Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Extreme Middle

It's already the second week of the impeachment trial of the Philippine's Chief Justice. And like before, opinions are getting polarized. And even Christians are finding themselves not only between whom to side with (prosecution versus defense), but also between involvement and apathy.

It almost feels like a sports event. And oh yes, my Twitter friend AmicusCuriae is acting just like a typical sports fanatic (though she denies being one):

To which, another Twitter user asked me frankly whom I am siding with.

A question which made me sympathize with Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.

Who am I siding with?

Friday, January 13, 2012

SSSH: The Radical Art of Shutting Up by Shouting


Contrary to common knowledge, this is probably the real first word we ever learned as babies. But sssh, adoring parents wouldn't like that, won't they?

As much as we'd love to enjoy life, let's admit it: there are so many rules and laws from the day we were born, and probably more will be enacted until the day we die.

Don't do this. Don't do that.

Don't wear this; don't wear that.

Don't say this. Don't say that.

Don't behave like this; don't behave like that.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Here We Go Again

And so we started another new year. Hooray!

And again, a lot of us were excited — as usual.

And a lot of us, again, wore a poker face as we consumed the celebratory meal. As usual.

And then there's a lot of us who just faced it again with worries. Worries about end of the world stuff, worries about impending economic crises and job instabilities, and worries about possible calamities that can strike anywhere, anytime.

Like that's unusual.

And then, there's me.