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Monday, April 30, 2012

Count your blessings


Dear insansapinas,


Kahit na minarkahan na ako for exit sa mundo, tinuturing ko pa rin na masuwerte pa rin ako dahil may kapatid akong nakaantabay sa akin (Siguro role niya yon mula sa Director ng mga directors). Noon na busy akong gumawa ng pera ang mga pinakamasama ng naexperience ko ay ang mga intriga, mga abusadong mga boss at mga inggiterang mga "kaibigan" pero  aware din sa mga kasamaang ginagawa ng mga tao sa kapwa nila na kulang ang apoy sa impyerno para sila maparusahan. Wala nga lang akong magawa kung hindi magwish na may hawak akong wand at gawin ko silang mga palaka dahil hindi ko talaga masuot ang uniporme ni Darna. Lalabas ang bilbil ko. Sssssshhh.

Basahin ninyo ng balitang ito kung hindi manginginig ang inyong laman.

For months, two teenaged girls were allegedly drugged by their father each time he raped them as their mother held their arms to prevent any struggle.
The sisters’ ordeal only ended when the father allegedly raped a third victim—a classmate of one of his daughters—who was able to escape and report the abuses to the police.
The blood-curdling picture of parenting warped by drugs and diabolic lust emerged with the father’s arrest on Thursday in Quezon City.
Supt. Crisostomo Mendoza of the Novaliches police substation said the sisters, aged 14 and 16, were allegedly forced by their 33-year-old father to take “shabu” before they were raped. The suspect’s 35-year-old live-in partner, the girls’ mother, allegedly helped her man perpetrate the crime by firmly holding the girls in place as they were being ravished.
Ang aking kaibigan ay nagtrabaho sa Saudi bilang domestic helper. Grabe raw talaga ang mga misis na selosa na gusto pang ultimong sentimo ay tumulo saiyong katawan. Ang asawa naman daw noong misis ay manyakis kaya lagi siyang may itinatagong kutsilyo. Umuwi siya sa Pinas kahit hindi tapos ang kontrata niya. 


Sa balitang ito, hindi ka ba makakawish na maging hayup ang mga itong nagpahirap sa isang Pinay.

Labing-apat na buwang tiniis ng isang Pinay domestic helper sa Saudi Arabia ang kalu­pitan ng sadistang mga amo bago nito nagawang makatakas at makahingi ng saklolo sa Philippine consulate.

Basura

Dear insansapinas,


Noong bata pa ako (ibig sabihin matanda na ako...inamin din...toinkz), pag hapon nagwawalis ang aking mother sa paligid ng bahay...mga dahong natuyo at nahulog at mga basura na itinapon mula sa bintana ng aming bahay. AHEM, mea culpa. Masarap amuyin ang dahong sinusunog (amoy probinsiya) pero yong ibang basura hindi masunog. Isip ko noon, bakit kailangang itapon sa lupa kung wawalisin din naman.


Kahit sa Pilipinas pa, sanay kong di nagtatapon ng basura kung saan-saan. Kaya ang bag ko puno ng kleenex, candy wrapper, kulang na lang makita mo ang garbage truck sa loob. ahek. 


Kaya noong nasa ospital ako last week, nang makita ko yong babae na panay ang dukot sa kaniyang bag, alam kong naglilinis din siya ng mga basurang inipon niya doon.


May appointment ako sa oncologist ko bukas. Hinahanap ko yong prescription niya sa aking gamot para hindi naman ako masyadong mahirapan sa side effect. Nawawala.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Babuyan- My Last Lecture

Dear insansapinas 

Pabayaan ninyo kung paminsan-minsan buhatin ko ang aking bangko.Paminsan-minsan? madaas eh diba? Pagbigyan ninyo na ako.


Hindi ko ito talaga last lecture sa Pilipinas. . Gusto ko lang magbigay ng kaunting opinion sa balitang ito.

Two-day ‘holiday’ to protest meat smuggling, importation
THE supply of fresh meat was tight Friday after hog and chicken growers declared a pork and poultry holiday to protest the government’s inability to stop the rampant smuggling and over-importation of meat.
Ano naman ang relasyon ng balitang ito sa aking lecture. Pag sinabi kong lecture, hindi yong panay ang dada ako habang ang mga nakikinig ay nag-sasalitan ng pagbagsak ng ulo sa pagtulog. No sireee, hindi sila pwedeng matulog. Hindi pwedeng tulo laway. Tseh. Gigisingin ko sila. Isa pa, Tagalog ako maglecture. Hindi rin ako gumagamit ng business terms masyado  lalo na kung ang mga attendees ay wala namang mataas na edukasyon. Hindi naman ako show-off. Ginagamit ko lang yan pag ang mga attendees ay mga galing sa kumpaniyang gustong maintindihan kung ano bang klaseng baboy ang  financial analysis at project evaluation.

Kidding aside, ang nature ng lecture ko ay pagkakakitaan. Itinuturo ko kung paano ang pagpresyo at pag-alam kung may kapararakan nga ang project na iniisip ng grupo. Itinunturo ko rin kung ilang ang kailangang volume of sales para masustain ang target profit. Marami kasi na akala pag kumita na ng libo-libo ay proftable na. O kaya di ba ang mga artista, nagogoyo na pumasok sa partnership ng negosyo dahil madali silang makumbinsi na profitable ang project. Karamihan pa restaurant ang pinapasukan. Ang laki ng pilferage at theft pag hindi personal na supervised.

Balik sa lecture. Ang condition ng magpapautang ay kailangan yong may alam sila sa negosyong papasukan nila bago sila pautangin, AHEM, hawak ko sila. BWahahaha

Sa Misamis Oriental/Iligan at iba pang probinsiya ako noon pinadala ng consultancy namin. Mga miyembro ng isang kooperatiba ang bibigyan ng pautang para makapagtayo ng babuyan. So may kasama ako na ang diniscuss  ay ang technicality ng babuyan. Kung paano hindi masyadong patatabain ang mga baboy dahil baka manteka na lang ag makuha...kung anong mga gamot ang pwedeng ibigay. blahblahblah. 


Sa akin ay pagpresyo at marketing.  Kung ibebenta ang baboy na hubad na, iba-iba dapat ang presyo ng parte ng kanilang laman. Hindi rin dapat masyadong palakihin ang baboy. Bababuyin sila sa presyo. 


Pagkatapos ay pinaeestimate ko sa mga participants ng working seminar kung kailan nila mababawi ang kanilang investment at kailan nila mababayaran ag kanilang utang. Sila ang pinagcocompute ko para matandaan nila kahit wala na ako doon. 
Ginagawa kong simple lang para maintindihan nila. 


Unang computation nila ay muntik ng masira ang aking calculator. Thirty years. Aba, eh nakapag-asawa na ang kanilang anak, nagkaroon na sila ng apo at magkakaroon pa ng apo sa apo, hindi pa bawi ng investments.


Ito ang importansiya ng ROI- return on investments at at payback period sa evaluation ng feasibility.


