It’s Monday again and July is coming to an end. Welcome to another Monday Thoughts.
Last Saturday marked the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting almost 1 and 3/4 hours. Not only that, it simultaneously with the perihelic opposition of Mars, a coincidence that happens once every 25,000 years. Thus, it was a good treat.
From July 9, I try to wake up, 12-13 minutes earlier leading to 1 a.m. of July 28 to train for that astronomical event but I wasn’t able to see it due to overcast conditions after the week of agony and the roof of my neighbor obscured the view.
Last Monday, at least every Filipino knew what happened over Batasang Pambansa before and after the profanity-free but still figure-free SONA.
Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo dethroned Pantaleon Alvarez as the Speaker in some kind of internal coup with colleagues with the missing mace. I know the mace-chase is not new in the legislative department.
I thought to myself that I thought her quashing in Oakwood in 2003 and Manila Peninsula in 2007 was a bad thing. Then, this happened. I think it’s a mix of a Darwinist concept of survival to the fittest and moro-moro. Amidst the comeback, she is on the third term — meaning that she cannot run for another term next year but then, her kumare would be given an anointing/endorsement power.
As mentioned earlier, August is coming and that means Buwan ng (mga) Wika and Tuberculosis Awareness Month. In addition, three national holidays in the third week of that month: Ninoy Aquino Day (21), Eid al-Adha (22) and National Heroes’ Day (27).
However, putting a Monday update makes my head exhausted.
Bye for now, Timow out.