Thursday, May 29, 2008

Unstoppable Reality!



Be practical!
kaya...
when your suitor ask
what you want...
chocolate?
flowers?
stuff toy?
c'mmon!
be practical!
"BIGAS" gurl!
"BIGAS"!


The message was sent to me by a friend. It's just some kind of a joke when you just read it but pay attention to it, it speaks the reality here in the Philippines!

My gradparents and I usually go to the market every week to buy things(groceries, ketchen products, etc.) we need at home and my Lola's medicine. Now we do it twice a month. And if my aunt goes out to the market he(my lolo) would just send her money and she'll do the groceries for him so he could not waste money for the gasoline. And these past weeks I would often hear him saying: "mahal na ang bigas, mahal na gasolina, mahal na lahat! haaayyzz... wala na talaga!" My mother and aunties(guess the whole citizen of the Philippines) are also complaining with the prices of products in the market, specially the price of RICE!

1 kilo of rice today's worth PHP 42.00. Would you believe that?!...well, you need to, it's the fact!
When I was in high school, 1kilo of it just worth PHP20 something. I'm in my 4th year college now, and in just 4years, its price was doubled! phew!

I always believe Philippines has hope..but at this point of time, with these crises(political, economic, agricultural, societal) we're having right now...I don't know! I'll just wait for miracle I guess.


We are not rich and we are not that poor neither...and the over pricing in the market is really a BURDEN for us...how much more to those poor people, the poorest of the poor?! Do you think they will survive in a JUST way? I don't think so!

I guess the author of that texts just wants us to open our senses to the reality. We have to be concious on what is happening around us..and be ready to the unstoppable reality!


See:
PHILIPPINES: Rice shortage hits poor as government grapples for solution
Rice-land shortage

22 comments:

Dana-Debbie said...

hi ella! very nice post here, i enjoyed reading it... :)

SPLICE AND DICE said...

Text messages, specifically comic text messages, can sometimes be a cunning way of sending a brutally honest reality :)

Michelle said...

hi ella, nice post. nakakatuwa pero totoo naman. :)

deejaye eleven said...

naku oo nga sistah, mahal na tlaga bilihin ngaun. gosh! naku, kami naman di affected sa bigas issue. libre kasi bigas namin dito,hehehe! sabi ng mama ko, kunyari lang daw ung gov't na kulang tau sa bigas, madami daw na bigas,alam mo nman ang issue dito mabilis. ginagawang pantakip ang isang issue para sa isa pang issue :) i also believe that philippines eh may hope pa. basta, magtiwala lang tau, nyahahahaha! Emo! nyahaha!

Lalaine said...

hi el!!

Hindi lng 'pinas..dito din, grabe ang price increase,..as in...in a twinkle of an eye, biglang ng increase mga bilihin...tama ba tagalog ko?hehehe! sorry, bisaya man gud..:)

JK said...

Hi thank you for the visit and the nice words... The prices all over the world have doubled over the last couple years... MY belief is it is because the rich want to stay rich or become richer...
Example: If (Red) must pay more to his employees then he is losing money ou of his gold fleeced pockets... (Red) Does not want to lose money, so how can he keep his pockets full? well simple pay more charge more... Rich stay rich and the poor stay poor... The world is the way it is and the prices are the way they are simply over GREED... and it is only my opinion... All people need to learn respect for each other and help each other... i dont mean some richy rich saying I gave to the poor this year and i gave then the can foods i would never eat... but its ok I can write it off on my taxes.... I mean true respect and give a helping hand with out wondering or expecting to get something in return...
when I help others it is simply because I want to and at the time the means to... I never expect anything in return.... But a thank you has always been my best reward...

aL|e said...

waaaaaaaa... mali pala, PHP 48 na pala ang kilo ngbigas ngayon...araw2 tumaataas.. mahal na rin ang gasolina, tumaas na ang pamasahe.. hayyyyzzzz...

aL|e said...

@dana-debbie
thanks for reading my blog!
hugs and kisses for baby danniel! :)

@splice and dice
your right friend...and it's one way of expressing people sentiments!

@michelle
totoo talaga friend. hayyyzzz...

@maria
buti pa kayo di affected. mahal na talaga lahat, anu ba yan! hindi naman enough ata ang pagtitiwala lang sis eh, kelangan my gawa din! the problem is not in the gov't nman eh, it's in the people!

@Lalaine
narinig ko nga ate lalaine eh. nabalitaan ko nga na my rice shortage pud sa uban nga nation sa asia. hayyyzz.. saon na lang!

@JK
hope all people are like you...but few are those who help without expecting something in return nowadays! man is self love jk and being greedy is man's nature.

thanks you so much for all our comments guys! they are highly appreciated!

Michelle said...

hi hopping here again ella. :)

Michelle said...

im back! hehe thanks for the nice comment of my new blog. i also love the color and background combination of it. :)

twinks said...

Hello sis..
now lang napadaan, been a busy week..
Reality bites talaga..
As in mahal na lahat.. last month nung umuwi ako I was shocked.Ambilis mawala ng money, kabilis maubos.
Honestly di lang sa pinas tumaas eh, kahit dito din.. pero the difference lang ay lang tax dito - and the petrol is very cheap - mas expensive pa ang tubig.
Nice post sis.. :]

Lara said...

visiting here... have a great week Ella!

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xxxNinaxxx said...

nice site...thanks for visiting...blog hop here

Me, the islands and the world said...

hello there..imagine my surprise when i saw the prices at the grocery store..shocking! mas kawawa ang mahihirap! taga-Davao ko :)

Mummy Sheng said...

hahaha! that's a nice way to put it!

good post, gurl!

Dana-Debbie said...

hello ella! we're here again!

baby daniel said, hi to ate ella. :) smiles!!!

ingat ikaw lagi...

Michelle said...

hi ella! yeah, i like the hearty choco waves combination ng new blog ko. :)

Askmewhats said...

hay we are the same, we have to go back and forth the grocery shop just to buy necessities! before it was just once a month and 5K is enough, now it doesn't look like you can get anywhere with it! so sad

Lalaine said...

HI el!! Thanks for the visit..bisaya diay ka?

Michelle said...

hi ella, added this in my new blog. pls add my new blog here too. thanks! :)

I Love Philippines! said...

Oh my God Weng! My aunt just emailed that it's 80 a kilo! I could never believe coz when I left, it was around 55-60...ang laki ng itinaas!

I am writing about global sustainability as part of my paid work weeks back and from the analysis, the world cannot really sustain itself. It's gonna be survival of the fittest soon... and una gid siguro papas ang Pinoy man tam-an gid ka pigdo dira.

Opinionated Philippines at
http://abc-pinasko.blogspot.com

filipinoincanada said...

haha! thats a funny text message. made me laugh...