Kako kung ang ROI nila ay 3 per cent lang, matulog na lang sila sa duyan at hintaying bumagsak ang niyog.
Dahil kung ang interest ng utang nila ay 5 per cent, kulang pa ang kinita nila. Tseh.


Kailangan ang payback period ay maiksi lang. Yong ang tinatawag na pagugulungin ang capital. Kagaya ng halimbawa pitong buwan lang pwede ng ibenta ang baboy; yong pinagbentahan, pwede namang gamitin sa mga panibagong biik.


Balik tayo sa balita. Kaya kung hindi mapapahinto ng pamahalaan ang pag smuggle ng karne, malulugi ang mga backyard raisers. Pag nalugi yan, maapektuhan din ang mga nagtitinda ng karne sa palengke. Maapektuhan din ang feeds industry.At maapektuhan din ang mga litsonero, restaurant at mga consumers.


Ang mga smuggled items a ay hindi nagbabayad ng taxes.Mayayaman ang mga smugglers habang ang mga backyard raisers ay maraming problemang kinahaharap. 


Pinaysaamerika

Muling Lilipad si Darna

Dear insansapinas,
Personal.


Hindi lang cancer ang aking sakit. Pati diabetes. Hindi ako nagrereklamo, Boss. Nabababanggit ko lang. (tingin sa itaas). bulong, bulong, bulong.  May itinuturok ako na pambaba ng blood sugar pero kailangan, kumain ka within thirty minutes. Hindi lang kain ha. Lamon as in  parang tinamad ka ng isang Linggo at hindi man lang naulingan ang kaldero. Pag hindi ka kumain ng marami, paggising mo ay para kang gulay na pinagpasasaang lamugin ng mga namamamalengke pero hindi naman binili.


Sensiya na. Ngayong umaga, ganiyan ang naramdaman ko. Pero kumain naman ako ng bibingka kagabi. Kaya lang yong bibingka ay mini, na isang lulon mo lang ang isang  piraso. Pag sinuswerte ka, didikit pa sa ngala-ngala mo.   Hindi ako kumain ng kanin. Wala akong gana. Masarap naman ang ulam. Smoked bangus.


So, mahina ako nang magising ako. Iniisip ko, mahiga na lang kaya ako maghapon? HINDI. Kailangang kumuha ako ng pantukod para makatayo ako. Ang pantukod ko ay ang aking back scratcher. Hindi ako nagself-pity. Wala namang director na pwedeng madiscover ako kung ako ay iiyak. (Best dramatic actress ako noon sa mga drama namin sa college) AHEM. Sa totoo lang maswerte pa nga ako sa ibang nanay dito na lampas liyebo siyete na, sumasakit na ang rayuma, nag-aalaga pa rin ng mga apo at siya pang nagluluto at naglalaba. Kaniya-kaniyang kapalaran talaga yan.


So unti-unti akong bumangon. Gustong gusto ko pa naman ang magshower lalo pag malamig. Baligtad ba? Hindi. Kasi ang sarap ng init ng shower. Pinapatay ang lamig.


Nagluto ako ng scrambled eggs. Pero hindi ako kumain. Wala pa rin akong gana. Nag-iisip ako kung anong kakainin ko para maalis ang gutom ko. Siguro naranasan na ninyo yon na magutom na kahit anong kain ninyo hindi maalis pakiramdam na nagrarumble ang tiyan mo sa loob. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Bitbitin ang anak sa trabaho

Dear insansapinas,

Yessss, Virginia, once a year, an employee can bring a child to his/her workplace here in the US. Noong hindi ko alam yon, nagulat ako ng lahat ng kasamahan ko sa opisinang may anak ay may bitbit na isa o dalawa sa trabaho. Akala ko lahat nawalan ng nanny.


Kalbaryo ang inabot ko. Hindi sa hindi ako child friendly pero sus ang aking mata ay hindi huminto ng pagtaas, pagbaba, pag-ikot at ang aking mga kamay ay mabilis dumampot ng pwedeng pakialaman sa aking lamesa. Ang  aking kilay ay hindi naghiwalay pero nakangiting pusa pa rin ako.


Yong aking kasamahan, dalawa ang dalang anak. Nag-aaway pala madalas yon kahit sa bahay nila. Pagnag-away pa naman, nagliliparan ang mga hawak nila. Kung hindi ako nakayuko, ang hawak ng donut noong isang bata ay swak sana sa ilong ko. Yum. Ganti naman yong kapatid. Bagel naman ang ipinambato. Tiningnan ko, walang PHiladelphia cheese, Hayaan mo siyang magkalat. Wala lang naman sa nanay nila na busy kasasagot sa telepono.


Minsan, tumalikod ako. Yong isang bata, naitubog na yong dalawa niyang daliri sa aking kape. Paano ko nalaman, napaso eh. Mainit. Whooo.

Filipino Nurses Wanted


Dear insansapinas,

OOpps. This is not an advertisement. This is a blog about US Ambassador Cuisia's opinion on DC Counciman Barry's unfair statement about Fiipino nurses.
For a person who was admitted in the hospital four times in less than two years, let me discuss this issue on both sides. 
In fairness, this is the side of Barry: 
“[N]o offense,” Barry said, “but let’s grow our own teachers, let’s grow our own nurses, and so that we don’t have to go scrounging in our community clinics and other kinds of places, having to hire people from somewhere else.”
Barry said nursing schools in the district should train local residents to work in the health industry and deal with nursing shortages.
Even before he made the statement, he already asked for apology. His statements were more directed towards the hospital and healthcare industry challenging them to come up with a program that would address the shortage of nurses in the US. In the Philippines, can we accept the label of racism if we give preference to our local graduates than the foreigners?


Same is true here in the States. Unemployment is a problem. There are employment opportunities but no locals are trained for such kind of job. As I have said, I was admitted in the hospital four times and in these times, there were not so many locals who graduated from the nursing program. What Barry may not realize is  that this is not the kind of profession or career that is desired by the local residents. What they may want are something that are in the mainstream like computer; something which can give them fast bucks with little investments. It is very expensive to study nursing in the US and second, it involves lives of people which is a big responsibility for people who want easy, risk free living. I wrote in one of my hospital admissions about a local  RN graduate  who could not even put the IV back to my arm. It took a Filipina nursing aide to do it.


In my second admission, I observed a  very much in demand nursing assistant among the patients because of his dedication and industry. Guess who he is. He is a Filipino. And yesterday, as I have written in my blog, I met another Filipino who is tidy looking among those whose uniforms need a little tender care from the laundry and iron. That's what makes us different from others. 


Compared to California where you can not walk another square meter without bumping into one Filipino is the number of nurses employed in DC area. The ratio is one Filipina nurse for every ten. The low ratio is not only because of preference in hiring. It is also the weather. Filipinos prefer California climate. No ice, consistent cold weather especially in the Bay Area.Here in the East Coast, snow makes it difficult for many of the Filipinas to commute especially those who are assigned in the graveyard shift where there are no available transportations.


Masyado na yata tayong onion-skinned.


Pinaysaamerika


Anong Poverty?

