Why People Like Us Essentially Need To Travel

Getting in touch with yourself and life

Escaping from home allows you to reflect on your experiences and current conditions in life. You all have the luxury of space and time to think and even just wander around the places where you used to like seeing and visiting. Of course, none can prove false that traveling surely is fun. As traveling helps you learn more about yourself and your adventures, it brings a new set of challenges and chances to grow as a person.

Extenuating why we need to travel

Traveling is a very essential part of life. Some say that traveling serves as the best way to sidestep a hectic work schedule. Others say that it lets other people experience the surprises of life. For us, traveling is a cure or treatment for agony and frustration. It can be a good remedy for anxiety, depression, and stress. Indeed, traveling helps expand and improve individuals’ mental and physical health.

Importance of traveling to people like us

Traveling builds and nurtures human connections. It helps foster human contacts and relationships with one another. Of course, traveling allows individuals to learn about new cultures, food products, pieces of music, and new sites to live in every day. All people around the world continue to build connections in some parts of the world. In this case, traveling helps people develop and promote human happiness and mental health.

The surprising purpose of traveling

All people may have goals and reasons for traveling. For some, traveling helps some connect with constructing opportunities and social relationships to learn new things and grow mature. It permits all of us to evaluate ourselves if we commit to the regulations and tasks. Well, the surprising purpose of traveling us the chance to be truthfully involved in an activity. As people develop new sets of skills, they discover new diverse yet important cultures. Traveling brings people like us together and connects to the different cultures, the places of historical significance, and the world with such interesting people. In the end, traveling every day helps you gain dissimilar standpoints and learn innovative ideas and things.

Impact of traveling on life

Traveling, finally, helps travelers meet newfangled cultures, human experiences, and individuals. Travelers like us want to go for adventures. Perhaps, they even try to redefine the meaning of life and its experiences. Moreover, people can travel and shape themselves into better versions of themselves to be more accomplished and well-versed persons.

Reasons Why You Should Visit Misamis Oriental

Visiting Misamis Oriental can be one of your travel plans. This province located in the region of Northern Mindanao in the Philippines will surely offer some exciting sites for individual and family adventures. Well, it will be interesting to visit the place with friends, too. The endless escapades and the fascinating sites within the region, indeed, give you another taste of environmental exploration.

Many people, who visited Misamis Oriental, keep on coming back. The growing lodging houses, suites, inns, and hotels allow you to choose that fits your taste. The costs for hotel and room accommodations for any of those choices are reasonably priced compared to others in other places. Well, you can visit some beach resorts, lagoons, and recreational sites in Cagayan de Oro City. You can also roam around the city as it has tall buildings, the flickering lights on the streets during night time, and endless fun as if the city never sleeps. On the other side of it, there you go again with nature. You can go to some exciting places, such as beach resorts, cold springs, museums, chapels, caves, mountains, and more. You can do camping, kayaking, river rafting, swimming, and more, and so much to tell.

However, this COVID-19 season appears to be a problem due to travel restrictions. And yet, here you are! You manage to secure permits to travel and other quarantine protocols. You are now traveling. Well, if you have not been to Misamis Oriental, please do. I know you do.

Now, if you try to look at these photos, you surely decide to plan for your next adventure, and why not? These amazing photos with specific adventure sites could be the reasons why you should visit Misamis Oriental. 

NB: Please visit the Tourism Office of Misamis Oriental for more details and instructions. Thank you.

The Vendors Whom We Love and Want to See at the Market

These days when unemployment rates are high, we don’t have the option to get jobs. Well, if we cannot work in the office, we may surely find decent jobs somewhere else to earn money.

Look at this Malaysian fitness model Jordan Yeo. He was selling durians at a rough and ready wayside stall at that time. It was in the neighborhood estate in Malaysia.

He was the Hottest Hunk Malaysia in 2011. Now, he is a body trainer. However, he still sells his durians with his shredded physique, much to the glee of customers who pass by him. Well, if you don’t like the taste of durians, at least you can still check Jordan Yeo and his looks.

