War is the most unwanted and feared event that could happen in any place. Last May 23, 2017, the Philippines was reportedly fighting against local terrorist groups who later turned out to be related to ISIS. ISIS has already managed to spread terror attacks in different countries all over the world. And unfortunately, Philippines just became one of its targets. It has been 18 days since the war erupted in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. The Philippine soldiers are sacrificing their lives in order to save the future of their country and its people. It is a difficult battle for the soldiers because the rebel group or the terrorists are using high-powered guns and they appear to have a good number of ammunition supplies. As of the writing there are already more than 50 fallen soldiers who died defending the country. With the presence of RPG from terrorist fighters targeting military tanks, it was difficult for the soldiers to fight back. Most of the soldiers die while inside the tank due to the impact caused by the explosion. Tanks are easier target because of its size. With this in mind, the Filipino soldiers were able to come up with a great idea on how to counter this problem. In order to minimize the impact, the soldiers then put wood logs covering their tanks. The wood will help to lessen the impact of RPG explosion. Bullets will just stay on the thick wood without fully penetrating on the external surface of the vehicle. Truly Filipinos are very resourceful in any situation even during war. Some are even considering of taking into account the possible innovation of battle tanks to adopt the idea. Although it may appeared simple and old-school, it was effective and it did serve its purpose. It is also a proof that although the Philippines does not have enough and latest military artilleries, Filipinos are still blessed to have brave and resourceful soldiers that are ready to die for the country.
If you are reading this then you are most likely a middle child who is looking for confirmation that you really feel special because of your controversial birth order. Although less attention is given to middle children during child rearing, middle children became an interesting target for research because of their complicated situation. Children who were born on such order have great qualities especially when it comes to coping and socialization. But what are the most common traits that makes up a middle child? Here is the list: 1. A part of you will always feel that nobody cares about you – it is the most fundamental feeling that the middle children share. It starts when you just don’t know who or what you should be. The parents are busy making your older sibling responsible and at the same time they are busy looking after and enjoying your younger sibling. 2. You were used to being alone but you are not even sad about it – although not all middle children are introverts, there is a strong force that pushes a middle child to enjoy a moment of himself or herself to meditate or to think of plans especially when a decision has to be made. 3. You talk to yourself vocally – although it wasn’t intentional, most middle kids were not given the chance to voice out their opinion because it is the job of the older sibling and such decisions are actually made for the benefit of the youngest child. In a way, middle children have been used to voice out their thoughts to their selves alone. They do it because they actually value listening to opinion since they weren’t given that chance when they were young. 4. You always think that you are not your parents’ favorite – parental biases will always take place no matter how many times parents say that they don’t have favoritism among their children. Meanwhile, the middles would voluntarily take the place of not being the favorite child or the less appreciated one because they have been used to sacrifice ever since they became a middle child. 5. It always comes to you to consider other people’s feelings before you make any decision – although this may sound too kind this is actually true for almost all middle kids. Since they were used to get caught in the middle they learned how it feels to be on top of someone and at the same time find themselves in the bottom. 6. You feel a bit distant and secretive to your own family – this is a thing that only middle children could understand. It may sound rebellious but it is not. Since they were used being left behind or that their opinions don’t really matter at all, they become cautious in opening up or trusting a family member.
Are you feeling old and you feel really pressured because of your age? Sometimes it’s a bit frustrating and at the same time frightening that you become older yet you still don’t have a family of your own or perhaps a house, car, or worse a good paying job. However these are all social demands that any person is currently facing. There are ways to handle these things but it is important to live a life with manageable amount of stress. Age is just a number and you can always be the person you want to be regardless of that number you have in your birth certificate. Take for example this Grandpa who became really popular because of his OOTD’s. Despite of his notable age, he is still trying to fit in with the trendiest clothes and outfits. He is not the typical Gramps who would rather stay at home and spend their afternoon taking a nap. This guy right here is still enjoying his time no matter how old he seems to appear. He is the living proof that indeed age is just a number. Your positive thoughts can always overcome your worries and even your age. He maybe old with his body but he has a young mind that knows how to chill and enjoy life even when he is already in his twilight years. According to him, young people should not forget to enjoy their lives. They should give themselves time to relax and release stress. It is also important to look good and feel good because it releases positive energy. It can give a positive outlook in life. And when you are positive about it you will enjoy every minute of your life. When asked why he loves to dress in trendy clothes, he said he was just really into clothes and he don’t want to miss the fun of wearing such clothes. He have been through a lot of changes when it comes to fashion trends and he thinks it’s fun to be part of the changing trend and still rocking it.
