I refuse to have to choose!

What’s wrong with just saying “NO” when faced with the dilemma of having to select from several equally-unacceptable choices? After all, choosing the “lesser evil” is still choosing something “evil,” ‘di ba? So why choose it in the first place?

We always hear this “lesser evil” argument issue raised whenever elections are near, as if not choosing (read: not voting for) anyone is the worst evil of all. I think not. In fact, I believe the opposite to be true — i.e., not voting for anyone is way better than adding your vote to the mandate of a politician you don’t really trust.

Which leads me to this other common, election-related argument that not filling-in the Ballot entirely is a bad thing and that we’re somehow losing out by not maximizing the opportunity to include other candidates. There is something very wrong with this mindset. I really wouldn’t have any problem with filling-in all the blanks IF I had a lot of good choices to pick from. Ang kaso, wala eh. At most, we get a handful of good candidates from the pool of mediocre, thieving, clueless, and idiotic trapos we are regularly forced to choose from.

Kaya ako, I will only vote for candidates I really, REALLY believe in. And if that means submitting a Ballot with a lot of blank spaces, so be it.

Hindi baleng Balota ay butas-butas, basta ang boto ko’y wagas!

By the way, hindi lang angkop ang prinsipyong ito sa pag-boto; it can also be a guide when choosing what to eat/drink, where to go, or what to say. I don’t think that you are losing by choosing to just eat at home and not eat out; by going on staycation instead of going with the throng; or by just keeping quiet.

 

 

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I refuse to have to choose!

‘Pag walang alak, walang…

Balak?

Yan daw ang kilalang kasabihan tungkol sa alak — i.e., na “kapag may alak… may balak.” Pero paano kung walang alak? Ano ang epekto?

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Tancha ko ay magkakaiba ang epekto ng kawalan ng alak sa tao. Depende marahil yun sa nakukuha niya sa pag-inom ng alak in the first place.

More than a month na akong hindi umiinom (bilang pag-talima na rin sa payo ng aking duktor… well, sa aking kaibigan na feeling duktor) at napapansin ko na ang mga magaganda at masasamang epekto nito sa akin at sa buhay-buhay:

I. Pros ng hindi pag-inom:

  • Nabawasan ang pag-atake ng Hika.
  • Nabawasan ang gastos.
  • Nabawasan ang pag-uwi ng madaling-araw.
  • Nabawasan ang pagiging late sa pagpasok.
  • Nabawasan ang atake ng Rayuma.
  • Nabawasan ang pagka-bwisit sa akin ni Misis.

II. Cons ng hindi pag-inom:

  • Nabawasan ang mga kaibigan (na kainuman. Friends pa din kami, shempre).
  • Nabawasan ang inspirasyong mag-blog.

Hmmm… parang lugi yata ako dun ah.

Ay sya! Maka-inom na nga ulit! 🙂

‘Pag walang alak, walang…

VOTE WISELY, mga kapatids! :-)

Wisely” hindi lang pagdating sa mga pipiliing kandidato kundi pati na rin sa personal preparations for going to the polling precincts tomorrow. Ako, may checklist na ihinanda para mas mapadali ang pagboto ko bukas:

  • IDs
  • Name of Polling Center
  • Precinct Number
  • Payong
  • Tubig
  • Cellphone with Camera (huwag lang pipiktyuran ang Balota at bawal yun!)
  • Food (just in case)
  • Mahabang pasensiya 🙂

Bumoto din kayo ha?

VOTE WISELY, mga kapatids! :-)

Kayo? Sinong “Top 3” niyo? Ako…

… sa mga Babaeng Artista:

  1. Bella Padilla
  2. Bea Alonzo
  3. Maja Salvador

… sa Boxers:

  1. Manny Pacquiao
  2. Nonito Donaire
  3. Ana Julaton

… sa Newscasters/Reporters:

  1. Rhea Santos
  2. Vicky Morales
  3. Michael Fajatin

… sa Talk Show Hosts:

  1. David Letterman
  2. Jay Leno
  3. Jojo Alejar

… sa Cultural/Opinion Show Hosts:

  1. Lourd de Veyra
  2. Tonipet Gaba
  3. Susan Enriquez

… sa Investigate Show Hosts:

  1. Howie Severino
  2. Kara David
  3. Abner Mercado

… sa Senado:

  1. Risa
  2. Hontiveros
  3. Baraquel

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🙂

Kayo? Sinong “Top 3” niyo? Ako…

In fairness… mas maliwanag pa din ang Metro Manila…

…kaysa North Korea! 🙂

I mean, kahit ganito ang kalagayan natin bilang isang bansa — sobrang laking gap between the rich and poor, rampant corruption at all levels of society, tumitinding cynicism especially among the youth, pagkawala ng good values, etc. — it’s a miracle bakit hindi pa din tayo kulelat sa mundo in terms of development.

Something about our country is still working, it seems.

Kaya ‘wag nating payagang mawala pa yun… rather, let us ensure that whatever there is that is good about the Philippines increases and reaches every single one of  us Pinoys.

This coming May 13 Elections, we can do something.

Let us VOTE WISELY, mga kapatid.

Manila from space

In fairness… mas maliwanag pa din ang Metro Manila…

4 months na lang, Nilagang Mais na!

Sinubukan lang namin… tutal, sabi ni misis ay may “green thumb” daw ako. Kaya na-challenge ako bigla. From Sili to Alugbati to Kamatis to Kamote to Kalabasa… to the latest tanim sa bakuran: Mais!

So far, positive naman ang kinalabasan — 2 months old na ang batch na ito at nakayanan naman ang mga matinding ulan at hangin na dumaan. Pati ang hagupit ng bago naming tuta ay na-survive din ng mga mais.

In fairness, mukha na silang mais now. ‘Di gaya dati… akala mo sosyal na damo lang. Hayun tuloy, nabunot yung iba sa kanila.

Pero marami naman ang natira. Kaya tuloy ang ligaya!

BACKYARD PLANTING RULES!

🙂

 

4 months na lang, Nilagang Mais na!

DIY Tip # 25 — Duct Tape is da Bomb!

Problem — luma na ang kisame…pinapasok na ito ng mga naghahabulang pusa at daga… as in dumadagundong ang kisame… kaso, natiyempong may kabigatan pala yung pusa… natapilok… ayun, lumusot ang paa sa kawawang lawanit!

Paksheet! What to do?!

Don’t Panic!

Hanap agad ng pwedeng pantapal…

BOOM!

Solb!

Next Problem? 🙂

DIY Tip # 25 — Duct Tape is da Bomb!