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Month: August 2009

Eat the Rich

“We can afford to buy properties,” Congressman Mikey Arroyo says.  In his mind, probably, the kind of corrupt legacy associated with his family’s name is the direct result of them being rich and in power.  It’s the kind of “inggit lang kayo” and “talk to my lawyer” complex often used to justify excess in the upper echelons of Government: if you can afford it, then you should.  Never mind the irregularities or the anomalies.  You can’t prove anything, and if it happens, everyone does it anyway.  A persecution complex, if you will.

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The Girlfriend Seekers

The Internet is an awesome place.  It’s not actually a “place,” as it is a medium… more like an environment.  The ontology of the Internet is something not worth discussing – much less blogging about – but there are many interesting “places” on the Internet where interesting things happen.

That didn’t make much sense, did it?

Wanted Girlfriend(Click the image for a larger picture)

The moment you start talking about “mail-order brides” in this country, the sensibilities of Filipinos – like a Senator, for example – erupt in explosive indignation.  Then again, when you have “Wanted: Girlfriend” advertisements at JobsDB – from European expats, at that – you kind of expect people to start ranting and raving about how the anonymous dude should be deported for engaging in behavior that trivializes Filipinas.

I leave that to Mr. and Ms. Internet.

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A Thousand Paper Cranes


It was origami in the wee hours of the morning.

There are the boats and the planes, but I can never seem to make a crane.  They say that when you make a thousand paper cranes, your wish will come true.  Yet every time I tried to make one, the paper tore up at the wings.  The beak may be a bit skewed, or that I can’t get those even, symmetrical folds that make good paper cranes.

What more for a thousand of them?

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