Thursday, November 13, 2008

The secrets of STU Inc.

That's Ms Weng, on the left. She's the big boss who answers directly to STU's secret owner, Sally Turado. Why secret owner? Because owners should be old and fat and Sally has disguised herself as young and svelte. The next boss after Ms. Weng is Mr. Andrew (not in photo, another secret?) And beside Ms Weng are other STU secrets, the 2 buffs Karl and Troy, and Yvonne. The buffs pucker their lips, and Yvonne smiles sweetly. Secret: They are bosses, too.
Here is the secret secret boss of STU and owner pa, Ms Sally Turado pretending to be a working girl taking pictures of everyone. No one dares mention it to her, but everyone wonders....does she know of the secret man boob? is she trying to find it too?
And now for STU's biggest secret: The secret, legendary man boob. Said to make buffs buffer, the sad happier, the crazy crazier...Are they conspiring? Rigor, Lenard, Uly, Alvin, Kurt,Jem, Rommel try to look innocent, but they know that we know that they know. And we know they know we know. But who knows if anybody knows if anybody else knows? do they? know?

Let's toast to the legendary secret invisible, findable, forsseable man boooooob.....
And Sir Andrew, even before i could ask about the legendary man boob said, "no, you cannot leave work early!"

Susan Gorre stared me straight down. "the man boob is softer than silicone" she said. Rowena said, "i have seen the man boob often at midnight flying around the room...." but Susan, Rowena, Rhoda, Malou, Imelda, Christine and Alvie said, "The man boob is wise like the wisest oracle".
"i don't have to tell you anything i know" luz tolentino said. "i gave you winniechurchill, remember. Even if I had heard that the man boob has the power to bring world peace to the Philippine world and satellite countries."

What the.....
Lane, Len, Lot, Ann and Mau said, "the secret man boob has more fluid than the fountain fronting the Basilica in Italy".
"Man boob? what man boob?" say Christopher, Ian and Luz. "The one that turns invisible, twists faster than a twister and unleashes fluid disguised as water on the city causing flash floods?

Because they were soused, Danica, Judith, and Romina gave some inside info. "The man boob is taller than mount everest," they said.

Aireen says, "Everything about the legendary STU manboob is true." JR nods in agreement. Then she motions to the left and says, "See for yourself."

Alvin drinks. the end.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Kid with a Brain

On the set of ANC's Square-Off-Frankahan: The Drilon Debates
I never realized I had a cute baby til my sister Alice commented, "I watched all the babies on tv, and I think Kat is cuter than they are". Before then, she was just my baby and that was the whole entire thing for me. Who cared whether or not she was cute?

But my sis got me thinking, and i joined her in a baby contest -- surprise, she became a Zwitzal Baby, and there was a cash prize and gifts. And it made me think, this is not exactly a bad thing.

Growing up, Kat always showed up in mags because she was a cute kid. Oftentimes, if I needed a cute kid, I would grab one of her photos to go with an article I was writing. So yesterday, while Kat and Luis (da fella) were hanging around the house, she picked up an old magazine that had her baby pictures in it. She showed it to me and said, "I never knew you did this".

When she started to dance, she was quite good at it too, and has done a number of solos. She has also done some modeling, and I was amazed at what a trooper she could be, working under difficult circumstances and not minding because she just likes getting things done.

That's my kid at the right laughing in embarassment that mom is taking pictures. This is the College of St. Benilde Debate Team -- Chico Fornier, Nat (last name to be added later cause I forgot) and Kat.

But here was something new -- Kat appeared on TV to represent her school's debate team. The program was "Square-off Frankahan: The Drilon Debates" Her school was up against UP Iloilo and College of Saint Benilde won TA TARATA TA TA TA!!!!!!!!

And suddenly my sis (in our family we have this strange thing going -- we are all nuts about each other's kids :):):)) called to give her comments on the show. My sis Sami is an Ateneo Dean's Lister and has recently been made a partner in the Firm where she works. She has some of the most high profile clients in the country. She is Kat's idol, who, in Kat's eyes, can never do anything wrong. Oh, and Sami's boys have inherited her brilliance.

But she gave a blow by blow and it was an altogether new experience for me, for the first time to hear someone commenting on my daughter's brains. And i thought, that was pretty cool:)