Marc: …that gives me an idea, Gene Simmons is a musician, right? so maybe, you need to communicate with him in his own language!
Marc: No? No! the language of music!
1. While in a crowded elevator, bus or MRT, shout “Ang Baho-baho dito!” (It so stinky here!)
2. In a place where there are security guards order them to arrest any random person in the vicinity.
3. When answering or picking up a cellphone or landline call say “Hello mommy,” in a childish fashion.
4. Slap people in their forehead, chin or cheeks and tell them that you’re trying to smack a mosquito.
5. In a check-out counter at a supermarket or department store as the cashier if they accept payment in hugs.
8. Visit your local civil registrar and file for a petition to change your first name to C3PO and last name to R2D2.
9. Vist your bank and insist they change your P1000.00 to Marcos era P2.00 bills.
The movie is about a recent college graduate named Annie, played by Johansson, accepted the job of nanny to Grayer the child of Mrs. X.
I had a nanny while I was a small child, without my nanny, my mother would not have been able to work. Fortunately, my mother was not an absent mother as portrayed by Mrs. X.
I hope that nannies or household helpers around the world are treated as human beings and not as emotionless robots. They too are as human as their employers, they have the same needs as anyone else.
(Photo taken by Graeme Mulholland)
Besides climbing Mt. Everest he was a philanthropist helping the people of Nepal through the Himalayan Trust.
While he was living, his face is depicted on the New Zealand five dollar note. While I was in New Zealand, I was told an anecdote that when Sir Edmund was asked for ID he pulled-out a five dollar bill.
Sir Edmund Hillary passes away – One News, Television New Zealand
Sir Edmund Hillary dies aged 88 – TV3 News, MediaWorks New Zealand
Sir Edmund Hillary dies – Stuff.co.nz
Latest updates: NZ mourns Sir Edmund- New Zealand Herald
Hillary tributes flood world’s media – New Zealand Herald
Everest legend Edmund Hillary dies – CNN.com
Sir Edmund Hillary dies aged 88 – BBC News
Everest conqueror Hillary dies at 88 – MSNBC.com
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Source: WikipediaOn Thursday, January 3, 2008 I rode the Pasig River Ferry with a friend before going to our former offices to process some paperwork from our former employer.
For me the highlight of the trip was passing along the Malacañang Palace, the official home of the President of the Philippines. No pictures were allowed to be taken, for security reasons of course. However, I can say that the palace was really nice. I hope I can visit it if not live there one day. LOL!
Photo taken inside Guadalupe ferry station, near Guadalupe MRT and ABC Mall and Cinema
Photo of boarding gates taken inside Guadalupe ferry station
Photo of another Pasig river ferry vessel, taken inside the ferry bound for Plaza Mexico, Intramuros, Manila
Photo taken inside the ferry from where I was seated. There is an LCD video screen on the front showing a film similar to intercity buses.
Some communities along the Guadalupe, Makati part of Pasig River
Photos of Hulo, Lambingan, P.U.P. and Escolta Stations
Photos of buildings near Escolta station
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During election time in the Philippines I always hear people from all sides of the political spectrum and those “know-it-all” columnists, bloggers and pseudo experts that the Philippines conducts the slowest elections. These people also say that we need to modernize the elections.
Why is elections slow in the country besides the fact that it is manually counted? Its due to the fact that during synchronized national and local elections, people vote for a number of positions. For example during a presidential and local government elections in my city I would have to vote for the following: (the list is longer for those voting in provinces)
Party List (1)
City Counselors (8)
To make elections faster in the Philippines there are only two options, modernize/computerize the election process or shift into a parliamentary political system to elect just an MP for the national parliament.
Filed under: Issues, Philippine Issues | Tagged: Government, India, Parliament of Canada, Philippines, Politics, Society and Culture, United States, Vice President of the United States | Leave a comment »