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Limang dipang taong nagtutulakan

Sa limang jeep kasabay ng ulan

Luwag pa sa jeep nang ako’y sumakay

Pero parang sardinas sa simula ng lakbay

Sabi ng kunduktor kasya pa kasya pa

E kahit kalansay indi na kakasya

Pinagpilitan pang isakay si aleng mataba

Akala yata ang jeep ay saksakan ng haba

Pag andar ng jeep ay biglang pepreno

Para magkasya ang mga sakay nito

Pasalamat na lang kay bro nakaupo ako,

Sana may bumaba na kahit jan sa may kanto

“Kuya paabot, paabot ng bayad ko.”

“Eto na ang sukli makikisuyo na o.”

“Paabot ulit ng bayad“ Dyos ko aba dyos ko!

“Ay jesus maria josep ako lang ba may kamay dito?!”

Limang pirasong tao ang bumaba sa may kanto

Kamalas malasan galing sila sa tapat ko.

At wala naman yatang balak, aking mga katabi

Na sa katapat ay lumipat, lahat sila sitting pretty

Kalagitnaan ng biyahe, “Makalipat sa tapat.”

Masama pa ang tingin ng matandang may patpat

Bat di daw paupuin mga matandang gaya niya,

Bakit kaya di mo naisip yan kanina.

“Paabot po ng bayad” sabi ng bading

“Ser yung kamay ko.” Ano to chansing?

“Ay sori kuya, nahawakan ko pala.”

Sabay kindat ng kanyang kirat na mata.

“Kuya paabot ng bayad kay manong,

At nalalaglag ang nabili kong talong”

Sabi ng maggugulay na sa dulo’y nakaupo.

“Eto na ale, ang sukli paabot po.”

Pag baling sa unahan, nakakatakot isipin

Si manong drayber nagtotothpick ng ngipin.

Namboboso sa katabi, ano ba yan nagseselpon

Ang aming sinasakyan daig pa ang nasa alon.

“Kuya sukli o paabot na sa katabi,

Kawawa naman yung nasa dulong ali”

Aba si tita tulog na tulog

Nakasandal sa tindero ng masarap na binatog.

“Kuya bayad p..”

“ILAN BANG NAKASAKAY DITO!!??

Abat kaliwat kanan abutan ng bayad nyo.

Sa kunduktor ba o sa drayber linawin nga maigi

Parang ako lang ata ang umaabot din!!”

“Manong sukli ko paabot na lang kay kuya.”

“Hoy sa lahat ng nagbayad ikaw ang hindi pa!”

Ang kapal ng muka mo sukli agad hinihingi

E upo mo na man nakataas pa ang binti.

Hindi na yata luluwag ang aking sinasakyan

Sa susunod kaya piliin ko na ang van

Ang init ang lagkit ang dami pang katabi,

At least pag sa van ako ang sitting pretty

Sawakas malapit na malapit na akong bumaba

“Kuya bayad mo?” sabi naman nug mama

Sapukin kaya kita nagbayad na ako.

Wala pa ngang sukli aba T*** **a mo

“Ay bumaba ka na toy pasira ka ng negosyo!

Wala ka pang bayad ako pa niloko mo.”

Yanunbg galling nga naman sa dami kong iniabot

Ako pa nga ang walang bayad, ako pa ang lagot.

Ang mahalaga, sa bahay ako ay nakarating na

Sa drayber na lahat ng binayad kong singkwenta

Pagbukas ko ng tv sa balita nakita.

Libre pala ang sakay sa mga jeep na pasada.

FORWARDED: My Short Essay About the Philippines

by: Jaeyoun Kim
FORWARDED BY SHIELA RAYMUNDO

Filipinos always complain about the corruption in
the Philippines . Do you really think the corruption
is the problem of the Philippines ? I do not
think so. I strongly believe that the problem is
the lack of love for the Philippines .

