a jeepney barker's comment

The barker of the jeepney I rode in this afternoon was pissed off because traffic enforcers and a few police officers are everywhere in the city. He said it has become stricter and they can't load passengers just about anywhere and they cant overload their jeepney because it would earn them a citation ticket and suspension of their license for 3 days.

Toinx!! I wonder what the barker had in mind. I guess he doesn't like peace and security in the streets now that the city fiesta is drawing near. Oh well.. They're just making a living. Yet risking it for safety and their well-being.

the city fiesta

It's the Kagay-an festival once again. Like the previous years, I was just a spectator confined to the tube and waiting over the news on what happened to what event. This time, I want to be there in the event, even just on the sides and snap some pictures. The cultural parade, the civic military parade, and other planned event in the DVSoria. Yet when I think of the people flocking on the streets to watch the parade, I'd rather choose to stay at home and watch it from the television than be one of the crowd in the heat of the sun and miggling with sweated crowds then go to work at my designated worktime. I might even be walking from here to some place to my work if traffic would really be that worse. Anyhow, we'll see what would happen. Hope my laziness won't overpower my desire to be involve this time. It's one of the few days anyway that I won't be handling my hyperactive students. A rest from work.

gridiron gang

Sean Porter: Everybody listen up. The Gridiron is a football field. On the Gridiron, we do it my way, not your way. Your way got you here. Whatever gang you claim, whatever hood you're from, this is your hood now.

Sean Porter: Most sixteen/seventeen year old kids, they make a bad choice. Something gets broken, they screw up in class, hurt somebody's feelings, show up at the prom drunk. They get sent to the Principal office, have their car keys taken away or get grounded. Then there's kids that make a bad choice, somebody ends up shot dead in a parking lot. Those kids get sent here.

Suddenly had the desire to watch this movie again.

The "Gridiron Gang" is about making a difference, one person at a time, in small but significant ways, in the lives of troubled youths that societies the world over would just as soon ignore. Inspiration is the vital theme in the movie.

No wonder it had become one of my favorites.

the wanderer is silent..

Been quiet for days now. Been wandering to the same places over and over again and not much to share about. Nothing that catches my attention. Except for the mother of one of my tutee who can kill with her reprimands to her daughter which I don't want to hear.