The alternate universe of Bruno Mars

24K Magic is the time machine we need


Just recently, Bruno Mars appeared in ‘60 Minutes’ and talked about his childhood in Hawaii. Before becoming the local “Little Elvis” and the three-time Superbowl performer, the 31-year-old singer revealed that him and his family were homeless at one point. It was a phase in his life that even most of his friends don’t know. When the bird zoo called “Paradise Park” closed down, they lived in a one-room building inside it where they shared one bed. The building doesn’t even have a bathroom.

At one point during the interview, the host asked him, “happy memories?” to which Mars answered, “the best.”

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Filipino Pride

Had Manny Pacquiao’s latest victory against Mexican-American Jessie Vargas happened in another time, in another landscape, in another context, the Filipino people would be rejoicing in amazing proportions right now.

But Manny Pacquiao’s latest victory happened during a time when the best of his physical strength and mental resolve have been used to snatch a seat in basketball courts, in Congress, and in the Senate. Manny Pacquiao’s latest victory happened after a series of losses, after announcing time and again of his imminent but postponed retirement.

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