ALAGAD NG SINING

ALAGAD NG SINING

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Ikaw ay isang Biyaya

 

Ikaw ba ang laging hinihingan ng payo ng mga kaibigan mo kapag may problema sila, stressed or burn out sila? Ikaw ba 'yong lagi nilang takbuhan sa panahong nahihirapan sila dahil alam nilang makikinig ka?

 

Dumating ka na ba sa puntong, "Teka teka, may problema rin ako.” Yung kailangan mo din ng makikinig sayo pero sa mga panahong ito, wala sila para making sayo.

 

Nakakapagod, 'di ba? Masakit dahil pakiramdam mo, wala silang pakialam sayo. May mga tanong kang “Mukha ba akong okay lagi?” at “Mukha ba akong walang problema?” Kulang na lang sabihin mong "tama na, puwede ako naman?!”

 

Kung nasa ganyan kang sitwasyon ngayon, wait lang! Diyan ka lang! Kapit lang! 'Wag ka munang bumitaw dahil nais kong ibahagi sa'yo kung bakit napakahalaga ng ginagawa mo ngayon.

 

ALAGAAN MO ANG MGA TAONG IBINIGAY SA'YO. Tandaan mo, lahat ng mayroon ka, hindi 'yan ibinigay sa'yo para sa pansariling kabutihan mo lang. Ibinigay sila para alagaan mo gayundin ay alagaan ka. Kaya dapat lang na sila ay ingatan at pagpahalagahan mo dahil kapag nagpabaya ka, maaari silang mawala ng tuluyan sa buhay mo. Gusto mo ba ‘yon?

 

REGALO ANG PAKIKINIG. At ang regalo, ginagamit 'yan. Huwag mong itago lang, at hayaang maalikabukan hanggang sa maluma. Huwag mong sayangin dahil biyaya ‘yan.

 

BAKA IKAW LANG ANG MALALAPITAN NIYA. Kahit siguro mukha pa siyang maraming kaibigan, baka ikaw lang 'yong taong komportable siyang sabihan at kuwentuhan ng madidilim na bahagi ng buhay niya. Iyong taong kaya niyang sabihan ng nararamdaman niya. Isipin mo na lang na paano kung wala ka? Kanino siya lalapit? Mahirap sarilinin ang nararamdaman. Hindi ba dapat ay ikatuwa mo rin na sa dami ng kaibigan niya, ikaw ang pinagkakatiwalaan niyang sabihan ng mga nararamdaman niya.

 

INILIGTAS MO SIYA SA KAPAHAMAKAN. Kapag sobrang stress tayo at nag-iisa tayo, doon tayo nakakaisip ng mga bagay na hindi maganda. Aminin mo man o hindi, may mga pagkakataong sinusukuan natin ang mga problema na nagdadala sa atin sa kung anu-anong pangit na imahinasyon. Pero isipin mo, dahil nakinig ka, nailabas niya 'yong sama ng loob niya. Gumaan ang pakiramdam niya, alam niyang may nagmamahal sa kanya. Baka napigilan mo pa ang suicidal attempt ng loka-loka mong kaibgan. Your presence is very important.

 

YOU ARE LOVED. Alam mo kung bakit? Hindi mo maibibigay ang isang bagay na wala ka. Ibig sabihin, you are really loved by so many people around you that you can give it and pass it unto others.

 

TANDAAN MONG IBA-IBA ANG ROLE NATIN. Hindi puwedeng pare-pareho ang kaya nating gawin para sa isang pangyayari dahil magkakaiba ang kakayahan natin. Hindi rin puwedeng sabay-sabay tayong nakikinig at sabay sabay na nagsasalita. May pagkakataong ikaw ang makikinig pero may pagkakataon ding tinig mo lang ang maririnig.

 

TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO FEEL BLESSED. Sa halip na ma-stress ka sa mga problema nila, don't treat their problems like they're your own.  Sa halip, feel blessed that you are not experiencing them. At isipin mo, pagkakataon mo 'yon para matuto mula sa mga nararanasan ng iba. “Don't wait to experience the problem before you confront the solution.

