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Is sincerity truly dead?

Much has been said about the search for truth.

When I speak of truth, I’m not necessarily referring to some profound truth like the meaning of life, or some controversial truth in relation to politics or world events, like the truth behind the ZTE scandal (which we still don’t know) or the truth of whether there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq or not (apparently there weren’t any). I’m talking about truth in general. Or as they used to say in the old tongue, veritas.

Is it just me or are there more...hmm...wait. ”Liar” is such an ugly word...I’ve always disliked the word “liar”, and its connotation of malicious dishonesty and deceit. Let’s instead use the term “insincere people”. Going back, is it me or are there more “insincere people” today than there ever was? The problem is, nowadays, people whether they realize it or not, hardly mean what they say anymore, and we see it everywhere, from the headlines on this morning’s newspaper, to friends, colleagues, superiors, peers, s…

Globe offers time-based internet browsing....

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Globe now offers its subscribers, both prepaid and postpaid, the option of choosing either per kilobyte charging (P0.15/KB) or time-based charging (P5/15 minutes) for its mobile internet services.

This is good news to Globe subscribers looking for an affordable way to surf the net via their mobile phones.

I'm a Globe subscriber, but I have a prepaid Smart mobile phone solely for the purpose of mobile web browsing. Smart offers mobile browsing via GPRS/3G at a rate of P10 per 30 minutes. Globe used to offer only per kilobyte charging at P0.15 per kilobyte, and if you're browsing one of those websites with lots of text, graphics or multimedia, billing charges can really add up.

While time-based charging is long overdue for Globe, after reading the fine print, I think I'll be sticking with Smart for my mobile browsing needs. While Globe presumably offers faster connections at up to HSDPA or 3.5G speeds (Smart only supports up to 3G speeds), and seemingly similar pricing schemes …

Signs of the times....

Iba't ibang makahulugang SIGNS:

1. BAWAL OMEHI DITO. ANG MAHOLI BOG-BOG TSAKA MULTA P1000

2. DON'T PARKING

3. WANTED BOY WAITRESS

4. PONKAN: 5 PESOS PER EACH

5. SWEAT CORN. MAY LUTO

6. UKAY-UKAY. MORE ON THE 2ND FLOOR UPSTAIRS

7. SORRY WE'RE CLOSE. LUNCH BRAKE

8. NO URINATING OVER THE WALLS

9. TOL BOX

10. WE REFAIR ELECTRIC PAN

11. BUY ONE, TAKE HOME


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