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Annoying things

Getting a passport from the DFA: an ordeal

Here are some slogans I cooked up for the DFA while waiting to pick up my passport this afternoon. DFA: Making people wait for two hours to pick up their passport is our idea of great customer service DFA: We … Continue reading

June 29, 2011 by Lynn
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Commonwealth Avenue is all about common sense

Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City has earned the unfortunate nickname “the killer highway”, thanks to the number of accidents that seem to happen there on a daily basis. So now, everybody’s busy throwing in their own opinions about what the … Continue reading

May 19, 2011 by Lynn
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Sad, pathetic white guy needs a helping hand…and more

A friend directed me to this Craigslist ad this evening. If there’s anything positive I can say about this, it’s that, hey, at least he’s not looking for a young, submissive, traditional, quiet Asian wifey who’ll make him feel like … Continue reading

May 18, 2011 by Lynn
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Road monsters

Veteran journalist Lourdes ‘Chit’ Estella Simbulan died Friday night after a passenger bus crashed onto a taxi she was riding near the UP Technohub in Diliman, Quezon City. The kicker: “The bus driver didn’t stop and sped away after hitting … Continue reading

May 14, 2011 by Lynn
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That whole mompreneur nonsense

Yeah, I get it. A mom who’s an entrepreneur. But just because there are two concepts being fused here doesn’t mean the words have to be as well. Mompreneur sounds clunky and awkward, and doesn’t even roll off the tongue … Continue reading

May 04, 2011 by Lynn
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Not bloody likely, sir

By the time you reach the age of 30, your salary level should be four times your age. If not, go and check what’s wrong with your career. See a career doctor. Don’t trust your self-assessment. I approve of this … Continue reading

April 26, 2011 by Lynn
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Visita Iglesia 2011: A day of rage

For me, at least. I’ve long ago renounced the Catholic faith, but have no objection to other people practicing it, nor am I the sort to break out in hives when I get within 20 feet of a church. Maundy … Continue reading

April 23, 2011 by Lynn
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When uncontrollably horny men attack

So a maid cafe recently opened up somewhere in Cainta, Rizal. For those of you who don’t know what a maid cafe is, it’s basically a restaurant or, yes, a cafe with waitresses dressed up as French maids, or whatever … Continue reading

January 28, 2011 by Lynn
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Strong, accomplished women, please

I have a real thing for graphic t-shirts, and my closet would be full of nothing but them if I didn’t value diversity in my clothes as well. However, while I think the Little Miss series of shirts by The … Continue reading

November 30, 2010 by Lynn
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Pilipinas, kay pangit ng bagong slogan mo

So the Philippines recently launched a new tourism slogan–“Pilipinas, Kay Ganda”, which means “Philippines, So Beautiful” or “Philippines, How Beautiful”–only to have it pulled and forcibly stuffed under pillows by people pretending it didn’t happen. I’m too sleepy to cook … Continue reading

November 19, 2010 by Lynn
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