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lab letters

march 1, 2007
hey honey,

its about six in the evening. i have nothing to do and nothing to fear (the lolahs in dah house are nowhere in sight) so here i am in an adjacent building blogging my head off.

but before i proceed let me warn you that im feeling kind of maudlin tonight so prepare to be slathered in pure stinky, sticky sentimental drivel. anyway, i realized last night that you might just be getting tired of me. after all, if you think about it, its like we are already living together in one house. tapos, i drag you pa to my all night editing sessions. i know that sometimes you want to do things with other people or that at least you want to be rid of my presence for just a couple of hours. i want to apologize. to paraphrase up dharma down, pasensya ka ikaw ang natipuhan koh. im still not over that initial wave of obsession that momentarily blind people who are deeply in love for the first time. honey, what im saying is, i wouldnt want to hang out with anyone other than you. well,…

to the jobs that pay the rent

ok so i overbooked. parang pal. no, parang isang barko na known sa pagooverbook. ayun tuloy kahapon habang nagru-rush akong tapusin ang isa kong trabaho, dalawa naman ang nangungulit na. oo aaminin ko masarap maraming raket, wag lang o.a. masakit siya sa ulo in fairness.

"why do you do this to yourself," asked mj (oo, nagi-english siya)

"so i could pay the rent," i said. (as if i live in a high-rish condo paying P60 thousand chenes a month)

"remember that scene in Devil Wears Prada?" he asked.

"what? the one where anne is going to work and we could see her chic transformation to the tune of vogue? i loooooove that scene."

"no! the other one!"

"what? the one where meryl streep and anne hathaway are in a limo going to Paris fashion week and anne says she doesnt like her work anymore? yun ba yun?"

"no! but that i like that scene where she throws her phone into the fountain and the camera cuts to meryl who is surrounded by paparaz…

sop tips (o kung papaano huwag matakot makipagtalik sa telepono)

Nuong ako ay isa pang full-fledge na print writer parati akong on the look out sa mga rakets. kahit ano papatulan ko. kahit anong magazine basta makita ko lang yung byline ko super happy na ako. kaya naman mula CCP hanggang product launching pati na rin sa mga usapang sexual na-tackle ko. eto ang isa sa mga remnants ng aking oh-so-colorful career in print. try ninyo to, who knows baka mag-enjoy kayo....

SOP tips
(O kung papaano huwag matakot makipagtalik sa
telepono)

I can see why most people find sex on the phone
daunting. Kasi naman, kailangan nito ng mga special
skills. Kung iisipin mo ng maigi, mas mahirap nga ito
kesa sa actual na sex, dahil sa sop kailangan active
kayo pareho. Kadalasan kasi, during coitus, kung
minsan meron passive at meron naman active. Puwedeng
active yung lalaki habang yung babae nakahiga lang,
passive. Or vice-versa.

Pero, of course, sa sop di ito pwede. Dapat pareho
kayong nagsasalita. Mahirap naman yata kung isa lang
yung dakdak ng dakdak, describe lang ng describe ng
k…

huwag ka sanang magagalit...

I admit i'm a bit scared of poetry. i always feel like its a test where i have to figure out what the metaphors and similes mean. that's why i steer clear of poetry books whenever i am book shopping. but it all changed when i got hold of ramon sunico's book, Bruise: A 2-Tongue Job a few years ago. Sunico's poems were very simple but they had the ability to hit you straight to where it matters. too bad i lent my book to someone who i thought i was love with. the relationship didn't last too long but my affinity for sunico has stayed with me even in these very unromantic and tumultuous times.


Huwag Ka Sanang Magagalit
Ramon Sunico

Huwag ka sanang magagalit
kung sasabihin ko
na hanap-hanap ka
ng aking mga tula.

Huwag ka sanang maiilang
kung tuwing umuulan
isip-isip ko ang init
ng ating katawan.

Ngayon, butas lamang
sa langit ang lahat ng bituin.
Ngayon, panukat lamang ang buwan
ng layo mo sa akin.

Anumang kuwento
ang simulan ko'y
sa iyo rin nauuwi.
Sa bawat aklat
na aking buklatin
n…

si papa piolo at ang cast mula sa seiko

dream sequence

nasa isang island ako. madilim ang paligid. parang may parating na napakalupit na bagyo o kaya katatapos lang ng isang nuclear holocaust. naglalakad ako sa pangpang nang may nakasalubong ako na isang nagaaway na couple . sa malapitan na-realize ko na mga artista sila ng seiko. apparently, i was in an island with a cast of b-movie actors. in fact, i soon realized that i was in a b-movie!

cut to the ending:

parang guguho na ang mundo. nasa pangpang kaming lahat nakatitig ng seryosong seryoso sa horizon. "balang araw, mararating din natin yan," sabi ng bidang lalaki. lahat napa-buntong hininga pero ako medyo confused. "saan?" tanong ko, "dyan sa kabilang isla?"

hindi daw. "duon!" turo nila. i took a closer look and a saw a huge white (phallic symbol alert!!!) rocketship portruding from the island. ano yun sa moon nila gusto pumunta?

cut to:

pauwi na ako sa bahay. probinsya yung setting. merong bisita yung tinitirhan namin. isang lalaki.…

reyna ng sablay

kakainis. parang fault ko na parang hindi naman. basta. di lang nag-fly yung kunsepto ko. ayus na lahat. naka-ilang text na ako at tawag pero langya sumablay pa rin. umiyak ang bata. tumagal ang pag-pinta. ang hosts naimbyerna. in the end, bokya. sayang. ibeblame ko sana ito sa mercury retrograde. alam mo ba yun? hindi? aba eh, eto at para iexplain kung ano ba talaga ang mercury retrograde let's welcome cecile zamora (haha!)...

