Friday, July 29, 2005

Tanaga Para kay Cherry

Kaytagal pinangarap
na sana'y makahanap
ng isang katulad mo
na mahal kong totoo.

(C) Jheric A. Saracho
July 28, 2005

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Thursday, July 28, 2005

QUIZ: Which Famous Modern American Poet Are You?

You are John Ashbery
You are John Ashbery. People love your work but have no idea why, really. You are respected by all kinds of scholars and poets. Even artists like you.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

FROM MY MAILBOX: 75 Things You Wish You Could Say to Your Boss

1. Ano!? Yan lang di niyo pa kayang gawin at iuutos niyo pa sa akin?
2. Hellooo! Gawin niyo na iyan no para naman huwag niyong makalimutan kung paano mag-isip.
3. Sir, makinig kaya kayo sa akin!? Pwede?
4. Puwede ba, busy ako? Mamaya na po yan.
5. Gumawa kayo ng sarili niyong presentation!
6. If challenges are more important than financial rewards, then why don't you just trade in your salary for my challenges?
7. Pwede pong paki-decide kung alin sa 10 inutos niyo sakin ngayon ang talagang urgent?
8. Absent po ako today. Wala lang, ayaw ko po kayong makita eh...
9. Pwede bang mag-all expense paid na vacation? Sige na naman, pagod na pagod na po ako eh.
10. Sir, bili niyo naman akong yosi. Sige na! Sa inyo na lang po yung sukli.
11. Uwi na po ako ha. Bahala na kayo dito sa opis.
12. Sir, pwede po bang taasan ang sweldo ko? Ang hirap kasi ng trabaho ko eh, ang pakisamahan kayo!
13. Mag-reduce naman po kayo! Mukha na kayong balyena eh.
14. Bakit po pag kami walang ginagawa pinapagalitan niyo kami? Pero bakit pag kayo ok lang?
15. Akala niyo ba magaling kayo? Wala lang silang mapiling iba kaya kayo nilagay diyan sa pwestong yan!
16. Ma'am, ang bait niyo po talaga. Sana kunin na kayo ni Lord.
17. And it is with utmost sincerity that I wish you the best of luck spending the rest of your afterlife rotting in hell at Satan's side where you belong.
18. Kung totoong nag-client call kayo patingin ng service report niyo!
19. Sagutin niyo naman yung telepono. A little exercise won't hurt.
20. Sige, gagawin ko po ito. Pero pagtimpla niyo ko ng kape.
21. Shut up when I'm talking to you!
22. Kayo itong may pa-kotse tapos ako uutusan niyo pumunta sa meeting? Ano kayo, hilo!??
23. Ano?!! ! Di niyo alam mag-print? Sayang ang laptop niyo ma'am.
24. Sir aminin niyo na po, nagpapa-cute lang kayo sa client. Kunyari pa kayo na binebentahan niyo siya.
25. Ang ganda ng resulta ng pagkaka-plastic surgery niyo, banat na banat! Lalo tuloy kayo pinagtatawanan eh.
26. If you really think it's that important, eh di kayo ang gumawa.
27. Sir, palit tayong sweldo!
28. Ang sarap po siguro ng trabaho niyo no? Biro niyo utos lang kayo ng utos samin. Ang laki pa ng sweldo!
29. Gusto niyo mag-trabaho naman for a change?
30. Do my work over the weekend?!?! At baket!? Sino kayo para utusan ako?
31. Ngayon na pala due ito? Eh di kayo gumawa!
32. Can't you see I'm so goddamn busy?
33. If you need me, bukas na lang. May date po ako ngayon eh.
34. Asus!! Mage-edit lang hindi pa kaya! Kayo na lang ang mag-edit para hindi sayang sa oras.
