- True. Lawyers are trained to defend whichever side the client brings to the table. Regardless of where your passion or conviction lies, your true worth as a lawyer is measured by how well you advance your client’s interests. Ideally, where the contending lawyers are both excellent, justice in the end still prevails, because presumably, the side handling the truth will be at a greater advantage. The other side will just have to be consoled by the thought that his rights were properly defended and protected.
2. If you could switch bodies with a famous person for a day, who would it be? Why?
- Just the body? Brad Pitt of course! His is a physique I can only dream of. He he. But if we consider the life co-existing with the body, I’d love to switch with Bill Gates. Which means I’d then be using the virgin side of my brain (bobo po ako sa math!). And with the money and power he commands, my one day will surely be one hell of an experience. I’m just not sure if he’d still want it back after I’m done with it. (lol)
3. What movie changed your perspective about life? Explain.
- There had been quite a few, but I guess “Dead Poets’ Society” tops the list. I watched it at a time when luxury and I were very much strangers to each other. I was then living with an aunt’s family and I had to sneak past midnight just to have access to the VHS player. In my lonesome, the movie’s theme of fighting for his passions and even dying for it struck a very sensitive chord. I remember I cried unabashedly (well, I was alone). I realized then that while I do have a myriad ambitions to chase and dreams to fulfill, I still just have one short life to live. So drive gung ho if I must but never should I forget to smell the roses and seize the opportunity to be happy.
4. If you could bring only 3 things to a deserted island, what would they be?
- Things lang? Walang persons? He he. Kidding aside (My! These are very serious questions!), the three things will be:
1. My cellphone (hoping of course that there’s a signal there). I wouldn’t mind getting stranded for some time as long as I have contact with the outside world.
2. A swiss knife or any other multi-purpose tool. This will allow me to build at least a temporary shelter if the stay is short. If the stay gets longer, then I could use it to plant/harvest crops. If I need to be more adventurous, it could help in building a raft.
3. I wish I could say a good book pero pa-cute lang yun. I don’t think I’d have the interest to read. I’d rather have anything that would lull me to sleep. Even a transistor radio would suffice. Makapakinig na lang ng drama sa DZRH.
5. You are doomed to a life of disability. Select which one: farting noisily every hour or pissing every 30 minutes?
- It should be the latter. If there’s one thing I abhor the most, it is toilet humor. Farting in public has never been a source of fun for me, even if it were with the closest of friends or family. Pissing every 30 minutes could be more inconvenient, but it will at least require me to pass it in private. Should there be times where such is not possible, the good old Pampers will be handy. Or bladder bags.
There you go. Thanks Abaniko for these questions. I had fun figuring out what to say here.