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Article of the website marlene adlit, created on: 3/31/2011 4:58:53 AM

By: MARLENE ADLIT | Created: 31/03/2011 05:19 | | | Content:4
(An article written by Mary Rose Bautista)

             My experience in the camp was one of the bests that I ever had. Working with other people from different walks of life had taught me a lot of lessons.  I got real friendship from some and heartaches from others. The first time I step my foot on that isolated beach, I thought about the life I got used to, where I lived with my family and people Ive known since forever. And then, I realized that life is not going to be the same.

             The Kids.  Well, they are a whole bunch of cute little ones. Some were smart, some were not, and there are those who thought they are smart but actually not. Some were sweet while others were well --- not so sweet ,(like they are ready to fight you to death if you as much as try lecturing them on the first day of class.) or you can simply call them brats.

             The Teachers. At first, I really thought that Ill never get along with them. I thought that Ill stay alone for the rest of the camp, and so I told myself to hell with it! Ill finish this job and get over with this crap! But then, I made friends, I mean, real friends. Soon I realized it was not just a job. No amount of compensation can equal to the kind of friendship I had with them.

             It is ironic how hard I cried for the first two weeks because I didnt think I could bear it any longer, and then during the last two weeks I cried harder, though this time I never wanted it to end.

The things that I really miss.

             I miss the touch of the sand underneath my feet the sound of the waves as they play along with the wind.

             ...the quiet moments we spent in the gazebo, staring at the endless horizon.

             ...the sound made by birds, monkeys, crickets, tuko, and God-knows-what-else.

             I miss the long walk from my room to the El Patio.

             I miss Monday-morning-hangover.

             I miss sneaking out of our room in the middle of the night for the weekend inuman sessions.

             Also the freaky night out for chocolate drinks and coffee (hehehe).

             I miss the scorching heat of the sun.

             I miss sharing a bed and a can of soda with Marlene.

             I miss those quiet moments with Che.

             I miss Jacques  you-know-what at night.

             I miss Dollys pouty lips.

             I miss Khays not-so-gentle remarks.

             I miss Kuya Matts comforting hugs.

             I miss Kuya Jims sea urchin hunting.

             I miss Chaddys killer smile and killer moves.

             I miss Rogies corny jokes and cheesy lines.

             I miss Gelas late night visit (which most of the time scared the hell out of me)

I miss Justins girlfriend (and by the way, its Kim Jong Min, not the other one or --- would you rather have him, Eva? J)

I miss everything and everyone.


P.S. can somebody please tell me who the hell is Ka Erning?



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Article of the website marlene adlit, created on: 3/26/2011 6:58:59 PM

By: MARLENE ADLIT | Created: 26/03/2011 19:10 | | | Content:3

I happened to read Chris Tius blog post about being saintly and generous. He mentioned about lasting relationship and how far one man can go to keep their girls divine. Actually I was inspired to write an article about chastity but I changed my mind.

It so happened that I chance upon to read a book entitled star-crossed. I find it more interesting without any reason at all. Or maybe my romantic inclination just came outhahahaWell; star-crossed means destiny or fate as others call it. But then, there are underlying weaknesses in pursuing your one true love.

Maybe I just got so interested because the two people who are star-crossed will never be together no matter how much they love each other. It is the usual soulmate story kind of thing. They can never have a happy ending. Or perhaps I have an authentic experience about it.

I may have found my star-crossed but we never end up together. I know that we love each other and what we have was real. However, fate destined us to live separate lives.

Or maybe true love isnt real. Love is just a fantasy; an illusion propagated by the media, businessmen and half starved romantic writers. It is something that is very self imposing and superficial. So pathetic but true.


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Article of the website marlene adlit, created on: 3/4/2011 4:46:13 PM

By: MARLENE ADLIT | Created: 04/03/2011 16:47 | |

friendship is a deep word with deep responsibilities, I dont just treasure friends but value them as how I value life, so when I say you are my friend it is as good as saying you are my life



    This had all started when an outsider tried to invade our quiet and serene world.  That outsider obliterated our comfort zone. I never imagine that the friendship I had for almost twenty (20) years could be tainted and tarnished. What happened was really unimaginable.

    I have known my bestfriend almost all my life. We can simply read whats on our mind. The bonding we had was indescribable. But like most stories our friendship was being tested. I never thought that it could possibly happen.

    There are a lot of things on my mind which I cant tell to my bestfriend directly. I hope that through this blog I could convey the message that I want to say.

    To my BBF B1, I dont know what had happened. I thought that our friendship was tested by time and proven to be worthy to die for. But I guess I was wrong. Please dont make me think I was really wrong. For almost twenty (20) years weve been together and weve known each other. But in a snap of a finger everything we worked hard for will be lost and broken. Because of one swift moment everything we built and we put up will be gone. I hate this feeling and I dont want our friendship to end this way. It hurts so much and it rips my heart out but things had been said and done. I cannot take it back. What I want is for you to face reality and take the consequence of your actions. I know Ive been harsh and inconsiderate but I will never take my words back.

    This is happening yet I am positive that we will surpass this trial. SHE will never be the reason of the downfall of our friendship which we kept and continuously keep for the past twenty (20) years. 




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Article of the website marlene adlit, created on: 2/11/2011 5:41:57 PM

By: MARLENE ADLIT | Created: 11/02/2011 17:42 | |

While leaving someone isn't easy, you'll find that being the one that's left is even more difficult. At one point or another, we all unfortunately have to go through the humbling experience of getting dumped. It's an inevitable rite of passage that makes us more sensitive individuals.

