Dampa (Tagalog)

Dampa, rubberband, goma,  filipino games
Dampa, rubberband, goma, filipino games

Back when electronic devices weren't common, we as kids had made bounds and leaps to make past time - fun time. Back in the Philippines, during the late 80's and early 90's, the rubber band - yes that stretchy-came-in-many-colors thing that bundled string beans, okra and petchay (bokchoy here in North America) from the wet-market and tediously gathered and saved and revered by our youths like rarities of 'black pearls' from the pristine southern Philippine seas. You are considered 'cool' if you can make a 'double-star' pattern from a single rubber-band. I had so much that I made a 2 metre braided rubber band. I probably had a thousand pieces bundled and color-coded to make this elastic rainbow of rubber smelling whip of delight. So simple yet the fun from it can't be described as simple. So cheap but to the enthusiasts - valuable.  Do you miss your 'goma'?    

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Earth & Sky

I was on my way to Vancouver via TransCanada 1 and took this shot. B.C. is lovely almost all year round. Can’t wait for spring time when it’s perfect to photograph its scenic spots.

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The Claim That There Is No God Is An Escape From All Realities According to the latest available statistics there are about 15-30% of the world populations that are either agnostic or atheists. Atheist and agnostics are defined as: agnostic ag•nos•tic [ag nóstik] (plural ag•nos•tics) noun 1. somebody denying God’s existence is provable: somebody who […]

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Okay, it’s been five months and it has been a truly long blogging vacation for me. And yes, in my pursuit of continuing what had began several months ago – here I am now with another post. Calgary,Alberta, Canada Two months had past since I left the Philippines (and by the way, last year I […]

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Onrine Engurishee (Online English)

I’m back! It’s been months since I wrote anything here. I didn’t have the liberty to do so because of my ‘hecticules’ schedule. Being a full time Online English Teacher, engulfed with a number of students…nah, I won’t talk about my daily tasks…is a blast. I’ve started to accept students for my home-based teaching program […]

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The Pursuit of Happyness

Since father hood came to my being and now, I’m expecting my second child sometime April of next year, I can’t evade this fact that I’m adding in gravity to my already existing responsibility. I keep on thinking of better means to improve my family’s condition. I’m supposed to be leaving for Canada to work […]

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