Friday, August 23, 2019
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AN argument over windmills almost spoiled our visit to Ilocos Norte last week. ME: They should call it wind turbines, not windmills. WIFE: It’s the same. ME: No, it should not be the same. WIFE: So you’re fixated with Don Quixote ...
From 844 days ago
Niñal: Dick Astley
THE only purpose showbiz celebrities have in our lives I think is to make us feel sorry we’re not celebrities ourselves. This explains the sadness we feel every time we finish watching a movie. It’s not our return to the real ...
From 879 days ago
Niñal: Supersonic dad
I READ the warning on my news feed a little too late. I only found what the whole thing was about when I logged on later that day. So when I heard the noise, I was sure my time had ...
From 892 days ago
Niñal: Defending Jim
I THINK the backlash to the incident between Jim Paredes and some young supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte at Edsa last Saturday is unfair to the songwriter. Paredes has every right to say what he wants to say in public, ...
From 907 days ago
Niñal: Ugly people, unite
WHAT do you do when you don’t have a girlfriend because you’re not Brad Pitt? 1) Curse your parents for the ugly genes 2) Save money for cosmetic surgery 3) Organize a group that promotes the rights of ugly people. ...
From 914 days ago
Niñal: The letter writer
HER name was Jenny. She was a city girl. I met her in grade school in my hometown. Her parents transferred her there because the city’s smog was not doing any good to their asthmatic girl. And like any transferee ...
From 921 days ago
Niñal: Not a role model
WHAT I heard was that the Human Resources Department wanted to gather us at the library for an important meeting. I didn’t bother to ask what this important meeting was because any session called for by the HR was always ...
From 928 days ago
Niñal: Mr. Facial Universe
MY wife works in media events and marketing, which requires her to rub elbows with who’s who in the community, people I wouldn’t be caught rubbing elbows with. The only thing that stops me from asking her to quit are ...
From 935 days ago
Niñal: Naked and sacred
THE first time I heard the word “hubo” used in a religious context, I was shocked. It was in 1990, the first time the Hubo ritual was removed from the privacy of the Basilica rectory to become a public spectacle, ...
From 942 days ago
Niñal: A non-millennial Sinulog
MY WIFE and I don’t plan for the Sinulog, except to make sure we convinced the helper to stay home with the kids and watch cartoons all day. Sinulog Sunday is one celebration where planning destroys the spontaneity that is ...
From 949 days ago