Book Club Pimping
Read or Die. 'nuff said. And tell them I sent you. =)
19 Years Ago
Another news article that my boss showed me, one of the concealed news article today is "Survivors, kin of victims still await justice 19 years after Mendiola massacre
By Katherine Adraneda." To make a long story short, agrarian reform, dissatisfied farmers, and a rally gone wrong (and you thought getting hosed down during a rally was bad).
If there's one thing which unified the Philippines yesterday more than EDSA 2 or EDSA 3 ever could, it was Filipinos cheering for the victory of Manny Pacquiao. Whether you were rich or poor, Catholic or Muslim, natural-born or naturalized, Filipinos were on the side of this great boxer.
Of course it was interesting to note that the malls were virtually deserted. Even Mega Mall and Robinsons Galleria were having telecasts of the fight.
Personally, I grew up not being a sports buff, but more recently, thanks to huge servings of manga (more specificially Hajime no Ippo), I had no problems imbibing the commentary of the fight (I knew what a Southpaw was, as well as what it really means to be a counter puncher). Taped the fight, and it was actually a one-sided battle as Manny was dominating, including two almost-K.O.'s in the early rounds (but of course, Erik Morales won [in points] during some of the rounds).