If I wait until I can figure out what postmodernism is, I'll be stuck writing for money until I die. Crisis of faith for the faithless.
There are those for whom casting illusions aside are relatively easy. And there are those whose journeys from faith to logic are superhuman odysseys.
INTO THE FRAY
Again we leap into the fray.
In a world where information and ideas can be accessed instantly, there are still those who chose to live in ignorance, who refuse to test their beliefs against the touchstone of science, who would rather live in a bubble instead of imbibing the universe.
ON DIVINE JUSTICE
Verily, I say unto ye: If we are going to rely on divine justice or karmic retribution then we might as well stop catching and punishing criminals. If we are going to believe that there is a better world beyond this one then we might as well stop getting out of bed and merely wait to die.
I try not to think in terms of what is legal but in terms of what is just. After all, with enough money and power and good lawyers, you can prove anything in a courtroom. I'd steal a million bucks from a corrupt politician to fund a livelihood project for a poor community if I can get away with it. It's not legal, but you can't tell me that it isn't just.
Cool is when you don't show them how fragile your self-esteem really is, how paranoid you really are, and how much of an outsider you really feel like.
Indios on the train wearing South Korean hairstyles. It ain't working, dudes.
And then one day you start suspecting that you have been born twenty years too late.
Ang rebolusyon ay bahagi ng ebolusyon.
In the search for truth, we abandon our gods.
Each time I go to the grocery I am reminded that the world is a cup filled with idiots and that cup runneth over.
Penitensiya is just spiritual videoke. You want to pay for your sins? Go do something that's actually beneficial for your fellow humans.
For my hatred is both my boon and my bondage.
One man's religion is another man's superstition.
Money begets power. Power begets money. Thus the world turns. Gotta get me a bigger piece of that pie.
Wouldn't life be more interesting if we had prehensile tails?
The power of gods and devils flows to those willing to pay for it. Blood has always been spiritual currency.
ON REVOLUTION AGAIN
Ang ginagawa natin ay isang rebolusyon, hindi isang relihiyon. Sa bakuran natin ay walang pilosopiyang maaaring maging banal.
I can only wish I had known you better and, when my time is up, I'd be as loved as you.
An agnostic is a closet atheist. A skeptic is an atheist trying to be polite.
Self-honesty is the greatest virtue.
You let go of people who let go of you. That's all there is to it.
ON COOLNESS AGAIN
The art of cool is the art of looking like you don't give a flying fuck even when your heart seethes with wrath. Act cool but keep your fangs sharp.
ON REVOLUTION YET AGAIN
Your personal revolution should be but a moment of destruction, of struggle, of annihilation, of blood and thunder. The violence should be blistering but brief. If it drags on for too long without success, it's a failure. Then you have to change your tactics.
Art has always been a reflection of reality. Entertainment for the masses is the little brother of art. Thus when reality improves, entertainment improves Translation: Please don't blame us for the stupid things you see in movies and television. We just work here.
The good news: the glass is half-full instead of half-empty. The bad news: the water has germs.
Maybe I should email President Aquino to tell him that I have a solution for every single problem in this country and that he should make me Glorious Supreme Leader for life.
ON MASSSAGE PARLORS
You have to understand that I've never been to a massage parlor because of the fact that I don't like total strangers touching me. I found a solution when I saw a friend's massager. It didn't turn out to be such a good idea. My hair got caught in it.
I don't really think being the only Catholic country in Asia should be a source of pride. It's like being the only dude who has a Canon camera in a room full of Nikon users. So what?
Sola Fide: Faith Alone. It's the belief that our faith saves our souls, not the good we do unto others. But if we give more importance to good works, we'll discover that we do not need faith. We can be each other's messiahs.
If only writers can be as supremely SUPREMELY cool as Hank Moody, the Christ of wordslingers.
Well this is me not giving a fuck anymore. Prostitute, spread thee thy legs and earn thee thy bread.
ON DRUG TRAFFICKING
If there's anything GTA Chinatown Wars for the PSP has taught me, it's that when pushing drugs, one should stick to heroin and cocaine. Weed, downers, ecstasy, and acid aren't very profitable and will just waste your time.