DANCING with the Inmates

Real love isn’t our love for God, but his love for us. God sent his Son to be the sacrifice by which our sins are forgiven.–1 John 4:10

CRIMINALS. That’s how we see them. But more than the nine-word legal term for people who have committed a violation of what we the constitution is right, these people are also human beings who laughs, cries, and prays.

Having the opportunity to see them firsthand, I should say it was scary because of the personal prejudice and prejudgment we put on ourselves for what the society is telling us. Yet seeing them dancing with enthusiasm and happiness changed my whole perception of them as fully dangerous people.

I got the chance to dance with the YouTube and world sensation Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center inmates with the song “Nobody” by the Korean group, Wonder Girls.

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Missing SEOUL

Seoul, South Korea the “Seoul (soul)” of Asia has developed and progressed like a lightning when its economy boomed high with the currency leveled as that of US dollar.

In the past three years, the Tourism department recorded a growing number of Koreans coming to the Philippines for English education and vacation. In fact the Koreans top the highest foreign visitors in the country.

Not only does this nationality dominated the islands of the Pacific but also influenced the Filipinos with its unique pop music. Yet these influences brings neo-colonialism anew. Continue reading