It is with the deepest of sorrows that we announce that our Pansita.net member Mimay of Coatable Coats has passed away. The community would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the loved ones she left behind.
We would like to request everyone to join us as we pray for the repose and peace of her soul.
Rest in peace, Mimay. We will miss you.
(As a tribute and to pay homage to a sweet and wonderful woman, I am keeping her site up for as long as Pansitan.net is alive so that her relatives and friends can always come back and read her entries while she was still with us.)
Baguio people show ailing girl what kindness is about
Human beings have always had it in them to extend a hand to someone in need, even if it’s someone they barely know.
This was proven once again by a number of this city’s residents when they helped grant the wish of a six-year-old ailing girl from a hard-up family in Pateros to see Baguio City.
A University of the Philippines Baguio alumnus’ fund-raising drive to send Chrislyne Maui Dollaigue to Baguio City produced about P18,000, a sizeable part of which was contributed by a Baguio resident.
Last Aug. 9 to 11, the fund drive culminated in Maui’s consequent trip to Baguio City. Her parents Chito and Evelyn and younger sister Abel came with her. Fundraiser Jose Orlando “Tiki” Garcia accompanied them.
The cash is apart from the various forms of kindness and kinship extended by some Baguio residents who have read about Maui and her wish to see the city.
Hello everyone! I am Kat of http://tissuepaperworld.pansitan.net
I am posting here to solicit help for my friend Tiki’s personal mission.
Tiki and I went to college in the University of the Philippines, Baguio campus. (Tiki graduated in 2001, I graduated the following year)
We are both from Metro Manila and in the course of our college lives, we have developed a deep affinity for Baguio City. This city has become a very special place for both of us. In fact, I have relocated here (my second attempt, the first one was in 2005) and Tiki regularly visits the city whenever time permits (at times even if it does not).
Anyway. Tiki met six-year-old Maui in the UP-Philippine General Hospital last month. Maui has been a regular patient at the hospital since she was born. In one of their talks, Maui mentioned to Tiki her fervent wish to be able to go to Baguio when her treatment is through. For the complete story on Maui’s condition and Tiki’s special project, please click here.
For an article on Maui published in Baguio City’s leading community newspaper, please click here. In that article you will also find Tiki’s (real name: Jose Orlando Garcia) contact details.
Any kind of help will be highly appreciated. Prayers for Maui, most especially, are needed. She was rushed to the emergency room last July 24 and as of now Tiki and her family want Maui to satisfactorily recover before her Baguio trip pushes through.
Thank you all for your time.
Recently, two emails have been making the rounds of inboxes of conservationists. It is our belief that conservaation is everyone’s fight. Please read both emails posted below and be angered. We need everybody’s support to make a difference.
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2007 2:40 PM
Subject: Fw: REVOLTING LOCAL BIRD MASSACRE WEBSITE!!!
Dear Friends of the Environment!
My name is Josef and I am an avid lover of the environment. In the
past years I have been engaged in bird conservation work with our
local NFEFI (Negros Forest Ecological Foundation)and have spent a lot
of time, resources and effort in trying to provide a safe and healthy
environment for birds and other animals.
Consequently I had the shock of my life whilst browsing Google for
bird information yesterday. An innocuous looking link popped up in
the search results and it took a while for the header to sink in :
“The Bacolod Air Rifle Hunting Club”. My curiosity being piqued I
decided to click the link and do some exploratory browsing with a bit
of a heavy feeling in my stomach, but nothing could have prepared me
for the Quarry (are birds rocks???) and Photos section of this
ghastly website. It was like being stabbed through the heart, hundreds
of hundreds of massacred doves of all kinds, mallards. whistling ducks
and snipes. It was unbelievable seeing all this. One man in the
pictures you will see has more dead ducks around his neck than i have
ever seen in the wild. This is a screaming injustice and DECIDEDLY
ILLEGAL. I am very intent on getting the media and the public to focus
on this issue as these “hunters” have apparently been doing this for
quite some time and in the process been reducing the already dwindling
wild populations of these beautiful endemic birds to alarming
proportions. The two of us alone cannot achieve much but if we all
work together perhaps we may be able to create enough attention to
shame these murderers into stopping this wholesale massacre and bring
the responsible felons to justice.
I would like to request of you to save the webpage before it gets shut
down and spread the link and this email to the press and any friends
who you may have who could help make this outrageous “clubs”
activities public. The resulting stir may be enough to force our
government into action and bring these criminals to justice.
Your help or advice in any form would be very much appreciated!
Josef M. Sagemuller
kindly also browse the guestbook for some interesting remarks..as you
can see the repercussions of this site are GLOBAL.
—– Forwarded Message —-
From: josef <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com; macrina lovina <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com; Hospoda.Pavel@seznam.cz; firstname.lastname@example.org; eugene jamerlan <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 8, 2007 4:05:11 PM
Subject: PLEASE SIGN MY PETITION FOR THE PHILIPPINE MEDIA TO COVER THE BIRD MASSACRE!
