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By: Elena Grace Flores
It was surprising to find this long lost video that my son Sithikohn Thaworn made after one of the typhoons in Manila – that flooded our village in Makati. He was trying to imitate the accent of an Australian Broadcaster. This only proves that speaking in different languages can be learned – including of course the accent:
His training as a call center agent probably helped a lot in his speaking skills and of course his various stints in international schools in the Philippines and Thailand. He was born in Bangkok but grew up here in the Manila from Thai and Filipino parents. Now, soon to be graduating from Broadcasting, I wonder what he will do next but for sure, he will do well!
A lot of egos were hurt when CNN reported that relief efforts after Typhoon Yolanda ravaged the areas of Leyte were not enough – causing the desperation of the victims. Yes, many helped but there were no proper logistics in place thus hindering efficient operation. Here are the key logistic points in handling relief operations after a calamity:
The world knew that many Filipinos acted immediately to help the victims, so as concerned people from other countries – but what CNN is pointing out is the lack of logistics which the national government should impose. The report was not meant to criticize the government but a plea to the authorities to act out their plans without delay – if they have some in place!
I just recently attended the wake of the mother of our Baranggay Chairman – and this is where you can find nicely arranged flowers, dignified people and lots of refreshments. You can also meet a long lost acquaintance in funeral by chance if you are a native of the place or active in social gatherings. That’s why my heart goes with the victims of typhoon Yolanda. No proper burial nor identification. Read this:
I initiated a call to the Secretary of National Defense through Facebook to help NBI do the military protocol for the casualties. This may be too late because most bodies are already dumped into the mass graves without knowing who they are – which will really give a hard time for the survivors to get over in mourning the death of their loved ones. However, I hope and pray that this will serve as a lesson for all – and the very reason why I documented this!
In our homeowners’ association, it was a big thing discussing about the taxes imposed by the government on the homeowners monthly dues and other contributions mandatory or not. However, we have yet to receive services from the government. Nevertheless, as we studied the legalities of the taxes involved from this link, we find it necessary to do something to show our homeowners that their money are indeed used for the village’s development, maintenance and beautification projects:
After imposing the collections of the agreed dues, contributions, security and utility fees, another resistance is starting to emerge. This is regarding the spending for the services needed. Since cleanliness is a must for the village and the working committee has yet to impose their policies, a street sweeper would be a big help. It looks like the minimal fee for the sweeper is questioned – good thing, political will is in sight for the majority of the members. I certainly hope so!
Youtube is the most reliable video platform available socially over the internet. I’m not sure what system they used but videos are continually viewed here even if internet is a bit slow. The problem in is, anonymous rude comments are rampant. So, to stop this, a recent move has been implemented which is of course not acceptable to all:
People with bogus identities over the net can afford to display bad behavior because no one know them anyway in reality. The said integration is not at all a problem to individuals who are honest about their opinions – but will never attack anyone below the belt. As a blogger and a very opinionated person, I go for this Youtube and Google Plus integration.