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Violinist and violin

WHENEVER we see Chino Gutierrez, he’s with his violin or he’s on stage being the hottest violinist (the Hannover, Germany violin competition a year ago, this summer the Singapore International Violin Festival). It’s hard to picture him as anything else, but he’s also a polyglot, mathematician, scientist and co-author of a book on etymology – in five languages. What we don’t know is, does he own a panoply of screens and apps, does he have time to fool around with people his age (he is definitely an old soul, after all), is he as introverted as he looks once he starts bowing and plucking the strings?

DESTABILIZATION or destab, it was a stab in the back, what the Vice President did in bringing the country’s problems to the UN. It doesn’t help that the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs for whom her meant-to-tell-all tape was intended has issued a disclaimer on the date the tape was received and aired. The harm has been done, thank you very much.

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I’m having a ball reliving my childhood that was spent reading and very often half-believing in fairy-tales. Now that I’ve learned that Beast is played by that most intelligent and sensitive romantic hero of Downton Abbey (2012), “the mesmerizingly charismatic” Dan Stevens in the role of Matthew Crawley, I’ll willingly watch BATB a second time, this time as an adult who enjoys literature (much of it sprung from mythology, or folk tales) and literature on the screen (movies, in short). When all is said and done, this movie lives up to its billing as a beguiling fantasy musical that combines the romantic sweep of music with the flesh-pinching flight of escapist imagination. Have a ball, children, grandchildren, and grandparents homesick for their childhoods!

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Writing pays!

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THIS is news to me: Journalism pays, in truth top salaries of P21,777, according to a survey of fresh graduates’ pay scales.

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DE and DNR

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Sooner or later the rational thing to do would be to think about splitting the Department of Environment and Natural Resources into the Department of the Environment and the Department of Natural Resources (or Mining).

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A rare breed

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A POLICE senior superintendent (in other words, colonel). A Marine colonel. A college professor. What did they have in common?

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