An incredible march

By on September 25, 2006

The Emperor penguins knew too well that this annual mating could cost them their lives and even that of their offspring. But still they walk for more than 70 miles, endure the harshest snowstorms, swim away from leopard seals and starve for months maybe because they wanted to give a better fighting chance for their unborn chick. All these thoughts and so much more were all captured in a very beautiful documentary, The March of the Penguins.

The documentary made me realized that compared to some humans, the penguins have a strong sense of responsibility (parenting), teamwork (They have to rely on each other for warmth in a fierce snowstorm.) and selflessness (The males practically do not eat for over four months in incubating their unborn chick.) You will be surprised that these birds seemed to know that even if nature has its own way of running its course, making, protecting and raising their offspring are worth the ordeal they have to undergo and the sacrifice they have to put up.

More than a tale of survival or the breathtaking sceneries or the incredible foreplay of the penguins, this documentary tells us that in their corner of the universe, life prevails and love is possible.

I have to thank Jr3 for sharing her copy of the award-winning documentary, in exchange of course for some packs of Cebu Masareal. A “taglized version” of the documentary was shown lately in our local theaters – “Penguin, Penguin, Paano ka Ginawa?” (In reference perhaps to Lualhati Bautista’s timeless novel).


December 11, 2006

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    Jerome aka Bridget Jones

    September 27, 2006

    i haven’t watched it yet! haaaay. i’ve been too busy. but i hope i could grab some rest when i go to cebu this coming sunday. be running a training for an entire week. 🙂

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    October 3, 2006

    nice one

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    October 5, 2006

    jer, salamat sa pagdaan pare. lagi kang na-uuna magcomment. hope naging masaya stay mo sa Cebu.

    balamban, salamat pud. i’ve been to island in the sky five months ago. breathtaking scenery pare.

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    October 10, 2006

    Thanks for the comment on Gabi’s Narnia!!! I’d love to hear more about what you think about the state of the Gospel especially in your part of the world 🙂 How did you ever come across the pps to start with? hope to continue the conversation more!!! You are the first person from the Philippines that I have met online 🙂 take care!

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    deeken 8-)

    March 7, 2007

    Yeah right, and I just love listening to Morgan Freeman’s voice.


Brennan Mercado
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Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

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