Tag: 2012

Of the SONA and (Apparent) Common Sense

I was on the Recto platform of the LRT today, as I would be on any ordinary Monday. I had a bad headache, which I tried to stave off with music in my ears and a slow shimmy on my hips. I stood within the lines that marked where the train’s doors would be, in…
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July 12, 2012 0

The Myth of the Magic Piece of Paper

When I was young, all I wanted were medals and pieces of paper to tell me that I was awesome. I still have a whole portfolio of certificates and medals to tell me that I was great in debate, mathematics, science, and writing. When I was young, I loved looking at that portfolio. It seemed…
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June 12, 2012 0

Musings on the LRT

Let me get straight to the point, as I’ve been chewing on this idea for a while. Why do people pack themselves into LRT trains? And why don’t people line up? I’ve been riding the LRT since September. It’s the fastest way to get to work. Plus: It’s a great way to stay fit. I…
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May 12, 2012 0

Dear Mr. Clavio

(This is in response to broadcast journalist Arnold Clavio’s declaration on TV that the Men’s National Football Team was “pretending to be Filipino” – “in his words, “nagpapanggap na kayumanggi” – a declaration that was not taken lightly by many Azkals fans.) I haven’t written a blog entry like this in a long time. The…
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March 12, 2012 0

The Magic of Real Compliments

I overheard the neighbors chatting last night, while I sat in my room. They were four or five men, all husbands and fathers who lived in their compound with their families. They were talking – almost shouting – about which celebrities and starlets they thought were the most shapely, the sexiest, the hottest, the most…
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February 12, 2012 0