Eunice del Rosario · November, 2008

Latest posts by Eunice del Rosario from November, 2008

Obama: The Dream & Reality

  November 6, 2008

I am not dreaming that US president will care about us, coz it is all about benefits in politics. But I am really happy that Obama won the presidency because he is a symbol of someone who challenged everyone, came over taboos and granted stuff, and was persistent enough to...

Black Man Given Nation's Worst Job

  November 6, 2008

A new day dawned in Cairo today. As it does every day. And it started as it always does: with birds, schoolchildren, and car horns. No national holiday here. I’m looking forward to going out in the streets to hear the reaction. The best reaction I’ve heard so far: “Black...

‘Race Relations’

  November 6, 2008

All morning I've been talking about the potential implications Barack Obama's presidency may have on race relations not only in the United States, but the world over. While I have a problem with the term ‘race’ as a concept, this is a fantastic article on what it means to be...

Israel left uneasy by Obama victory

  November 6, 2008

Israeli officials in Jerusalem on Wednesday reacted to news of Barack Obama's victory in the US presidential election with a degree of concern. Israel's leadership from caretaker Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni to President Shimon Peres all offered their warm congratulations to Obama in personal letters...

Indians Celebrate Obama's Victory

  November 6, 2008

Indians continued to celebrate President-Elect Barack Obama’s victory on their blogs today. Their love for the future leader of the United States is clearly evident, with many writing posts thousands of words long about why they love him so much. Bloggers talked of how they admired Obama because of his warm nature, nice smile and oh-so-good looks. There were also those who even expressed jealousy how Americans could vote for such a man, whereas in India lies and corruption remain.

Debating the mystical significance of the 44th President

  November 5, 2008

For many, the number four is merely a numeral after three and before five. For those following certain Far Eastern practices, the number four and eight carries heavy significance. What happens when someone born 08/04/61 becomes the 44th President on 11/04/08?

India: Confident in Obama

  November 5, 2008

Ask not what India can do for America but what projected President-Elect Barack Obama can do for India. This, at least, is what many Indians are asking in their blogs as the world awaits the confirmation of the news. From bilateral relations to immigration, Indians are sounding off their confidence when it comes to Obama. To them, there was nobody else more qualified to be the next president of the United States.

Cheers for Obama and McCain

  November 5, 2008

They’re cheering for Camp Obama. They’re cheering for Camp McCain. They wear the pins, the t-shirts with the big logos – you name it, it’s on them. Dare say anything bad about their favourite candidate and you’re in for a major debate. Yes, they’re the new mavericks – or would want to be anyway – except of course that they’re not Americans.

Dixville Notch Makes Global Blogosphere History

  November 4, 2008

The world was abuzz on the eve of the historic November 4 election when news headlines revealed that Senator Barack Obama had already won by a landslide victory. Non-American bloggers from all corners of the globe got to typing their thoughts away early this morning, way before polling stations even opened in the US, all inspired by an isolated village in New Hampshire. Eunice del Rosario brings us the story.

Filipino Bloggers: Antidote to ‘Election Addiction’ is Reality Check

  November 3, 2008

An overwhelming majority of non-Americans are asking, “What’s next?” now that the US presidential campaign comes to an end this week. Blogs from around the world are asking the same question. However, Filipino bloggers this week have been more active than usual now that the “soap opera” they’ve been religiously following is about to have its climatic conclusion.