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Pinoy Alternate History (Part 2)

Just like last year’s celebration of Independence Day, I joined RocketKapre.com’s Twitter discussion/trend/story telling about alternate Filipino history. By means of the hashtag #RP612fic, Twitter users shared their tweet-length stories about our country’s alternative history and realist micro fiction.

I decided to collate and post my #RP612fic tweets here in my blog because eventually, these stories will be covered with other stories, opinion, and whatnots on my timeline. I would like to preserve these precious tweets and let it reach a wider audience through Juan Republic.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am presenting you the product of my love for history, pop culture, conspiracy theory, and Game of Thrones.

  • Before Jose Rizal was given a mercy shot in the head, the commanding officer told him “The Lannisters send their regards”.
  • Simoun/Crisostomo Ibarra’s plan to sabotage Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey’s wedding failed when Isagani threw the lamp to the river
  • "Di lang ako Presidente! Artista rin ako at hindi ako basta-basta artista! Ako si Da King at ang orig na Panday!" - President FPJ
  • The White Walkers defeated the Night’s Watch under General Gregorio Del Pilar. They later chased Aguinaldo in Palanan, Isabela.
  •  Andres Bonifacio sensed that something was wrong at the Tejeros Convention when ‘The Rains of Castamere’ was played by the Cavitenos.
  •  The last words of Captain Pedro Janolino to the bloodied corpse of General Antonio Luna: “And now his watch has ended.”
  •   Pol Medina Jr. declared National Artist for Visual Arts - much to the dismay of St. Scholastica administration.
  •  Bossing Vic Sotto unites with Peter Jackson! ‘Si Bilbo Baggins at si Enteng Kabisote’ eyed for the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
  •   In the Battle of Manila Bay, the Americans implored the help of Tyrion Lannister to use wildfire against the Spaniards.
  •  The City of Manila was declared an ‘Open City’ to save it from further destruction from Khaleesi’s dragons and her unsullied army.
  •  The City of Manila was the second most destroyed city during the War of the Five Kings - next only to Winterfell.
  •  PNoy named Hannibal Lecter as Malacanan’s new executive chef. The palace received good feedbacks from guests at the Vin D’Honneur
  •  Bonifacio rose up from his grave and punched ER Ejercito in the face over the former’s ‘bad image’ in the movie ‘El Presidente’.
  •  Before Aguinaldo’s men could kill them, Procopio and Andres Bonifacio contacted USS Enterprise and shouted “Beam us up, Scotty!”
  •   In 1892, Jose Rizal was exiled to the planet Vulcan. There, he became friends with Spock and the rest of the Vulcans.
  • In the year 2080, due to the numerous archived pro-Marcos posts, kids believe that Ferdinand Marcos is a member of The Beatles.

I could have added other insane stories on my tweets but I didn’t want to flood my followers’ Twitter timeline and I was then in the middle of rushing (read: cramming) my diagnostic examinations for my students (Yes, I’m a High School teacher. Yey.)

It is said that there are no ifs in history. We cannot dwell on the past and try to change it. But we can always learn from its lessons. As what George Santayana said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

But we can always use our imagination and think of a good and creative historical fiction. And have a good laugh.

Mabuhay ang Kalayaan! Padayon!

___________________


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  • Pinoy Alternate History - My #RP612fic tweets from last year - inspired by pop culture, television shows, and conspiracy theories.

Pinoy Alternate History

Last Wednesday, Independence Day, I joined RocketKapre.com’s Twitter discussion/trend/story telling about the alternate Filipino history. By means of the hashtag #RP612fic, Twitter users shared their tweet-length stories about our country’s alternative history and realist micro fiction.

The discussion started on the eve of the independence day and I can’t help but laugh my ass off over the creative, insane, and funny tweets about our country’s alternate history. And being one of my favorite topic is history, I decided to join the discussion and create my own stories.

I decided to collate and post my #RP612fic tweets here in my blog because eventually, these stories will be covered with other stories, opinion, and whatnots on my timeline. Ladies and gentlemen, I am presenting you the product of my love for history, pop culture, conspiracy theory, and TV shows.

