Category: Such is Life

Filipinos in X Factor TV Talent Show

What’s going on in this year’s X-Factor? Well, the reality singing contest has been invaded by Filipino con-testants, that’s what. Seven Filipinos have now gone through the boot camp in just the show’s second week on air. To top this…

Australia prides itself on the many faces who contribute to its diverse and colourful culture. The many faces of Australia have skin colours as contrasting as black and white, with a variety of  colours in between like brown, dark brown…

Filipinos find it easy to hate Cedric Lee, the man who assaulted a TV personality caught in the act of raping a friend of Lee. So Lee says. A heroic deed if indeed true, just like the stuff in Philippine…

With the current public interest pricked by the Navarro vs. Cornejo case, it is a good time to write something about rape and what constitutes rape in the Philippine setting. As the public is well aware  by now, Vhong Navarro,…

If only students knew how a simple error in judgement could cost them their career or reputation, they would probably think twice before cheating in their research papers. I am talking about plagiarism, the blatant copying of another’s work  without…

     The word ‘new’ always has a positive ring to it, which explains why ‘the new year’ sounds so promising to Filipinos. It gives them a feeling of hope, especially in the wake of the recent catastrophes that befell…

One thing that does not diminish as we grow older is ‘regret’ – the feeling of sadness or frustration when something happens in our lives that didn’t go according to plan or didn’t meet our expectations. No matter how experienced…

WHO WOULD have thought that I would someday use the words herbivore, drive-in and sex in one sentence? Reading the recent lifestyle news from Asia and Europe has made this possible. There is a subculture in Japan composed mostly of technically-inclined…

This is a bad case of self-pity. You shouldn’t even call it that because the pity extends to a whole nation. Country-pity or nation-pity might be a better way to put it. The land that lies at the foot of…