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Earth Hour 2011: At 8:30 P.M., Tonight, I Will

I’ll celebrate with you.
I’ll turn off the light.
For an hour or so
You and I,
Will do it again together
Just like the way we’ve done it
Many nights before.
In the dark, with a lamp or just a candlelight
We will reconnect and experience
The simple joys we have long ignored.
Feel the air that touches us.
See the moon or the stars that shine above us.
Watch the moths bask in that same candlelight.
Perhaps snap and scratch just a little lit
As mosquito bites and sucks or sips our blood.
And knowing that we can share and do it for an hour
And still be, in every seconds of that 60 minutes
Its simplicity,  maybe a magical moment for the rest of us
We will,

March 26, 2011, Tonight @ 8:30 till 9:30, You and I will.
Earth Hour 2011

Earth Hour 2011

Earth Hour 2011, I will!

What are you looking for in a house or a home?

The other day, a real estate broker/agent visited me and showed me some very interesting properties that they are offering especially for a “discriminating, intelligent, well-informed real estate customer/investor.” Wow. ang (damning) daming adjectives. ha ha ha

Honestly, all the properties being offered to me are all good for investment purposes and I wish I could buy them all. Ha ha ha

And Yes, I was amazed, I guess, the broker/agent sensed that but then  he felt that I am still looking for something else other than what he has presented to me.  And when the situation is like this, I knew, without a doubt, that he would say these usual lines:

What are you looking for in a house or a home? Tell us and we will help you in finding it.

My answer:  MONEY. That is what I am looking for in a house.

And yes again,  the real estate broker/agent did not expect anything like this. For a moment, there was silence (natamimi), then smile (of course, kasi simangot  is not allowed, hehehe) and laughter. “Yes sir, you are right! There is really no doubt in my mind that you are one ‘discriminating, intelligent, well-informed real estate customer/investor.” Ay Inulit. ha ha ha

But I know and I am sure that there were other adjectives or things running in the mind of the real estate broker/agent. Please do not ask me what? Ha ha ha.

Ikaw, You, what are you looking for in a house or home?

Some kind of  a lesson: It is hard to sell something if you do not know how to sell or if the customer is not capable of buying the thing you are selling.

In shortdo the K.Y.C. – Know Your Customer baby, just like the first rule of not getting into trouble with money laundering.  LOL

But Today, I Simply Hate This Post! LOL

“OMG, I hate math! Or sometimes, “Damn, I hate numbers!”

That’s what I heard the other day from school kids and from my office-mate early this morning.

And I bet my two betlogs, you also heard that from other people of various ages and people from of all walks of life when confronted by a particular situation concerning numbers, be it simple or complicated. I guess, it is or it has become integral part of most people’s attitude in various societies to find something convenient to put their blame on especially on a FAIL situation.

It may seem funny or stupid but numbers are with us even before God put us in this world and even before we were born. But whether we love, hate or blame numbers, they are here to stay.

Remember it took God seven days  to finish His creation.  And, I am sure without shouting, we all know that 7 is also a number. Right?

Also, correct me if I am wrong, it took 2 people, 1 male and 1 female, to help one God (if you believe in that) in pro-creation. In that process, our parent, the 1 male and the 1 female,  had sex, one time or several times (only them knows) before we were conceived when two cells (one sperm and one egg) met,  out of the million egg cells waiting and a million sperm cells released from an act done, one time or several times during the day.

Please do not ask me why even simple calculation causes some people or a number of people to hate math or numbers. I might be tempted to write down a number of simple answers that at the end you will start counting how many times you have scratched your head in disbelief.

And yes, in disbelief, you might end up wondering how much hair fell when you started scratching which,  in the first place, you should have scratched something else other than your balding head.

“OMG, I hate math! Damn, I hate numbers!”

Honestly, I do,  sometimes.

