Having lived in the Philippines for many years — a country where beauty pageants are like a national sport — I know that the subject of ‘Peace in the World’ used to come up often at such contests, but whether you have watched one or not, this subject is certainly of great concern to all! And just now, when the US Elections 2020 split the American nation 50/50, my concern for it only grew! Because this whole election experience gave me a definite feeling that whichever side you supported, whichever country you live in — WE ALL LOST!

“…the well-being…


With one week left until the US elections 2020, I just came upon a great post on social media — written by an American, it gives a surprisingly positive view of a possible outcome of the elections!

That the people of the USA, instead of being at each other’s throats, would overcome their differences and find a common vision of the future! That Unity is the only option, and that the alternative is an ever-growing divide and violence. “Let’s open our hearts to each other!” it says.

No doubt it was meant well, but as much as I wanted to…


With the new school year approaching, the second lockdown being locally imposed on several cities in the UK and the talk of the second wave, I decided to feel the difference and re-read “Our House”, which I wrote at the end of the first wave. Although somewhat naive in the aftermath, the urgency of the solution it offers resonates with me even more today, 4 months later! Just had to revise the number of months I’ve been working from home from two to six— the rest follows below, untouched.

“Have you seen our house?” A young man in a tweed…


Besides ‘Mind the gap!’, there are many rules on the London Underground. Some are unwritten, for instance, ‘do not look at other people’ and ‘do not talk to other people’!

Yesterday, as I sat on the tube, one of my fellow passengers broke a few of those rules!

Before I tell you what happened, let me share some news — as you enter an underground station in London you can now ask for a free ‘Please offer me a seat’ badge and the government suggests that you’d better wear it “if you want to let other passengers know that you…


Genetically, all the nations are like the branches of one tree, all the people on this planet - one big family!

Yet, right now, we feel a widening separation between us like never before, on all levels: in the family, in the society, between countries, nations, between humanity and Nature. The coronavirus pandemic has truly sharpened our vision.

Great! Finally, people from all the corners of the world can see the importance of correcting these relationships! And this time, not just on the surface, as in business-like agreements that our human history is so full of — from police-enforced social…


Electricity is a force and, like all forces of nature, it’s invisible — no one’s actually seen it! We can only see its effect — just connect different parts of the circuit together in a certain way and see it in action — took me a few school years to learn how!

Now, with my school years well behind me, I wish I had learnt how to connect with the people around me in a positive way, in such a way as to see love in action — a truly heartfelt desire to act for the benefit of others. …


“Have you seen our house?” A young man in a tweed hat is walking down a busy London street, popping this seemingly simple question to the random passers-by: “Have you seen our house?”. Puzzled by the absurdity of such a question being asked by an utter stranger, the passers-by pause for a moment, then shrug and hurry away, most probably thinking “what a nutter!”. This was the opening scene in a music video made almost 40 years ago and, sure enough, I used to love it as a kid. The band was called “Madness” and these were the times when…


As I write this, amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. Secretary General has just called for a world-wide ceasefire, saying: “The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war. That is why today, I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world.”

Great words, indeed! So let me add my take on it… as I am sitting locked down at home with my family, children — scratching my head about tomorrow, thinking how to adjust to this new reality — and it’s not easy! …

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