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What is your purpose in life? The magic word: Thank you

What is your purpose in life?

When you have enough money , you have enough to help others, even those whom you will never meet in this lifetime. But, those who have scammed you,  can never get help anymore. No more second chances for them.

When you know you are successful: You do not need accolades. It is enough that you have helped make the event successful.

When you are successful, there is no need for recognition, but a little “thank you” will make you more generous,  and giving.

Why can’t some people say “thank you” ?

A sign of insecurity, I suppose and a sign of arrogance.

An arrogant person can never be successful.  Because, gratitude is the mother of success.

My advice? Learn how to say “thank you”. It does not hurt to extend yourself by showing gratitude. It actually makes the other person do more for you.

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I conquered the Philippine Seas : 2017, June – July


“Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow.” – Vince Lombardi


Finally, I have fulfilled my mission in the Philippines.

I have conquered most Philippine waters: Pagudpud, Hundred islands in Pangasinan, Romblon, Palawan, El Nido, Bohol, Cebu, Oslob, Camotes, Lakawon Island.

Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 025 Fantastic Island, Kawit, Medellin, Cebu

Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 079 Compostela, Cebu

Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 142 Pangasinan

Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 508Pagudpud, Ilocos


Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 674Romblon

Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 646Romblon

Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 734 San Remegio, Cebu

Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 726San Remegio, Cebu

Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 816EL Nido, Palawan

Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 888El Nido, Palawan

Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 756Oslob, Cebu

Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 856El Nido, Palawan

Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 1006Lakawon Is. Negros

Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 1008Lakawon Is.

Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 1100Arda , Bohol

Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 1130Panglao, Bohol

Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 1181Camotes Is, Cebu

Grand Vacation 2017 - Philippines 1261Camotes Is, Cebu


What else is new? A deja vu


Why is it that every time I leave a society, I make more  haters?

Know what?

It is the same, like a mother leaving her teenagers behind: they rebel, they call me names and stuff.

They are actually afraid of the unknown, cannot fathom how to lead people who are arrogant, self-entitled and narcissist galore.

Amazing : what else is new? this is just a deja vu.

People are the same, same culture, same attitudes, same assholes.

Same small minds, short sighted, cannot comprehend big spirits.

Same friends and same stubborn snakes and termites and backstabbers.

“I told you so” , but, I did not listen to you..

Why? I must be crazy! says he.


Leaving Activism for good: My life and husband are my prios


I have done more than enough in my latest society, HAPI.

I cannot continue my activism: my life and husband are my prios.

No more advocacy for me here and abroad.

I will reminisce my achievements, just the same.

If you can surpass these, then kudos and congrats.

MY HAPI Achievements  since inception – Dec 2013 to April, 2017

HAPI libraries – Feb 2014 x 3 * most books donated by Marissa Torres Langseth aka ms M and David E. Bussiere
HAPI Affiliation with AAI, IHEU, IHEYO Be Secular.
HAPI Library – computer set for the kids donated by Marissa Torres Langseth aka ms M
HAPI Nutricamp – Jan 2015 HAPI- Kids Nutrition Campaign in Alabang – ongoing monthly by Jamie Del Rosario Martinez
Humanist Alliance Philippines, International- Merchandise -…: button pins, professional pins, patches, mugs, scarves, bandanas
HAPI Trees -annually started Sept 2015 by Jennifer C. Gutierrez, HAPI ED
HAPI Representation in IHEYO Asian Humanism in SG and Taiwan by Danielle Hill
HAPI-Nest and Farm – July 2016 by HAPI-Leadership – income generating project
HAPI Literacy – May 2016 by Jahziel Tayco Ferrer
Sponsored HAPI General Assembly in Cebu , Feb 2016
HAPI-Compre – Student lead society, a spin off of HAPI-Cebu and Bohol Humanist Alliance Philippines,…
January 2016 – Ms M became a member of BOD of Godless Grace Foundation
June 2016 – Jennifer C. Gutierrez was awarded the HUMANIST Innovator 2015 by Foundation Beyond Belief, USA
Books depicting Marissa Torres Langseth aka ms M’s activism : Godless Grace: How Nonbelievers Make the World Safer,… released Feb 2016, NYC, USA pp. 33-35
and @Personal Paths to Humanism Volume 1 – released May, 2016 at the American Humanist Association convention in Chicago, USA – pp 79-83
new HAPI website with hosting and all bells and whistles c/o Bryan Valentino, J-rik Villa launched Sept, 2016
Planned HAPI con with IHEYO (Asian Humanism in Manila – June 10-11, 2017
HAPI-SHADE : in Alabang, Cebu, Quezon City, Bacolod and Leyte, launched February, 2017.



Never Give Up


I was already ready to retire from my activism when something happened:

Some snakes wiggled up to my toe and blame me for someone’s disappearance.

Why am I always blamed for somebody’s inadequacy and insecurity? and now for someone’s disappearance?

There you go : personalities clash  when there is stress and some goons become snakes and termites. The true person comes out.

No wonder , I am still here, I will never give up.

The picture says it all. You are wrong again asshole!


My Panama Tour , but, Cebu?




Panama is the most progressive country in Central America.

