Category Archives: Culture

Filipino voters should be blamed for the Philippines’ problems

I don’t think there is a point in holding elections in the Philippines. It’s so expensive and the whole process just disrupts normal activities and keeps Filipinos from moving forward. What is the point in going through something that won’t … Continue reading

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Lack of thinking and arrogant attitudes are the Philippines’ undoing

In the Philippines, there are many people who claim to have a monopoly on great ideas. They claim to know what is good for you and everyone else. Some of them get very impatient about bringing their ideas into “action”. … Continue reading

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Miss Korea 2013 meme: Have Koreans flipped on plastic surgery?

Like the way computer-aided design and engineering has resulted in the convergence of automobile design to a general look that, technologies and procedures that enhance physical appearances that have become increasingly available and affordable are now resulting in a creepy … Continue reading

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Do Filipinos understand what debates are really all about?

It seems Nancy Binay has recently become the subject of a few satirical articles. The focus of such satire is her apparent aversion towards participation in any kind of political debate during the election campaign. Court grants Nancy Binay’s Temporary … Continue reading

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Why the Philippines Failed? A Developmental Perspective

In his seminal book, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905), Max Weber, widely known as the father of modern sociology, provided (arguably among the first and most compelling) arguments on the relationship (or correlation) between ‘culture’ and … Continue reading

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Love Exciting and New

    ” Love Exciting and New/ Come Aboard / We’re Expecting you and Love’ Life’s Sweetest Reward, we’re a friendly smile on a friendly shore.” Theme from the Love Boat sung by Jack Jones.   No,  I am not … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon bombings – the questions that start with the word ‘Why’

When one gets over the initial shock upon hearing of a far away disaster like the most recent one that hit the illustrious Boston Marathon yesterday, the next mental step taken by most of us helpless bystanders is to search … Continue reading

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