Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fug Me, High School Grad Edition

My friends find old photos of me to be a hoot, so this is for them:

Dalawang totoy.

That's how I looked like when I graduated from high school a decade and a half ago today. The little boy, my cousin, isn't so little now—he just finished his sophomore year in college at the same university.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Like A Talking Heads Song

Soon-to-be TV cooking show host Sharwin Tee, relating his inauspicious culinary start:
But the actual cooking wouldn’t start until maybe when I was 12 or 13. When I was like 10 or 11, I had wanted to start cooking but I was afraid that I would burn myself. So I told the household cook to do this or do that; so I was like a backseat chef.

And then on one occasion I decided I wanted to start. We had this leftover meal that we wanted to heat up in the oven. I turned the oven on, without lighting up the pilot light. So the gas was just starting to leak out, and it exploded. I almost burned the house down. …
Don't worry, future viewers, he has greatly improved since.

ST's interview appeared in yesterday's The Manila Times Sunday Magazine. It can also be found here (albeit with fewer pictures than the paper edition, I was told).

Saturday, March 12, 2011

So Let It Be Written, So Let It Be Done

[Photo nicked from TnB on FB.]

"Nongnong, ang dinosaur na kumakain ng meat, carnivore."

"Tama. Very good."

"'Yung dinosaur na kumakain ng lahat, all-ivore."

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ah Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala, Wala

Because today is Francis Magalona's second death anniversary, here's Kamikazee and friends with a furious cover of the late great's "Meron Akong Ano." There goes your quiet Sunday!

The song and the video feature guest vocalists Chito Miranda of Parokya ni Edgar, Ian Tayao of WilaBaliW (and formerly of Cheese/Queso), and Reg Rubio of Greyhoundz. A lot more made cameos in the video, but aside from the guitarist of Parokya and the vocalist of Franco I am hard-pressed to name them.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Little More Accuracy Can't Hurt

Last night @ANCALERTS tweeted,"Ombudsman compares self to Ninoy," linking to an story headlined, "Merci compares self to Ninoy." Eager to read about a new low the Ombudsman hit, I clicked on the link. I was disappointed. These were the only mentions of Sen. Ninoy Aquino that I found:
Gutierrez said she has no desire to explain herself before lawmakers who are railroading the impeachment process to immediately remove her from office. She also likened herself to the late Sen. Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., father of the incumbent President, who had refused to cooperate with the martial law government of then President Ferdinand Marcos

"Mukhang sa tingin ko hindi na dapat dahil bale wala naman ang presence ko dun. They are railroading the process. Why participate in a farce? A moro-moro proceeding? Di ba yun ang sinasabi ni Ninoy Aquino? There was a time he used to say 'Why would I participate in a moro-moro?'" she told radio dzMM.
I couldn't care less whether Atty. Gutierrez gets impeached, but the writers of the story and the headline sure did her a disservice. Judging from her quoted statements, the Ombudsman did not "compare" or "liken" herself to the late Sen. Aquino. The most that I can say is that she attempted to quote him (whether she was able to do so correctly is a different matter); the writers just inferred that the Ombudsman made the comparison. But of course, the latter won't make for a must-read story.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Project Exodus: November 2005

These posts from November 2005 went to Moses' side. Those who did not fell into a fissure in the ground.