Em and I stared down at the aquamarine velvet below us, resplendent under the sun that one can’t bear to look at its brilliance. Its clarity and purity hit us like calm waves, like the lulling of the sea foam hitting the body of our […]
This letter serves as an open letter for those people I’ve traveled with and for my future travel buddies. “Kahit ano” (Whatever is fine) Please excuse me if I’m not always involved in organizing or planning an excursion. Chances are, I tend to go with […]
How do we fit the concept of ASEAN identity in our warped sense of nationalism? We Pinoys have the strangest sense of nationalism there is. It’s quite a study, really. We display pride over our history, heroes, resources, food, culture and even talented individuals with even […]
I understand his reason for not running. He’s too old. All he wants is to enjoy the results of his service in the city. Let him. For those people stamping him as selfish, using Heneral Luna’s ‘Bayan o Sarili’ lines to taunt him, you’re not doing any much good. Please, just please, respect this man’s decision. If you want to make this bayan good, start with your sarili.
How can you build a training ground for rebels so that the strife in Mindanao will continue and the rest of the Filipinos will be convinced that military presence is necessary in the area? Simple. Just follow this simple solution devised by the Philippine military. Occupy their […]
My philosophy in life is to reward myself in every milestone I gained, big or small. Having your 23rd birthday is a major achievement (since you’re still here and all) and what could be a better way of celebrating one’s 23 years of existence than […]