All About This New Category: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Dreamspinner Extraordinaire

I’ve been toying with the idea of creating this section for some time now. My blog is mostly about personal stuff. It is not surprising that my writings tend to dwell on life, death, and trying to deal with existence. I like to ponder about possibilities. But I also have this habit of reading about the affairs of the world.

Three years ago, I’ve taken a particular interest on the Syrian Civil War. As a Filipino, my knowledge about the Middle East is quite limited. History was not my favorite subject, at least not when I was at school. I’ve heard tidbits from my mother who worked as a domestic helper more than three decades ago; first in Kuwait, to a wonderful family who treated her like their own. Her stories about this family were told many times during my childhood that it feels like I knew them. My mom…

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