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“Ang taong nagigipit sometimes may cling to a nun’s habit.”

BALIK-TANAW: Humingi ng saklolo si Rodolfo Noel “JLo” Lozada Jr. sa kanyang hepe sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources, kay Secretary Lito Atienza para makaiwas-pusoy ang una sa pagdinig ng Senado ukol sa maalingasaw na transaksiyong ZTE-NBN—nahirang ng NEDA ang JLo bilang technical consultant sa semplang nang proyekto.

Pangulo din noon si JLo ng Philippine Forest Corporation. Na saklaw ng DENR, kaya talagang kay Lito Atienza unang dudulog ang Lozada para maghinga ng mga problema—kung baga sa militar, ugnayan ng commanding officer at field operative, isasaalang-alang ng pinuno ang kaligtasan ng kanyang tauhan sa larangan, saanmang laban…

Kay Atienza isinumbong ni JLo na maraming nagbabanta sa kanyang buhay—kinakabahan na siya. Pinayuhan ang huli na magtungo sa Hong Kong saka tumuloy sa isang pandaigdigang pulong sa London habang naghahanda ng mga hakbang para mapangalagaan ang kaligtasan ng JLo. (Teka muna, hapit na kapit at katakam-takam-takam-takam, tambok talaga tumbong …

Credit good but we need crash

ALAHOY! Alahoy! Narito na naman
Ang Sisong Kantanod ay ating binuhay
Taludtod ay uyam at kagat ng guyam
Igkas na bibigkas ng katagang punyal.

Maiksi ang kumot—dapat mamaluktot.
Sawikain nating hindi sinusundot…
Nakup, nagkamali… hindi nasusunod
Kaya kalagayan: nagkahindut-hindot!

Baka raw umabot sa one trillion dollars
Itong gagastusin upang makaiwas
Sa tuluyang meltdown of the banking system
Nitong sumambulat iyang Lehman Brothers…

So plunk down good monies to chase those that went bad
Upang manumbalik ang tikas at tatag
Pati kabuhayan muling mamayagpag
Kaya pakanang Bush dapat daw ilatag.

Pero teka muna… nakakapagduda
Itong ilalargang planong salbabida.
Dagdag na pabigat—uutang pa pala
Dambuhalang utang lalong aalagwa!

Indeed, a little leak can sink a giant ship
Kapag lumubog na’y kayhirap masagip
Sa banging malalim naman ibubulid
Those U.S. taxpayers, sila ang sasabit.

Tonto at Loan Ranger itong Amerika
Ay, utang na nila, doon nabihasa
Kaya nang bumagsak lalong nataranta
Lubog na sa utang ay mangungutang pa.

Read and weep

YOU can read this, chew through the core of every word, and grasp what’s written, consider yourself blessed. You took choices that accrued some pluck and lots of luck. You just don’t survive—you thrive.

Millions of others aren’t so lucky: 11 million amongst us are left crawling in the dust, hardly knowing what horrible twist and turn may happen in their lives. In today’s knowledge-driven economies in which skills and competencies translate to higher per capita earnings, those millions are virtual lepers.

The lepers multiply like a contagion. The disease neither abates nor ceases.

We may mourn and weep: “11 million Filipinos lack the required literacy skills to provide livelihood for themselves and their families now and in the future, according to the Department of Education (DepEd).”

The findings were gleaned from a 2003 study—that means such millions swelled some more in numbers, the pestilence still spreads, more likely in quantum progression—and who can prevent them from, say, voting …

Kalam at alam ng sikmura

Kalam-sikmura ng anak sa doodles11006@yahoo.com:
GOT the surprise of my life when this creature came up at my worksite. The ever inquisitive prick I am I went to pick it up-- ha-ha-ha… a hedgehog... it’s now under the care of a Malaysian colleague since I couldn’t watch it as constantly as I can... it’s named Sonic after Sonic the Hedgehog.... it’s still in its adolescent stage I think and it’s pretty defensive with small grunts but he's cute...looks like a rat that had overgrown hairs sticking out of it.... at least this one gazes at me it will be more acceptable rather than that poor excuse of a falcon who mocked me way, way back.

Ramadan has officially started here...and I am having a hard time trying to keep up with not eating for nearly an hour, let alone a few more hours to say the least; I need to store up fats, winter months are coming up again so I’ll be bloated again… sarap kumain ‘pag malamig kasi so for sure mas lalong magiging kamukha ko si Bonyat..

Oh and I have met som…