As Above, So Below (3)

Or a gritty album of sky visuals from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. As a public service to Guinaronanhons in particular and the world in general, we have decided to monitor the evolution of the space between Venus and the Sun, where there lurks a mysterious grouping of bodies–a huge planet with several moons. Note that because…

A Guinarona Story (1)

Stories are a large make up of our being. So much so, that the quality of the stories one hears or tells can make a difference between achieving and failing. Or so says modern psychology. Guinarona of the Philippines has so many stories: macabre, benign, supernatural–name it. This one is about Queenie, who holds fort…

As Above, So Below (2)

Or screen shots from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope as of July 11, 20112 The moon The area between Venus and the Sun  

As Above, So Below. . .

Or sleuthing as to why the moon over Brooklyn, New York, appears as multiples of itself. Although ours is about development concerns for Guinarona, Philippines, we cannot afford to be insular and ignore other issues. We are both micro and macro, yin and yang. Because what happens in one area somehow affects us all. Which…

Is This an Omen?

An omen (also called portent or presage) is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change.[1] Though the word “omen” is usually devoid of reference to the change’s nature, hence being possibly either “good” or “bad,” the term is more often used in a foreboding sense, as with…

Daguitan and the Shower of the Gods

Or Guinarona Eco Tourism, V Situated seven kilometers south of Guinarona, Philippines, in the nearby town of Burauen, the Daguitan River and the Shower of the Gods, a.k.a. Mambanao Falls beckon. Although treacherous in the sense that the river sometimes swells without warning, Daguitan is a paradise for campers and for just lazying off–and for…

The Best Part

Going home is the best part of a long journey. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck Especially if your home is the Philippines, a newly industrialized country. Whether you are tending your farm (make no mistake about it: farming is a noble if productive job, with apologies to Renato Corona, who looks down on…

The N.I.C. Status or Haven’t You Heard?

The news that the Philippines has been upgraded to the status of a Newly Industrialized Country (NIC) made us euphoric. Like, it’s 2012 and the Earth is expected to undergo drastic physical changes on account of the presence of a rogue planet, but just the same, the Philippines being a NIC in these times is…

Naliwatan

Or the hundreds of little lakes in Guinarona, Philippines. The flow of the Guinarona river now is a bit straightened. Where before it used to zigzag like a slithering snake. Partly to mitigate floods and partly to eradicate Schistosomiasis, the Philippine government borrowed funds from the World bank to straighten the river’s flow. In the…

Product Development Series, II

Or the Water Hyacinth as Food Audacious? Out of this world? Unique? All of the above, yes, because it concerns the water hyacinth, considered a pesky weed that clogs drains, rivers and lakes, zapping out the oxygen where it thrives. Well, we have it on good authority that during the Second World War, people in…