WHEN I WAS I KID, PINANGARAP KONG PUMUNTA NG ZOO. LAGI KO NOON KINUKULIT ANG NANAY AT TATAY KO NA PUMUNTA SA ZOO SA TUWING SASAPIT ANG BAKASYON. KASO SA TUWING KUKULITIN KO SILA, (AT NAGPAPAKULIT NAMAN), LAGI NILANG SINASABI SA AKIN NA "DYAN KA NA LANG SA LIKOD BAHAY PUMUNTA O DI KAYA SA MAY KAKAHUYAN, KASE LAHAT NG MAKIKITA MO DYAN AY MERON SA ZOO". DAHIL NGA SA MEDYO HIRAP KAMI SA BUHAY, WALA NA AKONG NAGAWA KUNDI TINGNAN ANG MGA MANOK, BAKA, KALABAW AT KAMBING SA BAKURAN AT IMADYININ NA GIRAFFE(gi-ra-pe, ang basa namin dati), TIGER, LION AT ELEPHANT ANG IBA SA KANILA.
LUMIPAS ANG MARAMING TAON, HANGGANG SA MAG-HIGH SCHOOL AT MAKATAPOS NG COLLEGE HINDI KO NARATING ANG LINTEK NA ZOO NA YAN. AT NUNG BAGO AKO TUMULAK PARA MANGIBANG BAYAN, IPINANGAKO KO SA SARILI KO NA PUMUNTA DUN. SUBALIT DATAPWAT DAHIL SA BILIS NG PANGYAYARI AT EKSAYTMENT NA RIN TUNGKOL SA AKING PAKIKIPAGSAPALARAN SA IBANG BANSA, NAWAGLIT SA AKING ISIPAN ANG PLANONG PAGPUNTA NG ZOO.
LUMIPAS MULI ANG ILANG TAON. NANLAGAS AT MULING NAGKADAHON ANG MGA PUNO NG HIGERA(YUNG PINAGTALIAN KAY FLORANTE SA FLORANTE AT LAURA) HINDI KO NARATING O NAPUNTAHAN MAN LAMANG ANG MAILAP NA ZOO NA YAN. DALA NA RIN SIGURO NG SOBRANG KABUSYHAN AT PAGPAPAYAMAN (DAW?) HINDI NA MULING SUMAGI PA SA AKING ALAALA ANG MAGPUNTA SA ZOO. AT KAHIT NUNG LUMIPAT AKO NG KUMPANYANG PAGTATRABAHUHAN NOONG 2007 HINDI KO NA NAISIPAN PANG PUMASYAL PA SA NASABING POOK PASYALAN.
From its inception as a single-city initiative -- Sydney, Australia - in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global symbol of hope and movement for change. Earth Hour 2010 created history as the world's largest ever voluntary action with people, businesses and governments in 128 countries across every continent coming together to celebrate an unambiguous commitment to the one thing that unites us all -- the planet.
Sign up to earthhour.org, switch off your lights for Earth Hour 2011, and share the positive actions you will sustain for earth beyond the hour.
The 2009 H1N1 virus is contagious and is spreading from human to human. Spread of the 2009 H1N1 virus is thought to occur in the same way that seasonal flu spreads. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing, sneezing or talking by people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something – such as a surface or object – with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.
What are the signs and symptoms of this virus in people?
The symptoms of 2009 H1N1 flu virus in people include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea. People may be infected with the flu, including 2009 H1N1 and have respiratory symptoms without a fever. Severe illnesses and deaths have occurred as a result of illness associated with this virus.
What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?
Take these everyday steps to protect your health:
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.*
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.*) Keep away from others as much as possible to keep from making others sick.
Other important actions that you can take are:
- Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
- Be prepared in case you get sick and need to stay home for a week or so; a supply of over-the-counter medicines, alcohol-based hand rubs * (for when soap and water are not available), tissues and other related items could help you to avoid the need to make trips out in public while you are sick and contagious.
- Nicole Hyala – lifted from "kolehiyala", a female college student
- Chris Tsuper - a cross-between "Christopher" and "tsuper", a jeepney driver.
- Rica Hera - lifted from "kahera", "cashier"
- Missy Hista - lifted from "masahista", a masseuse
- Rico Pañero – lifted from "compañero", a moniker used to describe an attorney
- Kristine Dera - lifted from "tindera", a vendress.
- Papa Jack – lifted from the "padyak" boys, a bicycle with a sidecar
- Matthew Dancer - lifted from "macho dancer"
- Bobby Guard - lifted from "bodyguard"
- Lala Banderas - lifted from "labandera"
- Monsieur Betero – lifted from "sorbetero"
- Tommy Tambay - lifted from "tumatambay"
- Johnny Thor - lifted from "janitor"
- Sexy Terry - lifted from "secretary"
- Rey Porter - lifted from "reporter"