"Mercury goes retrograde once again. It happens 3 times a year and it lasts for about 3 weeks. This time is from May 27 to June 19, 2008. Then from September 24 to October 15, 2008 and then from January 11, 2009 to February 1, 2009.

Mercury rules over the mind's processes, studying, communication, businesses, travels and the like. When Mercury reverses its direction, all these areas are affected as well." from chuvaness.

panalo di ba? maniniwala na sana ako dito kung hindi lang ako regular magnet ng kamalasan (oh wait, baka naman i attract malas…

the tina fey fan club

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i was a fan of tinay fey even before she made it big with mean girls. i loved her in saturday night live though i always thought weekend update was kind of lame. but i adore her and if were given a chance to be a woman i would like to be tina fey. well, tina or sarah jessica parker in season one's sex and the city.

Nagalit Ang Buwan Sa Haba ng Gabi

Or in my version, anak nang tuleleng di pa ba tapos ang lecheng araw na to? Alam ninyo yung mga araw na kahit alas-tres na ng umaga ayaw ka pa rin tantanan. Yung hinahabol habol ka ng mga hassles na parang pootah nagka-ipon ipon sa isang napaka-swerteng araw? para silang kampon ni satanas na nag-grupo grupo para makipag-bakbakan sa isang engrande at umaakitibang final confrontation (or to mimic zaturnna, para sa isang bonggang-bonggang reprise sa dulo ng isang napaka-habang pang-sabadong produksyon number). nag-sunrise at nag-sunset na binabato ka pa rin ng mga ka-buwisitan na parang gusto mong sabihing "I'm done na! Nag-move on na ako! Di na kita mahal! Bakit ayaw mo akong lubayan punyeta!"

pero erase-erase. im trying to cultivate a positive outlook. pilit kong iniisip na pagkatapos ng isang sako ng mura, sampung toneladang luha, tatlong drum ng uhog at anim na buwan na dramathon, makukuha ko rin finally! ang aking pinaka-mimithing close-up.

bow.

ps. wala lang. na-inspire …

sob stories

1.

confidence eludes me as always but even with the recent minor (major?) setbacks i'm trying to keep afloat. however, i find myself reaching for food more and more. yesterday, i realized that i have smoked an entire pack in one sitting. we were then talking about a prospective raket and when i realized that the man that we were talking to was bullshitting us, it made me light a cig one after the other. i'm gearing for a very busy week. i just hope i get out of it in one piece.

2.

since bam was not available last night, we decided that i sub for him in one of his rakets. the taping was in broadway studios. it was the host's big birthday bash that night and there were plenty of artistas around. there were also a sizable audience in the bleachers. during the taping, we heard a commotion in the audience area. may manganganak na raw. i tried to ignore it although i must say i was greatly intrigued. later on when a sikyu finally came to the rescue, i heard that the woman came ou…

ligaya ang itawag mo sa akin

nakaharap ako ngayon sa computer medyo tulala. honestly hindi ko alam kung pano ko sisimulan ang trabaho ko. parang kulang pa ako sa tulog pero nakatulog naman ako ng maayos kagabi. feeling ko ang dami dami kong ginawa this week pero hindi naman. nakipagmeeting lang ako sa client at nagtaping ng isang episode last tuesday. panalo sana yung mga guests kaso hindi lang nag-fly yung konsepto. eh nakaka-dalawang chakabells na episode na ako. pressure divah? owel, wish ko lang mataas ang ratings kasi yung cutie pie na guest namin nagpakita ng maputi niyang abs. in fairness, kahit ako napatingin. nomo-nomo kami nila weng after the taping. sabi niya, gusto daw niya akong kasama dahil sa dami kong angas sa buhay parang ang perfect ng buhay niya. narinig ko na rin yan sa isa kong kaibigan, si rochelle. nuong una natawa pa ako. feeling ko kasi ang pino-project ko naman eh isang self-deprecating chuchu pero deep inside borderline genius (at hindi borderline idiot na parang mas swak sa katauhan ko…

rat-out-of-water?

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I've heard a lot of good things about Ratatouille but since i rarely believe something is good until i have seen it i didnt put much thought to it. I caught some of it on the Disney Channel earlier and what do you know it's pretty good. The movie was cruising along just like a typical animated feature until it got to the point where the uber-taray food critic visited the restaurant to write a review. i love how, upon tasting the lowly ratatouille, the critic immediately went into marcel proust mode. i thought the last few minutes of the movie were pretty good. the ratatouille caused the critic to write about how not every one can be a great talent but a great talent come from anywhere.

i think it was practically the same point that billy elliot tried to make a few years back. the only difference is instead of a rat you have a coal miner's son aspiring to be a ballet dancer. that movie also had a great ending as well with character blossoming into an accomplished danseur. i…