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alfie@filipinojournal.com

Hit Me, Brothah, One More Time!

Hit Me, Brothah, One More Time!

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(On the Yet Another Hazing Incident in the Philippines) I already discussed this issue years ago; even wrote an article about it; but because of the current news about it in the Philippines, I

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Masama Ba’ng Magsinungaling?

Masama Ba’ng Magsinungaling?

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(On the Concept of Lying) Karaniwan nang bukambibig ng maraming tao ang “Huy, masama’ng magsinungaling!” Halos lahat nga yata ng magulang e palaging pinaaalalahanan ang mga anak nila na “Masama ang magsinungaling.” However, I

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Merry Christmas, I’m Off to Work Today! But I Ain’t No Hero

Merry Christmas, I’m Off to Work Today! But I Ain’t No Hero

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(On the Deromanticization of Service-Oriented Jobs) Kelangan mo bang pumasok sa trabaho kahit na Pasko? Wag kang mag-alala—hindi ka nag-iisa. At isa pa, ginusto mo ang trabahong ’yan, kaya wag mong isiping isa kang

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Parents, Respect Your Children

Parents, Respect Your Children

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(On Familial Relationships) May kasabihang, “Dapat palaging igalang ang matatanda.” Hindi ako buong-buong pabor d’yan. Bakit kamo? Aba, hindi porke matanda e dapat na agad igalang. Bagama’t natural sa isang tao na igalang o

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Puwede Ka Bang Tumulong sa Iyong Kapwa kahit Wala Kang Pera?

Puwede Ka Bang Tumulong sa Iyong Kapwa kahit Wala Kang Pera?

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(On the Meaning of Philanthropy) Ang akala ng maraming tao e sa pamamagitan lang ng pag-aambag ng pera sila maaaring makatulong sa kanilang kapwa. Money is not the only thing that people could use

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Are You Guilty of Uttering That Hypocritical Smile?

Are You Guilty of Uttering That Hypocritical Smile?

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(On the Tendency to Badmouth Someone after Breaking Away with That Person) Marami ka na bang nakaaway sa buhay mo? Napansin mo ba na ang karamihan sa mga taong ito ay minsan mong mga

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‘Look, Ma, We’re on TV, We’re World-Famous Now!’

‘Look, Ma, We’re on TV, We’re World-Famous Now!’

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(On False Pride and Ideas of Grandiosity) Maraming Filipino, nabanggit lang ang Pilipinas sa isang news segment sa local Canadian TV, e yumayabang na agad, na kesyo sikat na sikat daw ang Pilipinas sa

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Bowties, Bunnytails, and Belly Buttons

Bowties, Bunnytails, and Belly Buttons

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(On Dressing Smartly and Appropriately) Maingat ka bang manamit? Ibinabagay mo ba sa iyong pupuntahan ang iyong kasuotan? While I know and I believe that a rapist, a serial murderer-cum-rapist, a pedophile, or any

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U.S. band The Ocean Blue set to release sixth album

U.S. band The Ocean Blue set to release sixth album

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Ultramarine—what a very apt album title for the name of the band! This is another new release in the genre that many people have long declared dead. Yes, The U.S. band The Ocean Blue

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