PARA KAY MUELMAR...
IBA-IBANG LENGGWAHENG GAMIT
AT IBA-IBANG KULTURANG KINAGISNAN.
SA PANAHON NG LUPIT NG KALIKASAN.
SA PANAHON NG KALAMIDAD AT PAG-IISA.
IISA LANG ANG LAGING BINUBULONG NG ATING PUSO...
PAG-IBIG NA WALANG HINIHINTAY NG ANUMANG KAPALIT.
PAG-IBIG NA WALANG PAGIIMBOT.
PAG-IBIG SA KAPWA
AT PAG-IBIG NA NAGMUMULA SA...
FOR HIS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE,
FOR HIS UNSELFISH HEART & FOR HIS BRAVERY...
YOU ARE MORE THAN A HERO...
SALUDO KAMI SAYONG KABAYANIHAN AT KATAPANGAN...
SEPTEMBER 26 2009. PHILIPPINE HITS BY TYPHOON ONDOY THAT LEAVES HIS WRATH BY A LARGE NUMBER OF DEATH TOLLS, FLOOD-THAT ALMOST SUBMERGED THE 80% PART OF MANILA & NEARBY PROVINCES INCLUDING RIZAL, LAGUNA & BULACAN. PRAYERS & DONATIONS NEEDED.
FACEBOOK WAR AGAINST JACQUE BERMEJO WITH HER INTRIGUING REACTION ON VICTIMS OF TYPHOON ONDOY USING HER FACEBOOK SHOUTOUT.
AND A FOLLOW UP, USING HER OWN VERSION OF ENGLISH.
THE WORLD CELEBRATES TODAY THE WORLD CONTRACEPTION DAY. IT IS A WORLDWIDE CAMPAIGN AIMED AT RAISING AWARENESS OF CONTRACEPTION AND HIGHLIGHTING THE NEED TO REDUCE THE HIGH LEVELS OF UNPLANNED PREGNANCIES.
ANNOUNCEMENT A FRIEND (www.batuzai0401.blogspot.com) SENT ME THIS PHOTO, ALSO ON THIS DAY, WHILE I'M WATCHING NEWS ABOUT TYPHOON ONDOY.
BORN ON THIS DAY of SEPTEMBER 26
POPE PAUL VI(1897)-POPE FROM 1963~1978
OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN(1947)-ACTRESS/SINGER
SERENA WILLIAMS (1981)-TENNIS PLAYER
special thanks to the following:
The first time that I visit this place is way back July 2005. Me & my friend enjoy the summer here. Then after 4 years I came back here again with my co-workers just to enjoy the last kick of summer. I called this place, A WORLD in MINI's, means, a places around the world in miniature form. Here you can see the different location & spots all around the world. They have here, the Mini ASIA, EUROPE & AMERICA.
In Mini America, the statue of Liberty with its 100 tons of bronze, the world’s largest stone obelisk, the Washington Monument, the famous sculptural master piece, the Four Presidents on Mount Rushmore, and the temple to the Sun God , the Kukulkan Pyramid – these testify to the America’s short yet amazing history of development into its influential position today.
A Kababayan from Taal Batangas at
Mini White House
The Mini Statue of Liberty
Mini White House
The Kulkulan Pyramid of Aztecs,
Mini Temple of the Sun-God at Washington
Mini Mount Rushmore of America
In mini EUROPE, If you would like to experience the beauty of European buildings in one trip, this is the place to be! Visit the Greek Acropolis, the Roman Worms Cathedral, the Gothic St. Francis Cathedral and as well as St. Basil’s Cathedral which incorporates Byzantium influences, Gothic spires and Roman Arches.
St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
A Cathedral in Modena, Italy
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
One of the great Architecture in one church somewhere in Europe
(I did not get the info)
A young chinese pictured at Mini ST. PETER's
In Mini Asia you can see the different & beautiful spots all around ASIA. Be amazed by the one of seven wonder of the worlds list the GREAT WALL of CHINA & the TAJ MAHAL, some minaret & temples in west & east Asia such as, Todai-ji Temple in Japan.
