Thursday, April 10, 2008

Signs 'O' The Times

When I was in grade school, the dancing sun became a phenomenon and everyone dreaded “The Three Days of Darkness.”

The two symbolized world destruction. Well, sort of. We all survived to see the 21st century, right?

I find it ironic that despite being a devout Catholic nation, most Filipinos are still highly superstitious. If I remember my freshman Theology class correctly, superstition is a sin under the 10 Commandments.

Being the superstitious freak that I am, here are a few telltale signs that the world might soon be coming to an end:

- Global warming;
- Rice supply shortage (To think we are an agricultural country!);
- PGMA refuses to step down from office;
- Erratic fuel price increases (I have two hungry vehicles to feed!);
- US economy is under recession;
- Noli de Castro is the top pick to be the next Philippine President according to recent polls;
- Filipinos are now divided into Kapusos and Kapamilyas;
- Most prefer to work abroad than to stick it out on their home turf;
- Gabby Concepcion’s showbiz comeback; and
- Bayani Fernando’s face is plastered all over EDSA.

20 comments:

Sonnet's said...

Here's giving you hope in life raft3r:

1. MP3s in condoms, the latest in technology
2. Yilmaz' continuous financial support to Ruffa (iba pa ang child support) despite the divorce issue
3. Renaldo Lapuz and Edu Manzano's 'Papaya' dance making it big in the states.

Raft3R said...

sonnet's, Question. What if the condom breaks, would the music still play?

Salve said...

Cultural din ang superstitious beliefs ng mga Pinoy. Our ancestors were not Catholics before the Spanish regime.

But, are we supposed to be afraid of the end of the world. The end signals a new beginning. Kumbaga, panibagong mundo naman. Wala na nga lang tayo. hehehe

Raft3R said...

salve, Basta tanda ko nung bata pa ko nagpa-bless pa ako ng kandila. Mahanap nga yon. hehe

Sonnet's said...

most likely:) naman...:)

Raft3R said...

sonnet's, Nyahaha. I just had to ask. Hehe

leafLet said...

Raft3r, I already link you, nice to read your blogs.

Raft3R said...

leaflet, Thanks 4 the link. Welcome to The Deadbeat Club!!!

pixie27 said...

Di na ko naniniwala dyan sa mga superstition na yan hahaha....We just have to believe in God and have a very firm faith! Pero minsan nakakatakot rin noh...Ngayon dito sa US recession and pagbaba ng value ng dollar pati foreclosure ng mga bahay...grabe noh...Ano kaya susunod na mangyayari..

Raft3R said...

pixie, Ang susunod? Ang pagbabalik ni Rick Astley. Saw CNN today. Sikat na uli si mokong! Yikes!

pixie27 said...

talaga! wow ayos! another never give you up nanaman sya ganun? hahahah

Raft3R said...

pixie27, Tumpak ka dyan! Best seller na naman ang Never Gonna Give You Up sa iTunes store!!! Hehe

abie said...

katakot naman to dude...lalo na yung possibility na si noli ang next president (Mag migrate na ako sa canada) at ang nagkalat na posters ni bayani sa edsa...OMG...

Raft3R said...

abie, Hehe. Iba na talaga ang panahon natin ngayon!

Chelli said...

Noli de Castro is the top pick to be the next Philippine President according to recent polls, - Kaya di na ako babalik sa pinas!

Raft3R said...

chelli, Balik ka. There is still hope for US here.

Chelli said...

sige na nga..if only for the sisig and shopping (and buddies of course)! besides, hubby and mom-in-law purchased studio units at the Fort pero sa 2011 pa matatapos so kelangan i-checkout and i-furnish. so meron pa akong 3 more years para mag-ipon for a super duper uber shopping spree. whheeeeeeeeeeee!

Raft3R said...

chelli, 2011? Saktong presidential elections pa yon. Masaya yan! Hehe

Chelli said...

Pilipin eleksyon in 2011? Super visible na naman ang mga TraPo! Naku, siguro sa 2012 nalang. Haha! Di bale, iboboto ko si Ate Vi and Ralph!

Raft3R said...

chelli, Hehe. Ngayon pa nga lang visible na sila kahit saan, e. =)