Are Filipinos Caught in a ‘Fatal Fantasy’?

I have written a few articles about the way that idealism seems to be so overrated in the Philippines even though people all too often miss the spirit of their intended ideals. Instead of becoming better people through perseverance and a sense of pragmatism as other fledgling nations have in their respective histories,┬áit’s sad to […]

#50ShadesOfGrey is actually a love story!

I caved and watched Fifty Shades of Grey last weekend. Weeks of derisive “reviews” equipped me with low expectations when I entered the theater. Well, for that matter, low expectations are good things to carry with you into any movie! It’s the best way to get the most out of the pesos you shell out […]

Homages, Fanfics, Parodies and Ripoffs: Defining Plagiarism

This is not meant to be a critical article but one that begs the question of just what is originality and why so much media in the Philippines is often branded “unoriginal”. I mean, just what does it mean to be “original” in this day and age and why does it have to be an […]

Virtue and Wisdom are the True Aims of Education

There is a grain of truth to our present malady namely, that our educational system has failed us! The answer must be “yes” and this modern day education system has in fact, failed the whole world. The world has built many colleges and universities, yet we have no peace because what we consider education is […]

Money or love: What do Filipino women want?

What do women want nga ba talaga? Obviously romance sells. The lot of cheesy movies and telenovelas themed on love and romance attests to this. I haven’t seen it yet (though I plan to see it, time permitting) but the latest kilig-fest The Mistress, I heard, is a big hit. According to the reviews, both […]