The Ten Conyo–mandments

(By Gerry Avelino and Arik Abu)

1. Thou shall make gamit “make+pandiwa”

“Let’s make pasok na to our class!”
“Wait lang! I’m making kain pa!”
“Come on na, we can’t make hintay anymore!”

2. Thou shall make kalat “noh”, “di ba” and “eh” in your pangungusap

“I don’t like to make lakad in the baha nga, noh? Eh di ba it’s like, so
ewww, di ba?
“What ba? Stop nga being maarte noh!”
“Eh as if you want naman also, di ba?

3. When making describe a whatever, always say “It’s SO pang–uri!”

“It’s so malaki, you know, and so mainit!”
“I know right? So sarap nga eh!”
“You’re making me inggit naman, I’ll make bili nga my own burger.”

4. When you are lalaki, make parang punctuation “dude”, “tsong” or “pare”

“Dude, ENGANAL is so hirap, pare.”
“I know, tsong, I got bagsak nga in quiz one, eh.”

5. Thou shall know you know? I know right!

“My bag is so bigat today, you know.”
“I know, right! We have to make dala pa kase the jumbo Physics book eh!”

6. Make gawa the plural of pangalans like in English or Spanish

“I have so many tigyawats, oh!”

7. Like, when you can make kaya, always like. Like, I know right?

“Like it’s so init naman!”
“Yeah! The air–con, it’s like sira kase eh!”

8. Make yourself feel so galing by translating the last word of your
sentence, you know, your pangungusap?

“Kakainis naman in the LRT! How plenty tao, you know, people?”
”It’s so tight nga there, eh, you know, masikip?”

9. Make gamit of plenty of abbreviations, you know, daglat?

“Like OMG! It’s like traffic sa EDSA.”
“I know, right? It’s so kaka!”
“Kaka?”
“Kakaasar!”

10. Make gamit the pinakamarte voice and pronunciation you have para full
effect!

“I’m like, making aral at the Arrhneow!”
“Me naman, I’m from Lazzahl!”

Quotes about Choice

  • You are the person who has to decide. Whether you’ll do it or toss it aside; You are the person who makes up your mind. Whether you’ll lead or will linger behind. Whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar. Or just be contented to stay where you are.” ~Edgar A. Guest~
  • “You are everything that is, your thoughts, your life, your dreams come true. You are everything you choose to be. You are as unlimited as the endless universe.” ~Shad Helmstetter~
  • “You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don’t think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.” ~Anthony Robbins~
  • “You can do what you want to do. You can be what you want to be.” ~David Thomas~
  • “When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.” ~Dr. Samuel Johnson~
  • “It is by chance we met by choice we became friends.” ~Unknown~
  • “Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” ~William Jenning Bryan~
  • “The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.” ~George Eliot~
  • “It’s choice – not chance – that determines your destiny.” ~Jean Nidetch~
  • “If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.”
  • ~Robert Fritz~
  • “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” ~Dr. Wayne Dyer~
  • “Every choice you make has an end result.” ~Zig Ziglar~
  • “Live your dream by making deliberate choices, not just responding to whatever life throws your way.” ~Marcia Wieder~
  • “You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.” ~Deepak Chopra~
  • “Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.” ~Dr. Wayne Dyer~
  • “Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it.” ~Pat Riley~