It always rains in August here in Manila, Philippines. Specifically during the first week. For what reason it does so? I have no idea.
On day 7 of August, I turned a year older. Yes, I flipped another page in my life. Or should I say, added another chapter in my life.
My new business card reads, “Career Agent”. I am now associated with Sun Life of Canada (Philippines). After a few setbacks last month, I am back on track. Rise I will, shine I shall.
“Doomsday scenarios are always plentiful, but the adaptability of free markets usually averts predicted disasters. It’s only when markets aren’t free to respond – when government controls are excessive – that the sky really does fall.” – A Last Word, “Prospering through the coming depression” by Andrew Willman 1988.
A year after this book was published in Canada, an acquaintance gifted a copy. He wrote a short dedication and signed it. Too bad I could not make head or tail with his signature. I recall receiving it at a press event. At that time, I was on my second year as a reporter of the Evening Star, the afternoon edition of the Philippine Star national newspaper.
It is only now – 18 years later – that I began to read Willman’s book.
Some time in 1999, I began to write a weekly column titled, “Scenarios” which appeared in the Information Technology section of the defunct Philippine Post.
Today, “Scenarios” debuts in Cyberspace.