Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lee Wei Ling's Thoughts on the current crisis

Here is an article written by Lee Wei Ling, daughter of Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew, in the Sunday Times in Singapore. Some beautiful insights about the economic crisis and giving it a different perspective. I totally agree with her sentiments.

In 2007, in an end-of-year message to the staff of the National Neuroscience
Institute, I wrote: 'Whilst boom time in the public sector is never as
booming as in the private sector, let us not forget that boom time is
eventually followed by slump time. Slump time in the public sector is always
less painful compared to the private sector.'

Slump time has arrived with a bang.

While I worry about the poorer Singaporeans who will be hit hard, perhaps
this recession has come at an opportune time for many of us. It will give us
an incentive to reconsider our priorities in life.

Decades of the good life have made us soft. The wealthy especially, but also
the middle class in Singapore, have had it so good for so long, what they
once considered luxuries, they now think of as necessities.

A mobile phone, for instance, is now a statement about who you are, not just
a piece of equipment for communication. Hence many people buy the latest
model though their existing mobile phones are still in perfect working
order.

A Mercedes-Benz is no longer adequate as a status symbol. For millionaires
who wish to show the world they have taste, a Ferrari or a Porsche is deemed
more appropriate. The same attitude influences the choice of attire and accessories. I still
find it hard to believe that there are people carrying handbags that cost
more than thrice the monthly income of a bus driver, and many more times
that of the foreign worker labouring in the hot sun, risking his life to
construct luxury condominiums he will never have a chance to live in.
The media encourages and amplifies this ostentatious consumption. Perhaps it
is good to encourage people to spend more because this will prevent the
recession from getting worse. I am not an economist, but wasn't that the
root cause of the current crisis - Americans spending more than they could
afford to?

I am not a particularly spiritual person. I don't believe in the
supernatural and I don't think I have a soul that will survive my death. But
as I view the crass materialism around me, I am reminded of what my mother
once told me: 'Suffering and deprivation is good for the soul.'

My family is not poor, but we have been brought up to be frugal. My parents
and I live in the same house that my paternal grandparents and their
children moved into after World War II in 1945. It is a big house by today's
standards, but it is simple - in fact, almost to the point of being shabby.
Those who see it for the first time are astonished that Minister Mentor Lee
Kuan Yew's home is so humble. But it is a comfortable house, a home we have
got used to. Though it does look shabby compared to the new mansions on our
street, we are not bothered by the comparison.

Most of the world and much of Singapore will lament the economic downturn.
We have been told to tighten our belts. There will undoubtedly be suffering,
which we must try our best to ameliorate.

But I personally think the hard times will hold a timely lesson for many
Singaporeans, especially those born after 1970 who have never lived through
difficult times.
No matter how poor you are in Singapore , the authorities and social groups
do try to ensure you have shelter and food. Nobody starves in Singapore .
Many of those who are currently living in mansions and enjoying a luxurious
lifestyle will probably still be able to do so, even if they might have to
downgrade from wines costing $20,000 a bottle to $10,000 a bottle. They
would hardly notice the difference.
Being wealthy is not a sin. It cannot be in a capitalist market economy.
Enjoying the fruits of one's own labour is one's prerogative and I have no
right to chastise those who choose to live luxuriously.
But if one is blinded by materialism, there would be no end to wanting and
hankering. After the Ferrari, what next? An Aston Martin? After the Hermes
Birkin handbag, what can one upgrade to?

Neither an Aston Martin nor an Hermes Birkin can make us truly happy or
contented. They are like dust, a fog obscuring the true meaning of life, and
can be blown away in the twinkling of an eye.
When the end approaches and we look back on our lives, will we regret the
latest mobile phone or luxury car that we did not acquire? Or would we
prefer to die at peace with ourselves, knowing that we have lived lives
filled with love, friendship and goodwill, that we have helped some of our
fellow voyagers along the way and that we have tried our best to leave this
world a slightly better place than how we found it?
We know which is the correct choice - and it is within our power to make
that choice.

In this new year, burdened as it is with the problems of the year that has
just ended, let us again try to choose wisely.
To a considerable degree, our happiness is within our own control, and we
should not follow the herd blindly.

113 comments:

chums .. said...

also agree with what she said on her article. We're facing a great crisis today but I am praying that it will be alright soon because, we, people, especially the Filipinos are having a hard time because of the recession.


btw, i miss you.. :) take care,,

chums .. said...

i guess you're too busy huh ?.. hehe .. :)
take care always mr. tiu..

i missed you !!.. really..

chums .. said...

havin a hard time sleeping .. haha..
i miss you playing on court .. haii .. i can't find time to watch you before because i was too busy with my school works.. so sad .. :( i'm trying my best to watch your shows, but sometimes it isn't enough because of school works. . :( goodnight chris .. mwah .. :)

Anonymous said...

hi chris!! ANOTHER ENTRY!! NICE ONE AGAIN!! jeje!! how are yah?! oh btw, this is rheA!! just dropping by to say that i admire ur blog!! know what?! im a call center agent and everytime i dont have kols at my work i always check your blog waiting for ur new entry coz i like to read ur blog!! some kinda mahava kasi and i love to read it!! as in!! i also subscribed on your fanatxt and i saved all the msgs yah sent!! i read it everytime la magawa!! jeje!! kakatuwa kasi!! hope to c yah on pro league like wat i texted yah on fanatext!! jeje!! God Bless Chris!! chao for now!!

