On Red Alert

It’s been on the news that the leader of terrorist group is now dead.  He has been caught and shot to dead because he refused to surrender.  Good news to everybody but not so good news to his group.  His group is the responsible of the 9/11 attacked and other bombings related incidents.

Because of what had happened to their leader, people are now scared if his member will do bad things for revenge.  They are the kind of group that doesn’t have any mercy on their hearts.  They don’t care whoever will be the victim.  My city is also affected that is why it is on red alert.  Double check point is being implemented in the bus terminal and some places where the buses going in and out of the city to make sure the security of the passengers.  Hassle to some but arm forces are just doing their job to make sure that their travel is safe.  Their duty to protect the people in their jurisdiction that people should be thankful for.

Red alert doesn’t mean our city/place is in danger and we should be scared.  That is the best way to make sure our safety and we should be alert always.

Gas Tank or Wood/Charcoal?

Life in early age was very simple.  People are used to use woods or charcoal in cooking.  They have lots of patience to go to the forest to get some woods and also have the patience in blowing those woods to bring fire.  I remember when I visited the province of my parents five years ago; they are still using woods in cooking.  I did tried and it makes my eyes teary and turns into red.  I did adjust but still smoke that comes out makes my eyes teary.

In this modern world with all the progress and development, we used electric gas stove or using gas tank.  To more blowing, no more going to forest and no tearier eyes but it is a bit expensive compared to woods and charcoal.  Makes the cooking fast and less sweat but it make our wallet thin.  As we want to make our life easy, we will spend a lot.

Because of the crisis we are facing right now, people are now going back to used woods and charcoal instead of buying very expensive gas tank.  And we are one of those people who preferred to use woods and charcoal than to buy gas tank.  It is very expensive nowadays, and price in increasing.

If you were to asked?  What would you prefer, to buy gas tank or buy woods or charcoal?

Praying for Miracle

I have mentioned in my other blog about the three Filipinos who are sentenced to death due to drug related case.  They have given grace period from their first sentence.  And that grace period ends today because tomorrow is their last day.  It is so sad to know that tomorrow their sentence will be served.  I have seen cries and tears from their families here in the Philippines.  They wish they could help but the China government decision if final.  No more days of suspension have given to them.  Some of their families are flown to China to see them for the last time.

Right now, Catholic people are doing some vigil for them.  They are praying for a miracle from God.  Catholic religion condones death penalty.  They are fighting for it even here in our country.  But China government is different.  They committed sin there and so verdict will be served there also.  Nothing we can do to prevent them from being sentence to death but to pray.  The only weapon their families and people on the Philippines are doing now to spare their lives.  I do not know if they are guilty or not but to know that they are from my county I felt so sad for them.  I just pray for them whatever happens tomorrow.  May God’s hands touched those people and change their sentence.