Whether in the Senate, in fora, or on Twitter, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago always has loads of witty jokes and wise words to impart to all of us when it comes to just about anything under the sun—delivered in a bold and candid manner that’s uniquely hers.
Following the success of her first book which has sold more than 350,000 copies, is another hit: Her second offering, Stupid is Forevermore, filled with more clever one-liners, silly pick up lines, jokes that will surely have all of us laughing for days on end, and inspiring pieces of advice.
You’ll definitely want to savor each chapter, especially the one on love (“Kapag Dalawa Ang Mahal Mo, Paglabanin Mo”). Even better news: You now have a chance to meet and greet (and get your books signed by) the Iron Lady of Asia on October 13, 2 to 4 pm at National Book Store Glorietta.
Meanwhile, here are a few of our favorite jokes, quotes, and hugots on matters of the heart from Sen. Santiago’s second book:
When you love him or her, just the way he/she is: “Ang pag-ibig hindi iyan nakukuha sa itsura. Bakit kailan ba tumibok ang mukha?”
When you want to get your crush to notice you: “Nakita ng crush mo na tumutulo ang sipon mo. Ano ang sasabihin mo? ‘Shucks! Pati ba naman sipon ko nahuhulog sa’yo?’”
When you’re rejecting a suitor:
“Boy: ‘Di ba matalino ka?
Girl: Oo naman.
Boy: Eh bakit hindi mo ako kayang sagutin?
Girl: Kasi nga matalino ako, at alam kong hindi ikaw ang tamang sagot.”
When you’ve had enough: “Ang love ay parang magic. Hangga’t hindi mo nahuhuli ang pandaraya, patuloy ka pa ring maniniwala.”
When you want to ward off nosy people: “When someone asks me why my relationship with my ex did not work, I simply answer: ‘Religion. Hindi kasi sya marunong sumamba sa Diyosa.’”
When you want to find love again: “There is a theory that within a certain circle, you can only find love once. So when you break up with your partner, you should not look for love in the same circle. You should expand your circle.”
When you want to be cheesy: “Sabi nila kapag sumama ka sa matalino, magiging matalino ka. Kapag sumama ka sa barumbado, magiging barumbado ka. Sumama ka kaya sa akin? Baka sakaling maging akin ka.”
Stupid is Forevermore is published by ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. and is available at National Book Store outlets nationwide for P175.