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Blood and Balls

The word for it is schadenfreude. As much as I despise the President, I do wish her the best of luck after last week’s stomach upset episode.  Apparently, GMA had some indigestion following a meal of bilo-bilo (sticky rice balls) and dinuguan (blood stew).  I wonder if she had that upset stomach following that “borjer” […]

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Marocharim Meets Mar Roxas

Allow me to indulge in some self-promotion, ego massage, and to a certain extent, ass-kissing. Last night, with an invitation from Mr. Carlo Ople, a few bloggers (myself included) had a casual dinner meeting with Senator Mar Roxas, more commonly known as “Mister Palengke.”  Now before you start to accuse me (again) of being a […]

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Virtual Inanity: Marocharim Goes To WordCamp

Last night I frantically packed up my laptop and headed off to some wi-fi hotspot – I could care less where – to download iTunes. Ever the ignoramus when it comes to personal gadgetry (you’re talking to a guy who doesn’t know how to use unlimited texting), I forgot that for an iPod to work, […]

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Crispin Beltran

The only time I met Rep. Crispin “Ka Bel” Beltran was three years ago at UP Diliman, when he was a speaker at a University-wide student leader’s conference.  There I was: the idealistic, militant, vocal, arrogant, aloof, metaphor-spewing young student leader.  And then there was Ka Bel: in his twilight years, he was the first […]

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Blood Runs Cold

I was reading the papers (online, of course) this morning when I found myself seething.  My blood boiled so much that I can’t afford to flash a smile to workmates, to the nice lady at the canteen, or even think happy thoughts.  “Moved” would not be a good word to articulate exactly what I felt […]

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Sorry 'Bout Your Damn Luck*

Go ahead, sue me for what I’m going to say: I do not respect Brian Gorrell.  Sorry ’bout your damn luck, pal. So what, you ask?  What did Brian Gorrell ever do to me anyway?  It’s not like he stole cash I do not have, or that he destroyed my reputation. What really irritated me […]

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OLPC

   Back in high school, the class named “Computer” was more of an exercise in operating an overpowered cash register: at the turn of the new millennium, we were still running Windows 3.11 and learning the basic commands at MS-DOS.  In time, my school improved its computer structures and now has its own website.    I […]

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Hot Cars

   The Lamborghini Countach is not exactly my favorite: it looks like something off one’s wildest imaginations watching a Bee Gees music video.  Like the Saleen S7 and the Lotus Elise, it’s best left on the walls of a teenager’s room.    The talk of the papers today are “hot” cars: smuggled European sportscars owned […]

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