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Tag: July 16, 2004

Bihag

TULOY-tuloy ang aking paghukay sa gitna ng gubat na tanging ang bilog na buwan lang ang nagbibigay tanglaw sa paligid.

Kasabay ng paglamig ng hatinggabi lalong lumalalim ang hukay at bumibilis ang tibok ng aking puso. Sabik na sabik akong maihulog sa malalalim na hukay ang bihag, mistula akong baliw na nais siyang mabura sa balat ng lupa hanggang sa mawala ang mga tulad niya.

Raising comedy through the roof

He trudged into the set of ABS-CBN’s “Yes Yes Show” then quipped, “Mahirap yata yung mga tanong mo e.” He related himself on a yellow couch, slightly strumming the guitar he was holding. Almost uneasily, he waited for the interview to begin.

Isko Salvador appeared just as he looks like on TV—simple and laid back, wearing a plain white polo shirt, slightly-faded denims, and a pair of worn-out, slip-on shoes. Upon learning that the Varsitarian often features famous Thomasians, he smiled and let out a short laugh.

Poor service

SHORTCHANGED.

Since the opening of the school year, our class in the Faculty of Civil Law has been moving from one classroom to another for one reason: a busted air-conditioning unit.

Aside from the inconvenience, moving from one classroom to another shortchanges me and my classmates since we paid for the airconditioning and our instruction which is delayed whenever we have to change rooms. At the least, it takes us five minutes to transfer from one room to another, which could have been used for fruitful discussions.

‘Opening salvo’

“Ang sukatan ng kilometrong nalalakbay ninuman ay ang lawak ng kanyang nagugunita at naitatala at lupalop na maaaring tahakin ng kanyang haraya.” — Eugene Y. Evasco, “Kilometro Zero”

MASIGLA ang panimula ni Pangulong Macapagal-Arroyo sa pagbubukas ng kanyang anim na taong panunungkulan bilang Pangulo ng Pilipinas.

Pink skies

TENDU (tahn - DIU) – “stretched”; a basic ballet movement where the leg is extended straight out from the supporting leg with the foot fully pointed. It can be done forward, sideward, or backward. Master choreographer George Balanchine considered it the most important exercise in ballet.

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More women are invading men’s turf.

Decisions, decisions

AT FIRST glance, the term-sharing agreement between Senators Franklin Drilon and Manuel Villar seems a very good solution to their bickering.

Last time I checked, the President of the Senate gets elected by a majority vote of its members. Of course, both legislators have their plans, but with all due respect, they miss the point.

Masikip na mundo

HINDI na mapigilan ang pagdami nila.

Sa pagbukas pa lang nitong taon, halos 200 nursing schools na ang maaaring pagpilian ng mga may balak tumawid sa ganitong propesyon. Ngunit mabibilang sa mga daliri ang may de-kalidad na pagsasanay para sa mga estudyante. Dito pa lang sa Unibersidad, nahihirapan na ang administrasyon upang mabigyan ng kasanayan ang halos 40 seksiyon ng Nursing, paano pa kaya sa ibang nursing schools na pinaka-kaunti na ang 30 seksiyon sa bawat baitang?

Lingering ethnic sounds

IN THE age of novelty songs, and acoustic renditions of this and that song, one would have thought that the glorious days of ethnic Filipino music are gone forever. Well, think again.

Currently circulating the airwaves, and are about to break into the mainstream are two noteworthy records from two noteworthy artists: Cynthia Alexander’s Rippingyarns and Pinikpikan’s Kaamulan.

Ethnic pop

Aquinas on exhibit

THOMASIANS, meet St. Thomas Aquinas.

This seems what Sunstruck, an exhibit featuring St. Thomas Aquinas, to say. A brainchild of UST Graduate School Regent Rev. Fr. Jose Antonio Aureada, O.P., the exhibit not only aims to re-introduce the saint to the public but to “show St. Thomas’ human side.”

Currently displayed at the UST Museum of Arts and Sciences, the exhibit features the saint as a dreamer, a believer, and a survivor—as the slogan of the popular talent search goes.

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