Saturday, March 28, 2020

Blue Economy Webinar: Tackling Ocean Plastic Waste in the Seas of East Asia

FREE Webinar brought to us by PEMSEA!!!
<3 p="">Blue Economy Webinar: Tackling Ocean Plastic Waste in the Seas of East Asia
(60 minutes worth our time)

Learn from Dr. Jenna Jambeck as she talks about addressing the challenge of ocean plastic waste:
- Estimated plastic waste flows and current status of policies
- The challenge and opportunity of ocean plastic waste
- How the region fits into the global context of this issue
- Recommended actions for stemming the tide of ocean plastic

Notes from the webinar:

Plastics basically have a very short term use but they exist in the environment practically forever!
^ This alone requires of us urgent action!

Fact: Our trashes are ending up in seas and oceans.

Most common impacts of plastic in sea creatures:
Plastics fill their belly but provide no nutrition and plastics lacerate their internal organs. Sea creatures get entangled into larger plastic debris where they are trapped for the rest of their lives.

Global Plastic Production Estimates
1950: 2M metric tons
2017: 8.3B metric tons
2050 (projection): 34B metric tons --- VERY ALARMING!

Plastics once they enter the ocean - can be transported around the world

9% Recycled Plastics
12% Incinerated Plastics
79% Accumulated in landfills

SOLUTIONS presented by Dr. Jambeck:
1. Reduce plastic production (industry-led) coupled with reduction of plastic demand (Consumers)
2. Innovate materials and product design (Green engineering, circular economy)
3. Reduce waste generation (Consumers, Sharing/ collaborative economy)
4. Improve global waste management (Context-sensitive solid waste management infrastructure)
5. Improve litter capture and clean-up

No proper segregation makes recycling much more challenging.

Small choices seem like not much (like bringing your own water bottle every single day).. but it actually adds to a lot (the number of plastic cups you didn't have to use) over time.

Solid waste management is a shared responsibility of policy-makers/government leaders, manufacturers and consumers.

Added notes:

Microbeads in personal cleansers and other beauty products are actually polluting our oceans!! They're microplastics!! Ughh!

Garments made of synthetic material shed microplastic fibers that eventually escape into the oceans.

Oxo-degradable is NOT biodegradable! Causes more harm than good.

There is a depolymerization process to "decompose" plastics -- though it is not a very popular method to deal with low-value plastics because it is an costly process.

Blue Economy Webinar Series: Tackling Ocean Plastic Waste in the Seas of East Asia from PEMSEA on Vimeo.

Friday, March 27, 2020

One of the best things i have worn in my entire life: my gi.
One of the best things i have learned in life: jiu jitsu.
It is my 1 year anniversary today since i started training in jiu jitsu!!!
I couldn't thank You more, Papa God!
Looking forward to better days ahead!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Spur of the moment composition

Nikuha kog lamaw
Gihimong lugaw
Gikaon sa opaw
Tibuok adlaw

These are the days
We dance in place
Come on everybody
Keep up the pace

We sing..
We will..we will ROCK YOU!!

Hahahaha! Peace yo!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Bawat Daan - Zephanie x Ebe Dancel (Lyrics) | "The Killer Bride" OST

Bihag ako ng pagtataka.
May saysay ba ang paglalakbay? 
Ngunit nahanap din kita (kay tagal kong naghintay)
Nahanap kita.

BBB This  part of the lyrics i can feel the agony of song writer/singer/composer in waiting... but when the one he/she was waiting for finally arrived, the joy was so incomparable to that agony. In the end, the wait was so worth it.

Whoever he is, i am one day closer to meeting him. So exciting and frightening at the same time. ♡

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Dear self,

Wag ka lagi mafall agad.

Yan tuloy brokenhearted.

Life's like that.

- Self

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

I realized that it is not degrading to any human being to be humble, admit his/her mistakes and correct oneself. So starting tomorrow i will do my best to come way earlier than 8am. - Not for my critics at work, but for people who believe in me and love me...and in the end, i will also benefit from this discipline of punctuality. So help me, Lord. 💖
Thank YOU!!!!!!

OneRepublic - Secrets (AOL Sessions)

Tell me what you want to hear
Something that will light those ears
Sick of all the insincere
So I'm gonna give all my secrets away
This time
Don't need another perfect lie
Don't care if critics ever jumped in line
I'm gonna give all my secrets away
So.... here's the thing you have to remember about life:
Fact number 1: The world does not revolve around you. But when when you do 1 mistake, it now does.

So among about 90 employees in QA, i was ranked top 4 late  for the months July to December 2019. I really did not expect it. But when you study my data, I actually have improved and decreased my incidents of tardiness for those months. But then yes, I'm in top 4. There is no penalty, yet. But people are always talking to me (and to others) about late-coming and all that jazz! Gosh! Please look at my data again. I was not late anymore in December and up to now! So yeah I've improved but my workmates are talking about it over and over again! Haaays. Anyways, Lord, help me to really maintain zero tardiness this year.

P.S. I actually love coming 5-10 minutes before 8am. Haha! I love spending a little more time at home and i just love the thrill of it . So I guess I must adjust my schedule. So help me God.


Tuesday, December 31, 2019


THANK YOU, PAPA GOD. For the gift of life, family, relatives, animal friends, plant friends, human friends, workmates, work, studies, jiu jitsu.. thank You for forgiving me. thank You for building in me a more Godly character. I pray that i may be more pleasing to Your eyes come 2020. I love You and i hope i can prove it to You each moment of my life.

Plant Growth

December 11, 2019. The QAHD Cement lab decided to prepare a little salu-salo in celebration of my birthday. Ma'am Cora, the head cook for the day, used onion leaves as an ingredient in her dishes. The bottom part of the leaves, we realized, can still grow into a new plant. So as a symbol of new life and as a way of thanking the Lord, i decided to plant the roots of the onion leaves in our garden at the back of the laboratory. I documented it's growth and so here are the pics below! I believe that even though our growth may be slow, the decision to choose to grow is in itself a huge, huge something!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Adventures in Mati

Hello 2019

2019 is a year of healing for me. 
A lot has happened after 2018 and now, i am choosing to be a stronger person.
Since that turn-around event, a lot of blessings has come into my life and i can't help but feel so loved and overwhelmed for all the gifts God has given me.
  1. 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 grades from my first sem as an earner
  2. I was able to train in DefTac Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu!!! What a dream come true!!!
  3. I got a GI despite struggling in my finances
  4. I was able to travel to Mati!!! 
  5. First island-hopping in Samal
  6. I have a loving and protective family. Despite all my mistakes and how i hurt them, they still are here for me.
  7. I also was able to train karate!! Ooooohhh yeah
  8. The gift of forgiveness
Currently, i am enrolled in my second sem as an earner and i sure am learning a lot!
Thank You, LORD!!!

I hope I can continue to choose to be strong and faithful in spite of whatever situation i am in.

To God be all glory!