Thursday, June 7, 2007


Rice Eaten by Somebody Else

Posted By: Efren ES Ricalde @ 7:53 PM
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Incredible! I got from Google a very famous Pilipino quotation aired very often over a late afternoon program on a local radio station in the 60s.

I am not sure about the history of the quotation, but it became the lyrics of a Pilipino song. The quotation goes like this :

"Ako ang nagtanim, ang nagbayo at nagsaing, saka nang maluto'y iba ang kumain." (Pilipino version)

"I planted, pounded with a pestle, cooked the rice but was eaten by
somebody else" (English version)

This quotation reminded me of a tragedy - "we conceptualized, presented, designed, developed" - but was snatched in broad daylight - just like that!

Yes, equally incredible. Only in the Philippines.

(picture from
DAS0054 Corbis Royalty Free Photograph)

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Efren, President/CEO of GSI, is an experienced public speaker and an avid tennis player, photographer, a beginner classical guitarist. He was the former Chairman of Philippine Geomatics Association (PhilGeo) and is an active member of other IT associations. He has a diploma in Strategic Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific, units in MS Remote Sensing in UP Diliman, BS Geodetic Engineering at UP Diliman and an alumni of Manila Science High School.






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