Pinoys R Us

Lost in translation

Thu, 10/07/2004 - 00:00

You can flash any passport you want, speak in any language you desire -- but if you read this glossary from the Internet and start giggling after the first few words, you ARE a Filipino.

Aspect - Pantusok o pandurog ng yelo

Backlog - bacon saka egg

Beehive - magpakatino ka

Calculator - tawagan kita mamaya

A Filipino voter

Thu, 04/29/2004 - 00:00

I was with some friends last night, one of whom is a staunch supporter of Roman Romulo, Congressional candidate in Pasig City and son of Executive Secretary Alberto Romulo. Asked why her entire family was supporting Romulo, she answered unabashedly, "Because he can help my family." I did not find it necessary to pursue the point but my husband was persistent.

"Will it make a difference to the residents of Pasig City who wins?", he asked her.

Why I don't vote

Thu, 07/31/2003 - 00:00

I don't vote anymore. Not since the 1987 Constitution was ratified. It's disenchantment with the law and politics. I've decided that true democracy is an ideal and is unrelated to the form of government we have today. A government of the people, by the people, for the the people. But who are the people? The teeming masses who voted for Joseph Estrada?

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