Jessica Ann said...

kuya chris, nkita ka ng ate q khapon, Feb. 18, sa SBux Katip.
na-overwhelm xa ng bongga! hehehe
un lng...
sna mkita rin kita pg mgbkaxn aq jan!
see yah soon!
God bless owiez! ^-^

Nica said...

Her message reflects my family's view about wants and needs. My family's not poor but not that rich either but we're taught to live within our means and save and spend our extra money to missions.

She's a smart person to be able to come up with that without experiencing poverty. If she could only see the poverty most Filipinos are experiencing, I wonder what she would say about that? (The millions who live in the squatters area for example.)

Philippines is a third world country but still we could see the biggest malls and the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. And the corrupt government officials, well, getting more corrupt.

toshi123 said...

Hi Chris! I love this blog post of yours. I hope you don't mind me copy-pasting it to my own blog. =) Also, I love your new Milo TVC, you are truly an icon for the youth. Keep i up!

Anonymous said...

it's a bitter truth out there,,sometimes, somethings are better said than done...i couldn't agree more on what she said because it is all true,,i think it's going to be for a while; this recession we're having...the worst effect will be on the poor society,,if everybody would just give a damn and unite together surely we all can survive this. But we just keep pulling each other down because of jealousy, vain, hatred, and some other senseless reasons...Nowadays, this is what we can call: survival of the fittest. If you're smart, of course you'll think of a way to get around this and you'll find a way. But if you're too emotional and you panic all the time, good luck to you.

Anonymous said...

hi! chris...

it's me princess... from cotabato city...
I also agree to what lee wei ling said...
all over the world experience this great crisis...
ang higit na apektado dito ay ang mga poorest countries and the philippines are one of it..
and most of the filipino people are having hard time... to have work, maintain their work and to survive...

and I know na kaya ng mga pinoy lampasan ang ganitong problem...


I also pray that all the people can servive in this crisis...

miss you chris...♥
take care...

♥Princess♥

Anonymous said...

hi! chris...

i guess your so busy...
jejeje...
just always take care you self
Mr.Christopher John Alandy-Tiu

we miss you...
really... promise...☻

♥Princess♥

angel 17 ^-^ said...

very well written! i totally agree with her! that's very enlightening!

we miss you chris! take care always and god bless!
xoxo..
keep updating us!

arrie said...

hi!i agree that Ling's thoughts were correct and indeed true.the crisis our world is facing today reminds us to think over the situation and choose wisely over our needs vs wants.she got it really straight to the point,nice article.tnx.btw,God bless always! =)

sherilyn said...

hi chris,

I totally agree with her..

I believe that we can overcome the crisis we are now experiencing by just looking at ourselves and on how we live..

We should live simple and get the things we are only needing..
Let us know what really makes us happy and we will realize that life is far more than what we are thinking of.

Nice entry...It inspires me a lot..:)
I hope you can share updates about you..
Keep posting!!:)
I miss you so much!!!:)

take care..

crazypeach said...

I do hope I will be able to live a day when I'll see all Filipinos living happily. Not luxuriously, but simply happy and able to eat 3 meals a day. I wish I'll still be alive when that happens. Sigh.

simplegal said...

hey Chris!just wanna thank you for sharing this inspirational message with regards to the economic crisis that we have been experiencing today. I admit though at first I wasn't that interested to read your post since I really do not know any leaders especially to that of Singapore. :D
Nevertheless, I still thought of giving it a try so there. Like you, I totally agree with her too. I also think that this situation that we are going through is a wake-up call for us.
People should get to read this entry. Thanks again and God bless!

antonette said...

it's very obvious. hehe well, filipino nurses abroad(particularly in America) aren't much that affected with these problems. oh, even in the UK too. that's proven! through my "own little" surveys and interviews, according to some studies, and from the tv news too. obama really opened a wider opportunities for them this 2009. talking bout discrimination? it's not an issue anymore. especially in chicago. :)
there was this news when a hospital somewhere in L.A. had a total shut down of computers and machines but guess what? filipinos were the key! because we are used to practice in a manual manner for our hospitals are not that "hi-tech", filipinos there were really of a big help. there, they ruled america! haha they've found that pinoys really got much skills! not just for that kind of incident, but in over-all actual performance! so they prefer filipino nurses to work for them. and most pinoy nurses are in high positions. hehe.(would you believe that the private nurse of tom cruise and katie holmes is a pinay? and the private nurse of a royal family in UK is a pinay too? believe it or not! hehe basta dami pa... philippine pride!) walang recession2x sa kanila. :)

but of course, all of us are affected talaga. dami na ngang na-SAD dahil sa stock market... :( mas malaki na demands ngayon. diskarte nlang talaga. it's in how you invest your money wisely. pati mga pre-need companies now, lugi na rin. tsk tsk super crisis!

have a nice day!


