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We are not being racist but Chinese immigrants have grown to millions since the president took over back in 2016. Now those occupying apartments/condominiums in the South of Metro Manila are Chinese, depriving some Filipinos of affordable places to live in. I read in some reports that they pay double or triple the amount that is supposed to be paid and they pay in advance. A very lucrative business to those Filipinos who grab the chance to earn more.  Come to think of it, they have constructed housing facilities too. The president welcomes them with open arms.

What are best friends for anyway? Duterte said that it is unfair to impose travel ban considering the closeness of the two nations. It behooves me to understand that China is far greater important to him than his own people who he promised to serve when he got elected. 16M die-hard duterte followers.

We have POGO now (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators) owned and managed by the Chinese. Lately, there are  prostitution dens being patronized by these people. They come in without visa, and the Philippines issues visa right there and then upon arrival.

Now we have our first case of the coronavirus. A Chinese woman who came from Huwan, passed by Hong Kong, landed in Cebu City then went to Manila. Now she is confined at  San Lazaro Hospital, a public hospital for communicable diseases which is so close to the university belt. I fear for those small kids who have to commute to and from school exposing them to the danger of the virus.

Finally, they have to wait that one gets infected before issuing travel ban but according to reports it is only confined to Huwan province but reports also say that the virus is now all over china.Oh,I guess issuing a travel ban now is moot because China has lockdown. Too late the hero, that’s how uncaring our government is.

We don’t have those  modern facilities to address this just like other nations so we must really be wary of the happenings here. No enough training even for health personnel to handle it. And the “good” secretary of health seems to be just following orders from his boss.

Philippines, I ask this once more, where are we going?

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Hi everyone!

I missed reading your posts. We had no internet connection for almost three days due to maintenance work by Globe Telecom. They do a twice-a-year maintenance but it’s okay. At least they are up-to-date. Last week they upgraded our modem and our outer antenna.

According to Globe, the Philippines became the first country in Southeast Asia (SEA) to experience commercial fifth-generation (5G) fixed wireless broadband after Globe Telecom launched the Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G postpaid plans. This was introduced June of last year. This is  the outer antenna. Gone is the square box we used to have. This one is elongated in shape and does not require a higher place to get a strong signal. It was just fixed to our outer wall.

Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G

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Taal Volcano in Batangas is spewing lava in the nearby towns in Batangas and ashes as far as Metro Manila. It really  looks so scary. Classes  for tomorrow  in nearby towns and provinces and in Metro Manila are already suspended.

Taal, Batangas is about 81 kilometers from our place here in Cainta.

Photo was culled from Christ’ Commission Fellowship.

Lightning strikes in the middle of Taal Volcano this afternoon.

“Taal Volcano, is a complex volcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It is the second most active volcano in the Philippines with 35 historical eruptions”.

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Odette, a friend, surprised me with a visit and gave me a brand new hardbound copy of Richard Paul Evans’ latest book entitled Noel Street. She is so thoughtful when it comes to providing me with books by my favorite authors. She gave me several books and blank journals in the past years. I introduced Richard Paul Evans’ works to her and since then she had provided me with copies that are not sold here. And she likes the works of RPE too. It’s always a “one copy for me, one copy for her”. Her kids who are based abroad know this 🌝🥰☺

I enjoyed our chats while we had dinner at KFC near our place. We both wanted to avoid the traffic so KFC was our best choice. She even bought a barrel of chicken and side dishes to bring home to Josef.

I love unexpected meetings. They are priceless moments that a friendship brings.

When friends meet, hearts warm👭🌺🍻

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I don’t know what happened but this morning when I opened my computer, it won’t boot again. Sigh 😕👩‍💻🤔 Maybe it really needs a major overhaul or….I need a new one. But the latter is not an option because I just purchased my new tab last August and my new cellphone last October during my birthday.

I finally figured out how to take photos direct to my Media library. It’s quite easy, you just have to choose how to share using the traditional photo on your camera or let WordPress take it. Learning this tool is quite a feat.

Here’s our sala after I removed the Christmas decoration.

Another try with these left-over black grapes from our media noche.

Got it but I need to adjust the size of the photos. There are three options, medium, large and full but it does not say the exact size.

Anyway, it’s nice to practise taking these two photos.

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I am not sure if I have already posted this meme here before but I found it in one of my “Memories” on Facebook last New Year’s Day. Sharing it with you again. I just love the message it brings.

Courage.

How many of us at one point in our lives needed this word and we had to act on it? How many times have we planned something to do but we lack the courage to pursue?  How much time have we spent seesawing in  our decision because we lack the courage to stand  pat  and face the storms in our lives?

Courage.

A simple word but it takes maybe a few seconds or days and months to act on it.  To quote Winston Churchill:  “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” We may be brave but we lack enough courage to act on something. It is never too late or too early to do what we want to be. We can make the best of everything or just stand by and watch. We could start right now and be prepared to face the storm.

Courage, dear heart.

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