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28 on da 28!

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Naunahan ako ni Ninong Mon* sa pag-post ng linyang ito sa wall ko sa Facebook. Pero ito na talaga ang naiisip kong title para sa blog entry na ito, mga 2 weeks ago pa. Though aaminin ko, hindi ko rin talaga na-feel nitong mga nakaraang araw na magbe-bertdey na naman pala ako. Nyehe.

Anyway, wala naman talaga akong balak gawin sa birthday ko. Tinatanong ako ng nanay ko at ng mga kaibigan at kasama nitong nakaraang dalawang linggo kung ano raw ba ang balak ko. Eh sa wala talaga akong maisip. Pa’no ba ‘yan? Pressure! Haha!

Ganito na lang, ‘eto na lang po ang wishlist ko. Gawin nating kongkreto ang batayan para maging tunay na happy ang birthday ko. At dahil 28 na ako, 28 din ang nasa listahan ko. Hehe.

Game?ü

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1-5. Pledges for 1 delegate’s airfare to Philippines and back to New York, and registration fees for the following international conferences to be held this coming July:

2nd International Migrants’ Alliance International Assembly
Date: 3 & 4 July 2011

Venue: University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact:
ima.sect@gmail.com

People’s art: shaping the society of the future
Date: 4-6 July 2011
Venue: University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact: peoplesartconferencemanila@gmail.com

  • People’s art: shaping the society of the future is an initiative of artists/cultural workers who are active within the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS), an international formation of more than 200 organizations from 40 countries promoting, supporting and developing the struggles of the peoples of the world.

International Forum on Migration and Resistance
Date: 5 July 2011 (half day and part of IFPRIS activity)

Venue: University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact:
ima.sect@gmail.com

International Womens Alliance Founding Assembly
Date: 5 & 6 July 2011

Venue: University of the Phlilippines, Diliman, Quezon City Philippines
Contact: internationalwomensalliance@gmail.com.

International Festival of Peoples Rights and Struggles (IFPRIS)
Date: July 5-6

Contact: tlauron@ibon.org

  • The IFPRIS is a space for peoples from Asia and the Pacific, Africa, North America, Europe and Latin America and the Middle East to learn, share and interact with one another on the issues and challenges to the livelihoods, rights and liberties that they confront.  It is also an occasion to celebrate the victories and lessons of people’s struggles all over the world.
  • The IFPRIS offers a wide range of opportunities for learning and networking with simultaneous workshops, forums, exhibits, and strategy sessions.
  • More details about IFPRIS and list of more activities will follow soon.
International Panel Discussion on Overseas US Military Bases
Date: 6 July (to be held as part of IFPRIS)
Venue: University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Date: 7 to 9 July 2011
Venue: San Mateo Rizal, Philippines
Website: http://www.ilps.info/

** ‘Yung mga naka-blue na text, ‘yun po ang mga a-attend-an ng delegate/s na ipapadala ng organization namin (either pandagdag sa akin or sa iba pang delegates). Kahit paunti-unti lang. Mga $1, $5, $10 or $20 will definitely go a long way.

To have an idea on how much budget 1 delegate needs to raise:

– $1700 for roundtrip airfare from NY-Phils then Phils-NY (max na po ito, at least kahit $1000, swerte na kung makahanap ng murang ticket na ‘di lalagpas sa $1000);

– $500 for the registration fees (for all conferences na po ito covered from July 3-9. Masaya na kung umabot ng at least $300. &;p)

Email n’yo lang po ako sa jonnabebeh@gmail.com on how we can arrange the transfer of funds. Your pledges will all be accounted for at magbibigay po ako ng report by the end of July on how your pledges will be spent. Rest assured that your pledges will be spent for a good cause and in genuinely advancing the migrants’ and the peoples’ rights and welfare.

