Month: August 2011

Clearing Spaces

Been clearing out clutter the past few days. It’s meant to make way for the new to come in. I usually pride myself with my neatness. I grew up with everything spic and span.  And so, I cannot quite stand a cluttered desk or anything out of place. But being clutter-free is not just about […]

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Green Wash

Everyone’s jumping on the green bandwagon. Seems like every brand in the grocery store is now green, “eco-friendly” and filled with “natural goodness.” The Philippines does not have a strict labeling system.  While we have the Bureau of Product Standards and the BFAD, their mandatory requirements fall short of what consumers should actually be told. […]

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Loot Bags

The looting in London happened in mobile phone chains, electric retailers, jewelry stores, and expensive clothing stores. The riots they say, were because young people wanted a taste of things they could not buy. And the unfulfilled desire- they violently resented. And so wreck what you can’t have. Better yet, sack them. Having those expensive […]

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Eat what you Sow

So I guess farming is now in vogue. Growing up I was embarrassed when I had to write “Farmer” under Father’s Occupation.  I wished then I could write something more lucrative, like lawyer or doctor, businessman or banker. I guess that’s why I became a lawyer and then married a farmer. After I had my […]

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Rain Check

The days have been hushed, more subdued, unhurried, and I find myself wanting to write more. Rains get me all squishy inside. I remember forgotten books in the closet, cotton blankets, and staying in bed a little longer. (I wonder how many children would be born 9 months hence?) Coffee doesn’t do rain justice and […]

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