  • 'Ibong Adarna' was replaced by 'Amaya' as a required reading in Middle School Filipino subject by DepEd Secretary Marian Rivera
  • Tiyang Amy, in Face to Face’s 25th anniversary, proved that J.Rizal was the real father of A.Hitler. And Luke and Leia Skywalker.
  • Bimby Aquino-Yap became the Supreme Chancellor of Ladlad Party List, His Ninong, veteran TV host Boy Abunda was very proud of him.
  • During WW2, Jose Rizal went to Germany and told Hitler: "Adolf, this is how I met your Mother". That led to the Fuhrer’s suicide.
  • Tyrion Lannister helped the KKK to defeat the Spaniards with wildfire. Unfortunately, Aguinaldo ordered his men to kill him.
  • Jon Snow is the real hero of Tirad Pass. Unfortunately, he fell in love with an Igorot who later betrayed him and had him killed.
  • Unknown to many, Ferdinand Marcos sung ‘Careless Whisper’ in his sex tape with Dovie Beams, not ‘Pamulinawen.’
  • After the successful murder of Kingpin Asiong Salonga, the Soviet Union and the CIA recruited Erning Toothpick to kill JFK.
  • There is a hidden passage in Malacanang Palace that leads to Divisoria (just like the hidden Hogwarts-Hogsmeade passage).
  • Andres Bonifacio did not die. Since all of the members of KKK are infected, he became a walker and ate Aguinaldo’s guts and brain.
  • Since he cannot afford the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Juan Luna resorted to canvas and blood to paint the Spoliarium.
  • Asiong Salonga was imprisoned for violating the Anti-Epal Law. Lawmakers did not want his picture plastered all over Tondo.
  • Antonio Luna and Andres Bonifacio are laughing their asses off over the failed assassination attempt by Emilio Aguinaldo.
  • Last known tweet of Andres Bonifacio: "Having a good time with my brother, Procopio here at Maragondon. Aguinaldo’s men are Lulz!"
  • 'The Rains of Castamere' was played during the declaration of Philippine independence due to the persuasion of the Lannisters.
  • The lead role for the movie ‘Casanova’ was originally given to Gregorio del Pilar. He turned it down and gave it to Heath Ledger.
  • Gregorio del Pilar failed to send the tweet of a distress call for reinforcement. Globe’s 4G signal was very poor at Tirad Pass.

I could have added other insane stories on my tweets but I didn’t want to flood my followers’ Twitter timeline. And I am planning to use them in my ambitious, long-overdue, personal project. (It has something to do with political satire/parody and books. There, I said it.)

It is said that there are no ifs in history. We cannot dwell on the past and try to change it. But we can always learn from its lessons. As what George Santayana said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

But we can always use our imagination and think of a good and creative historical fiction. And have a good laugh.

Padayon!

Source: juanrepublic

"Sigurista sa Life Jacket"

Last weekend, I joined the Neocatechumenal Way communities from Batangas and Sucat, Parañaque for their National Youth Pilgrimage at Ormoc, Leyte. We traveled from Lipa City, Batangas to Ormoc City via the nautical highway or the Roll-On/Roll-Off (RoRo) ship from Matnog, Sorsogon to Allen, Northern Samar (with stopovers and celebrations with the Neo communities of Daraga and Legazpi City, Albay and Albuyog and Albuera, Leyte).

It was my first experience to ride the RoRo (and to visit that eastern part of our country) and I just had to document it for keepsake. 

But this video was taken on our way home from Ormoc City at Allen, Northern Samar on our way to Matnog, Sorsogon. This was at around 3 in the morning. We chose to sit beside the stash of life jackets just in case an unfortunate event happen during our trip.

By the way, this video was taken in jest and should not be taken seriously (Nuks!).

I will see you again soon, Allen, Northern Samar.

Source: juanrepublic

Headline of the Day
After a tension-filled week worrying about the rocket launch of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and their young, new leader Kim Jong Un, the whole world (especially the Philippines) breathed a sigh of relief after learning that the rocket (suspected of being a ballistic missile) disintegrated on the atmosphere and fell on the Yellow Sea.
And laughed their asses off.
It appears that the massive launch of memes and heckling yesterday on the internet across the globe was more successful than the launch of the Unha-3 rocket.
And the meme-loving country like ours was not left behind on giving a good laugh about that failure. Various pictures spread yesterday, with some being creative and funny on giving the reason why the rocket disintegrated (It was stopped by our beloved Mars, Twitter’s Superstar Marian, the rocket was from CD-R King, etc.).
And one of our tabloids was not to be left behind on giving us a good laugh. On today’s issue of Abante, it has a funny headline ‘Supot’, describing the failure of the North Korean rocket.
Supot, for my non-Filipino readers, is a Filipino slang which literally means ‘uncircumcised’. It has an unfavorable and derogatory manner which means ‘not man enough’, or ‘not strong enough’. (Circumcision is a right of passage among young boys here. You will not be considered a true man or strong enough if you haven’t been ‘cut’.)
North Korea has been bragging about this rocket for some time now so why fail? Analysts are saying that  being a hermit nation, their technology was 50 years behind. I have this theory that this rocket was just a decoy, a planned failure, a part of the grand plan to showcase the young leader’s power.
Will the world be in danger against this little nation? We don’t know yet. But for now, just enjoy the good laugh.
Read more and view more memes here: Netizens laugh off failure of North Korean rocket launch

