AN VS WOMAN... the breath of life comes from these
two intelligent human beings–a man and a woman, without them life doesn’t exist. They are a gift for us to treasure as long as we live.
But then, there’s a big difference between the two in all aspects. In the context of man’s life, MAN is a highly developed specie different from other animals; he has erect posture, has extra ordinary development of the brain and the power to articulate language. He’s an adult male person of the human race. While a WOMAN is an adult human female, a counterpart of a MAN. These two go hand in hand. A man’s build-up is different from a woman; he is stronger (physically) and the woman is more fragile. When it comes to intelligence and all aspects of life, I think the woman has more edge than the man. (I hope men won’t be angry or mad at me.) The woman can handle everything from household chores to children, as a wife and companion, and as a bread earner (if she’s working). On the other hand, man is less knowledgeable when it comes to the household environment, but more knowledgeable and die-hard (maybe) when it comes to his work. (This is only my speculation.) Man depends much on the woman (especially if they are married) on everything. It’s an issue that won’t go away (even to these days, I suppose). Example/s:
1. As husband and wife—Most husbands always ask the wife (if the wife is not working) to prepare everything for him before he leaves for work: his food, his clothing, etc. He can’t do it by himself so, he relies much on the wife. 2. On Children—It is always the wife who takes care and attends to most of the children’s needs at home and in school. The husband relies much on the wife. 3. On groceries—It is always the wife who thinks about what the family needs. Perhaps the husband thinks it’s the duty of the wife to do so. So again, he relies on the wife.
4. On Job—A woman can do both, i.e.,
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have a job (or be employed) and attend to the home, while the man can’t. He only focuses on his job but not much at home where he relies much on the wife. There are so many instances where a woman is smarter, knowledgeable (in and outside the home) than a man. I’ve been with the Filipino community organizations for so long and I notice that most of the time, women hold the top job (officers) instead of the men. There are more women members, too. Why? Meaning to say, women are more active than men in all aspects, be it at work or at home. (Bear with me if I’m wrong.) But men say they dominate the world and they are better than women. (I don’t agree with this.) Maybe in business but women now are flying high than men in leading the world. Whoever the smarter one is, a man or a woman, as long they understand each other, without prejudicing the other, life will be better and beautiful.
Man and a woman are partners in
life. This is a natural order from the time man was created; we can’t undo it. These days, as we go on with our lives, we are more open to ideas (positive or negative), new approaches in life, so we can be more flexible, more understanding in accepting what it should that should be accepted. Therefore, if there are partners of the same sex—man to man or woman to woman—we have to respect it; that’s maybe how they were made up and as long as they love one another, are good to each other, it’s not a problem at all, for we are all the same people of GOD in flesh and in blood. Let’s think positive, cast away the negative thoughts, let’s love them as they are and life will be better for us in the years to come. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY. GOD BLESS US ALL.
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irst, I’d like to thank Millie for not giving up my space
on Kalatas. I promise to try (in between raising four kids) to send in my monthly contributions.
So what’s new? Heads up kababayans, the taxes to Manila have gone up AGAIN! Just in case you’re in the market looking for airfares, the current tax to Manila based on a return ticket is $427.54. And did you hear about the latest special flying United Airlines to Los Angeles – it’s only $374! Unbelievable, right? But wait, how much is the tax flying to Los Angele? $718! The return airfare to Los Angeles is almost half the cost of the taxes. I don’t know about you but I’m still in shock. I can vividly remember the booth at Sydney International Airport where you had to pay $10 for your departure tax. It’s no wonder everyone’s desperately trying to find cheaper ways of travelling. Unfortunately there’s no easy way to find this. Other than a simple case of being at the right place at the right time, I suggest you add your name to any database that will keep you updated with airline specials.
During my absence from circulation last year, Philippine Airlines released an unprecedented airfare of $999 (excluding tax of course) for departures in December. Once upon a time we used to know roughly when cheaper airfares were going to be released or how far in advance to book. These days it’s been so unpredictable we have absolutely no
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idea. Airlines are releasing airfares that expire in 48 hours. Just then I quoted a Qantas airfare to Manila for $369. This was only in the system yesterday and it expires tomorrow. I don’t even have enough time to get that out in the marketplace. Another example is an airfare I quoted to London 2weeks ago that was over $2000. Then a special gets released for $999!
So the bottom line is the Travel Industry is evolving. If you want to keep INformed, keep IN touch. Be available—either via email, iPhone and even Facebook.
Well folks I guess that’s the name of the game.
(Jane Crame, a Philippine born immigrant, has been in Australia since 1977 and manages a family owned travel agency which was established in 1982. She has had the opportunity to work under one of the biggest retail travel franchises, Jetset Travel. She has organized a local travel show and her company has been a top-ranking travel agency for Philippine Airlines for the past ten years. She has traveled extensively around Asia, America and the Pacific Islands. Jane is happily married and is blessed with 4 beautiful children.)
Maharlika Riders sponsors Sydney Charity Ride
Pictured at Burwood RSL Club’s Dome bar: APCO president Jhun Salazar at le , and Arturo ‘Atoy’ Sayas toas ng to their new beginning.
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omething wonderful happened at Radio Kawayan’s Adhika tribute night for the Filipino press on Sunday, March 25 at Burwood RSL Club: a divisive Filipino community wall went down.
In a heart-warming scene never witnessed before, the newly elected presidents Arturo ‘Atoy’ Sayas of PCC-NSW and Jhun Salazar of APCO shared a toast at the club’s Dome bar. The openly happy and entertaining celebration, supported by Radio Sandigan and Radio Dalisay, presented the perfect background for friendship.
There was no trace of animosity that marked the breakup of these two
organisations years ago and of the deepening chasm between them, no talk about who to blame for the breakup between Mr Sayas and Mr Salazar, just idle and friendly banter. The two men simply enjoyed having a brief chat, even suggesting that there should be a way of working together.
To those lucky enough to witness their warm encounter, it was a sign good things to come.
This was also a courageous step by the PCC-NSW president to reinforce his promise to bring true unity within the Filipino community within the state.
In his speech, Mr Sayas said that he believed in starting improvements from within his council and its affiliates.
aharlika Riders Sydney spearheaded the Sydney Charity Ride during the Feast of St. Joseph at Nagle College, Orwell St Blacktown on 18th March 2012. They were able to raise some money by selling drinks and donated the
profit to the Filipino Chaplaincy.
This year, 16 delegates from Maharlika Riders Sydney will go again to the Philippines before the end of April to do their yearly Charity Ride to the Golden Acres Home for the Aged in Quezon City. This project will be supported by Maharlika Riders Chapters from Manila and Davao. They will also attend the 18th Annual Motorcycle Convention (National Federation of Motorcycle Clubs of the Philippines) at Fontana Resort in Clark, Pampanga 27-29 April. More than 1,000 riders from different clubs all over the Philippines are expected to attend the convention. This will be hosted by Bikers Unlimited.
Maharlika Riders Sydney members with Emeritus Mayor Charlie Lowles (4th from le ) and wife Alma at the recently concluded St. Joseph Fiesta in Blacktown on 18 March 2012. Photo by Darryl O’Brien.
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