Photo Journal #90: August 7, 2014 (Thursday)/International Conference

Today, I attended the first International Language and Linguistics conference in Mindanao at Grand Menseng hotel. Honestly, several erroneous papers were presented. If I just knew that those papers passed, I would have submitted mine. From content to form, I have to be brutally honest, I’d rate most of the papers a 3 (for the effort) out of 10. The end’s obviously not a good one. I finally spoke up in one of the breakout sessions because of the many false claims advanced by a certain researcher on Language Activation. And the idiots even agreed to the stance of the speaker. Of course, I took to facebook and posted “But would SCIENCE make your study more credible? you don’t need to scan the brain… You just have to know the facts or else your study will jisy be another crap.” As expected, a friend who knew what happened commented, “Move on and prove you stance.” Poor girl, envy impedded her logical and rational take on the matter. Dumb girl, why should I prove my stance? It’s not a stance, it’s a fact!!! It’s alright, I had mister-know-it-all who flushed speakers with conundrums on my side. Pew!!! I really cried. This motivated me to conduct a research every year and present it every year. Humanda! Try natin tong research na ‘to. Let’s see. Lesson learned? sometimes, we have to be brutally honest, inhumanely insensitive to win the respect of people. Why? If i had just shot them
with questions, they could have appeared dumb and their studies’ claims could have been overturned but I chose to keep my arguments to myself to save their asses!!! Grrrr!!! This is what honestly holds me back. I want to show them that I honeslty know but I am too sensitive to their feelings that I just always end up being silent and appearing dumb. Is that harsh? Ok, I take it back. Always remember this, it’s not what you appear to be in the eyes of others.., it’s who and what you are that truly matters. Ok, Lord. Be humble no matter what. Being kind is always better than being right, remember?

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