Wednesday, August 12, 2009
It wouldn't hurt to listen and reflect on what she had to say. Maybe, we do need to listen more to children...
Wushu-Sanshou athletes competed with Asia’s finest martial arts fighters in the recently concluded 1st Asian Martial Arts Games held in Bangkok, Thailand. Twenty-six (26) countries participated in the Wushu & Kungfu event and Team Philippines’ very lean team snagged 1 gold, 2 silvers, and 1 bronze (see names below):
- ARCITA, Dembert - Bronze
- EDDIVA, Mark - Silver
- ESTIMAR, Mary Jane - Gold
- MARIANO, Mariane - Silver
Mark Sangiao also joined the team’s delegation as a coach.A total of 1,500 athletes and officials from 40 countries competed in 9 martial arts disciplines.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Since the new national artists were named, different opinions like this, this and this came out. Sadly, this is an issue that's pitting talented Filipinos against each other. In my own point of view, this is not about arrogance or elitism. It's about thinking what lessons we wish to impart, especially to the children who will someday would help define our country.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I've always been fascinated with mysteries and puzzles. For each one I've found the answers to, I'm happy. But what of this uncertainty that even I couldn't touch? There's something off with this picture. Maybe I didn't look at it as carefully as I should've. Maybe interpretations were safer than the truth. Maybe then it was just more fun not to know.
I briefly sought that level of certainty that I surrendered to self-preservation. The pictures seem like a mirage now that I allow myself to process them. Knowing this, I'm confident that even if certainty continues to elude me, this beautiful mirage still makes me happy.