May He Rest in Peace

Most of the time I get to see him because of the party invitations from him or from his family. The last big party was when his son won the barangay elections as councilor. And during those parties, he was happy to see us, I know. Our presence delights his soul though Papsie will receive more than enough banters from him because of his bigote. He liked it clean.

He is like a second father to me. He will always tell how blessed or lucky Papsie is to have a wife like me. He was always proud of me telling his relatives about me. I have not heard such sincere remarks. It was not forced, it was not sugar-coated.

The last time we visited him was two weeks ago and he was crying. He was in pain (physical and emotional). I told him that he is blessed to have everybody around him always ready to serve him while other parents do not experience that from his or her children or grandchildren. And he cried and told me that it is the reason why he feels sorry sometimes. He told me that they do not deserve the harsh words from him. I told him reassuringly that they understand.

Rest in peace, Ninong.

Not All That Glisters, Gold

I have to borrow the title of a previous post which was lost together with my hosted site.

Anyway, the Filipinos being innovative, or maybe the right description would be ‘have the capability to make a replica’ (who says copycat??), production of carbon copies of gold coins will not be a difficult job. There were reports of fraud such as this, so if you wanted to acquire gold coins and preserve them and add more, you can consult Gold Coins Gain, or any other reliable gold investment institutions.

If I have these gold coins and gold bullion (which is very impossible to happen), I would definitely invest them wisely. To make it more safe for me and my family, I would share them to those in need of financial aid. The baggage would be lighter and it would not be the wick that will be the cause of a troublesome situation. This will not endanger our lives anymore if I have a slack baggage. And besides, we cannot bring them down to our graves.

And talking about ‘not all that glisters, gold‘, these luminaries in the cabinet and among the groups of traditional politicians and among these wealthy people, are people we can exalt as models of exemplary principles, values and vision. Not because they have swarovski crystals and gold accessories, they are people who have glistening repute. Of course, there may still be some who deserves to be labeled ‘true gold among the crowd’. There is always an exemption to the rule.

Not All That Glisters, Gold

I have to borrow the title of a previous post which was lost together with my hosted site.

Anyway, the Filipinos being innovative, or maybe the right description would be ‘have the capability to make a replica’ (who says copycat??), production of carbon copies of gold coins will not be a difficult job. There were reports of fraud such as this, so if you wanted to acquire gold coins and preserve them and add more, you can consult Gold Coins Gain, or any other reliable gold investment institutions.

If I have these gold coins and gold bullion (which is very impossible to happen), I would definitely invest them wisely. To make it more safe for me and my family, I would share them to those in need of financial aid. The baggage would be lighter and it would not be the wick that will be the cause of a troublesome situation. This will not endanger our lives anymore if I have a slack baggage. And besides, we cannot bring them down to our graves.

And talking about ‘not all that glisters, gold‘, these luminaries in the cabinet and among the groups of traditional politicians and among these wealthy people, are people we can exalt as models of exemplary principles, values and vision. Not because they have swarovski crystals and gold accessories, they are people who have glistening repute. Of course, there may still be some who deserves to be labeled ‘true gold among the crowd’. There is always an exemption to the rule.

If it’s safe, it’s everything.

That was Par Ohmsford from the book The Elf Queen of Shannara. This book is one of those Amazon books offered at a reduced price of $3.56 and can be shipped to you one to two days. You can also buy used Shannara books priced lower than $3.56.

But this post is not about Par Ohmsford or the elf queen or Shannara. This is about a seemingly elf queen in the Philippines who chose to be safe not telling us during the SONA all about the scandals and the graft and corruption issues in the Philippines. It is because it is everything to her I believe. Telling would be incriminating.


Pardon me but I cannot help myself saying a little piece about what I heard from her during the SONA. Though I did not listen to everything and ponder seriously and read between the lines, I had the inkling that it was about how greatly she had made it possible to boost the economy. Ironically, this is the current situation in the Philippines:
  • We have debts and we will be paying for these debts. We are in a quagmire that we will not rise if something will be done.
  • We import rice from other countries. This is a situation that is a reverse of the past where we are the ones producing and teaching how to produce rice. Now, we are importing rice.
  • There are millions of unemployed. Just visit our place and there are many unemployed canto boys who try to eke out a living by running errands for the neighbors.
  • We depend greatly on our heroes’ (OFW) remittances. There are no efforts to plan and create jobs for Filipinos so that they will not serve foreigners but the Philippines.
  • We do not feel the benefits that the elf queen enumerated. No health cards, no housing for the poor, no protection for human rights especially for the impoverished, and a lot more.

This is my short piece. I am relieved I said what I wanted to say. Kahit di makinig ang elf queen.

If it’s safe, it’s everything.

That was Par Ohmsford from the book The Elf Queen of Shannara. This book is one of those Amazon books offered at a reduced price of $3.56 and can be shipped to you one to two days. You can also buy used Shannara books priced lower than $3.56.

But this post is not about Par Ohmsford or the elf queen or Shannara. This is about a seemingly elf queen in the Philippines who chose to be safe not telling us during the SONA all about the scandals and the graft and corruption issues in the Philippines. It is because it is everything to her I believe. Telling would be incriminating.


Pardon me but I cannot help myself saying a little piece about what I heard from her during the SONA. Though I did not listen to everything and ponder seriously and read between the lines, I had the inkling that it was about how greatly she had made it possible to boost the economy. Ironically, this is the current situation in the Philippines:
  • We have debts and we will be paying for these debts. We are in a quagmire that we will not rise if something will be done.
  • We import rice from other countries. This is a situation that is a reverse of the past where we are the ones producing and teaching how to produce rice. Now, we are importing rice.
  • There are millions of unemployed. Just visit our place and there are many unemployed canto boys who try to eke out a living by running errands for the neighbors.
  • We depend greatly on our heroes’ (OFW) remittances. There are no efforts to plan and create jobs for Filipinos so that they will not serve foreigners but the Philippines.
  • We do not feel the benefits that the elf queen enumerated. No health cards, no housing for the poor, no protection for human rights especially for the impoverished, and a lot more.

This is my short piece. I am relieved I said what I wanted to say. Kahit di makinig ang elf queen.

This is News, and It’s About Me

Challenge

I am accepting the 30 Hubs in 30 Days HubChallenge of the Hubpages. They say this challenge can give an opportunity to make money. So let’s see, let’s see. Though they say I can be a better hubber after the challenge. Wonder what that means. Anyway, do visit my My Hubpage if you have time. Or take the challenge yourself. That would be fun!

This is News, and It’s About Me

Challenge

I am accepting the 30 Hubs in 30 Days HubChallenge of the Hubpages. They say this challenge can give an opportunity to make money. So let’s see, let’s see. Though they say I can be a better hubber after the challenge. Wonder what that means. Anyway, do visit my My Hubpage if you have time. Or take the challenge yourself. That would be fun!