Monthly Archives: February 2012

I can’t make up my mind… Lito ako ‘teh!

It has been announced that the Phil. General Consulate in Frankfurt am Main will close for good at the end of July 2012. However, Filipinos here in Germany can still contact/visit either the Philippine embassy in Berlin or through their website Philippine Embassy Berlin.

The General Consulate in Frankfurt am Main was established during the time of ex-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in June 2008. Consequently, the Bonn extension office and the Consulate General in Hamburg was closed down. Repectively, the jurisdiction of the honorary Consulate General in Stuttgart was redefined.

“Under DFA Department Order no. 12-08 dated 18 September 2008, the territorial jurisdiction of the Consulate General was defined as covering the six (6) German federal states of: Baden Württemburg, Hessen, Nordrhein Westfalen, Rheinland Pfalz, Saarland and Thüringen.”

History of the Consulate General

Preparations and administrative formalities followed and the Consulate General officially opened its doors to the public on 02 March 2009 at a temporary office on Friedrichstrasse 10-12, in the Westend district of Frankfurt am Main. A few months later, on August 15, 2010 the Consulate General transferred to its definitive office on Mainzer Landstrasse 15-17 at the heart of Frankfurt’s banking district.

Apparently, it is getting more expensive for the Government to maintain the General Consulate here in Frankfurt, hence the closure. Of course the Filipino community here in Frankfurt and its neighboring cities are against the closure. It would mean that they would have to travel extra to Berlin to have their documentation requests processed. It would take more time investment to have a passport renewed in example, etc.

So, as a reaction to the said closure,  the Filipinos are united is voicing out their wish against the said closure. A petition letter addressed to President Noy (pls. click on the PDF files below.) has been circulating around Frankfurt.

Copies has been furnished to:
* The Vice-President Jejomar Binay
* The Philippine Senate
* The Philippine House of Representatives
* The Secretary of DFA Albert Del Rosario
* Various Philippine Newspapers
* Key columnists and journalists of the Philippine Media.

But is this really going to keep the government from closing down the Gen. Consulate? Yes, we can voice out our ideas as to why we are against the closure, but would the government listen or even consider our cries? That I am pessimistic about.

Come to think of it, do we really need them here? If you check out the services they offer to the Filipinos here in Frankfurt area and its vicinity, well, those can actually be processed per post or electronically, so why bother? Why waste tax payers money on the enormous rent and maintenance fees for the (whole entourage) foreign service staff working at the Consulate?

In my humble opinion, the consulate did not really do much for the Filipinos here anyway. Because, honestly, those who are documented have basically very minimal need for the consulate. If they need help, as a documented person, one can go to the local social welfare or local government for help. But NOT the undocumented ones. Definitely not! for the undocumented ones who need their help most. The best thing that they can do to those undocumented Filipinos is issue a travel document for them so that they can be deported ASAP. And of course we should not forget the ever ready reply: “We are bound by the local law. We cannot do anything about the detained undocumented person/s except shorten their suffering at the detention facility.”  AMEN!

With these in my mind and heart, I’d like to note the President’s “motto” at his Inaugural speech: “Kayo ang Boss ko” .

If we are indeed, is there a chance that our cries against the closure of the Consulate General be heard?


…If indeed the closure would not push through, because for some reason, the cries are heard: what can the consulate promise for us Filipinos here in Hessen and neighboring areas  to do aside from the clerical jobs that they are very much willing to help us with?

Yes, I know, that’ having the cake and eating it too, but hey, I’m only human. I prefer having the best of both worlds…that is if  I can of course!

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Friendship uncertainties

“I resign! I resign from being your friend”!
“I wish it were that easy? Perhaps it is. I just don’t know the trick yet how to just NOT care anymore…” my ex colleague told me just the other day.

Friendship is not just something one can buy. It does not happen overnight. Nor does it happen in just some days or several hours. It cannot be attained just by shaking the hands of another person. Nor can it be gained just by being introduced or by meeting someone along the street or from the other side of the road.

It has to be worked on. It takes years to earn a friend. When it is stablished, it could get painful to just ruin the friendship that was build on trust, honesty and loyalty through the years.

My question is: Are the factors TRUST, LOYALTY, HONESTY and LONGEVITY enough to consider to count someone as a REAL friend?

An acquaintance talked to me about these things. Unfortunately, I couldn’t give her the right answer, that’s of course considering that there really is a RIGHT answer.

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Baby Jamie "nikay" Miel Perilla-Encarnacion

Look what the storck delivered: 2 bundles of Joy!

Well, here I am again… back to my blog home. Yes, I was away for a while. Yes I was on vacation. Before that I was really busy with work. And after that, well, I was not only busy with work but also with some other extra curricular activities.

To top it all off, last January, we welcomed two wonderful beautiful angels in our family… in our clan. My sister gave birth to Lucibelle (January 11, 2012) and eleven days later my dear cousin Feena also gave birth to another beautiful angel, Jamie “Nikay” Miel (January 22, 2012). Both blessings came in perfect health condition. Both of course are now slowly getting spoiled, hehehe. Two bundles of joy to start the year, hoooorah!

Baby Lucibelle

Baby Lucibelle

Baby Jamie "nikay" Miel Perilla-Encarnacion

Baby Jamie "nikay" Miel Perilla-Encarnacion

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LP entry - dugtong

LP Challenge: Dugtong/Kabit

LP entry - dugtong
Nagawa ko na (SANA) ito nung bata pa ako sa Pilipinas. Wall climbing ang tawag dito. Minsan dinala kami ng mga kapatid ko at mga pinsan ng Tita namin sa Manila Zoo. Meron daw rock climbing dun. Dapat ay ma experience namin ito. Sumama naman ako, kasi naisip ko, maisusuot ko ang bago kong damit na pinadala ng Tatay ko mula sa Okinawa, Japan. Oo, proud ako noon na nag ja Japan ang Tatay ko, hehehe. Kaya lang teka, lumalayo ako sa thema.

So ayun nga. Nag rock climbing… sila na lang! Kasi naka dress ako at ayoko naman umakyat sa rock na yun at baka masilipan lang ako nung mga nasa baba… hahaha. Blah blah, blah!

In short, I almost knew how to do this then ;).

Anyway, I did it this time with my niece at Centerpack in Belgium. Akala ko, madali lang ito. The purpose is to reach the top by stepping on the protruded rocks on the wall. The rocks come in different shapes, size and color. Each color has a certain level of difficulty. But the real hard part is to get to the top by stepping or using only one same color of rocks from below going up. So, if you decide to start on the red rocks, then you must try to only use the same color of rocks all the way till you reach the top.

As I started, akala ko, easy…. “sisiw” (chicken) lang. Boy was I wrong! Of course the easy level is okay. No sweat at all… but start on the middle level, and then you really start sweating.

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