I have suspected that more and more Haggies become regular surfers on the Internet. Although, most are not inclined to participate in the exchange of pathos, ethos and angst, we can only sympathize, in silence, for the few who seem to find shades of comfort or belongingness in our mailing list or blog site. We may have the impression that they are the lucky guys who could fool their subordinates or superiors that they are tinkering important matters on their keyboards, but actually just responding to an absurdly-insignificant innuendo (a! innuendo na insignificant pa!) from another Haggy who is also pretentious at the other end.
It is maybe being Jurassic about technology or more about the lack of time or regular Internet connectivity that we cannot constantly link with the pack, but perhaps, also due to the differences in advocacy, interest, passion, including faith, sports and love life.
Sometimes metaphors and similes appear to be nasty jokes, defying naivety and ethical standards with a tint of hubris that are truly disgusting or annoying when you expect something worth your while in the messages. We should be wrong to construe our information lines for solely intellectual discourses. I believe we excel on this level in each of our profession and engagement. What I truly expect that the avenues we have carved in this technological highway will provide us more space to become our individual selves.
Over impressive remarks and good writing, I truly enjoy reading lines that draw out laughter and giggles. As in saying, I have been into formal writing for the most part of my profession, now with the Haggies, I just want to just write about anything under the mango tree or on top of the toilet bowl. (I maybe just echoing somebody’s remark in our blog). I know we are great guys and greatness is often measured on how low we can stoop on our lowest kin not on how high we can hold our chin. (morag panultihon nga ga rhyme ang ending).
However, as we go along there are actually advocacy issues that are emerging. The call of Kroi for commitment is for me a good advocacy for policy change which I have gained, from Kroi’s references, authority to discuss with my circle. The poems of Romy have reinforced my penchant for nature tripping and interest on anything that comes my way. The wariness we have shared in the current spate of bombings has me thinking of writing seriously on how to address the violence in Mindanaw and perhaps putting up a website.
I have been to many places in Mindanaw that is why I am easily affected by whatever events relating to our peace, environment and development efforts. Perhaps, as we continue to exchange ideas while consolidating our ranks, we could revisit our plan to come up with a certain advocacy for Mindanaw. That would be the time for our being-in-contact to have a more meaningful purpose.
Finally, no interest lost for anything you share in email or blog, we are very grateful for Yam telling us, “Thank you for sharing and keep writing”.
– dani conejar