Philippine maritime schools and the state agencies supervising them would do well to psych themselves up for the final audit by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) this October. And what better way than through music? We suggest, as a kind of hurrah song for the Filipinos, the 1967 Beatles hit ‘Getting Better’. The tune is suggestive of change and optimism. Whether the country’s MET (maritime education and training) system has in fact changed for the better remains, of course, to be seen by the EMSA inspectors. ~Barista Uno