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Big Ant Ball

Do you know what a Big Ant Ball is? Well, I didn't know what it was until when I was about 6 years old. It's not too much of a story but it goes like this:

There used to be a colony of weaver ants in our back yard and them god-knows-how-many creepers they swarm my pants all the time. Thinking to be an entomologist someday (or if that is what is called) I launched an expriment for the sake of science. And the bejesus out of me as well, not having learned to love mother nature so much just yet and respect life and all things bright and beautifully creeping, I started the project on one hot and humid afternoon.

With Rugby in tow (that local glue that comes from gasoline and styrofoam), I stuck a globule-of-sorts into a twig and left it in the open for an ant to get trapped at. Pretty soon, with the ants being well too civil (unlike us sometimes), the other ants came to the rescue of a lone ant trapped and sticking to the glue...5 hours later, I got a big ball of ants. Scared that they may exact revenge on me and creep up my pants, I helped them all out after the thingy has dried a bit. By that time though the ants figured out a way to avoid the glue and rescue the damsels and the morsels trapped.

911 heh? well we don't have that here.

posted by Jdavies @ 8/26/2002,


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Jdavies lives in Quezon City, Philippines and has been blogging since 2002. A brand manager in a leading technology company and a freelance new media/web strategy consultant, he has refocused his blogging from personal, political & sociological observations, to marketing-related efforts and Internet trends that are relevant to his career and branding advocacies.

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This blog is a depot of thoughts and observations on marketing trends which remain personally relevant to the Author as far as his marketing career is concerned. Having evolved from the personal blog of Jdavies, much of the earlier work contained herein are laced with personal speculation, political views, and similar advocacies. These posts are being kept for posterity's sake and for no other reason. No effort is being made to claim that the author will not contradict himself from his previous positions or that such advocacies are absolute.


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