Three groups

The first group is comprised of those who like a little thrill in their lives.

"You know," he says, "what's the use of living if you don't get to have adventures?"

"What do you mean by that?" I ask.

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Boom. Boom. Boom.

I would never have thought that the introduction of digital television in the Philippines would benefit those in public transport. Very quickly, the buses I've ridden on have switched - mostly the ones on EDSA, but the buses I took to and from La Salle a few weeks back also had the "mahiwagang black box" - and are now carrying programs much more clearly than before.

Yesterday I was on one of those buses. I came from Makati, a trip that, while inconvenient, is necessary, since that meant I get my laptop back and it no longer makes this very noisy sound. (I should have had the HDMI port fixed, though. I mentioned it to them but I don't think they got around to it.) I was seated comfortably - thankfully; carrying a laptop on a bus still makes me antsy - so I had nothing left to do but watch whatever's on television.

Granted, I wasn't paying that much attention. I had a podcast on. I had a queue, all of a sudden. Anyway, the thing on television - it was a movie, a local movie, one of those movies from the early 90s. You know, that comedy-action-romance hybrid? You know the trope. The protagonists stumble upon some scheme while going about their daily life. They essentially give chase. They find some pretty chick along the way. They go against all odds and somehow survive. They don't become superheroes - that's what the police are for.

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Potato worship

I know, this is not Potato Corner. This is from Orange Brutus in Cebu.

From a marketing perspective, well, good for them. Good for them. Theirs is a ubiquitous presence, sure, but you go to the Internet and it's venerated like a God, perhaps disproportionately so.

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This so-called war

I don't know if I'm qualified, or what passes for "qualified" these days, but I have a few thoughts, if you may.

Yes, illegal drugs is a big issue in the country.

Yes, these things can kill you, as we've seen over and over.

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The old stomping grounds

I am a creep, I know.

I did not need to eat, but I felt I had to. What else do I do? Sit around this McDonald's not buying anything?

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