Wednesday, April 9, 2008

life, irony and contradictions

when the government imposed that children 17 and below are prohibited from buying cigarettes, it didn't say that they are also prohibited from selling it.
now, i just wonder how long would it just take him to know how to smoke the cigarettes that he is selling? or probably he is already.

its just sad seeing this in a bookstore.
when the entire academe is struggling to enlighten people that homosexuality is not a psychological sickness, there are still a lot of people and establishment that still lives in this notion.
take for example, this book store that labels homosexual books under the psychology section. the books that were dimly highlighted in red, were the series of ladlad books, gay dar, black pajamas etc. which were supposed to be under philippine literature section. since these books are compilations of poetry, prose, essays and short stories and didn't tackle any concept of personality disorders, hormones, hypothalamus or even the so-called gay genes.


i remember this ad by abs cbn way back memory lane.
i was around 5 or 6 that time. but i could still clearly remember it. there were these children saying their rights and this picture reminded me of one of those lines.
"karapatan magkaroon ng pamilyang mag-aaruga sa akin (the right to have a family that would love and take care of me)"
"karapatan sa edukasyon, pagkain, pananamit at ligtas na tirahan (the right for education, food, clothing and safe home)".

oh well, life is indeed, full of irony and various contradictions.

25 comments:

Mugen said...

Maybe the person who organized the books might still be living in the dark ages...

cedeux said...

i remember that commercial too.
hay... really disheartening to see kids go through this.

if we can somewhat help them...
sa trinoma ba yan? pwerbooks?

ingats wanderingcommuter plagai=]

Anonymous said...

in the 90's, the professional group of psychologist in china, finally concluded that homosexuality was not a disease.. however the state still consider it immoral

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few years back, it was the japanese professional psychologist who made the same conclusion.

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asia has a long way to go pa hay..

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in our country nakupo..medyo matagal pa, wala pang real gay icon sa ating bansa (regine is not, she is just emulated because of her talent).. i mean kahit sa local mainstream na music, wala pang tunay na pang-bading. think "i will survive" or any modern gay club anthem.

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sa ngayon nauuna ang indie film, but i want a diverse indie film, not searching for personal or social acceptance.. we been searching for the very long time..

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i think bloggin is way ahead of the printed counter part.

Anonymous said...

in the 90's, the professional group of psychologist in china, finally concluded that homosexuality was not a disease.. however the state still consider it immoral

-- --

few years back, it was the japanese professional psychologist who made the same conclusion.

-- --

asia has a long way to go pa hay..

-- --

in our country nakupo..medyo matagal pa, wala pang real gay icon sa ating bansa (regine is not, she is just emulated because of her talent).. i mean kahit sa local mainstream na music, wala pang tunay na pang-bading. think "i will survive" or any modern gay club anthem.

-- --

sa ngayon nauuna ang indie film, but i want a diverse indie film, not searching for personal or social acceptance.. we been searching for the very long time..

-- --

i think bloggin is way ahead of the printed counter part.

Anonymous said...

sorry nadoble..-davenport.


thanks sa pagdaan at pag comment sa blog ko about sa mga letters. i miss your blog.

KRIS JASPER said...

It's life aint it? depending on which society you live in, it'll never be fair to most people...

wanderingcommuter said...

mugen: i must second the motion. hay, siguro natabunan na siya ng mga libro niya at hindi niya naman binabasa..

cedeux: kanina ko pa nga kinakanta yung backround music niya eh...if you can still remember it as well
yup, powerbooks-trinoma nga siya.
hidni ko lang alam kung lahat ng powerbooks ganito ang sectioning.

davenport: isa lang masasabi ko sa state: ano ang ba ang morality para sa kanila?
i must admit these comments are really really true. its a long journey pa nga not to mention the processes that we need to go through.
iniisip ko nga kung mag-out na si piolo at si sam baka sila pa ang maging icon na hinahanap natin na magmumulat sa majority ng population. nonetheless, you really need to respect there stand about their sexuality. ika nga nila, maasim ang prutas kapag hininog sa pilit. hahaha!

