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Hump Day Haiku (Makes Two)

16 Nov

Well lookie here, another hump day.  Wonder where’d the past week went?

I’ve gotten some good feedback from some friends from the my first attempt last week so I’m taking another go.

And we’re off:

Here’s how the mob works.

Plead to their hearts, they’ll listen.

Overlord style fails.

I would have loved to write more about the events of the past week but I’m taking my sweet time. If you’re checking out my Twitter timeline, it has been quite a week for some of the things I really care about (my country and the people from it).

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Where in the world are you spending your 11.11.11?

11 Nov

For the past week I have been seeking an event that is not commercial, not political or not religious in nature with high difficulty.

It seems that a lot of companies and groups are taking advantage of the fun date and time that will never occur again on our lifetimes.

Global shared experiences would be the best route for me, and I’m happy to  out such as the ones set off by Flickr, One Day on Earth and 11elevenproject.

There’s also something for numerology freaks, and wish makers.

Scaremongers are saying it will be another end of the world.

Either way, it happens once in 100 years, so don’t waste your time on a cause or a person who doesn’t even care about you.

Also, have a fun, fun Friday – I know I will!

Aren’t we all OCCUPY’d by now? (Updated Oct 22)

15 Oct
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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:

  1. The high interest on their huge student loans that they are unable to pay due to unemployment or underemployment;
  2. Foreclosure on default mortgage payments on their house
  3. Extension of welfare/medical coverage
  4. Bankruptcy
  5. Unfair competition on trade brought about by outsourcing/global trade agreements
Serious stuff.  Further magnified by social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Meetup, 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:
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