I’ll leave the rants to other bloggers and the vivas to Philippine history textbook fans. I’ll just share a moment of independence when I was a young’un.
One of my earliest memories involved me gaining the independence to take a bath by myself. It was curiosity, yes, I think it was, that led me to try Zonrox bleach as shampoo. The days after that I attributed it to a dare.
I got sunburn skin peels in the middle of the rainy season.
(I hope people who wish for independence got a moral out of my story.)