photos courtesy of alan mercado.
i finally got to do it. i got myself started in doing some volunteer work last weekend. volunteering and signing up for this initiative was one thing. committing to waking up bright and early and dragging myself to the manila bay area at 6am was another. indeed, it was a challenge on my part.
there was so much trash floating and being washed to the shore. as we went down behind the breakwater near the u.s. embassy perimeter fence, trash was just overwhelmingly all over. it felt like i was stepping on heaps of trash that no matter how deep i went, is still found rubbish made of polystyrene, metal, plastic, broken glass and rubber. and yes, there were hospital waste such as syringes and medicine bottles as well.
last saturday was international coastal cleanup day in partnership with hands on manila and the manila dragons rowing team. and on that day, i fervently believed that i made a difference in saving the world. and that made me so proud that i and other people like me volunteer our personal time to give something back to the community.
me like this. i got tagged by consuela to do this fun meme and to make six of my friends do the same. and so on, and so forth.
so here's my random six:
:: i delight going to airports and seeing commercial airplanes. from the check-in counters, the concourse overlooking the neatly "parked" planes to the aerobridge.
:: i dream of becoming a professional photographer someday and would almost do anything to have a dslr with decent lens.
:: i can't go hungry at any time. i easily get ticked off when i'm hungry. an absolute no, no.
:: i love shrimps! it doesn't matter how it's cooked-- blanched, steamed, sauteed in garlic and butter, etc. but i don't enjoy eating fish.
:: things that i can't live without: my mac lappy, my ipod, my camera, my phone, tons of food!
:: i need to have my daily dose of caffeine from at least one of the following sources: cola, chocolate, coffee.
for this i'm tagging the following people: abby, toni, Abaniko, iskoo, justice and Rey.
we had a massive eraser recall recently at work. we noticed something politically incorrect and disturbing that was printed on the erasers being supplied to us. take note that these are the same erasers used by kids in school. it was then escalated to a manager and a few emails after, appropriate action was taken to have them pulled out from our supply cabinets.
according to the manager, the erasers are juvenile in nature that doesn’t convey professionalism and that the marking saying NEGRO with a caricature of a black character would be appalling to our colleagues especially those traveling from other offices. he even suggested that maybe a check on the other icons in the other erasers would be done and true enough we found GUN for the letter G with a caricature of a hand holding a gun. what was the manufacturer of these erasers thinking when these were being designed?
i'm so getting used to the concept of 'recalls' now. not only are laptop batteries and other faulty electronic components being recalled but other items that deem inappropriate nonetheless. but then again, i digress.
where were you during 9/11?