Saying hello once again: this advertisement brought to you by Dial Antibacterial Soap
I purchased some Dial antibacterial soap yesterday. It had signs of age evident in the accumulation of the dirt on its cover, but it was one of a kind and I really wanted to use it. There was no rational foundation as regards my desire for the soap; it was purely an impulse. However, I really did need some hand soap as I didnâ€™t have any available with me at that time. Dial has been a trusted brand for quite some time, so I bought one of its liquid hand soaps (in addition to be visually impressed with the soapâ€™s cover). It was also the first time in about half a year where I unhesitatingly ate at McDonaldâ€™s twice in one day. While I am certain that what I did had negative effects, I just got back from a trip to the mountains. I neither had good food or good hand soap in there, and I wanted to experience those again.
So I bought that Dial antibacterial soap. Deprivation is very powerful as a motivation, as what was once taken for granted is now taken as if they were diamonds in the rough. (Itâ€™s a good thing I obeyed my fatherâ€™s advice).
One of our theology subjects requires for students of that class to participate in the immersion. Immersion is the process of living with and the experience of the lives of the marginalized first-hand. I went to the outskirts of Capas, Tarlac, smack into the mountain range near Mount Pinatubo, the explosive volcano that caused an outburst of lahar. I lived with Aetas, indigenous people in our country. Life was pretty difficult: it was my very first time eating rice without any viands whatsoever, but it was an enlightening experience. In addition, I was able to wash in two natural bodies of water: I was able to wash in a natural pool as well as in a hot spring. It was my very first time visiting those places; at least I could say to myself that I have had gone somewhere (although still within the Philippines).
I love being around once again. One gets to appreciate anime more when heâ€™s away from it for quite some time. I love Toradora; I love writing; and I love this blog!