Thursday, November 29, 2007


Two events for December 1, 2007:

The National Book Award winner for "Banyaga: A Song of War", Charlson Ong, will be talking about novel writing at Powerbooks Trinoma in Quezon City from 2 to 4 p.m., courtesy of Read Or Die's Write Or Die project.

The last Litcritters Open Session for 2007 will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at A Different Bookstore Serendra.

On a different note, I swear, if not for the Pinoy affinity for humor, this country would be in even worse shape than it is. Thank heavens for the Pinoy's lightness of heart, which helps us cope with even the most trying, difficult, and ridiculous of situations.

Said my sister-in-law's husband to the rest of us this afternoon as we watched this unfold on TV:

"Aba, siyempre! Kailangan nang lumabas sa hotel si Trillanes. May bakante na sa Pinoy Big Brother. Papasok na siya sa bahay ni kuya."

And when we found out that the bride at the wedding reception that was to be held tonight at The Peninsula Manila was the daughter of a general, a member of a forum I frequent wrote:

"Perfect! The tank they drove into the lobby would make the perfect centerpiece!"

Sigh, and a final announcement: folks, there's a curfew tonight from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. because of the imbecilic events of the day. Shades of martial law. I'm old enough to remember my family rushing home from dinners just to make curfew and avoid getting stopped by the Metrocom. Get home early and safely people.

In the meantime, I'm keeping my eyes and ears open for more jokes about this. Everything else is beyond our control, but a hearty laugh is still within our reach.


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