Weak?

Tears left unshed
turn to poison
in the ducts.


Alice Walker (1944 – )
U.S. novelist and poet.

Men are stereotyped as the macho, not-supposed-to-cry human species. Usually one hears remarks like “You are not supposed to cry, you are a man!” It was like, for me, saying that to cry is not manly. I beg to disagree.
While most men are not willing to express pain in tears, it could help them ease the weight they are concealing. To cry does not mean that one man hurt more than the others did. To cry is just expressing how a man perceive the pain to be.
man crying

Crying is a sign of weakness? No, it could be an aid to healthy living.

If women can fight against disease by crying, then men are supposed to let go and cry even for once. How does crying help then? Let us consider the tears. Tears secreted by the lachrymal gland wash away germs and other small objects that may enter the lid area of the eye. Tears also contain a protein that kills certain germs. (Human Disease, © 1993-2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.)
Aside from the benefit we gain from tears, crying relieves stress-related disorders. Stress-related disorders include hypertension (high blood pressure), headaches, back pain, skin disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, and ulcers. Stress is also believed to contribute to coronary heart disease (atherosclerosis, or narrowing of the heart’s arteries) and some cases of cancer. (Stress-Related Disorders, © 1993-2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.)
Man, I am not saying you cry instantly when waiting patiently in line, or when you are caught in a traffic jam, or when you are in a crowded place and you can not move fast! I am saying express your pain willingly through tears when negative events come along. Why will you conceal the pain from the death of a loved one? Why will you pretend it does not affect you when a relation failed? Why not weep because of a major injury or illness? It is okay to cry. Men and women are allowed to. No exception.
It does not diminish a man’s virility if he cries once in a while. It does not downgrade a man to a lesser human being. Cry if you want to, in the confines of a room, or in the open. It strengthens a man no less than a woman.
But I must forewarn you. Do not drown yourself – to depression.
To read more about CRYING:
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Weak?

Tears left unshed
turn to poison
in the ducts.


Alice Walker (1944 – )
U.S. novelist and poet.

Men are stereotyped as the macho, not-supposed-to-cry human species. Usually one hears remarks like “You are not supposed to cry, you are a man!” It was like, for me, saying that to cry is not manly. I beg to disagree.
While most men are not willing to express pain in tears, it could help them ease the weight they are concealing. To cry does not mean that one man hurt more than the others did. To cry is just expressing how a man perceive the pain to be.
man crying

Crying is a sign of weakness? No, it could be an aid to healthy living.

If women can fight against disease by crying, then men are supposed to let go and cry even for once. How does crying help then? Let us consider the tears. Tears secreted by the lachrymal gland wash away germs and other small objects that may enter the lid area of the eye. Tears also contain a protein that kills certain germs. (Human Disease, © 1993-2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.)
Aside from the benefit we gain from tears, crying relieves stress-related disorders. Stress-related disorders include hypertension (high blood pressure), headaches, back pain, skin disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, and ulcers. Stress is also believed to contribute to coronary heart disease (atherosclerosis, or narrowing of the heart’s arteries) and some cases of cancer. (Stress-Related Disorders, © 1993-2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.)
Man, I am not saying you cry instantly when waiting patiently in line, or when you are caught in a traffic jam, or when you are in a crowded place and you can not move fast! I am saying express your pain willingly through tears when negative events come along. Why will you conceal the pain from the death of a loved one? Why will you pretend it does not affect you when a relation failed? Why not weep because of a major injury or illness? It is okay to cry. Men and women are allowed to. No exception.
It does not diminish a man’s virility if he cries once in a while. It does not downgrade a man to a lesser human being. Cry if you want to, in the confines of a room, or in the open. It strengthens a man no less than a woman.
But I must forewarn you. Do not drown yourself – to depression.
To read more about CRYING:

Weak?

Tears left unshed
turn to poison
in the ducts.

Alice Walker (1944 – )
U.S. novelist and poet.

Men are stereotyped as the macho, not-supposed-to-cry human species. Usually one hears remarks like “You are not supposed to cry, you are a man!” It was like, for me, saying that to cry is not manly. I beg to disagree.

While most men are not willing to express pain in tears, it could help them ease the weight they are concealing. To cry does not mean that one man hurt more than the others did. To cry is just expressing how a man perceive the pain to be.

man crying

Crying is a sign of weakness? No, it could be an aid to healthy living.

If women can fight against disease by crying, then men are supposed to let go and cry even for once. How does crying help then? Let us consider the tears. Tears secreted by the lachrymal gland wash away germs and other small objects that may enter the lid area of the eye. Tears also contain a protein that kills certain germs. (Human Disease, © 1993-2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.)

Aside from the benefit we gain from tears, crying relieves stress-related disorders. Stress-related disorders include hypertension (high blood pressure), headaches, back pain, skin disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, and ulcers. Stress is also believed to contribute to coronary heart disease (atherosclerosis, or narrowing of the heart’s arteries) and some cases of cancer. (Stress-Related Disorders, © 1993-2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.)

