Friday, March 1, 2013

Bad Haircut becomes Good haircut in A Week for Guys - Naku Ha Jan 2013

My vacation last December started on the 14th. I decided to do a haircut myself so that it has time to recover kung pumalpak man. I bought a clipper with those attachments. Pumalpak na nga. I cut one side too short. So, I had to cut the other side short too. I ended up with a bad haircut. Apparently, some say the difference between a bad haircut and a good one is two weeks. One said 3 days.  My friend said one week. It also depends on who sees it. Those who do not know you will not pay attention and will probably think it’s one of those weid haircuts. Those who see you often will say it’s bad. So, in short, it depends on the number of days, or the people who see it. 

Why are there a few armchair critics of political appointees? I am sure they are referring to the appointment of senator Jun Enverga to the Canadian senate even if they do not say so? Why are they getting “apoplectic” just because a Filipino got appointed, and not elected? Is an appointee less qualified than an elected one? They say that in an election, if the candidate you voted for got elected, you are happy because he or she was your choice. I beg to disagree, in an election, you vote to whoever are the candidates whether you like any of them or not. That is not much different from an appointee. They say that an elected person deserved the position because it was the choice of the people. Kalokohan. The person elected might not even make a good official. In an election, your choices for office are the persons who have the money and time to spend campaigning. The campaign period is probably mga two months lang. After that, the losers are never heard of again. Kahit iyong nanalo, hindi mo na maririnig o makikita uli kundi next election na. Sa appointee, a person must be active in the community week after week, year after year.   Iyong appointed, they worked hard for years.  For example, Senator Jun Enverga was already active in the community since I started my newspaper in 1999. Hindi naman siya naging active nang biglang nanalo ang mga Conservatives. So, I do not see what is the big deal. 
And as I have said before, PM Harper appointed 5 senators to pass the bill making the senate and elected body. These so-called armchair critics do not want to check the facts from other sources. The sitting senators do not want to pass the bill making the senate an elected body. And thses includes fellow conservatives in the senate. So, for him to pass the bill, he appointed 5 who will pass the bill. So, when the senate becomes an elected body, those who become excited that they can elect everyone can get super excited na. I have no idea why they said they will get excited just becasue they get to vote. Me? I’ll get excited when I win the lottery. 

It seems that every Minda, Ace and Rosemer is getting a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Any day now, I am expecting a letter to arrive announcing that I am one of the recipients of this medal.   There are 60,000 Canadian recipients of this medal. Baka sakaling magkamali iyong gumagawa ng listahan, masali ang pangalan ko, magiging recipient ako.

This is the month when the price of a particular service goes up - gym membership. I have a feeling you will not get a Livingsocial or Groupon deal for gym or health clubs for the month of January. This is the time when they will take advantage of your over-indulgence from the Christmas season when food was all over the place and parties were happening all the time and you did not refuse either one. Gyms and health clubs will make you sign for a 12-month contract knowing you will only last for 12 days anyway. Don’t sign up. After the holidays, you will eat less starting this month anyway and and your weight will go back down. 

Boxer and Congressman Manny Pacquiao showed class and grace by accepting his defeat against his Mexican opponent Juan Manuel Marquez. He did not give any excuses but rather accepted his fate. he said that in the world of boxing, there is a tiome for winning and a time of losing. “Hindi lahat ng panahon, panalo ka.” Now, if only some Filipino politicians can act with such grace, class and dignity in whether in defeat or victory, we wouldn’t have so much violence in the country. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for 2 members of his entourage who attacked a photographer just for doing his job. 

Justin Bieber made fun of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao that earned the ire of a lot of Filipino netizens. Let’s not make a big deal. We cannot expect the world to be all fans of Pacquiao. I am sure there are some Filipinos who are not fans of Pacquiao also. Our lives does not revolve around people like Justin Bieber and Manny Pacquiao or who their fans are.  It’s good entertainment but let’s not get carried away.

Sus ginoo. May dalawa akong item na binili ko sa ebay sa US from two different sellers. Nagbayad ako ng mahal sa Fedex delivery para dumating sa December 27 by 10AM sa isa. Iyong isa regular lang to arrive ng December 27 din.  Iyong regular pa ang dumating ng 8:47 AM ng umaga. Iyong mahal na service, na misdirect na, delayed pa ng isang araw. Magre-receive kasi isang relative ng kaibigan ko doon na pupunta dito para sa debut. Hay buhay, parang life. 

Sa Pilipinas, na-postpone daw ang concert ni Psy of Gangnam fame. The new date will be this Febnruary 2013. Besides, they were promoting a fad that is on it’s way down. I think the novelty has worn off. But I am sure we be seeing this dance number as a regular in all Filipino events now, like “achy-breaky heart.” But to pay to watch it as a concert, I don’t think so. Of course, if we have Philippine artistas who will come to Toronto and dance it, the audience will still shriek to their heart’s delight. Psy admitted it himself that he has to write a new single. 

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