Headline of the Day

After a tension-filled week worrying about the rocket launch of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and their young, new leader Kim Jong Un, the whole world (especially the Philippines) breathed a sigh of relief after learning that the rocket (suspected of being a ballistic missile) disintegrated on the atmosphere and fell on the Yellow Sea.

And laughed their asses off.

It appears that the massive launch of memes and heckling yesterday on the internet across the globe was more successful than the launch of the Unha-3 rocket.

And the meme-loving country like ours was not left behind on giving a good laugh about that failure. Various pictures spread yesterday, with some being creative and funny on giving the reason why the rocket disintegrated (It was stopped by our beloved Mars, Twitter’s Superstar Marian, the rocket was from CD-R King, etc.).

And one of our tabloids was not to be left behind on giving us a good laugh. On today’s issue of Abante, it has a funny headline ‘Supot’, describing the failure of the North Korean rocket.

Supot, for my non-Filipino readers, is a Filipino slang which literally means ‘uncircumcised’. It has an unfavorable and derogatory manner which means ‘not man enough’, or ‘not strong enough’. (Circumcision is a right of passage among young boys here. You will not be considered a true man or strong enough if you haven’t been ‘cut’.)

North Korea has been bragging about this rocket for some time now so why fail? Analysts are saying that  being a hermit nation, their technology was 50 years behind. I have this theory that this rocket was just a decoy, a planned failure, a part of the grand plan to showcase the young leader’s power.

Will the world be in danger against this little nation? We don’t know yet. But for now, just enjoy the good laugh.

Read more and view more memes here: Netizens laugh off failure of North Korean rocket launch

Source: interaksyon.com

Now Showing: FAILURE TO LAUNCH (Kim Jong Un and Sarah Jessica Parker)
It seems that the massive launch of memes this day was more successful than the North Korean rocket. Boom!
Read more here: North Korea Rocket Launch Fails, South Kora, Japan Officials Say

Now Showing: FAILURE TO LAUNCH
(Kim Jong Un and Sarah Jessica Parker)

It seems that the massive launch of memes this day was more successful than the North Korean rocket. Boom!

Read more here: North Korea Rocket Launch Fails, South Kora, Japan Officials Say


Source: juanrepublic

"To Infinity and Beyond!"
Most people today are either celebrating Valentine’s Day or being a jerk thinking about how pathetic their being single is. Or having a genital wars at some branch of Sogo (So clean, So good). I was suppose to write something about Valentine’s Day today but because of the gloomy weather, nothing special, extraordinary, or Valentine-related stuff happened to me the whole day. And it’s too mainstream. So I decided to write about another significant event of today:
Manong Johnny Enrile’s 88th birthday. Yes, eighty-eight. Double infinity as some would say.
Back when I was a young little kid, I see to it that I always watch the evening news with my parents/ grandparents. Through that, I became familiar with current events and the different personalities from politics, sports, and entertainment. I may have not memorized all of the politician’s names but there is always one who I always remember - Enrile. Juan Ponce Enrile.
As I grow older and into maturity (hopefully), I indulged myself more in the matters of history, politics, society, government, and current events. And  I can still hear Manong Johny Enrile’s name every now and then. He is always there. Or should I say, he must be always there.
Time passed by and as we both grow older - me in my late teenage years and he, in his seemingly emergence into immortality - I got to know him more by reading history and news stuff related to his life. And he became one of my favorite law makers.
Perhaps he is best known to this generation as the Senator who wishes us to be happy. His "Gusto Ko Happy Ka" (I want you to be happy) campaign slogan in the 2010 elections made him won the hearts of the youth and the generation who were not yet born during the dark ages of our history - where he also played an important role.
I have been reading Manong Johnny Enrile-related news items the whole evening on the internet and I came across this article from Interaksyon.com that summarizes the man’s legacy:

Juan Ponce Enrile has seen, in 88 full years, the highs and lows, the tragedies and triumphs, countless political seasons, of the country. He not only lived through most of them, but also at every turn played a key role. The remarkable journey made his birthday, at the helm of a historic trial, so much more pregnant with meaning. Having been born in on the day of hearts, it seemed fitting he remained, eight decades after, still very much at home in the heart of history.