Let me first talk about my country, Korea .
It might help you understand my point.
After the Korean War, South Korea was one
of the poorest countries in the world. Koreans
had to start from scratch because entire country was
destroyed after the Korean War, and we had no
natural resources.

Koreans used to talk about the Philippines , for
Filipinos were very rich in Asia . We envy Filipinos.
Koreans really wanted to be well off like
Filipinos. Many Koreans died of famine.

My father & brother also died because of famine.
Korean government was very corrupt and is still very
corrupt beyond your imagination, but Korea was
able to develop dramatically because Koreans really
did their best for the common good with their heart
burning with patriotism.

Koreans did not work just for themselves but also
for their neighborhood and country. Education inspired
young men with the spirit of patriotism.

40 years ago, President Park took over the
government to reform Korea . He tried to borrow money
from other countries, but it was not possible to get a
loan and attract a foreign investment because the
economic situation of South Korea was so bad. Korea had
only three factories. So, President Park sent many mine
workers and nurses to Germany so that
they could send money to Korea to build a factory.
They had to go through horrible experience.

In 1964, President Park visited Germany to borrow
money. Hundred of Koreans in Germany came to the
airport to welcome him and cried there as they saw
the President Park . They asked to him, “President,
when can we be well off?” That was the only question
everyone asked to him. President Park cried with
them and promised them that Korea would be well
off if everyone works hard for Korea , and the President
of Germany got the strong impression on them
and lent money to Korea . So, President Park was
able to build many factories in Korea . He always
asked Koreans to love their country from their heart.

Many Korean scientists and engineers in the USA
came back to Korea to help developing country
because they wanted their country to be well off.
Though they received very small salary, they did their
best for Korea . They always hoped that their children
would live in well off country.

My parents always brought me to the places where
poor and physically handicapped people live. They
wanted me to understand their life and help them..
I also worked for Catholic Church when I was in the army..
The only thing I learned from Catholic Church was that we
have to love our neighborhood. And, I have loved my
neighborhood. Have you cried for the
Philippines? I have cried for my country several
times. I also cried for the Philippines because of so many
poor people. I have been to the New Bilibid
prison. What made me sad in the prison were the
prisoners who do not have any love for their country.
They go to mass and work for Church. They pray
everyday.

However, they do not love the Philippines . I
talked to two prisoners at the maximum-security compound,
and both of them said that they would leave the
Philippines right after they are released from the
prison. They said that they would start a new life in other
countries and never come back to the Philippines .

Many Koreans have a great love for Korea so that
we were able to share our wealth with our neighborhood.
The owners of factory and company were distributed their
profit to their employees fairly so that employees could
buy what they needed and saved money for the
future and their children.

When I was in Korea , I had a very strong faith and
wanted to be a priest. However, when I came to the Philippines ,
I completely lost my faith.
I was very confused when I saw many unbelievable
situations in the Philippines . Street kids always make me sad,
and I see them everyday. The Philippines is the only Catholic
country in Asia
, but there are too many poor people here.
People go to church every Sunday to pray, but nothing has
been changed.

My parents came to the Philippines last week and
saw this situation. They told me that Korea was much poorer
than the present Philippines when they
were young. They are so sorry that there are so
many beggars and street kids. When we went to Pasangjan,
I forced my parents to take a boat because
it would fun. However, they were not happy after
taking a boat. They said that they would not take the boat
again because they were sympathized the
boatmen, for the boatmen were very poor and had a
small frame. Most of people just took a boat and enjoyed it.
But, my parents did not enjoy it because of love
for them.

My mother who has been working for Catholic Church
since I was very young told me that if we just go to
mass without changing ourselves, we are not
Catholic indeed. Faith should come with action.
She added that I have to love Filipinos and do good things
for them because all of us are same and have received a great
love from God. I want Filipinos to love their
neighborhood and country as much as they love God
so that the Philippines will be well off.

I am sure that love is the keyword, which Filipinos
should remember. We cannot change the sinful structure at once.
It should start from person. Love must start in everybody,
in a s mall scale and have to grow. A lot of
things happen if we open up to love. Let’s put away
our prejudices and look at our worries with our new eyes.

