If you will spend 20 mins of your time today on something, let it be on this video. This is from a professor of mine back in the day (20 years ago!) who still looks as young today as then. His name is Bobby Guevarra, and this is his magisterial lecture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geVah0hecPQ&feature=emb_rel_pause What is the … Continue reading The Reality of Unfreedoms
In the film, “A Beautiful Mind,” there is a scene where the mathematician and Nobel laureate, John Nash, proposes to his girlfriend. When she says yes, he asks for proof of her love. She responds obliquely by asking him how big is the universe. He says that it is infinite. She then asks for proof … Continue reading Intimate
In science, laws are just an expression (in mathematical code) of patterns we find in nature. Thus we learn in high school physics, for example, that Newton’s equation (F=ma) is a law that describes how things move. This law is enough to get you to the moon. Circumvent this law and you just might end … Continue reading Law
The disciples came to Jesus and said, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ So he called a little child to him and set the child in front of them. Then he said, ‘I tell you solemnly, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. … Continue reading Little
In this valley of tears, where we are divested of all that is precious to us, only the questions remain. It was only two years ago, right after Sendong, when the questions below were asked. They have been modified somewhat but the gist remains the same. The reader will please forgive me this repetition at … Continue reading Broken
You will be amazed at the rituals and incantations we make during the basketball season. I myself tried several permutations of shirts and colors in the vain hope that what I wore would somehow affect the outcome of the games. Of course it was fun even if I never really found the right winning combination … Continue reading Pray
Speech for the Ateneo de Manila Law School graduation, 15 April 2012.by Fr. Jet Villarin, SJ I have three points to this speech that is really a three-part injunction: (a) be true to yourself; be constantly true, (b) keep your life taut; stand tight between earth and sky, and (c) do the greater thing, do … Continue reading Ticket
First of all, in the tradition of twitter, I would like to ask, “what are you doing?” I don't expect you to answer this in 140 characters or less, but that question can very well be the starting point of everything there is to know about life and your place in this universe.