One of GT operator at MINI GREAT WALL
Another GT operator on Todai-ji Temple in Japan,
the largest wooden building in the world
Me & my friends on Mini TAJ MAHAL
A minaret from IRAQ
So guys try this to add at your tourist destinations list, because in a day you can travel the world's famous attractions. The Eiffel tower, the Taipei 101, the Petronas towers are still on plan to construct.
http://www.friendster.com (thanks to Salve Coronel, Annalyn Alilio & Guilmar Sara's account)
A REMINDER FOR OFW
Two of our kababayan here in Taiwan lost their future, careers & dreams for their families due to this,
One lost his life & the other goes behind bars. Both came here to earn money & dream of a good and a secured future for their families, but in a snap of a finger, all of these are gone because of this bottle 'GINEBRA SAN MIGUEL'.
Based on the report coming from the Migrant Center, this things happened last week. Our two fellow kababayans was drunk and arguing on a girl, that alledgely girlfriend of the two. With the spirit of the liquor on their heads, one guy nabbed his knife and stabbed the other, that resulted the other died upon arriving to the hospital.
On the other side, the guy who stabbed the other, surrendered and was sent on Taoyuan Detention Center and according to Taiwan Law, homecide cases are usually 5 to 10(?) years in prison, while murder cases, must spent 15 years. And as of the press time, the guy who stabbed the other was sent behind bars, while the other was arranged to sent back home as dead cold body.
Both loose control.
Both have their own families waiting for their comeback. But what if the comeback that their family are longing for, is a cold body on coffin of their son or spouse?
So, to all of our kababayang OFW, control yourself on drinking liquor. DRINK MODERATELY. Set your angers aside, so that no one hurts & lost lives. We're are here abroad to follow our dreams for ourselves & our families, not to follow death.
This picture is taken at Bing Go Philippine store at Chungli County during the Mayweather-Marquez, fight early this morning of September 20, 2009. This is one way of our Filipino kababayans to express our love on sports specially on boxing which gaves us Manny Pacquiao as a real Filipino. For some, this is their way to ease sadness & enjoy Sunday as the day for fun and relaxing. Kaya to all Filipino....Mabuhay po tayo....
Kahapon habang nagpapagupit ako sa isang OFW na bading (sideline niya ang manggupit), narinig ko sila na nagkukuwentuhan ng kaibigan niya ng ganito,
BADING1: bakla, bat ba hindi ako binigyan ni lord ng boses katulad nung ke Jennifer Handson (handson talaga). kung nagkataon lahat ng contest sa tv, sasalihan ko, pati pistahan dudumugin ko at pagkanta sa patay kakaririn ko na.
BADING2: anu b yun pati sa patay? eh kung pati suso ni jennifer handson makuha mo, kaya mo?
BADING1: suso? gagah! dyoga yun? hindi yun suso!
BADING2: o sige, boses tsaka dyoga ni jennifer handson, pwet at katawan ni jennifer lopes, kulay ni halle beri, pero yung kili-kili mo maputing-maputi na parang yung roll-on mo gawa sa tawas… keri mo? hahaha!!!
BADING1: eh di maglo-long islibs ako palagi.
BADING2: di pede, walang ganun. islibless ka lang. kasi sa disyerto ka nakatira, ikaw ang desssssert diva. hahaha... kumakanta habang kumakain ng buhangin...
Habang ginugupitan ay nakikinig ako sa kanila, gustuhin ko mang tumawa, hindi ko magawa kase may hawak na gunting si BADING2, at buti na lang, maayos pa din akong nagupitan ni BADING2. And take note they speak in tounges, di ko maintindihan ang iba nilang sinasabi at ang sabi nila sakin, "relax ka lang kuya" (to the tune of nora aunor yun)...
Kakatuwang isipin na sa kabila ng hirap na dinaranas ng iba nating mga kasamahang OFW andun pa din yung pagiging masayahin natin, yung kakayahan nating ngumiti sa kabila ng hirap at lungkot. Yung kahit anu haharapin at gagawin upang mabuhay at mabuhay ang pamilyang naiwan sa pinas. Yun bang igigive-up ang career, ibababa ang pinag-aralan, at ang lahat ng pangungutya ng ibang lahi, alang-alang sa pamilya, alang-alang sa bayan at sa bansang pinagmulan. Dito ko tuloy naisip at masasabi na ISA ako sa halos mahigit 11 milyong maggagawang pinoy all around the world, na patuloy na nakikipagsapalaran, para sa pamilya at bayan, at patuloy na nagsasabing "i'm proud to be a filipino."
