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!

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!

Photohunt: Utensils






Isn’t it quite obvious that Photohunt‘s theme brought to mind eating? 😀 That’s right, people. These are some of those fascinating eating utensils in restaurants. It has become a habit to me that when I go to restaurants and eating places, I always check out the utensils. I go for the stainless. I don’t know why I am so fascinated with them. Well, maybe because they look clean.

Photohunt: Utensils






Isn’t it quite obvious that Photohunt‘s theme brought to mind eating? 😀 That’s right, people. These are some of those fascinating eating utensils in restaurants. It has become a habit to me that when I go to restaurants and eating places, I always check out the utensils. I go for the stainless. I don’t know why I am so fascinated with them. Well, maybe because they look clean.

Photohunt: Utensils






Isn’t it quite obvious that Photohunt‘s theme brought to mind eating? 😀 That’s right, people. These are some of those fascinating eating utensils in restaurants. It has become a habit to me that when I go to restaurants and eating places, I always check out the utensils. I go for the stainless. I don’t know why I am so fascinated with them. Well, maybe because they look clean.

Showing Some Skin

The question had been hanging in my head for quite some time now – if a woman shows some skin, is she not decent? The answer may depend totally on how a person defines decency, and maybe on the culture, tradition, and beliefs, where an individual was raised. It can also be a religious thing for some others.

People are so easy to judge that if a woman dresses showing her cleavage, she maybe easy to get. Or if she wears mini skirts most of the time, she has loose morals. When I was a young wife who was so comfortable wearing short shorts once in a while, and still had a delectable (*grins*) figure that does not cry out of the need for the best diet pills (ha ha) I was often piqued by in-laws via Papsie. Papsie then was not even affected when I wear those shorts during those times. In the course of time, the short shorts eventually disappeared and we discovered later that they were hidden in one of those baskets of old clothes. I will not be telling who did it but definitely she decided that I should not wear those shorts anymore.


People are so easy to judge that they can easily conclude that the reason why a woman is treated rudely or why they receive degrading remarks is because of the way they dress. To blame the whole ugly scenario to the woman is truly unforgivable. How can people justify the rudeness of men who do not have respect for women and all their worth? How can people accept that it is okay for these rude men to insult women because of the way they dress? Even a prostitute does not deserve to be humiliated or mocked of how she adorns herself. It is unforgivable that some people find it so easy to condemn. They forget that these women are human beings, too, that deserve to be treated right despite of their status or choices in life. I believe that judgment must not be given according to what we only see physically but what constitutes a person.

A senior-almost-sixty aunt returned once to her dear Philippines from the America donned simply in spaghetti-strapped blouse and denim pair of shorts. As typical as it is expected, she became the topic. I find it amusing how some people can ridicule when they cannot even have the nerve to dress like that because they have big torsos and bulges are all around while the aunt does not even look like she is almost sixty. Besides, she looks decent to me. The news reached the aunt and as expected, she retorted that why don’t these people who criticize don the same outfit and ask people around who looks better. Of course, she was joking but I know she was offended.

I find it shallow to tell that when a woman shows some skin in the way she dresses, she is loose or immoral. How funny to think that these people who find it very easy to judge might even have scandals in their past, or desire that one day they can also show some skin, or wish that their women partners can also be as sexy-looking.

Showing Some Skin

The question had been hanging in my head for quite some time now – if a woman shows some skin, is she not decent? The answer may depend totally on how a person defines decency, and maybe on the culture, tradition, and beliefs, where an individual was raised. It can also be a religious thing for some others.

People are so easy to judge that if a woman dresses showing her cleavage, she maybe easy to get. Or if she wears mini skirts most of the time, she has loose morals. When I was a young wife who was so comfortable wearing short shorts once in a while, and still had a delectable (*grins*) figure that does not cry out of the need for the best diet pills (ha ha) I was often piqued by in-laws via Papsie. Papsie then was not even affected when I wear those shorts during those times. In the course of time, the short shorts eventually disappeared and we discovered later that they were hidden in one of those baskets of old clothes. I will not be telling who did it but definitely she decided that I should not wear those shorts anymore.


People are so easy to judge that they can easily conclude that the reason why a woman is treated rudely or why they receive degrading remarks is because of the way they dress. To blame the whole ugly scenario to the woman is truly unforgivable. How can people justify the rudeness of men who do not have respect for women and all their worth? How can people accept that it is okay for these rude men to insult women because of the way they dress? Even a prostitute does not deserve to be humiliated or mocked of how she adorns herself. It is unforgivable that some people find it so easy to condemn. They forget that these women are human beings, too, that deserve to be treated right despite of their status or choices in life. I believe that judgment must not be given according to what we only see physically but what constitutes a person.

