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1. Paano nakikita ang agwat ng mayayaman at mahihirap?

Ang agwat ay maaaring makita sa relasyon ni Nyora Tentay sa kanyang mga katulong. Inaabuso niya ang mga maghihirap gamit ng kanilang utang sa kanya upang magkaroon siya ng makapangyarihan sa sociodad. Gamit ng itong utang, nawawala sila ng  mga oportunidad upang magkaroon ng pera. Parehas lang ito sa totoong buhay. Walang nagkakaroong oportunidad ang mga mahihirap dahil lahat ito ay napupunta sa mga mayayaman.

2. Ano ay ang “pagkapit sa patalim”?

Ito ay ang situwasyon ng mga mahihirap na, dahil sa kasamaan ng buhay, ay gagawin ng kahit ano upang mamumuhay sila.

3. Ano ay isang solusyon sa itong isyu sa lipunan?

Isang solusyon ay ang pagpapabuti ng public education. Kung magkakaroon ng edukasyon ang mga mahihirap, magkakaroon sila ng mas maraming oportunidad upang magkaroon ng pamumuhay.

4. Aral

Kaya i-ayos ang situwasyon ng mga mayayaman at mahihirap kung ito’y ay nabigyang halaga sa ating lipunan.

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Ang unang dalawampu’t apat na kabanata ng El Fili ay isang karatula ng kailangang magbago ang isang bansang punung-puno ng kasamaan. Ang mensahe ni Rizal sa kanyang nobela ay para makita ang mamamayan kung paano sumama ang kundisyon ng bansa, at ang karaniwang paano sila dapat ibago ang kanilang pagbubuhay upang iwasan ang masama sa lipunan. Para sa akin, hindi lang ito maaaring iugnay sa kanyang panahon. Minsan, magiging bulag ang isang mamamayan sa katiwalian ng lipunan, at kailangang umisip sa sarili kung kailangan itong ibago. Ito ang kagandahan ng mga gawa ni Rizal; unibersal ang kanyang isip, at hindi nito hangganan sa isang panahon.

TMJ Entry 12 (8/5)

The UPCAT is over with, and I’m feeling very good about it. From what I can understand, I did pretty well in the exam. I encountered very little problems in the test and was only really stumped during the filipino comprehension part. Other than that, everything went very smoothly and I believe I was able to answer most of the questions correctly. Now that UPCAT is out of the way, I can now get back to my normal routine of stress and insanity. May God bless me with strength for the coming hell week and eventually QT, that I will be able to overcome the overwhelming titan with the best of my efforts.

TMJ Entry 11 (8/1)

UPCAT is directly around the corner and my mind is taking a turn for the worse. Stress is rising and I’m starting to feel more and more anxious about the coming events. I understand that I shouldn’t be so worried, but of course I have my doubts that I really am gonna be prepared. The key thing is that I shouldn’t be so worried about it, and I should just do my best. If UP is right for me, then everything will work out. If not, then I’ll just have to work harder to prepare for the other entrance tests. I pray that God have help calm my mind so that I’m in the right attitude for the test and not a nervous breakdown by Sunday.

Today I feel like I’m in a balance between anxiousness and euphoria. I’m feeling particularly stress free today since we just finished our major assessments for the week. but I’m also devastated from some lower and usual grades I got in a test yesterday. While I do want to be free from stress, it’s hard to find relief when you’re in a rather bad mood. Hopefully God can help me feel better as I need to be at my best for the UPCAT on sunday. Let him guide me towards focusing on what matters so I can do my best in the future.

TMJ Entry 9 (7/29)

I’m feeling very refreshed today. Last weekend marks the last of the refresher course, and getting back my weekends is a godsend. The next big challenge is going to be the UPCAT. I’m not feeling that stressed about it since UP isn’t one of my priority colleges, but I’m still going to do my best in the exam. Otherwise, it’ll be good practice for the ACET and DLSUCET. May God help me through this challenge and hopefully everything will go well for me and my classmates.

I.
The food industry is a bustling beehive in today’s modern society, providing hundreds of thousands of people with snacks and treats that are both cheap and tasty. The field of good eats is a very busy thing, and taking shortcuts are very easy things to do in order to save money and make a profit. This research aims to figure out if consumers are really getting their bang for their buck. Is the food industry really giving us our money’s worth, or are they cheating us out of our hard-earned money. Let’s find out in this study of “Make or Break.”