A Malaysian Hunk Model selling durians on a roadside in Malaysia

Now, you can check the photos of two fairly looking, gorgeous, and sexy banana vendors in Thailand. These two beautiful vendors showered followers and likes on the Internet.  Look at them! They sell fried bananas with their revealing tops. They never thought of finding great jobs in the offices where there were no available positions for them. Well, the point was, they earned money from selling fried bananas.

Two Thai women selling fried bananas at the market in Thailand…

As well, in Thailand, a beautiful woman selling smoothies was spotted at the market. She was confident to promote and sell her products at the market that caught the attention of the public eyes.

A YouTube screenshot of a woman who sells smoothies at the market in Thailand…

Below, we have Liu Pengpeng. She is a Taiwanese model who spends her free time selling fish at a wet market. Her photo that went viral increased her mother’s fish business operations.

Liu Pengpeng wanted to help her mother grow her fish business. She promised to help her sell fish at the Shetou Market in Chunghua County, Taiwan. This gorgeous lady presented a sense of duty for her family.

A picture of Liu Pengpeng who is a Taiwanese model; she spends her free time selling fish at a wet market by Qyshalini Nagalingam from Good Times.

Pengpeng these days does not feel embarrassed to sell fish in the market. She just wants to help her mother while pursuing her modeling jobs.

Indeed, selling something means everything. People love to see them helping their family businesses and taking responsibility. As well, if people out there do not have jobs yet, they can try this business, too. Why not? Despite the professions of these people, they still show the meaning of being humble.

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Jonel Nuezca versus the Gregorios: A Position of Friedrich Nietzsche’ View of a Greek Tragedy

The deaths of a mother Sonya Gregorio and a son Frank Anthony Gregorio in Tarlac, Philippines produced a narrative frame of the Greek tragedy. People who knew Greek literature could understand this Greek tragedy in question. This narrative frame of a Greek Tragedy, somehow, linked to Friedrich Nietzsche’s interpretation of life in the cosmos to be as meaningless and futile as it has been. Of course, Nietzsche believed that Greek tragedy dealt with human themes such as love, loss, pride, the abuse of power, and the oppressed and troubled relationships between gods and men. These gods have been powerful people who could control, lead, and protect people in the country. To view this situation in relation to Nuezca’s case, Nietzsche’s narrative arc and frame of Greek tragedy revealed.

What readers understood here in this Nuezca’s case and Gregorios’ tragedy would be the terrible crime committed by the main hero or protagonist of a narrative or event. In other words, the hero, protector, or protagonist committed outlandish and awful crimes due to their arrogance, foolishness, pride, and superiority.

A screenshot of a Police Officer who killed a mother and a son in the presence of his daughter…

According to Nietzsche, the Greek tragedy becomes the highest form of art. This art represents realities. For example, killing a person whose killer is a hero demonstrates an artistic Greek tragedy. A police officer whose role is to be a hero to protect the people becomes flawed as he kills those whom he promised to protect and save. Nietzsche considers this one as the highest form of art because this action has always been a human condition. It has been a nature to kill when being threatened by other forces. Nietzsche confirms it since he observes the tragic events in humanity – the Holocaust, the world wars, and the human suffering. For Nietzsche, it appears to be a tragedy to hold. It seems a mixture of Apollonian and Dionysian elements whose components can explain the frailty of human beings to experience the full gamut of human conditions.

Going back to the killing of Sonya Gregorio and Frank Anthony Gregorio, Nietzsche would call it the perfect example of a Greek tragedy. All elements were available, for example, the flawed hero, the merciless killing, the stupid community, and the victims. No one stood there to stop the killing when the video camera was rolling. All people at the scene of the crime were watching. Sonya as the protector of her son Frank Anthony ended her precious life in the grave. She wanted to save her son by covering and wrapping her son from the supposed to be the hero. She did not want her son to die, so she had to protect him thinking to spare his life without knowing that her son would be next to die. Police Officer Jonel Nuezca as the protector of the people ended his life in jail. His immediate action out of anger permitted him to kill two people whom he had sworn to protect. Again, this event was what Nietzsche explained about the Greek tragedy – the hero and protector turned out to be flawed because of arrogance and foolishness. Nietzsche said that Police Officer Jonel Nuezca failed to play his role as the hero. He miscarried his duty to protect all people because of hubris, pride, and superiority that controlled him. His love and protection for his daughter, for whatever arguments might be between the mother and son and his daughter, clouded his judgment. He lost his proper mindset due to the revealing anima. All of them were drawn in the pit of sad and crushing horror. 

