A Makati Observation

Last Saturday, I went on a trip to Makati because I needed to buy a how-to-speak-German book from Goethe Institut. It was a quite an enlightening trip because I pursued myself to open all my senses while I was there; it’s rare for me to go to Makati, so I made it a point to enjoy every second of it.

First off, I have to say that I don’t have anymore pictures aside from the one above because my DSLR is just too big, my smart phone was stolen last year and my mother didn’t bring her digicam, and I didn’t want to use my mother’s phone because it looks so girly, hence I’d look like a feminine tourist hahaha! However, I still looked like a tourist nonetheless.

My preferred outfit for a normal day would be: a polo shirt/T-shirt, shorts and a pair of footwear that requires no socks e.g. Sanuk or Crocs (YES, I love Crocs). I swear I am not making this next bit up; I could count the number of people wearing shorts in a single hand throughout my 4-hour-stay in Makati. I saw two Caucasians and one Korean wearing shorts; plus me make four people wearing shorts in the Salcedo Village area. I felt so out place when I saw everyone wearing pants. Forget the fact that everyone was wearing business attires; I just felt detached because of my shorts hahaha! Continue reading “A Makati Observation”

My First Post for 2012 – Dream Jobs are for Dreamers (part 1: Books)

Tomorrow, I’ll be having my job interview at my University. After some careful thought into what’s next to come in my career driven life, I have concluded that I will not be able to sustain and let alone thrive on my dream career/s. The Philippines is no place for people like me, who have something different to offer, to grow into something that people would find noteworthy. So what is/are this/these dream career/s? Let’s enumerate these:

Book reviewer (Check out this lovely home library here)

I have always loved reading books. It’s an amazing invention that humans have developed over the millenniums. Many people take for granted how amazing a book is because of the digital age that we live in. Even though I read books through my kindle, I still believe that eReaders and eBooks will never be able to replace a book’s essence. SO, back to the main topic lol. I want to be a book reviewer because I want to know how other people think, and I want to help them by giving my insight on how they can deliver their stories to their readers more effectively. Another main reason why I want to be a book reviewer is because I don’t want our children’s children’s so-on-and-so-forth to have books that we call “Literature” *coughtwilightcough*. Continue reading “My First Post for 2012 – Dream Jobs are for Dreamers (part 1: Books)”

The Cultural Critique on Maggi Magic Sarap TV Commercial

I got an message on my facebook earlier today; it said that I got a 20/20 on my Genders final paper <3 So if can stand to read a long document, then here you go :D

P.S. This has Filipino language and Filipino culture; so it may be difficult for you to understand.

P.P.S. watch this video before reading the document

Isaiah Patrick V. Alix

The Cultural Critique on Maggi Magic Sarap TV Commercial

The TV audience of today has one aspect that I despise very much, and that is being completely oblivious to what the media is telling them. People just wait to get spoon-fed with information then complain a lot when media holds back information. Furthermore, we have no idea if the important information they may want to divulge is either true or false.

The case of former president, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, has come to a point in where she has been restricted from flying to another country—to receive treatment—and arrested in St. Luke’s Medical Center’s presidential suite. As the conspiracy theorist that I am, I can’t help but acknowledge that this—her injury, flight restriction and arrest—must be a plan to get to get herself out of this problem. How is this possible? I wouldn’t know. We must take into account that Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is an extremely intelligent person: She studied in Georgetown University for two years and achieved a consistent Dean’s list status. She graduated as a magna cum laude in Assumption College with a degree in BA-Economics (T.S., 2011).

Her achievements in academics does not stop there. Gloria Arroyo took her Master’s Degree in Economics in Ateneo de Manila University. She then studied for her Doctorate Degree in Economics in University of the Philippines – Diliman. She taught and held high positions in University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University and other various schools. After graduating from Assumption College as a magna cum laude, she went back and became the chairperson of the Economics Department (Office of the President, 2007). Add to that the many years of experience in political work; who’s not to say that all the events that are unravelling around her are not to her and her family’s doing. Continue reading “The Cultural Critique on Maggi Magic Sarap TV Commercial”

I have Discovered My Type of Buddhism

A couple of days ago I saw this trailer in one of my facebook groups–Filipino Buddhism. I got myself a copy of it, and I finally found out what kind of meditation I needed. Here’s the trailer:

As you can see, this movie is EPIC. Not just because Jackie Chan’s there (well partly anyway), but because it deals with Buddhism, and I love Buddhism LOL.

I watched a the movie until [SPOILERS] Continue reading “I have Discovered My Type of Buddhism”

New Book: A Discovery of Witches

Ever since Katipunan (the town where I live) got Fully Booked, I’ve been visiting it almost every week. I go there and I stay for over an hour; I go through rows and rows of books, picking up and reading the back of each one that catches my eye. So far my mother hasn’t had to drag me out of there because I spent too much time, which is a good thing considering I’m in college and I gotta utilise my time etc. (which I’m not doing so well now :p I have two papers to pass tomorrow and I’m not done with the first one).

Back to Fully Booked.

Yesterday I was supposed to go to school and direct a play for my class, Humanities and Literature. I asked my Asst. Director if we had rehearsals, and thankfully we didn’t. She told me that due to the early call-backs, we didn’t have to meet that day. So off I went to Fully Booked. Hurrah! Continue reading “New Book: A Discovery of Witches”