Category Archives: Native Tongue

Toastmasters – Ice Breaker: Waking Up In a Nation of Immigrants

I just finished delivering my Toastmasters Speech #1: The Ice Breaker. I’ve received a lot of positive feedback from my fellow club members. They enjoyed the flow of the story, the topic, the humor, and the overall presentation. I was also voted as best speaker for the day. Sweet. This gives me confidence to carry […]

Pacquiao is Just So F@$#ing Fast

I’m not a big boxing fan but when Manny Pacquiao is fighting I can’t help but pay attention. Heck, the entire Philippines and all Filipinos in the world pay attention. And rightly so. Pacquiao is the best pound for pound fighter in the world. And he proves it again by knocking out David Diaz in […]

Bush Likes Filipino Cooks

Is it just me or is it every time Bush opens his mouth he say something stupid? Here’s another case in point of how classy George W. Bush is. (via The Huffington Post) PRESIDENT BUSH: Madam President, it is a pleasure to welcome you back to the Oval Office. We have just had a very […]

A Contemporary Last Supper

Last Supper by Joey Velasco (via Jim Paredes @ Multiply). I grew up in the Philippines so this image is very powerful for me. Even when you’re in the city you don’t have to go out of your way to see poverty-stricken kids. You see them everyday on your way to work and on your […]

Arnel Pineda Tours with Journey

Speaking of Charice Pempengco, this just reminded me that another Filipino singing sensation, Arnel Pineda, is already currently on tour with Journey promoting their new album, Revelation. Looking forward to check out this album. Journey is also scheduled to make a TV debut on Ellen DeGeneres. Hataw na naman! To those who still doubt that […]