 

YOU ARE BEING COMFORTED TO BRING COMFORT TO OTHERS. Si GOD ang pinagmumulan ng kapayapaan. Maniwala ka man o hindi, “He is at work” sa buhay mo. Ginagamit ka Niya para maging blessing sa iba. Huwag mong pakawalan ang pagkakataon to glorify GOD.

 

Kaya, cheer up! Hindi ka inilagay sa sitwasyon mong 'yan para maramdamang malungkot ang buhay o nag-iisa ka lang. Nariyan ka for something great. Nariyan ka for a purpose. At nariyan ka dahil karapat-dapat ka.

 

Don’t Let Them Get To You

When you have an inferiority wound, you will tend to remember it whenever you see someone doing things that you think you can’t do. Your wound could be something in general like thinking that you are no good in doing anything; or a specific one like thinking that you can’t achieve financial success. The more generalized your wound is, the more envy is felt in life.

 

The type of inferiority I am talking about here is not the famous inferiority complex but it’s rather a belief that you are no good at doing something or at least not as good as your friends.

 

There are times when we tend to judge our capabilities. Please don’t ever do that to yourself. We all have our weaknesses and it will not be helpful for you to focus on it.

 

Stop the envy of others. As what I’ve said, we all have weak points and we all might envy others at some points in our lives but what differentiates a strong person from a weak person is that the first will use the feelings of envy as a motivation to make bigger achievements while the other person will suppress the envy feelings deep inside him along with the big pile of suppressed emotions he has.

 

Building self confidence won't be helpful unless you build confidence in that specific field you think you are no good at. Dealing with feelings of envy is not hard, you just have to prove to yourself that you can do better than your peers and you will never envy them again.

 

Strengthening your beliefs and striving to move forward is the key. Never allow yourself to be caught in self doubt and conflicting ideals which others see you as. In simple terms, learn to ignore negative and damaging comments made against you. At the back of your mind, adopt the notion that people are entitled to their own opinions but equally, you too have the right to filter or discard negative opinions.

 

Loving yourself is a good thing, but not to the point of arrogance. It will be good to reward, appreciate and respect your own uniqueness at times. See the potential of what you have accomplished and try to make it even better. As they say, your greatest competitor is yourself so see to it that you have been better than before. Self-sacrifice can be good at times but not where in it causes you to be exhausted, frustrated, or taken advantage of.

 

You are great in your own way. You just have to see it by maintaining a neutral stance of staying focused and being calm. Know your own limitations and work well with your strengths. Steer clear of any person or situation that will drag you down emotionally and create doubt in your own capabilities as an individual. Just focus on what you can do and not by what others tell you. Do not let yourself feel lesser than them.

 

Refrain from being bitter and angry. These negative emotions are energy draining and set you back, deplete your self-esteem and waste your precious energy.

 

If your anger is rational and justified by hostile circumstances, focus on it as energy. Decide that you can be better than your abuser, more self controlled, more positive. Turn that energy into real achievements that prove your abuser is wrong. Remember your self-worth and worry less. You can also turn it into humor.

 

In conclusion, always remember that, “As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval; you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are - what others say is irrelevant.” - Nic Sheff

Pag-asa sa Pirata

PIRATA BA KAMO?

 

PIRATED, ano ang unang salitang naiisip mo kapag narinig o nakita mo ang salitang ito? Ito ba ay CD? DVD? Masama? Bawal? Quiapo? Divisoria? Nagtatago? Hinuhuli? Fake? Krimen o Illegal? E ang PAG-ASA, maaari ba nating idikit sa salitang PIRATA?