In a country wherein ENGLISH is not the usually used language for communication & posting, incident like this,
for DUMMY wafer
are forgivable, but this signage are from an American company operating here somewhere in R.O.C.
A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for a potential victim and here listed below are some interesting facts on what they say.
- The first thing they look for a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman in ponytail, bun, braid or other hairstyle that can easily grabbed. Yung mga babae na mukhang estudyante at madaling hawakan sa buhok habang nakadogstyle....joke.
- The second thing is they look for clothing. Yung mga nakadamit na halos lumuwa at maghello na ang kanilang hinaharap. Remember Priscilla Almeda in Sutla...
- They also look for women on their cellphone or doing other activities while walking. Yun bang mga babae na nagpapaganda habang naglalakad sa dilim...teka, mga pokpok ang ganun ah...well basta yung mga busy habang naglalakad, kase di na sila makakapanlaban pag ganun.
- The number one place where women are abducted from or attacked is at grocery store parking lot. Siguro sa America or sa ibang bansa, sa mga parking lot, pero sa Pinas usually sa mga eskinita or sa mga liblib na lugar pede na, unless kung mayaman ang rapist, sa mall or sa mga parking lot sila aatake.
- Number two are office parking lots/garages. 'Wag po SIR, wag po...Yun lang.
- Number three are public restrooms. Dito sa case na to, tomboy ang rapist mo. Unless na nakaabang ang guy na rapist sa labas ng CR.
- The thing about rapists is the location. Yung walang makakakita at makakahuli. Usually dun sa makakating lugar, gaya ng talahiban.
- They like those women who still fighting the time they attacked her. Siyempre kung ikaw ang rapist at di ka nanlaban, isa lang ibig sabihin nun, its either bakla ka, pokpok ka or pangit ka.
- These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas, or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands. Kase usually ang nagdadala ng mga payong na mahahaba ay mga lola lang.
- Lastly, convince them or look like you're not worth it. Magsuot ka ba ng pambahay, yung tipong mamamalengke ka lang habang papunta ng office, or nakadaster ka lang habang ikaw ang CEO ng company, di ba ansaya, siguro di ka na marereyp nyan.
WHAT MAKES YOU JOYFUL?
Since today is 09/09/09, a good number for fengshui believer. I just wanted to share a story that makes me joyful everytime i remembered.
This happened many years ago, when I was in college. I was on my 3rd year taking ECE course, alone & lonely (well just think of being dumped by someone). Actually, yes, I was dumped by a girl and that was the first time that I was rejected, coz' usually I was the one do the 'leaving on the jet plane' thing. Do you know the feeling of a little kid who was bullied and got his lunch box by those big kids? That same feeling I felt at that time, I was bullied & no one left on me except the dirt on my shirt.
During that time, I cannot concentrate on my studies... I always wanted to be left alone. One time my friend caught me crying, but I denied it, and said, 'no I just have dirt my eyes that causes me looks like crying'. But indeed deep inside I was crying. Its just I really love the girl, thats why I acted like that. I really love her to the point that no one left on me, for Mariah "I give My all"(the song). This situation left me also a memorable mark on my classcard too.When I get my grade on MECHANICS, its was not failed nor even dropped, its LEFT, meaning you enrolled the subject and left it. Imagine even on my classcard, the whole world wanted to know that I was LEFT by someone.
Then second semester came, I was still on pain, but not the same as before the 1st sem ended (in hospital term, ON RECOVERY). Yes, i am on recovery, because I still have friends who always there to tease me, to flashbacked the last time situation that I am into. Then there is one girl who always at a distance looking at me, staring at me. She's not quite pretty, but not ugly, she very simple in many ways, not talkative not like the others, I remember her, shes my constant seatmate on one of my subject.
One time, while hurriedly walking to attend a class on Advanced Math, (I dont know what happended on me) I said "Hello" to her while I passed through her and then she smile back and say 'HI'. Upon hearing her voices theres an urge on me to meet her. I left my friend and said 'go ahead, alot of numbers awaits on you', 'Xerox ko na lang ang notes mo mamaya'. Then I walked back to the girl that made my heart exciting. As I walked through the bench where she was seated, I had many butterflies flying on my stomach, and when I reached her place, my mouth burst asking, 'ate, me kopya ka ba ng lesson nyo kanina sa Advanced Math' then, she replied, 'ate ka jan, meron kuya'. Then we both laughed after. A few minutes, after got back from photocopying her notes, I asked her name. Her name is not-so-pretty-woman. After asking whats on the notes, I've got an instant tutor, lolz, I've got a friend & I found out that shes more smarter than me, because shes a deans lister while I am a manong-computer-rental lister (adik sa computer kase).