There's absolutely no way to sweeten heartbreak. While it can spawn creativity in poets and country western songwriters, the whole situations pretty much stinks on a whole. Any way you look at it, being the one that was 'dumped' is always worse than being the one doing the dumping. It doesn't even matter how much you liked the other person. Your ego is bound to get bruised and cracked.

Time is the only remedy for heartbreak. And much like mourning the death of someone you cared about, you will have to go through several stages of grief before you can begin recovery.


When you first hear the news you may feel numb or shocked. This is because you do not yet understand what has happened to you and your life around you. Your mind is unable to process this information correctly. One minute the two of you are a hot item, the next minute your friends or nothing at all. Its pretty hard to process and pretty hard to stomach on matter which angle you look at it.

The disbelief stage can last anywhere from half a minute to a whole lifetime. Some individuals simply refuse to believe what has happened knowing that if they accept the situation they fear that they may never recover. Don't let this mistake happen to you. Your objective and ultimate goal is to accept your fate and move on to other endeavors. Being dumped is not the end of the world, so try to think through your irrational first instincts and what has happened as quickly as possible so you can begin the healing process.


As long as you don't beat your insignificant other to a pulp, burn down their house, or slash your past companion's tires, expressing your anger is a healthy outlet for all those negative emotions welling up inside of you. If you want to tell your ex how you feel, go ahead and do it because you really have nothing to lose. If you feel jaded, speak your mind and let them deal with the fallout.

Another way of dealing with your anger is to maybe write a poem or even draw a picture expressing your anguish. Feel free to write a long letter to your ex, being sure to hurtfully pick apart all of their insecurities, and then burn or destroy it. Basically, do everything necessary to keep yourself from acting on any immature, inappropriate impulses towards aggression. Losing control over your actions may feel wonderful for a couple of seconds, but it will only make you feel worse afterwards.


The guilt stage should rear its ugly head right around the time you are done venting your frustrations. Most individuals seem to turn their anger inward during this phase. You may even blame yourself for the ruined relationship. Spend some time in this stage, but do not linger in it for too long. See it for what it is and move on to the next stage. People who indulge themselves and spend countless days reliving the rejection can drive themselves insane.

In order to progress through this stage, you must remember that nothing you could have done by yourself could have contributed to the demise of the relationship. Unless you cheated on you partner, it 'takes two to tango'. So if you decide to turn on yourself for some minor infraction like flirting too much, think twice about putting too much credence into these ideas. It's more likely incompatibility issues that caused the problem and you need to start getting on with your life.


If you start crying for no apparent reason or go through severe mood swings, then you're probably entering the grief stage of the recovery process. No matter how shocked you were about the breakup or how badly you were mistreated, you will have pains of loneliness for some months to come. There is a saying that it takes three months to recover from every six months you were together, but the time varies for every individual.

Just remember that your attitude can have a tremendous impact on how long it takes for you to get back in the swing of the dating life. You can always mope around the house in your sweats feeling sorry for yourself or you can get out there and force yourself to enjoy your life and the opportunities you still have in front of you. While a certain amount of grief is expected, it is ultimately your responsibility to decide how long it will last.


Coming to terms with a breakup may be one of the hardest things you'll come across in your life, but if you are dedicated to overcoming it, you will eventually enter the final acceptance stage sooner or later. The funny thing about accepting the heartbreaking breakup is that you never know when it will happen. You might be out for the evening and realized that you didn't think about the one who hurt you all night or you may wake up one morning only to discover the ache in your heart is no longer there.

When you do finally reach this stage, be grateful that you made it through this grueling experience. Understand that this situation has made you stronger and be sure to never to get embittered by the whole predicament. Focusing on the positive side of recovery will make you a more confident person and will also prepare you for certain obstacles that may arise in the future. What you really need to do is celebrate. You have moved to a higher level, a higher plane, and moments like these should be remembered forever.


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Article of the website marlene adlit, created on: 2/10/2011 8:02:04 PM

By: MARLENE ADLIT | Created: 10/02/2011 20:04 | | | Content:1

        Nowadays, people are busy making their own social pages and sites. They are hook in all sorts of friends sites (i.e. friendster, tagged, hi5, my space, digg, twitter, facebook). They feel and think that it is a way of communicating and bonding with friends. But do they really bridge the gap and distance? Do they truly feel the presence of their love ones and friends? Or it is one of the so called fillers?

        I happened to visit my friend Issas website. I read about her newly posted article which tells about her facebook deactivation. I was actually surprised about it because she is amiable. She was actually the one who introduced me into facebooking.  Well not because she deactivated her facebook account it means she is anti - social. Maybe she is right.  Facebooking took our precious time. But everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

        As for me, facebooking helps me find my long lost friends and former schoolmates and classmates. It is also my means to know the latest escapades and achievements of my friends, to get in touch with them and my students especially those who are overseas, to chat and converse with them, and to post my website link so that everyone could read it. 

        I perfectly understand that as other perceive it productively there could be an underlying disadvantages. The way I see it there are points in her article. It is true that, in order for you to be hip and cool you need to check your account everytime, and update your status. Also, it is a false means of connection due to surreal and superficial tie. Instead, let us revive the natural, infinite, ethereal bond. Nothing can beat the personal presence and quality time spent.

        Yet for now, Im enjoying what facebook offers me. I have a great time type chatting and video chatting with my friends and my Korean students. What about you?

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