Tag Archives: tragedy

Ika-labing isa ng Setyembre, 2001

I just remembered that today is September 11, and while wandering around the internet, I found a video tribute to some of the Filipino casualties on that tragic and fateful day. I guess it serves as a reminder that 9/11 isn’t just an “American” tragedy – it was everyone’s tragedy …

(“Saan Ka Man Naroroon” is a traditional Filipino ballad, and is roughly translated as “Wherever You May Be”)

I like films, but one of my closest friends does not …

“Aoi”, the close friend in question, and I were raised, more or less, in the same community. We went to the same school and university. We had endless talks, played pranks and went on the occasional adventure or two together. But one activity that we rarely did together was to go a movie theater and watch a wide-screen flick. The reason is really quite simple – Aoi isn’t into films as much as I am. But on those once-in-a-blue-moon occasions when we did go to the cinema, there were 2 movies that we both enjoyed immensely –

“Dead Poets Society”

and

“Good Morning, Vietnam”

 

Magandang umaga po, Robin Williams – at maraming, maraming salamat po …

(Good morning, Robin Williams – and many, many thanks …)

 

‘Silent Light’ – In honour – The Philippines

Thank you for this. Let us remember, let us learn, let us rise from all of this …