Archive for November, 2006




Dear friend,

In the coming days, the blue ocean of the Antarctic will turn to red.

The six-ship whaling fleet has left Japan, and is headed directly to the Southern Ocean. 945 whales, including ten endangered fin whales, will be killed – unless we do something to save them.

It’s time to put an end to whaling in the Southern Ocean. Forever.

Last year, your emails and activism convinced one of the largest seafood companies in the world to get out of the whaling usiness. This year, we’re asking you to join us in defending the whales from the very beginning.

We need the power of your ideas.

Post your ideas for new actions on the high seas to save more whales.

Join us for the final leg of the Defending Our Oceans expedition as we return to Antarctica to once again confront the whaling fleet.

Click here now to visit our new defending the whales site, where you can get inspired by other people’s ideas, rate them, improve them and add your own.

We’ll read every idea and you’ll see the best ones put into action.

We are all in this together.

945 whales are waiting for your help.


Geird Leipol-Executive Director, Greenpeace InternationalGerd Leipold
Executive Director, Greenpeace International

P.S. Please post your own action idea. Click here now.

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Our PISO, bow…

What do you think can our humble Piso and Sentimo do nowadays? Do they still have material value?

Piso is the term used by Filipinos for this coin which means One Peso. Ang mukha na nasa coin na ito ay si Jose Rizal, National hero of the Philippines, na sabi noong isang friend ko sa internet ay kamukha ko raw. LOLI asked my friends these questions and they all gave me a question instead of an answer – what question is that? Even Kulas, who I resurrected, gave me a wink and asked me “are you drinks? (translated as one too many drinks in short are you drunk?) Can you buy a small candy with your Piso or sentimo? They are only good for the church – pang simbahan na lang yan.”

They are probably right however, there are people who would say otherwise especially the two Taiwanese traders who were caught recently by NBI buying our coins, not in small quantity but tons of it.

What prompted these so-called traders to buy our Piso? Obviously, our Piso is money but that is not important to them. What is important to them is the metal that is inside called copper (CU) that would give them huge profit because they are very cheap and available everywhere in our country.

The circulating Phillipine Peso coins (25 cents, 1.00, 5.00 and 10.00 pesos ) are made up of 25% nickel and 75% copper.

Nowadays, copper is used in products such as electronics, structural engineering, household products, and a host of other things . The electrical wires, roofing materials and the integrated circuits of the computer you are using now have copper inside.

The data from world metals exchanges shows that copper prices are getting up. It has has risen to nearly $7,000 a tonne on the back of strong demand and worries over supply. The most recent price of copper (CU) from the LME (London Metal Exchange), Monday, 27 November 2006 is as follows:

Cash : $3.1928 per pound | 3-Month : $3.2114 per pound

Check here and here.

Our Piso, in case you do not know silently found a place in the U.A.E. and created a stir which unfortunately entered in Wikipedia as Fraud problem with 1 peso coin

By August 2006, it became publicly known that the 1 peso coin has the same size as 1 United Arab Emirates dirham. But 1 peso is only 7 fils (0.07 dirham) worth, leading to dispense machines frauds in the U.A.E..

As they always say in metals exchanges: “All metals are precious.” And so our Piso is!

To our humble Piso, bow.

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My Sunday, My Music

This is my Sunday, my music. I am…. never mind. Just watch and listen to these music videos. Okay.

Here Without You by Three Doors Down
“A hundred days had made me older since the last time that I saw your pretty face. A thousand lights had made me colder and I don’t think I can look at this the same. But all the miles that separate, They disappeared now when I’m dreaming of your face.”

Hear You Me by Jimmy Eat World
“…What would you think of me now, so lucky, so strong, so proud? I never said thank you for that, I’ll never have a chance”

Boston by Augustana
“In the light of the sun, is there anyone? Oh it has begun…
You don’t know me, you don’t even care, she said, You don’t know me, you don’t wear my chains…”

Hope you like them. If you want to download the mp3, get them here at myepinoy multiplies.

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When love and hate collide

When love and hate collide is the song that I heard a couple of Def Leppard's Greatest Hits times in one of the FM stations in Manila during my vacation and also in one of Dubai’s FM stations on my way back to Riyadh.

It was funny and somewhat strange though that every time it was on air I was busy with something and always had the end of the song. For whatever reasons, I was intrigued by these words – when love and hate collide.

This made me thinking for days just to come up with something logical that would explain what it really meant. The closest that my limited brain could relate to was the one that says opposite poles attract. Unfortunately, even this does not satisfy me.

Today, I give up the though that I could come up with a logical explanation to this. So, I just decided to put these questions to you.

Is it possible that love and hate collide? Assuming that it is indeed possible, what do you think will prevail, love or hate? When love and hate collide, what will the result be?

Please help me. Laki ng problema ko ano? LOL.

The song “When love and hate collide” is part of these albums by Def Leppard: Greatest Hits 1980 Vault 1995 and Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits

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The women I love

We talked about this long time ago.
You said you won’t cry.
O yeah, no more tears Dad.
Your words assured me.
It made me feel lighter.

Now comes the moment.
My plane is ready.
I have to leave you again, temporarily.
God, what is it that I see in your beautiful eyes?

We’ve been through this many times.
You said you won’t cry but here we are again.
You are in tears.
Did we not talk about this before?
You said you won’t cry.
But you did.
You made my heart and feet heavier.

Nevertheless, your tears assured me that you do want me to stay.
Your tears sustain our love.
Now, I have more strength and courage.
I will go but I will stay with you, you in me.
I promise, I will be back soon
Because I love you.

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Uncertainty is certainly certain

I called you over the phone. You answered but I did not hear a word instead your sobs and cries. I knew that this was unusual nevertheless I understood. “Oh yes, this was not the usual. This is going to be sad.”

As I listened to you, I knew what it was before you say a word and I felt what you felt before you pour your emotions out. Every tear that falls from your eyes and the sobs I hear cuts me into pieces .

I need to be strong. You need to be strong. We need to be strong. Nothing is certain in this world except the reality of everyone’s existence has a sure end. It might be today or tomorrow, might be me, you or the others.

Nobody escapes it. It comes as He wills it.

So, why worry?

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Manny “PACMAN” Pacquiao wins!

Congratulations to Manny “PACMAN” Pacquiao.! He is the champion.

In less than three minutes, late on the third round, Pacman knocked out and totally shut down any chances of Morales from taking out the belt and the glory from the champs. Pacman unleashed his awesome power and speed and Morales simply could not handle it. Pacman is just too much for Morales. Morales has no other option but to surrender.

Morales while still down on the floor and in daze has to shake his head – “no more, no mas!”. “Ayaw ko na. Suko na. Di ko na kaya lumaban pa. – No more. I give up. I will fight no more” is the clear message from Morales’s face.

Mabuhay ka Manny Pacquiao!
Mabuhay ang Pinoy!
Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

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