Yahoo!!! I have voted for the FIRST TIME!!!

@vesuvius (1677)
Philippines
May 13, 2007 7:13pm CST
I am very happy today because finally, I have voted for the very first time. I arrived early at the precinct and I was so ready. It feels good that I have exercised my right to vote. The only thing I didnt really like is the very dark indelible ink, nevertheless, I know the reason why it's there anyway so, it's still OK.
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12 responses
@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
14 May 07
great, i hope you voted wisely.
@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
14 May 07
Thanks. I do believe I have voted wisely. I sincerely hope we all do vote wisely for our nation. B-)
@RookRocks (384)
• Philippines
15 May 07
This is also my first time to vote. Difference is I arrived late, an hour before the closing. I'm actually proud of my indelible ink, wearing it and showing it off like a badge of courage (or of citizenship). I remember buying from a supermarket afterwards and the lady on the cashier saw my ink-stained finger and remarked, "buti ka pa nakaboto na. Ako hindi pa e. Baka hindi na" then looking at the clock. She actually looked sad. And I felt sad too. And guilty that I had the gall to arrive late when others felt the need for time. Here was a woman who valued her vote so much, yet circumstances wouldn't let her to do so. I felt more importance to voting than ever before. It is clear that voting meant a lot to the Filipino people. It is our only moment where we have power over our leaders, especially since we have no other avenue for political involvement. We shouldn't let the moment slip away. I hope we used it right. This time.
@kaka135 (14017)
• Malaysia
15 May 07
Hi vesuvius, Congratulations! I understand your feeling, as I was really excited when my first time to vote. It's a feeling that you've grown up and your decision can make a difference! ^_^
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
14 May 07
Congratulations:-) When i voted for 1st time many years ago, they gave to me a flower and it was very exciting. I felt so important in this moment:-)
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
14 May 07
I guess the important thing is wether or not you think your vote matters, is that you made your voice known. you did the one thing you could with it. You spoke.
@buen04 (76)
• Philippines
14 May 07
Congratulations!!! But let me guess. you're happy because you feel your real adult now. hehe. Don't be so happy in this voting thing because if that's so, one day you'll be disappointed when you read at the headlines that the people you trusted and voted did unscrupulous things
@arsonizta (946)
• Philippines
14 May 07
me too! I also didn't like the ink, but it's a part of the experince. I hope that the elections next year be computerized, because i'm not familiar with all of the persons to vote. Tinanim mo ba si Pitchay?
@sweetsue (759)
• Philippines
14 May 07
election in the Philippines - senatorial elections
Congratulations then, good for you and too bad for me hehehe. You know my place of residency is in Zamboanga and I am currently residing and working in Davao and so I am not a registered voter here. And I wasn't able to vote because I don't want to spend thousands for the trip just to vote. Well, I am just being practical. But I am still hoping that we will have the best senators to sit in the next three years.(3 years, am I right?sorry hehe)
@maribea (2366)
• Italy
14 May 07
oh I can remember feeling the same when voting for the first time, too. so congratulations and enjoy your day..let's hope we can always feel proud of ourselves and our opportunity of having civil rights..and let's hope politicians are not spoiling everything as usual..anyway there is still space to think that we can change things a little with our vote..at least there is a moment in which they need to pay attention to us and it is when they need our vote..however, we must be careful and control them as much as we can!!!!
• Philippines
14 May 07
hey congrats!!! i also was very excited when i casted my first vote 3 years ago. i was an early bird too but don't really care on that ink they put on my finger nail lol.
@molusk (857)
• Philippines
14 May 07
Good for you vesuvius, you have already used your right to vote. Me, well I'm still waiting for that envelope said to contain 300 pesos before I will cast my vote for all the candidates listed in the sample ballot inside the envelope, with the 300 pesos. Just kidding. I've already voted for the candidates I believe will be good for our country.
• United States
14 May 07
Congratulations and WAY TO GO! Remember, decisions are made by those who show up.