I turned 18 last last year, so I earned this right to register for the elections. I registered for the elections, so I earned this right to vote come election day. I queued for more than an hour amidst the hot weather and occasional showers, so I earned the right to voice out my concerns through voting the right people. I did everything. I researched on the candidates, what they fight for, what they’ve done, to have an informed vote—being a person making his voice heard through his one vote. So I think I earned the right to rant and complain about the results, albeit partial and official as they say.
Out of the 12 candidates that I voted (yes, I opted to complete the list), only 4 made it to the top 12, and I wasn’t even sure of voting these four. I asked my father and mother to not vote for some particular people, and they complied. My mom even asked me for my list of candidates, for which I happily obliged. Small as it may seem, it was my way of helping the Philippines move forward.
But much has been said about the election results, and two more cents won’t help my bet win. They say we should not complain, because if we think that we made the better choice than the majority then don’t we think that they thought over their votes as well, seeing as the majority is of the lower class? That the people we have the same line of thinking with are just the middle class, the people with access to the ever-mighty internet? I get it, and I understand. I hope that they are indeed sincere with the “puso” that they keep bringing up and that their 20 years OJT will help alleviate poverty. Much as I would like to tell them that they’re wrong, I am one with the Filipinos to move this country forward.
I conceded to the majority of the Filipinos’ choices, but please don’t ever remove my right to be angered and disappointed by those choices because I definitely earned it.
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Kas 2 Field Trip around Metro Manila. We visited temples and holy places.
We spent the night going from one bar to another here in QC because it’s Labor Day! Started the night with a Pool party at the tambayan thanks to a rented inflatable pool (which we should not return by the way hahaha) then the afterparty at the ABS-CBN area. We went to Homer’s then Al Kho Bar then Gerardo’s then Distriq. The group was aiming for a fifth one to beat the previous record of 4 bars but the weary bodies suggested otherwise. We went back to the tambayan around 5:30 in the morning. And spent the rest of Labor Day resting/sleeping.
That, my friends, is how you spend Labor Day. (and I’m back, Tumblr hahaha)
Filming ‘The 400 Blows (1959)’