There's a total of 639 swine flu [A (H1N1)] cases in Australia as of this writing! But this is not the major reason why The Chook-minder’s Quill was in silence for a week because fortunately, I am not included in the count!
...I am not on a holiday, either. So if you are thinking that the chook-minder may be one of those 2,000 suspected passengers of the Pacific Dawn that were isolated in the Tasman Sea while waiting for their A (H1N1) test result, you are wrong!
I’m still here in one of the South Australian poultry farms... silent because we’ve been very busy receiving 500,000 chicks for the past 7 days. I am not missing! It’s the Filipino seafarer Arden Jugueta, not the chook-minder RJ, who was named as one of the 228 missing victims of Air France A330 flight 447.
I AM ACTUALLY wondering about and, somehow, intimidated by the powerful combination of the numbers 9 and 11! ...remember the 9/11 USA attacks last 2001 (not to mention the crash of Air France flight 1611 last 1968)? And now here comes the Philippines’ House Resolution number 1109!
Con Ass?! (Just like the belief of the people in the east central Arizona) I wanted to remain silent here in The Chook-minder’s Quill as a sign of anger! I don’t care if Francis Bacon said that “Silence is the virtue of fools”.
THERE’S A VERY CONTROVERSIAL issue concerning the Global Filipinos in the blogosphere these days and I have decided to remain silent, as well!
"Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in SiLENCE. As far as possible without surrender be in good terms with all persons..."
I would like to thank all my friends in the blogosphere who voted for my entry ‘The Keynote...’ for the 2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards. Mabuhay ang PEBA!