Irresponsible Jeepney Drivers


LIFE is so mystical... truly has a divine meaning that transcends human understanding.  It is a form of creation that only GOD knows  WHEN,  WHERE and HOW it will begin and end.  There is no human power that can manipulate any LIFE's journey.

I just want to share with you this story because I consider it as an unforeseen event in my life and it made me realized that some things may happen beyond expectation and may surprise me anytime.

This morning, an incident happened that threatened mine and my son's life.  I thought we would crashed head on collision with a certain jeepney that suddenly appeared rushing like racing with another jeepney.  The service tricycle we're riding going to school promptly stopped just in time.  Thank GOD for the driver's alertness and quick instinct, no one's hurt especially his daughter situated in front of him and PRAISE GOD for nothing happened to Kiko and me.

I almost find myself helpless in this kind of situation but a MERCIFUL HAND was there to protect and keep us from harm. I need to forget about it since we did not even saw its plate number though I want them to be punished and penalized for making us fear for our lives.

Those irresponsible jeepney drivers are careless and reckless.  They don't seem to mind others' safety. If they want race... they should go to a race track and never put one's life in DANGER.

Department of Justice issued its Advisory Opinion No. 03 which aims to  provide guidelines to the general public, especially motorists, regarding road safety.

These are the common forms of reckless driving as further defined by DOJ:

1.OVER-SPEEDING  - There are prescribed maximum allowable speeds for various road types according to width, flow of traffic and location(high risk areas). These are detailed in RA 4136 which describes the proper speed prescribed by law as:"(1) a speed that is careful and prudent, not greater or less than what is reasonable and proper considering traffic, road and other existing conditions, (2) a speed that will not endanger the life, limb and property of any person, and (3) a speed that will permit a driver to bring his vehicle to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead."

2. DRUNK DRIVING - The Advisory states that this is a graver abuse than reckless driving.Section 53 of RA 4136 prohibits any person from driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor or any narcotic drug.

"Once proven to be drunk... a person can be held liable for driving under the influence of alcohol, which is a graver abuse than reckless driving," the Advisory read.

3. DISTRACTED DRIVING - This type of irresponsible driving is a form of reckless driving, according to the Advisory, because "it deviates a driver's attention away from the road, causing him to commit acts or omissions that may endanger himself and others." Examples of this type include conversing with another person in the vehicle or on the phone, retrieving objects on the floor, dashboard, eating or drinking, adjusting car radios, and using gadgets and devices like mobile phones, laptops, iPads, iPods/MP3 players or PGS-enabled devices.

DOJ issued advisory points to the public and one of these points seem to apply on the incident just took place this morning.



heartbreak blues

All of us may overcome an agonizing heartbreak 
Our MIND is the armor that shields our body.
It protects the HEART from being struck by pain.

We love but we may be hurt
We trust but we may be betrayed
We respect but we may be dishonored
We give our all but we may be ignored.

Truly, there are things which are not meant to unfold
Yet we need to acknowledge the power of fate.
Our destiny may take us to the place we least expect.

FISH SPA... do you like to try it?

One of the attraction in Manila Ocean Park is the FISH SPA and according to Wikipedia:

"It is about a freshwater fish used for treating skin diseases in Turkey. For the species sometimes called "doctor fish" in the UK.  Doctor fish is the name given species of fish: Garra rufa and Cyprinion macrostomum. Other nicknames include nibble fishkangal fishphysio fish,  and doctorfishen; in non-medical contexts, Garra rufa is called the reddish log sucker. They live and breed in the outdoor pools of some Turkish spas, where they feed on the skin of patients with psoriasis. The fish are like combfishes in that they only consume the affected and dead areas of the skin, leaving the healthy skin to grow, with the outdoor location of the treatment bringing beneficial effects. The spas are not meant as a curative treatment option, only as a temporary alleviation of symptoms, and patients usually revisit the spas every few months."

This is how "fishspa" define this kind of therapy or treatment:

"A natural pedicure method originating from Turkey and practised all over the Far East. This unique skin treatment massages your feet using Garra Rufa fish. It is a great individual or group pampering experience which is something new that feels fantastic!

During a treatment the fish suck and nibble away the dry skin from your feet leaving you with healthy, rejuvenated skin.

Your feet will feel amazing, refreshed and healthy.These clever fish can also stimulate acupuncture points,helping to regulate the nervous system, relax the body and release fatigue. Your blood circulation and flow is also greatly increased during the treatment."

But "ninemsn" reported a breaking news regarding this,  posted 18 October 2011.  The article discussed how this fish spa can cause some harmful effects on health:

A controversial beauty treatment that involves small fish nibbling away at dead skin cells puts some people at risk of contracting infections, health experts have warned.

"But people with weak immune systems or open wounds are at risk of contracting infections through the treatment, experts have warned.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has advised people with diabetes or psoriasis against having the treatment, the Press Association reports.

They also found that infections could be transmitted in a number of ways — from fish to person during the nibbling process, from contact with the contaminated water, or from person to person through sharing the same tank."

my feet having the fish spa
my feet having the fish spa

me, my hubby and my son feeling the tickle
me, my hubby and my son feeling the tickle

enjoying the spa together
enjoying the spa together

I only learned about this health risk upon posting this article and making some research on google. Imagine how many of us could have been infected if this pool is contaminated with any bacteria or dreadful microorganism.  We just hope our immune system are strong enough to fight any infection. OMG !!!

After reading this post... do you still like to try this FISH SPA?

The Umbrella Effect

mushroom is like love

Of all food... why mushroom?  Well, one simple reason is... LOVE is truly EVERYWHERE.  IF only nurtured properly, it can grow in abundance and offer endless supply of healthy benefits like love can give the heart nourishment when in full bloom.

But there are types of mushroom that can harm like love that is obsessive and selfish.  Sudden anger and heartbreak may cause a poisoned mind to commit ruthless acts.

So, what's on your mind now?
Can you think of any food other than mushroom to best define what love means to you?

Unconditional LOVE

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I love you because...
you are beautiful.

I love you because...
you are exceptionally intelligent.

I love you because...
you are the best cook.

I love you because...
you bring me to utmost ecstasy.

I love you because...
you make me smile.

I love you because...
you offer me everything.

I love you because...
you made me complete.

There are countless reasons why we love someone but never we realize that LOVING is not measured by anything. It is not enough that you say "I LOVE YOU" to a person or merely giving him/her a "KISS" on the cheek. LOVING is something deeper than the ocean and broader than any word in the universe.

We have to love unconditionally. No "IFs", no "BUTs", just boundless and infinite. Love must be purely given allowing the receiver to grow and let the natural flow of love nurture deep within ones heart and soul.

No amount of fortune can buy love. It's priceless and invaluable. No matter how much we seek love for the truest meaning, we are left in doubt if we never know how to love our own self first. We can only love unconditionally if we are capable of sacrificing our own happiness for the sake of others.

If only we can love as GOD has loved us, our world will be a better place to live in.