35. Sir, tinatamad po akong pumasok ngayon e. Sa bahay na lang po ako mag-iinternet at mage-games, ala pang gastos.
36. Huli kayo! Nanonood din pala kayo ng VCD ha!
37. Sir, lahat po ng kelangan niyo nandyan na. Kelangan niyo lang po tingnan mabuti!
38. Tsk tsk tsk, yan na nga ba sinasabi ko e. Ayaw niyo kasi makinig sakin.
39. Sir, wag nga kasi kayo sabat ng sabat eh!
40. Nagtataka talaga ako kung bakit napunta kayo sa puwestong yan.
41. Hay naku, sa dinami-dami naman ng pwedeng maging boss, bakit kayo pa ang napunta sakin!
42. Basahin niyo muna ang lahat ng email messages niyo bago niyo sabihin na hindi ko pa nagagawa yung pinagawa niyo.
43. Magre-resign na po ako. Hindi ko na po talaga kayo kayang tiisin eh.
44. Hindi po Inday ang pangalan ko, kaya wag po ninyo akong utusan.
45. Hindi po bottomless pit ang MS Outlook Inbox mo. Talagang titirik ang PC niyo kung hindi kayo magde-delete ng email!
46. Kabit nyo po ba yung prinomote mo?
47. Aah, sir, crush niyo ba ko? Yung seryoso? Lagi niyo na lang po kasi akong inuutusan eh!
48. Why do you keep on doing this to me? Do you feel threatened by my genius?
49. Boss, VCD o, bold! (Greenhills Virramall style)
50. Daddy, Monday ngayon. Yung baon ko!?
51. Bukas ko na lang po gagawin yung pinagagawa niyo ha? Maglalaro pa ko ng Counter Strike eh.
52. Pwede ba tigilan niyo ko?
53. Kasama ba sa job description ko to?
54. If I do what you tell me to, will this change the world?
55. I'm not sure if it's your good looks, your family connection or your charming disposition kaya ka andyan sa puwesto mo. But I'm definitely sure it has nothing to do with your intellect.
56. Okay lang umabsent kayo. It does not really matter. Mas maaga pa kaming makakapag-lunch.
57. Ang OA niyo naman. Kino-complicate niyo pa ang mga simplengproblema para lang magmukha kayong may alam.
58. You're just insecure. Palibhasa, deep down you know you don't deserve to be the boss of someone whose brilliance you can only dream of!
59. Sir naman, hindi naman po lahat ng tao kasing bobo niyo.
60. Karapatan ko nang umuwi pagpatak ng 5pm, 8 hours lang ang binabayaran sa akin eh! Karapatan ko ring mag-absent! At karapatan kong ring masulit ang 1 hour lunch break ko!
61. Ma'am huwag na po kayong mag-english. Lalo lang pong nagiging obvious ang pagiging tanga niyo.
62. Sir ano ba!? Lagi na lang ba kayong magre-request ng blow job sakin!!?? (In a really loud voice)
63. Sa tono ng pananalita niyo parang naiintindihan ninyo ang pinag-uusapan namin ah.
64. Sana po pwede ko rin kayong i-evaluate no? Sigurado lagi kayong bagsak sakin.
65. Kung ano man po ang kasalanan ko ay kasalanan niyo rin. Boss ko kayo eh.
66. Maglinis naman po kayo ng table niyo.
67. Hoy! Ikaw, halika nga rito at tulungan mo ko!
68. Saang planeta po ba kayo nanggaling at hindi ninyo alam ito?
69. Ano naman ang mapapala ko kung gagawin ko to?
70. Inaantok ako. Tulog po muna ko ha?!
71. Bakit ganyan po kayo magsalita? Napo-possess ba kayo ng masamang ispirito?
72. Sir, umabsent naman po kayo paminsan-minsan. Masaya po kasi ang buong office pag wala kayo eh.
73. Huwag nga kayong makialam samin!
74. Kelan kaya kayo mapapalitan bilang boss namin?
75. Aha!!! Sir bakit kayo naglalaro ng games!? Bawal yan ah!

