My last Midterm examination for this year's Summer class has ended today (Technical Writing), and I thought that was the end of the Big Bang. But as I ran my fingers over the keyboard and started surfing the net, I realized it wasn't the last.
Since I am the newest fan of American Idol, with Jessica Sanchez in, (not because she is half-Pinay, but because I fell in love with her voice next to Charice's), I have been following the show every week. And in this week's performance, I've seen how everyone gave out their best. Good for Joshua Ledet, he got his 11th standing ovation from the judges. The rest received similar complacent praises.
The Big Bang? Well, Skylar Laine was ousted this week. Why? It could've been Philip or Hollie (they were good but not excellent), but why Skylar? She was my favorite, together with Joshua and Jessica. What a disappointment! Anyway, I know she will do better outside American Idol. There has to be opportunities opened for her, and she will get the assurance that I will be one of those millions who will listen to her songs. Oh yeah! ^_^
|the goodbye hug from Hollie, another from the bottom two this week|
And the Biggest Bang? Before turning the TV off last night, my father changed the channel to GMANewsTV and I was fortunate to watch Jessica Sojo Live. But what I learned from the news was morbid, for it involved yet another story of the Philippines' pagpapanggap, another poker face for the visitors to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) 45th Annual Board of Governors Meeting in Parañaque, Metro Manila.
According to the news, the government has decided to put tarpaulins to cover the slum areas of the Metro so that the visitors will see the 'clean' side of the city, and not the real scene -- settlers living under the bridges, locales in their pinagtagpi-tagping tahanan, and little naked children swimming over mushy, greenish waters.
Isn't this yet another act of pagpapanggap? Why not just let it be, and let the visitors see the real problem of the country. With that, they may be able to address the issue and think of solutions to lessen, if not eradicate, the primary problem of the country.
Well, that is from my own viewpoint. How about you? What can you say about this issue?