Sunday, March 9, 2008

Writing

What could be more exhausting than a three-day climb to Mount Everest?

Writing a term paper. In Filipino.

This part's hyperbole, but you get my point.

My four years in Metro Manila, where virtually everyone speaks Tagalog, didn't seem to help. I'm still as bad a Filipino writer as I was when I got zero in my Grade 1 quiz on katinig at patinig. Now it takes me 24 years to write a single sentence. What I have so far reads like a paper written by a grade schooler. My sentences run wild.

In the likes of, "May dahon sa likod ng aming bakuran."

Now where's that good ol' English-Filipino dictionary when I need it most?

5 comments:

  1. HAHAHA. We are alike in this regard, Lance. I recently found a blue book from a Kas I quiz, and man, did it sound awkward! And to think I actually thought that it was a great writ. SHEESSH...

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  2. HAHAHA! At any rate, I think you're a brilliant writer, be it in any language. :D

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  3. Thanx for the compliment. hehe.
    I also think you're a great writer for reasons that do not include you complimenting me first. HAHA.

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  4. STELLAR ka pa rin naman magsulat in English eh, I-Babel fish mo nalang! Hahaha!

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  5. Paul, now why didn't I think of that before?

    Pero atrocious talaga 'yung paper ko. HAHAH!

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