When the nail sticks out

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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 · 2 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 · 8 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

Defying dichotomies

There is nothing more passe than movies  full of dichotomies. Saints or sinners. Heroes or villains. Virgins or whores. From Merriam-Webster : di·chot·o·my noun \dī-ˈkä-tə-mē also də-\ : a difference between … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

When emotion trumps ethics

In line with today’s theme, let me give you Emotions by Bee Gees. I’m sure my opinion is not a popular one. But I can’t help it, can I? And … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 7 Comments

Japan and the Philippines must step up to give women greater protection

It’s a tough being a woman. In this samurai culture where your gender determines your behavior, your future – your worth, basically- nothing is worse than being a woman. Oh wait, there is. Being … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

OA is for Overacting

The Filipinos are emotional.But we are not only emotional, we are over-emotional. We are drama queens. We like to dwell on things, make a mountain of a molehill, over-analyze things. We … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

To Ariel

Years ago, I was struck by the fact that, while the Philippines seems rife with disasters and replete with crimes, the people involved were never directly linked with me. The closest … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment
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