Our Fascination with the Impossible Dream

"...boxing isn't really about dark vs. light or good vs. evil. It's a match sport. Some matches are perfect—both players come into the ring to give their all, and sometimes it gets emotional you'll see grown men cry either for joy or grief while watching it. Like seeing works of art."


So the senator thinks getting a mugshot is just like one of his photo-shoots. Stealing from the people he swore to serve, and still he smiles as if everything is okay. I am angered by the "special treatment" criminals with money get in jails that we pay for (thanks for the insightful post, Heckler). There should be a way for us, the People, to tell … Continue reading Shoot!

Comedy gold or tragedy?

The social networks are abuzz once more with news of this or that senator's "performance" during the hearing on the Pork Barrel Scam earlier today. Pork barrel jokes are even trending on Twitter. Yes, the Senate hearings produced stuff that were comedy gold! I mean, it would really be funny—if not for the fact that … Continue reading Comedy gold or tragedy?

Who’s mental now?

Overheard while in the salon: "Ang ganda pa naman ng dalaga, kaso Buday." Hmm. Naka-ngisi pa si Manang. Would you call a person with a hole in the heart, "Butas"? Or someone with liver problems, "Senggo"? I hope not. But why, oh why, is it easy for many of us to call a person with … Continue reading Who’s mental now?

Mortality check.

In an instant, your whole world can change. When we received news of Bespren Johnny's untimely demise last Feb. 3, the pain over how he died made my head spin. I thought about his wife, Ate Regine, and his son MJ. Losing a loved one through natural means like sickness or old age is painful, but losing them … Continue reading Mortality check.

Psalm 28

This afternoon, our neighbor Nonie Samonte gave us really sad news. Kuya Nonie is an unsung hero who ministers to street children and their families in Cubao, LONG before Efren Penaflorida got that Hero award from CNN. Anyway, last week one of Kuya Nonie's "alaga" was admitted to the National Children's Hospital because of a … Continue reading Psalm 28