Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Next To Ugliness

“Yabang! 'Kala mo kung sino kang gwapo!” (Prick! It's not like you're handsome!)

A commonly used phrase in the Philippines. And a very stupid one.

Although being mayabang is not too much of a good thing, I don't think being guwapo would ever excuse someone from being such an arrogant arse. Que ikaw pa ang pinakamagandang lalaki sa balat ng lupa, ang mayabang ay mayabang, at ang mayabang ay pangit. (Whether you're the most handsome man on earth, an arrogant prick is an arrogant prick, and arrogant pricks are ugly.)

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Beauty And Culture

Yi Hanui, better known as Honey Lee in the Western media, is a South Korean graduate student who represented her country at the Miss Universe 2007 pageant in Mexico City.

Honey is a cunning gayageum (Korean zither) player who can also sing the throat-clenching pansori quite well. I have heard her play and she seems to be very good at the classic arts.

Will the Philippines ever have a 'beauty queen' with so much of her country in her? It is sad that we cannot even agree on a single folk costume to have our contestants wear.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Gay Freaks

Somewhere, some page in the world wide web I get to read people talking about who's gay, how gay they are, and how they articulately thought about it the whole time. A lot of these very busy people like throwing various gay phrases every now and then too. Oh he's gay! Is he gay? That is so gay! And yet they hardly know what they're talking about. It's stupid and it makes me want to puke. If you're going to use a word, you ought to know what it means. Otherwise you'll just look like an idiot. You wouldn't like that, would you?

I guess what I'm trying to say is: Get a fuckin' life, you airheads.