Screwing with religion

Every morning, I step out of the house on my way to class and find a folded newspaper on our porch, which I dutifully bring to my father’s reading chair. That’s the only time I actually come in contact with the newspaper.

But with nothing better to do last night, I picked an old copy of the Philippine Star (I think it was dated February 16th) and started skimming the articles. Then I came across one of the stupidest articles I’ve ever read.

“How to lose weight this Lenten season

…So you’re basically killing two birds with one stone, as my friend Ramona put it: You lose weight and you earn brownie points in heaven.”

I guess I should’ve known how ridiculous this was going to be from the title of the column itself, “Chuvanness”. Wtf.

The columnist basically jaws about how thin she is, and how much thinner she wants to be. She talks about how everyone in Metro Manila is on a diet — the poor, having no choice, and the rich and middle class opting to diet. (She also mentioned how two Sundays ago she was surprised to find out that Ash Wednesday was so soon and gave advice by checking the bulletin on when Lent actually is.)

What sort of idiot manages to blather on through a whole article talking about dieting and warping Lent?

(wait… I just did, didn’t I?)

2 Comments so far

  1. nina (unregistered) on February 19th, 2005 @ 12:31 am

    welcome to the Philippines :P
    the only value i find in the papers are the comics :D


  2. kyameel (unregistered) on February 19th, 2005 @ 2:55 pm

    gaah! warping the real reason for Lent is like warping the real reason for Christmas, only this is much more cruel. ;=_= selfish reason at that.



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