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Chimes

filling the air with song, in a breath they jingle
with fascinating music, making the senses tingle;
the bells resonate, a tribute of peace
with enchanting undulation, they sway in the breeze;
like the scent of jasmine, the chimes are calming
another tranquil breath harvests music balming;
drifting in the air, its bell-like sound
softens the spirit, as the chimes resound
with just a slight breeze the chimes deploy
like a majestic choir echoing nature's joy.

(C) Jheric A. Saracho
July 26, 2005

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Sunday, July 24, 2005

SHARE: The Most Cowardly War in History

World Tribunal on Iraq
Friday 24 June 2005

Opening Statement of Arundhati Roy* on behalf of the jury of conscience of the world tribunal of Iraq.

Istanbul, Turkey - This is the culminating session of the World Tribunal on Iraq. It is of particular significance that it is being held here in Turkey where the United States used Turkish air bases to launch numerous bombing missions to degrade Iraqs defenses before the March 2003 invasion and has sought and continues to seek political support from the Turkish government, which it regards as an ally. All this was done in the face of enormous popular opposition by the Turkish people. As a spokesperson for the jury of conscience, it would make me uneasy if I did not mention that the government of India is also, like the government of Turkey, positioning itself as a ally of the United States in its economic policies and the so-called War on Terror.

The testimonies at the previous sessions of the World Tribunal on Iraq in Brussels and New York have demonstrated that even those of us who have tried to follow the war in IraqIraq.

The Jury of Conscience at this tribunal is not here to deliver a simple verdict of guilty or not guilty against the United States and its allies. We are here to examine a vast spectrum of evidence about the motivations and consequences of the US invasion and occupation, evidence that has been deliberately marginalized or suppressed. Every aspect of the war will be examined – its legality, the role of international institutions and major corporations in the occupation, the role of the media, the impact of weapons such as depleted uranium munitions, napalm, and cluster bombs, the use of and legitimation of torture, the ecological impacts of the war, the responsibility of Arab governments, the impact of Iraqs occupation on Palestine, and the history of US and British military interventions in Iraq. This tribunal is an attempt to correct the record. To document the history of the war not from the point of view of the victors but of the temporarily - and I repeat the word temporarily - anguished.

Before the testimonies begin, I would like to briefly address as straightforwardly as I can a few questions that have been raised about this tribunal.

The first is that this tribunal is a Kangaroo Court. That it represents only one point of view. That it is a prosecution without a defense. That the verdict is a foregone conclusion.

Now this view seems to suggest a touching concern that in this harsh world, the views of the US government and the so-called Coalition of the Willing headed by President George Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair have somehow gone unrepresented. That the World Tribunal on Iraq isn't aware of the arguments in support of the war and is unwilling to consider the point of view of the invaders. If in the era of the multinational corporate media and embedded journalism anybody can seriously hold this view, then we truly do live in the Age of Irony, in an age when satire has become meaningless because real life is more satirical than satire can ever be.

Let me say categorically that this tribunal is the defense. It is an act of resistance in itself. It is a defense mounted against one of the most cowardly wars ever fought in history, a war in which international institutions were used to force a country to disarm and then stood by while it was attacked with a greater array of weapons than has ever been used in the history of war.

Second, this tribunal is not in any way a defense of Saddam Hussein. His crimes against Iraqis, Kurds, Iranians, Kuwaitis, and others cannot be written off in the process of bringing to light Iraqs more recent and still unfolding tragedy. However, we must not forget that when Saddam Hussein was committing his worst crimes, the US government was supporting him politically and materially. When he was gassing Kurdish people, the US government financed him, armed him, and stood by silently.

Saddam Hussein is being tried as a war criminal even as we speak. But what about those who helped to install him in power, who armed him, who supported him – and who are now setting up a tribunal to try him and absolve themselves completely? And what about other friends of the United States in the region that have suppressed Kurdish peoples and other peoples rights, including the government of Turkey?

There are remarkable people gathered here who in the face of this relentless and brutal aggression and propaganda have doggedly worked to compile a comprehensive spectrum of evidence and information that should serve as a weapon in the hands of those who wish to participate in the resistance against the occupation of Iraq. It should become a weapon in the hands of soldiers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, and elsewhere who do not wish to fight, who do not wish to lay down their lives - or to take the lives of others – for a pack of lies. It should become a weapon in the hands of journalists, writers, poets, singers, teachers, plumbers, taxi drivers, car mechanics, painters, lawyers - anybody who wishes to participate in the resistance.

The evidence collated in this tribunal should, for instance, be used by the International Criminal Court (whose jurisdiction the United States does not recognize) to try as war criminals George Bush, Tony Blair, John Howard, Silvio Berlusconi, and all those government officials, army generals, and corporate CEOs who participated in this war and now profit from it.

The assault on Iraq is an assault on all of us: on our dignity, our intelligence, and our future.

We recognize that the judgment of the World Tribunal on Iraq is not binding in international law. However, our ambitions far surpass that. The World Tribunal on Iraq places its faith in the consciences of millions of people across the world who do not wish to stand by and watch while the people of Iraq are being slaughtered, subjugated, and humiliated.