I discover that every person is worthy to be
loved. Trust in love, because it makes changes possible.
Love changes you and me. It changes people, contexts and
relationships. It changes the world. Please love your
neighborhood and country.

Jesus Christ said that whatever we do to others we
do to Him
. In the Philippines , there is God for people who
are abused and abandoned. There is God who is crying for love.
If you have a child, teach them how to love the Philippines .
Teach them why they have to love their neighborhood and country.
You already know that God also will be very happy if you love others.

That’s all I really want to ask you Filipinos.

Condolences

Nakikiramay po ako sa pagpanaw ni Lawrince Ray Anda kahapon lamang. Nawa po ay makasama na niya ang Poong Lumikha.

Isang kaklase,
kadepartment
ka schoolmate
at
kaibigan

tie a yellow ribbon for cory aquino

Cory Aquino: My Yellow Ribbon

Cory Aquino: My Yellow Ribbon

After getting tagged by mahalia, i mmediately responded with my own sketch of the former president. I will also support barriosiete’s efforts along with the efforts of every blogger and Filipinos praying for her recovery.

If we Filipinos are worth dying for, we will not wait for death to prove it.

Mabuhay!!

Fiesta Mania Updates

Here are the updates of my Fiesta Mania Don’t forget to read everything for it to make sense. Comments are highly aprreciated at this blog. Sabihin ko kay Lord mabait ka pag may comment 🙂 hihi thanks

Pasayahan Sa Lucena 2009

Pasayahan? (Part 2)

Pasayahan? (part 3)

Ang Parada

Pasayahan? (part 4)

Pasayahan? (behind the scenes)

Masayang Konklusyon

Masayang Konklusyon

Dumaraan ang pista sa bayang ito minsan lamang sa isang taon, nagdadala ng iba’t ibang bagay at nagdudulot ng iba’t ibang emosyon sa mga taong nakikilahok dito. May mga nagmumukmok sa bahay, nakikilahok sa mga patimpalak, nanonood, kumakain ng fishball, nakikichismis na lamang sa kanilang kapit-bahay, umiiyak, ngumingiti, tumatawa, nananalo, natatalo, nananaghoy, nagpapapansin at meron din namang ilan na nagsusulat ng mga ganitong bagay upang ilahad sa sambayanang Pilipino ang pyesta ng Lucena sa naiibang paraan.

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Pasayahan? (part 4)

“Inuulit nga ba ng kasaysayan ang kanyang sarili?”

O sadyang makulit lang talaga ito. Ipinipilit ang kanyang sarili sa mga tao na ayaw sa kanya, habang hinahanap naman ng mga tao na ayaw nyang pagbigyan.

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“Kaya ba tumbasan ng sipag at tiyaga ang natural na talento?”

O patuloy ka lang bibiguin ng mga pagsisikap mo habang namamayagpag sa katanyagan ang ilan na hindi nakaranas ng paghihirap sa kanilang buhay.

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“Kaya mo ba hukayin ang malalalim na katanungang ito?”

O gaya ko na ilang araw nang naghuhukay ngunit di pa rin makita ang hinahanap.

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Fiesta Mania

This year we were very busy as we joined the festivities. there were some smiles and laughs as well as head aches but it was all worth it I think. more details coming up later

HELP

Hi there…

Do you know anyone who is willing to sell an electric guitar with or without package, even though second hand, in a good condition of course. My budget is 4000.

Please.. thanks if you do or you are willing, just PM, Email, or text me here 09298387554. Thanks

Hunger Strikes Back

Hey there, I just want to share with you that yesterday was the most excruciating day of this month. Why? because I managed to endure hunger for 24 hours. The only thing I was able to help myself with is water. Many glasses of water. My money ran out and boy I can’t find anything to eat. We just played cards until midnight and let our drowsiness overcome that hunger.

luckily the nest morning, today, I pulled some strings and had breakfast and lunch so far. 🙂