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You Asked Me This Question / Better sentence
« on: February 04, 2023, 09:05:40 PM »
Which one is better:

1. Please NEVER plagiarize nor generate your essay using AI.


2. Please never engage in plagiarism or use artificial intelligence to generate your essays.

Your Thoughts Exactly / Rhythm
« on: November 03, 2021, 11:26:07 AM »
If your heart can talk, what will it say?

Will it sound like the melodious drops of soothing rain?

Will it echo the voices of the heavenly choir?

Will it gush like the cascading waterfalls?

Will it rebound the sound of tranquility like a  sleeping baby?

Or will it trumpet like the deafening sounds of hatred, envy, vanity, lust, gluttony, pride, and every cataclysmic rhythm that we often see and  hear 24/7?

May your heart beat wonderfully and peacefully.

You Asked Me This Question / punctuations
« on: September 15, 2020, 12:51:47 PM »
I saw this post on PRC Fb page posted on September 15, 2020. (see attachment). I did not inlcude the entire post.
Is my correction correct:

The two-fold objective of the system gives CPD providers and professionals  equal opportunity to process......which includes application as CPD provoder, uploading....

or The two-fold objective of the system give both parties--CPD providers and professionals-- equal opportunity to....which includes: (1) application as CPD provider; (2)......

If my corrections are not linguistically correct, please give yours.


Your Thoughts Exactly / How Light Dawns On Us
« on: July 20, 2020, 10:44:45 AM »
It's not the darkness that we are afraid of; it's the feeling we associate with it. But we can totally appreciate the grandeur of light only after we have let the darkness envelop our soul.”

When we are devoid of light, when our spirits felt like they have been kissed by Dementors, when our souls have started crushing down, that's the time we feel every melody of silence. It is when those moments that we can listen attentively to every tune, every beat, every harmony there is in our surrounding.


If life's bitterness keeps on running in every DNA of our blood, that's the time we can measure the strength of our will. Silence is no longer deafening; it's becomes the oasis of our strength.

Sometimes no matter how melodious the music is, if the burden of reality is just so excruciating to bear, no tune is enough to move our soul to take another step. However, it's in the depth of despair and core of paralysis that we discover that radiating light from within; silence becomes the path, the journey that fuels us to try once again and rediscover what kind of life is ahead of us.

Once we appreciate silence, we can no longer underestimate its power; darkness, then, becomes just a part of the entire puzzle. Let us commune with silence, and together we can appreciate our individual spark.

When darkness starts whispering, summon every courage left in you to go through with it. Be still. With dignity and resiliency, take every phase of it. Listen to every beating of your heart how to accept every piece of it, every broken part of it, every shattered part of it. Nothing should be left. Nothing should be covered. Nothing should be buried. Not a single part of this darkness should be forgotten.

Because it is when you see through every spectacle of nothingness that you appreciate the full spectrum of why you were created. Because it is when every fabric of your being is shredded, torn into pieces, and broken up to its last piece, that you can finally say: "What a life!"

Redefining darkness does not come without ripping of our souls. We have to go through not just the paralyzing pains of the game of life, but we must also navigate the intricacies of it. We can only understand how incredible it is to be triumphant in the face of defeat. We may shed tears seeing how numbing, how worrying, and how disheartening it must be seeing someone’s loved depart from this world, but seeing it ourselves how tricky the smile of death gives its gift to our own, makes the pain indescribable.

Like when my father died in front of me, it took me several years before I accepted his death. I read this quote: "...there are people whom we can't live without, but we have to let go." Somehow, losing him became bearable. I thought I was over with his death, but there are times, I really do miss my dad. Then, after so much prayer and introspection, I had to forgive my dad for dying in front of me. Perhaps you won't understand anyway.  I can't say that losing him bring me no more agony, but because I love him with all my heart, I had to let him go. If someone among you has ever experienced what I have experienced, I hope you will gradually be healed, too.

Is there any redemption in suffering? Is it worth embracing every ache? Why do we even have to be smashed?

Perhaps this voice has not enough wisdom to share. Maybe because you, readers, have your own way of answering this: How did you surpass every agony you have experienced? Your response could save a hurting soul now.

