Who cares about sanity?
We’re not even the minority anymore
The sides have shifted, don’t you see?
People who ritually do the same thing day after day
People who would rather catch shit from a dog’s ass than have green spots in their lawn
People who would do anything to make more MONEY
People who spend more on cars than on education
People who fund wars and wars and wars and wars
People who believe voting makes a difference
People who trust the government
People who believe a choice of consumer goods is freedom
People who think they OWN land
People who wave the Philippine flag with pride and believe it still means anything
People who believe being a patriot is supporting a corrupt system of government
People who believe there is nothing we can do
People who give money to the church
People who would sell their own soul for one million pesos and believe they got the better end of the deal.
These are the insane
These are the fanatics
The ones who tell lies every third day on television and get away with it, because no one remembers or cares
And the ones who barely notice
And the ones who believe yesterday’s news must have really been a typographical error, because the president or the vice president or the congress or who the fuck ever surely
S U R E LY
Would never tell a lie
Would never plot against the Filipino people
Would never align themselves with terrorist nations around the globe because it made good financial sense
If you buy it, then congratulate yourself
You’ve given up your freedom for 1000 channels of shit on the television
100 brands of soap
100 brands of whatever the fuck you choose to buy this week to placate the gnawing feeling that SOMETHING IS FUCKING WRONG.
You’ve joined the majority
You’ve gone insane!
Its ok, all your friends are here
Or at least your acquaintances
You can’t buy real friends anymore, anyway
(reposted from my other website http://sabogangmundo.multiply.com)
By: Sam Lim (http://www.samlimphotography.tk)
These are portraits of elders in ANAWIM, a center founded by Bo Sanchez back in 1996 and a home of 55 abandoned elderly plus a few orphans and physically and mentally handicapped persons. This was taken the last time we were there which was about a year and a half ago.
“ANAWIM”, a Hebrew word, meaning, “The Poor of the Lord”
Kriska (my girlfriend) celebrated her birthday there and decided to bring along some daily stuff that they can use like toiletries, detergents, alcohol etc. and of course food! They were all hospitable. They even threw a mini party for her!
Since we wanted to personally meet all of the elders, we decided to deliver the food we brought (sandwiches, juice) to each one of them.
We were surprised to see that some of the elders were actually living in Nipa Huts. And again, we’re talking about old people here. So imagine that.
Seeing them happy with just a small amount of donation can really be moving. I guess what I’m trying to say is that, think about the amount you’re spending each and every day. Here in the Philippines, an average person would spend around P200-P500 pesos every day during weekdays and probably around P700-P2000 pesos on weekends and still be unsatisfied because they think they don’t have much to spend for them to be happy. Then, think about those elderly and orphans trying to survive merely with just the donations given to them. You get the picture?
You don’t probably think about what you’re spending but the little money you can spare can go along away for those who don’t need a lot like them. I suggest we help them by giving or even just by visiting them and showing that you care. If that’s so hard to do, maybe you can just help spread the word that these types of communities exist, so that people would be aware.
Visit their website: http://www.anawim.com.ph
See a list of their needs: http://www.anawim.com.ph/donations.php
(Please reblog or share this link to your friends and family to help spread the word.)
Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
This was taken last April 16, 2011 during my 2 day stay in Ilocos. There are about 15 windmills all throughout the shores of Bangui which supplies about 40% of Ilocos Norte’s electricity. This $48 million dollar structure was the first source of clean energy introduced in the Philippines.
One of the best places in the Philippines is Davao. This is not exactly a picture of the place but this how I saw it (if you want to see the actual place, google it!). I took this at the balcony of our hotel. The skies were really blue that day. Nice destination, kind people and sumptuous food! One hell of a perfect vacation.