When it comes to environmental issues, I have a only one simple stand: the little efforts we make today are counted tomorrow and we are not only citizens of the present but also of the future.
I was overwhelmed by the appreciation I received the past weeks from fellow bloggers and I am deeply grateful for that. I am happy that this humble site, with all its imperfections, is being recognized.
I remember sitting on our lounges with my classmates hailing from all parts of the world commenting that the Philippines has the best tourism videos they’ve seen so far. They are unique, witty and most importantly, inviting. However, the current administration is trying too hard to replace the previous one and is giving us a series of disappointments. We don’t need to replace something that is already beautiful and has lifted Philippine pride just to claim that we did something new or to merely add up to our list of unsubstantial achievement or to feed our gluttonous ego.
Be careful with what you post for it is always accessible to everyone, unless you tweak your settings, and be responsible for whatever you write. I made this blog just to track my personal journey and I never thought that my blog would come up in search engines. Now I understand the difference between a blogger and a writer. I like to stray away from the former.
While watching the Ms. Universe 2011 on TV, I was browsing through my favorite blogs when I read John’s 7 Links Award. I was going through the summaries of his posts, most of them I have read in the past, when the hosts of the pageant called the top finalists. Almost done reading (while Ms. Philippines was being awarded the 3rd-runner up crown) when I realized that I was nominated for the “Pass It Along” award. My smile was ear to ear.
I ask the help and support of my fellow bloggers and the wordpress staff to publicize this post. My photo was used without permission or acknowledgment and wrote a completely wrong caption. Please take time to read below. Today I was informed by a friend who is now living in Canada that a newspaper, the …
The San Juanico Bridge in the Philippines may neither surpass the lengths of the longest bridges in the world nor exceed the pompousness of the most expensive ones, but it has its own story to tell worthy of miles of steel and immaterial wealth.
There were no more houses in sight. The bridge where I thought the rainbow ends no longer holds the pot of gold I used to chase after. The river where I swam with my childhood dreams has almost dried up. All that is left behind are rocks which hurt my feet and a narrow brook empty of what I remember of.
There at the top-right corner is a pirate flag whose last visit was October 12, 1492!!!
If the Japanese government hides the true effects of hydrogen blasts in Fukushima, it risks more lives. And I am sure that all governments, except autocratic ones, cannot afford to be unreasonable as such. Why would any “responsible” government choose to allow deaths thru ignorance? Having lived in Japan for almost two (2) years and actually studied Japanese Politics, I believe that the current government is not guilty of these unreasonable decisions.
I want to see a country proud because, finally, we realized the hopes thrown along the yellow confetti and plans written on a linen paper. I want to see a country still fascinated by ideas yet moving forward and celebrating with actions.
Facebook and other social networking sites broke barriers of information and communication. But sometimes I wish Facebook is more genuine and real, humble yet inspirational, more interesting and educational rather than mediocre.
As I checked my Facebook account today, which I regularly do, I have 43 friend requests, 2 friend suggestions, 1 event invitation and 105 other requests. Some may have either more or less of these. The “top news” showcases several pictures of my friends and as I click the “most recent,” my screen became bombarded …