II.
The nature of snack items is very simple; open, eat, and forget. It’s a practically mindless attitude, but the quick satisfaction is enjoyable nonetheless. With this context in mind, it is more than likely that we forget the details on the actual cover of these snack items. Net weight gives us some sort of idea of how much we are getting out of our money’s worth, but forgetting about this is pretty simple. This lead the researcher to believe that this mindset allows snack providers to abuse their customers and give them less than what they are actually paying for. After all, taking a few shortcuts in the production process can save a bunch of money with the grand scale of the industry. We’re going to see whether or not we really are getting what we payed for.

III.

Materials to be used in this project are the following:
-1 regular sized Dark Chocolate KitKat
-1 25-piece pack of Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum
-1 Electronic Scale
-Laptop for recording of data

IV.

The procedure for this procedure is very simple:
Step 1: Zero the scale.
Step 2: Place item on scale.
Step 3: Make note of value.

-Each item will have 3 trials for weighing.
-Zero scale after each trial.
-Do not apply any force to the scale while placing food items.
-Follow the uncertainty of the scale (±.01g)

V.

Dark Chocolate KitKat (Net Weight = 45g)
Trial 1 48.03 ± .01 g
Trial 2 47.93 ± .01 g
Trial 3 48.01 ± .01 g
Photo on 7-23-13 at 10.03 AM

Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum (Net Weight = 36.5g)
Trial 1 39.27 ± .01 g
Trial 2 37.79 ± .01 g
Trial 3 37.79 ± .01 g
Photo on 7-23-13 at 10.11 AM
VI.

Based on the results, both products actually give more than what the net weight gives.The KitKat has approximately a 3 gram excess than the 45 gram net weight, and the 25-pack of Juicy Fruit gives an excess of over 1 gram.

VII.

Based on the results of the experiment, the researcher has come to the conclusion that snack providers actually give a small excess over what the packaging actually states. Whether it be because of imprecise production values or human errors, the reason for this is unknown at the time. The researcher cannot soundly state that this applies to all snack products, but is evidently the case for Juicy Fruit and KitKats.

VIII.

The researcher suggests that this study be continued with other snack products to find out if this trend continues or not with other brands. Future researchers may narrow down the products by their companies to specifically find out which companies provide more, less, or exactly what they are offering to their customers.

TMJ Entry 8 (7/23)

Today I am a little stressed, but otherwise am in a good state of mind. I’m stress because of a few upcoming tests and assessments I need to accomplish, but I’m sure I’ll be able to do them well. The Ateneo application is almost due, but I’m practically finished with that since I’m just waiting on a recommendation letter. Right now, I’m feeling very optimistic, as I’m looking forward to getting all these things out of the way so I can finally have a moment of stress-free relaxation. May God help me finish what needs to be done, so that he may guide me to doing my best in everything ahead of me.

TMJ Entry 7 (7/12)

This morning me and my classmates were all excited for the next batch of DWTL. I’m reliving all the stress and anxiety I felt during our batches DWTL, and I’m going to be praying for the next batch that theirs is as great as any of the last ones. I hope God blesses each and every one of them so that they will truly understand God’s love for them.

Religious and Moral reasoning are two sides of the same coin, so close to each other yet separated by a fine line, dividing the two into completely different worlds. These two act as pillars to two completely different realms within our perception of society, the spiritual and physical sides of life.

Moral reasoning appeals to the side of the world we can comprehend, the physical world where logic and reason power the authority of individuals capable of interpreting the world for what it is. People see this type of reasoning as our way of explaining how the world works, our ability to study each natural layer of our home. People use this type of reasoning to evidently explain the laws of our world, and to show how humanity must obey these laws as we were subjected to them from the very beginning of time.

Religious reasoning seeks attention from people who believe that the universe is more than meets the eye, the people who believe that humanity began, not from science, but from the willpower of higher beings. It is natural for humanity to seek answers to the universe, and, with many of the world’s mysteries still left unsolved, it is very easy to say that what is truly right is in what we cannot see. To understand what is beyond our comprehension is something humanity has always desired, and the power of religious reasoning allows us to seek these answers in the realm of the human spirit.

Like I said earlier, Religious and Moral reasoning are two sides of the same coin. It is in this sense that neither can be stronger than the other. Moral reasoning seeks to explain the physical world but cannot give any explanation for the things we cannot comprehend, and religious reasoning seeks to explain the spiritual world, but cannot stand within the context of the laws of the physical world. Neither side can cross over the dividing line as neither side can overpower the other. It is in this conclusion that we must view them as separate entities altogether. The sciences humankind has come up with can explain to us how the world works, and the faiths we adhere to can explain the mysteries life has to offer.

Two sides of the same coin. Two worlds distinct, yet intertwined. That is the essence of religious and moral reasoning