According to Gizmodo.com:
“Planking is the act of lying facedown for a photograph. The term planking originated from Australia but is actually just another name for 'the lying down game' (I'm not kidding). The specific instructions: to put your body face down to the ground (or table, or object, or anything) with your arms to the side.”
My thoughts? Here goes:
I have no problem with anyone doing planking. I don’t care about your reasons - be it to become popular or to prove something.
But, I have a huge problem if you do this in my school uniform. It’s the school uniform that I wore with pride for five years.
Sure, it’s not the prettiest.
I’ve been teased by high school batchmates who went to Sta. Isabel and Colegio de San Juan de Letran and during that time, yes, I thought their uniforms looked better than mine.Neither is it the most comfortable.
I’ve fallen more than once while wearing that pencil-cut skirt. I have to hike it up to my thighs when I had to brave the floods in Manila. It has always, always been a huge effort to ride a jeepney.But it is such great honor to be able to wear it.
To be given the privilege, you have to do a great job at the PLM Admissions Test for you to get in and you have to give blood, sweat and tears (like the rest of us did) just to stay inside. I fought hard to remain an Iska and proudly I graduated as one.So, doing a
Plank all you want but take that uniform off. Do it in the nude for all I care. Show a little respect to the University and to the Local Government of Manila that is paying for your college tuition fee.