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Civil servants or moreso your government employees are expected to do their jobs efficiently and effectively. They should be reliable, fast and accountable of all legal transactions that are left with them. But they too, are humans, and there are times that they will not be able to meet your standards but I tell you, we are trying.

 

  1. “Tax namin ang sinasahod niyo” (We pay your wages thru our taxes)– you might go back to the basic principle that we are paid through workers taxes but we, ourselves also pay taxes out of the salary we are making so technically, we are on the same boat. Stop this mindset.
  2. “Ang tagal ng serbisyo, ito ba ang tamang gobyerno?” (Your services are taking years, is this the right government?)– Your transaction is not the only job we have for the day. We also have backlogs and you are only one of the 105 million people of the Philippines asking for our assistance. We prioritize things (although public welfare is always a priority), but we have this so-called ‘due process’ and ‘protocol’ within the organization, not to mention that we are struggling due to lack of human resource.
  3. Waldas lang sila nang pera, wala namang napupuntahan dahil marami parin ang mahirap” (They’re just wasting money for nothing, there are still poor people around)– Believe me, we are burning our midnight candles for numerous planning, assessment and simulation of the projects and activities that we are going to partake everyday. Although we acknowledge that it is one of the challenges to give every Filipino a quality life, it is not our fault that people will remain poor until they die. It’s not like we told them to go and multiple so that we can feed your family. It still boils down to responsible parenthood and family planning.
  4. “Ay government employee, laki ng sahod” (Wow, government employees have a big amount of a salary)– this is one of the funniest jokes I have ever heard since I entered government service. The amount of money that we receive is not even halfway of the workload and accountability to the Republic of the Philippines. The only things that hold me to stay are summed up to the kind of happiness that my work is giving me and of course some benefits and security of tenure.
  5. “Ilang taon na sa gobyerno pero parang walang alam” (They work for the government for several years already, but they seem to be foolish)– although I admit that there are some who are just it, you can’t always generalize. I worked for my program for 2 years already but I still can’t memorize the pattern of behavior and the dynamics of adolescents. Simply because the world is evolving and everyone has to adapt to change. That is why I look into several different strategies.

These are just some of the misconceptions that are heartbreaking for every government employee to hear. I guess not all people will understand until one has actually become a civil servant.

Para sa Bayan. (For my country)

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There are feelings that have been lost, feelings that have faded away, feelings that have been deformed by the circumstances, feelings destroyed by conditional terms, and feelings ruined by another stronger destructive feeling. Whatever feelings those maybe, feelings are still feelings demanded to be felt no matter how you avoid and deny it.

The heart never says to stop loving. It’s the heart that opens your mind to the reality and finally it’s one’s decision to take it or leave it. Some feelings do fade away, falling out of love as it is called, and it’s during one’s moving on process that one realizes that life is too short to be anything but happy. But, can two broken hearts find comfort in each other?

No one have fathomed the possibility of finding comfort and love in one person who’s broken. Broken by love, by the cruelty of life, consequences of bad decisions made before, and loss of hope thinking of no chances to win everything back again. Persons who thought that they do not have any more right to be happy, to love and to be loved, persons who thought their world has ended. Yes, it is possible for two different jagged hearts to fall in love and start anew.

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Love doesn’t require couples to be perfect. As the old, probably most cliché, saying goes- ‘You don’t need to find the perfect person to love, but you have to accept a flawed person and love him/her perfectly”. Given the fact that it’s like once you’ve been hurt, you’re so scared to get attached again, like you have the fear that every person you start to like is going to break your heart. It is as it may seem, but that isn’t how love works.

There comes a point in our lives, always, when we do things or mistakes, ones we thought we would never capable of doing. That doesn’t mean that we are bad people, it only means we are not perfect. In those moments, everything is put to the test- our friendships, our relationships, who we are and who we can still become. In the process, we wonder, who will accept that we are only human and we admit to making mistakes, who will forgive us and who have enough faith in us. In those same moments, we begin to find the real ones, the best ones, the ones who, no matter how tough and crazy it gets, will always love us enough. Just enough to stay and start over with us. We may choose to let these mistakes consume us and then define us but we can always choose to forgive it, own up to it and rise above it. We should always know that in spite and because of these mistakes, we can become better people and that making mistakes happen-even to the best of us. No matter what, we should never stop having hope, keeping Faith and believing, that one blessed day, we will redeem everything and right there we would know as maturing individuals we finally got our second, third, fourth, fifth chances,

Moving on is a tough process. You need to be real strong in order to get over with it. It happens to everyone as they grow up, you find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.

Yes, it is possible for broken hearts to be restored to a place of health and emotion again, demonstrate love, and forgive.