Have you ever thought of having a child and a dog at the same time? Although it may seemed a bit of work because raising a child and a dog could be too much to handle and a lot of work is needed don’t you know that there are actually dog breeds that can act as good nannies to your kids? Letting your child grow with a furry buddy is actually a good idea. At an early age your child will learn the concept and importance of being good to animals. There is a unique bond between humans and dogs, and if you can make it happen even during their early years why not? Parents however should take note that although some dogs are great for kids, they must first consider the attitude or temperament of their dogs before trying this option. When dogs are raised properly and trained well they can be great pals even to kids. Most of the common breeds that are known to be gentle with kids are Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Beagles, and Even Bulldogs. Golden Retrievers however tops the list because of their gentle nature. They were named retrievers for a reason. They can retrieve things and even live animals such as ducks, birds, bunnies, and many more without causing or inflicting injury to it. Such dog breeds can be good with kids because they have moderate to low energy level. Hyperactive dogs are not suitable for very young kids because their energy level sometimes goes out of control. Unlike large breeds, they are calm most of the time. Although they have low energy level it is always best to make sure that your dogs are also prepared to be nannies to your kids. It is important to know if they can be reliable for kids or not by slowly introducing them to other kids. Dogs are known to be of great companion to humans, however it is still the responsibility of the owner to make sure that their kids and dogs are both safe with one another. Although it maybe tiresome at the beginning, you will eventually appreciate how a four legged creature can inspire and give joy to your child and become a genuine friend to them.
Millenials or those who were born on early 2000’s will never understand the kind of life that the batang 90’s were able to experience. It was fun and memorable because children on those days consume most of their time playing with other kids. Internet and gadgets weren’t there yet when the Batang 90’s were still on their growing up years. There are plenty of games that truly a certified batang 90’s will never forget. Here are some of those: Patintero This is quite common for almost all Filipino children living in both rural and urban areas. It has different versions on other places of the country yet the concept is still the same. Luksong Tinik Although boys would often play this game because this is done by hopping or jumping over someone, there are girls who are champions on this. Teks Gadgets were not yet present at that time, but Anime was already present. Kids are very much addicted to it and it is even the reason why they choose to go home early so they can watch it. To note, there was no internet so when you miss an episode you will never have the chance to watch it again, unless the station decided to replay it for some reason. Teks are usually have anime characters on it. And batang 90’s feel like their card or teks has the power of that character as well. Dampa Dampa is a game played with the use of rubberbands. Kids are even quite innovative then, because there are actually different hand techniques that you can use while playing. Your goal here is for you to have the rubber band pass through a certain light, using your bare hands. Spider Fighting (Lawa-Lawa) This may appear as animal cruelty right now, but since Spiders belong to the family of insects, it’s quite hard to determine if a Batang 90’s has already committed a crime back then. It’s like a boxing for spiders. Two sipders will stay on a single stick and they will then eventually fight with each other. It was fun witnessing how a spider can actually produce an amount of silk from its mouth to strangle its prey. Chinese Garter This game is quite common for girls rather than boys because of the nature of the game. It involves bending and flexing of legs in order to reach a certain level. Marbles Marbles or Jolen for Filipino Kids, goes along with dampa and teks. Your goal is to have the marble shoot on a hole intended for it. The game also includes the player hitting the marble of his opponent at a certain distance.
