The Toblerone Aggregation

Which is correct, “I ate three Toblerones” or “I ate three bars of Toblerone”? Some argue that the latter is correct and the former is, of course, erroneous. Their reason? Food is a mass noun, and they do not have plural forms; you have to use adjectives to indicate their amount, quantity, or number. However,... Continue Reading →

Death Woke Us Up

It’s been a few months since my best friend, Johsthony, told me about his father’s battle with lung cancer, and today, Johst was scheduled to go home to talk to his father. Johst had his usual sleepover in my place, and around 5:30 in the morning, we were awaken by sound of a phone call.... Continue Reading →

November 23, 2013: Whose Day Is It?

So recently, One Direction has announced a big day for them and their fans, the 1DDay, “an exciting opportunity for everyone everywhere to take part in a unique global event, providing an exclusive insight into the lives of One Direction—and the people around them. 1D Day will consist of a seven hour stream, filmed live... Continue Reading →

The Pedicab Incident

This is a pedicab, commonly known as padyak (Filipino for “to kick” or “to pedal”) or trisikad [try-see-kahd] (a portmanteau of tri- for “three” and the Hiligaynon word sikad, which means “to kick” or “to pedal”) in the Philippines. This serves as one of the most common mode of transportation in the local area, especially for... Continue Reading →

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