I miss my early blogging days—not so much the writing, since only my laziness and other distractions prevent me from that, but more the camaraderie of the mini-blogosphere that was around when we early birds started out in the early years of this century.
I recently revisited two bloggers I have always had a close affinity for, frisco dude and caffeine sparks. I dunno why I stopped visiting them, just general overload coupled with my return to books over the past few years. Anyway, I am going to try to keep up with frisco and caffeine as their sites always make think and smile.
Frisco dude is such a varied site covering the whole of Asia that it is hard to describe any post as typical, yet his latest is indeed pure frisco dude. The Korean version of YMCA.
Caffeine’s current page includes this extraordinary exchange between Mareng Winnie Monsod and presidential son Congressmen Mikey Arroyo. As for Mareng Winnie, if there is a jugular why not go for it? Apart from anything else you gotta love her disbelieving uh-huh..? I don’t know what you can say about Mikey’s disastrous performance, except that his forced salesman’s smile, his pitiful explanations (many public officials do this also … the lawyers, when he comes back from abroad I am sure he can explain that ... .. if you are in doubt sue me for it), his patronizing smirks and revealing pauses, are exactly what you would expect. The only mystery is why his parents allowed him to enter such a mismatched contest.