i'm bahk! :-)
i'm here now but not for long, i'm afraid. ..
ok. so i'm off to indo tomorrow afternoon. i hate to sound pretentious, but well, we ARE a pretensious lot. it's an occupational hazard, hehehe. i will be rubbing elbows again with fellow "philosophers" from all over the planet... rub elbows lang ha? good thing there would be no mandatory "beso" since only one or two will be coming from the beso-loving euro cultures.
i was supposed to talk about a relatively safer sub-topic of the theme which is anything about philosophy and "culture, civilization and the perils and opportunities of globalization" -- i.e., gender and ka-women-an. in the local scene this had always been my thrust (pun intended) whenever i am tasked to give lectures and presentations, as it is my area of specialization (AOS). and based on experience it always threatens the chauvinist audience. the response is almost always frustrating. i get the most personal questions, not to mention the patronizing remarks.
but what the hell... i decided to take one step further and talk about queers too, while i'm at it. wish me luck then. it's time to queer threory. it's time to queer this planet. hehehe.
keep sending me 'yer lovin'.
be back before ya know it.
BALI, here i come!!! :-))
PS. sana lang wag ulit magka-earthquake! or tsunami! or volcanic eruptions! or kung ano man!