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Unfortunately I'm not flooded with ideas right now!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Semester has already started and I've always promise myself that i'll do good in school so I'm taking things seriously and because of this my BLOG have suffered a lot! (Yes i'm guilty of it). So the title tells it all .  the streets of Manila  are flooded but ME UNFORTUNATELY IS NOT FLOODED WITH IDEAS RIGHT NOW! So instead of saying stuffs i'll just tell you my experience last Thursday when the Typhoon Maeri hit the Philippines and i was in school.

My class starts in the afternoon, it was a very rainy day but classes were not suspended since there's no signal(signal nos. refers to the strength of the typhoon) in Manila. The rain was still not that strong when i arrived in school so i was not worried at all cause I thought it was just a normal rainy day. Then halfway my first class the wind started to get stronger and the rain poured heavily and non stop.

All those time i was wondering if the classes will be suspended because when it's raining heavily it's really hard to commute all the way home. To my disappointment classes were not suspended our next Professor came and discuss, And at last all my classes for that day ended. Streets are starting to get flooded and the rain was so heavy that even if you are using an umbrella you will still get wet one way or another.

To my relief getting a ride home was not as horrible as i thought it would be. I've waited a little longer than usual but not long enough to eventually lose my patience. As i sat down the Jeepney (Jeepney is a common mode of transportation in the Philippines). I thought everything is gonna be okay now and i'll be home in less than an hour. But i was wrong i was on the road for more than 3 hours wondering if I'm gonna get stranded since our vehicle cannot pass through the knee high flood. I was getting so nervous because i've heard a lot of horror stories from the past super typhoon Ondoy.

Good thing we were able to pass by the flooded area without the vehicle's tire getting flat and at last i was just meters away from home. But due to the strong wind my umbrella turned inside out ( i don't know if any of  you have experience that and i'm also not really sure how to explain it) and even with an umbrella i knock our door soaking wet but still I was vey thankful because at last i was home safe and sound.

This was the first time I experienced being out when a Typhoon hits the country. Guess i was lucky enough to experience it just now and still lucky enough not to get stranded like the others.

P.S In case your wondering streets in the Philippines just get flooded when it rains non stop and heavily. Not every time it rains. :)

I hope you enjoyed my little story :)


Racism and Stereotyping

Monday, June 6, 2011

Reading the traumatic experience of one of my favorite travel blogger in the country Indonesia urge me to write something about it, Yes i don't feel good about it and i will bluntly say that they were racist to this two Filipino tourists and practically doesn't know anything about the Philippines that we are being stereotyped as drug traffickers.

Last night my sister and i were talking about racism and I proudly said that racism in our country Philippines is ALMOST none existent but then she blurted "but sadly other countries are the ones who  are racist to us" and i cannot do anything but agree and be sad about it.

Once again it was proven Chyng Reyes's blog No spam, No Virus, No kidding is something i read once in a while because of her travels abroad and her independence to visit other countries alone and when i read about her traumatic experience as an alleged drug trafficker in Bali Indonesia i felt sad not only for her but for other Filipinos being prejudice by others.

Here's her picture for the post:

For me the cruelest part in her experience is not being answered seriously by Immigration officers despite searching through their things and her friend going through a body search. That was an utter example of plain disrespect.

Please take time to read her experience because it may serve as a warning for avid Filipino travelers. The bold story of this blogger also shows another side of us Filipinos, we are not scared to take action and ask for justice when we know we are right. We endure but we strike back when needed.

This is also the reason why i don't want the Philippine Government intervening in other country's Justice System when Filipinos our involved especially when every single evidence is obviously pointing to them. It makes the issue bigger and becomes a headline every time that's why others think that only Filipinos are caught doing drug trafficking.  I believe that if you are at fault, you should be punished because before being identified by your race or nationality, you are a human being capable of knowing the difference between right and wrong and the freewill to choose between the good and the bad.


Back to School June!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Start of a new semester this June so that means less time to blog and mess around. Exactly two years before i graduate and become part of the working force. Still not sure what will happen after that but I'm hoping good things will out number the bad ones. Summer is ending soon too, right now a typhoon is in our country and everyone's preparing for it to avoid major damages.

I'm actually looking forward to this semester because staying at home for a long period of time makes me think of a lot of things i don't wanna think about. Blog plans this coming June is unclear because i still have to check my class schedule. But surely I'll blog but this time around i'm going back to writing my thoughts about different things instead of making reviews. To my readers I hope you all will still support my blog even if for now i'll stop making Asian movie/drama reviews.

June is personally a special month for me cause this month I'll be celebrating my birthday :)

I think i've said it once in my blog that I'm a big fan of Sara Bareilles here's a new song and video of hers!!!

Enjoy the Music and the month of June!!


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