*Arundhati Roy received the Booker Prize for literature in 1997. Presently, one of the most eloquent voices for the global justice and anti-war movement, she was also awarded, among many others, the Sydney Peace Prize in 2004, and the Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize in 2002.


I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Impeachment or "Truth Commission"?

Now that it is clear that Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has no intention of resigning from her post, two options are being floated, one by the opposition and the other by the administration.

The members of the opposition in Congress has started preparing the impeachment case that they will file against GMA. GMA, on the other hand, seems to favor the “Truth Commission” earlier suggested by the Church.

Which do you prefer, impeachment or truth commission?

Personally, I prefer filing impeachment charges against GMA and let Congress, sitting as impeachment court, decide on the merits of the case and what to do with GMA if she is found guilty of the charges. Also, it is the constitutional way to remove an elected official from office.

The “Truth Commission”, meanwhile, will be created by the Office of the President through an Executive Order. It would be composed of select members of the administration, the opposition and Church leaders. Even with the presence of the opposition and the Church in the commission, I can’t help but doubt the intentions for creating the body. GMA’s influence will always manifest in something that she, in her present position of power, created.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Mimosa*

the mimosa -
an unwelcome touch
its folding leaves


(C) Jheric A. Saracho
July 20, 2005

* The leaves of Mimosa have the capability to display thigmonasty (touch-induced movement). In the sensitive plant, the leaves respond to being touched, shaken, heated or rapidly cooled. The speed of the response depends on the magnitude of the stimulus. Hitting the leaf hard with the flick of a finger will cause the leaf to close in the blink of an eye whereas a gentle touch or modest heat source applied to leaflets at the tip of a leaf will result in a slower response and the propagation of the stimulus along the leaf can be observed.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Tanaga: Panawagan

Bilang pakikiisa sa mga grupong humihingi ng pagbaba ni Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo mula sa MalacaƱang, alay ko itong tanaga:

Reyna-reynahang munti

dulot mo ay pighati.
Maawa ka sa bayan
kaharia'y 'yong lisan.

(C) Jheric A. Saracho
July 19, 2005

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Monday, July 18, 2005

Collaborative Haiga II

rainbow
Welcome arch of Barangay Bahaghari, Bel-Air Village, Makati City. Photo taken by Jheric using Sony DCR VX-2000 Digital Handycam. Accompanying haiku by Steph.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Sunday, July 17, 2005

NEWS FLASH: Man Commits Suicide after Learning Harry Potter Spoiler


Author: Andy Borowitz
Published on July 8, 2005, 07:41

A rabid Harry Potter fan took his life yesterday after inadvertently learning a plot spoiler from the soon-to-be-released J.K. Rowling opus, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6).

Jude Ralston, 32, of Hudson, Ohio left a suicide note indicating that since overhearing the plot spoiler at a shopping mall earlier in the day, "I no longer have a reason to live."

Family and friends who gathered for a candlelight memorial outside Mr. Ralston's house remembered a man who seemed to live only for Harry Potter – and wondered if they could have done anything to prevent his tragic fate.

"When Jude got that vanity license plate that said ‘Hogwarts,' that seemed harmless enough," said Polly Clovis, who attended Model U.N. with Mr. Ralston while the two were in high school. "But when he started wearing that wizard hat around town, we really should have seen that as a cry for help."

According to friends of Mr. Ralston, the Potter fanatic had done everything in his power to protect himself from stumbling across Potter plot spoilers, even disconnecting his computer from the Internet and avoiding his favorite vintage comic book store.

Ms. Clovis said that she hoped Mr. Ralston's death would cause federal authorities to tighten the flow of Harry Potter plot information to prevent similar tragedies from taking place.

"In my heart I believe that could have saved Jude's life, even if he didn't have one," she said.

Elsewhere, President Bush called the jailing of a New York Times reporter "a positive step," but warned that many other reporters were still at large.

Andy Borowitz writes a daily humor column at www.borowitzreport.com and is the author of a new book, The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers.