 

Ang mundo ay bilog, ang nakikita mo ngayon, ay maaaring hindi nakikita ng iba. Iba ang perspektibo ng mga taga Hilaga sa mga taga Timog, o ng mga taga Silangan sa mga taga Kanluran. Ang mga alam mo na ay maaaring patuloy pa lang na tinutuklas ng iba. Magkakaiba ang side ng isang istorya. Magkakaiba rin ang pananaw, ang pinaniniwalaan at ang dahilan.

 

Ngayon, subukan nating baliin ang ating sarili, lumingon gamit ang mulat na mga mata, makiramdam gamit ang bukas na puso, at intindihin ang mga bagay ng may malawak na pag iisip.

 

Bakit masama ang pamimirata ng mga CD at DVD?

 

Wala ba talaga itong kwenta?

 

Ayon sa pag aaral, taong 1999 ay tahimik ngunit napakabilis na kumalat ang epidemya ng pamimirita sa Pilipinas. At ayon sa imbestigasyon, tumatakbo ang krimeng ito gamit ang underground pirate plants na pinamumunuan ng mga bigating sindikato mula sa iba't ibang bansa sa Asya.  

 

Tunay na negatibo ang epekto ng mga pirata sa Pilipinas dahil bumababa ang tinatawag na 'CD/DVD sales level. Hindi dahil hindi sikat ang mga pelikula o ang mga recorded music kung hindi dahil nasasayang o nalulugi ang ini-invest ng mga producers. Maging ang mga naipundar na kakayahan at talento ng mga Artists ay tila nanakaw na din. Tinanggalan ng halaga, ng respeto, at  ng pagkatao ang mga produkto ng sining.

 

Mali ang pamimirata.

 

Ngayon, bakit may Pag-asa?

 

Nasubukan mo na ba na habang kumakain ka sa isang restaurant ay may palakad-lakad na tao sa labas na may dala-dalang mga pirated CDs at DVDs at inaalok kang bumili? O kaya ay pagpunta mo sa Quiapo o Divisoria ay may mga nagmamadaling magtago ng kanilang mga binebentang CDs at DVDs? Sino kaya sila? Bakit ganoon ang hanapbuhay nila? Ano ba ang estado nila sa lipunan?

 

Ayon ulit sa isang pag aaral, ang kahirapan ay may napakalaking ambag sa sitwasyong ito sa ating bansa. Kung iisipin mo, may punto naman. Bakit ka nga naman pupunta pa sa sinehan para mapanood ang pelikula kung sa may kabilang kanto naman mula sa bahay niyo ay may mabibili kang CD/DVD sa halagang singkuwenta pesos? Malaki pa ang matitipid mo.

 

At kung iisipin mo rin, laking tulong 'to sa mga kapos sa buhay dahil nabibigyan sila ng pagkakataong kumita. Nagkakaroon sila ng hanapbuhay, mapapakain nila ang pamilya nila, makaka-survive sila.

 

Minsan isang gabi mga 11:30, nagulat ako sa isang batang lalake na nagtitinda ng pirata sa isang kainan. Pinagmasdan ko sya. Sa bawat taong daraan ay tahimik niyang pinapakita ang kanyang mga paninda, hinihintay na mapansin siya at ang mukha niya'y tila nagmamakaawa na sinasabing 'bumili na po kayo'.

 

Bakit sya naroon?

 

Kung ilalagay mo ang sarili mo sa sitwasyon ng batang 'yon, ang mga pirata na hawak niya ay napakahalaga para sa kanya. Dahil sa bawat P50 bilang kabayaran sa isang piraso ng kanyang benta ay maaaring katumbas na ng baon niya kinabukasan. O panggawa ng proyekto niya. O pambili ng librong kailangan sa eskuwela. Akalain mo, dahil sa pirata, may nakakapag-aral. PAG-ASA.

 

Sa mga, hindi nakapagtapos at hirap sa pagkuha ng trabaho dahil hindi natatanggap, marahil ang mga CD at DVD ang nagbibigay sa kanila ng silbi, na kaya rin nilang tulungan ang mga mahal nila sa buhay. Na pwede rin silang kumita, kahit walang silang pinag aralan. Akalain mo dahil sa pirata, nasasabi ng mga hindi nakapagtapos ng pag-aaral na kaya rin nila. PAG-ASA.

