Category Archives: Isip Pinoy

bahala na

Bathala na sa panahon ng kawalang-bahala

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | Written by
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:: Sa pinanggalingan nitong “Bathala na,” maaari nating isiping kainaman ang ipagpasa-Diyos ang ating bawat gawain, pagkat sadyang kay buti Niya. Pagpulot ng kalat, pag-imis ng pinaghigaan, at ang paborito ng lahat – pag-uurong ng pinggan. Biro lamang. Sana’y nakita ninyo ang nais ipahiwatig – na mabuti ang Maylikha, tayo’y gagabayan, ngunit tayo’t tayo pa rin ang siyang kikilos tungo…Read More »

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Cousins all (Imagine we are all family)

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 | Written by
cousins all

Last Sunday our 3-member barangay Lupon heard a case involving a man and his wife. Not unusual as we get to confront marital spats quite often. Except that this time the couple was not on a fighting mode, raring to paw each other  the moment they sat down facing our panel. Except that last Sunday’s wife didn’t do all the…Read More »

talangka

Isip Pinoy, utak talangka?

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 | Written by
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Habang painit nang painit ang patag na tinatapakan, tumitindi rin ang banta sa buhay. Habang patindi nang patindi ang nakasusulasok na init, pabilis nang pabilis ang karipas ng takbo. Lahat nais makaalis, lahat gustong makaagpas ngunit kahit saan mang dako tumungo, tila puro nakakapasong pader ang kinakahinatnan. Wala nang ibang mapuntuhan kundi pataas kung saan ang malamig na simoy ay…Read More »

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Bakit nga ba maborloloy ang mga Pinoy?

Sunday, 31 January 2016 | Written by
jeepyney

Nag-uusap ang bagong kasal. Ang sabi ni Juana, “Beh, paglipat natin sa ating bagong bahay, gusto ko minimalist ha.” Ang tanong naman ni Pedro, “Ano yun?” “Minimalist… Yung mga kasangkapan lang na ginagamit ang makikita, wala masyadong dekorasyon, simple lang,” paliwanag ni Juana. Nagkusot ng mukha si Pedro, ” Ha? Anong hitsura nun?” Ang nalilito pa ring tanong ni Pedro.…Read More »

curiosity

Sawsaw o babad: Anong klaseng usisero ka?

Friday, 15 January 2016 | Written by
curiosity

  Sa kasagsagan ng pinaka-unang EDSA Revolution noong 1986 at sa mga sinundang coup d’etat sa ilalim ng Administrasyong Cory Aquino, lumitaw ang salitang usi. As in usisero, hindi uzi na uri ng sandata. Saang dako ba naman ng mundo ka makakakita ng nagbabarilan na ang mga rebelde at loyalistang sundalo, may mga tao pa rin sa tabi-tabi na para…Read More »

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Huli! What you do when a traffic cop apprehends you

Saturday, 21 November 2015 | Written by
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As if the terrible traffic jams were not enough. The Pinoy driver has a lot of “running relays” to go through day in, day out – motorcyclists overtaking from the blind side, checkpoints, anti-air pollution operations, jaywalkers who appear out of nowhere, jeepneys stopping right in the middle of the street, speed freaks and other swerving vehicles which cutting the…Read More »

Amor propio: Improper for Filipinos?

Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Written by

  Amor propio is about self-worth and self-respect which stem from loving one’s self. When other people do and say things deemed offensive, the amor propio is hurt. Relationship problems may then arise. Meanwhile, the offender is made to feel shame from what he said or did and is expected to apologize or retract. If he does not, he becomes…Read More »

real filipino

Will the real Filipino please stand up

Friday, 14 August 2015 | Written by
real filipino

  Who is the real Filipino? Is he the one who spends a comfortable life in the Philippines and expatriates and then never mentions to his friends where he came from? Is she the househelp who marries a foreigner and hides that she already has a Filipino husband? We would like to think that these aren’t Filipinos at all, but…Read More »

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There’s always a Side B (Light at tunnel’s end)

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 | Written by
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GenX can readily identify with Side B. It brings warm memories of the CD and DVD’s predecessors called 33’s or long playing albums or the smaller 45’s version which were played in phonographs. This was also common in the good old analog cassette tapes. But Side B can be more than the flip side of some old vinyl records. It…Read More »

sorbetero

Pag mababaw ang kaligayahan: ang kuwento ni Boy C. Abenyu

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 | Written by
sorbetero

Kapag mababaw ang kaligayahan, madaling ma-kuntento. Di naman ibig sabihin na walang pangarap. Simple lang kung mag-trip at dumiskarte. Swabeng-swabe. Napapatawa sa baduy na punch lines, napapangiti sa palabirong bati sa kaarawan. Low maintenance baga. Hindi mahalaga ang regalo, mahalaga ang oras at panahon na ibinigay ng dumalo sa mahahalagang araw sa buhay natin. Kadalasan nga, ang mga taong ito,…Read More »

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