I'm taking a short break

Posted at 06/28/2012 5:18 PM

(Editor's intro: Raissa, foreign correspondent for South China Morning Post and Radio Netherlands, is an independent blogger.)

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The last few months have been draining.  I felt very, very tired after the impeachment trial of ex-CJ Renato Corona. So I’m taking a short break to recharge,  and to think what direction to take this blog, together with Our Cyber Plaza Miranda – the growing community of readers who congregate in this site.

I decided to go on a short trip to the most relaxing, non-happening place I could think of – Singapore – which is safe and quiet and the opposite of Manila.

The first week of July is also  the best time for a political junkie like me to be away: Congress is in recess, the President is preparing his State of the Nation Address and politicians are on vacation.

Before I go, here are some political tidbits I’ve gathered.