Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Sin In The Dark About (The Unknown Ignorance Revealed)

            Do you ever wonder why there are more numbers of people in the poor sector rather than the rich? Have you even asked yourself why they became poor? That despite of people from the middle and rich sector’s efforts in helping them, they still couldn’t grasp that success within their hands? Don’t you have these questions bugging you up in your mind every now and then?

            As I’ve been reading and researching these books from highly respected Authors and relating it to the Scriptures from the Bible and as I’ve consulted Historians & Bible Experts, I have come up with this conclusion. I came up with answers relating it to my expertise as an Environmentalist.

            In one of the Scriptures from the Bible, God’s main order is “We should Love our Neighbors”, a law that he emphasized many times in the Old & New Testament of the Bible. So in order for one to be loved, blessed and be given success by our Almighty Father God, We must be obedient and follow his orders/law and to do that so, one must love his/her neighbors (Fellow People) but you see, if We didn’t obey that, then we commit a sin, if we hurt or do harm to our fellow people, we commit a sin and the grace of God is held back and we are punished as such.

            We were given minds that can not only think and create but analyze and rationalize as well, that our intellect’s capability were not only prepared for the simple circumstances but even in the complex learning environment. But how come, majority of us never used the ability of our brains, especially for the most common situations. My questions now are, when you are throwing a small piece of trash on the sidewalk or anywhere, is it considered a sin? When you are throwing your cigarette butts on the roads, beaches or anywhere, is it considered a sin? When you are smoking and passively affecting people around you with your fumes, are you already committing a sin? Is illegal logging of trees considered too as a sin? My set of questions might allow you to think that these are nonsense and a small kind of problem, some of you might also think that I’m just asking stupid & irrelevant questions that it should be dismissed right away because there are bigger problems occurring in our world that should be given more attention to. But isn’t it that everything starts from small things and then progresses to becoming something big? That these simple questions could one day greatly affect our lives and the lives of people around us, that ignoring to acquire knowledge and being unaware of what is needed to be learned is already a sin, because being humans, it is our responsibility to know these moral obligations to our fellow humans, animals and the environment. That throwing garbage or a cigarette butt to the streets could one day give rise to flood because it would fill up and accumulate upon these sewers and prevent water from flowing therefore causing inundation of a municipality or city, reaching up to 20 feet with strong currents that could drown & kill a lot of people with the aftermath of losing a loved one, having Leptospirosis (From A Parasite Found In Rodent’s Urine) and Dengue (Aedes aegypti Mosquito Bite) with it. That when you are causing second degree smoking to other people then they started having these metastasizing Malignant Lung Tumors and when you leave the mountains bald precipitating to landslides & flood resulting to high death toll. That because of ignoring those simple rules and laws could endanger lives and harm our neighbors and with that we already have committed a sin, a sin that violates God’s command which is to “Love Thy Neighbor”. He formed a law for us humans to follow, He created people who will perform as a Government body establishing laws & bills for us to act in accordance with, He gave us Nature because He loves us and he ordered us to protect what he has made. And once we disobey this, we ourselves are the ones who will put “US” in danger.

            A very good example of this are the Informal Settlers living along the Riverside, they are just dumping their garbage and wastes directly on the River leading to Water Pollution & blocked sewers that can later give harm to the biodiversity of Fishes living there, modifying their biomass and more importantly, bestowing adversity to their Fellow Humans.

            So please, don’t just read, don’t just talk & share but LIVE & ACT by it. If you love your Family, Friends & Neighbors, don’t throw garbage in the streets, stop smoking near susceptible nonsmokers and stop destroying Nature. If you are a Grandparent, a Parent, a Child and a Husband or a Wife, I CHALLENGE YOU to CHANGE your Lifestyle if you truly care for your Loved Ones…

- The Prodigal Learner

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Happy Loner Traveller In Your Clasrooms!!!

                I have been an Adventurer and Traveller for 6 years and a Professional Blogger for over 3 years now… I’ve nearly explored the Philippine Islands, most of Asia and some parts of the Western World. And I’ve documented every journey and challenges I have encountered, whether it be travels, lifestyle and/or personal struggles.

                I write from my own experiences, the lessons I’ve gained, the values I’ve earned. And like what I’ve always said, writing is my way of communicating to the World. But I have no single idea on how big is my impact to those who’ve stumbled upon my blogs and have been my regular readers and viewers. Yes, I have been receiving texts, emails, messages, post-mails and calls on how I have touched and changed their lives through my writings. How I have inspired them to live a fulfilled life and how I opened their eyes to see how significant their life is, regardless of their status in this World. I appreciate those so much but I still haven’t digested in my thoughts on how powerful a writing could ever be over people’s lives.

