Sunday, May 19, 2013

Learn To Smoke and Calmly Think

While smoking my favorite backwoods cigar, I reflect on the hottest issues of the land and conclude that all this brouhaha over the death of one fisherman is 90% hogwash. 

I agree that every life is sacred but for a country to trample a weaker neighbor in a warlike manner over a still unresolved issue is simply bullying. Let justice be served and punishment be meted to those responsible. However, Taiwan should not impose its own brand of supposedly speedy justice to another country. It should let the courts conduct the trials and if they are not satisfied with the outcome, then they should start thinking of something else. But for them to issue a fellow sovereign state an ultimatum the way they did, I wish that China would claim them back. I thought that Taiwan is the better part of China but it seems that they are not.

Taiwan's President Not Fit For Office

In the incident wherein a Chinese fisherman was shot by Philippine Coast Guard personnel, the President of Taiwan, who's approval rating is very very low, did the most statesmanlike act. Sans any complete report and only the testimony of the surviving fisherman, the President threatened the Philippines with war by ordering military exercises aimed at the smaller economy, banning the importation of Philippine labor, etc. etc. In incidences such as this, a leader is supposed to calm his people, call for the truth and stabilize the situation. Instead, Filipinos are now being harmed in Taiwan. No thanks to the hawkish government. When China comes to claim you back, I am not so sure I will sympathize with you... bullies!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Music Mecca

I went to this mall where hard core music lovers flock. It turned out that the place is a Mecca for like minded people and I did not encounter any difficulty looking for shure headphones guitar center. Prior to my visiting that mall, I was going around looking for the items I needed and was hardly successful. It’s good that a good friend tipped me off about the music Mecca.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

2013 Polls

Local and congressional elections are about a month away and we hope that this year's exercise will be conducted more peacefully and expeditiously as the previous exercise. During the last elections, electronic measures were first used and the result was an overwhelming success.

I think, there is also a lesser number of electoral protests and vote recounts.   This coming elections, I hope that the system becomes more accurate, less bloody and more expeditious.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Travellers Idea

I travel frequently and I notice that my bags don’t last very long of course, the airport staff simply tosses it to the trailers from the conveyor belts. Therefore, I am planning to design my heavy duty own travel luggage. I have somebody who can fashion any design from polymer so I won’t have many problems with the shape of my bags but I will probably have to look for a reliable supplier of durable plastic hinges.I remember this guy in the Philippines who built his own cars but realized that he cannot fashion a car door from his backyard. He also said that car door hinges are a huge challenge to design. I wonder why.

Dan Lemon on Assualt Weapons Ban

Just now, CNN anchor Dan Lemon had a panel of guests that includes a guy who is a film maker, columbine massacre survivor and who's best friend was killed in the Batman premiere theater shooting last year. Dan Lemon again mentioned his opposition to the existence of assault weapons saying that he would have better chances against a man with a knife or a baseball bat. The Columbine survivor replied that that may not be necessarily the case. He could freeze or trip and hit his head.

The massacre survivor is actually not against a gun ban!

Old Trunks Can Actually Cost So Much!

I plan to take long vacations with my family starting this year. I will therefore need to invest in good Camp Trunks. At History Channel, I once watched a feature about this guy who found a set of old trunks in his attic. The trunks were in perfect condition and had the original receipt of purchase. He sold the trunks to a pawn shop who bought it for more than $200,000. Wow!


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