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Annoying things

We don’t have a monopoly on everything we do

Last night, 24 Oras featured some news that wasn’t really…news. It mainly talked about how Filipinos have practically made it a tradition to get together with their families during All Saints’ Day in order to remember their loved ones. Some … Continue reading

November 03, 2010 by Lynn
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To Noynoy Aquino supporters

The results of the 2010 elections had the ardent supporters of now-President-elect and oft-dubbed savior of the Philippines Noynoy Aquino rejoicing, feeling hopeful, and eagerly awaiting June 30 when Aquino could finally take the reins from Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and steer … Continue reading

June 24, 2010 by Lynn
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Fallen idol

For the longest time, I’ve been a huge fan of Conrado de Quiros. The man is a brilliant writer and can turn a tidy phrase, and when his bile is in full flow, make sure you’re clinging to a huge … Continue reading

June 07, 2010 by Lynn
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Who gives a shit, really?

I have quite the love-hate relationship with Facebook. On one hand, I log on every single day to open my restaurant and put my mafia to work. On the other hand, nearly everything about it pisses me off, and I … Continue reading

June 01, 2010 by Lynn
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The circus has come to town

And by circus, I mean the campaign period for local officials. Parts of the metropolis were overrun by traffic jams today, thanks to campaign sorties, convoys, and elaborate stage setups where candidates will hold court and convince people, with the … Continue reading

March 27, 2010 by Lynn
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I call bullshit

There’s no higher calling for a woman than being a person who nurtures you, respects you, and looks after you. At least that’s according to the latest ad from Team Manny Villar, featuring Loren Legarda, who’s clawing her way to … Continue reading

March 26, 2010 by Lynn
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Boosting teenaged girls’ self-esteem

I take offense at so many commercials that it’s practically impossible for me to watch TV without snorting disgustedly or screaming at yet another stupid ad. My latest target: SkinWhite’s ad for their new whitening lotion…for teenagers. Much has already … Continue reading

March 25, 2010 by Lynn
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None of your business

Lately, the Catholic Church here in the Philippines has been raising a stink over condom distribution efforts yet again. They seem to have a bee in their bonnet when it comes to sex and condoms, but then again, they have … Continue reading

March 07, 2010 by Lynn
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STFU, freedom of speech

Mrs. Arroyo was in Bacolod City Friday to inaugurate the Bacolod-Kabankalan road project in the city’s Tangub village. The report said that as Mrs. Arroyo waved to people through the open window of a bus, members of the Kabataan party … Continue reading

October 18, 2009 by Lynn
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No, thank you

From Filipinos may soon spend every October 20 to celebrate the Bayanihan spirit with a “National Thank You Day,” if a bill pending in the House of Representatives is passed into law. The Congressperson responsible for this bit of … Continue reading

September 24, 2009 by Lynn
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