Kung sinabihan ka ni Henry Sy na kaya mo din magkaroon ng malaking emperyo ng mga Mall, Bangko at Condominium kasi kinaya niya sa pamamagitan ng simpleng sipag at tiyaga, maniniwala ka ba? Even more important, posible ba ito kung titingnan mo yung pera mo at kaalaman mo sa life ngayon?
Bakit pinagpipilitan ng ilang mga middle class people na kaya din umahon ng mga skwater sa kahirapan kasi kinaya nila, na parang sobrang simple? Possible kung possible pero wala itong kasiguraduhan.
What many people don’t understand is that the gap between poverty & the middle class is essentially as big as the gap between them & the 1%.
"A cold day in Paris"
Something I started when I was there last January & forgot about then finished tonight. I used blue ink & poster paints.
Hello there, little hiding Kodama :)
I used to want to burn squatter areas to the ground.
They are ugly & breeds criminals (though the most terrible criminals live in posh subdivisions). To me, and many middle class idiots like myself, they were nothing more than termite colonies that needed to be exterminated. What they were doing was illegal & that was that. I paid taxes, they don’t. Until someone pointed out just how much we are dependent on their existence.
Labor. Manual labor. Labor that we (the privileged) don’t want to do.
Where do you think the factory workers, house maids, tricycle drivers & construction workers live? If they lived in houses like yours would you be able to afford their salary? Won’t the cost of things go so high? In Tokyo where there is hardly any urban poor, a simple modest lunch costs 500 pesos. I can’t afford that everyday. Unless you know how to increase your salary by 500% it’s silly to want to wish these squatters away.
It’s naive to think wiping them away will benefit you. Their problem, is our problem too.
I still think squatter areas are ugly but I’ve stopped wanting to burn them to the ground & hope there was a way to raise everyone’s standard of living.
Squatters are not enemy Zergs, they are essential SCVs!
I miss playing Star Craft.
Someone had my Optimist Prime & Negatron drawing tatooed :D
I just realized I never posted this, but a little over a year after the optimist prime tattoo I finally got my negatron tattoo! The hair is growing in still but I love it and it makes me laugh every time I look down at my leg!
Para sa mga burgis na sinsabing hindi private vehicles ang dahilan ng congestion sa Edsa.
Dapat kasi matuto na tayo mag teleport.