Thursday, August 16, 2007

Feel At Home (Bahay Mo Ba To?!)

One evening, I went to McGregor's Cafe to meet one of my sources. The coffee shop is a hotspot and most of all, it's free! (yeah unlike St*rb*cks). McGregor became an instant hit to business people, yuppies, med reps who does their reports, students (including Kitoy) and foreign germs eeerr I mean foreigners.

I don't have issues with these **"Balikatan" guys until this guy in photo went inside the shop and made it look like it's his living room.

My friend who's with my Nanay can't help it but give a short comment and say, bahay mo ba to?!

I said to myself, these Westerners already colonized us, slowly killing our local market and now somebody is turning a local coffee shop into his own living room.

**Balikatan- nope!Not the military exercise between AFP and US military personel, but foreigners who are looking for a Filipina lover.

Friday, August 10, 2007

One Ring Rules Them All?

It always fascinates me seeing somebody with a wedding ring, especially when he or she's into a demanding world of journalism. I wonder how they strike a balance between “work” and family affairs.

Do they wake up in the middle of the night to check on their cute lil angel (or their “Lady Killer”) or they’re still up because they have a deadline to beat?

Being away for days or weeks because of an assignment is a real killer. How do they cope with such pressure? They are way too far from home, risking their limbs and missed their baby’s first step.

It feels like magic to me, a total mystery…or maybe it’s just the ring.