Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Kitchen Organics Bio Basket

The Port Adelaide Enfield Council has a new program to further lessen rubbish going to landfills. They have introduced the Kitchen Organics Bio Basket.

Peels and food scraps are now placed in to this container lined with a biodegradable plastic. Every two or three days, they need to be placed in to the green bin for collection.

I am very impressed with this idea and I hope we will be given some of that compost. I need it for my garden.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sticky Messages

Anti-Bogan is an Australian blog that takes a very aggressive stance on discriminatory comments published on Facebook. They punch left, right and center to much-deserved members posting sexist, Islamaphobic, racist and homophobic statements.
Sometimes, it is amusing to read how ignorant some people can be but you will realize that this is where some hate-related crimes start from. That is why there has to be someone who should put these people in place.
A few weeks ago, Anti-Bogan gave away some free stickers. I am still trying to figure out where I am going to post these.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

We Lost...this time.

I am very sad that both Gordon and Ang Ladlad lost this election. Considering that the party list group had only a month to campaign, the LGBT community has already accomplished a lot.

We have convinced everyone that our community is a powerful group that can change the face of Philippine politics. Major politicians gave importance to our endorsement. Local and international media gave us a lot of airtime.

We also have convinced everyone that the Philippines is moving forward and that equality is fast becoming an issue in the country.

In 2013, we will make history again.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Philippine Elections 2010

I think I am not the only nervous Filipino. The coming Philippine election has the same variables like vote-buying, violence and missing names in the precinct but it also includes one more variable--the PCOS machine.

There are reports that the memory cards of the machines are not working properly and that COMELEC is taking a long time to replace those devices. The government agency has already decided that the election will still be held this Monday, May 10.
I hope that this election will be a peaceful one and those goddamned machines will work.

But of course, I hope Filipinos will vote for Dick Gordon as the president and Ang Ladlad as one of the party-list representatives.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Missing Summer

Winter is coming and I am not really excited. Many of the native plants will flourish but my pot plants will have a very difficult time. It will be a pain to have a shower in the morning and make my way to work.
I miss our visits to the beach. Here are some photos and videos taking during our last trip to Maslins Beach and Aldinga Beach. I could face the wind without any jacket on. If I do this now, my short nose will definitely fall off because of frost bite.
I am waiting for summer.