You do not need to shout just to be heard. If you would do it, people around you will just tightly cover their ears. In short, it’s not how you say it but how you create a powerful message that can be absorbed by the intended audience. That’s how you draw interest.
Similarly, the use of wang-wang (car siren), which suddenly became everybody’s favorite word after the new president’s inauguration, is no longer necessary to catch other motorists’ attention, your plate number and your car itself are enough to make a statement, ask President Noynoy. But the whole point is not about whether to use or not to use the wang-wang. I would just like to give credit to the highest government official in the land for giving me an idea on what to call my column( which can be read in Manila Standard Today, MWF). Yes, it’s Without Wang² (the wang squared or in plain lingo “without wang-wang”, whichever you like).
Back in high school, my classmates used to call me Wang-bu (in reference to the 1998 action film starring Jay Manalo and Amanda Page) or wang-wang just to make fun of my surname. In this respect, I believe this title for the column is rather fitting or relevant at least for the next six years. Just a heads-up, I’m not here to make fun of anyone. This site is here not to bombard but to keep readers entertained in the simplest way possible. So, how does my muted wang-wang sound?