Tuesday, August 30, 2005

An almost quiet weekend

I noticed it's been a while since I wrote something here. Too much work means less time for anything else so I took time off from work last week. It was meant to be a week's worth of leave but it turned out I had to work Monday and then Thursday evening and most of Friday. There's no rest for the weary soul!

QAF - initials that mean a thousand things

Queer As Folk. A lot of superlatives have been used to describe this TV series. I will just say it is an entertaining TV show that depicts what gay people are about: we're human after all. I'm saying this because even if we're in this century so many ages after the prehistory of man, I still get questions like: how do gay people fall in love? what do you do in a relationship? *sigh*

I am now watching season 4 and I am so pleased with the new theme song by Burnside Project "Cue the Pulse to Begin". The song is so full of energy and it simply rocks! The accompanying videos/images simply got to me, particularly the guy in the white hat below. Sends shivers up and down my spine! Brrr!!! I am not even embarrassed to admit that I can't stop drooling over him and getting a "stiffy" just by watching the introduction, hehe.

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After so many episodes, I remembered one particular guy (among the hundreds) who caught my eye from season 2. Some guys have the body and not the face and are called "hipon". Some guys have the face and not the body (don't know what they are called). However, this guy for me is just fine -- that definitely is an understatement... hehe.

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It was comforting being with Buds last week in Anilao. We even went to an island to take pictures of garbage on the beach for the upcoming activities for the World Clean Up Day on September 17 and 18.

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Diving over the weekend was also great. Sunday morning we saw around 4 or 5 pods of bottlenose dolphins on the way to our divesite near Sombrero Island.

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We forgot all about our dive and asked the boat man to slow down the boat so we won't bother the dolphins. We saw adult and young dolphins frolicking and feeding on the surface. Just before we left, (and out of desperation for pictures) I asked the boat man to speed up but not to cut off the path of the dolphins (this should never be done!). I was trying to coax the dolphins to ride our bow wave but they were more interested in feeding... then again, who wouldn't?

Today was an uneventful day. I can not write enthusiastically so I should end here. I hope I could survive the week.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

If humans never walked the Earth...

I have been an environmentalist since high school, some would say it is a noble endeavour while some would say it is a big fucking waste of time. Honestly, I do not have the luxury of time to care what people think about my chosen path... except a few minutes here and there to think: WHAT IF HUMANS NEVER WALKED THE EARTH?

Some people would say this is a very radical way to think but I can't help it, I am radical! I have read books and seen movies where a parasitic race goes to a planet, consumes all resources, poisons that world and then pack up and find another place to destroy. Does that race sound familiar? Here on Earth it is still on a micro level: humans have spread to islands and continents and after consuming everything goes on to a "greener pasture".

How about taking it to the next level then? Why is our race now so keen about finding other habitable planets? Is it because our primary instincts are warning us that the Earth's capacity to support life is slowly fading away? If we are to survive the best thing to do is ensure that our life support systems will have the capacity to do so, in this case Earth, or do what a parasite would: pack up and find another host to feed on.

If humans never walked the Earth, would this place be better? Or would another race commit the same mistakes?

Why this post so early in the morning? It is a healthy exercise and it clears the mind...

Now back to work and I hope whoever reads this starts thinking about their role in saving this planet we call home.