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    If all your life you have always aspired and you think the one on top is no good, you must think again. Maybe you are no better. Or maybe you look worse!.. Or, why not think God. You're good but he loves you. You could end up that egotist stooge you hate in the mirror.
  • A small thief and a big thief are the same. They are both thieves... Uh uh, OK, we have a small thief and a big thief - they are not exactly the same... size.
  • People don't know good until they have seen bad, or they don't know bad, did not have any idea about bad, until they've seen good. Before all them could be hollow strings of words. [Tumen's doctrine]
  • Gagged people can sometimes be as dangerous as the non-reasonable. [Right of Reply]
  • One thing is always better than nothing. [When hope is gone; Kapit sa patalim.]
  • There will always be something better or advanced than the thing. [Law of Dialectic]
  • Putting down good or perceived good you lose. If good puts you down you lose as well. Try to be good. [Politics and propaganda]
  • Tyranny and rape belong to the same set of mind. They believe and look at themselves as too good.
  • When a person has lost credibility the best thing for him is to stop issuing statements because politically he has already lost any and all arguments. [Everything to a person - Integrity]
  • If truth can bring you down you must be stood on weak or false ground. If lie can bring you down then you must be stood on worse than scum!
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    "True" church or true religion is a squabble between theists. Whatever it is people believe in must be of no problem to God. I bet He can speak very well the language of any man - any creature, actually. [A Universal God]
  • A man's gain may be another man's loss. A man's happiness may be another man's woe. A man's ease may be another man's sacrifice and misery.[Expropriation/Profiteering/Bureaucrat capitalism/Government corruption]
  • To err is human. That’s why it is not good habit to drop God’s name just to drive the self. It might be standing stinking shit aside Him. [Cashing-in on the gullible]

  • Man has sometimes relegated God to a mule. Religion and State need to separate. [Religions in politics]
  • Heroes are remembered for their greatness. The bad sides of them are all in the hidden files and folders. Villains are the other way around. Nobody is perfect.
  • Except for being a figure of speech, nothing is really absolute.
  • Some people are hard headed. They cannot be told once. Well, try and try again, who knows. [Big names that flopped in politics]

Praying for a Miracle

I had a talk with Jack M Arricivita this morning. Jack is son of my Compadre, Fortunio G Arricivita. From Jack I’ve learned that his dad, Tony, is in coma. And the sad news about it is that his state could be permanent. From motorcycle accident resulting to head injury.

To Comadre Tessie and Family: Dont lose hope, miracles did sometimes happen.

Health and Safety, What kind of Thing is That

I’ve been at my computer since morning. I was reviewing off line web pages when TV reported the passing away of Rep. Crispin Beltran known to many as Ka Bel.

A dedicated and honest public servant in congress, a staunch critic against graft and corruption in government – they’re my impressions of him. He was Party-list representative in congress. May he be remembered by all Filipinos.

Report said he died of head injury after he fell from a rooftop that he was repairing. I remember just a while ago, I was at Lester Cavestany where there was a mention about “World Safety and Health at Work…”

I am a general construction worker. I usually refer to myself as a Carpenter. That’s how I started in the world of construction. I’m a proud worker and I love my trade. I’ve learned carpentry from people like Chris H. Groneman, Gaspar J. Lewis, Max B. Fajardo, reading their books I mean, asides learning from others who had been in the trade before me, people who must have learned the hard way by hammering and sawing their way into the construction world.

From carpentry I have progressed to masonry, steel fixing, roofing, plumbing, building electrical, building mechanical, welding, performed any of them.

About roof repair at a time of year like now when it’s rainy season, it could be repairing leaks and/or gutters. Or, it could be related to other matters like TV antenna installation or repair. Roof painting is usually done before the coming of rains.

I don’t work on rooftops without safety or harness – standard provisions or improvised ones like rope tied to my waist. I don’t care if I might appear ridiculous with them. There was a time in my life when I, myself, used to think that such safety measures are ridiculous and unnecessary. Here are some reasons why they are necessary:

  • One time, working on ceiling lightings at home, I fell down the stand. I think it was an abrupt change from a cramped position that caused me to pass out temporarily. Next thing I knew I was down on the floor, quite lucky I did not hit my head. And people are known to have died of head injury that way. The experience made me remember the days that I worked on far greater heights while so over confident!
  • People are used to walk on leveled surfaces. On the rooftop it could be different. The mind can be slightly disoriented by the slope of the roof. And, add to that the fear of heights and the fear that one might possibly fall off the rooftop. As the body tends to lean away from the roof’s edge, one is prone to slip as body weight is no longer balanced at the feet.

[The latter reminds me of the guy named Jesus Christ. That he who seeks life too much (tends to, or) is bound to lose it.]

Anyway, I hope congress should really be looking into the health and safety of our work forces. Ask any Filipino who has retired from (domestic) construction work about that and he will probably be asking you what kind of thing or creature this Health and Safety is because he has never heard about it.

We Filipinos are good at aping from the West. We must have already copied the thing into our system. Maybe we do have offices for such. Maybe we do have people in such offices. Maybe they’re there, all setting pretty, Burloloys at the expense of Juan dela Cruz. Or maybe they exist and they’re in the field once in a while – but sipping coffee or wine in air conditioned offices of construction companies. I really don’t know, I never heard of them nor saw any of them in the fields in this part of the world.

Nobody cares if you fall so, Folks, take care of yourselves out there.

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