Tuesday, February 25, 2003


Dear Mouse,

– A reason for the CAT’s big faith to Filipinos

It is the 17th anniversary of the 1986 EDSA Revolution; the bloodless revolution which booted the dictator President and his wife from their oppressive rule. This was one moment when the Filipinos were admired all over the world. Other people in countries where despots ruled tried to replicate this people power movement. They failed. Some attributed the success of EDSA to Cardinal Sin, Ramos, Cory Aquino and other nameless and faceless heroes. This Ca t attributes this to the people--- The Filipinos whose heart and soul made this miracle possbile. These people who have a beautiful recipe of living.

While other people have so much time to worry about trifles, these two stanzas from a poem of Schultz can aptly describe this race.

A goodly bit of laughter

And a sky of fairest blue

A touch of true believing

And a bit of humor too

Some sunshine bright and golden

Yet a pinch of hurtful pain

A morning kissed by dewdrops

Then an afternoon of rain.

Mix them with love and kindsness

With a gentle heart that cares,

Quiet, moment’s -peace and friendship

and some tendered whispered prayers,

Some understanding always

And an outstretched helping hand

You've a recipe for living

In this bright and glorious land


Quotation of the day

Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting; it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, politely, plainly and modestly ----Mao Tse Tung

The CAT says, not in EDSA.

The Ca t