Man, I am not saying you cry instantly when waiting patiently in line, or when you are caught in a traffic jam, or when you are in a crowded place and you can not move fast! I am saying express your pain willingly through tears when negative events come along. Why will you conceal the pain from the death of a loved one? Why will you pretend it does not affect you when a relation failed? Why not weep because of a major injury or illness? It is okay to cry. Men and women are allowed to. No exception.

It does not diminish a man’s virility if he cries once in a while. It does not downgrade a man to a lesser human being. Cry if you want to, in the confines of a room, or in the open. It strengthens a man no less than a woman.

But I must forewarn you. Do not drown yourself – to depression.

To read more about CRYING:

  1. Why We Laugh and Cry

  2. Toxic Tears: how crying keeps you healthy

  3. Tears

The Unrest

It had been a week of disturbance, it is, in the workplace that brought apprehension to everybody. An anonymous letter was sent to the President of the company where I am currently working. It mentioned specifically some people who were then summoned to his office. That was big news, and still the topic in progress to date.

The people who were called got a ‘whipping’ for sure. What the real story was behind closed doors, nobody knows. Those three were the only ones who knew exactly the issues against them that were raised in that anonymous letter. Though a subsequent meeting with VP-PO was conducted, wherein according to a rat each of those unscrupulous supervisors were again lambasted. This is to be expected because the VP-PO was also lambasted.
Those people upset by the turn of events, and who believed superficially that they were untouchables, have been trying to get even with those they expect as the unnamed writer. With the chitchats that have been going on in the workplace, it is very obvious that they are the source. Luckily (and this is with a laugh), I am included in the list of suspects, and later, form another rat, currently the number one in the list because all evidence point to me (that is according to them). And what are the evidences? The mere mention that the writer is intelligent? I have to rejoice then with the fact that they perceive me as intelligent. That the writer mentioned in details the anomalies being done? This amuses me because the details that were being circulated are things I am not privy of. They reach my ears as second hand buzz though there were occasions that I witness some irregularities.
Looking for the identity of the unnamed writer, those people spread poison in the work area. Instead of reflecting on the ill deeds they committed and reforming, they are at present setting up plans to ruin those that they suspect, with their venomous tongues. I was just thinking when do these people learn?
Am I the least bothered? I am not. If my name is being dragged with this issue, I gladly welcome it because the writer wrote anonymously. That for me is noble. He wrote not asking anything to benefit himself. I admire him because the fad in this company is you snitch and you will be granted a favor, say a raise, or you will be lent how much money you want. Do I let these affect myself? Definitely no. The only thing that could affect me is if I lose a friend because of these, or if the continuity of my work will be hampered with the viciousness of these people.
How I wish I were the one who wrote the letter. If there were only no blabs that were paid attention in exchange for money or a favor, I would gladly do so, even with my name on it. If only there were no instances those vicious individuals and their tales were welcomed, I would give it a try. But the thing is, I saw no hope in the attempt, and did not expect that such action would merit the attention of the President. Also, the influences of those around him would dampen anybody’s dare to enumerate all the irregularities in the company.
Sufficed with the initial results that everybody (including me) became aware that focus should always be on each other’s work, I smiled at the thoughts how the incident caused that much hullabaloo – it was like show biz.

The Unrest

It had been a week of disturbance, it is, in the workplace that brought apprehension to everybody. An anonymous letter was sent to the President of the company where I am currently working. It mentioned specifically some people who were then summoned to his office. That was big news, and still the topic in progress to date.

The people who were called got a ‘whipping’ for sure. What the real story was behind closed doors, nobody knows. Those three were the only ones who knew exactly the issues against them that were raised in that anonymous letter. Though a subsequent meeting with VP-PO was conducted, wherein according to a rat each of those unscrupulous supervisors were again lambasted. This is to be expected because the VP-PO was also lambasted.
Those people upset by the turn of events, and who believed superficially that they were untouchables, have been trying to get even with those they expect as the unnamed writer. With the chitchats that have been going on in the workplace, it is very obvious that they are the source. Luckily (and this is with a laugh), I am included in the list of suspects, and later, form another rat, currently the number one in the list because all evidence point to me (that is according to them). And what are the evidences? The mere mention that the writer is intelligent? I have to rejoice then with the fact that they perceive me as intelligent. That the writer mentioned in details the anomalies being done? This amuses me because the details that were being circulated are things I am not privy of. They reach my ears as second hand buzz though there were occasions that I witness some irregularities.
Looking for the identity of the unnamed writer, those people spread poison in the work area. Instead of reflecting on the ill deeds they committed and reforming, they are at present setting up plans to ruin those that they suspect, with their venomous tongues. I was just thinking when do these people learn?
Am I the least bothered? I am not. If my name is being dragged with this issue, I gladly welcome it because the writer wrote anonymously. That for me is noble. He wrote not asking anything to benefit himself. I admire him because the fad in this company is you snitch and you will be granted a favor, say a raise, or you will be lent how much money you want. Do I let these affect myself? Definitely no. The only thing that could affect me is if I lose a friend because of these, or if the continuity of my work will be hampered with the viciousness of these people.
How I wish I were the one who wrote the letter. If there were only no blabs that were paid attention in exchange for money or a favor, I would gladly do so, even with my name on it. If only there were no instances those vicious individuals and their tales were welcomed, I would give it a try. But the thing is, I saw no hope in the attempt, and did not expect that such action would merit the attention of the President. Also, the influences of those around him would dampen anybody’s dare to enumerate all the irregularities in the company.
Sufficed with the initial results that everybody (including me) became aware that focus should always be on each other’s work, I smiled at the thoughts how the incident caused that much hullabaloo – it was like show biz.