P.S. na-stress ako ha. haha!

-antonette

Anonymous said...

in these dire times, it's so reassuring that there are young, circumspect people who advocate simplicity in the midst of greed and materialism. each time a big-time investment scam unfolds in the news, one can't help but think how all this is indicative of the get-rich-quick culture so prevalent now with only the acquisition of even more material goods and a luxurious lifestyle as its end.

thanks for sharing such an enlightening article.

♥ alyssa mari ♥ 17 said...

hello..

nice entry, huh.. =)

thanks for sharing this with us.. =)

anyway,
i miss you.. =)
i miss your updates na.. =)

buti na lng may ripley's & pinoy records.. LOL!

just take good care of yourself, huh...

God Bless you! =D

tesha said...

hi chris..i also agree with the article..we are so much affected of the crisis and i feel sad because of that. and i think the Filipinos are the one who's really suffering. but i know with God's Greater Glory we'll over come all this trials.as manny pacquiao said before.."DONT TELL GOD THAT YOU HAVE A BIG PROBLEM..BUT TELL YOUR PROBLEM THAT YOU HAVE A GRAET GOD" :)

Just wanna share a joke..


di ko akalaing affected din pala ako ng economic CHRISIS..


imagine, pati ako...NAGMAMAHAL?!


toinks..korny noh?haha

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Anonymous said...

oh my goodness. her words just blew me away. i can't believe that the daughter of the famous lee kuan yew made a wonderful observation about the crisis and offered her best insights. i suppose, nobody can't disagree about her observations. i salute her and to those people who believe that we can we can make a difference.

God bless you Chris and the people who always read your blog.

-badlongon

xoxo11715xoxo blue lover jenncHris! said...

niCe BLog tnx 4 postIng!ur a good infLuence kua cHris ur d best..haha ur my inspiration..


sTay safe



xoxo smooches



gudLuck anD GodbLess



Godspeed


Luv Lots



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ciao!

bianca said...

Hello,
I would like to agree on the article, it's true, as according to my economics teacher, when you see the real world, when you look at the market, the depratment store, and look around it, there are people who have loads of things, i'll try to promote this for them to see, thanks for sharing anyways..

joel santos said...

Hi there, Chris.

I have a suggestion.

You may use the blockquote, to have more emphasis, dun sa atcile na kinuha mo.

Peace.

jessica marie said...

what a visionary =)tranes

haylin said...

hi chris!!

I am speechless with the article with regards to economic crisis. She really did well that made me realize that life is so short to waste it for doing non-sense things. Not only the Filipinos nor the Singaporeans suffers from this crisis but the whole world. Let's all pray for the progress of the society.



Keep it up!

AMDG

de gracia janine said...

.hi.
.i agree on what she said.
.our country is experiencing a great crisis now but even it's there we can still do something with it by just helping each other so we can overcome this problem.
.we need to pray.
.ask God's assistance.

.take care always of yourself.
.have time to rest.
.Godbless.

weng10282000 (",) said...

Hi, chris...

For me, I agree with Lee Wei Ling's statement regarding the financial crisis happened in our country and also, for the whole world which is TRUE. Here, most of the employees in the private and public sector losses their jobs, others they reduced the number of employees particularly in CALABARZON area. According to news, most of the companies shut down due to losses, transferred operations to another province; with the move, the company has the opportunity to replace all regular workers with contractuals. (www.gmanews.tv, 01-27-2009)
How sad this because all of them must experienced global financial crisis which I also affected. I praying all of them that they will resolved this big problem and needs economic recession in the country. Believe in yourself and stay positive so that they survived all challenges and consequences encountered in our daily lives.

One of the important factors in life that they will not forget: FAITH, DEDICATION to career, family, friends, friends and also, PRAYER.

It's a really nice entry and it will relate to all of them.

Take care and GOD BLESS always :)

Btw, this is my comment now on your blogsite coz i'm so very toxic (what i mean, i'm busy) on my work. From now on, I'm subscribed you on FANATXT, haha :)

Bye, chris... :)

ANGEL E. said...

hi. i am angel from davao. i know you are busy and all :) and this comment is so far out in your post but can i ask you a favor could you greet my friend a happy 18th birthday? her name is ann daphne serrano. if you can, you could send it to my email angelnicoleespino@yahoo.com if you can not, thanks anyway. :)

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Ling said...

I will "cut-and-paste" Ms. Lee's speech. It's a simple yet, astounding speech. This should be spread around. Thanks Chris!

faye said...

