See Only the Good in People? Really?

There's a popular advise going on around the Net. It says we should see only the good in people, never the bad. Then we'll live happily ever after. If this were true, I can't imagine how Jesus had lived. He saw a lot of bad things in Pharisees and law teachers. He called them blind … Continue reading See Only the Good in People? Really?

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Real Reason We Miss People

We miss people when we don't see them quite as often. In my case that used to be true before my FB days. Not anymore. I have friends I don't personally see but also never miss. Neither do I chat with them, though they're my FB friends. But I see their posts almost daily and … Continue reading Real Reason We Miss People

Educational Trends and Policies that Ruin Our Kids

More years in school? Really? Is that the solution to the worsening educational crisis in the Philippines? If you'd hear it from "education experts" here, it's the very thing that will end all our educational woes. Just prolong the school years and our kids will come out competitive with their Asian counterparts. We're terribly lagging … Continue reading Educational Trends and Policies that Ruin Our Kids

The Sociable Who Always Felt Left Out and the Loner Who Never Felt Alone

In my time as teenager and adolescent, discos and dancing parties were the in thing. During summer especially, the youth would cook up evening parties where there'd be lots of dancing and food and lots of good-looking young people. You must be good-looking to be invited to such parties. Omer was never invited. All his … Continue reading The Sociable Who Always Felt Left Out and the Loner Who Never Felt Alone