Thursday, January 31, 2008
Since I am eligible to vote in the U.S elections, I wanted to take full advantage of my rights. The last time I sent an absentee ballot was when I was away for college, and it also marked the first time I was able to vote. I consider it to be a privilege to be able to take part in the electoral process. Unfortunately, I know too many people who have lost faith, or can care less about politics, and simply don't vote. Such people don't believe their vote will result in any change. Voter participation has always been low in the U.S, and I think this is a tragedy. Now more than ever, we need to do our part and fulfill our duties. Given the current economic challenges facing the U.S, the war in Iraq, and the disastrous outcome of the Bush administration (in general), I think there should be a financial penalty given to those who are eligible to vote but choose not to.
(Please note: the image above was obtained from www.wvvotes.com)
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
He may have lost the constitutional vote to rule his country for the next 60 years or so, but the Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is doing quite well with the high oil prices and... his new lady love. So, forget Brangelina. They were just sooooo yesterday. The hottest couple of the moment is Chavez and Naomi Campbell. Perhaps, it was the meeting of two hot-tempered people that sent sparks flying. When I saw the the pictorial above, I just couldn't stop laughing out loud. On the blurb, it says: "I never knew he could be dominated." On the bottom, where it says "El Toro Domesticado," it means "domesticated bull." Well, I guess that's just a sign of love, isn't? Don't we just live in such a crazy world these days?
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
In Puerto Rico, el día de Reyes is indeed celebrated with many festivities. It has been a long-standing tradition for the governor to pass out toys for the children who waited patiently in line at his official residence, La Fortaleza. In some of the smaller towns, there were parades and other special activities commemorating this special day. Compared to the U.S, Puerto Rico starts the year off in a much slower and relaxed manner. Besides restaurants, pharmacies, theaters and gasoline stations, everything was closed yesterday.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Effort is of utmost importance. So, just throw out all that was making your life unhappy in order to make room for some wonderful possibilities.