Posted in March 2014

Wish They All Did

‘Happy to find out I’ll train again soon! The best of both worlds, indeed. Getting back on a different stadium is also fun when your audience joins you. I used to make all the losing teams perform on their last day of training. It’s always better when there’s a choreography. Here’s a video of one … Continue reading

Weathered

Weathered

Like a rock The wind blows parts of you away The water washes more towards the sea Causing edges, reshaping you Seeing more, seeing through Staying put Till it’s due And you are rock no more But the soft soil that used to surround you

A TEACHer, Not a FLUNKer

A TEACHer, Not a FLUNKer

This is the ever-witty quote of Lady Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago today. When I was a child, one of my goals was to teach. That isn’t anything new in my family because I have a lot of cousins who chose that as their profession. I guess we owe it to our grandfather who became a teacher … Continue reading

Tagalog: Dying a Painful Death

Tagalog: Dying a Painful Death

Originally posted on Likha ni Chokulats:
The national language of my beloved country, the Philippines, takes many names. From the 1930s to the early 1970s, to the latter half of 1980s; it was called Pilipino, Tagalog, and Filipino; respectively – the latter being the most politically correct term for “Filipino” refers to Tagalog that includes…

My Cynical and Grateful Country

My Cynical and Grateful Country

“She [even] further cited improvements.” This was presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda’s comment when Commission on Audit (COA) chairperson Grace Pulido Tan described the chaos in handling aid for Yolanda (Haiyan) victims. What day is it again? Oh, March 18, 2014. When did the most powerful tropical cyclone of the year Yolanda strike? November 8, 2013. It’s been more … Continue reading

The Stalker’s Hate

The Stalker’s Hate

There’s REAL hate in the world — there’s REAL violence and there’s REAL inhumanity. I leave for Lebanon tomorrow, tomorrow morning for the Syrian border, when you see that kind of suffering, when that exists, the more people would just meditate on that, the less time there is for certain kind of petty judgmental hate… … Continue reading

Love Your Pits!

Love Your Pits!

Not a lot of Filipinas are comfortable exposing their underarms or, rather, people tend to make a big fuss out of women’s underarms. An outsider would probably wonder why. So what makes us shy? Oh, the many issues we have! It can be any or a combination of the following reasons: “not comfortable wearing sleeveless … Continue reading