Eighty-eight years. For some, it is the age of retirement. A time to spend your last remaining years on this planet with your loved ones. And a bonus age for most of us. but Manong Johnny Enrile just keeps on going and it looks like he has no plan to stop as long as he is able to do his duty. He is the perfect example of the Filipino saying about being hardworking, 'Kalabaw lang ang tumatanda’.
Eighty-eight years. One is considered an immortal if his works and legacy continue to inspire and move others even after his death. But Manong is still alive and is continuously doing things for the future of this country.
Eighty-eight years. Just like his birthday wish, I wish him stamina to perform his duties well. Will he live until the 2016 elections and be our next leader? What’s wrong with a 92-year old leader?
Isa kang alamat Manong Johnny. Maligayang ika-walumpu’t walong kaarawan! At sa puntong ito, gusto ko, happy ka!
Photo Above: Senate President and presiding officer Juan Ponce Enrile is amused as Senate reporters present him with a cake with a miniature image of the impeachment court on his 88th birthday on Tuesday, before the start of the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Renato Corona. (via ABS-CBNnews.com)
Elsewhere:
"I Sense a Disturbance in The Force" - I always remember Manong Johnny whenever I see this villain from Star Wars. Seriously.
Manong Johnny Enrile’s Biography - Taken from his official website. This will take us back to the prehistoric times during the age of the dinosaurs. (Kidding!)
JPE at 88: At Home in the Heart of History

"To Infinity and Beyond!"

Most people today are either celebrating Valentine’s Day or being a jerk thinking about how pathetic their being single is. Or having a genital wars at some branch of Sogo (So clean, So good). I was suppose to write something about Valentine’s Day today but because of the gloomy weather, nothing special, extraordinary, or Valentine-related stuff happened to me the whole day. And it’s too mainstream. So I decided to write about another significant event of today:

Manong Johnny Enrile’s 88th birthday. Yes, eighty-eight. Double infinity as some would say.

Back when I was a young little kid, I see to it that I always watch the evening news with my parents/ grandparents. Through that, I became familiar with current events and the different personalities from politics, sports, and entertainment. I may have not memorized all of the politician’s names but there is always one who I always remember - Enrile. Juan Ponce Enrile.

As I grow older and into maturity (hopefully), I indulged myself more in the matters of history, politics, society, government, and current events. And  I can still hear Manong Johny Enrile’s name every now and then. He is always there. Or should I say, he must be always there.

Time passed by and as we both grow older - me in my late teenage years and he, in his seemingly emergence into immortality - I got to know him more by reading history and news stuff related to his life. And he became one of my favorite law makers.

Perhaps he is best known to this generation as the Senator who wishes us to be happy. His "Gusto Ko Happy Ka" (I want you to be happy) campaign slogan in the 2010 elections made him won the hearts of the youth and the generation who were not yet born during the dark ages of our history - where he also played an important role.

I have been reading Manong Johnny Enrile-related news items the whole evening on the internet and I came across this article from Interaksyon.com that summarizes the man’s legacy:

Juan Ponce Enrile has seen, in 88 full years, the highs and lows, the tragedies and triumphs, countless political seasons, of the country. He not only lived through most of them, but also at every turn played a key role. The remarkable journey made his birthday, at the helm of a historic trial, so much more pregnant with meaning. Having been born in on the day of hearts, it seemed fitting he remained, eight decades after, still very much at home in the heart of history.

Eighty-eight years. For some, it is the age of retirement. A time to spend your last remaining years on this planet with your loved ones. And a bonus age for most of us. but Manong Johnny Enrile just keeps on going and it looks like he has no plan to stop as long as he is able to do his duty. He is the perfect example of the Filipino saying about being hardworking, 'Kalabaw lang ang tumatanda’.

Eighty-eight years. One is considered an immortal if his works and legacy continue to inspire and move others even after his death. But Manong is still alive and is continuously doing things for the future of this country.

Eighty-eight years. Just like his birthday wish, I wish him stamina to perform his duties well. Will he live until the 2016 elections and be our next leader? What’s wrong with a 92-year old leader?

Isa kang alamat Manong Johnny. Maligayang ika-walumpu’t walong kaarawan! At sa puntong ito, gusto ko, happy ka!