But today, I simply hate this post!  LOL

Remember Me Not

Bukas, 20 ng Hunyo 2010 ay Father’s Day, buong mundo ay magdiriwang para parangalan ang ang mga kabataan noon at mga mga Ama ngayon na pinagmumulan ng ating mga kabataan ngayon na pag-asa ng ating bayan. At ganon din, ang mga anak nila, pag dating ng araw ay magiging ama rin.

Ngayon po, 19 ng Hunyo 2010.

Marahil, marami o merong iilan sa atin ngayon, ay nakalimutan na ang araw na ito. Ito po ay araw ng aking kapanganakan. Hindi po naman ako nagdaramdam kung sakaling may mga nakalimot at di na alam ang araw na ito. Naiintindihan ko po ang kanilang mga sitwasyon. Lalo na sa ngayon, lubhang napakihirap na ng buhay at marami sa ating mga kababayan ang naghihikahos, walang makain, walang hanapbuhay, walang tirahang maituturing na tunay na bahay, dumarami ang walang pinag aralan at higit sa lahat, katulad din noon, di nag iba ang kalakaran ng buhay. Marami pa rin ang mga api at pinagsasamantalahan ng mga naghaharing uri. Nag-iba nga lang ang kulay, anyo at lahi. Hindi na mga banyagang Kastila kundi kauring lahi na dahil sa kasakiman ay nagagawang alipustain ang ating Inang bayan at pagsamantahan ang mga mahihina nating mga kababayan.

Maraming taon na ang lumipas. Maraming bagay na ang nagbago. Maraming kaisipan sa mundo ang ating sinubukan, ginaya at ginawa, pero ganon pa rin ang ating katayuan. Di pa rin nakakaahon ang karamihan sa ating mga kababayan at ang ating inang bayan ay nagdarahop pa rin. Mas masahol pa sa lugmok, nakabaon na sa umalingasaw na putikan.

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A day in the life of a Hero (OFW)

Two Fridays ago, I got up at an unaccustomed unholy hour. I had to play early morning tennis with a friend at Mariott Hotel in this foreign city which has remained alien even after living here for years I don’t care to count.

Dang, it was cold and windy that morning. I was surprised that the weather here can be so crazy as well. I had thought in this part of the world it was easy to know: it is hot when it is summer, and it is cold when it is winter and that is it. Now, I could no longer tell. Climate change, perhaps. Or could it be I was the only one unaware of these sudden changes because lately I have been spending so much time in bed.

Instead of waking up early which I used to do, I have been cuddling my pillows and I suspect that while the sun was rising, I was snoring so loudly that the birds that used to come at my window and sing beautiful melodies got pissed off and flew away somewhere more quiet. And who knows what else had happened? One thing is sure though, my bed has so much affection for me and vice versa.

My friend and I played several sets, after which we went to the lounge to relax a bit. I was expecting libreng coffee with milk. I forgot I was in the sports facility of an expensive hotel and not in the bakala (store).

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Kwentado: Kwentong Wala Lang o Walang Kwenta

Ang sabi ni friend, ang assignment ko raw ay tungkol sa ‘The Pinoy’s Happiness Index” na nag sasaad ng ganito: Despite low development indeces, including per capita, income rates, Pinoys are happy. Why and How? Examples.

Pero dahil busy ako sa aking trabaho at sa nalalapit at walang tigil na certification examinations na ibinibigay ng Capital Market Authority dito, di ko alam kung papaano gagawin ang mga ito. Kung sabagay, medyo related ang iba sa mga topics na nabanggit sa nalalapit na exams ko katulad ng mga terms na per capita, income rates at development indeces, di ko pa rin magagawa ang mga ito.

Kaya naisipan ko na ibahagi na lang sa inyo ang mga bagay na nakita ko nitong mga nakaraang mga araw.

Unang una na ay ang mga munting bagay sa pananaw ng ibang lahi kumpara sa pananaw ng mga Pinoy, in general tulad ng public display of affection o kung ano man ang tawag dito sa Filipino.

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