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Thursday, June 28, 2007


I moved to a new home,

Monday, June 25, 2007

World's first

While most countries, including my very own lupang hinirang, are struggling to dilute its dependence on oil, India is set to start producing the world's first commercial air-powered vehicle.

Some 6,000 zero emission air cars are schedule to hit the street in August 2008.

*photo ripped from

Sunday, June 24, 2007


I was really hesitant at first to buy Akon's album -- despite the fact that the price seems reasonably low, that my kids were egging me for it and I have heard some of the songs already and quite like it, and somehow I myself was tempted to buy it and rip the content to my mp3 player.

It was the "SINGAPORE SPECIAL EDITION" label that put a chill on my impulse. Reputedly a nanny state, it is expected to trim most of the expletives which would surely affect the music's artistic beauty. The store staff told me that this is not the case this time around. My fear was not really that unfounded and he himself was totally disgusted with what they did with Eminem's album before. To prove his case that this place has come of age, he insisted that I take my time listen to the (whole) album first. I know that wouldn't be necessary. I just picked the song Smack That which featured Eminem and that solidified my resolve to part with my money.

As a parent, of course I wish I could keep this world sterile and do away with all "parental advisory" stuffs. But I know it is next to impossible and would even be detrimental with my kids development and maturity. The best that I can do is walk through life with them, which in this case, immersed to their music, and hopefully help them distinguished what's good and evil and apply them to real world.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Road to perdition

The Vatican has temporarily veered away from theology and resort to "creative pedagogy" by issuing ten commandments in driving. It's practically about road courtesy, preventing road rage and accidents.

If you ask me, there is nothing sacrilegious about this. In fact, the "divine" should somehow, at least in my opinion, relate or translate to practical living. I go with the suggestion to meditate/pray before and after driving. That would keep you calm and be more compassionate with other road users. But while driving? I don’t so. It would be a tricky stunt. Driving and praying are from two different realms .

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The next generation

Why I'm not really that surprised that Arthur has his own blog already? I half expected it to be riddled with MTV's and songs from his fav band that's why it's no surprise seeing the contents. Except for heavy use of singlish, which I already castigated him, I'm really impressed.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Acid test

and now the end is near,
and so I face the final curtain...

I'm sure most of you are familiar with these lines from Sinatra's famous yet sometimes "fatal" (people were reportedly shot, knifed or mauled to death just singing this song) ballad. It's not a fave of mine and won't be musing on it though.

Erap's six-year plunder is expected to close today with final argument. The verdict is expected within 60 days. Of course, that's discounting the lenghty motions and appeals that may follow. Failing to convict the late dictator Marcos and his cronies for crimes they committed, this is a second chance to prove that justice, albeit slow grinding, can be enforced in our country.

Qouting the prosecution...
Estrada’s acquittal would “sound the final death knell for good governance in our country and irreversibly doom our generation to decades of abject poverty caused by the pernicious effects of continuing pervasive corruption”.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Ooops, they did it again!

Ramos did it with Robin Padilla without much funfare. He did it "clandestinely" but unfortunately, media got wind of it. He was wise enough to keep mum and let the news died a natural death.

Erap did it with Dolphy's son. He did it in good faith claiming he didn't realized Dolphy's son was on the pardon list that he signed. Duh?!

Now it's La Gloria's turn. She has commuted the sentence of convicted rapist Jaloslos from life to 16 years. Behold, since he had served the 13, he will be out in 3.

It despicable enough that they are letting the child rapist out, but justifying it as humanitarian?! That he has health problems, and everything went thru the process of paying political debt blah, blah, blah…?!

Why not simply say it's the president's prerogative! It may not be ethical but it's legal. End of the story.