Sulong! At maraming maraming salamat in advance! &;p

6. Job referrals para sa mga kababayan natin na na-layoff o biktima ng human trafficking na nangangailangan ng trabaho.

7. Matinong eyeglasses.

8. Substitute graphic artist for a day.

9. Isang umaga (hanggang tanghali o hapon siguro) para makapag-apply ng student permit for driving.

10. Isang gabi para makapaglaba.

11. Volunteers for Publicity and Outreach Committee of the Bayanihan, Sumisigaw and Lantern Cultural Festivals. &;p

12. Charger ng i-pod (May nanghiram ng i-pod, nakalimutan isama pabalik ang charger. Nyok.)

13. At least 1 new member organization ng NAFCON North East. Hehe.

14. Mga 2-4 hours para sa susunod na meeting ng NAFCON North East (with as much or more attendees than the last one. Hehehe.)

15. Confirmation and commitment ng mga sasama sa march ng May 1st, International Labor Day, sa Union Square.

16. ‘Like’ or add at least 2 people’s organizations/alliances as your friends in Facebook (Migrante Int’l, Nafcon Us, Philippine Forum-NewYork, Bayanihan Filipino Community Center, Bayanusa Nationalalliance, Gabriela USA, Kilusang Mayo Uno, Tudla Productions, at marami pang iba. Message n’yo lang ako kung ano trip n’yo at tingnan natin kung may swak sa gusto n’yo. Ayan, more than 2 na ‘yan ha. All you have to do is look for them in FB and add/like. &;p)

17. Volunteers at Bayanihan Filipino Community Center (kahit pa-isa-isang oras lang) for the next 2 weeks.

18. 1 movie ticket/pass for the next month. Hehe.

19. Juicy buns from Chinatown. &XD

20. Gift check from Staples? Meron ba n’on? LOL. Para sa pag-o-organize ng mga files. Heehee.

21. Lens ng camera (Canon Rebel XTi). Kahit second-hand lang. &;p

22. Tuner ng gitara (para kila Maki at Isabela).ü

23. Purple PILOT ballpen. &XD

24. Please visit this site and tell me what you think. &=)

25. Back massage. ‘Yung talagang mawawala ang knots at lamig/hangin ko sa likod. &;p

26. A story, article or photo for Queens7.com.ü

27. Gustong-gusto ko lang talaga ang amoy nito kaya mapapasaya n’yo ako kung reregaluhan n’yo ako or bibigyan n’yo ako kahit tira-tira o kahit anong kaamoy nito. Hehe.

28. Last but definitely not the least, tell me something you did today to serve the people. &=)

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‘Yun lang po, mga kapatid. Mababaw lang naman ang kaligayahan ko kaya ok na ‘ko sa mga ‘to. Hehe. Hindi po ako mangpu-pwersa kaya kung ano ang wala kayo o hindi n’yo afford sa wishlist na ito, huwag n’yong pilitin ang sariling bumili o magpakamatay para sa mga ito. Maraming mapagpipilian kaya kahit isa lang sa mga ito ang magawa o maibigay ninyo eh tiyak na mapapasaya n’yo na ang birthday ko. &;p

Maraming salamat sa lahat ng mga bumati, bumabati at babati pa lang!ü

Hanggang sa muling blog entry! Mabuhay kayo! &;p

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*Si Ninong Mon Ramirez ay webmaster ng arkibongbayan.org at isa sa mga idol kong litratista, siyentista at inhinyero ng bayan. Madalas kaming nagkakasabay noon sa mga mobilisasyon (mob) sa Pinas noong umuwi ako nung 2008 at s’ya rin ang sine-send-an namin ng mga press releases at statements ng mga organizations mula rito sa US. Naalala kong hiningi n’ya ang kanyang picture mula sa isang mob para ipapakita raw n’ya sa kanyang pinakamamahal na apong si Elian. At nag-trade kami at binigyan n’ya rin ako ng picture ko habang kumukuha ng mga litrato sa mob. Idol ko rin sila ng kanyang kabiyak sa usaping puso kaya naman kahit wala pang ka-relasyon eh kinontrata ko na silang mag-asawa na maging ninong at ninang sakaling ikasal man ako (sa lalaki man o sa babae, whichever comes first. LOL.) March baby din pala si Ninong Mon!ü

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