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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Life in 24 hours

One common denominator among soaps and TV series is the omnipresence of coincidences. However crazy and improbable these mini plot gears are, they are exciting as they are necessary. Consider a love triangle. Guy 2 kisses Girl and at the exact moment Guy 1 sees them, secretly rending his heart. I guess that's the most common example. There are still some others that are more subtle, unreal, yet accepted in our consciousness as enviable, prepossessing, entertaining. Coincidences in drama dispel the perennial monotony that is present in real life.
If you happen to be living now, you might have felt unproductively slow, if not bored through and through. You feel that a year has passed by with only a handful of changes and conquered hurdles. Love wanes. Friends change. Empathy weakens. Work is stress. Life is boring. What makes it boring anyway? The answer can be found in TV series where lives are lived in solid 24 hours.

Friday, April 10, 2009

College Bloc-ulet!

Long live the S.A.R.S. bloc!
Why SARS you ask? It was in 2003 that we entered college, the same year that the SARS epidemic broke out in China. We were asked by the freshman committee to come up with a bloc name thus, Students' Association Representing Sociology.

I accidentally stumbled upon this very old yet youthful us during our first year in college. Mga blocmates, check this out!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Innocence isn't an excuse

It was my first time to teach in a real classroom setting and I won't forget what happened during my first day in school.

Student: "Teacher are you rich? Why is your hair so beautiful? I wanna have it."
Me: "Oh, thank you. Well, actually, I just used Suave. I'm not rich."
Student: "Are you emo? I really like your hair. Can I have it?"
Me: " can touch it if you like."

I loved my grade 5 pupils from that day on.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Nosy Doc

Derma: "Sir, if you don't mind, I'd like to make a recommendation."
Me: "I won't mind. Go ahead."
Derma: "You'll look like a movie star if you get rhinoplasty. Though your nose already looks fine as it is, it can use some enhancements."
Me: *dazed* "How much will it cost?"
Derma: "Not more than 3000USD".
Me: Oh. Maybe next time.

Yeah. So this is what has transpired during my latest visit to a derma clinic. I usually go to one once every three months just to squeeze the ugly heads off my nose. I usually don't get as much zits as I used to when I was in college. I think taking in Vit C in megadoses does help. It's the only thing that changed in my health regime. Anyway, about the rhinoplasty, I actually had mulled about having the tip of my nose reshaped. But meh, whenever I recall my own reaction to people who I suspect to have undergone a nose lift, I had to think twice for my own nose. I'm not sure about the probability, but I guess there's a good chance that the shape of the nostrils of an altered nose would look 'enhanced'. I don't want to receive even the benefit of the doubt of having a rhinoplasty.

Thanks doc. But I guess I'll just stick with my good ole nose.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Avoid Pronunciation Violation

Vocal Warm up

The sentences below have been specially designed to work all the vowel and consonant sounds in the English language to warm up the muscles needed for good speech.

Repeat each of these sentences aloud slowly and clearly before you start your day, being careful to pronounce all the vowel and consonant sounds. These are not tongue twisters. Do not rush! If you feel any strain or pain, stop. Gradually work up to reading all the sentences in one sitting.

Eat each green pea. Aim straight at the game. Ed said get ready.
It is in Italy. I tried my kite. Oaks grow slowly.
Father was calm as he threw the bomb on the clock.
An awed audience applauded Claude.
Go slow Joe, you’re stepping on my toe.
Sauce makes the goose more succulent.
Up the bluff, Bud runs with the cup of love.
Red led men to the heifer that fell in the dell.
Maimed animals may become mean.
It’s time to buy a nice limeade for a dime.
Oil soils doilies.
Flip a coin, Roy, you have a choice of oysters or poi.
Sheep shears should be sharp.
At her leisure, she used rouge to camouflage her features.
There’s your cue, the curfew is due.
It was the student’s duty to deliver the Tuesday newspaper.
He feels keen as he schemes under the hutch.
Boots and shoes lose newness soon.
Ruth was rude to the youthful recruit.
Vivid, livid, vivifying. Vivid experiences were lived vicariously.
Oddly, the ominous octopus remained calm.
The pod will rot if left on the rock.
Look, you could put your foot on the hood and push.
Nat nailed the new sign on the door of the diner.
Dale’s dad died in the stampede for gold.
Thoughtful thinkers think things through.
Engineer Ethelbert wrecked the express at the end of Elm Street.