change is inevitable

November 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm 6 comments

from the kingston field naturalists web site

If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown

nothing stands still. as the proverb goes, change is the only constant in life. get over yourself into thinking that you’ll be missed when you’re gone. life goes on. the vacuum that you leave wouldn’t be there for long. nature has a way of filling it up. in no time, another butt will find a home sitting in your empty chair, so to speak.

i just got back from a ten-day east coast trip and i’ve noticed the wheels of change had kept on turning and didn’t skip a beat. during my absence, i’d missed out on stuff at home. for instance, two mind-boggling events took place with or without my permission.

first, i failed to witness firsthand the end game and final results of the mid-term elections. i find jerry brown is once again our governor. when he assumes office, he’d be the oldest governor elected in california at 72. incidentally, he also holds the title of being the youngest governor elected in the state at 36. he handily beat meg whitman who spent $140 million of her own money during her campaign, making it the most expensive in history. she should have learned that money can’t buy love or the elections.

second, there’s the san francisco giants making it to the world series championship and winning it after more than 50 years. i missed seeing history as it unfolded. the mad scramble for souvenirs. the view of the city’s famous landmarks dressed in the team’s color of orange. lastly, the victory parade in market street watched by an enthusiastic crowd in the tens of thousands. in the east coast, the championship game between the san francisco giants and the texas rangers was almost a non-event. it didn’t attract much excitement and attention.

on a personal level, i left in good health and came back sick. playing street hockey with the neighborhood kids did me in. i guess the cold weather in maryland at this time of the year didn’t suit well with my california-acclimated body. i was totally wasted for two days before leaving home. the plane back to oakland was the worst trip that i have ever had. there was this guy with a bad cold displaying his coughing virtuosity to an unappreciative audience. he was rather inconsiderate of his fellow passengers. didn’t he know he was a health hazard? it didn’t help to realize that the culprit was me.

there’s another proverb that says, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” It can be true, too. coming home has brought back the reality that some things just don’t go away like unpaid bills and dirty laundry. come to think of it, i’ve got two loads to wash this weekend. anybody wants to help fold them after they come out of the dryer? say what? oh, i guess nobody’s quite interested.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sub  |  November 12, 2010 at 1:19 am

    haha! i thought you’re gonna make kwento about your trip. but what you said is true. everything will go on, with or without us..sad no? i need to build a legacy of my own haha!

    • 2. plaridel  |  November 12, 2010 at 3:05 pm


      nothing much to write about the trip. nothing funny happened. 🙂

      • 3. sub  |  November 12, 2010 at 6:20 pm

        if nothing funny happened ehh di share something interesting and educational 😉

        • 4. plaridel  |  November 13, 2010 at 9:43 pm


          well, i stayed in a washington, d.c. suburb surrounded by old maple and oak trees. it’s the time when they’re shedding their foliage, so i saw a lot of dead leaves on the ground. residents allot some time on weekends for cleanup. they rake the leaves and put them in leaf bags for pickup by the collectors. it was quite a sight to see neighbors help each other on this mundane task.

          on halloween, i went trick-o-treating. i was invited by a couple with a five-year old to join them. there were 15 kids accompanied by their parents. we went house to house around the neighborhood and watched the kids knock at the door to receive their candies. i felt a little out of place, but i had fun nonetheless. 🙂

          • 5. sub  |  November 14, 2010 at 5:48 pm

            so the ‘tradition’ hasnt died down, huh? dito kasi sa pinas parang unti unti na nawawala yung mga traditions ehh

  • 6. Vaughn Fagnan  |  December 9, 2010 at 6:44 pm

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