PILIPINAS
"The Philippines isn't something you can just whip up every time you feel the need for some identity or when it's convenient or when you need to be creative or critical. You can't just choose the parts you like. You love her with all you are, contribute to her well-being, and you wrestle with that love constantly. And both of you always win or both of you always lose every fight. Because you are her, and she, you."

This is a space about all things Pilipinas. But mostly about social development issues, civil society and citizen engagement, culture and heritage, and similar topics that capture the writer's attention. It is also a space where individuals who make worthwhile contributions to Philippine society are featured and celebrated. Because there is power in sharing good stories. Because there is power in community. Dahil ang Pilipinas ay ikaw at ako.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Notes from Home now has 2,283 followers!  I was supposed to give a “gift” to the 2010th follower, but he/she beat me to it.  So, to add a little twist, a donation of Php500.00 shall be given to a charity chosen by the 2,500th follower or whoever can give me the name (common and scientific) of the plant pictured above - whoever comes first.  I forgot to ask for its name so I’ve been calling it “plant with shavings.”
The nonprofit organization should be one of Ayala Foundation USA’s partners, listed here.  Keep in mind that Php500.00 can feed a child for a month, plant five seedlings, provide support to a cancer-stricken patient, and so on and so forth.  Choose the cause that speaks to you the most, or one that you deem has the most urgent need.  The donation will be made in the “winner’s” name.
Thank you for reading my posts.

Notes from Home now has 2,283 followers!  I was supposed to give a “gift” to the 2010th follower, but he/she beat me to it.  So, to add a little twist, a donation of Php500.00 shall be given to a charity chosen by the 2,500th follower or whoever can give me the name (common and scientific) of the plant pictured above - whoever comes first.  I forgot to ask for its name so I’ve been calling it “plant with shavings.”

The nonprofit organization should be one of Ayala Foundation USA’s partners, listed here.  Keep in mind that Php500.00 can feed a child for a month, plant five seedlings, provide support to a cancer-stricken patient, and so on and so forth.  Choose the cause that speaks to you the most, or one that you deem has the most urgent need.  The donation will be made in the “winner’s” name.

Thank you for reading my posts.

4 Note/s

Saturday, August 7, 2010
Working on a Saturday (today).  So forgive me if I post a photo of my workspace, just because.  I love seeing where people work, how they fix it up according to their liking, creating a cozy little nook for themselves. 
As you can see, I have a map of the US and of the Philippines on the left side of my ancient monitor (very important for my job - the maps, not the century-old screen), a cut out figure of a lizard above a painting done by a colleague and friend (hidden behind some document), and a few quotes on the other side of the monitor, one of which is:

"Find a calling and then deliver." -Seth Godin

More workspaces here.  Better yet, go ahead and post a photo of your own workspace/studyspace here, too!  (You can reply with a photo to this post by clicking on the small camera on the upper right corner of this post box.)
p.s.
A big thank you and a happy hello to everyone who’s following this blog.  For starters, it’d be great if you can let me know where you are reading this blog from?  You can be as specific as you want, but your country will do.

Working on a Saturday (today).  So forgive me if I post a photo of my workspace, just because.  I love seeing where people work, how they fix it up according to their liking, creating a cozy little nook for themselves. 

As you can see, I have a map of the US and of the Philippines on the left side of my ancient monitor (very important for my job - the maps, not the century-old screen), a cut out figure of a lizard above a painting done by a colleague and friend (hidden behind some document), and a few quotes on the other side of the monitor, one of which is:

"Find a calling and then deliver." -Seth Godin

More workspaces here.  Better yet, go ahead and post a photo of your own workspace/studyspace here, too!  (You can reply with a photo to this post by clicking on the small camera on the upper right corner of this post box.)

p.s.

A big thank you and a happy hello to everyone who’s following this blog.  For starters, it’d be great if you can let me know where you are reading this blog from?  You can be as specific as you want, but your country will do.

9 Note/s

Monday, July 26, 2010
117 Note/s


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