Sunday, January 08, 2017

People of My Year 2016


The last year was an emotional rollercoaster for me. Maybe this is because I wear my heart on my sleeves. As tradition, here's my list of people that mattered to me the past year. 


10. O- you came to my life like a ray of sunshine. High School was beautiful because of you. The past year you made me realize that everything was just a game of pretends. I applaud you for keeping it strong. It lasted for 16 years. All those years didn't come to waste. You are now a beautiful lesson that I will always remember for the rest of my life. Thank you for the memories.


9. Nonette- 2016 tested us but look how far we've come. Thank you so much. I know I'm gonna have you from 16 to life. Thank you for helping me find myself and who I am will always be here for you.

 
8. Chismis sa Parlor- Thank you for keeping me grounded when my head is up into the sky. 


 
7. Ilyn- Thank you for coming back. You are beautiful in this photo.

 
6. Donny- Guys like you are the reason why gays like me are so happy.

5. Blanche- Thanks for everything. No more mushy words.


 
4. My Re-Re Family- Thank you so much for the opportunity. You guys are amazing. Thank you for helping me stand for what I believe in. Nothing will change if we just do the talk. We also have to do the walk. 

 
3. Vice Mayor Mayel- You are an inspiration. If only I could be half the person that you are, I'd be set for life. Thank you so much for the trust that you gave me. Thank you for lighting the fire in my soul that drives me to help people. 

2. Whats up fam?? You know na. Love u


1. Klynt and Kajane- Thank you sticking up with me even when difficult becomes impossible. Love you.


Thank you guys so much for the memories. I had a beautiful 2016


Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Open Letter to My 15 Year Old Self

 
Dear 15 year old self,

Today I am 30. I wanted to celebrate it by sending a letter to my 15 year old self, that's you. I think I have to start by telling you that it gets better in time. Every thing that you are going through wont matter anymore. 

I know that you are worried about fitting in in high school. How can you fit a square into a triangle? Don't worry. That's just temporary. The people that ignores you will eventually ask for your attention. Everyone you meet are just there temporarily. The people you call your friends are not really your friends. Know what you bring to the table. Don't be afraid about eating alone. 

Spend more time with Nonette and Blanche they are the people who is really there for you. The rest are just there because they need something from you. They are really good at faking it. They will manipulate you and eventually hurt you. Don't worry. Time will eventually expose their true self. Don't be scared to leave them. They are the reason why you have to build those walls higher than they are.

The person whom you thought was the love of your life will just disappoint you. You can't really turn a toad into a Prince Charming.

Because you are gay, people will always think that you are lesser than the person that you are. Don't let them shut you up. Don't let them destroy you. Run faster. It will only be over when you say it's over. Rule it. 

Everything is better when it's not planned. You are not supposed to figure out everything yet. Just wing it. You'll make it!


With so much Love,

30 year old you😜

Sunday, December 11, 2016

3 Easy Steps to Prevent Drug Addiction For Parents



This topic is mainly from my personal experience and some are from things I found online. I will provide additional links below for you to be familiar with this topic.

In Re-Re we believe that parents play a vital role in preventing drug addiction for their children. They are the once who are with them 24/7.  So I have compiled these for them to know how to prevent drug addiction for their teens.

 

1. Know the dangers of using drugs. As a parent you have to educate yourself on the dangers of using drugs. By educating yourself you can also educate your children. Share what you know but not your prejudice. Always remember: Drugs destroy Health, Work and Relationships.
2. Know your children. You have to be aware of your children's whereabouts. You have to know who they hangout with.
3. You have to encourage your children to make positive decisions in life. You should also be aware of the choices they make. 
4. Do not hesitate to ask for help. The Re-Re program is always ready to help you.


 Most parents failed to do this. Parenting doesn't stop by providing more than enough on the table. You have to communicate to your children. Give them emotional security. Take opportunities to talk. Let them know how you feel about drugs but don't scare them. Be realistic. Say what you mean and mean what you say because the point you are trying to make is really what matters. Don't just talk, LISTEN TO THEM. 


 

You have to create a safe environment for your children. You have to be involved. Be a Bogo City Drug Warrior. Be vigilant. Report suspicious behaviors. And cooperate with your neighbors.  


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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tim Kurt: The Vine Superstar


Here's another one from my hometown that I am a fan of. He is this vine superstar with a huge number of followers. As far as I know he was the first one who started this vines here and everyone suit to follow. 

 

He is very funny even without trying. I also know for a fact that this kid could bust a move like his older sibling. I think he could put it down better than Fritz (sorry). 

 

Charged up. And gives zero f*cks to the haters. That's how he roll. That's also why I love to watch him when he does his thing. 
 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Bogo City's Rehabilitation Reintegration Program



Rehabilitation Reintegration Program was created by the Bogo City Officials  headed by the Vice Mayor Maria Cielo Martinez. The program was formed to address the needs of those who are addicted to drugs and would like to get sober. It was formally launched last October 17, 2016.
Re-Re is a self help group for drug addicts. The term maybe confusing. In a nutshell, it is a group of individuals currently addicted to drugs wanting to be sober. The group is a source of guidance, assistance and encouragement for every individual. It is also a safe place to get support and discuss the challenges in a non-parental and non judgmental manner.

 


 Re-Re Program is using a fellowship and a set of guided principles. The 12 steps to Sobriety adapted from Narcotics Anonymous. Re-Re is not only limited to one kind of drug but it is open to all types of drug addiction. 

Re-Re is set to help an individual accept his addiction which is very crucial in their recovery. Since the program is very young. Every individual is encouraged to express their struggles while battling addiction. With the help of fellow drug addicts, they can explore ways on how to make amends with their past mistakes and doings. Together they learn how to live a new life, free from old unhealthy habits and ways of behaving. They are also asked to maintain every individual's privacy by not discussing anything to non- members of the fellowship. Confidentially is paramount to the group. After all feelings are checked, a drug testing is done. This is to validate sobriety.

 

Anyone who is willing to get clean and sober. Although we discouraged anyone who had drug addiction and another mental illness. However we can also help find a treatment suitable for them.