Showing posts from October, 2006

2 Amazing Franks

By Frank A Hilario
How this story came about: & here ‘Frank Feldman,’ only slightly edited. As I was reading about this amazing guy, a naughty thought came to me – ‘This is ridiculous! So I’m going to write my own story out of this and let’s see who is more ridiculous.’ And so I did. * Apt image by Une Chanson Enivrante who captions it 'Ridiculously and irrationally naive' ( This I say is the perfect picture of creativity. Thanks, Une! You have a beautiful mind yourself. – The Other Frank
Frank FeldmanA man walks into the street and manages to get a taxi just going by. He gets into the taxi, and the taxi driver says, “Perfect timing. You're just like Frank.”Passenger: “Who?”Taxi driver: “Frank Feldman. He's a guy who did everything right - all the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happened like that to Frank Feldman every single time.”Passenger: “There are always a few clouds over everybody.”Taxi driver: “Not Frank Feldman. He was …

Leaving Los Baños

0558, October 20, on the bus. 'Leaving Los Baños' – that’s the text message (SMS) I send to Dr Antonio C Oposa on my Siemens A65. I have been up since 0335. I don't want to be late in my date. I promised Tony I will be there at 8. (Yes, that's how I text, in full words; my logic tells me it's good communication practice; it's good for my English - yes, the receiver's too.)Going to Manila to meet with Tony to meet with Ms Emelita V Almosara, Deputy Executive Director of the National Historical Institute (NHI), to possibly discuss my book on Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines. It’s an intellectual biography, the first ever as far as I know. I self-published it December 2005 and have been revising it for a new edition and a new title since then.On the bus, I’m writing this on a thick, special double-ring-bound college-subjects notebook produced by the National Book Store (NBS).NBS knows its market. I like the notebook; it has a nice look and feel…

Power: Global aspects, local prospects

If you can’t see any prospects in that picture, I don’t see any prospects for you. Apt image from Point&Click who captions it ‘Prospect Park’ ( Prospecting is an art and a science. In the meantime, relax! If you are anywhere near New York, if you didn't know, Prospect Park is a 585-acre urban oasis in the heart of Brooklyn, the city's most populous borough (, let us look at the prospects. But first, let us consider some definitions from my favorite dictionary American Heritage:Prospect: act of surveying or examining; location or probable location of a mineral deposit; actual or probable mineral deposit; mineral yield obtained by working an ore.Prospects: chances; financial expectations; especially of success; potential customers, client or purchasers; candidates deemed likely to succeed; outlooks; scenesHaving seen a part of New York, you may now think global, act local.Having written yesterday the entry ‘Marine Biodiversity? RP Is Center …