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LAW, YER OATH

oathI, JESSIE SALVADOR, do solemnly swear, that I’ll maintain allegiance to my wife Rhea; I will support our union, and obey the laws as well as the legal orders of the duly constituted family that we have; I will do no falsehood, nor consent to the doing of any in our relationship. I will not wittingly or willingly court or flirt with any other woman but her and her alone, nor give way or chance to consent to the same; I will defray no woman of affection or malice, and will conduct myself with overwhelming extra-ordinary diligence of a good father of a family, as well to my spouse Rhea as to my children; and I impose upon myself these voluntary obligations without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. So help me God.

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Posted by on December 15, 2013 in Love and Relationships, Personal

 

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My 10th Wedding Anniversary

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Ten years.

Seconds to minutes, minutes to hours, hours to days, days to weeks, weeks to months, months to years, and now years to a decade.

315,360,000 seconds, or

5,256,000 minutes, or

87,600 hours, or

3,650 days, or

120 months, or

Simply 10 years

More than a number, ten years is a testimony of friendship, love and family. It is a short period compared to eternity. But applying the concepts continuum mechanics for engineers, we know that the microscopic analysis of scalars, forces and tensors though constitutive equations fill out the gaps of atomic and sub-atomic behavior to the knowledge and application of classical physics. Sounds like a deep-earthed pronouncement. For someone who chose to be a scientist, engineer and a (future) lawyer, nothing is more constitutive but the anatomy of LOVE. Just like music regarded as the language of heart, love is all that stands with the word “forever”.

Today I greet my friend, who happens to be my confidante, partner, and wife, who became a “mistress” to my study of law. [It is not to be taken in the negative but in its purest sense]. Truth is that there can never be a substitute to her. Time or other objects may intervene, but judgment on the merits had already been rendered from the day I chose to be with her.

Happy 10th year anniversary!

May God continue give us more time to live and enjoy the blessings of being with each other, for the fulfillment of His greater glory.

I LOVE YOU! MWAH!

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2013 in Love and Relationships, Personal

 

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What Valentines Day Would Mean to Lawyers?

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I am not a lawyer – certainly not yet. But just wondering and just thinking, how do lawyers celebrate this day? I may have some idea springing from my experience as a law student.

Suppose there is a class today in one major subject, like Remedial Law, Political Law, etc. which the professor calls the “big day” or a “make or break” recitation to make up in your class standing. The professor is well known for giving bad grades for recitation when someone is called and absent. You know for a fact that he calls everyone  in at least one round per meeting. You have been terribly making unsatisfactory answers in the last three meetings. You flunked the midterm exams. You need some grades to catch up. But it is also Valentines Day. You need make up with your girlfriend because you have not yet seen each other at least personally since the midterm exams. You feel that she is in the verge of give you up. You love her so much that it’s like waiting for a lifetime just to be with her. What would you do? Would you choose to study for the big-day?

Terrible, isn’t it? Just kinda thinking of a parallel scenario with lawyers.

There are court hearings today. You have at three clients set for hearing the whole day and three clients set to meet after dark. The cases were all critical. The clients were all prominent figures who might give you the break you need. But you also wanted to make up for your wife and treat her for this special day. You kids will be home early because it is exams week for them and they are dismissed early. What would be your choice?

Things like that are what we call “flavors of life”. People are so attached to so many things. They forgot the most fundamental of all – life. Will the kind of decision we make give us life? Yes. And it does matter a lot. Choosing between “live to work” or “work to live” is irrelevant. You still had to choose from living and working. Living is not actually a choice, as well as dying. We may choose how we live or die, but it is not for us if we live and definitely not for us to defer death.

To a (soon to be) lawyer, Valentines Day is an ordinary day for extra-ordinary persons. The critical choice one has to make is “who would that “extra-ordinary or special person” he would want to be with? Some may say “celebrate later”, or “it’s just for teens or youth”. Why? Have lawyers surrendered their youth and enthusiasm?

For me, I will have to spend my time, no matter how slim and narrow, with my wife and family. As most law student and lawyers know, the Family Code emphasizes the permanent nature of marriage hailing it as the foundation of the family. It is this inviolability which is central to our traditional and religious concepts of morality and provides the very bedrock on which our society finds stability.Marriage is immutable and when both spouses give their consent to enter it, their consent becomes irrevocable, unchanged even by their independent wills. (Melcampo-Sin vs. Sin, G.R. No. 137590, March 26, 2001). The State recognizes the Filipino family as the foundation of the nation. Accordingly, it shall strengthen its solidarity and actively promote its total development.Marriage, as an inviolable social institution, is the foundation of the family and shall be protected by the State. (Constitution, Article XV, Sections 1 and 2). So the choice should have been simple had we gone through the basics.

Lawyers should not choose between law and love. They are one and the same. But should they be different according to the circumstance, one should choose love. You can never go wrong.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (I Corinthians 13:13)

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2013 in Love and Relationships

 

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