Financial stability is something that you will encounter when you start working and earning money. Actually you need to face it whether you are employed or not. It is something that you can’t escape. However the earlier you try to handle it the better. If you are already earning it is best to save something out of your daily salary regardless of how small it is. It is always best to think of the future and be prepared for any emergencies. However saving money is not the only way to become financially stable. There are a lot of ways on how you can make use of your money and investment is just one of these. Sometimes it’s a bit hard to invest your money in banks with their investment programs because of the huge minimum amount that they require. Investing your money in a business can be a bit risky as well especially if you don’t have any knowledge or experience in running a business. But leaving your money in your savings account isn’t a good idea as well. One of the best ways to make use of your money without the risk of losing it is investment in things such as jewelries. The good thing jewelries is that you can eventually use it in times of emergency by having it pawned. You can get cash from it but you still have the chance to get it back. It is handy and you can even wear them. Also, the market price or the value of jewelries do not entirely depreciate. In history, the price of gold constantly goes up through the years. It is like a real estate investment. It doesn’t depreciate, rather its value increases as time pass by. However it is important to choose the type of jewelry that you wish to buy or invest your money with. Go for small pieces in a number of quantity. Do not invest all of your money on a very expensive piece because you will then find it difficult to get it back once it has been pawned. Also the value you can get will largely depend on the pawnshop. Pawnshops have different appraisal values and interests. Make sure to choose the one suitable to your current financial capability.
There are several ways to determine a person’s capability. A person can be judged through educational attainment, amount of salary or savings that that person has and many more. But a person’s personality is something which makes that particular person different from any other. In general personality is the overall qualities of a person. It includes his or her coping mechanisms, attitude to a particular situation, beliefs, aspiration, his or her character and even temperament. But how does a person’s personality develop? Is it something inborn, or is personality made? According to Psychology there are several things that can affect and are responsible in shaping a person’s personality such as birth order. The relevance of birth order to personality was first proposed by Alfred Adler. According to him, birth order determines or guides a person’s personality because of a made up expectation to a child even before he or she learns to behave on things. Children are already expected to behave into a particular list things because it has been the norm of the society. The birth order theory includes the first born, second born, middle, and the last born or as the only child. According to Adler the following are the shaped personalities according to birth order: First Born – Tends to become achievers, controlling, and reliable, independent, perfectionist, structured and cautious. These traits are often associated with child rearing, since the first born are always entrusted or tasked to look after their younger siblings. And as the first born grows older, it will play a huge part in the development of personality. Middle Child – We often hear about middle child syndrome which describes the crisis of being in between an older and a younger sibling. The birth order triggers the middle child to feel less wanted because the first born is entrusted with the responsibility and then the youngest becomes the favorite. Middle children tend to become secretive, short tempered, and prone to become rebellious but are good when it comes to socializing with other people. Youngest – The youngest child in the family is considered to be the favorite of all. Although parents would try to give equal treatment to their children, it is the youngest child who will get all the attention and care. With the abundance of love and attention the youngest kids can become manipulative, self-centered, dependent, attention seeker but at the same time they are outgoing, they are good in dealing emotions and are often relaxed.
Nowadays it has been so common to buy stuff online. Online shopping has even become more prominent nowadays because of the convenience that it can offer. You can shop from different parts of the country without even going out. It becomes even more convenient knowing that you will just have to browse it online. Another reason also is because online items are somewhat cheaper than those sold in malls, online sellers would claim that it is because they don’t have to pay for a space at all. The only scary thing about it is its authenticity. How sure are you that you are buying authentic good on your first purchase? Have you ever encountered products being sold online? They are remarkably intriguing because of super low prices. Sellers would often claim that these products came from large manufacturing companies and that the products have minimal packaging defects and were not able to pass the quality control assessment. These products are often used at home and some are even necessities. You can find shampoos, lotion, bath soap, baby powder and many more. Take note that these products are not brand less or those that don’t have packing stickers. In fact these products are known brands which is why it is quite hard to check its authenticity. The best way to validate whether a product is fake or not is by analyzing its price. If it is 50% - 80% less than the regular price then it should alarm you already. You might also wish to ask whether they are legit company distributors. If they will just tell you that they got their supplies from certain supplier then it’s time to change your mind. Most of the time products delivered by a distributor came from a single company with various products. If the seller is selling different products with different brands then it is another warning signal you should never ignore. You might be thinking of the money you can by buying these products online. However you are actually risking your health and even your family. Since it is hard to validate if the product is real, think of what chemicals it contains. Chemical products can potentially cause cancer and even poisoning. In a way your future medical bills will surely make you regret buying fake grocery products online.