An interesting early life biography of Juan Ponce-Enrile:
"One look at Juanito Furruganan and Don Alfonso Ponce Enrile knew this was his son. He is the spitting image of his father, he has the same broad toothy smile, lined cheeks, rough-hewn Castilian features, and most of all an unruly lock of hair that kept falling down his brow, and another that kept standing up at the back of his head."
My mom gets shocked when ordinary people appear on national TV with their homemade videos. Then she shouts "Sino Yan??? Sino Yan?!?" just like she does when I’m looking at my friends’ pictures in Facebook with people I don’t know.
Melee(play /ˈmeɪleɪ/, French: mêlée [mɛle], the French spelling is also quite frequent in English writing), generally refers to disorganized close combat involving a group of fighters. A melee ensues when groups become locked together in combat with no regard to group tactics or fighting as an organized unit; each participant fights as an individual.
When I get married someday, I want us to have grey wigs, wrinkles and look really old in our prenup picture. Then as we sit on our rocking chairs at dawn holding hands, we let the morning light cast beautiful shadows while it shines through our youthful eyes and genuine smiles. Chos na chos!
Although wouldn’t it be nice if there’s a twist to it? Maybe something like this:
When you’re alone for a long time, and you’ve decided that you like it that way, your life achieves an equilibrium. All your energies are equally distributed amongst all the different sections of your life. You get the right amount of sleep. You excel at work. You’re productive on your days off….
If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.
After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.
Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse. I will keep you, Suzy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy. Tear in eye, your dress will tear. So shall I! Oh hear my prayer. Just compare heart, beard, and heard, Dies and diet, lord and word, Sword and sward, retain and Britain. (Mind the latter, how it’s written.) Now I surely will not plague you With such words as plaque and ague. But be careful how you speak: Say break and steak, but bleak and streak; Cloven, oven, how and low, Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe. Hear me say, devoid of trickery, Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore, Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles, Exiles, similes, and reviles; Scholar, vicar, and cigar, Solar, mica, war and far; One, anemone, Balmoral, Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel; Gertrude, German, wind and mind, Scene, Melpomene, mankind. Billet does not rhyme with ballet, Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet. Blood and flood are not like food, Nor is mould like should and would. Viscous, viscount, load and broad, Toward, to forward, to reward. And your pronunciation’s OK When you correctly say croquet, Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve, Friend and fiend, alive and live. Ivy, privy, famous; clamour And enamour rhyme with hammer. River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb, Doll and roll and some and home. Stranger does not rhyme with anger, Neither does devour with clangour. Souls but foul, haunt but aunt, Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant, Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger, And then singer, ginger, linger, Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge, Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age. Query does not rhyme with very, Nor does fury sound like bury. Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth. Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath. Though the differences seem little, We say actual but victual. Refer does not rhyme with deafer. Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer. Mint, pint, senate and sedate; Dull, bull, and George ate late. Scenic, Arabic, Pacific, Science, conscience, scientific. Liberty, library, heave and heaven, Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven. We say hallowed, but allowed, People, leopard, towed, but vowed. Mark the differences, moreover, Between mover, cover, clover; Leeches, breeches, wise, precise, Chalice, but police and lice; Camel, constable, unstable, Principle, disciple, label. Petal, panel, and canal, Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal. Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair, Senator, spectator, mayor. Tour, but our and succour, four. Gas, alas, and Arkansas. Sea, idea, Korea, area, Psalm, Maria, but malaria. Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean. Doctrine, turpentine, marine. Compare alien with Italian, Dandelion and battalion. Sally with ally, yea, ye, Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key. Say aver, but ever, fever, Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver. Heron, granary, canary. Crevice and device and aerie. Face, but preface, not efface. Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass. Large, but target, gin, give, verging, Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging. Ear, but earn and wear and tear Do not rhyme with here but ere. Seven is right, but so is even, Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen, Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk, Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work. Pronunciation (think of Psyche!) Is a paling stout and spikey? Won’t it make you lose your wits, Writing groats and saying grits? It’s a dark abyss or tunnel: Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale, Islington and Isle of Wight, Housewife, verdict and indict. Finally, which rhymes with enough, Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough? Hiccough has the sound of cup. My advice is to give up!!!
Saint Lucy tore her beautiful eyes out to get rid of a suitor. Does God really find this pleasing? He created her in His image and likeness and she would just mangle her face just like that? Why didn’t she just escape or explain her refusal to be courted? Couldn’t she serve God while keeping the beauty that He blessed her with?
adj 1: showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil; “devilish schemes”; “the cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen”; “the diabolical expression on his face”; “a mephistophelian glint in his eye” [syn: devilish, diabolic, diabolical, mephistophelian, mephistophelean]
I write profiles of Catholic saints and when I came across the story of Our Lady of Mercy, I almost cried. It was said that when she appeared, she carried two bags of coins to ransom Christians imprisoned by Moors. Mothers will do anything for us, especially Her.
Confirmation bias (also called confirmatory bias or myside bias) is a tendency for people to favor information that confirms their preconceptions or hypotheses regardless of whether the information is true. As a result, people gather evidence and recall information from memory selectively, and interpret it in a biased way. The biases appear in particular for emotionally significant issues and for established beliefs.
I had this mp3 since around 3 years ago and just discovered that their name is actually “Esther & Sepalot” and not “Esther & Saperlot” —- that’s why I couldn’t find any info about them. Nevertheless, I still can’t find anything on Esther and Sepalot and the album Eskapaden!
My first grade teacher once called my parents to the office to tell them I need to get accelerated. I didn’t want to because that would be abnormal. I still wonder what would have happened if I got ahead.
I just remembered this incident because of our report on Gifted Children. May suspetsa talaga ako na gifted ako dati! hahahaha!!!
Disappointed that there is a chain letter using the name of “Miracle Mother of Vailankanni”. It says if you don’t print out 1,000 letters, something bad will happen. If you do, you get whatever you want. I have enough faith in God to throw it in the trash and continue praying the novena. It takes countless amount of effort more than just photocopying letters for a wish to be granted. And God certainly does not make something bad happen just because you fail to do what a chain letter says.