Friday, December 27, 2013

Mechanic's Lunch Room Before Political Correctness - Naku Ha January 2014

“Mechanic’s Room”

The lunch room of my mechanic is a throwback to the politically-incorrect days when the walls are graced by calendars with women in different levels of undressed.  it really makes you look at the day of the month. No need for an iphone to ring on certain days to remind you that you have an appointment that day. With the calendar, you are motivated to look at the day.  But there is something I do not understand. Nowadays, it is “not right” to hang calendars with women in bikini in your workplace but it is still ok to buy the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue or even get a Victoria’s Secret catalogue and leave them lying around your office. Why?  

Beautiful Blondes get their Attention
At my workplace Christmas party, the bar was packed and a friend of mine cannot get the bartender’s attention. She said she has been standing there for 30 minutes. Thankfully, a beautiful and blonde co-worker was also waiting and asked us what we wanted. She got the bartender’s attention and I got my beer.  See what non-blondes but equally beautiful women can do. Watch Lakambini on January 5 and you’ ll end up donating to a cause too.

Only the Good-Hearted 
When my nephew was donating some goods to a relief drive a long time ago, somebody asked him if he was sure if it will reach the recipients.  He said, if he is going to worry if it will reach the needy or not, he will end up not giving at all. He said, I give because I want to. If somebody wants to run away with the money, there is nothing I can do.  

Do not insult non-Filipinos helping us
Journalist Romy Zetazate and other Filipinos were with councillor Raymond Cho at Scarborough Town Centre. Councillor Cho, who is Chinese, was doing all the talking, and asking people to donate to the typhoon Yolanda victims.  Then, a group of Filipinos passed by and asked him if the money is even going to reach the Philippines. “That was the embarrassing part,” said Zetazate. “Here was a councillor, doing all he can to convince people to donate to the relief effort in the Philippines and our fellow Filipinos will treat him that way.”
It is nakakahiya nga. Para bang minamaliit pa nila iyong ginagawa ni Councillor Cho. I agree with Zetazate. Those Filipinos probably never gave anything in their life and they are using that excuse as justification to be makunat.
If you do not like to give, then, do not insult those who are willing to give. Compliment them. That way, nobody will doubt whether you give or not. People will just assume you do.
There is a saying “it is better to be quiet and be doubted as an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” Parang ganito din iyan. “If you are makunat but quiet, people will doubt your kakunatan. But if you open your mouth and insult the generous people, then, you remove all doubt about your kakunatan.” They will come to the conclusion na makunat ka. If you give praise to those who give without making them doubt if their donations are reaching the correct recipients, people will assume you are as generous like them, even if you have not given any. If you are poor, that’s understandable. But to insult generous people if you are not poor, that’s low, ika nga. 

Free plastic bags at Chinese groceries
Why do multinational stores charge you for plastic bags? Then sugarcoat it that it is going to some environmental cause. So, what they are doing is charging us to donate to the environment. According to some, using the plastic bag is not environmentally friendly. I disagree. Those bags are used again to throw the garbage or organic matter. It saves us money from buying those black plastic bags anyway.  

Edgar Sulit is now Persona-non-grata
IPEN Impresario has received word from international pageant organizers that he is now persona-non-grata. In other words, banned. Well, actually it includes his beauties. Bea Santiago is the latest beauty from the stable of beauty pageant groomer to win a title. It is bad enough that Filipino women keep winning title in the past year.  Well, hindi naman daw ban - moratorium lang naman for one year until the other countries can catch up or may fighting chance lang naman. If you doubt this news, ask Edgar Sulit yourself.  Biro lang po. Readers naman, masyadong serious.

Sorbetero ice cream brand queso-flavour go blah

The first time I bought this brand, there were lots of cheese bits and creamy in texture. Now, I cannot bite any cheese bits and the texture is like sugar that did not melt. What happened? I can’t believe the quality went down in a matter of seasons from summer to winter this year.

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