Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Honest Pinoy

80% of Manilans would return a lost cellphone to its rightful owner, according to a recent (though unscientific) global survey.

That's pretty good, especially when compared with Hongkong and Kuala Lumpur which both scored less than 45%.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Only in the Philippines!

Here's the link to YouTube. And check out their interpretation of a scene from Sister Act.

Really, only in the Philippines!!!

Friday, July 6, 2007

The Philippines' Incredible Shrinking Basketball Players

Now, what better symbol of hoping against hope is there than our love for basketball?

We may not have any chance of winning in - some say, even qualifying for - the Olympics, but hey, what's the harm in trying? It's like winning in the lotto... if you don't have a ticket, then you definitely can't win. But if you buy even just one ticket, then you have a chance. And then you have the luxury of imagining the possibilities.

Ah, and here at home, we can make the fantasy a little more real by simply tweaking the rules so that larger foreign-born players won't seem so tall. Check out this piece on the incredible shrinking basketball players in the Philippines.

And here's a podcast interview with the author of the same article. Note: The main interview starts somewhere in middle of the program, so load it up first then just forward to the middle of the bar.

* Featured painting: Guwardiya (36"x26" Oil on Handmade Paper by Manny Garibay).