Tuesday, November 4, 2008
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Undas (Todos Los Santos or Day Of The Dead) is a holiday in the Philippines that commemorates our kindred dead. It is considered a very important holiday by many Filipinos (after Christmas and Holy Week), and additional days are normally given as special non-working holidays. So usually, the entire holiday encompasses from Oct 30 or 31 until Nov 2nd or 3rd. Such a nice holiday huh? With those five days come a myriad of events that have transpired that I thought were worth mentioning.
Lewis Hamilton of Britain has just won the 2008 Formula One title. He literally won the title over Massa by just a mere point. Although my former favorite Kimi Raikonnen was a distant third, I was happy because my 2008 favorite won! Haha! Everybody was right when they mentioned that he will take the 2008 title.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France has clinched the final spot for the Tennis Masters Cup to be held in Shanghai in 2 weeks. This is serious matter because only the eight best male tennis players get to play in that tournament which will pretty much determine who will be the best in the year. You have your usual suspects such as Roger Federer and Andy Roddick qualifying for the event, but what makes it more interesting is that Rafael Nadal, the ultimate clay courter will not be around because of fatigue. He had exerted so much effort this season to topple Fedex that is took its toll on his rock-solid body. Too bad for him and too good for Fedex!
And of course, Barack Obama is in the thresold of becoming America's first non-Caucasian president. I think it is pretty obvious that he would end up winning the presidential race. However, a cloak of doubt still appears if his supporters would actually get up and vote for him. It is also interesting to note what his foreign policies will be since he spent a part of his childhood in Indonesia. I don't even wanna entertain the thought that he might lose.
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