29.3.05

Pilipino Bumangon Ka!

***[i really like this article from my email, it juz so nice! im not much of a patriot, it juz that the article is so true,,, we dont like so many things about our country and yet, what do we do about it?! basta! i got this from my email and i dont know who wrote it, but whoever wrote this thing sure kicks-ass :P]
FILIPINO - Bumangon ka Take time to read this... it is something worthy to reflect upon your self as a Filipino.
FILIPINO YOU say that our government is inefficient. YOU say that our laws are too old. YOU say that the our local government does not pick up the garbage and does not manage well the cleanliness of the land. YOU say that the phones don't work, the traffic is a joke, mail never reach its destination. YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits. YOU say, say and say What do YOU do about it? Take a person on his way to Singapore. Give him a name - YOURS. Give him a face YOURS. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your International best. In Singapore YOU don't throw cigarette butts on the roads or eat in the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground Links as they are. YOU pay $5 (approx Pesos 60) to drive through Orchard Road (Equiv. to EDSA) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU comeback to the parking lot to punch your parking ticket if you have over stayed in a restaurant or a shopping mall irrespective of your status/identity. In Singapore you don't say anything, DO YOU? YOU wouldn't dare to eat in public during Ramadan, in Dubai. YOU would not dare to go out without your head covered in Jeddah. YOU would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchange in London at 10 pounds (Pesos 650) a month to, "see to it that my STD and ISD calls are billed to someone else." YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 kph) in Washington and then tell the traffic cop, "Alam mo kung sino ako ? (Do you know who I am?). I am so and so's son. Take your two bucks and get lost." Why don't YOU spit and throw your cigarette butts on the streets of Tokyo? Why don't YOU use fake certificates in Boston like you do in Recto? We are still talking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries but cannot in your own. YOU, who will throw papers and cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Philippine ground. If YOU can be an involved and appreciative citizen in an alien country why cannot you be the same in the Philippines. Once in an interview, the famous Subic Administrator, Gordon had a point to make. "Rich people's dogs are walked on the streets to leave their affluent droppings all over the place," he said. "And then the same people turn around to criticize and blame the authorities for inefficiency and dirty pavements. What do they expect the officers to do!? Go down with a broom everytime their dog feels the pressure in his bowels? In America every dog owner has to clean up after his pet has done the job. Same in Japan. Will the Filipino citizen do that here?" He's right. We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility. We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative. We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stoop to pick up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin. When it comes to burning social issues like those related to extra marital relationship, unwed mothers, pre-marital sex and others, we make loud drawing room protestations and continue to do the reverse at home. The moment we feel lonely outside the Philippines we seek the company of other fellow Filipinos WITH OUT minding the commitment we made back home to our true family. Then we blame the government for juvenile VIOLENCE, drug addiction, etc. but we started it ourselves by neglecting the need of our sons and daughters of real paternal guidance and responsibility. Our excuse? "It's the whole system which has to change, how will it matter if I alone forego my sons' rights to a dowry." So who's going to change the system? What does a system consist of? Very conveniently for us it consists of our neighbors, other households, other cities, other communities and the government. But definitely not me and YOU. When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a Mr.Clean to come along work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand. Or we leave the country and run away. Like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to America to bask in their glory and praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to Japan or HONGKONG. When HongKong experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out to the Middle East. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by the Philippine government. Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to money. Dear fellow Filipinos, The article is highly thought-inductive, calls for a Great deal of introspection and bothers one's conscience.... I am echoing J.F.Kennedy's words to his fellow Americans to relate to us Filipinos.. "ASK WHAT WE CAN DO FOR THE PHILIPPINES AND DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE TO MAKE THE PHILIPPINES WHAT AMERICA AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE TODAY" I say to myself, that my forthcoming vacation ....at least, for the time being, I can be A SINGAPOREAN , AN EMIRATI, A SAUDIAN, an AMERICAN citizen in the P H I L L P P I N E S. Lets do what our country needs from us. Forward this mail to each Filipino.

pahabol:

ang sarap ng caldereta ni mommy...kaso medyo lasang peanut butter...napadame cguro...hehehe!!!

juz bumming around...as alwayz

~~~hmmm....hmmm....hmmm...i cant seem to make myself type something...i didnt do anything special today as usual, woke up 2 in the afternoon, which is kinda surprisin since i slept 4 in the morning...2pm is kinda early...hekhekhek...
~~~i hate this! mah freakin head seems to be blank! its not usually blank coz its usually filled with plots for my daydreams but today i cant seem to think about anything! what the heck is goin on with me?! nothing interesting is goin on lately and im reading mah harry potter books for the nth time again...i want a new book...i want,, no, i need to read something new,,, badly...i juz dont want to become dumb juz because its summer...invest in your mind nga daw diba?! am i making any sense?!
~~~my summer get-away with mah friends is just weeks away and i im soo lukin forward to it...i soo soo soo miz mah friends na...yah know! theyre the best barkada i have in this whole freakin world and i cant wait to spend time with them...ÜÜÜ
~~~i want to share these really cute song i learned in full house...hehehe...its really nice...hehehe...here it goes
"may tatlong bear na nasa isang bahay,
si papa bear, si mama bear, si baby bear.
si papa bear ay malakas,
si mama bear ay maganda,
si baby bear ay napakaliksi.
tignan nio, tignan nio
ang saya nila!"
~~~nice isnt it?! hehehe....haaay naku...cge na nga...ta-ta! im out!

25.3.05

so here i am again...im such a LOSER!

so in another pathetic way of releasing clogged-up emotions, i again created a blog...its juz dat its summer and i have nothing better to do so i thought, hey, why dont i create a blog to bore mah freakin self even more...hehehe..blogging is definitely a very gud time-waster...hehehe...
so what has been happening to me these past few days...hmmmm,,, lemme see...nothing...that is whats keeping me busy these past few freakin dayz...nothing...i badly needed a summer get-away...coz im boring the hell outta mahself...
im so bored
its killing me.
somebody please,
lets go, lets flee!!
im so bored,
im makin rhymes
its so stupid,
its a waste of time!
but im doing it anywayz
coz ive got nothing to do,
so why dont you just back-off,
just go, shoo! shoo!
waaahhh!!! im such a loser...i make stupid, nonsense poems...i better scoot before i bore the hell outta you...ta-ta!