When the nail sticks out

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10 Things I’ve learned in Japan

I’ve lived in Japan for six years. Not full six years mind you – I spent the first two years practically back home (when I fled Tokyo after the earthquake … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Proud of not being proud to be Pinoy

I recently came across a post that asked : Are Germans proud to be German? Here is an interesting reply to that question by a native German : It is … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sex and cheating in Japan and the Philippines

The Philippines is experiencing a population problem. The Philippines has a population growth rate of 2.04%, one of the highest in Asia . Demographics of the Philippines. Wikipedia. <¬†https:// en. … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

The country on rush

There is this drug that I tried once, a long time ago when I was a college student. It came in small dark colored bottles about the same size as … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Assholes : A theory by Aaron James (complete)

A couple of days ago, I saw a video that epitomizes the problem with the Philippines : There is no better word to describe this guy except that he is … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

Divorce, the way forward

5 years ago, 2 years into married life, I bought my own pad- In my mind, I called it my “divorce pad”. Of course, I wasn’t really planning to get … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · 4 Comments

When in Asia

I was away for practically a month. Here are some fantastic pictures to make you salivate — The Philippines. My Home break Singapore. Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is the first … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

What does it mean to be fair?[edited]

A co-worker has recently left the company to move to a bigger company, a Japanese conglomerate based in Osaka. Asked why she decided to leave, she was blunt : I … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 9 Comments

Dealing with the truth and criticisms

If you are going to ask me to describe the Philippines to someone who hasn’t been there, I’d say it would probably look like pre-revolutionary France, with some minor modifications. … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why rude cab drivers still ply the roads of Manila

There has been a hot topic on my news feed about an Ateneo student, Mark Buraga, and a cab driver. If you haven’t seen it yet, here it is : … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

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