Essays by Joe Carillo / Re: Caution in times of reasonable doubt
« on: September 10, 2019, 10:11:04 AM »
“If statements are made again and again in a confident manner, then their hearers will tend to believe them quite independently of their soundness and of the presence or absence of evidence for their truth.”

No wonder then why some of us just believe in what we see and read even if they are misleading, distorted, fabricated, and entirely false especially those posts in social media.

Your Thoughts Exactly / That night....
« on: November 23, 2018, 03:51:41 PM »
That night when smile met with anger
its soul vanished
decided to plunge into river of forgetfulness
the twilight was not appreciated
the dusk was forgotten
even the embrace of soothing wind was not felt

Then morning came
golden rays of the sun met its soul
still its spirit was not happy
sea of calmness would like to embrace it
but it was not the one it wants
glorious day waving in front of it
but it was not the one its want to wave back
the splendor of the day keeps on tapping its shoulder
but it wasn’t the one it likes to tap

That night when smile met with anger
its soul decided to move on
then slowly it left that river of loneliness
walked into the path of reality

That night when smile was met with anger
that anger revealed itself
that anger talked
that anger opened up
that anger explained

Then heartfelt tears started flowing
then tears turned into prayer

 In my case, I like to list words that have euphonic effect on me. Words that I really find pleasant and exciting to read. Then, I get phrases from psychology, philosophy, theology, science, and other articles or literature that I read on the Internet, books, magazine, etc. I connect all these words and phrases to create ideas, and eventually  to  write an essay. Editing is my last concern. If my piece will be published, that's just a bonus.

You Asked Me This Question / With or to?
« on: May 31, 2018, 08:56:40 AM »
Hi, Sir Joe.

Should it be:

1. What's happening with you? or
2. What's happening to you?


Getting to Know English / Re: Using the causative and factitive verbs
« on: August 04, 2017, 08:21:51 AM »
I understood that the causative verbs “have,” “make,” and “let”, as you pointed out, should be followed by the base form.

What about these sentences?

1. " “I had my fellow investors signed the incorporation papers yesterday.”

2. “They made him finished writing the book in only five weeks.”

3. “We let the students picked the class schedules they want.”

Thank you, Sir.

Your Thoughts Exactly / Machiavelli's Pal
« on: December 06, 2016, 08:22:27 AM »
What is so frightening about power?

When megalomaniacs use it, it is like they are perpetually drowning themselves into the very core of hell.
No, that hell has no fire. No deafening anguish echoes. Nothing is there. Complete emptiness. It exists but does not live. That is hell.

That same power that they enjoy will infest every DNA that runs in their blood. What these greedy people get, they will repay quadruply.

That power brings ecstasy, but no fabric of their being can escape its wrath, and that worldly joy that they felt will be replaced instantaneously with indescribable torments.
That power is not a venom. Neither it is a hemlock.
It is death in itself if used avariciously.

Not even the most accurate words can even describe how horrendous every nucleus of power has if it falls into the hands of wrong people.

Power is death if the heir is a megalomaniac.

What is so gruesome about power? Everything.

 What is the correct preposition to use after deployment?
 Also, is it appropriate to say: "This agency has several deployment to Japan."?
 Deployment sounds a certain military operation is going on. I find it not appropriate to refer to OFWs bound for a   certain country. I stand corrected though.
 Thank you.

You Asked Me This Question / Re: Subject Verb Agreement
« on: September 16, 2015, 11:22:20 AM »
 What does notionally mean in your explanation," The subject here is clearly the noun phrase “falling oil prices,” which is plural both grammatically and notionally."?

 Please help me identify the correct name of the tense used in this sentence:
 "Just think, this time next month I have been working here for ten years."
 Is it present perfect progressive or future perfect progressive?
 When are we supposed to use future perfect progressive?
 Thank you.

You Asked Me This Question / Re: Test directions
« on: August 04, 2015, 08:29:35 AM »
Good day. Thank you, Sir. It is part of my Communication Skills midterm examination. Should it be test direction or test directions?

You Asked Me This Question / Test directions
« on: August 03, 2015, 02:20:10 PM »
 Good day. Please help. Which one should be used:
1. In every set of words, one will be mispronounced. Write the word that is mispronounced, or
2. One in four words for each item will be mispronounced. Write the word that is mispronounced.
    comfortable      sour      debut         ceremony   

 Thank you very much.

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