Since it’s his birthday, here are…
15 Little-Known Factoids About the President
1: He was born with a complete set of teeth but not a strand of hair.
2: His first words were “not,” “my,” and “fault.”
3: Unknown to many, Noynoy and Pinky (Aquino-Abelleda) are fraternal twins. In an extremely rare case that baffled the medical community in the late 1950s, Pinky was born three years ahead of her twin, Noynoy.
4: In grade school, Noynoy excelled in Religion and GMRC.
5: Noynoy helped debunk the myth that during sleep, an average person swallows four to eight spiders in his lifetime. As a pre-pubescent boy visiting Hacienda Luisita, Noynoy once swallowed 12 spiders.
6: In Ateneo, Noynoy was the least favorite student of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. She was his most hated professor.
7: In a slam book entry in the mid-‘70s, Noynoy defined “love” as “A lonely place to be. And so I learned to depend on me.” The line became the inspiration for the Whitney Houston classic, “(The) Greatest Love of All.”
8: He wears only yellow underwear every day of the week. His favorite is a set of Spongebob boxer-briefs from Bimby.
9: A PBA fan during the ‘90s, Noynoy cheered for the Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs and even approved of his sister Kris’s romance with four-time MVP, Alvin Patrimonio. Until now, Noynoy still refers to Alvin as “bayaw.”
10: Noynoy once rejected an endorsement offer from Svenson.
11: When he was courting Korina Sanchez, it was his good friend, Mar Roxas who helped Noynoy draft the love letters he sent to the broadcaster.
12: A reluctant candidate for president until Election Day itself, Noynoy actually voted for his cousin, Gilbert Teodoro in 2010.
13: He’s a huge fan of Game of Thrones. His favorite character is “anyone in Peter Baelish’s brothel.”
14: In recent private LP gatherings, Noynoy would often mock Jojo Binay by doing an impression of the Vice President while reciting Mar Roxas’s political ad. For example, Noynoy would go something like…
“Ako po si Jojo Binay.
Sabi nila laki ako sa hirap
At meron akong madramang kwento.
Pero hindi ako sisiga-siga.
At hindi-hinding ko kayo nanakawan.
15: Noynoy couldn’t remember his first kiss. The girl would rather forget it as well.
Happy birthday and thank you Mr. President!
“The year you were born marks only your entry into the world. Other years where you prove your worth, they are the ones worth celebrating.”
― Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible
“Dito lang ako nakapagbilang ng babaeng nahalikan ko ng lips to lips. ‘Tapos may isang kandidato, sabi niya, ‘Itong si Duterte, napakadumi. Lahat ng mga babae, hinahalikan.’ Bakit, ‘yung hinahalikan mo, ayaw mo ‘yung sakit niya? Kasi madumi siya? Ayaw mong yakapin ke mabaho o may sakit? O bakit gusto mong maging presidente?”
~Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on his “kissing spree”
Have a great week! Kung Hei Fat Choi!
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[Photo: @NoynoyAquino on Twitter]