Joseph Gonzales
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Normal schnormal
by Joseph Gonzales - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
This coronavirus lockdown has given us many new terms to learn and familiarize ourselves with --such as that ubiquitous “lockdown”.
Tragic lessons
by Joseph Gonzales - May 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Whatever the opinion columns or social media posts you have been devouring since that fateful night say about why and who is to blame, make no mistake. The ABS-CBN shutdown is still a tragedy.
Leadership look
by Joseph Gonzales - April 26, 2020 - 12:00am
In these times fraught with uncertainty, a leader who can inspire and provide hope and direction is key to surviving.
Fear factor
by Joseph Gonzales - April 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Everyone’s just trying to wrestle with this insta-challenge called “quarantine” in his or her own way.
Vocab lessons
by Joseph Gonzales - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Collins Dictionary has bestowed “climate strike” with the distinction of being the word of the year (although those are actually two words).
Greed control
by Joseph Gonzales - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Grab has us grabbed by device.
Annual retreat
by Joseph Gonzales - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
In Siem Reap, I was speaking to a Danish couple about the world in general. For some reason, the conversation veered towards the increasing polarization we were observing.
Plot twist
by Joseph Gonzales - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
J.K. Rowling is mixed up. On one hand, she stands for many principled beliefs, like racial harmony and sex equality.
Gift giving season
by Joseph Gonzales - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Still on waste. There is a powerful article titled “The Gift of Death” published by the Guardian in 2012 about “pathological consumption” that’s been making rounds in social media.
Poppin’ plastic
by Joseph Gonzales - November 3, 2019 - 12:00am
It was after I visited an art exhibit in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, which featured plastic particles found inside the stomachs of birds and fish, that I started becoming more conscious of plastic consumption.
Lessons from a martyr
by Joseph Gonzales - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Accolades, left and right, front and center, rained down when the news came roaring round that activist Carlos Celdran had passed away at the young age of 47.
American ban
by Joseph Gonzales - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Time for a lot of Philippine officials to whisk off to America.
Make-up tips
by Joseph Gonzales - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Justin Trudeau's dashing good looks and my own fanhood aside, I find this new issue of him wearing blackface (and brownface) ridiculous.
Typhoon Tirade
by Joseph Gonzales - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Typhoon Marilyn is upon us. "Marilyn?" You might ask. Since when did 'Marilyn' become a Filipino name?
Toilet training
by Joseph Gonzales - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Let's talk about toilets. Or as they are also called "washrooms" or "comfort rooms".
Exit plan
by Joseph Gonzales - August 11, 2019 - 12:00am
I was talking to Kevin, a Hong Konger, about the unrest currently playing out in their streets.
Customized response
by Joseph Gonzales - August 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Customs has revised the pesky Customs Declaration Form all travelers have to accomplish prior to entering Philippine borders.
Uniform views
by Joseph Gonzales - July 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Gender issues have been the hot topic in the capital lately, what with Pride Month coming and going. But the conversation isn't over yet, as other nuances are made the subject of discourse.
Truth telling
by Joseph Gonzales - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
It's the end of June, and Pride month has come and gone. In the capital, many embassies such as the Austrian, Dutch, and American delegations to this banana republic unfurled rainbow flags and sponsored a plethora...
Extra'd in HK
by Joseph Gonzales - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
If there's any direct relation between the reviled Hong Kong extradition bill and the Philippines, that came into clear focus when our former secretary of Foreign Affairs, Albert del Rosario, was held for six hours...
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