Don’t Look at the Sun

When I was a kid, I enjoyed staring at the Sun. Although it’s quite a weird thing, I manage to have a technique of doing it.

Just form both of your hands to a ‘pinching state’ and join the tips of your right thumb to your left thumb, and your right pointer to your left pointer, leaving a small diamond shaped like hole. That diamond hole will serve as your filter to the light rays of Sun which will let you see the actual round shape of it.

After doing this kind of activities, it thus have a long term effect because it affected my eyes. My vision became blurred when I was in third year high school and I started with a grade of 50 for both eyes. Nine years after my initial grade, it gradually increased to 575 (left) and 600 (right). Right then, my family and I have decided that I will undergo an Epi-lasik procedure.

Three years later after the operation, my eyes are still 20/20. Thanks to the Lord above and to the doctor and the nurses who made the Epi-Lasik operation successful, also to the support that came from my family.

As part of the post-operative procedures, my doctor eye specialist has advice me to wear a pair of shades with UV protection every time I go outside especially during sunny days. This is to continually protect my eyes because he said that my blurry vision could still persist if I won’t be taking care of it. Well, as a person who looks forward in taking care of his/her own eyes, we now have a plenty number of shades and sunglasses like the one I saw in Moreover, the good thing there is that you don’t need to go to a mall just to check what are the latest models and design for your shades.

Maybe, I was just curious that’s why I‘d like to have a glimpse of the brightest star in the Universe. Perhaps, it’s normal for a kid to experiment on things happening around – a sign of a godly-innocent creature! (AAP)

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About Aleks

Engr. Aleksandre Pates (a.k.a. Aleks or André) is an I.T. Professional and Electronics Engineer by profession, but it didn’t hinder him to enrich his skills and broaden his experience in theater and literary. He is also a College Instructor/Professor, Playwright, Artistic/Creative Director, Singer, Songwriter/Composer, Resource Speaker/Lecturer of Campus Journalism, Editorial Writing, Creative Writing and Leadership Empowerment for Youth. He is a Palanca Awardee, and he was the Editor-In-Chief of The Philippine Artisan (official student publication of TUP-Manila) from 2003-2007. He is a Certified Oracle Partner Expert since 2010, a Certified Harvard Connected Manager, and a member of the prolific playwright organizations in the Philippines, The WritersBloc. He also holds numerous positions in socio-civic and professional organizations like Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP – Manila Chapter), FEU Institute of Technology, and De La Salle Araneta University Alumni Association, Inc.
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