About Mr. Condom, Sleep and Useless Rants

So today is Monday.  Yes, A Monday!

Mechai Viravaidya is the founder and chairman of the Population & Community Development Association (PDA), one of the largest NGOs in Thailand dedicated to poverty eradication. He is also well-known for his  Cabbages and Condoms restaurant.

In this TED talk he gives an amusing overview of how Thailand went from 7 children per family to 1.5 in less than four decades and a 90% reduction in HIV infection rates from 1991 to 2003.

P-noy must invite this guy to come over to the Philippines and help out with his Poverty and population programs.. Baka maka-enlighten siya sa pag iisip ng mga ibang tao sa ating lipunan most especially those people with brains molded in the dark ages and with mind-set stuck in the 1600.

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Now, back to normal programming and on to the main thing. ha ha ha

Let me repeat.

So today is Monday.  Yes, A Monday!

Someone said that “an idle mind is the devils playground, and his name is Alzheimer’s.

On the other hand, another someone said “Sometimes the most productive thing one can do is to sleep.” Perhaps this someone really knew Alzheimer well. Ano sa palagay nyo?

But then, what happens when you wanted to be productive, meaning you wanted to sleep but you cannot. Not because the devil, ah the Alzheimer I mean, is having a good time in your brain cells or not that you have insomnia or whatever but simply, the people in the environment where you are in have undergone a drastic lifestyle change where they make the day their night and the night becomes their day for a month or till the moon disappears.

What happens in the middle of the night when you are most sleepy,  you suddenly decided that once and for all, before going to bed, you must consider the itch to make the last connection to the world coz after all you only wanted to know what your daughter is up to. And so you checked her tweet, but then ‘Nagulat ka!” because your daughter wrote something that goes like this:  “will see dead people tomorrow. 20 of them to be exact. But for now, TULOG MUNA!”  Ha? What? Why? Then, before you panic and call home (siempre dahil nga nagulantang sa nabasa, ur not following, right? ang gulo, ha ha ha), your brain woke up and you thanked the universe because now you remember that you daughter is in medical school nga pala.  HA HA HA.

What happens when suddenly after watching the news, you remember that once or some time in your past, you wanted to be a TV reporter? Then you wondered, what could a sleep-deprived guy do to old news?

What happens when it is already dawn and you are still in that state of being sleepy (awake to be exact ha ha ha)? The construction work near your place has stopped, the noises of cars passing by the street are all gone  and the chatters of people walking are replaced by tweeting of the early birds. For yet another night, you lost 99.9% of your sleep and you wonder why?

I was thinking that indeed ‘I am’ because Ambrose Bierce is right: “Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.”  Really?

Perhaps Miran, the one who wrote this is included :

hello dear,

how are you,hope fine, dear i came across your profile  and i Pict interest on it,i am Miss miran. frank i am a very loving and caring girl with bright future, i love to know you better, i believe we can proceed from hear, i will tell you more about me when i heard from you, remember that color does not matter what matters most is love, i will like you to contact me with this email address (miranfrank29atyahoodotcom) so that we can continue from there i will be waiting to hear from you.

yours    miran.

Don’t you love her before the sun rises?  BWISET na Romance Spammer yan! (Aha, nakatanggap ka rin! LOL)

10 Responses to “About Mr. Condom, Sleep and Useless Rants”


  1. 1 ronnie October 24, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    ha ha ha. tol, ano na naman ito? anyways, musta na ba?

  2. 2 myepinoy October 24, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Pards, ha ha ha. wala lang. musta ka rin? musta na ang buhay-buhay dyan pohnpei?

  3. 3 rhodora October 24, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I was wondering at first why you said it’s a Monday when in fact it’s a Sunday when you posted this. I got nervous – Oh no! Myepinoy has Alzheimer’s disease? LOL.

    But on second thought, I realized you made use of allusion here? You indirectly referred to Alzheimer’s disease by saying that “today is a Monday”. One with Alzheimer’s, no surprise – might just say this, on a clear Sunday morning.. right?

    Anyway, let me rub your ego a bit, not really to flatter you – but to state what is true.

    Magaling ka, pare. hahaha. Alam mo naman siguro yun, di ba? You have the knack of meaning something you don’t mean and at the same time appearing not to mean something you really mean. Ayan, mukhang gumulo yata. LOL.

    Perhaps it’s the subtle message in this post, as well as with your other posts in this blog – that makes your work appealing, amusing, thought provoking and not boring.

    If you ask what I mean by subtle message – well.. let’s just say – it’s like – when you show your thoughts and feelings through actions and the meaning becomes clear that you do not need to say more to get across.

    There now – need I say more? ha ha ha.

    I hope you keep writing! You have the flair!🙂

  4. 4 myepinoy October 25, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you very much but i need cash. lol

    and you know, that’s just a joke. Honestly, I wanted to believe that i am what you said i am (wala na karugtong… ha ha ha).

    Salamat talaga.

  5. 5 Phnoy October 28, 2010 at 8:01 am

    dapat esulong ni P-noy ang RH bill. ito ay nakakatulong sa pag unlad nang ating bayan… Go Pinoy,

  6. 6 myepinoy November 1, 2010 at 10:24 am

    @Phnoy: agree.

  7. 7 Major Tom November 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Thailand could be the right model for our country’s population control program although disparities between our country and Thailand could pose a major gap, like religion and you know, they have major AIDS problems there; these could be factors to consider.

  8. 8 myepinoy November 4, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    @Major Tom,

    the one big factor that’s causing the philippines population program’s failure is the lack of political will especially when the trapo sees that pleasing some of the so-called religious and arrogant people will give him more personal benefits.

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