Dear insansapinas,


In my blog, Patayin si Poverty, I expressed my disagreement on the reason why most Filipinos do not have bank accounts. The BSP head blamed it on poverty while I criticized the banking system's inability to attract depositors because of the policies and practices in the industry which do not work favorably for them. 


Among the headlines today is putting Export& Industry Bank under receivership. It had closed its doors to depositors by declaring bank holiday. Athough the  state-run deposit insurer PDIC is going to pay the deposits only a certain amount is qualified under insurance. The depositors for sure would lose a lot of money. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Taga Saan Ka

Dear insansapinas,


Alas tres, gising na ako. May appointment ako sa ospital ng 7:00. Pag natulog pa ako, baka magising ako ng late.


Biro ng nasa registration, did you bring your lunch with you? Nakita niya kasi na hanggang hapon ang procedures na gagawin nila. Sabi ko naman, Not only lunch but also dinner.


Natapos yong dalawang procedures kahit nagkaproblema sa aking kamay. Tumulo yong contrast habang nasa loob ako ng MRI. Tumulo rin ang contrast noong ako ay nasa CATSCAN. Ano ba ako butas? Ahek. I think I got a leak, sabi ko. Natawa yong radiotech. Dinala nila ako sa isang kuwarto na naman ng Nuclear medicine. Pinaupo nila ako sa isang mini-reception room. Tanong noong lalaki. Taga saan ka sa atin? Bigla akong napatanga. Ang hanep, Filipino pala. Kaya pala napakalinis. Ang buhok ay makintab na pwede nang magpadulas ang mga bugs. Ang kaniyang uniform ay plantsado.  Kaya naman pala may problema. Wala pa yong gamot na iinjection nila sa akin dahil nakalimutan noong coordinator. Isip nila siguro kung Filipino ang kakausap sa akin, hindi ako masyadong magagalit. Big deal sa ospital ang madelay sila ng 15 minutes.  Okay lang sa akin kahit na ginawa kong tulugan yong mga upuan sa TV room  kahihintay ng tatlong oras. Ang lamig pa naman. Umuulan pa sa labas. Pati mga ibon, nagsisiksikan sa puno. 


 Actually, talagang may gap yong injection at yong scanning. So tinapik-tapik ko ang aking noo. Wala pa akong iniinom na gamot eh. Baka biglang magtaasan na naman ang aking blood pressure at blood sugar hindi ko mahabol

Punta ako sa cafeteria. Hindi pa ako nagbreakfast. Kahit tubig.  Kahabang hallway ang nilakad ko. Maliwanag naman ang daanan.  Sa dulo may nakita aking wheel chair na may nakaupo. Ngumiti yong nasalubong ko sa hallway. Dinaanan ko yong wheel chair. Walang nakaupo sa wheel chair na nakaharap sa akin. Ngiiiiiiiii

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hindi nila naiintindihan ang sinasabi nila

Dear insansapinas,


I just read an article giving a thumbs up on  the implementation of K-12 . I do not know but I got the drift that the writer does not understand what she is talking about.  When I wrote a few blogs earlier that I did not find the curriculum for the K-12 yet, I have not really come across the curriculum of this new education program . So when I saw the words new curriculum linked by the writer to some materials/articles, I thought it was really the curriculum. Guess what?  She does not know what a curriculum is. One article that was linked was a justification of the K-12 offering. 
Wikipedia defines curriculum as:
Curriculum has numerous definitions, which can be slightly confusing. In its broadest sense a curriculum may refer to all courses offered at a school. This is particularly true of schools at the university level, where the diversity of a curriculum might be an attractive point to a potential student.A curriculum may also refer to a defined and prescribed course of studies, which students must fulfill in order to pass a certain level of education.
So I am looking for these courses that are going to be offered--math, science, language, blah blah in lieu of the current curricular program. Eh sinabi, the curriculum will be done in phase. Ano? If you are constructing a house, is the plan done in stages too? Di ba you have already the floor plan/architectural design even before you start

buying the construction materials.





The objective of enhancing the employability of the students as early as kindergarten is absurd. The objective could be providing a more solid foundation to prepare the students for  high school where the end objective is to provide them not only knowledge but  to equip them with skills so they can join the labor market even before college. 


 When I was in  academe, there was a year when  curriculum preparation was my breakfast, lunch, dinner and  snacks. The committee would subject me to "interrogation" as to why some subjects were to be offered; why were these subjects offered first and why some general education subjects had to be removed from the program. The questioning was so intense that I  mumbled words /subjects in business even I was deep in my sleep. Before the curriculum was approved, I had to carry reams of paper and all colors of highlighters in the back seat of my car wherever I went. Parusa talaga. 


Then kahit yata pigain ko ang aking utak, I can not understand why this is so.


1. 1. The K-12 will solve the annual growing number of out-of-school youth. 
How will the K-12 solve this problem? 

My Dream and My Battle

Dear insansapinas,


Baka hindi ninyo type basahin, ok lang. Kokonsensiyahin ko naman kayo.


Tomorrow, I will have three types of imaging labworks starting 7: am. MRI, para silipin ang liver cancer ko at dalawang catscans para malaman nila na ang cancer ko sa breast ay hindi metastasis. Titingnan ang din ang bones ko para malaman ang exact recipe ng gamot na ibibigay nila sa akin sa treatment. Baka kasi masobrahan, maging bulalo.  At siyempre aalamin din kung may nakatago doong mga invaders. Indeed, it is scary and tiring. Kaya nga Battle ang tawag mo sa pagdeal sa sakit na cancer. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ang Alimangong nagkukunwaring Filipino

 Dear insansapinas,


Kakain ko lang ng crab. Frozen ko na binili. Baka ilang buwan nang naglakbay yon galing sa Alaska. Bakit ako nagsusulat tungkol sa crab?


Sino man ang sumulat ng speech ng pangulo (ows, alam naman nating may speechwriters siya) kailangang manood siya ng rerun ng The Deadliest Catch. Isa itong reality show tungkol sa competition paghuli ng king crab sa Alaska. Makikita niya talagang naghihilahan ang mga alimango sa loob ng ginawa ng mga crew na panghuli. O kaya naman ay pumunta siya sa Oriental Store dito sa US kung saan nagbebenta ng live blue crabs. Naghihilahan din sila. Kaya kung sasabihing mga Filipino crabs lang ang gumagawa niyan, kailangan naman gamitin nila ang internet para mapasubalian ang sinabing ito sa speech ng pangulo. Talangka pa siguro pwede dahil walang talangka dito. 

Soup and Water

Dear insansapinas,


Iimplement ang K12 ng walang mga additional classrooms, walang additional na mga Teachers (?) at walang malinaw na curriculum para sa additional years? Para daw  employable ang mga graduates, kailangan ng music, ng arts at ng iba pang subjects na hindi naman magtuturo ng critical thinking sa mga bata.  Kahit high school graduate lang daw makakakuha ng trabaho. Susme , paano yan marami rin ang hindi makakapag-aral at makakahanap ng trabaho dahil nagtaasan na naman ang tuition fees ng mga private universities. Eight to 15 per cent? Wha? Bakit? Di ba nga may problema ng low quality education, eh bakit papayagan ang mga unibersidad na ito na magtaas ng tuition fees. Kailangan linisin muna nila ang bakod nila.