Hi Chris! It's been quite a while since I last submitted a comment but I do visit your blog site everyday... I admire her thinking that way. She was brought up right, truly an inspiration.:)

It's also nice to know that you're concerned enough to address this issue. It's very obvious that there is a global crisis going on. Big companies moving out of the country, small businesses closing down, people who are out of jobs, more beggars on the streets, crime rates going up...It's just sad. I think that it is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake. I hope we'll learn to appreciate what we have and (as the song goes) let's try to make the world a better place.

This might be out of topic, but I just wanna make a shout out to whoever wins the grand lotto thing, I hope you spend the money wisely! Give something to charity, return the favor, share your blessings. Hehe!;p

aira said...

it is a very nice article. thank you for sharing it with us. :)

chngkym said...

Thank you for sharing this article.
I'd like to add that i think a person doesn't need to have a degree to know the basics and its just unfortunate and pathetic to those who have wasted so much (money or even lives) to learn it.
What's happening now is the fruit of materialism. Why did it took so long for us to believe that the best things in life are free??
:-)

Have a great day, Mr. Chris Tiu and more power!

Erine said...

Yep, everything she said was right... In times like nowadays, it was'nt really necessary to have luxuries... There are a lot of things more important than a Gucci BAg.. Jimmy Choos.. and lots of freaking expensive things that only the rich people can afford..

Ang saklap na nga ng naging resulta ng recession tapos may makikita ka pang mga tao na parang in the face na sinasabi sa yo na " my status is greater than yours..."

Frankly, I can say na di talaga pwedeng yumaman ang karamihan sa pinoy, yumayabang kasi tayo.. Once we have that glorious money that a lot of pinoys would like to have for an instant, we'd be buying a lot of expensive things.. Ang bilis namauubos, wala pang pinatunguhang maganda..

Lee wei ling is not really experiencing poverty but she have the heart to hear and feel what majority of asians were having today.. Such a good heart..
She'll be blessed, sana ganyan din ang politicians dito sa'tin..

Your post was so inspiring, I just hope that a lot of your blog readers would be motivated to live a simpler but happy lifestyle.. Continue posting about life's realities, madami kaming natutunan sa yo.. Godbless...

( Ang galing nung Ripleys nung nakaraang lunes.. San a ikaw na lang lagi ang voice over, hehe!!)

Sherryl said...

Wow.. one word that probably encapsulates my opinion on her piece. I've always thought that the trully rich try to live unostentatiously as possible, but to hear this coming from the daughter of the person I look up to and idolize, I am nothing short of humbled.

It reminds me to revisit my priorities in life. Oo nga naman, para ano ba tayo nabubuhay sa mundo ? For me, it's very simple. It's to help lessen the load of another, to make even just 1 person's life better.

Last week, when I thought that my heart would stop beating, I knew the good that I had to do.

Sherryl said...

Hi Chris ! I just got your text for this morning. You said that you gave a talk about Christ in your life. Can you share this in your blog ? If not, could you send it to my email shenga96@yahoo.com or shenga96@gmail.com ? That would really be great. :)

Sherryl

a said...

nice entry.
what happened to your monday show?

kareena said...

hi chris!! i really like the article. i totally agree with her.


anyways it's nice na ikaw na yung voice over ng ripley's.dapat lang yun kasi show mo yun. sana tuloy tuloy na yun. but we will understand if sometimes di ikaw yung marinig namin coz we know naman na your busy.


nga pala napansin din namin na pag sa pinoy records ka may mga words like "pinoy" na super stress mo ata. un ba yung instruction sayo or yun lang talaga style mo?minsan kasi parang pabagsak na pag napopronounce..ui wag ka magalit huh? opinion lang namin yun.. we still love your shows!!



hope to see you soon!!
godbless always!!

bfrances said...

Hi Kuya Chris!

I think most Filipinos are used to poverty. Not that I'm saying we do not strive hard enough for improvement of our living, but we are capable of adapting to the situation. Fortunately, we can still survive despite the economic crisis that the entire globe is experiencing.

I think everyone has a vital role in coping with the situation. Frugality is one of the important philosophies everyone should live by everyday.

Bonne chance, mon
frère et ami! :)

Abientot,
Ben Francis Rances

♥jen♥ said...

hi Chris!
thanks to you!
you're my inspiration.. :)
Nov 2008 NLE result was released earlier..
and I passed the board exam..
thanks to you! :D
- AMDG -

♥jen♥ said...

thanks to you!
nurse n ko.. :D
take care!
God Bless.. :)

3xie said...

i agree..haha :))

bryanjay_12 said...

ni hao ma chris! That was very inspiring... Im glad you shared it with us...
Always take care chris.
God Bless.. :D

diorellakrsitinecruz said...

hi! can i repost this article on my site..i want my friends kasi to read it...

Ran said...

