This prevalently famous remark can be viewed as a cliché. An apparent gesture of tangible goodness yet devoid of essential reality of goodwill. An expression of either compliments or mockery.

This has long positively been heard:
• For a job well done
• For a better awareness and understanding of an issue
• For an art of questioning
• For a smart answer to the questions or dealing with interviews
• For winning a competition
• For singing a song melodiously
• For acquiring new properties
• For winning the court case
• For spearheading and aiming to rebuild the new Philippine Community Center
• For opening up a new business establishments
• For bagging the ELECTIONS
• For so many reasons


This quite heart-warming remark is a usual practice that a person can daily tell-and-hear. It is conspicuously observed in this modern-contemporary world that our utterances may seem to destruct the substantial form or essence of the word’s original context. Its contextualization has been ruined by mental reservations. Wherein, the connotations have always been altered by the cultural orientations of the speakers, which is not bad; but not correctly right. Why? Analogously, the licence to drive is not the licence to overspeed or use the wrong lane. The privilege to be given a credit line is not the licence to own the bank. Our power then, has limitations or boundaries that remind us to just move within the bounce of our means and capability, and most of all, law. Hence, think before we speak. Lower our power!

Very true. Polarization requires both positivity and negativity. There are funny situations in the use of cliché in the Philippines. Have you heard someone teasing you that you look like a “doll.” A witch doll! This ambiguous term is used to tell you that you are ugly (a form of mockery or insulting remark). Did someone tell you that you smell-like a “rose?” Rose Vinegar! (In the Philippines, we have a vinegar product we called Rose Vinegar). When someone tells you that, it means you smell like as pungent as vinegar—you stink. (Once again, a form of mockery or obloquy). These funny situational examples bear the connotations of our illusive perfection in creating words depending upon our perceptions yet hiding or diverting the real meaning so others would know their defects or mistakes. Well, that’s how we have been oriented by our society. Sometimes, there is a tendency in us to deceive and use power as reason; instead of reason as a power.

On the other side of the wall, there is something looming at the peak of its horizon. Election time is just around the corner. Election time is the time. Maybe, the time to appreciate and exercise the Art of Politics as an art per se; rather that an art of leading. This may be the time to observe people with their elegant hidden meanings and agenda. A time to build and demolish one’s reputation (as read and heard from newspapers, social media and radio stations). The time to cluster into groups and parties. This is not bad. As we said, polarity or art of selecting. Just hope for something better after the election time. The question is: “Will the red, blue, green, orange, light blue, and purple, or whatever colour be ready to blend with the victorious colour in order to form and create a more colourful country?” “After election, will political leaders and supporters being segregated by the political party’s stances be ready to convene and professionally concede to congratulate and tell More Power to our newly elected leaders?”

Well…well…well, we better go out and vote wisely. Politicians’ powers do always proceed from the voters’ powers. Their positions have always been derived from voters’ decisions!



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