kj; siguro nga tama ka...kung walang contradictions at magiging fair, tingin ko walang drive na magpupush sa society to survive...
monotony has no space in a society.

chase / chubz said...

tama.
the pictures say it all

Jericho said...

nice pics. nice words. boycott that darn bookstore ..:)

red riding odin hood said...

salamat sa diyos at salamat sa parents ko dahil naibigay nila lahat ng aking pangangailangan. minsan labis pa sa kailangan ngunit hindi nagkulang! salamat!

sugurin ang powerbooks trinoma!!! hahahaha boycott!!! joke hehehehe

parang gusto ko tuloy pumunta dun at i-reklamo or punahin yung pag-classify nila

Anonymous said...

oo nga naman..!
too ironic..!

-BOMBERO KING

bulitas said...

i wonder how or when or who could revolutionize (at least in the aspect of discrimination)the philippine society.

hmm.

sa ibang bookstores, sa pagkakatanda ko, ay nasa phil litt section naman ang mga ladlad books, etc.

sadya lang sigurong makitid ang pag-iisip ng branch manager dun.

Anonymous said...

how true..!

-BOMBERO KING

Lawstude said...

i couldn't agree more, life is full of irony, whatever field you are in.

FerBert said...

malamang eh gago yung ek ek ng bookstore na to..

mrs.j said...

its d best advoc ad for me!

my favorite?

karapatan kong makapaglaro at makapag libang!

lethalverses said...

ang lupit. ang lupit ng blog na'to.

at sana hindi lang ito isang project, sayang naman kung ititigil mo pag di ka na "bakasyon".

salamat sa pagdalaw sa blog ko. patambay din dito...

Ferdinand C. Lim said...

ganyan talaga buhay sa pinas, minsan parang wala ng pag-asa.

Bino/Geno said...

Oo nga ano! Di ko napansin yun ah. Di bale susulat ako sa kanila.

chroneicon said...

galing. parehas kayo ni lethalverses sa level ng ka-astigan sa mga post

elayas said...

3 ironies...ahehehe i remember alanis' song ironic.


nice expose.


[yas]

Turismoboi said...

poverty makes me really sad!

amicus said...

pati sa nursing book ni kuya, sakit daw yun. hehe :)

wanderingcommuter said...

chase: thanks. i am glad it delivered it well.

jericho: daanin muna natin sa diplomasya...hehehe. tapos kung hindi makinig, SUNUGIN NATIN!!!hahaha. joke lang.

red: so be grateful.

naku, kung ma PR lang talaga akong tao. pinuntahan ko na yun eh. sige puntahan niyo guys! i inform niyo lang!

bombero king: yeah... oh well. walang nasabi. hahaha.

bulitas: may palagay ako kapag nag out na si piolo. hehehe. joke lang po.
ganun talaga, kailangan lang siguro ipaalam sa kanila. hindi naman siguro sila born na maliit at makitid na ang utak eh.
hehehe.

lawstude: sometimes i just think that these things are vital as the driving force of life. kahit yun na lang...

ferbert: hahaha. ikaw nagsabi niyan. hindi ako.

mrs. j; ako maging malaya (pataas ang intonation) hahaha!

lethalverses: uy salamat po. hayaan mo, ika nga ni jun lozada, hanggat may mga taong naniniwala sa kanya hindi siya titigil.

ferdinand c. lim: minsan sinasabi ko n alang, MAY GERA SA IRAQ o kaya naman TAG GUTOM SA ETIOPHIA. tapos lahat ng nakikita ko sa pilipinas gumagaan na!

bino: sige sige!!!puntahan mo! all support ako saiyo!

chroneicon: uy salamat po! hidni naman...hihihihi! modest?! hahaha

elayas: oo nga eh. yan din yung kinakanta ko after ipost ito

turismoboi: refer to ferdinad c. lim.

amicus: punitin mo tapos sunugin mo yung page. hahaha!

AJ said...

that photo of homeless/parentless kid is as heartbreaking as the issue of pinoy-on-queue for NFA rice. :)