Hi Chris,
how have you been?i haven't commented to your blog in a while.Hows things been? It's been a while since you last posted.take it easy! Anyway, I certainly agree with what the writter said on her article. It's true that our country was facing a great crisis today but I'm still hoping that someday our country will be a powerful country like Usa. Of course w/ the help of our "New Leaders". I hope you'll be able to join in politics in these coming years. I really think your really suitable to be one of our leaders in the near future. I hope you'll think about it.

Anyway, Just be your self.Let fate carried you away.:) Keep safe always..


Ran

Anonymous said...

hi chris, i think you should delete one of the comments here (the one with 3 links/sites) it's link with the porn ones, fyi. thanks

almira said...

we were actually discussing the boom and bust period topic in economics. yeah, i totally agree with her sentiments. depression is felt worldwide. it's pretty scary because we really don't know what will happen in the next 6 months or something. I'm wondering if i will still get a job by the time i graduate in college. haha.

good thing there are still concern people and all that.

keep safe! :)
take a rest.

sharz said...

She is my idol now. Wow.

wiloryursal;-) said...

tlaga naman...nakakainis ung mga maluluho...life should be a balance of enjoyment and sacrifices,life without pain is non sense and boring...

Anonymous said...

its nice to see that you already deleted the comment im referring to... hopefully next time you'll be more cautious, though i know there are lots of them :)

Ceila said...

I agree. People should learn to be more practical. :)I've been looking for someone to shed some light, not somebody just to get me through the night...

irish said...

HI mr nice guy.. lol

great post... i agree

stay safe

antonette said...

it's quite late to say... but you really did well on that voice-over on ripley's last monday. you're improving your hosting skills! take care!

-antonette

Anonymous said...

Thanx so much mr. tiu for sharing this insight of her with us... What she'd written was really true, and this makes everyone in this world to understand the situation we are facing now, again thank you!!

also for the the blogs you'd posted thanx, it helps me to be realistic in life..

keep it up bro, keep on posting!!

god bless!!

Anina said...

Hey Chris! The other day you texted that you guys won by 3 and that finally, your shots were going in...I was wondering whether that means that you shot the winning three point shot? Hahaha! Congrats on that win!:)

cin19 said...

hmm,, just wanna share what ive just read a while ago,, it was printed on a shirt, it says: MANILA MATIBAY, SANAY NA SA CRISIS. im agree with this statement... sad to say,, its the truth but its never too late.. we could still change. perhaps let it start with ourselves.

cin19 said...

hey chris,, i would like to thank you for inspiring me to do my very best in the pageant last February 17, it is the search for Mr. and Ms. College of Science! Though i wont able to bring home the title,, Atleast I did my very best and i always remember your word. Guess its MAGIS.. and if im not mistaken.. it means that doing everything with excellence. A big Thanks for drawing out the best within me. its like milo!! haha.. Godbless us all!

cin19 said...

ahh... w8 i forgot something,, if you have a time... try to visit my blog. http://cin1920.blogspot.com/

isabella :] said...

Chris! Major improvement in your hosting - you're now the one who narrates the featured stories in Ripley's. I commend you for that. Great job. Keep it up! :] Btw, I don't really like your hairstyle for tonight's episode. Pardon me, pero parang bagong gising ikaw. Haha. But you're still looking good anyway. Good night! :]

kulot said...

tis one lesson that all man should learn, contentment!

nice one dude!

jane marlyn said...

morning!..

masikap nmn an mga noypi eeh..
kaya ntn to!..
we're all in this together..just trust HIM..challenges are part of our lives..just go with the flow..haha..

..ingatz!..paxok nqu..ai w8 lan,.panu magreply xa fanatxt mhu??

..jane..

cin19 said...

i watched ripleys last night and its good to know that its your voice nah ah... heheh,,




doc, hating kapatid ah! hehehe,,,,
go chris!!!!

ian laput said...

Yeah...simplicity is the only way to eradicate over-commercialism and the present view on poverty. maybe, each should start to check on his personal lifestyle and make that CHANGE. throw all the unecessary things that may have hinder one to progress as a person in touch with everyone....throw that garbage called materialism and live a simple life...
hehe....i'm a bit carried away but that is my thought...just wanna share it.
Thanks for the article Chris.
Luceat Lux.

Sherryl said...

Finally !! You are now doing the voice-overs. I have been clamoring for this for a long time. Hey, =) great job ;)

Stay sweet, stay humble and stay safe. >>hugs<<

I love you, Chris !!!! mwah !!

Sherryl

Anonymous said...

heyy chris!1 wazz up!! u know u are really a dream by all of the girls right now!!! hope to see you playing in pba!!! heheheh!! sana ang smart gilas sumali na xa nxt season!!!
ang ganda ng commercial mu!! ikaw ang my pnkahabang exposure!! hehehehehhehhehehehe
sana may comerxaL KA pa na bgo!!!
inatz!!! labyahhh!!!

sherilyn said...

hi chris,

How are you?

