Thursday, February 26, 2009

Countup: Two Would-You-Evers

Would you ever love the person you hated most? Never, but I have a habit of speaking too soon. Would you ever shave your head to save the person you love? Sure. I've shaved it for less loftier reasons.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Amolanies, Alonamies, Anomalies

Read this and see if you can find yourself.


The three I'm often guilty of: "I-Syndrome," "Jinx Rule," and "Llewelyn."

The two that get my goat: "Extriclamation" and "Gravel."

The one I need: "Supercalifragalism" (but only in Scrabble).


Good job, Sean. Ateneo messed up, putting me in the same freshman English class as you.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Countup: One Question

Are you happy with your life right now? "Call no man happy until he is dead."

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

You're Not Getting Older, You're Just Getting Better 3

There was a repeat of this episode, so now my school ID is all mangled.


When I asked around about this, a classmate said that Ilocanos add the hulapi (suffix) "-an" to just about any Filipino verb (pandiwa).

TnB beh-hemently disagrees.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mo-pho: Perfect Sense

And we give English lessons to Koreans?

Photo taken with my trusty Sony Ericsson K600i.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Project Exodus: October 2003

Three months into my first attempt at blogging I was already bored. That is why I only have 5 posts from October 2003. And I cheated: all but one post were about my UAAP team. Five years later, that's still the case. Who said nothing's immutable?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Scratch Yer Head And Walk Away

My ears used to perk up whenever people here say, "Hindi ko mahanapan 'yung _____" to mean, "I can't find the _____." But today, after hearing four people use "mahanapan" instead of "mahanap," I think I'm the one who has it wrong. At least, when I'm here.

Monday, February 2, 2009

One Thousand And First

"Awake! Fear! Fire! Foes! Awake!
Fear! Fire! Foes!
Awake! Awake!
On 1 February 2009, at 9:08:30 p.m. Philippine time, The Past and the Spurious welcomed its 1,001st visitor.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Mo-pho: Overshare

People say I smile as if I know something others don’t. In the vernacular, nakakaisa.

Well, it so happens that like Dennis Miller, I’m a fan of the “genteel art of sitting back and letting someone go on and on and on thinking he’s right while you bask in the knowledge that he is completely full of shit”.

And tell me, how can I not smile that way when I do know something other people don’t: that underneath it all I’m wearing this.

Photo taken with my trusty Sony Ericsson K600i.