Dear Friends of the Environment!
I have created a petition page with a target of 10,000 signatures which I intend to send to every Philippine Newspaper requesting they cover the shocking activities of this Bacolod Airhunting group so that the Philippine Government be forced to take action on this group and other similar groups proliferating around the Philippines!
Your signature is very much appreciated because we can all make a difference!
It’d been a very busy, back-numbing, almost-no-shower (I almost forgot to. But I did! Before I went to bed… honest!) weekend last weekend! In fact, my left shoulder still has this pain that comes from using the mouse for too long. Since we didn’t do any work on the kitchen because it was hubbie’s “weekend-to-work”, I had this maniacal urgency to get all the websites I manage and own up and running. I had delayed and postponed it for so long and now I really, really, really need to do them. I had to make use of this bug that’s bitten me with the mania and get ‘er done.
And as you all know, one of the most pended sites was the pansitan.net portal. And I’m just half-done. There’s still a lot of pansitan bloggers that I have to move files for, set up in WP or give usernames and passwords for the portal. And with my uncooperative schedules during the week, I can’t usually work on them not until the weekend – most specially the ones where I need to set them up on wordpress or move them from their old blogspot servers to the pansitan server. Not as easy as it used to be, but it’s cool (tho my mouse shoulder thinks otherwise).
I’m still waiting for a few more members to finally set house. And when that’s done, all will be easy going again. But until then, there’s more work I need to do. To all who have given us an encouraging word, thank you very much! And to the pansitan members, I’m so proud and honored that you’re blogging with me
One of my brothers-in-law has moved to Canada a few weeks ago. He left a very promising career in the Philippines, applied for this job in Calgary and is now “battling” the cold Calgary autumn. Why? Because he and my sister know that their family, which includes two kids, would be better off in the land of maple leaves. A few months from now, my other brother-in-law would also be flying to Canada, also on a working visa. Same reason. A better life. There’s a big probability of acquiring their landed papers with the contracts they have. Soon enough my two sisters and their kids will be calling Canada their home, too. I guess it is inevitable that a lot of Filipinos are seeking greener pastures outside of the Philippines. You just have to read the news to draw the same conclusion. It’s not really a good thing for the country, but if you really want a good future for your family and you weren’t born a Zobel or an Ayala or whatever Spanish-sounding last name, you’re already thinking (or have pursued already) of living in the neighbor’s backyard.
For those of you who are seriously contemplating on moving to Canada, or are in Calgary, Canada and are having a problem sourcing employees, my aunt’s company might be able to help. They’ve put up AIMS Foreign Workers Consulting Services. If you are one of the following, why don’t you give them a try? Dental Technicians, Registered Nurses, Journeyman/Woman Crane Operators, Hotel and Hospitality Room Attendants, Hotel Front Desk Clerks, Food Counter Attendants, Pharmacists, Ski and Snowboard Instructors, Journeyman/Woman Carpenters, Tour and Travel Guides, Retail Salespersons and Sales Clerks, Food and Beverage Servers.
I’m not guaranteeing a job or placement for you. No matter how much you say that you know me (ha, ha, ha). But if you’re really qualified for the positions they might be looking for right now, you don’t really need me in the first place, right?
Hope on over to their website and see if this is the opportunity you’ve been hoping for.
Hello Pansitan! I’m currently part of the Brussels Madrigals Singers and we are having 2 Christmas concerts this coming week, on the 13th and 15th of December. The concert on the 13th is our main event, presenting our Advent/Christmas repertoire for 2007 while the engagement on the 15th is sponsored by the Canadian embassy, with cocktails following our performance.
The concert is divided into two parts, the first typically featuring our “heavy” classical songs which include 4 motets by the German composer Schütz, 2 madrigals (1 Italian, 1 English), and Christmas-themed songs in different languages (French, Catalan, German, Latin, English); the second part is a deviation from the normal BMS fare as the repertoire features several Negro spirituals (all arranged by Moses Hogan; personally, I would have preferred more variety in this area, coming as I do from the Ateneo Glee Club, where we sang a healthy quota of spirituals with more complex arrangements) and traditional Christmas carols from different cultures.
I’d say that the first part is fun to sing from a musical perspective but can be rather tedious to the casual listener while the second part is light on the musicality scale (a different kind of fun; personally, i am more comfortable singing the spirituals over the motets, but with time, i hope to get more accustomed to the classical genre) yet more appealing to a broader spectrum of listeners. You could also say that the first part is heavy on the classical bent while the second part is heavy on the entertainment. Either way, it’s going to be a great evening. I have much faith in our conductor, who is one of the most laid-back and cool (to wax redundant) conductors I have encountered. He is such a cowboy, you cannot help but be drawn by his manner, whether you are a singer or a part of the audience.
Check out our flyer in the attachment below and IF you find yourself in Brussels on the 13th or the 15th of December, do come and watch our concerts!
Attachment: From Schütz to Spirituals
*In photo: our conductor, Julius Stenzel