Haven't been watching the news lately. Actually, news is the only thing I watch in tv these days. All the local shows which they call "teleserye/telenobela/bullshits" are just plain sick and stupid. Arrggh! Truly, the world of local tv is reeking of stupidity and evil.
This will be a short story, so just bear with me. I remember my sister telling me about her colleague's 7yo daugther. Her Inaanak (godchild) to be precise. Well, her colleague brought the kid to the office one day, and being the typical mischievous kid, the kid took my sister's keys and hid it somewhere. My sister knew that it was her inaanak who took it. She saw her inaanak playing around with her keys a few moments before she realized it was missing. Being the "mabait na ninang", she (doing the baby talk) asked the kid to return her keys offering her some candies in return. To everyone's surprise, the child answered "Sinungaling ka ninang! Wala akong kinukuha! Sinungalang si Ninang, Mama!" (You're a liar, I didn't take your keys, biatch!), like a short drama skit you'd often see in tv. (Just kidding, hehehe - the kid didn't say the b word. I just put it for additional effect.) Later that day, the kid's mother found my sister's keys inside their grocery bag. Pfft. On that same day, the kid found another victim in the office, this time it's my sister's 8-month-old pregnant colleague. Preggy was doing a report, or sort of, in the computer, but the kid kept pestering her, pushing random keys in the keyboard and interrupting her work. Preggy finally lost her patience and ordered the kid to stop or she'd ask the guard to take her to jail. The kid, again, suddenly turned into a teleserye-montster-child and said "Ayaw ko! Sige, papatayin ko yang baby mo sa tyan! Gusto mo patayin ko yan?!" (Go ahead and I'll kill your baby! Do you want me to kill your baby?!) Everyone was shocked. And what did the kid's mom do? Nothing. Pfft. The mother just laughed. You know, she just gave the "kids-are-really-like-this" kind of laugh and said pasensya na. That kid is abominable! It's evil! Give her few more years and she'd be yelling "Pasasabugin ko kayong mga putang ina nyo!!!" while holding a grenade. Ooops, haha. Don't get me wrong. I love kids, but I hate parents who don't know how to control and teach their children values. That's what happens when parents let their kids watch those sick, local tv drama series without adult supervision.
PAG-ASA was anticipating a typhoon to hit Manila and that's been the news since Thursday of last week. I just learned this morning that the typhoon went a little up north, thus avoiding Manila. Manila is safe for now. It's typhoon signal number 4 in some provinces in Northern Luzon. People are worried that it's going to be like Ondoy, which was a real disaster last year. Imagine one month's worth of the normal rainfail, falling on Metro Manila in just 6hrs. That was the worst rainfall here since 1960's. The drainage system in Manila sucks, but I think even with a good drainage system Manila will still be overwhelmed by that amount of rainfall. I haven't seen the sun since Saturday, and I miss it.
Another thing that's been on the local news since the beginning of the month, and I've been wanting to blog about but didn't, is the Reproductive Health bill (RH). The Church's opinion of the RH bill doesn't really make them appear pro-life, but rather pro-birth. Seems like they only care about the birth. But do they really care about what happnes after it? I wrote a comment in one of the dot coms that I frequent in the blogosphere. I think it is best if I'll just copy-paste it here. (Saves me time. It's written in Tagalog though.)
My comment in Mabuti Na Lang Pala at Wala Akong Relihiyon by Lio Loco, on Oct.11
sa mga ikinakatwiran ng simbahan, hindi naman sila lumalabas na pro-life, kundi pro-birth lamang. Hindi naman sila nag-aalala kung anong mangyayari pagkatapos ng ipanganak ng sanggol. Napanood ko yung interbyu ni Boy Abunda with Bishop Deogracias Iniguez sa The Bottomline kagabi. Nadisappoint ako dahil hindi pa pala nababasa nung bishop yung kabuuan ng RH Bill. eh hindi lang naman ukol sa contraception ang laman nito. marami pang bagay ang nakapaloob sa bill gaya ng ano at ng ano (too many to mention, haha).
isa pa, may mga bagay na hindi dapat ikategorya bilang moral o imoral, gaya nitong RH Bill, sa parehong paraan na hindi maaaring ikategorya ang contraception bilang anti-life o pro-life. Hindi ito pro-life pero hindi rin naman ito anti-life. (malabo ba?) kaya labas na dapat ang simbahan sa usaping ito. pero mukang mahihirapan sila na basta nalang manahimik, kasi nga naman hindi lang bahagi ng idelohiya ng pananampalataya nila ang kailangan nilang isantabi pansamantala, kundi pati narin ang pride nila. pero kagaya natin, maaari ding magbigay ang mga pari ng kanilang pananaw tungkol sa usaping ito bilang mga mamamayan ng bansa (oo, miyembro din sila ng tinatawag na "boss" ni pnoy bilang mga botante at kapwa mga pilipino), ngunit hindi ang mag-utos ng kung ano ang dapat gawin ng gobyerno lalo na't bahagi ng kinabukasan ng bansa ang nakataya.
sang-ayon ako sa mensahe na nais na iparating ni beltran, ngunit hindi sa paraan na ginamit nya. marami namang ibang paraan gaya ng ano at ng ano at ng ano (too many to mention ulit). hindi lang naman yung pari na kumakatawan sa simbahan ang binastos nya, kundi pati narin ang pribadong oras ng mga tao na nagkukwentuhan (nagdadasal pala) sa simbahan. hindi naman kailangang magbastusan para maihayag ang kung ano mang nais sabihin. gaano may kainit ang isyu hindi parin dapat mawala ang respeto. at dahil inaantok na ako, tatapusin ko na to. sori napahaba.
I know it looks more like another blog entry than a comment because of its length, haha. That's what happens when I get carried away by the topic.
No sign of sun till now, only cumulonimbus in the sky. It's gonna rain again anytime soon.