Friday, September 18, 2009

The Adventure of Sister Tyrene

"She is 'Sister Tyrene'. She is boring." This is how Direk Poochie introduced me to Bossing.

Finally the man whom I have watched on TV, and even on the silver screen, has found the time to acknowledge my presence. But I was too preoccupied with Direk Poochie's introduction to absorb the fact that, finally, Philippine TV's Bossing knows of my existence, amidst me crossing paths with him inside the studio for the last five months.

"She is Sister Tyrene. She is boring." I could not let the words go. Since when did I become boring? So boring that someone--with power, at that--will verbalize the supposed boredom I allgedly radiate. Never mind the "sister." Where I previously worked, I was called "saint." "Sister"demotes me to being human. I rather prefer sisterhood than sainthood.

And so I dare ask again, "since when did I become boring?"

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A photo to document that night, that encounter:



Thursday, September 17, 2009

A New-Age Beatitude

"Blessed are they who have the luxury of sleep, for when all the sleep-deprived drop dead, THEY shall inherit the earth."

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

ano ba!?

"Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months,"

--'Dirty Dancing' star Patrick Swayze dies at 57
http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.ap.org/39dirty-dancing39-star-patrick-swayze-at-57-ap

Bakit nalulungkot pa rin ako ng extra sa mga ganitong balita at phrasing?

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Sixth-Month Soliloquy

Anim na buwan…ang haba noon! Di ko akalain na mabilis lang sya dadaan.

Pero ayan na nga. Kumusta na? Eto, buhay pa. Ang bonus e masaya pa rin naman.

Pagbabago? Marami. For one nababawasan na ang OC-ness. Keri ko nang mabuhay nang walang tissue o alcohol sa bag. Keber na rin minsan ang “wash your hands before you eat anything” mantra—which technically is not good but considering how it implies the great leap with regard my tolerance on things, oks na siya.

Hindi na rin ako nale-late. Well, let me rephrase, bihira na lang akong nale-late. Milestone rin yon considering how late I end my day and how early I should start it, plus the four rides I have to contend with just to get to work everyday. I can’t help but think, “I must be loving what I am doing!”

Ano pa? Hindi na lang ako ang nakakarinig ng aking mga sinusulat. Di man alam ng iba, minsan ako ang nagsasalita sa mga napapanood nila. Bongga!

Anong mahirap? Lahat! Anong madali? Lahat nang naisip mong mahirap. Nasabi ko nga minsan, may times na feeling mo ang tanga-tanga mo. Minsan naman palakpak tenga mo dahil parang ang galing mo. Balanse lang. Tatapak at tatapak pa rin ang paa mo sa lupa.

Parang eskwelahan lang ng totoong buhay. Madaming natutunan. Pwedeng mag-take notes as you go along. Ingat lang dahil sa bawa’t mali, baka sa hukay ang hantong. OA? Medyo lang. Parang ganoon kasi minsan. Parang any-any mamamatay ka sa dami ng gagawin. Mauuna ka pang ma-dead sa deadlineS mo. Pero araw-araw din ramdam mong buhay ka, dahil sa dami ng iyong ginagawa, it seems na your existence matters. Hindi ka lang white elephant sa sarili mong buhay.

Masaya? Oo. Masaya. Chocolate ko yata. Yung indulgence na you can’t get enough of.

Hanggang kelan? Ewan. Ang mahalaga e naeenjoy ko lang. Ganoon naman, di ba? Do what you gotta do. As long as it makes you feel whole. Tanggal ang butas. Ayos pa bukas.

Yun lang naman.