8/29/2013

A Million People March


Four days after the event: Everything that has to be said has already been posted online. A blog seems superfluous now, especially because the march has been overtaken by other big news headlines:

8/26/2013

Pray for the Corrupt


The massive and shameless corruption involving a number of people in government, in partnership with swindlers, has hogged the headlines for days.

Billions of taxpayers' money for infrastructure projects and calamity ravaged areas, according to the Commission on Audit (COA) report, went to private pockets through bogus Non-Government Organizations (NGO). 

8/22/2013

Lord, Teach Us to Pray


A gust of refreshing grace came to us through a preacher from the US one Sunday. He was not only a riveting speaker, he was also funny, and had us in stitches while he hammered in only one point—a most important act of Jesus, and therefore, every Christian's.

Prayer. 

8/19/2013

Millionaires' Club


Each time I watch my students march onstage to receive their university diploma, this thought visits me, “Welcome to the Millionaires' club!” There were over two dozens of them in black cap and gown last Saturday.

8/15/2013

Prescription Glasses


For years I was deluded by the thought that I had 20/20 vision. Except for reading glasses, which everyone needs upon stepping beyond the age of 40, I needed nothing else.

8/11/2013

Interrobang?!


The origin or parents of the interrobang, a.k.a. Interabang, are my favorite punctuation marks. Why? Well, first, what is interrobang?

It is a nonstandard punctuation mark meant to combine the functions of the question  mark  (interrogative point) and the exclamation mark (known in printing as “bang”). Put them together and you get:

Some dictionaries define it as a punctuation mark in the form of a question mark superimposed on an exclamation point, used to end a simultaneous question and exclamation.

8/04/2013

Romeo and Juliet


This tragic play by William Shakespeare is the most famous love story in the English literary tradition. It focuses on the intense passion that springs up at first sight between Romeo and Juliet, who belong to rival families.

Oh, to be in love . . .