It appears that Filipino president-elect Benigno Aquino III has learned a lesson from the experiences of his fellow smoker-in-chief Barack Obama and is seeking to downplay expectations before he assumes office:
Aquino said he is currently pre-occupied with "making a very good inaugural speech (since) I am trying to understand exactly what tradition calls upon me to do."
He said he is still drafting his speech.
"The target is to be as short as possible, but all encompassing," Aquino said, adding that he will "utilize it as a means of communication to the people."
"You have to be humble to say you are not Superman and Einstein combined. You don’t have all the solutions at your fingertips," he told reporters, informing them at the same time that he intends to have a three-day break and have some soul-searching.
Superman and Einstein combined? Now that would be quite a super hero. He could turn back time by reversing the rotation of the earth and explain the scientific theory behind it.