Friday, November 7, 2008

What a week.

Do I need to mention it? Congratulations, President Barack Obama. Thank you, America. Thank you thank you thank you. Let's hope the good news keep coming.

Speaking of news, I'm disappointed that the Philippines is one of the few countries who favored McCain over Obama. I'm disappointed, but I realize that my country has a long history of colonialization and therefore has an inferiority complex when it comes to race. We look down on our own people, who naturally have darker skin, and idealize foreigners with lighter skin. We probably have a long way to go before we can shake off this way of thinking. We also have a long (and consistent) history of corrupt politicans bleeding our country dry, and it's hard to think positively after years of government letting us down. But this election's showed that we and the world can change.

Also, this election has inspired and touched people to tears (Me? Almost. Just almost. A part of me still can't believe it). If you haven't run out of emotions yet, this Washington Post article is worth reading from start to finish.

I don't need to mention the craptastic economy and the publishing industry either, but if I keep it all in I might explode. When will the layoffs and magazine closings end? Soon, please? I'm not ready to give up on this career yet. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right?

Good thing I have that tub of ice cream I bought in case the election didn't turn out how I wanted it to. It's low-calorie, because it's not good to be unhealthy and uninsured at the same time.

1 comment:

Katie said...

seems still like a dream, but yes, yes we did!