Tapos ang sisihin ang public schools na naggagraduate ng mga elementary at high school na kulang na kulang sa budget. Tingnan nga nila kung may private universities na nalulugi? Kahit sa probinsiya, malaki ang kita ng mga eskuwela na ito dahil pati lupain sinasanla ng mga magulang. I should know. Nag-aaudit ako noon ng mga schools.


Pero kumustahin mo kung sino ang mga nagdadala ng remittance sa Pilipinas; ang siya na lang dahilan kaya may pambayad tayo sa utang na hindi na tayo kailangang maghirap mamili ng dollars.  Yon bang magagaling mag-English na graduate sa mga sikat na universities?Yon bang ang gauge nila sa kanilang IQ ay ang magaling magsalita at magsulat sa English? Haah.  HINDI. Ang mga OFWs  na kahit carabao English ay nakakakuha sila ng trabaho sa abroad.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Down

Dear insansapinas,

NYaaaaaahhh. Sipa sa aso. Awg (wala pala akong aso). Sipa sa pusa, (meow) wala pala akong pusa. Mainit ang ulo ko kahit na ang weather namin ay bumalik na naman na para bang Pasko pa ba? Kaya ang suot ko ngayon ay parang isang maleta sa bigat. May dalawang pares na ng thermal undies, may sweater at may outerwear. Kulang na lang ang hanger para isang parte na ng aking closet ang suot ko.


Maaga ako sa aking primary care doctor pero hindi nila ako ininform na down pala ang system. So hindi rin makita kung may dugo pa ako o kaya ay may asukal pa ako sa dugo, in short, wala silang computer. Pag kinunan daw ako ng lab, magbabayad ako ng $ 300 to 400. Tseh. If I know, ipaparocess nila yon sa malapit na lab.


Takbo ako (ooops di pala pwedeng tumakbo) sa malapit na ospital para sa aking bloodworks. Okay naman. Maraming pasyente pag weekdays. Ngayon lang ako kinunan ng dugo na may mga kasabay kaya sinigurado ko na papel ko yong hawak ng blood techie. Memya magkapalit-palit pala, biglang buntis ang findings nila sa akin, acheche.  May MRI ako sa Huwebes at requirement yon.


Kahapon, mahina talaga ako. Eh huwag ka ba namang kumaing maghapon. (ooops kumain pala ako ng fried egg) tapos may gamot ako sa diabetes na nagpapagutom. Parang ayaw kong tumayo kahapon pero may nagdibdib sa akin. Kinabog ang aking chest.


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Competition ng mga Pangit

Dear insansapinas,
Competition ng mga pangit ang ugali
Two days ago, nabalita ang isang babaeng ninakaw ang identity ng isa ring Facebooker. Tapos, humingi siya ng pera sa isang Australiano porke isa raw siyang ulila at walang bumuhay. Sa akin kahit anong pangit mo (biglang ilag), okay ka pa rin kung maganda naman ang ugali mo. O siya, may hitsura nga pero masama nga lang ay nakakapagloko pa ng kapwa. Tseh. ooops.


Hindi lang naman poregners ang ginagawang biktima ng mga babaeng ito na hindi naman naghihirap, nakikipagkumpetensiyahan lang sa mga kaopisina nila pagdating sa pangingikil sa mga biktima nila. Meron ba namang nagugutom na nakakapaginternet pa? Pati ang bagong ahit kong kilay nagsipagtubuan ulit tuloy.


Kinuwento ko na sainyo yong kaibigan ko na dalawang beses naging biktima bago nakakuha ng pakakasalan. Yong una niyang nakilala ay may anak at asawa raw. Kaya pala sa Baguio siya niyayang magbakasyon nang umuwi siya. Nang hinihingan na siya ng pera na napakalaki, sinabihan ko ang kaibigan ko na mukha yatang berde ang kulay ng babae. Ingat. Baka mabutas ang bulsa niya. Nang hindi niya binigyan, biglang nawala yong babae  sa internet. Iba na siguro ang ginamit na account.


Hindi nawalan ng pag-asa ang kaibigan ko. Hanap ulit. Sa Pilipinas lang naman talaga mahilig sumagot. So nagkilalala sila nong ikalawa at nagkasunduan sa ibabaw ng computer na uuwi si lalaki para magkita sila ni babae. Kaso  magkikita pa lang sila for the first time, parang magtatayo na ng tindahan ang kaibigan ko sa laki ng mga balikbayan boxes niyang dala-dala. Parang pabango na lang ang ipinaliligo ng babae sa dami ng inuwi ng kaibigan ko. Pati yata yong pinsan ng pinsan ng malayo niyang pinsan, bibigyan ng pasalubong. May tsokolate pa yan ha. Pagdating sa Pilipinas, gabi-gabi ang pakain niya. Kulang na la ng ang barangay chairman para makabuo ng isang barangay na pinapakain niya tuwing lalabas sila. Nakapulupot naman daw at panay ang pagmamalaking US cit ang nakuha niya. 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Kamote at Nilupak

 Dear insansapinas,


Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the initiatives may range from “recycling” uneaten rice for the next meal to turning to alternative foods.
Sus, eh di ba nga, sinasangag ito pag morning. Sa restaurant naman, nilalagyan din ng mga recycled na mga veggies at kinukulayan.
Sana mapababa ang wastage na 'yan. This is something we can all help with," she said on government-run dzRB radio.

Also, she said that while some restaurants have an initiative to ask customers to order only what they can eat, it would also help if Filipinos used alternatives such as sweet potato.
Pag  kumain ba ng sweet potato, mahihinto ang wastage? Consumption siguro, hindi wastage. 
 
Kaya mga kababayan, magbaon ng kamote. Magdala rin ng lysol deodorant spray. ' No bang mga advice yan ?

Ang mother ko, hindi ka papayagang iwanan ang pinggan mo na may sobrang kanin. Natutuhan niya ang leksiyon noong nasa Bicol pa kami at nakatira sa aming mga grandparents.

Nang umalis ang foreign corporation sa aming lugar, nagdecide ang father ko na pumunta ng Maynila. Kahit na ektarya ang lupa namin sa probinsiya, ayaw niyang lumaki kami doon. Gusto niyang makapag-aral kami sa City. Isa pa awayan lang dahil sa properties.

Hindi ako sure kung ang mother ko ang ayaw sumama o ayaw muna kaming isama sa City ng father ko  kaya tumira muna kami sa mga lola ko. Sa lola ko yata minana  ang pagkaindependent-minded (siya ang bread-winner) ko kaya, welcome and buong pamilya sa kaniyang bahay.

Nag-iisang tindahan ang kaniyang pag-aari sa island na yon kaya captive market niya ang mga nakatira doon sa lahat ng kailangan nila except sa bigas. Ang rice farms ay pag-aari ng pinsang buo ng aking mother na akala mo ay commercial model (kahit ang daan doon ay maputik, siya pa rin ay nakaputing pantalon at black and white na sapatos). Nang lumaki na ako at nanonood  ng mga pelikula ang tingin ko sa kaniya ay DON.


