Out of Focus


How to raise trapos

Thu, 10/07/2004 - 00:00

Every mother has ambitions for her kids. But are you sure you have the right goals? We're not talking here of anything ordinary or run of the mill, like seeing your child win the Nobel Prize, or even becoming a finalist in "Survivor."

No, we're talking about something much more crucial than that, we're talking of a question that holds the key to your children's future, a question you should spend late nights tormenting yourself with.

Understanding Independence Day

Thu, 10/07/2004 - 00:00

Year after year on June 12, we Filipinos go out and celebrate Independence Day. Of course, it's true that not all of us go out and celebrate. Some of us stay home and watch TV instead. But the point here - the premise which allows us to pad this article to the correct word length - is, have we ever bothered to ask ourselves what it is exactly we're celebrating?

Quick n' EZ political excuses

Sat, 01/20/2001 - 00:00

So you made a slight miscalculation. You supported a certain person and irritated millions of people. Well, doesn't everyone make mistakes? Must you undergo plastic surgery or walk around with your head in a bag the rest of your life? Does this mean the end of your career? All that money spent in the last election down the drain? Why, you even hocked your relatives didn't you?

God! Help us! Our President is a catastrophe!

Wed, 03/08/2000 - 00:00

Lord, we know You have singled out Filipinos for severe testing.

Why else would You make us inhabit a country parched by the sun and lashed by the seas? A country where the very earth convulses in bloody agony and vomits fire and rocks, where the heavens pour forth floods? A country where ships founder into the deep, aircraft plummet from the blue, poison billows into the sky and the traffic in Manila isn't that great either?


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