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Pinoy Ingenuity: JEEPNEY


Formula: Creativity + Skill + Intellect = Jeepney, one of the Philippines known icon and symbol of culture.

     The first jeeps were commissioned by USA and were used as the soldiers’ transportation at the time of war. After World War II, the American soldiers left the jeeps to the Filipinos. Faced with the desire to rebuild the nation and the lack of transportation, the jeepney evolved. More about history of jeeps will be found here.

     What we have here now is the second and third generation jeepney. We now have e-jeepney which uses electricity-charged battery plying in Makati City since 2008. We also have eco-jeepney which uses LPG like some of the taxis here in Metro Manila. I shared a link about eco-jeepney a week ago. These may be air-conditioned types and are manufactured in response to a call for cleaner air/reduction of greenhouse effect and noise pollution (most of the diesel-run jeepney are noisy and smoke belchers).

Single Blessedness

In one of the social networking sites that I joined, I’ve read blogs on heartaches, high hopes, relationship preferences, issues, etc... However, there’s not much about single blessedness, or if somebody wrote about it. I thought maybe nobody expects to remain single for long.
I tried to search for the complete and concrete meaning of “single blessedness” but did not find anything. So, please allow me the liberty to share my understanding of the word according to what I observed and experienced.  

Single blessedness is a gift where a single person is happy despite the fact that he or she is not romantically involved. He or she is spending the time in a meaningful endeavor (for the greater glory of God). In other words, he or she is enjoying his/her singleness. Nogrudge. His / her love is a blessing.