Daily Archives: March 26, 2011

No post about earthquakes?

Almost all blogs, if not all, have a post or two about earthquake x disaster management. I don’t though. I didn’t find in myself blogging about it. I don’t have an issue about it though. I enjoyed some of the posts I read. While some are entertaining, some are just photox, and just plain boring and repetitive. I believe if you want your message to get across people, you squeeze those creative juices. Again, I have no issues with it. Being prepared is good. Being paranoid is another thing.

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I already did a post about Japan. While I don’t usually blog about massively blogged stuff, I can’t hide the concern I have for Japan. I have loved Japan for all of my life. That’s why this following photos moved me, as a person, and as a Japanese at heart.

If there is next to this life, I want to be Japanese, too.

Photos from JessicaRulesTheUniverse

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Everyday Earth Hour

We cannot forego electricity. Everything now runs with a plug. Your smartphone. The laptop. You charge the camera. Chill food in the fridge. Cook in electric stoves. It’s summer, you use the aircon double the frequency. Electric fans gone wild just to cool you down. You heat food through the microwave. You use the light.

And that’s just your home. Look around you. Everything’s really plugged. And we just can’t help it.

Undoubtedly, electricity is a magnificent technology humans had discovered. It made work easy. It made recreation convenient. It made life fun. But whether we like it or not, it kills the environment. And Earth is dying. By. The. Minute.

Today, we celebrate Earth Hour by turning the lights off for 60 minutes. Earth Hour is an effort to increase awareness of caring for our environment. It started in Australia when 2,200 individuals and more than 2,000 business turned their lights off to contribute against climate change.

Last year was the biggest Earth Hour event, participants spanning from 128 countries turned off their lights to show a stand against and raise awareness of the truth of climate change. THIS YEAR, Earth Hour goes beyond the hour.

I remember, in a conversation with a friend, we mused about Earth Hour being an everyday activity. What if we turn our lights off for at least one hour everyday, and not just once a year? We (my friend and I) used to mock the event because we think it’s only being used as an opportunity to commercialize environmentalism. Now, this move to go beyond the hour personally impressed me. Maybe it isn’t just a marketing strategy. Well, I hope it really isn’t because caring for the environment isn’t just business.

Earth Hour encourages us all to go beyond turning off the light for at least one hour. Let us do our part, however little they may be, to save the environment. It is us who live in it, and it shall be us who should move to save it. Let us go beyond the hour. Caring for the environment takes more than sixty minutes.

What can you do to save your environment? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

J

Disclosure: I am not, in any way, affiliated with Earth Hour. I just believe in the cause to save the environment and I will support anything that gears towards the planet’s cause.

Damaso Revisited

I remain a Celdran fan, even though many think he’s just getting attention.

Revolutionary.

Damaso.

iGag is my favorite. In two ways.
Graphic Design by Joey Mendoza, via Carlos Celdran.

I was supposed to be doing an Environment x Earth Hour post when I stumbled upon Carlos Celdran’s RH post. I can still remember, when Celdran tweeted about my post and tribute to his Damaso stint and the pop culture that sprung from it. This is a wonderful update, still Celdran-related!

Now that the Congress is starting to makes sense (i.e. the winning YES for the impeachment of Ombudsman Mercedita Gutierrez) there is somehow hope that one day, this country shall see the RH Bill passed. It’s an urgent need. It’s a dire need. This country needs the RH Bill. It’s not saying YES to abortion, but saying YES to the right to be informed of your choices.

Catholic Church. I specify, CATHOLIC CHURCH. It’s because of all Christian sects that I know, it’s only them that opposes this very wonderfully thought bill. PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYES. We are not advocating abortion. It’s not un-Christian. Where in the Bible did Christ say that using a condom is not acceptable. I know, too pilosopo, but if you could just SEE the current state of our people, maybe you would open your eyes and support this too.

Faith WITHOUT action is dead. Open your eyes.