Ninoy Aquino

Sunday, Bloody Sunday: The Ninoy Aquino Assassination

Sunday, Bloody Sunday. That was one of the hit songs of U2 in 1983. It was also in 21 August 1983 a single news about the assassination of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. shook the country. I was second year high school then, reviewing for our first quarterly exams in school. I heard the news over the Read more about Sunday, Bloody Sunday: The Ninoy Aquino Assassination[…]

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold

Columbine High School Massacre

18 years ago, on 20 April 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold stormed Columbine High School with pipe bombs and gunshots. They killed 12 students, a teacher, injured 21 people, and committed suicide after. The day coincided with Hitler’s birthday and the release of KMFDM’s album, “Adios“. No one saw it coming. The massacre became Read more about Columbine High School Massacre[…]

Issa Bacsa

Happy Easter and Happy 48th Birthday!

Happy Easter! Today, I feel blessed to be 48. Yes, today is also my birthday. I just feel happy about it. It’s the year of the Fire Rooster and it’s my Chinese zodiac, too. Lucky year for me, I wish. Years ago, I wrote down on my old blog that age is just a number and listed Read more about Happy Easter and Happy 48th Birthday![…]

Reasons Why Our Marriage Would Not Work — And Yet It Does

Voltaire and I usually walk together in the morning after working from home on the graveyard shift for the same company. On our way home, he put his arm around me, his right hand landing on my shoulder and said, “We’re a miracle, don’t you think so?” I thought for a second and asked back, Read more about Reasons Why Our Marriage Would Not Work — And Yet It Does[…]

Photo taken during the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution

A Successful Coup d’Etat Known As The 1986 EDSA Revolution

I was in 4th year high school then when a successful coup d’etat known as the 1986 EDSA Revolution happened. It was a weekend of late February, I was watching Discorama hosted by the APO Hiking Society past 6:00 pm, when Jim Paredes announced that there will be a flash report coming in that would change Read more about A Successful Coup d’Etat Known As The 1986 EDSA Revolution[…]

Stephen King's On Writing book cover

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King (2000, Scribner) On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is Stephen King’s book after his car accident in 1999. It is basically a memoir that documents his experiences as a writer and at the same time, relays his advice for aspiring writers. In 2010, Scribner published Read more about On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft[…]

Lim Seng: Death by Musketry

The Public Execution of Lim Seng

44 years ago, on the early morning of 15 January 1973, an 8-man firing squad shot the convicted Chinese drug lord Lim Seng at Fort Bonifacio. The event marked a historical first in the country’s penal history as being the first and only public execution during Martial Law. Around 5,000 people witnessed the execution, including journalists Read more about The Public Execution of Lim Seng[…]

burglar

Robbery: My First Brush With Crime (As a Victim)

This was the first time in my life to experience robbery inside our home. 12 January 2017, probably around 1:30 am, I was asleep. Hours earlier, at around 10:20 pm, I informed my employer on Skype that I’ll be absent so I could rest to make up for the lack of sleep during the past few Read more about Robbery: My First Brush With Crime (As a Victim)[…]