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I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Collaborative Haiga by Steph and Jheric

bahaghari
Welcome arch of Barangay Bahaghari, Bel-Air Village, Makati City. Photo taken by Jheric using Sony DCR VX-2000 Digital Handycam. Accompanying haiku by Steph.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Friday, July 15, 2005

My Dating Personality

Your dating personality profile:

Liberal - Politics matters to you, and you aren't afraid to share your left-leaning views. You would never be caught voting for a conservative candidate.
Practical - You are a down-to-earth individual who is not impressed with material excess. You care about the stuff of like that really matters.
Big-Hearted - You are a kind and caring person. Your warmth is inviting, and your heart is a wellspring of love.
Your date match profile:

Traditional - You aren't looking for someone who is sexually repressed. You want someone who is adventurous under the covers.
Conservative - Forget liberals, you need a conservative match. Political discussions interest you, and a conservative will offer the viewpoint you need.
Religious - You seek someone who is grounded in faith and who possesses religious values. You believe that a religious person can enhance your life.
Your Top Ten Traits

1. Liberal
2. Practical
3. Big-Hearted
4. Outgoing
5. Religious
6. Sensual
7. Adventurous
8. Intellectual
9. Traditional
10. Romantic
Your Top Ten Match Traits

1. Traditional
2. Conservative
3. Religious
4. Practical
5. Shy
6. Intellectual
7. Big-Hearted
8. Sensual
9. Wealthy/Ambitious
10. Adventurous

Take the Online Dating Profile Quiz at Dating Diversions

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Basketbol

Bawat talbog ay isang hamon,
lahat ng pasa'y pagharap sa problema,
mga tulak at siko'y hadlang sa mithiin,
bawat buslo'y isang hakbang sa tagumpay.


Ganyan ang buhay, parang basketbol
minsa'y may pasahan, at merong tulakan,
hangga't may oras pa, tuloy lang ang laban,
sa bawat hagis ng bola, abot-kamay ang pangarap.


(C)
Jheric A. Saracho

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Guys' Rules

We always hear"the rules"from the female point of view...


Now here are the rules from the male side.


These are our rules!


Please note... these are all numbered "1" ON PURPOSE!


1. Men ARE NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.

1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly Acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only If you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days.

1. If you won't dress like the Victoria's Secret girls, don't Expect us to act like soap opera guys.

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.

1. You can either ask us to do something Or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it will Be scratched. We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," We will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear Is fine...Really.

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball, the shotgun formation, or golf.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!

1. Thank you for reading this.

Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;

But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Monday, July 11, 2005

ONE Reaction to G8 Summit Communique

Friday, July 08, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Today, the leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) committed to a comprehensive package of aid to Africa. British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced the G8 would increase aid to Africa by $25 billion, more than a doubling of 2004 levels; increase global assistance by around $50 billion per year by 2010; provide near-universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment drugs; cancel the debt of some of the world's poorest nations; and address trade reforms in the near future.

STATEMENT FROM ONE:

“The ONE campaign is encouraged by the commitment at the G8 Summit to fighting the crisis of extreme poverty and global AIDS. We welcome the pledges by G8 leaders to provide an additional $25 billion in development assistance to address the emergency in Africa as part of an additional $50 billion globally by 2010. The 1.4 million Americans who have joined the ONE campaign take satisfaction in the recent commitment to double U.S. aid to Africa and President Bush's commitment of more to come. We will remain vigilant to ensure that those promises are made a reality."

“These pledges are a positive step forward in a comprehensive debt-aid-trade deal to reduce extreme poverty in the poorest countries. Based on the outcomes of this summit,
the United States has moved a step closer to achieving the ONE campaign's goal of devoting an additional 1% of the budget to reducing extreme poverty."

“ONE will continue to advocate for more and better aid, expanded debt relief and trade reform that helps poor countries trade their way out of poverty.”

ONE was founded by 11 of America’s most well-known and respected non-profit, advocacy and humanitarian organizations: Bread for the World, CARE, DATA, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Oxfam America, Plan USA, Save the Children US, World Concern, and World Vision. For the complete list of all coalition partners, please visit www.ONE.org.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Galing kay Baby Ko

Found this on my Baby Cherry's blog:
For my big baby boo who makes me sane and insane at the same time, for bearing with my mood swings, for making me happy, for seeing the goodness in me, for loving me deeply, and knowing that I could never find that feeling with anyone other than you, my baby.

You're my man, my mighty king,
And I'm the jewel in your crown,
You're the sun so hot and bright,
I'm your light-rays shining down,

You're the sky so vast and blue,
And I'm the white clouds in your chest,
I'm a river clean and pure,
Who in your ocean finds her rest,

You're the mountain huge and high,
I'm the valley green and wide,
You're the body firm and strong,
And I'm a rib bone on your side,

You're an eagle flying high,
I'm your feathers light and brown,
You're my man, my king of kings,
And I'm the jewel in your crown.

