What I Took With My Morning Coffee

Saturday, January 15, 2005

With Heads Held High

With morale going low in the Philippines especially with threats of a coup looming, heavier taxes, intrigues in the Palace, etcetera, it is comforting to note that at least we can still hold our heads high. There is at least one thing we can be proud of and that is the knowledge that three Filipino... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

And Even The Blind Shall Text With Their Cell Phones

Our local boys have come up with an invention that interfaces Braille with Cellphones. Here is a report about it. The invention potentially increases the market for cellphones and at the same time "empowers" the impaired to communicate. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Of Presidents and Poll Surveys

I really don't know how significant are poll surveys for determining the mind of a people, especially when one is dealing with Filipinos. The following report appeared in todays newspaper about another popularity survey made about Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Please notice the statements I have... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

The Train Tragedy

This morning I woke up late. The night before, I was up until 3AM fixing my website. So when I sat down at the table for coffee, I couldn't find the papers. One of the friars, it seems, had taken the paper to his room. So I went looking for back issues instead. I found the Saturday papers still... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Newspapers and Tabloids

It is striking that the most maligned "news tabloid" is actually giving us more insights into Philippine news affairs. The big newspapers with their big name reporters and editors seem to whitewash the news. This is probably one of the reasons why our people would prefer the lowly tabloid to the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

With What Eyes?

There are two ways of looking at the world and its events: to look at it with the detached eyes of the philosophers or to look at with the heart of a poet. The philosopher looks at the world sees at all the follies of humanity and laughs at them. This is the idea behind the Spanish saying "tomalo... Sign in to see full entry.

Our So-Called U.S. Observers

A tagalog news report from a local tabloid carried this article: Bush Avoids Gloria (Macapagal-Arroyo) US President George Bush refused to receive calls from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and may continue avoiding any meetings with her during the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference summit to be... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 8, 2004

The Holy See On Sustainable Development

Below is the address given by the representative of the Holy See to the United Nations. It is published by Zenit.org and is presented here for your perusal. Holy See Addresses Sustainable Development Cites "Essential Principles of Solidarity and Subsidiarity" NEW YORK, OCT. 6, 2004 ( Zenit.org ).-... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 6, 2004

More Funny Emails...

You know you are living in 2004 when... 1. you accidentally enter your password in the microwave. 2. you have not played solitaire with real cards in years. 3. you email the person who works at the desk beside you. 4. you have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3. 5. your reason for... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 3, 2004

Funny Emails

A former government official now in retirement in Hawaii sent me a funny email with the following contents... Cark Park Solutions There was a church that had problems with outsiders parking in its parking lots, so they put up a sign: CHURCH CAR PARK - FOR MEMBERS ONLY Trespassers will be baptized!... Sign in to see full entry.

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