Photo Above: Senate President and presiding officer Juan Ponce Enrile is amused as Senate reporters present him with a cake with a miniature image of the impeachment court on his 88th birthday on Tuesday, before the start of the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Renato Corona. (via ABS-CBNnews.com)

Elsewhere:

Source: abs-cbnnews.com

Vindication for Christopher Lao

Last August, Christopher Lao became an infamous internet sensation and a victim of taunts and satires by social media users when he drove his car directly into a flooded street causing it to drift in the flood. When interviewed by GMA News Reporter Jun Veneracion, who happened to be shooting within the vicinity, he told the latter the now-famous line “I should have been informed”, saying that signs should be put in the area.

In today’s social media age when information can spread faster than before, one’s mistakes or boo-boos can easily be exaggerated and then taunted and ridiculed afterwards. And Mister Lao was one of its victims.

But now, Christopher Lao is back, still with a flooded car, but starring in a commercial for BPI.

Lao plays himself repeating the same words, including the now-famous quote, “I should have been informed,” that he uttered to GMA reporter Jun Veneracion, who is played by an actor in the commercial for BPI.

"This is my way of saying yes to life," Lao told GMA News. “Some good finally came out of this crisis. It became an opportunity. I can now pay for the tuition of my daughter.”

Lao is currently studying for the bar exam next month, but took time off to shoot the commercial last weekend. 

The commercial ends with the graphic, “Nature doesn’t inform you.” BPI used Lao to pitch its auto loans that come with one year free insurance covering acts of nature. The ad is expected to air in cinemas as well as on BPI’s YouTube channel.

Karma is not always a bitch. And Christpher Lao is the perfect example that one can use his down moments in life to rise up again and make something wonderful out of it.

Christopher Lao is back! Who’s laughing now?

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Source: gmanews.tv

"Perfect Breasts"

Call me a loser but I have only watched this video just now. Had I not lurked at TV-5’s Interaksyon website, I would have not discovered this hilarious TV commercial of the self-proclaimed pambansang litsong manok Andok’s (of course, Mang Inasal, Sr. Pedro, Baliwag and my favorite Chooks to Go would contest the title but let’s just leave them with their delicious competition).

While the verdict is still out whether or not Andok’s latest series of commercials would rev up its sales (which was so quickly overshadowed by the juggernaut that is ‘Mang Inasal’), what is certain is that these are some of the funniest (and wittiest) in recent memory.

Part indie, part flight of fancy, Andok’s “Perfect Breast” two-minute commercial is a sleeper hit online and probably the breast, este, the best in the trilogy of chicken commercials. Check out how the hero’s addiction with breast has turned his life upside down. This is certainly one breast exposure we can’t get enough of.

The two other chicken commercials, Wings and Palong are both equally funny but this stood out among the three. It’s funny. It’s catchy. And it’s creepy.

I will never look at Andok’s chicken the same way again.

Source: interaksyon.com

Post-Rapture Headline of the Day
It’s Sunday. It’s rest day. It’s time to spend this day with our family. And it’s the day after Camping’s rapture. Have you double-checked your surroundings? Because we may be living in an alternate universe and the life and world that we knew has already ended. Okay that’s too geek.
As usual, I’ll give you a dose of my passion for front pages and headlines. This time, with my favorite paper next to the Philippine Daily Inquirer - the tabloid! Here’s something that caught my attention after attending the 6:00 AM Holy Mass. And this is being sold at the bakery near the church where we usually buy our hot pandesal every Sunday.
Bees attacked the Ninoy Aquino International Airport causing delay to some flights. Is this a sign of the rapture? I don’t think so. The Book of Revelations mentioned locusts after the fifth Angel blew his trumpet. But they sting like a bee. Like every girl in history. She bangs! She bangs! (Ricky Martin, pray for us.)
Have you checked your friends and relatives abroad? Are they still alive? Is their country still on the map? And what happened to Camping? Did he adjust the date of the rapture?
This is a serious stuff. Let’s have a crash course on Scriptures first before believing these Bible-freaks about the end of the world. The Book of Revelation, just like other apocalyptic literature books (like the book of the Prophet Daniel), was composed as resistance literature during the time of crisis. It was used as a “hidden communication” during the time of early Christians to stand firm against the persecutors. It is like the “Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo” of Jose Rizal during the Filipino resistance against the Spaniards. So do not just believe these Bible-freaks about their (mis)interpretation of the Book. You don’t believe me? Go do your own research!
Word of the week: Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao’s "Malaswa!" (on her RH Bill-related opinion). And I think her critics would shout "extravagant!" or "vain!". (How’s your Hermes and Li Biton bag Mommy Dionisia?)
7-pesos dagdag suweldo sa workers. What can you buy at 7-pesos? What can you buy at 7-pesos? What can you buy at 7-pesos? (Make this your mantra. Repeat while fading.)
The tabloid is the best parody of the Philippine society. There is not much boundary between news and gossip, fact and fiction, and politics and show business. And there is always a sexy woman clad in a bikini to attract viewers - just like some of our shows on local TV. Crap.
And on a personal note:
I chose to attend the first Mass today. Hindi kasi mainit. And I want to see the sunrise on my way to the Church.
I’m not exaggerating. With the tugish-takish accompaniment and monotone keys, the choir earlier sounds like videoke. Seriously. 
It’s nice to look at the photos of the would-be husbands and wives at the bulletin board of the Parish - and put them on a constructive criticism (Uy! Hindi nga? Ikakasal sila? Hindi bagay!). Forgive me Lord.
Today’s the Ala Eh Meet-up. I’m still weighing my option if I will go to Lipa or not. I have a class and a doomsday-ish exam to give this afternoon.
Enjoy the rest of the day with your family and loved ones. And thank the Lord for this wonderful morning. Or if you are an atheist or an agnostic, thank the cosmos the sun’s gravitational pull, and the earth’s inertia for this new day.
How’s your Sunday everyone?

