Thursday, December 31, 2009

Conversations With My Sons

Tonight, we were watching the evening news on tv -- my sons and I. A not too usual happening since they usually come in late from work, from a night out, from a badminton or basketball game, or from whatever it is young adults are usually pre-occupied with.

As most of you know, commercial breaks on tv nowadays are outnumbered by political propaganda. On an given night, the viewer is treated or jaded (take your pick) by the beaming faces and shining promises of Gilbert (Gibo) Teodoro, Manny Villar, Noynoy Aquino, and Eddie Villanueva, not to mention those of vice presidential hopefuls and senatorables. Personally, I have to give it to these candidates, though -- many of these ads are imaginatively conceptualized and professionally, with some even subtly executed, making them visual and cerebral treats. But perhaps compliments are due the cooks? I mean, you know -- the media specialists that created them.

As my sons and I watched one campaign ad after another, I thought it was a fine opportunity to take a quick survey of my children's political preferences and views. I knew from previous conversations we had that they had not really made definitive choices, in the same way that I have not. But we all agreed happily the pickings were not as slim as in previous elections. For the first time in a long time, it seems, it is no longer a question of choosing the lesser evil. There were enough good men running.

gibo-teodoroTo begin the ball rolling, I said: "You know, I sorta like Gibo. He seems to have what it takes."

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Rudy said...

Among the "presidentiables", I kinda have a strong preference for Gibo. But... there's this question about his uncle's shady connection with the former dictator.

I guess every candidate has a skeleton or two in their closet, huh?

Gina said...

I don't know who to root for. I just always pray that whoever deserves to 'win' will 'win'. I always pray for honorable and just leaders for our country.

Hi MC! I have been overwhelmed with work ( and studies ) these past months, that whenever I get free time - i spend them in the happy, happy, carefree virtual world , where all I do is plant happily and harvest, ( and hum my way to the bank! ). Other than that, my mind refuses to function.

I do find time to read you ;) ( your fb status updates ,etc. ) tho'.

HOpe your books are flying off the shelf.

Are they now available online?

Annamanila said...


Oo nga ... the GMA connection is a kiss of death sorta. Now, I am eyeing Gordon-Fernando. What do you think of the team? Di ba firm hand ang kailangan ng mga pinoy?

Annamanila said...


Busy is good and I am glad you have time to go farm town or whichever virtual place gives you so much virtual pleasure.

Ai. Be patient, Gina. Will think of a way to send you a copy of the book. Medyo lang kase marami kayo eh. I also promised Leah, etc. hahaha

Hope you had fun during the holidays. Regards to Tony and hugs to Bella.

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

hi anna, i just got your message, sorry, ngayon ko lang nabasa yung comment on pamatay homesick.anyways, just email me on my mail

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