Monday, December 31, 2007

Random Thoughts to Close out The Year

Have you seen the new Coke Christmas commercial where a young father brings his son back to be with the child's mother with whom he is obviously separated. It's a sentimental ad - was looking for it on You Tube but no one's uploaded it. But, it does speak volumes about the Philippines today. If a big company like Coke is tailoring its ads along these lines, you can be sure that they have the numbers to back them up. And apparently, the numbers are saying that a significant slice of Philippine marriages are on the rocks and are staying there.

Is the declining dollar really helping us when it directly affects two major engines of our economy - the OFWs and the business process outsourcing sector? On the other hand, just imagine how much higher gasoline prices would be right now had it not been for the dollar's declining value.

Charice Pempenco. I'm sure you've seen it. But have you seen this - Journey's discovery of Arnel Pineda? Mabuhay ang Pinoy! Mabuhay ang YouTube! Mabuhay ang Pinoy sa YouTube! Pinoys rock and rule!

So, despite everything, 90% of Filipinos are entering 2008 with more hope than fear.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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