Post-Rapture Headline of the Day

It’s Sunday. It’s rest day. It’s time to spend this day with our family. And it’s the day after Camping’s rapture. Have you double-checked your surroundings? Because we may be living in an alternate universe and the life and world that we knew has already ended. Okay that’s too geek.

As usual, I’ll give you a dose of my passion for front pages and headlines. This time, with my favorite paper next to the Philippine Daily Inquirer - the tabloid! Here’s something that caught my attention after attending the 6:00 AM Holy Mass. And this is being sold at the bakery near the church where we usually buy our hot pandesal every Sunday.

  • Bees attacked the Ninoy Aquino International Airport causing delay to some flights. Is this a sign of the rapture? I don’t think so. The Book of Revelations mentioned locusts after the fifth Angel blew his trumpet. But they sting like a bee. Like every girl in history. She bangs! She bangs! (Ricky Martin, pray for us.)
  • Have you checked your friends and relatives abroad? Are they still alive? Is their country still on the map? And what happened to Camping? Did he adjust the date of the rapture?
  • This is a serious stuff. Let’s have a crash course on Scriptures first before believing these Bible-freaks about the end of the world. The Book of Revelation, just like other apocalyptic literature books (like the book of the Prophet Daniel), was composed as resistance literature during the time of crisis. It was used as a “hidden communication” during the time of early Christians to stand firm against the persecutors. It is like the “Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo” of Jose Rizal during the Filipino resistance against the Spaniards. So do not just believe these Bible-freaks about their (mis)interpretation of the Book. You don’t believe me? Go do your own research!
  • Word of the week: Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao’s "Malaswa!" (on her RH Bill-related opinion). And I think her critics would shout "extravagant!" or "vain!". (How’s your Hermes and Li Biton bag Mommy Dionisia?)
  • 7-pesos dagdag suweldo sa workers. What can you buy at 7-pesos? What can you buy at 7-pesos? What can you buy at 7-pesos? (Make this your mantra. Repeat while fading.)
  • The tabloid is the best parody of the Philippine society. There is not much boundary between news and gossip, fact and fiction, and politics and show business. And there is always a sexy woman clad in a bikini to attract viewers - just like some of our shows on local TV. Crap.

And on a personal note:

  • I chose to attend the first Mass today. Hindi kasi mainit. And I want to see the sunrise on my way to the Church.
  • I’m not exaggerating. With the tugish-takish accompaniment and monotone keys, the choir earlier sounds like videoke. Seriously. 
  • It’s nice to look at the photos of the would-be husbands and wives at the bulletin board of the Parish - and put them on a constructive criticism (Uy! Hindi nga? Ikakasal sila? Hindi bagay!). Forgive me Lord.
  • Today’s the Ala Eh Meet-up. I’m still weighing my option if I will go to Lipa or not. I have a class and a doomsday-ish exam to give this afternoon.

Enjoy the rest of the day with your family and loved ones. And thank the Lord for this wonderful morning. Or if you are an atheist or an agnostic, thank the cosmos the sun’s gravitational pull, and the earth’s inertia for this new day.

    How’s your Sunday everyone?

    Source: juanrepublic


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