eastwind journals16 Jun 2018 09:34 pm

JAPANESE MESSIAH OF JAPAYUKIS A True Story eastwind

JAPANESE MESSIAH OF JAPAYUKIS
A True Story
 
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by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
 
Kotuko-san, not his real name for privacy, is a Japanese human-rights lawyer who owns a Tokyo-based law firm. We became friends because we were both high-end adventurers in our youth. I boasted that I hitchhiked through Europe and North Africa for three years, covering 8,000 kilometers thru 18 countries. Over a glass of Merlot Red, he boasted back that he integrated for two years with Andean tribes who have never seen outsiders before. He crossed the Andes from Peru by foot until he reached the Amazon river basin. When the bottle of Merlot was finished, we were total friends. 
 
Kotuko-san taught me interesting points of history, like the first wave of Japanese farmers fleeing the wrath of the ‘Hitler’ Meiji, the last Shogun, back in the late 18th century. The Japanese farmers put up the first hemp (abaca) plantations in Mindanao, and integrated with the Bagobos of Mt. Apo after World War II. Surprisingly, their descendant nisseis and sanseis (2nd and 3rd generation mestizos) are everywhere today, numbering about 20,000, their origins invisible to many. He came as a messiah to give these descendants papers to be able to work in Japan.
 
He was also a messiah for Japayukis who have returned homw from Japan. He was angry to discover that these women, with nissei children, were abandoned by their fathers who had Japanese wives. He wanted the fathers, mostly prominent businessmen, to support their abandoned nissei children and wives wallowing in poverty in the Philippines. He had a grand plan. 
 
He traced the addresses of these Japanese fathers in Japan and sent them a simple legal notice to support their families in the Philippines or else a court case would be filed against them through his law firm. They were all in utter panic. A court case would destroy their reputations and businesses, and reveal their Japayuki mistresses to their Japanese wives.
 
Not one court case was filed. All of them surrendered to Kotuko-san like meek lambs bound for slaughter. Today, these ex-Japayukis receive support and their children are now professionals. Thanks to the Japanese messiah, who, today, still obsessed with adventure in his old age, goes around the world on a wheel chair. 
 
by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
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Inspirational eastwind verses
p139
p141
p143
 
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eastwind journals31 May 2018 07:44 am

Miracle of the Flood in Compostela Valley * Mediatrix Saves Thousands from Mindanao Deluge * eastwind

MIRACLE OF THE FLOOD IN COMPOSTELA VALLEY
Mediatrix Saves Thousands from Mindanao Deluge
 
A Story in Pictures
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2018/05/mediatrix-save
 
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by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com

 

On December 4, 2012, 4 days before the Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion, like an angel of death, super-typhoon Pablo ravaged the town of New Bataan, Compostela Valley. The photos tell the story.

 

 

 

 

Prior to the flood, a mysterious woman warned the four boys to pray to Our Lady Mediatrix, predicting that a disaster similar to that in Cagayan de Oro would soon take place. The four prayed devoutly together.

 

Andap ng Liwanag

 

A second miracle occurred at Barangay Andap, a few kilometers upstream of Kibinuangan. Two giant boulders split and weakened the flood, protecting hundreds of evacuees at the San Roque Chapel and at the marketplace downstream. The evacuees punched a hole in the ceiling of the chapel to reach the safety of the roof. A memorial shrine called Andap ng Liwanag (Andap of Light) was built in between the two boulders which parted the raging waters. A ‘tower of hope’ was built to mark the highest level of the flood.

 

 

 

 

Additional photos taken by author March, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com

 

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Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry29 May 2018 03:09 pm

THE BANK RUN – A True Story

THE BANK RUN – A True Story
 
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Back in the old days, Equitable Bank in Chinatown was in the middle of a bank run from panicky clients. They were pouring in, demanding to withdraw all their money before the cash runs out. They had to close the doors as the unruly mob was getting out of hand. How do you turn panic into calm? That was the dilemma of the founder, the legendary Go Kim Pah.
 
