random thoughts

Beauty does not always come with brains. *facepalm*

This year’s Bb. Pilipinas pageant was poorly directed and poorly organized. Even the intermission was terrible. Nakakalungkot lang mga magpupumilit mag-English kapag -Q&A (questions and answers) moment na. They really should encourage the candidates to respond in Filipino if they’re really not comfortable with the language. They can’t expect every “beautiful” woman to be highly educated. Some will inevitably come from families who are not well-off.

Ayon sa mga siyentipikong nakadiskubre ng pormula para sa mga Beauty Kantest Question and Answer portion…Eto ang steps para ma-achieve winning Q&A moment: Una, turn the question into a statement. Halimbawa, “What are the three things that… make you smile?’. Gawin itong…” The three things that make me smile are…”

Matapos ay maghanap ng words na magpapatukoy sa iyong PURPOSE… Halimbawa, “…the things that drive me to find purpose, meaning and hope…” Mainam na maghanap ng mga title ng libro para ma-paraphrase sa bahaging ito ng iyong kasagutan.

Pagkatapos, lagyan ng verb na tila may call to action. Halimbawa, “… to make the the world a better place…” Tandaan, importante ang preposition na “to” para mas affirmative.

And then, banggitin kung sino ang BENEFICIARY ng iyong purpose. Halimbawa, ” …for my family, my countrymen and the children…” Tandaan, hindi mahalaga kung taga-saan ang children.

And of course, thank your sponsors. Halimbawa, ” and all …of this would not be possible without the loving support of my family, the opportunity given by the Bb. Pilipinas Charities, especially Mrs. Stella Marquez-Araneta and the grace of God.” Paalala: huwag tatawaging Tita Stella si Mrs. Araneta dahil hindi ka pa nananalo. Hindi pa kayo close!

And then close with a definitive but simple, “That is all. Thank you, judges, ladies and gentlemen.” Nasagot mo ba ang tanong? Hindi! Na-impress ba ang judges sa paggamit mo ng key words? Naman! Yan po ang siyensya sa likod ng Q&A portion.

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