Saturday, November 21, 2009


As individuals, we are defined by our choices. By the books we read, by the food we eat, by the stuff we shop for, by the friends we hang around with, and the idols we choose to emulate. That’s why any parent worth his gray hair is on his guard making sure his young sons and daughters do not fall into bad company and get exposed to questionable influences. You must surely remember the injunction we have been brain-washed with since we first learned how to walk and talk– the “tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are” la-di-dah.

As a people, we are defined by our collective fortunes, our collective action, our collective image to the world. And yes, our collective choices ...


dimaks said...

perhaps this proves all the more the innate significance of education.. to choose wisely

Carmela said...

Hi Myrna,

I am an editor at, or asia!, which will soon be re-launched as an online and mobile platform for Asian bloggers and other writers.

Our aim is for asia! to be a place where people can get a feel for what ordinary Asians are thinking and saying and doing, a glimpse of the Asia that lies beyond the news headlines.

Our editors scour the web for fresh thinking and good writing about what’s going on in Asia. We look for interesting or entertaining perspectives on issues both big and small, and we ask these bloggers and writers to contribute their posts or to collaborate with us in one or another way.

Your blog has caught our eye and I am writing to ask if you would like to be part of the asia! network.

This post in particular would fit in our platform nicely. We’d like very much to be able to use it (or to use parts of it) on asia! and hope we can have your permission to do so. It will appear with your byline and at the end of the article we will provide a link to your blog.

We will be marketing asia! in a variety of ways and we expect this to translate into significantly wider readership for the bloggers in our network. As asia! develops, it is likely that some of the bloggers in our network will become paid contributors, that is, we will commission articles.

I look forward to hearing from you, and I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Thanks and best regards.

Carmela Mendoza

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