Archive for August 24th, 2010

A Repost

We are grieving for the victims of the Hongkong nationals during the hostage crisis, everyone was affected. Some country even generalize all the Filipino because of what Mendoza did to them, when I opened my account in Facebook, one friend posted this letter of a teenager, I followed the link and this is what I read.

“A letter from a teenage Filipino to the WHOLE WORLD”
As you are reading this letter, I bet that you have seen/heard about what happened earlier in our country.
Tourists were hostages of a policeman here, Rolando Mendoza. After a few hours of the horrible crime, some of the victims were dead including the hostage-taker.
I wrote this letter not just to apologize but also to let everyone know that we Filipinos are not all like Mendoza. We are loving and good-hearted people.
For so many years, our country has been standing tall and surpassing every dilemma; be it small or big. Years ago (back when I wasn’t born yet), you have watched us fight for what we think is right. We fought for the democracy of our nation.. The EDSA revolution. But that’s just one out of many.
Second. We Filipinos have been serving other countries for our families and we treat you as our own as well. With all due respect, I thank you all for giving us the trust through the years. For helping us to become what we are now.
The Philippines is more than just a group of islands. We are a nation of strong and remarkable people. A country of beauty and love known to be hospitable and well-valued. I humbly apologize for what happened tonight. No one in this world would want something like that to happen for life should be valued.
I politely ask the attention of the world. Please do not judge and mistreat us just because of what happened tonight. I have been searching the net and found terrible things. Hong Kong advices to avoid travels here, China and HK bans Filipinos and that Philippines is the worst place to go.
I can’t blame you for what you have decided but I hope that you could understand. Our country is now in a sea of problems. And I know for sure that we helped you in a way or another. Let peace and understanding reign this time.
I know that this letter will just be trash but I wish that you would understand. On behalf of the Philippine population.. WE ARE SORRY.
As a song puts it…
And I believe that in my life I will see an end to hopelessness, giving-up and suffering. And we all stand together this one time then no one will get left behind. Stand up for life. STAND UP FOR LOVE.
Sincerely yours,
Reigno Jose Dilao
Catbalogan City, Samar

My magic jack and Ms. Universe

When I was looking for a phone for my magic jack, I got tons of cordless phone reviews, I so wanted to buy one but it was a bit expensive than a wired telephone. One more thing, I was just testing my magic jack if the Internet could support well for me to get a line through it so I could call my friends and husband in the states, and I found out when I had my husband on the phone it keeps on cutting out so I guess my decision was right of buying a wired telephone, it was cheap and my money was not wasted.
On the other note, have you watched the Ms. Universe in tv this morning? Too bad I was not able to watch it at the very beginning because I was sleeping, although I get so thrilled when the Ms. Philippines made it to the top 5, she did so well. So come on people, can we be proud of her, I’ve read so many critics all over the world and most of them are really hitting below the belt. I mean put yourself on her shoe at that point? All the people around are watching you, would you not get nervous? Let’s face it, it was really hard but she gave all her effort and best as she could for the country, so let’s just keep our mouth shut and be thankful because she reign up to the top 5, right?
Lastly, do you have an lcd tv? Is it true that it is more overwhelming when you watch the pageant though because they said it is more overwhelming when you watch the pageant through it, maybe next time when our budget is enough I would really go to the appliance center to look for the best tv’s in the whole world. I know there are many televisions around and I may get confused which one to choose, well I don’t worry much about that since my husband would be there for me, he will be the one to choose one for me, he is good at it.