Why is Manila as good as any of the best cities in the world?
Manila's history at crossroads between the east and west makes our culture and history completely unique. We were postmodern before it was even cool. The people are friendly, charming, creative, intelligent, and an absolute reflection of our tumultuous yet multi-faceted past. The Manila Bay sunset and Intramuros are also one of a kind. No other city in South East Asia can claim anything as close.
What's your final word on the following?
Gilbert Teodoro: Kindly run for senate in 2013. Then work for Charter Change.
Noynoy Aquino: Please don't screw up. Please stop listening to Kris, and please remove Mayor Lim's hideous statues of your parents from Roxas Boulevard and Burgos Drive. They're blocking the view of Intramuros.
Kris Aquino: Stick to showbiz. Political consultancy is way out of your league.
Boy Abunda as Department of Tourism (DOT) secretary: Just as insane an idea as having Carlos Celdran as DOT Secretary. Emily Abrera, FTW!
Imelda Marcos: Sheeee's baaaaack. And with a vengeance. Well, whether you like her or despise her, you can't ignore her and what she contributed to Philippine society back in the mid-—70s. I wouldn't change the channel on her just yet. The fat lady is still singing.
The Church: Stop meddling in things you don't know about. Namely: sex.
The Reproductive Health Bill: I hope it will be filed as House Bill #1. Moreover, I hope it becomes Passed Bill #1 as well.
Your sexuality: Why does everyone ask me this question? Am I the only openly bisexual person in the world? Jeez. Cary Grant, Marlon Brando, David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Drew Barrymore, and [a very popular Filipino matinee idol] are all bisexuals. Wait. Hold off on the last one. Not quite sure about that one actually.
What made you marry your wife? Once you meet her, you would realize why nobody would ever let someone like her get away. It was her decision to marry an idiot like me as well. Perhaps the better question would be: "What the hell made your wife marry someone like you?"
Photos from Carlos Celdran's Facebook.