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  • Meet Charlie, The Math Whiz

    His eyes are magnetic, his hair such sexy curls. His nose as high as towers,  his lips fully kissable. He applies math to anything, everything he comes across. He believes life is all about it, all mysteries yet unsolved. No gravitational force can keep you from falling for Professor Charlie Eppes. His extrapolations, his perspicacity, his curiosity […]

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  • Master Silence

    Only whenever a letter is silent, or usually so, do we form Spelling/Pronunciation rules. We cannot spell by rules –there are just too many exceptions. I’ll tell you why we’ve got to forgive our English teachers for torturing us of pop spelling quizzes back then. B keeps quiet before t, or after m, on the […]

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  • Catch the Big Fish!

    Edward Bloom told his son stories of the life he desired to live. Soon, the son grew old enough to know that none of these tales were true. Even when Edward was dying, he would never talk of the facts of his life, purely fancy, & fascinating stories. Would the son ever draw the factual recount of his dad’s life? If so, […]

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  • First, First, First Filipinos

    I hate history. We, who live in the past, cannot move ahead. Yet one professor in Phil History I clearly remember for her similarity to Korina Sanchez (hi, Ms. Tantengco!) in looks, in speech..and in notoriety flunking even prospective dean’s listers – made me put up with PNU’s dusty, jurassic, and sleep-inducing library. Prehistory was assigned to me. First year […]

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  • Fossilized

    Do you wonder why she keeps saying “he” for “she”? And instead of saying “have finished”, she insists “have finish” no matter how many times you have told her to use the past participle after have/has? How about the ill usage of the past tense of verb after the word “did” as in “Did you […]

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  • Crushed No More

    Sing gleeful nonsense melodies, Intuitive rhymes and symphonies, Beguile boredom, go seize the blues, Shut ears of doom, turn them on tunes. Appalled are you of toilsome tasks? Beset by all the boss’ commands? Is work fraught with haste and hassles? Hum off the hustle and bustle! Could there be worse than crushed spirits? Of […]