For those who are getting old like me, a short quiz to test your memory. Here’s the link.
This summer, why not try rock climbing? You burn 500 calories a minute scaling up a wall, according to PowerUp gym in Tandang Sora, Quezon City. I find this believable: someone I know who got addicted to rock climbing shortly after giving birth quickly lost the pounds she gained during pregnancy. There’s an incentive to exercise when you’re into rock climbing, because you’re trying to build strength to conquer those walls. You get to know your body more as you try to get to the top, and you conquer your fear of falling — and failing. Continue reading
“Earth Hour is like any other hour. The lights are on,” my son said as we travelled from Tandang Sora, Quezon City, to Philcoa, Quezon City. The lights at the restaurants at the Ayala TechnoHub were on, and so were the floodlights at the gates of the compound. In Philcoa, both Jollibee and McDonalds had lights inside, but the signages were both off. Continue reading
The high level panel drafting the terms of reference for the Asean human rights body has finished the principles to be observed, the purpose of the body as well as its mandate, but has yet to give the human rights body a name, says former Ambassador Rosario Manalo, Philippine representative to panel. Continue reading
AFP photographer Romeo Gacad is a great photographer, but nowadays he’s most known for his pictures on war, mainly shot in wars in the Middle East, particularly Iraq and Afghanistan. He gave a lecture recently on war photography at the St. Benilde’s Museum on Contemporary Arts, during which he talked not only about his pictures, but also the stories behind them. Here are my notes on the lecture. Continue reading
He says: “You are the one I love the most among the women in my life, and that includes my mother, my sister and my grandmother.” You ask him, “Is that ejusdem generis or expressio unius?” And he answers, “Ejusdem generis.” Should you slap him or kiss him?
Here’s a short reviewer on some Latin phrases in Legal Method. The phrases are followed by a very short description of cases that illustrate the Latin rule. The definitions are taken from Agpalo’s book on Statutory Construction. Continue reading
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