i feel awfully guilty.
i didn't even know who the candidates were for today's elections until today election day.
it wasn't because i didn't care. maybe it was partly because i didn't want to read about the sad truth about our politics-- that people do not necessarily get voted for the capacities to run the government but for reasons unbenknownst to many.
but who am to bitch right? i did not even get to vote today. like millions of other pinoys abroad, we failed to do our civic duty today.
but still i find myself thinking, what now for the future of the country? seeing the list of would be senators make me cringe to the thought that the country that i left would be in a no better position when i get back. how then can my dream of returning in the not so distant future and settling back in the land i called home become a reality?
so i send my prayers to the heavens--that's all i can do for now.i pray for a miracle that the heavens might intervene to save our country from doom.
i pray that the right people get elected. and even if they don't that the people who will eventually end up winning will realize that they were elected to serve the people and not themselves.
i pray that the people who had the chance to vote today did so with the right mind and the right heart.
and i pray that those who will eventually count the votes will count the right votes and not the paid ones.
i dream of one day going back home for good. but i hope that when that day comes, the philippines will once again shine it's brightest like the way my grandparents used to talk about.
i still dream. so maybe there is still hope.