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Go Kim Pah thought for awhile, then, without hesitation, gave the order for all the bank’s cash to be placed on the counter, three feet high, six feet wide, three feet deep. He told his entire staff it was important to keep calm and smile, as these were contagious. Then they opened the doors. The angry mob poured in, then froze as soon as they saw the mountain of cash. There was an announcement requesting the people to please fall in line, saying all withdrawals will be honored. Slowly, the crowd vanished. Panic turned into calm instantly.
 
It is important to understand the power of communication that can stop a stampede in the blink of an eye. Always go for the heart to correct the illusion of the mind. It is like a goon approaching. Everyone backs away, except a child who intuitively knows what to do. She simply smiles and says ‘hi’ to the goon, and he is a goon no more. Smiles melt hearts and, like panic, are extremely contagious. Cold cash is the same, capable of turning fear into calm instantly. It takes wisdom (the cash) and courage (the smile) to turn a storm into a breeze.
 
By Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
Facebook Page – ‘Eastwind Journals
Blogger/Freelance-In-house Columnist-Journalist-Broadcaster, 25 years
Inquirer * Business World * Manila Times * Manila Chronicle * Radio Veritas
Healing Ministry of Srs. Raquel/Gloria, RVM * for healing inquiries send email
 
INSPIRATIONALS
Hubble Space Photos – Meditating on the Universe
p13-1/p14/zuniv15
 
 
 
 
 
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eastwind journals19 May 2018 06:00 pm

SLOW DEATH OF THE DOLLAR * EU-Russia-China-Iran to Ditch the Dollar * eastwind

SLOW DEATH OF THE DOLLAR
EU-Russia-China-Iran to Ditch the Dollar
 
by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
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http://www.sisterraquel.com/2018/05/slow-death
 
Here, in a nutshell, is the dangerous trend towards a full-blown currency war never before seen, which may result in the slow death of the Dollar. If the Dollar falls, the global economy may fall. 
 
When Trump recently ditched the Iran Nuclear Deal, which jeopardized tens of billions of dollars in trade deals between EU and Iran, the EU decided to ditch the Dollar in all future oil trade with Iran, in retaliation. The EU is now shifting from Dollar to Euro to pay for crude oil from Iran. This sets the stage for a full blown economic war between the US and the EU.
 
Meanwhile, in April this year, Russia was also considering replacing the U.S. dollar in crude oil payments on deals with Turkey and Iran. In March, China started pricing its imports in Yuan currency, resulting in the rise of interest rates for Yuan-backed oil contracts. Daily trade volumes hit a record high. The share of Yuan in global trading jumped from 8% to 12% in eight weeks. The move of China, one of the biggest economy in the world, may eventually be the coup de grace on the death of the Dollar. 
 
Trump’s obvious purpose in ditching the Iran Nuclear Deal is to force Iran to stop all its nuclear energy efforts. The not-so-obvious purpose, observers suspect, however, are 1) to weaken Iran, ally of the arch-enemy Russia and buffer to its border, by strangling its economy (invasion is out of the question); 2) a larger geopolitical control and presence in Europe and Asia, especially regarding energy sources.
 
The effects of Trump’s move include – 1) ironically, further growth of oil-gas trades between EU, Iran, China and Russia, and away from the US; 2) ironically, in this growth, the Dollar is alienated, 3) a band-wagon effect on other countries to defy the Dollar, gathering more momentum, 4) the further strengthening of the Iran Nuclear Deal in the eyes of the world, except the US, in the name of energy trade. 
 
It is not known how the US will try to save the Dollar, in case the trend worsens, but it may be radical, desperate, dangerous, and damaging to the world economy. Call it ‘survival instinct’. (Data source – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49452.htm).
 
Inspirationals
eastwind verses p132/p133/p135a
 
 
 
 
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