- Nima Akbari
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Sunday, July 10, 2005

More Than Words Can Show

Sometimes it's hard,
to put feelings into words,
but I want you to know,
that hardly a moment goes by
that I'm not thinking of you.

Wondering what you're doing,
wishing I could be with you,
and counting the hours,
until we're together again.

Sometimes when I'm with you,
I don't let you know how special you are,
and how your love means more to me,
than anything else in life.

I may not always tell you,
but I want you to know,
I love you --
much more than words can show.

(C) Jheric A. Saracho
July 10, 2005


I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Saturday, July 9, 2005

Let It Be

Let the river flow
I am here
You are there

Two hearts
Trying to survive
Trying to hold on
as one

No one knows what will happen
To this love we have
Maybe tomorrow, someday
The love will lose its sparkle

But let's worry not
We'll be alright
All will be fine
Everything will come to pass

Let it be
Let the river flow
I am here
You are there
holding on as one!


(C) Jheric A. Saracho
November 4, 2004


I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Friday, July 8, 2005

HYATT-10 STATEMENT

OF LEADERSHIP AND CREDIBILITY

With deep concern and firm resolve, after a long period of reflection, debate and consultations, we, the undersigned, are hereby submitting our collective irrevocable resignation.

As early as Tuesday, July 5, we had already made our decision to resign. The President preempted our moves. This preemption does not change our conviction that her decisions as of late are guided mainly by her determination to survive as President. We believe that she will continue to make her decisions according to this norm.

By this act, we are not making any judgments on the tapes and jueteng issues. There is a proper forum to resolve those issues consistent with the rule of law. More pressing and immediate concerns confront our people today than poisoned politics or infirmities in our Constitution. At the core of these concerns are the issues of leadership and credibility - the ability of our President to lead and govern our country with the trust and confidence of our people.

The longer the President stays in office under a cloud of doubt and mistrust, and with her style of decision-making, the greater the damage on the economy and the more vulnerable the fragile political situation becomes to extremists seeking to undermine our democratic life. In the end, the poor will suffer the most.

The President can be part of the solution to this crisis by making the supreme sacrifice for God and country to voluntarily relinquish her office and allow her constitutional successor, the Vice President, to assume the Presidency. Resignation is a legitimate constitutional option for effecting leadership change. Given the crisis in the Presidency, this is the least disruptive and painful option that can swiftly restore normalcy and eventually bring us to prosperity.

We reject violence and anti-constitutional alternatives and call on our people to do the same. We will reject any attempt to exploit our resignation to sow intrigue and destabilization. We should all unite behind our constitutional successor and work together to resume our struggle for social, political and economic reforms.

The process of reforming society is difficult. It will entail sacrifices among our already suffering people. It will generate resistance and conflict among those who may have to give up power and privilege. We need leadership that can inspire our people to stay the course, while we confront these challenges. We need leadership with the moral courage to push on in the face of adversity; leadership that can steer the nation towards healing and reconciliation.

Even as we take leave from public service, we assure everyone of our unwavering commitment to continue serving our country, especially the underprivileged and powerless amidst us.

City of Pasay, Metro Manila, Friday, 8 July 2005.

Signed:

FLORENCIO B. ABAD
Secretary
Department of Education

TERESITA QUINTOS DELES
Secretary
Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process

IMELDA M. NICOLAS
Secretary
National Anti-Poverty Commission

JUAN B. SANTOS
Secretary
Department of Trade and Industry

ALBERTO D. LINA
Commissioner
Bureau of Customs

EMILIA T. BONCODIN
Secretary
Department of Budget and Management

CESAR V. PURISIMA
Secretary
Department of Finance

CORAZON JULIANO SOLIMAN
Secretary
Department of Social Welfare and Development

RENE C. VILLA
Secretary
Department of Agrarian Reform

GUILLERMO L. PARAYNO
Commissioner
Bureau of Internal Revenue

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Thursday, July 7, 2005

PANAWAGAN: SALOY 2005

Tema: WIKANG FILIPINO: NAGBABAGONG LARANGAN, NAGBABAGONG PANANAW
Agosto 11, 2005, Pamantasang De La Salle - Maynila

Inaanyayahan ng Departamento ng Filipino ng Pamantasang De La Salle ang mga estudyante sa kolehiyo sa Luzon para sa SALOY 2005: Kumperensya ng mga Estudyante para sa Wikang Filipino. Ito ay gaganapin sa ika-11 ng Agosto 2005, 1:00 hanggang 5:00 ng hapon sa Pamantasang De La Salle – Maynila.

