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Filipino Lessons: BA Filipinology
Sep16

Filipino Lessons: BA Filipinology

Filipino Lessons: BA Filipinology By Aby Yap   WARNING: This program isn’t for the unadventurous and/or the humorless. Are you bold enough to major in BA Filipinology? See what it takes to earn a lifetime degree. F101: Family Few NOT – Required, 10 Units Understanding that the family isn’t just the basic unit of society; it is the society—at least for the Filipino family. A typical household consists of yourself and your parents,...

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We Know What You Do For Summer
Aug03

We Know What You Do For Summer

  We Know What You Do For Summer By Aby Yap   You hide the body. Yours, of course (not unless you’re Dexter or Norman, then that would be another body, er, story). Whether you admit it or not, we’ll always know what you do every summer just to look and feel sexy on the beach. No judgment here, buddy. We’re in the same boat. Let’s face it: not everyone is blessed to have  beach body genes—not when you’ve been programmed to...

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Onli in da Pilipins: 10 Things Filipinos Wish They Were Free From, Forevermore
Jul14

Onli in da Pilipins: 10 Things Filipinos Wish They Were Free From, Forevermore

Onli in da Pilipins: 10 Things Filipinos Wish They Were Free From, Forevermore By Aby Yap So we take the bad with the good—and for that, every single one of us deserves a sparkly monument in Luneta! Because frankly speaking, it takes true martyrdom and sheer love of ‘Pinas to deal with the worst each day of our lives without calling it quits. We could only wish upon a star that none of these ever have to happen for as long as we live....

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Angineeet! 20 Tell-tale Summer Signs
Jun30

Angineeet! 20 Tell-tale Summer Signs

20 Tell-tale Summer Signs By Aby Yap   Because ‘tis the season you dread (Ouch, the heat!) in the UAE, and look forward to in Pinas (Oh, the beach!) here are the signs that summer is in full swing, whichever side of the global barrio you are in – Everyone gets hot-headed and annoying, including you, and your dialog every hour especially if you’re outdoors is “Angineeet,<insert curse here>!”  You find yourself invariably...

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Classic #Hugot Quotes for Modern-day Living
Jun16

Classic #Hugot Quotes for Modern-day Living

  By Aby Yap Before Popoy’s “She had me at my worst. You had me at my best.” and Basha’s “Sana ako pa rin. Ako na lang. Ako na lang ulit.” have turned us into big cry-babies, these are the lines that held our moms and titas spellbound. Their hugot power is so strong that we can’t help but relate them to life’s mundane realities. Classic #Hugot Quotes     “Once, twice, thrice. Gaano ba kadalas ang minsan?” Hilda...

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