When the nail sticks out

rants, raves and randomness

Over taxation, a strategy of a country that is at the brink of collapse

Yesterday, I visited a friend, now pregnant with her third child. Our conversation eventually drifted to the welfare/support system for non-Japanese residents giving birth and raising a child. I was … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 5 Comments

Why OFWs would rather stay in the war zone than repatriate

What does it say about a country when its citizens would rather stay in the danger zone that go home? Only 1,700 Filipinos working in Libya have signed up for … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

The South China Sea Squabbles

Tensions have been rising. China is involved in a lot of territorial disputes, there is a whole “landing page” on Wikipedia about it. But I will not talk about Chinese continental … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

America’s Colonial Burden by Robert Kaplan

America’s Colonial Burden by Robert Kaplan The Chapter about the Philippines from Robert Kaplan’s Asia’s Cauldron Disclaimers : Posted without permission. Whenever I think of the Philippines my eyes revert to … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 5 Comments

Learning to accept that no, Nora Aunor is not national artist material as per BS Aquino

First, I must say this : I am not a Vilmanian. Neither am I a Noranian. I’m just..umm.. too young to have witnessed them in their peak.  And before accusing … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 5 Comments

The incarceration of Bong and Jinggoy

If you’ve been listening to the news lately, it’s all about Bong and Jinggoy and the talks of making a “special jail” for special people. It’s tiring. First let’s talk … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty

From a country beset by all types of dishonesty, ranging from petty crimes to large scale scams worth billions and now living at the world’s possibly most honest country, I … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · 4 Comments

HIV-AIDs cases increase alarmingly because we like to fool ourselves

Something caught my attention the other day when reading through posts and articles.. MANILA, Philippines – A total of 393 new cases of infection with HIV, the virus that causes … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

The high cost of cheap

Being a Filipino, I was raised on cheap. I live and breathe it everyday. Cheap goods are your friends -numerous, undiscriminating and available when you need them the most. And you can … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Having Napoles as state witness is like having a cock in the ass[Edited]

There is something disgusting about Napoles turning into a state witness. It’s adding insult to injury, a grain of salt in our open wounds. It not only mocks our faulty justice system, … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

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