By Raïssa Robles
It came as a rather pleasant surprise since I have not been that active on the net lately due to a highly pressing project. I am sure, you guys at Cyber Plaza Miranda have a lot to do with this. So I would like to thank you all in advance. And a big “Thank You” to my friends in Facebook and Twitter.
Another pleasant surprise is some of my fellow “finalists” – one of them being Joeam.
I’m looking forward to meeting you,
Manolo Quezon, er, Joeam. Just kidding.
Har, har, har, har.
Question is, will Joeam be tempted enough to out himself tonight? Or will he continue hiding behind that old Father Christmas look?
I’m also looking forward to seeing “The Professionalheckler” and not just the top of his head. At least, he seems to have more hair than our President who seems to have shed a lot through five and a half years in office. From certain camera angles during the APEC leaders conference, President Aquino seemed to have a tonsure – you know, the monk’s cut that leaves the crown bare on top. Ah, but I’m being irreverent. Blame it on tension from beating a deadline.
As well as indiohistorian. We seem to have some of the same books on Martial Law. filipiknow.net has a rather neat blog. Must ask him/her about the blog theme, which loads quite fast. projectiloilo.com makes me want to go back to that province and eat bachoy, and kinilaw by the beach with plenty of beer.
In any case, I will take the time out tonight to meet fellow bloggers from all over the country and from different categories. It’s the first time I’m doing this and I’m sure it will be fun.
This blog is a finalist under the category Society and Politics. There are seven finalists in all:
Just an ADDENDUM – since people on Facebook and Twitter are talking about some countries going “visa-free” when it comes to Filipinos.
Did you know that before Martial Law, Filipinos did not need visas to travel to many countries?
Did you know it was the Dictator-President Ferdinand Marcos who banned Filipinos from unrestricted travel abroad and told other countries to impose visas on Filipinos?
That is one of the legacies of the dictatorship that persist to this day. It is time to ask other nations to ease visa restrictions for Filipinos.