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BREAKING: Surprised to find on my FB inbox just now an Occupy Cairns (Australia) helper (I feel none of the people involved are actually tagging themselves as organizer) reaching out and expressing support.
We are the farmers and workers,
We are the OFW and small entrepreneurs,
We are the teachers and students,
We are the professionals and house-helpers,
We are the private and public employees,
We are the artists and self-employed,
We are the lower and middle classes,
We are the parents and children,
We are the people,
We are the impoverished, oppressed, and unheard,
We are the real Filipinos,
We are the 99%,
We are the real Juan dela Cruz!
Far as I understand it, the original protesters on Wall Street want to have their (99%) American Dream back from the greedy corporate (1%) who controls and benefits from their downfall.
They seek liberation from:
- The high interest on their huge student loans that they are unable to pay due to unemployment or underemployment;
- Foreclosure on default mortgage payments on their house
- Extension of welfare/medical coverage
- Unfair competition on trade brought about by outsourcing/global trade agreements
Serious stuff. Further magnified by social media sites such as Twitter
, where Occupy meetings are organized and published.
Then obviously the rest of the world not only just sympathized, they too have their own versions. Some even pointing out that though US is indeed in a lot of trouble right now, their worries are nothing (ah well that’s relative to the ones personally experiencing the situation, right?) compared to the famine in Africa, or even the local economy here in the Philippines
or the rest of the world.
Either way, I support these people who has sad stories to tell
. I wish there’s a wand that can send all their troubles away. Any geniuses out there who can figure out a cure, please come out NOW.
Occupy Wall Street:
It’s always a good day/night when I squeeze in time to drop by and have my 2 hours at TonTon Massage Authentic Thai Massage.
I got introduced to this by my former manager as a reward for doing great work way back in 2006. Been hooked ever since. Wherever in the Philippines, I will try to get myself to one of it’s many branches every two weeks. Nothing like it overseas so it’s the first thing I gun for the minute I get back into the country.
My sister Earthlingorgeous posted her own review when I brought her one time. Her being a lifestyle blogger who’s used to glamorous spas did not appreciate the ambiance. I have had my share of these fabulous spas but never cared about for the ambiance thing so long as I get quality treatment especially for the massage part.
I’d however agree with her feedback about the pillows, but I have previously and continue to enjoy fully my massage without it so…
At Tonton massage areas, there is soothing music played, there is minimum light to encourage awareness and rest to the patrons. It smells quite nice too. Have heard about some rumors of other branches smelling like stinky feet but I’m assuming those are isolated cases. I frequent Shaw Boulevard and V. Luna/East Avenue branches usually.
Oh, I had a chitchat with the administrator of the V.Luna branch – it’s still for sale at PHP 1.2M! Poked around further and found out that they are having a hard time finding a buyer because that price is only for half of the business – you’ll end up with a business partner in tow. Oh well, when I finally get to save that much perhaps it’s still gonna be on sale.
Can’t wait to go back again soon =)
Part of why I sooo love my current job and company now – I really get to do different things and work with a really diverse group of people – it challenges me to give out the best everytime.
I mentioned this event a few weeks back as I was so excited – I really had a blast.
The Microsoft Dynamics DigiGirlz Dubai booth at the Marketplace, designed, setup and manned by moi – is a hit amongst Emirati high school girls J
They didn’t want to look at the Entertainment and Gaming products as much lol – they know too much about it already.
No current business impact unfortunately, but I am seeing a lot of future clients in a few years – cheers to starting on them early!
Some articles about the event:
So for those who are still following my posts who are curious as to how I’m doing (salamat), – a picture paints a thousand words! Time for me to shut up then and let the collage tell its story 🙂