Sunday, October 12, 2008

Newspaper Reading: Why I Should Stop

One lazy evening, Mrs. G. and I were at UCC having coffee and cake. She was reading a housewifely tome while I was busy thumbing through the day's newspapers.

Now, I haven't read newspapers in a long while. I get most of my information from the Internet. It was therefore an interesting time for me to reacquaint myself with the newsprint ink bleeding onto my fingers and the familiar flipping of the huge pages.

This is what greeted me while reading an article:

"Opera is a perfectly legitimate filed."

A typo. A significant one at that as it changed the entire meaning of the sentence. I ignored it.

New newspaper. New article. The article nearly made me fall off my seat. Here's why:

The words "evening" and "the" were misspelled. The word "of" was omitted.

How? How? How? When you get paid to write (which luckily I don't for this blog), it's mandatory to spell check and proofread. Tsk. tsk.

As if that wasn't enough, the next article I read made my blood boil:

"But for me, the biggest reason why we should throw the RH bill out of the halls of Congress comes from the editorials of many local and national newspapers, praising overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for their role in stabilizing the Philippines in the heat of the Wall Street financial debacle. Now these politicians want to curtail our population growth so that OFWs will soon be a thing of the past. With the way the government is being run (like hell by Filipinos), you can bet that even (God forbid) after the passage of the RH bill, Filipinos would still be poor because it is the unbridled corruption that is the cause of our poverty, not our population growth.

It is a fact that the very countries that controlled their populations in the past 20 years are now suffering severe population decline which they have learned belatedly has become irreversible! These are the countries that have embraced our OFWs who in turn bring back more than $12 billion to our shores and thus have insulated us from the financial crisis. Surely our politicians are not that stupid that they would now support the RH bill that would cause our population to decline to the point that OFWs would no longer be needed. This means, no more $12 billion coming to our shores. So you politicians out there ought to ponder this very thought!"

What the?! I was flabbergasted! Maybe my logic is faulty, but I really failed to get the connection.

On a lighter note, I am loving this new Kashieca ad:

In my opinion, the local Betty La Fea is the prettiest reincarnation.

While a loyal Sharonian, I really can't support this outfit KC is wearing. Pink bra over sheer white shirt?! The outfit is very unflattering. She's a very pretty girl. It takes very little effort to make her stunning. This ensemble should not have even been considered. Tsk. Tsk.

At this point, Mrs. G grabbed all the newspapers within reach and forbade me from reading them anymore.
Maybe until next week.


Anonymous said...

I just recently purchased a cute skirt from Kashieca. Go Betty!

Kristine said...

Pet peeves, pet peeves...Ü
Sayang si KC no. Malaki pa ang room for improvement niya towards becoming a fashionista. And, whoever advised her mom to get hair bangs...sana naman nakasuhan na. Visual mortification. Que horror!!!!!!!

BagLove said...

@Anon - Picture!

@ Kristine - I haven't seen the bangs. I should check that out!