Saturday, August 30, 2014

Anti-Selfie Bill in the Philippines? Wait what?

In case you haven't heard of yet, in the Philippines, there's a proposed bill/law that prohibits people from taking selfies. House Bill 4807 or the Protection against Personal Intrusion Act states that people shouldn't be allowed to take pics of other people or events without prior permission.

While this is good news for people with paparazzi problems, it's a big, questionable burden for journalists who want the mass media reports to be fair and transparent. Imagine if we didn't know our local congressman was actually spending PDAF money on your nearby casino. Imagine the life our elders had during Martial Law when press releases were controlled by the government. This proposed law is no different from the earlier controversial Online Libel Law.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

My Top 15 Favorite Unique Singers (Vocalists)

All of us have favorite singers - it doesn't matter if they're just singers of EDM artists, band vocalists, singer-songwriters, etc. What matters is that you love their voice for some reason and it gets you relaxed or inspired. Here are 15 of my most favorite, from various genres, unique singers / vocalists, in no particular order.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge? How about...

While it's true that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that was initiated by Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook is making people more aware of ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) while at the same time, having fun coattail-riding with social media trends, it's also true that ALS isn't the only lifetime disease that exists with little to no cure.

Let me explain.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams: He Started a Joke

"...which started the whole world laughing." -- Bee Gees

In case you haven't heard yet, Robin Williams, aged 63, passed away this August 11, 2014, found in his home due to (possibly) suicide out of depression. He is a well-renowned comedy actor and an icon that many generations are going to miss.