Red-Hot Non-Valentines

“for whatever we lose (like a you or a me) / it’s always ourselves we find in the sea”–e.e. cummings A friend’s Facebook status revealed her thinking of ways to celebrate Valentines Day without having to go to crowded restaurants and challenging parking conditions. True enough, Valentines Day has become synonymous with heavy traffic, overpriced … More Red-Hot Non-Valentines

The Way Back Home

“Mom, look! It’s the Millionaire’s Hotel!”, exclaimed my kid, pointing excitedly to a dingy, blackened two-storey affair in the seedy part of Pasay. “The outer part is ugly, but I bet the inside is beeeeautiful!”, was the sibling’s reply. I didn’t have the heart to tell my kids that the target clientele of the Millionaire’s … More The Way Back Home

Secret Virtues

According to philosopher, mathematician and social critic, Bertrand Russell, “No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.” Considering how people readily believe the worst news about even their close friends, Russell was right on the equation on this one. In the local scene, I can think of the bedimpled political turncoats who traded their long-storied … More Secret Virtues

The Forgotten Crimes

While our legislators spend much floor and media time fighting over and discussing politics, they forget that their main function is to review and update our laws to ensure that they continue to be relevant to our society. There are many laws that need to be amended or modified, if only our lawmakers start doing … More The Forgotten Crimes

Idols

“Mommy, it’s Kim!” I’m placing the blame for this blog on Erica Rhodes. Chelsea and I were watching American Idol when Barney and Friend unexpectedly made an appearance on the show.  Thankfully, the kids have reverted to watching Barney DVDs before bedtime, instead of the more violent Power Rangers and Tom and Jerry shown on … More Idols

Sophie’s Song

My kids are so over their High School Musical DVDs. For two months now, their musical of choice has been Mamma Mia! which stars  Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and the lovely Amanda Seyfried, who plays  Sophie. Most of the time,  though, they doze off  sometime after Super Trouper. It’s little wonder then, that they are partial to songs that … More Sophie’s Song