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5 Takes’ new Travel Journalists October 29, 2006

Posted by benj in Travel.
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If you remember, I sent my video to Discovery Travel and Living as part of my quest to be a 5Takes TJ. Well, that didn’t exactly pan out. Hehehe. Apparently, the network was casting for 5Takes: USA. They only searched in Southeast Asia (including Australia) and the cuts were made at Singapore were the 36 Finalists convened.

Here are the guys who made it.

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Memoirs of a [Retired] Collegiate Debater October 27, 2006

Posted by benj in debate, Friends.
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My former orgmates from the University of the Philippines Manila Debate Circle are currently strutting their wares against the best in the country at Baguio as I type this entry. Much of the time I spent outside school activities was spent with the Debaters and as geeky as it sounds, the debaters are definitely my kind of people. The humor is simply perverse and intellectually-stimulating at the same time. 🙂

 

NEWSFLASH: UP DILIMAN A WINS THE NATIONAL DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIP! THE OTHER FINALISTS – UP MANILA F, ATENEO DE DAVAO A and ATENEO DE MANILA C.
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Atheism In The Philippines October 25, 2006

Posted by benj in Philosophy & Religion.
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It’s quite unfortunate that despite the Philippines’ status as a melting pot of cultures and races, the country still stays very traditional and retarded in its acceptance of more liberal ideology. Atheism is not even a new school of thought, but to this day, Atheism has still yet to penetrate mainstream media and if you meet someone out on the street today, there’s a very strong possibility that that person wouldn’t even know what Atheism is. (more…)

Whoring this picture October 23, 2006

Posted by benj in Music.
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Oh yeah, I love this shot. Much thanks again to Mr. Gelo Manalang for nailing this rockstaresque-album-cover-worthy shot.

 

 

 

LIES AND TRUTHS: EXPOSED! October 22, 2006

Posted by benj in Shameful things.
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Truth and Lies [Part I]

This post has suddenly become a very popular for some reason. It’s sort of odd that a “tag” will get this much attention. Hopefully this would translate to more comments and readership for my other posts – most notably my more spirited and evocative articles.

I’ve already revealed one bug about the 15 statements. In the first post, I told you guys that I put 5 lies into the mix. On a gross oversight, I had inadvertently put six lies instead of five. At least this sort of makes it easier for everyone to get something right. 🙂

To make it even easier for other people wanting to pitch in their guesses, I will eliminate THREE true statements. This will leave a 1:1 ratio between lies and truths and hopefully, that will help you discern the veracity of the statements better. (more…)