 

Ang mga PIRATED CDs at DVDs ay may malaking tulong din para sa mga magulang na walang kakayahang bumili ng ticket at madala sa sinehan ang kanilang mga anak. O makabili ng mga educational songs at videos. Marahil ay maliit na bagay para sa ilan ngunit napakalaking ligaya ang dulot sa kanila. Dahil doon, napupunan nila at nagagawa ang tungkulin bilang magulang. Nabibigay nila ang kailangan at kasiyahan ng kanilang mga mahal sa buhay. Akalain mo, ang isang pirata ay naging daan para mas mapalapit ang mga magulang sa anak. PAG-ASA.

 

At alam mo rin ba na isa sa dahilan ng pagtaas ng turismo sa Pilipinas ay ang pirated CDs at DVDs natin? Nagkaroon na kasi ng imahe ang ating bansa bilang isang top source of high-quality pirated DVDs sa South-East Asia. Na siyang nagdulot ng pagtaas ng bilang ng mga foreigners na bumibili ng fake DVDs sa Manila. Ang dahilan nila, marami raw silang gustong pelikula na hindi nila nakikita sa bansa nila. At dito sa bansa natin, napakalaki raw ng kanilang natitipid. Akalain mo dahil sa pirata, dinadayo tayo. PAG-ASA.

 

Ilan lamang iyan sa mga positibong dulot ng pamimirata. At ang artikulong ito ay hindi kayo kinukumbinsi na tangkilikin ang maling gawaing ito. Dahil ang mali ay mali at ang tama ay tama. Nais lamang nito na makita mo at masilip ang kabilang mundo. Na maisip mo na palaging may mabuti sa masama. Na hindi nawawala ang kabutihan kahit sa pinakapangit pa na pangyayari ng iyong buhay. Akalain mo dahil sa PIRATA may PAG-ASA.

 

Delay Gratification

 

Sasang-ayon ka ba sa'kin kung sabihin kong kagaya ng ibang mga bata, dumaan ka din sa part na  nagkaroon ka ng alkansya at nangarap kang mapuno ito? 'Yong tipong nagtitiis ka talaga para hindi magastos 'yong mga barya mo dahil ilalagay mo 'yon sa piggy bank mo. O kaya ay hihingi ka sa tatay mo ng barya pero dito mo ilalagay? Tapos, lagi mong chine-check kung mabigat na. At kapag nakumbinsi kang bumigat nga, ang saya mo na, 'yong excitement at 'yong fulfillment iba sa feeling. Kasi, alam mong may nangyayari! Unti-unti, nakakapag-ipon ka at unti-unti, napupuno mo na!

 

Oink!!

 

 

Ikaw rin ba ‘yong batang sinubukang sungkitin ang laman ng kanilang alkansya? Inalog-alog mo, tusok dito, tusok doon gamit ang kutsilyo. Ngalay ka na sa katitingala at kasisilip sa butas pero okay lang kasi kailangan mo pa ng mas maraming barya. Ang ingay-ingay na pero, sige ka lang. Kulang na lang magreklamo na sa'yo 'yong baboy dahil hilong-hilo na siya at nasasaktan sa pinaggagawa mo. Ginawa mo rin 'yon, 'no?

 

Huwag kang mag-alala. Walang magko-condemn sa ginawa mo. Ayos lang 'yan, parte 'yon ng ating pagkabata; ang sarap maging bata.

 

Ano nga ba ang delay gratification? At anong kinalaman ng alkansiya dito?

 

DELAY - ayon kay Mr. Google ang salitang delay raw ay pagkahuli. Ito 'yong hindi mo agad ginagawa ang isang bagay, tila ba pinalilipas mo muna ang oras o araw. 'Yong may gagawin ka munang iba at saka mo 'yon tutuunan ng pansin. Pinahuhuli mo, dine-delay mo. Kuha mo?

