Saw this at a yahoogroup:pagbabalikloob.
>Once upon a time in the kingdom of Heaven, God was missing for
>six days.> Eventually, Michael the Archangel found him, resting on the
>seventh day. He> inquired of God, "Where have you been?"
> God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed
>downwards>through the> clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made."
> Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, "What is it?"
> "It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put Life on it. I'm
>going to call >it> Earth and it's going to be a great place of balance."
> "Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused.
> God explained, pointing to different parts of earth.
> "For example, northern Europe will be a place of great
>opportunity and>wealth,> but cold and harsh while southern Europe is going to be poor but
>sunny and > pleasant."> "I have made some lands abundant in water and other lands
>parched deserts."> "This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very
>cold and>covered in> ice."
> The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a group
>of islands>and> said, "What are those?"
> "Ah," said God. "That's the Philippines, the most glorious place
>on earth.>There> are beautiful beaches, rivers, mountains and forests. The people
>from the> Philippines are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent and
>humorous and>they> are going to be found traveling the world. They will be
>extremely sociable,> hardworking and high achieving, and they will be known
>throughout the world>as> carriers of peace and love."
> Michael gasped in wonder and admiration but then proclaimed,
>"What about> balance, God? You said there would be balance."
> God replied wisely, "Wait until you see the idiots I put in the