A senior-almost-sixty aunt returned once to her dear Philippines from the America donned simply in spaghetti-strapped blouse and denim pair of shorts. As typical as it is expected, she became the topic. I find it amusing how some people can ridicule when they cannot even have the nerve to dress like that because they have big torsos and bulges are all around while the aunt does not even look like she is almost sixty. Besides, she looks decent to me. The news reached the aunt and as expected, she retorted that why don’t these people who criticize don the same outfit and ask people around who looks better. Of course, she was joking but I know she was offended.

I find it shallow to tell that when a woman shows some skin in the way she dresses, she is loose or immoral. How funny to think that these people who find it very easy to judge might even have scandals in their past, or desire that one day they can also show some skin, or wish that their women partners can also be as sexy-looking.

Showing Some Skin

The question had been hanging in my head for quite some time now – if a woman shows some skin, is she not decent? The answer may depend totally on how a person defines decency, and maybe on the culture, tradition, and beliefs, where an individual was raised. It can also be a religious thing for some others.

People are so easy to judge that if a woman dresses showing her cleavage, she maybe easy to get. Or if she wears mini skirts most of the time, she has loose morals. When I was a young wife who was so comfortable wearing short shorts once in a while, and still had a delectable (*grins*) figure that does not cry out of the need for the best diet pills (ha ha) I was often piqued by in-laws via Papsie. Papsie then was not even affected when I wear those shorts during those times. In the course of time, the short shorts eventually disappeared and we discovered later that they were hidden in one of those baskets of old clothes. I will not be telling who did it but definitely she decided that I should not wear those shorts anymore.


People are so easy to judge that they can easily conclude that the reason why a woman is treated rudely or why they receive degrading remarks is because of the way they dress. To blame the whole ugly scenario to the woman is truly unforgivable. How can people justify the rudeness of men who do not have respect for women and all their worth? How can people accept that it is okay for these rude men to insult women because of the way they dress? Even a prostitute does not deserve to be humiliated or mocked of how she adorns herself. It is unforgivable that some people find it so easy to condemn. They forget that these women are human beings, too, that deserve to be treated right despite of their status or choices in life. I believe that judgment must not be given according to what we only see physically but what constitutes a person.

A senior-almost-sixty aunt returned once to her dear Philippines from the America donned simply in spaghetti-strapped blouse and denim pair of shorts. As typical as it is expected, she became the topic. I find it amusing how some people can ridicule when they cannot even have the nerve to dress like that because they have big torsos and bulges are all around while the aunt does not even look like she is almost sixty. Besides, she looks decent to me. The news reached the aunt and as expected, she retorted that why don’t these people who criticize don the same outfit and ask people around who looks better. Of course, she was joking but I know she was offended.

I find it shallow to tell that when a woman shows some skin in the way she dresses, she is loose or immoral. How funny to think that these people who find it very easy to judge might even have scandals in their past, or desire that one day they can also show some skin, or wish that their women partners can also be as sexy-looking.

More Than Molasses

For Pinoys: Are you aware of the expression “makunat pa sa inuyat“. In case you wonder, inuyat is molasses in English. Makunat is an adjective that is equivalent to ductile, stretchy, springy, resilient or rubberlike. That being said, you will definitely have a vision what the expression means.

Is it therefore a good trait to be stingy? Here in the Philippines, those who ignore banters or teasings that one has to give drink, food, or blow-out are oftentimes branded as stingy. In a group of friends, the teasing does not end until one gives in to a banter of giving some food or treats when it is the birthday of one of the friends.

Being stingy is a negative trait among most Filipinos. Why is it then? Actually, there are people who find it hard to share their blessings. These are the people who are known to be rich and famous but are not generous enough to share. What makes it unforgivable is when these people are the ones who took advantage of others about money matters.

It may not be bad when someone is stingy if money is just enough for his own expenses. You cannot embrace what is bigger than you. Being stingy is also not bad if one believes that an expense is not necessary or important. There are actually people who plans each activity in their lives and that includes giving out each cent from the pocket. In fact, when they pull out the five hundred bill, one can see that Ninoy is already frowning.

It is better that we consider the priorities of a stingy person. Are they sending kids to school, or do they support someone or some people? Are they more philantrophic than addicted to vices? Are they generous to those who are really in need? Are they a member of a civic group? Therefore, we cannot brand them as stingy. They are the people of this world who care enough not because of personal motives but of pure desire to help.

Are you anxious to be branded as one? And because of this, you have to borrow just to avoid being called stingy? Do not give in. Do not be anxious to be called stingy or cheap. Let it in to your ear and let it out to another.