Ang mother ko naman ay nag-iisang babae sa island na may high-heeled shoes, naglilipstick ng pula at naninigarilyo. SOSYAL siya. Nag-aral siya sa siyudad. Ayaw ng aking uncle ang pagpapalaki ng lola ko sa aking mother. Sa kaniya, dapat ang babae sa bahay lang. Katulad ng kaniyang asawa na nang minsang lumabas sa siyudad, iniwanan ang step-in sa baytang ng bus. (No kidding kahit kuwento lang).


So ang arrangement ng lola ko ay susuplayan ng bigas kami ng aking uncle at babayaran ng aking lola. Maraming pera si lola sa arthritis pack niya na nakatali sa kaniyang tuhod.


Ang siste nito, madalas nasa iba't ibang islands ang lola ko, namimili ng mga supply, naniningil at nagdedeliver din ng mga order. Siya ang dalahan kasi ng mga items galing sa Maynila. Minsan may nagdala doon ng payong na ang hawakan ay may bulaklak sa loob ng tila kristal. Sabi ng nagbenta, may power daw yon. haw haw haw. Kala niya maloloko niya ang lola ko. Pinahabol nga niya sa aso.


Bago tayo maligaw kung saan-saan, ituloy ang kuwento tungkol sa bigas. Habang wala ang lola ko, sinundo ng aking uncle ang aking mother para raw kunin ang palay. Siyempre ang mother ko naman ay kuntodo nakabandana pa, nakastep-in na maganda at nakalipstick. Pagdating sa bukid, binigyan ng pang-ani ang mother ko. Sabi ng uncle ko, kailangan daw siya ang umani dahil lahat ng nagtatrabaho sa kaniya ay partehan lang. Kunwari, nakapagharvest sila ng isang sako, parte noon ay kanila at ang ibang share ay sa may-ari. Di ko lang alam kung paano ang hatian.


Walang magawa ang mother ko, Isang oras yata ay isang cup ang naharvest niya. Isandaang taon para makaharvest siya ng isang sako. Nagkasugat-sugat pa siya. Naawa naman ang mga kasamahan niyang magbubukid pero kailangan din naman nilang kumita.


Pag-uwi niya, hinika siya, nagkaroon ng trangkaso at ubo sa init at sa pagod.


Nang malaman ni Gabriela Silang eh eheste ng lola ko, sinugod ang aking uncle. Sabi ng aking uncle, tinuturuan lang daw niyang kitain ang kakainin niya. Ayaw paawat ang aking lola. Napahiya siya na siya ang bahala sa amin dahil kaya niya kaming buhayin. Binigay tuloy ang sako-sako ng bigas ng libre.


Sa mother ko, laking revelation kung paano niya nakitang maghirap ang mga magsasaka, kumain lang ng bigas.


Pero hindi kami kumain ng kamote. Kamoteng kahoy, oo na nilagyan ng saging na saba, niyog at asukal. Yum. Nilupak


Pinaysaamerika
 

Patayin si Poverty

Dear insansapinas,


Ano nga ba ang poverty na yan? Patayin na nga yan. Palaging yan ang reasong ibinibigay to explain issues. 

MANILA, Philippines - Poverty is the main reason why most Filipinos do not have bank savings, a central bank official said Thursday.
Diwa Guinigundo, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) deputy governor for Monetary Stability Sector, told radio dzMM that he was not surprised with the results of a BSP survey showing that 8 in 10 people in the country don't have bank accounts.
"Alam naman natin, ang ating bansa ay still developing, still an emerging market," he said.
"Kaya marami pa rin sa ating mga kababayan ang mahihirap pa rin. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit 20% lamang ng mga tao ang may bank deposit," he explained.

Having a bank account in the United States does not necessarily mean that people have a lot of money and savings.
This is what is being pointed out in the study conducted in the Philippines--poverty is the reason why only 20 per cent of the total population has bank accounts. The study equates bank accounts to savings accounts which is wrong.


Close-Open

Dear insansapinas,

Para akong knock-out kahapon. Coming from the ob-gyne specialist, I could hardly open my eyes. So sleepy and tired. It's been three weeks since my latest surgery and I am not fully healed yet. Ayaw kasing maniwala. Madaling magrepair ang katawan ko pag walang problema. I've been insisting that  I still got infection.

Napagod ako sa katitingin ng mga batang dala ng mga buntis na mother nila. Takbo dito, iyak doon, sigaw doon. There was this cute litte boy who tried to engage me in conversation. There was another baby who was laughing every time I made peek-a-boo. I tried to teach her close-open. Bakit wala silang ganoon? Sa Pinas, yon ang unang natutuhan ng bata. Not sure these days. Maybe during my Jurassic days of baby caregiving.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Jessica Sanchez is safe

Dear insansapinas,


Jessica did not need saving. She was safe. It was Colton Dixon who was eliminated tonight. 

For me, Jessica Sanchez is a better singer than Jasmine Trias but the latter made it to top three because the Filipinos kept on voting for her as Simon Cowell made her realize that the only reason why she was still in the competition was because of the votes.


Pinaysaamerika

Thank you for the grace from corruption

Dear insansapinas,


  With all those Fiipino people claiming that what they have accomplished is given by God, I am not surprised at all if the Philippines was rated as the third most religious country. Pag natuwa, Diyos ang tinatawag; paggalit, DIYOS KO PO ang sinisigaw at pagnatatakot, Diyos kohhhhh ang nasasambit.


The issue here is even those that God would not dare do because He has some souls to save and some other "wars" to attend at  His level is attributed to God. Remember the unwanted pregnancy of an actress several years ago where she said that God was with them (short to saying God is watching them do "it"?) The child became a problem because God stopped watching him? 


I am wondering why they have to include God in everything they do and say.  Imagine a corrupt official who makes money by "stealing from  people" prays in public to give thanks for the grace he and the people receive. Ibig sabihin, may basbas ng Diyos ang corruption niya? Lahat ng ceremonies, may misa o kaya may prayers kung hindi invocation. 


Imagine ang isang yakyakterang talent manager who announced to the media that her favorite saint is showering her with lots of money (from what?  pimping young ladies if they can not get a movie contract?) because she goes to mass every day.  Does she think that God approves her being protective to her chidren at the expense of other people's lives?


These people equate money with good graces with God. Pag sila maraming pera, mabait ang Diyos. 

Happiest Moment

Dear insansapinas,


I did not spend a single cent to enjoy the happiest moment of my life in this world. Naaah Virginia, it was not when I graduated from college nor when I passed the CPA Board Exam. For a woman like me, it could have been when I met the person who I considered my soul mate or when I heard the first cry of my baby. They indeed made me happy but not without the feeling of fright of what's going to happen next. What would I expect given the new opportunities? 


For someone who is mababaw- ang- kaligayahan, the happiest moment in my life was going to a picnic when I was five or six years old. O di va. mababaw talaga. Mababaw din ang tubig eh.

