Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Words to live by

1. Tim, you're a friend and we work in the same paper, but I have to say you've just supplied the money quote that might well end up a) defining you and your generation, and b) explaining in sum why we continue to have the world's longest-running insurgency.

“There is this mind-set, which I think is so passe, that says: ‘The country is in shambles and the country is having a hard time and you are out there partying.’ But this generation is guiltless when it comes to that.”--Tim Yap, “Good times are back for rich folk in Manila”

Please, prove F. Sionil Jose wrong--that the rich of this country are NOT beyond redemption.

2. Why this man should've been impeached long ago, but since he's still there, why we should expect rotten elections as usual:

“I cannot see the relevance of copying the serial numbers to possible election fraud.”--Comelec Chair Benjamin Abalos Sr., Abalos downplays NPO (National Printing Office) 'copying' incident”

28 comments:

beektur said...

WTF!

Rody said...

what a brazen statement from tim yap! when the headlineof the day from the same paper reads Philippines is the most corrupt country in Asia. This completes the parallel between the Arroyo regime and that of Marcos: political killings, massive hunger, rampant corruption, guiltless rich. that statement of tip yap is more obscene than what MTRCB usually disallows on TV.

aryo said...

Am tongue-tied. Where in hell did these people come from?

R. O. said...

thanks and congrats, gibbs, for standing up for what you think is the right thing to do, even if it means standing up to your friends. (tama ba idioms ko?)

vincedejesus said...

If some members of this generation do not want to help eradicate poverty and injustice, they should at least talk about it. If they don't want to talk about it, they should at least feel bad about it. But to be completely oblivious? Clueless? Guiltless?
Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.

Here's a song from BELLS ARE RINGING by Jule Styne and Adolp Green. These guiltless party animals better start learning this song fast because, sooner or later, they will have to face the music.

"The party's over
It's time to call it a day
They've burst your pretty balloon
And taken the moon away
It's time to wind up the masquerade
Just make your mind up
The piper must be paid"

joelmcvie said...

Someone send Tim Yap to Mindanao, quick! If he can turn the insurgents into partyphiles and eventologists, there goes our insurgency problem. Next problem to solve: finding new bars, restos, and Boracays to house these new party animals.

From Hukbalahap to hiphop: that would be Tim Yap's legacy.

Maryanne Moll said...

Tim Yap does NOT speak for this generation. He does NOT know this generation. Ergo, he has no right to speak as if he knew this generation.

amateur misanthrope said...

Why the fuss over Tim Yap? I hear ecstacy speaking. Nobody should take the guy seriously. Period.

Anonymous said...

Gibbs, you just quoted a "social clibmer" [according to people i know who know tim]

amateur misanthrope, nahulog ako sa inuupuan ko!!!

-alan

Anonymous said...

climber -correction!

Maryanne Moll said...

Yun na nga eh. He shouldn't be taken seriously but he's a freaking "editor." I think I just lost a little bit of respect for that newspaper.

Maharushi Kobayashi said...

i haven't been reading entire sections of PDI because of tim yap

annamanila said...

I say .. respect diversity. It makes the world go round. The poor party too -- not as frequently, and in their unheralded unpublicized fashion. Why doesn't the PDI assign a social columnist for the poor? Pwede bang mag-apply?

migs, the manila gay guy said...

tim is tim (a la "tide is tide"). he is talking about his opinion. the most i can do is wish he is wrong. and perhaps wish too that a handful of partyphiles stand up and say, "no tim, no. we are not guiltless. we party because we love partying and we deserve it. but we do our own share for the country." i thank you!

amateur misanthrope said...

Uhm, annamanila, you totally lost me. Say what again?

amateur misanthrope said...

What's repulsive about Yap's statement is the apathy it advocates. I think people take issue with Yap's statement not because they believe partying is wrong, but because Yap actually flaunts his apathy, and uses partying to show it.

Anonymous said...

coming from someone who made social climbing an art in the Philippines. Pwe!

Gypsy said...

For the first quote by Tim Yap, all I can say is, I am utterly speechless and overwhelmingly sad.

imroanne said...

tim is becoming a ludicrous party animal who revels in self-indulgence.

he's really eccentric inside out. =(

it's a shame for someone who's supposed to be a role model for the society, but couldn't care less of the society itself.

snglguy said...

Kinda reminds me of Marie Antoinette when she uttered, "Let them eat cake". Well, she did lose her head to the guillotine. I wonder if...

Maryanne Moll said...

Tim Yap is no Marie Antoinette. The guillotine evokes too much of royalty and crimes of high principle. Ergo, I sure wish people would just dress him in imitations designer clothes and stone him to death.

Maryanne Moll said...

Imitation designer clothes pala. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Kinda reminds me of Marie Antoinette when she uttered, "Let them eat cake". Well, she did lose her head to the guillotine. I wonder if...

Marie Antoinette didn't say that, it's a famous misquote.

Anonymous said...

Let's not exaggerrate the annoyance that is Tim Yap. I know a lot of humble rich people who dress real casual but their folks and older folks are thieves, land grabbers and murderers. Tim Yap is just their messenger - that is, bringing news of what's behind the non-glam facade of the real rich.

Swipe said...

Sorry to say this about your friend but Tim Yap personifies a lot of things that is wrong with the Philippines right now.

Yoann said...

I'm sorry for my bad english... I'm french, I live in Paris... Tim is a friend and I can tell you that you make a lot of mistakes about him. Don't think that TV, magazines and newzspapers are reality... In the real life, this guy is just wonderful, believe me.

febeth said...

Tim Yap is a party animal and he should not be take seriously. I have noticed that a lot of newspapers now get writers from their society friends(not necessarily people who can write and have the right conviction and morales to write).

Sabi nga ng French guy,Tim yap is a nice guy. Oui monsiour he is indeed nice but not a good editor/writer

brian said...

So sad...

i had to blog this: http://chunksofsanity.blogspot.com/2008/03/i-have-no-generation-show-me-my.html

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