Articles for February, 2012
It’s More F In the Philippines (Part 3: Bump and Grind)
A Vulgar Voyage About the Archipelago

We’re not yet finished, unfortunately for you. In our previous installments, we fleshed out PG-13 entries and R-18 ones. I guess this one is going to have to be NC-17. The ratings system for this series, for those who do not know, has been enforced by snotty grade school students, who have been our very

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It’s More F In the Philippines (Part 2: Gross Anatomy)
A Vulgar Voyage About the Archipelago

Fresh from our previous entry, we delve into the naughtier bits of Philippine geography. Our team of scholars put in extra hours for this list by consulting with esteemed academia via a playground full of grade-schoolers. You wanted dirt? You got dirt! Also: water, rocks, gravel, sand, various minerals, aggregates, wood, man-made structures, plants, and other similarly

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It’s More F In the Philippines (Part 1: Nooks and Crannies)
A Vulgar Voyage About the Archipelago

Coming from the post office a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that the seller shipped my magazine from a place in England called Fingringhoe. Weirdly enough, I apparently referenced this place before on my old blog (here it is, ravaged by spambots). This got me thinking… surely, the Philippines would have its fair share

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Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

I don’t think I ever left the denial stage that I would possibly probably potentially watch the reunited Black Sabbath Mark I later this year (thanks to another fortunate development, of which more some other time). They are, after all, only regarded as the fathers of heavy metal – the devil’s music, no less. This

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Food Porn: Simmering Soup with a Siren

Coming back to Manila from the paradise-mall that is Boracay, I find that I have brought home a certain sense of quiet. The noise that has persistently defined my city has somehow disappeared. I have Boracay to thank for this, particularly for my near-perforated eardrums. Is it supposed to sound like popcorn when you open

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Boracay Please, Not Blog (Reprise)

I don’t mind the heartburn from ingesting too much food, nor the asymmetric joint pain from walking the sloping shoreline. Sometimes, I think I even enjoy getting mistaken for a Korean tourist (do I look perpetually lost?). I knew that, flying into Boracay on Valentine’s (no less), I would also be subjected to the requisite

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Boracay Please, Not Blog

It’ll be kind of difficult to not pronounce that four-letter word. You didn’t have to be so flippant about it. I’m a hopeless city slicker. I’ll have you know, though, that I never pronounced your island with the missing syllable until the truncated term somehow crept into the vernacular. If anything, I also didn’t notice

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European Idol

I admire and appreciate your capacity for cultural tolerance. Had I known, I wouldn’t have suggested Greenhills as your first stop, not when you look like a younger Kirk Long. I believe, for all of your seventeen years, that it’s your first time to be in the Eastern Hemisphere? I think it is all but

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Born to Be Wiped (part 2 of 2)
Musings on Motorcycle Mortality

It’s apparently motorcycle week here on verb.anything, so here’s the continuation of this bloggist’s earlier post. I’ve touched upon jerks and idiots in the previous post, and I feel like I owe everyone a clarification for such severe wording. Telling jerks from idiots on the road is unfortunately almost always determined from the point of

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Born to Be Wiped (part 1 of 2)
Musings on Motorcycle Mortality

I see that EDSA now has designated motorcycle lanes. I guess this is good news for most, especially for those who’ve always thought that those broken white lines qualify as motorcycle lanes. This must suck for most motorcyclists, I expect. It can’t be said, however, that the government does not have their best interests in

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