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Sunday, March 23, 2014


One time, I saw a female student in our school lobby, seated on a bench, her mobile phone on one hand, getting it on the level of her face, and making those facial acrobatics. So what on earth was she doing? In a faster-than-speed-of-light manner, I figured out what was keeping her preoccupied. 

Can you guess what she was up to?

Sunday, March 2, 2014


1. You do not, or rarely "like" interesting updates, photos, and other postings by people.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

MICHAEL MARTINEZ: The New Darling of Philippine Sports

Any 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-Cedric  saga, 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. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Are They Heroes?

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.

Well, congratulations.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

When Your Favorite Snack Reveals Your Personality

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 Treatment Research Foundation in Chicago:

Cheese curls : 
"Formal, 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."

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Strangers Again.....

We 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. 

Hence, we cannot survive by ourselves alone.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

This Local Shoe Brand is an Epic Fail !

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. 

Friday, December 27, 2013


The Christmas season is also a time for organizing and attending reunions. So what are the usual topics and questions? 

Here they are, without further ado…….

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Show Some Balls Please Mr. Secretary

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 Christmas day.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Part of Your World.......

"Sometimes, we wish to be a part of someone else’s world."
 - 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.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Journey to Healing by Miles Magbanua (guest writer)

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."

Monday, December 2, 2013

To Anne Curtis: You Cannot Turn Back the Hands of Time

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.