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Monthly Archive for February, 2009

a series of unfortunate numbers

THE fervor has died, at least for the rest of us who have no such luck. Last Sunday night, two very lucky persons bagged the much coveted 6/49 jackpot of PhP 347,836,903.20, or PhP 173,918,415.60 each, to be exact. That’s a lot of cash. I truly wonder how they feel right this moment. (This makes […]

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the gift of wings

And we thought – in this world of modern technology and extremely liberal views, nothing can shock us anymore. Think again. Case in point: Alfie Patten. Does this name sound familiar? If you are attuned to media in whatever form, this piece of news should have called your attention by now. Little boy Alfie, looking […]

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it’s complicated

WE’RE a couple of days away from V-Day, said to be one of the most despised days of the year.The celebration of St. Valentine’s Day every February 14 has now been reduced to what anti-valentinists (I’m not kidding, Google it) regard as a “hallmark holiday”, existing “primarily for commercial purposes, rather than to commemorate a […]

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is that your final answer?

OVER the weekend I had the chance to watch “Slumdog Millionaire,” a top contender for the Best Film Category in this year’s Academy Awards, more popularly known as the Oscars. “Slumdog Millionaire” tells the story of a young lad, Jamal, a chai-wallah (tea-server) in a call center in Mumbai, a boy from the slums who […]

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