Thursday, October 06, 2005

for the road

kelan nga ba kitang huling nakita? january last year, 'di ba? tama! naka-green shirt ka, denim skirt, bakya, pero sabi mo clogs tawag dun at "in" yun dun sa inyo that time.

ang payat mo ngayon, para kang liliparin ng hangin. kumakain ka pa ba? heavy breakfast, lunch and no rice at dinner? wow! i had to say it. maganda ka ngayon. i mean... siyet, 'wag ka nang mag-explain...

saan tayo dinner? dun na lang sa greenbelt, hanap tayo. ok ba sa iyo itong vietnamese, hue? sige, dito na lang tayo. masarap itong beef stew, 'yan lang kakainin mo? tinapay?. oo ba, ok lang ako mag-beer, sanmig light! ikaw, pale pilsen 'di ba? can you order something milder, like this one? mahiya ka naman sa akin, hahaha! ok naman lasa nito ah. joke lang. you drink from the bottle, 'di ba?

kumusta na? 'musta mister mo and your kids? good to hear that. alam ko namang magaling kang mag-alaga eh! why are you giving me that blank stare? shit, mali yata linya ko. kelan ka pala babalik dun? ah, susunduin mo lang kids mo.

another round?
kumusta na yung gimik mo ng college friends mo? ganun din reaction ng friend ko, nagulat din sila. haynaku, no need for explanation. let's leave it at that.

another round?
kelangan mo pa bang itanong kung bakit tayo naghiwalay? nawawala amats ko eh! hahaha! naman-naman. 16 years na yun ah. oo naman, alam ko namang ok ka na. tsaka namputsa, 16 years na yun.

another round?
sorry nga pala sa nangyari last year. tsk! sorry talaga! ayayay! sorry at nabastos ka niya. please don't make me explain.

isa pa?
ano? ewan ko sa iyo. 'di ko alam kung bakit ako pinili mo over my best friend 16 years ago. really? you saw sincerity in me? salamat ha! ulol, di ako nag-blush! amats yan.

huy, one for the road na tayo! at malayo-layo pang road ang lalakbayin ko.
of course, wala sa akin yun. it was just a kiss on the cheek. wala yun, talaga ito. why'd you ask? 'tsaka 3 years na yun ah. beer pa!

isa pang for the road, sabagay, 8 o'clock pa lang naman.
i must tell you that i'm happy for you. kids can tell, u know. hahaha! ano?! 'wag na nating pag-usapan kung bakit tayo naghiwalay? eh 'di kung wala lang sa iyo, 'wag na lang. there are things better left unexplained.

beer pa? isa pang for the road... pangatlong for the road na ito. isang bote lang ang limit ko. hahaha!

sayang 'no? ang alin? stop it. wala, wala. hahaha! alam naman natin na it won't work. parehong bagyo ang personality natin. gusto ko nang umuwi!

ha? 'yoko na, lagpas threshold na ako. 'di na talaga ako umiinom, pinagbigyan lang kita. salamat nga pala dito sa pasalubong mo ha. ingat ka. uy, sige ha. thank you for seeing me. alam kong di na kita pwedeng samahan sa papuntang glorietta. people won't understand.

it has been 16 years... wala, wala.wala na... wala na dapat.

Monday, August 15, 2005

wag ka na kasi... tsk!

i don't have a need for you today. not tomorrow. not the day after tomorrow.

in another lifetime maybe.

on second thought...

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para sa isang higad na nagpupumilit maging paru-paro...isang suntok sa buwan.

Monday, May 23, 2005

sana kahit minsan...

babae sa breakwater

paano nga kaya kung minsan nagbiro ang tadhana at pinagbigyan ako? sa paggising ko, ikaw ang unang makikita... nakangiti, nakamasid, masaya dahil kapiling mo ako.

paano nga kaya?

paano nga kaya kung minsan, di ko magawang magtago dahil hindi na kinakailangan? pag nakita kita... malaya kitang matitigan nang nakangiti at walang pag-aalinlangan na hindi mo magugustuhan.

paano nga kaya?

kung sana, ngayon, di ka na nalulungkot. nag-iisip ng isang prinsesang malayo sa tabi mo... humihiling, nagbabakasakali.. na bukas paggising
mo anjan lang pala sya.

paano nga kaya?

e d kung sakali, sigurado akong masaya ka sa di kalayuan. d ko man tanaw, alam kong nakangiti ka. kung pede ko lang ihatid sa tabi mo ang prinsesa pinakaaasam, hindi ka magdadalawang salita. paano nga kaya kung kaya kong gawin lahat ng ito? maaalala mo na ba ako? sana kahit saglit, ituring mo akong kaibigan.

paano nga kaya?

ang saya siguro nun. masaya ka na din siguro nun.