Recycling and the Million Dollar Cottage Industry of the Philippines

Dear insansapinas,
mas mahal pa yong bag. Ano kaya ang laman? Isang latang sardinas?
Yon lang ang tingin ng pulitiko sa mga botante, ilang lata ng sardinas, isang tasa ng bigas at magandang bag na pwedeng i-recycle ulit. Sus.


I lost ten pounds in a matter of ten days. Even the aroma of the pizza and the breadstick would not stimulate my appetite. Dinner has been recyled for more than three times already. Nagsimula sa adobo, nilagyan ng potatoes at kagabi, isinahog sa pancit. O di va, natutuhan ko sa mother ko yan. Recycling ng left-overs. 


Filipinos are very good in recycling. Even people are recycled. Tingnan ninyo ang mga tatakbo sa senator sa 2013, panay recycled. Nandiyan si Maceda na nagpahinga lang ng ilang taon, tapos naging visible na naman sa impeachment trial. Si Dick Gordon at Loren Legarda na tumakbo pagka-Vice-President tatakbo uli.. Si Kit Tatad na panahon pa ni Marcos ay nandiyan na pabalik-balik lang. Si Rodolfo Biazon (hindi pa ba sapat na nadiyan na yong anak) ay babalik rin. Sina Chiz Escudero, Alan Peter Cayetano, Gringo Honasan and Koko Pimentel ay sigurado nang lalaban ulit. Ang mga bago ay sina Jackie Ponce Enrile, anak ni  Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. Nandiyan din si San Juan Rep. JV Ejercito, anak ni former President Erap Estrada. Oweno kung nandiyan na si Jinggoy. Hindi naman sila nag-uusap. ahek. Pati si Zubiri na umamin ng kasalanan ay balik ulit. 


Kung may katotohanan man ang sinasabing we are only using 10 per cent of our brain, siguro ang mga botanteng Filipino, one per cent lang. Eh nakita naman ninyo tumakbo si Erap, muntik pang manalo. Ngayon  balak tumakbo pagkamayor  sa Manila at baka manalo pa. Ano naman ang karapatan niyang magparecycle?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It is the Ghosts Your Honor

 Dear insansapinas,
I like to find out if the judge is going to grant this family the return of their house deposit. Here in the US, when you rent a home or an apartment, the lease is usually good for a year. Deposits are forfeited and there may be  contracts whereby renters are asked to pay for the whole year even if they are not going to stay in the place for the whole duration of the lease. This family however is claiming that the house is haunted and they have already moved to a hotel because of fear. The owner of the place however is accusing them of leaving because they could not afford the rent. If they can't why did they have to spend for moving in and paid the deposits as required in the contract. This is the story: 

A New Jersey couple is suing their landlord for a refund after they said paranormal activity caused them to flee their rental home.
Michele Callan and her fiance, Josue Chinchilla, moved into the home in Toms River, N.J., with Callan’s two children on March 1 and were immediately spooked.
“Three taps on the TV, taps on the shoulder…” Chinchilla told ABC News.
At first they chalked it up to the adjustment period of moving into a new home.But things only got spookier, they said.
Doors opened and closed. The family even claimed they recorded strange voices whispering, “Let it burn.”
The new tenants said that between the menacing voices, flickering lights and clothes mysteriously flying from their closets, they couldn’t take it anymore. They fled the three-bedroom home and checked into a hotel, where they said they have been living since March 13.

Poltergeists ang nakatira sa bahay nila. They won't leave the place not until some rituals are done. 

I read  a story about a haunted house where the occupants are Jewish. I did not know that they also believe in holy water. Sa Pilipinas, marami ang ghostbusters pero di nila kinaya ang Film Center. 

Pinaysaamerika

Milagro?

Dear insansapinas,


Naniniwala ako sa milagro pero hindi yong may thunder and lightning at may sisipot sa harapan mo na magsasabing ikaw ay maswerteng napiling paghimalaan. Kaya pag may nababasa akong mga ganito, tikom na lang ang bibig ko at pabayaan ko na lang dumaan ang panahon hanggang mapatunayan na ito nga ay totoo.  Miracles do happen everyday, subtle nga lang para di mahalatang supernatural.


Mas lalong nakakataas ang kilay ang mga claim na lumalabas ang mga anyo ni Hesus na pati ang sementong niluma at dinumihan na ng panahon ay sinasamba ng mga tao.


Maging dito sa US, maraming naniniwala na nagmimilagro si Hesus sa pamamagitan ng paglabas sa toasted bread, sa potato chip at iba pang pagkain. Para ngang makikita mo ang isang anyo ng taong may bigote at balbas. (Siya lang ba ang may ganoong anyo? Kahit naman si Bin Ladin, ganoon ang anyo). Ang isang taong hindi nag-ahit ng balbas nang matagal na panahon ay magkakaroon ng ganitong anyo. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

My First Lecture

Dear insansapinas,


I was rejected the first time I applied to teach. The other applicant who was my friend was attractive and I suspected that the dean my have been  smitten by her charm. (sourgrape pa ako). So I decided to practice my profession for two years. A disappointing experience in the industry made me consider the academe. I applied in one university and without me having to stage a demo, I was accepted  by the Vice-President for Academic Affairs. That gave me the guts to apply in the  university where I applied the first time. I was taken in. I guessed it was because of my enhanced resumes brought about by my two-year experience in the industry. Saka babae yong presidente. (Weno?)


My problem was the first university that took me in first. But before I could even muster my courage to decline the teaching position, my problem was solved without having to concoct a white lie that I was going back to my practice. (Liar), the old man breathed his last . He died.


The dean called for a meeting to distribute the teaching loads. If you are the newbie, expect to get the subjects which (a) have no books available as texts (b) the topics are difficult to explain (c) the schedule of the class either makes you wake up before the angels are already awake or the anghel na mababa ang lipad ay nakakalat na sa kalye.


The senior faculty members are just waiting for you to make boboos and laugh when you do.


It is easier to teach management, marketing, economic and other non-quantitave subjects. The lecturers may just require the students to report. O di va, kunti ang trabaho. Not for accounting  subjects. Either the students solve the problem or the teacher presents the solution. Contrary to the belief of some, not all book publishers provide solutions. I solved them myself  right in my textbook. So my books had a lot of notes. It would be a disaster if I lose the book and a student finds it. 


Many a time, I prepared my own problems especially if they were meant for quizzes.


Oh I forgot, my title is MY FIRST LECTURE so I will tell you my experience of my first lecture.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Batteries Not Included

Dear insansapinas,

The whole day, Saturday, I was in pain so I stayed in bed and read a novel about royal families. Ganon pala sila. 

When in pain, I feel depressed and would pray for tsunami, for rocket launch, earthquake and other calamities to come.  (Nandadamay pa. *heh*) Ayaw ko namang magtake ng painkiller. Baka mamatay yong pain.  *heh* ulit. There are  people who take their lives when they're depressed.  But wait, suicide is a crime in some countries. Imagine mo yan, pagnakaligtas ka, kulong ka naman. In UK, until 1961, it was considered a crime with stiff penalties. Siguro lahat natutuluyan na kaya dinecriminaluzed na nila ito.


