Friday, August 08, 2008

On second thought

I changed my mind. I think I'm not getting that Acer Aspire One. I might go for the full notebook instead of a sub-notebook.

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The Beijing Olympics opened this evening. I've waited for some time for the Philippine delegation during the parade of participating countries. Unfortunately, when the Philippines' time to show up came, it only merited about three seconds on TV.

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Another journalist has been killed. I had several interviews and most of the questions asked by colleagues is: What can we do to stop the attacks?

What should we do? If only I know.

What I know is that government must do something more to look for the perpetrators of crimes - all crimes, not only those committed against media practitioners.

Second, we should always be careful.

Third. I really don't know. How can one fight evil?

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What in the world am I doing at past two in the morning when people are asleep?

What in the world one must do when life is short and there's a lot to enjoy - books, the Internet, stories of people (the ordinary and not-so-ordinary), the silence of the night, the noise of the city, stringing up words that nobody read.

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The Olympics will start later today. I will be there, albeit virtually.

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Some people have been waiting for this day - 888 (August 8, 2008) - when luck is supposed to hit those who believe.

I will most likely sleep the whole morning, grant an interview for, all of publications, a real estate magazine, spend the evening monitoring the news from Beijing, and hoping to have that Acer Aspire One from Singapore by next week.