Monthly Archives: August 2011

P: MM – Maybe This Time

First year High School. Napagtripan ng teacher namin sa English na si Ms Aurora na magpatakbo ng play sa classroom. At ang napiling story: Cinderella.

Lahat naman tayo siguro alam ang story ng Cinderella. Kahit ang aming director na si GORI ay hindi na naisipan gumawa ng script.

Hati-hati ng trabaho. Ako, dahil tamad ako, ginawa akong lead role; Prince Charming. Ayos na yun dahil wala ka sa pre-production pag lead role ka. Ang iisipin mo na lang ay internalization of character, costume at syempre pa, script.

Ang napiling lead role na Cinderella ay si SMIKAI. Ok naman ang chemistry namin dahil naging kaklase ko na siya noong elementary ako sa Dominican College. Grade 2 hanggang grade 4 ko ata siya kaklase nun. Sikreto lang natin to ha pero ang balita e nung lumipat na si SMIKAI sa Laguna BelAir School, ako ang ikinukwento raw niya na crush niya. Hindi ako sure ha.

Anyway, pinatakbo na ang storya. Kanya-kanyang bitaw ng linya. Kanya-kanyang arte, takbo ng usapan. Enter stage left, exit stage right. Nakakatuwa ang mga pinaggagagawa namin.

Magaling ang mga propsmen and women. Pinakamahusay ang musical scoring (musical director si Super Ex *hindi pa kami noon).

Nang dumating ang finale at nakita na ni Prince Charming ang babae na sukat na sukat ang paa sa Glass Slippers, pinatugtog na ang huling kanta.

Ang napiling kanta ni Super Ex, “Maybe This Time” by Michael Martin Murphy

Hindi ko alam pero baka nga yun na ang chance para kami ng dati kong kaklase na si SMIKAI e dapat mag Maybe This Time.

http://youtu.be/QxXCPYqTz8Y

Tuwing Wednesday, magb-blog ako tungkol sa naaalala ko sa aking kabataan. Ito ang aking “Project:  Memory Miyerkules” .

Layunin nitong maisulat paunti unti ang aking talambuhay.

Manila Bulletin pulled out James Soriano's Controversial Article

Amputek, walang balls.

Sabi nga ni Chito Miranda, ang CORNY nyo!

Pero ayos lang, kahit na pull out niyo na, nakakuha pa rin ako ng kopya.

Language, learning, identity, privilege
By JAMES SORIANO
August 24, 2011, 4:06am
Ithink
The Manila Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines — English is the language of learning. I’ve known this since before I could go to school. As a toddler, my first study materials were a set of flash cards that my mother used to teach me the English alphabet.

My mother made home conducive to learning English: all my storybooks and coloring books were in English, and so were the cartoons I watched and the music I listened to. She required me to speak English at home. She even hired tutors to help me learn to read and write in English.

In school I learned to think in English. We used English to learn about numbers, equations and variables. With it we learned about observation and inference, the moon and the stars, monsoons and photosynthesis. With it we learned about shapes and colors, about meter and rhythm. I learned about God in English, and I prayed to Him in English.

Filipino, on the other hand, was always the ‘other’ subject — almost a special subject like PE or Home Economics, except that it was graded the same way as Science, Math, Religion, and English. My classmates and I used to complain about Filipino all the time. Filipino was a chore, like washing the dishes; it was not the language of learning. It was the language we used to speak to the people who washed our dishes.

We used to think learning Filipino was important because it was practical: Filipino was the language of the world outside the classroom. It was the language of the streets: it was how you spoke to the tindera when you went to the tindahan, what you used to tell your katulong that you had an utos, and how you texted manong when you needed “sundo na.”

These skills were required to survive in the outside world, because we are forced to relate with the tinderas and the manongs and the katulongs of this world. If we wanted to communicate to these people — or otherwise avoid being mugged on the jeepney — we needed to learn Filipino.

That being said though, I was proud of my proficiency with the language. Filipino was the language I used to speak with my cousins and uncles and grandparents in the province, so I never had much trouble reciting.

It was the reading and writing that was tedious and difficult. I spoke Filipino, but only when I was in a different world like the streets or the province; it did not come naturally to me. English was more natural; I read, wrote and thought in English. And so, in much of the same way that I learned German later on, I learned Filipino in terms of English. In this way I survived Filipino in high school, albeit with too many sentences that had the preposition ‘ay.’

It was really only in university that I began to grasp Filipino in terms of language and not just dialect. Filipino was not merely a peculiar variety of language, derived and continuously borrowing from the English and Spanish alphabets; it was its own system, with its own grammar, semantics, sounds, even symbols.

But more significantly, it was its own way of reading, writing, and thinking. There are ideas and concepts unique to Filipino that can never be translated into another. Try translating bayanihan, tagay, kilig or diskarte.

