Manic Monday

Photo is mine. My voter's stub, if you can call it that.
@allen0187 (33877)
Philippines
May 8, 2016 11:28pm CST
I could tell that I'm in no mood to write when I've been staring in front of the monitor for a good two and half hours already and all I have to show for is a blank document and a blinking cursor. LOL!!! That is exactly the case until I decide to write this post. Nothing wrong with it really. You make do with what you have... and what I have right now is a steaming pile of nothingness. Anyway, it is May 9 here in Manila, time is at 12:18 pm. It's a Monday and the start of the week. By the way, it is also the national elections today. The working dead, er, I mean class, are coming off the weekend but have dutifully lined up in voting precincts to fulfill their obligation. Me, I was suppose to leave earlier than usual but decided against it. I will vote after my shift. I have my voter's ID (it is actually just a stub of paper), my list of who I'll be voting for, lots of patience, and the common sense not to be annoyed by all the small things that can go wrong while I cast my vote. My vote is just one vote but that is no excuse though and I refuse to be affected by apathy. So hopefully, this post gets me rolling and I get to add more articles as the day goes by. Either that or I just go ahead and read other posts and comment. By the way, I refuse to believe that the work week starts on a Monday. Work never stops, it has no beginning and no end. Also, our obligation to ourselves and to our country doesn't end on election day. It continues on and on and on...
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@ridingbet (57749)
• Philippines
30 May 16
so, now, our president-elect is proclaimed, we still have to be vigilant of his actions. happy Monday evening to you, my friend
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
30 May 16
Yup! Start of a new administration so we must continue to be vigilant. Happy Tuesday morning to you my friend!
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@ridingbet (57749)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@allen0187 happy day to you too. incidentally, the evening news said that DU30 did not attend his proclamation in the House of representatives (Congress) and only LR attended. don't you think it is unbecoming of a president-elect to not attend and show appreciation to those who voted for him? that, i think and believe, is a childish act of the president-elect because he thought he won all by himself and ignored the people's presence.
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
31 May 16
@ridingbet watched the proclamation yesterday afternoon. I felt a sense of pride and joy when Leni Robredo was finally proclaimed. As for the president-elect, he said that he has a habit of not attending his proclamation even during his mayor and congressman days. I would have wanted to see him attend his proclamation but the guy isn't the run of the mill politician so I can see his reason for doing so.
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@BelleStarr (39598)
• United States
10 May 16
lol I am retired so thank goodness I no longer have any sort of work week!!
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
10 May 16
I always thought that retirement is a myth.
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@BelleStarr (39598)
• United States
10 May 16
@allen0187 No it is real and it is fun!!!!!! lol
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
10 May 16
@BelleStarr I'll probably continue working way past retirement just so I won't get bored. Unless, I get to live like a king with a stable of h...
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@zarlamain (24889)
• United States
9 May 16
I agree with you. Work never stops regardless of the day.
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
15 May 16
Agreed!
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@zarlamain (24889)
• United States
15 May 16
@allen0187 Yes! So relatable!
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
16 May 16
@zarlamain that it why it is so important to find a work that one loves so work doesn't become too tedious.
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@skysnap (17942)
9 May 16
truee we are just obligued to arrive on monday. otherwise work has no ending.
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
15 May 16
If days were people, Monday will be the most unpopular one!
@skysnap (17942)
15 May 16
@allen0187 haha true. and friday being the most loved one lol.
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
16 May 16
@skysnap same with Saturday being most loved. Sunday might be liked and hated right down the middle because Monday follows it.
@toniganzon (53186)
• Philippines
9 May 16
I went out at 6:30 today. No long queue at that time so voting was quick for me. And no problem too since the machine has just been turned on.
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
15 May 16
Who among your family or relatives ran this past elections Toni? Did it ever cross your mind to run for public office?
@toniganzon (53186)
• Philippines
15 May 16
@allen0187 8 of them. Nope, never crossed my mind. No intention whatsoever.
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
16 May 16
@toniganzon you should run for Congress and give Lucy Torres-Gomez a run for her money for most beautiful representative.
@AmbiePam (49877)
• United States
9 May 16
It sounds like you've got everything in order. I wish yourself u well on your ventures today. Still 30 minutes from being Monday where I am.
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
9 May 16
I live in the future! Does it look like I have things in order? Sometimes, it doesn't seem like it.
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@AmbiePam (49877)
• United States
9 May 16
@allen0187 In your mind you have it in order: that counts!
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
10 May 16
@AmbiePam I guess! Thanks for putting it that way!
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
9 May 16
I don't think I can agree with you that 'work never stops' - perhaps that may be true for you, but the majority of people have the weekend off.
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
14 May 16
I understand your point of view. Weekends and on my days off, I continue to work and grind. I do things today that my future self will thank me for.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
14 May 16
@allen0187 That's good that you are looking to the future.
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• United States
28 May 16
i admire yer tenacity fer sittin' 'n starin' 't a blank puter screen fer that long! glad'ja got'cher votin' done, hopefully the election went'n the favor'f the people...'n not the politicians. somethin' that sadly happens too oft'n all countries't seems. agree with y'an both regards - there's always work to be done. somebody's gotta clean 'n do laundry, eh? lol. yepperz, one needs to take responsibility 't all times - 'n hold those elected officials accountable fer their squanderin' 'f funds 'n empty promises.
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
29 May 16
Patience is a virtue, I was told and taught. Work, work, work, work, and more work. Best to remember to never be too busy making a living that one forgets to make a life.
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@JESSY3236 (7038)
• United States
9 May 16
I hope you have no problems voting today. I work seven days a week online.
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
15 May 16
Voting was a breeze. Took me ten minutes to vote.
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@LadyDuck (170068)
• Switzerland
9 May 16
I agree with you, work has no start and no end, even when you are retired.
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
15 May 16
Although, there is more to life than just work.
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9 May 16
Oh the election day!! nice...it is our responsibility towards our country and i hope you will choose the best..
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
15 May 16
Right Nehal!
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@hereandthere (32437)
• Philippines
9 May 16
can be called zombies, too, hahaha my voter's id is laminated i prefer going late afternoon i just made my list a few hours ago even if they say it's rigged, at least i know i did my part
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
15 May 16
The elections wasn't rigged. Here in our country there are only two types of candidates after the elections, those that won and those that claim they were cheated!
@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
9 May 16
Happy voting!
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
9 May 16
Thank you Scott!!!
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@wiLLmaH (8233)
• Singapore, Singapore
9 May 16
Correct! Our obligation in our country doesn't stop in voting. Good post dear!
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
9 May 16
Thank you dear!