Saturday, February 21, 2009

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” Goes an old Latin phrase which literally translates to "Who will guard the guards themselves," and is variously translated in colloquial English as "Who watches the watchmen?", "Who watches the watchers?", "Who will guard the guards?", "Who shall watch the watchers?" or other similar translations.

Some people may claim that they are the watchers, guards, protectors of the truth, but who watches over them? Who watches over the watchers themselves? Who makes certain that the guards are really safeguarding what they are supposed to protect and not abusing the power and authority given to them? What if they are the ones who taint, pollute and corrupt the very thing that they are guarding, for their own selfish reasons, for their own egocentric satisfaction?

Knowing the influence that you can deliver to people doesn’t give you the freedom to maliciously stain other people’s repute, nor does it give you the freedom to include your selfish intentions. Anyway, what’s done has been done. Whatever damage they wanted to cause, they’ve successfully inflicted it.

“Qui tacet consentire.” But, this time, my being silent doesn’t mean that I assent to whatever has been going out. Anyway, why should I be intimidated or affected, when I know that the guards weren’t doing the guarding well.

“Si finis bonus est, totum bonum erit.” Was it good then? Let’s just see…

Saturday, February 14, 2009

... and all that crap...!

Whew! I almost forgot that it's Valentines Day today. (*wink!) Thanks to those who greeted at 1 a.m this morning. They were the ones who reminded me about what this day is supposed to mean.

Anywayz, it has been such a long day. We conducted the screening of the aspiring applicants for our yearbook staff. It was so tiring that I decided to just stay in the office, and well, spend the Valentines night here... (*sniffs) Some friends texted me and invited me for a group date and all that, but it seems that I can no longer drag myself to celebrate this day with them. My week has been a total chaos. But, fortunately, we were finally able to finish the Interactive Yearbook. (yipeee!!) After all those sleepless nights and skipping of classes, we already saw the fruit of our labors. (*applauses)

Just weeks ago, we bought shirts, printed it with crappy stuffs (thanks Jhetty), and decided to wear it today. And so, we flaunted our new shirts on the V-Day!

harhar... Thanks Jhetty... We owe you one. Anyway, we aren't anti-Valentines or whatever, we just don't feel like celebrating it like everybody else.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Just when I thought my busy days are through, that I suddenly found another set of tiresome works thwacked in front of me. Whoa! I think I’m losing my nerves! It’s like everything suddenly fell on the wrong place, and I’m caught up in the middle of it all. Puhleeezzz…! I’m so drained already!

My studies now is a blur. I don’t know if I can still pass my subjects. Because of my responsibilities in the office, I can no longer attend my classes. Instead of studying at night, I always find myself stucked in my yearbook tasks. I guess, all of these has something to do with the “keeping-up-the-achievements factor”, which, by the way frustrates me a lot. I’m so tired listening to the “sa una” stuffs. I’m so tired leading some people who now have a different priority. I’m so tired bickering with some people about things they "very well know". I don’t know if I can still make it next semester. Really… I guess, I just have to finish the semester and say goodbye to my studies next school year. Whoa! I’m so confused! I’ve been thinking of quitting from school already, because if I will still continue this, I’m afraid my transcript won’t look good anymore. I’m losing interest in my studies already and I no longer make good in my subjects. (*sigh)

Oh, and by the way, can you just please postpone that aggravating problems at home? I think I’m going nuts! My family problems seem to have sensed my agony in school and probably wanted my sullen attention. There seems to have so many glitches anywhere I go. Whatever happened to the “snakes are lucky this year” ??? Whatever happened to the “ten lucky months and two regular ones”??? Well, actually, I’m not really into astrology and horoscope stuffs, but I still can’t help but get frustrated.

As of yet, I’ve already decided on what to do in case my grades will disappoint me. I’ve already thought of a path to take in case things get worse. I know so many things will be affected by this decision, but I think I really need to do this. Hello? My future is at stake here! Maybe a little detour would help. But, one thing’s for sure, I will never do to my people the same thing that once disheartened me a lot... I will never leave them hanging on the brink.