Only recently have I begun to grasp Filipino as the language of identity: the language of emotion, experience, and even of learning. And with this comes the realization that I do, in fact, smell worse than a malansang isda. My own language is foreign to me: I speak, think, read and write primarily in English. To borrow the terminology of Fr. Bulatao, I am a split-level Filipino.

But perhaps this is not so bad in a society of rotten beef and stinking fish. For while Filipino may be the language of identity, it is the language of the streets. It might have the capacity to be the language of learning, but it is not the language of the learned.

It is neither the language of the classroom and the laboratory, nor the language of the boardroom, the court room, or the operating room. It is not the language of privilege. I may be disconnected from my being Filipino, but with a tongue of privilege I will always have my connections.

So I have my education to thank for making English my mother language.

Controversial nga ito. At matatapang pang mauna magalit yung mga nagsasalita (o nagsusulat) gamit ang English Language samantalang ang mga kagaya ko na nagsusulat sa sariling wika e tahimik lang.

Palawakan ng pang-unawa ang labanan dito. Controversial ang issue dahil Agosto lumabas ang article at Buwan ng Wika ang Agosto. Over-rated ang issue na to. Kibit-balikat na lang.

Gusto ko sana ibigay ang aking 2-cents sa issue gamit ang isang salita: VERNACULAR. By my definition, VERNACULAR is the language or dialect that you use when you think. Para sa akin, Taglish (Filipino) ang vernacular ko. Para ke James Soriano, English ang vernacular niya. Walang basagan ng trip.

Ang naging mali lang siguro dito e na-interpret ng mga mambabasa na James Soriano is speaking for the whole Filipino community. Wala kasing disclaimer e. Mukhang blogpost na hinugot ang article at hindi sinama ang disclaimer sa side bar.

The damage has been done.

Oks lang yan, Atenista ka naman e.

DOLE Knows What is Good For the Heart

Habang sinusubukan ng inyong lingkod na i-define ang salitang L-O-V-E, inaalagaan naman ng Dole ang kanyang puso.

 

Dole Tomato Sauce

Dole Tomato Sauce

Dole, nag-release ng bagong produkto. Ito ang Dole Tomato Sauce. Spaghetti ang unang pumapasok sa isip ko pag sinabi mong Tomato Sauce.

Bago to, at sinigurado kong masarap. Nagpunta ako sa Dole Cook Off challenge para masubukan ang husay ng produkto. Pinakitaan kami ni Chef Jeremy kung paano gamitin ang DOLE Tomato Sauce sa pagluluto.

Masarap siya gawin na sauce sa fish fillet at pwede rin gamitin sa chilli toppings ng potato.

Cooked tomatoes, such as those found in DOLE Tomato Sauce has up to five times more of the antioxidant LYCOPENE than fresh tomatoes.

DOLE Tomato Sauce is rich in VITAMIN A, VITAMIN C and is a good source of VITAMIN K, while LYCOPENE protects the cells of your body from harmful free radicals. VITAMINS A, C and K promotes good eyesight, builds resistance and healthy blood functions.

Sa panahon ngayon, kailangan natin ang healthy na pagkain. Ako nga, madalang na lang ako kumain ng junk food. Hindi na nga ako bumibili nun e, nanghihingi na lang ako.

Kaya yung mga mommy dyan, subukan na ninyo to. Bago to. DOLE Tomato Sauce comes in115g, 200g, 250g and 1kg pouches.

Certified Foodies Burgoo

Grabe, nahirapan ako sa paghahanap ng pic na kumakain ako. Hindi rin kasi talaga ako mahilig magpakuha ng picture pag kumakain.

 

 

Burgooooooooo

I am sure my Ex wants my "Head on a Plate" with a "Steak Knife on my Throat"...

Bukod sa eto lang ang picture na nahanap ko na kumakain ako, enjoy ang picture na to. Valentines 2009. Nagpa-ikot ikot pa kami ng gf ko (ex ko na siya ngayon) sa Greenhills para magpagutom. Nang mapadaan kami sa maraming restaurant, may nag-abot sa amin ng coupon.

Nasabi ko na ba sa inyo na I am a sucker for promos?

Syempre, dahil may free dish na kami, grab na kami ng opportunity. Nang naramdaman namin na medyo gutom na nga kami, pumasok kami sa Burgoo. Umorder kami ng tatlong dish. Isang salad, isang steak, at isang fish fillet. Di ko na kabisado ang mga pangalan ng mga kinain namin.

Medyo matagal talaga ang wait time sa fine dining, pero hindi kami nainip dahil habang nag-aantay, binigyan kami ng waitress ng Crayons. Kinulayan namin ang mga paper placemats namin. Andami namin sinulat. Customized na tuloy ang paper place mats namin.

Hindi talaga ako kumakain ng ganyan karami pag mag-isa. Gusto ko parati, may kasama ako pag bongga ang kainan. Invite niyo lang ako!

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