come vs go, grammar

Welcome to Grammar Geek Guide, where I’ll be writing about common grammatical mistakes and Filipinisms (English phrases commonly attributed to Filipinos that may be considered incorrect, poorly constructed, or inappropriate, often as a result of mistranslation). Before anything else, I’d like to stress that I am neither a teacher nor an English degree holder. In fact, a lot of the grammar stuff […]

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Five reasons why smoking in “NO SMOKING” areas makes you a terrible person

“Being a horrible person” ranks right below “breathing” and “blinking” on the list of the easiest things to do in the world, primarily because all it takes to accomplish this is two things: being a human and not giving a fuck. That’s also why it comes in different flavors: cutting lines, bribery, stealing, saying insensitive things, riding your stupid hoverboard […]

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4 reasons why geek elitism needs to die

Contrary to appearances, being a “serious” geek entails a lot of hard work, financial investment, and dedication. I mean, do you have any idea how challenging it is to master the art of painting vinyl figures to look like your favorite characters? Or how many issues you need to read just to keep up with the entire history of any comic book superhero […]

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Five Geeky Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2016

If you’re reading this, congratulations! You made it through another year of highly anticipated Hollywood blockbuster sequels, gadgets to blow your money on, depressing politics, and idiotic expressions. Of course, while you may not consider your continued existence on the planet to be anything even remotely close to a major life achievement, you can at least take comfort in the fact that (a) […]

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The Force is strong with Golden Ticket Events’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Premiere

My girlfriend and I were fortunate enough to be invited to Golden Ticket Events’ special screening of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ on December 16, one day before it officially premiered in Philippine cinemas. The screening was held at Cinema 3 of SM Megamall – and the crowd was crazy huge! According to Golden Ticket Events’ Marketing Director Kendrick Go, […]

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Hindi si Duterte ang sagot


Kung ang gagawin nating basehan ay ang mga sinasabi ng mga tao sa Facebook, Twitter, at iba pang social media sites, may tatlong klase ng Pilipino: Ang mga botanteng halos ipagsigawan na ang kanilang suporta sa kampanya ni Rodrigo Duterte na maging susunod na Pangulo ng Pilipinas pagdating ng 2016, ang mga botanteng hindi suportado si Duterte, at ang mga taong hanggang […]

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Five Irritating Things We Filipinos Should Stop Saying

Remember the last time you said or did something so undeniably cruel, insensitive, annoying, or stupid that the very second after you closed your mouth, you prayed for Mother Earth to open hers and swallow you up, right on the spot? Or the last point in recent history when you wished you had a Time-Turner – that’s ten points to your House if you got the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Thumbs up for the thumb-sized “Ant-Man”

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Marvel Studios Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Canavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson Directed by Peyton Reed TRT: 1 hour 57 minutes MTRCB Rating: PG Philippine Release Date: July 15, 2015 Distributed by Columbia Pictures (Philippines) ———————————————– The world of superhero comic books relies heavily on suspension of disbelief (set against a backdrop of a […]

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Industriya Marikina: A Father’s Day buffet like no other

Somewhere along a peaceful street in Marikina sits a rather charming and sophisticated establishment that offers delicious and flavorful dishes hailing from different parts of the world. Industriya Marikina Restaurant and Events Place is noteworthy because of its overall design, which embraces the look and feel of establishments in the 1940s. Fun fact: Industriya Marikina stands on what used to be a leather […]

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