                Until recently, I’ve heard that my Articles are being discussed and related by 3 classes/block sections of B.S Pharmacy & B.S Medical Technology students in Saint Louis University Baguio City (My Alma Mater) under Health Economics subject by Ms. Rhoda Jennet E. Razo. It was immersed through the topic about “1) Achieving Good Mental Health Amidst The Stressors In Post-Modern Society” and “2) Environmental Tourism As A Key To National Progress”. And the students made a reaction paper about my works relating it to what they have learned in their class, they even added plentiful of creative artworks with it. I was unaware of it until I received all of their works, and I joyously cried with their heartwarming reactions. I never would have thought that I could have an impact to these kids and I never even imagined that one day, they would discuss Happy Loner Traveller’s works in their classrooms. It was a huge honor for me and I, personally am inspired to write greater articles and create educational shows, not only for the youth but for everyone as well.

                You see, when you think that you are worthless, try to think again, maybe you have no idea that what you are doing in every moment of your life affects and changes another life, maybe even set of lives, with you being unaware of it. You have no idea on how powerful your impact is on another person, so never even try to think that you are “just nothing” in this World. We are all connected in every way possible, connected with each other and connected with nature. What we do always has an outcome to others. So, if you do good, it’ll always be goodness that will be given back to you.

                You see, as a Writer, Word is the language of my profession. A Writer’s Words always reflects and represents real life situations and could strongly affect and ignite people’s feelings. A Writer has this power and responsibility to change human beings and even change the World. So the power of the human mind must always be taken care of, thus, writing is a big responsibility coz’ it pierces through people’s hearts.

                I am so glad that these kids have learned a lot about real life from me, what they will never learn from their classrooms. Thank you so much to Ms. Rhoda Jennet E. Razo for introducing my works in her 3 classes, truly I am one with your principle, an “outside of the box” type of teaching, that in reality, 30% are learned from our classrooms and 70% are from our real life experiences.

                And thank you to these kid’s creative works, I will forever cherish it in my heart. I just wish that you will carry all throughout your lives what you have learned from Armie Yuson. And I still believe that one small act of goodness from one ordinary and simple human being can still cause the most powerful explosion, stronger than that of nuclear weapons, to create awareness, change humanity and make the World continue living with peace, hope and love…

- Happy Loner Traveller

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Diary Of A Prince

            I have met and known so many women in my life and not a single one of them even had the right to be compared to you… I am very proud to say that I may be or could be literally “The Luckiest Man Alive” for over half a decade, up to this very day and even in the far future, for I have a person like you in my life. You never gave up on me when you have all and every reason to do so… You were just there every single time, comforting and taking good care of me, even at the times that I may seem to not care about you. How truly blessed I am for having a one of a kind and rare person like you, I would brag about it all my life…

            For the past 64 months, every single time that I’m having a problem in whatever aspect of my life, there would be no other person that I would run to immediately, not even my family nor my true friends, but just you because I knew that you’re the only person in this world that could understand me and that is just something that is so automatic about you. You are the only person in my life that just knows everything about me, all of my stories, all of my secrets, all of my pains, all of my mistakes, all of my past, present and future, you just knew the real me, the way no one else would have ever known in their lifetime. You have seen all my flaws but still you accepted me wholeheartedly and even loved me so much… The kind of love that you have shown to me is just inarguably incomparable to others. You just embody the words “Unconditional Love”, that most people believe to be just a “fairy tale” myth, coz’ everyone knows that sticking and standing by me is the biggest mistake a person could ever do, but still, you went through it doubtless, without fear or any hesitations. And with that Character, you’ve boiled my heart up to the most infinite degree it possibly could… I just love everything about you and I can’t even think of one negative word about you.

            Thank you for letting me have that freedom to be myself, for supporting me to reach my dreams, for allowing me to know that you are just there like a permanent tattoo in my life. Thank you for being the person who allows me to have those “Multiple Smiles” in just one smile coz’ you strive hard to see me that way everyday. Thank you for being the only person to give me the gift of feeling the most affectionate sweetness, the most cuddling thoughtfulness, the most heartmelting care and the most faithful love a human being could ever dream for in this wonderful, oh, so wonderful life…

            I am deeply sorry for all of my shortcomings to you for the past 64 months, but then, I already knew, that even before I said sorry to you, you already have forgiven me without any bitterness in your heart. Thank you “BEIGH” for being the proudest person with regards to having someone like me in their life, bragging me to everyone you know, even if I’m not worthy to be proud of. I am forever owned by you because you already claimed me from the very beginning, even if you never knew anything about me at all…

- Poetic Prince