Then again, grammatical and misspelled blunders could always be corrected and refreshed. What was really more disturbing was the flow of thoughts and ideas in the essays. Or more accurately, the lack thereof. They were disappointing considering these were college-level essays. At best, the writings were poorly strung together in terms of clarity and cohesiveness. At worst, they were a jarring read: paragraph after paragraphs that were almost non sequitur in nature. I couldn't help but shake my head and wonder, "How in the world did these students even pass the English portion of the college entrance test?!"
A few years ago, Ting Ting Cojuangco decided that it was time to heed the call of the noblest of professions: to be a respected educator at an equally respected university. So off he went, and dutifully applied at his alma mater. He got accepted, not surprisingly, on the strength of his skill, charm, and solid backing from a senior faculty member. On the eve of the first day of classes, he was so nervous with his prep work that he called me to share his jitters. I said, "You have the personality and the chutzpah. But most importantly, you have the fab wardrobe. You'll do just fine."
Ang Pilipino talaga ay likas na mahilig umawit. Hindi unusual na may magyayaya na gumimik sa isang KTV, o kaya tumambay sa bahay kasama ang tropa't magngangangawa ng full volume sa Magic Sing. Kaya naman hindi nakakagulat na maraming mga Pinoy na mang-aawit na tanyag sa iba't ibang lupalop ng mundo. Pero ito ang sikreto: di mo na kailangang lumabas ng bansa para masaksihan kung gaano ka-talented ang mga Pinoy.
Since it seems that the season of geekzoidness is in the air, Eternal Wanderer has decided that's safe to take a peep out of his stuffy nerd-closet after all. But he doesn't want it to be an ordinary, run-of-the-mill coming-out-of-the-nerd-closet rite. He wants it fabulous and bonggang-bongga ever!
I woke up from my afternoon siesta to the sounds of my mom playing Spider Solitaire on my desktop. As I groggily reached for my cigs on the desktop, she paused her game, faced me and said, "Let's talk."
I immediately lighted a stick and sat down across her.