Grumpy on a Saturday afternoon

  I was in the process of picking up a Daniel Pink book from a display stand inside the National Bookstore when a fashionable young woman spoke to me, and asked if I was into self-help books. It took me several minutes to answer back. I muttered that I like different kinds of books. Or something like that. She extended her hand to me and introduced herself. She asked for my name. I didn’t give it. The whole back and forth...

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Paalam, Kuya Jesse.
Aug21

Paalam, Kuya Jesse.

Nauna ka na naman. Hanggan ba naman sa kamatayan ay nagmamadali ka? Di pa uso ang katagang “daang matuwid”, itinuwid mo na ang daan ng Naga. Wala pang maiinit na debate tungkol dyan sa Freedom of Information Act, matagal ng naka-post na sa website ng inyong lungsod ang kaperahan ng pamahalaang lokal. Naka-ilang imbestigasyon na nga ang Senado tungkol sa jueteng, ibinuwis mo na ang iyong buhay at nagwagi ka laban dito kaya’t mahigit...

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“Call Me, Maybe”, UAAP Style

It ain’t over yet! Here’s another version of Carly Rae Jepsen’s monster hit, “Call Me, Maybe” done the wacky way by players belonging to different college teams. Uploaded on www.rappler.com’s site, the video was said to be a promotional teaser for the upcoming 75th season of the Universities Athletics Association of the Philippines produced by ABS-CBN Sports. According to Rappler, among the...

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“Call Me Maybe” gets a viral boost from Harvard’s Baseball Team

I love it when an amateur video becomes viral! It can launch a face, a song, a performance, or just make you laugh aloud. Below is one of my favorite viral videos c/o Harvard’s Baseball Team which got an amazing 12-million hits on YouTube and still counting! This video spawned a lot of other parodies from students including the SMU’s Rowing Team – Siyempre, magpapahuli ba naman ang mga Pinoy studes natin? Of course...

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Dear Alma
May31

Dear Alma

Hi Ness! I heard you intend to run for the Senate. As someone who had done that and shall be forever done with it, allow me to share some unsolicited advice — 1. Be afraid. Be very afraid of sycophants and so-called image-stylists who asks you to say “fuchsia” instead of “pink” to turn you into what you aren’t. To thine self, always be true. If you meet these know-it-alls, just nod politely and move...

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The best and scariest duet on American Idol!

Watch here: Duet of Jessica Sanchez and Jennifer Holliday Filipino-Mexican singer Jessica Sanchez, all 16 years of her, stood on stage and sang alongside diva artist Jennifer Holliday in American Idol’s most memorable duet ever! Watching it all over again gives me both the thrills and chills in hearing such powerful voices! I did get a wee scared, however, watching Jennifer’s facial contortions while belting the lyrics out...

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