According to Nietzsche, this event, the killing of Sonya Gregorio and Frank Anthony Gregorio would, somehow, relate to the classical Athenian tragedy that exceeded beyond anarchism, cynicism, nihilism, pessimism, and suspicion of life. It happened because people continued to create problems around them in this fundamentally meaningless world. This meaningless world, according to him, occurred from the beginning. Only the people and those in power asserted and invented meanings, such as laws, rules, and tenets of all events in the world. Besides, Nietzsche has been right to see that people killed one another due to arrogance, foolishness, pride, and superiority in this meaningless life and world. If one powerful person told someone to kill a person, that someone should evaluate first if his or her action was right. However, this action did not happen. It would be hard for the Police Officer to evaluate his actions. Everything was out of hand. Critics would ask what triggered him to be a cold-blooded murderer. Did someone or something tell him to kill other people because those criminal actions would be fine? And why no one or nothing stood up for what was right during the commission of the crime. Were all in shock? Who videoed the crime scene? Why was it that none called the Police Hotline since there was a moment when one would call any other Police Officer? In other words, people did not care about life because for them life has no meaning. Please imagine posting an issue with the president of an organization or a country on Facebook and YouTube. Surely, those who posted comments on that president would receive millions of loathing responses. And the fight took off to social media – Filipino culture. It would be ridiculous to think that the Filipino people could easily lose their finesse, manner, morale, and reputation by spreading hate because of their political colors. The political colors, such as the red and the yellow, fought for each other on Facebook and YouTube. I just remember when one employee of ABS-CBN promoted its business on LinkedIn. A few people or LinkedIn users commented and wanted that employee to remove and stop his or her promotional marketing. Why is that? I did not even know if those people who prowled online were real people or not. For me, numerous Filipino people failed to distinguish what is right from wrong. “Sometimes, people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed,” a statement came from Friedrich Nietzsche. 

Friedrich Nietzsche’s Image and His Quote from AZ Quotes…

According to Nietzsche, life in this world has no meaning and value. All that exist do not even have significance and value. He said that people asserted and invented meanings and values to have those things around them meaningful and valuable. He even confirmed it when he saw the tragedy in Greece and, perhaps, in his hometown, Germany. However, his observation has been timeless and universal that all these tragic incidents in life were the mere by-products of human conditions and assertions. Some people and some gods wanted those acts of killing of Sonya and Frank Anthony to happen because of their powerful forces to influence the minds of others. Nietzsche said that people faced the worst events in life and in humanity due to the gods’ power positions.

The gods that Nietzsche talked about were the powerful people who held positions and powers. These gods could order instructions to punish and kill people who led them to face the abyss of human suffering. Sonya Gregorio and Frank Anthony Gregorio became the by-product of this injustice which human beings tried to inflict on one another. Because of this issue, people lost their humanity. They now revealed their innate animalistic instinct that tried to ignore the wearing of their masks or persona. These masks served as the barriers or cages to control people to become animals and monsters. If people wore off these masks or persona, they would show their true nature, their anima, their aggressive, ravenous, and wild characteristics.

Nietzsche has been right about this Greek tragedy. No matter how hard people tried to hide their anima or their animalistic nature, they revealed it when they lost their sense of being and value to humanity. As people lost their interest in giving meaning to life, then it would be relaxed for them to kill. In other words, it would be stress-free for them to end others’ lives without their qualm of conscience.

