Archive for July 30th, 2018

I uprooted the sweet potato vines early this morning.  We locally call it “camote”. We  usually use the young leaves for our sinigang or just  steam them for a few minutes and make them into a salad.  I replanted a few healthy stems  and maybe in a month, they’ll  give fresh young leaves again.

I also planted the Roselle seeds that a friend gave me together with the other seeds from his farm. I am not really familiar with how Roselle looks like. It belongs to the family of hibiscus and the flowers are lovely.  And it is edible.  Wow! All I have left for planting now are the burgundy okra seeds.  Maybe when the others have grown, I will think of where to put the latter. The blue ternatea  are slowly climbing the steel matting we put on top of our  concrete perimeter fence.  I planted the white ones two days ago along with the blue ones. I  could now imagine when they’ll bear those lovely blue and white flowers.  Lovely 🙂

Got plenty of gardening gloves but every time I visit the garden and plant those seeds, I’d rather have my hands bare. Digging the earth  with my garden trowel with bare hands, feeling the soft soil and wishing those seeds to grow well, such a lovely wish for a small-time gardener like me. Just taking advantage of the sunny days before another weather disturbance touches  our shores.  Maybe by the end of the year, I’ll have more blooms and fresh veggies in my garden. The carabao grass needs to be trimmed again and yesterday, I harvested more calamansi fruits and gave some to my two neighbors.

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. – Alfred Austin




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This might be a little late for this topic. As much as possible though, I don’t want to make another political blog.

What do you know? La Gloria is back.  And that  infamous “hello Garci”  is circulating again in social media. For those of you who aren’t aware of it, Wiki has this to say: “The scandal involved former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who allegedly rigged the 2004 national election in her favor. The official results of that election gave Arroyo and Noli de Castro the presidency and vice-presidency, respectively. Hundreds of national and local positions were also contested during this election. The scandal and crisis began in June 2005 when audio recordings of a phone call conversation between President Arroyo and then Election Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano, allegedly talking about the rigging of the 2004 national election results, were released to the public”

And now after  majority votes in the house, she was  appointed as House Speaker replacing Alvarez who has become quite arrogant and acted like his lord and protector.  And those we call “balimbing” politicians are rapidly jumping ship. Filipinos never learn from the lessons of the past.  Those politicians are only after their own welfare. The higher-ups  continue to recycle every crook in the government. Committing plunder, rampant corruption  and yet they only get to be transferred in another post. This is really so sad and frustrating. When will this end?

And then there is this event where La Gloria visited one of the flooded provinces in Luzon.  And there was this politician who was so grateful to  her for visiting the place and giving relief goods. Haha, I laughed. As if it is the initiative of the former to do it. Those goods are from DSWD and it’s the people’s money. Why don’t you give tribute where it is due? One doesn’t have to make  “sipsip” to help.

The Philippines is already at the lowest of the low, economy is getting worse every day and still rampant killings are being done.

My poor country, BANGON NA.  Wake up people. It’s time to make a stand.

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