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Active and Dormant



I am a little bit scared of the thought that I may not be able to fill this page for this month’s issue. The KaBlogs Journal’s May 2010 theme (focussing on feasts, election and vacation) is very simple and realistic but my mind has deplorably gone blank in the past few days that it couldn’t even guide my submissive fingertips to strike the right keys on my computer to create the first sentence for The Pacific Breeze...


An active volcano within a lake, a lake within an active volcano.
Taal Volcano, Tagaytay City, PHILIPPINES (April 7, 2009)

The volcanic ashes and the tiny eruption debris of Iceland’s Mt. Eyjafjallajokull haven’t reached nor hovered above the skies of the Pacific but the flow of my ideas has been unexpectedly disrupted and stranded somewhere, out there! I am praying that the recent outburst of Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala (which is now located in the Pacific Ring of Fire) will spare Oceania’s atmosphere of its destructive plume so the region can continuously experience a cool and fresh onshore breeze.

Interestingly, a geophysical research in 2006 revealed that volcanic eruptions lower the global temperature just like what Mt. Pinatubo has done 2 to 3 years after it flared-up. While volcanic explosions have the power to cool the surface of the earth, an expression of a once hidden passion would naturally bring a great relief to a person. You can visit Lord CM’s The Dungeon and discover all his emotions written after his arrival from his month-long vacation.

While the above-mentioned volcanoes are pouring their lava out through pyroclastic surge and flow, Mr. Jim Paredes is reminding the readers of Writing on Air to empty their ‘cups’ of all the motives, ego and attitudes, especially during these days when the Philippine national election is coming. Mr. Paredes has also written (here) that ‘love’ is the most important element in everything we do or make; that love makes us awesome people—the people who are the most important component of an awesome world that we always dream to live in.

“To fulfil our dreams, we need to wake-up,” they say.

Speaking of inactivity, I am hoping that the Filipino bloggers in the Oceania will soon rise from dormancy; otherwise their blogs will eventually face the danger extinction! I wish the KaBlogs core team won’t consider dissolving the journal’s ‘Pacific Region’. Well, The Chook-minder’s Quill has come up with three simple posts last April 2010.

Possibly, these inactive bloggers of the KaBlogs’ Pacific Region are currently having a holiday in one of the beautiful islands in Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia, or enjoying their vacation in the Philippines—celebrating fiesta with their family and friends and at the same time actively campaigning for a candidate for the country’s May 2010 election. If they do, I’m sure they’ll have lots of stories to tell. ...better watch out for that!

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