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When an elephant comes at your window, swim for it

I've finished an article to be submitted to Pinoy Book Reviews and asked mananalaysay (of Peyups editorship fame) for a buyoff. Falling short of giving him nausea, he said his pov in one word and nicely at it: grammer. It's a grain of sand with the mass of a planet.

If there is one other thing, aside from disjoint storylines and pretentious voicing that I am guilty of, atrocious grammar is a crime I silently commit. Reading through my past entries I still don't have an inkling if my tenses had been correct. Even right now I feel that somewhere in these paragraphs a verb is having an identity crisis if it is past perfect or past perfect continuous, of which the latter's concept I only knew yesterday. His advice (err, advise?) is read, read, read. Which I of course do, except that I don't pay much attention to the structure of the sentences. His prescriptions: English Page and Common Errors in English.

Anyhow, I'm not alone. I am still appalled, but quite unsure of myself now more than ever, why choirs never learn:

Joy to the world, the Lord is come.
And the moral police hasn't lifted a finger for years!


Ever seen a real thumb drive*? The top 10 weirdest USB drives ever.

How much is true love worth come Christmas time? $29,322.80, via Ambeth Ocampo.

Church of the Holy Sacrifice will be declared a national historic landmark next year. Dean Juinio and a young David Consunji executed its dome structure fifty years ago (insert school pride here). In other things UP, I've heard that a group of women also marched in the buff in this year's Oblation Run. Can somebody verify?

The top 100 sci-fi stories of all time, at least, on their side of the world. Arr, where is Kage Baker's Studio Dick Drowns Near Malibu? I've only read one: Arthur C. Clarke's The Sentinel. I have Isaac Asimov's Nightfall, Ray Bradbury's A Sound of Thunder and Clarke's The Nine Billion Names of God waiting to be read in my hard drive and I'm dying to get a copy of Daniel Keyes' Flowers For Algernon.

Stumble! If you have a Firefox browser and too much time in your hands, install this wonderful extension. Great for those days when you run out of blogs to read or when your aggregator is down. Just look for eyes at your back first. The outcomes of my stumbles are serendipitous even though the database is probably small, and most links are safe for work (did I hear somebody say darn?).

And what is this? Guidelines to follow. Shoutout to johnbert for the fab design.

*pic taken from the same site.

“When an elephant comes at your window, swim for it”

  1. Anonymous Gelay Says:

    Asteg ang cover!

  2. Anonymous markus Says:

    ganda, galing ng cover!

  3. Anonymous lauteur=siege; lesite=http%3A//www.livejournal.com/users/thesiegeison Says:

    Hmm... parang crafts project yung mga usb drives. Hehehe... makagawa nga ng USB kwek-kwek. :p

  4. Anonymous banzai cat Says:

    Isn't it grammar? ;-D

    Btw, what do you look for in books again?