I miss you a lot...
I've been waiting for your new stories..
and of course seeing you in the hardcourt!
Keep posting..

God Bless You

Leonalyn said...

For me, a life crisis is a blessing in disguise because it forces us to respond and realize what we really need in our lives.

God Bless.

Len

glydel said...

you're on the metro society magazine(feb. 09 issue), right? ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris,

I know recession is every where...but can you please write an update about what's happening about you right now?

I just find it more facinating to hear what's going on with your life.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree on what she wrote, with too many financial and economic crisis today sometimes we just focus on material things and not what the naked eye can see...

God bless! -Carlin dee

joy m. said...

a new entry! whew!it seems youre so busy these past few days.. nice article about the opinion of president's daughter..
oh well, take care always!
♥hugs and kisses!♥

lanielle said...

hello chris ! i just want you to know that i'm one of your avid fan . i always watch ripley's every monday night . khit hndi aq ngpu2yat eh tlgang pnagpu2yatan qu eun show mo . o kaya nmn kpag nkatulog na ko mgpapagising ako sa mama ko :)) . alam mo ba umiyak ako nung hindi ko napanood yung feature sayoa jessica soho after niyo mag champion sa uaap . nag brown out kasi samin nun . tlgang humanap ako ng video nun sa internet . buti na lang may nkita ako . tpos lhat ng tungkol sayo . eun mga articles about sau sa newspaper ginugupit ko o kaya nmn eung mga my mukha mo . hehe . tpos mron dn aqng copy ng blueblood na ikaw eun cover pti meg . pnabli qu tlga eun . grbe ! i want you to meet nga in person . sayang nga nun ndi qu npnuod eun game nio sa ynares versus harbor . malapit pa naman dito samin . gusto ko nga rin mag subscribe sa fanatxt kaso sira eun phone ko . kea aun ! nanghihinayang tlga aq dun .

geh po .til here na lan . goodluck po sa inyo ! ask ko lan po kung pumirma ba kayo ng contract sa rp team under coach ???? i forgot his name ! anyway . goodluck ulit ! godbless . sana more shows pa ! pti commercials . grabe ! kinikilig tlga ako kapag nki2ta qu eun milo tvc mo . hehehe :)) . til here ! take care .. see you soon in pba :))










lanielle - ct17addicted

Kate said...

Mr. Tiu

Oh well I just love to show off my fruits of my labor. That's it. But after reading the article you posted, it made my existence worthless.

Yup! The world is at the center of financial crisis and here am I bragging my signatured clothes, bags or whatsoever. Many people especially children are in pain because of poverty. And here am I again, spending a lot of money like a one-day-millionaire.

I'm degrading my self. Yeah! But, I deserve it more than anyone else for being so narrow-minded. I enjoy luxuries of my life without thinking that there are a lot people dying because of hunger.

I know the only answer to solve this problem is PRAYER. That's the only thing that I can do. Because, I believe in HIM.

Thanks for sharing the article. It's an eye opener! Do you mind if I share my insight about the very alarming finacial crisis? :)

mary grace said...

yah.. yung iba maraming malalaking bahay tapos yung iba wala talaga... sa street lang natutulog...

tapos yung iba sobra2x ang pagkain samantalang yung iba, wala talaga...

tapos yung iba ipinapakita sa tv yung mga collections ng mamahaling bags, shoes, dresses, cars and etc. tapos yung iba wala talaga tapos kung meron man sira2x pa..

yun iba sinasabi na "kasi, tamad sila.."

i think, di naman sila tamad kundi mahirap lang talaga bumangon.. like, kung isa kang basurero, pano ka aasenso nyan? yun mga basurero, as in super nagtatrabaho sila ng buong araw, tapos ang init2x pa at pwede pa silang magkaka-headache nyan.. kasi di na safe yung init ngayon, nakaka-cause na ng skin cancer..

hay... i hope the rich people will provide them jobs..

nurse jane said...

hi chris!..no new entry?..
can I update the tiunatics in behalf of you?...
I'm sure they miss you too...
i just wanna share this video for more updates from your habitat for humanity experience!..:)
God bless you more!..^o~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyhModMEUUM

sabriaü said...

Chris, your text message just a while ago through the Fan-a-Text is a bit garbled at the end. I don't really know why, maybe just a network problem. But you said you're injured? What kind of injury is it? I hope you get well soon so you'll be 100% when you play for and practice with the National Team. Also, good decision of not playing in the PBA and not doing acting. Again, get well soon, Chris. And good luck with your stint in the National Team. I bet you won't regret that you took the advice of many of us. Take care of yourself!ü

♥ alyssa mari ♥ 17 said...

