Philippines Economy Doin’ the Damn Thing!

30 01 2008


The possibility of a recession in the economy of the United States is the center of attention these days in the global scene. And with a good reason, because a recession in the biggest economy in the world will have far-reaching effects in the economies of the world. But even with this slowdown in the United States economy, many countries like China are still experiencing tremendous economic growth. You can add the Philippines to that list.

The Philippines economy surged 7.4% in 2007, which is the fastest growth in 31 years! For those with bad math skills, that’s since 1976! Wow. Well since I became interested in the state of my home country about two years ago, this is probably one of the best news since then. The economy grew 5.4% in 2005 and 5.5% in 2006.

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A Year’s Gone By

29 01 2008

It’s been more than a year since my last post. In the first post I did on this blog, I mentioned that I start many things but don’t finish or maintain it. True to my word, I lost interest in writing this blog. I have no idea why. I don’t want to try to explain it either. The only thing I wanna say is that right now, I wanna start writing on this blog again.

A lot has happened since January 2007.

– Pokemon Diamond came out in April. 200 hours of gameplay later, I stopped playing it.

– I took money out of my savings to buy a Macbook Pro.

– I went to a club and got drunk for the first time, after which I vowed never to drink again. ‘Course, I broke that vow, not surprisingly.

– I transfered back to my old college, Chabot where I started taking Architecture classes.

– I have a newborn nephew, Isaiah, born January 18th. The first grandson of my dad!

– Spent New Year’s Eve in the Philippines, where I had the best vacation ever. We went all over the country from North Luzon, all the way to Visaya/Boracay. Next time I want to go to Mindanao! I also saw my family for the first time in 4 years, and met some of my young nieces and nephews I never met before. I can’t wait to go back!