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and then desire, see, is creeping up heavy inside here [Aug. 18th, 2005|06:25 pm]
Milena
[mood |loved .]
[music |very good stuff]

float away here with me
an evening just wait and see
but tomorrow go back to your woman
i'm back to my world
and we're back to being friends
wait and see me
tonight let's do this thing
all we are is wasting hours until the sun comes up it's all ours
on our way here
tomorrow go back to being friends

tonight, let's be lovers

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http://sewa.org/globalisation/important.htm [Jul. 22nd, 2005|03:54 pm]
Milena

what can we learn form the ground level perspective on the consequences of the global and national forces that go under the labels of “globalization” and “economic reform”?

i. The effects of globalization and economic reforms on poor women are highly differentiated and nuanced, so a blanket analysis or stance is not justified. Some features of the economic reform process, such as reducing the role of the state in Forestry, and some consequences of greater openness, such as the easier access to international markets for poor women’s products, are beneficial to poor women. But other features are not.

ii. Despite the benefits of globalization and economic reform, the three troubling features identified from first principles—relative decline in unskilled wages, increased risk and vulnerability, and a declining bargaining power of unskilled labor—are indeed seen in ground level experience.

iii. Maximizing the benefits and minimizing the costs requires active management of the process of globalization and economic reform with the outcomes for poor in mind. A hands off policy, is not an option. Strategies for management should be developed by listening to the experiences of the poor and their representatives.

 iv. In some cases, managing the negative consequences may indeed involve some slowing of the pace of reform or opening up, as in the case of the mechanization of the construction sector. In all cases, direct interventions to enhance the skills of the poor, and to develop insurance tools to manage the risks they face, will be crucial. These interventions need to combine government action and action by organizations of the poor.

v. The poor, and especially unskilled poor women, need organization to counteract the growing economic power of capital and skilled labor as a result of their greater national and global mobility. Organization is also the sine qua non for representation of the interests of poor women in local, national and global policy making councils.

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there are a few things that really put a bounce in my step... [Jul. 6th, 2005|05:51 pm]
Milena
[mood |bored ...at work...]
[music |"the sounds of MDOT"]

1. Brazilian culture shock ;p

2. someone who entices my interest

3. a great hair day

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i love my puppy!! [Jul. 5th, 2005|10:16 pm]
Milena
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are you the now or never kind? [Jun. 29th, 2005|11:59 pm]
Milena
[mood |goodgood]
[music |u2]

today was the best Last Day of Class of my life

our sociology 330 class final was this afternoon, i was late (as always) but to make matters worse, i forgot to bring a blue book (it's actually green, it's just lined paper that you write final essays on - they sell 'em at the bookstores and such). no biggie, i got one anyway, took the test, Mike Macarenhas got pizza for us and Carolyn bought cake for him and got "So Long, Canuk!" written on it. soooo good! the cake was amazing.
after class, 6 of us from class and Mike all headed out to the peanut barrel for good conversation.
note: the peanut barrel is a little pub with out door seating (but only for 21 year olds) which meant that carolyn and i were transformed to "Liz" and "Rachel" for the afternoon. it was great! they totally took our IDs so we just chilled and drank with the prof and the other kids (drank = had a few beers). To top it all off, our prof. picked up the tab! it was so great! I dropped money for tip b/c it was so nice of him to cover all 8 of us, and the entire experience was just great! it was really hot and all but still, good converation + cold Oberon is such a perfect combo.
I started talkig to this kid, Chris Anders, and we joked around/made fun of each other, and then it turns out he was the guys' RA at 6 west last year. Yep, that's right - we LIVED ON THE SAME FLOOR! and i didn't know him! it was pretty funny.
since i'm a light-weight, 2 beers left me feeling light and on air, carolyn on the other hand, took down 5 (3 hour period, not like slammed or anything) and then she was done for the day.
as Chris later said "beer plus sun equals sucks"
so yeah, great afternoon, good people, great talk, great beer, good times, new friends - here's to summer!
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(no subject) [Jun. 27th, 2005|09:57 am]
Milena

Can one desire too much of a good thing?

the answer, of course, is 'probably not'

As You Like It

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yeah... no joke... [Jun. 21st, 2005|06:31 pm]
Milena
[mood |shockeduhm...]

today i fell asleep at work... while sitting RIGHT NEXT TO my boss as he was going through a computer program of what he wanted me to do on my next project. he was in the middle of talking when he shook me and said "wake up!" and then "wow, i've never put anybody to sleep before"

i'm soooo getting fired ;p ok, not really 'cause let's face it - it's a government job!

what happened was; i had two midterms on monday and i pulled an all-nighter sunday-monday and didn't sleep much last night b/c i woke up early to go to work, so while we were sitting there, it was pretty silent except for a soft hum of a printer off in the distance... it was just so relaxing and we were staring at a computer! but i'm still embarrassed...

it's just a shame because he was the cute boss ;p
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(no subject) [Jun. 16th, 2005|12:01 am]
Milena
[mood |numbnumb]

somewhere out there exists a certificate for your birth...


...don't take it for granted
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(no subject) [Jun. 6th, 2005|07:43 pm]
Milena
[mood |depressedso disappointed]
[music |one vision - queen]

some
where
over the rainbow
blue birds fly

birds
fly
over the rainbow
why then, oh, why can't i?

some day i'll wish upon a star
and wake up where the clouds are far behind
me

where troubles melt like lemon drops
up way above the chimney tops
that's where
you'll
find
me

some
where
over the rainbow
skies
are
blue
and the
dreams that you dare to dream
really do come true

if happy little bluebirds fly across
the rainbow
why, oh, why, can't
i?
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on Lindsay's command... [Jun. 2nd, 2005|12:22 am]
Milena
Top 5 Songs: (these aren't really in order)
1. "these are the days of our lives" queen
2. "dancing days" led zeppelin
3. "your woman" whitetown
4. "vesti la giubba" leoncavallo
5. "never had a friend like me" Disney's Aladin


now, this part means that the people i tag have to do the top 5 thing in their journals.

1. Hannah
2. Julie
3. Steve
4. tracey
5. Caitlin
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