I was wrong, we lost in the elections. Here I am self-soothing.

Photo from: youhadmeatgardening.com/winter-flowers There's a clip from the TV series Parks & Recreations where the lead character Leslie Knope was talking to Campaign Manager Jen Barkley. A portion of the conversation went like this: Leslie: " How do I lose to a guy like that? It's a great idea, right?" (to run for elections) Jen: …

My one and only PH election 2022 opinion post. Let’s see if this one ages gracefully

Photo by Nishant Kumar via Unsplash A reminder if you will read my long post: Respect my Onion. Thanks.  It’s the most wonderful time of the decade in the Philippines again: It’s the National Election season. However, more than the usual circus, this one coming on 09th May 2022 is very crucial. The Son of …

Speed Reviews # 6: Emily in Paris, ..And Just Like that, Cheer, and other random things

For me, 2022 has truly arrived with a vengeance. Work-wise I am filled to the brim, so I’m not able to consume media or do personal projects as much as I wanted to.  I just have to keep reminding myself that these are good problems, and like all other things, these too shall come to …

Were you robbed of life during the pandemic? (audio available)

Photo by Mel Elias via Unsplash *If you are on the go, go listen to the audio version of this post on anchor / spotify here: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/paola-fajardo9 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZilRR5gtKLhEW2o1UMSCJ How is everyone's new year so far? I understand that things are not going so well in some parts of the world. It’s as if …

On *Languishing*

The meme wasn’t lying when it said 2020 and 2021 are twins. First off, let me just say that I am very grateful for all the privileges and blessings that I have now. However, we’ve been languishing in different aspects of life for the past couple of months. It feels like the rest of the …

Blurbs: Ironic comparisons of Philippine Elections to Job Applications

Image by Becky Phan from Unsplash Philippine National and Local elections are coming soon. In my country, this season is similar to a circus where all candidates come up with their magic tricks to lure voters to elect them in positions of power. The upcoming elections in May 2022 are considered “high stakes” as there …