,hi chris!

super miss cu updates mu.. =)

uHmm..
how are you?

i've read from your update na injured ka? sang part ng katawan ka injured? and malala ba? (i hope hndi..)

hope you're ok.. =)

malala man or ndi ang injury mu, sana gumaling na agad..

aw!
sad to say..
baka di acuh mkapanood ng pinoy records sa saturday.. huhu!
i have to watch the play (Jose P. laurel Life story) sa school..
haAaay..
and town fiesta namin this saturday.. =)

=)
i'll always make sure that i have load to receive all your updates!
=) (ngpapaload lng acuh para dun..) hihi!

sana gumaling agad yang injury mu..
always take care!

God Bless you! =)

faye said...

Hi Chris! How are you? I'm really sorry to hear that you're injured. :( I hope it's nothing serious.

btw, I tried replying to your updates yesterday but I think only the first one got through because when I tried sending again, 4627 would send an error message like there was an invalid keyword or something. Oh well, I'll just call the service provider and I hope it'll not be included in my bill. Hehe!:)

And will you be attending the Adidas House Party @ Embassy later? Hope to hear from you soon! Take care!;p

Andrea said...

hi chris! sorry but my comment is not about your blog :P

anyway, i've read before that you like the songs of jay chou. speaking of jay, i just wanna ask if you've watched Kung Fu Dunk coz he's the lead artist there & it has something to do with basketball :P it was such a nice movie ;)

Nette said...

nice one chris! very true...

Godspeed!

Anonymous said...

hey chris! i enjoyed watching the game of the "rp team vs m.lhuillier" at usc gym,cebu.. we were expecting to see you but it's okay though,the game was fun and your teammates play so well!!!hope you'll reply..

jyl said...

my brother and a friend of mine saw you at starbucks bonifacio high street last friday! :)

Anonymous said...

hi! chris...

hey...
your new milo commercial
was good...

congrats...

♥princess♥

patty:) said...

Chris, i just saw your newest Milo TVC :) one word, amazing! :D nice concept of again involving kids, since Milo is mostly for them :D you were like their Kuya, teaching them the value of discipline, hard work and of not giving up, and of course of patronizing Milo :)) ang galing talaga, keep it up! :) i hope to be able to watch your TVC more often in the coming days, since i've only seen it once pa lang :)) and oh, you're missed badly. keep us posted more often, please :) one last thing, take extra care of yourself, please. i heard you're injured. i hope it's nothing really serious. get well soon! :D you are always in my every prayer :)

Anonymous said...

hey chris!!i really had fun watching the game (RP team vs M.Lhuillier) here in cebu,hope the newly formed rp team will have more games here,good luck!!

faye said...

Hey Chris! I saw the Ateneo Sports Calendar for 2009 featuring you and my cousin AJ Pareja! OMG! I am so overwhelmed! 2 of my most fave guys in one picture!:) I'm actually begging AJ to lend me a copy. (hopefully with your signatures) Hahaha! I really gotta visit him soon! (and see his "much talked about" customized bed. Coz he's sooo tall!)

damons said...

i miss your posts... cant wait for your next one!!! bring it on

kharen said...

heyy chris!!
love u!!
ur new commercial is very nice!!!
hope you can have more!!
and i can foresee that you will play on pba!!
hope soo!!

Anonymous said...

hi chris, you probably don't know me. you might not even have the interest in reading this.. but in life you must always take risk, di ba?hehe my name's ferline, assuming you asked. badtrip ako ngayon kasi di ako nakagawa ng activity namin sa software packages. ano bang pakialam ko, you might ask. wala lang. avid fan mo kasi ako, and part ka ng reason why i'm taking AB Communication..greatest dream ko ang ma-interview ka. and dreams do come tue, di ba?hehe hasta la proxima ves.

Erine said...

no new entries?!

:'(

ms.blue knight said...

galing ng bagong ad! keep up the good work!

-antonette

mary joyce said...

Hi Chris! Long time no comment on your blogsite! But anyway, just want to congratulate again on your latest commercial! Nagulantang na nga lang po ako nung nakita ko yun! Hehe! Meron lang po sana akong question regarding the Blue Eagles, si Mr. Jai Reyes na po ba yung papalit sayo bilang team captain ng Blue Eagles? I hope I heard something from you po! Sana madefend ng Blue Eagles and championship this upcoming season! :) Good luck po sa career and God bless! :)

--Mary Joyce

karen said...

i really agree on her article...
i hope we overcome this global crisis!!!

thanks for sharing =)

BTW i love your new Milo TVC...

Anonymous said...

Hello Mr. Tiu,
I just saw you on a new commercial in Milo. Not bad handsome. I hope you teach those kiddies in real life. You're not shy anymore on camera are you? By the way, did Hapee team won on PBL? I'm sorry I didn't get to watch it.

sherilyn said...

hi chris,

no updates yet??

I've seen your new Milo ad
you are so cute(as usual) with all that moves!
you are such a nice inspiration for kids to excel in sports especially basketball

Keep it up

I miss you so much..:)

Anonymous said...

Everything she said was right. I saw you on a new commercial on Milo last night. You're not shy on camera now are you? I hope you teach those kiddies some basketball when you have a spare time.

micot said...