The Unrest

It had been a week of disturbance, it is, in the workplace that brought apprehension to everybody. An anonymous letter was sent to the President of the company where I am currently working. It mentioned specifically some people who were then summoned to his office. That was big news, and still the topic in progress to date.

The people who were called got a ‘whipping’ for sure. What the real story was behind closed doors, nobody knows. Those three were the only ones who knew exactly the issues against them that were raised in that anonymous letter. Though a subsequent meeting with VP-PO was conducted, wherein according to a rat each of those unscrupulous supervisors were again lambasted. This is to be expected because the VP-PO was also lambasted.

Those people upset by the turn of events, and who believed superficially that they were untouchables, have been trying to get even with those they expect as the unnamed writer. With the chitchats that have been going on in the workplace, it is very obvious that they are the source. Luckily (and this is with a laugh), I am included in the list of suspects, and later, form another rat, currently the number one in the list because all evidence point to me (that is according to them). And what are the evidences? The mere mention that the writer is intelligent? I have to rejoice then with the fact that they perceive me as intelligent. That the writer mentioned in details the anomalies being done? This amuses me because the details that were being circulated are things I am not privy of. They reach my ears as second hand buzz though there were occasions that I witness some irregularities.

Looking for the identity of the unnamed writer, those people spread poison in the work area. Instead of reflecting on the ill deeds they committed and reforming, they are at present setting up plans to ruin those that they suspect, with their venomous tongues. I was just thinking when do these people learn?

Am I the least bothered? I am not. If my name is being dragged with this issue, I gladly welcome it because the writer wrote anonymously. That for me is noble. He wrote not asking anything to benefit himself. I admire him because the fad in this company is you snitch and you will be granted a favor, say a raise, or you will be lent how much money you want. Do I let these affect myself? Definitely no. The only thing that could affect me is if I lose a friend because of these, or if the continuity of my work will be hampered with the viciousness of these people.

How I wish I were the one who wrote the letter. If there were only no blabs that were paid attention in exchange for money or a favor, I would gladly do so, even with my name on it. If only there were no instances those vicious individuals and their tales were welcomed, I would give it a try. But the thing is, I saw no hope in the attempt, and did not expect that such action would merit the attention of the President. Also, the influences of those around him would dampen anybody’s dare to enumerate all the irregularities in the company.

Sufficed with the initial results that everybody (including me) became aware that focus should always be on each other’s work, I smiled at the thoughts how the incident caused that much hullabaloo – it was like show biz.

Heto Na Naman Kami…

Hay, naku, ang aking mga anak, heto na naman kami. Bumalik na naman ang mga sumusunod na senaryo:

a. mga notebook at iba pang gamit sa eskuwela na iniiwan lamang sa center table sa sala

b. mga sapatos na iniiwan lang sa ilalim ng sofa

c. mga hanger na nagkalat sa sahig ng room nila

d. mga procrastination habits na hindi maiwasan

‘Yan pa lang naman. Pero tiyak na tiyak habang tumatagal ang school days, marami pa akong mapapansin. Mangangaral na naman na para bang hindi pinapakinggan kasi inuulit-ulit ang mga pangit na gawi at gawain.

Noong isang gabi nga, napagsabihan ko si Kay tungkol na naman sa tele-babad. Inulit ko na naman na hindi dapat magtagal ng isang oras o higit pa ang pakikipag-usap sa telepono sa mga araw na may pasok sa eskwela. Inoobserbahan ko ngayon.

Noong minsan din, umuwi si Daryl, 17 out of 20 daw ang score niya sa quiz sa isang subject. “Me quiz kayo? E, ni hindi kita nakitang nag-review, a!” Sabi ni Papsie, “E, kelangan pa ba mag-review? Di ba, anak?” sabay tawa nung dalawa. Pinagkaisahan pa ako. Si Papsie kasi talaga complacent palagi.

Talaga naman – ang maging isang ina. Punung-puno ng challenge. Sa anak mo pa lamang, e, lumalabas na ang mga natural juices mo paano mo maharap ang mga eksena.