Layunin ng pagtitipong ito na bigyan ng venyu ang mga estudyante na ibahagi at talakayin ang kanilang mga pananaw at ideya tungkol sa wikang Filipino at mga isyu, alalahanin o sitwasyong kaugnay nito. Maaari ring talakayin ang iba pang isyung may kinalaman sa pangunahing tema.

Para sa mga nais magbasa ng kanilang papel o naisagawang pananaliksik, kailangang magpadala ng abstrak na hindi lalagpas sa 150 salita at single space. Kasama na rito ang pangalan ng awtor, kolehiyo/pamantasang kinabibilangan, tirahan, telepono at email address. Ang pinal na papel ay hindi dapat lalagpas sa walong pahina (doble espasyo), sa font size na 12, Times New Roman o Arial.

Ang dedlayn para sa abstrak ay sa Hulyo 16, 2005. Maaari itong ipadala sa Departamento ng Filipino, Room 401 - 403 William Hall, De La Salle University-Manila, 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila o sa email na ramil_correa@yahoo.com o torralbaj@dlsu.edu.ph. Ipaaalam ang mga natanggap na papel sa Hulyo 23, 2005. Ang kumpirmasyon ng paglahok at pagpapadala ng pinal na papel ay sa Hulyo 30, 2005.

Walang bayad o libre ang pagdalo sa kumperensya, magbabasa man ng papel o makikinig. Magbibigay din ang departamento ng natatanging handog o token ng pagkilala sa mga natanggap na papel.

Para sa iba pang katanungan, maaaring tumawag sa Departamento ng Filipino sa telepono bilang 5244611 lokal 552 / 509

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Sakura

A gift from Steph for me and Cherry:

heart and soul
a cherry blossom falls
spellbound

(C) Anne Stephanie Cruz
July 7, 2005

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Paanyaya

Hardin sa Pasig
panahon ma'y maulan
ating diligan.

(C) Jheric A. Saracho
July 5, 2005

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

QUIZ: How Scorpio Am I?

You are 93% Scorpio





How much do you match your zodiac sign?

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Salakab

sa salakab ng aking isipan,
nilulunod ako ng iyong halimuyak,
naubusan ako ng ulam kanina,
sa biyernes bubusugin kita.

(C) Jheric A. Saracho
June 1, 2005

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Monday, July 4, 2005

Huwag Mo Akong Angasan

Huwag mo akong angasan.

Alam mo namang
dito’y mainit at masikip,
bakit pinilit mo pa
na sarili’y isiksik?

Inis mo’y wag ipagsigawan,
kung ayaw mong kainisan,
ang iyong siko’y alisin sa ‘king tagiliran,
pag ‘di ko napigil, kita’y bibigwasan.

Huwag mo akong angasan,
malapit na kitang patulan.

Ayaw mo palang maipit at pagpawisan,
sana ika’y nag-taksi na lamang.

(C) Jheric A. Saracho
October 27, 2004

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Saturday, July 2, 2005

PINOYPOETS RENGGA: Istarlet

Makikita ang pangalan ko sa dyaryo
at sabik na akong abangan ito.
Bukas, uunahan ko ang araw sa kanto
sa pagtambay,sa paghihintay.
Kahit na ang los diarios son undelivered tambien.
Hijo de puta! Pajaros y gatos!
Katulad ni Pedro, sikat na ang grupo.
Ngayon sa dyaryo, bukas, TV, radyo.
Kahit sa isang araw, kapantay namin
ang mga imortal.
Lahat aming lilikhain, lahat aming papangalanan.
Ang mga hudas ay babanggain.

Basta hintay ka lang.
Maisasatitik din ang aking katanyagan.

(C) Pinoypoets
June 23, 2005

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Friday, July 1, 2005

QUIZ: Which Filipino Food Are You?

Halo-Halo
Halo-Halo: A medley of beans and fruits mixed with ice, ice cream, and condensed milk

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)