Got wind of this article at New York Times: AS the Senate awaits the nomination of a new Supreme Court justice, a frank discussion is needed on the proper role of judges in our constitutional system. For 30 years, conservative commentators have persuaded the public that conservative judges apply the law, whereas liberal judges make […]Read More This just in: New York Times Suggests a Fill-in-The-Blank-Constitution..wonder if that would work in the Philippines?!?
So, in the previous post I said that I thought there was a romantic prospect on the horizon. Well, that was a bust! It came and went in the space of a week and thus I must needs go to the “Gospel of Buffy” to find some measure of comfort and truth in Buffy. I […]Read More Buffy Studies 101: All the things I know about break-ups I learned from Buffy
So there’s a potentially interesting dating prospect on the horizon and since being the hardcore geek that I am, I am always lost and stumped as to how to go about this, I have turned to television shows to help me deal with people who may potentially be the next partner. I have realized that […]Read More All I Ever Really Learned About Love & Relationships, I learned from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and other shows besides)
Just finished watching Season 5 of “Battlestar Galactica“, arguably one of the best sci-fi television shows ever produced ever. My eyes are bloodshot, I am tired, but it’s all worth it, considering it’s a great show. Since I have finished watching it, I have come to realize some important things about the human race and […]Read More 11 Things I learned from watching “Battlestar Galactica”
Heard about John Burdett from a Pinoy writer who, apart from having developed such toxic, anger-inducing snobbery that she doesn’t seem to have any plans of overcoming, does have a penchant for recommending good reads. I came across a John Burdett novel called “Bangkok Tattoo” at the SM Booksale in Baguio,pretty much the only place […]Read More Book review: On reading John Burdett’s “Bangkok Tattoo”
Apologies for the late blogging. Life has been busy with jobhunting and maintaining my sanity in this part of the world. First off, I cannot decide whether the jobhunting can be construed as entertainment or a job in itself. I had been trying to apply as an English proficiency trainer for a local government agency, […]Read More Jobhunting, Pinoy style (yet again)
From Jessica Zafra’s blog post “This just in” : “I think it’s a good policy to aim too high. It is more practical to be overly ambitious than to set a goal that is well within range of your abilities. How is this possible? Well, if you aim low and fail, you put your talent […]Read More Quoted here last: Jessica Zafra and Conrado de Quiros on success
From Newsweek Magazine: “Have you heard? Zombies are the new vampires. First it was the hit literary mash-up, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Last month it was Jennifer’s Body, the Diablo Cody-written zombie movie starring Megan Fox. This weekend, movie-goers flocked to Zombieland, which became the first surprise hit of the fall season (it opened […]Read More Are zombies the new vampires…?!?
This is escapism I know, but one needs something to cope with all the madness and chaos that is the Philippines. So here are the movies I’ve watched in three lines or less: 1. 17 AGAIN: Mike O’Donnell (Matthew Perry) – or as we like to call him, Chandler: I want to be 17 again. […]Read More Movies! in 3 lines or less!
I was a teenager in the 90s when what we consider now to be the classics of 90s TV debuted and became the hottest shows on the planet. This were: “Beverly Hills 90210”, “My So-called Life”, “Dawson’s Creek”, “Freaks and Geeks” and my all-time favorite, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” – before TV executives’ brains devolved and they started […]Read More A Gen-Xer’s take on a Gen-Yer’s take on 90s and current TV: the lowdown