 

GRATIFICATION - ang ibig sabihin ay enjoyment, pleasure, satisfaction, reward at  fun. Ito 'yong isang bagay na nagbibigay sa iyo ng kakuntentuhan at kaligayaha. O kaya’y bagay na kaiga-igaya para sa sa iyo.

 

Kapag pinagsama, delay gratification o para sa mas madaling salita, ito ang “SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST". Ang batang sinusundot ang pera sa alkansiya ay walang sense of delaying gratification dahil mas pinili niyang kumupit kaysa antayin hanggang sa mapuno ang alkansiya. Ang resulta? Mas matagal ang panahon ng kanyang pagiipon o ‘di kaya’y hindi na niya napuno ang alkansiya kahit kalian.

 

Ikaw, nasubukan mo na ba ang delay gratification bukod sa pagkain nang hinuhuli ang balat ng manok?

 

Isa sa mga paraan para malaman kung matured ang isang tao ay kung may abilidad siya na mag-delay gratification. Bakit? Dahil kakambal nito ay ang self-control. Hindi lahat ng tao may kakayahang mag-control. Ang bata, kapag na-curious sa kung anong mayroon sa gripo, basta niya na lang ito bubuksan. Walang self-control. Ang self-control ginagamit din para hindi (muna) gawin ang ipinagbabawal.

 

Kapag masyado tayong nagmamadali, maraming bagay ang maari mong mapalampas. Malaki ang posibilidad na hindi mo makuha 'yong BEST para sa'yo dahil sa kamamadali mo. Kung matututo lang ang mga tao ng self-control at delay gratification, siguro mas magiging maganda ang ikot ng mundo. Siguro walang bumabagsak, siguro walang sermon ang mga magulang, siguro mas malinis ang bayan natin at mas maunlad, siguro walang mga nangangaliwa, siguro wala ring mga batang inuulila, o kahit magulang na iniiwan, at siguro walang mga kabataang napapariwa at nag aasawa ng maaga.

 

Hindi  madali ang maghintay pero ang sabi nga, mas masarap ang tagumpay kapag dinaanan mo ang tamang proseso.  Maniwala ka man o hindi, lahat may may perfect timing at lahat may perfect reason.

 

Tandaan mo, walang bagay na napakaganda o napakalaki ang madaling makuha. Dapat lang pinaghihirapan at pinagtitiyagaan ang mga mahihirap na maabot na bagay. Kung madalian ang lahat, wala ng thrill! Wala ng purpose ang mabuhay. Kailangan mong maghintay diyan. Tandaan mo, mapait ang hinog sa pilit. At tandaan mo rin na sa paghihintay mo, sa journey mo patungo sa something great, iyon ang pinakamasarap daanan dahil ang lahat ng magagandang kuwento, sa gitna ng istorya nagmumula.

Covers

COVER "Counting Stars"- One Republic (Alex Good, Kurt Schneider and Christina Costanza)

 


Covers or cover versions are remakes of a song previously recorded and released. These are recorded by different artists other than the original ones. The term “cover” were coined decades ago meaning a rival version of a song competing with the original version. In 1952, the Chicago Tribune described cover as a trade jargon meaning to record a tune that looks like a potential hit on someone else’s label.



Today, anyone who has the access to the internet can freely upload his/her covers in many websites like Youtube and Soundcloud. Making a cover is the easiest way for common people to express their talents in an open environment. Introducing new artists online by promoting music is effective because many people are engaged in digital media or in other words, there is a wide variety of audiences.



Covers are mostly remakes of modern songs. When a newly released song gets popular, expect that many people will upload their own versions of this song. For example, the soundtrack of the film Frozen, “Let it go” is trending today. There are hundreds of covers of this song uploaded in Youtube almost every day.



