Learn To Say No

Today, a parable. Last Monday, my two youngest kids, aged 4 and 5, asked to be carried upstairs to bed. It’s customary in our household. I do it because I know they find comfort in being gently whisked to the bedroom. Also, I’m the Best Dad Ever™. So when my kids ask me to make …

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The Race of Our Lives: Thoughts on a Manila Grand Prix

A Manila Grand Prix would be a dream. But first, better sewage, right? The most tantalising news in the past couple of weeks has got to be that Liberty Media, the owners of Formula 1, applied for the trademarks of “Philippine Grand Prix” and “Manila Grand Prix” with the Philippine Intellectual Property Office last January. So, is …

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Fitness Test

How to find out whether you’re fit or not? Easy: go run in one direction for 20 seconds. Done? OK, how do you feel? If, like me, you experience shortness of breath, shooting pains in your shins, and generally feel like dying at the mere thought of running for 20 seconds then you, like me, …

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