Imelda and the Carabao – notes from the author

Imelda and the Carabao by Steven Wiseblood

Imelda and the Carabao by Steven Wiseblood

It has been a year since I wrote Imelda and the Carabao which is loosely based on my travels to the Philippines in 2012.

During my travels I learned about life on a Philippine farm, growing and harvesting rice, farming equipment as well as growing vegetables and selling them at the Philippine market.

Carabao in water

Carabao in water

kuliglig -  farming equipment

kuliglig – farming equipment

I highly recommend  my book,  Imelda and the Carabao for anyone who wants to learn something about Philippine rural life in the  Cagayan Valley, which is  in the far northern part of Luzon.  Imelda and the Carabao is also available on AMAZON.COM and at a kindle book also. I hope that you will read it and  enjoy it!

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Facts about Philippine Overseas workers in Saudi Arabia

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There are an estimated 1.8 million Philippine OFW (Overseas Foreign workers) in Saudi Arabia.

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150,000 are employed as nurses.

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many hundreds of thousands are employed as domestic workers in Saudi Arabia

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The sad fact is that 350 Philippine OFWs died last year in Saudi Arabia due to industrial accidents and sickness. This accounted for 43% of all OFW deaths in 2013. (http://www.arabnews.com/news/525651)

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800 Philippine OFW’s are currently in Saudi Arabia jails, mostly for alcohol and drug posession.

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http://www.redressonline.com/2013/12/the-abuse-of-migrant-workers-in-saudi-arabia/
The abuse of migrant workers in Saudi Arabia
With few opportunities at home, millions of poor, desperate men and women from southeast Asia and the Horn of Africa migrate annually to Saudi Arabia, where many are enslaved and badly abused, or even killed.

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Philippine OFWs

 

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In my blog we just report the facts

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Now that We’ve found Love – Third World (1978)

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Now that we’ve found Love – Third World

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Looking back on this song, it’s hard to believe that it’s been 36 years since the album was released by Third World

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Now that we’ve found love
What are we gonna do with it?
Now that we’ve found love
What are we gonna do with it?

Make daddy shoot, make daddy shoot
Make daddy shoot, make daddy shoot
Make daddy shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot all over the place
I’m sayin’, come on baby, when the music’s playin’
I wanna see you dance, dance, dance

Come on, baby, say when the music’s playin’
I want to see you dance, get up and dance
Ooh, yeah, ooh, yeah
I said, come on, baby let me show what a, what a man can do
I said music, oh, ah, yeah, say stole into my soul, went on and on

Now that we’ve found love
What are we gonna do with it?
Now that we’ve found love
What are we gonna do with it?

Let’s give love a try
Let love control
Control your destiny

Owe it to ourselves, yes we do
To live happy eternally
Sweet love is what we’re searchin’ for
And love is what we’re lookin’ for, yeah
Now that I’ve got it right here in my hand
I’m gonna spread it all over the land, now

Now that we’ve found love
What are we gonna do with it?
Now that we’ve found love
What are we gonna do with it?
Now that we’ve found love
What are we gonna do with it?

You’ve got to forgive and forget
Let hate, let hate, be your enemy
Give your heart to the, Lord
And only love will set your spirit free

Love is what we’ve been searchin’ for
And sweet love is what we’re lookin’ for
Now that I’ve got it right here in my hand
We’re gonna spread it all over the land

Now that we’ve found love
Tell me what are we gonna do with it?
I read it out to Lord, oh
Now that we’ve found love
What are we gonna do with it?

Now that we’ve found love
What are we gonna do with it?
Now that we’ve found love
What are we gonna do with it?
Now that we’ve found love
What are we gonna do with it?

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