Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Of Fat Cells and Philippine Politics

"We all know that fat cells multiply when we eat more than we burn," my sister said as she began her pep talk over breakfast of soy milk shake mixed with bee pollen and flax seeds. On the other side of the table was our brother who was enjoying his pancakes with generous amount of butter and strawberry syrup, and a side of bacon.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tiger Moms

"Tinamaan kayo ng lintik!" Translated, it means I wish you all get hit by lightning. What would you think if you heard a mother say that to her children?

Here's another example. How about a mother who, after seeing a piece of clothing sticking out of the pile, pulls out everything from her child's closet, throws them all to the floor in a Mommy Dearest fashion, only to make her child fold and stack them neatly all over again?