Monday, November 23, 2009

State Of The World

On one lazy Friday morning, the US Secretary of State paid our little office a visit.

It was a historical occasion.

Everyone was excited. We were all asked by Human Resources to wear smart casual for the meet and greet.


A town hall meeting was set at 10 o’clock in the morning. Raft3r had an appointment with a client at the same time. Work had to be a priority.

I wanted to meet Hillary.

Raft3r wanted to ask her questions - not about the economy or US foreign relation policies - but about Monica and Bill. I needed to see her lose her cool like she did in Congo.

You have to hand in to Hillary, though. She knows how to speak her mind.

My favorite Secretary of State is Colin Powell. He founded America’s Promise. Mr. Powell is also good friends with Janet Jackson.

Post Script: State Of The World is a track from Rhythm Nation 1814 which produced seven top 5 singles in the Billboard Hot 100, a record unsurpassed until now. Rhythm Nation 1814 sold more than 14 million records worldwide.

43 comments:

len said...

So you didn't meet her? Who knows she might be the future first female president of the US. :p

Raft3r said...

len, Parang malabong magkaroon ng babaeng presidente sa US.

RaYe said...

OT: dahil sa iyo, nakikilala ko mga songs ni janet jackson.. bwahhaha. iisa lang ang song nya ata na alam ko.. ung everytime ba un?

B2T: masaya siguro kung natanong mo siya dun noh? kasi it seems to me na lagi siyang composed and prim e.. haha.. e based on experience, karamihan ng composed and prim, me itinatagong kamalditahan.. bwehehe

Raft3r said...

raYe, Oo naman. Tignan mo lang si GMA, eh. Hehe

gillboard said...

di ko din nakita si Hillary nung pumunta siya dito nung isang linggo. hay.

wish i did though.

Raft3r said...

gillboard, Hehe. Next time, next time.

atticus said...

kayo naman. huwag galitin. baka ipakausap sa iyo si monica, mataranta ka.

Hipchick said...

though i am not a big fan, i was able to witness the event & shook hands with her. like what i said, i am not really a fan of her so i really don't think you missed a big thing; but, it would have been very cool if you were able to ask her those questions. >:)

anyways, i was not really paying attention to the secretary's message during her visit because i was soooo shocked how people in the office dressed up for the occasion; it's as if they would be introduced personally to the secretary & even if they would get a chance, for sure secretary Clinton would not remember their names. :)

Raft3r said...

atticus, Buhay pa ba si Monica? Hehe

hipchick, Parang kilala kita. Hehe. Welcome to The Deadbeat Club!

Judayski said...

HRC has been SoS for barely a year. Let's wait for her gameplan to fully fluorish. I really like Powell, too, and it's such a feat to have appreciated his efforts in light of the administration he had to serve.

So...

Ano pa balita?

Anonymous said...

I was with her when she's buying pearls for herself sa hotel =) (hindi na siguro makatawd sa tindera, nahiya sa amin..LoL)
she's snob ;-) pero I was able to be part of the team na may group picture with her..

-charlie

Raft3r said...

judayski, Tell Lai magcomment sya! Yun ang balita! Hehe

chalrie, Big time ka talaga! Wala akong masabi! Hehe

CharisFaith said...

Nice link to Janet's State of the World.

Raft3r said...

charisfaith, Syempre. Basta para ke misis. Hehe

good thing we were taking claims that time :) said...

good thing we were taking claims that time :)

i wonder now about the mysterious issue about monica and bill! hahah! fantastic idea! :)

by the way, you impress me the way you promote janet's album... clever. hahah

Raft3r said...

good thing we were taking claims that time, Ang haba naman ng username mo. Hehe. Welcome to The Deadbeat Club!

The Scud said...

naging hit ba ang album ni misis?

Raft3r said...

the scud, Official sales figure out next week!

wait said...

naku mapapabili na ako ng album nyan. Hehe

Raft3r said...

wait, Pangako yan ha? Hehe. Kamusta ang personal project? Hwag masyado magpapayat, ha. Hehe

len said...

Everything is possible in politics. Who would have thought Cory Aquino, a housewife, will become the first female president of this country?

And who would have thought America will have its first ever American black president? :p

Raft3r said...

len, Sa pananaw ko sukdulan na sa mga Kano yun Black president. Di na nila kaya ang babaeng presidente.

pete said...

buti pa ako nakita at nakamayan sya

Raft3r said...

pete, Ah. Ok. Nyahaha

Liz said...

at you didn't meet her. Curious din akong malaman anong magiging reaction nya hahaha.

PUSANG-kalye said...

sayang namn at me work. panira talaga no? about Hilary. I really admire her. she is a very strong woman. Still has her integrity intact despite past loses, 1st with her husband, and then the presidency. This woman will surely be the next big thing in US politics....

Raft3r said...

liz, Hehe. Sayang, ano?

pusang-kalye, You should be given an opportunity to meet her.

Mikes Sumondong said...

raft3r,

I saw the video of the angry Hillary. How I wish to see her in person. lol! So how did the meeting go?

Raft3r said...

mikes sumondong, Pinagkaguluhan sya. Hehe

pete said...

Hay, ang sarap ng walang pasok!

Raft3r said...

pete, Waaaaaaaaaaaah! May pasok na uli bukas!

eden said...

Wish I was there though to meet her.

Sige na christmas gift ko for myself is your 'wifey's album..hehehe. not familiar most of her songs kasi

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

ako pag nakita ko siya papa-picture lang ako. hehhe
tas sibat na.

hayaan ko ng iba ang magtanong ng trip kong itanong. pag si janet, baka ganahan pa ako.

Wendy said...

Ako naman I like Madeleine Albright because of the cojones comment she's known for.

Thanks for your reply pala sa e-mail. I only had a chance to read it a while ago kasi kakauwi ko lang from a 3-day seminar. Many thanks!:)

Raft3r said...

eden, Yehey! Promise yan, ah? =)

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Hehe. Lalo na ako. Todo ganado pag si misis. Hehe

wendy, Kaya pala ngayon ka lang comment eh. Hehe

pete said...

Hay, ang sarap ng half day!

Raft3r said...

pete, Sige. Mang-asar pa! Hehe

Bernadette Anne said...

The Prime Minister of the country you used to work for came here to visit. He gave his speech and then we got to go on stage, chat with him and then take our picture. You know, official duties. And all the while, everybody were like, "You have 45 seconds with the Prime Minister then get off the stage."

Ah, the pleasure of meeting North American leaders...45 seconds! :-)

Raft3r said...

bernadette anne, Short and simple. Nyahaha

Random Student said...

i remember a sketch in SNL depicting hillary's attempt to relate to the black community by divulging to the American public that's she's part black. that was funny.

Raft3r said...

random student, Nyahaha. SNL is whack. Regular guest din si misis don! =)

Andy said...

Hillary has balls of steel.

Raft3r said...

andy, Nyahaha. Alam mo, tama ka! Hehe