Maybe I should focus my writing on something else for a while.
Another week has gone by without any writing on my end, and I’m beginning to worry whether I’ve lost the passion for writing.
One of the problems has been time, there being too little of it. I’ve been immersed in a number of things, which, in turn, have kept me from the keyboard. However, I’m starting to get into the rhythm of the school year, so I should be able to find time to put my thoughts down.
Another problem is the lack of serious topics. For the past few years, I’ve kept my eye on the national scene, and have written at length on a number of issues, particularly the corruption of the previous administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Compared to rapacity of the Arroyos, the current government of President Noynoy Aquino has been pretty lightweight in terms of scandals. So far, the most serious scandals have been the Manila hostage crisis and the problems regarding the shooting buddies of the President, namely, Land Transportation Office (LTO) head Virginia Torres, and Local Government Undersecretary Rico Puno.
As for the President himself, the most serious charges would be his ill-timed purchase of a Porsche, and his apparent lack of action on important issues.
While I would agree with Conrado de Quiros when he wrote that President Aquino hasn’t done anything wrong or truly corrupt, the fact remains that President Aquino has been perceived to have done nothing substantial in his first year of office. The current flap with China over the Spratly Islands may be an opportunity for President Aquino to rise to the occasion and show his mettle, but I’m not really confident that he will. I’m hoping that he’ll prove me wrong.
The bottom line at this point is that I’m just not motivated to write about the Aquino government the way I was during the Arroyo administration, which may say something about my own biases. So far, the Aquino government hasn’t done anything the level of what Arroyo and her cronies did. If it does, and I’m hoping it won’t come to that, I’ll definitely be fired up to write about it here, but that time hasn’t come.
Maybe I’m just burned-out. After all, I have kept to this blog for seven years, and having written extensively about Philippine politics, maybe I’m just tired of seeing the same mistakes being committed over and over again. I wouldn’t be surprised to discover that I’d been repeating myself about the same issue over the past seven years. If such is the case, it’s time for a change.
For those who’ve been following my blog over the years, I can’t assure you that I’ll be writing more regularly from here on. It’s ironic, I know, considering the title of my blog. I’ll be doing some thinking, and maybe some brainstorming on topics that I’d like to write about. Hopefully, something positive will come of it, and I’ll be a better writer for it.