Guess what? it is because of their Panama Canal, a gateway to Atlantic Ocean from the Pacific Ocean.

The people are diverse, and so is the food.

French is still good, but I prefer the local food.

Empanada is good but the Cebuano empanada is better.

Beaches are good, but Cebu beaches are better.

What I am driving at? Cebu is better ..hello Cebu here I come!


The Panama Canal, a world wonder

My effort, blood, sweat and tears have come to fruition



In the heavily Christian society of the Philippines, nonbelievers meet with little respect, and they sometimes become targets of open hostility—as the founder of HAPI knows first-hand. Marissa Torres Langseth, known as “Miss M” among volunteers, now lives in the United States. But she is a stalwart of the Philippines’ fledgling atheist movement, having previously set up the Philippine Atheists and Agnostics Society (PATAS) before leaving to start HAPI.

When Langseth first started this work, she received torrents of abuse online, including being called “a whore” and the “Bride of Satan,” she told me. “That’s how Filipinos think. They view atheists as Satanists: somebody who believes in demons and evil, who has no moral values and who doesn’t have any meaning in life.”

Undeterred, Langseth said she wants to fight the prevailing attitude among many poor Filipinos that their fate is in God’s hands. “My mother would go to church to ask for food and clothing and money,” she recounted. “Most Filipinos think that God provides. It will give a lot of people common sense when we let them know that there really is no God.”

(Copy-pasted from The  Atlantic article above)

With bittersweet memories: Our very first international exposure.. in April 28, 2011 :
ALL original members are gone,
some lost in the wilderness.

But we have gained traction :

Humanists are starting to gain a foothold in the Philippines

My heartfelt gratitude to Michael French, journalist of The Atlantic and Barry Duke of  The Freethinker.

Another site picked us up, this time from World Religion News :

Atheist Missionaries Are Spreading Humanist Ideals in the Philippines

As you know, we are not religious, because, we have been there, done that.

Blottered by NBI, Philippines for estafa by deceit


Some good news finally from NBI Philippines.

Aljohn L de Leon has been charged with estafa by deceit, thru online sob stories and pathological lying.

He is in  hiding for now. He can become wanted dead or alive in the future.

Pay back time: this sociopath  shall be caught and an apology will not even fix his stupidity and greediness.

I am vindicated.  All his lies were proven as fabricated and false facts.

Everything that comes from this sociopath is bound to be trashed.

He tried to scam a few  more foreigners and OFW’s.

Good riddance. No more mercy for this pathological liar and sociopath.



No good deed goes unpunished


10477896_670291543089262_60140675145339196_nOn February 10, 2017, my husband  did a wonderful job removing  the snow in our block with his brand new snowblower. He does this for free, no remuneration, declined all help including gas money.

He is such a perfectionist, he tried to remove the snow  left remaining in our long driveway. Lo and behold, slipped and fell.

He is too stubborn, took a cane and still walked limping. He was in so much pain, that, we went to the ER and was sent home after a few hours. However, we were called back for a CT scan to confirm an occult fracture. It was confirmed,  long story short, he had a hip surgery to put 3 screws in. It was uneventful, he was back home after a few days and started home rehabilitation.

This is all the same as  what I am doing for the Philippines. All I want is to help propagate critical thinking and humanism/atheism since 2010.  All I got was being bullied on line, I was called nasty names and worse, ” backstabbed” several times again and again.  These pinoys do not even know how to apologize even if they were proved wrong. They defend themselves by spreading fabricated lies about me over and over again. These pinoys are pathological liars, scumbags, miserable, arrogant assholes,  mostly jobless and no pot to pee.

Truth be told, I have spent > $ 50,000 USD,  since 2010,  just doing this activism . All funds coming from my  pockets -my hard-earned money, from my own sweat, blood, and tears.

Still, nothing is good enough for these pinoys.  I am trying to make sense of all of these. But, I failed. I cannot lead them to where I want them to be. Although, humanism is growing, I am tired already. I do not want to continue this process anymore. I have given enough of myself to them. I need to take care of my husband and myself.

I am an expatriate, I will not even retire in the Philippines. It is just another tourist destination for me.  My husband and I will continue to travel around the world:  the Philippines could be forgotten soon enough, but, not my family.


Misogynist atheist assholes in the Philippines


995357_1284129801602130_1856641407113985545_nWould you believe some atheists are so misogynist, that they attack me personally, but,  on FB. I want to see you when I get home to the Philippines! This is my challenge. I know all of you.

No wonder, these scumbags remain poor, unable to improve themselves and have no pot to pee.

Some of them owe people money , cannot repay them , hid from them and even badmouth them on FB.

Some of them are sexual predators, that is why they were banned in HAPI.

Some were caught stealing, continue to deny it , yet cannot prove their innocence.

Some are just too arrogant to be in HAPI, were ” butthurt “,  because they were caught having Janus face.

Some are just following blindly, like a blind leading the blind.

Misogyny is supposed to be only for the religious.

I guess,  misogyny is common in pinoy mentality, a part and parcel of crab mentality , envy and jealousy. Unfortunately, I know these assholes personally. AlI can say is that, they need to seek psychological help because they cannot see a mote in their eyes.

These people lack integrity, from the get go.