Rio de Janeiro’s endless beaches and lush tropical forest will be a photographer’s dream during the 2016 Olympics. But zoom in on the likes of once-pristine Guanabara Bay, and the picture is of household trash and raw sewage.
As write this, I turn a year older. However, I remain in the same 35-39 age bracket in the Boston Marathon and still need to run a BQ in 3 hours 40 minutes in order to qualify.
Japan’s four-time Olympic swimming champion Kosuke Kitajima has announced his engagement to a 27-year-old pop singer.
By Norman Bordadora
Senator Antonio Trillanes wants the country’s national sports associations to replace Philippine Olympic Committee chair Jose “Peping” Cojuangco, Jr., weeks after the Philippines once again failed to win a medal in the recently concluded Olympic Games in London.
By V.P. Vamenta
This Bystander week ending has got to be one of the most eventful in my recent Stateside visits. Highlight, of course, was the four-day Summer Olympic Games in London as viewed on TV. Then there was my viewing on TV of the rare first-season showing of two outstanding movies of the year, my learning more about the latest high-tech terms which is a Eureka! experience for this low, no-tech “ignoramus” and my visiting and being again this time with my two remaining children, two remaining in the States with the passing away last year of one of three, and getting in touch with my recently immigrated son who is not allowed yet to come to the States, and all of this in this partially disabled year starting my nonegarian decade in the States. There, I have finally accepted and revealed my status!