What Aldub got right (and wrong) about courtship, love and romance

You probably have been living under a rock if you haven’t heard of Philippine television’s current most popular characters from the noontime show Eat Bulaga, Alden Richards and Yaya Dub (Maine Mendoza in real life), better known by the portmanteau ‘Aldub’. It’s very hard to ignore the buzz surrounding the celebrity “couple” Aldub particularly since […]

Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza rock!

Well you know what? Crucify me here in GRP but I gotta admit to the appeal of the budding romance between Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, the latter a.k.a. ‘Yaya Dub’. I’m sure a lot of marketing folk will spend their entire careers studying just how the “AlDub” pair turned into a media bonanza for […]

Happiness without Pride is Possible… and Better

A lot of defenders of Pinoy Pride are insisting that pride is necessary for happiness. I believe this is based on a lot of misconceptions about happiness. Much of people’s concepts are being formed by popular culture. For example, the Pinoy Pride culture promotes boasting a fellow Filipino is a better boxer than another. If […]

Gay Marriage in the Philippines?

It seems that the Western World is going nuts with the success of the push to have gay marriage approved. It’s all over Facebook, Twitter and just about every other social media outlet. As of late, the craze has reached the Philippines and everyone has gotten themselves into quite a bit of a bind with […]

Whatta guy: Philippine President BS Aquino and Pia Wurtzbach rumoured to be dating!

WTF? Make her brother “happy”?? According to an ABS-CBN News report this was Kris Aquino’s request to current Miss Universe Philippines title holder Pia Wurtzbach after rumours spread that she and Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino were an item. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach also known as Pia Romero (born September 24, 1989) is a Filipino-German […]

Say goodbye to #hugot forevah!

My timeline is filled with hugotrons. Who and what are hugotrons? They are poor sods who are sawi sa pagmamahal (roughly translated: broken-hearted). The term is derived from the Tagalog world hugot which means to extract or yank away violently. So why did hugot come to be associated with heartbreak? As far as I am […]

Is Over-Romanticism A Problem?

As a commenter previously mentioned, the unprecedented success of the show Mari-Mar prompted the rise of modern teleseryes. Ever since then, local TV had never been the same again. Now, all you really see on local channels are shows of similar nature or at least contains elements thereof. While I have never developed a liking […]

The Delusion Of Idealism

Once upon a time, there was a Prince who loved a Princess but their royal parents didn’t want them for one another and tried to keep them separate. However, against all odds, the Prince and the Princess got together anyway and eventually have a daughter together. The Prince and the Princess were originally intended to be […]