Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tao Lang Po... Ba? (Are We Really "Just" Human?)

I just read this article about a
padjak driver who died, and just like the writer - trying to find blame is so tempting, so easy, so... natural.


Sometimes it's so easy to fall into a trap of prejudice, hiding behind 'protocols', 'precautions', and other social/bureaucratic red tape to avoid taking responsibility or simply show concern to someone in need - dubious or sincere.

And yes - I'm not talking about the guards (who actually had more heart in this story) or those who were around the scene. I'm talking about us: you and me - wouldn't we have acted with the same indifference?

Saturday, June 15, 2013

For Tatay - on Fathers Day

I'll be turning 32 soon— but no matter how old(er) I get, I always feel like a kid when I'm around my father. Not that every memory of him is rosy - he is as faulty as any ordinary father. But I guess it is his very imperfection that makes me proud of him.