Those who dictated and ordered others to kill people did lose the very sense of humanity, too. In the killing of Sonya Gregorio and Frank Anthony Gregorio, we would ask how the killer’s daughter reacted to see two dead bodies lying on the ground. Did she blink? Did she feel sorry? Was she remorseful? We could, as well, ask why the killer, father, and police officer killed those defenseless and innocent individuals in front of his daughter. Did he consider it? Did he know what he was doing? Senator Ronald de la Rosa said that “the police officer is an addict.” Was Jonel Nuezca’s action the by-product of addiction? Was it pure evil? Or was it the pure nature of human beings? And pretty sure, we all had many questions, but we had only one fixed answer – someone or something did trigger Police Officer Jonel Nuezca to kill without conscience. 

On the contrary, if Nitzsche was wrong, we should show mercy to all people. We should stand for what was right. And there would be no right in killing others even if that would be the death penalty. We all had so much hate in our hearts. We failed to meet the social contract because some forces of nature disrupted our beliefs and reasons. We became corrupted by these forces, such as drugs that until now they continued to be a problem. Who protected those illegal drug businesses? Perhaps, the killing of Gregorios should serve as a lesson to the Philippine National Police to clean their ranks. There should be a secret group, honest, just, and merciful, to determine those police officers who have gone rogue. Could this action be possible? I did not know.

After all, This Greek Tragedy, or even a Filipino Tragedy, in particular, haunted us something to think. The expected hero of the people, the Police Officer, turned out to be a flawed one. Because of hubris, he terminated two lives without blinking his eyebrows and eyelashes. Could we blame him? In this meaningless world, we could not blame him and we should not fantasize to wait for a hero to exist. If there would be one or two to claim to be a hero, this hero should never be blue, green, orange, red, yellow, or white. This hero should be any person in the world who would defend those innocent and weak people. However, where is the church? Where is the…? Well, I did not know what to say. I have never been in a position to elaborate and deduce more. It would be simply right to say that I just didn’t know. The question in mind remained firm to know why people killed others. The answer should be very simple – nature. We are all animals in one vast jungle after all.

Social Distancing Protocols: Senator Manny Pacquiao’s Defense

The birthday bash of Senator Manny Pacquiao held in General Santos City rained comments and news about the physical or social distancing protocols.

According to an article, “Mañanita Part 2: Pacquiao Defends Absence of Physical Distancing in a Birthday Bash,” from a website named coconut, the birthday party maddened many Filipinos. The photos of the birthday get-together uploaded by Jinkee Pacquiao became a social media epidemic. As seen in the photos, angered Filipinos accused him of infringing on the social distancing procedures.

This photo was posted, shared, and uploaded by Jinkee Pacquiao on Instagram…

Senator Manny Pacquaio as the lawmaker spoke about the birthday photos that stormed across social media. The lawmaker explained about the photos and said that they entertained friends at the event. He said that his visitors were negative for COVID-19’s RT-PCR tests.

As well, the attendees of Senator Manny Pacquiao’s birthday party tested negative in the real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction tests (RT-PCR). Would this situation suggest that attendees could attend the birthday with or without those face masks and face shields?

Senator Manny Pacquiao confidently said that General Santos City has been under the modified general quarantine (MGQ) during the COVID-19 pandemic season. It would mean that MGQ would permit any mass gatherings while guaranteeing 50% of attendees in the seating capacity of the venue.

This photo was posted, shared, and uploaded by Jinkee Pacquiao on Instagram…

Additionally, Senator Manny Pacquiao asserted that they cautiously organized the gathering. He wanted to make the party safe since his children would also be at the celebration. Since he didn’t want his children to get plague-ridden with the coronavirus, he required his children to wear masks during the event.

Moreover, Senator Manny Pacquiao as the lawmaker confirmed that all his guests took the RT-PCR test. However, experts contended that the RT-PCR test results would be unreliable. The unreliability of the test would take place if the test was taken directly after a person becomes infected. Experts confirmed that the best time to take the test would be about two to three days after symptoms appeared. On the other hand, administering the RT-PCR tests earlier than the suggested timetable would lead to a false-negative result.

In the end, Senator Manny Pacquaio argued that he didn’t infringe on the social distancing protocols. He cautiously organized the simple party.

