Friday, July 25, 2014

Getting back into shape - The beginning

Now, for the past few years, I hadn't really thought about my health. I figured, as long as I didn't feel anything too disturbing, that I was fine. The bad part was, I was still thinking this way even though I was already going around 200 to 2010 pounds in weight. I was on a stack of anti-hypertension meds, too.

And then it happened.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pics or it didn’t happen: The search for trust and proof


The other day, I told some friends about the time that I jumped off a cliff. Now, it was easy to remember: I was with my high school class, and I was the only one, practically, who did not know how to swim. However, since the rest of the guys were already down in the nice small cove next to…

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Embracing our Roots, Learning from the Past


It is at once one of the greatest strengths and one of the most striking weaknesses of the Filipino psyche: Somehow, Filipinos seem to have a very short memory when it comes to unpleasant events. Depending on the context of the situation, this is either proof of the Filipino’s capacity to forgive, forget, and move on, or it could also be evidence that Filipinos are culturally hopeless, as they will be doomed to keep on making the same general mistakes over and over again.

And the sad part is, we do actually have a saying about it:
“Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makararating sa paroroonan.”

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Photo: “Memories” by Marina del Castell , c/o Flickr. Some Rights Reserved