Friendbucked

How pathetic (my writing) life can be? It’s been almost a month since I posted something on this blog and it’s not even something worth reading. December has always been a rush month for everyone especially for myself since there’s usually a lot...

Dispensing indiscriminate advice

People just love to give unsolicited advice. They’re annoying as they are but one thing that I really don’t like with people who do so is how many of them lead with “Tingnan mo ako…” (better translated as “Compare yourself to my...
Christmas complacency

Christmas complacency

Filipinos are not traditional. We’re complacent. Every year, we subject to ourselves to the dreary rituals no matter how adulterated these traditions have become. People would consider doing “the same thing” every year during that long stretch of 100...

Stupid is what stupid does

Life and business guru Francis Kong has this piece entitled Stuck on Stupid in the Philippine Star. Quite an insightful piece. Met Mr. Kong in a symposium once and you have to admire the simplicity of his words. Nothing fancy but they hit the semantic nail on the head...

Entertainment through stolen phones

My phone buzzed early this morning. Yes, I always keep it on silent mode so it’s just the vibrating alert that buzzed against the glass top of our coffee table. A missed call from Grace’s number. It was a bit weird since Grace would be one of the people...

Stepover nutmeg

When I was still active playing football, I really loved using stepover nutmegs to get past defender. That and rocastles. In any case, nutmegs usually provide the most effective results. Either I succeed in fake them or they miss tackles and clip me instead. Free...