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My Unforgettable River Rafting Experience in Cagayan de Oro

River rafting or white water rafting is fun. It is an adventurous way to explore nature. Participants of this physical activity will do exercises while exploring the rock bottom of the river water. From the calm to nearly unmanageable waters, rafters may experience another challenge on waters.

The goal of sports activity keeps people think and overcome nature’s death-defying challenge. As rafters steer through both the easy and hard patches, they become active and energetic to paddle and boost their adrenaline to do the actions. As well, rafters can never forget the excitement and the team of people for a fun. Given the thrilling experience, river rafting will change the viewpoint of the outdoor spots.

One can say hello to the recreational activity as river rafting experiences take a memorable spotlight https://www.1straftingadventure.com/whitewater-rafting-in-cdo/
A river rafting experience captured by Project Lupad; Get frozen back in time and relive the whitewater rafting encounter

Well, river rafting appears to be the best escape from day-to-day certainties. One can feel nature and its silence as rafters are ready to relax and leave their worries behind. In other words, river rafting can reinforce the person’s deltoids, biceps, triceps, and quads. In other words, the periodic cross-body motion can help firm up core muscle groups, such as the abs, the groin, and the obliques.

Additionally, Cagayan de Oro has a good venue for river rafting. Guests and tourists alike know Cagayan de Oro as the provincial capital of Misamis Oriental. They, as well, realize that the geographic area of Cagayan de Oro thrives due to the rich cultural and natural sights of the metropolis. In this instance, the Cagayan de Oro River becomes a popular whitewater rafting destination. It is an ideal plan for guests and tourists to think of outdoor activities. As such, the Department of Tourism endorses this location as the chief tourist attraction of Cagayan de Oro City.

What a stunning view of the river from the perspective of the viewers; for the rafters, the experience is magical…

At this point, white water rafting is a challenging recreational outdoor activity. Rafters have to navigate through waters using inflatable rafts. To excite the raft passengers, they will perform river water rafting for different degrees of rough water. Therefore, people call it extreme sports, as well as critical.

Now, visiting the Cagayan de Oro Tourism Office seems a wise choice. Guests and tourists can encounter a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, yet adrenaline-pumping experience. As whitewater rafting in Cagayan de Oro gives a stunning view of rock-strewn walls, undamaged undergrowth, and many others, guests and tourists cannot ask for more. They can make the adventures more memorable than any experience because of the hype that the sports activity brings.

A photo, taken from the website, gives a stunning view of the Cagayan de Oro River at https://www.vigattintourism.com/tourism/articles/Whitewater-Rafting-in-Cagayan-de-Oro-Nature-at-Its-Wildest

Of course, that makes the experience unforgettable. As guests and tourists go along, they will discover more delight and excitement of nature at its best!

How Do Chan and Shakespeare Define Love

Do you believe in love?

How do you define love? How do you react to the statement that I love him or her the first time I see him or her? Are you going to call it “love” when you see the person for the first time? Is attraction love? Whatever you say, you all have the reasons to refuse to accept and believe what others say. We need to consider two perspectives from William Shakespeare and Jose Mari Chan about life and love.

A photo taken from Marwa Abdelghani at https://thetempest.co/2015/07/02/life-love/are-women-more-emotional-than-men/

SONNET 116 By William Shakespeare

      • Let me not to the marriage of true minds
      • Admit impediments. Love is not love
      • Which alters when it alteration finds,
      • Or bends with the remover to remove.
      • O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
      • That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
      • It is the star to every wand’ring bark,
      • Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
      • Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
      • Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
      • Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
      • But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
      • If this be error and upon me prov’d,
      • I never writ, nor no man ever lov’d.

According to William Shakespeare, “love” is not “love” if it alters. If it changes, it does not mean love. He says that “Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,

But bears it out even to the edge of doom” means that love does not change. It does not alter even the slightest time. Love must be longstanding until death or to the edge of doom. Shakespeare challenges critics and readers to prove him wrong about his assertions and observations about love.  