A month after exchanging phone numbers, making 'sabay' & 'kamusta' to her everyday and sharing ideas and thoughts, she confessed that she had a crush on me during the MECHANICS overload (overload kase, I lost a GF and Left a 5 units subject). She said that during that dark times of mine, she wanted to help me. After hearing that, I felt flattered, simply because on a distant, someway, somehow there is someone thinking & care for me from afar.
After the semester ends, with those routine of calling her, making hatid, and making sabay & kamusta to her, she became my girlfriend and now... wala na kame, joke.
It was wonderful sitting on a bench even I am here abroad, remembering that moment of joy meeting her.
Times like this belongs to one of top ten things in my life that gives me the utmost joy.
How about you? What makes you joyful?
Simbahan. Katedral. Moog. Kapilya. Church. Chapel. Iglesia. Tuklong.
Iba-iba man tayo ng tawag. Iba- iba man tayo ng pananaw sa relihiyon.
Iisa lang ang matibay nating sandigan ng kalungkutan at pagkabigo.
St. Francis of Assissi Church
Bongabong, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
(Photo from Mary Heidee Ang)
At sa bawat bloke ng sementong bumubuo dito ay may istoryang kaakibat.
Sa bawat ilaw nito ay may dala-dalang pag-asa at nagsisilbing tanglaw sa ating buhay.
Sa bawat dasal at panalangin natin, ang apat na sulok ng building na ito ang siyang katibayan ng ating paniniwala.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel
Old Hukou, Hsinchu, Taiwan
(Photo from Old Hukou friendster account)
Ang naglalakihang altar nito ang siyang nag-iisang testigo ng ating pangako.
Ito rin ang nag-iisang secret-keeper ng ating mga hinaing, sikreto at kasalanan.
Our Lady of Peace Cathedral
Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
(Photo from Mary Heidee Ang)
Sa bawat Luha, Pag-ibig, Pagkabigo, Tagumpay, Hiling, Papuri at Pagsisisi.
Ang moog na ito ang isa sa pinakamalapit nating takbuhan ng problema at pagkakamali.
Ang kahindigan nito ang nagsisilbing matibay nating payong sa panahon trahedya at bagyo ng buhay.
(Photo from Mary Heidee Ang)
Ang mga sanctuariong ito ay isa lang patunay nang ating paniniwala kay HESUS.
Ang mga sanctuaryong ito rin ang kumukumpleto ng ating buhay Kristiyano-Katoliko.
Binondo, Manila, Philippines
(Photo from Mary Heidee Ang)
Hindi lahat tayo ay nabibigyan ng pagkakataong maglakbay.
At hindi sa lahat ng pagkakataon tayo ay libre o pwede.
Kaya't kung tayo man ay bigyan ng pagkakataon.
Sa panulat at sa kung saan man umabot ang ating kaalaman.
Sige maglayag ka...
Maglayag ka ng walang inaapakang iba.
Maglayag ka ng walang nasasaktang damdamin.
Maglayag ka ng taas noo at may dangal sa bayan mo.
At ipahayag mo ang alam mong tama at makabubuti sa'yo at sa iba.
Kaya't sige ipahayag mo...
Ipahayag mo ang damdamin mo ng tama.
Ipahayag mo ang mga saloobin mo ng maayos, upang ika'y matulungan.
Ipahayag mo ang lahat lahat ng nasa loob, hindi para ikaw ay purihin.
Bagkus upang ikaw ay tularan, pamarisan at gawing inspirasyon ng iba.
'Wag kang magpahamak o di kaya'y manghamak ng kapwa mo.
Bilang isang mabuting tao, kaibigan at mamamayan...
Bilang isang malayang Pilipino...
At bilang isang maglalayag at nagpapahayag...
Ipakita mo... Sa isip, Sa salita at Sa gawa.
Na ikaw ay isang mabuting tao...