Few people realize  that derpression that leads to suicide is a kind if mental disorder; not necessarily insanity. Experts are developing  an experimental treatment for depression where battery-operated electrodes are implanted in the patient's brain to control some brain activities.

Sana kahit hindi depressed meron ding ganitong procedure para sa mga lawmakers natin na kung anu-anong batas ang pinafile na kahit siguro tulog ka pwede mong gawin.Sa anti-littering, no smoking at "bawal umihi" dito (meron bang ganon?) na mga batas ,dapat napakalinis na ng Pinas.

Buti na lang wala na kong alam na kamag-anak na nagnganganga. Pwe.

Pinaysaamerika

Friday, April 13, 2012

Why Was Jessica Sanchez Almost Eliminated from American Idol?

Dear insansapinas,

The winning in the American Idol does not depend only to the judges. The candidate who gets the most phone-in or texted votes  from the viewing public wins.


The Mexican-Asian-voting bloc became too complacent to cast their votes because of the praises of the judges to this sixteen-year old singer. Each candidate is entitled to fifty votes each. The fans of Jessica Sanchez are not the shrieking girl fans of the male contestants. They won't spend more time to use up the available votes for their candidate.  Some of them may even do not know how to text. They're satisfied to hear that Sanchez is one of the best contestansts the AI ever had.


If the fans of Jessica Sanchez want her to win, VOTE FOR GOODNESS Sakes.


Pinaysaamerika

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Jessica Sanchez in the Bottom three?

Dear insansapinas,
Jessica Sanchez ELIMINATED from AMERICAN IDOL  BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH but she was saved by the judges. BEH. 


I watched American Idol since the beginning, I lost in the bet for the first season. Reuben Studdard won and Clay Aiken lost. But I still watched. I like Jennifer Hudson but she was eiminated. I did not expect Fantasia Barrino to win. When I left LA, I did not like the contestants. It is only now that I watched again. Muntik pang matanggal si Jessica. Wala naman akong balat.

Pinaysaamerika

Unidentified Flying Object

Dear insansapinas,
Update: Seoul– North Korea’s rocket disintegrated into several pieces and the debris fall into the Yellow Sea off South Korea, Yonhap news agency said.


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Parang yong poem na, I shot an arrow into the air; it fell to earth, I knew not where.


Tinuloy din ng NOKOR yong paglaunch ng rocket. Parang Hinnnnnng (sound of take -off, then PLOINK)


Hindi pa mabanggit ng Japan kung ano yong lumipad eh. Nakangiti kaya sila? 


Japan's defence minister said that North Korea had launched a "flying object" that fell into the ocean after a short flight.The flying object is believed to have flown for more than one minute and fallen into the ocean. This does not affect our country's territory at all."

Hmm parang may nabasa akong thriller na nawala yong buong submarine. Walang trace. BURP. Pero ang rocket sa itaas kaya hindi pwedeng hindi makita. Baka kinanibbalized ng mga taong nagugutom at pinagbibili ng por kilo. Naaah. Hindi nila gagawin yon. Kulto yan. Tama o mali, susunod sila.  Basta si Kim may bago na namang titulo.  


Pinaysaamerika

Failed

Dear insansapinas,


Hindi natuloy ang launching ng rocket. Sabi masama ang panahon. Yan ang mahirap pag ang mga leader talaga ay ang mga hindi decision-maker.


Sa Japan at ibang countries, ang decision nila ay bantaan ang NOKOR in case, tinamaan sila. 

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/12/world/asia/north-korea-launch/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
Japanese missile defense systems scanned the skies above Tokyo and Okinawa. Japan has threatened to shoot down the North Korean rocket if it is seen threatening its territory.


Para bang sinasabi na, subukan ninyong kantiin kami. Lagot kayo.


Sa Pilipinas, walang kapasidad na manakot. Nabasa ko nga na isoshoot down din ang rocket, pag naligaw sa Pinas, ang nakalimutan yata ay wala naman tayong pagpabagsak ng rocket. Eh may nagsabi yata ng hindi pwedeng magbluff. Meron ba? Biglang tumahimik.


Kaya ang ginawa na lang ay huwag palabasin ang mga mangingisda na para bang sa dagat lang ang debris babagsak.



MANILA, Philippines – Several provinces went on alert as the 5-day window for North Korea's rocket launch began.In Baler, Aurora, several fishermen sailed despite the local government's warning that rocket debris could fall into the sea.Authorities followed the fishermen and ordered them to return to shore.The fishermen are now worrying about how to feed their families for the next few days. 

Paano kung bumagsak ito sa siyudad. Suspended nila ang klase ganoon? Huwag palalabasin ang mga tao na para bang hindi masisira ang bahay pag nabagsakan. Kung talagang  programmed ito  na bumagsak  sa dagat, bakit nagbabanta ang Japan? 


Ang alam lang yata nating panlaban sa disaster ay suspension ng classes, distribution ng mga relief goods (hanggang ngayon may nangongolekta pa), at mga photoop ng mga celebrities at politicians. Tseh.


Pinaysaamerika

An Angel or a Kidnapper

Dear insansapinas,

I fell from a chair so I can not write (para bang yong paa ko ang susulat). hehehe.
Last Monday, the "Terminator" was supposed to come. Time for pest control.  She came late  afternoon. Kainis. I was deprived of my daily nap. Although she had the keys, I would like to talk to her regarding the "flying rodents", the pigeons. They nestled in the trees in front our balcony and left their poos all over.


The following day, Tuesday, I had an appointment with my oncologist. I did not call the transport service. I hate waiting for the driver. Nahahigh blood ako.  I decided to take the bus. The bus stop was just a few meters away from our residence.


After the doctor, I was feeling sleepy while waiting in the bus stop. I was also having nosebleed because of allergy. A woman who was walking her dog, approached me and asked me  if I was okay. I told her that I was and  I thanked her for the concern.


Then the man with sleeping bag (it was clean), big tote bags and a jacket came. He put all his belongings to the bench while he was standing outside the bus stop waiting for the bus to come. A mother- daughter also came but stayed outside the bus stop too.


I side-glanced at the things of the man. They're clean for a bum. Baka bagong bum lang. My eyes were still drooping and my nose was still bleeding. Para akong tulog na naglalakad.


I boarded the bus when it came. So was the man and so were the ladies. At the nearest bus stop close to my home, I got off. The man stopped also the bus and got off. Hmm, dito ba bababa yon?


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tataas ba O Bababa

 Dear insansapinas,

Kaya di ako naniniwala sa news dahil sila sila lang di pa magkasundo. Tataas ba o bababa?

Ito ang balita sa isang diaryo.
The Philippine economy is now expected to grow at a much faster pace of 4.8 percent this year on higher public spending, investments and private consumption, the Asian Development Bank said Wednesday.
The Manila-based multilateral lender also projected in its Asian Development Outlook 2012 the country’s gross domestic product growth would accelerate to 5 percent in 2013, after posting a lackluster 3.7-percent expansion last year.
Ito naman ang balita sa isang diyaryo. 
 
http://www.interaksyon.com/article/29128/adb-cuts-2012-growth-forecast-for-philippines
MANILA, Philippines - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) cut its economic growth forecast for the Philippines to 4.8 percent.
The Manila-based lender in September last year forecast Philippine gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 5.1 percent this year. For next year, the ADB forecast growth of five percent.