CONSTANT CHANGE By Jose Mari Chan

      • We’re on the road, we move from place to place
      • And oftentimes when I’m about to call it home
      • We’d have to move along
      • Life is a constant change
      • The friends we know, we meet along the way
      • Too soon the times we share, form part of yesterday
      • ‘Cause life’s a constant change
      • And nothing stays the same, oh no
      • Clouds that move across the skies
      • Are changing form before our very eyes
      • Why couldn’t we keep time from movin’ on?
      • Hold on to all the years before this moment’s gone?
      • Why must we live the days at such a frightening pace?
      • We’re all like clouds that move across the skies
      • And changing form before our very eyes
      • Have we outgrown our Peter Pans and wings?
      • We’ve simply grown too old for tales of knights and kings
      • ‘Cause life’s a constant change
      • And nothing stays the same, oh no

Jose Mari Chan declares that life is a constant change. It means that all actions, events, objects, and things in this world change. Jose Mari Chan asserts that all things come and go and that people are travelers on the road that moves from place to place. He mentions that people sometimes stay a bit longer to call the place home but that they have to move along. It is because things happen and change. Since there is no permanence in this world, all things change. In other words, we are all subjects to change, like love.

Indeed, Jose Mari Chan supports Shakespeare’s definition of love. As Shakespeare states that all things change, he means that love changes. Love fades. Jose Mari Chan observes this for years and notes that people and other things are travelers in the world and in this nick of time. As Shakespeare says, “love” is not “love” if it fades, will you still refuse to believe him? Are you gonna deny Jose Mari Chan’s assertion of the impermanence of life and all things? You do the math!

China Does Capitalism Better Than America

China and the United States obviously compete with each other. These two economic giants exhibit their economic powers to prove that they can use their wealth. However, America, known for its wealthiest status in the global force and market economy, has slowed down its position and standing compared to China’s rapid GDP growth. This circumstance indicates that communist-ruled China has pushed the boundaries to challenge the democratic-possessed United States and reach the goal.

Over the years, China has learned to combat any market odds and to bend some possible rules when necessary such as its venture in the World Trade Organization (WTO). Unlike the United States, which does not easily adapt to any threats in the market; China maneuvers to highlight its power and moves its curve to adapt easily to fight the challenge against the market forces. The economic power of China is visible. It now becomes the world’s economic giant. As said, China does capitalism better than the United States.

Communist-ruled China continues to boost its economy amidst the challenges of the global recession. It seems ironic to believe that China finds its course to grow economically amidst the billowing dilemma in terms of financing and marketing and sales. According to Karon (2011), he asserts that “China can decisively respond to a long-term crisis” (p. 1). In other words, China quickly possesses cogent and well-organized management looking ahead to its progress and economic activities and brings its economic development closer to the United States.

For example, the real domestic growth for China reaches 10.5 percent surpasses the United States’ 1.7 percent for ten years (Kenny, n. page). Kenny adds his statement that China becomes progressive in time soon if its gross domestic product will continually average half or closer to 10.5 percent. For him, this GDP average is extremely higher than the GDP average of the United States of America, which only improves at 1.7 percent. As such, China performs better in the global market and simply proves that it will soon rise as the economic giant in the world.

China manages to maintain a strong economy that weakens other capitalist countries like the United States. It can be ironic to reveal that China does capitalism better from 2008 up to the present time. Though the global recession is feared by economists and many countries, communist-ruled China performs better to manage capitalism’s crisis than the democratically elected U.S. government (Karon 2). For example, Beijing learns to expand its business operations and becomes the center of business. As such, it effectively carries out a job “in terms of tooling its economy to meet future challenges compared with Washington” according to the historian Francis Fukuyama.

The United States o America suffers from the recession a lot. According to Fukuyama, as cited by Karon (2011), the United States does not have enough statements to brag and teach China. China’s performance becomes admirable due to its economic feat and struggles to bend over the global recession. Besides, Beijing, which has plenty of state-owned enterprises, faces a mechanism of competition in the global market through which it grows unexpectedly up to 10.5 percent compared to the 1.7 percent growth achieved only by the United States. With this, China learns to be mature in facing global recession.

 

Comparing the United States and China appeared to be a huge challenge. I did not have to be prejudicial because I did not have to do it. This essay was written in 2014; it was a long essay… Please contact us if you wish to read more…