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Tag: March 16, 2005

Mushing around the bush

ARABESQUE (ah-rah-BHES) – “long flowing line.” One of the basic poses in ballet, arabesque takes its name from a form of Moorish ornament. In ballet it is a position of the body, in profile, supported on one leg, which can be straight or demi-plié, with the other leg extended behind and at right angles to it, and the arms held in various harmonious positions creating the longest possible line from the fingertips to the toes. The shoulders must be held square to the line of direction. The forms of arabesque are varied to infinity.

Of bodies and babies

“When you can see your unborn children in her eyes you know you really love a woman.” —Bryan Adams, Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?

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EIGHTEEN-year old college student Zakiya Kennedy dreamed of becoming a model. But of late, her father said, he heard her complaining of body aches, and one day on her way to the New York subway, she suddenly collapsed—and died. It was found out she died because of a blood clot caused by her seemingly safe contraceptive skin patch.

Ang paglisan

Sa wakas.

Ito na marahil ang mga salitang maisisigaw ko sa oras na ito. Batid kong iilang pahina na lamang ang nalalabi para sa akin, subalit pipilitin kong isiksik sa munting espasyong ito ang mga taong minsang nadaanan ko sa paglalakbay.

Sa IV-2 ng College of Nursing, salamat at sinagot n yo ang pamasahe ko sa paglalakbay na ito. Maging sa III-7 at RLE group 3 at 4 ng IV-1, salamat sa libreng angkas nang minsang naiwan ako sa biyahe.

Educate the drivers

SOMETIME last month, two UST High School students were ran over by a bus as they crossed the pedestrian lane near the University’s gate on Arsenio Lacson Ave. Earlier, a Faculty of Medicine and Surgery student was bumped by a truck on the intersection of Dapitan St. and Lacson Ave. Fortunately, the three students survived the accidents.

The accidents tell something of the road courtesy of Filipino drivers. Aside from that it also shows that these drivers are not competent to operate motor vehicles.

Annoying ID system

On that sometimes annoying ID system.

Correct diagnosis, wrong prescription

WHAT do you do when motorists fail to slow down in a school zone, endangering hundreds of students negotiating the streets on their way to school?

Let’s contracept Congress clowns

These shameless congressmen! Despite very glaring evidence that their voracious lifestyle and appetite for pork barrel are the prime causes of the country’s fiscal and economic crises, they insist that the Philippines is poor because it is overpopulated. They refuse to recognize that the Philippines is poor because it has been mismanaged, corrupted and bled to death by rapacious politicians like them.

UST rallies vs birth-control bill

ARMED with placards and pro-life passion, UST students and professors joined the 10,000-strong rally in Liwasang Bonifacio, Taft Avenue, Manila last March 4 to oppose a House of Representatives bill to control population growth and a Department of Health campaign to limit fertility by contraception.

Pope’s surgery successful

CATHOLICS can now breathe easy after Pope John Paul II underwent a successful surgery to relieve his breathing problem.

The Pope was rushed to Policlinico Gemelli in Rome, Italy, the hospital where he previously stayed due to influenza relapse and respiratory complications. On Feb. 24, he went through an elective tracheotomy—a small hole was cut and a breathing tube was inserted in his throat.

St. Paul’s tomb found

AFTER thousands of years, the tomb of St. Paul was finally found by Vatican archaeologists last month in Rome.

Based on the reports of Giorgio Filippi, an archaeology specialist of Vatican Museums, St. Paul’s sarcophagus was found during excavations beneath St. Paul’s Basilica.

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