Saturday, February 04, 2006

World Moves On...

Lance and Sheryl call it quits, scores die at a stampede while lining up for "Wowowee," and the peso hits P51:$1 (the government calls this a victory; I say let's be guarded with either criticism or praise after things settle down).

Good week or bad week? Well, if you're a romance fan, it's bad. Call it anything you want, but given a fingernail of a chance, it would be great to hook up with Sheryl Crow. Sweet music, indeed.

Nothing of course, will replace all the dead people who perished in the stampede, but surely tri-media, the columnists, and the politicians will have enough fodder to talk about. Such is life in the Philippines.

As an OFW, realisitically, I'm glad of any sign that the Philippine economy is improving. I'm just a little skeptical of the pronouncements of this particular administration. In any case, it's always healthy to be skeptical of ANY administration.

On to more personal things: my random pick for today is "Music from Another Room" from 1998, featuring Jude Law and Gretchen Mol, with Jennifer Tilly backing them up.

"You know how when you're listening to music playing from another room? And you're singing along because it's a tune that you really love?

When a door closes or a train passes so you can't hear the music anymore, but you sing along anyway... then, no matter how much time passes, when you hear the music again you're still in exact same time with it. That's what it's like."

Yup, sounds just about right to me. Tell you what, let's flip a coin, you call it, and if you win you can call the last week good or bad as you like. It's just par for the course, and the world moves on.

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