Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
This is the only sculpture of Michelangelo that has his sign, announcing that he made it. His action was prompted by a comment he overheard from someone during the sculpture installation to its new place that Pietà was someone else’s piece. He regretted his outburst and promised that he would never do the same thing again to his artworks.
As you can see in the photo, Mary here wore sash across her chest with Michelangelo's sign (Source: Wikipedia)
However, on the technical aspect (dimension) of the sculpture, do you know?
If the chaste woman (Mary) carrying the dead body (Jesus Christ) would stand up, she will have un-proportioned anatomical body of that of a normal person? While seated, observe her torso and compare it to the legs carrying the dead body. If she is standing, she would have smaller head and shorter torso but longer thighs and would have legs that are almost of the same length as that of the man’s she is carrying.
Make your own analysis if this claim is true.
In Philippine Cinema, Pietà was an action-drama movie of 1983 starring the late actor Ace Vergel, the original “Bad Boy” of Filipino showbiz, and the late multi-awarded actress Charito Solis who played his mother. Ironically, it is the story of a mother’s agony over her son’s crooked path of life.
Ryan Agoncillo and Cherry Gill starred in the latest version of Pietà in television series in 2008
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Also, they made once a month long distance call to the Philippines since it was extremely expensive, unlike these days where they are just few peso away from each other, wherever and whenever. Communication and staying connected with our families back home is top of the list in OFWs daily life, this helps us prevent experiences of overseas workers in the past, where attentions were diverted.
Today, we have email, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, Skype, MSN, Chikka and many more. Even as our company IT personnel will block these chat machines, we still find ways to get connected through chatting and video talk.
Recently, Astig Pinoys in Iraq were complaining about KBR in Camp Taji blocking their YM and Chikka, but still they found ways and manage to re-connect by themselves (pinoy talents talaga!) and other through soft-hearted IT guys. Staying connected with our families back home improves our performances, unless one will abuse the use of internet during working hours. I could say it is indispensible part of us to be able to overcome fear and loneliness here in abroad. It makes us less worry as we could monitor them all the times and we could even help the kids do their homework, or guide our spouse what is missing in her cooking.
The worse part of working abroad is having no peace of mind. Knowing what’s happening around our dear family back home is important and makes us inspired, which in return boosts up our quality work output. Doing away on this perspective and you are becoming anti-OFWs, as you are putting back the loneliness in our working consoles and it will have a "domino effect" to our decision to better be home and stay happy, which is actually sad ending.
BUT HERE IS THE THING!
These few weeks, as I observe, and it has been a discussion among my peers in the internet that something is eating up our chance to have time with our families online. And even among us OFWs, they don’t have time in the evening for important discussions through chatting, as they have something else focusing on.
It is getting my family’s time for me and makes me feel ignored, as if it is far more important than me. My friends complained the same thing, the same experience and they feel lonely during this time, and homesickness starts to envelope the entire surrounding waiting for them to come back in front of the webcam.
The top rated DARNA is becoming my wife’s "paramour" (lol!) during our chatting hours, even my kids can’t stay longer when the programs starts, they would hang me up until it is done airing. What is with Darna that we OFWs don’t have? Marianne Rivera’s oh-lalah body? Yeah I guess the ever-exciting run of events and suspended climax. Damn! Why GMA7 did not think about putting up a cable TV subscription here in Afghanistan.
Well, I really like Marianne when she hip-rolled in Marimar! Hehehehe! That’s why today, to get even with them, I subscribed to www.noypi-unlimited.com to see Darna.
The next time I face the webcam, I will be in my new two-piece Darna costume too, to get my family back!
“Ding ang bato!”
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
This is what I have in mind right now....
While GMA Channel 7 used its Facebook Social Netweork to help the authorities in their rescue efforts, JACQUE BERMEJO has a different cry to get attention in the middle of the crisis. In her Facebook page, she bravely told right in the faces of those victims, VICTIMS who maybe our very own families, your families or my family, that they deserved what they’ve got from the storm as being sinners and added further that she was lucky enough to be in Dubai at the time.
“Kaya totoo nga ang kasabihan, ipinanganganak sa gitna ng unos ang mga demonyo.”
(Devils are born the midst of storm)
We bloggers used to stand firm to what is RIGHT.
We united to condemn those who lambasted the Overseas Filipino Workers and their families.
This time, JACQUE BERMEJO lambasted not only the OFWs’ families but the country as whole and I cannot let it pass without giving JACQUE BERMEJO her much needed attention as what I did to those others who seek a minute of popularity. As long as my blog exist, her statement will exist as a dire reminder about her intelligence. Her kind of specie is worse than those previous ones. What a rotten personality you have, Ms. Bermejo. (Alam ko palusot mo..na-hack ang Facebook mo)
Ipinagtanggol pa ang sarili nya in her reply and calling the victims as WALANG ASENSO?
Let me tell you this JACQUE BERMEJO, more than anything else that perished underwater, the lives of those Filipino victims were the most affected here in your insulting comment. Have you thought how it was, their trauma and their physical agony while waiting for help and rescue efforts? They don’t deserve you brainless opinion but I will never let it go without castigating you, by all means I know. Your irresponsible opinion will echo through generations. I wish your families and relatives would be able to read this and be ashamed of themselves as they had lapses on how they brought you up. As they search the Google on items related to you and the storm Ondoy, your name and this article will show up-forever.
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