Celebration of People is Overrated

Let’s again focus on this brilliant quote often attributed to U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, about people, events and ideas: It apparently means small people talk wild gossip and rumors about people (who they are likely backstabbing). Average people talk about events that they just observe, without any desire to change anything. Really intelligent people […]

My take on Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach’s quest to find a boyfriend

Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach expressed her dismay at being loveless at the moment. When asked the question, “If there is one thing she could change in this world, what would it be?” her response was not the standard “To bring world peace” but it was rather, more personal. In her own words, she said […]

The interesting timing of Pia Wurtzbach’s homecoming

All the big events seem to have come together on this day, the 25th January. It’s the birth anniversary of the late Corazon ‘Cory’ Aquino, mother of current President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III. On this day also, exactly 12 months ago, 44 elite police officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force […]

Are Filipinos Ugly?

Take note ladies and gentlemen, the title isn’t meant to be an insult or a personal attack against the Filipino people. Instead, it is a challenge and a question for you, dear reader, on what you have to say about Filipinos and whether or not you find us pleasant company. The truth is, there have […]

Ang Mga Kababaihan, Ang Kagandahan At Kapokpokan Sa Pilipinas

I would like to apologize in advance to our non-Tagalog readers for this latest article. Unfortunately, the matter to be discussed here is very sensitive and I want to be as clear as possible to my countrymen who may want to read this. Secondly, this matter is very personal and, if at all possible, I […]

The Filipino Thirst for Foreign Blood

Like some traumatic childhood memory that couldn’t be shaken off, colonial mentality still remains deeply lodged within the Filipino psyche despite decades of independence from his tall light-skinned masters. There’s no denying it: the Filipino’s awe over anything foreign still lies ingrained within his/her genes. Digging deeper, is there really a valid ground for this […]

Pia Wurtzbach’s Miss Universe 2015 title: another win for Filipinos’ legendary online voting prowess?

Filipinos had “the power to make Pia Wurtzbach win.” It’s true, because that’s according to the Inquirer.net which asserted in an 18th Decembmer report, Filipinos “can cast their votes for their favorite delegates during each series of competition in the live telecast. The worldwide scores will help determine which girl will be crowned the next […]

Our Obsession With European Beauty

So, it seems a lot of you reacted negatively to my previous article about the Ms. Universe pageant. If that’s the case, good. As I’ve said in a lot of my previous articles, I’m not here to coddle you. As I once said under a different name: “I came that you may know pain and have it in […]