Old songs also have cover versions which make these popular again or sometimes more popular than it has been before. An example is the remake of Chaka Khan’s “Through the Fire” by Nina, a Filipino singer. Nina’s version has been very popular in Philippines because of her unique style in singing this song. Her trademark is her whistle or high pitched voice. Filipinos have recognized this song because of Nina rather than the original artist.



As the original meaning of covers says, covers are rival versions. Many covers are considered better versions. Just like the song “Friday” by Rebecca Black, the public mocked this song because they think Rebecca is not a good singer. Its music video in Youtube actually received thousands of dislikes. Many artists made their own covers of this song and one of these is Glee which made it better than Rebecca’s.


Making covers is a new path to stardom. Justin Bieber is an epitome of youtube-discovered artist when he uploaded a cover of Neyo’s “So Sick.” After that, Justin had a lot of albums and became very popular worldwide. Charice Pempengco has never been as popular as she is today without the help of Youtube. She was already a singer in Philippines but she became famous when she was discovered in Youtube. Charice was first invited to sing in Korea, then she was noticed by Ellen de Generes and managed by Oprah.



Covers can be viewed as a modern outlet for everyone to express themselves, their talents, ideas and dreams. With the help of online media, nobody is deprived to be heard. Who knows? It may be the start of a dream career as an artist and may be become as popular as Justin Bieber and Charice Pempengco.

Ang Taglay Nating Ugali

Wala ng halong kiyeme! Ang mga tao ay may mga pagkaka-pareho lalo na pagdating sa pag-uugali mabuti man o hindi. Sabihin na rin nating ang lahat ng tao ay mababait pero, may kasamaan ding taglay. Ginagamit nila ang alin man sa dalawa base sa trip nila o sa mas magandang salita, base sa hinihingi ng pagkakataon. Kumbaga lahat tayo angels at demons at the same time. Astig ‘di ba? Rhodora X lang ang peg. Dual Personality o Multi pa! Kaya naman, nasa sa tao pa rin ang huling say kung anong ugali ang mas pagiigtingin niya. Wala tayong ibang kalaban kung hindi ang mga sarili nating konsensiya, sarili nating multo.

 

Maaring nahubog ang mga paguugaling ito base sa kinalakhang lugar o kaya naman, wala lang, naimpuwensiyahan lang, trip lang ulit, gano’n. Ilan sa mga babanggitin ko dito ay ang mga kaiga-igayang ugaling mayroon tayo na nasa iyo na lang kung aamin ka o hindi.

 

Selfish – hindi ito isang uri ng isda pero malansa ito kung tutuusin. Ito ay ang mga pagkakataong ayaw nating magbigay. Gusto natin sa atin lang, tayo lang. Ito ay ang paguugali natin kapag ayaw nating mag-share, kaya nga selfish. It makes sense, oha! HAHAHA. Isang halimbawa sa mga ganitong pagkakataon ay ang pagtatago mo sa kuwarto habang kinakain mo ang paborito mong tsokolate. Ayaw mong may makakita sa iyo dahil ayaw mong magbigay kung may manghingi man. Selfish ka rin kung hindi mo inuunawa at inaalala ang mararamdaman ng ibang tao. Nakatuon lang ang pansin mo sa sarili at sarili mo lang. Nakasasakit ka na ng hindi mo namamalayan. Nakababastos ka na ng hindi mo inaalala kung sino ang kaharap mo. Huwag ganoon! Dahil hindi everyday, birthday mo!

 

Insensitive-  ito iyong paguugali o pagkatao mong pagiging manhid. Uso daw ito sa mga lalaki. “Ang problema kasi sa’yo ang manhid mo!” Sigaw ni gelpren sa boypren niya. Pero bukod dito, ito rin iyong mga pagkakataong nakalilimot tayong pumikit, makinig at makiramdam. Ito ang mga pagkakataong hindi natin iniintindi ang hinaing ng ibang tao at sarili lamang natin ang napapansin natin. Madalas sa mga tao/ paguugaling ganito, walang pakialam sa iisipin at sasabihin ng ibang tao. Ang sama ‘di ba? Ganyan ka rin eh.