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isinulat ng isang kaibigan pero ayaw niya i-post. it's too good not to be wasted, kaya i asked her na i'll post it in my blog. pinayuhan kong siyang sabihin niya sa kanyang "kaibigan" kung anong true feelings niya, regardless kung anong response nito, para walang "what if?"

taste the good day...

sun is up


sunshine
-bamboo

sun is up, i've got so many things to do
but it's alright (it's ok) i have to taste it
it's gonna be a good day (be a good day)

wake up (wake up) it's a beautiful morning
get up (get up) cheer the sunshine near ya
wake up (wake up) it's just beautiful
one good day coming up!

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jingle from the new nescafe ad with bamboo. the ad is so cool, kaya lang bihira eh, haba kasi.

some people...

you may fool the whole world down the pathway of life
and get pats on your back as you pass,
but your final reward will be heartaches and tears
if you've cheated the man in the glass.

- dale wimbrow, the man in the glass
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ken blanchard:
while the message is loud and clear, one might ask, "but don't some people do the wrong thing and then rationalize what they've done?" people do that, but if they take a good hard look at themselves, down deep they know they have done wrong.

you can't go against your image of yourself and what you think is right without feeling bad. it's counter to your purpose - the picture you have of yourself as an ethical person. a clear purpose is the foundation upon which sound, ethical behavior is built.

(u)thought ko:
people do lie. that's a fact, a reality. sa rason lang nagkakaiba; isa, to rationalize the wrong they have done. isa pa, mas madali magsinungaling kesa magsabi ng totoo. nakakatawa at kakatwa! nakakatawa kasi these liars project themselves as good-natured and innocent. kakatwa, dahil others believe them. 'ika nga, though it's a cliche, looks can really be deceiving. sa akin, they are like aliens, we know they are here, but we don't who they are.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

life and UP

7 lessons one could learn from UP...

1.Ang buhay ay parang IKOT jeep. Ang iyong patutunguhan ay siya ring iyong pinanggalingan.

2.U.P. lang ang may TOKI, sa buhay wala nito. Pero nasasaiyo na yon kung nais mong pabaligtad ang takbo ng buhay mo.

3.Sa IKOT, puede kang magkamali ng baba kahit ilang beses, sasakay ka lang uli. Sa buhay, kapag paikot-ikot ka na at laging mali pa rin ang iyong baba, naku, may sayad ka.

4.Sa U.P., lahat tayo magaling. Aminin nating lahat na tayo?y magagaling. Ang problema dun, lahat tayo magaling!

5.Kung sa U.P. ay sipsip ka na, siguradong paglabas mo, sipsip ka pa rin.

6.Sa U.P., tulad sa buhay, ang babae at ang lalake, at lahat ng nasa gitna, ay patas, walang pinagkaiba sa dunong, sa talino, sa pagmamalasakit, sa kalawakan ng isipan, sa pag-iibigan; at kahit na rin sa kabaliwan, sa kalokohan at sa katarantaduhan.

at ang panghuli:

7.Sa U.P. tulad sa buhay, bawal ang overstaying.
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part of Prof. Ryan Cayabyab's speech at the UP Commencement Exercise 2005

Saturday, May 21, 2005

itlog o manok? ITNOK!

mom: (while offering a 4-year old kid with a new brand of lucky me! noodles) gusto mo itnok?
tsutsugamushi: mommy, kaya bulol yan kasi bine-baby talk mo! sabihin mo kung itlog o manok.
mom: ha?! eh itnok nga ito! ayan basahin mo, ITNOK! ITNOK!
tsutsugamushi: malay ko ba! ako penge!
mom: gumawa ka sarili mo!

jaywalking mommah! well, almost...

in an attempt of my mom and i to jaywalk to manila cityhall:
mom: hoy, may pulis sa harap!
tsutsugamushi: asan?
mom: ayun sa tapat!
tsutsugamushi: e papano ito nangangalahati na tayo?
mom: hala...
tsutsugamushi: teka, 'my, kabisado mo ba bayang magiliw?
mom: bakit?
tsutsugamushi: papakantahin tayo nung pulis 'pag nahuli tayo.
mom: naku!?
tsutsugamushi: (muted laughter)
mom: (sings) bayang magiliw... bayang magiliw nakalimutan ko! mag-underpass na lang tayo!

while passing through the underpass, my mom continuously sings: bayang magiliw, perlas ng silanganan... ay! kabisado ko pa pala!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

TEXTGMA

something to blog about.

two days ago, i received a communication from the presidential action center, office of the president endorsing a complaint lodged by a client.

the complaint was made through the TEXTGMA program of office of the president. i will not go through the details of the complaint except that it was baseless.

one good thing about the complaint lodged is that the government is actually making appropriate action on it.

may pag-asa pa. may pag-asa pa.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

sawadee krup

for the first, i will be going out of the country this june for a vacation and not for an official business.

i'm redeeming my mabuhay mileage rewards which i have accumulated since 2000. i have 26,000 mileage points, more than enough to bring me to thailand. i have been to thailand five times pero ang sarap balik-balikan.

tom yum, chatuchak, tuk tuk, pat-pong, mabukrong, golden palace, chao phraya river, johnny walker 1...

as the ad says, "sayang ang miles."