Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Now I have another one to blame for my unattractive figure!

Read this. I think now you'll have a new alibi for not exercising.

Agriculture: The Worst Mistake in Human History

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Sunset May 2005

Sunset May 2005, originally uploaded by pinoyscavenger.

I had to rush to the office window at the other corner of the floor, just to capture this. And the sweat was worth it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Reliving Blogger

Because Blogger is dedicated to blogging, I'll just have to maintain this. And because of Flickr, I may not have to discard it after all.

My First Charcoal Painting

My First Charcoal Painting, originally uploaded by pinoyscavenger.

Test blog post

just tested posting a photo thru flickr. will try again...


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Here's my new blog:



bye for now...

So I'm closing this one blog for another... I'm becoming an actual sellout. I have a new blog, in Y!. Will post the link when I actually get it. Still working on it.

Friday, January 14, 2005

Looking back at the past year

I'll be four months old by next week here with my current employer. I'll be 25 next week. So this post should be about looking back.

NOT! Bwahahahahaha!

Saturday, November 27, 2004

So Much for Town Pride

It just sucks to know that my hometown is now famous for not paying the farmers very well, to the point of giving up a couple or more days of work just to be noticed and ending up in a brawl against local police. But beyond this infamy, the town demonstrated how the country's agrarian reform agenda, or lack of it, is. In fact, the rural Pinoy's situation is demonstrated in the scenario.

Farmers till Luisita's land for sugar. Luisita pays them minimum wage. Farmers know they can earn maybe more if they have their own land to till. However, land costs money, something they don't have. So they depend on Luisita for that. But minimum wage for an average family of 6 is insufficient. Farmers then borrow from people who lend, and charge astronomical interest rates, just to cope through the day. And when they receive their next pay, they actually receive less take home because they have to pay what they owe, plus interest. And they have to feed the family, and borrow again. And thus the cycle.

Now, supposedly the current government has an agrarian reform agenda to give these farmers their own livelihood by giving them land after working for, say, Luisita. But it appears few of the people benefitted from this, if there are actually any. And there are still these landlords who own plush farmlands, none of which could be used if not for these farmers. Is there anything wrong with how agrarian reform is run in this country? I would have to read through their mode of operations.

For now, I turn to what I've seen on TV. Assuming that Congress legislated the agrarian reform law, the feature I saw seemed logical; majority of the members were also family members of these landlords. And up to now, they, or at least their scions, are warming up the chairs of Batasan. Of course, I can be found creating a conspiracy here; these congressmen can put the blame back to their constituents for actually voting for them. But if the townspeople, especially the farmers, were to choose with discernment, they would quickly pick those who will give them livelihood. But the landlords are wise to keep these workers lacking in discernment. They will starve them to death with minimum wage, and will give them money during the elections.

So in the end, the farmer ends up broke, has no land, and passes on this burden to his or her offspring. Either that or he or she goes up in arms and throws molotovs.

Now I am proud to be a TarlaqueƱo.

Friday, November 05, 2004

It's all about the money...

About a month ago, I had about Php30,000 in cash. Now it starts to dwindle...