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An Early Thursday Post

Good day fellow PPers!

Time check is 6:00 am here in the wonderful city of Manila. It is already Thursday in my part of the world. Hope everyone is having a good time where ever you are.

Today is my day off and I'm just looking forward to enjoying the day and putting in some time here in the site before I hit the road and go to a beach in one of the southern provinces. This will be my third trip outside the city this summer. At the start of summer I said to myself that I want to do a lot of travelling and activities this summer so here I am. My two previous trips were in Villa Escudero (which I've posted in a five-part series and shamelessly plugged a good number of times) and Sabang Beach which I haven't written yet. Do not worry, it will happen. I just need to recall the events in that three-day alcohol fest! LOL!

Anyway, I woke up a bit late this morning. When I said late, it actually is at 4:30 in the morning. I usually wake up at 3:30 am to prepare for work. I didn't want to waste any of the time I had so I went out for a morning run with my trusted Vibram Five Finger shoes and head lamp. Ran for an hour and then went back and took a quick shower and then logged in the site.

Today is also Day of Valor here in the Philippines. Araw ng Kagitingan as we call it. That explains the image attached to this post. A finger print in the colors of our flag. After all these years, our country is still looking for its own identity. An identity, no doubt, shaped by more than three hundred years under foreign rule and still more years under our own colonial mentality. If the World War II veterans can speak right now, they'll be saying that this isn't the country that they fought for.

Speaking about World War II veterans, these dedicated soldiers need to get what is due to them... the benefits of fighting for the motherland against the Japanese-led Imperial Army. For this week, they will be given free LRT rides (our local train system) which although much appreciated begs the question, 'Just how many World War II vets use the LRT or even travel at such an advanced age?'. I'll be very curious to know the answer but my guess is not much!

If you are a here in Manila at this time, the World War II Museum at Taguig City has opened its doors for free to the public. Usual entrance rates is at Php150 for adults and Php50 for students. For this week, the admission is free. Perhaps, a trip in the museum is what one needs to stir up one's national pride?

Anyway, that's a lot of random thoughts for an early Thursday post. Hope everyone has a productive day today.




Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/philippines-flag-fingerprint-652971/ by Kurious

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Comments

MelissaE wrote on April 8, 2015, 6:17 PM

Thank you for such a lovely post today. It is still Wednesday here. I just got home from bed, and I'm relaxing until my husband gets home. Enjoy your day.

allen0187 wrote on April 8, 2015, 7:02 PM

You have a lovely day as well MelissaE .

Thank you for the compliment about the post. I'm curious as to what made the post 'lovely' in your mind.

After reading it again, it felt like it was a hodgepodge of things and too random.

allen0187 wrote on April 8, 2015, 7:45 PM

If I can, I'll live near the beach so I can enjoy a dip whenever I feel like it!

Thank you for the kind words &VisionofHope .

MelissaE wrote on April 8, 2015, 9:47 PM

The part about the holiday...the day of valor. I like that. I thought of my dad.