Circumcision: A Sign of Manhood?

Summer—according to meteorologists, this season extends for the whole months of June, July, and August in the northern hemisphere and the whole months of December, January, and February in the southern hemisphere. However, here in the Philippines, our summer extends for the whole months of March, April, and May. This is because (1) these are... Continue Reading →

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 →

Is Lucifer a Name that the Bible Uses for Satan?

The name Lucifer occurs once in the Scriptures and only in some versions of the Bible. For example, the King James Version renders Isaiah 14:12: “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!” The Hebrew word translated “Lucifer” means “shining one.” The Septuagint uses the Greek word that means “bringer of dawn.” Hence, some translations render the original Hebrew... Continue Reading →

The New GMail Interface: Making My Life Easier

My E-mail’s inbox can be very overwhelming at times, especially when—whether I like it or not—I am subscribed to newsletters; updates from promos, blogs, and company notifications; updates and notifications from my social media accounts, bills and payments notifications and many more. With all these subscriptions, my inbox can get so loaded on a daily... Continue Reading →

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