No tinikling, rondalla or cheesy folk songs. Instead, there were hip-hop, tribal drums and sopranos in Grecian gowns because, finally, the bureaucracy has realized the need to upgrade the entertainment offered to foreign guests.
It happens often enough: Traffic has caught you running late to see a concert, you haven’t had dinner, but the food sucks at the concert venue. The lesson: Leave the house or office at least four hours before showtime to allow you to eat and have a little drink somewhere, before proceeding to the gig.
A few weeks ago, I had been feeling unusually tired. It was a week where there was simply too much negativity on social media.
This Sunday, we read the story of the Cleansing of the Temple in the Gospel of John. What’s interesting with John’s narrative is that he places it at the beginning of Christ’s ministry, right after the miracle at the wedding in Cana.