Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Vintage...

Before I went to work, I heard on the news that the Inflation Rate of the Philippines went down for September to 11.9% from 12.7% last August. This is because of the easing prices particularly in food and petroleum products. Hmmm... But how come commodity prices aren't lowering yet? Why is it that when dollar rate goes high, prices goes high BUT when dollar rate went low, prices stays the same. Lucky for us, we are not having the same crisis as what United States (no offense to my American friends) is currently experiencing right now. I'm crossing my fingers that we don't get the same experience. They say that we will see lower inflation rate in the first quarter of 2009, I hope so. This is what I call Vintage issue.

Due to the fact that prices are going high as I have mentioned in my previous blog, we need some alternatives. My father, brother and I decided that we get back to biking since transportation fare especially tricycle fare is getting too high even if you are just going to a near place. I see more people now riding their bikes going to work or just going to the market. That is why I'm seeing different kinds of bikes and some amazes me. It's like bringing me back to the old days. So my brother and I decided to restore an old bike that our late grandfather handed to our father. In some places here in the Philippines, the old bikes or what I call Vintage bikes are popular now that transportation fare is high. Biking is good for our body. Here is the restored bike that I am referring to. It's a bit dirty because my brother went out for a spin. I forgot to take the photo of how it looks like before we restored it.




8 comments:

leon said...

I love the bananna seat. hope its comfy.

simon n josh said...

nice pics. yeah, its a good time to take up cycling.

ivyoaks said...

Hey, I really like this post. Like the pics too.

gossip guy said...

Good to read your post. Interesting about the biking. Things are getting scary with the economy.

danny n jamie said...

That's unique how its put together..Is it scary to ride these in traffic though..

Sue said...

Hi!
I'm sorry I stopped answering you the other day but I've been having some troubles with my internet connection.
The theme on my theses is voluntary work related to journalism, but it is more like a practical work, not much of a writing one.

I suppose the translation of my post was correct, with exception of only a couple of mistakes, but i make them myself as well ;)

Take care. Sue from Portugal, in which there are 11.35pm now :)

Sue said...

Oh and I don't have a facebook account, I suppose don't have the time :)

Take care!

Sue said...

By the way, I loved your post. :D

 

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