#011 – Do Hard Things

Here’s Episode 11 of Generation Y Chronicles. In this episode, we talk about doing hard things. Kasi, mababa ang expectations sa ating mga kabataan. It’s time to break the stereotype.

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Mababa ang expectations sa maraming mga kabataan ngayon. Sinasabi nila, kabataan ka pa wala kang masyadong magagawa. Kabataan ka pa, playful ka pa. Pero dahil kabataan ka, you can still make a difference, you can still do hard things.

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Wazzup wazzup mga tropa! How are you doing? Sa kasagsagan ng summer na to, pano nyo ba ineenjoy ang oras ninyo? Ito si Kuya Mighty para sa isa na namang thirty minutes ng kwentuhan tungkol sa buhay kabataan at ito ang Generation Y Chronicles.

Marami siguro sa inyong ngayon na mga kabataan ang may summer job ano? o kaya siguro you’re spending some time sa bukid, sa farm, o kaya sa mga fish pond, kung saan man kayo narororon, lalong lalo na yung mga taga probinsya no. Naalala ko nung mgasiguro nagbibinata palang ako noon, I was about 10 or 11 years old mga ganyan. Kapagka bakasyon na nagpupunta ako dun sa barrio ng father ko sa Andabvuen sa Benitos sa Isabela. Ang ginagawa ko dun, usually kasama yung mga pinsan ko, kasama mga pinsan ko nagpupunta kami sa bukid, during that time, nasubukan kong maligo sa ilog, nasubukan kong magharvest ng saging, atsaka yan, sumakay sa kalabaw, sumakay sa baka, nasubukan ko pa ha na yung isang kariton na punong puno ng saging, talagang nasubukan kong magpahila ng kariton gamit ang isang kalabaw. Kung tutuusin parang, it is a far cry from where I am right now. E kasi ditto sa, ditto sa Maynila, talagang ang buhay, talagang parang puro buildings ang nakikita mo. Walang masyadong green, walang bukid, walang. Alam mo yun parang minsan… parang nakakachoke. Continue reading

#010 – Di Ka Superhero Pero You Can Make a Difference

Generation Y Chronicles Episode No. 10

Ito ang isa pang episode ng GenY Chronicles, tungkol sa mga Superhero. In this episode, pag-uusapan natin ang mga paraan para gamitin ang ating idealism. Kahit hindi ka Superhero, may magagawa ka para sa bayan.

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Here’s the transcript for this episode:

Kanikaniyang “idealism” ang mga kabataan, paano ba natin gagamitin ang “idealism” na ito To Make a Difference?

Hey mga tropa, what’s up?, what’s up?, grabe talaga ang init na ng panahon ano?, ito si Kuya Mighty at magkakasama nanaman tayo in the next 30 minutes sa kuwentuhan, pakikinig ng music at pakikipagbalitaktakan tungkol sa buhay kabatan. Napakainit na ng panahon mga tropa, summer na summer na nga hindi na talaga natin maipagkakaila ano?, and kumusta naman ang iyong pag hahalo-halo? O kaya yung pagbili ng scramble diyan sa may kanto, grabeh no, maramdaman mo palang ung yelo na natutunaw tapos ung mga prutas na kakainin mo, parang WOW! Naiibsan na kaagad yung init ng summer, at para dun sa mga may aircon naku, hinay hinay lang mga tropa, ung electric bill ninyo baka masyadong tumaas ah dahil sa kaka aircon ninyo, hindi ko kayo masisi kasi sobrang init na talga ng ating panahon.

But anyways for this episode ang paguusapan natin ay.., it’s about being a SUPERHERO. Sino ba ang favorite mong superhero ka tropa?, un bang mga pag nagpantalon eh nasa ibabaw ung brief? Yung mga mahilig mag suot ng tights, tapos yung parang may balabal tapos lumilipad? Ako nung bata ako ang pinapanuod namin nun ay yong x-men, the uncanny x-men, ah hindi ko alam kung inabutan na ninyo un eh, ang inabutan ninyo siguro yung pelikula ng x-men ngayon ano? Ah, Isa pa sa mga favorite kong superhero dati ito yung ano, yung Mighty Mouse parang… “Here I come to save the day” at siyempre dahil ang pangalan ko ay Mighty, everytime na naririnig ko ung mighty mouse parang medyo natatawa ako dahil nga, ah.., Mighty ang pangalan ko tapos meron mouse, diba?, at ayon dahil nga ung mga kaibigan ko, kaklase ko na nanunood din nun eh tinutukso ako minsan ng “mighty mouse, mighty mouse” ganyan, At nun ngang medyo tumanda-tanda na ako (pero wait, kabataan parin ako don’t worry) ang isa sa mga superheroes na talagang naging favorite ko eh ung.., ay si Naruto, Naruto, ayan.., favorite ko talaga ung Anime tsaka Manga.., ah.., hanggang ngayon nga binabasa ko parin ung Manga eh, everytime na may lumalabas, dun sa mangahere.com. Continue reading

#009 – Youth Suicide

Hey folks, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted the GenY episode of the week. This week, we’re catching up by uploading, not just one, but three episodes. 🙂

With GenY episode 9, I interviewed Mr. Philip Arandia, a pastor and a recent graduate of Asian Theological Seminary, about ways to help those who are struggling with thoughts of suicide.

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The transcript is below. Special thanks to Bro. Jess Stanley Avila of Nueva Ecija for transcribing this episode.

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Fish on the Other Side of the Boat: Message at Las Pinas UMC

Text: John 21:1-19

Introduction

Have you ever been to a Worship service that’s not United Methodist? Ecumenical? How about one of those CF’s: VCF, CCF, GCF?

Try attending one worship service at CCF in Ortigas or pretty much any VCF in Metro Manila, and I bet that you could see 3 or 5 Methodist young people in attendance.

Or, probably, try watching the Social Media accounts of our young people, and you’ll see them Checking In and talking about the worship services at any of these “new” and very dynamic churches.

I grew up a United Methodist. I was probably singing in the choir already when I was still in my Mother’s Womb. Attended Sunday School, and ditched several episodes of Voltes V. I attended School for Christian Youth Development for three years, and since 1993, I’ve been a regular delegate of Christmas Institutes, except for about 3 years of College, where I grew my hair long, listened to screaming metal music, and tried to make sense of my faith, my life.

Right off the bat I could say that the United Methodist Church has a solid Children’s ministry and an awesome youth ministry which produces leaders in the church and in the society. But after that period of involvement with the UM Youth Fellowship, something happens.

Either there’s a hunger among young professionals/young adults we can’t address or their commitment to church gets buried in an avalanche of new experiences, new experiences, and ‘new’ expressions of faith.

And yes, I confess, I attend Bread of Life Crossroads 77 occasionally, when I feel like it.

What do they have that we don’t? Why are they able to attract more people while we seem to be floundering, declining, even?

Or maybe, those are not the right questions to ask at all? Continue reading

#008 – Summer Fun!

This episode is a bit late. Sorry folks. The Holy Week vacation mode caught up with me.

Ito na po ang GenY Chronicles Episode #008

Heto na nga ang summer, walang pasok, walang trabaho, anong gagawin mo? How can you make your summer memorable and productive?

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Grabe na talaga yung init ano? Hindi natin maipagkakaila na yung init talaga ngayon, kakaiba. Although, paminsan-minsan umaambon, umuulan, kaya parang weird ano ang panahon natin. Continue reading