Dub who is lightly fascinating.

THE LOLAS which I may call the three’s company bringsunparalleled wisdom far and wide. Their teachings reached ethical and religious enlightenment during their times up to the present.They marvelously presented their teachings on youth and courtship which are often short but succinct to the point. With an overwhelmingly-formidable romance between Alden and Yaya Dub, there’s much learning in it which contains comprehensive course of life that provides us lesson on love for grandparents. It carves out a niche of its own as predominantly KALYESERYE which is exquisitely-delivered and virtually-impressive in a larger scale.


High hats for that phenomenal love team…. This is my form of support to my being a Filipino. Let us appreciate Filipino artistry……. For if not, no one else will!












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only those you love most can hurt you the most…. 

that is the rhythm of love…. our source of joy can also be the source of pain… so embrace that REALITY…. DO NOT FIGHT IT BUT ACCEPT ITS PANGS…