 

Competitive- ang pakikipag kumpitensiya ay okay lang pero dapat nasa lugar. Healthy competition lang kumbaga. Dapat hindi mo rin kinukumpetensiya ang kapatid, pinsan o kaibigan mo dahil sa ano mang anggulo, ang mga taong ito ay minsang nakatulong sa iyo. Ang pakikipagkumpetensiya sa kanila ay katangahan at kalokohan lamang. Wala kang patutunguhan sa buhay kung hindi ka marunong pumili ng taong kalalabanin. Lumugar ka at gamitin ang katalinuhan sa tama, ayos lang ba?

 

Liar- Sino ba ang taong hindi pa nakapagsisinungaling? Taong hangal ang magsasabing hindi siya nagsinugaling minsan sa buhay niya. Mayroon lang talagang mga tao ang may talent sa makatotohanang pagsisinugaling pero hindi ito nakapgbibigay sa kanila ng excuse para maging kapanipaniwala. Ilang kasinungalingan na ang nasabi mo ngayong araw?

 

Pretentious- ito ang mga taong hindi tanggap ang katotohanan. Kulang ka sa acceptance, ‘dre! Subukan mong magpakatoo habang maaga pa at bago ka lamunin ng sarili mong paniniwala. Ang mga taong ganito ay hindi makatatanggap ng tunay at purong pag-ibig. Hirap silang magtiwala dahil sila mismo sa sarili nila, peke! Ang masasabi ko lang, kung hindi ka magiging totoong tao, wala ring tao ang magiging totoo sa iyo kaya kung pinili mong maging peke, huwag kang mag-expect na may magiging totoo at tapat sa iyo. Sarili mo ang nilolko mo hindi ibang tao. Plastik ang mga taong ito, salot sa lipunan. Ikaw, kung hindi mo tatanggapin lahat ng nabanggit sa  artikulong ito, ang plastik mo.

 

Ang mga ugaling nabanggit ay mga katangiang naipamamalas nating lahat. Hindi man madalas, nagkaroon pa rin ng pagkakataong naging ganito tayo. Ang masasabi ko lang, kahit gaano man kalakas ang bulong ni Satanas sa iyo, laging mabuti pa rin ang pipiliin mo dahil “Villains don't get happy endings!”

 

 

SUPERHERO

 

I am not a fan of any movies about superheroes. I don't know why! Maybe because I am not just interested with how they save the world using their super powers, super abilities, and super minds or whatever ‘super’ they have. The Incredible Hulk, Superman, Spiderman, Ironman, X-men, ugh! Forgive me, but I find them boring!

 

Until the year 2012, when the film The Avengers was released and when everyone seemed enthusiastically talking about it. I got curious and watched it with my friends.

 

Guess what? I got bloated after. Why? I ate what I said. Alright, it wasn't boring. The superheroes were so cool. The movie was great! I mean, really great.

 

Right after that moment, I was not ignorant anymore with the films that they were releasing. The Man of Steel, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3, and so on.

 

And the latest Marvel's movie that’s still in theaters now, the "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

 

Oh woah! That film was amazing! It moved me, literally from my chair. Aside from Chris Evans good looking face, there were no dragging moments. They have that heart stopping fight scenes, and the musical scoring made it more wonderful. I was so amazed with how it met my expectations and answered my questions. Yes, indeed, it is a must watch film.

 

Alright, who doesn't know Steven Rogers, Captain America? He is the leader of the Avengers and the formerly director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Also known as Cap, "Winghead", "Shield-Slinger", The Living Legend, Sky King, the Captain, "Flag-Face", "Mister Avenger", "Blondie", and a lot more!

 

Don't worry; I am not a spoiler, so I won't tell you anything about what happened in the movie. What I want to share is what I've learned from it.