Good day!
Hopefully the message that Ms. Lee Wei Ling wanted to impart to each of your blog readers really strike and give good insights about our attitude towards spending money for some worthless reason just to portray the/our status quo.

Perhaps drinking coffee would be much appreciated by people like me if they sipped at home rather than at Starbucks? Haha

have a great day ahead!

myv said...

..hi!
..i just want to congratulate you for doing a great job in your new commercial.. it was so nice..:) you're really a good role model to everyone specialy the kids..:)
..take care and godbless!:)

cherlene ann said...

hey chris tiu!i think what your writing in your blog is very inspiring for many and it did for me in a way...i think being aware this days is the new fashion especially with this recession...
Anyhow, i think your great and intelligent but not in an academic kind of way,even though it is a known fact that your really smart,
(oh im talking too much)...
I'm a fan(but not in a stalker kind of way) not because your beautiful and famous but i'm a fan because i always love your dedication for this country.Not many people could be as selfless as that...
(this is getting dramatic...hahaha)

by the way,your hosting is getting less awkward now not unlike the first episodes on Ripley's so kudos.Just some slight problems in the pronunciation of words especially the tagalog ones...

Keep it up man!

Anonymous said...

hi! chris...

it's me princess from cotabato city...

my nabasa ako na isang account sa
freewebs.com
my isang fan mo ang gumawa ng account on that web site...

tribute nya for you....

ang name ng profile nya
ay si....
AYUMINAKAMURA...
(www.freewebs.com/.../christiuarticles.htm)

♥PRINCESS♥

Anonymous said...

hi chris!! how are yah?! this is rhea!! i know ur bc sa tapings especially sa training sa basketball!! sayang d pa kita makita sa pro league ds comin draft!! peo i know naman yah have big plans on entering pro davah?!how's ur injury ahkei na vah?! update muh naman akoh sa fanatxt d kana kasi nagttxt para my info naman akech seo na ma share q din sa fwens q hu admires yah also!! anyhow, that's it for now!! jejeje!! yngatz lang lague sa work!! God Bless!! :)

crissy said...

Hi Chris! What a nice article. Anyways, i reposted it to my blog, acknowledging you, of course. You're truly amazing! God bless.

kareena said...

hi chris!!whatr happened to you? wala na kaming natatanggap na txt from you..we miss you na.

congrats nga pala sa new commercial mo..

siguro may sakit ka parin until now..pagaling ka huh..pinagpray kita..


godbless!!

blue17 said...

what a great article... by the way no new post yet,, i've been visiting your blog to check new post but there was no new post from you. but i do understand because your such a busy person.. anyway take care always mr. TIUperman

Anonymous said...

Chris, aren't they done editing your Milo TVC yet? the voice over is still not your voice. quite disappointing. but it's fine though.
hope to hear from you soon! tagal mo ng di nag po-post ng blog ah. no updates from fan-a-txt as well. what's up?

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,I really love reading your blogs. Esp. this one. I always visit your blog site when I surf the net. Your blogs are so interesting. Anyways, I also agree with this article. Apparently,we are really facing a great economic crisis right now. And unfortunately,we Filipinos are greatly affected by the said recession. Pity on those poor people who will suffer more. Good for you, you are concern about the situation. Well, let`s just hope and pray for the better.



I hope you don`t mind if I copy the article. I want to make a blog also.



Take Care Always and God Bless!

sherilyn said...

hi chris,

I'm looking forward for your new entry...

By the way, Your dialogues on your new Milo ad was very personal. I remember reading that on one of your blog entries. Those words were so encouraging especially for kids. They will all look up on you as their role model..and you deserve it.

I just noticed something...
The voice over on the commercial doesn't seem to be your own voice..am I right??? I guess it would be more rewarding if it's your voice...:)

God bless!

♥ alyssa mari ♥'s 17 said...

hey chris!

we helped to build a house in the GK Village here in Batangas for our NSTP - CWTS program in school..
that was really a tiring(super init pa!) but fun experience! =)

anyways..
TIUper love the championship issue of the BLUE BLOOD magazine! =) do you own the very beautiful place of Tagaytay Highlands?

*it's that 30th episode of Ripley's Believe it or Not tonight! =) just want you to know na la pa acuh absent! Lol.. =D


i miss you & your updates! =)

just take care! =)
God Bless you! =)

Andy Rogers said...

hello Chris! How's life? wish to hear more from you soon. take care!

Anonymous said...

hi chris!! this is rhea!! thanks for txtn thru fanatxt/ because of that nainform muh koh dat yah have a new entry!! i know ur bc talaga!! keep it up peo hinay hinay lang wah!! jeje!! hands down akoh sayo!! as in!! Yngatz lang lague!! Chao for now!! God Bless ;)

mi_ca86 said...

nice one!PROMISE!i hope people around me would realize this!

Karla said...

Thanks for sharing! ^_^