Pinaysaamerika

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Headlines without the head

Dear insansapinas,


There is a tabloid-like daily which publishes news over and over again. They just changed the viewpoints and used the same article. Lahat na yata ng kamag-anak, kaibigan, katrabaho ay binabanggit na, iniinterview na kulang na lang pati aso at pusa ay isama. Wala na ba silang maibalita?

1.Abad: No politics in strict pork barrel rules-

Bakit kaya feeling ko, gusto kong bunutin lahat ang aking kilay?

                         2. Girl in skimpy shorts poses in front of cross, sparks outrage.
A priest mentioned about Mary Magdalene to defend the tourist. (Is she  a tourist? if she is a  she should know that there are stuff in the foreign countries that ought to be respected or else...
Besides, it was not Mary Magdalene who was spared by Jesus from stoning. It was a an adulteress.


I do not care, if one does not believe in God. I do not care if she does not believe in hell but she should be respectful on what others believe in. The word is not Mary Magdalene. The word is RESPECT.


Pinaysaamerika

Monday, April 09, 2012

Graduation

Dear insansapinas,

Graduation Dress
I was very active when I was in school. I joined extracurricular activities particularly dancing; Filipino dances, native and Spanish dances. Our Foundation Day falls on a few weeks before closing or commencement exercises. Each deparment contributed special number. For the grade school level, we usually performed dances; Filipino such as itik-itik; pandanggo sa ilaw, tinikling and other native dances. That year which coincided with our graduation, we presented Spanish.  Our costume was Spanish dress with layers and layers of biased fabric. Our adviser encouraged us to wear the costume on our graduation instead of buying a new white dress. Para raw makatipid. Except for a few girls, many decided to buy a new graduation  dress. My mother surprised me with a beautiful graduation dress since I got honors naman . ahem. and I got a medal to be pinned  during the program. Baka mapabahin, bigla akong sumayaw, sumigaw ng OLE at magtap dance. *heh*


Pancit
It was a mystery for me why a friend  that I met here in the US was not eating pan cit. I thought she was allergic to sea foods. In one of our  Christmas celebrations, I decided to cook pancit  with meat as "sahog" for my contribution in the potluck.  She still refused to eat. Inisnob ang pancit ko. hmphh.


In our girl talk, I found out that she graduated from high school at the same time as that of her older sister.While her mother brought her  sister and her friends in a restaurant, my friend was left alone in the house to celebrate alone. Sayang din daw ang ibabayad ara sa kaniya  So she just cooked noodles for her friends. No one came. Since they had no meat nor shrimp to go with the pancit, she just cooked it with it pieces of sardines. While eating, she was crying.


Sunday, April 08, 2012

My First Car

Dear insansapinas,

NAAH, Virginia, hindi ko makakalimutan ang first car ko. Bumagsak kasi ang pinto nito. Bwahahaha.


Noong Chief Mechanic ang aking father, may service vehicle siya. Tawag nila, Weapons carrier. Hindi dahil may dalang missile ito o WMD, kung hindi ito ang gamit niyang pagbitbit ng mga tools pag may mga nasiraang truck na hindi naman pwedeng hilahin papunta sa motorpool. Ito ang mga trailer na tagahakot ng mga malalaking logs galing sa bundok,


Hindi rin niya ginagamit sa paghatid sa amin sa school dahil nakakahiya raw na gamitin namin sa personal. Ganiyan kahonest ang aking father. Hindi pwedeng maging pulitiko na ang mga asawa ay ginagawang pangshopping ang sasakyang provided ng taxpayers sa kanilang mga asawa at anak,


Maging pagbili ng nga spare parts na kailangan sa mga sasakyan, ang dad ko ang namimili at ultimong sukling kendi, ibinibigay pa niya sa boss niya. Nakakainis ano? Ang mahal na mga kending yon. Yong isa ay pati balat pwede mong kainin.


Pero nang mamatay naman ang daddy ko,  binigyan kami ng mga construction materials para makapagawa kami ng bahay at ang mga kapatid ko naman ay kinuha niya sa kumpaniya niya. Dahil nastroke siya sa oras g trabaho, may tinatanggap siyang portion ng kaniyang sweldo. Sinagot din niya ang mga gastos sa ospital at pagpapalibing.  Pero naliligaw tayo.


Kapag nalelate ako dahil ayaw kaming ihatid ng daddy ko sa school, panay ang sabi ko na magkakotse rin ako.

Nang nagkatrabaho na ang mga nakakatanda kong kapatid at ang isa ay napunta sa USA, bumili ang kapatid ko para sa mother ko ng kotse.

Sabi ng mother ko, kung di raw ako nag-asawa agad, hatid sundo ako sa kotse. Sa isip ko, magkakotse rin ako.

Kaya nang kailangan ko na ng sasakyan para magdeliver ng mga ginawa kong practice sets, isinama ko yong aking kaibigang lalaki para tingnan yong ipinagbibiling second hand na kotse. Ayaw ko naman ng bago. Hindi ko pa kaya at magagasgasan kadedeliver. 

Hmmm, maganda ang pintura. Bago. Glossy. Tiningnan ng kaibigan ko ang engine, okay naman daw.So pagkatapos, bayaran, pinalitan ko ng gulong, nilagyan ng kaunting burloloy. Hindi pa kami nagkakalayo, BLAG. Tanong ko, ano yon? Yong isang pinto nahulog. WHAAAAA. Masyado kaming focus sa makina na hindi namin napansin na ang loob pala ng kapal ng bagong pinturang yon ay kalawangin na napagnatusok ka, isandaang taon kang magpapainjection ng anti-tetanus.Buti na lang yong isa kong kakilala ay may car body repair.  Pagkatapos nang kayurin at palitan ng kung anong yero yon, pininturahan ulit. Muntik na ngang lagyan ng seradura. Yon bang seradura sa pinto. BWAHAHAHa. Sabi ng kaibigan ko, pwede naming isoli o pabawasan. Binawasan na lang ang binayad ko. Akala niya porke, babae ako, pwede niya akong lokohin.Naloko na nga. beh.

So 'yong kaibigan ko na nurse ang asawa sa Saudi,  Ford ang kotse, bago. Ang aking luma. Nahiya pa siyang lumipat sa kotse ko. Baka mapagkamalang kaniya. Pagkatapos ng meeting namin, hinanap niya ang kotse niya. NACARNAP. Balik siya sa lumang kotse ni Batman.

 Ang kotse ko, hindi pinagtiyagaan. BWahahaha. Minsan lahat yata ng mga sasakyang nilalampasan kami, napapalingon ang mga drivers.  Sabi ko inggit siguro sila. Yon pala umusok yong makina ko hahaha. Kahit nakabili na ako ng Toyota, hindi ko ipinagbili yong first car ko.


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