This is a first for me: reading blow-by-blow accounts of unfolding big news while far, far away from home. Nothing really big happens when I happen to be abroad. Well, I do remember being in Singapore in 1998 for a debate tournament when Joseph Estrada captured the presidency, but there was no Internet back then and it was something that everyone expected anyway.
Right now, I’m ten thousand miles away from home in bitter-cold Sweden and reading about Trillanes walking out of his hearing and taking to the streets. Thank God for inquirer.net and abs-cbn online, and of course, for free hotel wi-fi.
But no one — absolutely no one — relays the news better and more colorfully than my alarmist, reyna-ng-agit-prop mom who texted me around 3am Sweden time, as the whole of Scandinavia sleeps:”HALA, BAKA MA-THE TERMINAL KA DIYAN!!!!”