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Sunday, August 3, 2008

feel-good list

Rainy days add gloom to the already familiar sense of helplessness over financial dilemmas encumbering all Pinoys (yes, even the wealthy ones feel the crunch). While most of these problems are man-made and attributed to higher prices of gas and commodities, lower incomes, higher inflation rates, lower purchasing power, lack of encouraging developments, defective government policies, and rampant corruption in the highest seats of power, everything gets aggravated with the floods, storms and calamities that the wet season brings.

Faced with a lot of negatives, one must remember to count blessings, reinforce the positives and maintain a healthy outlook in one’s personal struggles. Having learned from these initial steps, one can move on to ‘more advanced’ methods. I might also post them here in the coming months.

Meanwhile, in an attempt to cheer myself up on a stormy day, I’m listing some of the items we have at home: pencils, sign pens (Parker and Cross), a green Timex wrist watch, a blue Timex Expedition digital wrist watch, a Victorinox pocket knife, an improvised first aid kit (with a couple of band-aids, isopropyl alcohol, betadine, medicines and cotton buds), a desktop computer set (Pentium 3, 17” monitor, a CD writer and a floppy disk drive, back-up power supply, a Canon desk jet printer, keyboard, mouse, speakers, computer table, and lots of wires), an extra mouse for a laptop (no laptop yet), three boxes of old books (I’m auctioning some), compact disks, installers and blank CDs, old toys (replicas of a Star Wars Jedi light saber, a red Ferrari, Matchbox cars, Transformers figures, GI Joe action figures, a Coke yoyo, glass marbles, Game of the Generals, deck of cards, Battleship, Stratego, table tennis set w/o the table, billiards cue stick), a 2G TDK flash drive, two Nokia 1100 phones, an LG KU 250 phone, two flashlights, an Aiwa cassette player (recorder and AM-FM radio), earphones, spare batteries for the flashlights and radio, rechargeable batteries, battery chargers, a Kodak digital camera, an old Nikon SLR camera, bags (Jansport, Montanara, Hawk, Fuel), eyeglasses, a Seiko wallet, a tool box (w/ a hammer, pliers, screw drivers, nails, screws, wires, nylon cord), a sewing kit, energy-saving light bulbs and the basic appliances (water filter, two electric fans, a TCL TV, an old AM-FM radio, flat iron, gas stove, oven toaster, water heater, coffee maker, washing machine), clothes, home basics and office stuff.

There. Making this list just made me feel a bit better :)

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