Category Archives: spur of the moment

Israeli-Palestinian Relationship 101

Written: July 15, 2014

Here are the FACTS on this recent tension in Israel:
Israel:
– 3 Jewish citizens murdered by terrorists (this is the cause of this recent escalation)
– Israel has iron dome so most of the rockets from the terrorists are intercepted or if not, they fall in unpopulated areas.

Gaza:
– 1 teenager murdered and burned as retaliation of the murder of 3 Jewish teenagers.
– 160+ dead with 70% civilian fatalities (at least 40 children and women dead) after the escalation.
– Many homes bombed and demolished by Israeli forces (escalation or not, this is an ongoing activity).
– Gaza Strip, West Bank and Golan Heights has no defense from Israel airstrikes.
– Although Hamas currently controls the government of Gaza, Israel can control the economy and basic services of Gaza anytime they want. They can impose blockades of goods movement or turn off water/basic services.

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Mayaman na kasi ang aking bayan

Written: Mar 13, 2014

Fact No. 1:
Section 18, Article 6 of the procurement law (RA 9184) states: “Specifications for the procurement of goods shall be based on relevant characteristics and/or performance requirements. Reference to brand names shall NOT be allowed.”

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Noche Buena

Occurred: College Days
Written: Dec 19, 2013

College student ako noon. Nasa jeep ako nung may mga batang nangaroling. Eto ang mga batang sumasampa sa mga jeep, kakanta at manghihingi ng mga barya.

Noche buena ang kinanta nila.

“Kay sigla ng gabi, ang lahat ay kay saya
Nagluto si Ate ng manok na tinola”

Hindi ko na matandaan kung ano ang iniisip ko noon. Bigla ko na lang sinagot ang bata nang wala sa loob ko.

“Buti nga kayo may handang tinola. Ako, wala pang allowance na dumarating.”

Nagtawanan ang buong jeep at ako ang pinagtatawanan nila. Hindi ko namalayan na napalakas pala ang boses ko.

At mabuti na lang mga bata ang nangangaroling. Kung may edad na sila, baka nagulpi ako.

end.

p.s. Salamat sa post ni Glentot dahil bigla kong naalala itong kuwentong to.

Desalination

Occurred: Nov 2013
Written: Nov 12, 2013

  • Problema: Walang tubig na mainom ang mga nasalanta ng bagyong Yolanda o ng lindol sa Bohol
  • Solusyon: Portable desalination plants
  • Ano ang desalination plant? Eto ay isang kagamitan na nagtatanggal ng asin mula sa tubig dagat upang ito ay pwedeng mainom ng mga tao. Papasok ang tubig dagat sa makina, ito’y maproproseso at voila! Paglabas ng tubig, pwede ng inumin ng tao ang tubig. Ito ang ginagamit ng mga malalaking barko at aircraft carriers ng US dahil nagtatagal sila ng ilang buwan sa laot. Ginagamit din siya ng mga bansang gaya ng Saudi Arabia.

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edi sunog tayo nun!

Occurred: Oct 9, 2013
Written: Oct 10, 2013

May fire drill kami nung isang araw dito sa aming sakahan. Pagtunog ng alarm, nagyaya ang dayuhang kasama ko.

x: let’s go to the basement/bunker quick!
spidey: aren’t we supposed to go outside?
x: but we went there last time.
spidey: ahm, that was a tornado drill
x: oh, my bad! hahaha!

sasagot sana ako ng “it’s okay” pero nadulas ako at nasabing: “at aking napatunayan na wala ngang kinikilalang nasyonalidad ang katangahan”.

lols!

Syria Crisis 101

Occurring: Now
Written: Aug 28, 2013

The Syrian civil war started with the recent Arab Spring last March, 2011. When people started demonstrating against Pres. Bashar al-Assad’s government, his response was quick and bloody. His military crackdown quelled the uprising that evolved into a civil war. Majority of the populace is Sunni Muslims while the government is made up of mostly Alawites (a form of Shia Islam). FYI: Sunni and Shia are rival factions/denominations within Islam.
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Special To Do List Series 2

Written: Aug 19, 2013

Sa susunod na pupunta ako sa airport dito sa Minnesota, eto ang magiging itsura ko. Tatambay ako sa arrival area tapos itataas ko ang papel na yan. This is my dress rehearsal in my room. Please pray for my soul. Lols!

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