When the nail sticks out

rants, raves and randomness

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 · 2 Comments

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

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