news and insights about Michael Martinez’s Olympic journey is like a breath of
fresh air, amidst all the nasty talks about the Vhong-Deniece-Cedricsaga, and Ruby Tuason’s coming out party as a
whistle-blower (complete with that save-my-face attitude). This Filipino figure
skater, and our lone representative to Sochi in Russia, slowly slipped into the crevices of our
consciousness sans all the fanfare.
This local broadhseet’s editors and
assistant editors recently chose the PDAF whistleblowers as their paper’s Hero of the Year for 2013, through a
votation just amongst themselves. Out of 59 votes, the whistleblowers got 32.
Wanna know your personality traits based on the kind of snack food you prefer? Then below are the revelations of a research conducted by Dr. Alan Hirsch of the Smell and Taste TreatmentResearch Foundation in Chicago:
Cheese curls :
conscientious and always proper, cheese curls lovers can be described
with one word: integrity. They will always maintain the moral high
ground with their family, work, and romantic partners."
all start as strangers - precisely because we have nary a clue as to whom we
will bump into. But like a moth to flame, we end up with people. Cheesy or not,
we need people in our lives. We are all situated in an interconnected network
of needs, like it or not. A person has needs that only another person will be able to satisfy.
Last Christmas break, buying a new pair
of formal shoes was the farthest thing from my mind. To begin with, I am not
really into such stuff, or shoes in general. They are a necessity though, but I
have not gone to the extent of hoarding many pairs.
For the past couple of years, it has
been a normal recourse for cabinet officials to resign or quit their post if
they are not able to deliver the goods to their countrymen. As of late, Energy
Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla made public his intention of leaving his post,
for his failure to bring electricity to Yolanda-hit provinces on the eve of
"Sometimes, we wish to be a part of someone else’s
- tweeted by your blogger last December 15
The photos they post and the status updates they
compose give us a peek into their lives – the comings and goings. When they are
sad and blue, we wish to be beside them, to offer a warm embrace, and uplift
them up with words both comforting and reassuring.
December 5, 2012 / National Kidney and Transplant Institute
A year ago today, we received one of the most heart wrenching news of
our lives. After almost 4 months of diagnostic tests to determine what was
causing him severe bone breaking pain, we were finally given the answer. I
remember sitting in front of his doctor, weakly asking, "What does my son
have, Doc?", although deep inside I knew it was something terrible.
Doc answered, "he has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia."
Anne Curtis is an actress, TV host, model, endorser, and as of late, an aspiring “singer”. But she will not be remembered
for the aforementioned predicates to her name “Anne Curtis.” So far, she will
be remembered for her slapping rampage at Prive Luxury Club, early morning of
November 23, 2013.
By now, I guess all of you already know the whole story and who
were at the receiving end of her slapping spree. I was shocked with her behavior, caused by intoxication that brought to her perhaps the worst mishap in her life and career. Very unbecoming for someone perceived to be kind, well-mannered, sweet, and sophisticated.
The untimely and tragic demise of Hollywood
actor Paul Walker at a very young age of forty has prompted me to write
something about this appalling phenomenon we call death. Of all the things that
can happen to us, death is the most feared of all – whether it is our own death
or that of another person. Death is as common as the sun rising every morning,
or leaves falling from trees. But admit it or not, we have not yet accustomed
ourselves to it. When will we be used to it and comfortable with it? When we are already six feet under the ground I suppose.