 

How Steve Rogers became a hero? Did he really want it? What happened? What did he do?

 

*HE KNEW WHAT HE WANTED TO DO. Cap is a high school graduate and for him, it is very clear that what he wanted to do is to enter the army and fight for his country. It is very important that you know where you want to go. Or else, you will just waste your time to something worthless.

 

*HE DECIDED TO DO IT. Knowing what you want to do isn't enough. You have to decide that you are committing to it, and that you will really do it. Remember that deciding is a big part of everyday life.

 

*HE MADE AN EFFORT TO GET IT. He did not just sit there and waited, he did something. He tried to have his name listed in the Army. Until General Chester Phillips, of the US Army, offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a top-secret performance-enhancing experiment called Operation Rebirth. He accepted it and he was enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental Super-Soldier Serum in order to aid the United States' war effort. He grabbed the opportunities that were being offered to him. He took care of it. And he put effort in everything.

 

*HE PERSISTED IN ACHIEVING IT. Rogers was rejected because of his frailty and sickness. But it didn't stop him. He trained, he worked hard, and he let himself learn. So every time you think you are hopeless and you will never ever get there, remind yourself the moment you dreamed about your goal. Remind yourself why you wanted it, why you are doing it now. Every time you fall down, stand up, and walk again. Remember that great thing takes time, effort, persistency and love. It will never be easy.

 

Now, look at him. He's doing what he wanted before. And he's saving not just his country but even the entire world. I can do it! You can do it too! Of course not same as what happened to him. But it has to be a different story for us to own.

 

Whether you are a teacher or a businessman, a student, a parent, a nurse, a doctor or a journalist, be great! Excel and stand out! Stop dreaming, make it happen. And always remember that whoever you are, wherever you are and whatever you have, you can be a superhero!

 

The Art of Video Editing

 

 

Editing is an essential part in making films and videos. This is a post-production process wherein video clips, images and music are put together to create an artistic output. Editing is called the “invisible art” because it may not always be noticed or appreciated by the viewers but a movie as a whole will not be appreciated without the art of editing. Editing sets the mood, intensifies the emotions and tells the story by sequencing the images and video clips. The art of video editing is unrecognized by many but without this, no video clips will be sewed to be a whole film nor telenovela.

 

Editing is a difficult job because it requires knowledge in video editing softwares and storytelling. An editor works from raw videos and images and combining them in sequences. Editing skill includes the ability to make people believe on what they see. Creating and choosing the right visual and sound effects are important in influencing the audience.

 

Editing vs. Directing. The director is the one responsible in the overall creation of a video or film. He works from the pre-production, production to post production. Every concept in the video is a product of the director’s creative mind. A writer might be the one writing the script but the execution is the job of the director. His job is mainly in production. Meanwhile, the editor is the one processing the raw materials from the production phase. Editing is a technical execution done by the editor based on his creative imagination. However, the director still has the last say in the editing.

 

Editing vs. Videography. Videography is the art of capturing moving images during the production phase. In post production process, these captured videos are used in editing. Editing can enhance these videos in terms of color, texture and audio.

 

Editing vs. Script writing. The similarity between editing and script writing is the element of storytelling. Script writing is a process in pre-production which can be considered as the backbone of the production. Script is a written work of sequences with dialogues and technical execution. However, script might not be fully followed in production and editing. On the other hand, editing tells a story by sequencing videos, adding music and effects.

 

There are three stages in post production: Editor’s cut, director’s cut and final cut. Editor’s cut or sometimes referred to as the “rough cut” is the first stage where the editor fixes the selection and sequencing of the videos. Next is the director’s cut. In this stage, the director will oversee the output from the rough cut. This will now focus on the details of each and every cut, what are the appropriate transitions to use and proper timing and rhythm. We can see the look and structure of the video that the director would want to execute in this stage. Final cut is the last stage where producers are the ones to supervise the editing. Final touches in the cuts are done in the final cut.

 

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