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Seeing Sex Scandals

Since when did people scandalize sex, should a scandal always hint about sex? Are we supposed to see or understand sex scandals in the first place? The recent sex video of a respected Filipino journalist and an unidentified woman resurrected a dormant desire in people to rumor, to explore and to moralize. Gossiping is a […]

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Can Cheating in a Relationship be Justified?

What do Anne Curtis, Bea Alonzo and Maja Salvador have in common is not only their superstar status and thespian talent in both the big screen and the small screen but also their affinity towards the role of the mistress, the other woman, the querida or the ‘illegal’ wife. What makes Iya Mendoza — Who […]

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Man and Woman (Take Two)

A car cut right in front of ours and my driver slammed on the brakes. He muttered, “Women drivers!” I looked at the other car’s driver and sure enough, it was a woman. “How did you know?” My driver replied, “Nobody cuts like a woman does.” Another day my driver was looking for a parking […]

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The ‘Picture’ of Elections in the Philippines

Not all was light and hope in the last elections, there was a dark side to them. Agence France-Presse pointed it out last week. The elections also produced a “rogues’ gallery” of winners. Those rogues are: One, Imelda Marcos, who won 88 percent of the votes in her husband’s turf in Ilocos Norte—she herself is […]

Hatter to Alice (Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska)~ 'You used to be much more. You've lost your muchness.'-courtesy Alice in far the best film version , only Tim Burton could've pulled it off :) Johnny Depp Mad Hatter, Johnny Depp Movies, Alice Tea Party, Alice In Wonderland Tea Party, Film Tim Burton, Chesire Cat, Johny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Mad Hatters

Confessions of One Mad-Hatter

The pitch-black darkness of the less starry eve has eroded all traces of conspicuousness; transmutating fleshly elements into a single compound of malignant strength, aided by invisibility and slight hissing; grey silhouette transgressing underneath fences like a mythical serpentine crawling into some secluded rustic meadow, hoping for the one final catch. Lights out; back door […]

In days, when the UN holds an emergency summit on climate change, we need to deliver the largest petition ever for a world powered by clean energy. The petition number will be read out to every world leader at the summit! Click now to sign the petition! Wilde Life, Especie Animal, Us Election, About Climate Change, Survival, Our World, Animal Rights, Global Warming, Politics

Straight Talk about Climate Change

There is a wide consensus that climate change is the most pressing issue in our age. We see and experience the signs of climate change: the increased air temperature, the rising sea levels due to increased temperature in the oceans and the melting of the ice caps, the weird climatic patterns like the occurrence of […]

The Lens of Feminism: A Look at Motion Pictures Brave, Frozen and Maleficent Female Characters, Disney Characters, Frozen Theme, Maleficent, Filmmaking, Science Fiction, Brave, Fairy Tales, Lens

The Lens of Feminism: A Look at Motion Pictures Brave, Frozen and Maleficent

Children’s literature and film finally took an irreversibly valiant turn. While the film Mulan (1998) gave the young girls and women of the world an example to take after, it took almost 5 years for the same genre to regain its strapping sense of femininity and sturdy sense of self in female leads. Powered by […]

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Pathways to Holistic Health and Well-being

I am very fortunate to have attended a half-day health seminar entitled “Health Made Incredibly Simple” last June 28, 2014 at the Wellnessland Health Institute here in Cebu City. Dr. Romy Paredes, a medical doctor who turned to integrative medicine, and now, transformation medicine, gave the bulk of the lecture on how he journeyed from […]

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The Roots of Violence and Conflict and our Search for Peace

The beginning of violence in the human race has its biblical explanation with Cain’s killing of his brother Abel. The cause was Cain’s envy of Abel who obtained the favor of God with his sacrificial offering because he brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock while Cain brought only some of […]

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When Gays are Killed

The recent murders of gays (apologies for my politically incorrect collective term for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, transsexuals, intersexuals, neutrois, among many other sexual characteristics, gender identities and social categories) in the country and in several corners of the world are not only disturbing but also are catalyst for questions that are difficult to answer. […]

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Why Death Makes Us Alive

This paradoxical statement does not aim to add more heat to the intense argumentation whether or not there is life after death and whether or not there is actually a metaphysical or non-material form called a soul. Let us leave this intellectual-moral impasse to those who brand themselves as dualists and nihilists, among many other […]

What The Storm Did “For” Us With All My Heart, Believe, Community, Awesome, Travel, Life, Voyage, Viajes, Traveling

What The Storm Did “For” Us

To say what Yolanda did “to” us is unprecedented — destroying communities and somehow crushing the lives of thousands of people. Scenes from the typhoon still remain ubiquitous to this day but I believe with all my heart, as many other Filipinos from all over do, that behind tragedy and disaster, are miracles waiting to […]

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Borrowed Time

Of all days, my computer died on me on Christmas day. It’s the worst thing that can happen to a writer whose lifework is in it—and who has a deadline to meet. It started ailing on Christmas eve, but my son JC worked his magic and it was healthy again. “It’s living on borrowed time, […]

How to Make Moss Graffiti. Creating living, breathing moss graffiti is an eco-friendly and exciting way to make art! Also called eco-graffiti or green graffiti, moss graffiti replaces spray paint, paint-markers or other such toxic. Outdoor Wall Art, Outdoor Walls, Outdoor Living, Outdoor Spaces, Moss Grafitti, Graffiti En Mousse, Garden Art, Garden Design, Moss Garden

Growing in Grace

Growing big and growing old seem to go hand-in-hand. I can say this with authority as I continue to traverse the road toward numerical maturity. I can’t speak for the rest of the baby boomers of my generation, but I have certainly grown bigger on many dimensions with every calendar page thrown away. For one, […]

Have you heard of the interrobang? New punctuation mark, coming 2013 Change Is Good, My Love, Exclamation Mark, Rhetorical Question, Question Mark, Punctuation, A Team, Typography, Culture


The origin or parents of the interrobang, a.k.a. Interabang, are my favorite punctuation marks. Why? Well, first, what is interrobang? It is a nonstandard punctuation mark meant to combine the functions of the question mark (interrogative point) and the exclamation mark (known in printing as “bang”). Put them together and you get: ?! Some dictionaries […]