A Nation Divided, A People in Danger

After the hullabaloo about the Yaya Meal incident (all credit goes to the author of said articles, Willyn Trabajador and Kate Natividad, respectively), I think it’s time we look at the issue from a wider angle. As I see it, just like our inability to appreciate silence and listen to what others have to say, this […]

Appreciating the Silence: A Lost Art in the Philippines

I was never a big fan of Holy Week and its festivities. Being raised Christian, I was always told by my mother to learn to appreciate the silence during Good Friday and Black Saturday. When I grew up, I called bullshit on the idea and decided that it was probably just my mom finding a […]

My List of the Best and Worst of Life in the Philippines

I don’t recall ever coming up with a personal List of the Best and Worst things about living in the Philippines.  In a practical sense for my lifestyle demands, I would have to say the worst aspects out number the best nevertheless; the things that are best here are very special and hard to come by […]