E reriti amung mini Pinoy blagers, JKulisap, eksprisis his lab pur da Pilipin hiritij wid pyur in puwitik Pilipino.
Su in rispik tu dis mudirn-di Balagtas, plis rayt ol kumints in yor netib tang.
Wi ar nut wurti!
Last week, during an interview after a physical game with the Boston Celtics, Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls sent his thoughts and prayers to the people of Haiti. Along with other NBA players, like Alonzo Mourning and Samuel Dalembert, and other sports, hollywood, and political celebrities have joined hands in helping the victims of this recent tragedy to the already suffering nation, and helped us all realize what life truly is about. Unfortunately, fanatical comments, like such those made by Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh, have made more headlines than the good-doers. The media is also filled with images of the destruction, the dead, and the dying leaving us with nothing to the imagination and the victims with no sense of respect or privacy.
But amidst all of this catastrophe, there many acts of humanity that were left unnoticed by the press. Everywere in the country, Haitians and other volunteers have come together to help fellow victims and pick up whatever there is left. And many of those who perished were volunteers who had done heroic acts of kindness with hopes to change the impoverished country for the better.
I pray for both victims and heroes, that they may be provided with the basic needs, manpower, comfort, and hope. God bless Haiti.
New video update 1.23.10.
I found and learned this song today from Sally DeFord’s website. I was so touched that I decided to dedicate it to Haiti. I apologize for poor video, the sound system, and annoying shaky voice. The segment in the very end looks like something out of an old Japanese movie dubbed with English :P. But, whatever!
2010 is here! The past few days, I have been writing 2009, 2001, or 20010. It’s going to be awhile before I master this. And to think that I’m still getting used to 2000′s. Y2k is gone and now 2012. Oh gosh, I hope the prediction is just as bad as the movie. Along with the Maguindanao massacre, the 2012 discussions gave me the creeps last year.
2009 was also my debut in the blogworld. Thank Winkie for introducing me, DeeJay for helping with some of the technical difficulties, and the rest of you (especially weirdos like Ax, Hammy, Fadz, Jkul loves VaJJ, Sisaw, Sosows, Keekee, Dence, and Smasher) for encouraging all these nonsensesesss. And to all the other more polite regulars, wheteher they are on my blogroll or not, thank you for all the insults! See you all in hell in 2012…from my view in heaven.
Right now I am working on Darb’s request and finishing up on two Christmas homevideos. Neither one have nothing to do with the beginning of 2010. And the only prediction I can make is what my kids have already told me, “Daddy doesn’t like his birthday because he only gets older.” So instead, I’m just going to make a quick promo and list my favorite Mr. Nonsense blogs of 2009.
Special Mention: Personally, Soldiers are mothers, too has got to be the most special of all my videos. Although I posted blog about it last year, the actual video was made many years ago so I decided to disqualify it.
10. IOWAna have fun. I spent 14 years of my growing life in Iowa. Seeing my family and all the familiar places was very special to me. And being able to make a video with my nieces and nephews is priceless. (Related video: Mino vs. Rico)
9. School is not for the weak. Mino’s first day of school was full of excitement. But I became a nervous wreck when Elijah did not show up at the bus stop. I felt helpless and homicidal for more than two hours. This was one experience I will never want to repeat.
2 buses came by since. both had no passengers. continued to call elijah’s cell. still no answer.
458: pacing. shaking. about to scream. sitting on the ground. praying. calling elijah’s cell. no answer.
8. Mino saves little miss nonsense. All I can say is Mino is nuts!… And so am I. I really love Mino’s acting on this one. (Related blogs American turkeys, Deck the barn, …don’t know karate, Simbang Gabi)
7. Making sense of point defiance zoo. One of my more factful videos, it proves that family bonding can be both educational and fun. It also introduces my nature-loving wife to the blogworld. But my favorite, most of all, is the cute soundtrack and the ape in the end. (Related videos Giant trees and slugs, Cows, pigs, and brains)
6. Starbucks coffee break. My first attempt in serious poetry…NOT! It illustrates my life as a family man and a staff at a mental facility. At times, they are kind of the same entity… (Related blogs Rice, God lives in us)
Five books later, I still hear a yeller.
Mino just bumped his big old head.
More screaming. More arguing.
This is worse than Ricky Lake.
I had enough I have to say. So close my eyes and pray.
I need my Starbucks coffee break.
5. Mino vs. H1N1. Another one of my educational videos. It was fun teaching my children about diseases and public service. I hope we helped prevent the spread of a few germs this year.
4. Maguindanao. Eeek. This incident was really traumatic to a lot of people, including me, and made me stop surfing the net for awhile. The lack of respect and sense of privacy for the victims offended me as much as the massacre itself. And after several requests from my fellow bloggers, I found the courage to face this demon and speak out about it through my cartoon. This was different from the others that I have made. For this one was nothing to laugh about. This was a bit more personal.
The news and the images circulating around the press and the internet not only presents our country to more embarassment and prejudice, but also neglects the need for privacy and comfort of the families of those who perished. Furthermore, it can further traumatize the already bruised and beaten sense of safety and innocence.
3. Mino vs. pumpkin. I so love the music in this one. So much that I dared not add any scripts on the screen. The music perfectly explained the emotions in the video. A fellow blogger provided me with the song….very fresh.
2. Mino vs. bedtime. One day after watching some of our old videos from the army years, my sons asked me if we could make a video again. So the same day after waking up from their nap, Elijah, a big iCarly fan, and I decided to make our version of the book, “Dinosaur vs. Bedtime.” This was our first video in years. And the bloopers was even more fun than the movie itself. (Related video: The duel, Outtakes)
1. Our first date. My most visited blog in 2009, it was the first time my wife ever agreed to do anything unlady-like with me (of course anything I do has to be unlady). She was a good sport tolerating all my nonsense and the photography during our first big date ALONE since our kids were born. I really corrupted my innocent wife…and I love it! Next up: the world! (Related blogs: September 22nd, At-home on valentines, Risky business)
Wow, our family did a lot in 2009! I hope 2010 brings us more money to support our newly found habit. Happy 2010 ya’ll!
And now I leave you with another “Post Your Own Caption.”
Here we go again.
On September 11, 2001, in the comfort of my home in Iowa, I remember watching the graphic images in New York in horror and disbelief. As it became clearer that foreign nationals were responsible, I felt the imminent threat closer to home. It was not the fear of terrorists possibly coming to the heartland of America, but the idea of the U.S. government tearing my family apart. I knew then that we would be going to war and my wife, a soldier, would have to go, too.
I remember arguing that targeting certain individuals who were directly responsible would only be a temporary patch job. That this was not because of a few isolated groups of fanatics, but rather have became an ideal or culture. But bombing a whole country would not be the answer but rather cause more problems. This violence against the West is ultimately brought by the struggles of the poor, the uneducated, the isolated, a long history of Imperialism, and by what appears to be a one-sided support of Israel. I realized that war was a requisite, but I had hoped that we would do more to reach out. Then on October of 2001, President Bush declared the “War on Terror.” He later labeled Iraq, Iran, and North Korea as the new Axis of Evil and proclaimed that “either you are with us or you are with the terrorists,” making Americans even more hated around the world.
And so eight years later, almost a trillion dollars spent, hundreds of thousands killed or injured , many more families broken, and a new president, the war continues. And now, President Obama calls for 30,000 more soldiers to deploy to Afghanistan in hopes to finally finish the job.
I just hope that, by now, they know what they are doing. The soldiers and their families deserve a better plan.
There are no words…