Monday, May 27, 2013

"Gates of hell"

Perhaps it could be a title of a new book. Dan Brown's description of Manila as the "gates of hell" received different reactions from overly sensitive Filipinos. Apparently they got offended, but why be too sensitive about it? Is it a fact that in whole Metro Manila traffic is a way of life already, we have begars on the streets, garbage is almost everywhere, flood, sidewalk vendors, criminals, underage prostitutes are rampant. Now if that is not hell on earth then i don't know what hell is. But regardless of how we view our country it doesn't mean we love it less. It is our home and we should strive to improve it. It is not as if we're not guilty of the same sin. Overly reacting to such a small thing seems to be our way of living already.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Giving up

When someone give up or broke a promise we must never condemn them. It doesn't make them a bad person, for each one of us experience life differently. When someone acknowledge his limitation it is important to act on it. Having limitations makes us human and in the end acting on it is what makes us wise.

Saturday, May 18, 2013


We often wonder how a person can survive with all this problems going on the world right now. You look at your own life and how vulnerable you must feel considering how powerless you are and yet you wonder how can someone make a difference or is it even possible to save the world without being a superhero. I am probably the most ordinary person you will see on this planet. A regular guy roaming around the city, unknown and perfectly hidden from the eyes of everyone. I do ask myself if being me would make a difference or would my existence do matter. Maybe in my small way I could. Perhaps if every individual would contribute to society no matter how small it may be it would eventually save someone. Collectively as a nation or even as a race perhaps we might save each other and how magnificent would that be.