On Humanity


A Message About the Climate Crisis by Al Gore

If you aren’t aware about what’s going on with our planet, our home… our Earth, please watch doc­u­men­tary An Incon­ve­nient Truth. Mean­while, Live Earth was this past week­end. It kicked off a whole cam­paign to save our planet, the place we live and breath in.

Let’s all do our part. It ain’t that hard.

PS. I know I own a Pilot. I don’t drive a lot (i.e. 3k in 6 months) and take pub­lic trans­porta­tion to work. There­fore, I con­sider it like I’m dri­ving a Hybrid.

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Here’s Al Gore’s mes­sage this morning:

Dear Friend,

Thank you! Because of your hard work, mil­lions of per­sonal com­mit­ments have been made via the Web and SMS in 178 coun­tries and 35 ter­ri­to­ries around the world. And our con­cert was not lim­ited to 7 venues, but instead took place at par­ties and events in more than 10,000 homes and communities.

A decade from now, when peo­ple look back on Live Earth, what they will remem­ber isn’t what hap­pened dur­ing the show — instead my hope is they remem­ber what hap­pened after. More than 2 bil­lion of us joined together on 7.7.07 and with one voice demanded an end to the cli­mate cri­sis. We now have the respon­si­bil­ity to carry this move­ment for­ward and force our lead­ers to take action.

We need to take the first step today and make sure every sin­gle per­son pos­si­ble joins us. That’s why, right now, I need you to email five of your friends. Ask them to sign the Live Earth Pledge by visiting:

www.liveearthpledge.org

All of the actions we take from here on out to solve the cli­mate cri­sis will be based on a sim­ple premise: our home, Earth, is in dan­ger. We don’t risk destroy­ing the planet, but instead risk mak­ing it inhos­pitable for human beings.

We have put so much car­bon diox­ide into the atmos­phere that we have changed the heat bal­ance between Earth and the Sun. And if we don’t stop soon, the aver­age tem­per­a­ture will increase to lev­els that will end the favor­able cli­mate bal­ance on which our civ­i­liza­tion depends.

The world must come together and direct our gov­ern­ments to take on a global chal­lenge. Our lead­er­ship is a pre­con­di­tion for success.

We need to demon­strate that we have reached the tip­ping point where polit­i­cal will demands our rep­re­sen­ta­tives take action to solve the cli­mate cri­sis. That’s why it’s so vital that mil­lions of peo­ple sign the Live Earth Pledge.

Ask five of your friends to sign the Live Earth pledge today by visiting:

www.liveearthpledge.org

The cli­mate cri­sis offers us the chance to expe­ri­ence what few gen­er­a­tions in his­tory have had the priv­i­lege of expe­ri­enc­ing: a mis­sion; a com­pelling moral pur­pose; a shared cause; and the thrill of being forced by cir­cum­stances to put aside the pet­ti­ness and con­flict of pol­i­tics and to embrace a gen­uine moral and spir­i­tual challenge.

Please email five of your friends right now. Ask them to join us in this cause and sign the Live Earth Pledge today by visiting:

www.liveearthpledge.org

Our work begins now.

Thank you,

Al Gore

Caught Taking Off My Pants?

Today started off weird. I was at the bus stop wait­ing for my bus to go to the City, when I sud­denly hear a loud voice com­ing from behind me:

HEY, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?”

I was caught off guard as I sud­denly turned towards the source. With a quick glance, I sud­denly saw this old man in front of his house (which is next to the bus stop). I quickly gave a look around if it was me he was talk­ing to. I also think I did a quick Taxi mono­logue (“You talkin’ to me…?”).

I then responded in a dumb­founded manner:

Excuse me?” He replies with the same ques­tion. “Good morn­ing. I’m wait­ing for the bus…(?)”

While say­ing that, I was tak­ing a look below me. “I have my pants on for sure,” I said to myself. Then, the fol­low­ing ensued:

  • old man: “Wait­ing for the bus…? I just saw you tak­ing your pants off.”
  • me: “What??? No, just wait­ing for my bus haha” *crackin’ up inside*
  • old man: “Well… I thought I saw you tak­ing off your pants.”
  • me: “Haha… It’s too early in the week for that” *smil­ing to lighten things up*
  • old man: “Too early in the week? Not for my week(!)”

I think he was still some­what pissed off. I didn’t really pay atten­tion as I was still crackin’ up inside, and not try­ing to show it.

Mean­while, after catch­ing the bus, I took a moment to rem­i­nisce. Before he came out gun-slinging out of his house, I remem­ber putting my keys in my back­pack. Now, there was a faux rock thing that cov­ers those power/cable/phone out­lets on the pave­ment. I know that I have put my back­pack down in front of me, on top of that faux rock. I… just hap­pen to be fac­ing his house while doing it. That, and he prob­a­bly heard me zip-up my back­pack haha.

The thing that bother me is, he prob­a­bly was observ­ing me the whole time even before I zipped up my bag. Damn, what a crazy morn­ing and a crazy dude.

From my mind to yours, when wait­ing for a bus: make sure to look out for crazy home bod­ies; be under­stand­ing if they all of sud­den prowl at you for no rea­son at all; and be ready for a great laugh—though it seems very weird HA!

Post-Graduates and Marathons

Things that make you go hmmm… Why is this so true with those who are done with their school work. It’s like:

Hi Mom! Here’s my diploma. Now, it’s time to run 26 miles. See you in a bit.

But yeah, just a thought that came to me like Jerry’s epiphany. Is it this unspo­ken truth that every­one in their 20s do all of a sud­den? It’s like the unsolved mys­tery of why every kid in the world with a NES know­ing the trick to blow into their car­tridge to make it “work”.

From my mind to yours, Hip Hop is Dead

All From the Same Tree

Just want to share this quote w/ every­one. I found it just brows­ing a minute ago…

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the moun­tain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

Should we all con­fess our sins to one another we would all laugh at one another for our lack of originality.
Should we all reveal our virtues we would also laugh for the same cause.

— Khalil Gibran