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Ms. Waze amazes

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Who has not aged a little more since 2017 began? After learning how the most wondrous gadget worked last Christmas, adding to my accumulation of information useful and useless while I aged needlessly but necessarily, I must pause and thank the amazing Ms. Waze for her incredible grasp of Philippine geography and cartography.

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What’s new

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From “West Side Story”: “We’ll find a new way of living. . .” In the five-day-old new year, we shall have to find a new way of living with traffic. As a driver, passenger, pedestrian, and taxpayer, my farfetched theory is that if everyone exercised some kind of kindness on the street we’d have less traffic and less stress.

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Lacking: a rainbow

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All that was lacking was a rainbow to hang across the sky. That clear blue sky laced with softly puffy clouds, the light luminous at 5 p.m. and the air a tender breeze traipsing over treetops and a blue-to-purplish range of mountains.

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The painful tooth

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Nobody loves the thought of visiting their dentist any time, any day, especially when they’re having a toothache, which is why a visit to the clinic is the most courageous New Year’s resolution any resolute adult can make. Just think, the next 367 days without teeth to chew food and to smile at the world with?

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Victory for VMMC

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Two days after Christmas, four days to the New Year, and the best of the good news comes from the desk of Pampanga Rep. and former President GMA.

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Gone in 24

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AND so it has come to this. For three months we anticipated it, saved for it like coins being dropped into the piggy bank one at a time, and suddenly now it’s here, tonight at midnight, only it won’t keep, it won’t stay, a whiff of perfume coming on strong at first and then fading out quickly, completely. It’s Christmas Eve, hours to Christmas Day!

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