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The Shift Is On

The year 2016 was a year marked by a fundamental change and a shift in beliefs and perceptions for me. My journey has taken me on different paths, nooks and crannies in search of answers to myriad questions. The core question was what’s going on and what can I do about it.

Coming Full Circle

It has been more than a year since I started blogging. Like any other endeavor in my life – blogging has a purpose. In my case, what started as a trivial stab at the pinoy cultural dysfunction, on my free time has taken me on a journey that took a hard look at the news, […]

Notes on Praxis, Dialectics, and Aporia – An Exploration of the AP Comment Threads

This post delves into the thinking behind the AP dynamics (as I see it anyway) in the comment threads which people are quick to label as thugs. Three keywords to remember – Praxis, Dialectics, and Aporia. Praxis Praxis is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted or practiced, embodied and/or realized. […]

Dead Heroes are So Yesterday or Tigulang Na Tonto Ra Gihapon

I don’t know whether I should be amused or be rolling on the floor laughing. You know why? It’s this “you need to be in the Philippines to be able to do something that counts”. You see, if I were to take this twisted logic at face value – this would mean that sa dinami […]

A Foray into Political Correctness, Hate Speech, Freedom of Expression

As the election season heats up, rhetoric heats up and clashes are bound to occur. Clashes can be good as they cause sparks of brilliance – or it can succumb to the forces of entropy and degenerate into profiling and stereotyping. That need not be the case. Strawmen arguments and red herrings will abound – […]

Intervention – Slapping a Nation In Denial

As a nation, we all agree that we want to soar. The question is do we have the wings to soar? How do we grow our wings so that we may soar? Otherwise, we will be in the too-familiar “failure-to-launch” syndrome. From time to time, we need to reexamine what we are doing and determine […]

Why Bother To "Get Real"?

The ever-affable commentator Conyo asks “Why do you bother nagging Pinoys to Get Real? “. He goes even further to ask Do you have a nostalgic loyalty to your country of birth? The typical Jolog argument says that we must serve our country of birth which nourished us. Really? Any well traveled person (such as […]