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Sustainable failure

I’m a Gooner. Ever since I got to watch bits and pieces of English football from way back in the 90s, I always admired the way Arsenal went about their game. I conscientiously followed their undefeated year in the 2003–04 Premiere League campaign and remained a...

The fashionable World Cup

The Philippines hasn’t really been a football nation. Never mind if we used to be quite good at it and if Barcelona FC’s legend’s part Filipino. Only a few people would ever associate the town of Barotac Nuevo with football. Yet, for the past month,...
Trying to catch a fourth wind

Trying to catch a fourth wind

August is marked by health issues – clear signs that I have taken very little care of myself. I have gained back all the weight I’ve lost during those bouts of weight-loss regimens over the past couple of years. Thing is, I’m already in my mid-20s...

On the outside looking in

It’s so easy to make judgments when your in the outside looking in. Going by Bentham’s Panopticon, positioning oneself in a location where you can view people inside a confined space without them seeing you gives you a sense of omniscience. There is sense...

Stress from the NBA Playoffs

It’s such a bad thing that the NBA playoff games air during the mornings this side of the planet especially if you’re rooting for the Celtics (at least until they get swept by LBJ and the Cavs, then I’d start cheering for the East in the Finals). I...

Finally! NBA Playoffs 2009

Yes! After 82 games for each of the 30 team of the regular season, we’re down to just the top 8 for each conference. I always favored the playoffs over the regular season due to the heightened grit and intensity when glory is at stake. Last season, I was rooting...