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 […]

A Culture Of Self-Importance: Another Sign Of Immaturity In The SONA

So I’ve said what I needed to say about President Aquino and how immature I think he is. I also remember telling you guys about the inherent immaturity in Pinoy culture itself. However, now that I have time to think about all of it, I come to realize that one of the worst products of […]

Nothing Speaks To Pinoy Dysfunction Than These Two Pictures On This Ash Wednesday

  A wise man learns from his mistakes. Well the Philippines is not known for producing wise men let alone electing them. In fact it is the other way around. The more morally/legally deviant you are, the better chance you have of being elected . To me that speaks more to the essence of the […]

Miriam Defensor-Santiago: Our modern day Pilosopo Tasyo

You might encounter the term Pilosopo Tasyo (Philosopher Tasyo) or simply pilosopo in a couple of typical Filipino conversations, and is generally taken to mean “someone who takes things literally in a sarcastic way,” usually thrown at people who can’t help but nitpick on people’s faulty sentence construction for fun. While the word has donned […]